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