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    Spanning The Globe

    About a year ago, I received an e-mail from a listener of our classic rock station from Wagga Wagga, Australia. We stream our signal on line, and through a website that gives people a menu of stations that fit their listening habits, Jeff found our station and loved the music mix. Through correspondence of e-mails, […]

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    Hey, I R A DJ

    When I first got into radio, to get your third-class radiotelephone license with endorsement (mandatory if you were ever left to be alone at the station), you had to take a test. You were required to know the intracices of how a station puts their signal on the air, be able to mathematically determine the […]

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    Monday, Monday. . .why I Dislike That Day

    Well, it’s time to blow off some steam. Maybe not steam, but this idea has been bouncing around in my head for quite a while now. Time to clear the air. I realize in this industry, radio, records, and the like, we all have jobs to do. And I’m convinced beyond a shadow of a […]

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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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    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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    Bridging The Generation Gap

    When I first started in radio if I played a song that was more than 10 years old, it really stood out like a sore thumb. Further back than that, it was almost unacceptable. Thinking back on those early days, when I also DJ’ed at high school dances, weddings, and later in clubs, if you […]

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    Be Careful What You Wish For, It Just Might Not Come True

    It’s painfully apparent that there are many programmers on the beach right now in the radio industry. I’ve been flooded with e-mails from new “consultancy” groups….and after doing some homework, it’s not really a group at all, for the most part. It’s a stand alone former PD looking for their next gig, trying to stay […]

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    The Bigger They Are, The Harder They Fall

    If you’re in radio, you know that this industry has been going through very rough times lately. And, unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you know that Clear Channel purchased almost half of the radio stations, from a total of 14,000 in the U.S., in a frenzy in the 1990’s. They then homogenized radio […]

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    Yes, You Can

    I know musicians whom were really at the peak of their potential walk away from the business. They became frustrated. That’s so easy to do in this industry. Really, in any form of entertainment, you probably will hear the word “NO” more so than the average human being. Having a thick skin is essential in […]

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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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    Going Backwards With Radio

    A funny thing happened while I was reading the print version of my last column sitting at my desk here last week. A co-worker informed me that one of our competitors, a station that we’re head to head with in the Top 40 genre since our sign on 7 months ago, had gone to a […]

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    Not The Best Of Seasons

    Christmas time is usually a very festive time for me. Though my parents and grandparents have passed, I still enjoy the meals with extended family members and all that goes with the season. This past season, however, didn’t make the grade as one of my favorites. One of the men very much responsible for my […]