Make It Mandatory

Make It Mandatory

On Monday, St. Louis County — where I live — became among the first in the country to reinstate an indoor mask mandate in public places for everyone, vaccinated or not. That’s an anomaly in a state that regularly contends for title of both Most...
Random Thoughts: Olympics Edition

Random Thoughts: Olympics Edition

Comparing the ratings thus far for NBC’s coverage of the Summer Olympics to those from 2016 is disingenuous, at best, in a world where there are so many more viewing options than five years ago. The size of the pie hasn’t changed, but expecting the slices...
HD Radio

HD Radio

When I did the morning show at WCXR/Washington in the 1980s, we had an AM sister station, WCPT, that had a terrible signal, got no ratings, and thus made no money for anyone. It merited little attention from management or staff. It ran automated programming around the...
Best Thing I’ve Read Today

Best Thing I’ve Read Today

Eric Clapton announced this week that, on his upcoming tour, he will not play in any venue that requires concertgoers to prove they’ve been vaccinated against COVID-19. Clapton, of course, has gotten the shots, but has no problem encouraging his fans to gather...
Movie Review: “Val”

Movie Review: “Val”

Have you ever been forced to sit through someone else’s home movies or videos? I’m not talking about someone related to you, which might keep you interested. I’m talking about someone you don’t know at all. That’s what “Val,”...