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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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    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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    Telephonic Surveys Now A Waste Of Time

    A radio group announced last month that they were severing ties with Arbitron, citing problems with measuring audiences in smaller markets and rural areas, and was going with a telephonic measuring system called the Eastlan group. New Northwest Broadcasters owns over 30 stations in four western states- Oregon, Washington, Montana, and Alaska. In my opinion, […]

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    Anohter Banner Night In Tinseltown

    It happened just a little later this year than usual, but the weatherman held out a perfect weekend for the New Music Awards held November 22nd at the Avalon Theater. Congratulations to all nominees, and winners. And congrats as well go out to the house band that sounded like they had played together all year […]

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    Why are you reporting?

    It’s been an interesting week. Monday, I got a call from a man representing a record label I had never heard of. He went on to tell me that he was working a single from an artist I vaguely remember from last year’s charts, and like all others that have called here for 20 years, […]

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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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    5 Easy Steps

    Right now, today, there are five easy things you can do that can make your radio stations sound better, and improve employee morale. Of course, many of you may do all of these things, and to you, kudos. You’re doing many of the right things to make you a winner. But, most PD’s that multi-task […]

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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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    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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    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/. […]

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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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    Whitney, Almost Had It All

    Ironically, one of the songs I liked most recorded by Whtiney Houston was “Didn’t we almost have it all”. More than a great majority of us, and in the top echelon of entertainers, Whitney Houston did have it all. Beauty. An angelic voice, pitch perfect. Passion. An ability to transform that talent onto the silver […]

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