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  • FIRE HEROES.

    The radio trade press was full of praise for the San Diego radio stations as the awful Southern California wildfires ebbed. As always — well, as most of the time — local radio managers rose to the challenge and turned their stations from music/talk money machines into real-time information helpers for their city. Clear Channel, […]

  • LOCAL? YOKELS?

    The heat is on the steel-tower radio business to get more local. Wha? All radio stations are “local”, aren’t they? From the microphone in the studio in that old house in the middle of that former cornfield out on River Road to the tip of the tower, right? Actually, there may not be one body […]

November

This is the archive for November, 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


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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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