Monday, December 25, 2017

Radio Serena Show 52 - Still More Christmas Requests

Show credit:  Imaging and musical assistance for this show was
 provided by Jennifer Tissot.
Song 1.  Snoopy’s Christmas – Royal Guardsmen
Song 2.  The Angel In The Christmas Play – Unknown artist
Song 3.  Santa Clause Is Thumbing To Town – Reliant K (listener request)
Song 4.  Joy To The Mountain – Hanson
Song 5.  All I Want For Christmas – Mariah Carey (listener request)
Song 6.  Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays - *nsync*
Song 7.  It’s Christmas Time Again – Backstreet Boys
Song 8.  Born On Christmas Day – Brad Pasley (listener request)
Song 9.  Deck The Halls – D1 Music Club Christmas
Song 10.  Raindeers Are Better Than People – Frozen Soundtrack
(listener request)
Song 11.  Somewhere in My Memory – Michael W. Smith FT. Audrey Smith
(listener request)
Song 12.  Rosey Rosey Christmas – Donna Summer (listener request)
Song 13.  Till New Year’s Night – Hanson
Song 14.  These Are Special Times – Celine Dion (listener request)
Song 15.  Angels from the Realms - Pete Levin/Danny Gottlieb


Saturday, December 23, 2017

Saffron Says Episode 12

The 12th episode of Saffron Says.


Clearing the Static 1752

Lots to get to this week. Two developments at the FCC, neither of them good. Restructuring and possible bankruptcy for some of the big radio companies. Plus lots and lots of format changes. It's all on CTS 1752.


The Radio Kid's Rant! 78

On this edition of the rant, The Radio Kid offers many updates on her journey to officially becoming Serena.


Monday, December 18, 2017

Radio Serena Show 51 - Christmas Requests

Radio Serena Show 51 Christmas Show  12-19-17 playlist
 Show credit: Imaging and musical assistance for this show was
provided by Jennifer Tissot.
Song 1.  Linus and Lucy – Vince Guaraldi Trio
Song 2.  Christmas Baby Please Come Home – Darlene Love (listener request)
Song 3.  Father Christmas – Man Overboard
Song 4.  A Wonderful Christmas Time – Hanson
Song 5.  12 Days Of Christmas – Reliant K (listener request)
Song 6.  Up On The Housetop – Reba McEntire (listener request)
Song 7.  The First Noelle – Toby Mac and Owl City (listener request)
Song 8.  Christmas Dragnet – Stan Freeberg
Song 9.  What’s This – Danny Elfman (listener request)
Song 10.  This Is Christmas – Cutless
Song 11.  O Xmas Tree (4 Anna + Barthelomaus) - Ottmar Liebert
Song 12.  White Christmas - Straight No Chaser feat. CeeLo Green
Song 13.  I Saw Three Ships - Musica Sacra
Song 14.  Winter Wonderland - Hanson
Song 15.  That's Christmas To Me - Pentatonix


Clearing the Static 1751

Another fully packed show this week. We have more developoments in Seattle. Also, a "super station" is being put together in Colorado. A northern New Jersey AM station has gone dark, and a legendary Pittsburgh AM station is about to go dark. All of that, and much more, on this edition of CTS.


In the Middle Episode 20

On this edition, The Radio Kid offers her insight into recent political developments in Alabama. Then, a follow up relating to the tragedy last year in Charleston, SC.


Saffron Says Episode 11

The 11th episode of Saffron Says.


Monday, December 11, 2017

Radio Serena Show 50: The Cloud

Dear Listeners.

The following format is produced by Jake Longwell of Quality Radio Productions, with Serena playing an advisory role. This is due to the fact that Radio Serena was not able to secure funding to purchase most of the elements needed to execute this format. Jake Longwell generously agreed to take over this format and produce it to the best of his ability. We sincerely hope you will enjoy this hour of stress free favorites, as Radio Serena presents "The Cloud".

Singing jingles heard during The Cloud provided courtesy of DJ Saffron.

Song 1: Phil Collins: Another Day in Paradise
Song 2: Luba: Every Time I See Your Picture
Song 3: One Direction: Night Changes
Song 4: Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody
Song 5: Todd Rundgren: Hello It's Me
Song 6: Billy Joel: The Longest Time
Song 7: Toni Braxton: Breathe Again
Song 8: Peter Cetera and Amy Grant: The Next Time I Fall
Song 9: The Police: Every Breath You Take
Song 10: Katy Perry: Rise
Song 11: England Dan and John Ford Coley: Nights Are Forever Without You
Song 12: Celine Dion: If You Asked Me To
Song 13: Lionel Richie: You Are
Song 14: Mariah Carey: Hero


Clearing the Static 1750

A lot to talk about this week. Big changes on the Seattle radio fial. Plus lots of other format changes across the country from coast to coast.


Saffron Says Episode 10

The tenth episode of Saffron Says.


In the Middle Episode 19/The Radio Kid's Rant! 77

A combined In the Middne and Rant. ITM discusses the changing attitudes toward sexual harassment, and how there seems to be hypocrisy in political circles. The rant is about changes to low income housing in Oswego, NY.

