Top Menu

Archive | Commercial Radio

anniversary banner at college radio station WHBC

Touring College Radio Station WHBC at Howard University

While visiting Washington, D.C. this Spring, I made some time to visit a few college radio stations. My first stop was to see the student-run streaming radio/HD 3 station at Howard University, WHBC. When I arrived on campus on the morning of Thursday, April 2, things were pretty quiet, as it was right before Easter […]

Be Sociable, Share!
Continue Reading 0
Art Bell Midnight in the Desert

Art Bell Returns Monday Night, Possible Test Show on Sunday Night

Monday night at midnight Eastern Time is the much anticipated return of Art Bell. Though originally planned to be an online-only show on the Dark Matter network, 21 AM and FM stations and two shortwave stations have now picked it up. Most of the stations are outside major markets, with the exception of affiliates in […]

Be Sociable, Share!
Continue Reading 7
MeTV FM

Chicago’s MeTV FM Takes the Back Door to Radio Ratings Success

Chicago may be the home of the highest rated channel 6 TV station dressed in a radio station’s clothes. I wrote about MeTV FM in February when it hit the airwaves. The station broadcasts on the audio channel of WRME-LP channel 6, which is receivable at 87.7 FM. I call these “back door” radio stations […]

Be Sociable, Share!
Continue Reading 0
Fernando and Greg (CBS)

Pulse! Fernando and Greg and the history of Internet radio

We got a press release late last week for a new digital station that I’m thoroughly enjoying: Pulse Radio. It’s a LGBTQ oriented HD2 channel extending KMVQ-FM of San Francisco, home to the Bay Area deejay duo Fernando and Greg and afternoon host St. John. Lots of Ke$ha, Marina and the Diamonds, Martin Solveig and similar […]

Be Sociable, Share!
Continue Reading 0
Midnight in the Desert with Art Bell

Art Bell’s Return Will Be on Terrestrial Radio, too

Last month I told you about nocturnal radio king Art Bell’s scheduled return to broadcasting. At first it looked like his show, Midnight in the Desert, would be internet-only, save a single shortwave broadcast. But now 17 AM and FM stations have signed on as affiliates. Another shortwave station, the infamous WBCQ, will also broadcast […]

Be Sociable, Share!
Continue Reading 8
college radio station KCFS

University of Sioux Falls to Assign College Radio Station License to Local Pawn Shop

The University of Sioux Falls has filed paperwork with the FCC in order to assign the license for its student-run college radio station KCFS 94.5 FM to Badlands Airtime, which is affiliated with Sioux Falls, South Dakota pawn shop, Badlands Pawn. According to the Asset Purchase Agreement, the sale price for the KCFS license is […]

Be Sociable, Share!
Continue Reading 0
FCC Logo

FCC Fines iHeart $1 Million for Airing Fake Emergency Alert Tone during Bobby Bones Show

It’s hard to believe that some radio stations still haven’t gotten the message that the Emergency Alert System (EAS) is no joking matter. Today the FCC announced that it has fined iHeartCommunications $1,000,000 (see the order and consent decree here) after an investigation into an October, 2014 broadcast of the syndicated “The Bobby Bones Show.” […]

Be Sociable, Share!
Continue Reading 0
CNN_en_Espanol-1200x600

There Are Surprisingly Few Spanish-Language News Stations

The Pew Research Center released its annual State of the News Media report for 2015. One fact struck me that I haven’t seen otherwise commented on elsewhere: only 30 Spanish-language radio stations in the US air news and talk programming, out of more than 500 Spanish-language format stations total. That’s seems really low to me. […]

Be Sociable, Share!
Continue Reading 1

Powered by WordPress. Designed by WooThemes