Monthly Archives: October 2015

Thursday is Cumulus Drop Dead Day

Thursday will be the first official earnings call by new Cumulus CEO Mary Berner. While she has no responsibility for those numbers, it is publicly laying out the playing field. The listeners on that call will be people with a … Continue reading

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Make Radio Your Hobby – Gold Version

MakeRadioYourHobby The complete version in .pdf format, which will live forever! It has both the original images and the text should be searchable. If you always wondered how a tube based regenerative radio receiver works, this is the book for … Continue reading

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Obamacare Year 3 – TSHTF

Well, reality is hitting the fan. Just a quick recap – I turn 60 in three weeks, live in North Carolina, continually insured since 1986, rarely see a doctor. This isn’t about me – just to provide a data point … Continue reading

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K-Love hits #2 in Denver

For those who don’t know, K-love is a Contemporary Christian music (CCM) service of the non-commercial Educational Media Foundation (EMF). It is targeted primarily at mothers. EMF has another Christian Rock format called Air1, designed to attract angst filled teenagers. … Continue reading

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Michael Savage headed to the Supreme Court!

Michael “Savage” Weiner has said on the air that he never expects to see a penny from Talk Radio Network. A few weeks ago, his lawyers got a “writ of execution” for $866k for a judgement already won ordering TRN … Continue reading

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The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

Univision stations zoomed up in the ratings with this new syndicated morning show done by this trio last summer – the Good, The Bad and the Ugly. Sylvia del Valle Is the woman, nobody cares about the guys When is … Continue reading

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Desktop streaming is dead

Maybe the FCC has saved AM radio, but nothing will save desktop computers. The just released metrics from Nielsen’s Triton digital is that 73.8% of all streaming is now done from mobile devices, mostly iDevices and Android.

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FCC Saves AM radio!

73 pages of changes AM stations can buy or move existing translators up to 250 miles In 2017, a one time option to acquire new FM translators on ANY available FM frequency Approval of wider use of transmitters that vary … Continue reading

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Need an idea

Mentioned maybe a month ago was that I put my “naked” email address in the footer of the web site, enabling “one click” to initiate email contact. Give it a try 🙂 When the mailto: link is clicked it pretypes … Continue reading

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Art Stone’s Obituary

It is with some regret but more celebration that I must report to you the passing of Art Stone to another plane of existence. Art Stone and I have been friends for as long as I can remember. Art sprang … Continue reading

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