Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Monday, August 27, 2018

Radio Serena 87

Clearing The Static 1834

ssues discussed on this week's show include:
1.  ESPN Radio is out, and Fox Sports Radio is in at 2 Lehigh Valley
AM stations.  Does this mean more growth for Fox Sports Radio?
2.  PRI and PRX, 2 of the minor players in public radio are merging.
What does this development mean for affiliate stations -- especially
smaller ones like our flagship, GCR?
3.  The rest of the scripts stations have a buyer -- Summit Media.  We
break down what this means for both companies, as well as the impact
on indevidual markets.
4.  Reno, NV's gone crazy for the 80's... but it took KPGF long enough
to notice.
5.  But that's not all, that's not all, Reno's "Wolf" is moving down
the hall.  And if you miss Alternative, you'll have fun with Reno's
new "Alt 92.1."
6.  ESPN is moving off of 97.3 in Mansfield, OH so that 97.3 can put
on a "Spur."  It's a locally focused, all encompassing country format
with an attentiveness to their spotloads.
7.  The Twin Cities of Minnesota become eclectic once again, as KTCZ
(97.1) brings back some of it's well-known AAA focus along with it's
Hot AC format.  Can radio listeners benefit from stations like this?
We discuss.
8.  Saga brings Pure Oldies to another market.  This time, it's
Mitchel, SD on 103.5.
9.  And there's another Oldies station on the air -- this time in
Travis City, MI, where WCCW has dropped ESPN (a format it had for 17
years) in favor of Oldies as "Radio 13."  This leads to a broader
discussion of how radio is doing a good thing by targeting such
10.  Club Steppin' comes to Chicago via a 95.1 translator.  What is
club steppin'?  Listen to CTS, and find out.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Saffron Says 44: Saffron Says My Analytical Eye is a Royal Pain

In this episode Saffron analyzes Cora Mills, Regina Mills, and her evil counterpart from Once Upon A Time.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Radio Serena Show 86

Song 1.  Blue Monday – Orgy
Song 2.  Let’s Think About Living – Bob Luman
Song 3.  Leader Of the Band – Dan Fogelberg
Song 4.  Wonderful! Wonderful! - Johnny Mathis
Song 5.  Smile - Peter White
Song 6.  Renegade – Styx
Song 7.  Take Your Chance – Fun Factory
Song 8.  The Things I Love - The Fidelitys
Song 9.  Take On Me – Ah Ha
Song 10.  Hippychick – Soho
Song 11.  Do Right Woman, Do Right Man - Aretha Franklin
Song 12.  Compared to Nothing - Jude Cole
Song 13.  Show Me Love – Robin
Song 14.  The Things We Love – The Mirmaides


Monday, August 20, 2018

Clearing THe Static 1833

Issues discussed on this week's program include:
1.  An AM radio station in Fulton, NY, WOSW, is back on the air --
albeit simulcasting another Syracuse station.  But will this
arrangement last?
2.  Media 1 now owns everything in Jamestown, NY, as the company buys
"Kiss" WKZA and "Lake" WLKW from Cross County Communications.  The
Lake, however, is getting some  "K-Love," and Jake Longwell has very
passionate feelings on this.
3.  A Texas Country music battle breaks out in Lubbock with the launch
of "Texas 93.1."
4.  Southwest Wisconsin is "Z-Rock"ing, as WDMP (810) launches an
Active Rock format with a translator now attached to it.
5.  Guess where "Guess FM" went!  If you guessed WOWW (1430), you'd be correct.
6.  If you live in Clearfield, PA, your "Passport" to Classic Hits is
ready for you on WCPA.  This means the Oldies have stopped traveling.
7.  EMF launches a third format in "K-Love Classics."  Is EMF planning
to make more station buys to put it on the air?  Jake longwell has
strong feelings about this.  This leads to a broader discussion as to
what, if anything, can be done to stop stations from selling to EMF?
Is there a way to make people support their favorite stations so they
don't sell?  We discuss.


