Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Clearing the Static 1742

We open this week with some LPFM news. First, Syracuse finally has its own community radio station, but, will their hyper local approach to music programming help or hurt them? Also, an LPFM is soon to debut in Springfield, Illinois. All indications are that it will be some sort of community radio. We'll follow this story as it develops. Later, we discuss the impending CBS Radio/Entercom merger. We know what stations will be spun off as a result of the merger. Who will be buying these stations? What changes may be on the horizon once the stations are sold? We discuss and speculate.

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The Radio Kid's Rant! 74: Kids Meals

On this rant, The Radio Kid compares and contrasts "Kids Meals" from three popular fast food venues. Later, Jake Longwell shares some of his thoughts on suitable diets for children.

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Radio Serena Show 42

Song 1.  Building A Mystery - Sarah Mclachlan (Listener request)
Song 2.  Lady Willpower - Gary Puckett and The Union Gap (Listener Request)
Song 3.  Free Falling - Tom Petty
Song 4.  You Are The Woman - Firefall
Song 5.  Archie Speaks! - Bill King
Song 6.  Lemon Tree - Peter, Paul, and Mary (Listener Request)
Song 7.  No Rain - Blind Melon
Song 8.  Baby Don't Go - Sonny & Cher
Song 9.  Walking On The Moon - The Police
Song 10.  Macarena - Los Del Rio
Song 11.  Duke of Earl - Gene Chandler
Song 12.  Cars - Gary Numan
Song 13.  Ironic - Alanis Morissette
Song 14.  Blue Suede Shoes - Carl Perkins

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Clearing the Static 1741

We open with news of a new commercila Spanish language radio station coming to Rochester. Will the new station have any impact on the community LPFM that's already serving that audience? Later, a beloved radio station in Springfield, Illinois has changed format form deep album rock to variety hits. Why did this happen? Do listeners really want a radio station with a broad playlist? Or do they prefer a station that plays songs they already know and like? Gainesville loses its Jazz station in favor of a simulcast of NPR from Orlando. And, Los Angeles is getting K-Love, at the expense of another great album rocker. That's all here on this episode of CTS.

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In the Middle Episode 13

This week, The Radio Kid expresses her thoughts surrounding the Las Vegas tragedy. Also, some opinions on the recent doings of President Trump.

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Radio Serena Show 41: Format of the Month: Earl on FM (Classic Country)

Song 1.  Window Up Above - George Jones
Song 2.  (I Heard That) Lonesome Whistle - Hank Williams
Song 3.  Coal Miner's Daughter - Loretta Lynn
Song 4.  Two Dollars in the Juke Box - Eddie Rabbitt
Song 5.  Alright - Faron Young
Song 6.  Busy Man - Billy Ray Cyrus
Song 7.  The Wayward Wind - Patsy Cline
Song 8.  Ballad of a Teenage Queen - Johnny Cash
Song 9.  Sleeping Single in a Double Bed - Barbara Mandrell
Song 10.  Six Days on the Road - Dave Dudley
Song 11.  Why Have You Left the One You Left Me For - Crystal Gayle
Song 12.  Act Naturally - Buck Owens
Song 13.  Everywhere - Tim McGraw
Song 14.  The Same Old Me - Ray Price
Song 15.  Chug-a-Lug - Roger Miller
Song 16.  I Believe In You - Don Williams
Song 17.  Heartbreak, USA - Kitty Wells Kitty Welles
Song 18.  Goodbye Earl - Dixie Chicks

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Saffron Says Episode 2

The second episode of Saffron Says. Here, she tells her side of the story of how she met her girlfriend, Serena. Later, we hear an in depth review of an episode of, believe it or not, Barney and Friends.

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Saffron Says Episode 1

The debut episode of the new weekly commentary series Saffron Says featuring DJ Saffron.

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2 Girls 1 Name Episode 9

The 9th episode of 2 Girls 1 Name with DJ Saffron and The Radio kid.

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2 Girls 1 Name Episode 8

The 8th episode of 2 Girls 1 Name hosted by Serena and Serena.

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Clearing the Static 1740

We open the program with sad news for fans of the Beautiful Music format, as another station prepares to give it up as it is sold to new owners. We discuss many interesting format changes, in places which include, but are not limited to, Philadelphia, Milwaukee, Santa Barbara, and New Haven, as well as other locales in Indiana and Wisconsin. Plus, a popoular NPR station prepares to bring US public radio programming to Germany. That's all coming up on this edition of CTS.

