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  • Ex-Rep. Joe Walsh ‘kicked off the air’ over racist terms on radio

    06/20/2014 5:44:57 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 36 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 6-20-2014 | Mitch Dudek
    Ex-Rep. Joe Walsh ‘kicked off the air’ over racist terms on radio Fri, 06/20/2014 - 3:37am Mitch Dudek According to posts on former U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh’s Twitter account Thursday night, the conservative radio talk-show host was kicked off the air on WIND-AM (560) for using racial slurs while trying to have a discussion about racial slurs. In a series of tweets posted about 7 p.m., Walsh says: “Just got kicked off the air until further notice. Tried to have honest discussion about racist terms and management censored my language.” And: “I’m trying to have an honest, adult conversations about...
  • A Quest to Save AM (Radio) Before It’s Lost in the Static (caused by cellphones and other devices)

    09/10/2013 1:30:11 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 18 replies
    NY Times ^ | September 8, 2013 | By EDWARD WYATT
    ...at least one man in Washington is tuning in. Ajit Pai, the lone Republican on the Federal Communications Commission, is on a personal if quixotic quest to save AM. After a little more than a year in the job, he is urging the F.C.C. to undertake an overhaul of AM radio, which he calls “the audible core of our national culture.” He sees AM — largely the realm of local news, sports, conservative talk and religious broadcasters — as vital in emergencies and in rural areas. “AM radio is localism, it is community,” Mr. Pai, 40, said in an interview....
  • A Cold, Harsh Reality For Radio (No AM, FM for cars?)

    03/08/2013 1:00:24 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 73 replies
    Radio Ink ^ | 3/8/13 | B. Eric Rhoads
    I stayed in my seat and listened politely, though I wanted to jump up and cross-examine the people onstage. Frankly, I couldn't believe what I'd just heard, and it was so important that it needed to be clarified immediately. Could it really be true? I'd been predicting it for years, but when I heard those words, it was like seeing an old friend I loved being knifed in the gut. I felt victimized. But I also felt vindicated. The moment I am referring to was during our Radio Ink Convergence conference, held earlier this week. For two days, digital experts...
  • Want to find best FM radio for weak signals

    01/07/2012 11:05:25 AM PST · by TNoldman · 62 replies
    I am seeking advice on a good AM/FM/mp3/CD portable radio. I have had several that are poor FM performers because of our location relative to hills, mountains and distance. Size and weight are not issues if FM sensitivity is the best. Good sound quality, battery operation would be nice to have. Biggest problem is not getting Talk Shows like/including RUSH.
  • Wave farewell to AM radio, say experts

    12/30/2006 9:02:48 AM PST · by kiriath_jearim · 153 replies · 3,647+ views
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12/30/06 | David Sapsted
    Radio broadcasts on medium wave will end within a few years if a powerful coalition of commercial radio interests has its way. Ofcom, commercial radio's regulatory body, will launch a debate in the coming months on the future of radio. Many predict that it will result in the end of AM broadcasts as we have known them since the days of the Home Service and Light Programme. The growth of digital broadcasts, either on radio, over the internet or through digital television, has left commercial AM broadcasts with only 3.8 per cent of the national audience this year. While the...
  • Ramona Bell (Mrs. Art Bell) Dies

    01/05/2006 11:30:07 PM PST · by JennysCool · 162 replies · 8,292+ views
    Unknown Country ^ | January 5, 2004 | Anne Streiber
    Art Bell's beloved wife of fifteen years, Ramona, died unexpectedly last night after an asthma attack. At present, the exact cause of Mrs. Bell's death has not been determined. It apparently took place during her sleep. Until her death, Art and Ramona Bell had not been apart a day since they were married. Mrs. Bell had suffered from asthma for years, and took her normal steps to control the attack, which occured sometime last night in Laughlin, Nevada where the Bells were taking a brief vacation. Ramona Bell was 47 years old.
  • Talk Radio Derailing? Poor Decisions, Lack Of Focus Affecting Quality

    05/31/2005 11:04:00 AM PDT · by ScoopandDizzy · 11 replies · 502+ views
    The Radio Equalizer ^ | May 31, 2005 | Brian
    Is talk radio becoming derailed by peculiar programming moves, unfocused hosts and some who just don't belong on the air? Recently, the Radio Equalizer has begun to receive feedback from industry managers, air talent and listeners, alerting me to disturbing developments in the medium. At a time when blogs, XM, SIRIUS and podcasting threaten AM radio from every angle, one would expect a sharp focus on what works, an effective plan of attack. Instead, the decisions become more baffling every day, with no sign of change coming soon.
  • Time For New Excuses? Liberals Still Going Nowhere

    05/24/2005 7:56:43 PM PDT · by ScoopandDizzy · 5 replies · 429+ views
    The Radio Equalizer ^ | May 24, 2005 | Brian Maloney
    Newly released Arbitron radio ratings bring some questions to mind, such as: --- Will Air America's apologists finally come up with a fresh batch of excuses, after insisting more time was needed for it to catch on? Isn't that one getting stale? --- Will some of the traditional talk stations, now showing audience declines, make changes soon?
  • The Great Planet X Debate,11p-12a PST,coast to coast

    05/13/2003 7:31:26 PM PDT · by green team 1999 · 85 replies · 1,209+ views
    coasttocoastam.com ^ | may-13-2003 | Phil Plait ,Nancy Lieder .
    The Great Planet X Debate 11p-12a PST: coast to coast AM radio Astronomer Phil Plait (badastronomy.com) will debate alien contactee Nancy Lieder (zetatalk.com) over whether a 'Planet X' will pass close enough to the Earth to cause a pole shift and spur many disasters in the next few weeks. Plait will then be the solo guest for the last two hours. for information and discusion only,not for profit etc,etc.
  • Truckin' Bozo Promotes Free Republic

    03/15/2003 6:39:00 AM PST · by hardhead · 67 replies · 562+ views
    Last night Steve Somers of the Truckin' Bozo Radio Network promoted the Free Republic. He read the mission statement of FR to the thousands of truckers nationwide who listen to the show for news about the industry, conditions, and discussion of current events. The Truckin' Bozo is carried on AM and the XM satellite radio system.
  • DAVID GOLD (FREEPER)ON HOUSTON KPRC 950am RADIO NOW GUEST HOSTING for Pat Gray

    03/06/2003 3:42:32 AM PST · by buffyt · 3 replies · 435+ views
    KPRC 950 am Houston Radio ^ | 3-6-2003 | Barbara Tiemeier
    David Gold aka DavidTalker on FreeRepublic now - guest hosting for Pat Gray. Call in!
  • Pulp Radio: The calculated crassness of Portland's morning airwaves

    12/05/2002 1:51:35 PM PST · by ex-Texan · 3 replies · 279+ views
    Willamette Week ^ | 12/5/2002 | Zach Dundas
    Pulp Radio: The calculated crassness of Portland's morning airwavesby ZACH DUNDAS Good morning. Today we're talking about vibrators. Good morning. Today we're taste-testing edible underwear. Good morning. Today we're sharing bank-robbery tips. By reputation, Portland is a goody two-shoes town. People thank their bus drivers just for getting them where they're going. Land-use planning is considered interesting. An afternoon of browsing the Powell's Blue Room passes for a red-hot date. That may be true, but it's also false. You don't have to look hard to find the Portland where strip clubs sprout like mushrooms and pro ball players enjoy intoxicants...