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Country Music and the Wow Factor

One of the things that became clear in writing about “The Wow Factor” last week is that there is still a lot of respect for veteran programmer John Sebastian from his peers, and from the…

The Things We Left Undone

The HD Radio ads started nearly 15 years ago. They were hard to miss for a while, even when only broadcasters themselves and the most dedicated hobbyists owned an HD radio. The ads tried…

Reacting When an Artist Dies

Guest Post by Tony Lorino: As broadcasters, we tend to have a lot more memories about exactly where we were when major news events happened, based on the city we lived in or the station…

What Can Callout Do In 2019

I’ve been giving a lot of thought to current music rotations and the role of callout research vs. other metrics. When pop music was at its worst last year, callout couldn’t do much for…

Post Malone and the New CHR

During the morass of Top 40 product in 2018—the lack of tempo, the repetitiveness of the music, the chopped-up vocal samples, the overall claustrophobia of “trap pop”—there was, in…

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