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In the Middle Episode 12

The Radio Kid and Jake Longwell discuss everything from the latest attempt to kill Obamacare to the controversy surrounding athletes and the national anthem.

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Radio Serena Show 40 - DJ Saffron's Chorus Years

It's another show guest hosted by the "other" Serena (aka DJ Saffron)

1. The Dubliners -  Cockles and Mussels
2. The Irish Rovers - The Unicorn Song
3. The Wolf Tones - Big Strong Man
4. Nickel Creek - The Fox
5. Lee Greenwood - God Bless the USA
6. Disney Channel Circle of Stars - A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes
7. Everlife - Look Through My Eyes
8. Mathew James Thomas - Corner of the Sky
9. Alabama - Angels Among Us
10. The Temptations - My Girl
11. Janet Jackson - Together Again
12. Maureen McGovern - Can You Read My Mind
13. Elton John - Crocodile Rock
14. Leann Rimes - How Do I Live
15. DJ Saffron - King of the Road

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Monday, September 25, 2017

Introducing 2 Girls 1 Name

We are pleased to announce the debut of a new radio show. 2 Girls 1 Name is a music and conversation show featuring Serena (The Radio Kid) and, Serena (DJ Saffron). Together, these girls share music, wit and wisdom that will make for interesting listening. To simplify things, we're going to upload the first seven shows that have already been produced. Go to the Program Archive page on this site, and scroll all the way down to the bottom to find the download links. New shows will be posted in their own individual blog entries thereafter. We hope everyone will enjoy 2 Girls 1 Name.

In the Middle Episode 11 - The Radio Kid's Rant! 73: Serena Update

On In the Middle, we again turn our microphones over to Jim Gallman for another conservative perspecitve. Then, The Radio Kid shares her thoughts on the North Korea conflict. Later, we present an update on Serena's transition.

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Clearing the Static 1739

We have lots of Upstate NY news this week from Rochester and the Finger Lakes. Also, The Radio Kid clarifies her evolving feelings on the radio industry.

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Radio Serena Show 39: All Request Show

Song 1.  Who Will Save Your Soul - Jewel
Song 2.  No You Don’t – Nine Inch Nails
Song 3.  Back from the dead - skillet
Song 4.  Bruno Mars - That’s what I Like
Song 5.  Sean Mendez - nothing holding me back
Song 6.  Egyptian Shumba – The Tammys
Song 7.  Green Fields – The Brothers Four
Song 8.  Forever and For Always – Shinia Twain
Song 9.  I Was Born – Hanson
Song 10.  Satellite – Dave Mathews Band
Song 11.  I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
Song 12.  Long Live - For King and Country
Show 13. Don't Let the World Pass You By - Jean-Luc Ponty

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Clearing the Static 1738

We open the program with developments concerning WFBL in Syracuse. Is their (apparent) new format just a waste of the frequency? Also, we cover some other recent format changes around the country. We talk about a new Polish youth station on the air in Chicago. And lots of changes coming to radio stations in the Carolinas and George mostly due to ownership changes. That's all here on this episode of Clearing the Static.

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Radio Serena Show 38

Song 1.  I’ve Been Thinking About You – London Beat
Song 2.  Silhouettes - The Rays
Song 3.  You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) - Dead or Alive
Song 4.  Just to See You Smile - Tim McGraw
Song 5.  Poison Ivy - The Coasters
Song 6.  Laughing Polka – Lawrence Welk
Song 7.  Hold My Hand - Hootie and the Blowfish
Song 8.  Hooray for Hazel – Tommy Roe
Song 9.  Cleopatra - The Lumineers
Song 10.  High Enough - Damn Yankees
Song 11.  I Never Picked Cotton – Roy Clark
Song 12.  Charlie Puth – Attention
Song 13.  Treat 'em Right - Chubb Rock
Song 14.  It’s My Party – Lesley Gore
Song 15.  Cruel to Be Kind - Nick Lowe

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Friday, September 15, 2017

The Radio Kid's Rant! 72: Democracy Now

This is a very heart felt rant in which The Radio Kid expresses some of their thoughts regarding the popular radio program Democracy Now! and its host, Amy Goodman.

