Monthly Archives: December 2016

Sorry, I lost the $400,000 cashier’s check

Every radio station has a story. Levi “The pope” Willis Sr was an influential pastor in the Hampton Roads Va area, civil rights leader, associate of Jesse Jackson, Democratic Party supporter, NAACP leader, chairman of the General Assembly of the … Continue reading

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Unweaving the web

With most of the visible radio stations checked for the first time in six months, additional things are being added to help track down the people and organizations behind radio applications, of which Low Power FM radio stations can be … Continue reading

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Plane carrying Russian military band crashes – 92 dead

Russian military plane crashes in Black Sea, killing 92 “I think there is no doubt that when any foreign government tries to impact the integrity of our elections … we need to take action,” Obama said. “And we will – … Continue reading

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The looming music copyright battle in 2017

Music copyrights in the United States are mostly controlled by three organizations ASCAP, BMI and SESAC. In the beginning was the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. It was formed in 1914, long before radio started in the 1920s. … Continue reading

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Breaking news!

Totally incredibly fantastically huge! Pokémon Go is now available while walking using your Apple Watch! http://time.com/4617407/pokemon-go-apple-watch-release-date-2016/

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What is “news” in small town America?

Since the beginning of radio, stations have been parasites living off the news of their local newspapers, who are direct competitors for local advertising money (except when the newspaper owns the radio station, which is permitted in small markets) But … Continue reading

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How will the Senate Confirmations go?

Donald J Trump is not shying away from making controversial choices for his cabinet and senior aides. With only 52 Senators who identify as Republicans, these hearings will probably be as contentious as the election, and some of the enemy … Continue reading

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Free Scooters for all!

Unfinished business department Back in 2009, I created a poll about one of the big radio and TV advertisers at the time – a company was advertising “free!” Mobility scooters for anyone on Medicare [whisper voice – “if you qualify”] … Continue reading

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Radio.garden

http://radio.garden/ Combine Google Earth with Streaming Radio and magic happens One of the pesky questions is whether in a streaming world people care where a station is located. Weather Garden uses your location as a starting point – it didn’t … Continue reading

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My Donald Trump Piñata order has been cancelled

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