Category: The Last Word

The teacher has passed.

I was sad to hear of the loss of Bob Elliott this week, not only because I always enjoyed Bob and Ray’s bits so much, but also because that duo taught all of us radio people an invaluable and much-needed…

Next Is Now

I have long been a supporter of NextRadio, encouraging readers at least to register with TagStation and submit their logos, at least to get on the field. But NextRadio offers so much more to radio stations who subscribe to the…

If the Suit Fits. . .

On this week’s front page we have news of a company that owns copyrights on photographs taking legal action against websites that use those photographs without compensation. This is something every broadcaster needs to pay close attention to, because no…

Is this a thing?

As a couple of the articles in this week’s newsletter will attest, we have found ourselves on that slippery slope known to the world as podcasting. To wit: Since patent trolls are very much in the news nowadays—between our friends…

Playing by the rules.

So a bunch of LPFM broadcasters are pushing for full parity with their commercial broadcast brethren? It seems to me that people who are behind this push fall into one of two categories: those who secured a low-power FM channel…

Another way to save AM radio.

Richard Hahn and Michael Cassaro had the notion that radio needed a different kind of talk—no politics, no sports, simply solid entertainment and information presented by credible, reasonable hosts. From that idea was born the GLN Radio Network. The fact…

Cashing in the chips.

Thanks to the tireless efforts of people like Jeff Smulyan, Bud Walters and other industry leaders who are solidly behind the next radio initiative, more and more carriers and manufacturers are committing to lighting up the FM chip in their…