Month: August 2014

Talkers.com – AM is the Future of Radio? Say WHAT?

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I looked.  Then I looked again.  I rubbed my eyes.  And looked a third time.  Is this a parody from The Onion?  Am I really reading this correctly? No.  This isn’t from Talkers, the industry trade publication’s archives in 1965.  This is from Talkers, the industry trade publication in August 2014! To quote the boxed…

Rush Exiled to AM in Pittsburgh – Another FM Bails on Talk Radio

Mr. Limbaugh, sir.  If we hang a long wire out the window may be we can hear the station."

I picture this scene, something like you would see in the “Godfather,” as the family is gathered together for business. The room is dimly lit and decorated with dark wood walls.  The carpet is thick and the paintings are oils from the Italian Renaissance era.  The furniture is hand crafted 19th Century Gilded Age. Grouped…

NAB – Look Up the Definition of “Consolidation!”

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  “Diversity can never be the result of consolidation.  It doesn’t work that way.”  – Darryl Parks (You can quote me on this)   Perry Michael Simon wrote a great piece on All Access.com last Friday explaining how radio would have ended up in the shape it’s in today…consolidation or no consolidation…big companies or little…

“Toxic” Talk Show Hosts and “Toxic” Radio

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On Wednesday, February 29, 2012, the world of any talk show host changed.  That was the day Rush Limbaugh verbally attacked Sandra Fluke on his show. In his commentary opining she wanted government to pay for her sexual activities he said, “What does that make her?  It makes her a slut, right?  It makes her…

New Show: Hurry! Before Your Audience Dies.

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I received this through my LinkedIn account the other day. Interesting marketing angle.  Broadcast this show before your “1980’s talk host fans” take their last ride on the way to the cemetery. Not sure of the show’s long-term viability.  But, it got my attention and made me laugh. Looks like KFWB goes all sports in…