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  • Rock, Rolling Over (another radio station flips from rock to Spanish)

    01/19/2005 7:06:55 PM PST · by weegee · 25 replies · 481+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Tuesday, January 18, 2005; Page C01 | By Paul Farhi
    ...The latest casualty turned up last week. WHFS-FM, the "alternative" station that pioneered free-form rock radio in Washington in the 1960s and '70s, abruptly pulled the plug on rock and began carrying Spanish-language pop. The move by WHFS's owner, Infinity Broadcasting, left the Washington region -- a radio market of more than 4 million people -- with just one area-wide station, DC-101 (WWDC-FM), playing contemporary rock. In economic terms, the move made perfect sense. So-called urban -- black-oriented R&B hits and hip-hop -- and ethnic formats have been the radio industry's growth engine. Among these, Spanish-language programming has been the...
  • Drudge now reporting Iraq depot story was shopped to CBS' 60 minutes before reported by NYT

    10/25/2004 11:33:01 PM PDT · by picturefan · 297 replies · 12,543+ views
    XXXXX DRUDGE REPORT XXXXX MON OCT 25 2004 22:45:05 ET XXXXX NBCNEWS: CACHE OF EXPLOSIVES VANISHED FROM SITE IN IRAQ BEFORE TROOPS ARRIVED... The NYTIMES urgently reported on Monday in an apprent October Surprise: The Iraqi interim government and the U.N. nuclear agency have warned the United States that nearly 380 tons of powerful conventional explosives are now missing from one of Iraq's most sensitive former military installations. [The source behind the NYT story first went to CBSNEWS' 60 MINUTES last Wednesday, but the beleaguered network wasn't able to get the piece on the air as fast as the newspaper...
  • NICKOLODEONS "Kids Pick the President".
  • Radio Giant In Record Indecency Settlement

    Radio Giant In Record Indecency Settlement By Frank Ahrens Washington Post Staff Writer Wednesday, June 9, 2004; Page A01 The Federal Communications Commission has reached a record-setting, nearly $2 million settlement with Clear Channel Communications Inc. that would clear the radio giant of all charges of indecency lodged against it, including on-air remarks made by shock jock Howard Stern, according to government and radio industry sources.
  • Guilt Free FRONTLINE: "The Way The Music Died"

    05/26/2004 8:28:06 AM PDT · by FilmCutter · 226 replies · 532+ views
    THE WAY THE MUSIC DIED PBS Airdate: Thursday, May 27, at 9 P.M., 60 minutes In the recording studios of Los Angeles and the boardrooms of New York, they say the record business has been hit by a perfect storm: a convergence of industry-wide consolidation, Internet theft, and artistic drought. The effect has been the loss of billions of dollars, thousands of jobs, and that indefinable quality that once characterized American pop music. “It’s a classic example of art and commerce colliding and nobody wins,” says Nic Harcourt, music director at Los Angeles’s KCRW-FM. “It’s just a train wreck.” In...
  • Growing GOP Dissent on Iraq

    04/08/2004 1:41:59 AM PDT · by DayTripper · 32 replies · 446+ views ^ | April 7, 2004 | David Paul Kuhn
    President Bush is facing increasing dissent among leading conservative politicians and pundits in the face of mounting U.S. casualties in Iraq. The war has become the long slog that some Republicans feared. Since Sunday, 32 Americans have been killed in fighting across Iraq. American body bags are on the front page of major U.S. newspapers. The Washington Post and The New York Times brandished images of charred U.S. civilian remains last week. The networks are leading their nightly news broadcasts with stories of dead Americans. "If we have two or three more weeks of this you are going to start...
  • Message to Bush: Just say no to MTV

    04/05/2004 11:34:11 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 23 replies · 246+ views ^ | Saturday, April 03, 2004 | Kyle Williams
    Red, white and blue colors cover the screen on MTV's website as the words appear, "The last election was decided by 500,000 votes nationwide. In some states it was decided by 50,000 or 5,000 or 500. In the last election, 18 million young people voted. What if that were 20 million? Who's swing voting now?" The same network that has given us "The Osbournes," "Punk'd," and "Total Request Live" also contributes to the seriousness of politics by delivering "Choose or Lose," the current MTV campaign to mobilize 20 million young voters in November. "Choose or Lose," launched in 1992, brought...
  • Kerry: Stations Have Right to Pull Stern

    02/28/2004 8:25:36 PM PST · by BigWaveBetty · 34 replies · 165+ views
    yahoo ^ | 2-28-2004
    NEW YORK - Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry (news - web sites) said radio stations are within their right to pull Howard Stern off the air if they object to the shock jock's racy show. "Howard Stern does have the right to say whatever he wants anywhere, but he doesn't necessarily have the right to say it on that station if the people who run the station don't want him to," Kerry said while campaigning in New York, where Stern's show is broadcast. A questioner at the town hall meeting in Brooklyn asked Kerry to stand up for Stern's right...
  • Howard Stern hates Christians

    02/27/2004 11:00:58 PM PST · by Radioactive · 142 replies · 494+ views
    Howard Stern on his radio program today stated that anyone who goes to see the movie "The Passion of the Christ" is stupid & ignorant. He went on to say that these Jesus Freaks have to be kept out of government and that we need to get Bush out of the White house. He blames his problems with his filth on the air on the Bush administration and "hopes that Americans realize that Kerry would do just as good a job as president as Bush and we need to clean house so that his "program" can continue to be on...
  • Did anyone hear Susan Sarandon's defense of Howard Stern today?

    02/27/2004 3:57:55 PM PST · by weegee · 10 replies · 272+ views
    Heard on CBS Radio hourly news break | 2-27-2004 | self
    I was listening to Rush Limbaugh's radio show at 11am and heard a CBS news report of Susan Sarandon's take on Howard Stern being dropped/suspended from several Clear Channel radio stations. She said that it was a "chill wind" and censorship. She also said that while she did not agree with Howard's radio program, that people could just turn it off. It's a good thing I was not at a microphone at that moment, I sufferred a 20-second bout with Tourette's Syndrome calling Ms. Sarandon every name in the book. For those who don't recall, she was pivotal in the...