Monday, July 24, 2017

Clearing the Static 1730

This week was a quiet radio news week. So, we're spending the hour talking with DJ Safron, The Radio Kid's girlfriend, as she has many questions about radio, and the radio industry. We discuss a wide range of subjects that we hope you will find interesting, even if you might already know about them as "one of the initiated" so to speak.

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In the Middle Episode 04

This time on In the Middle, The Radio Kid and Jake Longwell discuss some current events from a progressive point of view.

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Radio Serena Show 30 - Shock-a-Pella

Guest Host DJ Safron



Song 1: Eric Clapton – Wonderful Tonight
Song 2: Barnaked Ladies – If I had A Million Dollars
Song 3: They Might Be Giants: Istanbul (Not Constantinople)
Song 4: Barenaked Ladies – Shoebox
Song 5: Queen – Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Song 6: the Sandpipers – Mighty Mouse Theme Song
Song 7: Brighton High School Men’s A Capella – Drunken Sailor (live)
Song 8: Spencer Davis Group – Gimmie Some Lovin’
Song 9: Blue Suede – Hooked On a Feeling
Song 10: The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band/With a Little Help From My Friends
Song 11: The Who – Pinball Wizard
Song 12: The Clash – Train In Vain
Song 13: Brighton High School Men’s A Capella – Good Old A Capella (live)

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Radio Serena Show 29

Song 1.  Don’t Treat Me Bad – Firehouse
Song 2.  Early To Bed – Quantrell Rader
Song 3.  Every Good Thing – The Afters
Song 4.  This is Your Night – Amber
Song 5.  Buzz-Buzz-Buzz - The Hollywood Flames
Song 6.  She Drives Me Crazy – Fine Young Cannibals
Song 7.  One Way - Carol Albert
Song 8.  Cool Kids – Echosmith
Song 9.  Circle of Life - Carmen Twillie & Lebo M. - The Lion King
[original motion picture soundtrack]
Song 10.  Semi-charmed Life – Third Eye Blind
Song 11.  Twistin’ MR. Postman – The Marvelettes
Song 12.  Is It Any Wonder – Keane
Song 13.  Private Conversation – Jeff McCarthy – Side Show (1997 cast recording)
Song 14.  I Put a Spell on You - Screamin' Jay Hawkins
Song 15.  Prince Johny – St. Vincent

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Friday, July 14, 2017

In the Middle Episode 03 - The Radio Kid's Rant! 66

The latest episodes of In the Middle and The Rant. This time on In the Middle, The Radio Kid shares thoughts on the alleged Russian collusion with Trump, and some very passionate thoughts on violence committed in the name of Black Lives Matter. There is also a guest response from Jake Longwell. Then, on The Rant, we get to share in The Radio Kid's experience of exchanging credit cards. Something which may seem ordinary to most, but, to someone who is totally blind, it is a unique experience, as you will hear.

NOTE: The Listen link below is for the entire half hour program. If you want just the individual segments, see their entries in the Program Archive on this website.

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Clearing the Static 1729

IMPORTANT NOTE TO STATIONS:
We are posting this episode of CTS early. Please do not air this episode until AFTER you have aired program 1728. Thank you.

We continue with our 4th of July format change evaluations this week. Later, should an FM translator for a local AM signal be given the right to interfere with the fringe signal of a distant yet very popular full power FM station? And, the Russian government leases an FM frequency full time in Washington. Should such a lease be permitted? We discuss.

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Clearing the Static 1728

This week, we spend the hour discussing format changes that took place across the country over the 4th of July holiday.

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In the Middle Episode 02

The second episode of the brand new political talk show In the Middle. This time, we hear a conservative perspective.

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Radio Serena Show 28: Format of the Month: Lips Radio (Hit Music)

Serena spins some of today's hit music on Lips Radio

Song 1.  Can’t Stop The Feeling  - Justin Timberlake
Song 2.  Castle On A Hill –  Ed Sheeran
Song 3.  Love Yourself – Justin Bieber
Song 4.  It Ain’t Me – Selena Gomez
Song 5.  Something Just Like This – The Chainsmokers FT. Coldplay
Song 6.  Dreams – Life Of Dillon
Song 7.  Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen
Song 8.  I’m the One -  DJ Khaled
Song 9.  Water Under The Bridge - Adel
Song 10.  Love On Me - Galantis & Hook N Sling
Song 11.  Good Times – All Time Low
Song 12.  The Cure - Lady Gaga
Song 13.  Scared to be Lonely - Martin Garrix & Dua Lipa
Song 14.  Love On The Brain - Rihanna

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Clearing the Static 1727

We continue our discussion about the viability of daytime only AM stations in today's 24/7 world. Then, a major TV station owner is bringing cartoons back to the TV airwaves. And lastly, we discuss some of our favorite news sources, and why we value them. That's all on this edition of CTS.

