Early in my radio career, I worked for a music station that declared “Every Monday In January Is Commercial-Free!” Here’s why it may have sounded good, but was actually bad.
Here are my memories of doing the morning show at a rock radio station the day after the murder of John Lennon forty years ago.
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.
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.
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.
For the Picture Of The Day, here’s a special video made by the classic rock band Rush as a tribute to their late drummer Neil Peart and to the radio stations that first helped boost the band’s popularity four decades ago.
My friend Perry Simon on the disappointing predictability of how talk radio is handling the Minneapolis story.
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.