Monthly Archives: November 2014

Hold the phone

National Geographic has become very political, and has this article trying to garner support for deportees returned to Mexico. But they accidentally make a good point http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/special-features/2014/11/141121-tijuana-deportees-immigrants-mexico-border/?sf5894219=1 You are not allowed to work in Mexico without documentation identifying you as … Continue reading

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Compare & Contrast – Classic Country

Let’s listen to an hour of Classic Country… (Station is actually more like variety country) WZQZ-AM – funeral home – plan ahead – local jewelry store – CBS Network news (turkey,Ferguson,Obama,Shopping,EU/Google — Staple’s, Dick’s sporting Goods, Jarod’s Jewelers 1) she’s … Continue reading

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Dr Daliah is no Dean Edell

Dr. Daliah does Emergency Medicine in Las Vegas and practices family medicine. She is syndicated by GCN from noon to three PM ET She was talking about accidentally amputating your finger and dealing with the problem of dialing your phone … Continue reading

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The “theme” of Hot Country

A while back, I listened to K-Love grabbing the basic concept of each song and looking for the overall theme of the format – so I figured it was time to figure out what Hot Country is about and why … Continue reading

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#handsnotupshoot

The Mayor of Cleveland Ohio is as black as President Obama The Chief of Police in Cleveland is black The 911 operator is black The 12 year old guy pointing a gun at strangers near a transit station is black … Continue reading

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Verification update

It has been about 6 months since I asked for help specifically to go through the 14,000 or so radio stations to confirm the web site and station format, with the target of doing this check on every station every … Continue reading

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It’s Holiday Music season on radio

Some stations already have started – not a surprise since WalMart moved Black Friday a week ahead of Thanksgiving this year. Each year – like clockwork – radio stations will begin broadcasting “Holiday Music Season” – songs about reindeer, trees, … Continue reading

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Facebook Counts are broken

For several years, I’ve gathered Facebook “like” counts using a published API for this purpose. They provide an interesting comparison of popularity. The counts are updated only when the station is pulled up in the station editor or when someone … Continue reading

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How to get out of the radio business

Going through the entire list of radio stations, a clear pattern is starting to emerge. Have a radio station that has no potential of ever even paying the bills? Maybe you allowed dumping of toxic waste on the land back … Continue reading

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Clear Channel to exit satellite delivery of programming

http://www.radioworld.com/article/clear-channel-satellite-services-to-close/273349 Radio World is the industry trade publication for radio, mostly read by radio engineers and station owners and managers. They report that Clear Channel is shutting down satellite distribution services to third parties (probably with the longer term objective … Continue reading

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