Monday, January 29, 2018

Radio Serena Show 57

Song 1.  Always Be My Baby – Mariah Carey
Song 2.  Hanky Panky - Tommy James & the Shondells
Song 3.  Perfectly - Ryan Hemsworth
Song 4.  Intergalactic - Beastie Boys
Song 5.  Sukiyaki - Kyu Sakamoto
Song 6.  Revolution – The Beatles
Song 7.  Hold On – Wilson Philips
Song 8.  Caravan - Thelonious Monk
Song 9.  I Lived – OneRepublic
Song 10.  All Night Long - Cathy Dennis
Song 11.  Island of Love - The Sheppards
Song 12.  We Got the Beat - The Go-Gos
Song 13.  Let's Wait Awhile - Janet Jackson
Song 14.  Georgia on a Fast Train - Billy Joe Shaver

Clearing the Static 1804

We spend most of this episode of CTS discussing Cumulus. They are preparing to file for bankruptcy, but it is hoped that the company will be able to turn itself around. One major fall out from their financial woes is the forced retirement of iconic and at times controversial DJ and talk show host Don Imus. We discuss his legacy, and the impact he and others like him have had on radio. Lastly, it's the end of an era, as Scripps will soon be putting all of its radio stations up for sale. Who might buy these stations? We discuss. That's all here on this episode of CTS.


Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Radio Serena Show 56 - All Request Show

 Song 1.  Another Year Has Gone By – Celine Dion
Song 2.  Love Me Like You Do – Ellie Goulding
Song 3.  Happiest Girl In The Whole USA – Donna Fargo
Song 4.  Something to Be Proud Of Montgomery gentry
Song 5.  In My Daughter’s Eyes – Martina McBride
Song 6.  Moments To Remember – The 4 Lads
Song 7.  Intersteller – my God, It’s Full Of Stars
Song 8.  Lightness of being – My God, It’s Full Of Stars
Song 9.  Unbelievable – Owl City FT. Hanson
Song 10.  I Am Yours - Lauren Diagle
Song 11.  Fix My Eyes - For King and Country
Song 12.  Rednecks, White Socks, and Blue Ribbon Beer - Johnny Russel
Song 13.  Tequila - The Champs
Song 14.  40 Miles Of Bad Road – Duane Eddy


Monday, January 22, 2018

CTS Extra 47: Obscenity and Broadcast Stations

This CTS Extra contains strong language. We advise that our terrestrial radio outlets NOT broadcast this extra. Instead, please be sure to air program 1803, which was the inspiration for this extra. If you do air the extra, you do so at your own risk!

In this extra, The Radio Kid and Jake Longwell discuss and debate the rules concerning "obscene" language and broadcast radio and television. This debate is inspired by the recent "shithole" controversy which has caused much debate, and which may get NBC and its affiliate stations in trouble with the FCC. Should we loosen the regulations concerning obscene language? Should the rules remain the same? Or should they be tightened even further? Should certain words be added or dropped from the list of those unacceptable according to the FCC? Listen to our interesting discussion and debate.


In the Middle Episodes 23 and 24 - The Radio Kid's Rant! Episode 80

Getting caught up on backlogged uploads. Here are two episodes of In the Middle, and a Rant! Enjoy!

Listen Links
ITM 23
ITM 24
Rant 80

Saffon Says Episodes 14 and 15

Episodes 14 and 15 of Saffron Says

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Episode 14
Episode 15

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Clearing the Static 1803

We open this week with discussion of big changes at a cluster of public radio stations in North Carolina, including the decision to ditch local Classical music hosts in favor of satellite delivered programming. Does this help public radio's claim to be better than commercial radio? We think not! Then, a popular Spanish language music format disappears completely from all of its outlets out West, and no one seems ot know why. There's a new Chinese language radio station coming to "Los Angeles". Town Square Media is making changes to several of its Rock radio stations, to make room for a new syndicated morning show. An all Blues station comes to Jackson, Mississippi. Finally, we discusss the fall out of NBC's decision to utter the word shithole during its newscast. Will the FCC take action over this? We discuss and debate. That's all here on this edition of CTS.


Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Clearing the Static 1802

We open the show by catching up on some recent format flips. Then, we tlak about the end of the line for an extreme right wing religious broadcaster, and possibly a detrimental blow to shortwave radio in the US. Lastly, we discuss the recent "shithole" incident, and how it was censored by so many media outlets. Was this censorship right? Should the rules regarding obscene language be relaxed by the FCC? We discuss and debate this. That's all on this edition of CTS.


Radio Serena Show 55

Song 1.  Finally – Cece Peniston
Song 2.  Tonight (Could Be the Night) - The Velvets
Song 3.  Rock Me Amadeus – Falco
Song 4.  Be My Baby Tonight - John Michael Montgomery
Song 5.  Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport – Rolph Harris
Song 6.  Everybody Wants You – Billy Squier
Song 7. Swallowed – Bush
Song 8.  Elusive Butterfly of Love - Bob Lind
Song 9.  Probably – Lisa Loeb
Song 10.  Hey There - Harry Connick, Jr.
Song 11.  Dam Dadi Doo - Nightcore
Song 12.  Open The Door Richard – The Three Flames
Song 13.  How Deep Is the Ocean? - J.J. Johnson
Song 14.  Sweets for My Sweet – The Searchers
Song 15.  Traffic II - Fred Frith


Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Radio Serena Show 54 - Format of the Month - Mayga

It's your Caribbean Sound. This is Mayga!

Song 1.  Uptight - Georgie Fame
Song 2.  I Shall Sing - Judy Mowatt
Song 3.  Oboe - Jackie Mittoo
Song 4.  Higher Ground – UB40
Song 5.   Dem – MR. Vegas
Song 6.  Dude – Beenieman
Song 7.  We're All Alone - Doreen Schaefer
Song 8.  Everyone Falls In Love Sometimes - Tanto Metro and Devonte
Song 9.  Ghetto-Ology - Sugar Minott
Song 10.  I Second That Emotion - The Chosen Few
Song 11.  Hollywood Style – Nicodemus
Song 12.  Substitute Lover - Half Pint
Song 13.  Alkaline -  Afterall


Saturday, January 6, 2018

Clearing the Static 1801

Happy New Year! We begin our first show of '18 by welcoming our newest affiliate, WBDY-LP, in Binghamton, NY. Then, the rest of the hour is all about post Christmas and New Year format flips, and we've got lots of them to talk about!


Saffron Says Episode 13

The 13th episode of Saffron Says


In the Middle Episodes 21 and 22 - The Radio Kid's Rant! Episode 79

Catching up on late uploads. Three in one post. Two eps of In the Middle, along with the latest edition of The Rant! Enjoy!

Listen (In the Middle 21)
Listen (In the Middle 22)
Listen (Rant! 79)

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Clearing the Static 1753

We open the show with some happenings in upstate New York, including, sadly, a well respected local AM station going dark. Then, the rest of the hour is our annual Year in Review special.


Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Radio Serena Show 53

Song 1.  Feel So Good - Ma$e
Song 2.  Five O'Clock World - The Vogues
Song 3.  Tori Amos - A Sorta Fairytale
Song 4.  Are You Jimmy Ray – Jimmy Ray
Song 5.  Ringo – Lorne Green
Song 6.  1999 – Prince (listener request)
Song 7.  Candy – Mandy Moore (listener request)
Song 8.  Camions Sauvages - Amadou & Mariam
Song 9.  Hey Moon – Sidewalk Proffets (listener request)
Song 10.  (If You're Not in It for Love) I'm Outta Here - Real McCoy
Song 11.  You Baby You - The Cleftones
Song 12.  Too Shy – Kajagoogoo
Song 13.  Adam’s Rib – Melanie Doane
Song 14.  There Goes My Baby - The Drifters
Song 15.  Stir It Up Johnny Nash