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  • STATE OF RADIO

    I’m writing a novel about a radio guy, and radio guys are living in a novel. About now, they’re living the part where the whole world is falling apart. What should happen next is, the hero defeats the villain and the clouds start to roll away. Sorry, in this novel, no guarantee is offered that […]

  • I’m Back

    I’ve been away, developing my other site, 3rdActs.com. But I’m still working on the novel, and I still have thoughts about the state of radio in America and elsewhere. So, I’m back and I’ll be posting here again, too. Stay tuned.

  • Why

    I love radio. I think it’s important to say what I mean by “radio.” Over-the-air AM-FM radio – sound embedded in electromagnetic, radio frequency energy. The art form radio people developed and evolved for making shows and services in sound, for broadcast through the air. You can argue that “radio” is also distributed on the […]

  • About

    What’s it about? Radio in America. Marconi Dreams is my novel manuscript in progress. But I’m also building this supporting site. I’m leading with a kind of blog about the state of radio in the U.S. — what we hear, and what’s going on behind the electronic curtain.

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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

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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