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Radio Serena Show 27: The Sounds of Summer Part Two

Song 1.  Suddenly Last Summer – The Motels
Song 2.  Cruel Summer – Bananarama
Song 3.  Cruel Summer – Ace Of Base
Song 4.  Summer Nights – Olivia Newton John and John Trevolta
Song 5.  Summer Fling – K.D. Lang
Song 6.  Summer Time Blues – Eddie Cockrin
Song 7.  Summer Time Blues – Blue Cheers
Song 8.  Summer Time Blues – Alan Jackson
Song 9.  It Might As Well Rain Until September – Carole King
Song 10.  Summer Rain – Johny Rivers
Song 11.  Summer Rain Belinda Carlile
Song 12.  In The Summer Time – Mongo Jerry
Song 13.  In The Summer Time – Shaggy
Song 14.  Summer Brieze – Seals and Crofts
Song 15. Summer Song - Kenny G

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Saturday, July 1, 2017

In the Middle: Episode 01

This is the debut episode in a new radio series called In the Middle. It's hosted by Serena "The Radio Kid". In this series, current political issues are discussed and all points of view are treated equally and with respect. Much of this debut program deals with the tragedy which took place on June 14th, 2017. How might we prevent another tragedy such as this one from happening?

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Radio Serena Show 26: Remembering 1995

The Year 1995 was very significant for Serena for a variety of reasons. Listen to this episode of Radio Serena and find out why.

Song 1.  Roll To Me – Del Amitri
Song 2.  In The House of Stone and Light – Martin Page
*Jack Benny Show 1-31-1938 Next Sunday Jack Will play the Bee
Song 3.  I Know - Dion Pharis
Song 4.  You Me and Mexico – Edward Bear
Song 5.  The Trolly Song – Judy Garland – Meet Me In St. Louis
*Spezano In The Morning Aircheck WPXY November 1995 (credit: tophour.com)
*aircheck Artie The One Man Party WPXY April 1995 (credit: tophour.com)
Song 6.  Be My Lover – La Bouche
Song 7.  Come And Get Your Love – Real McCoy
Song 8.  The Skatman – Skatman John
Song 9.  Gangster’s Paradise – Coolio
Song 10.  Kiss From A Rose - Seal

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Clearing the Static 1726

We begin this week's show with a follow up on the impending elimination of the main studio rules by the FCC. Then, we have further developments on the upcoming translator window for AM stations. Finally, an AM station in Northern New Jersey is going off the air soon. We discuss the possible reasons why, and what needs to be done to prevent this from happening in the future. That's all on this episode of CTS.

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Radio Serena Show 25

Song 1.  ATLiens – OutKast
Song 2.  Baby I’m Doing It – Annastine Allan
Song 3.  After You’ve Gone – Todo (listener request)
Song 4.  The Places I’ve Never Been – Mark Wills (listener request)
Song 5.  Please MR. Postman  - The Marvelettes
Song 6.  Lost On You – LP
Song 7.  I Love How You Love Me – The Paris Sisters
Song 8.  1 White Rose – Hawkshaw Hawkins
Song 9.  Chained To The Rhythm – Katy Perry
Song 10.  Higher Love - Capital Sound
Song 11.  That's My Desire - The Channels
Song 12.  Love My Way - Psychedelic Furs
Song 13.  Feed the Tree – Belly
Song 14.  Heart and Soul – The Cleftones
Song 15.  Cha Cha Cha D'Amour - Dean Martin

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Clearing the Static 1725

Lots to talk about this week, as always. A new gold based AC comes to Columbus, Ohio, and a new Classic Country station comes to Wheeling, West Virginia. Two major developments in Public Radio, one in St. Louis, and the other in Charlottesville, Virginia. A major cluster has been sold in Albuqureque, and we know what changes are to come of that sale. Later, we comment on the current and former status of online streaming technology in the US. That's all here on this edition of CTS.

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Clearing the Static 1724

This week, it's all about format changes. A lot has been going on in that dapartment the past few weeks, and we've got all the details for you on this edition of CTS.

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Radio Serena Show 24: Format of the Month: The Hop

Enjoy some of the greatest hits of the 50s and 60s on this episode of Radio Serena. It's the format of the month... The Hop!

Song 1. At The Hop – Danny and the Juniors
Song 2.  Do You Believe In Magic – Lovin’ Spoonful
Song 3.  Blueberry Hill - Fats Domino
Song 4.  No Milk Today – Hermin’s Hermits
Song 5.  MR. Heartache – Pat Hervey
Song 6.  A Teenager in Love - Dion and the Belmonts
Song 7.  How Do You Do It? - Gerry & the Pacemakers
Song 8.  A Lover's Question - Clyde McPhatter
Song 9.  I Love How You Love Me - The Paris Sisters
Song 10.  Look Through Any Window – The Hollies
Song 11.  Bobby Curtola – Aladdin
Song 12.  Society’s Child – Janis Ian
Song 13.  Trouble - Jackie DeShannon
Song 14.  (The Man Who Shot) Liberty Valance – Gene Pitney
Song 15.  No, no, no – The Chanters
Song 16.  More Today Than Yesterday – Spiral Staircase
Song 17.  One Fine Day – The Chiffons
Song 18.  I Want You, I Need You, I Love You - Elvis Presley
Song 19.  Smoke Gets In Your Eyes - The Platters
Song 20.  Love Is Blue - Paul Mauriat

