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Title: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on April 07, 2005, 09:13:22 AM
Well, I think it's pretty big...

My fave local station, Oldies 1510, which I've been singing the praises of here since November, is about to be history.  Which is very sad, they were playing a fine mix of stuff (they're a simulcast of their sister station in LA which I'm hoping will stream one of these days).  The station was sold the other day for a cool 5 mil -- a nice chunk o'change for a low-power AM with a crappy signal.

BUT -- and here's the good part -- the new owners are apparently planning to use 1510 to simulcast KPIG, the GREAT South Bay progressive/alt/freeform station that you can't hear north of San Jose and that charges a yearly subscription for their web stream. Woo Hoo! Set a button on your car radio NOW!
Title: Re: Big local radio news
Post by: mshray on April 07, 2005, 09:30:45 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Well, I think it's pretty big...

My fave local station, Oldies 1510, which I've been singing the praises of here since November, is about to be history.  Which is very sad, they were playing a fine mix of stuff (they're a simulcast of their sister station in LA which I'm hoping will stream one of these days).  The station was sold the other day for a cool 5 mil -- a nice chunk o'change for a low-power AM with a crappy signal.

BUT -- and here's the good part -- the new owners are apparently planning to use 1510 to simulcast KPIG, the GREAT South Bay progressive/alt/freeform station that you can't hear north of San Jose and that charges a yearly subscription for their web stream. Woo Hoo! Set a button on your car radio NOW!


never heard of KPIG, but I should be able to get them in my office, what's their frequency Kenneth?
Title: Re: Big local radio news
Post by: RGMike on April 07, 2005, 09:43:15 AM
Quote from: "mshray"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Well, I think it's pretty big...

My fave local station, Oldies 1510, which I've been singing the praises of here since November, is about to be history.  Which is very sad, they were playing a fine mix of stuff (they're a simulcast of their sister station in LA which I'm hoping will stream one of these days).  The station was sold the other day for a cool 5 mil -- a nice chunk o'change for a low-power AM with a crappy signal.

BUT -- and here's the good part -- the new owners are apparently planning to use 1510 to simulcast KPIG, the GREAT South Bay progressive/alt/freeform station that you can't hear north of San Jose and that charges a yearly subscription for their web stream. Woo Hoo! Set a button on your car radio NOW!


never heard of KPIG, but I should be able to get them in my office, what's their frequency Kenneth?


They're at 107.5; the Bone may drown them out where you are. I think their signal is directional for that reason. But they're pretty terrific.
Title: Re: Big local radio news
Post by: urth on April 07, 2005, 09:46:20 AM
Quote from: "mshray"
Quote from: "RGMike"

BUT -- and here's the good part -- the new owners are apparently planning to use 1510 to simulcast KPIG, the GREAT South Bay progressive/alt/freeform station that you can't hear north of San Jose and that charges a yearly subscription for their web stream. Woo Hoo! Set a button on your car radio NOW!


never heard of KPIG, but I should be able to get them in my office, what's their frequency Kenneth?


Their standard frequency is 107<oink>5 on your FM dial, but you may only be able to get their signal sporadically if at all. They're based in Freedom, CA, down between Santa Cruz and Monterey, and have a teeny tiny transmitter that's held together with scotch tape and old rolling papers. I've never been able to get their signal anywhere outside of the Monterey bay area (and not that well there), unless the wind was right and it was the third Tuesday after a full moon.

However I am PSYCHED that they may be accessible in this part of the world, even via AM. I've got a KPIG sticker proudly displayed by my desk.

Btw, I believe KPIG was the first commercial station ever to stream on the web.
Title: Re: KPIG
Post by: ggould on April 07, 2005, 12:55:12 PM
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "mshray"
Quote from: "RGMike"

BUT -- and here's the good part -- the new owners are apparently planning to use 1510 to simulcast KPIG, the GREAT South Bay progressive/alt/freeform station that you can't hear north of San Jose and that charges a yearly subscription for their web stream. Woo Hoo! Set a button on your car radio NOW!


never heard of KPIG, but I should be able to get them in my office, what's their frequency Kenneth?


Their standard frequency is 107<oink>5 on your FM dial, but you may only be able to get their signal sporadically if at all. They're based in Freedom, CA, down between Santa Cruz and Monterey, and have a teeny tiny transmitter that's held together with scotch tape and old rolling papers. I've never been able to get their signal anywhere outside of the Monterey bay area (and not that well there), unless the wind was right and it was the third Tuesday after a full moon.

However I am PSYCHED that they may be accessible in this part of the world, even via AM. I've got a KPIG sticker proudly displayed by my desk.

Btw, I believe KPIG was the first commercial station ever to stream on the web.
Great news.  Whenever we travel to Monterey/Santa Cruz, we tune in 107.5 and stay there until we drive out of the area.  They are so eclectic, it's unreal.  Example: On the way north, I heard a song by 3 Twins (related to the Subdudes somehow) play this song called "Look at this day the Lord has made" (or something like that)  This song had the coolest rhythm, but I can't find a copy anywhere!  Too cruel to play cool musice you can't get!
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on April 07, 2005, 01:04:18 PM
The story about this was by Brad Kava in yesterday's Merc (on their wesite if you're registered).  He says the simulcast will start in July.  Can't Hardly Wait!
Title: Local radio news
Post by: Alicat on April 07, 2005, 07:31:25 PM
Keep us posted. I've heard KPIG before too but will surely forget come July.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on April 18, 2005, 09:28:27 AM
saw no reason to start a new thread for this tidbit, but: last nite The Bone flipped Little Steven and Joel Selvin; LS started at 9 and JS at 11. Not sure if this was a computer glitch or a permanent switch (and I'm starting to itch!) but FYI.

I'd certainly prefer to hear all of Steven before drifting off to sleep, but I caught a few minutes of Selvin and he did another "B-sides" show and those are always enlightening.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on April 27, 2005, 08:03:08 AM
SF is getting the first podcast radio format, on 1550 (currently KYCY, a talk station):

http://www.wired.com/news/digiwood/0,1412,67344,00.html?tw=wn_story_top5

and in related news, Happy 73rd birthday to Casey Kasem!
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on April 28, 2005, 07:42:44 AM
More on the 1550 AM podcast format:

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/04/28/BUGETCGGLH1.DTL

and here's the station's website:

http://www.kyouradio.com/

Gaz, I'm especially interested to hear your thoughts on this.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on April 29, 2005, 07:49:22 AM
KFRC's AM version at 610 is no more.  Infinity sold it recently, in a kinda swap deal, getting 106.9 from the religious outfit that owns it.  Last nite at midnite, KFRC-AM started simulcasting 106.9. (I assume they'll still broacast the A's games.)

No word on when 106.9 will flip to a new format or what it will be.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on May 12, 2005, 08:10:38 AM
If anyone cares, "The Bear" is no more -- they flipped yesterday to 95.7 MAX, making them SF's first full-time "Jack" clone ("we play whatever we want").  A couple of other stations (like Star 101.3) have been doing "Whatever Weekends".

MAX apparently sounds a lot like the old SF version of The Drive, only without jocks.  A dumb move, IMHO.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on May 12, 2005, 01:15:57 PM
I just started listening to 95.7 MAX-FM on their stream

http://957max.com/?CFID=6224522&CFTOKEN=52264642

and the first song I'm hearing is Dan Hartman, "I Can Dream About You", so I'm instantly hooked, at least for a while.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on May 12, 2005, 01:51:54 PM
It's been all downhill since Dan Hartman...  MAX-FM is like KOIT, The Bone and KFOG thrown into a blender together --- with all the Katrinas rising to the surface.  Men at Work, "Down Under" -- yikes, I think I'M gonna "chunder"...
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on May 18, 2005, 12:55:32 PM
interesting post on the Radio-Info SF board, re: Family Radio, the new owners of KFRC-AM:

http://www.radio-info.com/mods/board?Post=435321&Board=sanfrancisco
Title: Local radio news
Post by: Beej on May 18, 2005, 01:08:42 PM
Yikes! So, I'm assuming KFRC-FM is still safe for heathens like me to listen to?
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on May 18, 2005, 01:24:24 PM
Quote from: "Beej"
Yikes! So, I'm assuming KFRC-FM is still safe for heathens like me to listen to?


LOL! yeah, they took over the AM only, and in exchange Infinity got Family Radio's 106.9 FM, which will eventually have a new format.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: Beej on May 18, 2005, 01:37:25 PM
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LOL! yeah, they took over the AM only, and in exchange Infinity got Family Radio's 106.9 FM, which will eventually have a new format.

Well, maybe they should make it an "All Satan, All the Time" format to balance out the new KFRC-AM.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: Alicat on May 18, 2005, 09:40:06 PM
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LOL! yeah, they took over the AM only, and in exchange Infinity got Family Radio's 106.9 FM, which will eventually have a new format.

Well, maybe they should make it an "All Satan, All the Time" format to balance out the new KFRC-AM.

About 15 years ago I was in New Orleans and a station played all Zep, all the time. I had a rented car and it was so cool knowing I could hear all Zep. Guess it gets old after some period of time.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on May 19, 2005, 12:53:21 PM
the new station in town, MAX 95.7 (aka the SF version of "Jack") is looking for announcers:

http://957maxfm.com/new/jobs.cfm

the SF version of Jack -- that'd be Sourdough Jack, wouldn't it?
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on May 23, 2005, 06:24:40 PM
So I decided to give 95.7 MAX another shot this afternoon and --- wow.

in the last 20-min sweep, they played

Sweet, "Fox on the Run"
Rupert Holmes, "Escape"
the Go-Go's "Head Over Heels"

Not bad -- and I don't think I've heard any of those on over-the-air radio (outside of 10@10) in ages.

OMG! They're playing the only Steve Perry song I've ever loved -- "Foolish Heart".
Title: Local radio news
Post by: Beej on May 24, 2005, 09:39:14 AM
I've been checking it out for the last few minutes and I gotta say I'm liking it. Thanks for the tip!
Title: Local radio news
Post by: Gazoo on May 26, 2005, 06:07:19 AM
CNN is finally on board in noticing the "Jack" and "Bob" formats:

http://www.cnn.com/2005/SHOWBIZ/05/25/radio.shuffle.ap/index.html

I want to believe that there's room for a new crop of tastemaking DJs to guide people through such eclecticism, but the evidence points to people wanting just the music without the talk.  *sigh*
Title: Local radio news
Post by: mshray on May 26, 2005, 12:52:38 PM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
CNN is finally on board in noticing the "Jack" and "Bob" formats:

http://www.cnn.com/2005/SHOWBIZ/05/25/radio.shuffle.ap/index.html

I want to believe that there's room for a new crop of tastemaking DJs to guide people through such eclecticism, but the evidence points to people wanting just the music without the talk.  *sigh*


Listened to the Austin version of Bob when I was in Texas 2 weeks ago, and the mixes were okay, but the self-promotion was a wee bit over the top ("Even we don't know what Bob 's gonna play next").
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on May 26, 2005, 01:47:17 PM
Quote from: "mshray"
Quote from: "Gazoo"
CNN is finally on board in noticing the "Jack" and "Bob" formats:

http://www.cnn.com/2005/SHOWBIZ/05/25/radio.shuffle.ap/index.html

I want to believe that there's room for a new crop of tastemaking DJs to guide people through such eclecticism, but the evidence points to people wanting just the music without the talk.  *sigh*


Listened to the Austin version of Bob when I was in Texas 2 weeks ago, and the mixes were okay, but the self-promotion was a wee bit over the top ("Even we don't know what Bob 's gonna play next").


there's also a country version of Jack & Bob called (of course) Hank.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on May 26, 2005, 02:19:55 PM
Most incongruous segue yet on 95.7 MAX:

from MTB "Heard it in a Love Song" to A-Ha, "Take on Me".
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on May 26, 2005, 03:36:07 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Most incongruous segue yet on 95.7 MAX:

from MTB "Heard it in a Love Song" to A-Ha, "Take on Me".


and now Aerosmith into Carly Simon -- Steven & Carly comparing lips!
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on May 28, 2005, 11:03:32 AM
I was in the car last nite and MAX played Rocky Burnette, "Tired of Toein' the Line". I actually stayed in the car in the Cala parking lot until it was over. My head was bobbing up and down and people were giving me funny looks.  What a great f***in' single.
Title: 10-4 Eleanor!
Post by: ggould on May 28, 2005, 12:50:25 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
I was in the car last nite and MAX played Rocky Burnette, "Tired of Toein' the Line". I actually stayed in the car in the Cala parking lot until it was over. My head was bobbing up and down and people were giving me funny looks.  What a great f***in' single.

I totally agree. I may even have the 45, not sure.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on June 01, 2005, 11:05:09 AM
MAX-ing on Wed 6/1/05 -- it's Frampton doing the horny sheep-herder's song, "I'm in Ewe".
Title: Local radio news
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on June 01, 2005, 11:08:43 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
MAX-ing on Wed 6/1/05 -- it's Frampton doing the horny sheep-herder's song, "I'm in Ewe".


Ick.

Not the image, the song.   Okay, both.

I wonder if I can get reception here....
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on June 01, 2005, 11:17:31 AM
Quote from: "Rod"
Quote from: "RGMike"
MAX-ing on Wed 6/1/05 -- it's Frampton doing the horny sheep-herder's song, "I'm in Ewe".


Ick.

Not the image, the song.   Okay, both.

I wonder if I can get reception here....


95.7 if yer interested.  And they're not bad, especially when they come up with the occasional little-heard zinger.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on June 01, 2005, 12:06:37 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "Rod"
Quote from: "RGMike"
MAX-ing on Wed 6/1/05 -- it's Frampton doing the horny sheep-herder's song, "I'm in Ewe".


Ick.

Not the image, the song.   Okay, both.

I wonder if I can get reception here....


95.7 if yer interested.  And they're not bad, especially when they come up with the occasional little-heard zinger.


It's just static in downtown SF.  I do have it set on my truck stereo -- they played "The Boys are Back In Town" as I drove to the ferry this morning...
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on June 01, 2005, 12:12:19 PM
Nice piece in the East Bay Express about the impending SF debut of KPIG:

http://www.eastbayexpress.com/Issues/2005-06-01/news/cityofwarts.html
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on June 01, 2005, 02:10:50 PM
nicest MAX surprise of the day (and there have been damn few): Londonbeat, "I've Been Thinkin' About You".
Title: Local radio news
Post by: mshray on June 03, 2005, 09:39:13 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
nicest MAX surprise of the day (and there have been damn few): Londonbeat, "I've Been Thinkin' About You".


This morning I flipped over just in time for Head East "Never Been Any Reason", which I am pretty sure I have never heard on the radio outside the Midwest.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: urth on June 03, 2005, 09:44:31 AM
Quote from: "mshray"
Quote from: "RGMike"
nicest MAX surprise of the day (and there have been damn few): Londonbeat, "I've Been Thinkin' About You".


This morning I flipped over just in time for Head East "Never Been Any Reason", which I am pretty sure I have never heard on the radio outside the Midwest.


I beg to differ. It got a fair amount of airplay in Sacramento in the late 70s & early 80s and can probably still be heard up there on the Eagle, the local classic rock outlet, which I am guessing has not changed its playlist significantly in ten to fifteen years.

ETA: I should add that Sacramento has been often compared to several midwestern cities in attitude and geography, most significantly Kansas City. I don't know if that's a good or bad thing.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on June 03, 2005, 09:56:39 AM
Yesterday I listened to Denver's version of "Jack":

http://www.1055jackfm.com/

which is a bit more pop-heavy than MAX and a bit more '80s-centric.  A better-sounding station, too, imaging-wise. MAX has that actor (the guy who played J Peterman on Seinfeld) doing a lot of sounders and his voice is quite annoying.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: mshray on June 03, 2005, 01:53:37 PM
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "mshray"
Quote from: "RGMike"
nicest MAX surprise of the day (and there have been damn few): Londonbeat, "I've Been Thinkin' About You".


This morning I flipped over just in time for Head East "Never Been Any Reason", which I am pretty sure I have never heard on the radio outside the Midwest.


I beg to differ. It got a fair amount of airplay in Sacramento in the late 70s & early 80s and can probably still be heard up there on the Eagle, the local classic rock outlet, which I am guessing has not changed its playlist significantly in ten to fifteen years.

ETA: I should add that Sacramento has been often compared to several midwestern cities in attitude and geography, most significantly Kansas City. I don't know if that's a good or bad thing.


Well I didn't mean that it never got played west of the Rockies, just that since I moved out West in '80 I never heard it again (in Seattle, San Diego, Santa Barbara or here, and that includes a fair amount of hours I've spent listening to the Eagle).

Given that it charted at #68, one spot lower than Pickettywitch, I think this really should qualify as a healthily obscure cut for the Max.

Regarding KC, my mom's family moved there in time for her to go to high school and my grandparents stayed there until the last couple years of their lives.  In the meantime my younger brother went to UMKC for college & med school & has lived there ever since.  So I know KC quite well & it really is one of the nicest cities in the US.  If it had any significant geological attractions (ocean, mountains) it would be even cooler, but I'd say being compared ot KC is a pretty good thing.  Better than being compared to Oklahoma City or Des Moines or Omaha.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on June 03, 2005, 02:20:13 PM
the "Jack"-ification of America continues:

This will be most of interest to Gaz, but WCBS-FM, NYC's longtime oldies station (33 years!) is switching to "Jack" as I write this. End of an era and all that -- and goodbye Micky Dolenz too, I suppose.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: Alicat on June 03, 2005, 10:50:02 PM
I finally changed my car radio preset from now spanish 92.3 KSJO to MAXX. I'm 95% disappointed. Everytime I tune in it's a commercial or two or three and then 80's music or sappy tacky tunes.

Local radio stuff must be heating up. I had a message today from a research company to try and qualify me for a radio focus group later this month. two nights, four hours total, $150 cash.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on June 04, 2005, 10:52:20 AM
Quote from: "Alicat"
I finally changed my car radio preset from now spanish 92.3 KSJO to MAXX. I'm 95% disappointed. Everytime I tune in it's a commercial or two or three and then 80's music or sappy tacky tunes.

Local radio stuff must be heating up. I had a message today from a research company to try and qualify me for a radio focus group later this month. two nights, four hours total, $150 cash.


indeed, their commercial blocks are horrendously long. But we may be able to thank them for the fact that KFRC is still Oldies -- KFRC's owners flipped 2 of the biggest oldies stations in the country (in NY and Chicago) to "Jack" yesterday; I suspect that if MAX hadn't beaten them to the punch, KFRC would've been flipped too.
Title: Max Radio URL
Post by: ggould on June 04, 2005, 11:25:36 AM
You can just listen on iTunes by using the "Advanced > Open Stream" command, and just enter http://209.237.251.148:80 as the URL

I guess sometime I'll try to get the WM stream link if you like.  I just prefer iTunes as a media player.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: Gaz via Meadville, PA on June 05, 2005, 07:27:52 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
the "Jack"-ification of America continues:

This will be most of interest to Gaz, but WCBS-FM, NYC's longtime oldies station (33 years!) is switching to "Jack" as I write this. End of an era and all that -- and goodbye Micky Dolenz too, I suppose.


I'm still telling myself this is a belated April Fool's Joke.

Goodbye to yer Cousin Brucie as well?

Will report on this when I get back to NYC tomorrow.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on June 06, 2005, 07:37:09 AM
Quote from: "Gaz via Meadville, PA"
Quote from: "RGMike"
the "Jack"-ification of America continues:

This will be most of interest to Gaz, but WCBS-FM, NYC's longtime oldies station (33 years!) is switching to "Jack" as I write this. End of an era and all that -- and goodbye Micky Dolenz too, I suppose.


I'm still telling myself this is a belated April Fool's Joke.

Goodbye to yer Cousin Brucie as well?

Will report on this when I get back to NYC tomorrow.


Goodbye to everyone who worked there -- "Jack" is, mostly, a jockless format (and therefore a cheap one to operate). It's been quite the topic on the NY Radio Board. Anxious to hear your comments.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: Alicat on June 06, 2005, 12:49:42 PM
Got selected for focus group. Listening to KFOG qualified me, along with my age. I have a feeling it could be Bonneville (MAXX) checking out the competition. KPIG?
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on June 06, 2005, 01:33:43 PM
Quote from: "Alicat"
Got selected for focus group. Listening to KFOG qualified me, along with my age. I have a feeling it could be Bonneville (MAXX) checking out the competition. KPIG?


either one is a good guess. (KFOG does their focus groups via the Registered Fogheads list.)  Or it could be Infinity, trying to decide what to do with 106.whatever (the religious station) when they take it over later this year.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: Gazoo on June 07, 2005, 09:10:21 AM
WCBS's new Jack format is noxious.  I hear FYC's "Suspicious Minds" for the first time since the late '80s, but the transitions are often painful ("U Can't Touch This" into "Photograph"?!) and the absence of a DJ to break things up is annoying to me.  The current crop of music listeners apparently just wants the tunes without the interruptions, but I'm old-school enough to desire a certain feeling of relationship with the DJ.

Is it safe to assume Infinity has one PD doing the programming for every Jack station they own across the nation?  Or are they still programming regionally to allow for regional flavors and local-artists-made-good?
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on June 07, 2005, 09:28:58 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
WCBS's new Jack format is noxious.  I hear FYC's "Suspicious Minds" for the first time since the late '80s, but the transitions are often painful ("U Can't Touch This" into "Photograph"?!) and the absence of a DJ to break things up is annoying to me.  The current crop of music listeners apparently just wants the tunes without the interruptions, but I'm old-school enough to desire a certain feeling of relationship with the DJ.

Is it safe to assume Infinity has one PD doing the programming for every Jack station they own across the nation?  Or are they still programming regionally to allow for regional flavors and local-artists-made-good?


Infinity has indeed just promoted someone to "VP of Jack" (yes that's his title!). But the stations are supposedly being programmed to cater to the area.  By all accounts NYC's Jack is harder-edged and more rock-leaning, if the posts on MYRMB are to be believed (although one guy, a former ABC colleague of mine who's apx my age, said he'd "never heard of" Foreigner's "Dirty White Boy" before this week).  

The flip made no sense, especially since, as a hard-edged Jack, the station is directly competing with Infinity's own K-Rock.  But the sales guys (who are all, like, 30) insisted 'CBS-FM's demos were a tough sell. Apparently it happened really quickly because they were caught with their pants down in several other markets -- the rumor is SF's KFRC was set to go Jack the day after MAX debuted (and so the flip was put on ice) and they didn't want someone else to beat them in NY & Chi-Town. WPLJ had been making Jack-like noises for the past month with its "Flush the Format Weekends".
Title: Local radio news
Post by: mshray on June 07, 2005, 09:55:59 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"


Infinity has indeed just promoted someone to "VP of Jack" (yes that's his title!).


I wonder how many "You Don't Know Jack" jokes he hears on a daily basis.

or maybe "I knew Jack, Jack was a friend of mine. You are no Jack."
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on June 07, 2005, 11:42:55 AM
Gaz! there will be an oldies concert and meet-n-greet with Cousin Brucie Fri nite at the Hammerstein ballroom:

http://www.bigfishconcerts.com/meetgreet.htm
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on June 07, 2005, 12:37:56 PM
an analysis of the Jack switch from the Chicago Sun-Times:

http://www.suntimes.com/output/feder/cst-fin-feder07.html

and in related news, Dave Morey has signed a new contract, per Billboard:

KFOG Vet Dave Morey Re-Ups Through 2008
Prominent triple-A KFOG San Francisco re-signs morning host Dave Morey, extending his contract through 2008. He has been a fixture at the station since 1982. "It's hard to imagine KFOG without him," said KFOG PD Dave Benson. "We all look forward to the pleasure of his company and contributions in the coming years."
Title: Local radio news
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on June 07, 2005, 06:39:36 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
an analysis of the Jack switch from the Chicago Sun-Times:

http://www.suntimes.com/output/feder/cst-fin-feder07.html

and in related news, Dave Morey has signed a new contract, per Billboard:

KFOG Vet Dave Morey Re-Ups Through 2008
Prominent triple-A KFOG San Francisco re-signs morning host Dave Morey, extending his contract through 2008. He has been a fixture at the station since 1982. "It's hard to imagine KFOG without him," said KFOG PD Dave Benson. "We all look forward to the pleasure of his company and contributions in the coming years."


That's good news...  Yay for Dave.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: Gazoo on June 07, 2005, 09:55:20 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Gaz! there will be an oldies concert and meet-n-greet with Cousin Brucie Fri nite at the Hammerstein ballroom:

http://www.bigfishconcerts.com/meetgreet.htm

Ooh!  Wish I could go, but I can't justify the $25-90 tickets, having spent a lot of money over the past week-plus.  Unless I could make a story of it, which I don't imagine right now I can.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on June 09, 2005, 12:58:46 PM
So I've been listening to the Denver version of "Jack" and it's been pretty dull, until now:

OMG! Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam, "Lost in Emotion"! que sera que sera!
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on June 09, 2005, 01:44:02 PM
2nd nice "Jack" surprise: MJ, "Human Nature". Nice to know US radio hasn't completely abandoned his stuff.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on June 09, 2005, 02:01:11 PM
OMG!2: Rick Springfield, "Love Somebody". I probably haven't heard this since 1984.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: Beej on June 10, 2005, 11:23:03 AM
Now Max 95.7 is playing "Thunder Island". The song DOES exist outside of 10at10!  :D
Title: Local radio news
Post by: Gazoo on June 15, 2005, 12:21:48 PM
A more formal, and very insightful, analysis of the JACK format's intents and success in several markets:

http://www.edisonresearch.com/home/archives/Arbitron061405.pdf

(41-page long .pdf, but it's a quick read -- large text + graphics)
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on June 15, 2005, 12:57:45 PM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
A more formal, and very insightful, analysis of the JACK format's intents and success in several markets:

http://www.edisonresearch.com/home/archives/Arbitron061405.pdf

(41-page long .pdf, but it's a quick read -- large text + graphics)


I just posted on the NYRMB regarding the endless posts there saying NYC Jack is playing "songs nobody's ever heard of".  Allan Sniffen (who runs the NYRMB) had just posted yet again that the format contains too many "esoteric rock songs". Well, (a) a survey of NYC Jack shows that virtually every song played is/was a chart or airplay hit. I recognized every title, and I'm 50 (and presumably outside the target demo); and anyway, (b) playing songs that folks outside the demo might not know is sorta the point, no?
Title: Radio in the Sierras
Post by: ggould on June 15, 2005, 10:28:15 PM
Truckee's KTKE-FM is totally cool, in an eclectic way that would never work in a big town.  I have heard all kinds of strange segues, from U2 to Country Joe to Count 5, and very raw and seat of the pants.

In Reno, there's a BOB FM, which sounds cool too, playing the Clash, UB40, and lots of other stuff I don't remember.  They make a point of saying they're not owned by Clear Channel, or any other large corp.

"We're not slick, we're not always even functional!"
Title: Local radio news
Post by: mshray on June 16, 2005, 09:43:56 AM
Quote from: "Beej"
Now Max 95.7 is playing "Thunder Island". The song DOES exist outside of 10at10!  :D


This morning, flipping channels while KFOG went to commercial, I heard Max doing their self-promo of people calling in saying how great they are, but the last caller (female) said, "Bring back 95.7 The Bear!  I can't stand all this crap!"   Then the Max voice guy said, "I feel your pain."  Then the caller continued, "I couldn't believe it when I turned on the radio in my truck and heard all this crap!"

Then the Max voice guy said, "I smell your pain."
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on June 16, 2005, 09:54:41 AM
Quote from: "mshray"
the Max voice guy


aka "J. Peterman" from Seinfeld.  I find him way annoying, but that was a good line.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: Beej on June 16, 2005, 10:06:59 AM
Quote
aka "J. Peterman" from Seinfeld. I find him way annoying, but that was a good line.

And he played Loni Anderson's new husband and step-dad to... wait for it... The Mullets!

http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0367371/

His character was a gameshow host. Heh.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on June 21, 2005, 01:32:31 PM
FYI, AOL Radio is now free and avialable to everyone:

http://music.channel.aol.com/radioguide/bb.adp
Title: Local radio news
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on June 26, 2005, 07:08:45 PM
I had the MAX on the other day in the car.  They've been playing a bunch of promos featuring callers telling us how much they like the new station.  One was particularly telling:

It blows KFOG out of the water.  It's like 10 @ 10 all day long!
Title: Local radio news
Post by: Alicat on June 26, 2005, 09:00:52 PM
Quote from: "Rod"
I had the MAX on the other day in the car.  They've been playing a bunch of promos featuring callers telling us how much they like the new station.  One was particularly telling:

It blows KFOG out of the water.  It's like 10 @ 10 all day long!

I would beg to (vigorously) differ with that person. I hope KFOG doesn't let the tail wag the dog.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: Beej on July 05, 2005, 11:18:51 AM
So, MAX 95.7 has DJs now.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on July 05, 2005, 12:15:30 PM
Quote from: "Beej"
So, MAX 95.7 has DJs now.


Are they all named Max?  That'd be cute, like all the Donnas being named Donna.

Or maybe not.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: Beej on July 05, 2005, 12:54:57 PM
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Are they all named Max? That'd be cute, like all the Donnas being named Donna.

LOL! I don't remember this gal's name whose DJing now. But, it ain't Max.

They still have the goofy John O'Hurley spots, though.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on July 05, 2005, 12:59:56 PM
BTW, for those who are on pins & needles about this: Monday July 25th is the target date for 1510 AM to start simulcasting KPIG.
Title: one-oh-seven-oink-five
Post by: ggould on July 05, 2005, 02:04:58 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
BTW, for those who are on pins & needles about this: Monday July 25th is the target date for 1510 AM to start simulcasting KPIG.

I wish they would stream again (for free)
Title: Local radio news
Post by: Alicat on July 06, 2005, 09:36:05 PM
Quote from: "Beej"
So, MAX 95.7 has DJs now.

I kind of feel guilty knowing that too. Means I've been listening. I also noticed tonight the KUFX (98.5 KFOX) has a new promo saying we play what you want (vs the we play anything we want). It was preceded by a recorded caller mentioning Zepplin and other classic rockers. The radio wars heat up.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: Alicat on July 06, 2005, 09:52:38 PM
Just checking my email and I'm on the MAX mail list. Must be leftover from the Drive, the Bear, now MAX.

Hello Ali:

(the following are checkboxes)
Name the radio station after myself.

Shop for obscure albums on eBay.

Pad expense report.

. . . must I do everything around here?

Finally, a little help:

Max FM welcomes Teri King, now on the air weekdays from 10-2. You'll like her. Great voice, knows the Bay Area, knows the music. And smart as a whip — in our interview, the usual game of Chutes and Ladders, she kicked my butt.

I'm exhausted. Can I go back to Belize now?

Love, Max
The Head Honcho
95.7 Max FM


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Title: streaming MAX on iTunes
Post by: ggould on July 06, 2005, 10:18:59 PM
I prefer the  quality of  iTunes streaming, and it's real easy.  If you have iTunes (free!) just go to the Advanced menu, and select "Open Stream..."

Then just paste http://209.237.251.148:80 into the box, and go!  You shouldn't need to 'join' their club or anything.  Here is the current stat on how many people are listening:

Current Stream Information
Server Status:   Server is currently up and public.
Stream Status:   Stream is up at 48 kbps with 4 of 600 listeners (4 unique)
Listener Peak:   152
Average Listen Time:   2h 10m 02s
Stream Title:   95.7 Max, San Francisco
Content Type:   audio/mpeg
Stream Genre:   Various
Title: Local radio news
Post by: Alicat on July 06, 2005, 10:29:20 PM
I DON'T want to stream MAX. I don't think I want them to succeed in current we play 80's retreads format.
Title: sorry
Post by: ggould on July 06, 2005, 10:33:39 PM
Quote from: "Alicat"
I DON'T want to stream MAX. I don't think I want them to succeed in current we play 80's retreads format.

just trying to help.  It's not my cup of soup either.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on July 11, 2005, 08:40:20 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
BTW, for those who are on pins & needles about this: Monday July 25th is the target date for 1510 AM to start simulcasting KPIG.


Update: now they're saying Friday July 22nd.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on July 11, 2005, 01:08:42 PM
spending the afternoon with classic country:

http://www.legends1430.com/

Tanya Tucker, "The Man that Turned My Mama On" -- wow, it's been years!
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on July 11, 2005, 03:13:01 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
spending the afternoon with classic country:

http://www.legends1430.com/

Tanya Tucker, "The Man that Turned My Mama On" -- wow, it's been years!


fave country lyric o' the day:

"I'd make love to you in a New York minute
And take my Texas time doin' it..."

Don't know who it was, but it was followed by Charlie Rich, "Behind Closed Doors". Now THAT'S country!
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on July 12, 2005, 11:32:35 AM
Trying a new stream: www.powerhouseradio.com -- classic soul. Tuned in for JB, "There was a Time", followed by... The Time. cute seg, wonder if it was intentional.

They also have a channel called "FabFourSoul" which is all R&B Beatle covers, all the time.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on July 12, 2005, 02:18:34 PM
I've switched to wlng.com, where they're playing "Polk Salad Annie" for the 2nd time in less than 90 mins.

Lawd ha'mercy -- pick me a mess of it!
Title: freakin' hilarious!
Post by: ggould on July 12, 2005, 03:34:39 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
I've switched to wlng.com, where they're playing "Polk Salad Annie" for the 2nd time in less than 90 mins.

Lawd ha'mercy -- pick me a mess of it!

The whole style is old, not just the music! They just played some song called something like "I am the morning DJ on WOLD!" into "Fool on the Hill"

great local ads too!
Title: Re: freakin' hilarious!
Post by: RGMike on July 12, 2005, 03:41:11 PM
Quote from: "ggould"
Quote from: "RGMike"
I've switched to wlng.com, where they're playing "Polk Salad Annie" for the 2nd time in less than 90 mins.

Lawd ha'mercy -- pick me a mess of it!

 some song called something like "I am the morning DJ on WOLD!"


er, that's "W-O-L-D" by Harry Chapin -- you'd never heard that before? A classic (and a VERY bad 45-version edit, it's a 6-1/2 minute song).

But yes, it's amazing station, a total throwback (and proud of it!)
Title: Re: freakin' hilarious!
Post by: Gazoo on July 12, 2005, 03:43:23 PM
Quote from: "ggould"
Quote from: "RGMike"
I've switched to wlng.com, where they're playing "Polk Salad Annie" for the 2nd time in less than 90 mins.

Lawd ha'mercy -- pick me a mess of it!

The whole style is old, not just the music! They just played some song called something like "I am the morning DJ on WOLD!" into "Fool on the Hill"

great local ads too!

That would be Harry Chapin, W*O*L*D, a minor hit that I only semi-enjoy.

But I enjoy it a whole lot more than "Fool on the Hill," which I actively dislike.
Title: Re: freakin' hilarious!
Post by: ggould on July 12, 2005, 04:36:57 PM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "ggould"
Quote from: "RGMike"
I've switched to wlng.com, where they're playing "Polk Salad Annie" for the 2nd time in less than 90 mins.

Lawd ha'mercy -- pick me a mess of it!
The whole style is old, not just the music! They just played some song called something like "I am the morning DJ on WOLD!" into "Fool on the Hill"

great local ads too!
That would be Harry Chapin, W*O*L*D, a minor hit that I only semi-enjoy.

But I enjoy it a whole lot more than "Fool on the Hill," which I actively dislike.

And now, right on cue, the Walker Bros song mentioned earlier, "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Any More"

sweet!
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on July 13, 2005, 11:53:03 AM
I'm doing Classic Country today

http://www.legends1430.com/player/player.php

-- they're playing "Amos Moses" which I've been jonesing to hear ever since Dick Bartley played "When You're Hot You're Hot" Sat nite.

"left arm gone clean up to the elbow..."
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on July 15, 2005, 03:06:36 PM
today's wlng.com gem: Sandy Posey's "Born A Woman". I don't think I've heard that in 30 years at least.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on July 21, 2005, 08:53:21 AM
For those who listen to MAX: They've hired former Live 105 guy Web Fingers to be their morning man. Duuude!
Title: Local radio news
Post by: Alicat on July 21, 2005, 10:14:47 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
For those who listen to MAX: They've hired former Live 105 guy Web Fingers to be their morning man. Duuude!

I admit it. I have MAX in my car button pushing queue. When nothing is on I want to hear, I try MAX and stay if it's OK and flip some more if not. Female DJ in the afternoon. Didn't hear who she was.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: mshray on July 22, 2005, 09:18:28 AM
Quote from: "Alicat"
Quote from: "RGMike"
For those who listen to MAX: They've hired former Live 105 guy Web Fingers to be their morning man. Duuude!

I admit it. I have MAX in my car button pushing queue. When nothing is on I want to hear, I try MAX and stay if it's OK and flip some more if not. Female DJ in the afternoon. Didn't hear who she was.


I have a MAX button now too (sorry BONE!).

The other day they went from Smashing Pumpkins into Boston, which made me wonder if they have a really savvy programmer or they just got lucky.  But over a decade ago, when Smashing Pumpkins first appeared on the cover of the Rolling Stone, the interviewer led off the article by making quite a big deal out of the fact that Billy Corgan listed Boston as a primary influence.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: Beej on July 22, 2005, 10:12:49 AM
Back in the early 90s I was doing shows at Morty's Nightclub in North Beach. We'd do comedy and have a musical guest. Sometimes, we'd write a sketch with the musical guest in it.

We worked with a band Web Fingers was in. I can't remember the name of the band, though. He was a nice guy. I hope he still is.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on July 24, 2005, 11:30:53 AM
The Good News: The KPIG simulcast on 1510 AM is supposed to start tomorrow.

The Bad News: the standards format they've been running for the past month is going away and I've become rather attached to it. As poc will attest (I subjected her to the station the other night), it's a rather groovy mix of classic old stuff (Frank, Ella, Nat "King" Cole) with a healthy dose of hits by Barry Manilow, Englebert Humperdinck (!) and the Carpenters, some of which I haven't heard on the radio in decades:

"Weekend in New England", "Tryin' to Get the Feeling" (Barry)
"Solitaire", "I Won't last a Day Without You" (Carpenters)
"Am I That Easy to Forget" (Englebert)

And speaking of standards, KABL also bites the dust on Tuesday. But unlike the hi-JACK-ing of Oldies in NY & Chicago, the KABL jocks will at least get to say goodbye.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: mshray on July 24, 2005, 12:50:34 PM
Hey y'all, if you've ever listened to Live 105, you have to listen today.  They're doing a "No Boundaries" weekend, which essentially consists of one R'n'R classic & one 80's flashback or deep cut plus a couple of contemporary Live 105 tracks per set.  When I turned on the radio this morning I heard The Cult "Love Removal Machine" into The Youngbloods "Get Together" and have since heard such segues as Re-Re's "Respect" into Social Distortion's cover of "Ring Of Fire" and the Stones "19th Nervous Breakdown" into Becks' "Black Tambourine".

Just now the last 5 songs have been The Doors "Light My Fire" into The Clash "Guns Of Brixton"  (worth the whole day just to hear that on the radio again), into the latest from the White Stripes, "My Doorbell", into Sly ATFS "Dance To The Music" into The Cure "Fascination Street".

Hoo Hah.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: mshray on July 24, 2005, 01:09:05 PM
Damn, now they just played Green Day "Boulevard of Broken Dreams", Johnny Cash "I Walk The Line", L7 "Pretend We're Dead" & CCR "Fortunate Son".
Title: Local radio news
Post by: mshray on July 24, 2005, 02:53:06 PM
special to Gaz:

the last 5 songs were

Caesars - "Jerk It Out" (aka 'the iPod song')
Jefferson Airplane - "Somebody To Love"
Cracker - "What The World Needs Now"
Hot Hot Heat - "Good Night"
Beatles - "Tomorrow Never Knows"

of course now we got 5 minutes of comercials...
Title: Local radio news
Post by: Alicat on July 24, 2005, 03:04:48 PM
OK, piqued my interest. I'm tuned in.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on July 24, 2005, 06:06:53 PM
Damn! just saw this. But I'm listening now.

So this is their answer to Jack/MAX and the Star 101 "Whatever Weekends", I presume.  Better than all of those put together, and it'll be interesting what the reaction is from their core audience.

Stereo MCs "Connected" into... Wha?  "I'm Sorry Miss Jackson"? Outkast?
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on July 24, 2005, 09:13:18 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
So this is their answer to Jack/MAX and the Star 101 "Whatever Weekends", I presume.  Better than all of those put together, and it'll be interesting what the reaction is from their core audience.


Well, they played a lot of phone call clips from people sayng they love it, and one from a guy who hated it. Interesting explanation from the PD: apparently they did a survey recently where they went to listeners homes to rummage thru their record collections. The LPs that showed up most frequently were the basis for this weekend.  I tuned out around 7 to watch Punk: Attitude a new docu on IFC about the history of punk that was excellent. (Gaz: Henry Rollins had some hilarious comments about homoeroticism in rock.)

Meanwhile The Bone started Little Steven's show TWENTY MINUTES EARLY (!?!) and luckily I only missed one song. Steven played the Beatles' "Run For Your Life" (Mr. Lennon as the original gangsta) and followed up by saying "A year from now I'll be the ONLY one playing the Beatles on the radio." As Homer would say, It's funny because it's true.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: Beej on July 25, 2005, 09:13:50 AM
Quote
"A year from now I'll be the ONLY one playing the Beatles on the radio." As Homer would say, It's funny because it's true.

I don't mean to sound dense or like I don't belive you- but, like, why?

Not that I would mind all that much- Beatles is like air at this point (although I am sorry I missed hearing "Run For Your Life". I got into the Beatles when I was in junior high and even then that song told me there was more to John Lennon than giving peace a chance & stuff.

(Sunday is my TV night- so I often miss then beginnings of Little Steven's shows since they moved to an earlier time. At least I got to hear the Kaiser Chiefs last night.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on July 25, 2005, 09:40:09 AM
Quote from: "Beej"
Quote
"A year from now I'll be the ONLY one playing the Beatles on the radio." As Homer would say, It's funny because it's true.

I don't mean to sound dense or like I don't belive you- but, like, why?

Not that I would mind all that much- Beatles is like air at this point (although I am sorry I missed hearing "Run For Your Life". I got into the Beatles when I was in junior high and even then that song told me there was more to John Lennon than giving peace a chance & stuff.

(Sunday is my TV night- so I often miss then beginnings of Little Steven's shows since they moved to an earlier time. At least I got to hear the Kaiser Chiefs last night.


I think that was Steven's little dig at the fact that Oldies stations are biting the dust left and right (and he's in NY where the whole Oldies-replaced-by-JACK thing was a big deal). Classic Rock stations play less & less Beatles and add Nirvana and Red Hot Chili Peppers.

But that Kaiser Chiefs song RULES! It's interesting how few of Steven's "Coolest song" picks cross over to KFOG -- Jet managed it, and KFOG's playing that Oasis song (which I also love).  But where are the Raveonettes? We do get every Cold Patrol/Snowplay clone in creation(or "coldplay and all the nonsense" as Steven referred to them recently).
Title: Local radio news
Post by: Beej on July 25, 2005, 09:55:58 AM
I have an mp3 of "I Predict a Riot" (& 2 more Kaiser Chief's tunes) as well as 3 Raveonette mp3s if you want me to zap them to you later, RGMike.

And thanks for the explanation! I wonder how KFRC will hold up...
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on July 25, 2005, 10:13:39 AM
Quote from: "Beej"
I have an mp3 of "I Predict a Riot" (& 2 more Kaiser Chief's tunes) as well as 3 Raveonette mp3s if you want me to zap them to you later, RGMike.

And thanks for the explanation! I wonder how KFRC will hold up...


I actually bought the new Raveonettes and scored a used copy of their previous one at Wherehouse last week and haven't had a chance to listen to either yet.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: Beej on July 25, 2005, 10:18:08 AM
Quote
I actually bought the new Raveonettes and scored a used copy of their previous one at Wherehouse last week and haven't had a chance to listen to either yet.

eeexcellent....
Title: Local radio news
Post by: Gaz at da Voice on July 25, 2005, 10:30:55 AM
Quote from: "Beej"
Quote
"A year from now I'll be the ONLY one playing the Beatles on the radio." As Homer would say, It's funny because it's true.

I don't mean to sound dense or like I don't belive you- but, like, why?


For the same reason you never hear Elvis's '50s output on American radio anymore.   The '60s are the new '50s, thank you JACK.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on July 28, 2005, 07:44:22 AM
the Pig has squealed!

The KPIG simulcast on 1510 AM has begun -- started sometime yesterday. Woo Hoo!
Title: KPIG
Post by: ggould on July 28, 2005, 08:46:31 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
the Pig has squealed!

The KPIG simulcast on 1510 AM has begun -- started sometime yesterday. Woo Hoo!

I heard it around 7PM last night.  Sounds good, but AM signal is not that great out my way.
Title: Re: KPIG
Post by: RGMike on July 28, 2005, 08:52:44 AM
Quote from: "ggould"
Quote from: "RGMike"
the Pig has squealed!

The KPIG simulcast on 1510 AM has begun -- started sometime yesterday. Woo Hoo!

I heard it around 7PM last night.  Sounds good, but AM signal is not that great out my way.


it's a crappy signal, and it gets even crappier when they switch to lower power after sundown!  Sounds decent enough in the car, tho. worth the effort to hear their way cool mix of stuff.
Title: Re: KPIG
Post by: ggould on July 28, 2005, 11:34:25 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "ggould"
Quote from: "RGMike"
the Pig has squealed!

The KPIG simulcast on 1510 AM has begun -- started sometime yesterday. Woo Hoo!
I heard it around 7PM last night.  Sounds good, but AM signal is not that great out my way.
it's a crappy signal, and it gets even crappier when they switch to lower power after sundown!  Sounds decent enough in the car, tho. worth the effort to hear their way cool mix of stuff.

on my way to work I heard this:

11:02am   Eric Clapton   Willie And The Hand Jive
10:56am   Hellecasters   Peter Gunn
There was a Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks song not listed they played before this.  A great example of the diversity I miss.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on August 01, 2005, 08:09:17 AM
nice piece in yestrday's Chron (special interest for Gaz) on Energy 92.7, the dance station, and how gay-friendly it is:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/07/24/PKGD9DNMJN1.DTL&hw=&sn=001&sc=1000
Title: Local radio news
Post by: Anonymous on August 01, 2005, 08:37:49 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
nice piece in yestrday's Chron (special interest for Gaz) on Energy 92.7, the dance station, and how gay-friendly it is:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/07/24/PKGD9DNMJN1.DTL&hw=&sn=001&sc=1000


Glad it's a welcoming atmosphere, but ... "Greg the Gay Sportscaster"?  Does anyone really want to go through life being known that way?  I guess being a market segment is better than being a pariah ...

Also, this should be interesting:

Quote
Looking to replace its "Dog House" morning show, which was dropped over some offensive remarks allegedly made by its hosts, KYLD (Wild 94. 9) has promoted from within, naming evening DJ and South Bay native Strawberry to take over, along with Fay Carmona, in from Miami. Although the station expects the new crew to be more listener- and community-friendly than the one before, owner Clear Channel has hired producer Rick Delgado, fired earlier this year from a station in New York after writing a song mocking victims of the Indo-Asian tsunami and using racist epithets to describe Asians. He should be a perfect fit here in the Bay Area ...


I remember the tsunami song; it was horrendous.  Nice to know folks like Delgado are rewarded for their work.   :x
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on August 01, 2005, 09:13:38 AM
Quote from: "Anonymous"
Quote from: "RGMike"
nice piece in yestrday's Chron (special interest for Gaz) on Energy 92.7, the dance station, and how gay-friendly it is:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/07/24/PKGD9DNMJN1.DTL&hw=&sn=001&sc=1000


Glad it's a welcoming atmosphere, but ... "Greg the Gay Sportscaster"?  Does anyone really want to go through life being known that way?  I guess being a market segment is better than being a pariah ...


I haven't heard the guy, so I don't know if he's doing schtick (e.g. Sports a la Carson Kressley, which would totally suck IMHO) or if he's a standard-issue sports guy who happens to be gay, which would be far more revolutionary.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on August 06, 2005, 09:50:05 PM
Tonite, courtesy of Dick Bartley, I finally got to hear ? & the Mysterians original version of "I Can't Get Enough of You Baby", later covered by Colourfield and (most recently) Smash Mouth.  It was one of the Mysterians' follow-ups to "96 Tears" and sure enough that "Tears" Farfisa organ riff makes an appearance.

Now playing: Peggy Scott & Jo Jo Benson, "Lovers Holiday". God Bless Mr Bartley, long may he wave.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: Gazoo on August 07, 2005, 11:25:14 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Tonite, courtesy of Dick Bartley, I finally got to hear ? & the Mysterians original version of "I Can't Get Enough of You Baby", later covered by Colourfield and (most recently) Smash Mouth.  It was one of the Mysterians' follow-ups to "96 Tears" and sure enough that "Tears" Farfisa organ riff makes an appearance.

Now playing: Peggy Scott & Jo Jo Benson, "Lovers Holiday". God Bless Mr Bartley, long may he wave.

Thanks for reminding me how embittered I am that his show isn't syndicated in the NYC market.  Used to be, but no more.   :x
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on August 07, 2005, 05:33:50 PM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Tonite, courtesy of Dick Bartley, I finally got to hear ? & the Mysterians original version of "I Can't Get Enough of You Baby", later covered by Colourfield and (most recently) Smash Mouth.  It was one of the Mysterians' follow-ups to "96 Tears" and sure enough that "Tears" Farfisa organ riff makes an appearance.

Now playing: Peggy Scott & Jo Jo Benson, "Lovers Holiday". God Bless Mr Bartley, long may he wave.

Thanks for reminding me how embittered I am that his show isn't syndicated in the NYC market.  Used to be, but no more.   :x


There is a station in CT that runs him -- Kool ninetysomething-point-something. If you can get a friend with a car to take a drive on a Sat nite (offer to buy dinner) out to mid-north shore LI, where the station comes in loud and clear, you can get yer Bartley fix.  Sounds like a hot date to me!

On the other hand, you do get to hear Felix Hernandez and Vin Scelsa.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on August 07, 2005, 05:56:36 PM
Don't bogart that PIG!

Listening to KPIG this afternoon, everything from "Don't Bogart That Joint" (!) to Randy Newman's "Last Nite I had a Dream".  Amazing stuff.
Title: KPIG
Post by: ggould on August 07, 2005, 07:00:44 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Don't bogart that PIG!

Listening to KPIG this afternoon, everything from "Don't Bogart That Joint" (!) to Randy Newman's "Last Nite I had a Dream".  Amazing stuff.

listened on the way home from camping; primo!
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on August 08, 2005, 08:47:19 AM
Hey Geoff, I know you listen to Air America alot... I didn't know Steve Earle has a weekly show on AA (apparently The Quake runs it on Sun nite). Have you heard it? I was wondering if the topic of his selling "Revolution Starts Now" to Chevy came up on the show.
Title: Steve Earle
Post by: ggould on August 08, 2005, 09:18:12 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Hey Geoff, I know you listen to Air America alot... I didn't know Steve Earle has a weekly show on AA (apparently The Quake runs it on Sun nite). Have you heard it? I was wondering if the topic of his selling "Revolution Starts Now" to Chevy came up on the show.

I hadn't heard it much.  I mainly listen to Al  Franken and Randi Rhodes (the goddess of radio), but I was very aware of his show, so it seemed especially odd to me hearing the music on the Chevy ad.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: Gazoo on August 14, 2005, 10:05:08 AM
Today on the Felix Hernandez Rhythm Revue (hey, it's "local radio" to me) I heard, for the first time, Stevie Wonder's original version of "Until You Come Back to Me," as well as the original recording of "Worst That Could Happen."  Done by ... wait for it ... THE FIFTH DIMENSION!  I had no idea.  Sounds VERY similar to the Brooklyn Bridge hit version, only not so legato.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on August 14, 2005, 08:08:59 PM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Today on the Felix Hernandez Rhythm Revue (hey, it's "local radio" to me) I heard, for the first time, Stevie Wonder's original version of "Until You Come Back to Me," as well as the original recording of "Worst That Could Happen."  Done by ... wait for it ... THE FIFTH DIMENSION!  I had no idea.  Sounds VERY similar to the Brooklyn Bridge hit version, only not so legato.


Tell me you liked the Stevie -- Oakland's KDIA used to play it regularly (first place I heard it). I guess it was orig a B-side (?) and ended up on an LP later.

as to the 5-D it certainly makes sense (Jimmy Webb connection). 2nd big hit they missed out on -- "Love Hangover" being the other.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on August 15, 2005, 08:15:23 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Today on the Felix Hernandez Rhythm Revue (hey, it's "local radio" to me) I heard, for the first time, Stevie Wonder's original version of "Until You Come Back to Me," as well as the original recording of "Worst That Could Happen."  Done by ... wait for it ... THE FIFTH DIMENSION!  I had no idea.  Sounds VERY similar to the Brooklyn Bridge hit version, only not so legato.


Tell me you liked the Stevie -- Oakland's KDIA used to play it regularly (first place I heard it). I guess it was orig a B-side (?) and ended up on an LP later.

as to the 5-D it certainly makes sense (Jimmy Webb connection). 2nd big hit they missed out on -- "Love Hangover" being the other.


TANC: Jimmy Webb's birthday is this week, and Little Steven actually did a salute to him Sun nite -- a very out-of-character set that included the 5D's "Carpet Man", "Highwayman" by Cash/Nelson/Jennings/Kristofferson (I never knew that was Webb composition) and "MacArthur Park"!

LS's show was followed by Joel Selvin's, in which Mr Selvin hung out with Booker T for an hour. Very cool, even tho' I was nodding out about halfway thru.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on August 15, 2005, 03:59:51 PM
since it is Mr Webb's B-Day, I went looking for the lyrics to "MacArthur Park"... note the editorial comments by the person who transcribed them for the Top40 db:

MacArthur Park

Artist: Richard Harris (peak Billboard position # 2 in 1968)
Words and Music by Jimmy Webb
Disco version by Donna Summer charted at # 1 in 1978
MacArthur Park is located on the west side of Wilshire Boulevard between
downtown LA and Santa Monica.


Spring was never waiting for us, girl
It ran one step ahead
As we followed in the dance
Between the parted pages and were pressed,
In love's hot, fevered iron
Like a striped pair of pants

CHORUS
MacArthur's Park is melting in the dark
All the sweet, green icing flowing down...
Someone left the cake out in the rain
I don't think that I can take it
'cause it took so long to bake it
And I'll never have that recipe again
Oh, no!

I recall the yellow cotton dress
Foaming like a wave
On the ground around your knees
The birds, like tender babies in your hands
And the old men playing checkers by the trees

CHORUS

[relatively brief instrumental interlude]

There will be another song for me
For I will sing it
There will be another dream for me
Someone will bring it
I will drink the wine while it is warm
And never let you catch me looking at the sun
And after all the loves of my life
After all the loves of my life
You'll still be the one.

I will take my life into my hands and I will use it
I will win the worship in their eyes and I will lose it
I will have the things that I desire
And my passion flow like rivers through the sky.
And after all the loves of my life
After all the loves of my life
I'll be thinking of you
And wondering why.

[extended (1:24) up-tempo instrumental interlude that rivals anything done by  Chicago or even "Classical Gas" by Mason Williams]

MacArthur's Park is melting in the dark
All the sweet, green icing flowing down...
Someone left the cake out in the rain
I don't think that I can take it
'cause it took so long to bake it
And I'll never have that recipe again
Oh, no!
Oh, no
No, no
Oh NO!! [upon which Harris suffers an irreversible gender change]


Transcribed by Ronald E. Hontz
ronhontz@worldnet.att.net with help from his buddy, Paulo
Title: Local radio news
Post by: princessofcairo on August 15, 2005, 06:06:55 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
[extended (1:24) up-tempo instrumental interlude that rivals anything done by  Chicago or even "Classical Gas" by Mason Williams]

Oh NO!! [upon which Harris suffers an irreversible gender change]


Transcribed by Ronald E. Hontz
ronhontz@worldnet.att.net with help from his buddy, Paulo


nice work, ron and paolo! :)
Title: Local radio news
Post by: Anonymous on August 15, 2005, 07:49:19 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"

Oh NO!! [upon which Harris suffers an irreversible gender change]


As opposed to a reversible gender change ... ?
Title: Local radio news
Post by: urth on August 17, 2005, 12:55:57 PM
Meant to post this earlier. A friend of mine has what's becoming a regular podcast on KYOU (1550 AM) that some of us might dig. He's a big record collector and calls his segment "Crate-digger's Holiday"--a reference to his many hours spent digging thru crates of vinyl at various record stores, garage sales, etc. It's very eclectic, and features tracks from all over the place, usually somewhat to very rare or obscure.

He had a segment that ran yesterday, and amazingly, they're re-running another one today, at 12:29 (guess it's in progress as I type this) and 8:29 tonight. Here's his blurb about it:

Quote
The show airing today is episode 9, and features the following tracks:
 
Ray Charles / I Don't Need No Doctor
Led Zepplin / Hots On For Nowhere
The Time / Grace
Supercat / My Girl Josephine
 
Christopher Guest & National Lampoon / Mother Goose's Wine
Dixie Chicks / Stand By Your Man
The Robins / White Cliffs Of Dover
 
The start time on the website says 12:29pm and 8:29pm...but these are approximate. The show on before me is called The Nashville Nobody Knows, and spotlights a number of singer/songwriters from the Nashville circuit.
 
So if you find yourself by a radio around these times, I hope you can tune in.
 
Thanks,
Tim


The one that ran yesterday included The Jam, Jan & Dean, Traffic, George Torrence and the Naturals, the Pixies, Bic Runga, and Allen Toussaint.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on August 27, 2005, 11:29:47 AM
Woke up to KPIG this morning; they never fail to surprise with the stuff they pull out: first it was a live cover version of the Allmans' "Jessica" by the Dixie Dregs; then later they played the Austin Lounge Lizards wondrous bluegrass version of Pink Floyd's "The Lunatic" (which predates that bluegrass PF tribute album by a number of years) and Run-C&W's bluegrass "I Second That Emotion" -- first time I've EVER heard anything from either of their 2 delightful LPs on the radio.  And as I write, here's a band called Old School Freight Train (?) doing "Superstition".  Just amazing.
Title: KPIG
Post by: ggould on August 27, 2005, 02:56:08 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Woke up to KPIG this morning; they never fail to surprise with the stuff they pull out: first it was a live cover version of the Allmans' "Jessica" by the Dixie Dregs; then later they played the Austin Lounge Lizards wondrous bluegrass version of Pink Floyd's "The Lunatic" (which predates that bluegrass PF tribute album by a number of years) and Run-C&W's bluegrass "I Second That Emotion" -- first time I've EVER heard anything from either of their 2 delightful LPs on the radio.  And as I write, here's a band called Old School Freight Train (?) doing "Superstition".  Just amazing.

On my way to O'Connell High this noon, I had KPIG on, and was inspired, and touched by "The Revolution Starts Now" segueing into the Airplane's "Wooden Ships."  It was a good way to start the day.
Title: Re: KPIG
Post by: RGMike on August 27, 2005, 08:56:10 PM
Quote from: "ggould"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Woke up to KPIG this morning; they never fail to surprise with the stuff they pull out: first it was a live cover version of the Allmans' "Jessica" by the Dixie Dregs; then later they played the Austin Lounge Lizards wondrous bluegrass version of Pink Floyd's "The Lunatic" (which predates that bluegrass PF tribute album by a number of years) and Run-C&W's bluegrass "I Second That Emotion" -- first time I've EVER heard anything from either of their 2 delightful LPs on the radio.  And as I write, here's a band called Old School Freight Train (?) doing "Superstition".  Just amazing.

On my way to O'Connell High this noon, I had KPIG on, and was inspired, and touched by "The Revolution Starts Now" segueing into the Airplane's "Wooden Ships."  It was a good way to start the day.


Indeed, I heard that too and it was the first time I'd heard the JA version of WS in ages. Grace likes purple berries even better than crispy lettuce.
Title: Re: KPIG
Post by: Gazoo on August 27, 2005, 10:42:30 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Indeed, I heard that too and it was the first time I'd heard the JA version of WS in ages. Grace likes purple berries even better than crispy lettuce.


* B E S T   L I N E   O F   M O N T H *
Title: Re: KPIG
Post by: RGMike on August 28, 2005, 11:36:26 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Indeed, I heard that too and it was the first time I'd heard the JA version of WS in ages. Grace likes purple berries even better than crispy lettuce.


* B E S T   L I N E   O F   M O N T H *


Aw shucks, I'm blushing. (A bright shade of... purple, of course.)
Title: Re: Purple
Post by: ggould on August 28, 2005, 01:00:36 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Indeed, I heard that too and it was the first time I'd heard the JA version of WS in ages. Grace likes purple berries even better than crispy lettuce.
* B E S T   L I N E   O F   M O N T H *
Aw shucks, I'm blushing. (A bright shade of... purple, of course.)

When I saw the Starship do this at the Shrine in '74, before Marty rejoined, David Frieberg sang the line "You must try some of these puple tablets..."  I probably told this story before here, but since we're talking about purple berries, I thought it was worth repeating.
Title: Little Steven's call to arms (long)
Post by: urth on August 29, 2005, 10:03:26 AM
Got this from the NRBQ listserv & immediately thought you guys should read it.  This isn't exactly local radio, but it may end up affecting us.

