May 4th is the anniversary of one of the most tragic events in American history, the “inexcusable” killing of four students at Ohio’s Kent State University in 1970 at the hands of the Ohio National Guard. After seeing the pictures taken on the Kent State campus that day, musician Neil Young wrote the lyrics to the song “Ohio.”
Tag: iHeart Media
Surprising reasons Hannity did nothing wrong in defending Cohen
When the story of Hannity being part of Cohen’s exclusive Holy Trinity of clients broke, the on-air talent and staffs at CNN and MSNBC were all peeing themselves with excitement. But, he didn’t do anything wrong. Here’s why.
5 Radio Road Trip Discoveries You Need to Know
Late last week I took a road trip to Western New York. If you’re moving (that means speeding), it’s about a 6-hour drive each way from my home in Cincinnati to Orchard Park. Traveling alone here are some of the things I discovered. CONTESTS Did you know you could win $1000 (or “a share…
Shocking (and insightful) things people say in your career
I remember insightful things people tell me. As I get older, I think my brain may be getting full though. At least that’s what I tell me wife when she’s babbling and telling me something I don’t really need to know. So it’s best I start writing these things down.
The sad BANKRUPTING of Radio
The two largest radio companies in America, Cumulus and iHeart Media are BANKRUPT. This means they don’t make enough or have the money to pay their bills and cannot or will not honor their financial commitments.
The Annual “Radio Show” That Accomplishes Nothing
It’s all very exciting. Each fall, old white guys in ill fitting suits, wrinkled button down collar shirts, unpolished shoes and ties fashionable in 1986, American radio broadcasters if you will, gather in a different city to discuss what’s right and wrong with the radio industry, discuss theories, drink a few beers and return home…
No “Salary” for Rush? What this means for local talk radio hosts.
So, four more years is what — The release didn’t specify that. Because I told everybody involved I don’t want any terms announced. I have never, by the way, released that kind of information about my arrangement here. Those numbers have always come from other people. My parents, my dad always told me, “you…
Rush Limbaugh Signs New Deal
As I predicted in last week’s blog, (Rush Limbaugh) he won’t quit. But, I do have a question for everyone to answer. Where was he going to go?
How’s Limbaugh’s Station in Pittsburgh Doing?
On the anniversary of his 28th year as a national talk show host, radio historians will remember Rush Limbaugh when he called himself Jeff Christy, an AM radio Top 40 disc jockey working at KQV in Pittsburgh. 28 years is an incredible run. Few have the talent to make it almost three decades on the…
What Happens to Talk Radio in November?
Translation: If you’re going down, you might as well go down in a memorable way. Donald Trump sure is memorable and the same could have been said about talk radio some 20 years ago. Conservative talk radio and the Republican party are connected, once again trying to energize their common “base.” Each are equally disconnected…