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Monday, June 5, 2017

Radio Serena Show 23

Song 1. What A Girl Wants – Christina Aguilera (listener request)
Song 2.  Count Me – Gary Lewis and The Playboys
Song 3.  The Spirit Of Radio – Rush (Listener Request)
Song 4.  Steel My Sunshine – Lenn (listener request)
Song 5.  Tutti Frutti - Little Richard
Song 6.  Is It Like Today - Eliza Gilkyson
Song 7.  Southern Pacific - John Scofield
Song 8. Hard Times Ahead - Janis Martin
Song 9. Joywav – Tongues
Song 10.  Ooh Aah...Just a Little Bit - Gina G
Song 11.  When You Dance - The Turbans
Song 12.  Tarzan Boy – Baltimora
Song 13.  Open Arms - Journey
Song 14.  My Love Don't Cost A Thing - JLo AKA. Jennifer Lopez
(listener request)

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Clearing the Static 1723

Lots of news from New York state this week. We have a frequency change for a Finger Lakes translator. A sale of a small AM station in "Syracuse", and format changes in Albany and Buffalo to tell you about. Also, changes going on at a cluster in the Northern Tier of Pennsylvania along the New York border, and changes coming to the Christian radio landscape in the Gainesville, Florida market. That's all on this edition of CTS.

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The Radio Kid's Rant! 65: How Serena Met Serena

This is a love story. It's the story of how Serena met Serena. Confusing? Not really. Listen and find out why.

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The Radio Kid's Rant! 64: Jaws Eats Window Eyes for Lunch

Some sad news for the blind and visually impaired community, as there is now one less screen reader available to help them navigate the computer and the internet. Listen as The Radio Kid shares all the unfortunate details.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Clearing the Static 1722

We oopen the program with more thoughts on the format change at WLDS in Jacksonville, Illinois. Then, some very disturbing news. It appears the FCC is going ahead with its plans to eliminate the main studio requirements for broadcasters. What kind of impact could this have? Also, a former radio station owner may be getting back into the business, and his previous track record is anything but spotless! Later, it's the end of an era as a well know daily radio segment comes to an end. Lastly, Jake Longwell and The Radio Kid reminisce as they recall some of their childhood radio memories. That's all on this edition of Clearing the Static.

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Radio Serena Show 22: The Summer Show

We honor the unofficial beginning of the Summer season wiht a wide variety of tunes about Summer, and summertime activities.

Song 1.  Summertime, Summertime – The Jamies
Song 2.  Hey Summer – Erin Bowman
Song 3.  Wasted Time – Kieth Urban
Song 4. Summer – Calvin Harris
Song 5.  Green Grass – Gary Lewis and The Playboys
Song 6.  Those Lazy Hazy Crazy Days Of Summer -  Nat King Cole
Song 7. Soft Summer Breeze - Eddie Heywood
Song 8.  Summer in the City - Lovin' Spoonful
Song 9.  Boys Of Summer - Don Henley
Song 10.  John Fogerty – Centerfield
Song 11.  Rightfield – Peter Paul and Mary
Song 12.  Trace Adkins – Swing
Song 13.  Alabama - The Cheap Seats
Song 14.  Sly and the Family Stone - Hot Fun in the Summertime

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Radio Serena Show 21 - Instrumentals

It's music without words this time on Radio Serena, as she presents a wide variety of pop and rock instrumentals.

Song 1.  Java – Al Hirt
Song 2.  Walk Don’t Run – The Ventures
Song 3. Synergy – Anika Nilles
Song 4.  Alley Cat – Ben Fabric
Song 5.  Telstar – The Tornadoes
Song 6.  Love Theme (ST. Elmos Fire) – David Foster
Song 7. Children – Robert Miles
Song 8. Calcutta – Lawrence Welk
Song 9. Miami Vice Theme – Jan Hammer
Song 10. YYZ – Rush
Song 11.  Wheels – The Stringalongs
Song 12.  Apache – Jorgen Ingmann
Song 13.  The Lonely Bull – Herb Alpert
Song 14. Down Yonder- Del Wood
Song 15.  The Good The Bad and the Ugly- Hugo Montenegro
Song 16.  Out Of Limits – The Markets
Song 17. Time Is Tight – Booker T.
Song 18.  No Matter What Shape Your Stomach Is In - The T-Bones
Song 19.  Music Box Dancer- Frank Mills

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

The Radio Kid's Rant! 63: Mobile Phones for the Blind

On this edition of the rant, The Radio Kid discusses in detail the many struggles blind people face when using a mobile phone. Later, they reach out to a company that claims to serve the visually impaired with adaptive mobile phones, and asks them on the air when, or, even, if, they plan to resume said service. Hear it now on The Radio Kid's Rant!

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Clearing the Static 1721

This week, The Radio Kid is back, and feeling much better. It's mostly about format changes on this edition of the show. An Illinois AM station gives up on music and goes all news/talk. Soft AC comes to an Indiana market. New Smooth Jazz and Spanish Hits stations come to California. An awesome development in West Virginia that brings back live and local, even in overnights! Orlando gets a new rocker, and maybe a new dance station coming to south Florida. A legendary standards station is giving it up in Dallas, and we have more information concerning Station Playlist which we think will be very encouraging to our visually impaired listeners. That's all coming up on this edition of Clearing the Static.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Clearing the Static 1720

The Radio Kid was a bit under the weather this week. So, Jake Longwell and longtime CTS friend and contributor Bob Cavanaugh team up to host this week's show. They discuss happenings in Los Angeles, as well as Klamath Falls, Oregon. Also, Sinclair acquires the TV and radio properties of Tribune. We also continue our ongoing discussion about broadcasting software and accessibility for blind and visually impaired. That, along wiht a few other interesting tidbits, on this edition of Clearing the Static.

