Category: The Last Word

Radio’s Best Bud

One of the reasons I look forward to industry confabs is that I have the opportunity to run into Bud Walters, who, besides being a great guy, has done more for AM radio—and small-market radio—than anyone except Guglielmo Marconi himself.…

Reflections on the Show

When we first hit Las Vegas, our first experience was with the ever-changing Westgate Resort (a.k.a. Las Vegas Hotel, a.k.a. Las Vegas Hilton). At the risk of having the welcome mat swept out from under me next year, I would…

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…