Commercial Conflicts

During all my years in broadcasting, there was a rule that commercials for competing companies could not run adjacent to one another in a break. Apparently that’s no longer true, as this political season proves.

Time To Resurrect This Radio Idea

The latest unemployment numbers reminded me of one of the ways in which radio can be an important resource in a community. Consider it a free gift to hosts in any daypart who want to make a difference — and fill lots of airtime, too.

The New Direction Is Down

A recent ratings report from Chicago has me remembering my time filling in on what was once a great radio station run by a visionary friend of mine.

MYMNK: “Corporate.FM”

Recently, I linked to a piece by a radio veteran lamenting the state of the industry and blaming consolidation. Today, I’m adding my own comments and recommending a documentary that makes the point even more strongly.

Imus In The Mourning

My thoughts on Don Imus, the Radio Hall Of Famer who died Friday at 79, leaving behind a mixed legacy at best and an undeniable influence on other on-air personalities.

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