Friday, September 5, 2014

Elizabeth Taylor has more chins than the Chinese telephone directory - Joan Rivers

[COMMENT]New ratings came out and they look slightly different. Not really, just a little movement. KFI is crowing about moving up about 4 slots no doubt. I'm sure they are thrilled they moved Rush. Congrats to KRLA for still coming in 39th...again, oh brother. Just give Ben Shapiro the morning slot, you know it will bring your ratings up, you know it will. Listening to three people in a contest to see who can talk the most is annoying. And I would suggest KABC pull their head out and spend some money on ads and get McIntyre a TV hit or something. He's doing a pretty good show over there, how about telling the public? KFI is doing the best still for some unknown reason. After kicking Lisa Ann Walter to the curb they are still running ads she did before she left, weird. It's funny, according to the ratings, the same amount of people are listening to KABC and Rush on KIEB as are the Jazz station at Cal State Long Beach, what's wrong with this picture? I think marketing is the big problem. I was talking to my neighbor on the weekend. I was having a little garage sale and I gave her a KFI coffee mug. She was telling me that she listens to Bill Handel and has for years. I asked her if she has ever heard of Dennis Prager or Doug McIntyre. She had no idea what I was talking about. It's amazing to me that someone like this, just out of curiosity hasn't moved the dial up two inches. I don't think I know anyone where I work that really listens to AM and only a couple people at client sites that listen. It's a small bunch. Why? 

This week turned out to be more vacation for Rush and Hugh Hewitt is in Montana. He just came back from a two week cruise for gods sake. Everyone is no doubt going to go all out from now till the election. I personally don't have high hopes, I'm not feeling any kind of buzz. I think it's gonna be ugly and surprising. Get ready for an......October surprise. 

[RADIO]From Inside Radio
Joan Rivers ‘loved radio’ for its freedom.
She may be best remembered as the first permanent guest host for NBC-TV’s “The Tonight Show,” but acerbic comedian Joan Rivers also spent time on radio. In March 1997 she launched the nightly 7-9pm show on WOR Radio Networks from its New York flagship WOR (710) and continued to host the program until 2002.

“I have always loved radio,” Rivers said at the time. “It is the only place left where you can say what you really think, unabridged and unedited.” While it was her most recent radio program, Rivers had actually worked as a guest at WOR for much of the 1990s.

Oh my god the LA Times wrote an article about AM radio!
KFWB switching to all-sports format as AM radio fights for survival

Radio Station signs deal with traffic app Waze. Wave of the future?

Paul Shaffer On Life After David Letterman
on radio stations across the country.

KFI ekko stamp
Ekko stamps were sent out by radio stations in the 1920's to confirm reception reports, along with a QSL card. Radio listeners collected the stamps from the radio stations they heard. This stamp was issued by KFI, Los Angeles. Maybe this is where they got the orange for there current logo.

Clingy the New Orleans Iguana Loves to Listen to the Radio

From Radio Ink
In its latest State of the Media: Audio Today report, Nielsen says 244 million people - or nine out of every ten Americans 12+ - listen to radio. And, at any given time during a week, 181 million people are reached by network radio every week. The latest report states that network radio attracts a diverse crowd every week: Millennials (70%), Generation X (72%), Boomers (70%), Hispanics (62%) and African Americans (74%). 74% are full-time workers, 69% make over $75K and 66% are college graduates.

[SIRIUSXM]'Piolin' Spanish-language radio show on SiriusXM is canceled

I dodged a bullet. Boy I'm glad I just canceled my subscription. 
SiriusXM to Broadcast ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’

[QUOTE]Is Obama formulating a plan? It depends on what the meaning of the word ISIS - Ben Shapiro

[STREAMING]I wanted to relay something amazing. I saw a tweet this week from Dennis Prager that he was going to giving a speech at Calvary Chapel in Chino Hills and that it was going to be streamed on their website. I was just in time so I went over there and loaded it up. And to my surprise it was crystal clear, I went full screen with it and it looked amazing. It never buffered once or had any kind of hiccup. This church has obviously spend a ton of money on their streaming video. They even were doing fades and transitions. 1080P HD video from a stream from a local church. I think we have reached a milestone for bandwidth and quality of streaming. It's a wonderful speech, check it out.

Streaming catches up with linear TV consumption while viewers seek more ad-free environments, study finds

Music Streaming Is Booming, and That’s a Problem for Music Sales
It took a long time to get going, but streaming music is finally mainstream. It’s a business, too, generating more than $1 billion a year.

Coming Soon: What’s Streaming New On Netflix For September 2014


[PODCASTS]From the Huffing and Puffington Post
by Dan Persons
Richard Lewis Talks Richard Lewis: Bundle of Nerves: Mighty Movie Podcast

I have never heard of this podcast but I'm a fan of Richard. He talks about his films and about being huge fan of Buster Keaton and about knowing his widow. This is Richard speaking normally, not doing a bit. After 20 years sober and now 67 he sounds pretty good. Robin Williams called him the Rabbi. He talks free form and is very articulate. 

"When can my therapist hear this interview?" - Richard Lewis

The Wall Street Journal - September 2, 2014
Richard Lewis on what's so funny about growing up in Jersey
The comedian recalls his 'lovingly dysfunctional' family

and........he's on with Adam Carolla this week. Must have a good press agent.

Book Review: “Talk: A Novel” by Michael Smerconish rips the scab off talk radio

[BUMPER STICKER]A Canadian Army crewman stands inside a CH-47 Chinook helicopter flying over Kandahar province

[PANDORA]From The Motley Fool
5 Things Pandora Media Inc. Wants You to Know

[AUDIOBOOKS]Cool minimalist cover art for the new James Bond 007 Audiobooks.

[LA PHOTO]Circa 1922, Los Angeles a fleet of new INDIAN motorcycles.


[TECH]Internet Archive Uploads 2.4 Million Historical Images to Flickr
And yet, the Internet Archive isn't even halfway done with all the images it has to upload.,2817,2465952,00.asp

Moto 360 review
Motorola's long-awaited smartwatch is finally ready for your wrist
It's $250 and the battery does not last the whole day.

[ON THIS DAY]1954 - "The Lone Ranger" was heard on radio for the final time after 2,956 episodes over a period of 21 years.

Retro Radio Memories: The Lone Ranger - Two Bit Cattle Toll (1937) (30 minutes)

[CLASSIC RADIO]1956 Motorola 56M3 Portable Tube Radio

[PARTING SHOT]The world just got less funny. Thanks for all the laughs Joan. Rest in Peace. 

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