Best Thing I’ve Read Today

Darryl Parks wonders if "Ohio" -- the devastating song Neil Young wrote (and recorded with David Crosby, Stephen Stills, and Graham Nash) after seeing four college students killed by National Guardsmen during a Vietnam War protest at Kent State University...

Why I’m Not Mourning Art Bell

After his death this weekend, Art Bell, whose "Coast To Coast AM" show owned overnight radio for a couple of decades on hundreds of stations, is being mourned by many in the radio industry. I am not one of them. I believe Bell contributed to the dumbing-down of...

Defending Offense

Yesterday, I wrote a piece about the blowback felt by two right-wing media personalities after their comments caused activists to start a boycott of the businesses that advertised on their programs. What I neglected to say is that there has to be a line where...

Big Mouths, Big Trouble

In the last week, a couple of conservative loudmouths have gotten some backlash after making comments about David Hogg, one of the survivors of the Parkland high school shooting who has become an outspoken advocate for gun law reform. First it was Fox News Channel...

Opening Remarks 2/9/18

Here are the opening remarks from my final Friday show on KTRS, in which I explain how I came to St. Louis 19 years ago this month, why I jumped over to KMOX after five years, and why I returned to KTRS a decade ago while doing freelance and syndicated shows for...

Closing Remarks 2/9/18

Here are the closing remarks from my final Friday show on KTRS, in which I explain why I quit college to pursue radio, why I didn't let a corporate VP keep me from succeeding in major markets, and offer thanks to the person who's been with me during the highest highs...

Just One More Time

After 40 years in commercial radio, I'm going to do my last show this Friday, February 9th. I've known this day was coming for several months, as KTRS has hired someone else to do its 3-6pm show every weekday beginning next week. I was asked if I wanted the job, but I...

Radio Consolidation

Several people have e-mailed asking for my opinion on the big radio deal announced last week in St. Louis, with Emmis selling KSHE and KPNT to Hubbard (which owns WIL, The Arch, and 101 ESPN), while simultaneously spinning off KFTK and KNOU to Entercom (which bought...

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