Here’s a historical walk through from engineering aficionados.
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.
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.
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 completely cradle the cool factor for so long. Louisville’s WLRS-FM, Cincinnati’s WEBN-FM, Cleveland’s WMMR-FM, and hundreds of other stations imitated the WNEW-FM mojo to corner the cool factor in their regions back in the day.
Today, an unlimited number of sources provide music, but none has the power of local radio stations.
Recent Nielsen ratings research show that 91.7% of Americans listen to the radio every week. Alternate music sources such as Pandora and Sirius/XM satellite radio have small but loyal subscriber bases which have had very little effect on radio’s penetration.
At my first music deejay job, a program director scheduled categories of music in a specific sequence and deejays were able to select songs from within those categories to “flow a show.” Good times.
Howard Stern pays respect to Bob Grant on his first retirement from radio in 2006. Grant eventually returned to radio for a few years.
Stern told Grant that he holds him “in high regard” and that he never understood why Grant’s career didn’t break open nationwide like Rush Limbaugh’s.
Great radio chatter here.
Bob Grant died in January 2014 after a phenomenal career in the nation’s #1 market.