>>LITTLE STEVEN'S KEYNOTE ADDRESS RADIO & RECORDS CONVENTION 2005 - JACOBS
>>MEDIA SUMMIT
>>Date: Thursday, July 23, 2005
>>Place: Renaissance Hotel, Cleveland, Ohio
>>Audience: 250 Program Directors
>>
>>Fred Jacobs introduces 4-minute video bio.
>>At its conclusion the Dovells' "You Can't Sit Down" explodes from the
>>speakers as 5 Go-Go girls come out of the wings surrounding Fred, much to
>>his discomfort.
>>Little Steven enters to thunderous applause.
>>He cuts off the music with a wave of his hand, leans into the microphone
>>and says "Ladies and Gentlemen, Fred Jacobs."
>>The music returns as the girls exit. A stunned audience applauds wildly as
>>Fred, very uncharacteristically, dances off with them.
>>
>>Little Steven: Well that was worth the price of admission alone.
>>
>>(more applause and laughter)
>>
>>(paces with the hand held mic for a minute, and then . . . )
>>
>>I Love Radio!
>>
>>(applause once again erupts)
>>
>>And I feel nothing but love in this room because as I look around, I see
>>only two kinds of people.
>>
>>Our beloved affiliates . . . and future affiliates.
>>
>>(laughter)
>>
>>So now matter what happens in this next half hour, remember what I just
>>said. It's just family talking.
>>
>>And without any further disclaimers let me ask the only important question
>>that is on my mind, and I'm sure you've been thinking about it also,
>>especially lately.
>>
>>(pause)
>>
>>WHEN DID THE FUCKING PUSSIES TAKE OVER?
>>
>>(applause and laughter)
>>
>>When?
>>
>>Don't you look forward to the day when your grandson is on your knee and
>>he looks up and says,
>>
>>"Grampa weren't you in radio once?"
>>
>>"Yes, Grandson," you'll reply.
>>
>>"Could I ask you something," he'll say.
>>
>>"Of course, my love, anything," you'll say.
>>
>>"Grampa where were you WHEN THE FUCKING PUSSIES TOOK OVER?"
>>
>>(more laughter)
>>
>>Where were we?
>>
>>What happened?
>>
>>Things are out of line and we're not leaving here today until we
>>straighten it out.
>>
>>(applause and laughter)
>>
>>Now I was going to wait for this but we might as well get right to it
>>since it is all everybody's talking about.
>>
>>I have come to praise JACK not to bury him.
>>
>>(laughter - uncertain applause)
>>
>>The guys at Infinity are friends of ours, as is everybody else, we got
>>nothing but friends you all know that.
>>
>>And I've gotta say I'm proud of these guys for having the balls to shake
>>things up. Things needed shaking up. And history will remember them in a
>>very positive way when looking back at this world changing moment.
>>
>>Having said that . . .
>>
>>Replacing 33 year old New York oldies institution CBS-FM with JACK is like
>>replacing the Statue of Liberty with a blow-up doll.
>>
>>(eruptions of laughter and applause)
>>
>>But again, change is good. And necessary.
>>
>>With a little bit of luck JACK will last 10 or 12 months because it is
>>obvious people want something different, they are hungry for something,
>>anything.
>>
>>So it could be 6 months before anybody actually listens to JACK.
>>
>>Once they do it is doomed for 3 obvious reasons.
>>
>>At the moment it is replacing oldies formats but it is not an oldies
>>format in the true sense of the word.
>>
>>It's mostly 80's, some 70's, some 90's.
>>
>>Now it must be said that the oldies format is vulnerable because over the
>>last 5-10 years it has, in a word, sucked.
>>
>>It has sucked for a very simple reason, somebody had the brilliant idea to
>>eliminate the 50's and replace it with the 70's.
>>
>>This was done by somebody uniquely stupid and deaf and ignorant and a bad
>>businessman on top of it all.
>>
>>So naturally, everybody copied it and the 50's disappeared virtually
>>overnight.
>>
>>Now let's digress and examine this oldies thing for a minute.
>>
>>Assuming you accept the fact that those overseeing the oldies format these
>>last 5 years - 10 years - are, in fact, stupid, deaf, ignorant, and bad
>>businessmen, let's deal with it.
>>
>>As far as stupid, deaf, and ignorant, when it comes to decades that
>>matter, that matter historically, in terms of influence, importance, and
>>never-to-be-heard-again-quality - that is the 50's and 60's.
>>
>>Everything we do, everything we are comes from those two decades.
>>
>>You're gonna throw one away?
>>
>>You're gonna replace Elvis, Little Richard, Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochran,
>>Johnny Burnette, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Buddy Holly, Lloyd Price, and
>>Fats Domino with, all due respect, Donna Summer and the Bee Gees?
>>
>>You're gonna replace primal, vital, timeless, forever cool rock and roll
>>pioneers with disco?
>>
>>Disco?
>>
>>You wanna know what disco is good for?
>>
>>Disco is for when you're drunk at a wedding with your old lady and you
>>want to act like an idiot and be John Travolta for an hour or two.
>>
>>That's where it belongs.
>>
>>Not on radio.
>>
>>And to the issue of oldies being bad business - all you hear - I'm
>>assuming from sales people - is we must lower our demo's.
>>
>>The oldies demographic are getting too old - that's the rationale for
>>replacing the 50's with the 70's.
>>
>>Now if all there was to sell in the world were Fruit Loops, Play Stations,
>>and sneakers - they might have a point.
>>
>>But I got a little secret to share.
>>
>>You know that age group - 35 to 65 - that nobody in sales seems to care
>>about?
>>
>>THAT'S WHERE ALL THE FUCKING MONEY IS!
>>
>>(laughter, applause)
>>
>>I mean ALL the fucking money.
>>
>>35 to 65.
>>
>>Memo to sales team - SELL THEM SOMETHING!
>>
>>And, by the way, if you want younger people listening, you can get that
>>done. And I mean kids, if you want them.
>>
>>Who is cooler?
>>
>>Early Elvis or Elton John?
>>
>>What appeals more to kids, Gene Vincent's black leather attitude, Eddie
>>Cochran's teenage frustration, Little Richard's cry of liberation, and
>>Dion's total Soprano's coolness - or the Eagles?
>>
>>You want wild? Put together the Sex Pistols, Audioslave, and the Wu-Tang
>>Clan - they aren't as wild as Jerry Lee Lewis in his prime.
>>
>>But you have to explain that.
>>
>>Show it, illustrate, educate, sell it.
>>
>>Alright - digression over - so JACK isn't oldies so it must be some kind
>>of classic rock/pop hybrid.
>>
>>But JACK doesn't address the two biggest problems of classic rock.
>>
>>15 years ago I said we're chasing all the personality out of rock radio
>>and into talk and sports.
>>
>>And the ratings went with it.
>>
>>We need more personality, not less, and JACK has none. No DJ's means no
>>personal relationship with the audience. Eventual apathy is inevitable.
>>
>>The other big issue classic rock must consider is it must start playing
>>new music again.
>>
>>I've suggested it to my own affiliates and I'll keep saying it every
>>change I get.
>>
>>We've got a big problem.
>>
>>Look around.
>>
>>Pearl Jam does some business.
>>
>>Dave Mathews - if he's rock at all - does well.
>>
>>Maybe Oasis breaks this year in the U.S.
>>
>>Maybe Coldplay - if they're considered rock.
>>
>>But in a real sense, the last big band through the door was U2.
>>
>>That's 25 years ago.
>>
>>Has anybody stopped to consider that.
>>
>>Basically when our generation stops touring, it's over.
>>
>>That's one reason why we started the Underground Garage format.
>>
>>New Hard Rock, Hip Hop, and Pop can be heard in various places, new Rock
>>and Roll had nowhere to go.
>>
>>We have played more new bands in 3 years than anybody since the 60's.
>>
>>We average 30 new bands a year.
>>
>>That's how many are out there.
>>
>>And we are very picky out of respect to our classic rock affiliates, we
>>know we need to keep the quality level high and we do.
>>
>>But we can't sell records with 2 hours a week.
>>
>>Someday somebody will have the balls to put the Underground Garage format
>>on 24-7 on broadcast radio but until then, we only have 2 hours a week.
>>
>>We need your help.
>>
>>Rock and Roll is not just that museum down the street.
>>
>>It's a living, breathing animal that needs to be fed.
>>
>>With new blood.
>>
>>And I'm not saying you need to do as much as we do, we're about 40% new
>>and the rest from the entire 50 years of history.
>>
>>And by the way everybody told us you can't combine old with new but of
>>course you can.
>>
>>As long as you're making your decisions based on musical experience, good
>>taste, and an effective, coherent emotional communication.
>>
>>As opposed to your Ipod on shuffle.
>>
>>(laughter, applause)
>>
>>When you properly combine old and new the old records give the new ones a
>>sense of depth, of belonging to an eternal continuum, carrying the flag
>>forward.
>>
>>The new records give the old ones relevance, keeps them vital, connected
>>to the next generation.
>>
>>And all testing and computer analysis and surveys don't tell you that.
>>It's all bullshit. When are we going to learn that?
>>
>>(applause)
>>
>>All that shit tells you is what people think they want right now.
>>
>>Well that's not the way great radio happens, or great anything.
>>
>>You don't do a survey before you write a song, or make a record.
>>
>>We are drowning in an ocean of mediocrity because sometimes you gotta have
>>enough historical perspective, and vision, and balls to say we have to
>>combine short term want with long term need.
>>
>>And yeah you gotta sell it.
>>
>>If you're playing cool stuff make sure the audience hears it right - in
>>the right context. That is everything.
>>
>>If to a punky consciousness the Ramones are sugar and the Ronettes are
>>broccoli you play the Ramones into the Ronettes and, because Joey learned
>>to sing from Ronnie and you can hear it, the Ramones become hollandaise
>>and it works.
>>
>>(laughter, applause)
>>
>>There is an art to this shit.
>>
>>You know that.
>>
>>It's the corporate bosses that forget that fact.
>>
>>But it's not just music - we have this problem plaguing every aspect of
>>our culture.
>>
>>Yes content needs work, yes marketing needs work, but it is the sales
>>teams that need to be re-educated and motivated and inspired and creative.
>>And it's not happening because they are being led by business oversight
>>guys.
>>
>>Content guys should be running companies, marketing guys should be running
>>companies, who put business oversight guys in charge?
>>
>>(applause)
>>
>>Wall Street that's who.
>>
>>Wall Street continues to love and reward and worship short term success
>>for some reason. As the culture and the economy and all our fathers' and
>>grandfathers' and hundreds of years of hard work get trashed in a
>>generation or two.
>>
>>The tail is wagging the dog.
>>
>>Wall Street should not be calling the shots.
>>
>>When did Wall Street ever write a song? Paint a picture? Make a movie?
>>Play a song on the radio that changed somebody's life?
>>
>>(applause)
>>
>>Where are the music people?
>>
>>I see lawyers, accountants, test marketers running the world.
>>
>>Where is the emotional connection?
>>
>>Where is the passion?
>>
>>This ain't about JACK or BOB or Moe or Larry or Curly.
>>
>>It's about you.
>>
>>Everybody in this room.
>>
>>You are here because you are connected emotionally.
>>
>>This ain't Harvard Business School.
>>
>>It's fucking Rock and Roll!
>>
>>(applause)
>>
>>These Wall Street cats couldn't have gotten us here. They react - they
>>don't create.
>>
>>They didn't build this industry.
>>
>>We did it.
>>
>>And you're not here because it was a smart business decision.
>>
>>I know what you make.
>>
>>(laughter)
>>
>>(pauses - slows down)
>>
>>You're here because you loved it once.
>>
>>And we've got to find a way to love it again.
>>
>>And communicate that love to our audience.
>>
>>I am determined - together we will find a way.
>>
>>The Revolution is on.
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>>Thank you.
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>>(standing ovation - thunderous applause)
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Title: Re: Little Steven's call to arms (long)
Post by: RGMike on August 29, 2005, 10:45:32 AM
Quote from: "urth"
Got this from the NRBQ listserv & immediately thought you guys should read it.  This isn't exactly local radio, but it may end up affecting us.

>>LITTLE STEVEN'S KEYNOTE ADDRESS RADIO & RECORDS CONVENTION 2005 - JACOBS


great stuff, his disco-bashing notwithstanding.

I was just discussing with Gaz this weekend that the hot rumor in town is that KFRC is switching formats -- possibly very soon. Meanwhile MAX is dying with their version of JACK.  -- they're down to a 1.0 in the latest ratings book.
Title: Re: Little Steven's call to arms (long)
Post by: urth on August 29, 2005, 10:49:40 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "urth"
Got this from the NRBQ listserv & immediately thought you guys should read it.  This isn't exactly local radio, but it may end up affecting us.

>>LITTLE STEVEN'S KEYNOTE ADDRESS RADIO & RECORDS CONVENTION 2005 - JACOBS


great stuff, his disco-bashing notwithstanding.

I was just discussing with Gaz this weekend that the hot rumor in town is that KFRC is switching formats -- possibly very soon. Meanwhile MAX is dying with their version of JACK.  -- they're down to a 1.0 in the latest ratings book.


Yep I meant to add that I'm not in total agreement with every word of it--specifically the BeeGees and Donna Summer refs. What is this, 1979 all over again? (Although if you went by the Drive and KFOG 10@10s today, it indeed was. Briefly.)
Title: Local radio news
Post by: Beej on August 29, 2005, 11:00:26 AM
Thanks to Little Steven, I now know who The Charms, the Kaiser Chiefs, The Mummies and The Jessica Fletchers are.

Thank you, Little Steven, for giving me something new to listen to.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on September 02, 2005, 07:30:22 AM
The "new" KFRC is here...

http://www.bayarearadio.org/blog/2005/09/kfrc-getting-younger-on-friday.html

Sadly, I'm assuming this means no more Dick Bartley.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on September 05, 2005, 11:08:38 AM
The Chron's article today about the KFRC switch:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/09/05/DDGFNEHK1N1.DTL
Title: narrowcasting
Post by: ggould on September 05, 2005, 11:40:25 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
The Chron's article today about the KFRC switch:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/09/05/DDGFNEHK1N1.DTL

I think the problem is an assumption that people have very narrow tastes, which might be partly correct, but I think a lot of people would appreciate a sprinkling of 50's and 60's along with these other newer songs.  I think the old KFRC was too stuck in the past, but I don't think we need to dump it either.
Title: Re: narrowcasting
Post by: RGMike on September 05, 2005, 07:36:31 PM
Quote from: "ggould"
Quote from: "RGMike"
The Chron's article today about the KFRC switch:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/09/05/DDGFNEHK1N1.DTL

I think the problem is an assumption that people have very narrow tastes, which might be partly correct, but I think a lot of people would appreciate a sprinkling of 50's and 60's along with these other newer songs.  I think the old KFRC was too stuck in the past, but I don't think we need to dump it either.


Listening to the callers who made requests on KFRC and especially on Dick Bartley's show which supposedly skewed even older, demographically, it's clear not all "oldies" listeners are over 50.  The "new" KFRC is actually playing more than a sprinkling of '60s -- the highest-scoring Beatles, Motown and other songs are still in rotation. "Brown-Eyed Girl", for example, despite peaking at #10 back in the day, is one of THE most popular oldies on American radio.

OOO -- I've tuned in to Beatles A-Z just in time for "You Know My Name..."!  Good Evening and welcome to Slaggers...  

Proxy WOBATZ for Gaz!
Title: Re: narrowcasting
Post by: Gazoo on September 05, 2005, 10:44:59 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "ggould"
Quote from: "RGMike"
The Chron's article today about the KFRC switch:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/09/05/DDGFNEHK1N1.DTL

I think the problem is an assumption that people have very narrow tastes, which might be partly correct, but I think a lot of people would appreciate a sprinkling of 50's and 60's along with these other newer songs.  I think the old KFRC was too stuck in the past, but I don't think we need to dump it either.


Listening to the callers who made requests on KFRC and especially on Dick Bartley's show which supposedly skewed even older, demographically, it's clear not all "oldies" listeners are over 50.  The "new" KFRC is actually playing more than a sprinkling of '60s -- the highest-scoring Beatles, Motown and other songs are still in rotation. "Brown-Eyed Girl", for example, despite peaking at #10 back in the day, is one of THE most popular oldies on American radio.

OOO -- I've tuned in to Beatles A-Z just in time for "You Know My Name..."!  Good Evening and welcome to Slaggers...  

Proxy WOBATZ for Gaz!


At least you stuck around long enough (I assume) for "Your Mother Should Know," which is easily in my Beatles Top Five.  (I wish that comfort food would've been more satisfiying, though.)
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on September 12, 2005, 07:39:15 AM
I had the pleasure of hearing perhaps the Best. Little. Steven. Show. EVER. last nite.  It was a love letter to New York and it was spectacular, featuring the likes of "Wild on the Streets" by Garland Jeffries, which I hadn't heard on the radio since leaving NYC, and much much more. I urge you all -- especially Gaz, since you're actually there -- to check it out on the net

http://www.littlestevensundergroundgarage.com/play/archive.html

You'll be glad you did.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on September 15, 2005, 08:15:50 AM
From the Bay Area Radio website:

"The San Francisco Bay Area Publicity Club, the local alliance of public relations professionals, will announce the winners of the 9th Annual Pubby Awards at an awards ceremony luncheon Wednesday. The Pubbies, which honor excellence in media, will be held at the Argent Hotel in downtown San Francisco.

Among the Pubby nominees for Best Bay Area On-Air Radio Personality are Pete Wilson (KGO/810), Michael Krasny (KQED/88.5), Don Bleu (Star 101.3), Sarah & No Name (Alice@97.3) and Annalisa (KFOG/104.5)."

Sadly, Annalisa lost to Sarah & No Brain.  But Kruk & Kuip won Best Sportscaters.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: princessofcairo on September 15, 2005, 10:42:08 AM
Quote from: "Beej"
Thanks to Little Steven, I now know who The Charms, the Kaiser Chiefs, The Mummies and The Jessica Fletchers are.

Thank you, Little Steven, for giving me something new to listen to.


there's a band called the jessica fletchers?? i'm creaming....

i also think i like zachary ross...
Title: Local radio news
Post by: Beej on September 15, 2005, 10:48:28 AM
Quote
there's a band called the jessica fletchers?? i'm creaming....

Yep. They're from Norway. They have awesome keyboards. I'll burn ya a copy of their CD.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on September 15, 2005, 10:59:21 AM
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
there's a band called the jessica fletchers?? i'm creaming....


they look NOTHING like Angela Lansbury...
Title: Local radio news
Post by: princessofcairo on September 16, 2005, 10:52:31 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
there's a band called the jessica fletchers?? i'm creaming....


they look NOTHING like Angela Lansbury...


aw, damn - nevermind.:)
thanks, beej - i'd love a cd!
Title: Local radio news
Post by: Beej on September 19, 2005, 09:30:25 AM
cool
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on September 20, 2005, 02:02:41 PM
more cool internet listening:

http://bobshannon.com/

Mr Shannon was a DJ at the late lamented "oldies" WCBS-FM; he's married to Connie T Empress of the Empire State Soul Club.  Interesting shows avail on their site, I'm listening to a "salute to CBGBs right now (scroll down the home page to find it).
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on September 20, 2005, 03:09:28 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
more cool internet listening:

http://bobshannon.com/

Mr Shannon was a DJ at the late lamented "oldies" WCBS-FM; he's married to Connie T Empress of the Empire State Soul Club.  Interesting shows avail on their site, I'm listening to a "salute to CBGBs right now (scroll down the home page to find it).


I'm into hour 2 of the "CBGBs Salute" -- everything from the Jaynetts to Mink DeVille, including a Richie Valens/Los Lobos "La Bamba Megamix" and (currently) Wreckless Eric's "Whole Wide World". Wow.

ETA: Plastic Bertrand too! I am the King of the Divan!
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on September 22, 2005, 10:51:05 AM
new recommendation from poc:

http://www.kpoo.com

local SF listener-supported radio station, they do a soul show (like Felix Hernandez's Rhythm Revue) on Tue & Thur mornings. On right now and sounding fab.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on September 25, 2005, 11:47:11 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
new recommendation from poc:

http://www.kpoo.com

local SF listener-supported radio station, they do a soul show (like Felix Hernandez's Rhythm Revue) on Tue & Thur mornings. On right now and sounding fab.


OH. MY. GAWD!

This station is amazing. Their soul shows are scattered around the schedule (see their website for listings) and what I've heard so far has been astounding.

"JJ on D Radio" is the guy's name and he was on Sat nite from 10p-2a. 2 hours of '70s followed by 2 hours of '60s (guaranteed to be off vinyl 45s, or so he sez).  And the nuggets he dredged up -- Curtis Mayfield, "If there's Hell Below we're All Gonna Go".  Detroit Emeralds, "You Want It You Got It".  The Impressions' very Marvin Gaye-ish "Finally Got Myself Together". And much much more. I had to force myself to turn the radio off at 1:00 and go to sleep.  But he's back on Monday afternoon from Noon to 4 and it WILL be fonky.
Title: Focus
Post by: urth on September 29, 2005, 10:53:52 PM
Last week I took part in a radio music opinion survey, much like the one Alicat did a few months back. I seem to recall hers was in a large room with a bunch of other people, but mine was an individual test--they gave me a cassette walkman, a tape with bits of about 500 songs (each time), several questionnaires and one of those lovely computer-read test forms (and a #2 pencil). They stuck me in a room by myself and left me to guide the course of SF rock radio.  :wink:

One thing that differed about this test from others I've take is that, besides rating a song from 1 (hate it a lot) to 5 (one of my faves), there was a separate bubble to mark if you were tired of hearing that song on the radio. I marked that one a LOT. There was also one to mark if you weren't familiar with the song at all. There were maybe 10 that fell into that category for me.

It was given in two parts on two separate days. And I figure either KFOG was running it to try and tweak their playlist, or someone else is trying to figure out what Fogheads are burnt out on and offer an alternative,  because nearly all the songs were ones I've heard on KFOG over the last few years, or in the case of some older tunes, 10@10 staples. And there was a healthy sprinkling of Bob Marley tunes too, several of which got the "tired of" rating from me.  Also a lot of Clapton, Police, Counting Crows, Doors, CCR, Bonnie Raitt, Beatles, etc. I also noticed several instances where someone's cover of a classic tune would be played (like Counting Crows Big Yellow Taxi) and then a hundred or so songs later, I'd hear Joni's version. I tried to pretty much consistently downgrade the cover and pump the original.

When I was done with the second part, I asked if they could tell me who was sponsoring the survey. But the guy at the desk was just an office worker and he said he didn't know. Not sure if I buy that, but in any case, they weren't talking.
Title: Re: Focus
Post by: mshray on September 30, 2005, 08:17:42 AM
Quote from: "urth"
They stuck me in a room by myself and left me to guide the course of SF rock radio.  :wink:


Way cool dude.  How does one go about getting chosen for such a thing?  I'd do it in a flash.  From what you described I have to think it was KFOG, the Counting Crows version of "Big Yellow Taxi" is an absolute clincher.
Title: Re: Focus
Post by: urth on September 30, 2005, 09:38:24 AM
Quote from: "mshray"
Quote from: "urth"
They stuck me in a room by myself and left me to guide the course of SF rock radio.  :wink:


Way cool dude.  How does one go about getting chosen for such a thing?  I'd do it in a flash.  From what you described I have to think it was KFOG, the Counting Crows version of "Big Yellow Taxi" is an absolute clincher.


I'm registered with a couple of marketing research companies that do focus groups, and get screening calls about 3-4 times a year, but usually only get chosen to participate maybe once. Usually get paid between $70 and $100 bucks for a couple of hours. This one was $100, but I had to go in twice.

This one was Fleischman Field Research--they're on Sutter here in SF. Go to this page & fill out their form to get in their database & maybe they'll call you too:

http://www.ffrsf.com/resps/index.htm
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on September 30, 2005, 09:55:57 AM
right now on KFOG -- that "sick of your lies, tired of my tears" song I was trying to identify recently. Hope Dave back-announces it. Damn it's good.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on September 30, 2005, 09:57:28 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
right now on KFOG -- that "sick of your lies, tired of my tears" song I was trying to identify recently. Hope Dave back-announces it. Damn it's good.


OMG! it was Susan Tedeschi -- I shoulda known.
Title: Re: Focus
Post by: Alicat on September 30, 2005, 09:48:42 PM
Quote from: "urth"
Last week I took part in a radio music opinion survey, much like the one Alicat did a few months back.
I asked if they could tell me who was sponsoring the survey. But the guy at the desk was just an office worker and he said he didn't know. Not sure if I buy that, but in any case, they weren't talking.

Sounds a lot like mine. See my previous summary in the SF Music Survey thread in Stream of Consciousness. Instead of a walkman, we had a tape play over loud speakers for the whole room and it was just women. I'm POSITIVE mine was paid for by Bonneville/MAX FM. It was esay money listening to music.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on October 03, 2005, 12:47:08 PM
Live 105 brings back Goth (from a press release):

"Black Planet, LIVE 105's after-hours goth show, returns at the witching hour on the first day of October for two hours of classic goth rock and new cuts from the dark underground.  Your host Dulce, plus his sidekicks Lucifer and the Devil's Advocate, are black and up to their old evil tricks and gothic advice in between the spells of Bauhaus, The Sisters of Mercy, The Damned, The Cult, The Mission UK, Christian Death, Fields of the Nephilim, Daniel Ash, Siouxsie & The Banshees, Love & Rockets, The Cure (old!), VNV Nation, Sex Gang Children, Tones On Tail, Apoptygma Berzerk, Peter Murphy, Clan of Xymox, Covenant, Killing Joke, Joy Division, Virgin Prunes, Skinny Puppy and one Depeche Mode song...plus many morbid more including Toccata and Fugue in D Minor by J.S. Bach! Black Planet 2005 debuts Friday night at 12midnight after LIVE 105's Nine Inch Nails after-show party.You have been warned..."

All I can think of is the little Goth kids on South Park...
Title: Local radio news
Post by: Gazoo on October 04, 2005, 06:39:23 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Live 105 brings back Goth (from a press release):

"Black Planet, LIVE 105's after-hours goth show, returns at the witching hour on the first day of October for two hours of classic goth rock and new cuts from the dark underground.  Your host Dulce, plus his sidekicks Lucifer and the Devil's Advocate, are black and up to their old evil tricks and gothic advice in between the spells of Bauhaus, The Sisters of Mercy, The Damned, The Cult, The Mission UK, Christian Death, Fields of the Nephilim, Daniel Ash, Siouxsie & The Banshees, Love & Rockets, The Cure (old!), VNV Nation, Sex Gang Children, Tones On Tail, Apoptygma Berzerk, Peter Murphy, Clan of Xymox, Covenant, Killing Joke, Joy Division, Virgin Prunes, Skinny Puppy and one Depeche Mode song...plus many morbid more including Toccata and Fugue in D Minor by J.S. Bach! Black Planet 2005 debuts Friday night at 12midnight after LIVE 105's Nine Inch Nails after-show party.You have been warned..."

All I can think of is the little Goth kids on South Park...


Tones on Tail were goth?

From the fear of being real, to the fear of being really you ...   Livin' it up is a big kick, it's good for you.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: mshray on October 04, 2005, 08:45:25 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"

Tones on Tail were goth?

From the fear of being real, to the fear of being really you ...   Livin' it up is a big kick, it's good for you.


Well everyone knows Bauhaus was Goth, so if Love & Rockets were Goth, how could their intermediate incarnation not be?

That being said I don't think L&R were Goth either.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: Gazoo on October 04, 2005, 09:26:23 AM
Quote from: "mshray"
Quote from: "Gazoo"

Tones on Tail were goth?

From the fear of being real, to the fear of being really you ...   Livin' it up is a big kick, it's good for you.


Well everyone knows Bauhaus was Goth, so if Love & Rockets were Goth, how could their intermediate incarnation not be?

That being said I don't think L&R were Goth either.


I never know that ToT was a waystation between the two!  Something new every day ...
Title: "Free Bird", "Whole Lotta Love" on...Liv
Post by: mshray on October 08, 2005, 03:16:02 PM
Live 105 is having a "All Things Rock" weekend featuring the "past, present & future of Rock".

So far the nuggets, like "Free Bird", "Whole Lotta Love" & "Light My Fire" have been mixed in with some pretty good new stuff that I haven't heard before.  

And anyway the Yankess/Angels game got rained out.
Title: Re: "Free Bird", "Whole Lotta Love" on..
Post by: mshray on October 08, 2005, 03:26:45 PM
Quote from: "mshray"
Live 105 is having a "All Things Rock" weekend featuring the "past, present & future of Rock".

So far the nuggets, like "Free Bird", "Whole Lotta Love" & "Light My Fire" have been mixed in with some pretty good new stuff that I haven't heard before.  

And anyway the Yankess/Angels game got rained out.


F*ck, I take it all back.

Now they're playing "Eye of the Tiger".

oy vey.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on October 18, 2005, 10:50:57 AM
For aficionados of format-switches, 106.9 (the former KEAR, the religious station) is currently "stunting" on its way to a rumored FM Talk format.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on October 24, 2005, 11:04:41 AM
Larry Krueger et al are suing KNBR over their firings...

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/10/24/BAGA0FCQQB1.DTL
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on October 25, 2005, 02:22:19 PM
#1 - the new Talk format has started on 106.9... The Doghouse has returned (in mornings on a "trial basis", to be replaced by Adam Carolla in Jan.), along with Darian O'Toole and John London.

#2 - from Brad Kava's blog, K-Fox (98.5) is playing an hour of "sheep music" in honor of the time change this weekend -- an "extra hour of sheep", get it?

So what is "sheep music"? well... Pink Floyd ("Sheep")... Genesis ("Lamb Lies Down on Broadway")... Stevie Ray Vaughn ("Mary had a Little Lamb)...
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on October 31, 2005, 08:21:19 AM
KFOG has been sold. Along with all of Susquehanna's other radio stations:

http://today.reuters.com/investing/financeArticle.aspx?type=mergersNews&storyID=2005-10-31T153706Z_01_N31644016_RTRIDST_0_MEDIA-CUMULUS-SUSQUEHANNA-UPDATE-2.XML
Title: Local radio news
Post by: Alicat on October 31, 2005, 08:51:42 AM
Wow. I wonder if there will be impact on the KFOG programming. Dave's new 8-year contract? Less local flexibility?
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on October 31, 2005, 09:06:32 AM
Quote from: "Alicat"
Wow. I wonder if there will be impact on the KFOG programming. Dave's new 8-year contract? Less local flexibility?


I think it was a 3-year contract, and it probably doesn't hold in the event of a  station sale.  But for the time being, I don't expect changes.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: Gazoo on October 31, 2005, 02:42:08 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "Alicat"
Wow. I wonder if there will be impact on the KFOG programming. Dave's new 8-year contract? Less local flexibility?


I think it was a 3-year contract, and it probably doesn't hold in the event of a  station sale.  But for the time being, I don't expect changes.


The only way there'll be fast and noticeable changes is if (a) the SF market is doubled up as a result (which I don't believe it is, and even if it were, KFOG and its staff would be the preferred brand) and (b) if a union entity has been acquired by a nonunion entity (and I have no idea where Susquehanna or Cumulus Media fall on that top).

Any similarities between this acquisition and that of the Voice by New Times are purely coincidental.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: Alicat on November 01, 2005, 05:18:07 PM
Just saw this in SFGate:
http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/11/01/BUG38FH0O81.DTL
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on November 04, 2005, 10:02:27 AM
interesting item from 960 The Quake:  they've picked up the syndicated show "Broadway's Biggest Hits" (formerly heard on KABL) and will run it Sunday nites at 7.  It replaces a show about motor sports. So somebody at the Quake decided (tongue-in-cheek, perhaps?) that show tunes were a better lead-in to their weekly gay show ("Queer Channel") than NASCAR had been.

I can't decide if that's absolutely brilliant or incredibly lame.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: Gaz at da Voice on November 04, 2005, 04:59:30 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
interesting item from 960 The Quake:  they've picked up the syndicated show "Broadway's Biggest Hits" (formerly heard on KABL) and will run it Sunday nites at 7.  It replaces a show about motor sports. So somebody at the Quake decided (tongue-in-cheek, perhaps?) that show tunes were a better lead-in to their weekly gay show ("Queer Channel") than NASCAR had been.

I can't decide if that's absolutely brilliant or incredibly lame.


Sometimes the truth is lame.

And sometimes stereotypes become stereotypes because there's a sliver of truth to them.

And I know a whole lot more Broadway queens than NASCAR queens.  Especially on radio, where one can't ogle Gordon & Earnhardt (sp?).
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on November 05, 2005, 05:21:10 PM
OK, so I knew it was Guy Fawkes Day, but I didn't realize it was the 400th Anniversary (1605).  KPIG celebrated by playing John Lennon's "Remember" (remember... the 5th of November), and I can't, er, recall the last time I heard that song on the radio.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on November 06, 2005, 12:10:11 PM
I can't remember which of y'all have satellite radio (or have experienced it regularly), but I got an email from my friend at XM with an offer that gets me their Audiovox XCS2 reciever (for home or car) for FREE. So I figure why not?  Any thoughts?  (their other, more high-end receivers are also avail to me at a discount; obviously the subscription is extra.)
Title: Local radio news
Post by: Alicat on November 06, 2005, 08:56:39 PM
I know one couple who subscribes to XM and have it in car and home. They speak well of it.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on November 06, 2005, 09:26:53 PM
Before shuffling off to bed, I have to mention that Little Steven opened his show with "Shake Some Action" -- I'd forgotten it was produced by Dave Edmunds.

His opening set also included The Turtles' "Outside Chance", one of their rarely-heard tracks, which was an early Warren Zevon composition.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on November 14, 2005, 08:24:49 AM
For those of you jonesin' to hear a dozen different versions of "White Christmas", KOIT switched to their annual all-Xmas-all-the-time format over the weekend.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on November 15, 2005, 03:01:36 PM
So I popped into the convenience store in my building just now. They've switched from KOIT to Star 101 (presumably to avoid the nonstop Xmas music) and Sylvia Chacon (formerly of KFRC) is now on Star.  She was reading a blurb about the American Music Awards and she called the Eurythmics "the Arrhythmics".  Maybe Annie & Dave should do a cover of "Heartbeat" :wink:
Title: Local radio news
Post by: Gazoo on November 15, 2005, 08:02:23 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
So I popped into the convenience store in my building just now. They've switched from KOIT to Star 101 (presumably to avoid the nonstop Xmas music) and Sylvia Chacon (formerly of KFRC) is now on Star.  She was reading a blurb about the American Music Awards and she called the Eurythmics "the Arrhythmics".  Maybe Annie & Dave should do a cover of "Heartbeat" :wink:


I'd rather have Dave Stewart write a simple synth riff and have Sylvia just say "Sylllvia Cha-KONE" over and over again to the beat.  Annie can do her ersoultz obligato thing over the top if she wants.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on November 24, 2005, 09:49:20 AM
All "Alice's Restaurant", all the time:  Yes, KFOG will be playing Arlo's classic at Noon & 6, but KPIG just played it at 9 -- and will play it at Noon, 3, and 7 (!).

Oddly, 97.3 Alice won't play "Alice" at all...
Title: Local radio news
Post by: urth on November 25, 2005, 08:51:53 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
All "Alice's Restaurant", all the time:  Yes, KFOG will be playing Arlo's classic at Noon & 6, but KPIG just played it at 9 -- and will play it at Noon, 3, and 7 (!).

Oddly, 97.3 Alice won't play "Alice" at all...


I also heard it on KUSF at about 11:30am yesterday, and supposedly the jock had played it earlier in his shift as well. You know what they say...all the jocks love Alice. (Because they can go grab a bite, hit the loo, smoke a joint, or whatever during its 18+ minute duration.)

Yesterday's Rhymes With Orange comic strip had to do with Alice as well, but I can't find it on the web right now.
Title: speaking of Alice...
Post by: ggould on November 25, 2005, 10:18:42 AM
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "RGMike"
All "Alice's Restaurant", all the time:  Yes, KFOG will be playing Arlo's classic at Noon & 6, but KPIG just played it at 9 -- and will play it at Noon, 3, and 7 (!).

Oddly, 97.3 Alice won't play "Alice" at all...
I also heard it on KUSF at about 11:30am yesterday, and supposedly the jock had played it earlier in his shift as well. You know what they say...all the jocks love Alice. (Because they can go grab a bite, hit the loo, smoke a joint, or whatever during its 18+ minute duration.)

Yesterday's Rhymes With Orange comic strip had to do with Alice as well, but I can't find it on the web right now.

It's a little late, but since we were out of town yesterday for T-day, I was jonesin' for an MP3 of the song.  At anyone's leisure (I got a whole year) if you got it...
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on November 25, 2005, 10:49:32 AM
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "RGMike"
All "Alice's Restaurant", all the time:  Yes, KFOG will be playing Arlo's classic at Noon & 6, but KPIG just played it at 9 -- and will play it at Noon, 3, and 7 (!).

Oddly, 97.3 Alice won't play "Alice" at all...


I also heard it on KUSF at about 11:30am yesterday, and supposedly the jock had played it earlier in his shift as well. You know what they say...all the jocks love Alice. (Because they can go grab a bite, hit the loo, smoke a joint, or whatever during its 18+ minute duration.)


One of KPIG's plays was of a studio version -- essentially the script of the original, word-for-word and inflection-for-inflection, only done in a studio with musicians and no audience . It was weird -- dunno the source (Maybe the sndtk album of the movie?).  Arlo cut a single version with a rock band and called it "Alice's Rock'n'Roll Restaurant" and it actually charted in 1969 (maybe that was from the movie sndtk too), but this was something else I'd never heard before.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on November 28, 2005, 07:38:16 AM
Internet listening tip: Little Steven's show this week was stellar; the first hour was a salute to the Big TNT Show (the "sequel" to the T.A.M.I. Show), featuring a lot of the artists who performed. Hour two featured salutes to Donovan (his box set AND autobio are out this week) and Mario Savio.  Well worth checking out on the 'net if you missed it last nite.

Best segue: he played Donovan's version of "Fat Angel" (aka "fly Trans-Love Airways") and followed it with one of my fave JA tracks, "Lather".
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on December 03, 2005, 09:06:20 PM
BIG news: per Brad Kava in the Merc, KQKE, aka the Air America station, is debuting a new local morning show on Jan 2nd -- to be hosted by Will Durst and former mayor Willie Brown. "Keepin' it Real with Will & Willie" is the working title.

http://blogs.mercurynews.com/aei/2005/12/new_air_america.html
Title: Edison Media Research study
Post by: Gazoo on December 14, 2005, 11:51:30 AM
Saw this via Sean Ross's "Ross on Radio" newsletter, a must-read for anyone interested in radio's inner workings (that means you, Mike).

http://www.edisonresearch.com/home/archives/2005/12/songs_that_made_2.html

Excerpt:

But it's 2005 and the spread of Jack- and Bob-FM and their 1,000 song playlists has sent AC and Classic Rock programmers scrambling to protect their variety images, even those stations that never really cultivated them in the first place. Now, "Smoke From A Distant Fire" is more available on the radio this year than at any time since 1977. In fact, there are a lot of titles that were easier to hear this year than in any since they were released-"I Was Made For Loving You" and "Lick It Up" by Kiss, "Ballroom Blitz" by Sweet, "Waterloo" by Abba, "Lovin' Every Minute Of It" by Loverboy, and "I Can't Dance" by Genesis among them. But only "Kung-Fu Fighting" rivals "Smoke" for sudden rehabilitation from the type of song that shouldn't be on the radio to one that must be.

We have a good idea how this will play out. There was a time in the early days of Classic Rock radio where you could go from market to market and hear "Jump Into The Fire" by Nilsson. When the all-'80s stations came along, "Missionary Man" by the Eurythmics was suddenly as available as it was in 1986. So whatever the durability of Bob- and Jack-FM, "Smoke From A Distant Fire" is likely to dissipate eventually. But, for now, it typifies a radio dial where programmers' creativity is going in to bringing back lost 45s, not finding new music.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on December 14, 2005, 12:46:38 PM
Thanks for that, Gaz -- most interesting. See my comment in the KFOG/Not 10@10 thread about their sudden overplaying of "Burnin' for You" and "I'm No Angel".
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on December 17, 2005, 11:19:21 AM
The ever-wonderful KPIG, not surprisingly, has been playing some very cool Xmas stuff this month. Last nite they did the genius segue of playing Tom Waits' non-seasonal "Step Right Up" into Allan Sherman's "12 Gifts of Xmas".
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on December 18, 2005, 09:17:00 PM
Say hallelujah!  It's Little Steven's Xmas Show -- on-air right now. The Wailers (and not the Marley kind) doing "Xmas Spirit".  And Manic Hispanic doing their Latino parody, "Santa Got Run Over by my Chevy". Great stuff!
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on December 29, 2005, 10:23:21 PM
I always forget to listen to KPFA's Thurday nite music shows (Bonnie Simmons and Derk Richardson). But tonite I was in the car, and just as I pulled into the driveway, Bonnie played Al Green's "Love & Happiness" and I just sat there, surrounded by Al, transfixed. And THEN -- she followed that with Patti Smith's "Redondo Beach", which I hadn't heard in decades.

As I write, Derk is playing Joni's recent remake of "The Last Time I Saw Richard."
Title: Local radio news
Post by: mshray on January 03, 2006, 11:46:07 AM
Bad news for my radio presets.  Channel 104.9 follows KSJO & KOME into oblivion.

(from the Merc's Brad Kava:)

Without much warning, even to its own staff, San Antonio's Clear Channel radio dropped its second rock format in a year, replacing it with romantic music in Spanish.

Channnel 104.9,which played alternative music and had been a good community citizen, promoting great concerts and events around San Jose, went Spanish New Year's Day.

The company, apparently buoyed by the fact that it quadrupled ratings when it switched rocker KSJO, from rock to traditional Mexican music, apparently hopes to do the same, although the alternative station was doing quite well, 11th among San Jose listeners over 12 with a respectable 3.0 share, about half as many listeners as the top station in the market, KGO, which has a 7 share.

As much as radio stations claim they like to serve listeners, it's always been just as much, if not more, about business.

The same night that KCNL switched, so did Entravision's KBRG-FM (100.3), which dropped its romantic Spanish format for a traditional one that had it competing with Clear Channel's KSJO, the market's third place station with a 4.4 share.

This was a way to buttress its hold on Spanish listeners, who now have two classic Mexican stations in San Jose and one Romantic station.

Who loses? Kids who were supported by Channel 104.9. The station had a strong identity with them, and it brought some big name local shows to the area, in clubs and in its Fourth of July weekend blowout, which brought names such as Bowling for Soup and Maroon 5.

The station had a big promotion scheduled later this month with the San Jose Stealth team, offereing 5,000 hats to fans at the home opener. Those will end up collector's items, along with KOME and KSJO paraphernalia.


But at least most kids can turn to San Francisco's KITS-FM (105.3), which has always been the area's flagship of alternative, but unfortunately doesn't always get the greatest reception in all parts of San Jose.

And it doesn't do the great local promotions that made Channel strong here.

The change had to be a Christmas present for LIVE 105, which had been cut badly by competition from Channel and started its year without Howard Stern. It's now the only alternative station and one of the few places you can hear rock music.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on January 03, 2006, 11:57:11 AM
Thanks, Mark, I meant to post about that format change earlier today.  It is indeed good news for Live 105.  Has anyone heard either their new morning show, or Will Durst & Willie Brown on The Quake?

David Lee Roth made his radio debut today in NYC (taking over Stern's slot), and by all accounts it was not very good.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: Gazoo on January 03, 2006, 03:19:18 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Thanks, Mark, I meant to post about that format change earlier today.  It is indeed good news for Live 105.  Has anyone heard either their new morning show, or Will Durst & Willie Brown on The Quake?

David Lee Roth made his radio debut today in NYC (taking over Stern's slot), and by all accounts it was not very good.


I forgot all about that, to be quite honest.  But spurred by your post, I checked out the NY Radio Message Board, and was intrigued by one person's suggestion that Gene Simmons should have taken over for Howard.  They're probably just force-feed DLR cocaine until he either gives the audience what they want or dies.  (Shudder to think "both" might be the answer.)
Title: Spanish Market
Post by: ggould on January 03, 2006, 04:12:35 PM
Quote from: "mshray"
This was a way to buttress its hold on Spanish listeners, who now have two classic Mexican stations in San Jose and one Romantic station.

I'm not sure if I read it here at the club, but this seems to resonate with another article I'd read about how the increase in traditional Mexican music has impacted Tejano music in Texas, pushing Tejano out.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: Alicat on January 03, 2006, 11:16:09 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Thanks, Mark, I meant to post ...

I rely on you for this. I tuned into 104.9 on New Years day and was stunned by the absence of recognizable music. Like Mark, I now have a preset I don't know what to do with. 104.9 was right before my 105.3.
Max replaced the KSJO preset.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: urth on January 04, 2006, 09:52:46 AM
Quote from: "Alicat"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Thanks, Mark, I meant to post ...

I rely on you for this. I tuned into 104.9 on New Years day and was stunned by the absence of recognizable music. Like Mark, I now have a preset I don't know what to do with. 104.9 was right before my 105.3.
Max replaced the KSJO preset.


How about checking out some college radio? That's my usual fall-back when I can't find anything on the commercial end of the dial. You're probably too far south to get KALX (90.7) and KUSF may be spotty (90.3) but you could try KFJC (89.7) from Foothill College or KZSU (90.1) which is Stanford's station. You may not hear much you recognize, but you might run across something you'd like. (And if you hear something you don't dig, try back at different hours and different days--each DJ usually programs their own show, so types of music can vary widely--rock, hip hop, indie, reggae, jazz, who knows? KFJC even has a show on Saturday mornings that's nothing but movie, tv, and broadway soundtracks--the Norman Bates Memorial Soundtrack show.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on February 05, 2006, 09:37:44 PM
Little Steven's show this week is his annual salute to the Beatles on Ed Sullivan (2/9/64).  His fab opening set included "I Wanna Hold Your Hand", Graham Parker's "Fool's Gold", Badfinger's "Baby Blue", that Strokes song that cops a melodic line from "Mandy" (!) and the Downbeat 5 covering an obscure girl-group tune called "Dum Dum Diddy" (not to be confused with "Doo Wah Diddy").  Check it out on the internet if you missed it Sun nite.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on March 13, 2006, 08:22:35 AM
Interesting Ben Fong-Torres column in Sunday's Chron, about local radio ratings. Seems public and listener-supported stations like KQED and KPFA do surprisisngly well (they don't subscribe to Arbitron, so their ratings don't get reported). I never knew this.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/03/12/PKGU9GINB71.DTL

If KQED is getting between  4 and 5 % of the audience, that could explain why Air America's ratings are rather aneimic, even in a lefty bastion like SF.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: princessofcairo on March 13, 2006, 09:57:02 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Interesting Ben Fong-Torres column in Sunday's Chron, about local radio ratings. Seems public and listener-supported stations like KQED and KPFA do surprisisngly well (they don't subscribe to Arbitron, so their ratings don't get reported). I never knew this.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/03/12/PKGU9GINB71.DTL

If KQED is getting between  4 and 5 % of the audience, that could explain why Air America's ratings are rather aneimic, even in a lefty bastion like SF.


i don't subscribe to arbitron, either. ;) thanks for the link to the facts!
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on March 27, 2006, 11:20:10 AM
Theme set of the Week:

last nite Little Steven played the Arctic Monkeys as his "Coolest Song in the World", and followed that with...

"Monkey Time", Major Lance
"A Little Bit Me...", Monkees
"Planet of the Apes", the Mummies
"One Monkey (Don't Stop No Show)", Honey Cone

Genius.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on April 02, 2006, 11:05:36 AM
After hearing Ginger play Joni's "Carey" the other day... what should pop up on KPIG this morning but "A Case of You".  And thus, my new avatar.
Title: Joni
Post by: ggould on April 02, 2006, 02:19:11 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
After hearing Ginger play Joni's "Carey" the other day... what should pop up on KPIG this morning but "A Case of You".  And thus, my new avatar.

always room for Joni!
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on April 09, 2006, 04:25:01 PM
Per Ben Fong-Torres' column in today's Chron, Harry O, who has been doing "The Green Hour" Sun mornings on Live 105 for nearly 20 years,  did his last show this morning.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on May 04, 2006, 08:17:49 AM
Meant to mention this the other day: Sun nite's Joel Selvin show on The Bone was a tribute to Nicky Hopkins, "the best unknown piano player in rock", sez Selvin.  And he played quite a range of stuff, including the great JA live version of "Volunteers" from Woodstock.

"All right kids, you have seen the heavy groups... now you will hear Morning Maniac Music!  Believe me... it's a new dawn!"
Title: Nicky Hopkins
Post by: ggould on May 04, 2006, 10:02:56 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Meant to mention this the other day: Sun nite's Joel Selvin show on The Bone was a tribute to Nicky Hopkins, "the best unknown piano player in rock", sez Selvin.  And he played quite a range of stuff, including the great JA live version of "Volunteers" from Woodstock.

"All right kids, you have seen the heavy groups... now you will hear Morning Maniac Music!  Believe me... it's a new dawn!"

Did he play "Edward the Mad Shirt Grinder," his magnum opus?
Title: Local radio news
Post by: Alicat on May 04, 2006, 09:41:55 PM
I think today was the day Cumulus (sp?) formally took over Susquehana.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: urth on May 05, 2006, 12:28:36 PM
More fallout from the takeover of the former Susquehanna properties:

KNBR's Bruce Macgowan (the guy who is always on after the Giants' postgame) gets the ax.

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/chronicle/archive/2006/05/05/SPGQNIL8T81.DTL

Wonder if any KFOG personalities will be going bye-bye. (If anyone does, let it be Renee.)
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on May 07, 2006, 09:03:07 PM
Quote from: "Alicat"
I think today was the day Cumulus (sp?) formally took over Susquehana.


just switched over to the Bone (for Little Steven) and heard their new top o' the hour ID: "KSAN, San Mateo -- a Cumulus station".
Title: Local radio news
Post by: Alicat on May 07, 2006, 09:39:59 PM
The San Mateo part is interesting. Dave's email is now probably dmorey@cumulus.com. Irish Greg sent out an email announcing his email addy change.
Title: cumulus indeed
Post by: ggould on May 07, 2006, 10:15:17 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "Alicat"
I think today was the day Cumulus (sp?) formally took over Susquehana.
just switched over to the Bone (for Little Steven) and heard their new top o' the hour ID: "KSAN, San Mateo -- a Cumulus station".

I got an email from Greg, saying he had a new email address; cumulus, changed from kfog.com

also had hundreds of visible emails in message;  tsk tsk, poor netiquette!
Title: Re: cumulus indeed
Post by: urth on May 07, 2006, 10:22:48 PM
Quote from: "ggould"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "Alicat"
I think today was the day Cumulus (sp?) formally took over Susquehana.
just switched over to the Bone (for Little Steven) and heard their new top o' the hour ID: "KSAN, San Mateo -- a Cumulus station".

I got an email from Greg, saying he had a new email address; cumulus, changed from kfog.com

also had hundreds of visible emails in message;  tsk tsk, poor netiquette!


Their webmaster still has some work to do--the mailto link on Dave's "airstaff" page still has the KFOG domain name.
Title: Re: cumulus indeed
Post by: ggould on May 07, 2006, 10:44:55 PM
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "ggould"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "Alicat"
I think today was the day Cumulus (sp?) formally took over Susquehana.
just switched over to the Bone (for Little Steven) and heard their new top o' the hour ID: "KSAN, San Mateo -- a Cumulus station".
I got an email from Greg, saying he had a new email address; cumulus, changed from kfog.com.  also had hundreds of visible emails in message;  tsk tsk, poor netiquette!
Their webmaster still has some work to do--the mailto link on Dave's "airstaff" page still has the KFOG domain name.

Not quite sure why they would change the email addresses.  It sounds either egotistical on cumulus' part, or they're going to change the call letters.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on May 08, 2006, 07:28:51 AM
Quote from: "Alicat"
The San Mateo part is interesting. Dave's email is now probably dmorey@cumulus.com. Irish Greg sent out an email announcing his email addy change.


I got that email too. Dave's could also be dave.morey@...

But The Bone's "legal ID" has always said "KSAN San Mateo", it's their city of license.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on May 09, 2006, 08:24:11 AM
per Ben Fong-Torres in Sunday's Chron:

Quote
Whatever happened to John Grappone: The DJ, who was a steady voice on KFOG, "the Bone," "The Drive" and others, moved to Portland, Ore., and is doing weekends on KINK-FM, a KFOG-like station that streams at www.kink.fm. Grappone hosts a free-form show, "Underground Link," Friday nights, and "Acoustic Sunrise" Sunday mornings
Title: Local radio news
Post by: mshray on May 09, 2006, 08:54:48 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
per Ben Fong-Torres in Sunday's Chron:

Quote
Whatever happened to John Grappone: The DJ, who was a steady voice on KFOG, "the Bone," "The Drive" and others, moved to Portland, Ore., and is doing weekends on KINK-FM, a KFOG-like station that streams at www.kink.fm. Grappone hosts a free-form show, "Underground Link," Friday nights, and "Acoustic Sunrise" Sunday mornings


I was just reminiscing about Grappone a couple of days ago.  Portland is a nice place to live.  I've got a very good buddy up there.
Title: WABC Rewind
Post by: Gazoo on May 18, 2006, 06:19:57 AM
Mostly of interest to Mike, perhaps to others:

http://www.wabcradio.com/Article.asp?id=122822&spid=

WABC Rewound....only one station can pull this off - Memorial Day, May 29th -12 Hours of Radio History!  
For most radio stations, replaying something they did 30 years ago or more would simply be boring. For WABC it is a major annual event. WABC's Rewound returns for the 8th straight year on Memorial Day. From 6am to 6pm WABC will air the old aircheck of the Musicradio77 hey day that rocked the New York area for two decades. Once we were rockin' but now we're talkin'.  WABC was the most listened to radio station in the world in those years, and became a part of our childhood. On Memorial day, you get a chance to relive it one more time. In a bit of radio magic,  WABC will bring back the voices of the greats like Dan Ingraham, Cousin Brucie, Harry Harrison,  and Bob Lewis!
 
WABC production director Johnny Donovan produces this annual walk through the memories,  assisted by WABC engineer Frank D'Elia. Both Johnny and Frank worked for WABC on those golden years. Johnny was a disc jockey while Frank worked the control board. Today,  both still work side by side at WABC with Johnny becoming the legendary voice of NewsTalk Radio WABC.  Johnny works with radio historians like Peter Kanze and Rob Frankel to dust off the old tapes and airchecks that people have saved from the 60's and 70's. Johnny "re-masters"  the tapes,  and listeners get to hear them almost exactly as they did back in those days.
 
As we have done from the beginning,  WABC works with Allan Sniffen's message board and website:  www.musicradio77.com. In fact, it was the popularity of this site that gave current WABC Program Director, Phil Boyce, and ABC Radio President, Mitch Dolan, the idea to try this seven years ago. Once again, WABC will work with Sniffen on the message board, so listeners all over the world can share their memories of the radio station they grew up with.
 
As an added bonus this year, WABC's Mark Simone will host a post-rewound special from 6-8pm.  Mark now hosts the popular Saturday Night Oldies show on WABC on Saturdays from 6-10pm.  He will bring back some of his interviews on that show over the last few months. Take a look at the chart below for the hourly breakdown of this year's WABC Rewound. Memorial day is a time to remember. Join us for this special blast from the past, right here on the same radio station you grew up with, 77 WABC!
 
 

6AM - Dan/Bruce 7/6/73

 

7AM - Bob Lewis 12/30/62

 

8AM - Harry 12/31/75

 

9AM - Dan 7/3/74 Pt 1

 

10AM - Ron 7/29/70

 

11AM - Chuck for Greer 12/27/68    

 

12 Noon - Dan 7/3/74 PT 2

 

1PM - Bruce 1968  9-10P (Election Night 1968)

 

2PM - Greer Top 100 67

 

3PM - Ron 6/23/81

 

4PM - Bruce 1965

 

5PM - Dan 3/22/66
Title: Ben Fong-Torres column today
Post by: ggould on May 21, 2006, 07:42:12 PM
pretty interesting piece on old KSAN folk, and where are they now?

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2006/05/21/PKGNSGU76Q1.DTL&type=printable
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on June 01, 2006, 12:47:07 PM
"Hippie Radio"? But I thought KPIG was hippie radio...

http://www.insideradio.com/pdheadlines.asp?phid=367725&PT=Today%27s+Top+Stories
Title: KPIG
Post by: ggould on June 01, 2006, 02:58:01 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
"Hippie Radio"? But I thought KPIG was hippie radio...
http://www.insideradio.com/pdheadlines.asp?phid=367725&PT=Today%27s+Top+Stories

Yeah, check out this beautiful KPIG segue:
Thu 1:08pm     Neil Young     Flags Of Freedom
Thu 1:13pm     Creedence Clearwater Revival     Fortunate Son
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on June 02, 2006, 12:17:38 PM
latest KNBR casualty: John Shrader, reporter and fill-in host was let go. Guess that means the KFOG morning show will need a new "Lord of the Pigskin" this fall...
Title: Old news, but I found it interesting
Post by: darryl on June 09, 2006, 03:54:52 PM
Re: a lawsuit filed by a contestant on Who Wants To Marry a Multi-Millionaire against former Sarah & Vinnie producer Uzette:

http://www.casp.net/seelig.html
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on June 16, 2006, 08:18:01 AM
Now, granted, a New Times newspaper berating a media conglomerate for firing people is the ultimate Pot-Calling-The-Kettle, but this is still a interesting article in SF Weekly about KNBR:

http://www.sfweekly.com/Issues/2006-06-14/news/news.html
Title: Local radio news
Post by: Gazoo on June 16, 2006, 10:26:09 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Now, granted, a New Times newspaper berating a media conglomerate for firing people is the ultimate Pot-Calling-The-Kettle, but this is still a interesting article in SF Weekly about KNBR:

http://www.sfweekly.com/Issues/2006-06-14/news/news.html


Wow.  This is so similar to what's happened with the Village Voice this year, it's almost scary.  I wonder if that irony is lost on them.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: urth on June 16, 2006, 11:07:37 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Now, granted, a New Times newspaper berating a media conglomerate for firing people is the ultimate Pot-Calling-The-Kettle, but this is still a interesting article in SF Weekly about KNBR:

http://www.sfweekly.com/Issues/2006-06-14/news/news.html


Wow.  This is so similar to what's happened with the Village Voice this year, it's almost scary.  I wonder if that irony is lost on them.


Or a case of the left coast not knowing what the right coast is doing.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on June 16, 2006, 11:10:28 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Now, granted, a New Times newspaper berating a media conglomerate for firing people is the ultimate Pot-Calling-The-Kettle, but this is still a interesting article in SF Weekly about KNBR:

http://www.sfweekly.com/Issues/2006-06-14/news/news.html


Wow.  This is so similar to what's happened with the Village Voice this year, it's almost scary.  I wonder if that irony is lost on them.


It is either lost on the writer (in which case, how fucking sad), or it's lost on the editors/publisher but not the writer (in which case, kudos for being subversive).
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on June 16, 2006, 03:27:18 PM
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Now, granted, a New Times newspaper berating a media conglomerate for firing people is the ultimate Pot-Calling-The-Kettle, but this is still a interesting article in SF Weekly about KNBR:

http://www.sfweekly.com/Issues/2006-06-14/news/news.html


Wow.  This is so similar to what's happened with the Village Voice this year, it's almost scary.  I wonder if that irony is lost on them.


Or a case of the left coast not knowing what the right coast is doing.


New Times hasn't just done it at the Voice, though... they're doing it in every city where they've bought a paper (especially where the merger involves more than one alt-weekly).  It'd be hard to imagine a NT employee who isn't familiar with what's going on.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on June 24, 2006, 05:51:17 PM
Listening to Live 105's "K-GAY" thang, and they're broadcasting live from the Pilsner (!) interviewing the ladies of Lez Zeppelin, the all-female Zep cover band, and playing real LZ between segments.  Not what I was expecting, but I'm totally diggin' it.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: Alicat on June 24, 2006, 08:15:40 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Listening to Live 105's "K-GAY" thang, and they're broadcasting live from the Pilsner (!) interviewing the ladies of Lez Zeppelin, the all-female Zep cover band, and playing real LZ between segments.  Not what I was expecting, but I'm totally diggin' it.

Just heard Take your Momma Out for the second time.  First time was when interviewing Peaches Christ, http://www.peacheschrist.com/  which went on a bit too long.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on June 24, 2006, 10:19:34 PM
Quote from: "Alicat"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Listening to Live 105's "K-GAY" thang, and they're broadcasting live from the Pilsner (!) interviewing the ladies of Lez Zeppelin, the all-female Zep cover band, and playing real LZ between segments.  Not what I was expecting, but I'm totally diggin' it.

Just heard Take your Momma Out for the second time.  First time was when interviewing Peaches Christ, http://www.peacheschrist.com/ which went on a bit too long.


LOL! Drag Queens always go on too long.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on June 25, 2006, 11:01:40 AM
Shock shock horror horror shock shock horror!

"K-GAY" just played "Female of the Species". What a fab-yoo-luss record.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: Gazoo on June 25, 2006, 07:00:09 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Shock shock horror horror shock shock horror!

"K-GAY" just played "Female of the Species". What a fab-yoo-luss record.


Ditto, shouting myself hoarse for her supernatural force
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on June 27, 2006, 11:05:22 AM
nice piece from Slate about the "Jack" format, and why it's a lot like Dubya:

http://www.slate.com/id/2144538
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on July 03, 2006, 09:41:24 PM
per Ben Fong-Torres' radio column in Sunday's Chron:

"Santa Rosa's KRSH ("The Krush," at 95.5 FM), one of the last bastions of free-form radio (with a country/rootsy bent, like KPIG), is streaming on the Internet now, at www.krsh.com. "

Worth checking out? Anyone heard this station?
Title: KRSH
Post by: ggould on July 03, 2006, 10:38:06 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
per Ben Fong-Torres' radio column in Sunday's Chron:

"Santa Rosa's KRSH ("The Krush," at 95.5 FM), one of the last bastions of free-form radio (with a country/rootsy bent, like KPIG), is streaming on the Internet now, at www.krsh.com. "

Worth checking out? Anyone heard this station?

I added a direct link in the internet topic.  It works fine, but sometimes doth protest too much and says it doesn't work, while it's working!

http://eastweb.streamguys.com/krsh.asx
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on July 10, 2006, 08:14:42 AM
interesting piece by Brad Kava on K-Fox's nightly freeform show:

http://blogs.mercurynews.com/aei/2006/07/kfoxs_greg_ston.html#more

Sounds like what KFOG was doing in that timeslot 15 years ago with "The Adventure Hour", only apparently the guy on K-Fox also plays new stuff.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on July 10, 2006, 08:16:01 AM
Last week, KPIG became one of the last radio staions in the country to automate its overnight; 2 DJs laid off and another demoted from full- to part-time. Predictably, listeners are upset:

http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/archive/2006/July/08/local/stories/01local.htm
Title: Alice's New PD
Post by: darryl on July 13, 2006, 03:40:41 PM
I just read Ben Fong-Torres' column from June 18 yesterday and found the interview with Alice's new PD Chris Mays (formerly of the highly rated Seattle station "The Mountain") interesting in where she feels Alice fits in relation to KFOG, Live 105, and Star 101:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/06/18/PKGDOILS7O1.DTL&type=tvradio

Quote from: "Ben Fong-Torres"
Still, I was interested in meeting Mays, a highly respected programmer of AAA ("Triple A") formatted stations. The A's stand for adult alternative album, roughly in that order. These are stations like KFOG, which mix classic rock with an eclectic array of newer music. Mays was coming into town from KMTT ("The Mountain") in Seattle, and her hiring triggered rumors that Alice would be deserting its format and going after KFOG.


Quote from: "Chris Mays"
My sense was not to go head to head with KFOG. First, it's an excellent triple-A station, and second, Alice is targeted toward women, and KFOG leans male, and it leans classic rock. Some women like that; women like all kinds of music. But my sense was it would be inappropriate to get into the classic rock game. Alice needs to remain a contemporary station. I refer to it as the Bermuda Triangle. The space in between KFOG, Live 105 and Star. I'm creating a format that's at the center of the three. If you shaved off the classic rock from KFOG, the Tool and the more aggressive side of alternative music from Live 105, and the Keith Urban and Mariah Carey from Star 101, in between there is a body of music for women who've grown up on rock 'n' roll, that's based on Dave Matthews, U2, Coldplay, Sheryl Crow, John Mayer and Jack Johnson, but that also includes more new music than what's found on a typical AAA station, and a little bit of the funky side that crosses over between Star and Live 105, like the Gorillaz and Outkast, which Triple A wouldn't touch, but still works for a female-based radio station. An example for this summer would be Gnarls Barkley and "Crazy."


I find this interesting since KFOG (well, Dave Benson) has shoved "Crazy" down our throats, er, into our ears since April of this year.  They also "broke" Corinne Bailey Rae around the same time.

Meanwhile, www.radioalice.com is featuring Corinne Bailey Rae on their front page, so I assume she'a fairly recent addition to their playlist.  Ah yes, right there under "New & Hot" with "Crazy" and Jack Johnson's duet with Black Eye Peas of "Gone Going" (huh, that last one is new to me).

So what does it all mean?  I dunno, but it is heartening to me that KFOG does sometimes break new artists well before other Bay Area stations get around to discovering them.  I just wish they would have a little more confidence in their picks and play them *outside* of the New Music Thursday ghetto.  I mean, look at the great response KT Tunstall has gotten.  And they were playing her well before her album was available in the US.
Title: Re: Alice's New PD
Post by: RGMike on July 13, 2006, 03:49:36 PM
Quote from: "darryl"
I just read Ben Fong-Torres' column from June 18 yesterday and found the interview with Alice's new PD Chris Mays (formerly of the highly rated Seattle station "The Mountain") interesting in where she feels Alice fits in relation to KFOG, Live 105, and Star 101:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/06/18/PKGDOILS7O1.DTL&type=tvradio

Quote from: "Ben Fong-Torres"
Still, I was interested in meeting Mays, a highly respected programmer of AAA ("Triple A") formatted stations. The A's stand for adult alternative album, roughly in that order. These are stations like KFOG, which mix classic rock with an eclectic array of newer music. Mays was coming into town from KMTT ("The Mountain") in Seattle, and her hiring triggered rumors that Alice would be deserting its format and going after KFOG.


Quote from: "Chris Mays"
My sense was not to go head to head with KFOG. First, it's an excellent triple-A station, and second, Alice is targeted toward women, and KFOG leans male, and it leans classic rock. Some women like that; women like all kinds of music. But my sense was it would be inappropriate to get into the classic rock game. Alice needs to remain a contemporary station. I refer to it as the Bermuda Triangle. The space in between KFOG, Live 105 and Star. I'm creating a format that's at the center of the three. If you shaved off the classic rock from KFOG, the Tool and the more aggressive side of alternative music from Live 105, and the Keith Urban and Mariah Carey from Star 101, in between there is a body of music for women who've grown up on rock 'n' roll, that's based on Dave Matthews, U2, Coldplay, Sheryl Crow, John Mayer and Jack Johnson, but that also includes more new music than what's found on a typical AAA station, and a little bit of the funky side that crosses over between Star and Live 105, like the Gorillaz and Outkast, which Triple A wouldn't touch, but still works for a female-based radio station. An example for this summer would be Gnarls Barkley and "Crazy."


I find this interesting since KFOG (well, Dave Benson) has shoved "Crazy" down our throats, er, into our ears since April of this year.  They also "broke" Corinne Bailey Rae around the same time.

Meanwhile, www.radioalice.com is featuring Corinne Bailey Rae on their front page, so I assume she'a fairly recent addition to their playlist.  Ah yes, right there under "New & Hot" with "Crazy" and Jack Johnson's duet with Black Eye Peas of "Gone Going" (huh, that last one is new to me).

So what does it all mean?  I dunno, but it is heartening to me that KFOG does sometimes break new artists well before other Bay Area stations get around to discovering them.  I just wish they would have a little more confidence in their picks and play them *outside* of the New Music Thursday ghetto.  I mean, look at the great response KT Tunstall has gotten.  And they were playing her well before her album was available in the US.


I agree, and I made comments in another thread about the number of great new songs that Little Steven features on his weekly show that never seem to end up in rotation on either KFOG the Bone or Live 105 -- KFOG would do well to pick up on the new Cheap Trick (instead of Chris Isaak's lameass cover of "I Want You To Want Me") or Joan Jett or Willie Nile or that wonderful Stones-sounding Primal Scream song. I used to laugh at the Fogheads who called the morning show to complain that Norah Jones and Madeleine Peyroux "aren't rock" but it would be nice to have a bit more balance.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: Gazoo on July 13, 2006, 09:09:00 PM
I think the Gnarls Barkley is kind of anomalous.  (The song's now up to #2 on the national pop charts, btw, to my utter shock.)

And YES about the KT Tunstall.  Because of my hearing it a couple times on KFOG, I had "Black Horse" in my Top 10 singles of last year, and here we are in July and she's just completing her Top 40 run with it.  Hard to blame the programmers for cowardice -- if I were in such a shrinking market, I'd be afraid of losing my job by taking a chance -- but it does suck for us all.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on July 13, 2006, 09:32:27 PM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
I think the Gnarls Barkley is kind of anomalous.  (The song's now up to #2 on the national pop charts, btw, to my utter shock.)

And YES about the KT Tunstall.  Because of my hearing it a couple times on KFOG, I had "Black Horse" in my Top 10 singles of last year, and here we are in July and she's just completing her Top 40 run with it.  Hard to blame the programmers for cowardice -- if I were in such a shrinking market, I'd be afraid of losing my job by taking a chance -- but it does suck for us all.


I'm the first to complain about cowardly programmers, but the issue with Tunstall was no US record deal, and you do not want to piss off every label in America by taking away one of their slots and inserting a song that folks can't buy at Wal-Mart. (Never mind that it would serve them right for cramming crap like Hoobastank down America's collective throat.)
Title: Local radio news
Post by: darryl on July 16, 2006, 01:23:43 AM
Playlists for Alice (KLLC) and Krush (KRSH) are available on Yes.com.  KRSH links to them directly.

They go back 24 hours, and the data seems pretty "clean" (unlike KFOG's, which can be inconsistent and thereby hard to analyze.)

I rolled some scripts to save them for longer than that.  :-}

Unfortunately, they appear to not be able to get data from the stations between 9PM-12AM.  Odd.

At any rate, I've got a couple days' worth of data.  More to come.  Let me know if you have any questions about KLLC or KRSH playlists.

Yes.com offers top 10 and top 100 songs played.  I don't know over what period of time they make this determination, but it's interesting to look at.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on July 16, 2006, 10:59:39 AM
Last nite as I was tuning back over to KPIG after listening to JJ's '70s Soul Jamz, I stumbled across a station at the top of the AM dial -- 1600 KUBA, they're up in Yuba/Sutter and they're an oldies station. They were playing ONJ's "Please Mister Please", which I hadn't heard in ages and which I didn't think any oldies stations dared to play any more. Impressive, and a total flashback, even as the signal faded in & out.

