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  • For Biondi, it's simple: Just get back on the air

    06/17/2005 8:38:50 AM PDT · by Mike Bates · 17 replies · 561+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 6/17/2005 | Phil Rosenthal
    It's good to hear radio legend Dick Biondi again--even if it's only over the phone. Silenced with the rest of the WJMK-FM 104.3 crew when Viacom's Infinity Broadcasting pulled the plug on the station's longtime oldies format June 3 in favor of the new not-as-old oldies format known as Jack FM, Biondi is biding his time for now. "The one thing I want to do is get back on the air and do my thing," he said Thursday. It appears his wait is near an end, if only in a technical sense. Station management is targeting the end of next...
  • Waves of Change (Ithaca "oldies" station replaced by "Air America")

    06/15/2005 8:17:11 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 18 replies · 866+ views
    ©Ithaca Times 2005 ^ | 06/15/2005 | By: Mary Bulkot
    If the (unofficial) voice of Ithaca sounds different these days, that's because there's been a change on the radio waves. The sultry strains of Bob Steinkamp have been replaced with the elegant tones of Geoff Dunn, who was recently hired as the new news director for the Cayuga Radio Group and AM Program Director at WHCU. On June 1, Cayuga Radio Group took over operation of radio stations WHCU, WYXL-FM ("Lite 97 FM"), WQNY-FM ("Q Country") and WTKO (now WNYY). Some programming changes have already taken place. This past Monday, WTKO not only changed call letters but its oldies music...
  • Jacking with the Boomers

    06/13/2005 7:31:03 AM PDT · by Mike Bates · 58 replies · 1,618+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 6/13/2005 | Editorial
    There are many moments in life when you realize that you and your generation are officially moving beyond the fringe of popular culture, or at least to a place where big advertisers no longer feel the intense need to reach you. If you live with a teenager, there's a blazing neon line between advertisers' interest in them (intense) and you (not so much). Teens are relentlessly courted to buy the latest fashions, music and other trendy stuff, while the aging parents are just as relentlessly ignored, except for news about the latest arthritis treatments. That you will bankroll the teens'...
  • WCBS-FM Changes Oldies Format Without Warning Listeners (Fires ALL DJs, Including Mickey Dolenz)

    06/04/2005 11:06:20 AM PDT · by NYC Republican · 25 replies · 1,776+ views
    ny1 ^ | 6/4/05 | NY1
    A fixture on the city's radio dial has quietly changed its format without warning. WCBS-FM dropped the oldies format which had been its staple since 1972 at 5 p.m. Friday. The station has adopted a format known as "Jack FM," playing songs from the 50s right up through today. Neither the station nor owner infinity broadcasting gave listeners any warning the change was coming. Published reports say station personalities such as former Monkee Mickey Dolenz, Cousin Brucie Morrow and Harry Harrison have all been fired. Fans can still listen to the station's old format on its web site at www.wcbsfm.com...
  • After 3 Decades:WCBS FM In NYC Switches Formats,Stuns Listeners

    06/04/2005 2:42:15 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 119 replies · 3,987+ views
    AP ^ | 6-04-2005 | my favorite headache
    Rock shock: Nation's No. 1 oldies station changes formats NEW YORK It's the day the music died. W-C-B-S F-M in New York, the top oldies station in the nation for more than three decades, stunned its legion of listeners by abruptly switching formats this weekend. Goodbye, Buddy Holly and the Beach Boys. Hello, Duran Duran and Jet. The station had switched to an oldies format in 1972, initially as a bastion for the doo-wop sounds of the '50s. Although the playlist changed over the years, W-C-B-S F-M always remained the outpost for classic Top 40 radio in the nation's largest...
  • Infinity Launches Jack In New York City & Chicago

    06/03/2005 4:47:44 PM PDT · by Mike Bates · 49 replies · 2,364+ views
    Infinity launched the Jack format in New York City and Chicago today. WCBS-FM in New York City made the switch at 5 p.m. ET, kicking off the new programming with "Fight For Your Right (To Party)" by the Beastie Boys. In Chicago, WJMK-FM launched Jack at 4 p.m. CT. The WCBS-FM Oldies format will continue to exist as an online radio station (www.wcbsfm.com). WJMK-FM will also transfer its Oldies format online at www.WJMK.com. "New York deserves a radio station that is equally as eclectic as its listener's personalities and attitudes," said WCBS-FM VP/GM Chad Brown. "Jack-FM promises to be unlike...
  • Exercise Guru Richard Simmons Cited for Slapping Man at Phoenix Airport

    03/25/2004 2:20:46 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 74 replies · 401+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | Mar 25, 2004 | Anon AP Stringer
    PHOENIX (AP) - Exercise guru Richard Simmons allegedly slapped a man who made a sarcastic remark about one of his videos, police said. Simmons, known for his "Sweatin' to the Oldies" series of exercise videos set to songs from the 1950s and 60s, was cited for misdemeanor assault. A fellow passenger recognized Simmons on Wednesday night at Phoenix's Sky Harbor International Airport as he was waiting for a flight to Los Angeles, police said. The man "made the off-hand comment, 'Hey everybody. It's Richard Simmons. Let's drop our bags and rock to the '50s,'" said Phoenix police Sgt. Tom Osborne....
  • Rush - A Man... A Legend... An Air Musician???

