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Bruce Springsteen doesn't mince words when it comes to Trump. Here's what he said according to RTT Music News. In a highly critical interview, Bruce Springsteen described President Donald Trump as a "threat to our democracy." Referring to the fate of the United States if Trump gets re-elected in November, Springsteen said, "I don't know if our democracy could stand another four years of his custodianship." Asked if he feels optimistic or pessimistic about what's going on out on U.S. streets in the wake of George Floyd's death in police custody, music icon said, "I believe that our current president is a threat to our democracy. He simply makes any kind of reform that much harder." The singer

Remembering The #1 Summer Songs of the Seventies

Every Summer has that song you cant' get out of your head. Growing up in the 60s and 70s, Summers meant being out and listening to music. Every Summer has songs that take you back to that great time when you hear them. This week on The Seventies Party Train we'll be hearing the top #1 songs of the Summers of each year of the 1970's. Get those memories tuned up! It's going to be a lot of fun. The Seventies Party Train airs 5pm - 9pm eastern time Saturday's on Edgewater Gold Radio! Summer comes here to play!

Tom Petty's Family Slams Trump

RTT Music news has reported that Tom Petty's family slammed Donald Trump for unauthorized use of his song "I won't back down. Here's the full story/ Tom Petty's family issued a cease and desist order to the Trump campaign after the late singer's 1989 hit "I Won't Back Down" was played during President Donald Trump's campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Saturday. "Trump was in no way authorized to use this song to further a campaign that leaves too many Americans and common sense behind," the Petty family said on Twitter. "Both the late Tom Petty and his family firmly stand against racism and discrimination of any kind. Tom Petty would never want a song of his used for a campaign of hate. H

Nothing Like Programming From Your Gut

Radio automation and technology has really made a major difference for radio programmers over the past few decades. You push a button and out pops your playlist. Of course there's lots of thought and work going on in the background. Programmers set up rotations and algorithm's in the background that enable easy playlist generation but, only a human can make the listening experience special to the audience. Let me give you an example. Playlists are generated for Edgewater Gold Radio everyday. As I voicetrack each hour, I am constantly making some changes to the music. Why? The system did what it was supposed to but only a human can feel if certain songs fit well with the others. So frequent c

Barbra Streisand's Gift to George Floyd's Daughter

The latest from RTT Music Newd on Barbra Streisand's gift to George Floyd's daughter. Barbra Streisand has gifted George Floyd's daughter Disney stock. A photo of 6-year-old Gianna Floyd holding up her gift was posted on Instagram. "Thank You @barbrastreisand for my package, I am now a Disney Stockholder thanks to you," reads the post. It is unclear how many shares Gianna received from Streisand. Streisand also sent along two DVDs of her first two TV specials, "My Name is Barbra" and "Color Me Barbra." Floyd was killed in in police custody on May 25 in Minneapolis. Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been charged with second-degree murder after video showed him kneeling on th

Thank Goodness For Digital Technology

Covid 19 has changed the way of life for everyone but I was thinking about this the other day, could you imagine what would have happened if this pandemic occurred before the age of digital technology, computers and the internet? Talk TV show hosts are all able to broadcast from home via Zoom, Skype of many other digital sources. New shows are being broadcast since the pandemic began. News shows are doing the same thing. We are all still kept up to date and we can watch our favorite night time shows like Colbert, Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel. They are all broadcasting from home and their guests are also appearing from the comfort and safety of their homes. Even though schools are closed, kid can

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Set to Re-open

Re-opening is a slow process and many as businesses begin the process, social distancing has to be the main focus. Along with museums, restaurants and retail, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is also scheduled to re-open today, June 15th. So if you're planning a trip there, heres what you need to know from RTT Music news. The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, which has been closed since March 14 due to the coronavirus pandemic, will reopen on Monday. The museum will reopen on June 15 and remain open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame said the museum is reopening following the guidelines of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, the CDC, public health officials, and infect

People in Your 20's 30's and 40's .....Step Up and Wear A Mask!

We hear the news from all sources all the time emphasizing the importance of wearing a mask while in public. This and social distancing is the only weapon that we have against Covid 19 at this time. Masks work, it has been proven. I usually get my exercise by walking the boardwalk in Rehoboth Beach. I decided to try my luck the other day. Masks are mandatory on the boardwalk, there are signs all over the place. As I stepped on to start my walk, I noticed only about 50% of people wearing masks. I also noticed that most of the younger people were not wearing any masks. I promptly got off the boardwalk and decided to walk on the street. Other countries wear masks all the time. In Japan, they ca

Bonnie Pointer Dead at 69

Another music icon is gone. You may remember dancing to her music in the clubs are hearing the hits on the radio. Bonnie Pointer died at age 69. Here's the full story from RTT Music news. Bonnie Pointer, a founding member of The Pointer Sisters, has died at the age of 69. Bonnie's sister and former band member, Anita Pointer confirmed Bonnie death in a statement. Bonnie died of cardiac arrest. "It is with great sadness that I have to announce to the fans of The Pointer Sisters that my sister, Bonnie died this morning," Anita said. "Our family is devastated, on behalf of my siblings and I and the entire Pointer family, we ask for your prayers at this time." The Pointer Sisters hailed from Oa

Will AM Radio Ever Be Re-vitalized?

If you ask a young person today whether or not they listen to radio, sometimes you'll get a response "what is radio?" Yes as unbelievable as this sounds, it's true. It happened to me one day while I was substitute teaching. Now I'll take it a step further, if some of the much younger generation doesn't even know what radio is, they will NEVER understand what AM radio is. The other day I was scanning the AM dial just to hear what was going on and I found that NOTHING was going on. I heard conservative, hateful right wing talk, static, more static more right wing talk, some sports talk and an oldies station from Atlantic City, NJ that was totally "canned." There were noDJ's, promos, excitemen

The Morphing of Traditional Radio Formats

I'm reading lots of articles and posts complaining about the state of commercial radio. One particular complaint (and there are many) is that the music on FM is becoming very unappealing. Why? My first reaction is that it seems that terrestrial radio stations and advertising are catering to only younger audiences. This doesn't make sense to me since most of the younger generation doesn't get their music from terrestrial radio. I would think that this medium could really diversify their very boring formats to include the older generation. I remember when a country FM station in New York, changed to lite music in the early 80's. Unlike beautiful music stations at the time, this station played

Remember The Summers of The Transistors

Growing up in the sixties and seventies, a transistor radio was a necessity. Not one, but as many as I could get my hands on! I used one in my house, I took one with me when I went on vacation and another one that went to the beach with me. During this time, the transistor was our only way to make music, news and information portable. We didn't mind the tinney sound quality because that's all we knew at the time. We were also limited to hearing the local stations in the area. Beaches were a time to remember. Everyone seemed to have a transistor radio with them and as I looked around, all I saw were those little antennas sticking up. Music was blaring all over the place. If I was at the Jerse

Our New Normal Includes No Concerts------For Now

s states begin reopening, we have to get used to new procedures when it comes to retail establishments, hotels and restaurants but what about concerts? Unfortunately social distancing will be very difficult to achieve during a concert so for now most concerts are postponed until at least 2021. The latest are The Doobie Bros. who announced that their 50th anniversary is postponed until 2021. Here's the story from RTT Music news. The Doobie Brothers announced that their 50th Anniversary Tour has been postponed to next year due to the coronavirus. The decision was made with the health and safety of The Doobie Brothers' fans, crew and local employees in mind, the rock band said in a statement. T

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