Monthly Archives: February 2009

Rush Limbaugh in 2012?

My poll is still hypothetical, but given his speech at CPAC and the crowd reaction, Rush is either thinking about running in 2012 or going to use his influence to push the Republican party towards the Conservative movement, or perhaps … Continue reading

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When a loan goes sour

One of the FCC’s “rules” about licenses is they heavily frown on a station owner using the station license as collateral to borrow money.   They won’t normally transfer a license to a new owner if the sale documents mention the license … Continue reading

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The war has begun

Back in the good old days of radio, Congress granted to radio a blanket exemption from paying performers money for using their music (the composers and lyric authors do get paid and always have). The rationale was that record labels … Continue reading

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Citadel delisted by NYSE

Citadel broadcasting, which purchased ABC Radio’s stations from Disney about two years ago has been notified by the NYSE that it can no longer trade its stock (effective next Friday).    Radio Online Story   [Radio Equalizer link here before was from … Continue reading

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Non-Commercial Radio – what is a “Commerical”?

FM stations below 92 Mhz and LPFM stations are not allowed to sell advertising.  At least one LPFM station I’ve visited recently appears to be blatantly ignoring this rule.  [For the record, I oppose limiting the free speech rights of radio … Continue reading

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WLBY (Ann Arbor) changes to All Biz

The report I read says that WLBY (A small 500 w Class D station owned by Clear Channel) will switch to carry the lineup of Business Talk Radio Network.  What the story didn’t mention was what it’s current programming is … Continue reading

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Trust and Radio

Today, one of the pundits of the radio business mentions that Karel (formerly of KGO) has landed a new job.  Acccording to the description today, he was fired from KGO for “using x rated words” that accidentally got on the … Continue reading

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LPFM – Should you care?

Low Power FM is a new radio service created by the FCC in 2003, and the movement picked up speed near the end of the Bush Administration.  Low-Power FM licenses non-profit entities to set up a 100 watt (or less) … Continue reading

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Rush’s “Gender Gap”

Why do you think Rush has a Gender Gap?  Don’t be bashful.

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