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Yes, People Still Listen to the Radio

While I anxiously await Nielsen’s year-end music sales report, I thought I’d share a few highlights of their recent recap of the state of the radio industry at the end of 2016: • “radio‚Äôs reach is larger than any other format [TV, PC, devices] and only continues to grow year-over-year” • “radio reaches 93% of … Continue reading Yes, People Still Listen to the Radio

2008 Year End Radio Charts

The following charts from R&R (Radio & Records, Inc.) are based on radio airplay… Top Alternative Songs: 1 LET IT DIE Foo Fighters (Roswell/RCA/RMG) 41,414 plays 2 THE PRETENDER Foo Fighters (Roswell/RCA/RMG) 40,248 3 PORK AND BEANS Weezer (DGC/Geffen/Interscope) 39,873 4 PSYCHO Puddle Of Mudd (Flawless/Geffen/Interscope) 37,309 5 FAKE IT Seether (Wind-up) 36,969 6 RISE … Continue reading 2008 Year End Radio Charts

Steve Dahl vs. CBS Radio

Over on his blog, WTFF=What the !#@% factor, GLONO friend and contributor DJ Murphy eulogizes Chicago disc-jockey Steve Dahl, who was just fired by CBS Radio. I really enjoyed his show; I had been a big fan since discovering that he had Buzz Killman and Wendy Snyder as his co-hosts. Both Buzz and Wendy were … Continue reading Steve Dahl vs. CBS Radio

Some People Still Listen to Radio

Who knew? According to the New York Times, people are listening to a lot less radio than they were ten years ago. It surprises me that they’re still listening at all. But apparently, radio has slipped a lot more when it comes to college graduates: Over the last decade, college graduates ages 25-54, who make … Continue reading Some People Still Listen to Radio

Justice Department OKs XM-Sirius merger

Looks like you satellite radio owners are one step closer to expanding your channel selection. The Justice Department today approved the merger of XM and Sirius more than a year after the two companies announced their plans to join forces. According to the CNN report, the Department of Justice determined that an XM-Sirius merger was … Continue reading Justice Department OKs XM-Sirius merger

Year End Radio Charts

Top Alternative Songs 1 WHAT I’VE DONE Linkin Park (Warner Bros.) 52,172 plays 2 PARALYZER Finger Eleven (Wind-up) 50,803 3 FOREVER Papa Roach (El Tonal/Geffen) 46,853 4 BREATH Breaking Benjamin (Hollywood) 44,255 5 ICKY THUMP The White Stripes (Third Man/Warner Bros.) 42,899 6 FACE DOWN The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus (Virgin) 41,823 7 FROM YESTERDAY 30 … Continue reading Year End Radio Charts

FCC: More Indie on the Radio

FCC proposal could end payola probe: “Sources said that radio station groups would be required to set aside a certain amount of airtime for music produced independently. […] It was unclear how the airtime deal would work and what would qualify as ‘independently produced’ music, but the sources said that some of the commissioners are … Continue reading FCC: More Indie on the Radio

Clear Channel Bought Out for $19 Billion

Not sure exactly what this will mean for the future of radio, but Clear Channel was bought out for $19 billion from private equity firms. Tidbits from Bloomberg: • “The company also plans to sell 448 of its 1,150 radio stations and all of its 42 television stations.” • “The company lost more than 60 … Continue reading Clear Channel Bought Out for $19 Billion

Jack Radio Format is Like George W. Bush

Jack Is the Decider: “Ten years after the 1996 Telecommunications Act destroyed the quaint notion, enshrined by Congress when it created the FCC in 1934, that the airwaves are a public trust, we’ve arrived at the perfect slogan for the age of media deregulation—’Playing what we want’ is a corollary of ‘Owning what we want.’” … Continue reading Jack Radio Format is Like George W. Bush