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WLW-AM in Cincinnati is a one-of-a-kind radio station for a lot of reasons. It still dominates the ratings in Cincinnati and its entire programming lineup is live and locally produced. The station was acquired by Jacor in 1992, 4 years before the feeding orgy in 1996. Jacor was merged into Clear Channel, which is now […]

Jul 31st, 2015 | Filed under IHeart Media, Radio Biz

CharlotteNC is the czar of North Carolina radio, looking to take over all of the Confederate territories. The Source In Spartanburg SC is an AM/FM pair owned by the feeble Davidson Media group, which has slowly been unloading a number of stations that were bought using borrowed money during the radio bubble after the 1996 […]

Jul 31st, 2015 | Filed under Radio News, Station Sales / Transfers

People in China are outraged about the village caught killing wolves to make wolf stew. Y

Jul 31st, 2015 | Filed under Totally random stuff

Operators of Low Power FM stations are pushing back of the rules the NAB/FCC imposed to make it impossible for them to survive, after having been authorized by Congress close to 15 years ago. Since they operate at 100 watts or less, they create a minimal interference issue, but if they were legally allowed to […]

Jul 30th, 2015 | Filed under Low Power FM

The CEO of Emmis Radio has been on a campaign for a long time to get cell phone makers to enable their capability to listen to FM radio stations (the Wifi connection is itself just an FM receiver, so this isn’t novel hardware, just tuning to the right frequency). Jeff Smulyan initially wanted the government […]

Jul 29th, 2015 | Filed under About the Guide, emmis, Mobile Streaming, Radio Biz

You won’t read much about music DJ’s here, as 80+% of the folks who traverse hyperspace and wind up here are looking for Rush Limbaugh and his ilk. John Landecker is one of those names in Chicagoland that generates immediate recognition. http://www.robertfeder.com/2015/07/27/legendary-dj-landecker-quits-wls-fm/ John Landecker was a DJ back in the days of WLS-AM before it […]

Jul 28th, 2015 | Filed under Radio News

With a few exceptions like Rush Limbaugh, free “On Demand” archives is the end for syndicated talk radio, and I’m not protecting radio stations from their fate for choosing to be lazy and stop producing local content. Clark Howard has cut back from 3 hours a day to two, and sounds very much now like […]

Jul 27th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

For a decade, Gordon Chang has been telling anyone who would listen that China’s economic boom was built on fake numbers and nonsensical economic activity like building empty cities that have no reason to exist. The Peking ducks have come home to roost. Most of the stocks on the stock exchange were halted to prevent […]

Jul 27th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

Well, just when the Internet ™ was working well, here is the bad news. After a decade of putting off the inevitable, the IPv4 address space is officially exhausted. No more 1.2.3.4 for you! Since moving to the linode server, I enabled IPv6 and sat back waiting for something to happen. About a week ago, […]

Jul 27th, 2015 | Filed under About the Guide

Dr Bill was a mainstay on KGO-AM back in the ABC liberal talk days, although his politics are not easy to put in a box. His show is now Your Care America, a medical show hosted by Eric Wattenburg M.D. who operates a medical clinic in Central Oregon. Perhaps Roy Masters is his patient. http://www.yourcaremedical.com

Jul 26th, 2015 | Filed under Radio Biz, Talk Radio