Friday, May 29, 2015

CTS Extra 07: What a Way to Turn Off the Power

This time on CTS Extra 07, it's a Kid's Corner aircheck of KVRK (89.7
Dallas, TX) "Power 89.7."  This is a Christian Rock radio station in
the non-commercial band.  However, Way Media, a fairly large Christian
operator, will soon find their way to turn off the Power at 89.7, and
will instead install their "Way FM" Christian AC format on the station. 
So, we figured, while we could, we'd give this station a listen.  On
this CTS Extra. What a way to turn off the power!


cTS Extra 06: FM 94.9 KBZT San Diego

It's another CTS Extra, and, this time, we're glad to tell you that we
are resuming the Kid's corner feature, as the digital recording
equipment we now use has been replaced (and we have plenty of backups
just in case!)  This time, as promised, we are going to stay in San
Diego, CA, and with the Lincoln Financial Media cluster.  This cluster,
along with the entire Lincoln Financial group, is in the process of
being bought by Entercom.  This proposed sale is being delayed for the
moment by the Department of Justice.  While we took it Easy on the city
of San Diego last time, this time, we're going to spice things up a
little bit with an aircheck of KBZT (94.9), an Alternative station that
has embraced the new direction Alt music has been going over the past
several years.  So, put on your Sun Tan lotion, and get ready to hit a
good music fest as you listen to this aircheck of KBZT. This time on
CTS Extra, it's FM 94.9 KBZT San Diego.


Clearing the Static 05-31-15

For this edition of the program, we talk with Rita O'Connell and Max Moulton of KNCE, a unique community radio station in Taos, New Mexico. We learn about how the station came to be, their programming strategies, and how they, unlike most community stations in the US, are funded primarily by commercial advertising. The Radio Kid and I learned a great deal from this conversation, and we hope you will as well.


Monday, May 25, 2015

Clearing the Static 05-24-15

We play "catch up" with backlogged Radio News Now to open the show this week. Also, controversy over a Public Radio station sale in California. And, we comment on the retirement of David Letterman. It's all here on this week's Clearing the Static from Geneva Community Radio.


Monday, May 18, 2015

Clearing the Static 05-17-15

After Radio News Now, we talk about some developments in upstate New York, particularly in Ithaca and Bath. Later, we discuss how religious radio seems to be doing away with its younger leaning music formats. Why is this happening? And, we wrap up with thoughts on Norway's decision to turn off all analog FM broadcasts in 2017. Could something similar eventually happen here in the US? Tune in and hear what we have to say on this edition of CTS from GCR.


Monday, May 11, 2015

Clearing the Static 05-10-15

As it turns out, this edition of CTS never made it to air on GCR. We got our first taste of the Spring/Summer severe thunderstorm season here in Geneva, NY. The storm knocked out power at the Geneva Community Center, putting the station off the air during the time the show normally runs. Still, we have a show for you. We begin with Radio News Now. Also, we speculate on possible changes coming to 107.7 FM in Buffalo, NY. The Radio Kid gives a no holds barred rant about the new "format" at CHRY in Toronto, Ontario. How long will this "format" stay in place? We're not sure. Hear it all for yourself on this edition of CTS from GCR!


Tuesday, May 5, 2015

CTS Extra 05: "Remembering Stan Freberg"

For this CTS Extra, The Radio Kid and Jake Longwell pay tribute to the late Stan Freberg. They feature many different aspects of his lengthy career in media. You'll hear everything from some of his classic parodies to excerpts from both volumes of "Stan Freberg Presents the United States of America", along with several of his unique radio and television commercials. Along with recollections and commentary from your hosts. So, grab your favorite snack or beverage, sit back, and enjoy over three hours of classic Stan Freberg.


Clearing the Static 05-03-15

This time around, we devote the entire hour to a very interesting panel discussion. The Radio Kid and Jake Longwell talk with three young adults, Amaya, Ally, and Bob, about their media consumption. Do they listen to radio? Why or why not? What other ways do they use to access the music and media they want? How do they feel about the future of radio? Find out what they had to say during this panel discussion. It's all here on this special edition of Clearing the Static!