Sunday, July 22, 2018

Clearing the Static 1829

We open the program this time with big news out of Philadelphia, as a long time standalone commercial FM station there is sold to a group owner. A Wisconsin college station changes its name to attract more community listenership. This leads to a broader discussion about college radio in general. The predicted format change in NYC did indeed take place at WNEW. One more sell off to report in Memphis, and it will stay in local hands. An Indiana station drops Fox Sports for Conservative Talk. Entravision makes more changes to Spanish radio in Southern California, including Spanish Classic Rock! We review and discuss a unique community radio station in New York's Hudson Valley region. Finally, an AM station in the Washington, DC area goes digital only. A good more or a bad one? We discuss this, and more, on this week's edition of CTS.


2 Girls 1 Name Episode 20

The 20th episode of 2 Girls 1 Name


Monday, July 16, 2018

Radio Serena Show 81 - Format of the Month - Shag

It's time to go back in time, to the 70s. It's an hour of some of the best music from 1970-1979. It's SHAG!

Song 1.  Rocket Man (I Think It's Going to Be a Long, Long Time) - Elton John
Song 2.  Goodbye Stranger – Supertramp
Song 3.  Brandy (You're a Fine Girl) - Looking Glass
Song 4.  Night Streets - Chick Corea
Song 5.  Let's Stay Together - Al Green
Song 6.  I Want You to Want Me - Cheap Trick
Song 7.  Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth) - George Harrison
Song 8.  Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty
Song 9.  Tomorrow - Andrea McArdle – Annie (1977 Original Cast Recording)
Song 10.  The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down - Joan Baez
Song 11.  Do You Remember These - Statler Brothers
Song 12.  Shadows in the Moonlight - Anne Murray
Song 13.  In The Navy – Village People
Song 14.  Bad, Bad Boy – Nazareth
Song 15.  Our House - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Song 16.  Rocky Mountain High - John Denver


Sunday, July 15, 2018

Clearing the Static 1828

We open with still more developments concerning the fight between LPFM and commercial radio. As this battle heats up, what solutions could there be to ease tensions and ensure that LPFM and AM to FM translators can peacefully co-exist? We have format changes to talk about including an expansion of  Big Foot Country in the Twin Tiers, and a possible format change or tweak on the New York City radio dial. A Sports station goes Classic Hits in Everett, Washington. A minor rebranding in Fairmont, Minnesota, and a station goes from Classic Rock to Classic Hits. Classic Country comes to Scottsbluff, Nebraska. A new "planet" has come to St. George, Utah. Plus, Serena recounts some interesting DX over the weekend. That's all on this edition of CTS.


Tuesday, July 10, 2018

2 Girls 1 Name Episode 19

The 19th episode of 2 Girls 1 Name.


Radio Serena Show 80

Song 1.  And We Danced Anyway – Deana Carter
Song 2.  Lover Please – Clyde McPhatter
Song 3.  Back For Me – Candy Jay
Song 4.  The Motown Song – Rod Stuart
Song 5.  Uptown Girl – Billy Joel
Song 6.  We Go Together – Grease
Song 7.  Electric Slide – Marcia Grifits
Song 8.  MRS. Brown You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter – Hermon’s Hermits
Song 9.  I Will Wait – Mumford and Sons
Song 10.  If I Had The Chance – Cynthia
Song 11.  Zoom - The Cadillacs
Song 12.  Our House – Madness
Song 13.  Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth with Money In My Hand
– Primitive Radio Gods
Song 14.  Rebel Rouser - Duane Eddy


Sunday, July 8, 2018

Clearing the Static 1827

On this week's program, a well known radio station in rural New York is being sold. Will it stay local? Most folks on the message boards say no. Why is this? Then, a major station sale in Tulsa, as a TV company gets back into radio there. Then, we tell you about developments at JAM Media, as they purchase stations in Iowa and North Carolina. Will the new company ditch Triple A and Deep Album Rock stations for something more profitable? We have plenty of format changes taking place including a switch from Conservative Talk to Classic Hits in Sarasota, and Classic Hip Hop evolves into Rhythmic CHR in Denver. So yet another station abandoning the format. Saga's Pure Oldies comes to Spencer, Iowa. A real "blast" has come to Wichita with a wide mix of party favorites. Some CHR developments, including in Bristol, Virginia and San Angelo, Texas. A religious station in Washington, DC has been sold, but will most likely stay in tact. Finally, an interesting observation about an analog TV station still on the air in rural Ontario. That's all on this edition of Clearing the Static.