Author Archives: Fred Stiening

The Decline of the Dickey Empire

In keeping with the three generation rule, the Atlanta-based Dickey family appears to have significant difficulties. Lewis Dickey Sr was generation one of the Dickey broadcasting empire. He owned several radio stations in the Atlanta area. He originally owned radio … Continue reading

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Michael “Savage” Weiner seeks freedom

Michael Savage is joining the parade of people in syndicated radio leaving “over the air” radio and going the podcasting route, as of the end of the year. After leaving Roy Masters’ Talk Radio Network in an ugly legal fight, … Continue reading

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Plan B

Do the Democrats have a campaign strategy to run against Mike Pence?

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Coloring the News

The new owners of clear channel / iHeartRadio the apparently decided that there is money to be made by segregating news into black news and non-black news. https://www.binnews.com/ Some of the sponsors will look familiar

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Do you see problems?

Several times, wordpress has returned incomplete pages. I have temporarily reverted back to the very basic default template

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LFPINC and marketing 101

Ralph Ketner had a plan. He wanted to be someone important in the grocery business. From his first store right next to Catawba College, he launched his grocery empire in 1957. His grocery store was named Food Town. (Ralph Ketner … Continue reading

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Stale FCC data

I have not figured out what to make of this yet, but as I started reviewing the radio station data, I realized that the updates have not been happening for many months. The reason is curious. As a sanity check … Continue reading

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K&W cafeterias files for bankruptcy

https://www.wfmynews2.com/amp/article/news/local/kw-cafeterias-files-for-chapter-11-bankruptcy/83-00a64abc-0322-4af0-a07c-7ec2867cdbcc My decision to return to North Carolina had many factors, but the K&W cafeteria was maybe 20% of the reason. Waffle House and Krispy Kreme also mattered. Since getting married, I didn’t have a lot of opportunities to go … Continue reading

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Getting Caught Up

When I turned off the web site, I did not delete the website based on the unlikely idea that civilization could fall apart, and it might be important for people to hear what’s going on in other parts of the … Continue reading

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People on the Internet lie

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