Another Nail In The AM Radio Coffin
There has been a spate of stories lately about the manufacturers of electric cars not including AM radio in their dashboards because the vehicles’ electronics interfere with the signal. Here’s my take.
Stern And Springsteen
Since I’ve been writing about classic rockers lately (Elton John, Daryl Hall, Todd Rundgren), I have to share a few thoughts about Howard Stern’s recent conversation with Bruce Springsteen.
Stump Mr. Video
Nearly 40 years ago, I created a listener-participation game called Stump Mr. Video for my morning radio show. Too bad it could never work today. Here’s the story.
Bye Bye Broadcasts
Brian Stelter was fired by CNN, but at least got to do a goodbye show, a courtesy that’s rarely offered to radio broadcasters. As I write in this piece, I speak from experience.
You’re Not On The Air
Taking regular phone calls from lonely listeners who just want to talk to someone is a recipe for bad radio. Here’s how I handled them during my years as a talk radio host.
Occasionally, during my years in music radio, I would get asked to speak to a high school class to explain what it’s like being in the business. This is what I told them.
Another Blown Promotion Opportunity
I recently attended two screenings where radio DJs got up before the movie to promote the station and give stuff away. In both cases, the jocks blew the opportunity by failing to read the room.
This Is A No Ad Zone
Some radio (and podcast) personalities have gotten rich by having great relationships with advertisers. I was never one of them, but I do have a few stories to share.