Sadly, they don't stream.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: urth on July 17, 2006, 09:34:49 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Last nite as I was tuning back over to KPIG after listening to JJ's '70s Soul Jamz, I stumbled across a station at the top of the AM dial -- 1600 KUBA, they're up in Yuba/Sutter and they're an oldies station. They were playing ONJ's "Please Mister Please", which I hadn't heard in ages and which I didn't think any oldies stations dared to play any more. Impressive, and a total flashback, even as the signal faded in & out.

Sadly, they don't stream.


AM radio on warm summer evenings--it's amazing what you can pull in sometimes. I've occasionally gotten stations from the midwest, and a few years back when driving up the valley on an August night we listened to most of an single-A game between Salem-Keizer (the Giants A-ball affiliate) and a club from Everett WA--on the Everett team's station. Wish I could remember the names of some of the players--some of 'em are probably on the Giants by now.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on July 24, 2006, 08:16:12 AM
well, not local, but a popular New Jersey rock station, WDHA (an old college radio chum of mine works there) had to do an on-air apology to the Who after airing this promo:

Roger: (banging on door) Peter...what are you doing in there? We've got to go, man.
Pete: One minute, Roger. I'm just lookin' up some things on the computer.
Roger: (banging and yelling) What are you looking up in there, Peter?
We've got to go on tour, man.
Pete: I'm just doing some research. Oh...that picture's reaaal nice...
Roger: (more banging on door) Stop messin' around in there, Peter. I'm
comin' in now...
Pete: (frantic) No! No! No! No! (sound of belt buckle in background)
Just...Just give me one second.
Roger: (sound of door opening and Roger says in shocked/disgusted voice)
Oh, bloody hell, Peter. Put your pants on. We're going to Jersey.

WDHA announcer: That's right. The Who are coming to Jersey. "DHA"
welcomes the Who to the PNC Bank Arts Center Thursday, September 21st and we've got your tickets all weekend long. ("Bargain" is played ..."I call that a Bargain...the best I ever had..") Tickets go on sale Monday at noon but you can win 'em before you can buy 'em all this weekend right here at the rock of New Jersey 105.5 WDHA.

(End of commercial)
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on August 15, 2006, 07:54:25 AM
KNBR dumps Rick Barry:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2006/08/14/sports/s194107D04.DTL
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on August 30, 2006, 01:02:30 PM
well, not so local, but if you have XM, their "decades" channels are playing (in chron order) EVERY CHARTED SINGLE from the decade. Here's a list of the '70s selections:

http://www.xmradio.com/pdf/IT70s.pdf
Title: Local radio news
Post by: urth on August 30, 2006, 03:15:39 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
well, not so local, but if you have XM, their "decades" channels are playing (in chron order) EVERY CHARTED SINGLE from the decade. Here's a list of the '70s selections:

http://www.xmradio.com/pdf/IT70s.pdf


Damn. That does the "World Class Rock A to Z" schtick one better, dunnit?

How many songs you suppose are on that list? The PDF is something like 46 pages long. At roughly 50 or so songs per page, we're talking probably 2,300, minimum.
Title: WOXY is shutting down
Post by: urth on September 01, 2006, 10:46:49 AM
Not-so-local radio news. Internet-only station WOXY out of Cincinnati is throwing in the towel, they just can't make it on subscriptions and ad revenue. Last day is 9/15. But it kind of sounds like they're going out with a bang rather than a whimper.

http://www.woxy.com/
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on September 22, 2006, 02:01:40 PM
RIP KFRC (again):

Quote
SAN FRANCISCO IS ‘MOVIN’ TO A NEW RADIO STATION

KFRC 99.7FM FLIPS TO “MOViN99.7” BEGINNING TODAY, SEPT. 22

San Francisco, September 22, 2006 – CBS RADIO station KFRC, 99.7FM flipped its format today at 10:00AM, PT introducing The New MOViN 99.7.  The format, which targets women 25-44, is a new version of rhythmic AC focusing on a blend of adult hits from the 80s, 90s and today.  Core artists of the station include familiar names like Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey, Prince, Outkast, Black-Eyed Peas and Beyonce.

Doug Harvill, Senior Vice President and Market Manager for CBS RADIO’s San Francisco stations remarks, "The MOViN format has exploded in popularity in markets such as Los Angeles and St. Louis, and has become an instant favorite in Seattle achieving top-rated status among women 18-44 in only six weeks on the air.  There is great demand among the Bay Area's diverse population for the MOViN blend of music and we look forward to making the most of this rare opportunity to launch an entirely new and different musical presentation."

Mike Preston, Vice President of Programming for KCBS and KFRC in San Francisco, will serve as Program Director of The New MOViN99.7 overseeing the launch and development of the station.  He brings more than 20 years of radio programming experience and has been acknowledged as a leader in creating new radio formats and managing established radio station brands.

Custom television spots are set to help launch the station highlighting the MOViN99.7 “Makes you Feel Good” branding.

MOViN 99.7 (KFRC) is owned and operated by CBS RADIO, one of the largest major-market radio operators in the United States.  A division of CBS Corporation, CBS RADIO operates 179 radio stations, the majority of which are in the nation’s top 50 markets.  CBS RADIO also owns and operates FREE-FM 106.9 (KIFR), KCBS-AM, ALICE @ 97.3 (kllc), KITS (Live 105), and KYCY-AM (KYOURADIO) in San Francisco.


http://www.kfrc.com
Title: Local radio news
Post by: Alicat on September 22, 2006, 07:36:42 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
RIP KFRC (again):

Quote
SAN FRANCISCO IS ‘MOVIN’ TO A NEW RADIO STATION

KFRC 99.7FM FLIPS TO “MOViN99.7” BEGINNING TODAY, SEPT. 22

San Francisco, September 22, 2006 – CBS RADIO station KFRC, 99.7FM flipped its format today at 10:00AM, PT introducing The New MOViN 99.7.  The format, which targets women 25-44, is a new version of rhythmic AC focusing on a blend of adult hits from the 80s, 90s and today.  Core artists of the station include familiar names like Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey, Prince, Outkast, Black-Eyed Peas and Beyonce.

Doug Harvill, Senior Vice President and Market Manager for CBS RADIO’s San Francisco stations remarks, "The MOViN format has exploded in popularity in markets such as Los Angeles and St. Louis, and has become an instant favorite in Seattle achieving top-rated status among women 18-44 in only six weeks on the air.  There is great demand among the Bay Area's diverse population for the MOViN blend of music and we look forward to making the most of this rare opportunity to launch an entirely new and different musical presentation."

Mike Preston, Vice President of Programming for KCBS and KFRC in San Francisco, will serve as Program Director of The New MOViN99.7 overseeing the launch and development of the station.  He brings more than 20 years of radio programming experience and has been acknowledged as a leader in creating new radio formats and managing established radio station brands.

Custom television spots are set to help launch the station highlighting the MOViN99.7 “Makes you Feel Good” branding.

MOViN 99.7 (KFRC) is owned and operated by CBS RADIO, one of the largest major-market radio operators in the United States.  A division of CBS Corporation, CBS RADIO operates 179 radio stations, the majority of which are in the nation’s top 50 markets.  CBS RADIO also owns and operates FREE-FM 106.9 (KIFR), KCBS-AM, ALICE @ 97.3 (kllc), KITS (Live 105), and KYCY-AM (KYOURADIO) in San Francisco.


http://www.kfrc.com


targets women 25-44, is a new version of rhythmic AC focusing on a blend of adult hits from the 80s, 90s and today.  Core artists of the station include familiar names like Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey, Prince, Outkast, Black-Eyed Peas and Beyonce.

MOViN99.7 “Makes you Feel Good” branding.


I don't think that is in the feel good range for me. I am not a rhythmic contemporary adult! I refuse.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on September 25, 2006, 12:38:54 PM
Quote from: "Alicat"
I am not a rhythmic contemporary adult! I refuse.


BTW the last song played on KFRC before the format change was "American Pie". The day the music died, indeed.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: urth on September 25, 2006, 01:37:24 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "Alicat"
I am not a rhythmic contemporary adult! I refuse.


BTW the last song played on KFRC before the format change was "American Pie". The day the music died, indeed.


So long as it wasn't Madonna's version.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: Alicat on September 25, 2006, 09:44:07 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "Alicat"
I am not a rhythmic contemporary adult! I refuse.


BTW the last song played on KFRC before the format change was "American Pie". The day the music died, indeed.

Today a girlfriend (47) was commenting about the format switch and saying how horrible the new stuff was and found MAX FM which seems to work for her. She said Cami and Dean have a myspace page and apparently reported not getting pink slips till after their show on Friday. They didn't know what was happening.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on September 28, 2006, 08:16:48 AM
LIVE 105's 20th Anniversary:

This Sunday, Live 105 will celebrate its 20th birthday. Starting at noon they will be doing countdowns of the top 10 songs from each individual year since 1986.  Talk about a vertical tasting! Could be fun!
Title: Local radio news
Post by: mshray on September 28, 2006, 10:21:52 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
LIVE 105's 20th Anniversary:

This Sunday, Live 105 will celebrate its 20th birthday. Starting at noon they will be doing countdowns of the top 10 songs from each individual year since 1986.  Talk about a vertical tasting! Could be fun!


damn, i'll be missing that!  I hope they post the lists.  I doubt I'll actually be worried about this while I'm in Chicago, but that would be a perfect afternoon of music for me.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: Alicat on September 30, 2006, 11:18:06 AM
Quote from: "Alicat"
Quote from: "RGMike"
RIP KFRC (again):

Quote
SAN FRANCISCO IS ‘MOVIN’ TO A NEW RADIO STATION

KFRC 99.7FM FLIPS TO “MOViN99.7” BEGINNING TODAY, SEPT. 22

San Francisco, September 22, 2006 – CBS RADIO station KFRC, 99.7FM flipped its format today at 10:00AM, PT introducing The New MOViN 99.7.  The format, which targets women 25-44, is a new version of rhythmic AC focusing on a blend of adult hits from the 80s, 90s and today.  Core artists of the station include familiar names like Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey, Prince, Outkast, Black-Eyed Peas and Beyonce.

Doug Harvill, Senior Vice President and Market Manager for CBS RADIO’s San Francisco stations remarks, "The MOViN format has exploded in popularity in markets such as Los Angeles and St. Louis, and has become an instant favorite in Seattle achieving top-rated status among women 18-44 in only six weeks on the air.  There is great demand among the Bay Area's diverse population for the MOViN blend of music and we look forward to making the most of this rare opportunity to launch an entirely new and different musical presentation."

Mike Preston, Vice President of Programming for KCBS and KFRC in San Francisco, will serve as Program Director of The New MOViN99.7 overseeing the launch and development of the station.  He brings more than 20 years of radio programming experience and has been acknowledged as a leader in creating new radio formats and managing established radio station brands.

Custom television spots are set to help launch the station highlighting the MOViN99.7 “Makes you Feel Good” branding.

MOViN 99.7 (KFRC) is owned and operated by CBS RADIO, one of the largest major-market radio operators in the United States.  A division of CBS Corporation, CBS RADIO operates 179 radio stations, the majority of which are in the nation’s top 50 markets.  CBS RADIO also owns and operates FREE-FM 106.9 (KIFR), KCBS-AM, ALICE @ 97.3 (kllc), KITS (Live 105), and KYCY-AM (KYOURADIO) in San Francisco.


http://www.kfrc.com


targets women 25-44, is a new version of rhythmic AC focusing on a blend of adult hits from the 80s, 90s and today.  Core artists of the station include familiar names like Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey, Prince, Outkast, Black-Eyed Peas and Beyonce.

MOViN99.7 “Makes you Feel Good” branding.


I don't think that is in the feel good range for me. I am not a rhythmic contemporary adult! I refuse.

From the creators of Movin:
http://www.burnsradio.com/movin/
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on October 22, 2006, 11:39:27 AM
It's "Resurrection Sunday" on Live 105:  all '80s & '90s Alternative "classics" all day long.

Midnight Oil, Blur, Smiths, Pixies, Elvis C. and Devo all in the last half-hour.  Great stuff.

Live 105 is also sponsoring a "Halloween Freakout" concert featuring Devo, Bow Wow Wow, and Animotion next Saturday.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on October 26, 2006, 08:16:51 AM
very interesting:

KMBY in Monterey has switched to a format it calls "The Revolution" -- a 50/50 mix of hip-hop and rock.  From Green Day to Tupac to Rage Against the Machine. Never been done before, at least commercially

http://blogs.mercurynews.com/aei/2006/10/hiprockhop_howa.html#more

They'll be streaming soon.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on November 19, 2006, 05:13:51 PM
For those of you who can't get enuf of that holiday stuff, KOIT has flipped to their annual All-Xmas-All-The-Time thang.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on November 23, 2006, 04:00:23 PM
98.5 K-FOX is doing "Beatles Family Album A to Z", meaning Beatles plus selected solo Beatle songs mixed in. (But not that many, from what I heard).
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on December 14, 2006, 11:18:09 AM
Somebody call Beej!!

"Movin'", the station formerly known as KFRC, is running TV spots for the new format -- one of the songs they feature is Sir Mix-A-Lot's "Baby Got Back".
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on January 18, 2007, 12:56:51 PM
Pretty big news:  two big companies are trading stations...

Bonneville gets stations in Seattle and Cincinnati. While Entercom gets the Bonneville station group in San Francisco - KOIT, KDFC and KMAX.

That's pretty amazing, as KOIT is one of the most successful stations in the country -- for years it's been nicknamed "The Mormon Money Machine" (Bonneville is owned by the Church of LDS).
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on January 31, 2007, 12:42:18 PM
This could be fun to listen to, while it lasts: SF's newest radio station, KTRB, signs on at midnite tonite and at 6am begins stunting with "The San Francisco Sound". From a press release...

Something old is new again, as one of Northern California’s pioneer radio stations, KTRB-AM 860, makes its historic Bay Area debut by bringing “The San Francisco Sound” back to the nation’s fourth-largest radio market beginning this Thursday, February 1, 2007.

KTRB-AM 860 will sign-on at midnight on February 1, and beginning at 6:00 a.m. that day, the station will play continuous music reprising the late 60s and early 70s heyday of “The San Francisco Sound.”  

“The San Francisco Sound” refers to rock music performed live and recorded by San Francisco-based artists and groups from the mid-1960s to the early 1970s.   KTRB-AM 860 will showcase seminal Bay Area bands such as The Beau Brummels, The Syndicate of Sound, The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Big Brother & The Holding Company, as well as Santana, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and Journey.

KTRB-AM 860 Vice President & General Manager Jim P. Pappas said, “Our sign-on in the Bay Area is the culmination of three decades of dreaming, planning, and hard work by the best and brightest from inside and outside our company.  KTRB-AM 860 represents the genesis of our company’s more than 50-year California-based broadcast tradition.  It was KTRB that inspired the three Pappas Brothers to become broadcasters. We are thrilled to own and operate a 50,000 Watt blowtorch that will serve the millions of residents in San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose and the entire Bay Area, just as KTRB-AM 860 has served generations of Californians since its founding in 1933.”

KTRB-AM 860’s permanent format will commence March 1, 2007.  While plans have not been disclosed, Pappas said, “KTRB will bring a fresh sound to the Bay Area to add diversity to the choices available to the public.  KTRB will entertain and inform with fresh, lively content, the likes of which the public does not now have available.”


No word on what that "permanent" format will be; speculation (based on what the owners have done elsewhere) is that it'll be conservative talk, but we've got 2 of those already.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: princessofcairo on January 31, 2007, 03:47:39 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
No word on what that "permanent" format will be; speculation (based on what the owners have done elsewhere) is that it'll be conservative talk, but we've got 2 of those already.


my guess is it will be ksol, the revival.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: urth on January 31, 2007, 04:50:20 PM
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
Quote from: "RGMike"
No word on what that "permanent" format will be; speculation (based on what the owners have done elsewhere) is that it'll be conservative talk, but we've got 2 of those already.


my guess is it will be ksol, the revival.


Their intro format sounds like KFRC for hippies.

What station are they taking over? I don't recall if there was someone at 860 on the AM side before, since most of my AM listening consists of KCBS in the car and KNBR during baseball season, with bits of KPIG thrown in here and there.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on January 31, 2007, 09:58:02 PM
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
Quote from: "RGMike"
No word on what that "permanent" format will be; speculation (based on what the owners have done elsewhere) is that it'll be conservative talk, but we've got 2 of those already.


my guess is it will be ksol, the revival.


Their intro format sounds like KFRC for hippies.

What station are they taking over? I don't recall if there was someone at 860 on the AM side before, since most of my AM listening consists of KCBS in the car and KNBR during baseball season, with bits of KPIG thrown in here and there.


Actually, they're not taking over anything -- KTRB 860 was in Modesto, they've moved their transmitter in order to blanket SF with whatever format they come up with.

"ksol the revival" is called 98.1 Kiss, isn't it? :wink:
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on February 01, 2007, 12:47:10 PM
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
Quote from: "RGMike"
No word on what that "permanent" format will be; speculation (based on what the owners have done elsewhere) is that it'll be conservative talk, but we've got 2 of those already.


my guess is it will be ksol, the revival.


Their intro format sounds like KFRC for hippies.

What station are they taking over? I don't recall if there was someone at 860 on the AM side before, since most of my AM listening consists of KCBS in the car and KNBR during baseball season, with bits of KPIG thrown in here and there.


FYI, KTRB 860 is officially on the air as "The Heavy 860" playing SF artists.  No website, I'll have to wait until I get home tonite.
Title: KTRB
Post by: ggould on February 01, 2007, 08:09:12 PM
listened in the car for a while today.  While it's extremely narrow, it's also extremely rare.  I heard several Country Joe, and Janis tunes, and an Airplane segue My Best Friend/Watch Her Ride that floored me.  Where else am I going to hear these tracks?  Heard some Sly, some TOP.  In my car, they seem to be missing one channel of the music at times, like KPIG.
Title: KTRB
Post by: ggould on February 02, 2007, 07:43:17 AM
from house to school this AM:

Sly's "Stand"
Airplane's "Comin' Back to Me"  (particularly poignant driving through Golden Gate Park.  Took me back to high school)
Dead's "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl" segued into "Morning Dew," both from first album.
Title: Re: KTRB
Post by: RGMike on February 02, 2007, 07:46:22 AM
Quote from: "ggould"
from house to school this AM:

Sly's "Stand"
Airplane's "Comin' Back to Me"  (particularly poignant driving through Golden Gate Park.  Took me back to high school)
Dead's "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl" segued into "Morning Dew," both from first album.


 I caught a little bit of it last nite, but I'll be listening a lot this weekend.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: Alicat on February 02, 2007, 09:52:54 AM
I tuned in last night and this morning. Stuff I don't remember a lot of. I miss the FM sound.
Title: FM
Post by: ggould on February 02, 2007, 12:32:34 PM
Quote from: "Alicat"
I tuned in last night and this morning. Stuff I don't remember a lot of. I miss the FM sound.

yeah, AM is for niche stuff I guess.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: Alicat on February 02, 2007, 12:48:07 PM
In the course of about 20 minutes at noontime it was a GD fest. the music never stops, 1 more Sat nite, hell in a bucket, ripple. Probably more but I was in and out of car a few times.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on February 03, 2007, 10:01:33 AM
"go to her
she lays
waiting for you"

Obscure JA on KRTB, and they played "Ride the Tiger" earlier.  Amazing stuff, enjoy it while it lasts.

But they are definitely missing a channel oln some of the stereo-separation. Very noticeable on the Sly songs I've heard.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on February 04, 2007, 11:54:35 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
they are definitely missing a channel on some of the stereo-separation. Very noticeable on the Sly songs I've heard.


And very noticeable again, as not-so-sweet Martha Lorraine passes out a whole new basket of rings -- the organ part is completely missing!
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on February 19, 2007, 08:38:21 PM
Jeez, ya step away from the internet for a couple of hours and all hell breaks loose: XM and Sirius announce a merger!

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2007/02/19/financial/f145018S09.DTL

Of course, the FCC has to approve, and apparently they're not exactly predisposed to do so. But still, this is pretty big news.  Glad I cancelled my XM sub!
Title: Local radio news
Post by: Gazoo on February 19, 2007, 08:42:23 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Jeez, ya step away from the internet for a couple of hours and all hell breaks loose: XM and Sirius announce a merger!

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2007/02/19/financial/f145018S09.DTL

Of course, the FCC has to approve, and apparently they're not exactly predisposed to do so. But still, this is pretty big news.  Glad I cancelled my XM sub!


Yeah, I was afraid this was going to happen.  Perhaps it was short-term necessary for financial survival, but for the future of radio alternatives, it's a long-term step back.  Worth noting that once this goes through, *all of satellite radio* pays Howard Stern's $200+ million contract, and that's worrisome to me (and I have much respect for Howard's intellect).  I'm hoping that we're in the rapidly fading years of media consolidation and that peer-to-peer networking tools will produce a decentralization of same. Until then, people just do what they gotta.  "We tryin to stay alive" -- Wyclef Jean
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on February 27, 2007, 01:19:09 PM
For those of you who've missed Channel 104.9 since they switched to Spanish sometime back, well... the Merc sez they're back as of 5pm today:

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/16789858.htm
Title: Local radio news
Post by: urth on February 27, 2007, 09:59:15 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
For those of you who've missed Channel 104.9 since they switched to Spanish sometime back, well... the Merc sez they're back as of 5pm today:

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/16789858.htm


``For a year we've been hearing that listeners want their station back,'' said program director Justin Wittmayer. ``We just had to look at it. When something is slapping you in the face, you have to address it.''

Translation: There's too damn many Spanish language stations in this market, and we weren't making our numbers.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on February 28, 2007, 07:29:34 AM
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "RGMike"
For those of you who've missed Channel 104.9 since they switched to Spanish sometime back, well... the Merc sez they're back as of 5pm today:

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/16789858.htm


``For a year we've been hearing that listeners want their station back,'' said program director Justin Wittmayer. ``We just had to look at it. When something is slapping you in the face, you have to address it.''

Translation: There's too damn many Spanish language stations in this market, and we weren't making our numbers.


LOL!

and to prove once again that when it rains it pours: 95.7 "Max" (the "whatever we feel like" station) is rumored to be flipping to... country as soon as today.  They tried that once before and ditched it, but new owners took over, so...
Title: Local radio news
Post by: mshray on February 28, 2007, 08:40:40 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "RGMike"
For those of you who've missed Channel 104.9 since they switched to Spanish sometime back, well... the Merc sez they're back as of 5pm today:

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/16789858.htm


``For a year we've been hearing that listeners want their station back,'' said program director Justin Wittmayer. ``We just had to look at it. When something is slapping you in the face, you have to address it.''

Translation: There's too damn many Spanish language stations in this market, and we weren't making our numbers.


LOL!



and to prove once again that when it rains it pours: 95.7 "Max" (the "whatever we feel like" station) is rumored to be flipping to... country as soon as today.  They tried that once before and ditched it, but new owners took over, so...


Glad to hear about Channel 104.9, not so much about Max.  But Max played "Ballroom Blitz" around 8:00 when I was dropping off the kids at school, so it didn't happen yet.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on February 28, 2007, 12:34:46 PM
Quote from: "mshray"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "RGMike"
For those of you who've missed Channel 104.9 since they switched to Spanish sometime back, well... the Merc sez they're back as of 5pm today:

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/16789858.htm


``For a year we've been hearing that listeners want their station back,'' said program director Justin Wittmayer. ``We just had to look at it. When something is slapping you in the face, you have to address it.''

Translation: There's too damn many Spanish language stations in this market, and we weren't making our numbers.


LOL!



and to prove once again that when it rains it pours: 95.7 "Max" (the "whatever we feel like" station) is rumored to be flipping to... country as soon as today.  They tried that once before and ditched it, but new owners took over, so...


Glad to hear about Channel 104.9, not so much about Max.  But Max played "Ballroom Blitz" around 8:00 when I was dropping off the kids at school, so it didn't happen yet.


And lo, at apx 12:27, it happened:

Following Bananarama's "Venus", a promo and a commercial, they just switched to a computer-voiced "countdown" -- "T-minus 19 hours, 23 minutes and counting..."  MAX-FM is dead.

Looks like their "last hour of music" really *was* their last:

BANANARAMA - "VENUS"
WAR - "THE CISCO KID"
ZZ TOP - "GIMME ALL YOUR LOVIN'"
EAGLES - "THE LONG RUN"
ASIA - "HEAT OF THE MOMENT"
ROLLING STONES - "IT'S ONLY ROCK AND ROLL"
SUPERTRAMP - "GOODBYE STRANGER"
THE OUTFIELD - "YOUR LOVE"
REO SPEEDWAGON - "RIDIN' THE STORM OUT"
BERLIN - "THE METRO"

wouldn't "Goodbye Stranger" have been a better last song than "Venus"?
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on March 01, 2007, 07:55:01 AM
The "new" 95.7 signed on at 7:50am: "The Wolf", a country station.

First song: "Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy"
Title: Local radio news
Post by: Alicat on March 01, 2007, 11:57:33 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
The "new" 95.7 signed on at 7:50am: "The Wolf", a country station.

First song: "Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy"

Max was a pretty short run eh?
I heard the new format this morning. Took me by surprise. Guess I should have read my email from Max yesterday saying bye and hinting at the new format.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: mshray on March 02, 2007, 09:45:28 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
And lo, at apx 12:27, it happened:

Following Bananarama's "Venus", a promo and a commercial, they just switched to a computer-voiced "countdown" -- "T-minus 19 hours, 23 minutes and counting..."  MAX-FM is dead.


I heard that countdown thing, after about three or four of those "T-minus 19 hours, 23 minutes, 43 seconds and counting..."  bits the same computer modulated voice would say something patently silly, such as "Does the water ripple when a frog farts?".

Sorry to see Max go, but I'll trade it for getting Channel 104.9 back.  They are playing a much more interesting mix of music than Live 105 right now, and since they are still so new, not many comercials.  Good stuff.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on March 02, 2007, 10:00:01 AM
Quote from: "mshray"
Quote from: "RGMike"
And lo, at apx 12:27, it happened:

Following Bananarama's "Venus", a promo and a commercial, they just switched to a computer-voiced "countdown" -- "T-minus 19 hours, 23 minutes and counting..."  MAX-FM is dead.


I heard that countdown thing, after about three or four of those "T-minus 19 hours, 23 minutes, 43 seconds and counting..."  bits the same computer modulated voice would say something patently silly, such as "Does the water ripple when a frog farts?".

Sorry to see Max go, but I'll trade it for getting Channel 104.9 back.  They are playing a much more interesting mix of music than Live 105 right now, and since they are still so new, not many comercials.  Good stuff.


More switches to come: Entercom, the folks who now own MAX, er, "The Wolf", also own KDFC and rumors are rampant that its classical format is doomed. And Bonneville, having also given KOIT-FM to Entercom, is selling KOIT-AM which would obviously get a new format.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: mshray on March 02, 2007, 10:10:01 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
More switches to come: Entercom, the folks who now own MAX, er, "The Wolf", also own KDFC and rumors are rampant that its classical format is doomed. And Bonneville, having also given KOIT-FM to Entercom, is selling KOIT-AM which would obviously get a new format.


that would suck.  how could a metro area as sophisticated as ours not support a classical station better than whatever else they could think of in a market as crowded as this in every other format?
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on March 02, 2007, 10:18:08 AM
Quote from: "mshray"
Quote from: "RGMike"
More switches to come: Entercom, the folks who now own MAX, er, "The Wolf", also own KDFC and rumors are rampant that its classical format is doomed. And Bonneville, having also given KOIT-FM to Entercom, is selling KOIT-AM which would obviously get a new format.


that would suck.  how could a metro area as sophisticated as ours not support a classical station better than whatever else they could think of in a market as crowded as this in every other format?


I agree. Sadly, Entercom doesn't own any classical stations, and new owners tend to go with what they know.  KDFC does very well, however, and I can't imagine any other format that would make money in the crowded, fragmented SF market.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: Alicat on March 13, 2007, 08:49:38 PM
Mike, help me out, I'm sure you can tell me where to look, maybe before I find. I need to know what stations Asian professionals, age 25-44 are listening to in the San Jose, Silicon Valley, even SF market. I haven't found the info online yet. Can you guide me?

I found http://radiostationworld.com/Locations/United_States_of_America/California/radio.asp?m=sfr
but think I need to know who owns what so I can go to the source to ask about their demographic data.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on March 13, 2007, 08:59:47 PM
Quote from: "Alicat"
Mike, help me out, I'm sure you can tell me where to look, maybe before I find. I need to know what stations Asian professionals, age 25-44 are listening to in the San Jose, Silicon Valley, even SF market. I haven't found the info online yet. Can you guide me?


Seriously... I have no clue. Are you talking about "assimilated", 2nd & 3rd generation Asians? They probably listen to the same stations as white professionals. If you mean Asians for whom their primary languages are Chinese, Japanese etc... well, I dunno. There is an AM station, KVTO 1400 AM that airs various Asian programming.  But "Asian" is a way-too-broad rubric, we're talking about a lot of different conflicting cultures there.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: Gazoo on March 14, 2007, 10:49:09 AM
Quote from: "Alicat"
Mike, help me out, I'm sure you can tell me where to look, maybe before I find. I need to know what stations Asian professionals, age 25-44 are listening to in the San Jose, Silicon Valley, even SF market. I haven't found the info online yet. Can you guide me?

I found http://radiostationworld.com/Locations/United_States_of_America/California/radio.asp?m=sfr
but think I need to know who owns what so I can go to the source to ask about their demographic data.


"The Malaysian Station for the Asian Persuasion!"
Title: Local radio news
Post by: Alicat on March 14, 2007, 09:41:09 PM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "Alicat"
Mike, help me out, I'm sure you can tell me where to look, maybe before I find. I need to know what stations Asian professionals, age 25-44 are listening to in the San Jose, Silicon Valley, even SF market. I haven't found the info online yet. Can you guide me?

I found http://radiostationworld.com/Locations/United_States_of_America/California/radio.asp?m=sfr
but think I need to know who owns what so I can go to the source to ask about their demographic data.


"The Malaysian Station for the Asian Persuasion!"

Thanks. I found that one today. Actually found two to go with that will hopefully payoff.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on May 01, 2007, 09:36:15 PM
Not local, but kind of interesting: "Lone Star 92.5" in Dallas/Ft Worth is trying its hand at a country/rock hybrid format, something that's been tried many times in many cities, usually to not-much-success.  But here's a sample hour:

Quote

ZZ Top, "La Grange"
Allman Brothers, "Melissa"
Whiskeytown, "Bar Lights"
George Thorogood, "If You Don't Start Drinking (I'm Gonna Leave)"
CCR, "Bad Moon Rising"
Pat Green, "Dixie Lullaby"
Black Crowes, "Remedy"
Blackfoot, "Highway Song"
David Allan Coe, "You Never Even Called Me By My Name"
Outlaws, "There Goes Another Love Song"
Bruce Springsteen, "Badlands"
Drive By Truckers, "Let There Be Rock"


Sounds sorta like KPIG without the hippie politics.  They're streaming their audio, or so I'm told.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: Gazoo on May 01, 2007, 10:47:45 PM
Sounds very interesting!  I'd listen for a while, if only to expand my horizons (I remained biased against southern-fried rock, probably because I'm biased against southern-fried politics and I have trouble separating the two).  What's the format called?
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on May 02, 2007, 07:58:54 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Sounds very interesting!  I'd listen for a while, if only to expand my horizons (I remained biased against southern-fried rock, probably because I'm biased against southern-fried politics and I have trouble separating the two).  What's the format called?


It's been called many things over the years; in the early '90s it was called "Thunder Country" (which was more of a male-leaning country format with Southern Rock thrown in) and more recently someone called it "Mother Trucker" (!).  I'll find their stream and check 'em out after 10@10.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: Alicat on May 03, 2007, 04:20:23 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Sounds very interesting!  I'd listen for a while, if only to expand my horizons (I remained biased against southern-fried rock, probably because I'm biased against southern-fried politics and I have trouble separating the two).  What's the format called?


It's been called many things over the years; in the early '90s it was called "Thunder Country" (which was more of a male-leaning country format with Southern Rock thrown in) and more recently someone called it "Mother Trucker" (!).  I'll find their stream and check 'em out after 10@10.


Clear Channel Launches Commercial-Free "Lone Star 92.5"
 
April 23, 2007

Clear Channel unveiled a new format today in Dallas, as Classic Rock KZPS flipped to "Lone Star 92.5." After being tried out as an HD-2 side channel, the new format mixes "outlaw" Country with Southern Rock and Alt-Country music. The Lone Star format was created by programmer Duane Doherty, who says, "All we had on the HD-2 channel was the music and the response was incredible. In a sense, we’re recapturing the early days of FM – when your jock was a trusted guide through what was new and important. Lone Star is the music we love in Dallas without the hype.”

Also, Lone Star 92.5 will not air traditional spots. Instead, the station will have "sponsors" whose content will be integrated in throughout the hour. “There’s a credibility and an authenticity of partnering with sponsors who share our passion for this music,” said Kelly Kibler, director of sales for CC Radio/Dallas. “We’ll only have one airline, one cellular carrier, one beer. This is about sharing an experience and a commitment to the incredible creativity of these artists. To do that honestly and well, you have to step up. Traditional commercials are fine for many radio formats, they just didn’t work here.”

Lone Star 92.5 will feature such artists as ZZ Top, The Old 97's, Stevie Ray Vaughn, and of course, Willie Nelson. In fact, the Red Headed Stranger will also serve as the voice of the station.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on May 17, 2007, 04:03:14 PM
"Free-FM" is DEAD!!! Long live... KFRC???

Yes, KFRC is back only now they're at 106.9, replacing the dreaful, ill-fated "Free FM" talk format that never took off.  Oldies are back in SF as of 4pm today, or so I'm told.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: urth on May 17, 2007, 04:32:14 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
"Free-FM" is DEAD!!! Long live... KFRC???

Yes, KFRC is back only now they're at 106.9, replacing the dreaful, ill-fated "Free FM" talk format that never took off.  Oldies are back in SF as of 4pm today, or so I'm told.


Oldsters from Rossmoor to Daly City are rejoicing as we speak.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on May 17, 2007, 09:38:53 PM
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "RGMike"
"Free-FM" is DEAD!!! Long live... KFRC???

Yes, KFRC is back only now they're at 106.9, replacing the dreaful, ill-fated "Free FM" talk format that never took off.  Oldies are back in SF as of 4pm today, or so I'm told.


Oldsters from Rossmoor to Daly City are rejoicing as we speak.


Well... sorta.

I've been listening for a while this evening. They're jockless at the moment, and it's more like the late semi-lamented MAX than the legendary KFRC. "The Magical Mystery Tour thru the KFRC Vault of Classic Hits" is what they're calling it -- they're going thru the alphabet, they're playing songs that begin with C as I write, not in strict alphabetical order, but bouncing around within the letter.

The Chain
Crazy on You
Carry on my Wayward Son
Couldn't Get it Right
Crocodile Rock
Cisco Kid
Can't Get Enuf of Your Love (Barry White, not BadCo)

etc...  Everything's been from the '70s so far -- but wait, the letter "D" leads off with Huey, "Do You Believe in Love?". So there's '80s too.

ETA: and Huey was followed by the Beatles "Day in the Life", so there's at least lip service being paid to '60s.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on May 24, 2007, 12:24:43 PM
CBS Radio's "Free-FM" experiment is truly dead -- in addition to our local affiliate's switch to the "new KFRC" last week,  the NYC flagship of Free FM is reverting to its former incarnation as WXRK, "K-Rock" today.  The next time somebody says they think young-male-oriented talk can succeed on FM ... slap them.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on July 05, 2007, 04:10:34 PM
Gaz will be interested to know that NYC's  CBS-FM is rumored to be switching back to Oldies, perhaps as soon as this weekend.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: Gazoo on July 05, 2007, 10:08:33 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Gaz will be interested to know that NYC's  CBS-FM is rumored to be switching back to Oldies, perhaps as soon as this weekend.


Would they bring Micky Dolenz back for the morning shift?
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on July 06, 2007, 07:32:16 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Gaz will be interested to know that NYC's  CBS-FM is rumored to be switching back to Oldies, perhaps as soon as this weekend.


Would they bring Micky Dolenz back for the morning shift?


I seriously doubt it -- it will undoubtedly be closer to "Classic Hits" than pure Oldies, I'd be surprised if any of the old jocks came back, except maybe for weekend specialty shows.
Title: KZAP to KPIG
Post by: ggould on July 06, 2007, 05:51:21 PM
I presume this has been mentioned here, but can't find the thread.  I imagine Urth would have some comments, knowing KZAP like he did.

Short story for those who don't know:  KPIG is now also broadcasting on KZAP/Chico.  It makes for pretty funny weather news, like this AM, when I heard something like "51 in SLO, 52 in Santa Cruz, 53 in San Francisco, and 80 in Chico!"
Title: Re: KZAP to KPIG
Post by: RGMike on July 06, 2007, 09:43:55 PM
Quote from: "ggould"
I presume this has been mentioned here, but can't find the thread.  I imagine Urth would have some comments, knowing KZAP like he did.

Short story for those who don't know:  KPIG is now also broadcasting on KZAP/Chico.  It makes for pretty funny weather news, like this AM, when I heard something like "51 in SLO, 52 in Santa Cruz, 53 in San Francisco, and 80 in Chico!"


Apparently the KZAP call letters migrated to Chico and most recently belonged to a Top 40/Dance station.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on July 16, 2007, 12:31:48 PM
Seems like only yesterday that we discovered the KINK version of 10@10 and noted that John Grappone was working there. Now someone has posted on the radio-info.com SF message board and asked if anybody knows where Grappone is because he's no longer at KINK (and a check of KINK's website confirms this).
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on July 23, 2007, 01:31:03 PM
The fact that Clear Channel is "going private" as a company has gotten a lot of coverage recently, but now Cumulus (owners of KFOG, KNBR & The Bone, locally) is doing the same. Hrm.

http://www.ajc.com/business/content/business/stories/2007/07/23/cumulus0724.html
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on July 26, 2007, 08:44:54 AM
This is kind of amazing -- someone has compiled a list of all the different songs CBS-FM has played in the 2 weeks since they switched back to "classic hits" (dare not call 'em oldies).

http://www.freewebs.com/cbsplaylist/

Over 800 songs, which is unheard-of for a station of this type.  We can only hope the revived KFRC is half as interesting, playlist-wise.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on August 02, 2007, 03:53:22 PM
I just found this out, dunno when it happened, but KKSF dropped Whoopi Goldberg's struggling syndicated morning show in favor of jazz legend Ramsey Lewis.

http://www.kksf.com/pages/dj_ramseylewis.html
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on August 24, 2007, 09:29:02 PM
960 KQKE "The Quake" is going "Green"...

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Progressive talk radio station, KQKE-AM, will evolve into “Green 960” (KKGN-AM) starting August 27th.   Program Director, Bob Agnew, says, “This is a natural evolution for the station. We are in the most environmentally-conscientious market in the country, and our listeners have let us know the depth of their concern and their desire to be part of the solution. 'Green 960' will entertain, educate, and motivate people on the need to recycle, sustain, preserve, and protect this place we call Mother Earth.”

In support of its new focus, Green 960 will debut “Green Seed Radio”, the first daily prime time radio program dedicated to environmental news and issues.  Produced in conjunction with the Green Building Exchange, the show will feature news and information focused on green technology, green business, environmental tips and education, interview segments and listener interaction.  The program will be featured daily on Green 960 from 3-4pm.  

reen 960 will also expand the Progressive News Hour to two hours (4p-6p) and replace some commercial breaks with a daily series of three-minute “green vignettes”, which will profile leaders and businesses at the forefront of the green movement.

Here's the New Line-Up

3a - 6a; Bill Press
6a - 9a; Stephanie Miller
9a - 12n; Thom Hartmann*
12n - 3p; Ed Schultz
3p - 4p; Green Seed Radio*
4p - 6p; Progressive News with John Scott*
6p - 9p; Randi Rhodes*
9p - 11p; Rachel Maddow*
11p - 2a; Mike Malloy
2a - 3a; Jon Elliot
Title: KKGN
Post by: ggould on August 24, 2007, 10:31:32 PM
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6p - 9p; Randi Rhodes

well, I'm glad to see Randi in a more listenable time slot.  They had shifted her all the way to 9PM lately!
Title: Re: KKGN
Post by: RGMike on August 25, 2007, 11:02:36 AM
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6p - 9p; Randi Rhodes

well, I'm glad to see Randi in a more listenable time slot.  They had shifted her all the way to 9PM lately!


Rachel Maddow is really good in her frequent appearances on Keith Olbermann's show.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on September 06, 2007, 10:06:12 PM
I'm way late on this... I actually meant to ask about it, since I was in NY for Pride Weekend... but according to a post today on radio-info.com's SF board, Live 105 didn't do their annual K-GAY thing this year. If that's true, it's kinda sad.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: urth on October 17, 2007, 10:09:08 AM
Not exactly local, but this seemed the best place for this.

I'm sure most of you recall my waxing poetic about KZAP, a one-time freeform FM station in Sacramento that provided the soundtrack for my teen years.

Well, the other day during a rare slow time at work I happened across a rather lengthy chronicle of KZAP's entire lifespan, from 1968 to 1992, written by a guy who I remember as a DJ on Sacramento's alternative station in the mid-90s. A lot of this probably won't mean as much if you weren't there, but I thought I'd post the link anyway in case anyone had a few spare hours (as I said, it's long).

http://www.playlistresearch.com/kzap.htm

I started listening around '72, so I don't recall much of the early stuff, but the descriptions of station activities from then on brought back memories I hadn't visited in YEARS. Wish I could have attended the reunion they had in '98--I did go to a KZAP farewell party in '92 after the station had folded up. Wonder if they'll have another one next year?
Title: Local radio news
Post by: mshray on October 17, 2007, 11:04:10 AM
Quote from: "urth"
Not exactly local, but this seemed the best place for this.

I'm sure most of you recall my waxing poetic about KZAP, a one-time freeform FM station in Sacramento that provided the soundtrack for my teen years.

Well, the other day during a rare slow time at work I happened across a rather lengthy chronicle of KZAP's entire lifespan, from 1968 to 1992, written by a guy who I remember as a DJ on Sacramento's alternative station in the mid-90s. A lot of this probably won't mean as much if you weren't there, but I thought I'd post the link anyway in case anyone had a few spare hours (as I said, it's long).

http://www.playlistresearch.com/kzap.htm

I started listening around '72, so I don't recall much of the early stuff, but the descriptions of station activities from then on brought back memories I hadn't visited in YEARS. Wish I could have attended the reunion they had in '98--I did go to a KZAP farewell party in '92 after the station had folded up. Wonder if they'll have another one next year?


wow. that's a really cool website.  Just browsed the St. Louis & Seattle essays.  Mike, I predict you're going to waste some hours here for sure.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: urth on October 17, 2007, 11:12:59 AM
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Quote from: "urth"
Not exactly local, but this seemed the best place for this.

I'm sure most of you recall my waxing poetic about KZAP, a one-time freeform FM station in Sacramento that provided the soundtrack for my teen years.

Well, the other day during a rare slow time at work I happened across a rather lengthy chronicle of KZAP's entire lifespan, from 1968 to 1992, written by a guy who I remember as a DJ on Sacramento's alternative station in the mid-90s. A lot of this probably won't mean as much if you weren't there, but I thought I'd post the link anyway in case anyone had a few spare hours (as I said, it's long).

http://www.playlistresearch.com/kzap.htm

I started listening around '72, so I don't recall much of the early stuff, but the descriptions of station activities from then on brought back memories I hadn't visited in YEARS. Wish I could have attended the reunion they had in '98--I did go to a KZAP farewell party in '92 after the station had folded up. Wonder if they'll have another one next year?


wow. that's a really cool website.  Just browsed the St. Louis & Seattle essays.  Mike, I predict you're going to waste some hours here for sure.


Yeah, I haven't really looked beyond the Sacramento related pieces, but there's a ton of stuff there.

Also, if you want to find out what happened to some of the DJs of your youth, check this site out:

http://www.440.com/440sat.html

No guarantees, but they have listings on TONS of DJs, and nearly every station you can name.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: Alicat on November 07, 2007, 11:15:05 AM
email just received, I thought KFRC was back already.
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Dear KFRC listener:

I'm writing to you because you were among the thousands who were
disappointed last September when KFRC went away.  Well, I've got
exciting news for you!
   
KFRC is back!  That's right; the Bay Area's Classic Hits are on KFRC
once again, this time at a new dial position, 106.9FM.  The great music
is already on the air ready for you to enjoy 24/7, along with some great
Bay Area radio personalities who bring it all to life, including:

Original KFRC jock and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee "Your Duke",
Dave Sholin & Celeste Perry play your "wake up" classic hits, mornings
from 5:30 to 10am.

KFRC's own Sue Hall, back where she belongs, playing classic hits from
10am to 3pm

Bay Area native and classic hits expert Jay Coffee driving you home from
3pm-7pm.

And Bay Area radio veteran Steve Moore playing classic hits into the
night from 7p-12mid.

Plus KFRC legend John Mack Flanagan hosting two weekly Beatles music
feature hours:  "The Magical Mystery Tour", Saturday morning at 9am and
"Brunch with The Beatles", Sunday morning at 9am.    And Bay Area rock
music journalist Ben Fong-Torres brings his musical expertise and
historical perspective to life with "Classic Hits Backstage", Sunday
morning from 7am-9am and Sunday night from 7pm-9pm.  And if that's not
enough, Casey Kasem's original "American Top 40" shows from the 70's air
on Saturday mornings at 6am with a "Best of American Top 40" repeat at
10pm Saturday night.

I hope you'll take a moment to check out a station that we think does
the original "Big 610" proud:  Classic Hits 106.9, KFRC!

PS-Find out everything going on with the station and listen online at
our great new website:  KFRC.com

Mike Preston
VP/Programming
CBS Radio San Francisco
KCBS 740^KMVQ 99.7^KFRC 106.9

865 Battery Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
ph:  415-951-2348


Tim Jordan
Program Director
Classic Hits
106.9 KFRC FM
415-951-2374
Title: Local radio news
Post by: urth on November 07, 2007, 11:42:53 AM
Y'know what caught my eye most in that whole thing? The reruns of old Casey Kasem ATFs from the 70s. Too bad they are on at hours at which I would be highly unlikely to tune in, but if I'm ever up at 6am on a Saturday, or doing not much on at 10pm on a Saturday night, there ya go.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on November 07, 2007, 12:28:15 PM
Quote from: "urth"
Y'know what caught my eye most in that whole thing? The reruns of old Casey Kasem ATFs from the 70s. Too bad they are on at hours at which I would be highly unlikely to tune in, but if I'm ever up at 6am on a Saturday, or doing not much on at 10pm on a Saturday night, there ya go.


That IS news -- I'll have to check one out on Sat nite, given the pleasure I'm getting from CG's retro countdown shows (I'm listening to one today from Aug '75 that is mind-blowing.) I didn't realize they were syndicating Casey's old shows.

Actually, it's a 3-or-4-hour show (depending on  the year), so If you're willing to forgo Dave's marathon, you can catch the last 2 hours on Sat morning and not lose too much sleep.


AT40 Trivia: Casey's show premiered 4th of July 1970 -- without looking it up, what was the #1 song that week?
Title: Local radio news
Post by: Gazoo on November 07, 2007, 12:57:49 PM
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AT40 Trivia: Casey's show premiered 4th of July 1970 -- without looking it up, what was the #1 song that week?


I'm going to guess the Carpenters, "(They Long to Be) Close to You."

And that is the first time I've ever typed out the subtitle for that, I think.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: Gazoo on November 07, 2007, 12:58:42 PM
Quote from: "Alicat"
Jay Coffee


My two favorite ways to start off the morning!
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on November 07, 2007, 01:10:07 PM
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AT40 Trivia: Casey's show premiered 4th of July 1970 -- without looking it up, what was the #1 song that week?


I'm going to guess the Carpenters, "(They Long to Be) Close to You."

And that is the first time I've ever typed out the subtitle for that, I think.


Nope -- and that's ironic, since the answer is a fave artist of yours.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: urth on November 07, 2007, 02:27:17 PM
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AT40 Trivia: Casey's show premiered 4th of July 1970 -- without looking it up, what was the #1 song that week?


I'm going to guess the Carpenters, "(They Long to Be) Close to You."

And that is the first time I've ever typed out the subtitle for that, I think.


Nope -- and that's ironic, since the answer is a fave artist of yours.


Given that added hint, I'll say Three Dog Night, Mama Told Me Not To Come.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on November 07, 2007, 03:34:20 PM
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AT40 Trivia: Casey's show premiered 4th of July 1970 -- without looking it up, what was the #1 song that week?


I'm going to guess the Carpenters, "(They Long to Be) Close to You."

And that is the first time I've ever typed out the subtitle for that, I think.


Nope -- and that's ironic, since the answer is a fave artist of yours.


Given that added hint, I'll say Three Dog Night, Mama Told Me Not To Come.


Ding Ding Ding!

I'm wondering how far back these "Classic Caseys" go.  On the 5th anniv of the show, July 4th 1975, they rebroadcast the very first show in its entirety -- Kasem sounded VERY different, very gruff and he spoke much faster.  His "warm" "cozy" syrupy-long-distance-dedication voice had evolved over time.   And in the beginning the show was only 3 hours; they were afraid affiliates wouldn't take a longer show. So they edited a lot of the songs (and sometimes deleted songs that were on the way down) to make it all fit into 3 hours.  By the late '70s, singles were longer and the show was a proven hit, so they expanded to 4 hours.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: Gazoo on November 07, 2007, 07:34:04 PM
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Quote from: "urth"
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AT40 Trivia: Casey's show premiered 4th of July 1970 -- without looking it up, what was the #1 song that week?


I'm going to guess the Carpenters, "(They Long to Be) Close to You."

And that is the first time I've ever typed out the subtitle for that, I think.


Nope -- and that's ironic, since the answer is a fave artist of yours.


Given that added hint, I'll say Three Dog Night, Mama Told Me Not To Come.


Ding Ding Ding!

I'm wondering how far back these "Classic Caseys" go.  On the 5th anniv of the show, July 4th 1975, they rebroadcast the very first show in its entirety -- Kasem sounded VERY different, very gruff and he spoke much faster.  His "warm" "cozy" syrupy-long-distance-dedication voice had evolved over time.   And in the beginning the show was only 3 hours; they were afraid affiliates wouldn't take a longer show. So they edited a lot of the songs (and sometimes deleted songs that were on the way down) to make it all fit into 3 hours.  By the late '70s, singles were longer and the show was a proven hit, so they expanded to 4 hours.


Fascinating, and I hope I can fit some of these into my listening diet.

PS: I wasn't far off: "Close to You" succeeded "Mama Told Me" in the throne.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: Gazoo on November 10, 2007, 07:27:22 AM
Quote from: "urth"
Y'know what caught my eye most in that whole thing? The reruns of old Casey Kasem ATFs from the 70s. Too bad they are on at hours at which I would be highly unlikely to tune in, but if I'm ever up at 6am on a Saturday, or doing not much on at 10pm on a Saturday night, there ya go.


I'm listening this morning: Al Green shoots from 31 to 21 with "You Oughta Be With Me."  Always loved Casey's voice.

ETA: This is, I suppose, a 1972 set; the songs that followed were "Starting All Over Again," "If You Don't Know Me By Now," and "Thunder and Lightning."  What a set!
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on November 10, 2007, 08:55:50 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "urth"
Y'know what caught my eye most in that whole thing? The reruns of old Casey Kasem ATFs from the 70s. Too bad they are on at hours at which I would be highly unlikely to tune in, but if I'm ever up at 6am on a Saturday, or doing not much on at 10pm on a Saturday night, there ya go.


I'm listening this morning: Al Green shoots from 31 to 21 with "You Oughta Be With Me."  Always loved Casey's voice.

ETA: This is, I suppose, a 1972 set; the songs that followed were "Starting All Over Again," "If You Don't Know Me By Now," and "Thunder and Lightning."  What a set!


I woke up as the last hour was beginning: just in time for the 5th Dimension's fabulous forgotten "If I Could Reach You".  Amazing stuff, and note that this is date-specific (Nov 11th 1972); I assume that's always the case, which is just an awesome concept.  Can't wait to catch the replay tonite (serious competition for JJ on KPOO). Thanks to Ali for alerting us to this!

Great trivia I had long forgotten: Lobo wrote the "today is the first day of the rest of your life" jingle for Total cereal, but they didn't like his voice -- so they hired Cashman & West (who were also in the Top 40 that week) to sing it.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: Gazoo on November 10, 2007, 09:15:20 AM
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Great trivia I had long forgotten: Lobo wrote the "today is the first day of the rest of your life" jingle for Total cereal, but they didn't like his voice -- so they hired Cashman & West (who were also in the Top 40 that week) to sing it.


I was intrigued to learn that too.  Stretching the TANC meme a bit too far, I just bought a Cashman & West single off iTunes yesterday ("California on My Mind," sometimes credited under the alternate nom de disque Morning Mist).
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on November 10, 2007, 10:22:05 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
I just bought a Cashman & West single off iTunes yesterday ("California on My Mind," sometimes credited under the alternate nom de disque Morning Mist).


a great little tune! I think it became a jingle for hair coloring or something a few years later. C&W never really got their due; "American City Suite" (hope you get to hear the loooooong version someday) is just superb. They started their own label, Lifesong (which gave us Henry Gross's "Shannon"). And of course they produced all of Jim Croce's stuff. (and according to C&W, Croce's widow was the Bitch Queen of the Universe!)
Title: KPIG-AM
Post by: ggould on November 10, 2007, 06:06:36 PM
they had some interesting "Sty in the City" program on today, apparently only on 1510AM.  It was an artist interview with Warren Haynes, where he talked, and spun some of his favorite tunes.  No biggie for most of you, but a nice little local touch.
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on November 10, 2007, 10:44:10 PM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "urth"
Y'know what caught my eye most in that whole thing? The reruns of old Casey Kasem ATFs from the 70s. Too bad they are on at hours at which I would be highly unlikely to tune in, but if I'm ever up at 6am on a Saturday, or doing not much on at 10pm on a Saturday night, there ya go.


I'm listening this morning: Al Green shoots from 31 to 21 with "You Oughta Be With Me."  Always loved Casey's voice.

ETA: This is, I suppose, a 1972 set; the songs that followed were "Starting All Over Again," "If You Don't Know Me By Now," and "Thunder and Lightning."  What a set!


Well, I tuned in tonite at 10 and the idiots at KFRC began with hour #2, so I guess I've missed out on "American City Suite", Sam Neely (!) and Donny Osmond (both solo and with his brothers). But what a gas to hear Nilsson's "Space Man", Gallery doing "I Believe in Music" (a Mac Davis tune featuring some hilariously cheezy synths) and -- OMFG! -- Danny O'Keefe's "Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues".

I dunno if they're rotating the years in order or skipping around, but if '73 is up next week, we'll hear such gems as Millie Jackson's "Hurts So Good", 3DN's little-played "Let Me Serenade You", Garfunkel's criminally forgotten "All I Know" and Marie Osmond's "Paper Roses"!

Billboard trivia: I just noticed that "Your Mama Don't Dance" is credited to 'Ken Loggins with Jim Messina' (!).
Title: Local radio news
Post by: Gazoo on November 11, 2007, 12:19:34 AM
I wish I'd've caught "American City Suite" as well; I've been curious about that one.

Loving the new avatar, by the way.  Clearly there's no room for wife Jean in that little box.

So today's set was about 4 weeks before my birth.  I'd like to think I was absorbing a little bit of what was in the air.  (And hey, Helen Reddy gives me a word for the next scavenger hunt!)
Title: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on November 18, 2007, 12:01:47 PM
Per Ben Fong-Torres in today's Chron:

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On "Selvin On the City" tonight, Joel Selvin spins one-hit wonders, like "Black Betty" by Ram Jam, "Tired of Toeing the Line" by Rocky Burnette, and "Hocus Pocus" by Focus. The magic begins at 11 p.m. on "The Bone."
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on December 06, 2007, 03:50:24 PM
KGO's Bernie Ward indicted for kiddie porn; he's using the Pete Townsend "it was research" defense.  I didn't know he is a former Catholic priest.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/12/06/BAFHTPMQD.DTL&tsp=1
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: ggould on December 07, 2007, 02:20:57 PM
KGO's Bernie Ward indicted for kiddie porn; he's using the Pete Townsend "it was research" defense.  I didn't know he is a former Catholic priest.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/12/06/BAFHTPMQD.DTL&tsp=1
I have a hard time believing the charges, unless it's some kind of technicality.  Bernie has railed against the practice of how the Catholic church has transferred priests into unsuspecting parishes, after they've been removed for pedophilia.  He's been one of the few liberal voices on the air (before the recent AAR etc) so maybe someone has it in for him.  Perhaps he was just stupid, and didn't get the permission he needed for research.
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: Gazoo on December 07, 2007, 11:52:24 PM
KGO's Bernie Ward indicted for kiddie porn; he's using the Pete Townsend "it was research" defense.  I didn't know he is a former Catholic priest.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/12/06/BAFHTPMQD.DTL&tsp=1
I have a hard time believing the charges, unless it's some kind of technicality.  Bernie has railed against the practice of how the Catholic church has transferred priests into unsuspecting parishes, after they've been removed for pedophilia.  He's been one of the few liberal voices on the air (before the recent AAR etc) so maybe someone has it in for him.  Perhaps he was just stupid, and didn't get the permission he needed for research.

I hope you're right, but I am unclear on what kind of research needs to be done on the topic, particularly by laymen.
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on January 10, 2008, 11:27:55 AM
KPIG goes global (from Radio & Records)::

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It is well known that the Americana-triple A hybrid programming that originates out of Mapleton Communications' KPIG/Monterey's main studios is also used by other sister stations in San Luis Obispo, San Francisco and Chico, Calif.But as the station prepares to celebrate its 20-year anniversary in 2008, its unique programming will become available to stations across the country thanks to a new syndication deal Mapleton Communications has recently inked with Dial Global Digital 24/7 Formats.

"We are thrilled at the opportunity to partner with Dial Global to expand the terrestrial reach of KPIG radio across the U.S. so listeners will be able to Tune In, Turn On, and Pig Out,” commented Mapleton Communications president and CEO Adam Nathanson to R&R.

"Here’s a format that radio listeners really get passionate about, done by some of its pioneers,” adds Dial Global Programming president Kirk Stirland. “KPIG has terrific awareness in the trade, and now, we’ll provide a way to take the KPIG experience to listeners everywhere."

The service will be a 24/7 feed that includes network time and room for local avails and becomes available on Dec. 31, 2007
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: SFGuy on January 22, 2008, 10:02:34 PM
Bernie Ward now gone from KGO.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/01/22/BA43UK479.DTL
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: Alicat on January 29, 2008, 04:19:15 PM
Not A-Z but KFOX is doing a vinyl timeline. in the 70's now. It's been a Dead-fest, Ripple, Box of Rain.... so much more. Streaming at kufx.com.
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on January 29, 2008, 09:09:10 PM
Not A-Z but KFOX is doing a vinyl timeline. in the 70's now. It's been a Dead-fest, Ripple, Box of Rain.... so much more. Streaming at kufx.com.

I heard a promo for this last week: they asked listeners (Fox-heads?) to vote for their fave LPs and they're playing the vinyl versions of the top vote-getters, I think.
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: Alicat on February 01, 2008, 02:36:14 PM
Vinyl timeline is kicking ass in 1976. Great albums that year. Lots of Seger.

Fox-heads, no no no. First time I've ever seen or thought of that monniker.

Joe Walsh just entered Hotel California.
This was a huge album for me in 76.
Frampton too.
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on February 01, 2008, 03:44:40 PM
Vinyl timeline is kicking ass in 1976. Great albums that year. Lots of Seger.

Fox-heads, no no no. First time I've ever seen or thought of that monniker.

Joe Walsh just entered Hotel California.
This was a huge album for me in 76.
Frampton too.

Maybe K-FOX listeners could call themselves Next of Kihn. ;)
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on February 06, 2008, 07:57:38 AM
Well, local for Gaz, anyway: NYC's WQCD has dropped Smooth Jazz (after 20 years) and switched to "The NY Rock Experience", a triple-A type format, so NY finally has a KFOG-ish station. (tho' The Peak is already doing that on the outskirts of the city).

http://www.cd1019.com/site_20/home.aspx

http://www.1019rxp.com/
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: Gazoo on February 06, 2008, 01:05:42 PM
Well, local for Gaz, anyway: NYC's WQCD has dropped Smooth Jazz (after 20 years) and switched to "The NY Rock Experience", a triple-A type format, so NY finally has a KFOG-ish station. (tho' The Peak is already doing that on the outskirts of the city).

http://www.cd1019.com/site_20/home.aspx

http://www.1019rxp.com/

This is great news!  I'll give them a listen as soon as I get some free time.  (I used to be able to listen to music while I work, but the present duties require too much attention and tuneage distracts me.)
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on February 06, 2008, 01:15:47 PM
Well, local for Gaz, anyway: NYC's WQCD has dropped Smooth Jazz (after 20 years) and switched to "The NY Rock Experience", a triple-A type format, so NY finally has a KFOG-ish station. (tho' The Peak is already doing that on the outskirts of the city).

http://www.cd1019.com/site_20/home.aspx

http://www.1019rxp.com/

This is great news!  I'll give them a listen as soon as I get some free time.  (I used to be able to listen to music while I work, but the present duties require too much attention and tuneage distracts me.)

FYI, they don't seem to be streaming... yet.  It looks like standard Triple-A fare, tho' they *are* playing that godawful Nickleback hit, "Rockstar", which most older-skewing Triple-A's tend to ignore.
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on February 15, 2008, 09:14:39 PM
For those who care, KFRC is running the old Drake/Chenault "History of Rock'n'Roll" all weekend. Always a delight.  Not sure if it affects the Klassic Kasem Kountdown tomorrow.
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: Gazoo on February 15, 2008, 11:03:05 PM
For those who care, KFRC is running the old Drake/Chenault "History of Rock'n'Roll" all weekend. Always a delight.  Not sure if it affects the Klassic Kasem Kountdown tomorrow.

Thanks for the warning.  BTW, what on earth inspired your "Half-Breed" phase?
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on February 16, 2008, 10:18:20 AM
For those who care, KFRC is running the old Drake/Chenault "History of Rock'n'Roll" all weekend. Always a delight.  Not sure if it affects the Klassic Kasem Kountdown tomorrow.

Thanks for the warning.  BTW, what on earth inspired your "Half-Breed" phase?

give me a feath-uh, ah'm a Chair-o-kee!  Came across the pic and had to have it.
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: Gazoo on March 07, 2008, 02:15:31 PM
http://www.timewarner.com/corp/newsroom/pr/0,20812,1720371,00.html

CBS Radio Signs Exclusive Agreement to Power AOL Radio, One of the Nation's Most Listened to Online Radio Networks
March 07, 2008

New York, NY – CBS RADIO and AOL today announced a ground breaking partnership whereby CBS RADIO will power AOL Radio (http://radio.aol.com), combining two of the largest online radio networks and giving millions of listeners unlimited and free access to the most diverse lineup of programming available. Additionally, the two companies will work together to create a number of product enhancements including a new player, as well as complete support for the Mac.

Once the AOL Radio's stations are integrated into its operations, CBS RADIO will drive advertising sales for AOL's more than 200 award winning stations in addition to its own online streams of more than 150 radio stations and custom channels.

A brand new state of the art player developed by CBS RADIO and incorporating all the favorite features AOL listeners are accustomed to, and more, will be launched this spring. The completely updated interface will include all of the stations currently programmed by AOL and a wide range of top-rated local sports, talk, news and music stations, including CBS RADIO's WFAN-AM and 1010 WINS in New York, KLSX and KROQ in Los Angeles, WXRT in Chicago, WVEE in Atlanta, as well as a litany of customized stations created exclusively by CBS RADIO for the Internet. Additional stations programmed by CBS RADIO and AOL will be launched throughout the partnership.

The new player will allow audiences to toggle between stations; view song titles, album information and link to websites featuring the current artist being streamed; access favorite stations via presets, rate and share songs with family, friends, and coworkers; purchase individual songs, albums and concert tickets; and link to a host of additional web content, including photos, videos, promotions, contests, news headlines, sports scores, trivia, and concert information, among other topics.

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Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on March 09, 2008, 04:53:32 PM
I've mentioned Lisa Carr here several times, she used to do traffic at Live 105 back in the Alex Bennett days and later was a jock at the Bone for a while. I'd wondered what happened to her, and lo -- Ben Fong-Torres' "Radio Waves" column in today's Chron is all about KOIT's morning show, where Ms Carr is now known as Lisa Daley:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/03/09/PKGUV90EV.DTL

The article also mentions KOIT's Marketing Director: Jude Heller, who worked at KFOG for years. I recall Dave Morey saying farewell to Jude the day she left. He didn't say where she was going -- now we know.
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: Alicat on March 10, 2008, 09:50:06 AM
I've mentioned Lisa Carr here several times, she used to do traffic at Live 105 back in the Alex Bennett days and later was a jock at the Bone for a while. I'd wondered what happened to her, and lo -- Ben Fong-Torres' "Radio Waves" column in today's Chron is all about KOIT's morning show, where Ms Carr is now known as Lisa Daley:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/03/09/PKGUV90EV.DTL

The article also mentions KOIT's Marketing Director: Jude Heller, who worked at KFOG for years. I recall Dave Morey saying farewell to Jude the day she left. He didn't say where she was going -- now we know.
Jude made an interim stop before KOIT. One of the new format country stations I think. Maybe Moovin. Guess that flopped.
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on March 27, 2008, 08:07:12 AM
hot rumors from the Radio-Info SF message board:

1) The Raiders are looking for a new radio home (no more KSFO)

2) KFRC and Mooooovin' are going to switch frequencies next month.
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: urth on March 27, 2008, 09:46:23 AM
2) KFRC and Mooooovin' are going to switch frequencies next month.

Which will put KFRC back where they were before Mooovin' bumped them from the dial, yes?
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on March 27, 2008, 09:58:38 AM
2) KFRC and Mooooovin' are going to switch frequencies next month.

Which will put KFRC back where they were before Mooovin' bumped them from the dial, yes?

yup -- I suspect that's the idea. Despite a gazillion billboards, the average dunderhead still doesn't know that KFRC is "back", apparently.
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on May 12, 2008, 09:42:24 PM
2) KFRC and Mooooovin' are going to switch frequencies next month.

