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Happy New Year From Edgewater Gold Radio

As we start the new year, we look back and review some of the things that we've accomplished in the past. As a broadcaster, I can remember several New Year's Eve's when I worked on the air. One in particular was the time I came down with the flu right before I had to report to work on New Years Eve. Since I was sort of new at the station, I decided to struggle and get to the station to do my shift. 11pm - 6am. A very long time on the air especially if one was sick. I got in my car and drive the 55 miles to the station. I had the chills and felt absolutely miserable. As I struggled through my shift, a listener called and told me how much they were enjoying my show since they were spending New

Everything Old Is New Again

They say "what goes around, comes around." Well this is especially true with Vinyl records. With all of the current technology, who would have thought that records would make a comeback? Well they are, sort of. Vinyl records sales break a record for this era. Here's the story from RTT News. Vinyl album sales reached a new record high in the week ended December 19, according to data recorded by Nielsen Music. Billboard said the data tracking firm reports 973,000 vinyl albums were sold during the week, the most in a single week since the company began electronically tracking music sales in 1991. The vinyl album sales in the latest tracking week exceeded the previous record of 905,000 vinyl alb

Legendary DJ Don Imus Dies

One of the pioneers of shock jocks, Don Imus dies at 79. I was never a big fan of Mr. Imus but always respected him. I had the opportunity to meet him one day when he came to visit our college radio station. He asked for a ride to his car since he parked on the other side of the campus. I eagerly volunteered. We got into my 1966 Chevy Impala and it stalled twice! Mr Imus remarked "What kind of piece of shit are you driving?" "You need a new car kid." He them gave me a pat on the shoulder and thanked me for the ride. Here's the article published by Variety Magazine. Don Imus, the broadcast provocateur who was a staple of morning drive-time radio for decades, died on Friday in College Station

Rolling Stones Score The Top Grossing American Tour

Talk about a group that can sustain an audience! The Stones are still rocking the world and going strong! The scored the top grossing American tour. Here's the story from RTT News. Rock icons The Rolling Stones' No Filter tour was the top grossing tour in North American in 2019, according to Pollstar, grossing $177.8 million at 16 shows. Rolling Stones also had 13 of the top-20 highest-grossing concerts of 2019, with August 1 and August 5 shows at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, topping the tally with $25.5 million. Rolling Stones, who only played shows in the U.S. in 2019, are at No. 5 on Pollstar's year-end list of top-grossing worldwide tours, which was topped by pop star

Spend Your Holiday With Us

We invite you to spend your holiday with Edgewater Gold Radio beginning tonight at midnight and going right through Christmas day, it's the 48 hours of Christmas. Back to back Christmas music from all genres plus holiday greetings. A great way to spend the holiday. On Thursday and Friday, it's our first annual Gold Rush. We'll feature 30 minute music sweeps of great oldies from the 50s through the 80s plus some holiday music throughout each hour with little talk! Enjoy the gold rush and have a great holiday!!

Paul McCartney's Christmas Album...Just for His Family.

Paul McCartney recorded a Christmas Album just for his family. Here's the story from RTT news. Paul McCartney recently revealed that he recorded an album of Christmas carol instrumentals just for his family. "Years ago, I thought, 'There's not very good Christmas records,' so I actually went into my studio over a couple of years and I made one," the Beatles legend told BBC Radio 4's "World at One." McCartney said he would never release the demo of traditional Christmas carol instrumentals, despite it being popular with his children and grandchildren. "The kids like it," he told Sarah Montague. "It's something they've heard through the years, you know, and now it's the grandkids getting indoc

Professional Sounding Radio Station Without All of the Expensive Equipment

I own an broadcast audio console, a variety of mixers, wires, cables, processing equipment etc. Do you know where it is? It's in storage. That's right storage. I've been running Edgewater Gold Radio for 18 years now and at one time, there was equipment clutter all over the place. No more! Why? because the technology has changed so much that all I use is a small mixer ( which I really could do without) and four computers ---laptops! That's right and you know what? The sound now is much much better than it was when I was using a large array of expensive broadcast equipment! As an individual internet radio broadcaster, you can compete with the big boys with a fairly straightforward simpler pr