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Clearing the Static 1749

Sorry for the late upload. We had computer problems that caused a delay in getting this recorded.
We spend much of the hour discussing the recent developments surrounding key media figures and their fall from grace. Should their fans still be able to watch or listen to these mens' past work despite what they've been accused of? We discuss and debate. Also, two more stations flipped to All Christmas. Orlando has a new "Alt" station, and, Sports Talk is now number one in Philly. We discuss it all on this edition of CTS.


Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Radio Serena Show 49: Mostly Christmas Music

Show credit:  Imaging and musical assistance for this show was
provided by Jennifer Tissot.
Song 1.  Linger – The Cranberries
Song 2.  Under The Boardwalk – The Drifters
Song 3.  So Cold – Breaking Benjamen
Song 4.  Walk With You – Della Reese
Song 5.  Finally It’s Christmas – Hanson (listener request)
Song 6.  What Christmas Means To Me – Hanson
Song 7.  Jingle Bells - The Oak Ridge Boys
Song 8.  Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer - Gene Autry (listener request)
Song 9.  Jingle Bell Rock - Everyday Sunday
Song 10.  Carol Of The Bells – Libera
Song 11. Slay Ride – Leeroy Anderson
Song 12.  Slay Ride  - Funn
Song 13.  Frosty The Snowman – Jan and Dean
Song 14.  Silent Night - Pablo Black
Song 15.  Someday At Christmas – Hanson
Song 16.  Christmas Eve - Kelly Clarkson


Saffron Says Episode 9

The 9th episode of Saffron Says. This episode has a rekigion and religious discrimination theme to it.


Friday, December 1, 2017

The Radio Kid's Rant! 76: The Visit

In the Middle takes a break this week. We have an extended "rant" where the Radio Kid recalls her visit with her girlfriend, and their time together in the Rochester area.


Tuesday, November 28, 2017

2 Girls 1 Name Show 11

The 11th installment of 2 Girls, 1 Name.


Clearing the Static 1748

It's a potpourri of radio news from across the country this week. From Illinois to West Virginia to Florida, and many other points in between and beyond.


Radio Serena Show 48: All Request

Song 1.  He Loves You Not – Dream
Song 2.  Love You Like I’m Gonna Lose You – Megan Trainer
Song 3.  Bad Things – Machine Gun Kelly
Song 4.  Closer To The Heart (from the Hammersmith auditorium 1978) – Rush
Song 5.  I'll Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms - Buster Carter & Preston Young
Song 6.  Forever My Darling  (Pledging My Love) – Aaron Neville
Song 7.  Forever My Darling (Pledging My Love) Johnny Ace
Song 8.  The Sound Of Silence – Disturbed
Song 9.  1 In A Million – Apollo Limited
Song 10.  Grand Design – Rush
Song 11.  I’m Alive – Celine Dion
Song 12.  The Power Of Goodbye – Madonna
Song 13.  Nvna – Ourlives
Song 14.  Hugh Masekela – Grazing In The Grass


In the Middle Episode 18 - The Radio Kid's Rant! 75

Another combined In the Middle and Rant this week.

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Saffron Says Episodes 4 Thru 8

After much delay, we've uploaded the past five episodes of Saffron Says. Someone should fire the webmaster. Oh, wait, that's me! Sorry for the delay, folks. Enjoy a marathon of the wit and wisdom of Saffron.

Listen/Download Links
Episode 4
Episode 5
Episode 6
Episode 7
Episode 8

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Clearing the Static 1747

We open this week with news of the retirement of a veteran Syracuse radio personality. Then, most of the rest of the hour is all about big changes now that Entercom has taken over CBS Radio. And, some changes at Cumulus stations. All here on this edition of CTS.


In the Middle Episode 17

This week, Jake Longwell offers his response to some of the topics discussed on recent programs.


Monday, November 20, 2017

Radio Serena Show 47: Jake FM

It's another installment of Format of the Month. This time, it's Jake FM, Radio Serena's attempt at a format combining adventurous elements of Classical and Jazz. Enjoy!

Song 1.  Blue Rondo a La Turk - Quartet San Francisco
Song 2.  Discreet Music Part VII - Contact
Song 3.  Theme from a Symphony (Variation Two) - Ornette Coleman
Song 4.  Teaching & Temptation - John Lewis
Song 5.  Three Dances, for 2 prepared amplified pianos: Dance No.2 -
Ralph Grierson; Michael Tilson Thomas
Song 6.  Embraceable Me - Tim Berne's Snakeoil


Monday, November 13, 2017

Radio Serena Show 46

Song 1.  12 Years Old – Kim Stockwood
Song 2.  Lodi – CCR
Song 3.  Pompeii – Bastille
Song 4.  True - Spandau Ballet
Song 5.  Thunder – Imagine Dragons
Song 6.  The Chicken Dance – unknown artist
Song 7.  Vogue – Madonna
Song 8.  Get a Job - The Silhouettes
Song 9.  Relax (Come Fighting) - Frankie Goes to Hollywood
Song 10.  Man On The Moon – R.E.M.
Song 11.  Great Balls Of Fire – Jerry Lee Lewis
Song 12.  Dangerous – Roxette
Song 13.  Small Town Saturday Night - Hal Ketchum
Song 14.  I Saw Her Standing There – The Beattles
Song 15.  The "In" Crowd - Ramsey Lewis


Sunday, November 12, 2017

In the Middle Episode 16

This time on In the Middle, The Radio Kid discusses another controversial subject that has arisen out of still another tragedy which recently took place in this country. With gun violence seemingly on the rise, and more and more talk from certain parties about stricter gun laws, just how far do we need to go in order to ensure our safety? Would a "big brother" style system of constant surveillance put an end to gun violence? The Radio Kid thinks so, and she shares her passionate views on the subject. Responses from all sides are welcomed and encouraged.


