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Welles' - Thu 9-10p & Fri 2-3a, KNX 1070 AM.
Beck's - Thu 10-11p, KLAC 570 AM.
10/2002 L.A. Radio Flashes. Read Columns & Columnists (C&C) daily if you can. They get most stuff before I do. So does Radio Headlines which are updated instantly. To save space, for example, 6a means 6 a.m., 8p means 8 p.m., & midn means midnight. I'll be on a new schedule the next few months and may not have time for this stuff. Keep checking 'was Columns & Columnists' (C&C) and Radio Headlines yourself for the newest stuff.
10/31.10/02 - "War Of The Worlds on KLAC [570 AM]! KLAC will play a special War of the Worlds tonight October 31st, at 10PM. This is your chance to relive a part of broadcasting history. Don't miss it!" - says their site. It should have been live last night, but they broadcast a game. The original show will be on KNX 1070 AM, 9-10p, tonight.
10/31.9/02 - "Democrats fume as 50 radio hosts broadcast from the White House lawn. The Clinton Administration first pulled this PR stunt in 1993, but the fact that Bush did it just six days before Election Day has Democrats going ballistic." Form www.insideradio.com. Also, another story is linked below.
10/31.8/02 - KNX Drama Hour, daily, 9-10p, KNX 1070 AM.
10/31.7/02 - Larry King, Mon-Fri, 8-9p, KFWB 980 AM.
10/31.6/02 - LA Weekly's program picks for today:
10/31.5/02 - "FCC chairman Powell urges overhaul of radio airwave policy. WASHINGTON - Radio airwaves increasingly crowded by signals from wireless computers, cellphones and digital broadcasts still have much untapped potential, the nation's top communications regulator said yesterday." More at www.boston.com/dailyglobe2/304/business/FCC_chairman_Powell_urges_overhaul_of_radio_airwave_policy+.shtml. Moreover.com's tip.
10/31.4/02 - "Smiley brings in heavy hitters for show. Tavis Smiley, syndicated Los Angeles radio host and author, speeded through his first live remote show in Atlanta on Wednesday morning at Clark Atlanta University." More at www.accessatlanta.com/ajc/living/buzz/thursday_buzz.html. Larry's tip. He's on NPR locally.
10/31.3/02 - Last night on Art Bell's show the phones didn't work again; no quest, no calls, so they ran an old tape about rockets and stuff. Actually it was more interesting than the planned guest, perhaps rescheduled for tonight. Art plans to cover 'Halloween' topics this week which don't really interest me.
10/31.2/02 - "WABC at crossroads over 'Coast to Coast'. Program director Phil Boyce of WABC (770 AM) says he hasn't decided whether to continue the overnight show "Coast to Coast AM," now heard from 1-5 a.m., after Art Bell leaves at the end of the year." More at www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/ent_radio/story/31428p-29801c.html. Larry's tip. In L.A. Art is on KFI 640 AM.
10/31.1/02 - "WKND FEEDBACK A reader's nightmare. ...What happened to Radio Highlights? There are still a few of us who listen to the radio as well as TV and it's nice to know if there is something special on...." From www.calendarlive.com/printedition/calendar/calwknd/cl-wk-letters31.3oct31.story. From what I've seen they do print many less radio tips since the new format started 10/13.
10/31/02 - "FOR THE RECORD KABC radio -- A Quick Takes item in Wednesday's Calendar mistakenly said that Gloria Allred and Mark Taylor had been hosting a 45-minute show on KABC-AM (790) since the debut of "The Sean Hannity Show" in September 2001. Actually, it was the arrival of "The Radio Factor With Bill O'Reilly" in May that moved them to that morning time slot." From www.latimes.com/news/printedition/asection/la-a2-correx31.2oct31.story. Good News: they do print corrections, bad news: they print a lot of corrections. I don't even try to report them.
10/30.12/02 - "War of the Worlds" - story. Beck's show: 5-6p, KLAC 570 AM. See Reminders, above.
10/30.11/02 - www.100000watts.com returns to www.100000watts.com/ says the ctcr bb with a faster server.
10/30.10/02 - "WABC's Hannity Rush-ed to No. 2. ...Now, according to the trade magazine Talkers, the only thing keeping Hannity from being the most-listened-to talk-show host in the entire country is Rush Limbaugh." More at www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/ent_radio/story/31141p-29536c.html. Larry's tip. Hannity should beat Rush, cause I can listen to Hannity, not Rush.
10/30.9/02 - "We take you now (again) to Grovers Mill, N.J.", more on "War of the Worlds." See www.bergen.com/page.php?level_3_id=7&page=5423344. Moreover.com's tip. See Reminders, above.
10/30.8/02 - "White House hosts radio talk shows -- six days before Election Day. White House-AP -- Six days before Election Day, the White House has declared today "Radio Day" -- meaning radio talk show hosts from around the nation have been broadcasting live from the executive mansion." More at home.abc28.com/Global/story.asp?S=992858&nav=5hETC63E. Moreover.com's tip.
10/30.7/02 - "Spotlight set on ethnic groups in TV dramas. The way people from different ethnic backgrounds are portrayed on TV and radio is to be put under scrutiny in Birmingham next month." More at www.blacknet.co.uk/Whats_New_v2.0/Whats_New_v2.0.cgi?v=news&c=Stop_Press&id=103010291438. Moreover.com's tip.
10/30.6/02 - "Digital radio close, not tuned in yet. Crisp, clear, radio may be coming to a station near you, but many local radio listeners will have to wait at least six months or maybe a year, according to local radio stations." More at www.newbernsunjournal.com/Details.cfm?StoryID=5201. Moreover.com's tip.
10/30.5/02 - KNX Drama Hour, daily, 9-10p, KNX 1070 AM. But first - then the good stuff.
10/30.4/02 - LA Weekly's program picks for today:
10/30.3/02 - "It's Shocking What Rock Listeners Want. Web poll gauges attitudes about edgy content. Some 70% of Rock radio listeners agree with the statement, "Radio personalities should be able to say whatever they please; if people don't want to listen, they can change stations," according to a new web poll..." says R&R.com. Just cause it's such a slow news day.
10/30.2/02 - Hi-tech stuff in Robert Gonsett's newsletter at www.bext.com/_CGC/, #546, dated 10/29/02.
10/30.1/02 - "From 'Everywhere' to Nowhere Man" and more at Randy Dotinga's www.nctimes.com/preview/radio.html, a day early. With stuff like "AM stereo couldn't survive infancy. Beta videotapes and laserdiscs suffered through long, lingering illnesses. Vinyl records? R.I.P. Eight-tracks? Please."
10/30/02 - "KABC's Rantel takes a day job. The voice was familiar but the time of day wasn't. Al Rantel, normally heard weeknights from 7 to 10 on talk station KABC-AM (790), turned up Tuesday between 11 and 11:45 a.m. More at www.calendarlive.com/printedition/calendar/cl-et-quick30.1oct30.story. This was reported in yesterdays flashes.
10/29.8/02 - "Internet radio refuses to die. (CNN) -- There was some high drama last week for anyone who cares about Internet radio." More at www.cnn.com/2002/SHOWBIZ/10/25/hln.hot.buzz.internet.radio/index.html. Larry's tip. Talk about spin.
10/29.7/02 - "Infinity Set To Inform FCC Of L.A. Plans. Sale of one radio station expected soon. "...McClintock tells R&R Infinity is preparing to inform the commission by Nov. 3 of what it intends to do to meet FCC ownership limits in Los Angeles, where the company must divest one of its radio properties..." From R&R.com. That's not what others suggested yesterday.
10/29.6/02 - KNX Drama Hour, daily, 9-10p, KNX 1070 AM.
10/29.5/02 - Larry King, Mon-Fri, 8-9p, KFWB 980 AM. Expect bumps for sniper, etc. stuff, especially as H&C beat Larry.
10/29.4/02 - LA Weekly's program picks for today:
10/29.3/02 - "Teens tune in to radio the least, StatsCan finds. People with higher education listen to CBC the most. OTTAWA — Teenagers listen to radio the least, continuing a trend that goes back 15 years, Statistics Canada says. More at long url. Larry's tip. There have been several such reports in the last few years.
10/29.2/02 - Headlines at laradio.com.
10/29.1/02 - "War of the Worlds" - www.calendarlive.com/tv/radio/cl-et-carney25oct25.story.
10/29/02 - "HD Arrives" and more in Richard Wagoner's Friday column at members.cox.net/rwagoner/. Update: KROQ in L.A. and a station in NYC both broadcast in IBOC/HD radio. See Richard's bb for comments and links.
10/28.11/02 - Most powerful AM station? The subject turned to our KFI at about radio-info.com/boards/ctc/index.cgi?read=14504, the ctcr bb, with other comments. Like, remember the original clear-channel stations?
10/28.10/02 - "Gloria Allred and Mark Taylor leave KABC. More at forums.delphiforums.com/laradio/messages/?msg=89.1, the new L.A. bb. Now it seems you don't need to join to just read the board. P.S. - Their old KABC web page is cashed on Google at Allred & Taylor, long URL.
10/28.9/02 - Today the L.A. Times' list of radio-program tips was longer than since they started their new format on 10/13. Since then, the Sunday list has been much short than usual and at least one Thursday had no tips. These tips are not on their web site for some unknown reason, perhaps because they're often out of date.
