Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Clearing the Static 04-26-15

As usual, we open with Radio News Now. Among the topics on this edition, what to do with LPFM? More power for LPFMs? If so, how much more power? Or, should the FCC open a window for LPFMs to apply for translators? We discuss and debate. Also, our friend Bruce Cutler was interviewed on our local news/talk station recently, and we touch on that briefly. It's all here on this the April 26th, 2015 edition of Clearing the Static.


Sunday, April 19, 2015

CTS Extra 04: "Backlogged Radio News Now"

We get caught up on the format flips and station sales from the week of 04-10-15.


Clearing the Static 04-19-15

We open with Radio News Now, as usual, with the latest format flips and station sales. Then, Radio Disney is back, sort of, by way of HD radio. How viable is this? Also, is the FCC taking a more lax attitude toward pirate radio? It appears so. Your thoughts? Finally, comments on the new "pot talk" radio station in Colorado. That's all here on CTS from GCR


Sunday, April 12, 2015

Clearing the Static 04-12-15

On this edition, we open with acknowledging an e-mail from a listener regarding some comments we made on last week's show. We also talk about a new Rock/AC station in Scranton, PA. Then, we pay tribute to the late Stan Freberg, who passed away on April 7th, at the age of 88. We talk about his contributions to the radio industry, and we play some of his classic radio commercials and song parodies. It's all here on this edition of CTS from GCR.


Wednesday, April 8, 2015

CTS Extra 03: "EZ San Diego"

On this Kid's Corner edition of CTS Extra, we'll head to sunny San
Diego, CA, and take a listen to KIFM 98.1, and it's Soft AC format.
Branded as "EZ98.1", the radio station is now in the hands of Lincoln
Financial Media, but a sale to Entercom is in the works. The sale is being held up
by a DOJ investigation.  If Entercom takes over, it is
widely speculated the station will change format.  Learn more about
this station, and relax, as we take a listen to KIFM, "EZ98.1."  On
this week's CTS Extra, it's all EZ San Diego.


Saturday, April 4, 2015

Clearing the Static 04-05-15

A jam packed show this time. Radio News Now kicks things off. Then, an aircheck of the new Trending Radio in Milwaukee, followed by a scathing review by The Radio Kid. Plus, OTR coming to WGN Radio in Chicago. A successful Oldies format moving from LPFM to commercial radio in Indiana. A lawsuit filed in upstate New York demonstrating there is still, unfortunately, a huge gender gap in the radio industry. A Syracuse TV station expands local news coverage. Finally, we have the latest list of top billing radio stations across the country. It's all here on Clearing the Static.


Wednesday, April 1, 2015

CTS Extra 02: "Q92 The Beat vs. 105.3 The Buzz"

On this CTS extra, it's our first Kid's Corner here in the CTS Extra
department.  And, for our first Kid's Corner, we attempt to resolve a
debate that has come up among our listeners which came out of our
interview with Heather Hogan of Envision, operators of Q92 in
Witchitaw, KS.  In the interview, Hogan claimed that the station had a
different playlist and sound from that of KFBZ 105.3, owned by
Entercom.  However, many of you wrote in to dispute that claim.  So, on
today's CTS Extra, we're going to let you decide for yourself.  You
will first hear an aircheck of Q92 (KKGQ), followed by an aircheck of
KFBZ (105.3 The Buzz.)  Today on CTS Extra 02, we aircheck, you decide!