Monthly Archives: April 2015

Simulcast streaming is “stagnant”

That’s the opinion of Edison Research [Simulcast streaming means taking your over the air licensed radio station and putting it on the internet] from Radio World No, it’s much worse than that. At a typical time, 2 million people are … Continue reading

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The changing face of Conservative talk

First the routine disclaimer – interest here is not necessarily the same as for radio in general. People searching for a show not available on their local radio will show higher interest. With Dennis Miller and Roger Hedgecock gone, the … Continue reading

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New Network Feed – Salem TCM

WDAR-FM in Darlington, SC was acquired recently by iHeart Media. It is peculiar because it is carrying Salem Radio’s Today’s Christian Music, a syndicated Contemporary Christian Music programming format. In keeping with my practice, if a syndicator offers a free … Continue reading

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The lost decade

The years 2000-2009 have an identity problem. In addition to having a lot of unpleasant history, nobody can figure out what to call the decade. The Zeros? The Naughts? Variety music likes to group music by the decades – the … Continue reading

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Radio that doesn’t like Facebook

Religious radio perhaps views Facebook as a threat when the Secular Humanists start sending Christians to extermination camps. On a similar track, Spanish language stations probably fear ICE tracking down illegal Mexican visitors. Nostalgia is no surprise. If Frank Sinatra … Continue reading

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The war between Google and Facebook

Facebook’s Open Graph is something I only investigated in the past few days. It has the potential to undermine Google Search’s dominance or if they combine forces allow the web to de facto become Facebook. This is how it works … Continue reading

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New Look

Some of the blog readers never visit the guide, but to keep you in the loop… I’ve incorporated the concept of format categories This allows subdivision of huge station formats like “country” into smaller, more manageable (and hopefully more useful) … Continue reading

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The Facebook Tsunami

People who ignore Facebook do so at great harm. A month ago, I was asking the question, now I state it as a fact. I don’t like Facebook, I don’t like what it represents, but it is changing the world. … Continue reading

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Temporary Redirects

Some websites choose to add on a name to their “home page” in order to not confuse search engines, or sometimes they temporarily direct visitors to a special splash page like “It’s share-a-thon time again”, or “win tickets to this … Continue reading

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Czar wish list

Greetings potential czars! Ultimately, if you take on the challenge to be in charge of a genre or state, you are in charge of how you want to balance the time you have between quantity and quality. If you are … Continue reading

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