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Radio Serena Show 20: The Mixtape

Here we go with another special Radio Serena. This time, Serena brings back the seemingly ancient art of the mixtape. Enjoy.

Song 1. Sheppard – Geronimo
Song 2. Ben Rector – Brand New
Song 3. Youngblood Hawke - We Come Running
Song 4. MGMT – Kids
Song 5. T-Boz - My Getaway
Song 6. Mars Lasar – Children Of The New Age
Song 7. Walk Off The Earth – Rule The World
Song 8. Lights – Up We Go
Song 9. Five Seconds Of Summer – She Looks So Perfect
Song 10. Ellie Goulding – On My Mind
Song 11. Tegan And Sara – I Was A Fool
Song 12. Drake – Hold On
Song 13. Sonia – Only Fools
Song 14. Phil Collins – Can’t Hurry Love

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Radio Serena Show 19: Format of the Month: AmAndA

Here we go with another format of the month. This time it's Triple A (Adult Album Alternative) as Radio Serena presents AmAndA

Song 1. Big Sur - The Thrills
Song 2. It’s All Been Done – Bare Naked Ladies 
Song 3. Dead American Writers – Tired Pony
Song 4. King Of Anything – Sara Bareilles
Song 5. Salvation – Shibashi 
Song 6. What Is Life – George Harrison
Song 7. Creeque AlleyThe Mamas & the Papas
Song 8. Imitation of Life - R.E.M. 
Song 9. Dreamboat Annie – Heart 
Song 10. Out Of My League - Fitz And The Tantrums
Song 11. Just What I Needed – The Cars 
Song 12. The Year’s Troubles – Susanne Vega
 Song 13. Glad Girls – Guided By Voices
Song 14. Lemon Tree – Fool’s Garden
Song 15 Ride On – Parlement 
Song 16. The Single’s Bar – Tracy Thorn

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Friday, May 5, 2017

Clearing the Static 1719

Some very bad news this week, as we talk about massive layoffs at IHeart and Cumulus. Very sad indeed. Later, we have more developments, none positive, about the sale of the last station in the WNKU network in the Cincinnati market. On some more positive notes, we have format changes in Montana and Texas, plus, several developments in Spanish language radio across the country. That's all coming up on this edition of Clearing the Static.

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

The Radio Kid's Rant! 62: To the Lake, Airplanes, and Peaceful Protests

A lot of topics on this rather lengthy edition of the rant. Everything from recounting a trip to the lake shore to rock collecting, and from passenger treatment on airplanes to the right to peaceful protests. It's all here on The Radio Kid's Rant!

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Clearing the Static 1718

We open this week's show with some feedback and a follow up about broadcasting software for the blind. Then, a station sale in Syracuse will bring a now dark AM station back to life. Later, a new top 40 station comes to Lansing, Michigan. Then, we discuss some of the developments that came out of the latest NAB show. None of this is positive in our opinions! Decide for yourself as you listen to this edition of CTS.

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Radio Serena Show 18

Song 1. Candy Girl – Caramella Girls
Song 2. Happy Boys and Happy Girls – Aqua
Song 3. Bing Bang – LazyTown
Song 4. The Fast Food Song – Fast Food Rockers
Song 5. Tarzan And Jane – Toybox
Song 6. Axel F – Crazy Frog
Song 7. Unicorns and Icecream - Dolly Styles
Song 8. Superhero Lover – Daze
Song 9. The Fox (What Does The Fox Say) – Ylvis
Song 10. See You Again – Jenny Bliss
Song 11. Take Me High - @Tak
Song 12. The Hampster Dance – Hampton The Hampster
Song 13. Ay Ay - Yummie
Song 14. Banana Bay – Crispy
Song 15. Hero - Miss Papaya

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The Radio Kid's Rant! 61: Changes to the Neighborhood

On this edition of the rant, The Radio Kid and producer Jake Longwell team up to talk about changes to the public television series formerly known as Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. How has the program evolved? How does the new show compare to the original series? Some great childhood memories are recalled on this edition of The Radio Kid's Rant!

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Clearing the Static 1717

We begin this week's CTS show with more developments about Q92 in Wichita. Unfortunately, these developments are not very pleasant. Then, we have lots of format changes to tell you about across the country. From Texas to Iowa, and from Nevada to South Carolina, this was definitely a week for format flips in both commercial and public radio, and we break it all down for you on this edition of Clearing the Static.

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Radio Serena Show 17: All Request Show

You asked for it, now, you got it! Serena plays all your requests in her first all request show.

Playlist

Song 1. Private Psychedelic Reel – The Chemical Brothers
Song 2. The Sound Of Silence – Celtic Thunder
Song 3. Excuse Me - Amy Arena
Song 4. Torn To Pieces – Pop Evil
Song 5. Brick - Ben Folds Five
Song 6. Miley Cyrus - Adore You
Song 7. Here and Now - Letters to Cleo
Song 8. Take Me To Church – Hozier
Song 9. Praise You - Fat Boy Slim
Song 10. PillowTalk - Zayne
Song 11. Resurrection  Fear Factory
Song 12. Colors Of The Wind - Pocahontas -- 1995 Pocahontas Disney soundtrack
Song 13. Forest - Twenty One Pilots

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Radio Serena Show 16 - Remembering Aunt Shirley

This week, Radio Serena pays tribute to a woman who was very near and dear to Serena for much of her childhood.