    11/24/2003 7:27:40 AM PST · by MAEsser · 9 replies · 182+ views
    To the Moderator: I am sorry for this, an admitted repost. I was fearful that I did not properly enter it into the server last time. I found myself unable to search for the post and thought that it might be impossible for others to find it and respond. Again, my humblest apologies. Those of you who have visited the Rush Limbaugh website recently may have seen an interesting video posted on the main page, on the right about halfway down. As you click to watch why it pays to see what goes on in the studio just before the...
  • Rush Limbaugh - A Man, A Legend, an air musician?

    11/24/2003 6:21:24 AM PST · by MAEsser · 4 replies · 153+ views
    Those of you who have visited the Rush Limbaugh website recently may have seen an interesting video posted on the main page, on the right about halfway down. As you click to watch why it pays to see what goes on in the studio just before the show goes on the air, a new window opens up and you see Rush jamming to a jazzy instrumental piece. Out of curiosity, what is the name of the song to which Rush enjoys jamming? Also, who is the artist?I cannot say for sure how much longer the video will be posted on...
  • Roll Over Chuck Berry: Oldies Radio Moves Into the '70s

    10/31/2003 11:52:53 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 62 replies · 637+ views
    TBO ^ | 10/31/03 | Jonathan Salant
    ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) - One of the surest ways to feel older is to listen to the radio and hear songs from your childhood - or, even worse, your adulthood - described as "oldies." If over the years it seems those songs have gotten newer while you've gotten older, it's not your imagination. Oldies radio stations that once featured songs from the 1950s and '60s now play songs from the '70s. "Radio is an ever-changing thing, especially an oldies station," said Jeff Gold, a 44-year-old DJ whose build and voice personify his station's call letters, WBIG. "As the years go...
  • Concert-goers Jam Exits After Anti-Bush Display (More Looney Left Tirades)

    04/03/2003 8:00:19 AM PST · by NYC Republican · 79 replies · 568+ views
    Rocky Mountain News (Colorado) ^ | 4/3/2003 | Mark Brown
    Incensed fans walked out of Pearl Jam's concert Tuesday after lead singer Eddie Vedder impaled a mask of President Bush on a microphone stand, then slammed it to the stage. Most of Vedder's antiwar remarks earlier in the Pepsi Center show were greeted with mixed cheers and scattered boos. But dozens of angry fans walked out during the encore because of the macabre display with the Bush mask, which he wore for the song Bushleaguer, a Bush- taunting song from the band's latest album, Riot Act. "When he was sharing his political views in a fairly benign manner - supporting...
  • [Pearl Jam] Concert-goers jam exits after anti-Bush display

    04/03/2003 8:09:24 AM PST · by dep · 156 replies · 3,205+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | 040303 | Mark Brown
    Incensed fans walked out of Pearl Jam's concert Tuesday after lead singer Eddie Vedder impaled a mask of President Bush on a microphone stand, then slammed it to the stage. Most of Vedder's antiwar remarks earlier in the Pepsi Center show were greeted with mixed cheers and scattered boos. But dozens of angry fans walked out during the encore because of the macabre display with the Bush mask, which he wore for the song Bushleaguer, a Bush- taunting song from the band's latest album, Riot Act. "When he was sharing his political views in a fairly benign manner - supporting...
  • Pearl Jam Trashes Bush at Concert; Eddie Vedder impaled a mask of President Bush

    04/03/2003 9:10:07 AM PST · by Mister Magoo · 106 replies · 1,918+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | April 3, 2003 | Mark Brown
    Concert-goers jam exits after anti-Bush display By Mark Brown, Rocky Mountain News April 3, 2003 Incensed fans walked out of Pearl Jam's concert Tuesday after lead singer Eddie Vedder impaled a mask of President Bush on a microphone stand, then slammed it to the stage. Most of Vedder's antiwar remarks earlier in the Pepsi Center show were greeted with mixed cheers and scattered boos. But dozens of angry fans walked out during the encore because of the macabre display with the Bush mask, which he wore for the song Bushleaguer, a Bush- taunting song from the band's latest album, Riot...
  • Protesters pack streets for anti-war rally (ALL GREY HAIRED HIPPIES - PIX ONLY!!!)

    01/18/2003 6:57:53 PM PST · by I_Love_My_Husband · 76 replies · 306+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 1/18/03 | Rhea Davis
    2 college age students amongst all the golden oldies hippies! Old hippies who never grew up What old talentless closet did they bring her out of?