Monthly Archives: October 2011

Parking money in “safe” 30 year US Treasuries

As I warned, when money rushes back out of the U.S. Dollar (the dollar lost about 3% today), the entities that were stuffing their money into 30 year US Treasuries thinking they were “safe” were going to lose a LOT … Continue reading

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Europe has debt deal, Dollar decline picks up

It now takes $1.40 to buy a Euro, and even fewer yen than yesterday. I know this gets boring and it is frustrating the hell out of me that the financial press still don’t get it – when the dollar … Continue reading

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Look for more Hannity, Limbaugh

Clear Channel added another 200 firings to their legacy. This week it was the intermediate size markets where local “talent” and back office staff got the axe. What this means is even more clear channel stations carrying national programming and … Continue reading

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Christian Teaching

WIBG-AM in Atlantic City could be a sign of things to come. It was been running religious informercials but has decided to switch to Tslk, including Michael Savage. PPM data is picking up that people won’t listen to a 30 … Continue reading

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Mutually assured destruction

Yesterday was “Bot Nuke” day on Runescape (a very large multi-user game that has been around since about 2006).   The idea was that people were complaining the game was no longer fun because of all the accounts using “bots” to … Continue reading

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Yen hits post WW II High vs Dollar

The October 23rd “deadline” for solving Europe’s problem came and went. Instead of the 30%, then 50%, then 60% writeoff being demanded against the banks holding Greek debt, a 100% loss is looking more and more likely. The Dollar vs … Continue reading

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Mass schedule purge today

Streaming Radio Guide is mainly used by people from Google finding well known programs – not about individual radio stations – which is confusing to people in the “Radio Biz”, and a bit threatening to egos which are rampaant in … Continue reading

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Today’s Email of the day – AOL user needs advice

Actually, not an email but a broken station report: I GET STREAMING RADIO OK ON MY DESK TOP COMPUTER AND DID GET IT OK ON THIS LAPTOP BUT THE LAPTOP SUDDENLY CANNOT STREAM ANY RADIO STATION EVEN THOUGH IT’S SOUND … Continue reading

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Glenn Beck discovers the EAS test on November 9th

The third hour of today’s Glenn Beck’s show, with its combined 100+ years of professional broadcasting experience was about the November 9th test of the EAS system.   Glenn began by saying he doesn’t understand this test.   That’s very apparent as … Continue reading

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Theory X, Y and Z

Back when I was in college in the 1970s, business schools were enamored with the Theory X, Y and Z philosophy of how to manage companies.    It’s a useful starting point for talking about business, government and life in general. … Continue reading

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