10/28.8/02 - Infinity to keep all L.A. stations? "Infinity to petition FCC to keep ALL L.A. Radio Stations...I'm going one step further than the story, top Infinity officals have already met with the FCC and they will get to keep all L.A. stations." More at members3.boardhost.com/scgroove/msg/11950.html, the mostly-music L.A. bb, with other comments.
10/28.7/02 - "Webcaster Group Seeks Grass-Roots Support For SWAA". Voice of Webcasters, the industry group that negotiated the rates for webcast performance royalties that became part of the Small Webcasters Amendment Act, is asking stream listeners to contact their senators and urge them to vote for the SWAA. The bill was passed unanimously by the House, but a last-minute hold placed by Sen. Jesse Helms kept it from being voted on in the Senate before legislators went into recess for next week's midterm elections. The bill will be reintroduced next month..." More at www.radioandrecords.com/.
10/28.6/02 - "Infinity To Tell FCC Of L.A. Plans Within Two Weeks. Company SVP/Communications Dana McClintock tells R&R Infinity is planning to inform the commission by Nov. 3 of its plans for meeting FCC ownership limits in Los Angeles, where the company must divest one of its seven radio stations in order for Viacom to close on its $650 million purchase of KCAL-TV. ...and rumors remain rampant that one of Infinity's L.A. five FMs will be spun off." More at www.radioandrecords.com/Subscribers/TodaysNews/homepage.htm. I did hope it wouldn't be KFWB, one of my least listened to talk stations, except for Larry King. But, KNX does need the help.
10/28.5/02 - KNX Drama Hour, daily, 9-10p, KNX 1070 AM. Will be delayed by football till 9:30p-ish.
10/28.4/02 - Larry King, Mon-Fri, 8-9p, KFWB 980 AM.
10/28.3/02 - LA Weekly's program picks for today:
10/28.2/02 - "Web Ready For National Alerts. "This is a test of the Emergency Alert System. This is only a test." Such bulletins have sounded for years on radio and television, with a series of tones." More at my.zacks.com/newsroom/IBD/IBD_comptech2.php3. Moreover.com's tip.
10/28.1/02 - "Internet radio fees threaten college broadcasters. SAN DIEGO - The signal from San Diego State University's KCR station is so weak it can barely be heard on campus - if at all. Yet for the past six years its eclectic programming has reached the entire world." More at www.dailyherald.com/main_story.asp?intid=3755746. Moreover.com's tip. They have a site at kcr.sdsu.edu/, it might be overloaded, and it says they stream.
10/28/02 - Headlines from www.laradio.com/:
10/27.5/02 - A better computer show on Sunday. At noon, switch off Jeff's computer show and try the new one: it's Sunday, noon-1p, KRLA 870 AM, with a site at GMX. Today they were talking about new technology and took fix-it phone calls - while Jeff told people to reinstall Windows. The station's site is at www.newstalk870krla.com/ and they stream.
10/27.4/02 - FYI - European digital is different. Examples from Moreover.com:
10/27.3/02 -FYI - "After 3 days on the air in North Texas, Cafe 990 is no more. Cafe 990 is finished. The company is out of money, all the paychecks bounced, and they're off the air." More at www.radiodailynews.com/990.htm. Larry's tip, but I saw it first on ctcr bb.
10/27.2/02 - KNX Drama Hour, daily, 9-10p, KNX 1070 AM.
10/27.1/02 - LA Weekly's program picks for today:
10/27/02 - Gary Lycan's OCR columns:
10/26.11/02 - Time - Fall back tonight. "Don't forget to fall back! Daylight-saving time ends Sunday morning at 2am, so remember to turn your clocks back one hour before you go to sleep Saturday night," www.radioandrecords.com/ reminds us. Check Time and/or or above for the exact time, or within a few seconds.
10/26.10/02 - FYI - Botswana does reality radio? "Mogami launches radio drama. 10 October, 2002. After being on air for a little over a year, Makgabaneng radio drama has been described as "the drama based on real people, encountering relevant, real-life situations"." More at www.gov.bw/cgi-bin/news.cgi?d=20021010&i=Mogami_launches_radio_drama. Moreover.com's tip. P.S. - Caution - I went to their home page and couldn't back out.
10/26.9/02 - Tom Leykis letters. The LAT printed three letters from readers today concerning the recent Tom Leykis story. All letters were negative. They're all at www.calendarlive.com/printedition/calendar/cl-et-letters26oct26.story. See the 10/18/02 Flash for my link to the original story at www.calendarlive.com/printedition/calendar/cl-et-baker18oct18.story. In a way I should defend LAT - for years they only wrote about NPR shows that bore me or DJs I've never heard of; now they write about this show that only young boys like. At least, I'm glad to see them mix it up.
10/26.8/02 - KNX Drama Hour, daily, 9-10p, KNX 1070 AM. Saturday is Comedy.
10/26.7/02 - LA Weekly's program picks for today:
10/26.6/02 - "Popular public radio host brings his point of view to Boise. Ira Glass is surprised. Surprised by the wildly popular status of his public radio show “This American Life.” More at www.idahostatesman.com/News/story.asp?ID=23747. Larry's tip. Heard locally on NPR stations.
10/26.5/02 - "Now on CDs: Yiddish oldies. The wonderful documentary on the golden age of Yiddish radio, heard earlier this year on National Public Radio's "All Things Considered," is now available for sale on CD." More at www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/ent_radio/story/30074p-28536c.html. Also, it's back on NPR; see Flashes below. Larry's tip.
10/26.4/02 - "KPWR-L.A.’s Jimmy Steal Named Best PD In America ." I wouldn't know, don't listen, not my kind of station. More lists at www.radioink.com/HeadlineEntry.asp?hid=95496&pt=Ink+Headlines. Radioink also lists radio headlines. Larry's tip.
10/26.3/02 - Bandwidth 'problem'. Dave at www.davesfunstuff.com/0106main.html saw my notice about my bandwidth 'problem' at tripod and suggested a solution. He has had several bandwidth problems in the past, so he knows about them. Dave mentions free.prohosting.com and hostonce.com, and I'll check them out as time allows. And, yes, thanks, I do need help. My budget for this web site has always been zero, and I don't even have a computer.
10/26.2/02 - "How Can Dr. Laura Be #1 in L.A. and Get Cancelled in NY, Chicago and Phoenix?" is an email to www.laradio.com/.
10/26.1/02 - "SATURDAY LETTERS - Conflict at KPFK. STEVE Carney's Oct. 18 article, "Brokering peace at KPFK," misses the point regarding staff concerns about KPFK-FM." More at www.calendarlive.com/printedition/calendar/cl-et-letters26.3oct26.story.
10/26/02 - "Bell to end his UFO-tracking job. Syndicated radio talk show host Art Bell, whose late-night talk of UFO sightings and conspiracy theories made him famous, has announced his retirement." Another story at www.calendarlive.com/printedition/calendar/cl-et-quick26.3oct26.story.
10/25.11/02 - "THE WAKE UP SHOW SET TO RETURN TO LA. People are gearing up for the 'REBIRTH' of the Sway and King Tech Wake Up Show in Los Angeles. If what I'm hearing is correct, it should all be going down this weekend on Power 106." More at radio-info.com/boards/ctc/index.cgi?read=14426, the ctcr bb.
10/25.10/02 - "United Talk Network begins national rollout November 1," says www.insideradio.com/. I don't have any details except the links at the 10/24.11/02 Flash.
10/25.9/02 - "Payola Critic Sen. Paul Wellstone Killed in Plane Crash. The Minnesota Democrat was a frequent critic of radio’s relationships with record labels and independent promoters." Some more at www.insideradio.com/. Also, see Larry King below.
10/25.8/02 - "Truckin' Bozo Listener Helps Capture Sniper Suspects. Truckin' Bozo Radio Network host Dale Sommers alerted listeners early Thursday morning that police had issued an all-points bulletin..." And, "[Ron] Lancz called in to Truckin' Bozo affiliate WLW/Cincinnati..." More at www.radioandrecords.com/. Truckin' Bozo could be a radio station, but I don't know.
10/25.7/02 - KNX Drama Hour, daily, 9-10p, KNX 1070 AM. Good stuff.
10/25.6/02 - Larry King, Mon-Fri, 8-9p, KFWB 980 AM.
10/25.5/02 - LA Weekly's program picks for today:
10/25.4/02 - AP has the story - "Radio host Art Bell announces retirement. Radio talk show host Art Bell, whose overnight talk of UFO sightings and conspiracy theories made him famous, has announced his retirement." More at www.rgj.com/news/stories/html/2002/10/24/26649.php?sp1=&sp2=&sp3=. Larry's tip. See 10/23 and 10/24 Flashes for other links.
10/25.3/02 - "SmartTalk 870 KRLA-AM’s Mark Larson & Larry Marino Run for Co-Mayor of Fawnskin, California. Fawnskin, California, population 400 -- just across from beautiful Big Bear Lake, is holding their mayoral election November 5..." More at www.radiodailynews.com/krlamayor.htm. Larry's tip. I want to see at least 800 votes for Larry Marino.
10/25.2/02 - "LARP-hosted Web site named Top 10 on the Internet by Time magazine!," headlines laradio.com, but he doesn't give details.