Clearing the Static 1746

Due to other commitments, Jake Longwell wasn't able to participate in this episode of CTS. So, The Radio Kid goes solo for this episode. Starting with more details about the CBS/Entercom merger, then, diving head long into recent format changes from across the country, and from across the format spectrum. That's all here on this edition of CTS.


Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Clearing the Static 1745

We spend much of the hour discussing the fall out from the CBS/Entercom merger. We now know which stations and markets are being spun off, and to whom. Later, it's that time of year again! Stations are starting to switch to all-Christmas music. We'll give you the latest list. And, it seems AM radio isn't dead yet, as Major League Baseball reports incredible ratings for several key AM stations that carry MLB broadcasts. That's all on this edition of CTS.


In the Middle Episode 15

After the latest act of Islamic terrorism that took place in New York City recently, The Radio Kid shares some very passionate and very strong views on Islam, and how we interpret the religion here in America. Responses from all sides are welcome.


Radio Serena Show 45: Tom Petty Tribute

Song 1.  Breakdown – Tom Petty
Song 2.  Refugee – Tom Petty
Song 3.  American Girl – Tom Petty
Song 4.  The Waiting – Tom Petty
Song 5.  Running Down A Dream – Tom Petty
Song 6.  You Got Lucky – Tom Petty
Song 7.  Don’t Come Around Here No More – Tom Petty
Song 8.  Think About Me – Tom Petty
Song 9.  Learning To Fly – Tom Petty
Song 10.  I Won’t Back Down – Tom Petty
Song 11.  You Don’t Know How It Feels – Tom Petty
Song 12.  The Last DJ – Tom Petty


Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Radio Serena Show 44 - Halloween Special

Song 1.  Ghost Busters
Song 2.  I’m just a shadow -shell
Song 3. Monster Mash
Song 4. Skeleton Song – Kate Nash
Song 5.  Werewolf – The Frantic
Song 6.  Werewolf – Cat Power
Song 7.  Teenage Werewolf – The Flirts
Song 8.  Cat People – David Bowie
Song 9.  Haunted house- jumping gene simions
Song 10.  Attack of the 50 Foot Woman
Song 11.  Skyhooks – Horror Movie
Song 12.  Halloween Song
Song 13. Ghosts- Phillip selway


In the Middle Episode 14

This week, its a double header from our friends in Allegany County New York. First, we hear commentary from Jim Gallman, with some conservative viewpoints. Then, we introduce Virginia Rasmussen, with some thoughts representing the progressive point of view.


Monday, October 23, 2017

Clearing the Static 1744


We are recording and releasing this episode early, as Serena will be out of town the weekend of October 27th to 29th. Please do not air this episode until after you have aired show 1743 on your station. Thank you.

A lot to talk about on this episode. First, we know the new format on a Wichita station that held a special place in our hearts. This station is no longer trying to be a teaching tool for perspective blind and visually impaired broadcasters. What went wrong? Why didn't this work out? We discuss. Also, two Classic Hits stations, one in West Virginia, the other in Wisconsin, have begun emphasizing 90s music. Speaking of West Virginia, a Classic Country format returns due to popular demand. And, a national Christian broadcaster makes a major format change. Why? And could this sort of thing happen to other religious broadcasters as they try to compete with the likes of K-Love? We'll discuss and debate all of this on this edition of CTS.


Radio Serena Show 43: Haunted Hits

Song 1.  Thriller – Michael Jackson
Song 2.  Haunted Nursery - Midnight Syndicate
Song 3.  Nightmare On My Street – Will Smith
Song 4. Lycanthrope - raydar
Song 5.  My Son The Vampire – Alan Shirman
Song 6.  Dead Man’s Party - Oingo Boingo
Song 7.  Dead Man’s Hand – Lord Heron
Song 8. The Mummy – Bob McFaren
Song 9.  String Quartet No. 4 in D Major, Op. 83 - II. Andantino -
Pacifica Quartet
Song 10.  "Frankenstein” The Edgar Winter Group
Song 11.  The Monster Swim - Bobby "Boris" Pickett
Song 12.  Spookey – Classics IV
Song 13. The Blob – The Five Blobs


Clearing the Static 1743

We spend most of the hour discussing the elimination of the main studio rule for radio stations by the FCC. We discuss possible implications, mostly negative, that this could have on the radio industry as we know it. We wrap up the hour discussing the Sunday talk shows on network TV, and why PBS doesn't offer something similar for a public television audience.


2 Girls 1 Name Episode 10

The 10th episode of 2 Girls 1 Name. Enjoy!


Saffron Says Episode 3

On this edition, Saffron explains some of the long and complex processes of changing her name. Later, she analyzes an episode of the animated series Rugrats.


