Fixing Radio: The Importance of Keeping it Local

Tara Dublin Fixing Radio DJ Importance TaraDublinRocks 94.7 KNRK Portland

This guest entry originally was posted on LinkedIN.A year or so after I lost my job as the midday DJ on KNRK in Portland, Oregon, I wrote this article for the Huffington Post about how corporate radio could be improved with simple, inexpensive measures that seemed to make a lot of sense to … [Read more...]

How #Nelly1057 Became A Viral Sensation

LatinoMix Latino Mix 105.7 100.7 KVVF KVVZ Nelly Nelly1057 #Nelly1057 San Francisco San Jose

It was just supposed to be like any other format change stunt that takes place dozens of times each year across the country. Univision's "Latino Mix" 105.7 KVVF Santa Clara/100.7 KVVZ San Rafael, CA began looping Nelly's "Hot In Herre" at 3pm on Friday in preparation of a flip.There was nothing … [Read more...]

Take Ownership Of Your Content

WWE Network Content Ownership Radio

On Wednesday, World Wrestling Entertainment announced the launch of WWE Network. The network will be the first high profile live 24/7 television network eschewing traditional delivery methods, only being available via streaming devices.With the company's existing television rights deals about to … [Read more...]

Stations Come Together To Assist Each Other

Lake 98.1 WLKN 98.9 WEMP Two Rivers Mark Heller

In a what is unfortunately becoming a rare circumstance in this industry, there have been two occurrences this week of stations with different owners coming together to assist each other.In Seattle, five non-commercial stations are joining forces on Thursday, December 19 for Public Radio Day. … [Read more...]

Examining The LPFM Applications

FCC LPFM Applications List

The list of nearly 2800 applicants for a new LPFM license has been released by the FCC.While many of the applications will end up in mutually-exclusive groups that will eventually be resolved via time sharing agreements or a points system. The FCC ranks the applicants by granting points for the … [Read more...]

Looking At The FCC’s AM Revitalization Proposal

FCC LPFM Applications List

As one of her final acts as Acting Chairwoman of the FCC, Mignon Clyburn and Commissioner Ajit Pai released a notice of proposed rulemaking directed towards attempting to revitalize the AM band.The proposal is broken down into six sections. We'll look at each separately.FM Translator Filing … [Read more...]

The New Old Ownership Groups

Digity Dean Goodman Greg Reed Adams Radio Larry Wilson L&L

As the economy improves and station values drop a new breed of owners are coming into the industry. Or rather returning to the industry.Citadel Broadcasting founder Larry Wilson is leading the way with his L&L Broadcasting. Wilson, who also operates Alpha Broadcasting in Portland, has been on a … [Read more...]

Fybush: FCC Policy & The State Of AM

AM Radio FCC Clyburn Translator Proposal

The following is reprinted with permission from this week's Northeast Radio Watch by Scott Fybush.It’s easy to point the finger of blame for AM’s troubles these last few decades on the FCC itself. There have certainly been some misguided policy moves that have ended up hurting AM more than the … [Read more...]

When Your Product Is Struggling All You Need Is An FM Signal

NAB Radio Show FCC Clyburn AM Radio Proposal FM Translator

As the keynote speaker at today's NAB Radio Show panel, Acting FCC Chairwoman Mignon Clyburn addressed the dilemmas facing the AM band.Clyburn stated that she has issued a proposed rulemaking that among other things will open a one-time filing window "limited to current AM licensees and … [Read more...]

Quickly Examining ITunesRadio

ITunes Radio Review

With its release of iOS7 today, Apple's ITunes Radio service made its way into the wild. Here's some quick thoughts on what it features.The service currently highlights 24 "Featured Stations" which vary from Guest DJ's Katy Perry, Jared Leto, and Diplo to a stream dedicated to The Beatles to … [Read more...]

Looking At A Few Of This Week’s Changes

Hot 103.7 The Mountain KMTT Seattle Marty Reimer Leslie Scott

Some thoughts on a few of the format changes that took place this past week...KMTT To Rhythmic Hot ACThe biggest and most surprising format change to take place over Labor Day Weekend was Entercom's shift of "103.7 The Mountain" KMTT Seattle to Rhythmic Hot AC "Hot 103.7". KMTT had struggled … [Read more...]

FM Chips Ahoy

Emmis FM Chip Sprint HTC Nextradio App Tuner

Based on the amount of press releases that have been released today, you'd think some groundbreaking technological advancement had been made. Instead it was just an app that many in the radio industry are banking on as being necessary for their survival.While it is imperative that the radio … [Read more...]

A Simple Idea To Pay Tribute To Kidd Kraddick

Kidd Kraddick Death Last Days Secret Cancer Successor D Magazine

The outpouring of love from both in and outside of the radio community for Kidd Kraddick shows no sign of stopping. The man inspired the lives of many through his on-air but especially through his charitable works.If we in the radio community want to pay Kraddick back for how he's influenced us, … [Read more...]

Looking At IHeartRadio Talk

IHeartRadio Talk Spreaker Stitcher KCRW Nerdist Earwolf Daily Pulse ABC

Clear Channel today launched IHeartRadio Talk. The new addition to IHeartRadio.com features on-demand listening of talk content from a variety of sources.In addition to content from Clear Channel's stations and Premiere Radio Networks, IHeartRadio Talk features content from ABC, American Public … [Read more...]