Which will put KFRC back where they were before Mooovin' bumped them from the dial, yes?

yup -- I suspect that's the idea. Despite a gazillion billboards, the average dunderhead still doesn't know that KFRC is "back", apparently.

Well, as we now know, KFRC and "Movin'" have *not* switched frequencies.

But I was listening to KFRC in the car this afternoon, and in the midst of their usual, fairly predictable mix of "Classic Hits" (EJ, BJ, Queen, Beatles), what pops up but ... "We Were Always Sweethearts" by Boz! I was floored. Never a Top 40 hit, but one of my all-time faves of his -- I wonder how many of KFRC's core oldies-heads (the ones who can't get enuf of "Brown-Eyed Girl") had even *heard* of the song.
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: urth on May 12, 2008, 10:42:37 PM
2) KFRC and Mooooovin' are going to switch frequencies next month.

Which will put KFRC back where they were before Mooovin' bumped them from the dial, yes?

yup -- I suspect that's the idea. Despite a gazillion billboards, the average dunderhead still doesn't know that KFRC is "back", apparently.

Well, as we now know, KFRC and "Movin'" have *not* switched frequencies.

But I was listening to KFRC in the car this afternoon, and in the midst of their usual, fairly predictable mix of "Classic Hits" (EJ, BJ, Queen, Beatles), what pops up but ... "We Were Always Sweethearts" by Boz! I was floored. Never a Top 40 hit, but one of my all-time faves of his -- I wonder how many of KFRC's core oldies-heads (the ones who can't get enuf of "Brown-Eyed Girl") had even *heard* of the song.

That song was the first thing I ever heard by Boz. The Top 40 stations in Sacto when I was in 6th grade or so were all OVER that song, so I assume KFRC may well have been too, as a regional hit. Great great tune--and one DM should add to the next 1971 set.
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on June 05, 2008, 06:28:12 PM
As my four days of being a commuter-by-car come to an end, I must say I truly feel for those of you who do it every day. No just because of the traffic, but because of what's available on the radio. I usually hear KFOG during the 6:00 hour each day; hearing an extra hour+ drove me up the wall. Renee is quite annoying and even Dave was pissing me off with his I-(heart)-Hillary/"oooh, her refusing to withdraw is so fabulously dramatic" shtick.  So I flipped to Energy 92.7 and their 3 gay guys -- first time I'd heard them for extended periods -- and OMFG they're awful, especially Greg the Gay Sportscaster, who's a white trash Southern queen who sounds like he's on some low-watt station in Mississippi (if gay people were allowed on the radio there).

Coming home today I listened to KNBR for the first time in a while; Tom Tolbert is as idiotically frat-boy-ish as ever, and didya know KFOG's Mike Powers does sports updates there?
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on June 06, 2008, 08:24:23 AM
The WashPost's LAST radio column:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/05/29/AR2008052903285.html
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: Gazoo on June 06, 2008, 09:40:47 AM
The WashPost's LAST radio column:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/05/29/AR2008052903285.html
Sorry to see that era end, but it's fitting with radio as we know it dying as well.  We're rapidly losing our notions of monoculture, which is both a good and bad thing.
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on June 09, 2008, 08:57:23 AM
well, local if you have Sirius: Lou Reed gets pissed at a journalist. No, really?

http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2008/06/lou_reed_talks_his_new_radio_s.html
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: Gazoo on June 09, 2008, 09:31:49 AM
well, local if you have Sirius: Lou Reed gets pissed at a journalist. No, really?

http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2008/06/lou_reed_talks_his_new_radio_s.html
What a fucking asshole.
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on June 19, 2008, 07:59:53 PM
For those of you who've been in the area long enuf to remember M. Dung and his "Idiot Show" on KFOG (or his days as the morning guy, pre-Morey)... he has a website and does a monthly podcast:

http://www.idiotshow.net
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: mshray on July 19, 2008, 10:29:56 AM
Something for Mike especially:

Interval Signals Online (http://www.intervalsignals.net/), home to airchecks, identification announcements, jingles and signature tunes from radio stations around the world.
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: urth on September 14, 2008, 12:51:04 PM
The Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame announces its 2008 class of inductees.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/09/07/PKPB12IKUR.DTL&hw=Radio+Waves&sn=003&sc=819

Just out of curiousity, anyone else think there's someone on this list who's getting the honor just a l-e-e-e-e-tle bit prematurely in their career, compared with some of the other names on the roster?
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on September 14, 2008, 05:15:00 PM
The Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame announces its 2008 class of inductees.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/09/07/PKPB12IKUR.DTL&hw=Radio+Waves&sn=003&sc=819

Just out of curiousity, anyone else think there's someone on this list who's getting the honor just a l-e-e-e-e-tle bit prematurely in their career, compared with some of the other names on the roster?

Ha. I assume you're referring to Renel -- I guess she gets points for working two jobs and never sleeping?
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: urth on September 14, 2008, 11:17:54 PM
The Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame announces its 2008 class of inductees.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/09/07/PKPB12IKUR.DTL&hw=Radio+Waves&sn=003&sc=819

Just out of curiousity, anyone else think there's someone on this list who's getting the honor just a l-e-e-e-e-tle bit prematurely in their career, compared with some of the other names on the roster?

Ha. I assume you're referring to Renel -- I guess she gets points for working two jobs and never sleeping?

Ding-ding-ding!!!  Yep, that's who I was thinking of. And I think her exposure in so many venues is why she must have rated nomination. She's definitely talented, and I would have no trouble with her making the hall in, say, 10 years or so. But right now she's still got some dues to pay (besides sleep deprivation that is).

And an aside on that last point I honestly don't see how she can be at the ballpark til after 10 at night, and be up and talking lucidly on the radio at 6am the next day. She must be a serious afternoon napper. Long home stands must be just HELL.
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: mshray on September 15, 2008, 11:45:24 AM
The Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame announces its 2008 class of inductees.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/09/07/PKPB12IKUR.DTL&hw=Radio+Waves&sn=003&sc=819

Just out of curiousity, anyone else think there's someone on this list who's getting the honor just a l-e-e-e-e-tle bit prematurely in their career, compared with some of the other names on the roster?

Ha. I assume you're referring to Renel -- I guess she gets points for working two jobs and never sleeping?

Ding-ding-ding!!!  Yep, that's who I was thinking of. And I think her exposure in so many venues is why she must have rated nomination. She's definitely talented, and I would have no trouble with her making the hall in, say, 10 years or so. But right now she's still got some dues to pay (besides sleep deprivation that is).

And an aside on that last point I honestly don't see how she can be at the ballpark til after 10 at night, and be up and talking lucidly on the radio at 6am the next day. She must be a serious afternoon napper. Long home stands must be just HELL.

First of all, she and Peter are on air at 5am...but the key word in your sentence is 'lucidly'.  Not sure about your definintion of 'lucid' but she certainly stretches mine from time to time.   ;)  ;)  ;)

That said she's by far the nicest one of them all in public, and I do like her a lot.
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on September 15, 2008, 11:51:08 AM
First of all, she and Peter are on air at 5am...but the key word in your sentence is 'lucidly'.  Not sure about your definintion of 'lucid' but she certainly stretches mine from time to time.   ;)  ;)  ;)

That said she's by far the nicest one of them all in public, and I do like her a lot.

er, Mark... we're talking about Renel, not Renee...
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: mshray on September 15, 2008, 11:59:06 AM
First of all, she and Peter are on air at 5am...but the key word in your sentence is 'lucidly'.  Not sure about your definintion of 'lucid' but she certainly stretches mine from time to time.   ;)  ;)  ;)

That said she's by far the nicest one of them all in public, and I do like her a lot.

er, Mark... we're talking about Renel, not Renee...

I guess I picked the wrong day to give up sniffing glue!  D'Oh!!!
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on September 15, 2008, 12:20:43 PM
First of all, she and Peter are on air at 5am...but the key word in your sentence is 'lucidly'.  Not sure about your definintion of 'lucid' but she certainly stretches mine from time to time.   ;)  ;)  ;)

That said she's by far the nicest one of them all in public, and I do like her a lot.

er, Mark... we're talking about Renel, not Renee...

I guess I picked the wrong day to give up sniffing glue!  D'Oh!!!

If Renee gets into the HOF before Dave... I'll START sniffing glue! ;)
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: Wayback on October 21, 2008, 03:05:41 AM
Starting 7:40AM Monday, Oct 27, KCBS will be simulcast on 106.9FM.  KFRC programming can be heard online at kfrc.com or on HD radios at KFRC-HD2.  Story: KFRC-FM drops rock for all-news format
San Francisco Chronicle, 10/21/08
Don't expect to hear classic rock when you turn on KFRC (106.9 FM) Monday morning. The station's owner, CBS, will replace the format with a simulcast of KCBS (740 AM)...
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/10/21/DDLB13L3PG.DTL&hw=kcbs&sn=001&sc=1000 (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/10/21/DDLB13L3PG.DTL&hw=kcbs&sn=001&sc=1000)
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on October 21, 2008, 07:36:55 AM
Starting 7:40AM Monday, Oct 27, KCBS will be simulcast on 106.9FM.  KFRC programming can be heard online at kfrc.com or on HD radios at KFRC-HD2.  Story: KFRC-FM drops rock for all-news format
San Francisco Chronicle, 10/21/08
Don't expect to hear classic rock when you turn on KFRC (106.9 FM) Monday morning. The station's owner, CBS, will replace the format with a simulcast of KCBS (740 AM)...
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/10/21/DDLB13L3PG.DTL&hw=kcbs&sn=001&sc=1000 (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/10/21/DDLB13L3PG.DTL&hw=kcbs&sn=001&sc=1000)


Wow. I mean, KFRC was doing *nothing* ratings-wise, but still.  Goodbye Csaey Kasem (locally).
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: Wayback on October 21, 2008, 10:36:07 AM
Starting 7:40AM Monday, Oct 27, KCBS will be simulcast on 106.9FM.  KFRC programming can be heard online at kfrc.com or on HD radios at KFRC-HD2.  Story: KFRC-FM drops rock for all-news format
San Francisco Chronicle, 10/21/08
Don't expect to hear classic rock when you turn on KFRC (106.9 FM) Monday morning. The station's owner, CBS, will replace the format with a simulcast of KCBS (740 AM)...
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/10/21/DDLB13L3PG.DTL&hw=kcbs&sn=001&sc=1000 (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/10/21/DDLB13L3PG.DTL&hw=kcbs&sn=001&sc=1000)
Wow. I mean, KFRC was doing *nothing* ratings-wise, but still.  Goodbye Csaey Kasem (locally).
Yeah, it's a bit of a bummer, as I did occasionally turn to KFRC at home and in the car for my fix of classic hits and of course to hear Casey.  At least he'll still be on KFRC thru their website and HD radio (and other webstreaming stations).  Guess I'll consider getting an HD radio for Casey, 10at10 and other programs (will KFOG-HD still do 24-hr 10at10's?).  I've been taping Casey off KFRC each Sat since March, so I'll miss that.  Hey, do they make HD radios with a cassette recorder?  No?!  Oh well.  But wait, there is another option!... move to Modesto to tape Casey Sundays 10am-1pm as it airs over Oldies 97.5 Modesto-Merced-Fresno! ;)
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: Tinka Cat on October 21, 2008, 10:49:39 AM
Starting 7:40AM Monday, Oct 27, KCBS will be simulcast on 106.9FM.  KFRC programming can be heard online at kfrc.com or on HD radios at KFRC-HD2.  Story: KFRC-FM drops rock for all-news format
San Francisco Chronicle, 10/21/08
Don't expect to hear classic rock when you turn on KFRC (106.9 FM) Monday morning. The station's owner, CBS, will replace the format with a simulcast of KCBS (740 AM)...
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/10/21/DDLB13L3PG.DTL&hw=kcbs&sn=001&sc=1000 (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/10/21/DDLB13L3PG.DTL&hw=kcbs&sn=001&sc=1000)
Wow. I mean, KFRC was doing *nothing* ratings-wise, but still.  Goodbye Csaey Kasem (locally).
Yeah, it's a bit of a bummer, as I did occasionally turn to KFRC at home and in the car for my fix of classic hits and of course to hear Casey.  At least he'll still be on KFRC thru their website and HD radio (and other webstreaming stations).  Guess I'll consider getting an HD radio for Casey, 10at10 and other programs (will KFOG-HD still do 24-hr 10at10's?).  I've been taping Casey off KFRC each Sat since March, so I'll miss that.  Hey, do they make HD radios with a cassette recorder?  No?!  Oh well.  But wait, there is another option!... move to Modesto to tape Casey Sundays 10am-1pm as it airs over Oldies 97.5 Modesto-Merced-Fresno! ;)

Losing AT40 over local airwaves completely sucks.  I hope someone else picks up that show.  I was getting really addicted to it.  I know other stns stream it, but not always at a decent bitrate or time slot.

Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on October 21, 2008, 10:55:39 AM
Losing AT40 over local airwaves completely sucks.  I hope someone else picks up that show.  I was getting really addicted to it.  I know other stns stream it, but not always at a decent bitrate or time slot.


sadly, i can't imagine anyone else in this market who would want it; in any case, if KFRC.com is continuing with music, they'll probably continue with Casey, so no one else could get it even if they *did* want it.
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on November 03, 2008, 03:09:14 PM
For those who remember M. Dung from KFOG, his "Idiot Show" is making a comeback on KYCY, 1550 AM, Sun nites from 6 to 8.
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: ggould on November 03, 2008, 03:57:02 PM
For those who remember M. Dung from KFOG, his "Idiot Show" is making a comeback on KYCY, 1550 AM, Sun nites from 6 to 8.
the website says Saturday:
http://www.kyouradio.com/index.php?display=pgrid

Is this a real station?  Streaming?
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on November 03, 2008, 04:02:01 PM
For those who remember M. Dung from KFOG, his "Idiot Show" is making a comeback on KYCY, 1550 AM, Sun nites from 6 to 8.
the website says Saturday:
http://www.kyouradio.com/index.php?display=pgrid

Is this a real station?  Streaming?

well, that's weird -- I got my info from an item on radio-info.com that was posted by Mr Dung himself! "Sunday Nov 16th" is when he says the premiere is.  Anyway, yes it's a "real" station.
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: Alicat on November 03, 2008, 09:42:58 PM
For those who remember M. Dung from KFOG, his "Idiot Show" is making a comeback on KYCY, 1550 AM, Sun nites from 6 to 8.
Fond memory.
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: urth on November 03, 2008, 11:47:44 PM
For those who remember M. Dung from KFOG, his "Idiot Show" is making a comeback on KYCY, 1550 AM, Sun nites from 6 to 8.
the website says Saturday:
http://www.kyouradio.com/index.php?display=pgrid

Is this a real station?  Streaming?

Yep, they're real. A friend of mine used to submit a podcast to them periodically, called "Crate-picker's Holiday." Mostly focused on rare tracks and B-sides. I don't see that listed on their schedule, but it looks like they're programming a much more regular schedule now. When Tim was doing it, his show could appear at 5 in the afternoon, or 2am, or 8 am or pm. Hard to cultivate a regular audience that way.

And yes, they do stream. Sounds decent--from their site it appears to be a CBS station.
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on November 21, 2008, 08:01:40 AM
Someone I work with told me that the Sharks just severed their cozy promotional relationship with Live 105 (They'd been giving the station tons of tickets etc) because one of the jocks made an "inappropriate" gay reference regarding one of the players -- within minutes someone from the Sharks was on the phone to the station saying "you guys are toast". 

Perhaps we should email KFOG and tell them the Sharks are "available"?
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: mshray on November 21, 2008, 09:43:58 AM
Someone I work with told me that the Sharks just severed their cozy promotional relationship with Live 105 (They'd been giving the station tons of tickets etc) because one of the jocks made an "inappropriate" gay reference regarding one of the players -- within minutes someone from the Sharks was on the phone to the station saying "you guys are toast". 

Perhaps we should email KFOG and tell them the Sharks are "available"?

"one of the jocks"...that would pretty much have to be Woody, n'c'est pas?  I think he's a real tool.  On the other hand I actually like Madden a lot.
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on November 21, 2008, 09:52:37 AM
Someone I work with told me that the Sharks just severed their cozy promotional relationship with Live 105 (They'd been giving the station tons of tickets etc) because one of the jocks made an "inappropriate" gay reference regarding one of the players -- within minutes someone from the Sharks was on the phone to the station saying "you guys are toast". 

Perhaps we should email KFOG and tell them the Sharks are "available"?

"one of the jocks"...that would pretty much have to be Woody, n'c'est pas?  I think he's a real tool.  On the other hand I actually like Madden a lot.

 I rarely listen to Live 105 -- Woody's the morning guy, yes? Lots' of "wake up with wood" references, no doubt.
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: mshray on November 21, 2008, 09:58:56 AM
Someone I work with told me that the Sharks just severed their cozy promotional relationship with Live 105 (They'd been giving the station tons of tickets etc) because one of the jocks made an "inappropriate" gay reference regarding one of the players -- within minutes someone from the Sharks was on the phone to the station saying "you guys are toast". 

Perhaps we should email KFOG and tell them the Sharks are "available"?

"one of the jocks"...that would pretty much have to be Woody, n'c'est pas?  I think he's a real tool.  On the other hand I actually like Madden a lot.

 I rarely listen to Live 105 -- Woody's the morning guy, yes? Lots' of "wake up with wood" references, no doubt.

Yeah, it used to just be the Morning Show or some such, but they now call it "The Woody Show" & he has been getting more and more annoying - think it's gone to his head. 

Like many stations, if you call in someone screens your call & asks where you're calling from.  So Woody always ends each call by appending "Number one in Corte Madera!"  Which gets old real fast.
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: Alicat on November 21, 2008, 05:36:52 PM
Someone I work with told me that the Sharks just severed their cozy promotional relationship with Live 105 (They'd been giving the station tons of tickets etc) because one of the jocks made an "inappropriate" gay reference regarding one of the players -- within minutes someone from the Sharks was on the phone to the station saying "you guys are toast". 

Perhaps we should email KFOG and tell them the Sharks are "available"?

"one of the jocks"...that would pretty much have to be Woody, n'c'est pas?  I think he's a real tool.  On the other hand I actually like Madden a lot.

 I rarely listen to Live 105 -- Woody's the morning guy, yes? Lots' of "wake up with wood" references, no doubt.

Yeah, it used to just be the Morning Show or some such, but they now call it "The Woody Show" & he has been getting more and more annoying - think it's gone to his head. 

Like many stations, if you call in someone screens your call & asks where you're calling from.  So Woody always ends each call by appending "Number one in Corte Madera!"  Which gets old real fast.
Number one in the 415! I listen to 105 but not the morning show. As ridiculous as the Bone. I have been listening quite a bit to KISS and Renel's show. I like the old school stuff. I like Dave's morning show but the KFOG music is not always what I want to hear. 104.9 alternative is pretty good.
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: Gazoo on November 21, 2008, 11:03:26 PM
an "inappropriate" gay reference regarding one of the players

Of whom can the appropriate gay references be made?

Just curious.
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: mshray on November 24, 2008, 11:46:08 AM
an "inappropriate" gay reference regarding one of the players

Of whom can the appropriate gay references be made?

Just curious.

Elton John
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on November 24, 2008, 11:50:08 AM
an "inappropriate" gay reference regarding one of the players

Of whom can the appropriate gay references be made?

Just curious.

Elton John

bwhahaha!  TANC: Comcast has given me Logo (it was not available to me for quite a while) and I saw part of an EJ docu the other day.  And to the list I would add Carson Kressley and the rest of the Queer Eye queens, Rosie O'Donnell and Bruce Vilanch.
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: urth on November 24, 2008, 03:50:28 PM
an "inappropriate" gay reference regarding one of the players

Of whom can the appropriate gay references be made?

Just curious.

Elton John

bwhahaha!  TANC: Comcast has given me Logo (it was not available to me for quite a while) and I saw part of an EJ docu the other day.  And to the list I would add Carson Kressley and the rest of the Queer Eye queens, Rosie O'Donnell and Bruce Vilanch.

Since you mentioned Queer Eye, have any of the other principals from that show other than Ted Allen gone on to do anything notable? Carson's done a couple of things, but they seem pretty trashy/low-budget so far as I can see. And the other three have just faded back into obscurity, unless I'm not looking in the right places.
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: mshray on November 24, 2008, 06:58:18 PM

...unless I'm not looking in the right places.


That's a pretty inviting straight-line from a straight guy...but unfortunately I'm not coming up with a pithy rejoinder.
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: ggould on November 24, 2008, 08:28:07 PM

...unless I'm not looking in the right places.


That's a pretty inviting straight-line from a straight guy...but unfortunately I'm not coming up with a pithy rejoinder.
just ask Larry Craig!
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: Gazoo on November 25, 2008, 01:07:58 AM
have any of the other principals from that show other than Ted Allen gone on to do anything notable?

I saw Jai Rodriguez perform Journey's "Open Arms" at the Duplex once.  That's notable, in a different way.
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on November 25, 2008, 07:46:20 AM
have any of the other principals from that show other than Ted Allen gone on to do anything notable?

I saw Jai Rodriguez perform Journey's "Open Arms" at the Duplex once.  That's notable, in a different way.

TANC (in more ways than one): Barry Manilow does that on his new '80s covers CD.
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: Tinka Cat on November 26, 2008, 09:30:40 AM
Fresh Air ("I'm Terri Gross, and this is .. FRESH AIR") has a good one today:


eta: btw, on right now on KALW

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=97506729

Gamble And Huff, Riding Philly's 'Love Train'
 
Fresh Air from WHYY, November 26, 2008 - Producers Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff helped pioneer the sound of Philadelphia soul. Their renowned record label, Philadelphia International, produced the hits "Love Train," "Backstabbers" and "The Love I Lost."

Together, Gamble and Huff were responsible for 15 gold singles and 22 gold albums, eight of which went platinum; they were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 2008.

"We wanted to take social themes and translate them to commercial recordings," Kenny Gamble said in 1988. "Philadelphia International was about spreading love."

Gamble and Huff have a new box set called Love Train.
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on November 27, 2008, 10:10:11 AM
For those who care: "Alice's Restaurant" will be on KFOG at Noon and 6, and on KPIG at noon, 4, and 8 (they've already played it at 9am -- once a day is enuf for me).
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on December 24, 2008, 01:26:51 PM
From our "Well, I guess it's better than nothing" file...

CBS is finally pulling the plug on the podcast format at KYCY 1550 AM, and on Jan 1st it will become... KFRC-AM with an oldies/classic hits format. From radio-info.com:

Quote
January 1 brings an oldies format to CBS Radio's 1550 in San Francisco - programmed by Scott Shannon.  The current podcast and variety-music-based format will last only until December 31, after which CBS “will ring in the new year with oldies on 1550 AM and KFRC.com.” It appears they'll be using the market’s heritage KFRC call letters on the current “KYouRadio” KYCY/1550. The most recent Bay Area station to carry the KFRC calls was the 106.9 that had been classic hits. As of late October, that frequency is now simulcasting all-news KCBS at 740. While CBS is keeping a classic hits stream alive at KFRC.com and an HD-2 channel. CBS isn’t calling the new 1550 “True Oldies”, which is the ABC Radio Networks service that was created by Scott Shannon. CBS does say that Shannon “will program and host the syndicated format featuring oldies – hits from the 50s through the 80s.”

The above tells me it will be voice-tracked and therefore pretty cheap to run. Dunno if they'll continue airing AT40, but it would certainly make sense to.

Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on December 31, 2008, 10:08:01 AM
well, he used to be heard locally: Dick Bartley becomes another victim of the bad economy:

Quote
Tuesday morning’s Taylor on Radio-Info broke the news that the 18-year association between the producer/host and his syndicator is ending in three months. ABC is now notifying affiliates of “American Gold” and “Rock & Roll’s Greatest Hits” about the change – and Bartley’s looking for his next syndicator

Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on January 01, 2009, 09:25:40 PM
From our "Well, I guess it's better than nothing" file...

CBS is finally pulling the plug on the podcast format at KYCY 1550 AM, and on Jan 1st it will become... KFRC-AM with an oldies/classic hits format. From radio-info.com:

Quote
January 1 brings an oldies format to CBS Radio's 1550 in San Francisco - programmed by Scott Shannon.  The current podcast and variety-music-based format will last only until December 31, after which CBS “will ring in the new year with oldies on 1550 AM and KFRC.com.” It appears they'll be using the market’s heritage KFRC call letters on the current “KYouRadio” KYCY/1550. The most recent Bay Area station to carry the KFRC calls was the 106.9 that had been classic hits. As of late October, that frequency is now simulcasting all-news KCBS at 740. While CBS is keeping a classic hits stream alive at KFRC.com and an HD-2 channel. CBS isn’t calling the new 1550 “True Oldies”, which is the ABC Radio Networks service that was created by Scott Shannon. CBS does say that Shannon “will program and host the syndicated format featuring oldies – hits from the 50s through the 80s.”

The above tells me it will be voice-tracked and therefore pretty cheap to run. Dunno if they'll continue airing AT40, but it would certainly make sense to.


Well, I tuned in briefly on Wed nite (they started the new format early) and within five minutes they played "Brown Eyed Girl". This struck me as... not a good omen.  Listened a bit more Thurs morning; heard some pretty decent stuff. It's Scott Shannon's syndicated "True Oldies Channel" service, it's '60s-and-early '70s-based  (in a hour I heard only one post-1975 song).  I was impressed to hear the Monkees' "Stepping Stone".
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: mshray on January 05, 2009, 01:20:25 PM
End of an era for Niners radio fans

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/ninerinsider/index? (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/ninerinsider/index?).

I have never really been a 49'er fan since living here, but I was a Joe Starkey fan.
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: urth on January 11, 2009, 09:32:32 PM
In today's Radio Waves column in the Chron, Ben F-T hearkens back to Herb Caen's annual holiday poem (as well as those of Roger Angell in the New Yorker, which he makes reference to) with shout-outs to nearly every current bay area radio personality you can name--literally, including the airstaffs of KGO, KCBS, and most of the folks at KFOG (but not Dave Benson).

Also, he mentions that Webster is still officially just a fill-in for Dave, not the permanent replacement. And that Casey Kasem's reruns will resume on KFRC at its new home at 1550 AM.

http://www.sfgate.com/columns/radiowaves/
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on January 12, 2009, 07:32:01 AM
In today's Radio Waves column in the Chron, Ben F-T... mentions that Casey Kasem's reruns will resume on KFRC at its new home at 1550 AM.

http://www.sfgate.com/columns/radiowaves/

Glad to hear it, tho' I still haven't figured out when they're on -- no clue on their websire.
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: mshray on January 12, 2009, 10:49:52 AM

Also, he mentions that Webster is still officially just a fill-in for Dave, not the permanent replacement.
http://www.sfgate.com/columns/radiowaves/

Glad to hear THAT!

Although intially he seemed to curtail that syncopated delivery style of his & Renee seemed to be bonding, listening this morning it made me feel that the former was back full strength & the latter was over. 

FYI, the only other white guy in my company, a sales colleague on the east coast & generally good guy, talks like that or even worse.  Like I said, good guy, but hard to deal with on a conf call because you can never be sure when he is pausing or when he is done speaking.  Makes for lots of unnecessary interruptions & repetitions.
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: mshray on January 18, 2009, 08:59:04 PM
Hey did anyone pay any attention to those Lennar Homes 55th anniversary adds that ran last week?  If you did (I heard them on KFOG, KFOX & KKSF) the festivities were at my development (called Sonata) on Saturday.  Went out to walk the dog & saw that in fact KFOX had a tent set up by the sales office & model homes.  Couple of interns gave me bumper stickers, admired the dog, had my fill out a form for a drawing.  Then an older guy walks over and asks me if I've seen the models yet, and what kind of house I'm in the market for.  Tell him I actually already bought one & rather like it.  He asks me which model & suddenly I recognize his voice & realize I'm not talking to some Lennar guy - it's Tim Jeffreys!

Turns out he lives in Pleasanton, only about 2 miles away (probably even closer to Wayback, come to think of it).  He asks how the neighborhood is shaping up, what the new school (visible from where we were chatting) is like, how my commute is, etc.  Says it only takes him half an hour or so, but then he never has to go during rush hour.  Asks me if I know all the different back roads to take to avoid trouble on the Sunol grade (which I do) & we compared notes on worst traffic jams we've experienced there.  I recollected that a year or so ago I won tix from him to see the revamped Earthquakes in their season/franchise opener & took my son.  He remembers giving those tix away (not specifically to me, but the promo that week), so we talk soccer for a few more minutes.  Nice guy.
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: Tinka Cat on January 19, 2009, 09:06:26 AM

Also, he mentions that Webster is still officially just a fill-in for Dave, not the permanent replacement.
http://www.sfgate.com/columns/radiowaves/

Glad to hear THAT!

Although intially he seemed to curtail that syncopated delivery style of his & Renee seemed to be bonding, listening this morning it made me feel that the former was back full strength & the latter was over. 

FYI, the only other white guy in my company, a sales colleague on the east coast & generally good guy, talks like that or even worse.  Like I said, good guy, but hard to deal with on a conf call because you can never be sure when he is pausing or when he is done speaking.  Makes for lots of unnecessary interruptions & repetitions.

I've noticed he's gotten smoother, too, so I'm deducing that the choppiness and pauses come more from nerves than from his intended style.  He doesn't want to say the wrong thing, so he is holding back until the words in his mind are vetted sufficiently before his mouth takes over. 

I haven't noticed him saying "um" or "ah" a lot - which is good and proper for jocks on an established station like KFOG.  Perhaps the pauses are where his ums and ahs used to live?

Shray, next time you are on a conf call w that other white guy, check his ums and ahs: does he have a lot?  If not, I bet he once did and he's since learned not to say them and instead live with silent pauses.  Some people feel ... ah ... uncomfortable w silence when they have the floor, so they fill the void with some ... uumm ... sound.

Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on January 22, 2009, 10:06:04 AM
Brad Kava is reporting that K-FOX was affected by the big nationwide layoffs by Clear Channel:  Laurie Roberts, thier longtime program director, was laid off, as was deejay Greg Stone.


Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: mshray on January 22, 2009, 11:41:18 AM
Brad Kava is reporting that K-FOX was affected by the big nationwide layoffs by Clear Channel:  Laurie Roberts, thier longtime program director, was laid off, as was deejay Greg Stone.


Dang me, I liked Roberts (she was also on-air mid-days opposite Annalisa).  She had a historical anecdote or piece of trivia for just about every song she ever played.  Didn't care much for Stone, but hardly ever listened to him. I just checked their website & they are indeed not there anymore.

Laurie Roberts is the one who once played Frampton's "Do You Feel Like We Do?" and commented that when Bob Mann passes away, his headstone will read:

Bob Mann
On the Keyboards
Bob Mann
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: urth on January 22, 2009, 11:52:03 AM
Brad Kava is reporting that K-FOX was affected by the big nationwide layoffs by Clear Channel:  Laurie Roberts, thier longtime program director, was laid off, as was deejay Greg Stone.


Dang me, I liked Roberts (she was also on-air mid-days opposite Annalisa).  She had a historical anecdote or piece of trivia for just about every song she ever played.  Didn't care much for Stone, but hardly ever listened to him. I just checked their website & they are indeed not there anymore.

Laurie Roberts is the one who once played Frampton's "Do You Feel Like We Do?" and commented that when Bob Mann passes away, his headstone will read:

Bob Mann
On the Keyboards
Bob Mann

And won't Bob Mayo be relieved that he's not the one who's dead.

ETA: Except I just discovered that Bob Mayo (who's the keyboardist you meant to refer to above (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Mayo)) is already dead. Died on a train in Europe in 2004, while touring with Frampton.
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: mshray on January 22, 2009, 02:13:45 PM

And won't Bob Mayo be relieved that he's not the one who's dead.

ETA: Except I just discovered that Bob Mayo (who's the keyboardist you meant to refer to above (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Mayo)) is already dead. Died on a train in Europe in 2004, while touring with Frampton.

That's my error, not Laurie Roberts'.  But it is interesting to note that he's already dead.
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: Tinka Cat on January 23, 2009, 07:22:30 AM
Brad Kava is reporting that K-FOX was affected by the big nationwide layoffs by Clear Channel:  Laurie Roberts, thier longtime program director, was laid off, as was deejay Greg Stone.


Dang me, I liked Roberts (she was also on-air mid-days opposite Annalisa).  She had a historical anecdote or piece of trivia for just about every song she ever played.  Didn't care much for Stone, but hardly ever listened to him. I just checked their website & they are indeed not there anymore.

Laurie Roberts is the one who once played Frampton's "Do You Feel Like We Do?" and commented that when Bob Mann passes away, his headstone will read:

Bob Mann
On the Keyboards
Bob Mann
I always wait for that part of the song.  I thought his name was Buck Mayall for the longest time.
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on February 09, 2009, 12:20:19 PM
Brad Kava is reporting that K-FOX was affected by the big nationwide layoffs by Clear Channel:  Laurie Roberts, thier longtime program director, was laid off, as was deejay Greg Stone.


Dang me, I liked Roberts (she was also on-air mid-days opposite Annalisa).  She had a historical anecdote or piece of trivia for just about every song she ever played.  Didn't care much for Stone, but hardly ever listened to him. I just checked their website & they are indeed not there anymore.


Apparently K-Fox has promoted Tim Jeffreys to replace Roberts in the PD chair:

http://www.radioink.com/Article.asp?id=1148309&spid=24698
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on February 28, 2009, 12:06:53 PM
True Oldies Channel (KFRC-AM 1550) is doing a "Dynamic Duos Weekend", spotlighting pairs like S&G, H&O, The Carpenters, Sonny & Cher, as well as lesser lights and OHWs like Friend & Lover, Mel & Tim, and even Travolta/ONJ.
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on March 02, 2009, 11:44:51 AM
True Oldies Channel (KFRC-AM 1550) is doing a "Dynamic Duos Weekend", spotlighting pairs like S&G, H&O, The Carpenters, Sonny & Cher, as well as lesser lights and OHWs like Friend & Lover, Mel & Tim, and even Travolta/ONJ.

BTW, I just wanted to say I listened to this quite a bit this weekend and I didn't hear the Carpenters, not even once, even tho' their frequent promos mentioned them. Lots of Righteous Bros tho',including (god help us) "Rock'n'Roll Heaven".
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on March 10, 2009, 11:52:51 AM
For those who are radio-geeky like me... NYC's WXRK (K-Rock) is flipping formats to Top 40 ("92.3 Now") tomorrow at 5pm Eastern/2pm pacific.  Their soon-to-be defunct website (where they stream)
is here:

http://www.923krock.com/

and the soon-to-be-active new site is

http://www.923now.com/

ah lurves me a good flip!
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on March 11, 2009, 01:59:21 PM
For those who are radio-geeky like me... NYC's WXRK (K-Rock) is flipping formats to Top 40 ("92.3 Now") tomorrow at 5pm Eastern/2pm pacific.  Their soon-to-be defunct website (where they stream)
is here:

http://www.923krock.com/

and the soon-to-be-active new site is

http://www.923now.com/

ah lurves me a good flip!

Just listened to the switch -- clever montage of "old" NYC Top 40 stations, including their main competition, Z-100, which they are not-so-subtly pointing out is 25 years old.  The first song is "Boom Boom Pow" by Black-Eyed Peas.  And so begins "92.3 NOW" (and cleverly, the last song on K-Rock was VH, "Right Now")
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: Tinka Cat on March 11, 2009, 02:03:45 PM
For those who are radio-geeky like me... NYC's WXRK (K-Rock) is flipping formats to Top 40 ("92.3 Now") tomorrow at 5pm Eastern/2pm pacific.  Their soon-to-be defunct website (where they stream)
is here:

http://www.923krock.com/

and the soon-to-be-active new site is

http://www.923now.com/

ah lurves me a good flip!

Just listened to the switch -- clever montage of "old" NYC Top 40 stations, including their main competition, Z-100, which they are not-so-subtly pointing out is 25 years old.  The first song is "Boom Boom Pow" by Black-Eyed Peas.

k-rock is where I started listening to Howard Stern.  I think Jay Thomas was in the morning slot before Stern took over.
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on March 14, 2009, 11:38:38 AM
FYI, "True Oldies Channel" (1550 AM) is having an "Instrumentals Weekend", quite an array from '60s thru '70s, tho' it only seems to be once or twice an hour. Just heard Duane Eddy's "Because They're Young" (1960), the opening strains of which are identical to the "Final Jeopardy" jingle!
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: Gazoo on March 14, 2009, 12:23:48 PM
For those who are radio-geeky like me... NYC's WXRK (K-Rock) is flipping formats to Top 40 ("92.3 Now") tomorrow at 5pm Eastern/2pm pacific.  Their soon-to-be defunct website (where they stream)
is here:

http://www.923krock.com/

and the soon-to-be-active new site is

http://www.923now.com/

ah lurves me a good flip!

K-Rock is still doing alt-rock online; I've been listening this afternoon.  Finally caught up with MGMT's glorious "Kids" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIEOZCcaXzE) earlier this week and was delighted to hear it today; and was mightily impressed with Feist & Ben Gibbard's "Train Song."  Gibbard appeared on two other triff ones today: Postal Service's "Such Great Heights" and Death Cab's "I Will Possess Your Heart," both of which I like more as time goes on.
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: mshray on March 16, 2009, 10:51:34 AM
I've been digging "Kids" too, and on hearing it in the car this morning was wondering what you thought of it.

If you like "Such Great Heights" have you heard their song "We Will Become Silhouettes"? 
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: Gazoo on March 16, 2009, 08:54:31 PM
I've been digging "Kids" too, and on hearing it in the car this morning was wondering what you thought of it.

If you like "Such Great Heights" have you heard their song "We Will Become Silhouettes"? 

"Kids" might be my song of the year for '09, though I can't decouple it from its video.

I've never heard WWBS; checking it out on YouTube right now.
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on March 21, 2009, 10:36:37 AM
One of the odder theme weekends I've encountered: True Oldies is doing a "What About Bob?" weekend, featuring songs by artists named Bob, Bobby and Robert. I've heard Bobby Vee and Bobby Darin so far. Wonder if Bobbie Gentry is included?
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: urth on March 25, 2009, 01:21:52 PM
The Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame is taking votes for this year's class here:
http://www.bayarearadio.org/hof/index.shtml

Nominees include Dave Morey. He's been nomm'ed before but I bet this year he gets in on a slam dunk.

Also, noticed in last weekend's Radio Waves column that KCBS has unseated KGO as the number 1 station in this market for the first time since July of 1978.  They're also tops in the all-important 25-54 demographic. KFOG tied for 9th with Wild 94.9.
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on March 25, 2009, 02:03:09 PM
The Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame is taking votes for this year's class here:
http://www.bayarearadio.org/hof/index.shtml

Nominees include Dave Morey. He's been nomm'ed before but I bet this year he gets in on a slam dunk.


I bet Joe Starkey gets in too. Looks like you can vote multiple times You can only vote once per category.

I'll be interested to see if KFOG promotes this in any way, they ought to give it a mention or two on the air, don'cha think?  It'd be swell if he returned to 10@10 as "Hall of Fame Broadcaster Dave Morey"

I was amused to see Lori Thompson listed in the news category. She was a great foil/sidekick for Alex Bennett for many years, but I never thought of her as a great newsperson (she also did news for Don Bleu on K-101 after she left Live 105). Kinda like nominating Renee in the Traffic category.
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on April 09, 2009, 12:32:50 PM
The Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame is taking votes for this year's class here:
http://www.bayarearadio.org/hof/index.shtml

Nominees include Dave Morey. He's been nomm'ed before but I bet this year he gets in on a slam dunk.


I bet Joe Starkey gets in too. Looks like you can vote multiple times You can only vote once per category.

I'll be interested to see if KFOG promotes this in any way, they ought to give it a mention or two on the air, don'cha think?  It'd be swell if he returned to 10@10 as "Hall of Fame Broadcaster Dave Morey"


UPDATE: I have not heard this mentioned on KFOG in the last 2 weeks.

Meanwhile, automation is everywhere -- this KPIG story is a couple weeks old:

http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/ci_11998928?IADID=Search-www.santacruzsentinel.com-www.santacruzsentinel.com
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: Tinka Cat on April 10, 2009, 09:02:16 AM
Ian McLagan, keyboardist for The (Small) FAces, will be on Fresh Air (91.7 KALW FM) in the 9 AM hour.

(He was once asked to join the Grateful Dead, but declined b/c he found the music too tedious.  oh... snap, dude!)

ETA: Correx:  he wasn't asked by the band to join outright, he was asked to submit a tape of his playing along with the GD music.  He bought one of their records, sat down to listen, and decided "it sucked". 
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: Gazoo on April 10, 2009, 09:30:45 AM
Ian McLagan, keyboardist for The (Small) FAces, will be on Fresh Air (91.7 KALW FM) in the 9 AM hour.

(He was once asked to join the Grateful Dead, but declined b/c he found the music too tedious.  oh... snap, dude!)


He should've said that he declined b/c he liked his life.  (Except Bruce Hornsby appears to have broken that curse.)
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on April 10, 2009, 09:33:41 AM
Ian McLagan, keyboardist for The (Small) FAces, will be on Fresh Air (91.7 KALW FM) in the 9 AM hour.

(He was once asked to join the Grateful Dead, but declined b/c he found the music too tedious.  oh... snap, dude!)


He should've said that he declined b/c he liked his life.  (Except Bruce Hornsby appears to have broken that curse.)

of course in Hornsby's case, hooking up with the Dead was a step up from tedious to slightly-less-tedious. ;)
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: urth on April 10, 2009, 09:48:39 AM
Ian McLagan, keyboardist for The (Small) FAces, will be on Fresh Air (91.7 KALW FM) in the 9 AM hour.

(He was once asked to join the Grateful Dead, but declined b/c he found the music too tedious.  oh... snap, dude!)


He should've said that he declined b/c he liked his life.  (Except Bruce Hornsby appears to have broken that curse.)

Hornsby wasn't a full official member, just an occasional pinch hitter. Vince Welnick however was inducted into the band, and has since crossed over. So the curse lives on.
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on April 11, 2009, 05:32:01 PM
The Star 101.3 van was in the Mission today. Across the back it says: "Wake up with Don Bleu! Go home with Ryan Seacrest!"  Gawd I can't imagine two less appetizing options. Bleu is pushing 70 and Ryan Seacrest is, er, Ryan Seacrest.
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: urth on April 13, 2009, 09:59:18 PM
Peter Hartlaub writes a blog post bemoaning the loss of Live 105's morning show, "The Woody Show", and the comments almost to a man say "good riddance."

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/parenting/detail?entry_id=38351&tsp=1
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on April 13, 2009, 10:02:17 PM
Peter Hartlaub writes a blog post bemoaning the loss of Live 105's morning show, "The Woody Show", and the comments almost to a man say "good riddance."

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/parenting/detail?entry_id=38351&tsp=1

Remember last year, when Hartlaub wrote a piece on local morning shows and called Dave "something of a crank" (this was before his retirement announcement)? But he liked Woody? Wha?
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: Tinka Cat on April 14, 2009, 08:16:34 AM
Peter Hartlaub writes a blog post bemoaning the loss of Live 105's morning show, "The Woody Show", and the comments almost to a man say "good riddance."

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/parenting/detail?entry_id=38351&tsp=1

Remember last year, when Hartlaub wrote a piece on local morning shows and called Dave "something of a crank" (this was before his retirement announcement)? But he liked Woody? Wha?

I bet calling Dave a crank was a little playful dig at Tim Goodman
b/c of his connection to The Morning Show.  :)

Those two sit right next to each other at work (and get along very well, btw).
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on April 16, 2009, 08:51:51 AM
not local, but a sad radio story from Northeast Pennsylvania: WARM goes cold.

http://www.timesleader.com/news/WARM__once-hot_station__goes_cold_04-16-2009.html
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: Alicat on April 17, 2009, 10:50:14 PM
The Star 101.3 van was in the Mission today. Across the back it says: "Wake up with Don Bleu! Go home with Ryan Seacrest!"  Gawd I can't imagine two less appetizing options. Bleu is pushing 70 and Ryan Seacrest is, er, Ryan Seacrest.
Worse or weirder would be to go home with Ryan and wake up to the Woody show with Don.
eeewwwwwwww.
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on April 19, 2009, 10:52:47 AM
True Oldies Channel is doing another "Rock'n'Roll Remake" weekend, and they played of bit of Arthur Alexander's orig of "Burning Love" -- damn, I had no idea!
Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: mshray on April 21, 2009, 10:40:11 AM
Peter Hartlaub writes a blog post bemoaning the loss of Live 105's morning show, "The Woody Show", and the comments almost to a man say "good riddance."

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/parenting/detail?entry_id=38351&tsp=1

Flipping channels today to learn that Live105 has poached No-Name from KLLC for their new morning show. Today was his first day.   He apparently got ditched last summer by KLLC & no one really cared.

Title: Re: Local radio news
Post by: RGMike on April 24, 2009, 08:00:41 AM
This is pretty funny stuff:  A fake website used by stations in the process of switching formats -- yes, they actually play Chinese music on the air while they redirect their station website here:

http://www.kungpao1005.com/

Title: Randi Rhodes is coming back to Green 960
Post by: ggould on April 24, 2009, 09:35:29 AM
ironically, she's been picked up by the same group (subset of Clear Channel) that handles Beck, Limbaugh, Hannity, and the rest of the miscreants!
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Tinka Cat on May 05, 2009, 12:21:44 PM
I heard this morning that Renel Moon is leaving KISS 98.1 FM (A clear channel station).  She does the morning slot on the R&B Station.  Prob not a lot of KISS 98.1 fans here, but of course you know she's also the PA announcer at Giants games, too.

her blog page says it's her decision
http://www.981kissfm.com/pages/dj_renel.html

Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on May 05, 2009, 12:39:07 PM
I heard this morning that Renel Moon is leaving KISS 98.1 FM (A clear channel station).  She does the morning slot on the R&B Station.  Prob not a lot of KISS 98.1 fans here, but of course you know she's also the PA announcer at Giants games, too.

her blog page says it's her decision
http://www.981kissfm.com/pages/dj_renel.html


well, now she can get some sleep!  How you can do a morning show and then be a PA announcer at nite games is beyond me.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: urth on May 06, 2009, 12:26:49 AM
I heard this morning that Renel Moon is leaving KISS 98.1 FM (A clear channel station).  She does the morning slot on the R&B Station.  Prob not a lot of KISS 98.1 fans here, but of course you know she's also the PA announcer at Giants games, too.

her blog page says it's her decision
http://www.981kissfm.com/pages/dj_renel.html


well, now she can get some sleep!  How you can do a morning show and then be a PA announcer at nite games is beyond me.

After reading thru her journal, I get the impression that she announced she was leaving last Friday, and that was essentially her last day, save for a two-hour farewell appearance this coming Friday. None of this "I'm retiring in two months" stuff--"Today is it, I'm outta here." But I guess doing a morning show has gotta take its toll on anyone.

Wonder how long it took Dave to start sleeping normal hours again?
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Alicat on May 07, 2009, 08:41:31 AM
I heard this morning that Renel Moon is leaving KISS 98.1 FM (A clear channel station).  She does the morning slot on the R&B Station.  Prob not a lot of KISS 98.1 fans here, but of course you know she's also the PA announcer at Giants games, too.

her blog page says it's her decision
http://www.981kissfm.com/pages/dj_renel.html


well, now she can get some sleep!  How you can do a morning show and then be a PA announcer at nite games is beyond me.

After reading thru her journal, I get the impression that she announced she was leaving last Friday, and that was essentially her last day, save for a two-hour farewell appearance this coming Friday. None of this "I'm retiring in two months" stuff--"Today is it, I'm outta here." But I guess doing a morning show has gotta take its toll on anyone.

Wonder how long it took Dave to start sleeping normal hours again?
I listen to KISS for the old school stuff. Like Renels 9am show and the lunch time and drive time play lists. I met Renel last monthg at the Giants lunch I go to every year. She was soooooo nice. Pic to FB momentarily.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Tinka Cat on May 07, 2009, 09:45:36 AM
I heard this morning that Renel Moon is leaving KISS 98.1 FM (A clear channel station).  She does the morning slot on the R&B Station.  Prob not a lot of KISS 98.1 fans here, but of course you know she's also the PA announcer at Giants games, too.

her blog page says it's her decision
http://www.981kissfm.com/pages/dj_renel.html


well, now she can get some sleep!  How you can do a morning show and then be a PA announcer at nite games is beyond me.

After reading thru her journal, I get the impression that she announced she was leaving last Friday, and that was essentially her last day, save for a two-hour farewell appearance this coming Friday. None of this "I'm retiring in two months" stuff--"Today is it, I'm outta here." But I guess doing a morning show has gotta take its toll on anyone.

Wonder how long it took Dave to start sleeping normal hours again?
I listen to KISS for the old school stuff. Like Renels 9am show and the lunch time and drive time play lists. I met Renel last monthg at the Giants lunch I go to every year. She was soooooo nice. Pic to FB momentarily.

yes, they do throw some good old school stuff in there.  very nice.   Some of the newer stuff is good, too. I'm not necessarily a fan of the Maria Carey/Christina Aguilera school of Diva gesticulations and "let's see how many notes I can hit" phrasing, but I heard what I think is a Beyonce tune that I liked.  Something about "your book is being written" (i.e. you life is taking shape) or something schmaltzy like that.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on May 07, 2009, 09:51:47 AM
I heard this morning that Renel Moon is leaving KISS 98.1 FM (A clear channel station).  She does the morning slot on the R&B Station.  Prob not a lot of KISS 98.1 fans here, but of course you know she's also the PA announcer at Giants games, too.

her blog page says it's her decision
http://www.981kissfm.com/pages/dj_renel.html


well, now she can get some sleep!  How you can do a morning show and then be a PA announcer at nite games is beyond me.

After reading thru her journal, I get the impression that she announced she was leaving last Friday, and that was essentially her last day, save for a two-hour farewell appearance this coming Friday. None of this "I'm retiring in two months" stuff--"Today is it, I'm outta here." But I guess doing a morning show has gotta take its toll on anyone.

Wonder how long it took Dave to start sleeping normal hours again?
I listen to KISS for the old school stuff. Like Renels 9am show and the lunch time and drive time play lists. I met Renel last monthg at the Giants lunch I go to every year. She was soooooo nice. Pic to FB momentarily.

yes, they do throw some good old school stuff in there.  very nice.   Some of the newer stuff is good, too. I'm not necessarily a fan of the Maria Carey/Christina Aguilera school of Diva gesticulations and "let's see how many notes I can hit" phrasing, but I heard what I think is a Beyonce tune that I liked.  Something about "your book is being written" (i.e. you life is taking shape) or something schmaltzy like that.

I used to be a fan of their Sunday afternoon oldies show -- they really went far back and played some obscurities and sometimes did a Theme Hour at 5:00. But the station generally plays the same focus-group-approved songs over and over ("Respect" and "Think" and "Natural Woman" repeatedly but jeezus Ree-Ree had dozens of other hits), and of course they've played less and less '60s and more '80s in recent years.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Gazoo on May 07, 2009, 10:11:37 AM
Something about "your book is being written" (i.e. you life is taking shape) or something schmaltzy like that.

That wouldn't be Natasha Bedingfield's "Unwritten," would it?

(For the record, I like quite a few Beyonce songs, especially "Irreplaceable," which might be in my Top 10 singles of the 2000s; her new hit, "Halo," is also good.)
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Tinka Cat on May 07, 2009, 11:36:04 AM
Something about "your book is being written" (i.e. you life is taking shape) or something schmaltzy like that.

That wouldn't be Natasha Bedingfield's "Unwritten," would it?

(For the record, I like quite a few Beyonce songs, especially "Irreplaceable," which might be in my Top 10 singles of the 2000s; her new hit, "Halo," is also good.)

"unwritten" is it, thanks!  and will chk out your Beyonce suggestions -- I've prob heard them already since she's so poular -- I need to hear more of that new music the kids are listening to.   :D
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on May 07, 2009, 11:54:17 AM
Something about "your book is being written" (i.e. you life is taking shape) or something schmaltzy like that.

That wouldn't be Natasha Bedingfield's "Unwritten," would it?

(For the record, I like quite a few Beyonce songs, especially "Irreplaceable," which might be in my Top 10 singles of the 2000s; her new hit, "Halo," is also good.)

"unwritten" is it, thanks!  and will chk out your Beyonce suggestions -- I've prob heard them already since she's so poular -- I need to hear more of that new music the kids are listening to.   :D

I always shop at her store, Bed Bath & Beyonce.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Tinka Cat on May 07, 2009, 12:22:11 PM
Something about "your book is being written" (i.e. you life is taking shape) or something schmaltzy like that.

That wouldn't be Natasha Bedingfield's "Unwritten," would it?

(For the record, I like quite a few Beyonce songs, especially "Irreplaceable," which might be in my Top 10 singles of the 2000s; her new hit, "Halo," is also good.)

"unwritten" is it, thanks!  and will chk out your Beyonce suggestions -- I've prob heard them already since she's so poular -- I need to hear more of that new music the kids are listening to.   :D

I always shop at her store, Bed Bath & Beyonce.


 oh yeah, and then you go next door to Trader Ho's??  <rimshot>
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on May 07, 2009, 12:47:55 PM
Something about "your book is being written" (i.e. you life is taking shape) or something schmaltzy like that.

That wouldn't be Natasha Bedingfield's "Unwritten," would it?

(For the record, I like quite a few Beyonce songs, especially "Irreplaceable," which might be in my Top 10 singles of the 2000s; her new hit, "Halo," is also good.)

"unwritten" is it, thanks!  and will chk out your Beyonce suggestions -- I've prob heard them already since she's so poular -- I need to hear more of that new music the kids are listening to.   :D

I always shop at her store, Bed Bath & Beyonce.


 oh yeah, and then you go next door to Trader Ho's??  <rimshot>

(http://www.forbesrobertsondesign.com/images/frd-bbb001.gif)
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: urth on May 07, 2009, 03:09:51 PM
Something about "your book is being written" (i.e. you life is taking shape) or something schmaltzy like that.

That wouldn't be Natasha Bedingfield's "Unwritten," would it?

(For the record, I like quite a few Beyonce songs, especially "Irreplaceable," which might be in my Top 10 singles of the 2000s; her new hit, "Halo," is also good.)

"unwritten" is it, thanks!  and will chk out your Beyonce suggestions -- I've prob heard them already since she's so poular -- I need to hear more of that new music the kids are listening to.   :D

I always shop at her store, Bed Bath & Beyonce.

Thanks to a past Simpsons' Treehouse of Horror ep from several years ago, Sarah and I now always refer to that chain as Blood Bath and Beyond. :D
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on May 14, 2009, 02:59:37 PM
FYI and (sorta) TANC, Ben Fong-Torres is doing two hours every weeknight (7 to 9) on that KYA-re-creation webstream.

http://www.kyaradio.com/

Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: urth on May 18, 2009, 05:50:23 PM
Per Big Rick on FB, as of 3pm today KKSF is no more. Not sure if it was a format switch or what.

A message on their site's front door says:

Quote
May 18, 2009

Today marks the end of an era. KKSF-FM is no longer the Bay Area's home for Smooth Jazz.

Everyone at KKSF would like to thank all the loyal fans of our station and the years of support you've given us. Over our 20 year history, you have always been there for us, and we truly appreciate it. You've traveled to our hundreds of KKSF listener parties and concerts, celebrated at our Sunday Brunches, helped raise over 4 million dollars for Bay Area AIDS organizations by purchasing Samplers for AIDS Relief, and you've listened to countless hours of Smooth Jazz music and artists. That unwavering support is reflected in a rich and successful track record at 103.7 KKSF.

The spirit of KKSF isn't going away, however. KKSF.com will continue to thrive as your source for Smooth Jazz including a digital audio stream of the Smooth Jazz Network as well as videos on demand, concert listings and other features. We hope you'll choose to continue to support the artists and the music online.

While this decision was extremely difficult, KKSF is taking a different path and becoming a new radio station today -- 103.7 The Band. It was made only after exhaustive market research, and extensive economic considerations (yes this is a business). We hope you'll listen and let us know what you think.

Please take a moment and share your thoughts and questions here on the site. We will be updating information regularly and encourage your feedback.

No idea what The Band is. But it sounds classic-rock-ish.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: ggould on May 18, 2009, 07:24:42 PM
Per Big Rick on FB, as of 3pm today KKSF is no more. Not sure if it was a format switch or what.

A message on their site's front door says:

Quote
May 18, 2009

Today marks the end of an era. KKSF-FM is no longer the Bay Area's home for Smooth Jazz.

Everyone at KKSF would like to thank all the loyal fans of our station and the years of support you've given us. Over our 20 year history, you have always been there for us, and we truly appreciate it. You've traveled to our hundreds of KKSF listener parties and concerts, celebrated at our Sunday Brunches, helped raise over 4 million dollars for Bay Area AIDS organizations by purchasing Samplers for AIDS Relief, and you've listened to countless hours of Smooth Jazz music and artists. That unwavering support is reflected in a rich and successful track record at 103.7 KKSF.

The spirit of KKSF isn't going away, however. KKSF.com will continue to thrive as your source for Smooth Jazz including a digital audio stream of the Smooth Jazz Network as well as videos on demand, concert listings and other features. We hope you'll choose to continue to support the artists and the music online.

While this decision was extremely difficult, KKSF is taking a different path and becoming a new radio station today -- 103.7 The Band. It was made only after exhaustive market research, and extensive economic considerations (yes this is a business). We hope you'll listen and let us know what you think.

Please take a moment and share your thoughts and questions here on the site. We will be updating information regularly and encourage your feedback.

No idea what The Band is. But it sounds classic-rock-ish.
yes, classic rock it is.  I wonder if they couldn't share the smooth market with KBLX.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on May 19, 2009, 07:48:51 AM
Per Big Rick on FB, as of 3pm today KKSF is no more. Not sure if it was a format switch or what.


No idea what The Band is. But it sounds classic-rock-ish.
yes, classic rock it is.  I wonder if they couldn't share the smooth market with KBLX.

this was rumored a few days ago on the radio-info.com SF thread.  Why on earth do these smooth jazz stations switch to rock formats in markets where rock struggles to do well?  In NYC they lost smooth jazz to what is now WRXP, which is a bizarre hybrid of Triple-A, hard rock and alternative that is getting NO ratings traction at all after more than a year on the air. And now KKSF gives the Bay Area its FOURTH rock station? The Bone is already doing Classic Rock (as noted recently they seem to have tweaked themselves, adding things like the loooooooooong versions of "Inna Gadda Da Vida" and -- gawd help us -- "Freebird"); KFOG is an older-skewing Triple-A, and Live 105 has the alt tip covered. I'll have to check out the "new" KKSF after 10@10, but I'll be stunned if it's even remotely interesting
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on May 19, 2009, 09:00:04 AM
Per Big Rick on FB, as of 3pm today KKSF is no more. Not sure if it was a format switch or what.


No idea what The Band is. But it sounds classic-rock-ish.
yes, classic rock it is.  I wonder if they couldn't share the smooth market with KBLX.

this was rumored a few days ago on the radio-info.com SF thread.  Why on earth do these smooth jazz stations switch to rock formats in markets where rock struggles to do well?  In NYC they lost smooth jazz to what is now WRXP, which is a bizarre hybrid of Triple-A, hard rock and alternative that is getting NO ratings traction at all after more than a year on the air. And now KKSF gives the Bay Area its FOURTH rock station? The Bone is already doing Classic Rock (as noted recently they seem to have tweaked themselves, adding things like the loooooooooong versions of "Inna Gadda Da Vida" and -- gawd help us -- "Freebird"); KFOG is an older-skewing Triple-A, and Live 105 has the alt tip covered. I'll have to check out the "new" KKSF after 10@10, but I'll be stunned if it's even remotely interesting

I accidentally landed on the new Band yesterday while flipping through the Comcast channels (the tv still said KKSF, Smooth Jazz).  Came in in the middle of Boston "More Than a Feeling", followed by the FM, "Gold Dust Woman" or "Landslide" (I can't remember), then another mid to late 70's whitebread with the crust cut off classic rock track.  Then I switched to Antiques Roadshow.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on May 19, 2009, 09:06:08 AM
Per Big Rick on FB, as of 3pm today KKSF is no more. Not sure if it was a format switch or what.


No idea what The Band is. But it sounds classic-rock-ish.
yes, classic rock it is.  I wonder if they couldn't share the smooth market with KBLX.

this was rumored a few days ago on the radio-info.com SF thread.  Why on earth do these smooth jazz stations switch to rock formats in markets where rock struggles to do well?  In NYC they lost smooth jazz to what is now WRXP, which is a bizarre hybrid of Triple-A, hard rock and alternative that is getting NO ratings traction at all after more than a year on the air. And now KKSF gives the Bay Area its FOURTH rock station? The Bone is already doing Classic Rock (as noted recently they seem to have tweaked themselves, adding things like the loooooooooong versions of "Inna Gadda Da Vida" and -- gawd help us -- "Freebird"); KFOG is an older-skewing Triple-A, and Live 105 has the alt tip covered. I'll have to check out the "new" KKSF after 10@10, but I'll be stunned if it's even remotely interesting

I accidentally landed on the new Band yesterday while flipping through the Comcast channels (the tv still said KKSF, Smooth Jazz).  Came in in the middle of Boston "More Than a Feeling", followed by the FM, "Gold Dust Woman" or "Landslide" (I can't remember), then another mid to late 70's whitebread with the crust cut off classic rock track.  Then I switched to Antiques Roadshow.

LOL!  I just tuned in and got "Night Moves" followed by "Long Cool Creedence in a T-Rex".  The website calls it "Classic Hits" which means they're gonna be like The Drive, I guess, but so far there aren't any "deep tracks" to speak of...
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Tinka Cat on May 19, 2009, 09:45:38 AM
Per Big Rick on FB, as of 3pm today KKSF is no more. Not sure if it was a format switch or what.


No idea what The Band is. But it sounds classic-rock-ish.
yes, classic rock it is.  I wonder if they couldn't share the smooth market with KBLX.

this was rumored a few days ago on the radio-info.com SF thread.  Why on earth do these smooth jazz stations switch to rock formats in markets where rock struggles to do well?  In NYC they lost smooth jazz to what is now WRXP, which is a bizarre hybrid of Triple-A, hard rock and alternative that is getting NO ratings traction at all after more than a year on the air. And now KKSF gives the Bay Area its FOURTH rock station? The Bone is already doing Classic Rock (as noted recently they seem to have tweaked themselves, adding things like the loooooooooong versions of "Inna Gadda Da Vida" and -- gawd help us -- "Freebird"); KFOG is an older-skewing Triple-A, and Live 105 has the alt tip covered. I'll have to check out the "new" KKSF after 10@10, but I'll be stunned if it's even remotely interesting

I accidentally landed on the new Band yesterday while flipping through the Comcast channels (the tv still said KKSF, Smooth Jazz).  Came in in the middle of Boston "More Than a Feeling", followed by the FM, "Gold Dust Woman" or "Landslide" (I can't remember), then another mid to late 70's whitebread with the crust cut off classic rock track.  Then I switched to Antiques Roadshow.

LOL!  I just tuned in and got "Night Moves" followed by "Long Cool Creedence in a T-Rex".  The website calls it "Classic Hits" which means they're gonna be like The Drive, I guess, but so far there aren't any "deep tracks" to speak of...

they keep announcing they're doing "10,000 songs in  row" with NO commercials.  That should take at least a week or so.  A stalling tactic until they can assemble an on-air staff?  or possibly traffic some ads?

this AM I heard

BILLY JOEL   Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)
JOHN LENNON      Imagine   

playlist -- I notice some gaps:  http://www.mediabase.com/whatsong/whatsong.asp?var_s=075075083070045070077
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on May 19, 2009, 11:54:40 AM
so, what are we gonna be hearing in Dentists' offices now that KKSF is toast? Classical?
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: urth on May 19, 2009, 12:27:39 PM

LOL!  I just tuned in and got "Night Moves" followed by "Long Cool Creedence in a T-Rex".  The website calls it "Classic Hits" which means they're gonna be like The Drive, I guess, but so far there aren't any "deep tracks" to speak of...

they keep announcing they're doing "10,000 songs in  row" with NO commercials.  That should take at least a week or so.  A stalling tactic until they can assemble an on-air staff?  or possibly traffic some ads?

this AM I heard

BILLY JOEL   Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)
JOHN LENNON      Imagine   

playlist -- I notice some gaps:  http://www.mediabase.com/whatsong/whatsong.asp?var_s=075075083070045070077

I think I commented on this in another thread, but it wasn't this one and I can't find it via search. But about a week and a half back, one of the local oldies stations (there were at least two in Portland) flipped to a late 70s & 80s-classic-rock format, and like The Band, their sign-on gimmick was to play 10K songs in a row. (I think they're another CC station--big surprise). I have no idea how long they're planning to take to get thru that many songs, as I couldn't listen to them more than once or twice for about 20 minutes each, but I'd have to guess they're still at it. Figure if they play an average of 15 songs an hour, that's 360 songs per day, so it's going to be a good 27 days and change of non-stop classic rock before they can start generating revenue playing paying ads.

They're heavy on AC/DC and Scorpions and Def Leppard and the like, which I've never had a taste for. But like SF, Portland is not lacking for rock stations (by my count we already have two classic rock outlets, a AAA, a couple of oldies stations, and an alternative station that plays far more music from the 80s and 90s than currents, which almost makes them an oldies station too) , so it's curious why they chose that format. I listened to the station in its former incarnation on occasion--its oldies weren't particularly out of the norm, but they were the only station I could stand to listen to that has drive time traffic reports more often than every 30 minutes. (There's no equivalent of KCBS here. There's a couple of talk stations, but the one that does regular traffic, KEX, is conservative talk, and I can barely stand to listen to them AT ALL, even long enough to find out if there's traffic on I-5 or not.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on May 19, 2009, 12:35:34 PM
so, what are we gonna be hearing in Dentists' offices now that KKSF is toast? Classical?

My dentist plays show tunes.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Tinka Cat on May 19, 2009, 12:36:02 PM
so, what are we gonna be hearing in Dentists' offices now that KKSF is toast? Classical?


KDFC 102.1 plays single movements excepted from larger works, and they don't venture too far from the "lite" florid non-challenging stuff, so yes, we could conceivably be hearing them at the dentist.  KDFC is considered a joke among classical music purists.  

So your dentist plays smooth jazz?  

Also, when was the last time you got into an elevator and actually heard piped-in music?  Did that really happen?  Or is it such part of the collective mythology now that we're convinced it once existed?
 