New Concert Film To Be Released By The Doors

Our music still lives on. Here's some information about a concert documentary film being released by The Doors. This story was written my RTT News. The Doors and Trafalgar Releasing have announced that a concert documentary film honoring Ray Manzarek will be released in cinemas worldwide for a one-night show on February 12, 2020, the late keyboardist's birthday. The Doors: Break on Thru - A Celebration of Ray Manzarek was filmed at the Fonda Theater in Los Angeles. The film brought the surviving members of The Doors, guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore, on stage for the first time in 15 years. The docu-film features Doors classics, behind the scenes interviews and footage of th

A Major Decision!

As a child of the 50s 60s and 70s, I grew up learning to do the right thing. We learned to treat everyone kind, not be greedy, and mostly never lie. I’ve held these morals with me throughout my life. I truly dislike to see anyone discriminated against or mistreated. This also includes our furry friends. I grew up playing outside with kids in the neighborhood, attending holiday events with my parents and attending church every week. I remember one time one of my friends began hanging around with the kids down the street rather than with me. This hurt very much since I didn’t like the kids down the street . I offered to give my friend a toy robot that I got for Christmas in exchange for him n

Chicago To Tour With Rick Springfield

Chicago has announced an extensive Summer tour with Rick Spring Chicago has announced plans to embark on an extensive summer tour with Rick Springfield. The two acts will kick off their 26-date trek on June 12 in Concord, California, and plan to conclude on August 1 in Rosemont, Illinois. General public tickets went on sale at 10 am local time Friday, Dec. 6th via Live Nation. Chicago and Rick Springfield 2020 North American Tour Dates: June 12 - Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion June 13 - Inglewood, CA @ The Forum June 14 - Irvine, CA @ Five Point Amphitheater June 16 - Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheater June 18 - Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre June 20 - Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin

Evidence of Corporate Greed Creating The Radio Landscape Today

In the 1980's and 1990's I worked for a very well run local radio station in Westchester County, NY. The station's call letters were WFAS and they were synonymous local Westchester County. The station has been around for many years and were a reliable source for school closings, election results and many other local events. It was an AM/FM combo. I worked for the FM which played Adult Contemporary music. WFAS-FM's transmitter was in Hartsdale, NY about 30 miles from New York City. It's broadcast output power was about 3,000 watts. Coverage included Westchester County, some of northern Bergen County, NJ and the northern fringes of NYC. The station went under several ownerships with the las

A New 4 CD Box Set To be Released By Cream

If you were into the group Cream as a kid, this may interest you. There new box set will contain previously unreleased tracks. Here's the story from RTT News. A brand-new 4-CD box set will feature live performances from some of Cream's most iconic shows, including their farewell performance at London's Royal Albert Hall on November 26, 1969. Including 36 tracks, of which 19 are previously unreleased, the box set includes live recordings of the band's performances at the Oakland Coliseum, Los Angeles Forum and San Diego Sports Arena in November of 1968. "Cream was a shambling circus of diverse personalities who happened to find that catalyst together," shared guitarist Eric Clapton in a recen

December Radio Competition

Radio listener competition increases in November and especially December with so many radio stations going to "all Christmas" formats. This has been the case for at least 8 years or so. Each year it seems that more and more stations both terrestrial and internet play only Christmas music during the holiday season. There's always a dip in listeners during the holidays. Many listeners prefer all holiday music but there are many who may prefer a mixture. I always mix holiday music in with the oldies during this time. My goal is for Edgewater Gold Radio to sound festive and offer a large variety of holiday music but still maintain the oldies flow. I also make sure that the traditional Christmas

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