Monthly Archives: April 2019

The Problem with Flint, Michigan

I lived in Flint Township in the mid 1980s working for EDS (contractor) at Buick City, and returned to Grand Blanc, on the South side of Flint in the mid 1990s, to retire at age 40. I frequently spent time … Continue reading

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In the radio news…

On the main page, you may see a new section called “In the Radio News”. I have a pretty simple method to clip URLs from news stories. If you perceive that this blog is losing critical mass, your perception is … Continue reading

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Sri Lanka

Before jumping to conclusions, reading about the Sri Lanka civil war of 1983 can be helpful. Women wearing suicide belts was an innovation of the Tamil Tigers, who were motivated by anti-British sentiments, as after the country became free of … Continue reading

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The Changing Radio Audience

In the end, survival in radio requires revenue, not “ratings”. For commercial radio, that means advertising revenue. For non-commercial radio, that means donations or government handouts. Some radio owners try to supplement revenue with concerts, carnivals, and community events. Countess … Continue reading

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Rap – the new “Country” music

Independent (.uk) Facing a social media campaign to push a rap song to the #1 hit on the country charts – despite getting no air play on country radio – Billboard is in a very bad position. Having a rap … Continue reading

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