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  • Another voice. A little more positive.

    Sean Ross is a former radio trade publication editor and reporter who now works for a radio research company. He has a blog called The Infinite Dial, in which he tiptoes along the frayed tightwire of comment on a fractured industry and its many issues. In his latest post he does a pretty skillful balancing […]

  • RADIO NEEDS THIS GADFLY

    Jerry Del Colliano makes me want to get tougher on radio on this site. Jerry, the founder of Inside Radio, which he sold a few years ago to Clear Channel, the biggest radio station consolidator, went on to become a USC professor. Now he writes this blog called Inside Music Media. I just made sure […]

  • RADIO WITH PICTURES?

    Here’s an article from BBC, about a radio station’s new digital ability to send stuff to little screens. Like song-and-artist readouts on my Sirius satellite radio. Some of the stuff they’re talking about and even experimenting with — in Britain, where digital radio is already big — is pretty close to, well, TV. With digital […]

  • MEET JERRY DEL COLLIANO

    I did my post for today on his blog. This is the guy who started Inside Radio, which was the first and last new-media innovation in the radio business: a fax, back in the 80s. He was the trade pub guy the radio business loved to hate. He spoke truth to power. He sold out […]

December

This is the archive for December, 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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