Tag: Clear Channel

Radio’s PPM “Voltair is not fair!” Or is it?

I’ve been reading a lot about the Telos/25-7 Systems’ Voltair “black box” that some claim gives an unfair advantage to radio stations trying to game Nielsen’s PPM methodology.  The box allegedly increases the chances the embedded PPM “watermark” on a station’s signal will be detected on a panelist’s meter. Is the Voltair unfair?  I guess…

AM Radio Put on Death Row with IHM Tower Sale – Something No One is Talking About

Mark Twain, the legendary American writer and humorist said, “Buy land, they’re not making anymore.” History has shown the wealthiest in the world today and throughout history gained significant wealth by acquiring land. The world’s royalty have wealth because of large land holdings.  Many commoners today and in history gained and held their wealth through…

Rush Limbaugh’s Fall Into Oblivion

In reality I’m a humble sort and “not that kind of guy.”  So… Today’s talk radio, as we know it, is fast fading into the sunset because of a format stuck with 1990’s rhetoric, each day addressing topics few care about.  A constant right-wing political drumbeat that no longer resonates.  A format where its practitioners…

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…

iHeart Media to Fire a Third of Who’s Left?

That’s what radio industry watchdog Jerry Del Colliano of Inside Music Media.com is reporting.  With indigestion from Thanksgiving feasts just starting to wane, his latest blog is sure to cause more heartburn for thousands of people and their families. Let’s face it.  It is what’s expected in the halls at Clear Channel iHeart Media offices across…

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

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…

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

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…

Limbaugh, Hannity Tossed into San Francisco Bay by Own Company

I learned very early on in radio, the people you pass on the way up are the same people you pass on the way down.  So when you’re above them you better not pee on them and call it a gentle spring rain.   “Despite all the spin and propaganda it was my decision to fire…