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Clearing the Static 1742

We open this week with some LPFM news. First, Syracuse finally has its own community radio station, but, will their hyper local approach to music programming help or hurt them? Also, an LPFM is soon to debut in Springfield, Illinois. All indications are that it will be some sort of community radio. We'll follow this story as it develops. Later, we discuss the impending CBS Radio/Entercom merger. We know what stations will be spun off as a result of the merger. Who will be buying these stations? What changes may be on the horizon once the stations are sold? We discuss and speculate.


The Radio Kid's Rant! 74: Kids Meals

On this rant, The Radio Kid compares and contrasts "Kids Meals" from three popular fast food venues. Later, Jake Longwell shares some of his thoughts on suitable diets for children.


Radio Serena Show 42

Song 1.  Building A Mystery - Sarah Mclachlan (Listener request)
Song 2.  Lady Willpower - Gary Puckett and The Union Gap (Listener Request)
Song 3.  Free Falling - Tom Petty
Song 4.  You Are The Woman - Firefall
Song 5.  Archie Speaks! - Bill King
Song 6.  Lemon Tree - Peter, Paul, and Mary (Listener Request)
Song 7.  No Rain - Blind Melon
Song 8.  Baby Don't Go - Sonny & Cher
Song 9.  Walking On The Moon - The Police
Song 10.  Macarena - Los Del Rio
Song 11.  Duke of Earl - Gene Chandler
Song 12.  Cars - Gary Numan
Song 13.  Ironic - Alanis Morissette
Song 14.  Blue Suede Shoes - Carl Perkins


Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Clearing the Static 1741

We open with news of a new commercila Spanish language radio station coming to Rochester. Will the new station have any impact on the community LPFM that's already serving that audience? Later, a beloved radio station in Springfield, Illinois has changed format form deep album rock to variety hits. Why did this happen? Do listeners really want a radio station with a broad playlist? Or do they prefer a station that plays songs they already know and like? Gainesville loses its Jazz station in favor of a simulcast of NPR from Orlando. And, Los Angeles is getting K-Love, at the expense of another great album rocker. That's all here on this episode of CTS.


In the Middle Episode 13

This week, The Radio Kid expresses her thoughts surrounding the Las Vegas tragedy. Also, some opinions on the recent doings of President Trump.


Radio Serena Show 41: Format of the Month: Earl on FM (Classic Country)

Song 1.  Window Up Above - George Jones
Song 2.  (I Heard That) Lonesome Whistle - Hank Williams
Song 3.  Coal Miner's Daughter - Loretta Lynn
Song 4.  Two Dollars in the Juke Box - Eddie Rabbitt
Song 5.  Alright - Faron Young
Song 6.  Busy Man - Billy Ray Cyrus
Song 7.  The Wayward Wind - Patsy Cline
Song 8.  Ballad of a Teenage Queen - Johnny Cash
Song 9.  Sleeping Single in a Double Bed - Barbara Mandrell
Song 10.  Six Days on the Road - Dave Dudley
Song 11.  Why Have You Left the One You Left Me For - Crystal Gayle
Song 12.  Act Naturally - Buck Owens
Song 13.  Everywhere - Tim McGraw
Song 14.  The Same Old Me - Ray Price
Song 15.  Chug-a-Lug - Roger Miller
Song 16.  I Believe In You - Don Williams
Song 17.  Heartbreak, USA - Kitty Wells Kitty Welles
Song 18.  Goodbye Earl - Dixie Chicks


Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Saffron Says Episode 2

The second episode of Saffron Says. Here, she tells her side of the story of how she met her girlfriend, Serena. Later, we hear an in depth review of an episode of, believe it or not, Barney and Friends.


Saffron Says Episode 1

The debut episode of the new weekly commentary series Saffron Says featuring DJ Saffron.


2 Girls 1 Name Episode 9

The 9th episode of 2 Girls 1 Name with DJ Saffron and The Radio kid.


2 Girls 1 Name Episode 8

The 8th episode of 2 Girls 1 Name hosted by Serena and Serena.


Clearing the Static 1740

We open the program with sad news for fans of the Beautiful Music format, as another station prepares to give it up as it is sold to new owners. We discuss many interesting format changes, in places which include, but are not limited to, Philadelphia, Milwaukee, Santa Barbara, and New Haven, as well as other locales in Indiana and Wisconsin. Plus, a popoular NPR station prepares to bring US public radio programming to Germany. That's all coming up on this edition of CTS.


In the Middle Episode 12

The Radio Kid and Jake Longwell discuss everything from the latest attempt to kill Obamacare to the controversy surrounding athletes and the national anthem.


