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A Complete Guide to the Annual Fireworks Display in Rehoboth Beach.

It's that time of year again in Rehoboth Beach. The Annual fireworks display will take place tomorrow starting at 8:00pm. Here's a detailed breakdown of the festivities, and new traffic patterns during this time. This was prepared by the City of Rehoboth Website. Enjoy the weekend, stay cool and obey the traffic rules. July 1st, 2018 - 9:15 pm Celebrate Independence Day in Rehoboth Beach on Sunday, July 1, 2018, with a spectacular fireworks display by Zambelli Fireworks at approximately 9:15 p.m. The fireworks are launched from the beach south of Rehoboth Avenue and visible up and down the boardwalk and beach. Please be in town early. Depending on the weather, the fireworks may be launched a

Saluting College Radio

I got my start in radio at William Paterson University working for the college station WPSC. College radio is still thriving today giving students to learn radio concepts such as audio production, programming, announcing and many other important radio elements. Today we are saluting two college radio stations that are thriving, serving both the students and the public. Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY and St. Bonaventure University, St Bonaventure, NY. The following information was retrieved from www.bestcolleges.com. LOCATION Hempstead, NY The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication at Hofstra produces WRHU-FM, the school's award-winning radio station. In 2017, the station received the N

Remembering a Great Radio Mentor

When I started my radio career, I was blessed with having a great mentor and friend that took an interest in developing my talent and knowledge of how to properly program a radio station. His philosophies are with me today and are used in my programming of Edgewater Gold Radio. John Kiernan was the Operations Manager at WIXL-FM and WNNJ-AM in Newton, New Jersey when I met him in 1983. WIXL was an FM station programming country music. I was given a weekend shift at this station. John kept a close handle on the stations sound and how the jocks were executing the format. John was tough but taught us so many important elements of radio programming. Structure was key. Even though the music was mo

Another Radio Legend is Gone

Radio was a big part of my life early on. I started listening to pop radio in the mid - 1960's. I enjoyed both the music and the great personalities the entertained us all the time. Today most of these legends are gone. They were household names that we all could relate to. They were our friends who kept us company when no one else was around. They came to the park with us, to the beach, on school trips, they were everywhere. Over the weekend, we lost another one of the greats. Dan Ingram who was one of the best personalities of all time passed away at his home in Florida at the age of 83. Dan was known for his quick wit and impeccable timing. Talent that does not exist anymore on radio toda

Millennials Format Preferences

Edgewater Gold Radio is not a station for millennials although we welcome millennials that happen to like an oldies format. Our station's main audience is older baby boomers ages 55+. Our format consists of oldies that cover the 50s 60s 70s 80s and also include pop standards. We play doo wop as well as songs that are considered classic hits. We include disco and some R&B. It's great for baby boomers but millennials can't really relate because they didn't live through these very influential decades however, it is interesting to see that 4.2% of millennials listen to classic hits. Here's a radio format chart showing the formats that today's millennials listen to the most. 1. Pop Contemporary

Glen Campbell Tribute Coming to Nashville

Here's the latest from RTT News. A new Glen Campbell tribute concert, "The Glen Campbell Legacy: A Tribute to the Rhinestone Cowboy," is coming to Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. Top gospel singer Steven Curtis Chapman will headline the show along with former Campbell guitarist and banjo player Carl Jackson and Campbell's daughter Ashley Campbell. More Nashville talent also will be featured, including Val Storey, Carrie Tillis and Patrick Thomas. "We have been wanting to honor Glen Campbell through our Legacy Series for years now," said Studio Tenn Artistic Director Matt Logan. "He is a musician whose influence has reached many of the great artists of today, much like Steven Curtis Chapman, wh

2018 Mid-Atlantic Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival

Summertime at the Delaware beaches is always filled with great activities. Besides spending time at the beautiful beaches, there are always concerts, festivals and lots of great activities for children and adults alike. One event takes place each this weekend. It's the Mid-Atlantic Sea Glass Coastal Arts Festival. Here are the details: T he Lewes Historical Society announces the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival© at the Cape May Lewes Ferry Terminal at 43 Cape Henlopen Drive in Lewes, Delaware. Hours are 9:00am to 4:00pm on Saturday and 9:00am to 3:00pm on Sunday. Admission to the festival is $5 per person each day, to be paid at the gate; children under 12 are free. 2018