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Song 1. I’ll Remember – Madonna
Song 2. Counting Flowers On The Wall – The Statler Brothers
Song 3. I Fall To Pieces – Patsy Cline
Song 4. Best Of Both Worlds – Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana)
Song 5. The Auctioneer – Leroy Van Dyke
Song 6. Love to Lay You Down – Conway Twitty
Song 7. You’re The Reason Our Kids Are Ugly – Lorretta Lynn and Conway Twitty
Song 8. Swingin’ – John Anderson
Song 9. Tell Me – Dam Dog
Song 10. The Chain Of Love – Clay Walker
Song 11. Old Shep – Red Foley
Song 12. Girl On The Billboard – Del Reeves
Song 13. I Believe – Brooks And Dunn

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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Clearing the Static 1716

The Radio Kid and Jake Longwell take a bit of a break this week. We air a lengthy interview that the Kid conducted wiht a very familiar voice to long time CTS listeners. Jennifer Tissot is her name. Listen to this very in depth Q and A with the Radio Kid. Then, we ahre a network news story about an interesting community radio station in rural Iowa. Finally, the Kid shares some brief thoughts about the upcoming NAB convention. That's all here on this special edition of CTS.

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Radio Serena Show 15 - Groovy Radio

It's another edition of The Format of the Month. This time, it's the best in pure jazz. It's "Groovy Radio".

Playlist

John Coltrane - Mr. PC
Kurt Elling - Steppin' Out
Bill Evans - Theme From M*A*S*H
Miles Davis - Seven Steps to Heaven
Diana Krall - Peel Me a Grape
Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd - Desafinado
Joey Alexander - My Favorite Things
Sarah Vaughan - Ain't Misbehavin'
Louis Armstrong - When It's Sleepy Time Down South
The Modern Jazz Quartet - Concorde

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Clearing the Static 1715

As usual, we have a lot to talk about this week. We begin with some exciting news from the midwest, as two companies merge their resources to create more job opportunities in radio for the blind and visually impaired. Then, a huge shake up and companies in Helena, Montana prepare to swap radio stations. The big topic of discussion this week is a development concerning the battle between low power FM stations and AM stations who have or who want FM translators. Is there any way to resolve potential conflicts between the two? We're not sure.Finally, we talk about a new Oldies station on the air in the Delmarva region, and their rather interesting promotional campaign. That's all here on this edition of Clearing the Static.

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Clearing the Static 1714

We open with a slight correction from last week's show. Then, a new Alternative station comes to Nashville. Also, Columbus, Ohio gets a new Urban station, but they had to change their station nickname. We'll tell you why. Youngstown gets a new "Oldies" station. An old familiar radio nickname returns to Boise, Idaho. We have sad news as an AM station in Oregon goes dark permanently. An FM translator in West Palm Beach is stunting with Christmas music, of all things. Lastly, we report on a new Shortwave station that is supposedly being built in Nevada. Will it take to the air? And, what about the future of Shortwave, particularly in the US? Why wouldn't a commercial, music based Shortwave service work here? We discuss and debate that to wrap up this edition of Clearing the Static.

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The Radio Kid's Rant! 60: Gender Topics

ATTENTION: Effective immediately, The Radio Kid's Rant! shifts to an online only presentation. This is to allow for an unlimited recording time for the rant, as the new ten minute slot is becoming more and more restrictive. Radio stations may opt to air these rants, but, keep in mind that the length of each rant will vary greatly.

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Radio Serena Show 14

Radio Serena Show 14 Playlist 4-04-17
Song 1. Walking On The Sun – Smashmouth
Song 2. Hello MaryLou – Ricky Nelson
Song 3. Lightning Bolt – Jake Bugg
Song 4. Maybellene – Chuck Berry
Song 5. Too Much Monkey Business – Chuck Berry
Song 6. Brown Eyed Hansom Man – Chuck Berry
Song 7. Roll Over Beethoven – Chuck Berry
Song 8. School Days (Ring Ring Goes The Bell) – Chuck Berry
Song 9. No Particular Place To Go – Chuck Berry
Song 10. You Never Can Tell – Chuck Berry
Song 11. Nadine (Is It You?) – Chuck Berry
Song 12. Reelin' and Rockin' – Chuck Berry
Song 13. Rock and Roll Music – Chuck Berry
Song 14. Run Rudolph, Run – Chuck Berry
Song 15. You Can’t Catch Me – Chuck Berry
Song 16. Sweet Little 16 – Chuck Berry
Song 17. Livin’ La Vida Loca – Ricky Martin
Song 18. Baby, Now That I’ve Found You – The Foundations

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Monday, March 27, 2017

The Radio Kid's Rant! 59 - Changing One's Name

As The Radio Kid begins their official transition to become Serena, one of the processes that is involved is that of changing one's name officially. This, apparently, is much easier said than done, as they will explain in this rant.

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Clearing the Static 1713

This week, we lament the demise of several AM stations across the country. Meanwhile, an AM station in Wisconsin is going CHR, albeit just to feed an FM translator. We talk about the very likely possibility of subcaps being removed from the FCC's ownershp restrictions, and how this could impact radio in a not so positive way. Plus, a little more reminiscing and some comments about a few stations we recently profiled on the show. That's all here on CTS 1713.