10/25.1/02 - "These days, two 'War of the Worlds' may be scarier than one. The economy was bad, war loomed on the horizon, and Orson Welles thought the nation could use the distraction of a good scary story, a Halloween fiction that terrorized thousands who took it as fact. Now, 64 years later... talk-radio host Glenn Beck...will stage the play live on Wednesday. KLAC-AM (570) is carrying it locally, from 5 to 6 p.m. But over at KNX-AM (1070), Welles' original broadcast...is airing the program Thursday from 9 to 10 p.m. (repeated at 2 a.m. Friday)." More at www.calendarlive.com/tv/cl-et-carney25oct25,0,7578799.story?coll=cl%2Dtvent. Steve Carney's "Around the Dial" returns or perhaps never left.
10/25/02 - Business stuff - "Viacom Swings to Profit on Ad Sales. The media giant reports strong advertising growth at its stations and networks. Media giant Viacom Inc. reported Thursday a steep improvement in net income for its third quarter, fueled by broad advertising increases at its TV and radio stations and broadcast and cable networks." More at www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-viacom25oct25.story?null.
10/24.11/02 - For United Talk Network from the 10/24.9/02 Flash, all I found on Google was www.producepair.com/What_s_New/what_s_new.html. It may stream.
10/24.10/02 - "The Bush Administration considers the "widespread deployment of broadband" as one the keys of its economic policy..." More at www.newradiostar.com/.
10/24.9/02 - Tips from www.insideradio.com/:
10/24.8/02 - Headlines at www.radioandrecords.com/:
10/24.7/02 - KNX Drama Hour, daily, 9-10p, KNX 1070 AM.
10/24.6/02 - LA Weekly's program picks for next week (Fr-Th) are at www.laweekly.com/calendar/content/radio_all.phppicks.
10/24.5/02 - Larry King, Mon-Fri, 8-9p, KFWB 980 AM. Could be the sniper was caught, so everything else gets bumped.
10/24.4/02 - LA Weekly's program picks for today:
10/24.3/02 - "Digital radio receives nice reception. Fleetwood Mac never sounded so good. A black box that looks no different than the average car radio became the unofficial star of Detroit's high-tech Convergence 2002 conference this week..." More at www.macon.com/mld/macon/business/technology/4358225.htm. Moreover.com/'s tip.
10/24.2/02 - Bandwidth. I did get into my site today and found a lower-than-average number of hits on both of my hit counters. I have to assume tripod is just trying to force me into buying more bandwidth. See the 10/24.1/02 Flash.
10/24.1/02 - Bandwidth problem? Tripod is trying to tell me you're using too much bandwidth today, so you and I may not be able to get into this site. This is the first time I've seen this problem. Guess what - they want to sell me more bandwidth.
10/24/02 - Art Bell did announce last night that 12/31/02 and into 1/1/03 will be his last regular show. Till then he'll try to do the Wed-Fri shows as his back allows. After that he'll fill in for George, rest his back, hope for a solution to his back problem rather than try an operation on his back. Who knows?
10/23.11/02 - If you have trouble getting to the 100000watts.com web site, try 100kwatts.tmi.net/ says the ctcr bb.
10/23.10/02 - "Art Bell To Leave Radio Show At Year's End Premiere host suffers from debilitating back pain. Art Bell is expected to announce tonight that for the second time in two years he will exit as the host of Premiere Radio Networks' nationally syndicated late-night talk show Coast-To-Coast. This time, however, his departure —- set for the end of the year —- is due to a chronic back condition that has left him no longer able to sit or stand for the four hours daily required to host his nightly program. George Noory, who has been Bell's regular fill-in for the past year, will take over as host of the show on Jan. 1, 2003. More details in Today's News." More at www.radioandrecords.com/. George tries, but he's no Art Bell. Art - Do the show horizontally, we don't care. KFI 640 AM, 10p-5a and www.artbell.com/. Another item: "Bell: 'I'm Tired Of Disappointing My Listeners.' "It's not fair to listeners for me to be gone so much," Bell tells R&R of his decision to leave his show..."
10/23.9/02 - KNX Drama Hour, daily, 9-10p, KNX 1070 AM. Sounds like two very good shows tonoght.
10/23.8/02 - Larry King, Mon-Fri, 8-9p, KFWB 980 AM. Sniper or other action can bump any show.
10/23.7/02 - LA Weekly's program picks for today:
10/23.6/02 - "AFTRA Coalition asks FCC to hold hearings on media consolidation: A coalition of groups led by the American Federation of Television & Radio Artists..." More at www.emonline.com/news/web102202.html#aftra. Larry's tip.
10/23.5/02 - "Classical Listeners Spend Big Bucks Online According to Scarborough Research. Airline tickets, books and computer hardware top the list of online purchases. Classical radio fans spend big bucks online, purchasing goods and services via the Internet at a rate that is well above average." More at www.radiodailynews.com/scarclassical.htm. Larry's tip.
10/23.4/02 - "Fees Forcing College Radio Stations to Scale Back Webcasts. Playing alternative rock and urban folk music, the student-run radio station at the University of Wisconsin was broadcasting to fans from the far corners of the campus to the far corners of the earth." More at www.nytimes.com/2002/10/20/education/20RADI.html?ex=1035950400&en=8a516ca1047a3d0f&ei=5006&partner=ALTAVISTA. Larry's tip.
10/23.3/02 - Headlines from www.laradio.com/:
10/23.2/02 - "Webcast Measure Divides Its Ranks. Some oppose a bill in Congress to reduce royalties from small stations, saying it still would not help them. Brian Hurley broadcasts little-known music over the Internet purely for the love of it, transmitting songs to a tiny audience from a computer in the spare bedroom of his suburban Detroit home." More at www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-webcast23oct23001429.story.
10/23.1/02 - Radio Data Services Vying for Top Spot. Clear Channel pushes research firm Mediabase in showdown against rival Nielsen BDS. In 140 cities across the country, music detectives at a research service called Mediabase sit in front of personal computers listening to seven-second snippets of radio broadcasts." More at www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-radio23oct23.story?null.
10/23/02 - "Classical music with a twist" and more in Randy Dotinga's Thursday radio column at www.nctimes.com/preview/radio.html, a day early.
10/22.11/02 - Kevin Mitnick, computer person, was on Art Bell's show last night. He wrote a book and has another web site at www.defensivethinking.com/. P.S. - Art is still missing shows, even doing just three shows a week, Wed-Fri, KFI 640 AM, 10p-5a (5a the next day). Check out Art's site at www.artbell.com/ which offers pay-to-stream.
10/22.10/02 - L.A. County radio stations. L.A. County revised their web site, and it's hard to find stuff. Their list of radio stations is now at lacounty.info/radio_stations.htm. The content looks like it hasn't been revised since October 25, 2001. I'll need to update C&C which lists several other sources, some better.
10/22.9/02 - Comment and report on 'low Spanish radio numbers' issue. See members3.boardhost.com/scgroove/msg/11908.html bb.
10/22.8/02 - "The NBA Lakers will air in Farsi on "Radio Iran" KIRN (670) [AM]," comments www.insideradio.com. I don't have any details, but check www.radioiranla.com/, and it looks like they stream.
10/22.7/02 - "Here’s a longer-term “report card” on Howard Stern. We’re posting Tony Sanders’ complete affiliate-list report card on Stern, from New York, NY to York, PA. Tony’s rundown includes owners (plenty of non-infinity affiliates) and recent shares from Spring 2001 to Spring 2002. CLICK HERE for the STERN REPORT CARD." That's media.radcity.com/ZMST/SternReportCard.pdf. From www.insideradio.com.
10/22.6/02 - "It's almost Halloween, and Glenn Beck's ready to re-create Orson Welles' "War of the Worlds" next week. The Premiere talker is doing the October 30 8pm show with a live orchestra and cast of actors -- and no commercials. Glenn plays the role originally voiced by Mercury Radio Theatre's Orson Welles. The one-hour show originates from the XM studios in Washington, D.C." From www.insideradio.com. I don't think he's on an L.A. station, but check his site for CA stations at www.glennbeck.com/affiliates/California.shtml, and he may stream.
10/22.5/02 - "Clear Channel, Emmis: No Plans To Alter Relationships With Indies. This after Cox Radio cuts ties with promoters." More at R&R.com.
10/22.4/02 - KNX Drama Hour, daily, 9-10p, KNX 1070 AM.
10/22.3/02 - LA Weekly's program picks for today:
10/22.2/02 - Hi-tech stuff in Robert Gonsett's newsletter at www.bext.com/_CGC/, #545, dated 10/22/02.
10/22.1/02 - THE WORLD SERIES As Angels Diversify, So Does Fan Base. With new players and a lot of advertising, the team has courted the Latino community. Five years ago, when XPRS reluctantly signed on as the Spanish-language radio broadcaster for the Anaheim Angels..." More at www.calendarlive.com/tv/cl-me-latinoangels22oct22.story.
10/22/02 - "The Way It Was," "Going to War," and "Musical Bets" in Richard Wagoner's Friday column at members.cox.net/rwagoner/.
10/21.12/02 - Internet over the radio? Check radio-info.com/boards/ctc/index.cgi?read=14326.
10/21.11/02 - newradiostar.com adds another column of tips. It may have been there for a while, but I just noticed their right-hand column of tips/bits at www.newradiostar.com/.
