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  • AND ANOTHER THING, WASH POST, BONNEVILLE…

    I’m still mad about the half-assed attempt you guys made on Washington Post Radio. (See previous post for details and links.) In retrospect, it sounds like one of those enterprises nobody but the guys at the top wanted. And they didn’t want it enough. It sounded unfocused, and nobody got around to really troubleshooting. Putting […]

  • WASHINGTON POST RADIO; A JUNIOR HIGH TRY

    Definitely not a college try. Bonneville, one of the better radio companies, and the Washington Post, one of the better newspapers, put together a radio station about 18 months ago in DC. WTWP was an attempt to bring the talent of the Post to the air on a daily basis. Next month the attempt ends, […]

  • AGING NPR

    It’s been three years since National Public Radio attempted to drop-kick Bob Edwards, Morning Edition‘s original voice, up to their atticus emeritus. Not as retiring as he always sounded, Bob launched a new career on XM Satellite Radio. Two years later, reruns of his XM show started appearing on local PRI affiliates, too, which are […]

  • LOW POWER, HIGH HOPES

    For years, the FCC and others have been trying to grow more low power non-commercial local FM stations in the U.S. Friday night (8/24/07) on PBS television, Bill Moyers Journal covered the low power FM issue. I strongly recommend you watch the show online, or look to your local PBS TV station for a replay. […]

  • Why

    I love radio. I think it’s important to say what I mean by “radio.” Over-the-air AM-FM radio – sound embedded in electromagnetic, radio frequency energy. The art form radio people developed and evolved for making shows and services in sound, for broadcast through the air. You can argue that “radio” is also distributed on the […]

  • BIG NEWS

    I’ve been trying, but it’s increasingly difficult to keep irony from dripping into my writing when I start a post for this site. In today’s radio trade news, one of the major stories is the introduction of ABC FM News, a new service of the radio network of, presumably, hourly or half-hourly newscasts to be […]

  • Want to talk about radio?

    This is a Website about radio — radio broadcasting, that is, mainly in the United States. I’m a former U.S. radio professional. I’m writing, I hope, contemporary constructively critical and informative posts and opinions about radio. There are lots of sites about radio of one kind or another on the Web. what strikes me is, […]

  • Recommended: Pogue on Internet radio sets.

    David Pogue, the New York Times‘s reader-friendly techie, stays right out on the bleeding edge of technology, and makes it fun, without a whiff of cyber-snobbery. Radio fans ought to read his new group review of the latest in Internet radio sets, in which we learn that the experience is moving toward acceptability. Link: Pogue’s […]

August

This is the archive for August, 2007.

RADIO GUY GALLERY


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Heinrich Hertz's experiments proved the existence of electromagnetic radiation. Cycles-per-second, the standard measure of radio wave frequency, was named for him. He died in 1894, at 37. Wikipedia: Hertz

RADIO GUY GALLERY


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What do you do with a problem like Howard? After decades of profits and FCC indecency fines as routine budget items, Howard Stern, king of all pottymouth radio guys, followed his enabler Mel Karmazin to Sirius Satellite Radio, leaving CBS to make up a hundred million in revenue (They sold stations) and fill the void for the half of Howard's loyal audience who didn't choose to buy a new radio and pay fifteen bucks a month for a few more, ranker epithets.
Wikipedia: Stern

RADIO GUY GALLERY


PALEY-S
CBS might have become the Cigar Broadcasting System. William S. Paley was the scion of the family business. In 1927, his cigar tycoon dad, Samuel, bought the struggling network of early radio stations from a group of poor schlumps who were trying to – would you believe: sell programming to radio stations! Every syndicator since has had to relearn that this doesn't work. Bill and his dad figured out the right business model -- you sell commercials to advertisers, and give the programs to stations. Got it?
Wikipedia: Paley
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