Category Archives: Opinions

All is becoming clear…

The KNEW/Savage development is just one dot along the path.  It’s becoming clearer and clearer where radio is headed.  3G and 4G wireless are going to change all the rules, not just for radio.   Here is what I see in … Continue reading

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The End of “Radio as we know it”

There is a news item today in Tom Taylor’s daily radio newsletter that is very important and will sooner or later determine if this web site becomes really important or have no purpose. Since the first days, I’ve had the … Continue reading

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Zune HD – the savior of radio?

Microsoft’s answer to the iPod is out in a few weeks, and the NAB is crowing about its success in getting Microsoft to include an HD radio receiver in the device.   The Zune HD will sell for about $289 and … Continue reading

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Mobile Streaming

Those of you who are helping with the streaming tests are starting to pick up an important shift in radio internet streaming – stations are starting to reach out to mobile listeners and offering special streaming links (which work on … Continue reading

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Talk radio and “Fat People”

I’m fat.  I know I’m fat.  I’m okay with that.   I don’t care if you aren’t. I’ve had it up to here with self-righteous radio talk show hosts – Mark Levin and Michael Savage do it most frequently, but Jerry … Continue reading

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Selling the Donut Hole

Clear Channel has an interesting new survival strategy.  Convince people to buy what they’re not selling. This year, Clear Channel has slashed most of its local on-air staff around the country in order to try to survive under their burden … Continue reading

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You can’t make me!

“You can’t make me!” – this is the mantra of the New Radio listener.  In the good old days of Radio, you were the only choice in town – the smaller the market, the more true this was.   The internet … Continue reading

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North Korea on Google Earth

NPR’s “On the Media” had a guest who runs “North Korea Economy Watch”.  He’s put together a Google Earth overlay of North Korea. http://www.nkeconwatch.com/north-korea-uncovered-google-earth/ Given that the leader of North Korea has threatened the world with nuclear war, it’s worth … Continue reading

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“Government Media”

Rush gets it. “MainStream Media” and “Drive By Media” has been replaced with his new descriptive term “Government Media”.   The “Fourth Estate” has now decided its job is to support the Obama Administration and distort or suppress any news which … Continue reading

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