Radio Serena Show 40 - DJ Saffron's Chorus Years

It's another show guest hosted by the "other" Serena (aka DJ Saffron)

1. The Dubliners -  Cockles and Mussels
2. The Irish Rovers - The Unicorn Song
3. The Wolf Tones - Big Strong Man
4. Nickel Creek - The Fox
5. Lee Greenwood - God Bless the USA
6. Disney Channel Circle of Stars - A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes
7. Everlife - Look Through My Eyes
8. Mathew James Thomas - Corner of the Sky
9. Alabama - Angels Among Us
10. The Temptations - My Girl
11. Janet Jackson - Together Again
12. Maureen McGovern - Can You Read My Mind
13. Elton John - Crocodile Rock
14. Leann Rimes - How Do I Live
15. DJ Saffron - King of the Road


Monday, September 25, 2017

Introducing 2 Girls 1 Name

We are pleased to announce the debut of a new radio show. 2 Girls 1 Name is a music and conversation show featuring Serena (The Radio Kid) and, Serena (DJ Saffron). Together, these girls share music, wit and wisdom that will make for interesting listening. To simplify things, we're going to upload the first seven shows that have already been produced. Go to the Program Archive page on this site, and scroll all the way down to the bottom to find the download links. New shows will be posted in their own individual blog entries thereafter. We hope everyone will enjoy 2 Girls 1 Name.

In the Middle Episode 11 - The Radio Kid's Rant! 73: Serena Update

On In the Middle, we again turn our microphones over to Jim Gallman for another conservative perspecitve. Then, The Radio Kid shares her thoughts on the North Korea conflict. Later, we present an update on Serena's transition.

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Clearing the Static 1739

We have lots of Upstate NY news this week from Rochester and the Finger Lakes. Also, The Radio Kid clarifies her evolving feelings on the radio industry.


Radio Serena Show 39: All Request Show

Song 1.  Who Will Save Your Soul - Jewel
Song 2.  No You Don’t – Nine Inch Nails
Song 3.  Back from the dead - skillet
Song 4.  Bruno Mars - That’s what I Like
Song 5.  Sean Mendez - nothing holding me back
Song 6.  Egyptian Shumba – The Tammys
Song 7.  Green Fields – The Brothers Four
Song 8.  Forever and For Always – Shinia Twain
Song 9.  I Was Born – Hanson
Song 10.  Satellite – Dave Mathews Band
Song 11.  I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
Song 12.  Long Live - For King and Country
Show 13. Don't Let the World Pass You By - Jean-Luc Ponty


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Clearing the Static 1738

We open the program with developments concerning WFBL in Syracuse. Is their (apparent) new format just a waste of the frequency? Also, we cover some other recent format changes around the country. We talk about a new Polish youth station on the air in Chicago. And lots of changes coming to radio stations in the Carolinas and George mostly due to ownership changes. That's all here on this episode of Clearing the Static.


Radio Serena Show 38

Song 1.  I’ve Been Thinking About You – London Beat
Song 2.  Silhouettes - The Rays
Song 3.  You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) - Dead or Alive
Song 4.  Just to See You Smile - Tim McGraw
Song 5.  Poison Ivy - The Coasters
Song 6.  Laughing Polka – Lawrence Welk
Song 7.  Hold My Hand - Hootie and the Blowfish
Song 8.  Hooray for Hazel – Tommy Roe
Song 9.  Cleopatra - The Lumineers
Song 10.  High Enough - Damn Yankees
Song 11.  I Never Picked Cotton – Roy Clark
Song 12.  Charlie Puth – Attention
Song 13.  Treat 'em Right - Chubb Rock
Song 14.  It’s My Party – Lesley Gore
Song 15.  Cruel to Be Kind - Nick Lowe


Friday, September 15, 2017

The Radio Kid's Rant! 72: Democracy Now

This is a very heart felt rant in which The Radio Kid expresses some of their thoughts regarding the popular radio program Democracy Now! and its host, Amy Goodman.


In the Middle Episode 10 - The Radio Kid's Rant! 71

Listen to the latest episodes of In the Middle and The Radio Kid's Rant! In the Middle presents a conservative point of view once again, and The Radio Kid rants about a terrible injustice committed against innocent children in Oswego County.

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Monday, September 11, 2017

Radio Serena Show 37: The Charge

Song 1.  Come with Me – ceo
Song 2.  First Light Monika's Interval mix – Hoffman
Song 3.  Fey – Recondite
Song 4.  1969 - Boards of Canada
Song 5.  (Remote) Control Implant remix - Plastic Noise Experience
Song 6.  Tricky Pose - The Range
Song 7.  Pelican – Bonobo
Song 8.  Passage – Lpower
Song 9.  Mindstream The Aphex Twin remix - Meat Beat Manifesto
Song 10.  Hiders – Burial
Song 11.  Blue Little - 10:32


Sunday, September 10, 2017

Clearing the Static 1737

We begin the program by discussing what several radio companies did, or didn't do, during hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Then, we discuss remarks made by an FCC commissioner at the recent NAB show, and how those remarks could impact radio. We discuss an interesting way to re-divide the radio spectrrum, and encourage listeners to weight in. We note the sad passing of a central New York radio newscaster. There's a new Urban radio station in Binghamton, NY. Will it give any competition to the existing noncommercial Urban station there? And, why do so many stations have such a small, repetitive playlist? Do people actually like that sort of thing? All of that in this jam packed edition of CTS.


Friday, September 8, 2017

In the Middle Episode 09/The Radio Kid's Rant! 70

Listen to the latest episodes of In the Middle and The Radio Kid's Rant!

Note: The listen link below is for the full program. You can listen to/download the individual segments by visiting the Program Archive page on this website.