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on May 19, 2009, 12:47:11 PM
so, what are we gonna be hearing in Dentists' offices now that KKSF is toast? Classical?


KDFC 102.1 plays single movements excepted from larger works, and they don't venture too far from the "lite" florid non-challenging stuff, so yes, we could conceivably be hearing them at the dentist.  KDFC is considered a joke among classical music purists.  

So your dentist plays smooth jazz?  

Also, when was the last time you got into an elevator and actually heard piped-in music?  Did that really happen?  Or is it such part of the collective mythology now that we're convinced it once existed?
 

I heard KKSF during my last root canal. Seriously.  And yeah, "elevator music" went out-of-fashion decades ago, but it really did exist once (I remember it as a child).  Ah, but Wiki knows all:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elevator_music
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: ggould on May 19, 2009, 04:49:41 PM
I accidentally landed on the new Band yesterday while flipping through the Comcast channels (the tv still said KKSF, Smooth Jazz).  Came in in the middle of Boston "More Than a Feeling", followed by the FM, "Gold Dust Woman" or "Landslide" (I can't remember), then another mid to late 70's whitebread with the crust cut off classic rock track.  Then I switched to Antiques Roadshow.
instead of TNG reruns?
 ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on May 19, 2009, 05:03:43 PM
I accidentally landed on the new Band yesterday while flipping through the Comcast channels (the tv still said KKSF, Smooth Jazz).  Came in in the middle of Boston "More Than a Feeling", followed by the FM, "Gold Dust Woman" or "Landslide" (I can't remember), then another mid to late 70's whitebread with the crust cut off classic rock track.  Then I switched to Antiques Roadshow.
instead of TNG reruns?
 ;) ;) ;)

LOL.  I actually did watch the last 10 minutes of the one just before "The Hunted".  And the opening to "The Hunted", but switched to my novel at that point.  ("Matter", by Iain M. Banks - very nice)
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: urth on May 21, 2009, 11:41:45 PM
Found this on Dave's FB page: K-FOX is going away as soon as their sale is OK'd. No clue what format they're going to, but it won't be classic rock anymore. And the Sharks will be in need of a new flagship, too.

http://sfppc.blogspot.com/2009/05/k-fox-sale-near-goodbye-greg-kihn.html

Also, check out the list of fired or bought-out Chronicle staff on the left. Quite a few names there that are old timers, and will be missed: Edward Guthmann, Jesse Hamlin, Steve Winn, Ruthe Stein, Sylvia Rubin, Joel Selvin--all longtime Datebook writers, Nancy Gay and Gwen Knapp from the sports desk, Steve Rubinstein, a ton of photographers, a ton of copy editors, and more I'm not even mentioning. Christ, it's going to be very quiet at Myth and Fission from here on.

Oh, and back to radio news for a sec: Sacramento's longtime (18 years) alternative station, KWOD, is also flipping at 9am tomorrow.

http://www.kwod.net
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on May 22, 2009, 07:26:50 AM
Found this on Dave's FB page: K-FOX is going away as soon as their sale is OK'd. No clue what format they're going to, but it won't be classic rock anymore. And the Sharks will be in need of a new flagship, too.



Well, I'm betting 103.7 "The Band" will hire Greg Kihn.

Did KWOD call itsel K-Wod?  Sounds like a slur: "Dude, you are such a total K-wod!"
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on May 22, 2009, 08:55:32 AM
Per Big Rick on FB, as of 3pm today KKSF is no more. Not sure if it was a format switch or what.


TANC: Chicago's WNUA, one of the last major-market "smooth jazz" stations, also owned by Cheap Channel, also flipped formats today.  (they went Spanish)
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on May 22, 2009, 09:01:37 AM
Found this on Dave's FB page: K-FOX is going away as soon as their sale is OK'd. No clue what format they're going to, but it won't be classic rock anymore. And the Sharks will be in need of a new flagship, too.



Well, I'm betting 103.7 "The Band" will hire Greg Kihn.


and it occurs to me (duh!) that since Cheap Channel is divesting itself of K-FOX and also owns "The Band", the format-switch makes sense. Of *course* they'll move Kihn to 103.7 -- genius, actually, since he has a rep of being a right-winger; all those conservative Fogheads  who complain about the station being too lefty will have somewhere else to go in the morning.  Maybe they can run Ted Nugent's talk show on the overnites.  ;)
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: urth on May 22, 2009, 09:28:19 AM
Did KWOD call itsel K-Wod?  Sounds like a slur: "Dude, you are such a total K-wod!"

Nah, but that's what us wiseasses called it. KWOD was its original call sign from when they first went on the air (sometime in the 70s I think) broadcasting in quadrophonic (hence the name was pronounced "quad.") I don't think that lasted too long, as quadrophonic anything caught on at about the same rate as HD radio, but the call letters stuck through several formats (they were even smooth jazz for awhile in the 80s), even when they went alternative in '91.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on May 24, 2009, 10:42:48 PM
Did KWOD call itsel K-Wod?  Sounds like a slur: "Dude, you are such a total K-wod!"

Nah, but that's what us wiseasses called it. KWOD was its original call sign from when they first went on the air (sometime in the 70s I think) broadcasting in quadrophonic (hence the name was pronounced "quad.") I don't think that lasted too long, as quadrophonic anything caught on at about the same rate as HD radio...

Ha! we had the same thing in NY -- in '74 a classical station, WNCN, was flipped to rock with the call letters WQIV (Quad-4, get it?) and they broadcast in quadrophonic. They didn't last long either; the former classical station's "Listener League" filed suit against the owners and it was quite a big deal.  They were back to classical again within a year. Power to the (rich old white) people!

Meanwhile, local news: I saw a play at Berkeley Rep tonite (Lieutenant of Inishmore, which was great) and got home a little after 10.  Figured I missed the first hour of Little Steven, but I turn on the radio and it's clear he's just finishing up his first set -- WTF?  Have they moved Joel Selvin's show up to 9, or back to Midnite, or canned him entirely? Jeez, first the poor guy gets laid off at the Chron, and now this!

Guess I'll be catching up with Steven on Mondays via that UK station in the future if the Bone has indeed permanently moved him to 10pm.

ETA: they played a "Listen to 'Selvin on the City' tonite at 11" promo around 10:40, but it's clear Steven's show won't be over until around 12. Again: WTF?
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on May 30, 2009, 12:23:30 PM
In the car earlier, I came across Bob Costas' syndicated radio show on KNBR; he was replaying an interview with George Carlin including excerpts from Carlin's classic "Football vs. Baseball" bit.

Turns out it was Costa's final radio show -- he's giving it up to concentrate on his TV stuff.  So it's a big weekend for weak ends, so to speak.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: urth on May 30, 2009, 01:04:03 PM
In the car earlier, I came across Bob Costas' syndicated radio show on KNBR; he was replaying an interview with George Carlin including excerpts from Carlin's classic "Football vs. Baseball" bit.

Turns out it was Costa's final radio show -- he's giving it up to concentrate on his TV stuff.  So it's a big weekend for weak ends, so to speak.

Another sign that radio is in decline--lots of mainstays bailing out before the last boat leaves. :(
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on June 17, 2009, 11:57:49 AM
Anybody wanna be Program Director of 103.7 "The Band" (c'mon, who wouldn't want to work for Cheap Channel?)

http://clearcareers.clearchannel.com/Jobs/JobDetail.aspx?JobPostingId=14604
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: urth on June 17, 2009, 12:28:47 PM
Anybody wanna be Program Director of 103.7 "The Band" (c'mon, who wouldn't want to work for Cheap Channel?)

http://clearcareers.clearchannel.com/Jobs/JobDetail.aspx?JobPostingId=14604

Wonder if they talked to Dave Benson when he got let go?
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on June 17, 2009, 12:32:09 PM
Anybody wanna be Program Director of 103.7 "The Band" (c'mon, who wouldn't want to work for Cheap Channel?)

http://clearcareers.clearchannel.com/Jobs/JobDetail.aspx?JobPostingId=14604

Wonder if they talked to Dave Benson when he got let go?

I'm sure he's MUCH happier in Seattle than he'd ever be working for CC.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on June 24, 2009, 01:01:54 PM
I don't have XM/Sirius, but this is interesting (it started Monday): The History of Gay Music.

http://www.examiner.com/x-448-SF-Radio-Examiner~y2009m6d19-The-history-of-gay-music-to-air-on-XMSirius
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: mshray on June 24, 2009, 03:48:29 PM
fwiw, 103.7 The Band was not yet playing commercials on Sunday afternoon, but by Monday morning they were.

Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on June 24, 2009, 03:58:40 PM
fwiw, 103.7 The Band was not yet playing commercials on Sunday afternoon, but by Monday morning they were.


they also had a morning deejay -- heard a minute or 2 of him signing off Monday morning, since I had a radio with me. It wasn't Greg Kihn.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Tinka Cat on June 24, 2009, 04:44:14 PM
fwiw, 103.7 The Band was not yet playing commercials on Sunday afternoon, but by Monday morning they were.
they also had a morning deejay -- heard a minute or 2 of him signing off Monday morning, since I had a radio with me. It wasn't Greg Kihn.

not a real adventurous setlist (you want adventure, you go to the left of the dial -- or online), but right in my classic rocky wheelhouse whenever I tune in.  It's like a bowl of not too hot, not too cold soup that could use some salt, but meh, why bother?  It's too far to reach.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Tinka Cat on June 24, 2009, 05:08:17 PM
listening to KUSC online just now (Classical music from LA). In the middle of a pre-recorded feature piece about how Lorin Maazel is leaving the NY Philharmonic, the studio deejay's mic was hot, so I heard something like:

Lorin Maazel is concluding his seven-year tenure at the New York Philharmonic this week (*GOD DAMMIT!*) with performances of Mahler's 8th, the "Symphony of a Thousand," ...

tee hee!
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: mshray on June 24, 2009, 08:29:09 PM
fwiw, 103.7 The Band was not yet playing commercials on Sunday afternoon, but by Monday morning they were.
they also had a morning deejay -- heard a minute or 2 of him signing off Monday morning, since I had a radio with me. It wasn't Greg Kihn.

not a real adventurous setlist (you want adventure, you go to the left of the dial -- or online), but right in my classic rocky wheelhouse whenever I tune in.  It's like a bowl of not too hot, not too cold soup that could use some salt, but meh, why bother?  It's too far to reach.

That about sums it up for me.  Without commercials to worry about I often listened for a half hour or so, or as long as it took for Billie Joel to rear up (except "Piano Man", I listened to that straight through twice in the past month).
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Alicat on June 25, 2009, 10:26:48 AM
fwiw, 103.7 The Band was not yet playing commercials on Sunday afternoon, but by Monday morning they were.


they also had a morning deejay -- heard a minute or 2 of him signing off Monday morning, since I had a radio with me. It wasn't Greg Kihn.
I still listen to KUFX bot NOT to Greg Kihn. Asswipe. Next season it is inevitable that he'll perform the Nat. Anthem at the Tank and I'm not sure I'll be able to restrain a vigorous Booooooooo sent his way.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on June 25, 2009, 10:30:10 AM
fwiw, 103.7 The Band was not yet playing commercials on Sunday afternoon, but by Monday morning they were.


they also had a morning deejay -- heard a minute or 2 of him signing off Monday morning, since I had a radio with me. It wasn't Greg Kihn.
I still listen to KUFX bot NOT to Greg Kihn. Asswipe. Next season it is inevitable that he'll perform the Nat. Anthem at the Tank and I'm not sure I'll be able to restrain a vigorous Booooooooo sent his way.

LOL!  actually, if Cheap Channel doesn't move him up to "103.7 The Band" when K-Fox disappears, he may end up out of the market entirely, singing at some other hockey team's games.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Alicat on June 25, 2009, 10:52:18 AM
Impending doom for KUFX? Have I missed something? Having Kihn "retire" would be a blessing. He's just obnoxious noise to me now.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on June 25, 2009, 10:58:28 AM
Impending doom for KUFX? Have I missed something? Having Kihn "retire" would be a blessing. He's just obnoxious noise to me now.

Cheap Channel has to sell KUFX, they're over the limit for ownership in this market.  By all accounts it will switch formats when sold (possibly to Spanish or Asian).  It would make sense for CC to just migrate Kihn and the other jocks to "the Band" in SF, since it's also Classic Rock, but it's not clear what they're gonna do.  I don't like Kihn either, but from a business standpoint, he has a following and given how many Fogheads complain about KFOG's "left-wing bias" it would be smart to bring him up here (and controversy always sells, like it or not).
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on June 30, 2009, 09:41:27 AM
interesting piece from SFGate on how local radio stations choose the music that getson the air:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/06/30/DDUB18C0AK.DTL&type=music

I'm astounded that Live 105 still plays Coldplay -- I'd've thought their audience would consider them old hat.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: urth on June 30, 2009, 09:53:11 AM
interesting piece from SFGate on how local radio stations choose the music that getson the air:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/06/30/DDUB18C0AK.DTL&type=music

I'm astounded that Live 105 still plays Coldplay -- I'd've thought their audience would consider them old hat.

Yeah, I'd guess Coldplay would appeal to an older demographic than some of those bands, but most of the  bands on that list that released their first records in the late 80s or early 90s--earlier in the cases of Depeche Mode, Chili Peppers and the Cure, and long before Coldplay came along in what, 2001? Maybe the median Live105 listener is a little older than they'd have us believe?
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: mshray on July 01, 2009, 11:25:58 AM
They still play the occasional Marley & Jack Johnson, too.  Part of their demo is the local surf scene.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on July 01, 2009, 11:55:54 AM
They still play the occasional Marley & Jack Johnson, too.  Part of their demo is the local surf scene.

That makes sense, I guess.  But what I meant about Coldplay was not that they appeal to an older demo, but that the Live 105 "cutting edge" crowd would consider them too big, commercial and ponderous to be a Live 105 band anymore. I never listen to the station -- do they play Snow Patrol, the Fray, and all those other wannabes that KFOG spins incessantly?
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: mshray on July 02, 2009, 12:12:34 AM
They still play the occasional Marley & Jack Johnson, too.  Part of their demo is the local surf scene.

That makes sense, I guess.  But what I meant about Coldplay was not that they appeal to an older demo, but that the Live 105 "cutting edge" crowd would consider them too big, commercial and ponderous to be a Live 105 band anymore. I never listen to the station -- do they play Snow Patrol, the Fray, and all those other wannabes that KFOG spins incessantly?

I don't listen that much either  (No-Name is no less revolting to me than Woody was in the mornings) but I think they play Snow Patrol & The Fray less than before.  Still heavy on The Killers, Kings of Leon & Franz Ferdinand though, which KFOG plays only rarely.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on July 13, 2009, 10:04:56 AM
Joel Selvin's show last nite was a surprisingly thorough career-retrospective on 10cc, from the early songwriting days of Graham Gouldman all the way thru.  I didn't realize they'd written songs for Kaznetz & Katz's bubblegum empire (including "Sausalito", another for the songs-about-California-written-by-Brits-who've-never-been-there list) and that Eric Stewart was a Mindbender -- he sang lead on their "Groovy Kind of Love".

But here's the thing: Selvin spent the entire show mispronouncing the band's name as "ten see sees", as if it were plural. WTF?
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: ggould on July 13, 2009, 10:32:20 AM
Joel Selvin's show last nite was a surprisingly thorough career-retrospective on 10cc, from the early songwriting days of Graham Gouldman all the way thru.  I didn't realize they'd written songs for Kaznetz & Katz's bubblegum empire (including "Sausalito", another for the songs-about-California-written-by-Brits-who've-never-been-there list) and that Eric Stewart was a Mindbender -- he sang lead on their "Groovy Kind of Love".

But here's the thing: Selvin spent the entire show mispronouncing the band's name as "ten see sees", as if it were plural. WTF?
If I saw "10cc" it would certainly seem proper to say "ten see sees"  If the question was what is the volume of a certain fluid, and the written answer is 10cc,  I would say "I have ten cc's of this liquid."  But, if the band has decreed exactly how to pronounce the name, then I understand.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on July 13, 2009, 11:15:41 AM
Joel Selvin's show last nite was a surprisingly thorough career-retrospective on 10cc, from the early songwriting days of Graham Gouldman all the way thru.  I didn't realize they'd written songs for Kaznetz & Katz's bubblegum empire (including "Sausalito", another for the songs-about-California-written-by-Brits-who've-never-been-there list) and that Eric Stewart was a Mindbender -- he sang lead on their "Groovy Kind of Love".

But here's the thing: Selvin spent the entire show mispronouncing the band's name as "ten see sees", as if it were plural. WTF?
If I saw "10cc" it would certainly seem proper to say "ten see sees"  If the question was what is the volume of a certain fluid, and the written answer is 10cc,  I would say "I have ten cc's of this liquid."  But, if the band has decreed exactly how to pronounce the name, then I understand.

well yeah if you're a doctor (or have never heard of the band). But if you're a rock critic/deejay doing an hourlong special about them, you oughta know it's "see see" and not "see sees". I mean, the setup made it sound like he was a big fan, but he doesn't know their name? I've never heard anyone pronounce the band name "see sees" in 36 years.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Tinka Cat on July 13, 2009, 12:07:01 PM
Joel Selvin's show last nite was a surprisingly thorough career-retrospective on 10cc, from the early songwriting days of Graham Gouldman all the way thru.  I didn't realize they'd written songs for Kaznetz & Katz's bubblegum empire (including "Sausalito", another for the songs-about-California-written-by-Brits-who've-never-been-there list) and that Eric Stewart was a Mindbender -- he sang lead on their "Groovy Kind of Love".

But here's the thing: Selvin spent the entire show mispronouncing the band's name as "ten see sees", as if it were plural. WTF?
If I saw "10cc" it would certainly seem proper to say "ten see sees"  If the question was what is the volume of a certain fluid, and the written answer is 10cc,  I would say "I have ten cc's of this liquid."  But, if the band has decreed exactly how to pronounce the name, then I understand.

well yeah if you're a doctor (or have never heard of the band). But if you're a rock critic/deejay doing an hourlong special about them, you oughta know it's "see see" and not "see sees". I mean, the setup made it sound like he was a big fan, but he doesn't know their name? I've never heard anyone pronounce the band name "see sees" in 36 years.

I started to listen to his show last night on the ole' bedside clock radio, but my SO demanded I turn it off.   Not b/c she wanted to get some shut-eye, but b/c she's not a fan (to say the least). 

They used to work together, and his continued mis-pronunciation of the band's name falls right in line w what she thinks of him. 
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on July 14, 2009, 09:15:00 AM
Boston's rock legend WBCN finally fades away:

http://thephoenix.com/BLOGS/dontquoteme/archive/2009/07/14/adios-wbcn.aspx

http://www.newspostonline.com/entertainment/wbcn-1041-fm-to-give-way-to-mix-985-2009071463520

http://www.tmrzoo.com/?p=3040
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on July 14, 2009, 11:51:19 AM
The NY Times sells classical WQXR -- it will move up the dial but remain a classical station.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/15/arts/music/15radio.html?_r=1&hp
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on July 20, 2009, 09:00:03 AM
The Bone royally screwed up Little Steven's show last nite. They started it at 8:40, and they played the first segment, then the 3rd segment, then a segment from last week's show, then segs 4 and 5. Never did hear segment 2.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: mshray on July 26, 2009, 11:09:32 PM
So I'm driving around this afternoon, from my house up to El Cerrito to meet my in-laws for lunch then out to Antioch and back to Dublin.  Almost 90 miles of flipping channels, and spent a fair amount of time on 103.7 The Band.  Their deejays don't do all that much talking but they are there if you listen long enough.  Until now I'd only heard male deejays, but this afternoon there was a female voice and it sounded very familiar.  She mentioned something like "Did you see this in the Chronicle..." to do with foods, and I didn't catch all of it, but she listed several 'interesting' flavor combinations including balsamic caramel, to which she said,"I don't know about that one..."  and suddenly it hit me.

It was Ginger!

The next time around she in fact ID'd herself as Ginger & so now I'm wondering if she's moved to SF, or what.  And I know that the old KKSF 103.7 mostly had programming including voice talent from Chicago, so I kinda doubted that she necessarily had to be here now.  And checking the KBCO website she's still there (although TANC, she blogs about having been to Napa & Sonoma ealrier this month on vacation).

So I'm real curious how this works, but it sure was cool hearing her on the radio all afternoon.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: urth on July 26, 2009, 11:56:42 PM
So I'm driving around this afternoon, from my house up to El Cerrito to meet my in-laws for lunch then out to Antioch and back to Dublin.  Almost 90 miles of flipping channels, and spent a fair amount of time on 103.7 The Band.  Their deejays don't do all that much talking but they are there if you listen long enough.  Until now I'd only heard male deejays, but this afternoon there was a female voice and it sounded very familiar.  She mentioned something like "Did you see this in the Chronicle..." to do with foods, and I didn't catch all of it, but she listed several 'interesting' flavor combinations including balsamic caramel, to which she said,"I don't know about that one..."  and suddenly it hit me.

It was Ginger!

The next time around she in fact ID'd herself as Ginger & so now I'm wondering if she's moved to SF, or what.  And I know that the old KKSF 103.7 mostly had programming including voice talent from Chicago, so I kinda doubted that she necessarily had to be here now.  And checking the KBCO website she's still there (although TANC, she blogs about having been to Napa & Sonoma ealrier this month on vacation).

So I'm real curious how this works, but it sure was cool hearing her on the radio all afternoon.

Whoa! I believe KBCO was a Bonneville station--do they own the Band as well? The miracle of voice-tracking...
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: urth on July 27, 2009, 12:22:39 AM
Ben F-T talks about Casey Kasem's retirement and his bay area connection.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/07/26/PK5018OLBS.DTL

And if you scroll down, in the graf on Tony Salvadore's dismissal from KNBR/KFOG, mention is made of Dave's retirement and the bungled effort to having him continue on 10@10 that fell apart due to cash considerations.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on July 27, 2009, 07:36:55 AM
So I'm driving around this afternoon, from my house up to El Cerrito to meet my in-laws for lunch then out to Antioch and back to Dublin.  Almost 90 miles of flipping channels, and spent a fair amount of time on 103.7 The Band.  Their deejays don't do all that much talking but they are there if you listen long enough.  Until now I'd only heard male deejays, but this afternoon there was a female voice and it sounded very familiar.  She mentioned something like "Did you see this in the Chronicle..." to do with foods, and I didn't catch all of it, but she listed several 'interesting' flavor combinations including balsamic caramel, to which she said,"I don't know about that one..."  and suddenly it hit me.

It was Ginger!

The next time around she in fact ID'd herself as Ginger & so now I'm wondering if she's moved to SF, or what.  And I know that the old KKSF 103.7 mostly had programming including voice talent from Chicago, so I kinda doubted that she necessarily had to be here now.  And checking the KBCO website she's still there (although TANC, she blogs about having been to Napa & Sonoma ealrier this month on vacation).

So I'm real curious how this works, but it sure was cool hearing her on the radio all afternoon.

Whoa! I believe KBCO was a Bonneville station--do they own the Band as well? The miracle of voice-tracking...

Yes! I happened to tune past there a week or 2 ago in the evening and heard a female voice that was familiar but that I could not place. But damn, it was her!

And both stations are Cheap Channel, so it makes sense.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Gazoo on July 27, 2009, 08:03:53 AM
Ben F-T talks about Casey Kasem's retirement and his bay area connection.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/07/26/PK5018OLBS.DTL

And if you scroll down, in the graf on Tony Salvadore's dismissal from KNBR/KFOG, mention is made of Dave's retirement and the bungled effort to having him continue on 10@10 that fell apart due to cash considerations.

This note in the comments made me smile:

Quote
Casey Kasem lived on my street in the '60s in Los Angeles when he was with KRLA. For Halloween, he handed out 45rpm records to trick-or-treaters.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article/comments/view?f=/c/a/2009/07/24/PK5018OLBS.DTL#ixzz0MTLd6AHB
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on July 27, 2009, 09:04:33 AM
Just read Ginger's blog post about her visit to wine country; I noticed that her bio on the 'BCO website still mentions 10@10!
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on July 28, 2009, 09:58:21 AM
103.7 The Band hires a PD -- Dave Logan, who programmed KFOG back in the day.

http://news.radio-online.com/cgi-bin/rol.exe/headline_id=n19530
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: urth on July 28, 2009, 10:12:56 AM
103.7 The Band hires a PD -- Dave Logan, who programmed KFOG back in the day.

http://news.radio-online.com/cgi-bin/rol.exe/headline_id=n19530

I think he was the one who hired Dave Morey when KFOG was getting ready to do the flip from beautiful music to rock, no?
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Alicat on July 28, 2009, 12:01:15 PM
I heard Ginger too but didn't imagine it was our Colorado Ginger.

I work with a girl named Ginger and every time I say "Ginger" I can't help but think Wasabi.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Gazoo on July 29, 2009, 12:54:53 AM
I heard Ginger too but didn't imagine it was our Colorado Ginger.

I work with a girl named Ginger and every time I say "Ginger" I can't help but think Wasabi.

Every time I hear "Ginger" I think of Terry Gilliam at the 2:27 mark of my favorite Monty Python sketch (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdCQwigh6H8).

Sorry.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on July 29, 2009, 07:38:58 AM
The Band's afternoon voice is Bryan Schock, who quit NY's WRXP last year for "personal reasons" and then turned up earlier this year on San Diego's KGB.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on July 31, 2009, 09:50:25 AM
So I'm driving around this afternoon, from my house up to El Cerrito to meet my in-laws for lunch then out to Antioch and back to Dublin.  Almost 90 miles of flipping channels, and spent a fair amount of time on 103.7 The Band.  Their deejays don't do all that much talking but they are there if you listen long enough.  Until now I'd only heard male deejays, but this afternoon there was a female voice and it sounded very familiar.  She mentioned something like "Did you see this in the Chronicle..." to do with foods, and I didn't catch all of it, but she listed several 'interesting' flavor combinations including balsamic caramel, to which she said,"I don't know about that one..."  and suddenly it hit me.

It was Ginger!


Whoa! I believe KBCO was a Bonneville station--do they own the Band as well? The miracle of voice-tracking...

Yes! I happened to tune past there a week or 2 ago in the evening and heard a female voice that was familiar but that I could not place. But damn, it was her!

And both stations are Cheap Channel, so it makes sense.

per some radio websites I was browsing...  it takes a jock roughly 45 minutes to record the voicetracks for a 6-hour "air shift" on another station. For which the going rate is $6,000 a year above what they're already making at their home station. Compared to the $40G (and up) that Cheap Channel would pay a live-and-in-person deejay, that's a big savings for a company, multiplied by hundreds of air shifts around the country. More power to Ginger, who deserves all the $$$ she can get,  but it totally sucks, quality-radio-wise.  And as has been pointed out elsewhere, when EVERY station in Iowa is airing voice-tracked shows, what happens during a flood or a tornado warning? Who's there to do the bulletin?
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: urth on July 31, 2009, 10:00:44 AM
So I'm driving around this afternoon, from my house up to El Cerrito to meet my in-laws for lunch then out to Antioch and back to Dublin.  Almost 90 miles of flipping channels, and spent a fair amount of time on 103.7 The Band.  Their deejays don't do all that much talking but they are there if you listen long enough.  Until now I'd only heard male deejays, but this afternoon there was a female voice and it sounded very familiar.  She mentioned something like "Did you see this in the Chronicle..." to do with foods, and I didn't catch all of it, but she listed several 'interesting' flavor combinations including balsamic caramel, to which she said,"I don't know about that one..."  and suddenly it hit me.

It was Ginger!


Whoa! I believe KBCO was a Bonneville station--do they own the Band as well? The miracle of voice-tracking...

Yes! I happened to tune past there a week or 2 ago in the evening and heard a female voice that was familiar but that I could not place. But damn, it was her!

And both stations are Cheap Channel, so it makes sense.

per some radio websites I was browsing...  it takes a jock roughly 45 minutes to record the voicetracks for a 6-hour "air shift" on another station. For which the going rate is $6,000 a year above what they're already making at their home station. Compared to the $40G (and up) that Cheap Channel would pay a live-and-in-person deejay, that's a big savings for a company, multiplied by hundreds of air shifts around the country. More power to Ginger, who deserves all the $$$ she can get,  but it totally sucks, quality-radio-wise.  And as has been pointed out elsewhere, when EVERY station in Iowa is airing voice-tracked shows, what happens during a flood or a tornado warning? Who's there to do the bulletin?

I suspect that some of the stations here in the Portland area are using voice-tracked jocks, or at least are broadcasting from a remote studio during drive time and other times when the situation requires a real-time commentary.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on August 04, 2009, 09:17:17 PM
Great quote from Rich Appel's "Hz so Good" newsletter, part of a list of things jocks do wrong that warmed this chart geek's heart:

"A lot of jocks still can’t read Whitburn.  To summarize: 1) The date listed is when a song entered the chart, NOT when it peaked, so it’s not “from June 1969”; 2) The “peak” is what chart position the song reached during its run, NOT what number it was for the year; and 3) “wks” refers to how many weeks the song spent on the chart, NOT how many weeks it spent at the peak shown. I still hear these mistakes made when listening to oldies stations"
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Alicat on August 11, 2009, 07:57:27 PM
Ginger for sure, her pic is on the Band site

(http://www.1037theband.com/pages/rotator_images/onair_ginger_03.jpg)

Def. not live and local. Is she still in Boulder doing live shows?
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Alicat on August 11, 2009, 08:18:57 PM
103.7 the Band with our Ginger is playing a most pleasing set list right now.

Rolling Stones - Angie               
Men At Work - Down Under          
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band - Mainstreet             
Genesis - No Reply At All          
Doobie Brothers - Jesus Is Just Alright             
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here          
Fleetwood Mac - Gold Dust Woman          
Aerosmith - Sweet Emotion             
Jackson Browne - Running On Empty          
Grand Funk Railroad - We're An American Band
Sir Paul/Wings - Maybe I'm Amazed
The Who - Won't Get Fooled Again
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on August 11, 2009, 09:13:33 PM
Ginger for sure, her pic is on the Band site

Def. not live and local. Is she still in Boulder doing live shows?

Yup.  And the Band's afternoon guy is in San Diego. Cheap Channel strikes again.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on August 18, 2009, 08:54:40 AM
It had to happen: Hip-Hop Oldies. "your favorite back-in-the-day hits!"

http://www.radio-info.com/sections/2-breaking-news/news_items/6615-kday-los-angeles-drops-the-beat-and-goes-back-in-the-day
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on September 04, 2009, 10:55:33 AM
For you young'uns: GenX Radio!

http://www.genxlouisville.com/iplaylist/playlist.html?last10=1

it's another player that I can't listen to due to Flash issues, but this is a station in Louisville, and it's a "Jack"-like format concentrating on top 40 hits of the late '80s and '90s.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on September 05, 2009, 08:35:59 PM
Ginger for sure, her pic is on the Band site

(http://www.1037theband.com/pages/rotator_images/onair_ginger_03.jpg)


Somebody at the radio-info.com SF message board was complaining that Ginger mispronounced "Marin" as "MARE-in". Ooops.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: urth on September 05, 2009, 09:40:47 PM
Ginger for sure, her pic is on the Band site

(http://www.1037theband.com/pages/rotator_images/onair_ginger_03.jpg)


Somebody at the radio-info.com SF message board was complaining that Ginger mispronounced "Marin" as "MARE-in". Ooops.

As in Cheech? Understandable, but still wrong.

We should offer her classes in Northern CA nomenclature. Like the town in the E. Bay is pronounced "conquered," not Con-chord. Also places like Guerneville, Sebastopol, Milpitas, and so forth. Also Gough St. The list could go on...
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: radical347 on September 10, 2009, 01:45:01 PM
It's official: Energy 92.7 will be blown up in one hour and 15 minutes.  :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on September 10, 2009, 01:48:48 PM
It's official: Energy 92.7 will be blown up in one hour and 15 minutes.  :'( :'( :'(

sad -- if ya can't make money doing a dance format in SF...
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: radical347 on September 10, 2009, 02:03:49 PM
For you young'uns: GenX Radio!

http://www.genxlouisville.com/iplaylist/playlist.html?last10=1

it's another player that I can't listen to due to Flash issues, but this is a station in Louisville, and it's a "Jack"-like format concentrating on top 40 hits of the late '80s and '90s.

Ooh... I'm looking through their playlist at yes.com & mostly typical Hot AC fodder but LOL at some of these songs.  Corona "Rhythm of the Night," Marky Mark "Good Vibrations," Snoop Dogg "Gin & Juice."  Haha, I'd totally listen to that.  You can't hear some of these anywhere these days.

It looks like mostly 90s with the occasional 80s thrown in.  80s formats seem to have died years back but I was wondering how long it would take before 90s formats started popping up.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on September 10, 2009, 02:53:08 PM
and in other local radio news, KNEW dropped The Savage Weiner's show today.  He'll no doubt end up back at KSFO shortly.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Gazoo on September 10, 2009, 03:18:22 PM
For you young'uns: GenX Radio!

http://www.genxlouisville.com/iplaylist/playlist.html?last10=1

it's another player that I can't listen to due to Flash issues, but this is a station in Louisville, and it's a "Jack"-like format concentrating on top 40 hits of the late '80s and '90s.

Ooh... I'm looking through their playlist at yes.com & mostly typical Hot AC fodder but LOL at some of these songs.  Corona "Rhythm of the Night," Marky Mark "Good Vibrations," Snoop Dogg "Gin & Juice."  Haha, I'd totally listen to that.  You can't hear some of these anywhere these days.

It looks like mostly 90s with the occasional 80s thrown in.  80s formats seem to have died years back but I was wondering how long it would take before 90s formats started popping up.

I'd listen to a '90s alt-rock / modern rock station.  Not sure about '90s dance, though - my interest there is limited to New Jack Swing and Deee-Lite.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on September 11, 2009, 08:46:41 AM
quite a week for local radio action:  now KSJO and KCNL are switching frequencies...

http://www.examiner.com/x-448-SF-Radio-Examiner~y2009m9d10-San-Joses-KSJO-923-and-KCNL-1049-to-switch-formats
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on September 28, 2009, 07:48:14 AM
Got home around 9:30 from American Idiot and turned on Little Steven; show was in progress, but it was over by 10:30 -- either the Bone omitted one of his segments or else they started the show at 8:30. Either way, a screw-up.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: urth on October 20, 2009, 09:42:53 AM
The radio request line is about to be brought into the 21st century:
http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2009/10/jelli-crowdsources-radio-programming-on-stations-across-the-us/
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on November 04, 2009, 07:48:51 AM
Monday afternoon, apx 5:35 -- I'm in the car, I flip over to "Rev 92.7", the Top-40-ish station that replaced "Energy".  They play Miley Cyrus' "Party in the USA" followed by the current Lady Gaga.

Tuesday afternoon, apx 5:35 -- I'm at the gym and they're playing "Rev 92.7" over the sound system. And they play... Miley Cyrus' "Party in the USA" followed by the current Lady Gaga.

*sigh*
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Gazoo on November 04, 2009, 08:41:13 AM
Monday afternoon, apx 5:35 -- I'm in the car, I flip over to "Rev 92.7", the Top-40-ish station that replaced "Energy".  They play Miley Cyrus' "Party in the USA" followed by the current Lady Gaga.

Tuesday afternoon, apx 5:35 -- I'm at the gym and they're playing "Rev 92.7" over the sound system. And they play... Miley Cyrus' "Party in the USA" followed by the current Lady Gaga.

*sigh*

This was the year I officially gave up on Top 40.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on November 06, 2009, 07:39:45 AM
Moooovin' 99.7 has hired Fernando & Greg (recently fired when "Energy" died), starting next Thursday. I'm not a fan, but I'm glad they're working.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on November 20, 2009, 09:24:16 AM
KOIT has officially done their annual switch to All-Xmas-All-The-Time.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Tinka Cat on November 20, 2009, 09:31:30 AM
KOIT has officially done their annual switch to All-Xmas-All-The-Time.

YEAH!  I noticed a couple days ago.  I put it on one morning, and I heard a "No!" from the other room..  I personally love Christmas music, the pop stuff the standards, and the classical works.   
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: radical347 on November 20, 2009, 02:26:56 PM
Moooovin' 99.7 has hired Fernando & Greg (recently fired when "Energy" died), starting next Thursday. I'm not a fan, but I'm glad they're working.

Me too...they annoyed the crap out of me on Energy 92.7, but I've been listening to them the past few mornings and I will say I'm actually digging their new morning show.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on November 20, 2009, 02:33:18 PM
Moooovin' 99.7 has hired Fernando & Greg (recently fired when "Energy" died), starting next Thursday. I'm not a fan, but I'm glad they're working.

Me too...they annoyed the crap out of me on Energy 92.7, but I've been listening to them the past few mornings and I will say I'm actually digging their new morning show.

I saw you make a similar comment on radio-info (where I post as simply "Mike") -- what's been the difference? Are they being "less gay", less over-the-top?
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Tinka Cat on November 20, 2009, 02:40:00 PM
Moooovin' 99.7 has hired Fernando & Greg (recently fired when "Energy" died), starting next Thursday. I'm not a fan, but I'm glad they're working.

Me too...they annoyed the crap out of me on Energy 92.7, but I've been listening to them the past few mornings and I will say I'm actually digging their new morning show.

yeah, they can be funny.  I don't dig Movin's music, though.  When I wake up, I turn the dial frequently and might stop on their show to hear them riff on something for a bit, then I'm gone.  They were talking about the new Twilight movie this AM, and it was amusing, saying how silly -- and hot -- it was that all these guys are walking around in the movie w/o shirts, as if that were normal.  They were mocking the girly audience reaction by shrieking and acting out in that way they do.   It was silly fun.  Btw, I saw a much of teens and tweens lined up last night at 6PM to see the midnight showing off this movie.  I better study up on it before I visit my nieces and nephew at xmas.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: radical347 on November 20, 2009, 11:19:21 PM
Moooovin' 99.7 has hired Fernando & Greg (recently fired when "Energy" died), starting next Thursday. I'm not a fan, but I'm glad they're working.

Me too...they annoyed the crap out of me on Energy 92.7, but I've been listening to them the past few mornings and I will say I'm actually digging their new morning show.

I saw you make a similar comment on radio-info (where I post as simply "Mike") -- what's been the difference? Are they being "less gay", less over-the-top?

I think a little of both.  On energy, my impression was that they were two gay guys, who are already pretty gay, trying to be even more gay.  And it just went beyond the point of being "silly" & into the "stupid" zone IMO.  (I know they had -- and still have -- quite the following, though.)  They just seem like they're not trying overly hard on Movin' & as a result sound more in their element as DJs.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on November 24, 2009, 02:23:11 PM
NYC's WCBS-FM is doing another A-to-Z, this time by artist -- one song per artist. It's not clear from this list what the criteria is for how they choose the songs for artists with many, but I'm guessing it's their biggest hit. It reportedly took 3 hours to get thru the A's. A sample:

Quote
Abba - Dancing Queen  9:01am
Gregory Abbott - Shake You Down 9:05am
ABC - When Smokey Sings 9:09am
Paula Abdul - Straight Up  9:14am
Ace - How Long  9:18am
Bryan Adams - Summer Of '69  9:30am
The Ad Libs - The Boy From New York City 9:34am
Aerosmith - Dream On  9:37am
A-Ha - Take On Me  9:42am
Air Supply - Lost In Love  9:45am
Jewel Akens - The Birds And The Bees  9:57am
Morris Albert - Feelings 10:02am
Alive & Kicking - Tighter, Tighter 10:05am
The Allman Brothers Band - Ramblin' Man 10:08am
Herb Alpert - This Guy's In Love With You 10:13am
The Amazing Rhythm Aces - Third Rate Romance  10:17am
Ambrosia - How Much I Feel 10:29am
America - A Horse With No Name
The American Breed - Bend Me, Shape Me
... etc ...
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: urth on December 20, 2009, 01:26:48 PM
Citadel Broadcasting, 3rd largest radio owner in the country, filed Chapter 11 today in an effort to restructure a sizable debt.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2009/12/20/financial/f101911S72.DTL&tsp=1

Wonder if this will put another glut of stations on the block?
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: urth on January 24, 2010, 02:37:54 AM
Nice piece on Berkeley author Michael Chabon and his love of oldies radio in Ben Fong Torres' column today:
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/01/22/PKTR1BIAR6.DTL
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on January 24, 2010, 11:01:54 AM
Nice piece on Berkeley author Michael Chabon and his love of oldies radio in Ben Fong Torres' column today:
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/01/22/PKTR1BIAR6.DTL

that was terrific. In related news, Mr Fong-Torres did his last show on that KYA Tribute Website this weekend.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Tinka Cat on January 24, 2010, 01:29:47 PM
Nice piece on Berkeley author Michael Chabon and his love of oldies radio in Ben Fong Torres' column today:
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/01/22/PKTR1BIAR6.DTL

that was terrific. In related news, Mr Fong-Torres did his last show on that KYA Tribute Website this weekend.

i like what Greil Marcus says, too.   A song over the air sounds different than when you play it yourself, it comes to you like an unexpected gift. 
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: ggould on January 24, 2010, 01:40:10 PM
Nice piece on Berkeley author Michael Chabon and his love of oldies radio in Ben Fong Torres' column today:
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/01/22/PKTR1BIAR6.DTL

that was terrific. In related news, Mr Fong-Torres did his last show on that KYA Tribute Website this weekend.

i like what Greil Marcus says, too.   A song over the air sounds different than when you play it yourself, it comes to you like an unexpected gift. 
is there an archive of the BFT show?  I found this pic on the KYA FB page:

(http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs197.snc3/20434_1239012467541_1596156303_613979_1179509_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Gazoo on January 25, 2010, 11:54:28 AM
Anyone know what was said on Alice's Sarah & Vinnie show that led to a suspension?  It came up as a "hot Google topic" here but I can't find any deets.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on January 25, 2010, 12:17:07 PM
Anyone know what was said on Alice's Sarah & Vinnie show that led to a suspension?  It came up as a "hot Google topic" here but I can't find any deets.

wow, are they still on? and have a big enuf audience that something they said was deemed offensive? ;)

I could find nothing about it anywhere.
Title: Don't renew your Sirius/XM agreement too quickly...
Post by: urth on January 25, 2010, 01:16:16 PM
One more nail in the coffin of Sirius/XM:  Clear Channel is bidding to get Howard Stern back to terrestrial radio.
http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/jan2010/tc20100122_601882.htm
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on January 25, 2010, 03:06:37 PM
Anyone know what was said on Alice's Sarah & Vinnie show that led to a suspension?  It came up as a "hot Google topic" here but I can't find any deets.

wow, are they still on? and have a big enuf audience that something they said was deemed offensive? ;)

I could find nothing about it anywhere.

UPDATE (sorta): They supposedly said... something offensive last week. Management apologized this morning without alluding in any way to what it was or who was offended.

http://sfist.com/2010/01/25/ask_sfist_alice_radios_sarah_vinnie.php

Speculation that either (a) it was something homophobic or (b) that it didn't happen and that it's a hoax for publicity purposes.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: urth on January 25, 2010, 03:31:26 PM
Anyone know what was said on Alice's Sarah & Vinnie show that led to a suspension?  It came up as a "hot Google topic" here but I can't find any deets.

wow, are they still on? and have a big enuf audience that something they said was deemed offensive? ;)

I could find nothing about it anywhere.

UPDATE (sorta): They supposedly said... something offensive last week. Management apologized this morning without alluding in any way to what it was or who was offended.

http://sfist.com/2010/01/25/ask_sfist_alice_radios_sarah_vinnie.php

Speculation that either (a) it was something homophobic or (b) that it didn't happen and that it's a hoax for publicity purposes.

Sounds like it could be the latter. Following the chain of links, I found this update on the KPIX website:
http://cbslocalblogs.prospero.com/kpix_eyeonblogs?entry=7838

Quote
UPDATE, 3:02 P.M.: Our fine staff on the assignment desk has been in touch with not one, but two, sources close to the story from within the Alice FM offices who say that the entire "suspension" announcement was a big joke. It's all a hoax. No one was suspended, and no gay slurs were uttered.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on February 08, 2010, 08:17:39 AM
For those who listen to A's games on the radio and are familiar with Marty Lurie's long-running pre-game show "Right off the Bat" -- he's moving it to KNBR this year and will now be part of the Giants radio team. Seems now that KTRB are running the Savage Weiner in the afternoons from 3-to-6, they wanted to cut the A's pre-game hoopla to a bare minimum so as not to pre-empt Savage.

http://oakland.athletics.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100204&content_id=8024690&vkey=news_oak&fext=.jsp&c_id=oak
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on February 11, 2010, 09:48:16 PM
I was looking at The Sound's website and saw that they carry Little Steven's show, and clicked the link -- they run him Sat nite/Sun morning at midnite. Poor Steven -- I immediately flashed on that Casey Kasem tape where he's reading promos for affiliates and discovers some station in Bumfuck, Iowa is running him at 2am.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: urth on February 22, 2010, 02:58:44 PM
Local conservative talk host Lee Rodgers got the boot right after his show last Thursday:
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/nov05election/detail?entry_id=57679

Surprised Garofoli is the one covering this, and not Ben Fong-Torres.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on February 22, 2010, 03:32:55 PM
Local conservative talk host Lee Rodgers got the boot right after his show last Thursday:
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/nov05election/detail?entry_id=57679

Surprised Garofoli is the one covering this, and not Ben Fong-Torres.

Check the comments section -- great stuff in re: uber-rightie Rodgers turning to his union for help, not to mention him bashing big evil corporation Citadel. It's bizarro world, I tells ya!
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Wayback on March 05, 2010, 07:29:22 AM
Article in today's Chron Datebook on David Gans and his Grateful Dead career
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/03/05/DDMA1C9P40.DTL
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: ggould on March 05, 2010, 10:21:04 PM
Article in today's Chron Datebook on David Gans and his Grateful Dead career
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/03/05/DDMA1C9P40.DTL
I remember when he took over for M. Dung.  Dave, Steve Silberman, and I shared a cabin at one of the early Gathering of the Vibes festivals in '97

(http://www.gdforum.com/vibes/images/jerryatric.jpg)
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: urth on March 06, 2010, 01:27:25 AM
Article in today's Chron Datebook on David Gans and his Grateful Dead career
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/03/05/DDMA1C9P40.DTL
I remember when he took over for M. Dung.  Dave, Steve Silberman, and I shared a cabin at one of the early Gathering of the Vibes festivals in '97

(http://www.gdforum.com/vibes/images/jerryatric.jpg)

Which one is Gans? I don't think I've ever seen a pic of him.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: ggould on March 06, 2010, 10:29:20 PM
Article in today's Chron Datebook on David Gans and his Grateful Dead career
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/03/05/DDMA1C9P40.DTL
I remember when he took over for M. Dung.  Dave, Steve Silberman, and I shared a cabin at one of the early Gathering of the Vibes festivals in '97

(http://www.gdforum.com/vibes/images/jerryatric.jpg)

Which one is Gans? I don't think I've ever seen a pic of him.
L to R: Steve, David, me.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on April 02, 2010, 07:18:16 PM
Was listening to KPIG in the car earlier, and they ran a promo saying that they are offering a commercial-free version of their web stream for $5 a month. So I went to the website, and apparently the "free" version of the stream no longer exists. Any takers?
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: ggould on April 02, 2010, 10:34:45 PM
Was listening to KPIG in the car earlier, and they ran a promo saying that they are offering a commercial-free version of their web stream for $5 a month. So I went to the website, and apparently the "free" version of the stream no longer exists. Any takers?
I love KPIG, but I'm not paying $5/mo for something I don't even have time to listen to.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: darryl on April 05, 2010, 10:49:32 AM
Wow, a while back KPIG completely eliminated DJs in the evenings.  So now there's a campaign to Save The Pig:  http://squeals.kpig.com/showthread.php?tid=213

Love the links to Mapleton (the current owner)'s manager and his love nest for sale.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on April 08, 2010, 03:50:36 PM
Renel returns to Kiss-FM, after "retiring" from radio last year.  just in time for baseball season!

http://www.981kissfm.com/pages/mornings_with_renel.html
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Alicat on April 09, 2010, 12:00:11 AM
Renel returns to Kiss-FM, after "retiring" from radio last year.  just in time for baseball season!

http://www.981kissfm.com/pages/mornings_with_renel.html
I listen to KISS in the morning and lunch and drive home. I do not fit into one clear demographic. I like KFOG but less and less, enjoy the Band, enjoy KISS, like 92.3 and alternative. I likes me some old school. As chance has it, after hearing Renel this morning, I went to the station at lunch to pick up my Santana tix. KISS and the Band are evil Clear Channel siblings. I asked if I could check out Tony Sandoval doing the lunch time old school show and was taken into the studio to meet him and he showed me the controls and computer stuff. Same studio Renel was in this morning. Very cool. Cross your fingers for me to be the Carlos meet and greet winner. Won't find out till night of the show on April 22.

I asked about Renel's departure and return. Sounded like she wanted time to refresh and recharge her batteries. Everyone seemed very pleased to have her back. The studio is total walking distance from the ballpark.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Tinka Cat on April 12, 2010, 06:02:05 PM
Peter Wolf was on Fresh Air this morning.  Great interview.  He's had quite a fun life.  Grew up in the Bronx, learned his showman chops from Apollo Theater legends, went to art school (where he was filmmaker David Lynch's roommate) etc. 

He wouldn't commit to a favorite J. Geils track, but says his fave J. Geils album is Full House, and the template for that non-stop live energetic release was James Brown's Live From The Apollo Theater Vol. 1

archived here:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=125498015
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: urth on April 13, 2010, 12:43:50 AM
Peter Wolf was on Fresh Air this morning.  Great interview.  He's had quite a fun life.  Grew up in the Bronx, learned his showman chops from Apollo Theater legends, went to art school (where he was filmmaker David Lynch's roommate) etc. 

He wouldn't commit to a favorite J. Geils track, but says his fave J. Geils album is Full House, and the template for that non-stop live energetic release was James Brown's Live From The Apollo Theater Vol. 1

archived here:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=125498015

Heard that this afternoon on OPB. Very enlightening interview. Even my wife, who had no love whatsoever for the Geils band, really enjoyed it. And Teri Gross never mentioned once (although I did miss the first couple of minutes) that he was once married to Faye Dunaway.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Tinka Cat on April 13, 2010, 08:15:33 AM
Peter Wolf was on Fresh Air this morning.  Great interview.  He's had quite a fun life.  Grew up in the Bronx, learned his showman chops from Apollo Theater legends, went to art school (where he was filmmaker David Lynch's roommate) etc. 

He wouldn't commit to a favorite J. Geils track, but says his fave J. Geils album is Full House, and the template for that non-stop live energetic release was James Brown's Live From The Apollo Theater Vol. 1

archived here:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=125498015

Heard that this afternoon on OPB. Very enlightening interview. Even my wife, who had no love whatsoever for the Geils band, really enjoyed it. And Teri Gross never mentioned once (although I did miss the first couple of minutes) that he was once married to Faye Dunaway.

I didn't know about Faye Dunaway -- I don't think Teri mentioned it, either.  (I think she also dated Phil Bronstein, btw and fwiw).
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on April 13, 2010, 08:18:51 AM
Peter Wolf was on Fresh Air this morning.  Great interview.  He's had quite a fun life.  Grew up in the Bronx, learned his showman chops from Apollo Theater legends, went to art school (where he was filmmaker David Lynch's roommate) etc. 

He wouldn't commit to a favorite J. Geils track, but says his fave J. Geils album is Full House, and the template for that non-stop live energetic release was James Brown's Live From The Apollo Theater Vol. 1

archived here:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=125498015

Heard that this afternoon on OPB. Very enlightening interview. Even my wife, who had no love whatsoever for the Geils band, really enjoyed it. And Teri Gross never mentioned once (although I did miss the first couple of minutes) that he was once married to Faye Dunaway.

I didn't know about Faye Dunaway -- I don't think Teri mentioned it, either.  (I think she also dated Phil Bronstein, btw and fwiw).

oh, who HASN'T dated Bronstein?  ;) (he was married to Sharon Stone -- is that who you were thinking of?)
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Tinka Cat on April 13, 2010, 08:22:50 AM
Peter Wolf was on Fresh Air this morning.  Great interview.  He's had quite a fun life.  Grew up in the Bronx, learned his showman chops from Apollo Theater legends, went to art school (where he was filmmaker David Lynch's roommate) etc. 

He wouldn't commit to a favorite J. Geils track, but says his fave J. Geils album is Full House, and the template for that non-stop live energetic release was James Brown's Live From The Apollo Theater Vol. 1

archived here:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=125498015

Heard that this afternoon on OPB. Very enlightening interview. Even my wife, who had no love whatsoever for the Geils band, really enjoyed it. And Teri Gross never mentioned once (although I did miss the first couple of minutes) that he was once married to Faye Dunaway.

I didn't know about Faye Dunaway -- I don't think Teri mentioned it, either.  (I think she also dated Phil Bronstein, btw and fwiw).

oh, who HASN'T dated Bronstein?  ;) (he was married to Sharon Stone -- is that who you were thinking of?)

nope, but I was mistaken: He actually dated Lauren Hutton, not Faye D. 

everyone knows "Mr. Sharon Stone" was married to Sharon Stone..!  :)
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on April 20, 2010, 03:30:08 PM
Our beloved Greg Edwards, formerly of CGSS, will be on London's Jazz-FM for an undetermined number of weeks starting this weekend -- he's doing the 10am - 2pm shift (which, unfortunately, is 2a-6a Pacific).
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on April 30, 2010, 10:20:14 PM
Our beloved Greg Edwards, formerly of CGSS, will be on London's Jazz-FM for an undetermined number of weeks starting this weekend -- he's doing the 10am - 2pm shift (which, unfortunately, is 2a-6a Pacific).

ah, but his show is available using their on-demand feature -- he's subbing for a DJ named Robbie Vincent, so it's filed under his name:

http://www.jazzfm.com/listen/aod/robbie-vincent/
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on May 13, 2010, 08:09:12 AM
Those whose travels take them thru Chico will be sad to hear that KZAP 96.7, which was simulcasting KPIG, flipped to a talk format featuring Glenn Beck,Phil Hendrie,and Laura Ingram.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: ggould on May 13, 2010, 09:28:28 PM
Those whose travels take them thru Chico will be sad to hear that KZAP 96.7, which was simulcasting KPIG, flipped to a talk format featuring Glenn Beck,Phil Hendrie,and Laura Ingram.
what an ignominious turn!
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on May 24, 2010, 08:15:18 AM
KFOG was doing the story about the medical marijuana dispensary in SF's Sunset district this morning. The supervisor from that district is feeling the heat from residents who don't want the pot store, and Peter Finch had a clip of that supervisor's aide -- Cammy Blackstone, yes, the same Cammy Blackstone who used to do mornings on KFRC!
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: ggould on May 25, 2010, 10:40:23 PM
KFOG was doing the story about the medical marijuana dispensary in SF's Sunset district this morning. The supervisor from that district is feeling the heat from residents who don't want the pot store, and Peter Finch had a clip of that supervisor's aide -- Cammy Blackstone, yes, the same Cammy Blackstone who used to do mornings on KFRC!
Can't let them crazy potheads come out here in the fogland!
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on June 07, 2010, 07:43:51 AM
Heads-up for those near a radio or computer tonite: KPOO's Monday nite oldies guy is doing a 3-hour Stax/Volt show. Needless to say, not the same old tunes you usually hear, but lots of rarities, B-sides etc. Should be great. 8:30-11:30pm.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on June 13, 2010, 12:58:11 PM
Vote early, vote often: the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame has its annual ballot up and running -- vote for Dave Morey in the "Announcer" category!

http://www.bayarearadio.org/hof/2010/index.shtml
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Alicat on June 13, 2010, 03:04:41 PM
Vote early, vote often: the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame has its annual ballot up and running -- vote for Dave Morey in the "Announcer" category!

http://www.bayarearadio.org/hof/2010/index.shtml
Voted
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Gazoo on June 13, 2010, 04:41:26 PM
Vote early, vote often: the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame has its annual ballot up and running -- vote for Dave Morey in the "Announcer" category!

http://www.bayarearadio.org/hof/2010/index.shtml

Can someone suggest worthy candidates in the other categories as well?
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: urth on June 13, 2010, 10:45:39 PM
Vote early, vote often: the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame has its annual ballot up and running -- vote for Dave Morey in the "Announcer" category!

http://www.bayarearadio.org/hof/2010/index.shtml

Can someone suggest worthy candidates in the other categories as well?

Bill Ruck in the engineering category, Barbara Taylor (KCBS) in news, Mike Pechner in Specialty, Jon Miller in Sports. No suggestions in the owner or Pioneer categories.
Title: Miller wins Ford C. Frick Award
Post by: urth on July 12, 2010, 06:34:08 PM
Giants radio voice Jon Miller was named the winner of this year's Ford C. Frick Award, and will be honored at the Hall of Fame ceremonies later this month.
http://sanfrancisco.giants.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100710&content_id=12150062&notebook_id=12155342&vkey=notebook_sf&fext=.jsp&c_id=sf#12155346

Precious little about this on the Giants' site, and even less on the Chron's. Booo.
Title: Morey update
Post by: urth on July 25, 2010, 12:08:53 AM
In this week's Radio Waves column, Ben F-T gives a few tidbits about what Dave's been up to since his retirement.

Quote
Morey in Michigan: Dave Morey, retired from his KFOG morning show since late 2008, is being heard again in the Bay Area - on a commercial, anyway. Listen for spots for the Academy of Sciences. Morey charged nothing but did get "a bag of Peet's beans and some great swag." He's also mulling a pro bono assignment to voice the announcements played on public address systems after tests of the Emergency Alert Sirens. "The dream gig," Morey enthuses. "To be the voice telling San Francisco: 'Hey. It's OK. It was only a test.' " Morey was approached by a station (not KFOG) to be its imaging voice, but declined. He gets his radio fix by appearing on "WTF," a freewheeling pirate operation near his home in Harrisville, Mich. "It's the most listenable radio I've heard in decades," he says.

WTF is not online, which is too bad. It's a wildly free-form affair, with a radio-savvy wit. On "The Alconite Hour" (Harrisville is in Alcona County), an announcer advises: "If you have difficulty receiving this program, we advise that you move your receiver closer to the Harrisville area."

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/07/23/PK891EDUC1.DTL&type=entertainment#ixzz0ufvO2AgQ

Apparently Dave's no longer concerned about his stalker, as Ben reveals the town he's living near. And also delivers a few teasers about WTF's programming. Guess he's intent on keeping it for locals only. Bummer.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on July 30, 2010, 06:50:11 PM
True Oldies Channel (KFRC 1550 AM) is stealing a page from Bob Shannon's book and doing a "First & Foremost" Weekend -- meaning they play an artist's first hit followed by his/her biggest hit.  Examples:

Chuck Berry: first -- the great "Maybelline"; biggest -- Yes, "My Ding-A-Ling"

Dr Hook: first -- the Shel Silverstein mini-masterpiece "Sylvia's Mother"; biggest -- the execrable BeeGees ripoff "Sexy Eyes"

Could be interesting listening.

Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Gazoo on July 30, 2010, 09:33:33 PM
the Shel Silverstein mini-masterpiece "Sylvia's Mother"

"That word - I do not think it means what you think it means."

 ;)
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on August 01, 2010, 04:57:58 PM
the Shel Silverstein mini-masterpiece "Sylvia's Mother"

"That word - I do not think it means what you think it means."

 ;)

TANC: both Casey K and Barry Scott subjected me to "Better Love Next Time" today.  Barry said "a Lost 45 from Dr Hook -- thay had a LOT of 'em", and I immediately thought "yeah, because nobody wants to hear Ray Sawyer's voice ever again!"
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Tinka Cat on August 02, 2010, 01:31:34 PM
this is sort of radio related: Got a call at home to participate in an anonymous survey about radio listening habits.  They asked me to name five stations I listenofo the most, so I started on the left of the dial.  I said

"KQED -- eighty-eight point five."

"Ok, got it. next?"

"KPOO, 89.5.."

"hmm, that's not on my list. I can put that under 'other.'"

"dang, so they won't get any credit for my listening to them..?"

"yeah, I don't know that station b/c we're not a local marketing firm, and we got this list from somewhere else, so the
best i can do is say 'other.'"

"that's too bad....  ok, so my next one is KUSF, 90.3"

"Hmm, not on my list either."

then they asked me to say how likely I was to listen to this group or that group, and they were all large commercial major airplay acts, so if it wasn't apparently before then, I knew I was dealing with a corporate radio survey.

Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Tinka Cat on August 03, 2010, 09:03:30 AM
Queen guitarist Brian May on Fresh Air with Terri Gross, airing now on KALW 91.7.

PhD in astrophysics, author (of this book > http://www.amazon.com/Village-Lost-Found-Brian-May/dp/0711230390), awesome hair.  He's a legend.  His guitar was made from a fireplace mantlepiece, the wood baked for decades above the fireplace and gave his guitar a tremendous resonance.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: urth on August 03, 2010, 10:12:36 PM
Queen guitarist Brian May on Fresh Air with Terri Gross, airing now on KALW 91.7.

PhD in astrophysics, author (of this book > http://www.amazon.com/Village-Lost-Found-Brian-May/dp/0711230390), awesome hair.  He's a legend.  His guitar was made from a fireplace mantlepiece, the wood baked for decade above the fireplace and gave his guitar a tremendous resonance.

Wow, I knew some of that about the guitar, but not about his Ph.D. or authorship. Very cool.

And the guitar was not just built from a mantlepiece by anyone. He built it from a mantlepiece. Himself, with his father's help.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Special
Title: Bad news for the 'Pig
Post by: urth on August 11, 2010, 11:28:43 AM
Sounds like the bay area frequency of KPIG may have gone away:

From Big Rick's FB status:
Quote from: Big Rick
Bummer I liked having The Pig at the end of the am dial. From Inside Radio: It’s one of America’s quirkiest radio brands with a sizeable online audience. But Mapleton Communication wasn’t able to make KPIG, San Francisco (1510) profitable. “At the end of the day we came up short,” market manager Ed Monroe tells listeners.

http://www.insideradio.com/Article.asp?id=1911012&spid=32061
Title: Re: Bad news for the 'Pig
Post by: RGMike on August 11, 2010, 11:33:09 AM
Sounds like the bay area frequency of KPIG may have gone away:

From Big Rick's FB status:
Quote from: Big Rick
Bummer I liked having The Pig at the end of the am dial. From Inside Radio: It’s one of America’s quirkiest radio brands with a sizeable online audience. But Mapleton Communication wasn’t able to make KPIG, San Francisco (1510) profitable. “At the end of the day we came up short,” market manager Ed Monroe tells listeners.

http://www.insideradio.com/Article.asp?id=1911012&spid=32061

Bummer. here's their official statement:

http://www.kpig.com/userfiles/file/KPIG_8-11-10.pdf
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on August 11, 2010, 09:55:41 PM
For those who don't get The Sound's weekly email, this is kinda cool: Smokey Robinson will be playing Guest DJ on the Sound this Sunday nite at 6.

http://www.thesoundla.com/
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on August 18, 2010, 08:17:34 AM
Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame 2010 inductees announced: Dave Morey gets in! (along with Jon Miller, Bonnie Simmons, Ben Fong-Torres, others)

http://www.bayarearadio.org/hof/
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: urth on August 18, 2010, 08:23:26 AM
Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame 2010 inductees announced: Dave Morey gets in! (along with Jon Miller, Bonnie Simmons, Ben Fong-Torres, others)

http://www.bayarearadio.org/hof/

Nice! Wonder if he'll appear at the induction in person?
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Gazoo on August 18, 2010, 09:22:20 AM
Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame 2010 inductees announced: Dave Morey gets in! (along with Jon Miller, Bonnie Simmons, Ben Fong-Torres, others)

http://www.bayarearadio.org/hof/

*applause*
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on August 18, 2010, 09:39:27 AM
Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame 2010 inductees announced: Dave Morey gets in! (along with Jon Miller, Bonnie Simmons, Ben Fong-Torres, others)

http://www.bayarearadio.org/hof/

*applause*

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ZfSiy2A9mow/R1hNL8RyGzI/AAAAAAAAAeA/o5JaDTnz6X8/s400/applause.gif)
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Wayback on August 18, 2010, 10:52:37 AM
Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame 2010 inductees announced: Dave Morey gets in! (along with Jon Miller, Bonnie Simmons, Ben Fong-Torres, others) http://www.bayarearadio.org/hof/
Induction dinner tix are open to the public, 9/25 at the Doubletree Berkeley Marina. Let's go!
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Tinka Cat on August 20, 2010, 09:04:47 AM
John (Cougar) Mellencamp on Fresh Air with Terri Gross, airing about now on KALW 91.7.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on August 20, 2010, 09:16:40 AM
John (Cougar) Mellencamp on Fresh Air with Terri Gross, airing about now on KALW 91.7.

is he talking about how evil the internet is? They were reading quotes from him about that on the Morning Show the other day, made him sound like a cranky old man.  Now I know why the Dems didn't run him for Senate.  ;)
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Tinka Cat on August 20, 2010, 09:35:52 AM
John (Cougar) Mellencamp on Fresh Air with Terri Gross, airing about now on KALW 91.7.

is he talking about how evil the internet is? They were reading quotes from him about that on the Morning Show the other day, made him sound like a cranky old man.  Now I know why the Dems didn't run him for Senate.  ;)

This must be before the crazy-internet-remarks thing; the interview if from last year, Fresh Air is running it b/c he just released a new album.

Terri says "So, you're a life-long Democrat.." and he cut her off saying "No, I'm not a Democrat or Repub, I'm very liberal."
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on September 10, 2010, 06:44:50 PM
Per some people in-the-know on the radio-info.com SF board, KTRB 860 is pretty much kaput; ownership is bankrupt; the entire staff was let go today. The station is still on the air for the time being -- they have contracts to run Michael Savage's show as well as A's baseball for a few more weeks.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: urth on September 10, 2010, 11:02:00 PM
Per some people in-the-know on the radio-info.com SF board, KTRB 860 is pretty much kaput; ownership is bankrupt; the entire staff was let go today. The station is still on the air for the time being -- they have contracts to run Michael Savage's show as well as A's baseball for a few more weeks.