In the Middle Episode 38 - Transgender Students and the Price Families Must Pay

In this episode The Radio Kid discusses a story involving a transgender student.


Friday, August 17, 2018

Saffron Says 43: Saffron Says Let's Watch Cartoons

In this episode, Saffron Talks about her experiences with cartoons in the 90's.  During Media analysis she looks at the Hey Arnold episode "Baby Oskar".


Wednesday, August 15, 2018

2 Girls 1 Name 25

In this episode we change things up a little bit.  sorry for the language and technical hiccups that occur in set 2 

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Clearing The Static 1832

Issues discussed on this week's CTS include:
1.  The Sinclaire/Tribune merger is dead -- leading to speculation
about what will happen next.  This leads to a wider discussion about
2.  2 more Scripts clusters are sold, as Lotus Communications buys in
Tucson, AZ, and Boise, ID.  But in Tucson, 2 stations must be spun.
Guess what?  They already have buyers!
3.  A Detroit Gospel format rebrands as it moves off the 102.7
frequency that now belongs to EMF.
4.  An AM station in the Riverside/San Bernardino market goes silent.
5.  Morgantown, WV gets a third hit country station, as "Blake" comes to town.
6.  We discuss the author of a recent article discussed on last week's
CTS, and her impact on The Radio Kid.  This leads to a broader
discussion of meeting people who inspired us to get into radio.


Radio Serena Show 85 - Format Of The Month - The Cruise

Relax to the sounds of Genuine Smooth Jazz on The Cruise.
Song 1.  Lost Summer - Paul Hardcastle
Song 2.  Secret Vows – Yanni
Song 3.  Songbird - Craig Chaquico
Song 4.  One Night (Alone with You) - Earl Klugh
Song 5.  As Long as We're Both Together - Michael Franks
Song 6.  Cafe Mocha - Jesse Cook
Song 7.  In the Groove - Richard Elliot
Song 8.  Affirmation - George Benson
Song 9.  A New Day - Greg Chambers
Song 10. Midnight in Manhattan - Peter White and Grover Washington, Jr.
Song 11.  Savory – Flavour
Song 12.  Drowning In Your Eyes – Ephram Lewis
Song 13.  Euphoria - Jonathan Fritzen feat. Paul Taylor

Friday, August 10, 2018

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Saffron Says 42: Saffron Says Let's Get Cleaning

This is the sequel to episode 23 "My Roomba and Me".  In this episode we actually get to demonstrate the Roomba as it cleans Saffron's room.


Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Clearing The Static 1831

this is the latest episode of Clearing The Static.


Radio Serena Show 84

Radio Serena Show 84 

Song 1.  Ray Of Light – Madonna
Song 2.  Only Love – Gene Pitny
Song 3.  Sharp Dressed Man – ZZTop
Song 4.  Iris -  Goo Goo Dolls
Song 5.  Can't You Hear My Heartbeat - Herman's Hermits
Song 6.  Just Can't Last - Natalie Merchant
Song 7.  Strike It Up – Black Box
Song 8.  What's Your Name - Don & Juan
Song 9.  Shattered Dreams – Johnny Hates Jazz
Song 10.  But Beautiful - Gregory Porter
Song 11.  Foggy Mountain Breakdown - Flatt & Scruggs
Song 12.  Rhythm is Gonna Get You – Gloria Estephan
Song 13.  Fields of Gold – Sting
Song 14.  Stop, Stop, Stop – The Hollies

Monday, August 6, 2018

2 Girls 1 Name: "The Black Box"

this is a behind the scenes look at putting together and producing 2 girls 1 name.  This was recorded when we were working on episode 14 and planning episode 15.


2 Girls 1 Name 23

We Serena's are at it again in this crazy episode


Sunday, August 5, 2018

Friday, August 3, 2018

Saffron Says 41: Saffron Says Get This Stuff Off The Air

In this episode DJ Saffron tells us about her formative years and beginnings.  In Media Analysis she discusses two "downer" episodes of Drake & Josh, "The Wedding", and "Tree House".