Author Archives: Art Stone

Betting on the future

This is a followup to the “Why Talk is Moving to FM” post about a week ago. I’m actually going to encourage you right wing nuts (and you know who you are!) to read the Huffington Post, specifically HERE.  Tamara … Continue reading

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Clear Channel issue coming to a head

Radio Online picks up on the news story from the NY Post that the tortured $27 Billion go private buyout of Clear Channel two years ago may be ready to begin its next chapter. Here is the story in the … Continue reading

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Beck & Muse

Beck once again scores a victory proving that Media Matters doesn’t.  He regularly baits Media Matters by saying things during the show that sound totally bizarre if you take them out of context and don’t know the “game” he is … Continue reading

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Mixing formats

KTLK-FM in Minneapolis (Clear Channel) is doing something that strikes me as totally bizarre.  They started doing it about two months ago – they are playing “hard” rock music on the weekends on what is a Conservative Talk station during the … Continue reading

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Why talk is moving to FM

Maybe two years ago Bonneville started a trend – they took an existing AM News/Talk programming format from KTAR  and “moved” it to FM.  There were always a few FM News/Talk stations – this trend is moving an existing AM … Continue reading

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iPhone – playing WMA stations

My cousin pointed me to the FStream iPhone app, which does have the ability to stream Windows Media streams to the iPhone.  This still doesn’t solve the problem of players written in Flash or reliant on windows DLLs, but does … Continue reading

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College radio revisited

The first radio blog post I did back in 2006 was speculating about the future of college radio (or impending demise).  I was finding more and more student run stations either running on automation full time, turned over to state run … Continue reading

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iheartradio answers

The iheartradio iPhone app has lots of reviews that are either questions or complaints, but of course there is no method to respond to them. Here are the issues that people are reporting: Buffering during playback – this is probably … Continue reading

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Between a rock and a hard place

Sarah McBride of the WSJ (along with Mike Spector) write in this article about a problem which has taken some of the lenders by surprise, but people who follow this site closely have known about for months. Citadel Broadcasting (which … Continue reading

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