Category: Television

Radio’s Big 20th Anniversary (of Being Sold Out!)

February 2016 marks the 20th anniversary of the Telecommunications Act of 1996. There are no planned celebrations.  No parades.  No planned parties.  You’d think someone, somewhere would have popped open a bottle of Dom Perignon by now.  But, nothing.  Not even from those who lined their pockets and are clearly to blame for tearing the…

Brian Williams Needs a Wingman to Tell Him the Truth

The brilliant writers and the retiring Jon Stewart, the talented comedian and fake newsman who is so good at what he does that he became a real newsman, said it all, “Why Bri Lie?  Sigh.” Some are questioning the timing of fake news anchor Jon Stewart’s retirement announcement, concluding his announcement on the same day NBC…

Cheating Rewarded – Patriots are Champs* (note asterisk)

Is cheating rewarded in America?  YOU BETCHA! Whether one cheats at cards, on their taxes, when playing sports or on a test, we’ve all done it.  And if you deny it, you’re a liar too. By now, you all know about “Deflategate” and the Patriots playing the 2015 AFC Championship game with deflated balls.  The…

Darryl Receives His Invite to the Consumer Electronics Show – Radio at Least Mentioned

When it comes to electronic gadgets, it doesn’t get any bigger than the International Consumer Electronics Show, the CES, each January in Las Vegas.  In 2015, the event starts January 6th and runs until January 9th. The CES usually takes place right before the annual AVN or porno awards in Las Vegas, which this year…

John Kiesewetter – Keeper of Cincinnati’s Broadcast History Will Be Missed

Newspaper media critics and the radio and television personalities they cover have always had an interesting interaction. On one hand, those in radio and television want the free publicity given to them by these critics.  But, when a story doesn’t meet to their satisfaction those radio and television personalities are the first to point the…

Borrell – Media’s Future in 2024

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…

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

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…

Sports Media – When Did a Crime Become a “Situation?”

Listen or watch the coverage of the NFL players that have recently been accused or convicted of “crimes.”  Child abuse, domestic abuse…last year it was murder! Sports media can’t say the word “crime.” To review: Ray Rice, running back of the Baltimore Ravens, was charged with simple assault and domestic violence in February, but there was…