Monthly Archives: November 2012

And the LPFM decision is….

The big meeting just ended. Unfortunately I only saw the last 5 minutes There are about 6,000 applications for FM Translators “on hold” from around 2004. The FCC had an open application period without any limits and several religious groups … Continue reading

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Whatever happened to Pia Zadora?

How’s that for a flashback? Pia got her moment of fame by being a young woman hanging around with an aging Frank Sinatra. Jerry Doyle was promoting a charity event in Vegas and mentioned her name. She is 58 years … Continue reading

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Whatever happened to TMZ Live Radio?

Last night, I stumbled on an hour of TMZ Live – Premiere launched it maybe a year ago. Looking at the list of their big list of affiliates during the summer, all of them were Clear Channel music stations and … Continue reading

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Who owns Laura 365?

Now that Laura Ingraham dropped her bombshell of leaving TRN, she has an immediate loose end to deal with, the same one Savage had – some number of people have prepaid subscriptions to the Laura 365 service. Who owns it … Continue reading

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Laura Ingraham thinking about leaving TRN?

Tom Taylor started picking rumors about a week ago that Laura Ingraham was about to become a pioneer – taking her show to iHeartRadio. Now confirmation is coming from affiliates that Laura is either “in negotiations with” or will be … Continue reading

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MIT presents the future of America

Who is conning whom? Please describe the invention in the above video.

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WTDY-AM 1670 goes under

Happy Holidays! There is a pink slip in your stuffing! WTDY-AN in Madison Wisconsin pulled the plug on its news/talk format today. “Holiday Music” for now – it’s a pretty safe bet after that Christmas thing, sports will begin to … Continue reading

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Coming to an FM station near you – zonecasting

The way advertising is sold to streaming radio listeners might have gotten people to think about this. Harris is about the only company still making top of the line commercial radio transmitters. They want to try this concept in Palm … Continue reading

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Sonny Eliot dead at 91

http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/broadcasting-legend-sonny-eliot-dies-at-the-age-of-91 Sonny used to do the rather unique weather forecasts on WWJ-AM, combining jokes with snow warnings. The story points out that Sonny was involved in radio in the very early days, when several national radio shows were produced in … Continue reading

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Suing your way to success

http://www.tacomaweekly.com/dailymashup/view/seattles-kptk-am-1090-expected-to-switch-from-progressive-talk-to-sports/ The head of the American Trial Lawyers Association is threatening to sue CBS if they drop progressive talk in Seattle. He currently is carried on the station on a weekend program that used to run on the long ago … Continue reading

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