POTD: The Spirit Of Radio

POTD: The Spirit Of Radio

On the 40th anniversary of the release of its album, “Permanent Waves,” the classic rock trio Rush had a special animated video made for their song, “The Spirit Of Radio.” It serves a dual purpose — as a tribute to their drummer, Neil...
Best Thing I’ve Read Today

Best Thing I’ve Read Today

My friend Perry Simon on the disappointing predictability of how talk radio is handling the Minneapolis story: Friday morning, I did my occasional listening tour of talk radio stations across the country, and I wondered, with the biggest stories right there on video...
MYMNK: “Corporate.FM”

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 recommending a documentary that makes the point even more strongly. “Corporate.FM” was made in 2012 by Kansas City filmmaker...
Imus In The Mourning

Imus In The Mourning

Several people asked me this weekend if I knew Don Imus, the Radio Hall Of Famer who died Friday at 79. In the mid-1980s, we both did morning shows for NBC Radio — Imus on the AM, me on the FM — but, despite both having offices on the second floor of 30...
We Already Know Who You Are

We Already Know Who You Are

Yesterday, I linked to a clip from Jim Jefferies’ Comedy Central show, which I enjoy from time to time — even though it includes one of my broadcasting pet peeves. At the top of the show each week, as the opening rolls, we see Jim Jefferies’ name. As...
Eleven Minutes?

Eleven Minutes?

I no longer watch any of the late-night shows live. In fact, I haven’t paid much attention to them at all over the last few months. But last night, I was in bed and couldn’t fall asleep, so I turned on Jimmy Kimmel, just as his show was starting. I was...