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Radio Serena Show 13

Radio Serena Show 13 Playlist
Song 1. Livin' la Vida Loca - Ricky Martin
Song 2. Johny B. Good - Chuck Berry
Song 3. Blister In The Sun – Violent Femmes
Song 4. Biggest Part Of Me – Ambrosia
Song 5. Wooden Ships – Jefferson Airoplane (listener request)
Song 6. Everlasting - Ryan Farish
Song 7. Mambo number 5 – Lou Bega
Song 8. Shout Shout (Knock Yourself Out) – Ernie Maresca
Song 9. Why’d You Come In Here Lookin’ Like That – Dolly Parton
Song 10. Get Busy – Technotronic
Song 11. Pretty Little Girl - The Monarchs
Song 12. Don't You Want Me - The Human League
Song 13. Zombie – The Cranberries (listener request)
Song 14. Dance Dance On Little Girl – Paul Anka
Song 15. Songs About Rain – Gary Allen

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Radio Serena Show 12

Song 1. Love Is All Around - D.J. Bobo
Song 2. Could This Be Magic - The Dubs
Song 3. The Reflex Duran Duran
Song 4. Even Flow – Pearl Jam (listener request)
Song 5. Jezebel - Frankie Laine
Song 6. Gorgious – X Ambassadors (listener request)
Song 7. American Idiot – Greenday (listener request)
Song 8. Marie’s The Name (His Latest Flame) – Elvis Presley
Song 9. You Say – Vertical Horizon (listener request)
Song 10. Stay – Lisa Loeb (listener request)
Song 11. She’s A Must To Avoid – Herman’s Hermits
Song 12. Strong Enough – Cheryl Crow
Song 13. Have You Ever Really Ever Loved A Woman – Bryan Adams
Song 14. I’m Your Captain/ Closer To My Home – Grand Funk Railroad
(listener request)

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The Radio Kid's Rant 58: Remembering Chuck Berry - Brothers Reunite

The Radio Kid remembers the late Rock icon Chuck Berry. Later, they tell us a heart warming story of two brothers who are reunited after many years of separation.

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The Radio Kid's Rant! 57: Serena's Party Night

This time, we offer an extended rant in which Serena recalls her recent party night. Listen as she recalls the entire experience.

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Clearing the Static 1712

This week, there are a lot of developments concerning Easy Listening/Soft AC radio stations, including the return of an old familiar voice in Palm Springs. Also, an Easy Listening station in Myrtle Beach is again streaming. Saga rolls out Pure Oldies in still another market, with more to come, we believe. And we reminisce about some of our favorite radio memories while on childhood vacations. That's all on this edition of Clearing the Static.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

CTS Extra 46: Saving Radio

On this CTS Extra, we discuss and debate an ongoing issue. How do we save radio for younger generations? Do we force people to consume radio and outright ban other forms of audio consumption? Is that even practical? Might there be other ways to preserve this art form? Or, will we have no choice but to simply allow radio to fade into the distant past? Hear our discussion and debate in this CTS Extra.

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Clearing the Static 1711

We open this week's show with some feedback from Rochester and Knoxville. Then, we discuss a station sale in Buffalo. Will there be a format change? And we have format changes to talk about in Springfield, IL and Reno, NV. Then, we read and discuss an interesting article about Cumulus CEO Mary Burner, and all she's done to turn that company around. Could other radio companies benefit from her example? It's all here on CTS 1711.

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Radio Serena Show 11: Format of the Month: The Shamrock

Radio Serena show 11 playlist The Shamrock 3-14-17
Song 1. The Dubliners - The Seven Drunken Nights
Song 2. The Corrs - Forgiven, Not Forgotten
Song 3. Kevin Burke - Wild Irishman
Song 4. Dick Gaughan - Song For Ireland
Song 5. The High Kings - On the One Road
Song 6. Patrick Ball - Castle Kelly
Song 7. Clannad - Theme From Harry's Game
Song 8. Irish Clubland - Fields Of Athenry
Song 9. Celtic Thunder - Bad Bad Leeroy Brown
Song 10. Celtic Woman - Sí Do Mhaimeo í (The Wealthy Widow)
Song 11. Altan - Dulaman
Song 12. The Bordererss -  Fat Bald and Ugly
Song 13. The Cotters - The Pleasures Of Home Medley
Song 14. The Chieftains - Drowsey Maggie
Song 15. The Irish Rovers – Nancy Whiskey

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Monday, March 6, 2017

Radio Serena Show 10

Radio Serena Show 10 Playlist 3-7-17
Song 1. Genie In A Bottle – Christina Aguilera
Song 2. Come On, Let's Go - Ritchie Valens
Song 3. (Tentative) Nothing To Divide Us – Smoke Fairies  (listener Request)
Song 4. She’s Got Nothing On But The Radio – Roxet (Listener request)
Song 5. Jumpin' at the Woodside - Gene Krupa & Buddy Rich
Song 6. Calling Me Names Good Old War
Song 7. Make Someone Happy – Brian Stokes Mitchell – DoReMi Cast Recording
Song 8. Alternate Universe – Shel (listener request)
Song 9. The Night Pat Murphy Died – Great Big Sea
Song 10. Cotton Eye Joe – Rednex
Song 11. Step by Step – The Crests
Song 12. Step By Step New Kids On The Block
Song 13. Never Let You Go – Third Eye Blind
Song 14. Sugar Sugar – The Archies
Song 15. Treme Second Line - Kermit Ruffins

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The Radio Kid's Rant! 56: Weathering Johnson and Hall

After their usual remarks about the weather, The Radio Kid shares some very strong critiques of the behaviors of some US legislators and their constituents.