Monday, September 4, 2017

Clearing the Static 1736

We open this week's show with some sad news about the Communications program at an upstate New York college. Then, we evaluate some recent proposals submitted to the FCC by various members of the radio industry. And, we conclude by talking about The Radio Kid's recent trio to Elmira, New York, and what they heard on the radio there. That's all on this edition of CTS.


Radio Serena Show 36: Glen Campbell Tribute

 Song 1.  Valey Of Death – Glen Campbell
Song 2.  Turn Around, and Look At Me – Glen Campbell
Song 3.  Winky Doll – Glen Campbell
Song 4.  Miracle of Love – Glen Campbell
Song 5.  Too Late to Worry, too Blue to Cry – Glen Campbell
Song 6.  Prima-Donna – Glen Campbell
Song 7.  Through the eyes of a child – Glen Campbell
Song 8.  Guess I’m Dumb – Glenn Campbell
Song 9.  I Gotta Have My Baby Back – Glen Campbell
Song 10.  By The Time I Get to Phoenix – Glen Campbell
Song 11. Witchitaw Lineman – Glen Campbell
Song 12.  Galveston – Glen Campbell
Song 13.  Where's the Playground Susie – Glen Campbell
Song 14.  Rhinestone Cowboy – Glen Campbell
Song 15.  Southern Nights  - Glen Campbell
Song 16.  Faithless Love – Glen Campbell
Song 17.  Hey Little One – Glen Campbell
Song 18.  A Better Place - Glen Campbell
Song 19.  Adios – Glen Campbell
Song 20. Remembering – Ashley Campbell

Monday, August 28, 2017

Radio Serena Show 35

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Clearing the Static 1735

This week, we have radio news from New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina and Texas. Tune in and hear what's happening in radio across the country!


Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Clearing the Static 1734

We talk about some of the pending translators coming to upstate New York. Plus, we have developments in California, Florida and Massachusetts to tell you about.


In the Middle Episode 08

This time on In the Middle, The Radio Kid and Jake Longwell discuss the tragic incident in Charlottesville in more detail. How do we find a balance between free speech and necessary censorship to prevent more violence?


Radio Serena Show 34

Song 1.  Gentle On My Mind -  Glen Campbell
Song 2.  Gentle On My Mind – The Band Perry
Song 3.  Once A Day – George Jones
Song 4.  One Man Army – Our Lady Peace
Song 5.  Katy Perry -  Swish Swish
Song 6.  Brand New Lover - Dead or Alive
Song 7.  How Can It Be - Lauren Diagle
Song 8.  Mule Train – Frankie Laine
Song 9.  Everything That Touches You - The Association
Song 10.  You’re the Inspiration – Chicago
Song 11.  Doctor Please – Blue Cheer
Song 12.  Dude Looks Like A Lady - Aerosmith
Song 13.  Betrayal (Sorcerer Theme) – Tangerine Dream


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

In the Middle Episode 07

For this episode of In the Middle, The Radio Kid passionately expresses their true feelings about the tragedy that took place recently in Charlottesville, Virginia.


Clearing the Static 1733

This week, it's all about translators. We mean that literally. The Radio Kid provides detailed info from the last translator window for AM stations wanting new FM translators in the states where we have affiliates. So, if you live in California, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana or New York, you'll know what to expect on your respective radio dials.


In the Middle Episode 06 - The Radio Kid's Rant! 69

This week, it's another "two for one" program. First, In the Middle brings back to the microphone conservative Jim Gallman. Jim offers his take on the recent healthcare debate. Then, it's the 69th episode of The Radio Kid's Rant! This rant is dubbed "The Perils of Parenting". Tune in and you'll hear why.

NOTE: The link below is for the full show. If you want to hear the individual segments, see the program archive page of this website.


Radio Serena Show 33

Song 1.  Can’t Touch This - MC. Hammer
Song 2.  Windy – The Associations
Song 3.  Adoro Te Devote – Dan Gibson’s Solitude
Song 4.  Sadness Part 2 – Enigma
Song 5.  Ya Ya – Lee Dorsey
Song 6.  Tokyo Rose –IDLE EYES
Song 7.  There Is Love (The Weding Song) – Peter Paul and Mary
Song 8.  Days of Elijah - Robin Mark
Song 9.  Red Rose CafĂ© – Celtic Thunder
Song 10.  Drunk On You – Luke Bryan (listener request)
Song 11.  What Sundown Does to You - Loretta Lynn (listener request)
Song 12.  Tied Up – Yello (listener request)
Song 13.  Window Licker - Aphex Twin (listener request)


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Clearing the Static 1732

Still more upstate New York developments this week in Oneida, Utica and Kingston. Also, a broadcast company in Reno is selling its entire cluster there to two separate companies. And, with Progressive talk now gone from the commercial radio dial in Bellingham, Washington, will this be a potential boost for the city's community radio stations? That's all here on this edition of CTS.


The Radio Kid's Rant! 68 - The Visit

This time on the rant, Serena and Serena recount their first meeting and weekend long visit.


Radio Serena Show 32 - Format of the Month - Lake Air

This time on the format of the month, Radio Serena takes a stab at the relaxing sounds of Lake Air. Hear her unique take on this already innovative concept.