10/21.10/02 - "How was your Summer? Howard Stern’s was up in D.C., Boston, Providence and Baltimore. Inside Radio is busy crunching the morning drive shares from the Summer survey. So far, Stern’s numbers are up in Baltimore, Boston, Providence and D.C. And down in Cleveland, Hartford, L.A., Philadelphia, San Francisco and San Jose. Inside Radio has prepared a 1-PAGE REPORT on Stern’s Summer book." From insideradio.com with a link to images.radcity.net/5394/300865.pdf which shows him down 12.8% in L.A.
10/21.9/02 - "Clear Channel Won't Change Its Indie Relationships. After Cox Radio announced Friday it would sever ties with independent promoters, Clear Channel spokeswoman Pam Taylor tells R&R the nation's largest radio group recently renegotiated its contracts with a few indies. "There is no movement under foot to change our business," she says..." More at R&R.com.
10/21.8/02 - KNX Drama Hour, daily, 9-10p, KNX 1070 AM.
10/21.7/02 - Larry King, Mon-Fri, 8-9p, KFWB 980 AM. But, the sniper or such can bump anything.
10/21.6/02 - LA Weekly's program picks for today:
10/21.5/02 - "Small Web radio stations to pay lower royalties. Smaller Internet broadcasters won a stay of execution over the weekend as musicians and record labels agreed to accept lower royalty payments that could prevent many from going out of business." More at www.forbes.com/home_europe/newswire/2002/10/21/rtr759444.html. Moreover.com's tip.
10/21.4/02 - FYI - "New AM talk-radio station targets female listeners..." offers the Dallas Morning News, but it requires a long sign in. Moreover.com's tip. Our 710 AM tried to go all women before it went Disney.
10/21.3/02 - More on digital. - Radio free USA. Digital is the new wave, but competition, cost could make some turn a deaf ear. Broadcasters were delighted by the government's decision this month to allow clear-sounding digital radio in the United States, comparing its impact to the monumental shift from black-and-white television to color." More at www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/technology/article/0,1299,DRMN_49_1492248,00.html. Larry's tip.
10/21.2/02 - "Award-winning Satellite Sisters find new home on ABC-Radio Networks. ABC Radio Networks will begin airing the award-winning Satellite Sisters radio show on Saturday, January 23, 2003...will broadcast live from 9 a.m. to noon (ET) on Saturdays, and will be available to ABC Radio affiliates nationwide." More with descriptions at www.radiodailynews.com/satsisters.htm. Larry's tip. This was on NPR for a while but left a while ago. Insideradio.com says "[T]he five-sibling "Satellite Sisters" show crosses over from public radio to ABC Radio Networks. The far-flung Dolan sisters began doing a syndicated pubradio show in April 2000 -- and now ABC President Traug Keller gives them a 9am-noon Saturday show on commercial radio beginning January 23, 2003. The "Satellite Sisters" show and website have won three "Gracie" awards from AWRT." Try www.wnyc.org/satellitesisters/ with archives, a book, etc. and/or check www.google.com/.
10/21.1/02 - "Cowboy Justice. Those who knew Angel owner Gene Autry say despite his film and singing success, these days might have been his happiest." Minor mention of radio at www.latimes.com/sports/college/usc/la-sp-autry20oct20.story.
10/21/02 - "Radio Industry's Discomfort Grows Over Payola-Like Practice. As labels slash payments to independent promoters, some broadcasters ponder whether to continue deals with middlemen. Suffering from poor sales, major record labels continue to slash the payments they make to a coterie of middlemen hired to push songs to radio programmers..." More at www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-payola21oct21004425.story?null.
10/20.2/02 - KNX Drama Hour, daily, 9-10p, KNX 1070 AM.
10/20.1/02 - LA Weekly's program picks for today:
10/20/02 - Gary Lycan's columns from the OCR. Nothing about his departure yet, but it has been reported.
10/19.9/02 - R&R does a Saturday update also, but not much at www.radioandrecords.com/.
10/19.8/02 - "IBOC on AM. I know this is going to raise the ire of many of you. You can have at me, but I think some of you are not seeing that IBOC for AM radio has to potential to do more good than harm." NYRMB talks about digital radio at musicradio.computer.net/wwwboard/messages/181310.html, one of the better bb.
10/19.7/02 - Another TV and radio site was mentioned at members3.boardhost.com/scgroove/msg/11885.html. The site is at www.bigcitytvandradio.com/, and a quick look did find some minor L.A. info.
10/19.6/02 - KNX Drama Hour, daily, 9-10p, KNX 1070 AM.
10/19.5/02 - LA Weekly's program picks for today:
10/19.4/02 - "A nation stuck on one station? On his new release, Tom Petty laments the demise of the autonomous DJ. But radio executives say they're actually more in sync with listeners now." More at www.calendarlive.com/music/cl-et-boucher19oct19.story.
10/19.3/02 - "The agonies of a long commute. Sometimes, the more I know, the less I want to know. I think that's why I haven't replaced the car antenna that broke last February. Peace and quiet was restored to my drives. I could have accomplished the same goal by simply turning the radio off, but that is a tall order for an information junkie." More at www.latimes.com/news/local/pilot/columnists/la-dpt-smith19oct19.story.
10/19.2/02 - FYI - "She Holds the Cards in Copyright Fight. An official in an obscure agency will help define 'fair use' in the digital age. WASHINGTON -- The Library of Congress, home to about 18 million books, many dating back to the mid-19th century, might be the last place you'd expect to find somebody at the center of one of the hottest debates of the digital era." More at www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-copy19oct19.story.
10/19.1/02 - "Webcasters Saved From High Royalties. Legislative relief stalls in the Senate, but record labels give small Internet stations a break by deferring most of what is owed them. Record companies agreed Friday to defer most of the royalties they're owed by small Internet radio broadcasters after Congress failed to pass a bill authorizing a discount for those stations." More at www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-webcast19oct19.story?null.
10/19/02 - The Baseball 'World' Series, with only U.S. teams, starts tonight at 5p on KLAC 570 AM with an L.A. area team and another CA team. Pre-game chatter could start earlier, like 4p. Check their site at www.570klac.com/ for details, and it looks like they stream. LAT says these AM stations carry it also: KSPN 1110, XTRA 690 (San Diego), and XPRS 1090 (Spanish).
10/18.14/02 - Show of the week. I haven't heard her yet, but try Kim Serafin, KABC 790 AM, Sun, 4-6p, with a page at www.kabc.com/showdj.asp?DJID=6813.
10/18.13/02 - NPR's Yiddish radio project continues. "Gems from the Yiddish Radio Archive. In response to the tremendous interest in the original 10-part Yiddish Radio Project series, we continue with a 26-week, Web-exclusive festival of Yiddish radio. This week, we present the third of five special shows featuring the radio melodrama Men Without Eyes -- the bittersweet story of a beautiful teenage girl struck by tragedy." More at www.npr.org/programs/atc/features/2002/yiddish/index.html.
10/18.12/02 - Nevermind. "GrooveRadio.com website has been updated and it looks like steaming shall begin shortly!!!" - or so said a posting on the Groove bb on C&C. Then, he reposted to say "nevermind." Then, another post said, "Won't Be Back. Not anytime soon as the bill did not pass (see www.kurthanson.com)"
10/18.11/02 - "Buckley's top engineer says iBiquity's AM digital system works fine," comments www.insideradio.com/. This counters the several who suggest IBOC AM had a night-time problem. Also, recently, audio quality has come into question. But, who is Buckley?
10/18.10/02 - "Los Angeles among first to test digital radio. 10/18/2002 By BRIAN BERGSTEIN THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. Broadcasters were delighted by the government's decision this month to allow clear-sounding digital radio in the United States, comparing its impact to the monumental shift from black-and-white television to color. But digital radio's path toward popularity doesn't figure to be as easy. Los Angeles is among the markets in which digitally enhanced broadcasts will be first available--one of the nation's most competitive broadcast markets. The technology faces heavy competition in an increasingly crowded field of digital entertainment. And new digital receivers will cost $75 or $100 more than traditional radios at first, making it uncertain whether many people beyond audiophiles and high-end car companies will be interested." More at www.pe.com/localnews/statenews/stories/PENEWSSTATEdigradio1018.cfbb1407.html, but requires long sign up; try AP. Moreover.com's tip. Remember, one L.A. station already broadcasts in IBOC.
10/18.9/02 - KNX Drama Hour, daily, 9-10p, KNX 1070 AM. Two good, long running series tonight.
10/18.8/02 - Larry King, Mon-Fri, 8-9p, KFWB 980 AM.
10/18.7/02 - LA Weekly's program picks for today:
10/18.6/02 - "Digital Radio: Small Guys' Ruin? The noise big radio conglomerates are making about digital radio is likely to drown out community radio stations -- dashing small broadcasters' hopes that the new technology would boost their signal." More at www.wired.com/news/mp3/0,1285,55757,00.html, and it's two pages. LPFM also. Larry's tip.
10/18.5/02 - "Gary Lycan departs Orange County Register after 40 years. He'll continue radio column," repeats www.laradio.com/, but I don't know where yet. Also see several other headlines/comments.