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Clearing the Static 1710

Another jam packed show this week! We start with some feedback which leads to a continuation of our discussion regarding teens and music listening. Then, we discuss the new format on WUTQ in Utica, it is indeed conservative talk. This leads to a broader discussion of conservative talk, and even "shock Jocks/shock talk". A classic rock station comes to New Jersey. Later, a prestigious New England university is seriously considering putting its big FM signal up for sale. What does this mean for the future of college radio as we know it? Also, a station which once belonged to a university in Virginia is now in commercial hands, and we tell you what they are doing with it. We have interesting developments from California's Inland Empire region which make no sense to either of us! Finally, a new classic hits station is on the air in Kalamazoo. ALL that is coming up for you right here on CTS 1710.

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Monday, February 27, 2017

Radio Serena Show 09

Radio Serena Show 9 Playlist 2-28-17
Song 1. Something In The Way – Nirvana (listener request)
Song 2. Up on the Roof - The Drifters
Song 3. Glorious – Rachael Tissot
Song 4. Call Me – Le Click
Song 5. Oh Rose Marie - The Fascinators with Jesse Stone Orchestra
Song 6. Pop Muzik – M
Song 7. I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
Song 8. Graveyard Whistling – Nothing But Thieves (listener request)
Song 9. MR. Mom – Lonestar (listener request)
Song 10. No Excuses – Alice In Chains (listener request)
Song 11. Baby Love - The Supremes
Song 12. Moves – The New Pornographers
Song 13. Scary Monsters – Nine Inche Nails With David Bowy (listener request)
Song 14. Day Dream Believer - The Monkeys
Song 15. Superstar - The Carpenters

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The Radio Kid's Rant! 55: Completely Random Thoughts

This rant is based on, well, what the kid describes as "a random stream of consciousness at 4 in the morning". Tune in and hear what it's all about!

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Clearing the Static 1709

We open with some feedback, where we clarify something which was part of a discussion we had on show number 1650, and we elaborate more on our talk regarding teens and music consumption. Also, we discuss a possible format change coming to Utica, NY. Later, more developments at the FCC concerning AM stations and FM translators, which leads into a bigger discussion that includes over the air TV as well. Then, new formats are coming to the Ocean City, Maryland market. Finally, a big discussion about the future of commercial radio, and how we can make it sound more appealing to today's radio audience. That's all here on this edition of CTS.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Radio Serena Show 08

Song 1.  Set A Drift On Memory Bliss – P.M. Dawn
Song 2. Runaround Sue – Dion
Song 3. Chances - Five for Fighting
Song 4. When I Come Around – Greenday (listener request)
Song 5. 409 – The Beach Boys
Song 6. Tranquilizer – Biosphere (listener request)
Song 7. Creep – TLC (listener request)
Song 8. Blue Moon - The Marcels
Song 9. Urge for Going - Joni Mitchell
Song 10. Touch the Sky – Cartouche
Song 11. Speedoo - The Cadillacs
Song 12. The Sun Always Shines On TV – Ah-ha (listener request)
Song 13. La-La (Means I Love You) - The Delfonics
Song 14. Last Glimpse Of Gotham – Joshua Redman

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

The Radio Kid's Rant! 54 - Telephone Memories

This time, Jake Longwell joins The Radio Kid, and they share some of their memories of long defunct functions and services that were available via the telephone.

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Clearing the Static 1708

Once again, there is a lot to talk about this week. We begin with some news about our affiliate in Australia, Unique Radio. Then, we express our outrage at the sale of a well liked Public radio station in the Cincinnati area to religious operators. A new and unique Urban station debuts in Columbus, Ohio, and a new 90s oriented station debuts in Winnipeg. We remember a legendary Canadian radio host upon his recent passing, and, we express our frustrations regarding certain telephone and internet technologies which make life harder for the visually impaired. That's all on this edition of Clearing the Static.

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Radio Serena Show 07 - Format of the Month - The Diary (Love Songs)

Song 1. As I Lay Me Down – Sophie B. Hawkins
Song 2. I Just Called to Say I Love You – Stevie Wonder
Song 3. Somebody To Love Queen
Song 4. John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman - My One and Only Love
Song 5. Unchained Melody – LeeAnne Rhymes
Song 6. The Bee Gees – Fanny, Be Tender With My Love
Song 7. The High Road - Three Days Grace
Song 8. Leavin' - Tim Heintz
Song 9. When I Look into Your Eyes – Firehouse
Song 10. I Dreamt I Dwelt in Marble Halls – Méav
Song 11. I Would’ve Loved You Anyway – Trisha Yearwood
Song 12. Making Love Out Of Nothing At All – Air Supply

The Radio Kid's Rant! 53: Variety of Topics

This time, The Radio Kid sounds off on several topics too numerous to mention. Tune in and hear them all for yourself!

