iHeart Radio grabbed two pieces of interesting media attention recently. It appears that the radio company's strategy to pounce on the failings of legendary Los Angeles alternative rocker KROQ are paying off. iHeart rebranded its ALT 98.7 frequency and played the exact music as Entercom's KROQ, which has been firing long-loved air personalities. Now the iHeart station has nearly doubled the ratings over the once-dominant KROQ using a former KROQ programmer. The slipping KROQ is now lead by a programmer that was by iHeart. Variety tells the switcheroo story in a long read but radio fans will love reading about the inside maneuvering. There's lots of accurate reporting on radio management decisions based on demographics vs. sales, and the issue of whether
THE BEASMAN cats lose to south caramaliner HOW COME THEY DINT FIRE YOU WHEN THEY CLEANED HOUSE THE OTHER DAY? I JUST BOUT VOMITED WHEN I HEARED YOUR GUTLESS WEASEL VOICE ON THE WH&S TODAY. WHY IS Y’ALL LAUGHIN BOUT STUFF TODAY? THIS HERE IS A BONER-FIED BIG BLUE NATION TRAGEDY WE GOT GOIN ON AND Y’ALL ON THERE MAKIN JOKES! MOST KENTUCKY KIDS COULDN’T GO TO SCHOOL DAY CUZ OF DEE-PRESSION. DOCTORS IS HANDIN OUT FREE PROZAC. KENTUCKY IS A DEE-ZASTER ZONE…NO JOY NOWHERE! (cry) THIS IS MORE HORRIBLE-ER THAN LOSIN TO TENNERSEE LASS YEAR. (cry) GO AHEAD AND MOCK ME, YOU SNAGGLE TOOTH, CROSS-EYED, U OF SMELL BOOTLICKIN HAS BEEN NOBODY! He. Called. Game. @The__Future11
Happy for my broadcast brother @KySportsRadio 🎙 Matt is a quality human being who wants to improve our world. Nonetheless, I’m selfishly delighted to have him stay with @iHeartRadio. Our chat is linked below. 🙌🏾💯 https://t.co/VZpuNaOm9e— Terry Meiners (@terrymeiners) November 15, 2019 Radio/TV personality Matt Jones popped by my studio today to discuss his decision to stay out of the 2020 senate race. We also talked about the invaluable commitments of family and colleagues in making professional decisions. Eventually we talked about UK's topsy turvy football season and #1 Kentucky's embarrassing loss to mid-major Evansville in Rupp Arena. Everyone wins with the Matt Jones decision. There won't be a brutal and embarrassing political campaign against Semate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's
In a radio chat this week, I asked Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer about an expert's plan that could save $300 million paying off the KFC Yum Center ($10m per year). The mayor seemed underwhelmed. The Metro Council is considering tripling the local tax on insurance premiums. Taxpayers are incensed that the mayor and council aren't first considering budget cuts. Mayor Fischer and I also discussed the odd logic of paying criminals to curtail crime without LMPD guidance, JCPS sickouts, the Passport Health meltdown, and more. 🎙️ AUDIO Below are the financial plan details submitted by businessman Denis Frankenberger and affirmed by former attorney general Chris Gorman and other financial experts who wish to remain anonymous. A sidebar to this story is
We go live to our @fswisconsin meteorologist @Katie_George05 for an update on the wind, uh, shield 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/pfty0YR3WX— FOX Sports Wisconsin (@fswisconsin) January 30, 2019 Our Louisville superstar athlete-turned-NBA-broadcast-star Katie George got an ample dose of Wisconsin wise-assery after she referenced the "windshield factor" for tonight's polar vortex. The saddest part is that she believed she was using the correct term to describe wind chill. Oops. We thought we prepared Katie for every possible broadcast scenario but this gaffe now fully completes her windshield of reporter knowledge. Give the Milwaukee Bucks reporter Katie extra credit. Her self-deprecation skills are anything but below zero. A+ Katie!
Here are many of our iHeart Radio broadcast voices reciting the Declaration of Independence. Have a wonderful birthday, Americans! Celebrate freedom. Listen to "iHeart Louisville's Rendition of the Declaration of Independence" on Spreaker. And our apologies for one of our guys mispronouncing the word tyranny. Oops! This was @tonyvanetti's idea and it turned out great - @iHeartRadio Louisville's rendition of the Declaration of Independence @terrymeiners @amynicradiochik @LelandShow @PaulMiles840 @ShannonTheDude @davejennings790 @T2tnt https://t.co/ztyZDp6wp4— NewsRadio 840 WHAS (@840WHAS) July 3, 2018