10/18.5/02 - "Webcaster Royalty Measure Stalls in the Senate. The bill, said to have been blocked by Sen. Helms, would have slashed payments to labels and artists. A bill designed to save small Internet radio stations from bankruptcy foundered Thursday, failing to win final approval from the Senate before lawmakers adjourned until after the November elections. Many Webcasters face a potentially ruinous day of reckoning Sunday, when four years' worth of back royalties are due to be paid." More at www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-webcastmo18oct18.story .
10/18.4/02 - "Bob Crane as a prisoner of warp," the movie. And, ""Auto Focus" opens in the mid-1960s, when Crane was working as a disc jockey for a morning drive-time show at the Los Angeles radio station KNX." More at www.calendarlive.com/movies/reviews/cl-et-dargis18oct18.story.
10/18.3/02 - "KPWR to Reveal Ties to Rapper. KPWR-FM decided Thursday to inform listeners about its business ties to rap act Shade Sheist -- whose music the station has played more than any other broadcaster in the nation." More at www.calendarlive.com/tv/cl-fi-emmis18oct18.story.
10/18.2/02 - "Cox Radio Rejects Payola-Like Practice. The station chain owner will stop accepting fees from independent record promoters. Cox Radio Inc., one of the nation's largest radio chains, plans to sever its ties with independent record promoters to distance itself from a payola-like practice rampant in the music business." More at www.calendarlive.com/tv/cl-fi-cox18oct18.story.
10/18.1/02 - "Brokering peace at KPFK. A retreat seeks common ground between new general manager Eva Georgia and those who say she's undemocratic." More at www.calendarlive.com/printedition/calendar/cl-et-carney18oct18.story.
10/18/02 - "The mouth of misogyny. Who needs Howard Stern when L.A. has its own Tom Leykis? You don't usually get congratulated on Tom Leykis' syndicated radio show unless you're, say, a caller describing the way you talked your unexpectedly pregnant girlfriend into having an abortion -- and then dumped her." More at www.calendarlive.com/printedition/calendar/cl-et-baker18oct18.story. Surely, even young boys can see through this junk.
10/17.13/02 - The Los Angeles Times Radio Tips for Today in the Sunday 10/13 paper totaled only 20 tips; fewer than usual. Since Sunday it does look like radio coverage has decreased. Their tips are not on their web site but should be.
10/17.12/02 - More on the IBOC digital radio problem. See radio-info.com/boards/ctc/index.cgi?read=14144 on the ctcr bb, with a sound sample.
10/17.11/02 - "Another thing about DAB -- get used to a 10 second processing delay" and "Radio and TV groups are quietly talking about what happens when cross-ownership is okay;" two comments at insideradio.com, without details. Is 'DAB' the new IBOC digital radio, to be known as 'HD radio,' or something.
10/17.10/02 - Are the 10/02 Spanish Arbitron ratings correct? Insideradio.com says, "Arbitron schedules a "big meeting" with its Los Angeles Spanish radio clients next month. No surprise about the reason: The pronounced drops in the new Summer book by stations like KSCA, KLAX, KLVE and KXOL which Inside Radio reported earlier this week. Arbitron CEO Steve Morris tells analysts this morning that they've reviewed the Summer numbers and found "no aberration in the way the sample was placed." Were L.A. Hispanics spending more time with Anglo stations?"
10/17.9/02 - KNX Drama Hour, daily, 9-10p, KNX 1070 AM.
10/17.8/02 - Larry King, Mon-Fri, 8-9p, KFWB 980 AM.
10/17.7/02 - LA Weekly's program picks for next week (Fr-Th) are at www.laweekly.com/calendar/content/radio_all.phppicks. Notice they list early morning shows where you'd expect to see evening shows for the previous day. Also, some occur before my daily postings.
10/17.6/02 - LA Weekly's program picks for today:
10/17.5/02 - The Los Angeles Downtown News, which sometimes mentions radio, revised their search function. Or, rather fixed it; it hasn't worked well all year. I haven't had time to check 'radio' yet, but try it at www.downtownnews.com/. Do limit the dates if you just want new news.
10/17.4/02 - Hi-tech stuff in Robert Gonsett's newsletter at www.bext.com/_CGC/, #544, dated 10/16/02. They distribute it by email before they post it on their site. Why? Today: digital radio, FCC, and more.
10/17.3/02 - For the Riverside/San Bernadino area , radio Dave says, "KHPY Moving to 1670 AM (October 16, 2002). From Amwar Washington: I've just got an update from KHPY, they say it will move from 1530am to 1670am, but they'll be on the air at the end of October, they got hi-tech gadgets and expanding their airwaves to los angeles and orange counties, they'll be on the air 24 hours a day, they'll be no 7am-5pm, just 24 hours now. KSUL is coming back as KHPY but it'll be on 1670am." That's from www.davesfunstuff.com/0100main.html.
10/17.2/02 - "Halloween radio events planned" and "Intern in cahoots with listener to fix station contest. FCC involved" headlines laradio.com, but I don't have any details yet.
10/17.1/02 - "KGB veteran jockey McInnes out of job," ratings, and more in Randy Dotinga's Thursday radio column at www.nctimes.com/preview/radio.html.
10/17/02 - "My Favorite Weekend: Big Boy. The pastimes of radio's Power monger. He's the salty morning mouth of the Southland's most popular radio station, Power 106 (KPWR-FM), and the featured player in the most outrageous parodies of movie ads to ever grace an L.A. billboard." More at www.calendarlive.com/printedition/calendar/calwknd/cl-wk-fav17oct17.story.
10/16.7/02 - Another L.A. message board at forums.delphiforums.com/laradio. "ON THE AIR: Los Angeles - A place for broadcasting pros and people interested in radio to meet, discuss, debate, gossip, spread news, rumors, etc. about radio stations in and around Los Angeles." But, it looks like you'll need to register to post, like the linking site in the 10/16.6/02 Flash.
10/16.6/02 - Karel in S.F. says a bb: "One old favorite I ran into on the dial is Karel Bouleyn (ex-KFI). He's now doing fill-ins at the Lgendary KGO/810* in San Francisco." Also, "I liked hearing Karel and Andrew. I miss hearing Karel. He was always so polite to everyone (you don't hear that a lot on the Talk Radio Circuit...)" From http://groups.msn.com/losangelesradio/_homepage.msnw?pgmarket=en-us
10/16.5/02 - "Radioio, an internet only top forty radio station out of Florida came in number one in the Internet only radio station ratings issued just moments ago by Measurecast." And more, says insideradio.com. See www.radioio.com/ and www.measurecast.com/ where it looks like #5.
10/16.4/02 - "Early Clearance Given To 146 More LPFMs. The applications were filed during the FCC's June 11-15, 2001 filing window and have been accepted for filing by the commission, the first step in the process of acquiring a construction permit for a new low-power FM station." More at R&R.com. But, remember, L.A. won't get any.
10/16.3/02 - KNX Drama Hour, daily, 9-10p, KNX 1070 AM. Don't miss 'Have Gun.' But first:
10/16.2/02 - LA Weekly's program picks for today:
10/16.1/02 - Lohman passes and Summer Ratings in Richard Wagoner's Friday column at members.cox.net/rwagoner/.
10/16/02 - "Airplay Raises Disclosure Issue. Some say FM station Power 106 should tell listeners about its ties to a rapper receiving heavy exposure. The station's owner denies conflict of interest." More at www.calendarlive.com/tv/cl-fi-emmis16oct16.story.
10/15.6/02 - Los Angeles Times new format started Sunday. Monday's 'In the Know' column which usually never mentions radio did just mention a station. The 'Morning Report' column, which was Tue-Sat and only occasionally mentioned radio, looks like it was replaced with a 'Quick Takes' column which didn't mention radio. The 'Radio Tips of Today' listing, usually every day, had 13 tips on Mon and eight tips on Tues, even less than usual. More as it happens. P.S. - I'll need to build new searches on C&C. Also, Tips never has been listed on their web site.
10/15.5/02 - Are L.A. Spanish-radio ratings incorrect? Inside Radio says: "More on the drop in Spanish radio shares in L.A. -- Spanish operators await the release of MaxiMiser data tomorrow. One expert wonders whether Arbitron's Summer sample included fewer "Spanish language-dominant" diaries -- making wobbles more likely." From the groove bb.
10/15.4/02 - KNX Drama Hour, daily, 9-10p, KNX 1070 AM.
10/15.3/02 - Larry King, Mon-Fri, 8-9p, KFWB 980 AM.
10/15.2/02 - LA Weekly's program picks for today:
10/15.1/02 - "Lycan Leaves the Register, But... MOVIN' ON Today's column marks the end of a 40-year career with The Orange County Register. I will continue to write this column as a free-lancer while exploring other media opportunities. It's been a fun ride, but it's time to move on to the next adventure. You'll still find your radio news here each Sunday." So says San Diego radio Dave on 10/13 but he doesn't give a source.
10/15/02 - "KFI #1 with Adults 18+" and "Gary Lycan departs Orange County Register after 40 years. He'll continue radio column" headlines laradio.com. I don't know where Gary will be, but I'll look.
10/14/02 - holiday for some
10/13.6/02 - The Los Angeles Times (LAT) revised their newspaper format today. A few radio tips for today are still in the Calendar section, now printed on full-sized pages and in two sections. These daily radio tips don't appear on their web site; a mistake. More as I get it.
10/13.5/02 - Talk continues about IBOC digital radio. Check the message boards on C&C.
