Category: The Last Word

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…

An Honor Well Deserved

Mary Quass is the real deal. I’ve known her for 20 years and love her like a sister. (Who knows? Maybe she was my sister in a previous life.) I have very high standards when it comes to radio people,…

Net Neutrality Is Not Dead!

Guest Last Word By David Segal Just six months ago, real Net Neutrality rules (under Title II) were thought impossible. But since then: First we forced the FCC to open the door to them. Then we forced the FCC to…

Now It’s a Party

In last week’s issue we discussed the disgust over the name of the Washington football team—a legitimate debate, to be sure. But we also noted that often such controversies can be co-opted and blown out of proportion by those who…

Taking Radio Journalism Seriously

Once again this year I was honored to receive press credentials from my friends Bill O’Shaughnessy, Don Stevens and Cindy Gallagher at Whitney Media in New Rochelle, NY. I have proudly served as their California Bureau Chief for several years…

Under the Skin

I hear a lot of grousing from fellow broadcasters about the hoopla surrounding the name of the Washington football team. A lot of you saying that it is an overblown issue, and that there is nothing wrong with the tradition…

The New World Order

I already know that I’m going to get some comments about the fact that we are running two, count them, two stories having to do with the world of digital. “What about our core business of radio?” they will say.…

The enlightened Luddite.

I was interested to see, as you probably were, the comments by Emmis Broadcasting CEO Jeff Smulyan during a panel discussion at The Radio Show; here we quote from our own newsletter from last week: Smulyan is not a big…