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What we learned...Outside the No Doubt concert in the SF Bay area the other night were various photo booths including one from Wild94.9 radio.  People at the concert could stop by the booths and get their picture taken.  Then, they were given a laminated card with the url and, in some cases a code, which let them go on line and get their picture.  When you're handing out brochures, etc, you do it to get people to go the website or listen to the ...


KOIT FM, San Francisco’s Positive
Parenting Becomes Flagship Program

Chicago, IL, July 28, 2009 FoxRockCommunications President Matt Smith announced the launch of FoxRockSyndication Services and the debut of Positive Parenting as the company’sflagship program. 

 

PositiveParenting is hosted by best-selling author Armin Brott and is flagshipped onEntercom San Francisco station, KOIT FM. 

 

PositiveParenting host Arm...

Particularly with stations downsizing, there is no time left in the day for those who have to make radio go...At New Radio Star we are always trying to figure out how to make things easier and faster...Here we call such an effort "the land of one less keystroke"...Here are some new technologies that helped us eliminate at least one less stroke of the key this week

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The Player...Seems like I've ...

They had that recent contest to select some new wonders
of the world...what about of your town? We have so many but we
dumbed it down to your favorite mini-wonder.......llike a local
ice cream stand, our famous local fish fry joint......good local
tie in.
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RadioHead, Barenaked Ladies, Metric and
others take over their own careers..and music


The goal of all music artists used to be to sign with a big major record label, go on MTV, tour and make tons of money.  90% of the CD's in a music store sell less than a thousand copies, according to one expert.  And, even when artists do achieve some level of success they find themselves totally under the control of that major record label who gave them the bi...
Clear Channel announced this morning they were giving four AM radio stations to a minority group...here's their press release with release from NAB following...

Clear Channel Radio today announced that it will donate stations and equipment to the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) through a program called the MMTC-Clear Channel Ownership Diversity Initiative.

Earlier this year, the Comp...

Jack Attack-First Social Network Music Library


Ken Barken's Jack Attacks music library and our own Radio Superstar have teamed up underImpact Radio to form Radio Killer App.  Shows and stations can get both Superstar and Jack Attack for a reduced barter rate. Ken Barken is a seasoned music producer and has his own state of the art studio, 13degrees, in Nashville, where many sessions are held.  Ken taps into Nashville...

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The attraction of talk radio over music radio continues to grow...WLRS-FM was a premiere top forty radio station in the dynamic Louisville market, but now owners Main Line Broadcasting have taken it all talk.  The station is also basically syndicated with Mancow in the morning, Glen Beck, Michael Savage, Laura Ingram, Monica Crowley, Jim Bohannon and Phil Hendrie. Some local news will be provided by Joy Barge. In a news release, Main Line market...

40 lawmakers and 20 U.S. Senators. 

"Day by day, more lawmakers are saying 'no' to multi-national record conglomerates and saying 'yes' to preserving local radio," said NAB Executive Vice President Dennis Wharton. "As the August Congressional recess approaches, NAB encourages all broadcasters to continue educating Congress on RIAA-backed legislation that would financially cripple radio stations providing free programming to 235 million listeners ...


They were once considered one of the most powerful rock and roll radio stations in America.  WBCN-FM broke acts, and was a leader for the new progressive lifestyle.
Owner CBS announced today they will turn off WBCN from the airwaves, but keep it alive as an internet only station.  They'll move their AC station, WBMX-FM from the 98.5 spot and put it on WBCN's old 104.1 frequency. Then, they'll put an all sports station at the 98.5 spot.The new sta...
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