• Dick Clark

    Until Next Time, So Long

    I’m sad today. Lost a piece of my childhood, which ended up ironically as part of my adult life in much bigger ways than I could ever imagine.I remember watching early American Bandstand shows when I was 5 or 6 living in Salem. Frankly, it was the closest thing to pop culture on TV back […]

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    Let Go Of Our Ears, We Know What We’re Doing

    This might be more controversial than I want it to be. I begin by admitting this to all radio station owners, and corporate moguls- the true success of a radio station is REVENUE, not how good it sounds. But it’s almost impossible to have one without the other. If you need a plumber, you don’t […]

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    Local Radio Still Rules?

    With the impending merger of XM and Sirius, much attention has been placed back on satellite radio. A push to gain new subscribers to help ease the pain when Howard Stern hangs up his headphones is going on now, with two years free service being essentially offered to folks who’ve never had satellite radio before. […]

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    Beauty Is In The Ears Of The Beholder

    If you live in or near a major city, you listen to top-notch radio talent, programmed by some of the best minds corporate radio has to offer these days, and you’re accustomed to a certain way a radio station sounds. Most likely, however, there isn’t a major difference to the average person as they travel […]

  • MTV

    Mixed Reviews Does Not Taint Goal

    Before I sat down to write this column, I made sure to talk with a cross-section of people. Twenty-five years is a long time. Perhaps it was just that I was getting old. But, I played the new version of “We are the World-25” back to back with the original for several people after its […]

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    Out Of The Box Is “Out Of The Box”

    Back in the good ol’ days of radio, when a station would add a record “out of the box”, it was just that. You received it, listened enough to KNOW it was going to chart, because of many variables….and you were on it. You would be rewarded later to see medium and major market stations […]

  • Music Promotion

    Hardware For The Hard Work

    It’s no secret it’s been a tough year for the music industry. But it’s that time of year again, for those that subscribe, even those that don’t, to vote for everything from their favorite new music artist to radio and record person via the New Music Awards. Log on and vote right now at www.newmusicweekly.com/. […]

  • rr

    Growing Quickly More Now Than Ever

    The announcement that R&R was closing shop shocked the radio world. Let’s face it- many of us never thought we would see the day that would happen. But these are very unusual economic times. Our government is now in the automobile industry. Medical care for all Americans could change permanently as we’ve come to know […]

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    Things Are Looking Up

    It isn’t so bleak after all. The radio industry has taken a huge hit with the economic downturn the past couple of years. There’s no getting around that. Makes sense. Businesses are laying off employees and/or closing their doors. Advertising dollars that were there a few years ago aren’t there anymore. For now. Not that […]

  • NDT

    All Roads Lead To Nashville

    If you’re a musician, at some point, the city of Nashville will be in your plans. Music City USA has earned its namesake. For decades, aspiring young, and not so young country artists have packed up all of their belongings and moved to the birthplace of country music as we all know it. A few […]

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    Award Winning Award Show

    There seems to be an award show every weekend of the year now. I even got a flyer in my junk e-mail box this week about an award show for SHOELACES coming up in December. Not joking. Maybe it’s because of one too many elbows to the head in crowded places on my vertically challenged […]

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    A Storm Is Brewing

    A storm is brewing that could very well drastically change the way we do our jobs in radio, records, and as recording artists. For radio stations in small markets, it could prove to be the beginning of the end. Legislation is currently being considered in Washington for radio stations to pay artists for airplay. Currently […]

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