10/13.4/02 - L.A. morning show ratings from a bb, originally from the L.A. Times.
10/13.3/02 - KNX Drama Hour, daily, 9-10p, KNX 1070 AM. But first -
10/13.2/02 - LA Weekly's program picks for today:
10/13.1/02 - New host at KFI 4-7p, Sunday. Other hosts mentioned his name and said he was good, but it wasn't anyone I recognized.
10/13/02 - Gary Lycan Sunday radio column is on the OCR web site. Go to OCR and click Columns; under Shows click Radio. Or, this week it's at www2.ocregister.com/ocrweb/ocr/article.do?id=6828. Remember, laradio.com suggested he's leaving the paper.
10/12.8/02 - Rabbi Mentz's cashed web pages. Likewise, Rabbi Mentz's pages were deleted from KFI's site, but Google's cashed pages are at long url. Last Sunday, Gary Lycan reported KFI let the rabbi go - "Robin Bertolucci told him that his "sound does not fit the station.""
10/12.7/02 - Mario Martinoli's KABC site pages have been removed from KABC, but Google's cached pages are available at lone url, for a while. He did their restaurant show, about the best of the restaurant shows and one of KABC's best shows. I don't know why he left, yet or if he has other links, yet. He also does/did stuff on K CAL channel 9 TV.
10/12.6/02 - More comments on the digital radio 'problem' are at radio-info.com/boards/ctc/index.cgi?read=13956, the ctcr bb.
10/12.5/02 - KNX Drama Hour, daily, 9-10p, KNX 1070 AM.
10/12.4/02 - LA Weekly's program picks for today:
10/12.3/02 - "Was Satellite Radio a Big Waste? The Federal Communications Commission gave commercial radio stations the go-ahead to broadcast digital signals -- a move that could prematurely snuff satellite radio's short-burning flame." More at www.wired.com/news/mp3/0,1285,55706,00.html. Larry's tip. But, satellite does work at night, right?
10/12.2/02 - NYC area to have tallest antenna tower? "Broadcasters ponder Bayonne tower. An old military ocean terminal in Bayonne, N.J., has emerged as the leading contending site for a new regional broadcast tower. Local broadcasters are still holding out a tiny hope that New York City will offer a spot for what would be the tallest tower in the world, at 2,000 feet. But..." More at www.crainsny.com/news.cms?newsId=4351. Larry's tip.
10/12.1/02 - Arbitron ratings - "Eminem Keeps 106 in Power. Rapper's hit CD also boosts other outlets in the Arbitron ratings. Spanish-language radio exec decries polling method for his stations. Hip-hop outlet Power 106 retained its top spot...while Spanish-language station KSCA-FM plunged from second to eighth...according to figures released Friday by the Arbitron ratings service...while talk station KFI-AM (640) jumped from fourth to second in the morning, with Bill Handel's audience share increasing from 4.5% to 5.5%." More at www.calendarlive.com/tv/radio/cl-et-carney12oct12.story. See the 10/11.9/02 Flash for the link to the numbers.
10/12/02 - "Radio Royalties Requirement Stands. The U.S. Copyright Office refused to suspend the requirement that over-the-air radio stations pay royalties to labels and artists for the songs they broadcast over the Internet. As a consequence, stations that simulcast on the Web will have to pay four years' worth of back royalties Oct. 20. More at www.calendarlive.com/tv/cl-fi-rup12.9oct12.story.
10/11.13/02 - More on IBOC digital radio problems. Check radio-info.com/boards/ctc/index.cgi?read=13967 and other comments.
10/11.12/02 - Now it works - The ctcr message board has had problems, and I can't get in now. Try radio-info.com/boards/ctc/index.cgi. It usually contains less kid chat and more interesting stuff than one of our L.A. boards.
10/11.11/02 - "Small Webcasters Amendment Act May Not Pass This Session. The legislation is being held up in the Senate by a single senator, reports RAIN: Radio And Internet Newsletter..." More at R&R.com. RAIN is linked in Reminders, above.
10/11.10/02 - "As Expected, FCC Selects IBOC For Digital Radio Standard. Digital receivers set for January unveiling. ... first digital radio broadcasts in Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Francisco and Seattle, and receivers will be unveiled to the public at the Consumer Electronics Show in January." More at R&R.com. L.A. already has it, before the receivers are available.
10/11.9/02 - Ratings, Arbitron - "Powerful Summer In L.A. KPWR (Power 106) remains at No. 1 with a 4.9-5.1 jump in the just-released summer 2002 Arbitron ratings for Los Angeles, fending off a 4.3-4.9 surge from second-place KROQ. KIIS & KVVS soar to third, KFI climbs to fourth and KTWV takes fifth with a 3.4-3.6 move." From R&R.com. See the newest numbers at www.radioandrecords.com/Subscribers/ratings/homepage.htm. Someone at KFI predicted they'd be number one, I think. Comments as time allows.
10/11.8/02 - KNX Drama Hour, daily, 9-10p, KNX 1070 AM. Good series.
10/11.7/02 - Larry King, Mon-Fri, 8-9p, KFWB 980 AM.
10/11.6/02 - LA Weekly's program picks for today: Remember: if you missed them this week, they might be on tomarrow or next week also. Check the stations' schedules at air schedules for details.
10/11.5/02 - Several other digital radio stories were available at Radio Headlines, from Moreover.com/.
10/11.4/02 - FYI - "Mexico adopts new rules on radio, TV licences. MEXICO CITY, Oct 10 (Reuters) - The Mexican government and broadcasters agreed on Thursday on new rules to open up the secretive frequency licensing process and to do away with a system under which radio and television stations gave the government free air time in exchange for tax breaks." More at long url. Larry's tip.
10/11.3/02 - "Mario Martinoli [restaurant show] exits KABC. Station replaces it with Best of Larry Elder" says www.laradio.com/. I missed the show for the last few weeks, but I'll try to find details. KABC has so few good show, why did they lose this one?
10/11.2/02 - "Digital Radio Plan Approved. Federal regulators Thursday approved a new technology for offering digital radio service, one of the biggest upgrades in decades in sound quality and choice of stations and a challenge to the growing pay-satellite radio services. A little more at www.calendarlive.com/tv/cl-fi-radio11oct11.story. This was reported yesterday by several outlets.
10/11.1/02 - "After 19 Years at the Wave, Program Director Is Departing. Chris Brodie, the only program director the Wave, KTWV-FM (94.7), has ever had, is leaving the smooth-jazz outlet at the end of the year." More at www.calendarlive.com/tv/radio/cl-et-steve11oct11.story.
10/11/02 - These Hosts Have a Considerable Legacy to Uphold. The longest-running show on public radio, 'All Things Considered' is getting two new anchors, one a loyal fan and the other an NPR veteran." More at www.calendarlive.com/tv/radio/cl-et-carney11oct11.story. The caption on Michele Norris's photo in the paper contains "...one of the few hosts of color..." but this text doesn't seem to appear on the web site. I suggest a new rule: All text (and maybe photos) from the paper should appear on the site.
10/10.11/02 - Check the message boards on C&C, above, for comments on today's news: digital radio, KLYY-FM, etc.
10/10.10/02 - LA Weekly's program picks for this week (Fr-Th) are at www.laweekly.com/calendar/content/radio_all.phppicks. Notice they list early morning shows where you'd expect to see evening shows for the previous day. Also, some occur before my daily postings.
10/10.9/02 - "Bad day for Big City -- is a default possible? Big City stock reels after it announces the FCC won't let it upgrade an FM in Los Angeles. Here's the irony -- That signal already over-achieves." More at insideradio.com. This refers to their Spanish-language KLYY-FM.
10/10.8/02 - "Going HD Radio won't trigger a performance royalty fee. Yes, iBiquity's product is digital, but the company believes its technology won't be subject to the controversial new fee." From insideradio.com. Good - something else to worry about.
10/10.7/02 - "Paul Harvey To Be Honored At R&R Talk Radio Seminar. TRS 2003 set for March 6-8 in L.A." More at www.radioandrecords.com, with more FCC/digital radio comments.
10/10.6/02 - KNX Drama Hour, daily, 9-10p, KNX 1070 AM.
10/10.5/02 - LA Weekly's program picks for today:
10/10.4/02 - "10/10/02 FCC Selects Digital Radio Technology," but I can't open it yet, at www.fcc.gov/headlines.html. See "FCC Approves iBiquity Digital Radio Technology" at story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/20021010/tc_nm/media_digitalradio_fcc_dc_3. Also at www.nj.com/newsflash/washington/index.ssf?/cgi-free/getstory_ssf.cgi?a0425_BC_DigitalRadio&&news&newsflash-washington and Radio Headlines, above.
10/10.3/02 - FYI - KFI carried sports, just 10/8/02, about 7p, cause it was bumped from some other outlet.
10/10.2/02 - ""KFWB seems to be losing its focus" - KFI news director Chris Little," from www.laradio.com. KFI is a talk station but some people think they do a good news reports on the hour and half hour - for a talk station. But, this does seem like a strange comment.
10/10.1/02 - "Ad-ding up radio's humor history" is Randy Dotinga's Thursday column at www.nctimes.com/preview/radio.html.
10/10/02 - Webcasters, Q&A, and more in Richard Wagoner's Friday column at members.cox.net/rwagoner/. Check his new message board.