Too bad they're not an FM signal--the folks from KPIG might be a good match to buy their license. They at least get better coverage around the bay than the old 1510 did.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: ggould on September 12, 2010, 03:55:25 PM
Per some people in-the-know on the radio-info.com SF board, KTRB 860 is pretty much kaput; ownership is bankrupt; the entire staff was let go today. The station is still on the air for the time being -- they have contracts to run Michael Savage's show as well as A's baseball for a few more weeks.

Too bad they're not an FM signal--the folks from KPIG might be a good match to buy their license. They at least get better coverage around the bay than the old 1510 did.

ahh, KPIG, I can dream of the day they return.  Otherwise, I'll be down there first weekend in December, listening every chance I get.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on September 17, 2010, 11:35:40 AM
Dunno if anyone else here besides me and Urth listens to Vin Scelsa on WFUV, either via live stream or podcast, but he has recently cut his Sat nite show back to 2 hours from 4.

Now, I thought I remembered that after his surgery 4 years ago (?) he cut back from 4 hours "live" to a first-2-hours "live"/last-2-hours recorded thing. (Per Wiki, some permutation of this was still going on recently.) Whatever -- his Facebook page hasn't been updated since last year either.  But, as is the Scelsa way, he turned this whole decision into an existential crisis that took weeks to resolve, and it forced 'FUV to bring in syndicated programming to replace the missing 2 hours.  I've always loved the guy, but come on -- it's 4 freakin' hours of radio, dude.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: urth on September 17, 2010, 04:56:24 PM
Dunno if anyone else here besides me and Urth listens to Vin Scelsa on WFUV, either via live stream or podcast, but he has recently cut his Sat nite show back to 2 hours from 4.

Now, I thought I remembered that after his surgery 4 years ago (?) he cut back from 4 hours "live" to a first-2-hours "live"/last-2-hours recorded thing. (Per Wiki, some permutation of this was still going on recently.) Whatever -- his Facebook page hasn't been updated since last year either.  But, as is the Scelsa way, he turned this whole decision into an existential crisis that took weeks to resolve, and it forced 'FUV to bring in syndicated programming to replace the missing 2 hours.  I've always loved the guy, but come on -- it's 4 freakin' hours of radio, dude.

Hate to say it, but that does sound pretty Vin-like. He's a radio genius, but he's pretty neurotic, too, so I can believe this scenario. I haven't listened to him much since the business kicked into gear in the spring, so I'll have to dig around a little and see what I can find.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on September 17, 2010, 07:57:38 PM
Dunno if anyone else here besides me and Urth listens to Vin Scelsa on WFUV, either via live stream or podcast, but he has recently cut his Sat nite show back to 2 hours from 4.

Now, I thought I remembered that after his surgery 4 years ago (?) he cut back from 4 hours "live" to a first-2-hours "live"/last-2-hours recorded thing. (Per Wiki, some permutation of this was still going on recently.) Whatever -- his Facebook page hasn't been updated since last year either.  But, as is the Scelsa way, he turned this whole decision into an existential crisis that took weeks to resolve, and it forced 'FUV to bring in syndicated programming to replace the missing 2 hours.  I've always loved the guy, but come on -- it's 4 freakin' hours of radio, dude.

Hate to say it, but that does sound pretty Vin-like. He's a radio genius, but he's pretty neurotic, too, so I can believe this scenario. I haven't listened to him much since the business kicked into gear in the spring, so I'll have to dig around a little and see what I can find.

His show is still avaialble as a podcast on the wfuv.org website, for several weeks after it airs.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: urth on October 04, 2010, 03:21:43 PM
Just saw that Mickey Luckoff, who's been at the helm of KGO/KSFO radio for the past 35 years, announced his resignation abruptly today, with no further explanation.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/bottomline/detail?entry_id=73787&tsp=1
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on October 04, 2010, 03:54:26 PM
Just saw that Mickey Luckoff, who's been at the helm of KGO/KSFO radio for the past 35 years, announced his resignation abruptly today, with no further explanation.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/bottomline/detail?entry_id=73787&tsp=1

Time to retire, I guess -- 35 years in one place, and Citadel (KGO's current owners) are belt-tightening and cost-cutting up the wazoo.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on October 07, 2010, 08:20:28 AM
Sunday is 10/10/10. remember when KFOG used to do 10@10s all day on 10/10? Dunno if they're doing that this year (if they were I think they'd've promoted it by now) but the Drive is doing a 10@10 marathon all day Sunday.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on October 17, 2010, 11:45:20 AM
Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame 2010 inductees announced: Dave Morey gets in! (along with Jon Miller, Bonnie Simmons, Ben Fong-Torres, others) http://www.bayarearadio.org/hof/
Induction dinner tix are open to the public, 9/25 at the Doubletree Berkeley Marina. Let's go!

Well, good thing we didn't go -- per Ben Fong-Torres' recap in today's Chron, Dave didn't bother to show.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/10/17/PKOD1FOM0M.DTL
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on October 23, 2010, 08:14:05 PM
So I'm in a fruit'n'vegetable market in the Mission that always plays KOIT. And the KOIT deejay says "with so many stations changing their music, isn't it nice to know you can count on KOIT?"   Er... what stations are "changing their music"? News to me.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Tinka Cat on October 25, 2010, 09:25:00 AM
Fresh Air doing an interview w Keith Richards today:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=130722581

airing now on KALW, will repeat later and also on KQED (man, NPR stations get a lot of mileage out of this syndicated show!)


The Life of Keith Richards
Keith Richards, guitarist for "The Rolling Stones," talks about his life and music. He's written a new autobiography, entitled "Life."

KALW 91.7
9 - 10 AM
6 - 7 PM

KQED 88.5
1 - 2 pm
7 - 8 pm
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: sundaygal on October 25, 2010, 02:11:59 PM
Fresh Air doing an interview w Keith Richards today:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=130722581

airing now on KALW, will repeat later and also on KQED (man, NPR stations get a lot of mileage out of this syndicated show!)


The Life of Keith Richards
Keith Richards, guitarist for "The Rolling Stones," talks about his life and music. He's written a new autobiography, entitled "Life."

KALW 91.7
9 - 10 AM
6 - 7 PM

KQED 88.5
1 - 2 pm
7 - 8 pm

Thanks for the heads up.   Loved the part when Keef ended the interview with, "Good try, honey."  Hahaha  Love him!!!
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: urth on October 25, 2010, 02:17:52 PM
Hey Mike, Big Rick just changed his FB status to "Stunner in bay area radio today. Dang and stuff." Any clue what he's talking about?
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Tinka Cat on October 25, 2010, 02:23:10 PM
Fresh Air doing an interview w Keith Richards today:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=130722581

airing now on KALW, will repeat later and also on KQED (man, NPR stations get a lot of mileage out of this syndicated show!)


The Life of Keith Richards
Keith Richards, guitarist for "The Rolling Stones," talks about his life and music. He's written a new autobiography, entitled "Life."

KALW 91.7
9 - 10 AM
6 - 7 PM

KQED 88.5
1 - 2 pm
7 - 8 pm

Thanks for the heads up.   Loved the part when Keef ended the interview with, "Good try, honey."  Hahaha  Love him!!!

ha!  that was good.  I heard that and thought he was referring to when Terry Gross was pushing about info on the 'rift' between him and Mick.  he got a little curt with her at that point, if you recall,  basically saying  "geez, lady, it's not that unusual, and people should buy the book to find out the details.."
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on October 25, 2010, 02:32:43 PM
Hey Mike, Big Rick just changed his FB status to "Stunner in bay area radio today. Dang and stuff." Any clue what he's talking about?

Not a clue. Nothing on the radio-info.com SF board as of this moment. Hrm.

ETA: Big Rick followed that comment (on Twitter) with "Not about me" -- guess some folks thought he got fired or something. But nothing elsewhere indicates any breaking radio story.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: urth on October 25, 2010, 03:01:17 PM
Hey Mike, Big Rick just changed his FB status to "Stunner in bay area radio today. Dang and stuff." Any clue what he's talking about?

Not a clue. Nothing on the radio-info.com SF board as of this moment. Hrm.

Others were pestering him for more info but now Rick's saying it's someone else's news, and he's not going to bust it until they do. OK, fair enough, but then whydafuck didja say anything in the first place?

ETA: OK, he posted a link to AllAccess, so I assume he's talking about this:
http://www.allaccess.com/net-news/archive/story/82716/ricci-filiar-adds-pd-duties-at-kksf-alan-eisenson-?ref=search
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on October 25, 2010, 03:46:59 PM
ETA: OK, he posted a link to AllAccess, so I assume he's talking about this:
http://www.allaccess.com/net-news/archive/story/82716/ricci-filiar-adds-pd-duties-at-kksf-alan-eisenson-?ref=search

well, if that's it, it's... er... interesting but not exactly "stunning". Exaggerate much?
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: urth on October 26, 2010, 10:27:54 AM
ETA: OK, he posted a link to AllAccess, so I assume he's talking about this:
http://www.allaccess.com/net-news/archive/story/82716/ricci-filiar-adds-pd-duties-at-kksf-alan-eisenson-?ref=search

well, if that's it, it's... er... interesting but not exactly "stunning". Exaggerate much?

Ah, I believe it's what that article didn't say that was the stunning part: Dave Logan got the boot from KKSF.
http://www.fmqb.com/article.asp?id=1998826
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on October 26, 2010, 10:31:37 AM
ETA: OK, he posted a link to AllAccess, so I assume he's talking about this:
http://www.allaccess.com/net-news/archive/story/82716/ricci-filiar-adds-pd-duties-at-kksf-alan-eisenson-?ref=search

well, if that's it, it's... er... interesting but not exactly "stunning". Exaggerate much?

Ah, I believe it's what that article didn't say that was the stunning part: Dave Logan got the boot from KKSF.
http://www.fmqb.com/article.asp?id=1998826

ah, OK.  Funny, the guy replacing him comes from 98.1 Kiss, which apparently has improved ratings since accenting the "old school".  I nearly posted the other day that I was in the car Sun afternoon and noticed that their Tony Sandoval Oldies show is apparently a thing of the past, now that they're "old school" all the time.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on October 26, 2010, 03:42:47 PM
Radio humor: someone posted something on the radio-info.com SF board about Greg Kihn, but they misspelled his name as "Kiln". So someone replied

"Good old Greg Kiln. I especially loved his crockery. I liked him most when he got fired up. He could get really hot.  But when he wasn't, he'd make my eyes glaze over..."

Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on October 26, 2010, 10:09:14 PM
Radio humor: someone posted something on the radio-info.com SF board about Greg Kihn, but they misspelled his name as "Kiln". So someone replied

"Good old Greg Kiln. I especially loved his crockery. I liked him most when he got fired up. He could get really hot.  But when he wasn't, he'd make my eyes glaze over..."


BTW, the post about Greg Kiln, er, Kihn, was about the fact that he is giving up his syndicated nighttime show -- I didn't even know he had one!
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on October 31, 2010, 10:42:40 AM
Just saw that Mickey Luckoff, who's been at the helm of KGO/KSFO radio for the past 35 years, announced his resignation abruptly today, with no further explanation.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/bottomline/detail?entry_id=73787&tsp=1

Time to retire, I guess -- 35 years in one place, and Citadel (KGO's current owners) are belt-tightening and cost-cutting up the wazoo.

nice interview with Luckoff by Ben Fong-Torres today:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/10/29/PKPU1FVENS.DTL&type=entertainment
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: urth on October 31, 2010, 11:14:28 AM
Just saw that Mickey Luckoff, who's been at the helm of KGO/KSFO radio for the past 35 years, announced his resignation abruptly today, with no further explanation.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/bottomline/detail?entry_id=73787&tsp=1

Time to retire, I guess -- 35 years in one place, and Citadel (KGO's current owners) are belt-tightening and cost-cutting up the wazoo.

nice interview with Luckoff by Ben Fong-Torres today:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/10/29/PKPU1FVENS.DTL&type=entertainment

Just read that piece, and it sounds like Luckoff has reason to be bitter. Hope he enjoys his retirement--he's earned it.

Out of curiousity, I looked at Citadel's website to see where they owned stations (and to see if they had any around here --they don't).  Often they own outlets in just one city per state. Looks like they've come in and just taken over the town. Like for instance Boise, where they own six stations. Or Tucson with five. Or Salt Lake City, with eight. In California they're a little more spread out, owning two stations each in SF, LA and Stockton, and six in...Modesto?!?
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on November 11, 2010, 11:32:13 AM
KSJO sold! Goodbye "Channel 92.3"?

http://www.radio-info.com/news/sale-of-san-joses-modern-rock-channel-923-ksjo-means-a-format-change
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on December 02, 2010, 08:45:28 AM
New ratings are out and thanks to the Giants' World Series run, KNBR are #1 for the first time ever:

http://www.radio-info.com/markets/san-francisco

and for a hilarious comparison, their rating is a 7.2, while the A's "flagship", KTRB has a .1  :o
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on December 07, 2010, 07:54:07 AM
Cumulus (owners of KFOG & KNBR) wants to mate with Citadel (KGO, WABC etc etc); so far Citadel is rebuffing the offer. But both are in dire financial straits.

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2010/12/06/citadel-broadcasting-rejects-cumulus-media-offer-twice/
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: radical347 on December 08, 2010, 02:14:08 PM
KSJO/Channel 92.3 has been sold to Principle Broadcasting, which is almost certain to flip it to Spanish in the coming months.

http://radioinsight.com/2010/92-3-ksjo-san-jose-sold/
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on December 09, 2010, 01:49:37 PM
New ratings are out and thanks to the Giants' World Series run, KNBR are #1 for the first time ever:

http://www.radio-info.com/markets/san-francisco

and for a hilarious comparison, their rating is a 7.2, while the A's "flagship", KTRB has a .1  :o

Interesting: I just read that, while KFOG are 15th in audience, they're 5th in billing -- Cumulus must be pleased. I'm still wondering how this slightly schizoid programming split of theirs -- running "classics" into the ground all day and then playing nothing but super-new stuff at nite -- is shaking out, ratings-wise.  There are still rumors that Live 105 is going to flip to a sports format, I assume the KFOG evening programming is an attempt to build some cred with a younger demo if & when Live 105 disappears.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: sundaygal on December 09, 2010, 02:21:00 PM
New ratings are out and thanks to the Giants' World Series run, KNBR are #1 for the first time ever:

http://www.radio-info.com/markets/san-francisco

and for a hilarious comparison, their rating is a 7.2, while the A's "flagship", KTRB has a .1  :o

Interesting: I just read that, while KFOG are 15th in audience, they're 5th in billing -- Cumulus must be pleased. I'm still wondering how this slightly schizoid programming split of theirs -- running "classics" into the ground all day and then playing nothing but super-new stuff at nite -- is shaking out, ratings-wise.  There are still rumors that Live 105 is going to flip to a sports format, I assume the KFOG evening programming is an attempt to build some cred with a younger demo if & when Live 105 disappears.

Live 105 needs to stop playing all that Linkin Park crap and go back to its original mid 80's - early 90's programming.  That being said, I actually like the new indie stuff KFOG is playing.  I have friends who only listen to KFOG at night, as well as the Sunday Side Show thing they have goin' on.  They need to ease up on all those John Mayer/Dave Matthews/Train/Sheryl Crow/Jack Johnson songs they play 50 times a day.  Yoicks.  Just an opinion.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on December 20, 2010, 07:43:48 PM
They've been playing 92.7 The Rev at my gym this past week -- aside from that "I've Had the Time Of My Life" reboot, which they play endlessly, they have "Hey Soul Sister" in rotation as if it were current, when it's over a year old. Sheesh and yeesh.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Alicat on December 21, 2010, 12:26:36 AM
New ratings are out and thanks to the Giants' World Series run, KNBR are #1 for the first time ever:

http://www.radio-info.com/markets/san-francisco

and for a hilarious comparison, their rating is a 7.2, while the A's "flagship", KTRB has a .1  :o

Interesting: I just read that, while KFOG are 15th in audience, they're 5th in billing -- Cumulus must be pleased. I'm still wondering how this slightly schizoid programming split of theirs -- running "classics" into the ground all day and then playing nothing but super-new stuff at nite -- is shaking out, ratings-wise.  There are still rumors that Live 105 is going to flip to a sports format, I assume the KFOG evening programming is an attempt to build some cred with a younger demo if & when Live 105 disappears.

Live 105 needs to stop playing all that Linkin Park crap and go back to its original mid 80's - early 90's programming.  That being said, I actually like the new indie stuff KFOG is playing.  I have friends who only listen to KFOG at night, as well as the Sunday Side Show thing they have goin' on.  They need to ease up on all those John Mayer/Dave Matthews/Train/Sheryl Crow/Jack Johnson songs they play 50 times a day.  Yoicks.  Just an opinion.
No love for Linkin Park?  I have my tix for the Feb 22 show.
Title: Channel 92.3's Holiday Takeover
Post by: radical347 on December 22, 2010, 10:32:44 PM
Channel 92.3 has let their listeners take over the airwaves for the holidays & they'll play my set tomorrow (Thursday 12/23) at 3 PM, for anyone who's interested!  :)  Lots of 80s new wave, some 90s & 00's new wave-ish tracks too.
Title: Re: Channel 92.3's Holiday Takeover
Post by: RGMike on December 22, 2010, 10:42:50 PM
Channel 92.3 has let their listeners take over the airwaves for the holidays & they'll play my set tomorrow (Thursday 12/23) at 3 PM, for anyone who's interested!  :)  Lots of 80s new wave, some 90s & 00's new wave-ish tracks too.

Woo Hoo!  Very cool -- I'll be out & about but I'll try to remember if I'm near a radio.
Title: Re: Channel 92.3's Holiday Takeover
Post by: Gazoo on December 23, 2010, 12:14:55 AM
Channel 92.3 has let their listeners take over the airwaves for the holidays & they'll play my set tomorrow (Thursday 12/23) at 3 PM, for anyone who's interested!  :)  Lots of 80s new wave, some 90s & 00's new wave-ish tracks too.

Sweet!  I should be around to listen.
Title: Re: Channel 92.3's Holiday Takeover
Post by: Alicat on December 23, 2010, 11:01:31 AM
Channel 92.3 has let their listeners take over the airwaves for the holidays & they'll play my set tomorrow (Thursday 12/23) at 3 PM, for anyone who's interested!  :)  Lots of 80s new wave, some 90s & 00's new wave-ish tracks too.
Excellent, I am a listener and anticipate being mobile at 3pm so I will listen for sure.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: radical347 on December 23, 2010, 02:40:51 PM
Thanks RGMike, Gazoo, and Alicat! :)
I'm on now...they started me a bit early :)
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Wayback on December 23, 2010, 02:58:55 PM
Thanks RGMike, Gazoo, and Alicat! :)
I'm on now...they started me a bit early :)
Is this you: West End Girls > The Ghost in You
Can't go wrong with new wave classics!
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: radical347 on December 23, 2010, 03:06:27 PM
Thanks RGMike, Gazoo, and Alicat! :)
I'm on now...they started me a bit early :)
Is this you: West End Girls > The Ghost in You
Can't go wrong with new wave classics!

Sure is! Thanks for listening!!! :)
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: radical347 on December 23, 2010, 03:46:20 PM
...and that's a wrap! :)

The playlist:
Platinum Blonde - Not in Love
Crystal Castles w/ Robert Smith - Not in Love
Depeche Mode - Everything Counts
Pet Shop Boys - West End Girls
The Psychedelic Furs - The Ghost in You
Snow Patrol - Run
Simple Minds - Someone Somewhere in Summertime
Erasure - Always
Garbage - Cherry Lips (Go Baby Go)
Tori Amos - Smells Like Teen Spirit (I did NOT pick this one, though I don't mind it -- they accidentally played this instead of Siouxsie and the Banshees, I think)
Peter Gabriel - Red Rain
New Order - True Faith
Anberlin - True Faith

They omitted:
The Blue Nile - The Downtown Lights
Siouxsie and the Banshees - Cities in Dust
Thomas Dolby - I Love You Goodbye

Go figure, they cut out the most obscure ones.  And I had recorded intros that they didn't play to The Blue Nile and Thomas Dolby songs too...  >:(  Oh well, at least I got a dozen other songs on, so I can't complain too much! :)
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: mshray on December 23, 2010, 03:59:59 PM
I heard some of this whie in and out of the car shopping.  I liked the Amberlin, hadn't heard their version before.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on December 23, 2010, 04:15:52 PM
I heard some of this whie in and out of the car shopping.  I liked the Amberlin, hadn't heard their version before.

Me too -- was about to ask who that was and I see the setlist above.  Nice work!

And now over to KPOO for Johnny Brooklyn's Xmas Oldies...
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: sundaygal on December 23, 2010, 05:08:18 PM
...and that's a wrap! :)

The playlist:
Platinum Blonde - Not in Love
Crystal Castles w/ Robert Smith - Not in Love
Depeche Mode - Everything Counts
Pet Shop Boys - West End Girls
The Psychedelic Furs - The Ghost in You
Snow Patrol - Run
Simple Minds - Someone Somewhere in Summertime
Erasure - Always
Garbage - Cherry Lips (Go Baby Go)
Tori Amos - Smells Like Teen Spirit (I did NOT pick this one, though I don't mind it -- they accidentally played this instead of Siouxsie and the Banshees, I think)
Peter Gabriel - Red Rain
New Order - True Faith
Anberlin - True Faith

They omitted:
The Blue Nile - The Downtown Lights
Siouxsie and the Banshees - Cities in Dust
Thomas Dolby - I Love You Goodbye

Go figure, they cut out the most obscure ones.  And I had recorded intros that they didn't play to The Blue Nile and Thomas Dolby songs too...  >:(  Oh well, at least I got a dozen other songs on, so I can't complain too much! :)
Great playlist!  Too bad about Siouxsie...Love that song. 
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Gazoo on December 24, 2010, 10:09:07 AM
...and that's a wrap! :)

The playlist:
Platinum Blonde - Not in Love
Crystal Castles w/ Robert Smith - Not in Love
Depeche Mode - Everything Counts
Pet Shop Boys - West End Girls
The Psychedelic Furs - The Ghost in You
Snow Patrol - Run
Simple Minds - Someone Somewhere in Summertime
Erasure - Always
Garbage - Cherry Lips (Go Baby Go)
Tori Amos - Smells Like Teen Spirit (I did NOT pick this one, though I don't mind it -- they accidentally played this instead of Siouxsie and the Banshees, I think)
Peter Gabriel - Red Rain
New Order - True Faith
Anberlin - True Faith

They omitted:
The Blue Nile - The Downtown Lights
Siouxsie and the Banshees - Cities in Dust
Thomas Dolby - I Love You Goodbye

Go figure, they cut out the most obscure ones.  And I had recorded intros that they didn't play to The Blue Nile and Thomas Dolby songs too...  >:(  Oh well, at least I got a dozen other songs on, so I can't complain too much! :)

Outstanding choices.  (And I happen to love that Dolby song.)
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: radical347 on December 28, 2010, 06:29:07 PM
I heard some of this whie in and out of the car shopping.  I liked the Amberlin, hadn't heard their version before.


Me too -- was about to ask who that was and I see the setlist above.  Nice work!


Great playlist!  Too bad about Siouxsie...Love that song. 


Outstanding choices.  (And I happen to love that Dolby song.)

Thanks for your kind words :)  Glad you liked Anberlin! (And Siouxsie and Dolby too, even though those didn't get on sadly.)
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on January 16, 2011, 04:53:57 PM
I commented elsewere about 92.7 The Rev, and how they play "Time of My Life" and "Gay 'Ho Blistah" endlessly, but that isn't even the half of it.  This afternoon at the gym I heard them play Ke$ha's "We R Who We R" 4 times in less than 2 hours. Christ on a cracker, that's fucking insane.  They appear to have a playlist of, like, 15 songs. Which is fine if you're 12 years old, maybe, but who listens to this station for more than half an hour at a time? No wonder their ratings are miniscule. And you thought KFOG was repetitive!
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Tinka Cat on January 16, 2011, 06:26:55 PM
I commented elsewere about 92.7 The Rev, and how they play "Time of My Life" and "Gay 'Ho Blistah" endlessly, but that isn't even the half of it.  This afternoon at the gym I heard them play Ke$ha's "We R Who We R" 4 times in less than 2 hours. Christ on a cracker, that's fucking insane.  They appear to have a playlist of, like, 15 songs. Which is fine if you're 12 years old, maybe, but who listens to this station for more than half an hour at a time? No wonder their ratings are miniscule. And you thought KFOG was repetitive!

I know there's lots of hate here for Hey Soul Sister.  I don't hear the song that often, truthfully, but when I do, I don't necessarily turn the station, so I guess I would consider it a "guilty non-displeasure" for me.    It seems Train cleverly and regretfully designed the song to be an ear worm hit of some sort ... and dang it, it worked.  And it's only a matter of time before they cash in further on the song's success and license it with other lyrics to shill for products and services.  To that end, here are some some other variations of the title and their and taking a cue from Mike's variations on the title (see above "Gay 'Ho Blistah').

Play Arista!
- The record label uses it to get their name out there, again.

Say "Ar-I-sta" - This time, the record label uses it to help people pronounce their name correctly

Hey! Mole Blister!
- Dermatological societies everywhere want to you get that thing checked.

Nay, Mole Twister - the same societies warn against bathroom surgery, let a professional deal with it!

Pay Toll, Mister - CalTrans campaign targeting commuting scofflaws

Gay Ol' Sister - Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence solicits donations for their retirement home for past members.

Très Pole Wrister - Onanism Society advertises with a very hands on version.

Maypole Twister - Druids and Pagans, realizing attendance is down at their yearly ritual, start advertising


Other variations are out there: for instance, "Fister" could be inserted into the title, too, if you know what I mean.


ok, sorry about that, I'm bored and I had these things in my head, and the only way for me to get rid of them is write them down.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on January 16, 2011, 06:56:58 PM
Other variations are out there: for instance, "Fister" could be inserted into the title, too, if you know what I mean.


I came very close to "Gay Hole Fister", actually.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on January 18, 2011, 01:11:17 PM
TANC, in that they're Big Rick's alma mater, but KUSF has been sold to a noncommercial classical outfit; the orig KUSF and its current programming will become internet-only:

Quote
KUSF Moves to Online Only Format 01-18-2011

The University of San Francisco (USF) announced today that KUSF, the university’s radio station, is moving to an online only format, effective immediately. The university has reached an agreement to assign the FCC license for radio frequency 90.3 FM to Classical Public Radio Network, which is launching a non-commercial classical music station in the Bay Area. CPRN is owned by University of Southern California.

The call letters KUSF were not sold, and the KUSF logo and all music inventory will remain USF property. All KUSF staff will be offered similar positions at KUSF.org.

The move to online-only distribution gives KUSF a powerful opportunity to grow its worldwide audience. Previously, the station was limited to 100 online listeners at a time, but capacity will be increased to accommodate thousands of listeners.

The station will go dark briefly for necessary engineering work. It is possible the electrical work could take several days.

As it shifts to an online-only format, USF will focus on the station’s primary purpose as a teaching laboratory for students. The university is evaluating ways to improve the student learning experience and enhance its curriculum in digital media and audio production. USF is also pleased to announce that CPRN will make internships available to qualified USF students interested in radio broadcasting.

USF will invest the proceeds from the sale to support its mission, and will continue to offer a valuable learning experience for its media students. USF is pleased that it can also help ensure the long-term presence of high-quality classical music programming in the Bay Area.

The sale must be approved by the Federal Communications Commission.

Wowsers.  And it seems to me that a new "high-quality classical" station is a bit of a dig at KDFC, and one wonders of this could nudge KDFC to switch formats.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: sundaygal on January 18, 2011, 02:48:23 PM
Big Rick isn't going to The Band, but KUFX in the afternoons.   :o

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/01/18/DDV71H9VL2.DTL&tsp=1
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on January 18, 2011, 02:56:17 PM
Big Rick isn't going to The Band, but KUFX in the afternoons.   :o

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/01/18/DDV71H9VL2.DTL&tsp=1

well, this is one wild-ass day in Bay Area radio!  But why on earth would you simulcast K-FOX on an SF frequency when SF already has a Classic Rocker (The Band), a younger-skewing almost-Classic Rocker (The Bone) and a classics-heavy Triple-A (KFOG)?

Whatevs. Bet the folks at The Band are hella pissed.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: sundaygal on January 18, 2011, 03:21:08 PM
Big Rick isn't going to The Band, but KUFX in the afternoons.   :o

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/01/18/DDV71H9VL2.DTL&tsp=1

well, this is one wild-ass day in Bay Area radio!  But why on earth would you simulcast K-FOX on an SF frequency when SF already has a Classic Rocker (The Band), a younger-skewing almost-Classic Rocker (The Bone) and a classics-heavy Triple-A (KFOG)?

Whatevs. Bet the folks at The Band are hella pissed.
I don't know what when down between BRS and KFOG, but they were stupid to let him go.  There's absolutely no reason to listen in the afternoons anymore.  Who can fill those shoes?  Oh, I know!  Dave Morey...

San Francisco can use a decent alternative station remeniscent of ye olde Live 105 or KROQ (L.A.).  Or maybe that's just me talkin'.

Sorry for the italics.  My computer at work is on peyote.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on January 18, 2011, 03:27:50 PM
And as mentioned elsewhere, the guy who's now in charge of Entercom's SF operations (they own K_FOX and sold KDFC) is an old buddy of Big Rick's who used to be with KFOG (before Cumulus bought them) so it makes sense that he'd wanna work for an old pal rather than the suits at Cumulus.  And Cumulus is too busy trying to buy Citadel to care about retaining Rick, I guess.

One plus: we get to hear the Sharks radio broadcasts in SF.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Tinka Cat on January 18, 2011, 03:37:01 PM
Big Rick isn't going to The Band, but KUFX in the afternoons.   :o

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/01/18/DDV71H9VL2.DTL&tsp=1

well, this is one wild-ass day in Bay Area radio!  But why on earth would you simulcast K-FOX on an SF frequency when SF already has a Classic Rocker (The Band), a younger-skewing almost-Classic Rocker (The Bone) and a classics-heavy Triple-A (KFOG)?

Whatevs. Bet the folks at The Band are hella pissed.

losing broadcast KUSF sucks SUCKS SUCKSSSS!  
That's one of my top (three?) over the air stations.

No wonder Big Rick was so tight-lipped about this.  Not sure how much he knew about the whole dial re-org, but there are probably some media folks who knew the deets but who could not do any bean spilling.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: urth on January 18, 2011, 03:40:31 PM
Big Rick isn't going to The Band, but KUFX in the afternoons.   :o

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/01/18/DDV71H9VL2.DTL&tsp=1

well, this is one wild-ass day in Bay Area radio!  But why on earth would you simulcast K-FOX on an SF frequency when SF already has a Classic Rocker (The Band), a younger-skewing almost-Classic Rocker (The Bone) and a classics-heavy Triple-A (KFOG)?

Whatevs. Bet the folks at The Band are hella pissed.

losing broadcast KUSF sucks SUCKS SUCKSSSS!  
That's one of my top (three?) over the air stations.


With you on this. Increasing their web visibility does not make up for the loss to the local terrestrial audience. The admin at USF should be ashamed. And I'd bet that Big Rick feels a little sheepish that the deal that brought him to K-FOX from KFOG was also responsible for the veritable demise of the station where he got his start.

So what's left? KALX and KFJC, I guess.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Tinka Cat on January 18, 2011, 03:44:12 PM
Big Rick isn't going to The Band, but KUFX in the afternoons.   :o

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/01/18/DDV71H9VL2.DTL&tsp=1

well, this is one wild-ass day in Bay Area radio!  But why on earth would you simulcast K-FOX on an SF frequency when SF already has a Classic Rocker (The Band), a younger-skewing almost-Classic Rocker (The Bone) and a classics-heavy Triple-A (KFOG)?

Whatevs. Bet the folks at The Band are hella pissed.

losing broadcast KUSF sucks SUCKS SUCKSSSS!  
That's one of my top (three?) over the air stations.


With you on this. Increasing their web visibility does not make up for their loss to the local terrestrial audience. The admin at USF should be ashamed.

did you see hartlaub's sidebar on KUSF?  The staffers had only a few MINUTES warning it was going to happen.  I can see the school administration's reason's for pulling the plug -- they got some good money for the license, and they're cash-strapped, and the bulk of the staff were not actually students -- but no advance warning is a tough one to accept.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/01/18/DD8H1HARE7.DTL

KUSF online will go dark for a few days while they upgrade the stream to handle more than the current 100 listeners (they stream now at a paltry 56k, I hope that increases):
http://www.usfca.edu/Newsroom/Community_News/KUSF_Moves_to_Online_Only_Format/



One good thing that might come out of this is that KDFC's new owners -- USC, which will operate the station as a non-profit -- might actually improve the classical programming on that station.  I'm sure no one here cares, but they play lots of light fare, single movements of pieces.  This may allow them to branch out and take some chances with their programming.  

btw, every weekend, KUSF plays played? the Metropolitan Opera's Simulcast: http://www.operainfo.org/stationfinder/stationFinder.cgi
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: ggould on January 18, 2011, 10:11:40 PM
One good thing that might come out of this is that KDFC's new owners -- USC, which will operate the station as a non-profit -- might actually improve the classical programming on that station.  I'm sure no one here cares, but they play lots of light fare, single movements of pieces.  This may allow them to branch out and take some chances with their programming.  

Well, we listen at certain times of the week, and day, and yes, I've noticed some very poppish tunes being played.  I'm not a classical snob, but yes, I'm sure the true aficionados have probably been suffering.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: urth on January 18, 2011, 11:30:04 PM
And as mentioned elsewhere, the guy who's now in charge of Entercom's SF operations (they own K_FOX and sold KDFC) is an old buddy of Big Rick's who used to be with KFOG (before Cumulus bought them) so it makes sense that he'd wanna work for an old pal rather than the suits at Cumulus.  And Cumulus is too busy trying to buy Citadel to care about retaining Rick, I guess.

One plus: we get to hear the Sharks radio broadcasts in SF.

To paraphrase Richard Thompson, "did he jump or was he pushed?"  Hate to say it, but I'm guessing the former, since he's resurfacing at his new gig so soon after leaving KFOG.

Btw, BR's FB page has been scrubbed of all KFOG-related posts.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Alicat on January 18, 2011, 11:50:28 PM
And as mentioned elsewhere, the guy who's now in charge of Entercom's SF operations (they own K_FOX and sold KDFC) is an old buddy of Big Rick's who used to be with KFOG (before Cumulus bought them) so it makes sense that he'd wanna work for an old pal rather than the suits at Cumulus.  And Cumulus is too busy trying to buy Citadel to care about retaining Rick, I guess.

One plus: we get to hear the Sharks radio broadcasts in SF.
Didn't realize SF didn't get the Sharks broadcast. I take that for granted and guess I was lucky. That is all I listen to KFOX for as I lost my like of Greg Kihn. Wow. I said that so nicely. I will loudly boo him any time he is at the Tank when I am. I guess I should really refrain from that.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: sundaygal on January 19, 2011, 07:18:49 AM
And as mentioned elsewhere, the guy who's now in charge of Entercom's SF operations (they own K_FOX and sold KDFC) is an old buddy of Big Rick's who used to be with KFOG (before Cumulus bought them) so it makes sense that he'd wanna work for an old pal rather than the suits at Cumulus.  And Cumulus is too busy trying to buy Citadel to care about retaining Rick, I guess.

One plus: we get to hear the Sharks radio broadcasts in SF.

To paraphrase Richard Thompson, "did he jump or was he pushed?"  Hate to say it, but I'm guessing the former, since he's resurfacing at his new gig so soon after leaving KFOG.

Btw, BR's FB page has been scrubbed of all KFOG-related posts.

BRS made his "announcement" on his FB page last night.  The ghosts of his radio past came out of the woodwork to wish him well (Alex Bennett, Sal Casteneda, Richard Sands, Web Fingors and even Deborah Iyall). 
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on January 19, 2011, 07:40:41 AM
And as mentioned elsewhere, the guy who's now in charge of Entercom's SF operations (they own K_FOX and sold KDFC) is an old buddy of Big Rick's who used to be with KFOG (before Cumulus bought them) so it makes sense that he'd wanna work for an old pal rather than the suits at Cumulus.  And Cumulus is too busy trying to buy Citadel to care about retaining Rick, I guess.

One plus: we get to hear the Sharks radio broadcasts in SF.

To paraphrase Richard Thompson, "did he jump or was he pushed?"  Hate to say it, but I'm guessing the former, since he's resurfacing at his new gig so soon after leaving KFOG.


It makes me wonder if BR was working without a contract at KFOG, since he left on a Wed and resurfaces the following Tue.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: radical347 on January 19, 2011, 08:01:33 AM
Big Rick isn't going to The Band, but KUFX in the afternoons.   :o

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/01/18/DDV71H9VL2.DTL&tsp=1

well, this is one wild-ass day in Bay Area radio!  But why on earth would you simulcast K-FOX on an SF frequency when SF already has a Classic Rocker (The Band), a younger-skewing almost-Classic Rocker (The Bone) and a classics-heavy Triple-A (KFOG)?

Whatevs. Bet the folks at The Band are hella pissed.

K-FOX > The Band & hopefully this forces them to flip.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on January 19, 2011, 08:02:25 AM
Big Rick isn't going to The Band, but KUFX in the afternoons.   :o

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/01/18/DDV71H9VL2.DTL&tsp=1

well, this is one wild-ass day in Bay Area radio!  But why on earth would you simulcast K-FOX on an SF frequency when SF already has a Classic Rocker (The Band), a younger-skewing almost-Classic Rocker (The Bone) and a classics-heavy Triple-A (KFOG)?

Whatevs. Bet the folks at The Band are hella pissed.

K-FOX > The Band & hopefully this forces them to flip.

agreed. No way all four stations survive unchanged.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Tinka Cat on January 19, 2011, 09:05:34 AM
Big Rick isn't going to The Band, but KUFX in the afternoons.   :o

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/01/18/DDV71H9VL2.DTL&tsp=1

well, this is one wild-ass day in Bay Area radio!  But why on earth would you simulcast K-FOX on an SF frequency when SF already has a Classic Rocker (The Band), a younger-skewing almost-Classic Rocker (The Bone) and a classics-heavy Triple-A (KFOG)?

Whatevs. Bet the folks at The Band are hella pissed.

K-FOX > The Band & hopefully this forces them to flip.

agreed. No way all four stations survive unchanged.

As I write this, KFOG has just finished playing Sweet Home Alabama.  earlier today, The Bland gave us Layla.  I don't know The Fox beyond it being the station where Greg Khin spins, and I heard on this board that he has his moments of reactionary politics.    I did dial them up online yesterday and heard something that I hear on too many other stations, I forget what it was, maybe AC/DC or Led Zep.  Nice, but not anything earth shattering.  I will enjoy having Sharks broadcasts, I suppose.

the biggest news in all of this is the loss of KUSF.  That was a true valuable resource.  Without the USF agreeing to sell its license, we don't have all this reshuffling.  KUSF played music you NEVER heard on any SF airwaves.  The stuff that KFOG has been playing in its evening shift probably was heard on college stations like KUSF before any PD in Cumulus or CBS or Clear Channel heard of them.  They say the station will go online, but big deal, we all know that's not the same. 

Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on January 19, 2011, 09:31:01 AM
As I write this, KFOG has just finished playing Sweet Home Alabama.  earlier today, The Bland gave us Layla.  I don't know The Fox beyond it being the station where Greg Khin spins, and I heard on this board that he has his moments of reactionary politics... 


Indeed, now we have 4 stations that will play "Sweet Home Alabama" 17 times a week!  (5 if you count True Oldies Channel)

The folks at Cheap Channel must be pissed as hell right now. They could've simulcast K-FOX on 103.5 when they owned both stations (I said as much when The Band began), but instead went thru all the trouble of creating a new brand, even tho' they had a known quantity in KUFX. 

It will be interesting to see how Kihn fares in this move.  Indeed, a bit of a reactionary (he got into a bit of a kerfuffle a few years ago when he said he was against gay marriage), and when the idea of a K-FOX SF simulcast was first mentioned I said they could probably use Kihn's "political incorrectness" to their advantage, since he'd be a marked (and marketable, for better or worse) alternative to KFOG's laid-back, generally left-leaning morning crew. Time will tell.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: urth on January 19, 2011, 11:02:11 AM
Not quite local, but pertinent to our numbers since one of the stations involved is one of our 10@10 proponents:

Bonneville has sold 17 stations to Hubbard Broadcasting, including WDRV (The Drive) in Chicago. All told, the sale involves clusters of stations in Chicago, Washington DC, St. Louis, and Cincinnati.

Details here:
http://www.allaccess.com/net-news/archive/story/86101/hubbard-buys-17-stations-from-bonneville
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on January 19, 2011, 11:10:22 AM
Not quite local, but pertinent to our numbers since one of the stations involved is one of our 10@10 proponents:

Bonneville has sold 17 stations to Hubbard Broadcasting, including WDRV (The Drive) in Chicago. All told, the sale involves clusters of stations in Chicago, Washington DC, St. Louis, and Cincinnati.


interesting in that The Drive and The Sound (which Bonneville also owns and which wasn't sold) are very similar, and their 10@10s are practically clones of each other.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Tinka Cat on January 19, 2011, 05:49:19 PM
was walking around SOMA and Civic Center today and could pick up Radio Valencia on my trusty transistor radio.  The playlist was a mix of standard rockers (Cheap Trick Southern Girls, Kinks' All Day And All of the Night, Animals It's My Life) and punk (The Descendants, The Ramones).

87.9 on the FM dial. They have a web site here: http://radiovalencia.fm/
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: sundaygal on January 20, 2011, 10:04:37 AM
BRS sat in with Greg Kihn on KFOX this morning.  Didn't get to hear the interview, but according to a FB post, something was said about no more Natalie Merchant.   ;)
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on January 20, 2011, 10:14:37 AM
BRS sat in with Greg Kihn on KFOX this morning.  Didn't get to hear the interview, but according to a FB post, something was said about no more Natalie Merchant.   ;)

Cute.  and no more Feist-alikes.  OTOH, he'll be hearing "Under Pressure" twice as often.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on January 21, 2011, 03:40:29 PM
BRS sat in with Greg Kihn on KFOX this morning.  Didn't get to hear the interview, but according to a FB post, something was said about no more Natalie Merchant.   ;)

Cute.  and no more Feist-alikes.  OTOH, he'll be hearing "Under Pressure" twice as often.

I made the above comment on the radio-info SF board and some guy there said *he* made a similar comment on Big Rick's FB page -- and Rick deleted it. Sheesh, big guy -- if ya give snark, ya gotta be able to take snark, y'know?
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: sundaygal on January 21, 2011, 08:51:39 PM
Please sign the Save KUSF petition!

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/savekusf/
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Alicat on January 21, 2011, 09:59:09 PM
BRS sat in with Greg Kihn on KFOX this morning.  Didn't get to hear the interview, but according to a FB post, something was said about no more Natalie Merchant.   ;)

Cute.  and no more Feist-alikes.  OTOH, he'll be hearing "Under Pressure" twice as often.

I made the above comment on the radio-info SF board and some guy there said *he* made a similar comment on Big Rick's FB page -- and Rick deleted it. Sheesh, big guy -- if ya give snark, ya gotta be able to take snark, y'know?
My snarky anti-Kihn post was deleted.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: sundaygal on January 22, 2011, 07:29:07 AM
Ben Fong-Torres mentioned nada about the big radio drama that went down last week in his latest blog.  Disappointing.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/01/21/PK6A1H7VKQ.DTL
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Tinka Cat on January 22, 2011, 09:13:07 AM
Ben Fong-Torres mentioned nada about the big radio drama that went down last week in his latest blog.  Disappointing.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/01/21/PK6A1H7VKQ.DTL

I think Ben files way ahead of time, so this week's column probably was done before the KUDF/KDFC news broke.  The Big Rick Stuart departure from KFOG either didn't register with him for some reason, or -- more likely -- he did know about it but kept silent b/c of embargo agreements and to protect his sources:  Rick leaving KFOG might have been a messy situation and the details are sensitive.    I'm sure several press people knew about the deal ahead of time (by a few days, maybe even?), but they could not reveal the info until the deal was announced.

Anyway, I think (hope?) he'll weigh in next time.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: urth on January 24, 2011, 12:19:03 AM
Ben Fong-Torres mentioned nada about the big radio drama that went down last week in his latest blog.  Disappointing.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/01/21/PK6A1H7VKQ.DTL

I think Ben files way ahead of time, so this week's column probably was done before the KUDF/KDFC news broke.  The Big Rick Stuart departure from KFOG either didn't register with him for some reason, or -- more likely -- he did know about it but kept silent b/c of embargo agreements and to protect his sources:  Rick leaving KFOG might have been a messy situation and the details are sensitive.    I'm sure several press people knew about the deal ahead of time (by a few days, maybe even?), but they could not reveal the info until the deal was announced.

Anyway, I think (hope?) he'll weigh in next time.

Yeah, it's rare that BF-T covers any story that's broken recently, the one exception being the firing of Mickey Luckoff at KGO, and that had some serious dish potential that would translate to readers/pageviews. I hope he covers the story next time, although if both Rick and KFOG aren't talking about the split now, I have to wonder if he'll have much more beyond the company line to tell us.

Btw, I don't think the Radio Waves column is considered a blog, strictly speaking, since it appears in print simultaneously with its online version. Aren't blogs exclusively a web-based forum?
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Tinka Cat on January 24, 2011, 08:45:54 AM
Ben Fong-Torres mentioned nada about the big radio drama that went down last week in his latest blog.  Disappointing.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/01/21/PK6A1H7VKQ.DTL

I think Ben files way ahead of time, so this week's column probably was done before the KUDF/KDFC news broke.  The Big Rick Stuart departure from KFOG either didn't register with him for some reason, or -- more likely -- he did know about it but kept silent b/c of embargo agreements and to protect his sources:  Rick leaving KFOG might have been a messy situation and the details are sensitive.    I'm sure several press people knew about the deal ahead of time (by a few days, maybe even?), but they could not reveal the info until the deal was announced.

Anyway, I think (hope?) he'll weigh in next time.

Yeah, it's rare that BF-T covers any story that's broken recently, the one exception being the firing of Mickey Luckoff at KGO, and that had some serious dish potential that would translate to readers/pageviews. I hope he covers the story next time, although if both Rick and KFOG aren't talking about the split now, I have to wonder if he'll have much more beyond the company line to tell us.

Btw, I don't think the Radio Waves column is considered a blog, strictly speaking, since it appears in print simultaneously with its online version. Aren't blogs exclusively a web-based forum?

yes, BF-T writes a column for print, technically not a blog.   I don't think there will be much dish-y stuff if/when he covers it, b/c he'll want to stay in his sources' good graces.  
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: sundaygal on January 24, 2011, 02:50:43 PM
Tried to tune into KFOX with the 3 radios around the house and nada.  Sheesh.  Listening online now and heard Big Rick pipe in here and there.  I dunno.  I guess I'm not good with change or something.   ::)

ETA:  BRS started with The Joker, Steely Dan and now Journey.  No comment.  Someone he knew called in and requested some Natalie Merchant (hehe).  He said something like, "Nah, but I can play some Zeppelin for you instead!" 
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on January 24, 2011, 03:26:31 PM
Tried to tune into KFOX with the 3 radios around the house and nada.  Sheesh.  Listening online now and heard Big Rick pipe in here and there.  I dunno.  I guess I'm not good with change or something.   ::)


on both signals? 102.1 oughta come in well in SF even if 98.5 doesn't.  Someone on the Facebook page seemed to imply that they played "Roll Over Beethoven" (I'm guessing the ELO version) at noon when they took over 102.1 from KDFC... which signed off with "Fanfare For The Common Man".

Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Tinka Cat on January 24, 2011, 04:02:42 PM
Tried to tune into KFOX with the 3 radios around the house and nada.  Sheesh.  Listening online now and heard Big Rick pipe in here and there.  I dunno.  I guess I'm not good with change or something.   ::)


I'm pulling in the 102.1 signal very well. Caught the tail end of The Who's Bargain, now they're playing Def Leppard Pour Some Sugar On Me.  I was going to say ho-hum... but then I espied THIS on their FB page:

98.5 KFOX Big Rick is on the air! All of you have a shot at front Row tickets to see Rush on June 26th at the Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord! Be listening Friday.

GOD, I LOVE THIS STATION!   (KUSF Who?)
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: sundaygal on January 24, 2011, 06:48:05 PM
Tried to tune into KFOX with the 3 radios around the house and nada.  Sheesh.  Listening online now and heard Big Rick pipe in here and there.  I dunno.  I guess I'm not good with change or something.   ::)


I'm pulling in the 102.1 signal very well. Caught the tail end of The Who's Bargain, now they're playing Def Leppard Pour Some Sugar On Me.  I was going to say ho-hum... but then I espied THIS on their FB page:

98.5 KFOX Big Rick is on the air! All of you have a shot at front Row tickets to see Rush on June 26th at the Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord! Be listening Friday.

GOD, I LOVE THIS STATION!   (KUSF Who?)
I heard him say he had front row Rush tickets and thought of you, TC!   :)

Can't seem to get 102.1 at all.  It's just as well.  I wasn't feeling KFOX when I gave them a whirl online today and BRS doesn't seem like a good fit there, IMO.  With KFOG, he at least got to play something contemporary - which is what I associate him with since the Quake/LIVE 105 days.  Never did get to hear him on KUSF.  I think I was listening to KFRC back then.  I was like, 10.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on January 24, 2011, 06:48:50 PM
98.5 KFOX Big Rick is on the air! All of you have a shot at front Row tickets to see Rush on June 26th at the Sleep Train Pavilion

It'll *really* be a sleep train pavilion if Rush plays there ;)
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Alicat on January 24, 2011, 08:58:44 PM
98.5 KFOX Big Rick is on the air! All of you have a shot at front Row tickets to see Rush on June 26th at the Sleep Train Pavilion

It'll *really* be a sleep train pavilion if Rush plays there ;)
I thought I heard it was a Rush tribute band at Shoreline. I changed the channel quickly.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: urth on January 24, 2011, 10:04:01 PM
Tried to tune into KFOX with the 3 radios around the house and nada.  Sheesh.  Listening online now and heard Big Rick pipe in here and there.  I dunno.  I guess I'm not good with change or something.   ::)


I'm pulling in the 102.1 signal very well. Caught the tail end of The Who's Bargain, now they're playing Def Leppard Pour Some Sugar On Me.  I was going to say ho-hum... but then I espied THIS on their FB page:

98.5 KFOX Big Rick is on the air! All of you have a shot at front Row tickets to see Rush on June 26th at the Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord! Be listening Friday.

GOD, I LOVE THIS STATION!   (KUSF Who?)
I heard him say he had front row Rush tickets and thought of you, TC!   :)

Can't seem to get 102.1 at all.  It's just as well.  I wasn't feeling KFOX when I gave them a whirl online today and BRS doesn't seem like a good fit there, IMO.  With KFOG, he at least got to play something contemporary - which is what I associate him with since the Quake/LIVE 105 days.  Never did get to hear him on KUSF.  I think I was listening to KFRC back then.  I was like, 10.

So enough about Big Rick--it's like he's dead to me. ;) But has KFOG got anyone taking over afternoon drive? No new faces on the staff page, just the six remaining stalwarts, four of whom comprise the Morning Show, and one is the weekend/vacay fill-in. Doesn't bode well for the future of live announcers on radio, I tellya.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on January 25, 2011, 08:07:55 AM
So enough about Big Rick--it's like he's dead to me. ;) But has KFOG got anyone taking over afternoon drive? No new faces on the staff page, just the six remaining stalwarts, four of whom comprise the Morning Show, and one is the weekend/vacay fill-in. Doesn't bode well for the future of live announcers on radio, I tellya.

someone said there's a new male voice in the evenings but I haven't heard him yet. But hey, that's how Webster started at KFOG (doing part-time fill-ins), so ya never know.

I was thinking back to when BRS started at KFOG, as a replacement for Grappone. Rick had been off-the-air for a year or more, after leaving Live 105. And it was a big deal that KFOG landed him for his big comeback. But there are no "names" that I can think of lurking in the shadows now.

It's gonna be an interesting year -- no *way* SF needs THREE Classic Rock stations plus a classics-heavy Triple-A (KFOG). Something's gotta give. The Band or The Bone most likely to change in some way, methinks. (Entercom apparently has money to spend promoting K-Fox and they wouldn't've hired BRS if they didn't plan a big push.)

BTW, someone on radio-info said "Yesterday [BRS] almost slipped and said KFOG a few times, but if you start to say KFOG, its easy to correct yourself on K-Fox"  LOL!
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Tinka Cat on January 25, 2011, 09:38:10 AM
I've had Greg Kihn in my ear this morning, listening for that Rush song so I can be caller #10. 

Some lame humor, not as bad as The Bone.  He gave Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser props for his guitar playing and compositional style in BÖC, and compared that with the typical three-chord structures of "English bands."  played a clip from Bad Company's Paul Rodgers and then a nice segue into Can't Get Enough.  Yeah, those English really have a monopoly on three chords.  We Americans are so advanced when it comes to writing rock songs.

Speaking of Monopoly, earlier he said "Even the Commies play it!  Like in Poland.  You know I'm Polish, right?  So in Poland, you don't buy Railroads or Utilities, you buy TOILET PAPER and Food..!  Guffaw!"

egads.

BANTER UPDATE:
Oh, this just in!  Tom, the guy after Greg, asks "What do you think about the Superbowl? who do you like, think it matters?" 

After a slight pause, Greg weighs in.  "I think it DOES matter.  I like Pittsburgh."

Tom, "This is the first Superbowl where neither team has cheerleaders...! and your team, the Baltimore Ravens, has MALE cheerleaders!"

Zing!  it's like being at the Algonquin Round Table!

The biggest winners in this radio shakeup are Lamont and Tonelli, because suddenly they no longer seem as sophomoric and inane.   (ok, that might be a stretch.)
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Tinka Cat on January 31, 2011, 11:11:54 AM
Black Keys were on Fresh Air this AM.  They've licensed many songs in commercials, and Terri asked them, "Do you get grief for that?" 

They replied, "lots of 17 year old boys on Facebook don't seem to like it... but bands that *I* like have licensed songs and it didn't make me lose respect for them. This was before we even started the Black Keys."

Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on February 01, 2011, 12:23:33 PM
From the "Save KUSF" folks on FB, regarding their rally:

"Please don't bring Anti-classical music signs. That's not the image we'd like to give. Remember, we had 8 hours of classical programming at KUSF plus the Met Opera. Those programs had thousands of listeners who all want KUSF to be back on the air.
So no 'Mozart my ass' signs please. It's not good to look as though we hate classical music, we just want our radio back. With all its shows."

Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on February 01, 2011, 08:53:15 PM
It's gonna be an interesting year -- no *way* SF needs THREE Classic Rock stations plus a classics-heavy Triple-A (KFOG). Something's gotta give. The Band or The Bone most likely to change in some way, methinks. (Entercom apparently has money to spend promoting K-Fox and they wouldn't've hired BRS if they didn't plan a big push.)


And sure enuf -- I saw K-Fox's new TV commercial tonite, blasting that Classic Rock cliche "We Will Rock You" as it trumpets their artists ("Steve Miller! Boston!") and their deejay lineup ("Greg Kihn mornings! Tim Jeffries midday! Big Rick afternoons!"). So they're obviously planning to be aggressive.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Tinka Cat on February 02, 2011, 10:21:35 AM
From the "Save KUSF" folks on FB, regarding their rally:

"Please don't bring Anti-classical music signs. That's not the image we'd like to give. Remember, we had 8 hours of classical programming at KUSF plus the Met Opera. Those programs had thousands of listeners who all want KUSF to be back on the air.
So no 'Mozart my ass' signs please. It's not good to look as though we hate classical music, we just want our radio back. With all its shows."

yes, lots of folks are unclear on the concept.  The "Save KUSF" online petition I signed -- do these really work? -- had a commenter who said "SF doesn't need another classical music station!"
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: sundaygal on February 05, 2011, 01:42:11 PM
BFT's article about the recent shakeup in SF radio:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/02/04/PK241HEINF.DTL
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Tinka Cat on February 06, 2011, 10:12:44 AM
BFT's article about the recent shakeup in SF radio:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/02/04/PK241HEINF.DTL

one commenter, called ' davelivesagain'  says

KFUX really, really sucks. It's sad to see one of the better Bay Area DJs from the last couple of decades, Big Rick, lowering himself to their level. The good news for SF radio types is, it's gonna go down the toilet like "The Bone".

DaveLivesAgain?   sounds like a morey fan -- or maybe himself!  ha!
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on February 13, 2011, 06:44:56 PM
It's gonna be an interesting year -- no *way* SF needs THREE Classic Rock stations plus a classics-heavy Triple-A (KFOG). Something's gotta give. The Band or The Bone most likely to change in some way, methinks. (Entercom apparently has money to spend promoting K-Fox and they wouldn't've hired BRS if they didn't plan a big push.)


And sure enuf -- I saw K-Fox's new TV commercial tonite, blasting that Classic Rock cliche "We Will Rock You" as it trumpets their artists ("Steve Miller! Boston!") and their deejay lineup ("Greg Kihn mornings! Tim Jeffries midday! Big Rick afternoons!"). So they're obviously planning to be aggressive.

And the Band is now running their (rather generic) TV commercial using "Won't Get Fooled Again". Unlike the K-Fox spot, it just has a little logo for The Band in the bottom right of the screen; looks like something produced on the cheap for use by multiple radio stations in different cities.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Alicat on February 14, 2011, 09:40:55 PM
I think The Band is behind a current survey:
We have an online music study coming up.

Here are the particulars:

Who: Adults 40-52 years old who listen to the radio for music.  You must be able to listen to music clips from a computer.

When:  You can do it when you like. You don't have to do it all at once.  You should finish no later than next Monday.

Where: Anywhere you have decent internet access and can focus on listening to music.

Why: It will be interesting, and you'll be paid $60

How long: It'll take 75 minutes.  (Our client swore it's really 75 minutes.)  It's in several segments so you don't have to do the whole thing at once.

Click here if interested:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/EckerRadioFeb2011

If the link doesn't cooperate, please cut-and-paste the address above into your browser.

We will call back those who seem like a likely fit for this study to ask a few more questions.

Thanks very much!
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Alicat on February 14, 2011, 09:45:41 PM
The Band also offering $1000 three times a day to caller 103. Way to buy listeners. Gotta say I do prefer the Band over KUFX. KUFX is only good to me for Sharks broadcasts.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on February 15, 2011, 08:48:49 AM
The Band also offering $1000 three times a day to caller 103. Way to buy listeners. Gotta say I do prefer the Band over KUFX. KUFX is only good to me for Sharks broadcasts.

per a thread on radio-info.com, The Band has tweaked its format and is now "the Bay's Greatest Hits" -- in other words, it's now closer to the old KFRC or 'CBS-FM than K-Fox. One poster listened for a while:

"Turtles, Mamas and Papas, Jonathan Edwards, Temptations, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Don McLean, Harry Chapin, Raspberries, Dobie Gray, Jim Croce, Lovin;' Spoonful,  Four Seasons, Looking Glass, Orleans and Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds..."

A smart move on their part. I'll have to sample them in a bit, after JJ's soul hour.

ETA: been listening about 25 mins. Still pretty rock-heavy (U2, FMac, BufSpgfld) but I'm being subjected to "American Pie" right now -- a KFRC staple -- which I'm guessing they haven't played much previously. More pop, please.

OK, early Beatles is pop-y as is BJ "Movin' Out" and S&G getting up to wash their face -- such cunning linguists.

aaaack! "Brown-Eyed Girl". time to change stations.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Alicat on February 15, 2011, 09:28:08 AM
The Band also offering $1000 three times a day to caller 103. Way to buy listeners. Gotta say I do prefer the Band over KUFX. KUFX is only good to me for Sharks broadcasts.

per a thread on radio-info.com, The Band has tweaked its format and is now "the Bay's Greatest Hits" -- in other words, it's now closer to the old KFRC or 'CBS-FM than K-Fox. One poster listened for an hour:

"Turtles, Mamas and Papas, Jonathan Edwards, Temptations, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Don McLean, Harry Chapin, Raspberries, Dobie Gray, Jim Croce, Lovin;' Spoonful,  Four Seasons, Looking Glass, Orleans and Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds..."

A smart move on their part. I'll have to sample them in a bit, after JJ's soul hour.
Me too. Saw post re new PD at 104.5.  What happened to who?
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on February 15, 2011, 09:44:35 AM
Me too. Saw post re new PD at 104.5.  What happened to who?

KFOG got rid of Benson something like 2 years ago and never replaced him. Music Director (and host of "Sideshow") Kelly Ransford was also assistant PD and was presumably doing Benson's job in the interim. Benson ended up in Seattle at KMTT "The Mountain", and Ransford got tired of waiting for Cumulus to either promote her or give her some sort of support, so she finally quit and moved to Seattle to work for Benson as KFOG was hiring the new guy, Dennis Constantine, who has done this format everywhere including KINK Portland and KBCO Boulder.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on February 16, 2011, 09:25:35 AM
OK, I'm really trying to give the "new" 103.7 The Band a chance, but sheesh: one painfully overplayed "classic" after another. This half-hour alone:

"Barracuda"
"Down Under"
"Dream On"
"Boys Are Back in Town"
"Layla"
"What a Fool Believes"
"Moondance"

Gawd.


AAACK! "Lights" sends me screaming from the computer.  Alert me when they start playing more KFRC-style pop & soul.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Tinka Cat on February 16, 2011, 10:11:37 AM
OK, I'm really trying to give the "new" 103.7 The Band a chance, but sheesh: one painfully overplayed "classic" after another. This half-hour alone:

"Barracuda"
"Down Under"
"Dream On"
"Boys Are Back in Town"
"Layla"
"What a Fool Believes"
"Moondance"

Gawd.


AAACK! "Lights" sends me screaming from the computer.  Alert me when they start playing more KFRC-style pop & soul.


amazing, all those songs and Boston doesn't appear once!   They're slipping.  I like most of the music in their narrow scope, butt don't listen that much.  It gets boring.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: sundaygal on February 16, 2011, 10:37:24 AM
OK, I'm really trying to give the "new" 103.7 The Band a chance, but sheesh: one painfully overplayed "classic" after another. This half-hour alone:

"Barracuda"
"Down Under"
"Dream On"
"Boys Are Back in Town"
"Layla"
"What a Fool Believes"
"Moondance"

Gawd.


AAACK! "Lights" sends me screaming from the computer.  Alert me when they start playing more KFRC-style pop & soul.


amazing, all those songs and Boston doesn't appear once!   They're slipping.  I like most of the music in their narrow scope, butt don't listen that much.  It gets boring.
Still better than KFOX!
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Wayback on February 19, 2011, 07:56:08 AM
16 hour Grateful Dead marathon today 9AM to Sunday 1AM on KPFA 94.1, hosted by David Gans
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/02/19/MNBI1HPCB9.DTL
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Tinka Cat on February 19, 2011, 09:20:24 AM
Sunday at 2 PM PST, Sound Opinion will do a show examining The Monkees. 


airs locally at KALW 91.7 FM on your regular, non-app dial.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on February 19, 2011, 07:17:17 PM
interesting thread on radio-info.com about Big Rick:

http://boards.radio-info.com/smf/index.php?topic=185370.0

love the guy who says he basically couldn't see much difference between BR and his replacement.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Tinka Cat on February 19, 2011, 08:02:42 PM
interesting thread on radio-info.com about Big Rick:

http://boards.radio-info.com/smf/index.php?topic=185370.0

love the guy who says he basically couldn't see much difference between BR and his replacement.

yeah, that guy is radical!
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on February 19, 2011, 10:28:26 PM
interesting thread on radio-info.com about Big Rick:

http://boards.radio-info.com/smf/index.php?topic=185370.0

love the guy who says he basically couldn't see much difference between BR and his replacement.

yeah, that guy is radical!

OMG -- I didn't notice it was our own R-348! And he has a point, actually -- The Big Rick of KFOG was a lot less interesting than the BR of his Live 105 heyday (before they made him "shut up and play the music").
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: ggould on February 19, 2011, 10:47:18 PM
interesting thread on radio-info.com about Big Rick:

http://boards.radio-info.com/smf/index.php?topic=185370.0

love the guy who says he basically couldn't see much difference between BR and his replacement.

yeah, that guy is radical!

OMG -- I didn't notice it was our own R-348! And he has a point, actually -- The Big Rick of KFOG was a lot less interesting than the BR of his Live 105 heyday (before they made him "shut up and play the music").
funny, I really didn't like the Big Rick of Live 105, liked him a lot better at KFOG.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: radical347 on February 20, 2011, 12:28:01 AM
interesting thread on radio-info.com about Big Rick:

http://boards.radio-info.com/smf/index.php?topic=185370.0

love the guy who says he basically couldn't see much difference between BR and his replacement.

lol
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on February 20, 2011, 04:57:28 PM
The Bone was giving away Prince tix this afternoon. And, um, how often does the Bone actually PLAY Prince??
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Alicat on February 21, 2011, 12:02:51 AM
The Bone was giving away Prince tix this afternoon. And, um, how often does the Bone actually PLAY Prince??
Never?
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on February 23, 2011, 01:44:18 PM
For those who like their "lite rock" REALLY lite... a station in Miami has burst into the Top Ten, ratings-wise, with a lite-rock format heavy on older stuff like the Carpenters etc (I'm hearing Glen Campbell as I write this). All the stuff that most "Lite" stations have jettisoned in favor of Los Lonely Boys and Rhianna. So it sounds like KOIT did... 15 years ago. Granted, Florida is, er, unique demographicaly with all those retirees, but some folks are surprised at how well the station is doing.  "Easy 93.1":

http://streaming.easy93.com/_players/coxradio/index.php?callsign=WHDRFM

OMG: Jackie DeShannon, "What the World Needs Now".

People on radio message boards have been saying for several years now that in markets where there's a dominant "lite" staiton that has made its playlist more upbeat and current, a station that goes "liter than lite" could do well (even tho' it would skew older) -- and I can totally see why this station is doing well in FLA. I feel like I'm at the dentist... in a good way. And here's Anne Murray!

And now Sheena Easton, "For Your Eyes Only". Of course, the songs I've heard this hour may repeat 20 times a week for all I know, but at the moment I'm kinda enjoying this.