Elvis Jet Back on the Auction Block

The following article was published on June 20, 2018 by RTT News. Elvis Presley's private jet, a 1962 Lockheed Jetstar, grounded for nearly four decades on a runway in New Mexico, is back on the auction block again. The jet, once owned by Presley and his father Vernon Presley, features a custom designed interior with gold-tone hardware, custom woodwork and inlays, red velvet seats and red shag carpet, as specified by Presley. Roy McKay, a previous owner of the jet had told KOB-TV that he designed the interior himself and that when he purchased the jet, it had a two-toned gray interior and "kind of looked like a casket." IronPlanet, the auction site, which is accepting bids for the jet, is co

Barry Manilow Hospitalized with a Bronchial Infection

Barry Manilow has been hospitalized with a bronchial infection, People reports. The illness forced the musician to postpone the opening weekend of his residency at the Westgate Las Vegas. He is expected to make a speedy recovery. "I can't believe this is happening," Manilow said in a statement to People, confirming he has been hospitalized and diagnosed with a bronchial infection. "Our new show is ready, we're all ready, and we were all looking forward to tonight." "The entire Westgate family wishes Barry a speedy recovery and we know that he will dazzle audiences when his show resumes on June 21st," said David Siegel, Westgate Resorts' Founder & CEO. Guests originally scheduled to attend th

Steve Miller and Peter Frampton to Release Album

Steve Miller and Peter Frampton have revealed plans to release a joint album. Miller broke the news in a recent interview with Billboard. "Jamming together has turned out to be a real interesting thing," Miller said. "We're just having fun. It's an added bonus to the tour, just a really, really great musical combination. [The record] is pretty much everything we've jammed from last year up through this year. ... As we go on we'll add more tunes -- some Muddy Waters things and some Ray Charles things. We're going through all of our favorite blues tunes and playing them." A release date for the joint album has yet to be confirmed but Miller believes it will see release "probably in the next ye

Advice for LPFM's -----Don't Start a Station to Serve YOU! Serve Your Community!!!

Good advice for anyone starting a LPFM statiion. Unfortunately many stations including the LPFM's here at the Delaware beaches did the opposite...nothing! The key is LPFM's should serve the community not themselves or one or two people. You put a LPFM on the air with the community in mind. The FCC cracks down on technical rules but does not police content. If they did , the shutdowns and warnings would be numerous! From the Newsletter at the free LPFM radio website: excelsiorradio.webs.com ADVICE TO A GUY IN ALASKA IN A TINY TOWN This guy wants a station in his tiny village. Here's the advice I offered. Class D non-commercial is the way for you to go: Alaska has an exclusive on 99 watts or l

Summer Tour For Michael McDonald

The following information was obtained from RTT News. Michael McDonald has announced plans for a North American tour later this summer. He will be joined by Kenny Loggins, Christopher Cross and Peter Cetera on select dates. The trek will kick off on July 7 in Indio, California and will conclude on September 23 in Huntington, New York. McDonald will be touring in support of his tenth studio album, Wide Open, which was released in September of 2017. His previous solo effort was 2000's Blue Obsession. Tour Dates: Sign up for our newsletter! July 7 Indio, CA Fantasy Springs Resort July 8 Healdsburg, CA Rodney Strong Vineyards July 10 Sacramento, CA Crest Theatre July 13 Los Angeles, CA Hollyw

Local Internet Radio...A Delicate Balance

The question, can an internet radio station also be local? The answer is yes it can but you must also keep in mind that most of your listeners may not be local. So how do we accomplish this? First of all your format must provide a steady stream of content that everyone can listen to. The local part comes when you include brief bits of local information. For instance, local weather, short local news, local events and anything that is specific to the area that you're covering. The balance is to retain the audience that is not local. You have to provide interesting content for your local and international audience. Not an easy thing to accomplish but it can be done. Edgewater Gold Radio is loca

Windows 10 Updates Causes Edgewater Gold Radio to Go Down!