 Song 1.   Indian Summer - Ryan Farish
Song 2.  Obsession Confession - Slash
Song 3.  Love Garden - Gabor Deutsch
Song 4.  Paradise – Coldplay
Song 5.  Elephants – Miktek
Song 6.  Night Spirits - Xavier Quijas Yxayotl
Song 7.  Oxygene Part 2 - Jean Michel Jarre
Song 8.  Africa
Song 9.  Rain on Me - Thierry David
  Song 10.  Hymnody – Amethystium
Song 11.  Even Now – 2002


Monday, July 31, 2017

Radio Serena Show 31: All Request Show

It's another all request show this time on Radio Serena.

Song 1.  My Favorite Mistake – Sheryl Crow
Song 2.  Hero – Skillet
Song 3.  Sugar Town - Nancy Sinatra
Song 4.  We Like To Party (The Venga Bus) – The Vengaboys
Song 5.  Shy - Ani DiFranco
Song 6.  You Were Always On My Mind - Pet Shop Boys
Song 7.  Song of Thanks and Praise - Tim Ruckhaber
Song 8.  When I’m With You – Sheriff
Song 9.  King of the Road - Roger Miller
Song 10.  Wings – Macklemore FT. Ryan Lewis
Song 11.  Rhythm Is A Dancer – Snap
Song 12.  Losing My Religion – Tori Amos
Song 13.  True Faith - New Order
Song 14.  Rockin' Robin - Bobby Day


Clearing the Static 1731

This week, we talk about radio developments in several parts of upstate New York, including Buffalo, Rochester, Oswego County, Utica, and Elmira.


In the Middle Episode 05 - The Radio Kid's Rant! 67

This week, it's a double program as we present episode 5 of In the Middle, along with a rant about some of the various fairs and other Summer activities in and around Oswego County.

The link below is for the entire program. If you want to hear the individual segments, please see the Program Archive page.


Monday, July 24, 2017

Clearing the Static 1730

This week was a quiet radio news week. So, we're spending the hour talking with DJ Safron, The Radio Kid's girlfriend, as she has many questions about radio, and the radio industry. We discuss a wide range of subjects that we hope you will find interesting, even if you might already know about them as "one of the initiated" so to speak.


In the Middle Episode 04

This time on In the Middle, The Radio Kid and Jake Longwell discuss some current events from a progressive point of view.


Radio Serena Show 30 - Shock-a-Pella

Guest Host DJ Safron

Song 1: Eric Clapton – Wonderful Tonight
Song 2: Barnaked Ladies – If I had A Million Dollars
Song 3: They Might Be Giants: Istanbul (Not Constantinople)
Song 4: Barenaked Ladies – Shoebox
Song 5: Queen – Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Song 6: the Sandpipers – Mighty Mouse Theme Song
Song 7: Brighton High School Men’s A Capella – Drunken Sailor (live)
Song 8: Spencer Davis Group – Gimmie Some Lovin’
Song 9: Blue Suede – Hooked On a Feeling
Song 10: The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band/With a Little Help From My Friends
Song 11: The Who – Pinball Wizard
Song 12: The Clash – Train In Vain
Song 13: Brighton High School Men’s A Capella – Good Old A Capella (live)


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Radio Serena Show 29

Song 1.  Don’t Treat Me Bad – Firehouse
Song 2.  Early To Bed – Quantrell Rader
Song 3.  Every Good Thing – The Afters
Song 4.  This is Your Night – Amber
Song 5.  Buzz-Buzz-Buzz - The Hollywood Flames
Song 6.  She Drives Me Crazy – Fine Young Cannibals
Song 7.  One Way - Carol Albert
Song 8.  Cool Kids – Echosmith
Song 9.  Circle of Life - Carmen Twillie & Lebo M. - The Lion King
[original motion picture soundtrack]
Song 10.  Semi-charmed Life – Third Eye Blind
Song 11.  Twistin’ MR. Postman – The Marvelettes
Song 12.  Is It Any Wonder – Keane
Song 13.  Private Conversation – Jeff McCarthy – Side Show (1997 cast recording)
Song 14.  I Put a Spell on You - Screamin' Jay Hawkins
Song 15.  Prince Johny – St. Vincent


Friday, July 14, 2017

In the Middle Episode 03 - The Radio Kid's Rant! 66

The latest episodes of In the Middle and The Rant. This time on In the Middle, The Radio Kid shares thoughts on the alleged Russian collusion with Trump, and some very passionate thoughts on violence committed in the name of Black Lives Matter. There is also a guest response from Jake Longwell. Then, on The Rant, we get to share in The Radio Kid's experience of exchanging credit cards. Something which may seem ordinary to most, but, to someone who is totally blind, it is a unique experience, as you will hear.

NOTE: The Listen link below is for the entire half hour program. If you want just the individual segments, see their entries in the Program Archive on this website.


Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Clearing the Static 1729

We are posting this episode of CTS early. Please do not air this episode until AFTER you have aired program 1728. Thank you.

We continue with our 4th of July format change evaluations this week. Later, should an FM translator for a local AM signal be given the right to interfere with the fringe signal of a distant yet very popular full power FM station? And, the Russian government leases an FM frequency full time in Washington. Should such a lease be permitted? We discuss.


Clearing the Static 1728

This week, we spend the hour discussing format changes that took place across the country over the 4th of July holiday.


