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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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    Down The Nubbins

    My stations are not alone in this predicament. We’ve downsized….essentially not replacing folks when they’ve chosen to leave…..and we’re running on a bare bones staff right now. I don’t anticipate that it will change anytime soon. I do believe that it will get better, but that said….there will probably never be a time that we’ll […]

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 […]

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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 […]

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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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