"You deejays make all that BIG MONEY!" Well...some do, some don't. It's all about the deal that's struck with management. Deejays who are connected to revenue streams typically pull better salaries. I've done at least 7 critical negotiations with management at WLRS-FM, then WQMF-FM, and then a series of revolving deals with the various managers of WHAS Radio and television over the past 45 years. WHAS Radio news anchors recently discovered a treasure trove of station documents, including this 1943 contract for staff announcer and "specialty man" services. There were also rates for singers, musicians, actors, and sound effects specialists. Here is a 1976 proposal from WKQQ/Lexington program director Dick Hungate to his manager requesting to unplug the automation and switch to live
It's still a year away but WHAS Radio will turn 100 on July 18, 2022. WHAS was Kentucky's first licensed radio station. What a wild trip it's been! 🎧 current WHAS audio: morning show, mid-morning, afternoons 🎧 historical audio Here's what WHAS-TV dug up in its video vault to note the radio station's 95th birthday in 2017. The Courier-Journal and Louisville Times Company obtained the broadcast license in 1922 and built a studio near the newspaper facility. This fall, current WHAS Radio owner iHeart Media will move the studio operations from Bishop Lane in the Newburg area back to downtown. WHAS has enjoyed a fantastic array of broadcast talent over the past century. The station has won prestigious awards for news coverage, emergency operations
What's old is what's new. WHAS Radio continues to lead in the Louisville radio market. Here are the latest radio ratings, released March 1, 2021. Louisville Rank: 54 12+ Population: 1,053,000 Ethnic Composition: Black - 15.87% Hispanic - 5% Market Swept: 13x/year Station Format Owner/LMA Dec20 Hol20 Jan21 WHAS-AM Talk iHeartMedia, Inc. 7.5 7.5 7.8 WAKY-FM Classic Hits W & B Broadcasting, Inc. 6.1 6.0 5.6 WAMZ-FM Country iHeartMedia, Inc. 5.6 5.2 5.5 WVEZ-FM Adult Contemporary Summitmedia, LLC 2.4 3.8 4.8 WFPL-FM News/Talk Kentucky Public Radio, Inc. 4.8 4.6 4.6 WDJX-FM CHR Alpha Media 5.2 4.5 4.6 WSFR-FM Classic Hits Summitmedia, LLC 4.2 4.2 4.5 WGZB-FM Urban Contemporary Alpha Media 6.4 5.4 4.4 WQNU-FM Country Summitmedia, LLC 5.0 4.5 4.2 WMJM-FM Urban Adult Contemporary Alpha Media 4.4 4.7 4.0 WQMF-FM Rock iHeartMedia, Inc. 3.8 3.9 3.3 WNRW-FM CHR iHeartMedia, Inc. 2.8 3.1 3.2 WUOL-FM Classical Kentucky Public Radio, Inc. 1.7 2.7 2.5 WXMA-FM Adult Hits Alpha Media 2.6 2.7 2.4 WRKA-FM Urban Adult Contemporary Summitmedia, LLC 2.3 2.2 2.2 WTFX-FM Urban Contemporary iHeartMedia, Inc. 1.6 1.8 2.0 WFPK-FM Adult Alternative Kentucky Public Radio, Inc. 2.3 2.0 1.8 WGHL-FM Modern/Alternative Rock Alpha Media 0.7 1.2 1.4 WKJK-AM Talk iHeartMedia, Inc. 0.9 1.0 1.2 WSDF-FM Adult Hits iHeartMedia, Inc. 1.9 1.0 1.1 WLCL-FM Sports Union Broadcasting, Inc. 0.9 0.6 1.0 WKRD-AM Sports iHeartMedia, Inc. 0.8 1.0 0.9 WHBE-AM Sports Union Broadcasting,
Radio delivers like no other medium. Listen to these voices describing the most consequential military maneuvers of World War II. Here are some segments of RADIO GOES TO WAR "The Amos and Andy program has been delayed a few moments" as we tell you how the Allies are saving the world.
Terry Minors Ver 16 -Legacy Master- 6-4-2019 TRT105 from MOXIETALK with KIRT JACOBS on Vimeo. Thanks to Kirt Jacobs for a comfortable chat about me, my life, and my career. I prefer asking questions of others but Kirt made this a pleasant experience. We taped it 7 months ago so I have very little memory of what was said but whatever it was...I said it with 100% sincerity. Thanks for watching. The fact that my last name is misspelled on the Vimeo makes me even happier. That's my life. Never get caught up in the little things, baby.
Bruno Mars covers the 1969 hit More Today Than Yesterday during a 2011 radio appearance in New York. Here's the original song from Spiral Staircase: Oh, and things seem to have worked out for that Bruno Mars fellow. Five years later, here he is on show with a wider reach than WPLJ-FM in NYC. My buddy Scott Shannon, now the morning man at WCBS-FM, has seen immense talent roll through his New York studios over the years, but no one more gifted than Bruno. Glad to see he loves refurbishing classic pop songs.
History of the term disc jockey History of radio stations in Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky. Bill Bailey (WAKY & WKLO) was Louisville's greatest radio personality of all time. Parody of Paul Harvey -- "So God Made a Deejay"
Satellite music services are under the gun from multiple directions as artists withhold music and companies withhold royalties. Radio station companies, too, continue battling record companies over the value of free airplay versus royalties payments to songwriters and artists. We can all agree that the charity songs like Band Aid's 30th anniversary of Do They Know It's Christmas deliver assets to affected parties. This year it's West Africa to eradicate the ebola crisis. The original R-E-S-P-E-C-T doesn't get any from music streamers. Isn't it time? For most old school musicians, it's all a rat race.
Here's a terrific inside studio look at New York City's legendary progressive rock station WNEW-FM. The station ruled New York's album-oriented rock audiences from the late 1960s through the 1980s. These videos show the creative nature of the radio station in its heyday. Deejays picked their own music and crafted shows for the mood of the moment. By 1998, the station had gone through a litany of management changes, reliance on heavy research, and a dictation of rigid airplay rotation. Naturally, WNEW-FM saw its ratings evaporate. No creativity = no listeners in music radio Legendary deejay Scott Muni and his cast of popular colleagues were all fired by the late 90s. New York radio has never seen another station