ETA: it's always fun until someone gets hurt -- a couple hours of enjoyment climaxes with a HFH, Patrick Swayze, "She's Like Passing Wind".  But Ms Ronstadt's Nelson Riddle-period "What's New" makes it all better. adieu!
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Gazoo on February 24, 2011, 10:40:56 AM
Thanks for this - my soft spot for lite-lite grows larger with every passing year.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on February 24, 2011, 10:58:16 AM
Thanks for this - my soft spot for lite-lite grows larger with every passing year.

WARNING: prolonged exposure to this station may cause early-bird dinnering and elderly Jewishness. Oy!
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Tinka Cat on February 24, 2011, 11:16:23 AM
Thanks for this - my soft spot for lite-lite grows larger with every passing year.

If I had an alley, this station would be right up it.  However, much as I like the playlist, the stream fidelity isn't very clear.  

Gaz, and other lite-lite fans: if you have itunes, the "Radio" tab has a couple tabs you might dig:

70s Retro and
Golden Oldies

you can always find something good there, with good sounding (128k bit) streams


and one more thing:  You kids, GET OFF MY LAWN!
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on February 24, 2011, 11:19:50 AM
Thanks for this - my soft spot for lite-lite grows larger with every passing year.

If I had an alley, this station would be right up it.  I like the playlist, but the stream fidelity isn't very clear.   


well, old people's ears don't really notice the diff. ;)

There are apparently a couple other stations like this in that neck o' the woods; I'll post as I investigate.

ETA: another is "Easy 97.7" in the Baltimore area:

http://www.easy977.com/

They didn't exactly thrill me with Crapton's "Wonderful Tonite" but they instantly got bonus points for Mercy's "Love Can make You Happy"
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Tinka Cat on February 24, 2011, 11:28:28 AM
re: Lite-Lite:

here's one that might be good:

http://1club.fm/radio-stations/viewgroup/58-70slitehits
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on February 28, 2011, 03:57:29 PM
apparently "Channel 92.3" signed off at 1 PM and are now replaced by another alternative format, a DJ-less mix that advertises "SaveAlternative.com". 

http://www.savealternative.com/
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: urth on February 28, 2011, 07:58:31 PM
apparently "Channel 92.3" signed off at 1 PM and are now replaced by another alternative format, a DJ-less mix that advertises "SaveAlternative.com". 

http://www.savealternative.com/

Wonder if the Save KUSF folks know about this? They'd love to take over 92.3. :)
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: radical347 on February 28, 2011, 09:19:24 PM
apparently "Channel 92.3" signed off at 1 PM and are now replaced by another alternative format, a DJ-less mix that advertises "SaveAlternative.com". 

http://www.savealternative.com/

And it sounds MUCH better than it did before! :)  Like a cross between the pre-sellout (June 2010) Channel 92.3 and KFOG's new music nights.  Digging it.  Hope it stays.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: mshray on March 01, 2011, 10:52:28 AM
I hopped into the car at 9:48am & almost crashed pulling out of the driveway.  I'd been listening to 92.3 when I parked the night before (apparently), and so I turn the key & first thing I know I'm right in the middle of Television's 10-minute tour-de-force "Marquee Moon".

HOLEEE SHHHHHIIITTT!!!!!!

that said, I'm really gonna miss Madden.  I called in from time to time & he was always really cool to chat with.  I guess Tanner, only slightly less cool to talk to, is now on Live 105 head to head with Annalisa.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on March 01, 2011, 01:06:04 PM
I hopped into the car at 9:48am & almost crashed pulling out of the driveway.  I'd been listening to 92.3 when I parked the night before (apparently), and so I turn the key & first thing I know I'm right in the middle of Television's 10-minute tour-de-force "Marquee Moon".

HOLEEE SHHHHHIIITTT!!!!!!


sadly, the comapny that owns the station is Principle, whose main business is selling brokered time to ethnic broadcasters, so it's doubtful the current format will last. Enjoy it while ya can!
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: sundaygal on March 01, 2011, 01:29:31 PM
I hopped into the car at 9:48am & almost crashed pulling out of the driveway.  I'd been listening to 92.3 when I parked the night before (apparently), and so I turn the key & first thing I know I'm right in the middle of Television's 10-minute tour-de-force "Marquee Moon".

HOLEEE SHHHHHIIITTT!!!!!!

 
OMFG!!!!!!  Noooo waaaay!!!
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Tinka Cat on March 01, 2011, 01:41:16 PM
I hopped into the car at 9:48am & almost crashed pulling out of the driveway.  I'd been listening to 92.3 when I parked the night before (apparently), and so I turn the key & first thing I know I'm right in the middle of Television's 10-minute tour-de-force "Marquee Moon".

HOLEEE SHHHHHIIITTT!!!!!!

 
OMFG!!!!!!  Noooo waaaay!!!

noice.   I can't get the station from here, a building in downtown SF.  Maybe I'll walk around on my lunch hour and see if I can.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: radical347 on March 01, 2011, 01:50:40 PM
I caught "This is the Day" from The The & "Revenge" from Ministry last night!  Now they're playing some of the things that they did yesterday (in the same order, too  :-X ).  Looking at the yes.com logs, it seems to be in a 22-hour loop, at least for its first two days.  Still, could be much worse.  I'll still be locked in!

...and now Placebo's remake of "Running Up That Hill" came on.  Yeah!!!!!
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Alicat on March 01, 2011, 07:19:24 PM
apparently "Channel 92.3" signed off at 1 PM and are now replaced by another alternative format, a DJ-less mix that advertises "SaveAlternative.com". 

http://www.savealternative.com/
I KNEW I'd learn about it here. Over the weekend I was totally digging the all request format. Guess they had no format, hah! Friday must have been everyones last day! Things didn't sound normal there this morning and on my drive home tonight I could not bear to listen to 92.3.  Came here to get the 411.  The new 92.3 is not my cuppa joe. They were all over the place at HP last week sponsoring Linkin Park.  I have been listening a lot to KISS. Renel in the morning and great old school.  A few years back 92.3 went all Spanish and Lamont and Tonelli went to the Bone. The Spanish didn't last long. Will it make a comeback?
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on March 16, 2011, 09:42:40 AM
I hopped into the car at 9:48am & almost crashed pulling out of the driveway.  I'd been listening to 92.3 when I parked the night before (apparently), and so I turn the key & first thing I know I'm right in the middle of Television's 10-minute tour-de-force "Marquee Moon".

HOLEEE SHHHHHIIITTT!!!!!!


sadly, the comapny that owns the station is Principle, whose main business is selling brokered time to ethnic broadcasters, so it's doubtful the current format will last. Enjoy it while ya can!

as predicted: 92.3 goes "ethnic" today...

http://www.allaccess.com/net-news/archive/story/88664/ksjo-set-to-debut-new-format?ref=mail_recap#
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: radical347 on March 16, 2011, 10:16:01 AM
Their last song was "There is a Light that Never Goes Out" by The Smiths.  And it went straight into...

a Chinese rock song!  :o  LMAO!  (I think I'm actually digging this!)
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: urth on March 20, 2011, 10:01:46 PM
B F-T's latest deals with various internet radio purveyors and apps for your smart phone.

http://www.sfgate.com/columns/radiowaves/

The one that really caught my attention is DAR.fm, which he describes as "TiVo for radio." Since lately I miss a lot of 10@10s due to scheduling conflicts, I'm all over that.

Or rather I would be if KFOG were on the list of stations they cover. It's not, nor is KFFG, the south bay repeater frequency. Will contact them to see if they can add it and report back.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: ggould on March 20, 2011, 11:24:17 PM
B F-T's latest deals with various internet radio purveyors and apps for your smart phone.

http://www.sfgate.com/columns/radiowaves/

The one that really caught my attention is DAR.fm, which he describes as "TiVo for radio." Since lately I miss a lot of 10@10s due to scheduling conflicts, I'm all over that.

Or rather I would be if KFOG were on the list of stations they cover. It's not, nor is KFFG, the south bay repeater frequency. Will contact them to see if they can add it and report back.
Well, I read in the article about Karel leaving Green960 for KGO.  I guess he had to do it, he was pretty broke, but Green960 was very supportive.  I wonder who will fill that slot.  I listen to Stephanie Miller for about 15+ minutes in the morning, and Karel on the way home, up until now.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on March 28, 2011, 12:24:37 PM
Looks like the A's new radio home (at least temporarily) will be 1550 AM, KFRC.  So look forward to more pre-emptions of Casey Kasem on Saturdays, I guess.

The A's are trying to buy KTRB 860, which went into receivership last year. But in the meantime they needed a local outlet that is, y'know, actually broadcasting 24/7. So KFRC has... stepped up to the plate.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on March 31, 2011, 11:37:38 AM
Looks like the A's new radio home (at least temporarily) will be 1550 AM, KFRC.  So look forward to more pre-emptions of Casey Kasem on Saturdays, I guess.

The A's are trying to buy KTRB 860, which went into receivership last year. But in the meantime they needed a local outlet that is, y'know, actually broadcasting 24/7. So KFRC has... stepped up to the plate.

Well cut off mah legs and call me shorty! Did not see this coming: the A's new flagship station is... 95.7 The Wolf! Yes, the country station whose ratings are in the toilet.   Guess team owner Lew Wolff liked their name...

(http://profile.ak.fbcdn.net/hprofile-ak-snc4/50262_54993794848_8167124_n.jpg)

http://oakland.athletics.mlb.com/news/press_releases/press_release.jsp?ymd=20110331&content_id=17225284&vkey=pr_oak&fext=.jsp&c_id=oak

KFRC carried the Bay Bridge series games this week. But damn, now KTRB is even more worthless than it was before (which was pretty worthless).
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: mshray on March 31, 2011, 11:49:54 AM

Their last song was "There is a Light that Never Goes Out" by The Smiths.  And it went straight into...

a Chinese rock song!  :o  LMAO!  (I think I'm actually digging this!)

I was so bummed.  I went into the house about 5:45pm and it was still alternative, and got back into the car at 6:30pm & it was Chinese (which I could mostly understand mind you).  Turned it on again with the family in the car on that Saturday so my Taiwanese wife (& chinese-learning kids) could hear it, and it was The. Exact. Same. Song.  Some female singer voicing lyrics about 'I love you, but not enough'.  Even Christina thought it was crap!

I can barely listen to the radio anymore in the morning outside of 10at10.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on April 07, 2011, 01:58:00 PM
per a thread on radio-info.com, The Band has tweaked its format and is now "the Bay's Greatest Hits" -- in other words, it's now closer to the old KFRC or 'CBS-FM than K-Fox....

Just tried The Band again after someone on radio-info blurbed them again, and now it seems they're (finally) full-on "Classic Hits". I've heard '60s Motown and other soul (JJ Jacksons' "But It's Alright" was a nice treat) as well as staples like "Rocket man".

BTW, in addition to L&M's "Danny's Song" I heard KFOG playing David Essex yesterday morning which has never been in their regular mix before.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on April 08, 2011, 11:06:40 AM
per a thread on radio-info.com, The Band has tweaked its format and is now "the Bay's Greatest Hits" -- in other words, it's now closer to the old KFRC or 'CBS-FM than K-Fox....

Just tried The Band again after someone on radio-info blurbed them again, and now it seems they're (finally) full-on "Classic Hits". I've heard '60s Motown and other soul (JJ Jacksons' "But It's Alright" was a nice treat) as well as staples like "Rocket man".


per the radio-info SF board, The Band says "listen today at 3pm for an annoucement that will change Bay Area Radio".  Er, OK.  Any guesses?
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Tinka Cat on April 08, 2011, 12:16:29 PM
per a thread on radio-info.com, The Band has tweaked its format and is now "the Bay's Greatest Hits" -- in other words, it's now closer to the old KFRC or 'CBS-FM than K-Fox....

Just tried The Band again after someone on radio-info blurbed them again, and now it seems they're (finally) full-on "Classic Hits". I've heard '60s Motown and other soul (JJ Jacksons' "But It's Alright" was a nice treat) as well as staples like "Rocket man".


per the radio-info SF board, The Band says "listen today at 3pm for an annoucement that will change Bay Area Radio".  Er, OK.  Any guesses?

Layla 24 hours a day?
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on April 08, 2011, 12:24:56 PM
per a thread on radio-info.com, The Band has tweaked its format and is now "the Bay's Greatest Hits" -- in other words, it's now closer to the old KFRC or 'CBS-FM than K-Fox....

Just tried The Band again after someone on radio-info blurbed them again, and now it seems they're (finally) full-on "Classic Hits". I've heard '60s Motown and other soul (JJ Jacksons' "But It's Alright" was a nice treat) as well as staples like "Rocket man".


per the radio-info SF board, The Band says "listen today at 3pm for an annoucement that will change Bay Area Radio".  Er, OK.  Any guesses?

Layla 24 hours a day?

that might get better ratings than what they have now ;)
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: urth on April 08, 2011, 03:04:06 PM
per a thread on radio-info.com, The Band has tweaked its format and is now "the Bay's Greatest Hits" -- in other words, it's now closer to the old KFRC or 'CBS-FM than K-Fox....

Just tried The Band again after someone on radio-info blurbed them again, and now it seems they're (finally) full-on "Classic Hits". I've heard '60s Motown and other soul (JJ Jacksons' "But It's Alright" was a nice treat) as well as staples like "Rocket man".


per the radio-info SF board, The Band says "listen today at 3pm for an annoucement that will change Bay Area Radio".  Er, OK.  Any guesses?

Layla 24 hours a day?

that might get better ratings than what they have now ;)

My gut says they're flipping to something other than classic rock, which didn't take long after KUFX started horning in on things. What they're flipping to, not a clue.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on April 08, 2011, 03:23:56 PM
per a thread on radio-info.com, The Band has tweaked its format and is now "the Bay's Greatest Hits" -- in other words, it's now closer to the old KFRC or 'CBS-FM than K-Fox....

Just tried The Band again after someone on radio-info blurbed them again, and now it seems they're (finally) full-on "Classic Hits". I've heard '60s Motown and other soul (JJ Jacksons' "But It's Alright" was a nice treat) as well as staples like "Rocket man".


per the radio-info SF board, The Band says "listen today at 3pm for an annoucement that will change Bay Area Radio".  Er, OK.  Any guesses?

Layla 24 hours a day?

that might get better ratings than what they have now ;)

My gut says they're flipping to something other than classic rock, which didn't take long after KUFX started horning in on things. What they're flipping to, not a clue.

Not a flip so much as a segue: They're officially calling themselves "Oldies 103.7"., tho' the website is a bit schizoid, with both logos in various places.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Tinka Cat on April 08, 2011, 05:34:27 PM
per a thread on radio-info.com, The Band has tweaked its format and is now "the Bay's Greatest Hits" -- in other words, it's now closer to the old KFRC or 'CBS-FM than K-Fox....

Just tried The Band again after someone on radio-info blurbed them again, and now it seems they're (finally) full-on "Classic Hits". I've heard '60s Motown and other soul (JJ Jacksons' "But It's Alright" was a nice treat) as well as staples like "Rocket man".


per the radio-info SF board, The Band says "listen today at 3pm for an annoucement that will change Bay Area Radio".  Er, OK.  Any guesses?

Layla 24 hours a day?

that might get better ratings than what they have now ;)

My gut says they're flipping to something other than classic rock, which didn't take long after KUFX started horning in on things. What they're flipping to, not a clue.

Not a flip so much as a segue: They're officially calling themselves "Oldies 103.7"., tho' the website is a bit schizoid, with both logos in various places.

sounds like they're having a senior, er... Oldies moment!  BWAHAHHA!
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on April 08, 2011, 06:51:44 PM

sounds like they're having a senior, er... Oldies moment!  BWAHAHHA!

And -- oxymoron alert! -- they're "the NEW Oldies 103.7". As someone on radio-info asked, "what about OLD oldies?"
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: ggould on April 09, 2011, 08:27:58 PM

sounds like they're having a senior, er... Oldies moment!  BWAHAHHA!

And -- oxymoron alert! -- they're "the NEW Oldies 103.7". As someone on radio-info asked, "what about OLD oldies?"
and here's what they're playing:  http://www.oldies1037.com/iplaylist/playlist.html
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Alicat on April 12, 2011, 09:29:08 AM

sounds like they're having a senior, er... Oldies moment!  BWAHAHHA!

And -- oxymoron alert! -- they're "the NEW Oldies 103.7". As someone on radio-info asked, "what about OLD oldies?"
and here's what they're playing:  http://www.oldies1037.com/iplaylist/playlist.html
"The Band" didn't last too long.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on April 12, 2011, 09:49:19 AM

sounds like they're having a senior, er... Oldies moment!  BWAHAHHA!

And -- oxymoron alert! -- they're "the NEW Oldies 103.7". As someone on radio-info asked, "what about OLD oldies?"
and here's what they're playing:  http://www.oldies1037.com/iplaylist/playlist.html
"The Band" didn't last too long.

2 years, believe it or not.  (began in May 2009)  Time flies!
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on April 15, 2011, 12:20:44 PM
Another format change: 95.7 The Wolf (which recently acquired the A's) has dropped country for all-sports

http://www.957thewolf.com/index.php

The "first sports station on FM" in the Bay Area.  I see Sharks and A's pics on the website; presumably they'll simulcast the Sharks with K-Fox thru the playoffs and Stanley Cup (if we're lucky) and then take over the games next season? (both stations are owned by Entercom).

ETA: further explanation from the A's Blog on sfgate...

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/athletics/detail?entry_id=87148&tsp=1
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: urth on May 16, 2011, 11:08:27 PM
Another big surprise in Bay area radio Arbitron ratings: KQED is now #1 in the April book, ahead of KCBS, KOIT, KNBQ and KMVQ. And former perennial kingpin KGO isn't even in the top 5. (They're tied for #6 with KYLD.)
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on May 30, 2011, 10:34:06 AM
Ben Fong-Torres gives Big Rick a big wet kiss:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/05/27/PKVJ1JHVIN.DTL&type=entertainment
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on June 09, 2011, 10:58:31 AM
wait... there's a "SF Mixtape Society"? Why wasn't I informed??

http://www.7x7.com/music-nightlife/sf-mixtape-society-meet-makeout-room-weekend
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Wayback on June 12, 2011, 08:55:17 AM
This year, the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame has listed 91 (!) nominees in seven categories. Voters are asked to select one for each category, although more than one may be inducted.  Nominees:
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/06/12/PK5F1JNFBA.DTL&ao=all
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on June 12, 2011, 08:27:37 PM
This year, the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame has listed 91 (!) nominees in seven categories. Voters are asked to select one for each category, although more than one may be inducted.  Nominees:
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/06/12/PK5F1JNFBA.DTL&ao=all

Go Rosalie! vote early and often!
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: urth on June 13, 2011, 12:20:53 AM
This year, the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame has listed 91 (!) nominees in seven categories. Voters are asked to select one for each category, although more than one may be inducted.  Nominees:
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/06/12/PK5F1JNFBA.DTL&ao=all

Go Rosalie! vote early and often!

I'm down for Rosalie, but a little surprised that Kim Wonderley is also nommed, in the Specialty division for KCBS traffic.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on June 13, 2011, 07:39:42 AM
This year, the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame has listed 91 (!) nominees in seven categories. Voters are asked to select one for each category, although more than one may be inducted.  Nominees:
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/06/12/PK5F1JNFBA.DTL&ao=all

Go Rosalie! vote early and often!

I'm down for Rosalie, but a little surprised that Kim Wonderley is also nommed, in the Specialty division for KCBS traffic.

I'm thinking anyone who's worked X-number-of-years in SF automatically gets on the ballot?  I still remember when Kim abruptly left KFOG in a huff, setting the stage for Renee's big break.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: mshray on June 16, 2011, 10:52:36 AM
heading over to get an oilchange this morning I inadvertantly flipped over to Kevin & Bean on Live 105 (I mean, I hated those guys when the were on KROQ, and I certainly didn't hear them that much even then).

Anyhooo...they were conducting a phone interview with some female person who had set the Guinness World Record for receiving three thousand two hundred and some body piercings.

Maybe that idiot in Oakland is right, the world really IS coming to an end.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on June 16, 2011, 01:38:54 PM
Marshall Crenshaw has a radio show --he's heard on WFUV Sat nites right after Scelsa

http://power-pop.tumblr.com/post/6315535646
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on June 21, 2011, 11:58:24 AM
latest chapter in the KTRB-AM 860 saga: the onetime A's flagship will become the home of ESPN Deportes on Friday

http://richliebermanreport.blogspot.com/2011/06/flash-espn-deportes-to-take-over-ktrb.html
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on June 22, 2011, 11:04:48 AM
Although my dislike of Alan Sniffen is well-documented, his "Rewound Radio" website is doing a salute to legendary WABC jock Dan Ingram on 4th of July weekend. It's keyed to the 50th anniv of Dan's debut on WABC in 1961. For those non-NYers and younger folks who've heard me and urth reference Dan over the years, it's a chance for you to hear unedited airchecks of his stuff -- all the original songs and commercials and of course his many hilarious bits of shtick.

http://www.musicradio77.com/wwwboard/messages/383996.html
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on July 09, 2011, 09:15:45 AM
Those who listen to AT40 on KFRC 1550-AM might want to stay tuned for the rest of the day; True Oldies Channel is doing a "2-Hit Wonder Weekend", acts that just had 2 hits (Climax Blues Band, for one example).
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: sundaygal on July 09, 2011, 11:10:47 AM
Those who listen to AT40 on KFRC 1550-AM might want to stay tuned for the rest of the day; True Oldies Channel is doing a "2-Hit Wonder Weekend", acts that just had 2 hits (Climax Blues Band, for one example).

First band that comes to mind is Nekkid Eyes, though I don't know if they quite classify as true oldies.  (Even though it's been, what, almost 30 years!)  Yoicks.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Alicat on July 22, 2011, 03:39:59 PM
Laurie Roberts joins BR at KFOX
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=%2Fc%2Fa%2F2011%2F07%2F21%2FPKO11KA026.DTL
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on July 22, 2011, 03:44:10 PM
Laurie Roberts joins BR at KFOX
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=%2Fc%2Fa%2F2011%2F07%2F21%2FPKO11KA026.DTL


so they're running Ben's columns on Thursdays now? nothing about the new improved KFOG in there. ;)
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Tinka Cat on July 22, 2011, 04:32:34 PM
Laurie Roberts joins BR at KFOX
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=%2Fc%2Fa%2F2011%2F07%2F21%2FPKO11KA026.DTL


so they're running Ben's columns on Thursdays now? nothing about the new improved KFOG in there. ;)

Some Sunday Pink stories show up early -- like this one -- it will move along and live forever as a Sunday eventually.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on August 01, 2011, 07:58:05 AM
SportsRadio 95.7 -- after just a few months on the air -- gets a new name: The Game. Whatevs.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on August 10, 2011, 08:45:31 AM
For those with Sirius/XM: all disco all the time on the new Studio 54 Channel:

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/08/10/got-to-boogie-on-the-disco-round-studio-54-radio-on-siriusxm/?hp
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Alicat on August 11, 2011, 09:30:11 PM
For those with Sirius/XM: all disco all the time on the new Studio 54 Channel:

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/08/10/got-to-boogie-on-the-disco-round-studio-54-radio-on-siriusxm/?hp
ooohhh ohhhh. I feel the need to run out to my car to check it out.
BRB.
eta: Not there yet. Coming Aug 15 to channel 15. Can hardly wait. I have really been enjoying the XM in the car.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on August 16, 2011, 07:43:18 AM
Big heads-up for next Monday nite: Jim Rigsbee, KPOO's oldies guy, will be doing a all-Philles Records show, as in the Spector stuff. Ronettes, Crystals etc etc. he'll be playing most of the singles in chronological order.  Should be awesome.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_LSi9dCjKKwM/SgSKTaDPyXI/AAAAAAAAAbE/3VGpB5Jzpgo/s1600/ronettes_2.jpg)
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: sundaygal on August 18, 2011, 06:01:17 AM
"Jack Johnson is the Jimmy Buffett of today...without the sense of humor." Sez Big Rick.  Hahaha 
There's also a couple of subtle KFOG disses in his interview.  Interesting read.

http://www.themonthly.com/kilduff1108.html
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Tinka Cat on August 18, 2011, 08:01:25 AM
"Jack Johnson is the Jimmy Buffett of today...without the sense of humor." Sez Big Rick.  Hahaha 
There's also a couple of subtle KFOG disses in his interview.  Interesting read.

http://www.themonthly.com/kilduff1108.html

there's also a podcast you can listen to.

The interviewer is Paul Kilduff, whose father (Marshall Kilduff) works at the Chronicle, writing for the Op-Ed page.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on August 18, 2011, 08:20:00 AM
"Jack Johnson is the Jimmy Buffett of today...without the sense of humor." Sez Big Rick.  Hahaha 
There's also a couple of subtle KFOG disses in his interview.  Interesting read.

http://www.themonthly.com/kilduff1108.html

there's also a podcast you can listen to.

The interviewer is Paul Kilduff, whose father (Marshall Kilduff) works at the Chronicle, writing for the Op-Ed page.

"KFOG, where they claim to play a mix of new and old rock. (One caveat: the new stuff must sound exactly like the old stuff.)" Word!
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: urth on August 18, 2011, 11:45:21 PM
"Jack Johnson is the Jimmy Buffett of today...without the sense of humor." Sez Big Rick.  Hahaha 
There's also a couple of subtle KFOG disses in his interview.  Interesting read.

http://www.themonthly.com/kilduff1108.html

there's also a podcast you can listen to.

The interviewer is Paul Kilduff, whose father (Marshall Kilduff) works at the Chronicle, writing for the Op-Ed page.

"KFOG, where they claim to play a mix of new and old rock. (One caveat: the new stuff must sound exactly like the old stuff.)" Word!

This must have been written before DC's shift in format was enacted last month. Either that or PK isn't paying much attention.

Also: I would submit that Robert Earl Keen is the alt-country Jimmy Buffett. And a fair number of his fans are alt-country parrotheads.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Tinka Cat on August 19, 2011, 05:34:04 PM
"Jack Johnson is the Jimmy Buffett of today...without the sense of humor." Sez Big Rick.  Hahaha 
There's also a couple of subtle KFOG disses in his interview.  Interesting read.

http://www.themonthly.com/kilduff1108.html

there's also a podcast you can listen to.

The interviewer is Paul Kilduff, whose father (Marshall Kilduff) works at the Chronicle, writing for the Op-Ed page.

update: Paul is NOT the son of Marshall.  Just wanted to set the record straight.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on August 20, 2011, 09:52:17 PM
Just happened to tune past Live 105 and they're doing a "Nuthin' But the '90s" weekend. Hrm... is somebody feeling the "new" KFOG breathing down their neck, perhaps? Heard "Semi-Charmed Life" and "Beautiful Oblivion" in the few minutes I listened.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on August 22, 2011, 08:17:43 PM
Big heads-up for next Monday nite: Jim Rigsbee, KPOO's oldies guy, will be doing a all-Philles Records show, as in the Spector stuff. Ronettes, Crystals etc etc. he'll be playing most of the singles in chronological order.  Should be awesome.


Just a reminder that this show starts in 15 minutes. And I'm betting next week will be a Jerry Lieber-Nick Ashford tribute.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: sundaygal on August 22, 2011, 08:36:51 PM
Big heads-up for next Monday nite: Jim Rigsbee, KPOO's oldies guy, will be doing a all-Philles Records show, as in the Spector stuff. Ronettes, Crystals etc etc. he'll be playing most of the singles in chronological order.  Should be awesome.


Just a reminder that this show starts in 15 minutes. And I'm betting next week will be a Jerry Lieber-Nick Ashford tribute.

Listening!  Thanks for the reminder.  Workin' the beehive and eyelinah!   ;)

ETA: So good!  He's a Rebel, Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah, etc.  Damn, is somebody recording this?
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on August 22, 2011, 09:21:06 PM
Big heads-up for next Monday nite: Jim Rigsbee, KPOO's oldies guy, will be doing a all-Philles Records show, as in the Spector stuff. Ronettes, Crystals etc etc. he'll be playing most of the singles in chronological order.  Should be awesome.


Just a reminder that this show starts in 15 minutes. And I'm betting next week will be a Jerry Lieber-Nick Ashford tribute.

Listening!  Thanks for the reminder.  Workin' the beehive and eyelinah!   ;)

ETA: So good!  He's a Rebel, Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah, etc.  Damn, is somebody recording this?

Sadly, their signal is too crappy to record off-the-air, tho' it's perfectly listenable. Bet "He Hit Me (And it Felt Like a Kiss)" shows up in that Al Pacino-as-Phil Spector HBO movie.

Wow, this version of "Chapel of Love" (Crystals? Blossoms?) is NTM.

ah, the oft-covered "And Then He/She Kissed Me". I even like the KISS version.

Ha! I was just about to comment that a lot of these sax solos show up again (almost verbatim) on the Spector Xmas LP -- and up pops Darlene Love's "Johnny (Baby Please Come Home)" which was indeed repurposed as "Christmas (Baby Please...)"

And here's the Crystals' "Little Boy", which Mink DeVille covered as "Little Girl".  This is truly one swoonworthy 45 after another. Here's the Philles Records discography:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philles_Records#Singles_discography
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: sundaygal on August 23, 2011, 06:42:01 AM
Big heads-up for next Monday nite: Jim Rigsbee, KPOO's oldies guy, will be doing a all-Philles Records show, as in the Spector stuff. Ronettes, Crystals etc etc. he'll be playing most of the singles in chronological order.  Should be awesome.


Just a reminder that this show starts in 15 minutes. And I'm betting next week will be a Jerry Lieber-Nick Ashford tribute.

Listening!  Thanks for the reminder.  Workin' the beehive and eyelinah!   ;)

ETA: So good!  He's a Rebel, Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah, etc.  Damn, is somebody recording this?

Sadly, their signal is too crappy to record off-the-air, tho' it's perfectly listenable. Bet "He Hit Me (And it Felt Like a Kiss)" shows up in that Al Pacino-as-Phil Spector HBO movie.

Wow, this version of "Chapel of Love" (Crystals? Blossoms?) is NTM.

ah, the oft-covered "And Then He/She Kissed Me". I even like the KISS version.

Ha! I was just about to comment that a lot of these sax solos show up again (almost verbatim) on the Spector Xmas LP -- and up pops Darlene Love's "Johnny (Baby Please Come Home)" which was indeed repurposed as "Christmas (Baby Please...)"

And here's the Crystals' "Little Boy", which Mink DeVille covered as "Little Girl".  This is truly one swoonworthy 45 after another. Here's the Philles Records discography:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philles_Records#Singles_discography
Box set!!
http://www.amazon.com/Spector-Presents-Philles-Album-Collection/dp/tracks/B005BSCQPI/ref=dp_tracks_all_full#disc_1
Title: Jive 95 Vol 1
Post by: ggould on August 27, 2011, 08:32:10 PM
I'm not exactly sure when this will be available, but it's certainly right up my alley:

http://www.live-jive.org/LIVE_JIVE/SAMPLE_-_LIVE_JIVE_CD.html
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on August 27, 2011, 09:32:36 PM
I joked the other day about "if you wanna hear 'Hey Jude', just turn on Oldies 103.7 and wait 10 minutes..."  Well, I got in the car yesterday afternoon, turned on the radio and ... you guessed it!

In other news,  92.7 The Rev has discovered "Pumped-Up Kicks", so now in addition to KFOG, I'm hearing it endlessly at the gym (along with "Rolling in the Goddamn Deep").
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on September 14, 2011, 12:15:16 PM
Went to the burrito place down the street, and for years they've been playing the same mariachi cassette  over and over. But they splurged for a new boombox and as I walked in they were jammin' Expose, "Point of No Return"! HAAAAAAAY!
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: sundaygal on September 14, 2011, 12:55:44 PM
Went to the burrito place down the street, and for years they've been playing the same mariachi cassette  over and over. But they splurged for a new boombox and as I walked in they were jammin' Expose, "Point of No Return"! HAAAAAAAY!

((Haaaaaay!!!))   ;D

Man, the Latins sure still love them some Expose!  I listened to this many a time whilst Aqua Netting my skyhigh hairdo in la Mission.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on September 15, 2011, 09:24:55 PM
dunno how I missed this, but Madden (formerly of Live 105) is now the PD at The Bone  -- he's been there (and doing afternoons) since June!
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: radical347 on September 15, 2011, 09:49:04 PM
dunno how I missed this, but Madden (formerly of Live 105) is now the PD at The Bone  -- he's been there (and doing afternoons) since June!

He was also PD at Channel for their last year (CC hired him to sell them out before fading off into obscurity.)
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: radical347 on September 15, 2011, 09:52:40 PM
It's AAA sampler season again and the first release is out: KINK Live 14.  The tracklisting, sadly (but unsurprisingly) sucks:

http://www.kink.fm/pages/kl14

It was much better when DC was in charge, so hopefully that means KFOG's LFTA will rock this year for the first time in at least three years.  My guess is Amos Lee, Matt Nathanson, Head/Heart, Iron/Wine, Scars on 45, Foster the People and Fitz/Tantrums are going to be on at least half of this year's compilations.  Edward Sharpe, the Avett Bros, and that Sarah McLesbian song are already on too many previous compilations.  Love the Cockburn song but that's already made a few other appearances in the past.  The only thing worthwhile on that CD looks like Black Dub.  I might just pass this one by (which would end my streak of KINK Live's as I have 1-13).
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on September 15, 2011, 10:00:26 PM
dunno how I missed this, but Madden (formerly of Live 105) is now the PD at The Bone  -- he's been there (and doing afternoons) since June!

He was also PD at Channel for their last year (CC hired him to sell them out before fading off into obscurity.)

Someone on radio-info was complaining that he was saying "Live 105" by mistake on the Bone -- multiple times. But I can't imagine he'd still be doing that 3 months after taking over as PD!
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: radical347 on September 15, 2011, 10:09:57 PM
dunno how I missed this, but Madden (formerly of Live 105) is now the PD at The Bone  -- he's been there (and doing afternoons) since June!

He was also PD at Channel for their last year (CC hired him to sell them out before fading off into obscurity.)

Someone on radio-info was complaining that he was saying "Live 105" by mistake on the Bone -- multiple times. But I can't imagine he'd still be doing that 3 months after taking over as PD!

That's odd.  I don't think he would either since more recently at Channel he never said it (as far as I know.)  I think people are just mad that he's been making it more Alt. leaning lately.  I do know when he first went over, there were a lot of complaints on their FB page, some calling it "Live 107.7".

Speaking of, Live 105 has improved drastically these past few weeks too.  They've added a lot more variety other than the same RedHotFooStoneTempleFighterPilotsAgainsttheNiranaMachine songs all day, started playing current (meaning not two year old like their previous definition of "current") & made their 90s weekends permanent.  They're also playing a lot of obscure-ish songs during their 90s weekends (i.e. Material Issue, Primitives, Dino Jr, School of Fish, etc) & even throwing in songs like "Holiday in Cambodia" during regular programming.  They must have gotten a swift kick in the @$$ from the new KFOG.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: sundaygal on September 16, 2011, 03:57:54 PM
Damn, Big Rick must hate KFOG with a passion:  It seems every other day he posts stuff on FB like "It's a Coldplay-free day on KFOX show".  Today it's an "Adele-free Friday".  Bitter, much?

Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on September 16, 2011, 04:54:43 PM
Damn, Big Rick must hate KFOG with a passion:  It seems every other day he posts stuff on FB like "It's a Coldplay-free day on KFOX show".  Today it's an "Adele-free Friday".  Bitter, much?


Snarkiness is transferable, I guess. When he was on Live 105 he made fun of people who listened to dinosaur Classic Rock; now he's on a dinosaur Classic Rock station so he had to switch targets.  I mean, an "Adele-free Friday" sounds great to me but not if you're just replacing her with Skynyrd.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: ggould on September 16, 2011, 08:11:35 PM
Damn, Big Rick must hate KFOG with a passion:  It seems every other day he posts stuff on FB like "It's a Coldplay-free day on KFOX show".  Today it's an "Adele-free Friday".  Bitter, much?


Snarkiness is transferable, I guess. When he was on Live 105 he made fun of people who listened to dinosaur Classic Rock; now he's on a dinosaur Classic Rock station so he had to switch targets.  I mean, an "Adele-free Friday" sounds great to me but not if you're just replacing her with Skynyrd.
Funny, that's why I liked him better on KFOG.  He was too snarky for my milquetoast tastes on Live 105.  He seemed more comfortable at KFOG.  I guess now he's just bitter.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: radical347 on September 17, 2011, 01:34:38 PM
Speaking of, Live 105 has improved drastically these past few weeks too.  They've added a lot more variety other than the same RedHotFooStoneTempleFighterPilotsAgainsttheNiranaMachine songs all day, started playing current (meaning not two year old like their previous definition of "current") & made their 90s weekends permanent. 

Spoke too soon; they just did away with their 90s weekends this week.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on September 26, 2011, 09:10:34 AM
Last year I stopped listening to Little Steven on Sunday nites -- The Bone was consistently screwing up the show (playing segments in the wrong order, or leaving segments out, or playing last weeks show...) and it was preferable to catch up with him on his website during the week. And i discovered the Autumn King's wonderful Sun nite oldies show on KPOO.

Autumn King was off last nite (first weekend of Autumn ... coincidence?) and I listened to The Bone. They didn't screw up Steven, but it was interesting hearing them a year-and-a-half later and finding they're still using the same "KSAN Underground Radio" sounders they've been using on Sunday nites for the past 8 years. And Joel Selvin's show is still on too -- last nite he played a vintage Otis Redding "live at the Whiskey a-Go-Go" tape from 1966. Nice to see some things never change; consider the several different line-ups KFOG has had in that timeslot in the last decade.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: urth on September 26, 2011, 09:44:28 AM
Last year I stopped listening to Little Steven on Sunday nites -- The Bone was consistently screwing up the show (playing segments in the wrong order, or leaving segments out, or playing last weeks show...) and it was preferable to catch up with him on his website during the week. And i discovered the Autumn King's wonderful Sun nite oldies show on KPOO.

Autumn King was off last nite (first weekend of Autumn ... coincidence?) and I listened to The Bone. They didn't screw up Steven, but it was interesting hearing them a year-and-a-half later and finding they're still using the same "KSAN Underground Radio" sounders they've been using on Sunday nites for the past 8 years. And Joel Selvin's show is still on too -- last nite he played a vintage Otis Redding "live at the Whiskey a-Go-Go" tape from 1966. Nice to see some things never change; consider the several different line-ups KFOG has had in that timeslot in the last decade.

Does DC have any responsibility over the Bone as well as KFOG? If he does, I'd guess that the only reason changes haven't been made to Sunday nights there is that it's a ratings ghost town during that daypart and not worth his time to mess with--yet. Or maybe those shows are actually pulling numbers he considers acceptable for that slot.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on September 26, 2011, 09:57:19 AM
Last year I stopped listening to Little Steven on Sunday nites -- The Bone was consistently screwing up the show (playing segments in the wrong order, or leaving segments out, or playing last weeks show...) and it was preferable to catch up with him on his website during the week. And i discovered the Autumn King's wonderful Sun nite oldies show on KPOO.

Autumn King was off last nite (first weekend of Autumn ... coincidence?) and I listened to The Bone. They didn't screw up Steven, but it was interesting hearing them a year-and-a-half later and finding they're still using the same "KSAN Underground Radio" sounders they've been using on Sunday nites for the past 8 years. And Joel Selvin's show is still on too -- last nite he played a vintage Otis Redding "live at the Whiskey a-Go-Go" tape from 1966. Nice to see some things never change; consider the several different line-ups KFOG has had in that timeslot in the last decade.

Does DC have any responsibility over the Bone as well as KFOG? If he does, I'd guess that the only reason changes haven't been made to Sunday nights there is that it's a ratings ghost town during that daypart and not worth his time to mess with--yet. Or maybe those shows are actually pulling numbers he considers acceptable for that slot.

DC has supervisory capacity over The Bone; Madden (formerly of Live 105 and Channel 92.3) is the actual PD. I have to assume Little Steven does OK, since they've kept him all this time (and if they dumped him I'm sure K-Fox would snap him up). KFOG meanwhile, in the 9pm slot has had House o'Blues (now at midnite), that jamband/"groove" show whose name I can't recall, the Sideshow, and now the British dude. Have I forgotten anything?
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: urth on September 26, 2011, 10:52:40 AM
Last year I stopped listening to Little Steven on Sunday nites -- The Bone was consistently screwing up the show (playing segments in the wrong order, or leaving segments out, or playing last weeks show...) and it was preferable to catch up with him on his website during the week. And i discovered the Autumn King's wonderful Sun nite oldies show on KPOO.

Autumn King was off last nite (first weekend of Autumn ... coincidence?) and I listened to The Bone. They didn't screw up Steven, but it was interesting hearing them a year-and-a-half later and finding they're still using the same "KSAN Underground Radio" sounders they've been using on Sunday nites for the past 8 years. And Joel Selvin's show is still on too -- last nite he played a vintage Otis Redding "live at the Whiskey a-Go-Go" tape from 1966. Nice to see some things never change; consider the several different line-ups KFOG has had in that timeslot in the last decade.

Does DC have any responsibility over the Bone as well as KFOG? If he does, I'd guess that the only reason changes haven't been made to Sunday nights there is that it's a ratings ghost town during that daypart and not worth his time to mess with--yet. Or maybe those shows are actually pulling numbers he considers acceptable for that slot.

DC has supervisory capacity over The Bone; Madden (formerly of Live 105 and Channel 92.3) is the actual PD. I have to assume Little Steven does OK, since they've kept him all this time (and if they dumped him I'm sure K-Fox would snap him up). KFOG meanwhile, in the 9pm slot has had House o'Blues (now at midnite), that jamband/"groove" show whose name I can't recall, the Sideshow, and now the British dude. Have I forgotten anything?

The "jamband/groove show" was the one Mike Powers hosted for years, yes? I don't recall what he called it either.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on October 04, 2011, 07:45:47 PM
So the Sound is doing an entire weekend of "Connected"-type sets -- they're looking for suggestions in a shitload of categories and will play the 5-song sets starting Friday afternoon...

http://thesoundla.com/?sid=3759&nid=55
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Tinka Cat on October 04, 2011, 09:03:33 PM
So the Sound is doing an entire weekend of "Connected"-type sets -- they're looking for suggestions in a shitload of categories and will play the 5-song sets starting Friday afternoon...

http://thesoundla.com/?sid=3759&nid=55

great idea! 

I like this category:  "Rush Songs That Aren't Played Enough"

uh.. ALL of them!
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on October 05, 2011, 08:37:48 AM
KNBR's Ralph Barbieri reveals his "secret": he has Parkinsons.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/10/05/SPT01LDDVS.DTL

For years I thought his "secret" was that he was gay. And apparently he's straight, but that whole surrogate-mother thing struck me as really odd at the time.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on October 05, 2011, 03:17:58 PM
I know that syndicated radio, where a celeb (like John Tesh) is made to sound like he's doing a show on KRAP in Bumfuck, Iowa, is generally bad, but I'm listening to the Donny Osmond show on CKRU, and jeezus talk about a disembodied voice reading OBVIOUS liners (repeated multiple times an hour) and seeming shoehorned-in... gawd this is even worse than I expected it to be.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Alicat on October 05, 2011, 10:42:54 PM
So the Sound is doing an entire weekend of "Connected"-type sets -- they're looking for suggestions in a shitload of categories and will play the 5-song sets starting Friday afternoon...

http://thesoundla.com/?sid=3759&nid=55

great idea! 

I like this category:  "Rush Songs That Aren't Played Enough"

uh.. ALL of them!
Noooooooooooo. Please Nooooooooooo.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on October 08, 2011, 02:37:54 PM
In the car for Saturday errands, doin' the ol' BB&B/Trader Joe's 2-step. And I turn on Oldies 103.7 and get "Sweet Home Ala-bummer". I let out a blood-curdling "NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!" and hit The Bone... they're playing "Killer Queen". Yeesh. Then I hit Live 105 and got U2 -- "Sunday Bloody Sunday", what, are they doing an '80s weekend? Nope, it's followed by RHCPs, tick-tock they want to rock me like the '80s. Ugh.

Glad I'm home, streaming Magic 98 for a bit.

ETA: it's 81 degrees in Madison, WI at 5:40 pm on Oct 8th?  Ah, but there's no such thing as climate change.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: sundaygal on October 08, 2011, 02:44:18 PM
In the car for Saturday errands, doin' the ol' BB&B/Trader Joe's 2-step. And I turn on Oldies 103.7 and get "Sweet Home Ala-bummer". I let out a blood-curdling "NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!" and hit The Bone... they're playing "Killer Queen". Yeesh. Then I hit Live 105 and got U2 -- "Sunday Bloody Sunday", what, are they doing an '80s weekend? Nope, it's followed by RHCPs, tick-tock they want to rock me like the '80s. Ugh.

Glad I'm home, streaming Magic 98 for a bit.

RHCP worst of the lot, IMO.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on October 09, 2011, 11:51:50 AM
Driving home from SJ last nite, still too far away to pick up KPOO and I hit 98.1 Kiss -- they were doing "Saturday Night Disco" -- is this a new thing? how long have they been doing that?  It was every overplayed standard-issue disco hit you've heard a million times (BeeGees, Ohio Players, etc), at least in the 45 mins I listened. God forbid they should play a lost club hit or 3.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: urth on October 09, 2011, 06:43:33 PM
Driving home from SJ last nite, still too far away to pick up KPOO and I hit 98.1 Kiss -- they were doing "Saturday Night Disco" -- is this a new thing? how long have they been doing that?  It was every overplayed standard-issue disco hit you've heard a million times (BeeGees, Ohio Players, etc), at least in the 45 mins I listened. God forbid they should play a lost club hit or 3.

Christ, is everyone dumbing down their playlists for maximum recognition? DC and his lot are everywhere.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on October 18, 2011, 01:31:41 PM
I don't know anything about Harmon Leon's stand-up act (tho' the commenters on his blog are pretty unkind) but this entry, talking abbout being interviewed on a horriffic "Morning Zoo" radio show in Atlanta, is pretty dead-on.

http://blog.sfgate.com/hleon/2011/10/18/the-worst-morning-radio-show-in-america-project-9-6-1-atlanta/

Reminded me of the awful radio show that Stan woke up to on South Park recently...
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on October 30, 2011, 11:55:33 AM
Well, Ralph Barbieri may have Parkinsons, but he's also kind of a dick, per Ben Fong-Torres' run-down of the Radio HOF ceremonies:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/10/30/PKK51LJLRQ.DTL
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: urth on October 30, 2011, 08:33:40 PM
Well, Ralph Barbieri may have Parkinsons, but he's also kind of a dick, per Ben Fong-Torres' run-down of the Radio HOF ceremonies:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/10/30/PKK51LJLRQ.DTL

Well, he was a dick long before he had Parkinsons, so I can't imagine having a disease would change that. At least not in his case.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: radical347 on November 05, 2011, 01:05:25 PM
A few more AAA live sampler CDs tracklistings are out.  Sadly, a lot of the usual suspects (Mat Kearney, Scars on 45, Iron & Wine, etc) make repeat appearances.

Cities 97 (Minneapolis):
http://www.cities97.com/pages/Cities97SamplerVolume23.html
This one has a few of the bands' "other" tracks (i.e. "Don't Gotta Work It Out" by Fitz/Tantrums, "Poison & Wine" by Civil Wars, "Only the Wine" by David Gray) & I'm excited to see Lissie on here, but there still a lot of repeats.  But $25.97?!?!?!?  I understand they're trying to discourage the "black market" but...wow.  They're making a limited # of these available online, but I think I'll pass, especially since it comes out to ~$33 with shipping.


103.7 The Mountain (Seattle):
http://www.1037themountain.com/pages/11327385.php
Also mostly underwhelming.  Of note: at least the Sarah McLesbian track (Adia) is one that to my knowledge has not appeared on previous AAA samplers (or at least not very many times; otoh "Angel" has about 10 appearances between them all.)  That and the Bob Schneider & Burned tracks may make it worth it, since it's literally half the cost of Cities 97's.

So far, all of this years' are disappointing.  It hasn't been this bland and/or overlapping since the 2004 series.  Maybe KBCO's will be better...they usually do a pretty good job.  I wonder what the future of these is going to be.  The proceeds to go charity but aside from the CDs from the Borders going out of business sale these are my only CD purchases this year & I can't imagine that the already dying-out hype of these is something that would translate too well to digital downloads (i.e. are people going to look forward every year to making an online donation and downloading a set of live tracks from the station's website?  Especially since you can already stream many of their performances for free?)
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: sundaygal on November 15, 2011, 06:52:26 PM
Just heard on Oldies 103.7, "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head" followed by "Love Shack".  Jarring.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on November 15, 2011, 08:18:40 PM
Just heard on Oldies 103.7, "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head" followed by "Love Shack".  Jarring.

no wonder her tin roof rusted!
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: sundaygal on November 15, 2011, 11:59:49 PM
Just heard on Oldies 103.7, "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head" followed by "Love Shack".  Jarring.

no wonder her tin roof rusted!

You were missed today!  LOL!
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on November 16, 2011, 08:25:44 AM
nice piece about the death of rock radio by a Chicago DJ:

http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/culturebox/2011/11/alternative_rock_radio_the_sad_unwarranted_decline_of_fm_rock_stations_.single.html
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on November 22, 2011, 12:36:31 PM
NYC's 98.7 Kiss-FM, one of those "Old School and today's R&B" station (what SF's Kiss-FM was like before they went all-Old School) has finally begun streaming after years of refusing to do so for reasons never explained

http://www.987kissfm.com/kissguide/

What's good about this is: now West Coasters can finally hear Felix Hernandez's "Rhythm Revue" oldies show on Sundays from 9a-3p Pacific time. He's pretty wonderful and will be a welcome choice on Sundays when Casey's '80s chart is particularly lackluster.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: urth on November 22, 2011, 11:23:52 PM
NYC's 98.7 Kiss-FM, one of those "Old School and today's R&B" station (what SF's Kiss-FM was like before they went all-Old School) has finally begun streaming after years of refusing to do so for reasons never explained

http://www.987kissfm.com/kissguide/

What's good about this is: now West Coasters can finally hear Felix Hernandez's "Rhythm Revue" oldies show on Sundays from 9a-3p Pacific time. He's pretty wonderful and will be a welcome choice on Sundays when Casey's '80s chart is particularly lackluster.

Any idea how many stations use "Kiss" as their on-air moniker regardess of their actual call letters? More than a few, safe to say.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on November 23, 2011, 07:39:08 AM
NYC's 98.7 Kiss-FM, one of those "Old School and today's R&B" station (what SF's Kiss-FM was like before they went all-Old School) has finally begun streaming after years of refusing to do so for reasons never explained

http://www.987kissfm.com/kissguide/

What's good about this is: now West Coasters can finally hear Felix Hernandez's "Rhythm Revue" oldies show on Sundays from 9a-3p Pacific time. He's pretty wonderful and will be a welcome choice on Sundays when Casey's '80s chart is particularly lackluster.

Any idea how many stations use "Kiss" as their on-air moniker regardess of their actual call letters? More than a few, safe to say.

yeah it was one of the early radio station "names" -- and the one in NYC was the first, I think, dating back to '80 or '81. And it remains one of the most popular.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on November 24, 2011, 03:02:28 PM
FYI, from 3 to 5:30 on KPOO today, Johnny Brooklyn is doing his annual festival of food songs. Pass the savoy truffles, mah man.

NTM: Jerry Lee Lewis, "Milkshake Mademoiselle" (!)
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: radical347 on November 25, 2011, 02:12:48 PM
This weekend WFNX/Boston (streaming at www.wfnx.com or on iTunes Radio under "alternative") is doing a flashback weekend.  Real good stuff so far.  This station must have been where AL got a lot of her inspiration from...I'm hearing a lot of songs from her sets in here.  The past three have been Heaven 17 - "Let Me Go", X - "Blue Spark", and Pursuit of Happiness - "I'm an Adult Now".
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Wayback on November 28, 2011, 11:14:26 PM
Ben Fong-Torres column from Sunday, 11/27/11:
What a DJ does when radio jobs disappear
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/11/27/PKQM1M00Q8.DTL&ao=all
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on December 01, 2011, 08:24:05 PM
Big news: KGO fires Burns, Taliafero, Gil Gross... they'll be "all-news" from 2pm-midnite starting next week. Cumulus strikes again.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/12/01/MNMM1M7B9E.DTL&tsp=1
 
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: sundaygal on December 01, 2011, 08:28:27 PM
Big news: KGO fires Burns, Taliafero, Gil Gross... they'll be "all-news" from 2pm-midnite starting next week. Cumulus strikes again.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/12/01/MNMM1M7B9E.DTL&tsp=1

Big Rick posted this on his FB page and asked, "I wonder if a finch will fly in the front door?"
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on December 01, 2011, 08:29:10 PM
Big news: KGO fires Burns, Taliafero, Gil Gross... they'll be "all-news" from 2pm-midnite starting next week. Cumulus strikes again.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/12/01/MNMM1M7B9E.DTL&tsp=1

Big Rick posted this on his FB page and asked, "I wonder if a finch will fly in the front door?"

Yeah, I'm guessing that was the "opportunity" he hinted at
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Alicat on December 02, 2011, 12:08:11 PM
Big news: KGO fires Burns, Taliafero, Gil Gross... they'll be "all-news" from 2pm-midnite starting next week. Cumulus strikes again.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/12/01/MNMM1M7B9E.DTL&tsp=1

Big Rick posted this on his FB page and asked, "I wonder if a finch will fly in the front door?"

Yeah, I'm guessing that was the "opportunity" he hinted at
The Finch just FB'd that he will be at KGO on Monday.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Wayback on December 02, 2011, 04:24:55 PM
Big news: KGO fires Burns, Taliafero, Gil Gross... they'll be "all-news" from 2pm-midnite starting next week. Cumulus strikes again.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/12/01/MNMM1M7B9E.DTL&tsp=1
Also out at KGO - Bill Wattenburg, Len Tillam, Joannie Greggins, John Rothmann, Lloyd Lindsay-Young.
The inside story of the bloodbath at KGO: http://richliebermanreport.blogspot.com/
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: urth on December 02, 2011, 05:12:39 PM
Big news: KGO fires Burns, Taliafero, Gil Gross... they'll be "all-news" from 2pm-midnite starting next week. Cumulus strikes again.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/12/01/MNMM1M7B9E.DTL&tsp=1

Big Rick posted this on his FB page and asked, "I wonder if a finch will fly in the front door?"

Yeah, I'm guessing that was the "opportunity" he hinted at
The Finch just FB'd that he will be at KGO on Monday.

Evening news anchor, 7pm to midnight. Wow, his circadian rhythm is going to be double-clutching for awhile to adjust to that, after doing early am shifts for 14 years up until just over a week ago.

Oh, and Peter's pic has now been excised from the KFOG staff page. Renee is still shown between Webster and Irish Greg, implying that she's still part of the morning show--is that the case or is she now strictly on afternoons with DC? Not sure based on previous comments here.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Alicat on December 02, 2011, 05:43:42 PM
Big news: KGO fires Burns, Taliafero, Gil Gross... they'll be "all-news" from 2pm-midnite starting next week. Cumulus strikes again.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/12/01/MNMM1M7B9E.DTL&tsp=1
Also out at KGO - Bill Wattenburg, Len Tillam, Joannie Greggins, John Rothmann, Lloyd Lindsay-Young.
The inside story of the bloodbath at KGO: http://richliebermanreport.blogspot.com/
Nice, not so nice. Was Peter tapped for KGO prior to departing KFOG and knew what was going to go down? He'll be back at 55 Hawthorne if he lasts a few months.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on December 02, 2011, 06:10:58 PM
Oh, and Peter's pic has now been excised from the KFOG staff page. Renee is still shown between Webster and Irish Greg, implying that she's still part of the morning show--is that the case or is she now strictly on afternoons with DC? Not sure based on previous comments here.

It's unclear -- she was not on in mornings this week (but was on with DC in the PM). But the "auditioner" for Peter's job this week was a woman (Jen Lee from Metro Traffic)  so maybe they didn't want 2 female voices on at once. 

And yes, Ali, Peter made comments about "an amazing opportunity" that he wasn't at liberty to etc etc, so I think he knew he was going to KGO.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: urth on December 02, 2011, 10:35:40 PM

And yes, Ali, Peter made comments about "an amazing opportunity" that he wasn't at liberty to etc etc, so I think he knew he was going to KGO.

Now that we know where he's going, it would almost have to be previously arranged. The timing is too perfect--for him to leave a job at a major market station and two weeks later start at another station with the same ownership in the same market is beyond coincidental.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on December 04, 2011, 12:09:53 PM
Spent time in the car yeasterday listening to Kiss-FM -- very enjoyable and quite a few surprises like Bell Biv Devoe's "Poison", one of Shannon's *other* hits, "Give Me Tonight" (!) and interesting token white folks like Spandau Ballet.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Alicat on December 04, 2011, 10:06:23 PM
Spent time in the car yeasterday listening to Kiss-FM -- very enjoyable and quite a few surprises like Bell Biv Devoe's "Poison", one of Shannon's *other* hits, "Give Me Tonight" (!) and interesting token white folks like Spandau Ballet.
I listen to Renel every weekday morning. No more KFOG for me.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on December 05, 2011, 07:41:38 AM
Spent time in the car yeasterday listening to Kiss-FM -- very enjoyable and quite a few surprises like Bell Biv Devoe's "Poison", one of Shannon's *other* hits, "Give Me Tonight" (!) and interesting token white folks like Spandau Ballet.
I listen to Renel every weekday morning. No more KFOG for me.

I'm not a big Renel fan and Kiss is as repetitive as any other station if you listen often. I may switch to Oldies 103.7 in Jan when Don Bleu moves over there -- hope they give him a decent newsperson.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Tinka Cat on December 05, 2011, 10:04:55 AM
Spent time in the car yeasterday listening to Kiss-FM -- very enjoyable and quite a few surprises like Bell Biv Devoe's "Poison", one of Shannon's *other* hits, "Give Me Tonight" (!) and interesting token white folks like Spandau Ballet.
I listen to Renel every weekday morning. No more KFOG for me.

I'm not a big Renel fan and Kiss is as repetitive as any other station if you listen often. I may switch to Oldies 103.7 in Jan when Don Bleu moves over there -- hope they give him a decent newsperson.

I'm all over the dial in the mornings, but usually make extended stops at KQED and/or KALW to make me feel like I'm keeping on top of something newsworthy.  I like the music on 98.1, but I'm not a big fan of Renel on the air either.   And I can't change the station fast enough when they do that celebrity gossip bit.  That makes my head explode, form and content both.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on December 06, 2011, 07:55:23 AM
switched on KGO last nite around 8:45 just to hear what Peter Finch sounded like. He introduced a sports report that wasn't there (oops!) and then went to a "Music Report" featuring "my friends Renee and Dennis from our sister station KFOG"  ::)
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: urth on December 06, 2011, 08:59:09 AM
switched on KGO last nite around 8:45 just to hear what Peter Finch sounded like. He introduced a sports report that wasn't there (oops!) and then went to a "Music Report" featuring "my friends Renee and Dennis from our sister station KFOG"  ::)

I did the same around 10:15--and he wasn't there. I thought he was doing 7 to midnight, but just listened to an interview he did on Channel 7 yesterday and he said his hours are 7 to 10.  That seems to be a change--last week he def. said midnight was when his shift ended. Or maybe they're breaking him in slowly to the evening shift.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Big Fingers McGee on December 07, 2011, 10:02:15 PM
Really shitty news:

http://www.allaccess.com/net-news/archive/story/99558/clear-channel-san-francisco-shuffles-talk-station-


Cause what we need is more Glenn Beck & Armstrong/Getty  >:(
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: ggould on December 07, 2011, 10:45:23 PM
Really shitty news:

http://www.allaccess.com/net-news/archive/story/99558/clear-channel-san-francisco-shuffles-talk-station-


Cause what we need is more Glenn Beck & Armstrong/Getty  >:(
I've posted this link on a couple of fb host pages (Stephanie Miller, Norm Goldman) I can't believe there's no market for progressive radio in SF!  If anyone hears anything, let me know.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on December 08, 2011, 07:47:27 AM
Really shitty news:

http://www.allaccess.com/net-news/archive/story/99558/clear-channel-san-francisco-shuffles-talk-station-


Cause what we need is more Glenn Beck & Armstrong/Getty  >:(
I've posted this link on a couple of fb host pages (Stephanie Miller, Norm Goldman) I can't believe there's no market for progressive radio in SF!  If anyone hears anything, let me know.

according to Gil Gross (a swell guy; I worked with him at ABC in the '80s), who I'm FB-friends with,  there are "irons in the fire" or whatever and left-of-center talk radio may rise phoenix-like in the Bay Area sooner than later.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Big Fingers McGee on December 08, 2011, 09:47:43 AM
Really shitty news:

http://www.allaccess.com/net-news/archive/story/99558/clear-channel-san-francisco-shuffles-talk-station-


Cause what we need is more Glenn Beck & Armstrong/Getty  >:(
I've posted this link on a couple of fb host pages (Stephanie Miller, Norm Goldman) I can't believe there's no market for progressive radio in SF!  If anyone hears anything, let me know.

according to Gil Gross (a swell guy; I worked with him at ABC in the '80s), who I'm FB-friends with,  there are "irons in the fire" or whatever and left-of-center talk radio may rise phoenix-like in the Bay Area sooner than later.

I hope you and Gil are correct (as opposed to being right).
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Here'sToYa! on December 08, 2011, 10:11:48 PM
The Palo Alto Pop Overthrow is my favorite Bay Area radio show.

http://blog.palopop.org/

It's on Thursday mornings from 7-9 and streams here:

http://kzsulive.stanford.edu/
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on December 15, 2011, 08:44:36 AM
Really shitty news:

http://www.allaccess.com/net-news/archive/story/99558/clear-channel-san-francisco-shuffles-talk-station-


Cause what we need is more Glenn Beck & Armstrong/Getty  >:(
I've posted this link on a couple of fb host pages (Stephanie Miller, Norm Goldman) I can't believe there's no market for progressive radio in SF!  If anyone hears anything, let me know.

according to Gil Gross (a swell guy; I worked with him at ABC in the '80s), who I'm FB-friends with,  there are "irons in the fire" or whatever and left-of-center talk radio may rise phoenix-like in the Bay Area sooner than later.

I hope you and Gil are correct (as opposed to being right).

looks like "Green 960" may stay progressive after all, per this post on the radio-info board:

Several sources tell ALL ACCESS that CLEAR CHANNEL has changed its mind, and will keep KKGN-A intact. Why? Perhaps the changes at crosstown CUMULUS Talk KGO-A made the planned moves worth revisiting.

http://www.allaccess.com/net-news/archive/story/100196/has-clear-channel-changed-its-mind-on-kkgn-a
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: ggould on December 15, 2011, 10:58:29 PM
looks like "Green 960" may stay progressive after all, per this post on the radio-info board:

Several sources tell ALL ACCESS that CLEAR CHANNEL has changed its mind, and will keep KKGN-A intact. Why? Perhaps the changes at crosstown CUMULUS Talk KGO-A made the planned moves worth revisiting.

http://www.allaccess.com/net-news/archive/story/100196/has-clear-channel-changed-its-mind-on-kkgn-a

Hopeful news, but I couldn't really follow the logic of the article.  Could you figure out what they were implying?
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on December 16, 2011, 09:15:19 AM
looks like "Green 960" may stay progressive after all, per this post on the radio-info board:

Several sources tell ALL ACCESS that CLEAR CHANNEL has changed its mind, and will keep KKGN-A intact. Why? Perhaps the changes at crosstown CUMULUS Talk KGO-A made the planned moves worth revisiting.

http://www.allaccess.com/net-news/archive/story/100196/has-clear-channel-changed-its-mind-on-kkgn-a

Hopeful news, but I couldn't really follow the logic of the article.  Could you figure out what they were implying?

seems pretty clear to me  ;)  Cheap Channel was going to replace most of the KKGN lineup with conservative syndicated crap; now that KGO is no longer a (slightly-)left-leaning talk station they've reconsidered. The possibility exists that some of the KGO folks could end up at KKGN (tho' I suspect at a much lower salary)
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on December 18, 2011, 09:16:41 PM
It's been ages since I listened to Little Steven on Sun nite on The Bone -- I long ago got tired of how they screw the show up each week and switched to listening via his website at work. But I turned the station on around 8:50 to see if I ciould catch some of Part 1 of his Xmas show while waiting for the Autumn King on KPOO at 10. And here we are, it's 9:21 and they're still playing regular stuff (Henley's "Boys of Summer" -- sheesh -- folloowed by Zep's "Kashmir"). Some things never change.

Meanwhile the "Lost & Found" Xmas show is on KFOG as I type, and he actually played Madonna's atrocious "Santa Baby" cover and praised it to the skies (!) -- methinks he's had too much eggnog.

ETA: OK, it's now 9:30... Nikki Blakk just said "stick around, Joel Selvin is coming up at 11:00". So they've discontinued Steven? He's still listed on their website, FWIW.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: radical347 on December 18, 2011, 09:27:59 PM
Meanwhile the "Lost & Found" Xmas show is on KFOG as I type, and he actually played Madonna's atrocious "Santa Baby" cover and praised it to the skies (!) -- methinks he's had too much eggnog.

