She Picked The Hits

She Picked The Hits

Not all radio stars were on the air. This is a wonderful NY Times obit for the woman who chose the hits — and made stars of Bob Seger, Alice Cooper, and more — for legendary station CKLW.

HD Radio

HD Radio

I offer my perspective on the technology known as HD Radio, which commemorated its 15th birthday last week (although there isn’t much to celebrate).

Three Radio Pet Peeves

Three Radio Pet Peeves

I don’t listen to much radio anymore, but when I poked around to some local stations recently, instead of gripping content, I heard these three longtime pet peeves that may never go away.

Rush To Judgement Day

Rush To Judgement Day

As a longtime broadcaster, here’s my perspective on the death of Rush Limbaugh and his negative impact on both the radio industry and the very fabric of America.

Commercial-Free Mondays

Commercial-Free Mondays

Early in my radio career, I worked for a music station that declared “Every Monday In January Is Commercial-Free!” Here’s why it may have sounded good, but was actually bad.

Commercial Conflicts

Commercial Conflicts

During all my years in broadcasting, there was a rule that commercials for competing companies could not run adjacent to one another in a break. Apparently that’s no longer true, as this political season proves.

Time To Resurrect This Radio Idea

Time To Resurrect This Radio Idea

The latest unemployment numbers reminded me of one of the ways in which radio can be an important resource in a community. Consider it a free gift to hosts in any daypart who want to make a difference — and fill lots of airtime, too.

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