Saturday, June 25, 2016

CTS Extra 40: Almost Everything Goes to the River

As you may have heard on CTS program 1626, we interviewed Aaron, the
owner of WKCE (1120 Knoxville, TN), and operator of several other
stations running quite eunique takes on traditional formats.  This time
on CTS Extra, we will listen to 2 of those which were on stations in
Athol, MA.  First, we'll listen to the now defunct Variety Hits on WFNX
(99.9), as it plays Almost Everything.  Listen carefully, and notice
how random the music is, and how each song doesn't go smoothly into the
other sonically.  This is by design, and what makes the format so
eunique.  Sadly, this format is now defunct on 99.9, and the station is
now simulcasting Boston-market "River" WXRV (92.5.)  Then, we'll listen
to the Oldies format of sister station WFAT ("The Big 700.")  In the
aircheck, you'll notice that this format doesn't just play the hits you
are familliar with from the 50's and 60's, but digs deeper into the
archives.  So get ready to be surprised by the wide variety of music
you're going to hear on this edition of CTS Extra as... Almost
Everything goes to The River!

Please note that this is the last CTS Extra being produced using this
short form, and that the CTS Extras will soon return in a longer
format, but less frequently.  It's been awesome putting these together,
but we had to change the way we do the extras to accomidate our
schedules. Please keep listening, and sending us feedback at Thanks. --TRK


Clearing the Static 1626

This week, we spend an hour talking with Aaron, the man behind Midcentury Media. We discuss some of his innovative radio formats, and radio in general. We hope you enjoy this interesting conversation.


Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Clearing the Static 1625

This time, we spend an hour talking with Lady Rachel, host of the syndicated show, Soft Sounds. We talk with her because she is a native of Orlando. We discuss the media's coverage of the tragedies that recently unfolded there.


Thursday, June 16, 2016

The Radio Kid's Rant! 17-20: Serena's Story, Parts 1-4

June is National LGBT Pride Month. To celebrate, The Radio Kid, whose real name is Serena, tells her story of transition, and her ongoing struggles as a blind, transgender person. This is a prelude to a much more in depth radio documentary series coming soon which will be called Being Serena.

Listen: Part 1
Listen: Part 2
Listen: Part 3
Listen: Part 4

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Clearing the Static 1624

Lots of format discussions this week. We talk about a change at a Cumulus cluster in southern California. Also, what's up at 103.7 in San Francisco? Later, a format change in rural Washington state. They claim it's Adult Contemporary, but, The Radio Kid doesn't think so! Also, could we see a battle for Alternative fans in Kansas City? And, we reminisce about some of our very early experiences with professional radio. It's all here on this edition of CTS.


Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Clearing the Static 1623

A lot on the agenda for this week. First, big changes concerning two signals in the Gainesville, Florida market. Also, we discuss The Radio Kid's recent appearance on a Finger Lakes radio station to discuss transgender issues. We then unveil plans for a new documentary series about those very issues. Later, format and rebrandings in upstate New York, California and Kentucky, and, a station sale in the Philadelphia, PA metro. It's all here on CTS 1623.