OMG, he just played Maria Mena  :o :o :o :o :o

She had a minor pop hit with this "gem" in 2004, which also landed the #1 spot on my Annoying List for that year (and yes, this year's is coming!) :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oLVB5k3z_M&ob=av2e
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: radical347 on December 18, 2011, 09:42:32 PM
Eeeeek-Now he's playing MercyMe.  I realize this is the Christmas edition, but still...this is not Lost & Found's week.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on December 19, 2011, 08:47:15 PM
On right now... the Grinder's Grooveyard Xmas show on KPOO 'til 11:30  Mambo Santa Mambo!
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on December 19, 2011, 09:55:26 PM
On right now... the Grinder's Grooveyard Xmas show on KPOO 'til 11:30  Mambo Santa Mambo!

one of the guest DJs on this show was James Damn Brown of KUSF-in-Exile; his Xmas show will be this Wed morning from 9-to-noon ( http://kusfinexile.tumblr.com/player ) and here's the playlist:

Quote
THE JAMESDAMNBROWN SHOW
Wednesday 12/21/11

Keith Richards / Run Run Rudolph
The Hickoids / We Got The Eggnog If You Got The Whiskey
Sonny Boy Williamson / Santa Claus
Pee Wee Herman / Christmas Medley
Detroit Junior / Christmas Day
Eddie Campbell / Santa's Messin' With The Kid
Clarence Carter / Back Door Santa
AC/DC / I Want A Mistress For Christmas
Dan Hicks & The Christmas Jug Band / Somebody Stole My Santa Claus Suit
The Shut-Ins / I'm Gonna Lasso Santa Claus
The Voices / Santa Claus Boogie
Chuck Berry / Christmas
Marguerite Trina & The Savoys / The Rocking Tree
Oscar McLollie & His Honey Jumpers / Dig That Crazy Santa Claus
Foghat / All I Want For Christmas Is You
Los Lobos / Rudolph The Manic Reindeer
Throwing Muses / Santa Claus
Prince / Another Lonely Christmas
Mabel Scott / Boogie Woogie Santa Claus
Clarence Williams' Blue Five / Santa Claus Blues
Lightning Hopkins / Merry Christmas
Washboard Pete / Christmas Blues
Clyde Lasley & The Cadillac Baby Specials / Santa Came Home Drunk
Big John Greer / We Want To See Santa Do The Mambo
The Marcels / Merry Twistmas
Jerry & The Landslides / Get Off My Roof
The Sonics / Don't Believe In Christmas
Bob Seger / Sock It To Me Santa
Slade / Merry Christmas Everybody
Jack Scott / There's Trouble Brewin'
Huey "Piano" Smith / All I Want For Christmas
James Brown / Santa Claus Goes Straight To The Ghetto
Rufus Thomas / I'll Be Your Santa Baby
The Jackson Trio / Jingle Bell Hop
Jimmy Butler / Trim Your Tree
The Marquees / Santa Done Got Hip
Nikki Sudden & Dave Kusworth / Teenage Christmas
Ike & Tina Turner / Merry Christmas Baby
The Beatles / Everywhere It's Christmas
Cheap Trick / Come On Christmas
Johnny Guarnieri / Santa's Secret
Hank Ballard / Christmas Time For Everybody But Me
Gary Walker / Santa's Got A Brand New Bag
Canned Heat / Christmas Blues
Bobby Lloyd / Do You Hear What I Hear / You Really Got Me
The Sonics / Santa Claus
Albert King / Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin'
Koko Taylor / Have You Heard The News?
Bootsy Collins / Merry Christmas Baby
The Marshall Brothers / Mr. Santa's Boogie
Ron Holden & The Thunderbirds / Who Say There Ain't No Santa Claus?
The Youngsters / Christmas In Jail
The Marquees / Christmas In The Congo
The Martels / Rockin' Santa Claus
The Voices / Santa Claus Baby
Debbie Dabney / I Want To Spend Christmas With Elvis
Patti Smith Group / White Christmas
Johnny & Jon / Christmas In Vietnam
Ry Cooder / Christmas Time This Year
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Alicat on December 19, 2011, 10:10:40 PM
On right now... the Grinder's Grooveyard Xmas show on KPOO 'til 11:30  Mambo Santa Mambo!

one of the guest DJs on this show was James Damn Brown of KUSF-in-Exile; his Xmas show will be this Wed morning from 9-to-noon ( http://kusfinexile.tumblr.com/player ) and here's the playlist:

Quote
THE JAMESDAMNBROWN SHOW
Wednesday 12/21/11

Keith Richards / Run Run Rudolph
The Hickoids / We Got The Eggnog If You Got The Whiskey
Sonny Boy Williamson / Santa Claus
Pee Wee Herman / Christmas Medley
Detroit Junior / Christmas Day
Eddie Campbell / Santa's Messin' With The Kid
Clarence Carter / Back Door Santa
AC/DC / I Want A Mistress For Christmas
Dan Hicks & The Christmas Jug Band / Somebody Stole My Santa Claus Suit
The Shut-Ins / I'm Gonna Lasso Santa Claus
The Voices / Santa Claus Boogie
Chuck Berry / Christmas
Marguerite Trina & The Savoys / The Rocking Tree
Oscar McLollie & His Honey Jumpers / Dig That Crazy Santa Claus
Foghat / All I Want For Christmas Is You
Los Lobos / Rudolph The Manic Reindeer
Throwing Muses / Santa Claus
Prince / Another Lonely Christmas
Mabel Scott / Boogie Woogie Santa Claus
Clarence Williams' Blue Five / Santa Claus Blues
Lightning Hopkins / Merry Christmas
Washboard Pete / Christmas Blues
Clyde Lasley & The Cadillac Baby Specials / Santa Came Home Drunk
Big John Greer / We Want To See Santa Do The Mambo
The Marcels / Merry Twistmas
Jerry & The Landslides / Get Off My Roof
The Sonics / Don't Believe In Christmas
Bob Seger / Sock It To Me Santa
Slade / Merry Christmas Everybody
Jack Scott / There's Trouble Brewin'
Huey "Piano" Smith / All I Want For Christmas
James Brown / Santa Claus Goes Straight To The Ghetto
Rufus Thomas / I'll Be Your Santa Baby
The Jackson Trio / Jingle Bell Hop
Jimmy Butler / Trim Your Tree
The Marquees / Santa Done Got Hip
Nikki Sudden & Dave Kusworth / Teenage Christmas
Ike & Tina Turner / Merry Christmas Baby
The Beatles / Everywhere It's Christmas
Cheap Trick / Come On Christmas
Johnny Guarnieri / Santa's Secret
Hank Ballard / Christmas Time For Everybody But Me
Gary Walker / Santa's Got A Brand New Bag
Canned Heat / Christmas Blues
Bobby Lloyd / Do You Hear What I Hear / You Really Got Me
The Sonics / Santa Claus
Albert King / Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin'
Koko Taylor / Have You Heard The News?
Bootsy Collins / Merry Christmas Baby
The Marshall Brothers / Mr. Santa's Boogie
Ron Holden & The Thunderbirds / Who Say There Ain't No Santa Claus?
The Youngsters / Christmas In Jail
The Marquees / Christmas In The Congo
The Martels / Rockin' Santa Claus
The Voices / Santa Claus Baby
Debbie Dabney / I Want To Spend Christmas With Elvis
Patti Smith Group / White Christmas
Johnny & Jon / Christmas In Vietnam
Ry Cooder / Christmas Time This Year
I'll try to remember to tune in. Msg to the Hickoids: Keep ur eggnog, I'm not sharing my whiskey!
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on December 20, 2011, 08:27:23 PM
The latest on the KKGN/KNEW/KGO shuffle...

910, which *was* KNEW is now taking the KKSF call letters. 960, which *was* KKGN, becomes KNEW. Their new lineups as of Jan 3rd 2012:

Quote
910 - KKSF

Armstrong & Getty - 6-9 a.m.
NO ONE NAMED YET - 9-Noon
Tom Sullivan (Syndicated) - Noon - 3
Len Tillem (the Loy-ah) - 3-4
Gene Burns - 4-7 (and his Dining show will air Sat mornings)
No one named for nights yet.  "

960 - KNEW

Glenn Beck - 6-9 a.m.
Dave Ramsey - 9-Noon
Randi Rhodes - Noon-3
Norman Goldman - 3-6
Market Wrap - 6-7
Stephanie Miller - 7-10
Thom Hartmann - 10-1
OVERNITES NOT NAMED YET

Seems odd that they're mixing up right & left on each station rather than having the stations be all of one or the other.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: ggould on December 21, 2011, 08:52:19 AM
The latest on the KKGN/KNEW/KGO shuffle...

910, which *was* KNEW is now taking the KKSF call letters. 960, which *was* KKGN, becomes KNEW. Their new lineups as of Jan 3rd 2012:

Quote
910 - KKSF

Armstrong & Getty - 6-9 a.m.
NO ONE NAMED YET - 9-Noon
Tom Sullivan (Syndicated) - Noon - 3
Len Tillem (the Loy-ah) - 3-4
Gene Burns - 4-7 (and his Dining show will air Sat mornings)
No one named for nights yet.  "

960 - KNEW

Glenn Beck - 6-9 a.m.
Dave Ramsey - 9-Noon
Randi Rhodes - Noon-3
Norman Goldman - 3-6
Market Wrap - 6-7
Stephanie Miller - 7-10
Thom Hartmann - 10-1
OVERNITES NOT NAMED YET

Seems odd that they're mixing up right & left on each station rather than having the stations be all of one or the other.
Stephanie Millier's Sexy Liberal Comedy Tour is going gangbusters around the country, but now she can't get a live feed in SF?  Glenn Beck?  Oy!
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on December 21, 2011, 09:07:13 AM
On right now... the Grinder's Grooveyard Xmas show on KPOO 'til 11:30  Mambo Santa Mambo!

one of the guest DJs on this show was James Damn Brown of KUSF-in-Exile; his Xmas show will be this Wed morning from 9-to-noon ( http://kusfinexile.tumblr.com/player )

can't get the player to work, unfortunately...
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Alicat on December 21, 2011, 10:52:45 AM
On right now... the Grinder's Grooveyard Xmas show on KPOO 'til 11:30  Mambo Santa Mambo!

one of the guest DJs on this show was James Damn Brown of KUSF-in-Exile; his Xmas show will be this Wed morning from 9-to-noon ( http://kusfinexile.tumblr.com/player )

can't get the player to work, unfortunately...
Me either. Alternative player or link? lemme know if you find one.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on December 21, 2011, 11:57:01 AM
On right now... the Grinder's Grooveyard Xmas show on KPOO 'til 11:30  Mambo Santa Mambo!

one of the guest DJs on this show was James Damn Brown of KUSF-in-Exile; his Xmas show will be this Wed morning from 9-to-noon ( http://kusfinexile.tumblr.com/player )

can't get the player to work, unfortunately...
Me either. Alternative player or link? lemme know if you find one.

nope. too bad...
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on December 25, 2011, 10:38:53 AM
Per radio-info, the PD of K-Fox (the guy who hired Big Rick) has left. Hrm.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on December 25, 2011, 09:26:36 PM
It's been ages since I listened to Little Steven on Sun nite on The Bone -- I long ago got tired of how they screw the show up each week and switched to listening via his website at work. But I turned the station on around 8:50 to see if I ciould catch some of Part 1 of his Xmas show while waiting for the Autumn King on KPOO at 10. And here we are, it's 9:21 and they're still playing regular stuff (Henley's "Boys of Summer" -- sheesh -- folloowed by Zep's "Kashmir"). Some things never change.

Meanwhile the "Lost & Found" Xmas show is on KFOG as I type, and he actually played Madonna's atrocious "Santa Baby" cover and praised it to the skies (!) -- methinks he's had too much eggnog.

ETA: OK, it's now 9:30... Nikki Blakk just said "stick around, Joel Selvin is coming up at 11:00". So they've discontinued Steven? He's still listed on their website, FWIW.

OK here we are a week later, and the Bone is running a special called "Uncle Joe's Rockin' Christmas Show" -- WTFF?? Whothehell is "Uncle Joe"??  I guess they really have dumped Little Steven. That's a shame.

And KFOG is pre-empting "Lost & Found" tonite -- Acoustic Sunset goes until midnite. Again, WTF?

ETA: "Uncle Joe" is a deejay on KLOS in L.A. http://unclejoe.com/xmasshow.html

And to top it off: No Autumn King on KPOO either. Time for bed.
 
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on January 03, 2012, 08:33:33 PM
A comment on the radio-info SF board that I found kinda funny:

"Don't understand why KCBS 740 is popular. I find its news format and presentation boring and predictable. If I listen it to for 30 minutes or more, my mind starts to tune it out. So I either turn to another station or shut off the radio. Which is why I miss the old KGO 810 AM -- the news was delivered with a particular kind of upbeat rhythm. Now that's gone, and since I can't stand Peter Finch's rendition of the news or his voice, I seldom listen to KGO 810 AM for news..."
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: ggould on January 03, 2012, 09:17:56 PM
The sad reality of the end of Green 960 happened today.  I tuned in for a second to check, and yes, it was Glenn Beck spewing bile in the morning.  I listened to Stephanie Miller with one earbud on the way to work via the LA talk station, but it was depressing everytime I heard traffic reports driving the point home that I couldn't listen live in SF. From noon on, it's live progressive radio.  What a weird mix.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Big Fingers McGee on January 03, 2012, 09:38:14 PM
The sad reality of the end of Green 960 happened today.  I tuned in for a second to check, and yes, it was Glenn Beck spewing bile in the morning.  I listened to Stephanie Miller with one earbud on the way to work via the LA talk station, but it was depressing everytime I heard traffic reports driving the point home that I couldn't listen live in SF. From noon on, it's live progressive radio.  What a weird mix.

Yeah, sad but true. Honestly, I don't believe for a second that Clear Channel is doing this to 960 to gain listeners in the morning - it's more to silence the left wing.

Only a matter of time before the bile starts enveloping the other shows.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: radical347 on January 03, 2012, 11:53:21 PM
A comment on the radio-info SF board that I found kinda funny:

" since I can't stand Peter Finch's rendition of the news or his voice"

& here I thought I was the only one...  :-X
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on January 05, 2012, 11:31:25 AM
BTW, it's official: The Bone has discontinued Little Steven -- references to him have been deleted from their website. (I emailed them 2 weeks ago to ask what was up; they never replied.)

No way KFOG would pick him up, I guess, but K-Fox would be crazy not to carry his show.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on January 09, 2012, 08:47:05 AM
Went to K-Fox's website to see if maybe they've picked up Little Steven (so far, no) and discovered this page dedicated to their "Deep Tracks Project".

http://www.kfox.com/pages/9698255.php

"Thanks to your input, we've added a bunch of deep tracks to the KFOX Playlist. Here are some of the tracks we've added. Remember - you can always add more by filling out the form..."

uh... "Little Wing" is considered "deep"? "Mr Blue Sky"?? "Tumblin' Dice"??  Damn, radio sucks.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: urth on January 09, 2012, 11:32:17 AM
Went to K-Fox's website to see if maybe they've picked up Little Steven (so far, no) and discovered this page dedicated to their "Deep Tracks Project".

http://www.kfox.com/pages/9698255.php

"Thanks to your input, we've added a bunch of deep tracks to the KFOX Playlist. Here are some of the tracks we've added. Remember - you can always add more by filling out the form..."

uh... "Little Wing" is considered "deep"? "Mr Blue Sky"?? "Tumblin' Dice"??  Damn, radio sucks.

Just read thru that list with an eye toward release dates, and I see that it's heavily weighted toward the 70s (big surprise there). There are a few songs from the 60s and a handful from the 80s, but by far that's all about the 70s.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on January 09, 2012, 11:37:46 AM
Went to K-Fox's website to see if maybe they've picked up Little Steven (so far, no) and discovered this page dedicated to their "Deep Tracks Project".

http://www.kfox.com/pages/9698255.php

"Thanks to your input, we've added a bunch of deep tracks to the KFOX Playlist. Here are some of the tracks we've added. Remember - you can always add more by filling out the form..."

uh... "Little Wing" is considered "deep"? "Mr Blue Sky"?? "Tumblin' Dice"??  Damn, radio sucks.

Just read thru that list with an eye toward release dates, and I see that it's heavily weighted toward the 70s (big surprise there). There are a few songs from the 60s and a handful from the 80s, but by far that's all about the 70s.

My guess is K-FOX is trying to pick up aging, disenfranchised Fogheads.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on January 18, 2012, 11:03:57 AM
interesting article about Austin's KGSR -- they're sorta the KFOG of Austin, but traditionally included a lot of alt-country in the mix. Apparently the local flavor has been eliminated and some folks were pissed (tho' the ratings have increased):

http://www.austin360.com/music/changes-at-kgsr-sounding-good-to-more-listeners-933771.html
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Here'sToYa! on January 18, 2012, 11:41:49 AM
interesting article about Austin's KGSR -- they're sorta the KFOG of Austin, but traditionally included a lot of alt-country in the mix. Apparently the local flavor has been eliminated and some folks were pissed (tho' the ratings have increased):

http://www.austin360.com/music/changes-at-kgsr-sounding-good-to-more-listeners-933771.html

Isn't it ironic? The program director who is making the station more generic is named Edge. He did seem a little more upfront about the effect of his changes than those in charge of our local AAA.

I don't think anyone affiliated with KFOG has said one word publicly (including on FB) about the change to 10@10. It's as if they want to keep up the facade that AL is just pickin' the years she wants to pick and spinnin' the records she wants to spin.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: radical347 on January 18, 2012, 02:15:33 PM
interesting article about Austin's KGSR -- they're sorta the KFOG of Austin, but traditionally included a lot of alt-country in the mix. Apparently the local flavor has been eliminated and some folks were pissed (tho' the ratings have increased):

http://www.austin360.com/music/changes-at-kgsr-sounding-good-to-more-listeners-933771.html

Isn't it ironic? The program director who is making the station more generic is named Edge. He did seem a little more upfront about the effect of his changes than those in charge of our local AAA.

I don't think anyone affiliated with KFOG has said one word publicly (including on FB) about the change to 10@10. It's as if they want to keep up the facade that AL is just pickin' the years she wants to pick and spinnin' the records she wants to spin.

On the other hand, when AL took over no one made any announcement saying AL was going to start busting out 5-8 songs per set.  We figured it out fairly quickly.  Many on FB weren't far behind.  But quite honestly, most people probably had no clue and still don't.

I just looked at the KGSR playlist.  OMG...I nearly vomited.  The article made it sound like he was just tweaking it a bit younger (i.e. some Muse here, Silversun Pickups there...and perhaps a *bit* less alt-country, because they were very heavy on that before.)  But noooooo....it seriously looks like a cross between a generic AAA and Alice now, only with Bob Schneider every two hours probably just to say they're still playing local music.  Andy Grammer?  Christina Perri?  Sara Paralysis?  Gavin DeGraw???   :'(  They completely ruined a good station for 25% more listeners.   ::)

Their live CDs are probably going to suck from now on, too.  Too bad.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on January 21, 2012, 10:46:02 AM
The Peak posed this question on FB: "Are there any songs or artists on The Peak that you're getting tired of hearing?" Pretty brave of them, I think. Keeping an eye on that one -- so far the answers include

"Adele. I love her voice, but she is way overplayed, even on The Peak"

"Definitely Mumford & Sons"

"The only one on The Peak that I am tired of is Coldplay. Everything else you play is freakin awesome." (this woman would make a good Foghead)

"I would live a very happy life if I never heard a Eurythmics song again" (that one kinda surprised me)

and someone mentioned "Time Spent in Los Angeles" by Dawes -- I'm not familiar with it. Anybody?
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: radical347 on January 21, 2012, 11:01:18 AM
The Peak posed this question on FB: "Are there any songs or artists on The Peak that you're getting tired of hearing?" Pretty brave of them, I think. Keeping an eye on that one -- so far the answers include

"Adele. I love her voice, but she is way overplayed, even on The Peak"

"Definitely Mumford & Sons"

"The only one on The Peak that I am tired of is Coldplay. Everything else you play is freakin awesome." (this woman would make a good Foghead)

"I would live a very happy life if I never heard a Eurythmics song again" (that one kinda surprised me)
and someone mentioned "Time Spent in Los Angeles" by Dawes -- I'm not familiar with it. Anybody?

An alt-country song that did decently on the AAA chart (Top 20, I think...perhaps Top 15) but KFOG never picked up up, except during new music Thursday.  I wish they would have.  It'll make an appearance on my Top 50 of 2011 live countdown. (coming soon :) )
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on January 21, 2012, 11:18:32 AM
The Peak posed this question on FB: "Are there any songs or artists on The Peak that you're getting tired of hearing?" Pretty brave of them, I think. Keeping an eye on that one -- so far the answers include

"Adele. I love her voice, but she is way overplayed, even on The Peak"

"Definitely Mumford & Sons"

"The only one on The Peak that I am tired of is Coldplay. Everything else you play is freakin awesome." (this woman would make a good Foghead)

"I would live a very happy life if I never heard a Eurythmics song again" (that one kinda surprised me)
and someone mentioned "Time Spent in Los Angeles" by Dawes -- I'm not familiar with it. Anybody?

An alt-country song that did decently on the AAA chart (Top 20, I think...perhaps Top 15) but KFOG never picked up up, except during new music Thursday.  I wish they would have.  It'll make an appearance on my Top 50 of 2011 live countdown. (coming soon :) )

a few more:

"Oh, and playing right NOW for the ten millionth time...The Black Keys, "I'm A Lonely Boy"!!!"

"Well, there's that one song by Adele. And then there's that other song by...umm...what's her name? Oh, yeah... Adele. I think that's it. Oh, no, wait! There's that song by Adele, too."

"Both foster the people songs. And John mellencamp. I feel like every 10@10 which covers a year of his career has a John mellencamp song. He's a hack."

So... JCM is the INXS of the Peak, then.  ;)
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: radical347 on January 21, 2012, 11:27:10 AM
"Well, there's that one song by Adele. And then there's that other song by...umm...what's her name? Oh, yeah... Adele. I think that's it. Oh, no, wait! There's that song by Adele, too."

Lol.

I guess we should be lucky.  I'd rather have excessive INXS > JCM.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on January 21, 2012, 12:15:10 PM
An alt-country song that did decently on the AAA chart (Top 20, I think...perhaps Top 15) but KFOG never picked up up, except during new music Thursday.  I wish they would have.  It'll make an appearance on my Top 50 of 2011 live countdown. (coming soon :) )

Found it on YouTube -- quite nice, and apparently in addition to a Wilco connection they've been working with Robbie Robertson.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on January 28, 2012, 12:20:17 PM
I totally get Kiss-FM playing white-soul-ish New Wave stuff like Spandau or Culture Club, but I got in the car and turned them on and they were playing Matthew Wilder's "BreaK My Stride". Wha?
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on January 29, 2012, 06:44:35 PM
For some reason they were playing Live 105 at my gym this afterenoon. I hadn't listened to them for an extended period in a long time. And damn they're a worthless radio station.  Christ on a cracker -- they've still got "Little Lion Man" in rotation. Virtually everything I heard in 2 hours was a (today's) KFOG staple, except for maybe 2 songs, one of which was "We Are Young" by Fun (presumably new?).  But it was Green Day and Cake and Foster the People and Black Keys and Florence and RHCPs and Coldplay and AL's beloved Foos.  It's like KFOG without the '80s gold (in other words KFOG without the handful of things that make KFOG bearable).  The oldest thing I heard was Beck's "Loser". Oh and there were the ads for AdamAndEve.com -- ick.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Tinka Cat on January 30, 2012, 09:02:39 AM
Stew, the guy who led the band The Negro Problem, will be on Fresh Air today:
http://www.npr.org/2012/01/30/144318767/stew-making-it-after-a-tough-breakup

Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: radical347 on January 30, 2012, 11:38:06 AM
For some reason they were playing Live 105 at my gym this afterenoon. I hadn't listened to them for an extended period in a long time. And damn they're a worthless radio station.  Christ on a cracker -- they've still got "Little Lion Man" in rotation. Virtually everything I heard in 2 hours was a (today's) KFOG staple, except for maybe 2 songs, one of which was "We Are Young" by Fun (presumably new?).  But it was Green Day and Cake and Foster the People and Black Keys and Florence and RHCPs and Coldplay and AL's beloved Foos.  It's like KFOG without the '80s gold (in other words KFOG without the handful of things that make KFOG bearable).  The oldest thing I heard was Beck's "Loser". Oh and there were the ads for AdamAndEve.com -- ick.

Yes, that station is a disaster and has been since CBS took over.  It's as much as a disaster as Alice and Star (Mix isn't quite as bad yet, but it's coming up close.)

Live 105's current Top 50:

lw TW Artist Title TW lw Move Aud
4 1  GOTYE  Somebody That I Used To Know 64 50 14 0.4833
1 2 COLDPLAY  Paradise 62 64 -2 0.4677
2 3 BLACK KEYS  Lonely Boy 61 63 -2 0.4802
6 4  M83  Midnight City 54 35 19 0.4281
11 5  NEON TREES  Animal 49 32 17 0.3871
12 6  FOO FIGHTERS  These Days 33 31 2 0.2728
5 7 GROUPLOVE  Tongue Tied 31 46 -15 0.2383
7 8 NAKED AND FAMOUS  Young Blood 31 35 -4 0.2439
8 9 YOUNG THE GIANT  Cough Syrup 31 35 -4 0.2545
35 10  BLACK KEYS  Gold On The Ceiling 30 14 16 0.2259
3 11 FOSTER THE PEOPLE  Don't Stop (Color On The Walls 30 53 -23 0.2344
37 12  FUN.  We Are Young f/Janelle Monae 30 13 17 0.2259
9 13 SILVERSUN PICKUPS  Panic Switch 27 33 -6 0.2081
75 14  OF MONSTERS AND MEN  Little Talks 26 1 25 0.1775
34 15  FLORENCE + THE MACHINE  Shake It Out 25 15 10 0.1903
17 16  WIZ KHALIFA/SNOOP DOGG  Young, Wild & Free f/B. Mars 25 23 2 0.1762
26 17  FOO FIGHTERS  Rope 24 20 4 0.1929
29 18  AVICII  Levels (ID) 23 19 4 0.158
21 19  DIRTY HEADS  Lay Me Down f/Rome 23 21 2 0.1816
28 20  PHOENIX  1901 23 20 3 0.1728
24 21  RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS  Adventures Of Rain Dance... 23 21 2 0.1855
32 22  BLACK KEYS  Tighten Up 22 18 4 0.185
22 23 FLORENCE + THE MACHINE  Dog Days Are Over 21 21 0 0.1632
23 24 MUMFORD & SONS  Little Lion Man 21 21 0 0.1704
27 25  MUMFORD & SONS  The Cave 21 20 1 0.1602
25 26 CAGE THE ELEPHANT  Shake Me Down 20 20 0 0.1351
10 27 FOSTER THE PEOPLE  Pumped Up Kicks 20 32 -12 0.1596
20 28 PHOENIX  Lisztomania 20 22 -2 0.1668
15 29 BLINK 182  After Midnight 19 25 -6 0.1605
14 30 SKRILLEX  Scary Monsters And Nice ... 19 26 -7 0.1431
31 31 BLACK KEYS  Howlin' For You 18 18 0 0.149
36 32  EXAMPLE  Changed The Way You Kiss Me 15 13 2 0.0821
0 33  NAKED AND FAMOUS  Punching In A Dream 14 0 14 0.1068
0 34  RISE AGAINST  Satellite 14 0 14 0.1027
13 35 ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS  Beekeeper's Daughter 13 28 -15 0.086
33 36 SHINS  Simple Song 12 16 -4 0.0477
44 37  FRANZ FERDINAND  No You Girls 8 5 3 0.0554
42 38  LINKIN PARK  New Divide 8 7 1 0.0554
38 39 NEON TREES  Everybody Talks 8 12 -4 0.0302
18 40 RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS  Monarchy Of Roses 8 23 -15 0.0586
19 41 BUSH  The Sound Of Winter 7 22 -15 0.0553
0 42  COLDPLAY  Charlie Brown 7 0 7 0.051
39 43 LANA DEL REY  Video Games 7 10 -3 0.0091
41 44 LINKIN PARK  Waiting For The End 7 8 -1 0.0571
30 45 FOO FIGHTERS  Walk 6 19 -13 0.0444
40 46 SKRILLEX  Bangarang 6 10 -4 0.0242
46 47  THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS  This Is War 6 4 2 0.053
47 48  MUSE  Resistance 5 3 2 0.021
43 49 MUSE  Undisclosed Desires 5 7 -2 0.0431
45 50 WEEZER  I Want To 5 5 0 0.0295

Listening to them makes one appreciate KFOG more...pre-or-post DC (depending on one's prerogative.)  The top three songs have over 60 spins apiece, the next two are ~50.  Compare that to KFOG's top 5, which have around 33-37 (and even that's gone up.  It used to be right at 30.)  Then, #s six through twelve all have 30+ spins. 

That block of songs from #19-28 is particularly troublesome, considering the newest ones are Raindance Maggie or Pumped Up Kicks but they still have at least 20 spins.  Everything else is at least one year old.  Heck, some of those are two years old.    ::)  Such as "1901," "Lisztomania"...and why the heck are they still playing both of those?  "Little Lion Man" & "The Cave" aren't far behind, and their newer song "Roll Away Your Stone" is nowhere to be found.  On a related note, "Panic Switch," which is also about two years old, is still at #13.  They've had a number of singles since them, which Live 105 played for a few weeks and then dropped (including "Broken Bottles," which is still charting on alternative) all while holding onto "Panic Switch."

There are a few bright spots, like seeing Gotye at #1.  It's probably going to stay on their playlist for the next 14 years, but at least 64 spins are being used up by a band that doesn't have any other songs that sound exactly like it already on their playlist yet.  Ditto with M83 at #4.  It's also nice to see Avicii, Skrillex and Example.  And The Naked And Famous, too although it's annoying that they're only now playing "Punching in a Dream," which is about to go recurrent, while "Young Blood" is a year old and still in ~30ish rotation.

The main problem is...it's becoming so difficult to sit through all the rest of the nonsense to hear something worth hearing.  This really used to be a good station.  The only times it's good are their new music program, Soundcheck on Sun. nites from 7-10 (but it's the same time as all the other good programs on the other stations), and their electro program, Subsonic, on Saturday nights/Sunday mornings from 12-3.  I'm usually not up then.  I might as well put in a CD...or better yet, download the MP3.  (Oh, and since it took Live 105 so long, I'm lobbying DC to add "Punching in a Dream" so I won't have to listen to Live 105 to hear it.  Bwahaha.)

What isn't shown is their recurrents, which are even more intolerable.  They're still playing the most overplayed RedHotStoneTempleFooNirvanaRiseAgainstthesoundgardenSublimeFighterPilotNirvanaCakeMachine hits from the past 20 years, almost all of which from their respective artists, and in some cases from different artists too, sound the same.

Alice is exactly like this too, just replace RedHotStoneTempleFooNirvanaRiseAgainstthesoundgardenSublimeFighterPilotNirvanaCakeMachine with KatyJasonLadyGooGooGagaLifehouseKellyScriptJohnTrainClarksonPerryGreenPinkDayMayerMrazDolls.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Here'sToYa! on January 30, 2012, 12:05:44 PM
For some reason they were playing Live 105 at my gym this afterenoon. I hadn't listened to them for an extended period in a long time. And damn they're a worthless radio station.  Christ on a cracker -- they've still got "Little Lion Man" in rotation. Virtually everything I heard in 2 hours was a (today's) KFOG staple, except for maybe 2 songs, one of which was "We Are Young" by Fun (presumably new?).  But it was Green Day and Cake and Foster the People and Black Keys and Florence and RHCPs and Coldplay and AL's beloved Foos.  It's like KFOG without the '80s gold (in other words KFOG without the handful of things that make KFOG bearable).  The oldest thing I heard was Beck's "Loser". Oh and there were the ads for AdamAndEve.com -- ick.

Yes, that station is a disaster and has been since CBS took over.  It's as much as a disaster as Alice and Star (Mix isn't quite as bad yet, but it's coming up close.)

Live 105's current Top 50:

lw TW Artist Title TW lw Move Aud
4 1  GOTYE  Somebody That I Used To Know 64 50 14 0.4833
1 2 COLDPLAY  Paradise 62 64 -2 0.4677
2 3 BLACK KEYS  Lonely Boy 61 63 -2 0.4802
6 4  M83  Midnight City 54 35 19 0.4281
11 5  NEON TREES  Animal 49 32 17 0.3871
12 6  FOO FIGHTERS  These Days 33 31 2 0.2728
5 7 GROUPLOVE  Tongue Tied 31 46 -15 0.2383
7 8 NAKED AND FAMOUS  Young Blood 31 35 -4 0.2439
8 9 YOUNG THE GIANT  Cough Syrup 31 35 -4 0.2545
35 10  BLACK KEYS  Gold On The Ceiling 30 14 16 0.2259
3 11 FOSTER THE PEOPLE  Don't Stop (Color On The Walls 30 53 -23 0.2344
37 12  FUN.  We Are Young f/Janelle Monae 30 13 17 0.2259
9 13 SILVERSUN PICKUPS  Panic Switch 27 33 -6 0.2081
75 14  OF MONSTERS AND MEN  Little Talks 26 1 25 0.1775
34 15  FLORENCE + THE MACHINE  Shake It Out 25 15 10 0.1903
17 16  WIZ KHALIFA/SNOOP DOGG  Young, Wild & Free f/B. Mars 25 23 2 0.1762
26 17  FOO FIGHTERS  Rope 24 20 4 0.1929
29 18  AVICII  Levels (ID) 23 19 4 0.158
21 19  DIRTY HEADS  Lay Me Down f/Rome 23 21 2 0.1816
28 20  PHOENIX  1901 23 20 3 0.1728
24 21  RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS  Adventures Of Rain Dance... 23 21 2 0.1855
32 22  BLACK KEYS  Tighten Up 22 18 4 0.185
22 23 FLORENCE + THE MACHINE  Dog Days Are Over 21 21 0 0.1632
23 24 MUMFORD & SONS  Little Lion Man 21 21 0 0.1704
27 25  MUMFORD & SONS  The Cave 21 20 1 0.1602
25 26 CAGE THE ELEPHANT  Shake Me Down 20 20 0 0.1351
10 27 FOSTER THE PEOPLE  Pumped Up Kicks 20 32 -12 0.1596
20 28 PHOENIX  Lisztomania 20 22 -2 0.1668
15 29 BLINK 182  After Midnight 19 25 -6 0.1605
14 30 SKRILLEX  Scary Monsters And Nice ... 19 26 -7 0.1431
31 31 BLACK KEYS  Howlin' For You 18 18 0 0.149
36 32  EXAMPLE  Changed The Way You Kiss Me 15 13 2 0.0821
0 33  NAKED AND FAMOUS  Punching In A Dream 14 0 14 0.1068
0 34  RISE AGAINST  Satellite 14 0 14 0.1027
13 35 ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS  Beekeeper's Daughter 13 28 -15 0.086
33 36 SHINS  Simple Song 12 16 -4 0.0477
44 37  FRANZ FERDINAND  No You Girls 8 5 3 0.0554
42 38  LINKIN PARK  New Divide 8 7 1 0.0554
38 39 NEON TREES  Everybody Talks 8 12 -4 0.0302
18 40 RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS  Monarchy Of Roses 8 23 -15 0.0586
19 41 BUSH  The Sound Of Winter 7 22 -15 0.0553
0 42  COLDPLAY  Charlie Brown 7 0 7 0.051
39 43 LANA DEL REY  Video Games 7 10 -3 0.0091
41 44 LINKIN PARK  Waiting For The End 7 8 -1 0.0571
30 45 FOO FIGHTERS  Walk 6 19 -13 0.0444
40 46 SKRILLEX  Bangarang 6 10 -4 0.0242
46 47  THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS  This Is War 6 4 2 0.053
47 48  MUSE  Resistance 5 3 2 0.021
43 49 MUSE  Undisclosed Desires 5 7 -2 0.0431
45 50 WEEZER  I Want To 5 5 0 0.0295

Listening to them makes one appreciate KFOG more...pre-or-post DC (depending on one's prerogative.)  The top three songs have over 60 spins apiece, the next two are ~50.  Compare that to KFOG's top 5, which have around 33-37 (and even that's gone up.  It used to be right at 30.)  Then, #s six through twelve all have 30+ spins. 

That block of songs from #19-28 is particularly troublesome, considering the newest ones are Raindance Maggie or Pumped Up Kicks but they still have at least 20 spins.  Everything else is at least one year old.  Heck, some of those are two years old.    ::)  Such as "1901," "Lisztomania"...and why the heck are they still playing both of those?  "Little Lion Man" & "The Cave" aren't far behind, and their newer song "Roll Away Your Stone" is nowhere to be found.  On a related note, "Panic Switch," which is also about two years old, is still at #13.  They've had a number of singles since them, which Live 105 played for a few weeks and then dropped (including "Broken Bottles," which is still charting on alternative) all while holding onto "Panic Switch."

There are a few bright spots, like seeing Gotye at #1.  It's probably going to stay on their playlist for the next 14 years, but at least 64 spins are being used up by a band that doesn't have any other songs that sound exactly like it already on their playlist yet.  Ditto with M83 at #4.  It's also nice to see Avicii, Skrillex and Example.  And The Naked And Famous, too although it's annoying that they're only now playing "Punching in a Dream," which is about to go recurrent, while "Young Blood" is a year old and still in ~30ish rotation.

The main problem is...it's becoming so difficult to sit through all the rest of the nonsense to hear something worth hearing.  This really used to be a good station.  The only times it's good are their new music program, Soundcheck on Sun. nites from 7-10 (but it's the same time as all the other good programs on the other stations), and their electro program, Subsonic, on Saturday nights/Sunday mornings from 12-3.  I'm usually not up then.  I might as well put in a CD...or better yet, download the MP3.  (Oh, and since it took Live 105 so long, I'm lobbying DC to add "Punching in a Dream" so I won't have to listen to Live 105 to hear it.  Bwahaha.)

What isn't shown is their recurrents, which are even more intolerable.  They're still playing the most overplayed RedHotStoneTempleFooNirvanaRiseAgainstthesoundgardenSublimeFighterPilotNirvanaCakeMachine hits from the past 20 years, almost all of which from their respective artists, and in some cases from different artists too, sound the same.

Alice is exactly like this too, just replace RedHotStoneTempleFooNirvanaRiseAgainstthesoundgardenSublimeFighterPilotNirvanaCakeMachine with KatyJasonLadyGooGooGagaLifehouseKellyScriptJohnTrainClarksonPerryGreenPinkDayMayerMrazDolls.

Cliff Notes:

Radio sucks.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on January 30, 2012, 01:50:52 PM
Cliff Notes:

Radio sucks.

hee hee. But seriously, Radical's analysis was much appreciated as he's closer to Live 105's demo than I am and now I never have to listen to them on purpose again. (and hearing them at my gym yesterday was actually an improvement over our usual diet of Rev 92.7)
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Big Fingers McGee on January 30, 2012, 02:55:17 PM
Cliff Notes:

Radio sucks.

hee hee. But seriously, Radical's analysis was much appreciated as he's closer to Live 105's demo than I am and now I never have to listen to them on purpose again. (and hearing them at my gym yesterday was actually an improvement over our usual diet of Rev 92.7)

I'm almost thinking that Live 105 is now at the point many classic rock stations were in the mid-90's... an overreliance on material from 20 years ago while being very conservative on what new material they're breaking in. You'd think there's a format waiting to be discovered amongst all the clutter...
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: ggould on January 31, 2012, 11:45:49 AM
Cliff Notes:

Radio sucks.

hee hee. But seriously, Radical's analysis was much appreciated as he's closer to Live 105's demo than I am and now I never have to listen to them on purpose again. (and hearing them at my gym yesterday was actually an improvement over our usual diet of Rev 92.7)

I'm almost thinking that Live 105 is now at the point many classic rock stations were in the mid-90's... an overreliance on material from 20 years ago while being very conservative on what new material they're breaking in. You'd think there's a format waiting to be discovered amongst all the clutter...
KPIG plays new and old
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on February 01, 2012, 12:24:12 PM
DUUUUUUDE! It's Rush Day! (and we don't mean Limbaugh)

http://www.rttnews.com/Story.aspx?type=ent&Section=2&Id=1809021&%3BSM=1

So, are The Bone and/or K-Fox participating in this?
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Here'sToYa! on February 01, 2012, 01:15:57 PM
DUUUUUUDE! It's Rush Day! (and we don't mean Limbaugh)

http://www.rttnews.com/Story.aspx?type=ent&Section=2&Id=1809021&%3BSM=1

So, are The Bone and/or K-Fox participating in this?

Most definitely an Ehhhhhh! moment
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Alicat on February 01, 2012, 08:35:17 PM
DUUUUUUDE! It's Rush Day! (and we don't mean Limbaugh)

http://www.rttnews.com/Story.aspx?type=ent&Section=2&Id=1809021&%3BSM=1

So, are The Bone and/or K-Fox participating in this?
Oh good lord nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.............. sez the Alicat that doesn't appreciate Rush.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Tinka Cat on February 02, 2012, 08:23:13 AM
DUUUUUUDE! It's Rush Day! (and we don't mean Limbaugh)

http://www.rttnews.com/Story.aspx?type=ent&Section=2&Id=1809021&%3BSM=1

So, are The Bone and/or K-Fox participating in this?
Oh good lord nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.............. sez the Alicat that doesn't appreciate Rush.

A wise man once said on this very forum board:

    "Believe it if you need it, leave it if you dare!"

Today's Tom Sawyer: He gets high on you, man.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: ggould on February 04, 2012, 03:56:35 PM
A wise man once said on this very forum board:

    "Believe it if you need it, leave it if you dare!"

On that tenuous note/connection, the KPFA Grateful Dead Marathon is on all day today.  There may only be a couple of us interested.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on February 05, 2012, 11:34:16 AM
From Ben Fong-Torres' column today: "If any local stations are still talking to me, I'll be on various morning shows this Friday..."  plugging his hosting gig  on the Chinese New Year parade.  I wonder who he's referring to besides maybe KFOG.
 
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on February 10, 2012, 10:05:35 AM
interesting comments on the Peak's FB page regarding "Stairway to Heaven" making an appearance this morning:

"Stairway to Heaven???? If I wanted to listen to over played music I would listen to KRock"

"This was peaks cheesy way to sneek it in without putting in the normal rotation. Better throw that spot away that promised you never play stairway like those other stations... hmmmmm"

"Ugh, can't stand Led Zep! Stairway is the most overplayed song in the history of rock"

I commented that I hadn't heard it with headphones in awhile and that it sounded good to me, and another guy said

"Funny - I haven't actually heard "Stairway To Heaven" in 5 or 6 years. Anywhere on any station. I'm with Mike above - sounded pretty fresh and I don't ever remember promising it would never play on The Peak... No worries...we'll put it away for another year or two."

and Rob Arrow replied

"Compared to other commercial stations, I think The Peak does a great job not overplaying well-worn classics. But the 10@10 brings back music from a specific time and you couldn't listen to rock radio in February of 1972 WITHOUT hearing "Stairway to Heaven". We've never promised not to play it and this is only the 10th time it's aired in our 8 years. Besides it's an incredible piece of music. If you're tired of it, you're listening to classic rock radio too much!"






Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Big Fingers McGee on February 10, 2012, 08:38:05 PM
interesting comments on the Peak's FB page regarding "Stairway to Heaven" making an appearance this morning:

"Stairway to Heaven???? If I wanted to listen to over played music I would listen to KRock"

"This was peaks cheesy way to sneek it in without putting in the normal rotation. Better throw that spot away that promised you never play stairway like those other stations... hmmmmm"

"Ugh, can't stand Led Zep! Stairway is the most overplayed song in the history of rock"

I commented that I hadn't heard it with headphones in awhile and that it sounded good to me, and another guy said

"Funny - I haven't actually heard "Stairway To Heaven" in 5 or 6 years. Anywhere on any station. I'm with Mike above - sounded pretty fresh and I don't ever remember promising it would never play on The Peak... No worries...we'll put it away for another year or two."

and Rob Arrow replied

"Compared to other commercial stations, I think The Peak does a great job not overplaying well-worn classics. But the 10@10 brings back music from a specific time and you couldn't listen to rock radio in February of 1972 WITHOUT hearing "Stairway to Heaven". We've never promised not to play it and this is only the 10th time it's aired in our 8 years. Besides it's an incredible piece of music. If you're tired of it, you're listening to classic rock radio too much!"

Truth be told, I can't remember it ever appearing on 10@10, although the song might have been/might be a bit too rock for KFOG.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on February 10, 2012, 09:48:22 PM

Truth be told, I can't remember it ever appearing on 10@10, although the song might have been/might be a bit too rock for KFOG.

I don't think Dave ever played it, certainly. Funny that KFOG didn't even play it during the past couple years when it was trying to compete with the Bone and KKSF and *was* playing "Sweet Home Alabama" 27 times a week.  KFOG began in '82 as a "Superstars II" format (created by famous radio consultants Burkhardt & Abrams) which was an AOR format that specifically promised NOT to play "burned out" tracks like "STH", but instead would play other Zep songs that were not as overexposed ("Kashmir" for example). The Triple-A format sort of evolved from that philosophy. (Lord knows KFOG has played "Goin to California" enuf times in the last 10 years.)
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: ggould on February 11, 2012, 04:27:26 PM

Truth be told, I can't remember it ever appearing on 10@10, although the song might have been/might be a bit too rock for KFOG.

I don't think Dave ever played it, certainly. Funny that KFOG didn't even play it during the past couple years when it was trying to compete with the Bone and KKSF and *was* playing "Sweet Home Alabama" 27 times a week.  KFOG began in '82 as a "Superstars II" format (created by famous radio consultants Burkhardt & Abrams) which was an AOR format that specifically promised NOT to play "burned out" tracks like "STH", but instead would play other Zep songs that were not as overexposed ("Kashmir" for example). The Triple-A format sort of evolved from that philosophy. (Lord knows KFOG has played "Goin to California" enuf times in the last 10 years.)
So, if AL played it on 10@10, you couldn't call it a Katrina, but you'd classify it as LN?
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on February 11, 2012, 04:48:20 PM

Truth be told, I can't remember it ever appearing on 10@10, although the song might have been/might be a bit too rock for KFOG.

I don't think Dave ever played it, certainly. Funny that KFOG didn't even play it during the past couple years when it was trying to compete with the Bone and KKSF and *was* playing "Sweet Home Alabama" 27 times a week.  KFOG began in '82 as a "Superstars II" format (created by famous radio consultants Burkhardt & Abrams) which was an AOR format that specifically promised NOT to play "burned out" tracks like "STH", but instead would play other Zep songs that were not as overexposed ("Kashmir" for example). The Triple-A format sort of evolved from that philosophy. (Lord knows KFOG has played "Goin to California" enuf times in the last 10 years.)
So, if AL played it on 10@10, you couldn't call it a Katrina, but you'd classify it as LN?

I probably wouldn't call it an LN, since I rarely hear it anywhere (I don't really listen to The Bone or K-Fox; I'm guessing they play it occasionally). It really did sound good Friday morning on the Peak with the headphones on. But I wouldn't want it to pop up regularly.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Big Fingers McGee on February 11, 2012, 04:59:49 PM

Truth be told, I can't remember it ever appearing on 10@10, although the song might have been/might be a bit too rock for KFOG.

I don't think Dave ever played it, certainly. Funny that KFOG didn't even play it during the past couple years when it was trying to compete with the Bone and KKSF and *was* playing "Sweet Home Alabama" 27 times a week.  KFOG began in '82 as a "Superstars II" format (created by famous radio consultants Burkhardt & Abrams) which was an AOR format that specifically promised NOT to play "burned out" tracks like "STH", but instead would play other Zep songs that were not as overexposed ("Kashmir" for example). The Triple-A format sort of evolved from that philosophy. (Lord knows KFOG has played "Goin to California" enuf times in the last 10 years.)
So, if AL played it on 10@10, you couldn't call it a Katrina, but you'd classify it as LN?

I probably wouldn't call it an LN, since I rarely hear it anywhere (I don't really listen to The Bone or K-Fox; I'm guessing they play it occasionally). It really did sound good Friday morning on the Peak with the headphones on. But I wouldn't want it to pop up regularly.

In my book, a LN is something that regularly appears on KFOG, i.e. "Wild Wild Life", without necessarily having appeared on 10@10 enough to be a Katrina.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on February 11, 2012, 05:12:58 PM
In my book, a LN is something that regularly appears on KFOG, i.e. "Wild Wild Life", without necessarily having appeared on 10@10 enough to be a Katrina.

yes -- you nailed it. Tho' the fact that I listen to the Peak and Drive 10@10s regularly tends to color my perception of songs.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on February 11, 2012, 11:05:30 PM

Truth be told, I can't remember it ever appearing on 10@10, although the song might have been/might be a bit too rock for KFOG.

I don't think Dave ever played it, certainly. Funny that KFOG didn't even play it during the past couple years when it was trying to compete with the Bone and KKSF and *was* playing "Sweet Home Alabama" 27 times a week.  KFOG began in '82 as a "Superstars II" format (created by famous radio consultants Burkhardt & Abrams) which was an AOR format that specifically promised NOT to play "burned out" tracks like "STH", but instead would play other Zep songs that were not as overexposed ("Kashmir" for example). The Triple-A format sort of evolved from that philosophy. (Lord knows KFOG has played "Goin to California" enuf times in the last 10 years.)
So, if AL played it on 10@10, you couldn't call it a Katrina, but you'd classify it as LN?

I probably wouldn't call it an LN, since I rarely hear it anywhere (I don't really listen to The Bone or K-Fox; I'm guessing they play it occasionally). It really did sound good Friday morning on the Peak with the headphones on. But I wouldn't want it to pop up regularly.

The Bone does play it every once in a while, and I turn it up every time.  I will sit in my car until it's over.  It is the greatest rock and roll song of all time, but I wouldn't say it's necessary in any 10@10.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on February 23, 2012, 08:37:13 AM
was in the car last nite bouncing around the dial. Laura Branigan's "Gloria" came on (to my great delight) and it wasn't until it ended that i discovered I was not listening to Kiss-FM as I thought, but Oldies 103.7!  Kudos.

Meanwhile, how many times a week does Kiss play "Bad Mama Jama"?
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on March 07, 2012, 11:52:35 AM
Rush (the band) hates Rush (the Limbaugh):

http://blog.sfgate.com/hottopics/2012/03/07/rockers-rush-gabriel-want-music-off-limbaugh-show/?tsp=1

Spirit of radio, indeed.  Limbaugh's popular with sayyyyyyyyylesmayun.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Tinka Cat on March 07, 2012, 12:22:09 PM
Rush (the band) hates Rush (the Limbaugh):

http://blog.sfgate.com/hottopics/2012/03/07/rockers-rush-gabriel-want-music-off-limbaugh-show/?tsp=1

Spirit of radio, indeed.  Limbaugh's popular with sayyyyyyyyylesmayun.

 good comment:

"Rush rocks. Can't they make Limbaugh change his name too?"
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on March 07, 2012, 07:43:35 PM
I got the Sound's email today:

Quote
"The Sound A to Z 2012 is over for now, but we’re still playing a wide range of music – everything from The Monkees to Nirvana.  Why?  Listener input has all been saying the same thing: 'I’m lovin’ A to Z, but would you put these cool songs on shuffle when A to Z is over, too?'

Done.

So far this week, during your drive to work, we’ve played…

“I Got You (I Feel Good)” by James Brown
“Superman” by REM
“For You” by Manfred Mann
“Boom Boom” by John Lee Hooker
“Must Of Got Lost” by J. Geils Band
Just to mention a few.  Many more forgotten gems to come, every morning and all day while you work...

uh, seriously?
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Big Fingers McGee on March 07, 2012, 08:37:34 PM
I got the Sound's email today:

Quote
"The Sound A to Z 2012 is over for now, but we’re still playing a wide range of music – everything from The Monkees to Nirvana.  Why?  Listener input has all been saying the same thing: 'I’m lovin’ A to Z, but would you put these cool songs on shuffle when A to Z is over, too?'

Done.

So far this week, during your drive to work, we’ve played…

“I Got You (I Feel Good)” by James Brown
“Superman” by REM
“For You” by Manfred Mann
“Boom Boom” by John Lee Hooker
“Must Of Got Lost” by J. Geils Band
Just to mention a few.  Many more forgotten gems to come, every morning and all day while you work...

uh, seriously?

I wonder if this is something that the DC-era KFOG will ever attempt again.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: radical347 on March 08, 2012, 10:34:12 AM
I got the Sound's email today:

Quote
"The Sound A to Z 2012 is over for now, but we’re still playing a wide range of music – everything from The Monkees to Nirvana.  Why?  Listener input has all been saying the same thing: 'I’m lovin’ A to Z, but would you put these cool songs on shuffle when A to Z is over, too?'

Done.

So far this week, during your drive to work, we’ve played…

“I Got You (I Feel Good)” by James Brown
“Superman” by REM
“For You” by Manfred Mann
“Boom Boom” by John Lee Hooker
“Must Of Got Lost” by J. Geils Band
Just to mention a few.  Many more forgotten gems to come, every morning and all day while you work...

uh, seriously?

I wonder if this is something that the DC-era KFOG will ever attempt again.

The last few non-DC years (10 & 11) we haven't gotten it either, & not to mention it was really bad in 09.  DC did say when he first took over that he was planning on bringing it back, although that was before the 'real' 'changeover'.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Big Fingers McGee on March 08, 2012, 11:39:22 AM
I got the Sound's email today:

Quote
"The Sound A to Z 2012 is over for now, but we’re still playing a wide range of music – everything from The Monkees to Nirvana.  Why?  Listener input has all been saying the same thing: 'I’m lovin’ A to Z, but would you put these cool songs on shuffle when A to Z is over, too?'

Done.

So far this week, during your drive to work, we’ve played…

“I Got You (I Feel Good)” by James Brown
“Superman” by REM
“For You” by Manfred Mann
“Boom Boom” by John Lee Hooker
“Must Of Got Lost” by J. Geils Band
Just to mention a few.  Many more forgotten gems to come, every morning and all day while you work...

uh, seriously?

I wonder if this is something that the DC-era KFOG will ever attempt again.

The last few non-DC years (10 & 11) we haven't gotten it either, & not to mention it was really bad in 09.  DC did say when he first took over that he was planning on bringing it back, although that was before the 'real' 'changeover'.

The first time I ever listened to it was I believe in 1999, when it lasted about two weeks. Seemingly with each subsequent run it became shorter and shorter. With the KFOG list of today, it would last about eight hours.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on March 09, 2012, 06:35:40 PM
got in the car, turned on Kiss-FM and lo, they were playing Breakfast Club's "Right on Track" which I hadn't heard in several dog's ages. Another one for the 1987 AL wish-list.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: sundaygal on March 09, 2012, 06:57:38 PM
got in the car, turned on Kiss-FM and lo, they were playing Breakfast Club's "Right on Track" which I hadn't heard in several dog's ages. Another one for the 1987 AL wish-list.

Both IE Tim and I have requested this in vain.  Maybe she's never heard it?
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: sundaygal on March 10, 2012, 08:17:45 PM
got in the car, turned on Kiss-FM and lo, they were playing Breakfast Club's "Right on Track" which I hadn't heard in several dog's ages. Another one for the 1987 AL wish-list.

Both IE Tim and I have requested this in vain.  Maybe she's never heard it?

TANC:  Heard this at Trader Joe's today!  It's pretty sad when the grocery store plays stuff we can't hear on 10@10. 
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on March 10, 2012, 10:59:58 PM
got in the car, turned on Kiss-FM and lo, they were playing Breakfast Club's "Right on Track" which I hadn't heard in several dog's ages. Another one for the 1987 AL wish-list.

Both IE Tim and I have requested this in vain.  Maybe she's never heard it?

TANC:  Heard this at Trader Joe's today!  It's pretty sad when the grocery store plays stuff we can't hear on 10@10.

OTOH, I heard "Hungry Like The Wolf" on KOIT today -- which makes it an automatic LN from here on in.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: ggould on March 10, 2012, 11:07:02 PM
got in the car, turned on Kiss-FM and lo, they were playing Breakfast Club's "Right on Track" which I hadn't heard in several dog's ages. Another one for the 1987 AL wish-list.

Both IE Tim and I have requested this in vain.  Maybe she's never heard it?

TANC:  Heard this at Trader Joe's today!  It's pretty sad when the grocery store plays stuff we can't hear on 10@10.

OTOH, I heard "Hungry Like The Wolf" on KOIT today -- which makes it an automatic LN from here on in.
I was waiting for my sandwiches at Charley's Market on Irving and 41st, and they were playing the Bone, who was doing a Mondegreen lunch set!
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on March 11, 2012, 11:36:41 AM
Today's Chron Datebook is focused on radio. Basically some big wet kisses blown at Live 105 (!) and Ben Fong-Torres gets to say nice things about KDOG again.  But a nice piece about Bobby "Spider" Webb from KPOO.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: ggould on March 12, 2012, 11:25:49 AM
In a semi-related vein, big changes on the progressive talk radio scene.  I rarely get to listen to Thom Hartmann or Randi Rhodes live any more, but I sneak it in once in a while.  Today, during my prep period, I turned on my iPhone radio program to listen to some Thom Hartmann (should be required listening for anyone desiring to get up to speed on current events) and found he'd changed his time slot to go up against Randi Rhodes!  These are probably the two biggest progressive talkers, and now they're in the same slot?
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Big Fingers McGee on March 12, 2012, 11:40:55 AM
In a semi-related vein, big changes on the progressive talk radio scene.  I rarely get to listen to Thom Hartmann or Randi Rhodes live any more, but I sneak it in once in a while.  Today, during my prep period, I turned on my iPhone radio program to listen to some Thom Hartmann (should be required listening for anyone desiring to get up to speed on current events) and found he'd changed his time slot to go up against Randi Rhodes!  These are probably the two biggest progressive talkers, and now they're in the same slot?

Totally agreed on Hartmann... listening to him reminds me of a little bit of an intense college course.

OTOH, I never quite got the appeal of Rhodes... a little too "me me me" for my tastes. Stephanie Miller is far funnier (and for that matter, informative).
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: ggould on March 12, 2012, 10:05:57 PM
In a semi-related vein, big changes on the progressive talk radio scene.  I rarely get to listen to Thom Hartmann or Randi Rhodes live any more, but I sneak it in once in a while.  Today, during my prep period, I turned on my iPhone radio program to listen to some Thom Hartmann (should be required listening for anyone desiring to get up to speed on current events) and found he'd changed his time slot to go up against Randi Rhodes!  These are probably the two biggest progressive talkers, and now they're in the same slot?

Totally agreed on Hartmann... listening to him reminds me of a little bit of an intense college course.

OTOH, I never quite got the appeal of Rhodes... a little too "me me me" for my tastes. Stephanie Miller is far funnier (and for that matter, informative).
I love Stephanie, and listen to her via my earpiece in the morning on KTLK in LA.  I don't know the ratings (where do you find those sort of things?) but I think Thom and Randi are the two biggest, but I could be wrong, and I don't know what Ed Schultz' ratings are either.  Randi can be grating at times, but over the years, I've found her big picture analysis to be spot-on.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on March 19, 2012, 07:44:39 AM
Heads-up for vintage Soul fans: KPOO's oldies guy begins a 2-part salute to Stax/Volt on his show tonite at 8:30 He'll be going chronologically; tonite will cover the Fifties thru (roughly) 1966 and part 2 next Monday will go from there thru the '70s.  Not to be missed.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on March 19, 2012, 04:01:28 PM
For you young'uns: a "gen-X oldies" format on a station on Lawn Guyland:

http://www.my94x.com/Listen-Live/6089805

They basically play Top 40 hits from 1985-2005. I just tuned in and they went from "Hollaback Girl" to  Mariah Carey's "Someday".  This shit is bananas, all right. I'm told they play quite a bit of rock too. Will investigate more tomorrow.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on March 19, 2012, 04:11:04 PM
For you young'uns: a "gen-X oldies" format on a station on Lawn Guyland:

http://www.my94x.com/Listen-Live/6089805

They basically play Top 40 hits from 1985-2005. I just tuned in and they went from "Hollaback Girl" to  Mariah Carey's "Someday".  This shit is bananas, all right. I'm told they play quite a bit of rock too. Will investigate more tomorrow.

Damned gen-Xers and their incessant navel gazing....

 ;)
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Tinka Cat on March 19, 2012, 05:08:34 PM
For you young'uns: a "gen-X oldies" format on a station on Lawn Guyland:

http://www.my94x.com/Listen-Live/6089805

They basically play Top 40 hits from 1985-2005. I just tuned in and they went from "Hollaback Girl" to  Mariah Carey's "Someday".  This shit is bananas, all right. I'm told they play quite a bit of rock too. Will investigate more tomorrow.

Damned gen-Xers and their incessant navel gazing....

 ;)

you know who never gazes into their navels?

RUSH, that's who.  Always looking forward, my friends!  None of that schmaltzy nostalgia for THIS Canadian power trio, eh?!

a new album rumored for late May:
http://ultimateclassicrock.com/rushs-new-album-reported-to-be-released-on-may-29/

(http://wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net/80450F/ultimateclassicrock.com/files/2012/03/Rush-Ethan-Miller.jpg)
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: sundaygal on March 19, 2012, 06:07:08 PM
For you young'uns: a "gen-X oldies" format on a station on Lawn Guyland:

http://www.my94x.com/Listen-Live/6089805

They basically play Top 40 hits from 1985-2005. I just tuned in and they went from "Hollaback Girl" to  Mariah Carey's "Someday".  This shit is bananas, all right. I'm told they play quite a bit of rock too. Will investigate more tomorrow.

Damned gen-Xers and their incessant navel gazing....

 ;)

This should really be from 1984-1995.  And it's shoegazing, people!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoegazing
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Here'sToYa! on March 19, 2012, 06:50:12 PM
(http://wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net/80450F/ultimateclassicrock.com/files/2012/03/Rush-Ethan-Miller.jpg)

That's so cool they got William Shatner to jam with them!
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on March 20, 2012, 09:02:25 AM
For you young'uns: a "gen-X oldies" format on a station on Lawn Guyland:

http://www.my94x.com/Listen-Live/6089805

They basically play Top 40 hits from 1985-2005. I just tuned in and they went from "Hollaback Girl" to  Mariah Carey's "Someday".  This shit is bananas, all right. I'm told they play quite a bit of rock too. Will investigate more tomorrow.

Damned gen-Xers and their incessant navel gazing....

 ;)

gonna listen to them for the next hour -- we're starting off with DM's "Enjoy the Silence"

Damn -- the reverb they're using on the deejay makes '60s Top 40 sound like NPR.

Finger Eleven, "One Thing"
Lauryn Hill, "Doo Wop (That Thing)"
yay! we get RickRolled! "Never Gonna Give You up"
Salt'n'Pepa, "Whatta man" (HAAAAAAAY!)
Justin Timberlake, "What Goes Around..."
Alanis Meredith Brooks, "Bitch"
Nelly, "Country Grammar"
Black Crowes, "Hard to Handle"
AB Logic "The Hitman"
Bon Jovi, "Livin' on a Prayer"
Seal, "Crazy"

Well, that was kinda interesting. Wouldn't want it as a steady diet (and that Nelly --> Black Crowes segue is dicey) but if I were 35 I'd be all over it -- surprised this format isn't more widespread, market-wise.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on March 24, 2012, 11:41:17 AM
The Peak did another of their "what do you like/dislike?" polls on FB. Best comment:

Quote
In general, I'd rather hear less of whomever just won a ton of Grammy Awards (i.e. Adele), a band I can hear on every other station, or see playing on The Today Show (i.e. Coldplay), or someone who is in heavy rotation on LITE FM (i.e. John Mayer). For the duration of those songs, you become like all the stations I try to ignore by choosing to listen to The Peak in the first place.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on March 30, 2012, 08:17:31 AM
USC is buying KCNL 104.9 in order to make it a simulcast of KDFC.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: ggould on March 30, 2012, 09:30:59 PM
USC is buying KCNL 104.9 in order to make it a simulcast of KDFC.
Where is the transmitter?  How strong?

answering my own question:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KCNL
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on April 11, 2012, 02:22:40 PM
The Razor has been, er, cut:

http://blog.sfgate.com/sportsevents/2012/04/11/ralph-barbieri-let-go-by-knbr/?tsp=1

Well, now Cumulus doesn't have to pay for his Parkinsons-related medical bills, I guess.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Big Fingers McGee on April 11, 2012, 02:37:38 PM
The Razor has been, er, cut:

http://blog.sfgate.com/sportsevents/2012/04/11/ralph-barbieri-let-go-by-knbr/?tsp=1

Well, now Cumulus doesn't have to pay for his Parkinsons-related medical bills, I guess.

Wow, Haven't RTFA, but he's been around since I was in high school.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: radical347 on April 11, 2012, 05:10:58 PM
Holy smokes: Live 105 has upped their Top four songs to 87-89 spins per week. ( :o &  ::) )  A few weeks ago they were 70-74...before that, ~60.

Alice, Star, and Mix aren't much better, with highs in the upper 60s.

KREV's top songs are between 114-119.  Movin's are from 115 to 127.  ::)

In contrast...KFOG tops out at 38.  The top 6 have 26-38 spins per week.  Everything else, 16 or less.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on April 11, 2012, 08:16:49 PM
Holy smokes: Live 105 has upped their Top four songs to 87-89 spins per week. ( :o &  ::) )  A few weeks ago they were 70-74...before that, ~60.

Alice, Star, and Mix aren't much better, with highs in the upper 60s.

KREV's top songs are between 114-119.  Movin's are from 115 to 127.  ::)

In contrast...KFOG tops out at 38.  The top 6 have 26-38 spins per week.  Everything else, 16 or less.

As I noted on FB, in 2 hours of Live 105 Sunday afternoon, I heard "We Are Young" 3 times. Damn, I hate People-Meters.

The KREV figure actually seems low, considering I hear songs twice an hour --I'm guessing different mixes of the same song count as different songs? I also see they've added the Billy Bush syndicated crapfest in evenings. Heard a bit at the gym tonite -- yeesh. And they played a dance mix of "Pumped-Up Kicks" that was painful.

And I guess the KFOG number seems right -- 38 spins per week is roughly 5-1/2 times a day, when you factor in all the "specialty" shows on Sunday.
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: Big Fingers McGee on April 11, 2012, 10:05:00 PM
Holy smokes: Live 105 has upped their Top four songs to 87-89 spins per week. ( :o &  ::) )  A few weeks ago they were 70-74...before that, ~60.

Alice, Star, and Mix aren't much better, with highs in the upper 60s.

KREV's top songs are between 114-119.  Movin's are from 115 to 127.  ::)

In contrast...KFOG tops out at 38.  The top 6 have 26-38 spins per week.  Everything else, 16 or less.

So those six would be... "Drive By", "Somebody That I Used To Know", "We Are Young"... and what other three?
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: RGMike on April 12, 2012, 07:59:54 AM
The Razor has been, er, cut:

http://blog.sfgate.com/sportsevents/2012/04/11/ralph-barbieri-let-go-by-knbr/?tsp=1

Well, now Cumulus doesn't have to pay for his Parkinsons-related medical bills, I guess.

Wow, Haven't RTFA, but he's been around since I was in high school.

Ralph's comments on SFGate -- the whole firing process took 7 minutes:

http://blog.sfgate.com/sportsevents/2012/04/11/ralph-barbieris-response-to-being-fired-by-knbr/?tsp=1
Title: Re: Local (and other) radio news
Post by: radical347 on April 12, 2012, 09:42:09 AM