Category: AM/FM

1st Anniversary – Famous Blog That Got Darryl The Heave-Ho

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It’s been a year already since I received a copy of the “home game” from Clear Channel Media & Entertainment IHeartMedia.  While no reason was ever given, I’m sure the little missive below was reason enough.  I get it and accept the punishment.  I broke ranks. I thought some about how I would rewrite my…

Borrell – Media’s Future in 2024

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Insights from Borrell Associates are always thought provoking and can also be shocking for the many who may think short term and avoid any long term planning. On Monday, the consultancy group which focuses on changes in the advertising world, revealed their predictions for changes in media and how media may look in 2024.  I…

F.C.C.’s Out of Control Licensing of the FM Band

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As we lead up to the first anniversary of my infamous blog which pointed out issues with the so-called “fixes” proposed to help the struggling AM band, fixes that would simply increase interference on AM, I thought I’d lead into my anniversary celebration week with a quick snap shot of where we are with licensed…

FCC to Ban Announcers from Saying “Redskins?” Have They Thought This Through? (NSFW)

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Doesn’t the F.C.C. or Federal Communication Commission have something better to do like attempt to save the dying AM radio band? Good grief.  The late comic George Carlin is rolling in his grave.  Remember his “7 Dirty Words You Can’t Say on TV?”  That case went to the U.S. Supreme Court. The F.C.C. is now…

iHeartMedia – Great Move! But, Gone are “Clear Channel” and AM Radio

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Well I guess radio station lobbies will need some new signage! The name Clear Channel has been thrown on the heap of now gone radio companies.  Jacor, AM/FM, Taft, Citicasters, Citadel, Clear Channel.  All gone.  We’ll now only get to remember the “good old days” of Clear Channel, just like when we watch the DVD…

WRNO-FM New Orleans – No Longer “Rush Radio”

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FM’s recently taken away in Pittsburgh and Cedar Rapids.  His station’s ratings in Los Angeles, New York and Chicago in the tank.  And now his name being purged from a station moniker in New Orleans. How much more can Rush Limbaugh’s ego take? I say this as a joke, because once you have a reported…

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…