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. The playlist will be posted soon, but here is the audio.


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.


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".


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


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.


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.


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.


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