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Doug Spero | Posted 11.11.2015 | Media
Doug Spero

On my way to work a few months ago, I was driving "the other car" meaning the one without satellite radio. I was on my own, trying to function in the world of terrestrial radio, basically whatever I could find on my push-button radio.

A Laptop And A Webcam Don't Make You a Broadcaster

Fred Lundgren | Posted 11.05.2015 | Media
Fred Lundgren

Please excuse me while I step into my bedroom closet and express my exasperation with a primal scream, where my audience will be about the same as your podcast, that is unless my two dogs follow me into the closet.

Rush Limbaugh Pats Himself on the Back While Blaming the Left for His Own Divisiveness

Alan Colmes | Posted 11.04.2015 | Politics
Alan Colmes

The man who's been hammering away at liberals for three hours a day since 1988, telling the world how horrible the left is, blames the people he's spent all his time denouncing for dividing America.

Threatening Libertarianism

Robin Koerner | Posted 10.29.2015 | Politics
Robin Koerner

One of my favorite interviews -- and certainly one of the most important for the future of our country -- is my first with Jeffrey Tucker. If you are of a pro-liberty persuasion, in particular, I invite you to make a cup of coffee, sit back, and enjoy this very incisive discussion.

Radio That Changed Lives: A Film About How NYC's Infamous Duo Stretch and Bobbito Shaped Hip Hop

Shannon McDeez | Posted 10.23.2015 | Entertainment
Shannon McDeez

Last week inside Harlem's Maysles Cinema, I had front row seats to a peek inside New York's legendary 89TEC9, a radio show that defined an important era of Hip Hop and launched the careers of some of the most notorious artists of all time:

Smile, You're On the Radio: Go Country, Tonya Campos and Mo Pitney's "Boy and a Girl Thing"

Johnny Nevin | Posted 10.22.2015 | Entertainment
Johnny Nevin

So how does a song even get on the radio anyway? How does it happen, that great moment when you're listening to the radio and you hear that song you like?

Adventures of Stretch + Bobbito on the Wheels of Steel | Posted 10.20.2015 | Black Voices

Rewinding back to the 1990s, "Stretch and Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives" documents the lives and musical loves of DJs Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Garcia whose Columbia University radio show (WKCR) inspired people across the world to embrace the best beats, the illest freestyles and the dopest emerging rappers who'd go on to change hip-hop history.

Women in Business Q&A: Susan Foley Rocco, Founder, Producer and Host, Women to Watch

Laura Dunn | Posted 10.07.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

A life-long resident of the Philadelphia area, with a Communications degree from Villanova University, Rocco's career has included stints in public ...

The Bus Ride to 'Belief'

Sister Jenna | Posted 10.01.2015 | OWN
Sister Jenna

As I stood there, I knew this soul was sincere, and she was being called to serve humanity through two efforts: by elevating humanity into a pure experience of God and by showcasing the importance of beautiful connections through the power of relationships.

First Do No Harm

Pioneers for Change | Posted 09.29.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

If I was Prime Minister for the day I would work from the principle of "First Do No Harm". Can you imagine how powerful this principle would be in guiding policy decisions and how much it would support us all to live in harmony with each other?

Radio, Emotions and Ad Effectiveness: Why Every Marketer Needs a Sound Strategy

Brian Kaminsky | Posted 09.25.2015 | Media
Brian Kaminsky

There's an actual scientific reason why the memory of the first time I heard The Clash has stayed so vividly with me. Think about the emotions and impulses that certain sounds have elicited in you throughout the years. Because it's time for you to ask yourselves "What's my sound strategy?"

What Every Successful Person Knows, But Never Says

James Clear | Posted 08.25.2015 | Healthy Living
James Clear

It's easier to recognize beauty than it is to create it. You're good enough to know that what you're doing isn't good, but not good enough to produce something great. When you find yourself in this frustrating limbo, the challenge is to never forget what got you there in the first place. Remember that thing that got you into the game.

Honoring Great Music Means Fair Pay For All Artists

Marc Cohn | Posted 08.20.2015 | Entertainment
Marc Cohn

Even though I get paid when my new recordings are played, the artists who laid down the 1970 originals that inspired me in the first place get paid nothing when their own versions are played. That is simply unfair and unjust.

LA Radio Show Takes Intimate Look At The Love Lives of Immigrants

ASSOCIATED PRESS | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 07.27.2015 | Latino Voices

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- On weekday evenings, carpenters and longshoremen, working mothers and young professionals hailing from Latin America and living i...

Garrison Keillor Says He Is Stepping Down As Host Of 'A Prairie Home Companion'

Associated Press | Kelly Chen | Posted 07.20.2015 | Media

  ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Garrison Keillor, creator and longtime host of the popular "A Prairie Home Companion" radio show, says he means i...

Apple... Phones; Watches and Now Radio...

David Sable | Posted 06.15.2015 | Business
David Sable

What Apple does do -- time after time -- is open our eyes to new ways to look at things without encumbering us in the digibabble that so often bogs us down.

Les Paul's Journey and the History of American Popular Music

John Covach | Posted 06.09.2015 | Arts
John Covach

American guitarist Les Paul would have turned 100 years old this week. Born in Waukesha, Wisconsin on June 9, 1915, Paul became one of the most important figures in popular music during the middle decades of the twentieth century.

When Music Restores Faith in Humanity

Nicholas Alexander Brown | Posted 06.01.2015 | Arts
Nicholas Alexander Brown

Let's face it -- the news is depressing. This is nothing new, and it isn't likely to change any time soon. Therefore, it's always refreshing to come across a story that manages to uplift, in spite of connections to difficult issues in both our past and present.

Media Ethics: Whose Standards?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.28.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Broadcast media are under intense pressure, given tight deadlines, security threats, competition and shrinking budgets. The key challenges are: How do we define media ethics and who sets the standards when the journalism of terror is becoming the new normal?

The Two Most Important Days in Your Life

Caroline Giegerich | Posted 05.19.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Caroline Giegerich

As you enter the world and strive to figure out your why, know that it will come to you when it comes, not when you want it to. It will come and it will be the second most important day of your life. Give me a call. I want to hear all about it.

Women in Business: Three Generations of Women in Radio: Renee Roth, Jo-Ann Silverstein and Rachel Roth

Laura Dunn | Posted 05.11.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

With Mother's Day in mind, here are three generations of women -- grandmother, mother, daughter -- who have all worked in radio over the last century.

Broadcast Meet Tackles Terrorism, Policies, Challenges

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.01.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

A conference aimed at mitigating hate speech, radicalism, and violence that plague Arab broadcast media took the bull by the horns this week amid heated debate on freedom and government controls.

Women in Business: Kirsten Winquist, Program Director, Radio Margaritaville

Laura Dunn | Posted 05.07.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Kirsten Winquist grew up in what could be the setting for Margaritaville in the coastal town of Safety Harbor, Florida. At an early age she developed ...

The Exceptional Touch of KCRW's Jason Bentley Shapes America's Musical Tastes

Xaque Gruber | Posted 05.06.2015 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

What do Adele, Foster The People, Hozier, Norah Jones, Arcade Fire, Lorde, Beck, Coldplay, The Black Keys and Sia all have in common?

Site Stroke

Dean Opperman | Posted 05.29.2015 | Technology
Dean Opperman

I've done some imbecilic things in my life but nothing tops trying to build my own website without professional help. What I thought would be a fun weekend project made me go gray in places I didn't know I had hair.