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- Targeting your programming — to the ratings.
I don’t like to get involved in talking about which corporate radio company just bought which existing station, but there’s a message in this one. Bonneville just bought a Los Angeles FM station. The buzz about this purchase surrounds what format the radio company might choose to program on their new station. You can read […]
- White Space
Both Google and Microsoft are pressuring the FCC to allow a new class of wi-fi communications in the space to be vacated by U.S. TV stations when they go digital in 2009. I can tell you the TV people, much less the radio guys, never dreamed their spectrum space would ever be coveted for anything […]
- The History of Radio – Preface
Here’s my idea: I’m writing a novel, Marconi Dreams (I’ll print the title in italics if it’s ever published), whose hero is a disc jockey. I started this Website as a home base for the novel. The book isn’t a history, but it draws on the modern history of the medium in America, from about […]
- I get it now.
Sirius 72, the “Pure Jazz” channel, is an oldies station. Sometimes it takes a while to break the radio code, even if you’re an old radio guy. Matt Abramowitz, the Sirius jazz programmer, told me they’re merely playing the “best” cuts so casual Sirius channel surfers will get a truly great experience if they try […]
- Laughing on the outside.
That’s what you’ll hear on your favorite radio station these days. Behind the scenes, the American radio business is all fire and explosions. All the big deals that brought all the major radio stations in the country, and a lot of minor ones, under a few corporate tents are unravelling, as the numbers-jugglers try to […]