10/9.11/02 - Some historical schedule info is available at dulmage.tripod.com/index.html. Mostly eastern stations, several from NYC, but I didn't see anything for California. From the nyr bb. I haven't had time for a good look yet.
10/9.10/02 - "I'd lose about 1/2 [half] of the radio stations I listen to," a comment about IBOC digital radio at radio-info.com/boards/ctc/index.cgi?read=13851, the ctcr bb. This is the plan now under consideration by the FCC. Some don't like this plan, expecially for night-time AM. There could be newer techniques available soon.
10/9.9/02 - "R&R To Add Spanish-Language Formats Section Next Month." More at www.radioandrecords.com/.
10/9.8/02 - "Radio station made the right move. Kudos to Phoenix radio station KUPD-FM for firing Beau Duran, the disc jockey who made an on-air prank call to the widow of St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Darryl Kile last week." More at www.franklincountytimes.com/franklincountytimes/myarticles.asp?P=542007&S=314&PubID=8710&EC=0. Moreover.com's tip.
10/9.7/02 - KNX Drama Hour, daily, 9-10p, KNX 1070 AM. But first:
10/9.6/02 - Larry King, Mon-Fri, 8-9p, KFWB 980 AM.
10/9.5/02 - LA Weekly's program picks for today:
10/9.4/02 - "How can I record an Internet broadcast?" See www.pcuser.com.au/pcuser/hs2.nsf/web/AC0409465B64F596CA256C43001C366D. Larry's tip.
10/9.3/02 - FCC decides on digital radio Thursday. See www.wired.com/news/politics/0,1283,55655,00.html and similar www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/technology/article/0,1299,DRMN_49_1467372,00.html. Larry's tips.
10/9.2/02 - "L.A. Faceoff Goes Into Overtime. LOS ANGELES – The debate here between Gray Davis and Bill Simon Jr. was downright gentlemanly compared to the shouting in the pressroom afterward." They only mention a radio show which could have been John and Ken on KFI. More at www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A64747-2002Oct9.html. This may require a minor sign up. Larry's tip.
10/9.1/02 - Hi-tech stuff in Robert Gonsett's newsletter at www.bext.com/_CGC/, #543, dated 10/9/02. This week: computers, digital radio, and more.
10/9/02 - "Gary Lycan departs Orange County Register after 40 years. He'll continue radio column" says www.laradio.com/'s headlines. More as I know it. His newest column at www2.ocregister.com/ocrweb/ocr/article.do?id=5793 only mentions that his column is back on the OCR web site. Also:
10/8.8/02 - Many more radio message boards and a TV board, but I don't have time to check them yet. Try www10.brinkster.com/99069021/index.html. Posted on ctcrbb.
10/8.7/02 - "Christian radio is booming, and..." From insideradio.com.
10/8.6/02 - "KUPD Fires Beau Duran. After Duran was suspended last week for calling Flynn Kile, the widow of St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Darryl Kile, and asking is [if] she had a date..." More at R&R.com.
10/8.5/02 - KNX Drama Hour, daily, 9-10p, KNX 1070 AM.
10/8.4/02 - Larry King, Mon-Fri, 8-9p, KFWB 980 AM.
10/8.3/02 - LA Weekly's program picks for today:
10/8.2/02 - Internet radio to be charged backdated fees. Internet radio broadcasters were granted a six-month stay from paying retroactive fees and royalties in an agreement with the Recording Industry Association of America Monday. Royalty fees outlined in the Small Webcaster Amendments Act of 2002 would be owed for a period dating back to 1998." More at www.dailytexanonline.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2002/10/08/3da294d3425f1. Larry's tip.
10/8.1/02 - "Webcaster Royalty Deal Gets House OK. Internet: Bill would let small online radio stations pay less, but its prospects in the Senate are uncertain. The House of Representatives on Monday rushed through a bill to let small Internet radio stations pay discounted royalties to record labels and artists, but its prospects in the Senate were clouded by hints of opposition from other broadcasters." More at www.calendarlive.com/tv/cl-fi-webcast8oct08.story.
10/8/02 - "RADIO 'Morning Edition' Commissions a Comedy. There's no telling what the news will be come December, but National Public Radio's "Morning Edition" is planning to inject some levity in any case. The producers have commissioned screenwriter-playwright Peter Ackerman to write a five-part comedy that will be broadcast during the program the week of Dec. 16. The production is called "I'd Rather Eat Pants" and deals with two old folks heading west to find fame. It will be produced for NPR by L.A. Theatre Works, a local company that regularly stages plays for public radio. No casting yet." From www.calendarlive.com/printedition/calendar/mreport/cl-et-morn8oct08.story. I ran it all together.
10/7.11/02 - "Dear Radio Babe," lady does radio column. Photo and more at long url. Moreover.com/'s tip.
10/7.10/02 - "KPWR (POWER 106)/LOS ANGELES staffers won't be charged in naked-listener stunt" says www.allaccess.com, but maybe they should be. I seldom mention news from www.allaccess.com cause you must sign up to get anything, and they provide less interesting news anyway.
10/7.9/02 - "House Passes Relief Bill For Small Webcasters. Small webcasters and the major labels..." R&R.com has the numbers associated with the 10/7.3/02 Flash.
10/7.8/02 - "DJ Suspended For Prank On Baseball Player's Widow. KUPD air talent's actions in 'terribly bad taste'." From R&R.com. I think at first someone said they weren't going to do anything to the DJ.
10/7.7/02 - KNX Drama Hour, daily, 9-10p, KNX 1070 AM. Westerns tonight. Note: it will start late Mondays due to football. Could start anytime between about 9:15 and 10p.
10/7.6/02 - Larry King, Mon-Fri, 8-9p, KFWB 980 AM.
10/7.5/02 - LA Weekly's program picks for today:
10/7.4/02 - No room on L.A.'s radio dial for FCC-approved low-power radio, but elsewhere "70 Broadcast News. HOLIDAY - These days, schools can share important information with parents through Web sites and e-mail. But several Pasco County schools, while embracing those computer-age methods, also have reverted to an old- style technology - radio broadcasts. By establishing low-power radio stations..." More at pasco.tbo.com/pasco/MGADSFNVW6D.html. Larry's tip.
10/7.3/02 - "Lawmakers Tuning In to New Media Issues. Technology: From file sharing to digital TV, members of Congress are pushing bills that would affect everyday lives of Americans. WASHINGTON -- Rep. Howard L. Berman has a daughter who's a big fan of downloading music online, but the Mission Hills Democrat is sponsoring a bill that might block file-swapping." More at www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-mediapols6oct06.story?null.
10/7.2/02 - "Labels, Webcasters Reportedly Reach Deal. Sources say the long-awaited pact calls for lower royalty payments by small online radio stations." More at www.calendarlive.com/tv/cl-fi-webcast7oct07.story.
10/7.1/02 - "Monday's debate between California gubernatorial candidates Gray Davis and Bill Simon will be broadcast live at noon on KTLA-TV and on tape at 11 p.m. on KCET-TV. On radio, KCRW-FM (89.9) also will air it live." Live is noon-1p. The usual AM stations like KFWB and/or KNX could carry it also. John and Ken plan to replay parts and discuss it with Bill Simon on their show, 3-7p KFI 640 AM. Text from www.calendarlive.com/printedition/calendar/mreport/cl-et-morn5oct05.story.
10/7/02 - Kevin Mitnick, called a computer hacker by some, will appear on Bill Handel's show, 5-9a, KFI 640 AM this morning to talk about computer security. The exact time was not specified. For a while he did have a computer show, first in the evenings then in the morning, on KFI. One of Kevin's sites is www.freekevin.com/.
10/6.3/02 - KNX Drama Hour, daily, 9-10p, KNX 1070 AM.
10/6.2/02 - LA Weekly's program picks for today:
10/6.1/02 - Gary Lycan's Sunday radio column is at www2.ocregister.com/ocrweb/ocr/article.do?id=5793 today. Lots of news, stuff, program tips, and more.
10/6/02 - 4-7p slot on KFI 640 AM. "Various KFI Hosts," their schedule says, will host the Sunday 4-7p slot on KFI 640 AM. Rabbi Mentz, who had Saturday and Sunday shows, is gone. This morning Jeff Levey said someone named Johnie Windell (spelling unknown) would host this slot.
10/5.3/02 - KNX Drama Hour, daily, 9-10p, KNX 1070 AM. Comedy tonight.
10/5.2/02 - LA Weekly's program picks for today:
10/5.1/02 - "Radio Liberty Loses a Warranty. Russia: Putin rescinds a decree ensuring that the U.S.-funded station, founded to counter communism, can function in the country. Activists express worry. MOSCOW -- President Vladimir V. Putin on Friday unexpectedly revoked a decade-old decree guaranteeing U.S.-funded Radio Liberty the right to operate in Russia." More at www.calendarlive.com/tv/cl-fg-liberty5oct05.story.
10/5/02 - "Monday's [10/7/02] debate between California gubernatorial candidates Gray Davis and Bill Simon will be broadcast live at noon on KTLA-TV and on tape at 11 p.m. on KCET-TV. On radio, KCRW-FM (89.9) also will air it live." Live is noon-1p. The usual AM stations like KFWB and/or KNX could carry it also. John and Ken plan to replay parts and discuss it with Bill Simon on their show, 3-7p KFI 640 AM. Text from www.calendarlive.com/printedition/calendar/mreport/cl-et-morn5oct05.story.
