Tag Archives: radio broadcasting

The Weather Service

When you think about your daily routine, finding out about the day’s weather forecast probably figures into your list.  This is especially true if the sky looks threatening or if a storm is already in progress as you go about … Continue reading

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Radio Commercials

The thing about radio broadcasting listeners hate most are the seemingly endless commercials.  I was keenly aware of this fact because radio advertising revenue enabled my career and my weekly paycheck.  The production and playing of radio commercials were activities … Continue reading

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Love Yourself Some Jazz

I’ve written before, that I deeply enjoy music of various genres.  Much of the expansion of my musical tastes has come about out of professional necessity. The last AM radio station I worked for used to broadcast “Block Programming”.  That … Continue reading

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No News

On this date, way back in 1930, an amazing statement was made on the air over the British Broadcasting company.  The on air news “presenter” announced, “Good evening. Today is Good Friday. There is no news.”   Wow! Can you imagine … Continue reading

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Dead Air

Commercial radio airtime is always filled with sound.  Not a single gap of silence between music cuts and jingles and commercials and other program elements is allowed.  If even a second of silence happens, it is called “dead air”.  One … Continue reading

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