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Delaware Phase One Re-opening Monday June 1. USE YOUR COMMON SENSE!!!!

On Monday, Delaware will begin phase 1 of the coronavirus re-opening process. Even though this pandemic is still with us in a big way, we have to start reopening our economy and moving on with our lives. Now this doesn't mean that the "floodgates" will swing open and we can do everything we did before this pandemic began. That's what I fear the most. The re-opening process is clearly laid out for Delaware but there are lots of selfish, partisan, reckless people who won't take it seriously and make it very bad for others. We can still easy catch and spread the virus but we also have the power to control it. Personally I'm staying away from all crowds this Summer. I do get out but I practice

Don McClean Discusses American Pie with Dan Rather

The 1971 hit American Pie by Don McClean not only brings back great memories but it always was a mystery as to what the song is really about. Don Mclean discussed the legacy of his signature song. Here's the article from RTT music news. In a recent episode of The Big Interview on AXS TV where he was a guest, Don McLean discussed the legacy of his signature song "American Pie." McLean says he still doesn't know why the song is so popular even after nearly five decades since its release in 1971. "I don't know. There are so many aspects to it," he told Dan Rather. "You'll see different parts of it used all over. People use it for parodies, kids sing it, children grow up with it because on a cer

Music and Emotions During The Coronavirus Crisis

I don't know about you but I'm doing pretty well at self quarantine, social distancing and wearing a mask BUT I have the most difficult time managing two emotions in particular. They are fear and anger. Fear because at this point we can't see a light at the end of the tunnel. We can't see our "normal" lifestyle returning at this point. Fear that this virus is proving to be more dangerous than previously thought. The syndrome with children and the fact that it can have serious side effects such as vein damage, clotting, heart and kidney failure and even strokes. Anger and rage because I feel that we are out of control here in the U.S. due to the administration choosing politics over health.

My Prediction on The Future of Radio

Covid 19 has not only disrupted our lives but it also forced a '"new normal" and a different way of doing things. Live TV shows like Kelly and Ryan, Colbert, Fallon, Kimmel and even Satuday Night Live are all broadcasting from home. They will eventually return to a studio for obvious reasons. Radio stations are doing the same thing, and it works! It works just fine. Today's technology has given us the ability to shed all of the bulky equipment. Virtual studios are now becoming the norm. Even news stations are having their anchors work from home. Example WINS 1010 in New York has only one or two people in the station at a time while the others do their shifts from home. It really makes no

We Are The World Returns on the American Idol Finale

The finale of American Idol featured a performance of We Are The World. Here's the full story from RTT music news. The finale of ABC's "American Idol" season 18 on Sunday night culminated with a rendition of "We Are The World," a song written by Lionel Richie and the late Michael Jackson in 1985. Richie performed the song along with fellow "American Idol" judges Luke Bryan and Kate Perry. Joining the three judges were the 2020 season winner Just Sam, the top 11 from Season 18, and past Idol winners including Fantasia, Gabby Barrett, Jordin Sparks, Katharine McPhee, Kellie Pickler, Laine Hardy, Lauren Alaina, Phillip Phillips, Ruben Studdard and Scotty McCreery. The pre-recorded video featur

News Ways to Listen, A Look Back

It's seems unbelievable that Edgewater Gold Radio has been broadcasting on the internet for 18 years. After leaving an FM station in Trenton, New Jersey and one in Teaneck, New Jersey, I figured that I would have to retire my headphones, for the time being. Internet radio was in it's infancy back in 2002 and I never really considered it. People in radio always have the "bug" in them that just keeps coming back and mine did. I missed radio but didn't miss the hectic weekend schedules. At the time, I was working at a voice production company and one of the voice engineers, asked me if I've ever considered internet radio?. I thought and thought and finally made a commitment to enter in this ne

Wellness Moments Daily on Edgewater Gold Radio all cooped up and have been experiencing something that we have never had to experience before. Worry about getting sick, job loss, providing for our family and many other things have dominated our thoughts over the last few months. Edgewater Gold Radio has added a daily Wellness Moment that provides our listeners with ways to stay positive and keeps our minds, body and spirits focused and healthy. These short segments are featured at 9:15, 12:15 and 3:15 on weekdays. Dr. Lexi Mckenzie provides these very useful segments each day. She is a Holistic Counselor and holds a doctorate in Metaphysical Science and is also a dementia practitioner. We are glad to present these segment to you d

Rise Up New York Raises over $115 Million!

