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  • What he said.

    I’m thinking of folding up this site. Or, at least the blog part. Which, right now, is all there is. Every day I open up my email and find Jerry Del Colliano, giving the radio business (and the music biz, while he’s at it) an ice-water enema. Excuse my coarseness. They need it. Maybe we […]

  • KNDO-TV LISTENS, GETS AN EARFUL; A CAUTIONARY TALE.

    I went to a community listening session put on by one of our Yakima (Washington) TV stations today–KNDO-TV–at a senior center, but others attended. I’d guess the attendee count at about twelve, almost matched by nine station employees–an impressive turnout by the station: the manager, news director, three sales managers, a sales assistant (She wrote […]

  • LISTENING: LIMBAUGH

    Talk radio, except for the lame Air America nonsense, is all conservative bluster. Air America’s lame because they’ve tried applying the Rush Bluster Format to some kind of liberal mindset. Who ever heard of blustering liberals? Anyway, Rush Limbaugh invented the current style of gravel-throated talk radio, and he’s riding high this week on a […]

  • 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. […]

  • Talk. Who’s listening?

    I dipped an ear into syndicated radio talk the other day, and almost lost a lobe. Bill O’Reilly, then Michael Savage. I knew I’d find it toxic. Should have known better. But I feel responsible to say something rational about it. Talk radio, I mean. See, most of the well-known talkers outside the big-big cities […]

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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

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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

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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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