In the beginning there was radio, and everyone tuned in collectively. Satellite radio changed the equation slightly as listeners moved to create their own sound experiences, free of commercials and all those unwanted stations. Then, along came podcasts, and it seems there’s one for every listener these days. Now you can personalize your own aural Read More
REMARKS WERE MADE
On Sunday, New York City’s world-famous hip hop radio station, Hot 97, held their yearly Summer Jam concert. Earlier that day, one of the station’s DJs, Peter Rosenberg, decried the oeuvre of Summer Jam headliner Nicki Minaj while introducing another act, Kendrick Lamar. His charge was about Minaj’s recent single, which has a decidedly pop-oriented slant to it: ”We’re all about that real hip-hop, not ‘Starships.’”
A colleague jokes that NPR’s lobby is…elected officials. And this email, from Public Advocate Bill de Blasio’s spokesman, only underscores that point, coming hours after a similar one from Rep. Steve Israel.
De Blasio’s spokesman:
Today, House Republicans are calling an emergency meeting to cut 100% of federal funding to public broadcasting.
If Read More
Shock jock Howard Stern announced this morning, on his show of course, that he has signed a new five-year deal with the company. The DJ spent a year teasing listeners with hints that he may leave, and the last few weeks have seen rumors that he would either retire, join the judging panel of Read More
Michele Norris is the first black female to host a major weekday show at NPR, but there was no mention of her in This Is NPR, a book celebrating the 40th anniversary of the public radio organization.
Norris told the Tampa Bay Tribune that she was “disappointed” by her omission from the Read More
There’s a long history of television and radio hosts getting mad about guests canceling at the last minute. David Letterman has been known to turn on these no-shows quickly and viciously — after Sen. John McCain
We reached out to flacks for both entertainment figures to seek out their non-emergency reasons for backing out. A Read More
One Woman's Opinion
Mark Green, Observer columnist and former Air America president, has started a weekly talk show on 77 WABC radio featuring Arianna Huffington and Mary Matalin.
The show is called Both Sides Now and the idea is for the two idealogically opposed, though very respectful, women to have it out on different issues and Mr. Read More
“And we’ve got David from Harlem, you’re on the line!”
The Times has a front page article this morning about Governor David Paterson’s love affair with the radio. Mr. Paterson, an avid sports fan, began listening to the radio as a boy becuase it was the easiest way for him to follow sports. Read More
Here’s two bits of counterintuitive news for your rainy Tuesday. First off, according to a new study cited in the New York Times, young adults (i.e. those between the ages of 14 and 24) are spending more quality time with their radios than they were in 2007. Though average listening time dropped by three Read More
At 6:33 this morning, Don Imus offered some reassurance: "Dick Cheney is still a war criminal. Hillary Clinton is still Satan. And I’m back on the radio!"
Mr. Imus was indeed back on the radio at 6 a.m. (he himself first spoke at 6:06) on WABC and several other Citadel Radio-owned stations across the nation. Read More