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Clearing the Static 1707

Another action packed show this time. First, a warm welcome to our new listeners in Rochester, NY on WXIR, Extreme Independent Radio, where we are now heard every Saturday at 5 AM Eastern. Then, we speculate about a new format coming to New Orleans. After, we comment on an article about radio imaging and positioners. Are they still needed these days? Later, some interesting and disturbing facts about the FCC and what they can do without congressional approval that could lead to even more consolidation in the industry! Finally, a controversial radio host returns to the airwaves in Tampa. That is all here on this edition of CTS.

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

The Radio Kid's Rant! 52: The Impact of Trump's Anti Immigration Policy

The Radio Kid shares some strong views on the fall out from the new anti immigration policies of the Trump administration.

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Clearing the Static 1706

A lot to talk about this week! We discuss the launch of Pure Oldies in both Ithaca and Springfield, IL. Also, a local full service radio voice in the NYC suburbs is back, sort of. Then, bug, big news about the merger of CBS Radio and Entercom. We discuss the potential impact of the merger in the various radio markets affected. Later, a Sacramento FM license is turned in to the FCC after fall out from a contest gone wrong. Finally, an Alabama station switches to the supposedly dying Classic Hip Hop format. That's all here on this jam packed edition of CTS.

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Radio Serena Show 06

Song 1. All I Wanna Do – Sherill Crow
Song 2.  The Boy From New York City  - The Adlibs
Song 3. Subdevisions – Rush
Song 4. The Power of Love – Celene Dion
Song 5. Suite Judy Blue Eyes – Crosby Stills Nash (listener request)
Song 6. For the Love of You - Candy Dulfer
Song 7.  Gin and Juice - Snoop Doggy Dogg
Song 8. Wake Up Little Susie - The Everly Brothers
Song 9. Follow You Follow Me – Genesis
Song 10. The Power – Snap
Song 11. 16 Candles – The Crests
Song 12. Kids In America – Kim Wilde
Song 13. Backstreet Boys – I Want It That Way
Song 14. Hello Goodbye The Beattles

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Monday, January 30, 2017

Radio Serena Show 05

Song 1. Take a Bow - Madonna
Song 2. I Got You Babe – Sunny and Cher
Song 3. Luck Be a Lady - Frank Sinatra
Song 4. Take It in Blood - Nas
Song 5. Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um – Major Lance
Song 6. Charlie Brown – Coldplay
Song 7. Another Night – Real McCoy
Song 8. The Angels Listened In - The Crests
Song 9. In a Big Country - Big Country
Song 10. Take My Breath away - Berlin
Song 11. The Gift - John Adorney
Song 12. I Wanna Rock - Twisted Sister
Song 13. Wonderwall - Oasis
Song 14. The Battle of New Orleans - Johnny Horton

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The Radio Kid's Rant! 51: Trump's Extreme Vetting - Injustice in Oswego

This time, The Radio Kid shares their thoughts on President Trump's extreme vetting for immigrants and refugees, and then they speak their mind about a recent miscarriage of justice in their home town.

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Clearing the Static 1705

We open with discussion of a format change in Salt Lake City, and a rebranding of a Triple A in Virginia. Then, we address more feedback about radio listening and younger generations. Finally, we speculate on possible changes to the FCC in the new Trump administration.

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Monday, January 23, 2017

Clearing the Static 1704

A jam packed show this week. First, we know the new format soon to launch on 107.5 in Springfield, Illinois. Next, a new CHR comes to the Dallas market. A high school station in Washinton state changes its format. We stay in the Pacific Northwest to discuss a new Urban radio station in Portland. We then discuss how radio consultants have impacted radio over the years, as a result of some listener feedback we received. A new Oldies station comes to the Burlington, Vermont market, and this will result in changes coming to other AM stations in that market in the near future. In Erie, PA, a college station is in the process of transferring its Classic Hits format to a commercial broadcaster. What will then become of the college's own station in the future? Also, college in Virginia sells to a commercial operator. What does this say about the fate of college radio? That's all here on this edition of CTS.

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The Radio Kid's Rant! 50: Toddlers and Trump

An unusual juxtaposition on the rant this time. First, The Radio Kid gives their thoughts on some of the trials and tribulations of looking after a two year old. Then, some thoughts on newly elected President Trump.

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Radio Serena Show 04: Sam Cooke Tribute

Song 1. We’re Having a Party – Rod Stuart
Song 2.  Lord Remember Me – Sam C ooke and Soul Stirers
Song 3.  Farther Along – Sam Cooke and Soul Stirers
Song 4.  Jesus Gave Me Water – Sam Cooke and Soul Stirers
Song 5.  Touch the Hem of His Garment Sam Cooke and Soul Stirers
Song 6. Wonderful  - Sam Cooke and Soul Stirers
Song 7. Lovable  - Dale Cooke
Song 8. You Send Me – Sam Cooke
Song 9. Wonderful World  - Sam Cooke
Song 10. Cupid – Sam Cooke
Song 11. Chain Gang – Sam Cooke
Song 12. Everybody Likes to cha cha cha – Sam Cooke
Song 13. Ee-yi-ee-yi-oh – Sam Cooke
Song 14. Little Red Rooster – Sam Cooke
Song 15. Twistin’ the Night Away – Sam Cooke
Song 16.  Only 16 – Sam Cooke
Song 17. A Change is Gonna Come  - Sam Cooke

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