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In the Middle Episode 10 - The Radio Kid's Rant! 71

Listen to the latest episodes of In the Middle and The Radio Kid's Rant! In the Middle presents a conservative point of view once again, and The Radio Kid rants about a terrible injustice committed against innocent children in Oswego County.

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Monday, September 11, 2017

Radio Serena Show 37: The Charge

Song 1.  Come with Me – ceo
Song 2.  First Light Monika's Interval mix – Hoffman
Song 3.  Fey – Recondite
Song 4.  1969 - Boards of Canada
Song 5.  (Remote) Control Implant remix - Plastic Noise Experience
Song 6.  Tricky Pose - The Range
Song 7.  Pelican – Bonobo
Song 8.  Passage – Lpower
Song 9.  Mindstream The Aphex Twin remix - Meat Beat Manifesto
Song 10.  Hiders – Burial
Song 11.  Blue Little - 10:32

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Sunday, September 10, 2017

Clearing the Static 1737

We begin the program by discussing what several radio companies did, or didn't do, during hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Then, we discuss remarks made by an FCC commissioner at the recent NAB show, and how those remarks could impact radio. We discuss an interesting way to re-divide the radio spectrrum, and encourage listeners to weight in. We note the sad passing of a central New York radio newscaster. There's a new Urban radio station in Binghamton, NY. Will it give any competition to the existing noncommercial Urban station there? And, why do so many stations have such a small, repetitive playlist? Do people actually like that sort of thing? All of that in this jam packed edition of CTS.

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Friday, September 8, 2017

In the Middle Episode 09/The Radio Kid's Rant! 70

Listen to the latest episodes of In the Middle and The Radio Kid's Rant!

Note: The listen link below is for the full program. You can listen to/download the individual segments by visiting the Program Archive page on this website.

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Monday, September 4, 2017

Clearing the Static 1736

We open this week's show with some sad news about the Communications program at an upstate New York college. Then, we evaluate some recent proposals submitted to the FCC by various members of the radio industry. And, we conclude by talking about The Radio Kid's recent trio to Elmira, New York, and what they heard on the radio there. That's all on this edition of CTS.

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Radio Serena Show 36: Glen Campbell Tribute

 Song 1.  Valey Of Death – Glen Campbell
Song 2.  Turn Around, and Look At Me – Glen Campbell
Song 3.  Winky Doll – Glen Campbell
Song 4.  Miracle of Love – Glen Campbell
Song 5.  Too Late to Worry, too Blue to Cry – Glen Campbell
Song 6.  Prima-Donna – Glen Campbell
Song 7.  Through the eyes of a child – Glen Campbell
Song 8.  Guess I’m Dumb – Glenn Campbell
Song 9.  I Gotta Have My Baby Back – Glen Campbell
Song 10.  By The Time I Get to Phoenix – Glen Campbell
Song 11. Witchitaw Lineman – Glen Campbell
Song 12.  Galveston – Glen Campbell
Song 13.  Where's the Playground Susie – Glen Campbell
Song 14.  Rhinestone Cowboy – Glen Campbell
Song 15.  Southern Nights  - Glen Campbell
Song 16.  Faithless Love – Glen Campbell
Song 17.  Hey Little One – Glen Campbell
Song 18.  A Better Place - Glen Campbell
Song 19.  Adios – Glen Campbell
Song 20. Remembering – Ashley Campbell
 
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Monday, August 28, 2017

Radio Serena Show 35


Saturday, August 26, 2017

Clearing the Static 1735

This week, we have radio news from New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina and Texas. Tune in and hear what's happening in radio across the country!

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Clearing the Static 1734

We talk about some of the pending translators coming to upstate New York. Plus, we have developments in California, Florida and Massachusetts to tell you about.

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In the Middle Episode 08

This time on In the Middle, The Radio Kid and Jake Longwell discuss the tragic incident in Charlottesville in more detail. How do we find a balance between free speech and necessary censorship to prevent more violence?

