Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Is This The End For Opie and Anthony?

These guys have just lost another terrestrial affiliate station in West Palm Beach. This on the heels of being dropped at WYSP in Philadelphia and WCKG in Chicago. There's also a lot of questioning about just how long Tom Cusano and Tracy Cloerty are going to hang with them at K-Rock in New York. That will leave XM, and when the merger with Sirius comes to fruition they will probably be one of the shows that doesn't make the cut. This is one show that could end up being a footnote very soon. I'll be honest with you though, CBS President Dan Mason is my new hero. A true radio programmer in the position to impact the industry and right many of the wrongs that have been driving listeners away from the medium for a long time.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

There's always been a lot of discussion about whether radio listeners prefer local personalites on their radio stations or nationally syndicated talent. Are you a listener? What do you think? If you enjoy the syndicated stuff check the poll below and vote for your fav show.

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Corcoran Upped at Dial Global

Chris Corcoran has been named senior VP of Dial Global's programming division. In addition, he will also be GM of show prep division, as well as oversee affiliate sales for both prep and programming. Corcoran previously served as VP of affiliate management for the company.

BA 's Smooth News

Broadcast Architecture has launched their "smooth news" service. The service is live and available for SMOOTH JAZZ NETWORK affiliates and is fed directly from the company’s websites and

Sovereign City Tests "Jim and Debbie"

Sovereign City Communications has begun beta testing a new morning show targeting women 35-54. "Your Morning with Jim and Debbie" will be anchored by former WCBS-FM New York personality Jim Harrington and WGKX Memphis morning host Debbie Montgomery. The show which is part of Sovereigns "positive programming" concept has no set start date.

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