In the Middle Episode 02

The second episode of the brand new political talk show In the Middle. This time, we hear a conservative perspective.


Radio Serena Show 28: Format of the Month: Lips Radio (Hit Music)

Serena spins some of today's hit music on Lips Radio

Song 1.  Can’t Stop The Feeling  - Justin Timberlake
Song 2.  Castle On A Hill –  Ed Sheeran
Song 3.  Love Yourself – Justin Bieber
Song 4.  It Ain’t Me – Selena Gomez
Song 5.  Something Just Like This – The Chainsmokers FT. Coldplay
Song 6.  Dreams – Life Of Dillon
Song 7.  Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen
Song 8.  I’m the One -  DJ Khaled
Song 9.  Water Under The Bridge - Adel
Song 10.  Love On Me - Galantis & Hook N Sling
Song 11.  Good Times – All Time Low
Song 12.  The Cure - Lady Gaga
Song 13.  Scared to be Lonely - Martin Garrix & Dua Lipa
Song 14.  Love On The Brain - Rihanna


Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Clearing the Static 1727

We continue our discussion about the viability of daytime only AM stations in today's 24/7 world. Then, a major TV station owner is bringing cartoons back to the TV airwaves. And lastly, we discuss some of our favorite news sources, and why we value them. That's all on this edition of CTS.


Radio Serena Show 27: The Sounds of Summer Part Two

Song 1.  Suddenly Last Summer – The Motels
Song 2.  Cruel Summer – Bananarama
Song 3.  Cruel Summer – Ace Of Base
Song 4.  Summer Nights – Olivia Newton John and John Trevolta
Song 5.  Summer Fling – K.D. Lang
Song 6.  Summer Time Blues – Eddie Cockrin
Song 7.  Summer Time Blues – Blue Cheers
Song 8.  Summer Time Blues – Alan Jackson
Song 9.  It Might As Well Rain Until September – Carole King
Song 10.  Summer Rain – Johny Rivers
Song 11.  Summer Rain Belinda Carlile
Song 12.  In The Summer Time – Mongo Jerry
Song 13.  In The Summer Time – Shaggy
Song 14.  Summer Brieze – Seals and Crofts
Song 15. Summer Song - Kenny G


Saturday, July 1, 2017

In the Middle: Episode 01

This is the debut episode in a new radio series called In the Middle. It's hosted by Serena "The Radio Kid". In this series, current political issues are discussed and all points of view are treated equally and with respect. Much of this debut program deals with the tragedy which took place on June 14th, 2017. How might we prevent another tragedy such as this one from happening?


Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Radio Serena Show 26: Remembering 1995

The Year 1995 was very significant for Serena for a variety of reasons. Listen to this episode of Radio Serena and find out why.

Song 1.  Roll To Me – Del Amitri
Song 2.  In The House of Stone and Light – Martin Page
*Jack Benny Show 1-31-1938 Next Sunday Jack Will play the Bee
Song 3.  I Know - Dion Pharis
Song 4.  You Me and Mexico – Edward Bear
Song 5.  The Trolly Song – Judy Garland – Meet Me In St. Louis
*Spezano In The Morning Aircheck WPXY November 1995 (credit:
*aircheck Artie The One Man Party WPXY April 1995 (credit:
Song 6.  Be My Lover – La Bouche
Song 7.  Come And Get Your Love – Real McCoy
Song 8.  The Skatman – Skatman John
Song 9.  Gangster’s Paradise – Coolio
Song 10.  Kiss From A Rose - Seal


Saturday, June 24, 2017

Clearing the Static 1726

We begin this week's show with a follow up on the impending elimination of the main studio rules by the FCC. Then, we have further developments on the upcoming translator window for AM stations. Finally, an AM station in Northern New Jersey is going off the air soon. We discuss the possible reasons why, and what needs to be done to prevent this from happening in the future. That's all on this episode of CTS.


Monday, June 19, 2017

Radio Serena Show 25

Song 1.  ATLiens – OutKast
Song 2.  Baby I’m Doing It – Annastine Allan
Song 3.  After You’ve Gone – Todo (listener request)
Song 4.  The Places I’ve Never Been – Mark Wills (listener request)
Song 5.  Please MR. Postman  - The Marvelettes
Song 6.  Lost On You – LP
Song 7.  I Love How You Love Me – The Paris Sisters
Song 8.  1 White Rose – Hawkshaw Hawkins
Song 9.  Chained To The Rhythm – Katy Perry
Song 10.  Higher Love - Capital Sound
Song 11.  That's My Desire - The Channels
Song 12.  Love My Way - Psychedelic Furs
Song 13.  Feed the Tree – Belly
Song 14.  Heart and Soul – The Cleftones
Song 15.  Cha Cha Cha D'Amour - Dean Martin


Clearing the Static 1725

Lots to talk about this week, as always. A new gold based AC comes to Columbus, Ohio, and a new Classic Country station comes to Wheeling, West Virginia. Two major developments in Public Radio, one in St. Louis, and the other in Charlottesville, Virginia. A major cluster has been sold in Albuqureque, and we know what changes are to come of that sale. Later, we comment on the current and former status of online streaming technology in the US. That's all here on this edition of CTS.