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Radio Serena Show 34

Song 1.  Gentle On My Mind -  Glen Campbell
Song 2.  Gentle On My Mind – The Band Perry
Song 3.  Once A Day – George Jones
Song 4.  One Man Army – Our Lady Peace
Song 5.  Katy Perry -  Swish Swish
Song 6.  Brand New Lover - Dead or Alive
Song 7.  How Can It Be - Lauren Diagle
Song 8.  Mule Train – Frankie Laine
Song 9.  Everything That Touches You - The Association
Song 10.  You’re the Inspiration – Chicago
Song 11.  Doctor Please – Blue Cheer
Song 12.  Dude Looks Like A Lady - Aerosmith
Song 13.  Betrayal (Sorcerer Theme) – Tangerine Dream

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

In the Middle Episode 07

For this episode of In the Middle, The Radio Kid passionately expresses their true feelings about the tragedy that took place recently in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Clearing the Static 1733

This week, it's all about translators. We mean that literally. The Radio Kid provides detailed info from the last translator window for AM stations wanting new FM translators in the states where we have affiliates. So, if you live in California, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana or New York, you'll know what to expect on your respective radio dials.

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In the Middle Episode 06 - The Radio Kid's Rant! 69

This week, it's another "two for one" program. First, In the Middle brings back to the microphone conservative Jim Gallman. Jim offers his take on the recent healthcare debate. Then, it's the 69th episode of The Radio Kid's Rant! This rant is dubbed "The Perils of Parenting". Tune in and you'll hear why.

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Radio Serena Show 33

Song 1.  Can’t Touch This - MC. Hammer
Song 2.  Windy – The Associations
Song 3.  Adoro Te Devote – Dan Gibson’s Solitude
Song 4.  Sadness Part 2 – Enigma
Song 5.  Ya Ya – Lee Dorsey
Song 6.  Tokyo Rose –IDLE EYES
Song 7.  There Is Love (The Weding Song) – Peter Paul and Mary
Song 8.  Days of Elijah - Robin Mark
Song 9.  Red Rose CafĂ© – Celtic Thunder
Song 10.  Drunk On You – Luke Bryan (listener request)
Song 11.  What Sundown Does to You - Loretta Lynn (listener request)
Song 12.  Tied Up – Yello (listener request)
Song 13.  Window Licker - Aphex Twin (listener request)

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Clearing the Static 1732

Still more upstate New York developments this week in Oneida, Utica and Kingston. Also, a broadcast company in Reno is selling its entire cluster there to two separate companies. And, with Progressive talk now gone from the commercial radio dial in Bellingham, Washington, will this be a potential boost for the city's community radio stations? That's all here on this edition of CTS.

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The Radio Kid's Rant! 68 - The Visit

This time on the rant, Serena and Serena recount their first meeting and weekend long visit.

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Radio Serena Show 32 - Format of the Month - Lake Air

This time on the format of the month, Radio Serena takes a stab at the relaxing sounds of Lake Air. Hear her unique take on this already innovative concept.

 Song 1.   Indian Summer - Ryan Farish
Song 2.  Obsession Confession - Slash
Song 3.  Love Garden - Gabor Deutsch
Song 4.  Paradise – Coldplay
Song 5.  Elephants – Miktek
Song 6.  Night Spirits - Xavier Quijas Yxayotl
Song 7.  Oxygene Part 2 - Jean Michel Jarre
Song 8.  Africa
Song 9.  Rain on Me - Thierry David
  Song 10.  Hymnody – Amethystium
Song 11.  Even Now – 2002

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Monday, July 31, 2017

Radio Serena Show 31: All Request Show

It's another all request show this time on Radio Serena.

Song 1.  My Favorite Mistake – Sheryl Crow
Song 2.  Hero – Skillet
Song 3.  Sugar Town - Nancy Sinatra
Song 4.  We Like To Party (The Venga Bus) – The Vengaboys
Song 5.  Shy - Ani DiFranco
Song 6.  You Were Always On My Mind - Pet Shop Boys
Song 7.  Song of Thanks and Praise - Tim Ruckhaber
Song 8.  When I’m With You – Sheriff
Song 9.  King of the Road - Roger Miller
Song 10.  Wings – Macklemore FT. Ryan Lewis
Song 11.  Rhythm Is A Dancer – Snap
Song 12.  Losing My Religion – Tori Amos
Song 13.  True Faith - New Order
Song 14.  Rockin' Robin - Bobby Day

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Clearing the Static 1731

This week, we talk about radio developments in several parts of upstate New York, including Buffalo, Rochester, Oswego County, Utica, and Elmira.

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In the Middle Episode 05 - The Radio Kid's Rant! 67

This week, it's a double program as we present episode 5 of In the Middle, along with a rant about some of the various fairs and other Summer activities in and around Oswego County.

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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.

Playlist

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.

Listen nos as The Radio Kid rants (again) on gender topics.

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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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