10/4.9/02 - Let's broadcast more TV-news shows on the radio. Of these, only King is also broadcast on the radio. Others also do radio show. From www.drudgereport.com/: "DONAHUE FLATLINES IN CABLE RACE [NITE OF 10/3/02] O'REILLY 2.1 HANNITY/COLMES 1.4 SHEP SMITH 1.4 GRETA 1.0 BRIT HUME 1.0 LARRY KING 1.0 AARON BROWN .7 CROSSFIRE .5 CHUNG .6 HARDBALL .4 DONAHUE .3"
10/4.8/02 - KNX Drama Hour, daily, 9-10p, KNX 1070 AM. Good stuff.
10/4.7/02 - Larry King, Mon-Fri, 8-9p, KFWB 980 AM.
10/4.6/02 - LA Weekly's program picks for today:
10/4.5/02 - "Watch Out: More Media Mergers. Federal regulators are about to allow the highly concentrated media industry to consolidate even more." More at www.fortune.com/indexw.jhtml?channel=artcol.jhtml&doc_id=209694. Moreover.com's tip.
10/4.4/02 - "The Countdown's On for Internet Radio. Internet radio is at a crossroads. On October 20th thousands of Internet radio stations are scheduled to begin paying royalty fees on songs they play and all the ones they have played in the last roughly three years." More at www.pcmag.com/article2/0,4149,588329,00.asp. Larry's tip.
10/4.3/02 - "Rabbi Mentz exits KFI" 640 AM says www.laradio.com/. He did an ok show but was a little to much.
10/4.2/02 - "Arbitron may become meter maid and more radio at Randy Dotinga's www.nctimes.com/preview/radio.html.
10/4.1/02 - "Firm Skirts Radio Caps in San Diego. Federal regulations prohibit any broadcaster from owning more than eight radio stations in a single market. But here along California's southern border, industry giant Clear Channel Communications Inc. has figured out a way around the rules--and that has left its smaller competitors fuming. By cutting deals to take over programming of five Mexican stations, including two in May, Clear Channel has grabbed nearly 50% of the San Diego market's radio advertising dollars..." More at www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-clearmex4oct04004444.story.
10/4/02 - "Diversity in Programming Is Maintained, FCC Study Finds. Playlists for stations in the same genres are compared in one report, but critics say it looked only at popular-format stations. Ad costs jump. Viewing it as the apocalypse for the radio industry, critics have long said the Telecommunications Act of 1996 and its subsequent whirlwind of ownership mergers have doomed the airwaves..." More at www.calendarlive.com/tv/radio/cl-et-carney4oct04.story.
10/3.9/02 - Two Sacramento, CA stations make MeasureCast's top 25 list and a few other cities but no L.A. stations. A year or two ago there were usually two L.A. stations on the list. See www.measurecast.com/.
10/3.8/02 - "National Lampoon Radio returns to syndication with a weekly show and a daily show-prep service. Producer Alan Donnes says the goal is to make National Lampoon "once again the biggest brand name in radio comedy." Adam Wilbur's Wilbur Entertainment (831-429-2050) is launching the radio project." From www.insideradio.com/. I don't have any local details yet.
10/3.7/02 - "Job Openings PROGRAM DIRECTOR : KPFK Radio 90.7 FM is seeking a Program Director to oversee all aspects of program planning, scheduling, and execution..." More at www.kpfk.org/. I saw this ad on the back of Change-Links with free and paid distribution, a site at www.change-links.org, and an ad linking to www.kpfklisteners.net.
10/3.6/02 - John & Ken do Joe (Gray) Davis Show. If Joe Davis (his real name) doesn't agree to debate Simon on John & Ken's show for $104,000, they will do a demostration show at the Davis headquarters today, 3-7p, KFI 640 AM. P.S. - Davis usually get $10,000 a plate at his fund raisers, so what's $104,000?
10/3.5/02 - LA Weekly's program picks for this week (Fr-Th) are at www.laweekly.com/calendar/content/radio_all.phppicks.
10/3.4/02 - KNX Drama Hour, daily, 9-10p, KNX 1070 AM. Good series.
10/3.4/02 - Larry King, Mon-Fri, 8-9p, KFWB 980 AM.
10/3.3/02 - LA Weekly's program picks for today:
10/3.2/02 - "KRLA KASH CONTEST Starts Monday, October 7. SmartTalk 870 KRLA-AM Listeners Will Win $40K in Cash Prizes over Four Weeks!" More at www.radiodailynews.com/krlakash.htm. Larry's tip.
10/3.1/02 - "Police Not Tickled by Radio Dare. Media: Charges may be filed against KPWR-FM employee who allegedly solicited a teen boy to walk naked in Pacoima to win concert tickets. The youth was arrested." More at www.calendarlive.com/tv/cl-me-naked3oct03.story. I don't usually mention stupid stuff.
10/3/02 - "Pop Music Radio station Power 106 (KPWR-FM, 105.9) enters the festival fray with its first all-day event, the P3 hip-hop and rock concert at Blockbuster Pavilion." More at www.calendarlive.com/printedition/calendar/calwknd/cl-wk-bets-sat3oct03.story. I don't usually mention 'pop' music.
10/2.9/02 - Headphones. My new Koss phones lasted 28 days before the left-ear wire opened at the 'Y.' Wal*Mart gave me a refund, but I bought another pair, and I have maybe about two or three weeks on the new pair. I also got another pair of phones in the old 'closed' style for about $7 with free ear buds but no time for reports now. This last item (two sets of phones) was a special at a local Spanish-language electronics store.
10/2.8/02 - Talk station KPLS 830 AM changes their program schedule, or so I've heard. Their program schedule at www.kpls.com/ was replaced with nothing, an informationless site, so who knows? Can you believe this station has been on the air for maybe/almost two years, still has no listeners, and can't get up a website with a schedule. This must be one of the dumbest moves by any local station.
10/2.7/02 - Tonight: BBC show about American radio. See radio-info.com/boards/ctc/index.cgi?read=13623w for info and streaming link which is listed as www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/. The board has other tidbits also.
10/2.6/02 - "The International Webcasting Association launches an online rally via "SaveInternetRadio.net"," says www.insideradio.com/ who also says "Watch Starboard Broadcasting -- a fast-growing Catholic radio group that's targeting the Midwest." The first item links to saveinternetradio.net/ with streaming, links, etc.
10/2.5/02 - KNX Drama Hour, daily, 9-10p, KNX 1070 AM. Don't miss 'Have Gun,' but first:
10/2.4/02 - LA Weekly's program picks for today:
10/2.3/02 - Hi-tech stuff in Robert Gonsett's newsletter at www.bext.com/_CGC/, #542, dated 10/2/02.
10/2.2/02 - A few headlines from www.laradio.com/:
10/2.1/02 - "Internet Deal in the Works" and more in Richard Wagoner's Friday column at members.cox.net/rwagoner/, and try his new message board.
10/2/02 - "Results of FCC's Media Studies Are Released. Regulations: The agency is expected to use the findings to provide justification for future rules on ownership. Media consolidation has not reduced the diversity of programs on television and radio, although concentration of ownership may result in more TV commercials and similar slants in news coverage, according to government studies released Tuesday." More at www.calendarlive.com/tv/cl-fi-fcc2oct02.story.
10/1.7/02 - The RAIN: radio and internet newsletter at www.kurthanson.com/ tends to track the newest internet/radio issues. If interested, keep checking.
10/1.6/02 - "RECORD BUSINESS GETS OFF WITH "$143 MILLION" SETTLEMENT. The five major record labels, nailed with "price-fixing" to make sure record stores didn't sell product below a certain price have gotten a small settlement with 43 state attorneys-general..." From www.newradiostar.com/.
10/1.5/02 - www.newradiostar.com/ is 15 years old. "15 years ago today Radio Superstar was updated with reports from morning show members all over the U.S. It has been up every day, Monday through Friday, through holidays..." They report radio news at www.newradiostar.com/.
10/1.4/02 - "Where's the Sensenbrenner bill to suspend webcasting royalties for 6 months?" Answer: It never made it to the House calendar today, much less the House floor. Suddenly Michigan Democrat John Conyers is opposing Wisconsin Republican Jim Sensenbrenner's HR 5469. Conyers is taking the pro-artist, pro-union and pro-label side of the debate -- and the October 20 deadline for paying the new performance royalty gets closer." From www.insideradio.com.
10/1.3/02 - KNX Drama Hour, daily, 9-10p, KNX 1070 AM.
10/1.2/02 - Larry King, Mon-Fri, 8-9p, KFWB 980 AM.
10/1.1/02 - LA Weekly's program picks for today:
10/1/02 - "Software-Based AM/FM Tuning Due. The first AM/FM radios that use software to tune into stations will dramatically enhance reception of analog broadcasts and will be in stores in time for fourth-quarter 2003 sales, according to Motorola." And, "Motorola’s solution, Hansen claimed, might cause some suppliers to rethink their IBOC-radio plans." More at www.tvinsite.com/twice/index.asp?layout=story&doc_id=103309&display=breakingNews. Larry's tip. Also in yesterday's R&R and reported in yesterday's Flash.
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