Monday, November 28, 2016

The Radio Kid's Rant! 42: More Potpourri

More potpourri on this rant. Enjoy!


Clearing the Static 1648

We spend much of this hour discussing the demise of The Mic, one of the last commercial stations committed to Progressive Talk/Liberal Talk in the US. What does this mean for the format? How can "Lib Talk" be made to be more attractive to broadcasters and advertisers? What role, if any, should noncommercial community radio have in keeping the format alive? Later, we touch on a new Alternative station on the air in Chattanooga, and an AM station in upstate NY is for sale, who might buy it? And what impact could the sale have on the station's programming and its commitment to full service to the community? It's all here on CTS.


Wednesday, November 23, 2016

The Radio Kid's Rant! 41: Potpourri

Listen as The Radio Kid rants on a potpourri of issues!


Clearing the Static 1647

We oopen with a discussion about the death of The Edge, a long time Alternative Rock station in Dallas. What could this mean for the format commercially? Then, we discuss and debate the format and programming changes at WRCR, and their decision to serve New York City with their over the air AM signal, while retaining an online stream for local service to Rockland County. Finally, what new format is bound for AM 1330 in the Boston market. It's all here on CTS.


Thursday, November 17, 2016

The Radio Kid's Rant! 40: Analyzing the Election

This is an extended rant. And, for this rant, The Radio Kid is joined by Jake Longwell, and their friend Christina. They come together to discuss the outcome of the Presidential Election, and what impact the results could have for various groups of people in the US. An interesting debate and discussion was had by all.


Clearing the Static 1646

We open the show with the sad news of the passing of a dear friend and long time supporter of this program. Then, it's on to listener feedback, and a discussion about specialty music shows on commercial radio stations. Later, changes to the pop music radio landscape in Syracuse, a new "radio war" brewing between the two community LGBT music shows in Rochester, and more Urban radio coming to Atlanta, but can so many stations in the same format possibly last? It's all here on this edition of CTS.


Monday, November 7, 2016

The Radio Kid's Rant! 39: Obama's Legacy

As President Obama prepares to leave office, and as we are about to head to the polls to elect our new President, The Radio Kid shares their thoughts on President Obama's legacy.


Clearing the Static 1645

We open the show with news about a new policy we have regarding the expression of more controversial and provocative views on the program. Then, we note our sixth anniversary before launching into talk about radio in upstate New York, in Batavia and Mohawk, respectively. Also, a new Classic Rock station comes to Spokane, and K-Love displaces Classic Hits in Palm Springs, but probably only temporarily, as it appears that Classic Hits will appear on another frequency there. And, Chattanooga gets an all-Christmas station, and it's the same one they had last year. So what will the new format be on the frequency come Dec. 26th? We have some guesses. It's all here on this edition of CTS.