A great cause! The Rise us New York Telethon raised more than $115 million for New Yorkers impacted by Covid 19. Here/s the full story from RTT music news. Robin Hood and iHeartMedia's "Rise Up New York!" telethon raised more than $115 million to support New Yorkers who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds raised by Robin Hood, New York's largest poverty-fighting organization, will be spent on relief and recovery efforts to help fellow New Yorkers rebuild their lives as the city moves towards recovery and beyond. Robert De Niro opened the virtual show with a call to action for the five boroughs to rise up, saying, "Our city is under attack but we've been here before. In the

Keeping Playlists Fresh

When programming a CHR or Adult Contemporary station, keeping the playlist fresh is mandatory since it's necessary to provide new music to the playlist on a regular basis. What about an oldies station? Lots of oldies stations use a playlist which rarely changes since new music isn't played on an oldies station. It is still necessary to keep these playlists fresh. I always make it a point to add oldies that I discover from various sources. It can even be from listening to other oldies stations or remembering a song, then realizing that's it's not on my playlist. This keeps the variety strong and prevents a station from sounding stagnant. Playlists should be reviewed and updated periodically.

We Are Living In a World of Little Support

We have wonderful technology at our fingertips but there is one problem, no support. As devices and processes get more sophisticated and complicated, customer service has fallen by the wayside. If you try to contact any company, it seems as if they purposely avoid a live contact. Our frustration builds as the pre-recorded prompts seem to go round and round and never enable us to speak to a "live" person. It seems that most businesses want to do is sell you something and collect your money and that's about it. It's a very frustrating world we live in my friends. Over the weekend, the pet blog domain name that I've had for 11 years and ALWAYS automatically renewed, suddenly was de-activated.

Mick Jagger on How to Quarantine

Quarantine is becoming the new norm and entertainers are weighing in on how to keep occupied. Here's Mick Jagger's take. Rolling Stones front man Mick Jagger recently appeared on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," on which he featured in a '40s-style, public service announcement, educating the public about how to stay occupied during the COVID-19 lockdown. "Check out this thing I saw earlier today on the BBC," Fallon introduces the short clip, which encourages viewers to donate to the nonprofit organization "Save The Children" to help out in this time of need. "In times of international crisis, every man, woman, and child must pull their weight," begins the announcer in a pronounced B

Changes To Edgewater Gold Radio App. Apple is At it Again!

I've been in touch with Nobex, the company who programmed our free Edgewater Gold Radio app. Currently the app is available on all platforms. Apple has now required all app owners to get their own Apple developer who will upgrade the app to a new operating system. This process is costly and very complicated. After careful consideration, I've decided that I will not go this route. Apple products are very stable but I find them to be much too proprietary and not flexible when it comes to running non-Apple applications. So what are the implications from my decision? Since there are so many apps that carry Edgewater Gold Radio and so many ways to listen, our app will now only work on non-Apple d

Stevie Nicks Shares Her Experience During Lockdown

We all have similar experiences during this crisis, similar but different. The bottom line is that our lives have changed dramatically during the past several months. Stevie Nicks shares her experience of being cooped up at home. Here's the story from RTT Music News. Fleetwood Mac vocalist Stevie Nicks recently spoke with Rolling Stone about what has been keeping her busy during the COVID-19 lockdown period. The 71-year-old singer, who had already decided to take the year off from touring, reported back that though she had hoped to spend the days working on a new multimedia project revolving around Mac's 1975 hit song, "Rhiannon," that has proved to be difficult, as she is obviously not able

"Oh! It's Been So Long Since I Heard That Song." Find out why

Do you ever take a glimpse back and look at some of the music charts from previous decades? Sometimes you discover songs that you haven't heard in a long time. Why? because terrestrial radio stations have programmed our minds by playing only a select number of songs. They test songs with a group of individuals and determine which songs get on a playlist. I used to ask some of my Program Directors "Why don't we play such and such as song?" They would usually answer "because it didn't test well." Unfortunately this really limits the amount of songs that we hear on the radio. Edgewater Gold Radio does not do this. Even though music is tied to revenue, I never thought it was fair to the listen

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