Category Archives: Syndication

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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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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Podcasting John Batchelor

If there ever was a radio show that screams out “Podcast me”, it is John Batchelor.   John’s show(s) are currently 4 hrs of intensely dense information on each Saturday and Sunday night.    No matter how intensely you listen, you will miss … Continue reading

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The Rush to FM Talk

Several influential Democrats for a variety of reasons are pushing to remove the exemption that allows radio stations to play music without paying the artists royalties for their work.  Internet streamers and Sirius / XM have to pay, and the … Continue reading

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Quinn & Rose vs Bob & Tom

I noticed today that in the 8-9 AM hour (Eastern), Bob & Tom is now the number one show – pushing ahead of Bill Bennett’s Morning in America and leaving Quinn & Rose in the dust.  I’m not 100% sure … Continue reading

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Commercial “load”

An hour has 60 minutes (most of the time).    If you are thinking there are way too many commercial on News/Talk stations, here are the facts. The “news break” at the top of the hour frequently is loaded with mostly … Continue reading

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Melanie Morgan Debut Today

Washington Times has hired Melanie Morgan to co-host their morning news show.  The Washington Times is a significantly Conservative publication (they also publish Insight Magazine). Melanie Morgan used to co-host the morning show in KSFO with Lee Morgan, but was let go … Continue reading

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Exploring Sirius and XM Online

CAUTION:  I’ve only been using Sirius/XM online for 3 days.  Don’t make any purchase decision  based on my experience.   When I did a “dry run” of subscribing to XM Online, it directed me to sign up for Sirius online, which has … Continue reading

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Quantcast ratings….

Having just done a chat blurb, the thought hit me to go gather quantcast rankings for all of the major radio hosts, and see how they rank.  Show SRGuide Count Quantcast Ranking — Facebook n/a 5 — Myspace n/a 9 … Continue reading

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