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  • The Radio Opportunity

    I’ve written about this here before. I just wrote a letter to the editor of RadioWorld, the trade publication, trying to be positive about radio, in the midst of its apparent creative destruction period. An excerpt: I believe a real opportunity exists in steel-tower radio for a new kind of operator: the hometown broadcaster. Notice, […]

  • A Sirius Chat

    A couple of weeks ago I got to talk by phone with the programmer who runs Pure Jazz 72, Sirius Satellite Radio’s 24-hour jazz station that, as the name implies, plays classic mainstream modern jazz. Jazz, traditionally identified as America’s only native artform (an assertion that might attract argument from certain other tribes), remains a […]

  • JERRY AGAIN.

    This is just turning into the Del Colliano Fan Site. Oh, well. Jerry really only has one topic these days. But there isn’t much else to say about U.S. radio right now. So, despite the fact that his leads are a bit of a stretch sometimes, like today, Jerry still explains the radio mess better […]

February

This is the archive for February, 2008.

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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