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.

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9 Responses to In the radio news…

  1. Fred Stiening says:

    A while back, I made a chat thing so people could talk about a news story, especially where the hosting service has no chat – but many people in radio seem to be sociopaths, prone to outrageous slander and libel. Thoughts?

    • TheChairman says:

      I’m confused. Do you mean chat for the SRG blog, or something else?

      One suggestion I thought might be interesting is a ‘show-n-tell’ sticky section for our random ramblings, photos from the realm (radio collection, hobbies, travel pics, stuff, etc). For example, we enjoyed seeing your foodie pics and commentary upon returning to the Charlotte area, Greek church pics, etc.

      My SRG usage tends to be much more ‘drive-by’ oriented in past few years… I might check-in daily (or not) and if time permits, leave a comment or three.

      Many bloggers also seem to exhibit cyclical behavior depending on time of year, holidays, etc. e.g. SRG seems to go quiet for a month or so, and then suddenly there are a flurry of comments, like the ebb and flow of the tide.

      As for the Radio News feature, I found the story about the ransomware to be quite curious, as I cannot reconcile why such a critical server was not secure. The ‘firings’ of the interns was also amusing to read (welcome to radio, kids).

      • Fred Stiening says:

        Most of the stories are coming from a google news feed.

        The random emails I get are sometimes more amusing. Today’s was a woman in San Francisco who is in charge of converting AM radio to digital for the FCC and ITU. She gave me her official badge number! She was writing about a vietnamese LPFM station in the city of poop.

        As for the blog, Countess goes weeks without even looking at it, which was a large disappointment. That is part of the explanation.

      • Fred Stiening says:

        For instance, we could have comment type threads attached to a news story from another source. I am waiting to see how the anti-linking thing works out in Europe, though.

  2. I got a laugh at the young New York Times writer all excited, telling the world, “We’re on the air!” as if the Times didn’t own two of the best radio stations in the largest radio market in the world for a million years or so. WQXR AM & FM was an incredibly classy (and classical) operation, with hourly casts from a news operation which back then could be trusted at least some of the time.

    As a fan of words and occasionally twisting them for humorous effect, I’ll long remember the great WQXR interviewer and announcer Steve Sullivan describing something he said as “a rather ephemeral remark, and hopefully our AM listeners enjoyed it as well!”

  3. Fred Stiening says:

    If I added the ability for people to add news stories, would anyone do it?

    • I might, but I like the monthly “general” blog post as a way to post links to stories because it can encourage discussion and commentary on the articles.

      But the “In the Radio News” box appeals to my sense of visual orderliness!

    • JayMar says:

      Look at Disqus Conservatively Speaking. Everyone cuts and paste articles from other sources and everyone participates in the discussion. It’s quite entertaining, informative, and it allows for your personal thoughts. I think if you do the same here it will create a good atmosphere. Same with Townhall and American Thinker.

      • Fred Stiening says:

        I had Disqus on here for a few weeks. It was interesting to see how it works. I was a little concerned because the way icons were handled could in theory confirm the email address of the commenter.

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