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Where Has Respect and Dignity Gone

Liz Hamburg | Posted 06.04.2014 | Media
Liz Hamburg

Joan Hamburg (who happens to be my mother) found her purpose and her passion 40 years ago when she began her radio career.

An Educator's Lament: Part I -- Symptoms of Our Educational Demise

Dave Pruett | Posted 06.03.2014 | Education
Dave Pruett

Blaming teachers for education's problems is like blaming doctors for the epidemic of obesity. In both cases the root causes are societal. There's no rush to blame doctors, because, I suspect, doctors are not unionized and until very recently tended to vote Republican.

FCC: No More Equal Time Requirements for Political Campaign Supporters Over Our Public Airwaves

Sue Wilson | Posted 07.14.2014 | Media
Sue Wilson

The 2014 FCC has now spoken [PDF] in response to a complaint filed by my not-for-profit, the Media Action Center (MAC). Unfortunately, their response ...

This Disc Jockey's Sketchy Marriage Proposal Rocked

Caurie Putnam | Posted 07.15.2014 | Weddings
Caurie Putnam

He found the perfect spot to propose -- the gardens of the historic Ellwanger Estate in Rochester -- and found a caricature artist who was willing to play along.

From Bad to Worse: Limbaugh's California Ratings Debacle Deepens

Eric Boehlert | Posted 07.15.2014 | Media
Eric Boehlert

It doesn't take an MBA to realize paying Rush Limbaugh $50 million a year to anchor cellar-dweller stations in major markets and to host a program that attracts elderly men but fewer national advertisers isn't a blueprint for future success.

Colorado Progressive Talk Radio Hits Bottom

Jason Salzman | Posted 07.08.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

There's endless speculation about why progressive talk shows repeatedly fail on commercial radio, and the latest to go down is Gloria Neal's morning s...

Rush Limbaugh's California Ratings Debacle

Eric Boehlert | Posted 07.01.2014 | Media
Eric Boehlert

What's the advantage of paying Limbaugh the big bucks when host stations in New York and Los Angeles with barely-there ratings lose out to public radio stations at the far end of the dial? And when Limbaugh's advertising base has absolutely shriveled since his self-inflicted Fluke wound?

Amanda Terkel

New York City Losing Its Only Progressive Talk Radio Station

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media

When WWRL 1600 AM turns into a Spanish-language music and talk radio station next week, New York City will lose its only remaining commercial progress...

Great News For Cee Lo Green

AP | RYAN NAKASHIMA | Posted 11.12.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Radio station giant Clear Channel has signed a deal with Warner Music Group Corp. that will for the first time give a major record...

'I Wouldn't Wish This on My Worst Enemy... But Wouldn't Change a Thing'

Binky Philips | Posted 10.23.2013 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

"The easiest way I can explain it is this: Sexual orientation is who I go to bed WITH.  Gender Identity is who I go to bed AS."

For Rush Limbaugh, The Damage Is Done

Eric Boehlert | Posted 10.05.2013 | Media
Eric Boehlert

By opting to publicly negotiate its contract and making it clear the broadcast company is willing to walk away from his program, Cumulus has delivered a once unthinkable blow to Limbaugh's industry prestige.

Broadcasting Giant Under Fire After Pulling Ads For Abortion Clinic

Posted 07.25.2013 | Media

Radio broadcasting giant Clear Channel is under fire after pulling ads for a Wichita, Kansas abortion clinic. The South Wind Women's Center recent...

Goodbye Peter Boyles

Jason Salzman | Posted 08.05.2013 | Denver
Jason Salzman

What happened to the man who long ago did such an honorable and intelligent job hosting Channel 12's Colorado Inside Out? How did he end up having the respect of the paranoid right-wing and few others?

Popular Progressive Denver Talk Radio Host Leaves The Airwaves

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.07.2013 | Denver

One of Denver's leading progressive radio voices has just left the airwaves. David Sirota released a statement Monday morning that he is no longer wor...

The Demise of Boston Talk and the Ongoing Collapse of Corporate Radio

Dan Kennedy | Posted 03.05.2013 | Media
Dan Kennedy

What happened to talk radio in Boston? I would point to three factors. And I would suggest that none of these are unique to our part of the country. Boston may be on the leading edge, but these same trends could sweep away talk elsewhere, too.

Clear Channel to Boston Radio Fans: All Hail EDF!

Bill Lichtenstein | Posted 02.22.2013 | Media
Bill Lichtenstein

Radio behemoth Clear Channel, owned by Mitt Romney's Bain Capital and cousin of LiveNation and Ticketmaster, knows what you want to hear on the radio....

David Lohr

Stephanie Spira McNeil Asks, 'Where Is My Brother, John Spira?'

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 03.27.2014 | Crime

A loved one vanishes without a trace -- then more than five years pass without a single clue about his disappearance. It's a glimpse at the life o...

Romney, Clear Channel and the Future of America

Bill Lichtenstein | Posted 12.22.2012 | Media
Bill Lichtenstein

Maybe this battle for the hearts and souls of America is more about Clear Channel vs. WFNX. In which world do you want to live?

Janell Ross

Lawsuit: CEO Wanted To Fire Exec Because Of Her Accent

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 08.07.2012 | Latino Voices

The now-deceased CEO of America's largest Spanish-language radio network ridiculed a Latino executive’s accent, complained about her age, paid her l...

Jack Abramoff Gets A Radio Show

AP | Posted 09.10.2012 | Media

WASHINGTON (AP) — Disgraced Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff has a new talk radio show to offer advice on reforming politics. Premie...

Taylor Swift's Going To Make A Lot More Money

AP | RYAN NAKASHIMA | Posted 08.06.2012 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Taylor Swift's record label has cut a groundbreaking deal with radio giant Clear Channel that pays the singer and other artists mo...

Standing Up in Wisconsin and Beyond for Our Rights in Radio!

Sue Wilson | Posted 07.22.2012 | Media
Sue Wilson

There is much talk amongst radio talk show hosts about their rights of Free Speech. I do not condone any kind of censorship (outside incitement to violence,) and agree radio talkers have their rights.

New Music Seminar: A Conversation With Tom Silverman, Plus Chatting With Marty Stuart and Jesse Winchester

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.09.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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You'll Never Guess LA's #1 Radio Station...

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 04.27.2012 | Los Angeles

What is Los Angeles' number-one-listened-to station? Here's a hint: it's not on the radio. Half a million more Angelenos listen to Pandora than to ...

City Council Tells KFI To Hire Non-White Staff

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 03.23.2012 | Los Angeles

Just three days after singer Whitney Houston passed away, KFI AM hosts John and Ken dismissed her as nothing more than a "crack ho." Nearly one month ...