Yesterday was a very harrowing day in the world of technology. The operating system running Edgewater Gold Radio got corrupt and caused the system to go into an endless automatic repair mode. Microsoft Windows 10 was the route of the problem. Apparently it pushes automatic updates through even though the computer is set for manual updates only. An update completely damaged my operating system and caused Edgewater Gold Radio to go down. After 12 hours of trouble shooting, and re-installing the operating system, restoring Nextkast, the program that runs Edgewater Gold Radio and working with the software Developer to stabilize the system, at 11:00pm we finally got the station back up and runni

Bruce Springsteen To Perform at the Tony Awards

Bruce Springsteen is set to perform at the upcoming Tony Awards this weekend. The awards show will be held on Sunday, June 10 and will be broadcast at 8pm PST/11pm EST on CBS. The Tony's will air after 60 minutes this evening. The Tony's is the best of the award show and always feature a large variety of music and entertainers.

David Cassidy Reveals That He Never Had Dementia

The following article was published by RTT News. In the documentary David Cassidy: The Last Session, which is set to be aired by A&E on June 11, the former Partridge Family star is quoted as saying he lied to his friends and family that he had stopped drinking. On Wednesday, A&E shared a preview from the documentary, a taped phone conversation between Cassidy and a producer in the days after the singer was diagnosed with a "liver disease." In the conversation with A&E producer Saralena Weinfield, Cassidy said "I have a liver disease. There is no sign of me having dementia at this stage of my life. It was complete alcohol poisoning." He then reportedly confessed, "The fact is that I lied abou

Internet Radio Stream Down? Where Do You Begin to Troubleshoot?

If you're a broadcaster, probably one of the most frustrating situations is when your internet radio stream goes down. Where to you begin to figure out what the heck happened? At first an overwhelming feeling comes over you. Here are a few steps to take to determine where the problem originates. 1. If you are broadcasting live, check the internet connection in the area where your programming originates. 2. Check your automation system. Is the program still playing? Does the system indicate that you are still on the air? 3. Check your encoders to verify that you are still connected. 4. Go to your stream providers website. Is the site up? If it is, click on some of the other stations. Are they

Advantages of Internet Radio

One of the greatest things that access to the Internet gives us is choice. The World Wide Web was not available to the public for long before some enterprising individuals decided that the Internet was an ideal tool for bringing choice to music, and Internet radio was born. Internet radio has several advantages over terrestrial, or land-based, radio and other music distribution systems, and if you enjoy music, you're certain to find something to like about Internet radio. Internet radio uses the internet to carry it's signal to anyone who has access to the internet. Your not bound by signal restrictions as you are with terrestrial radio. The signal is crystal clear and contains no interferen

Major Radio Flubs---- Murphy's Law - If Anything Can Go Wrong, it Will and At The Worst Possible

Everyone working in radio has stories...lots of them. In my case murphy's law applied in several instances while on the air. If anything can go wrong it will and at the worst possible moment. There's one major fopa's that always stands out,. It occurred at the first commercial station I worked at in 1978. It was my second time on the air at WSUS in Sussex County, NJ. I was still getting familiar with the equipment, format structure and where everything was located. I was on from 11pm until 6am on Saturday. At the time of the disaster, I was playing the 12" of Gloria Gaynors' I Will Survive. I loved that song and was bopping around the studio while it was playing. I wasn't paying attention to

Still and Collins Together For 50's Anniversary Album

In 1967, Stephen Stills met Judy Collins and began a two-year romance with the folk legend that inspired him to write the 1969 Crosby, Stills & Nash classic “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes.” Now, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of their relationship, Stills and Collins are teaming up for a collaborative album as well as a U.S. summer tour. The duo are working hard on their album which will be released this September. The tour, which features more than 45 dates, kicks off with a July 26 performance at the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, Illinois, and winds down in the late Fall. Interestingly, the tour will mark the first time Stills and Collins will perform on stage together. The shows will

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