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A Firebomb on Our Democracy

I sat watching last nights debate and felt my blood pressure rising as my heart starting to pound. I always knew that we were in a bad state given the fact that this president has demonstrated his incompetency over and over again but last night was different. A different reality set in and that reality is that we are experiencing the worst threat on our democracy that we have ever seen. We're are truly dealing with a madman who belongs in a long term psychiatric facility rather than the White House. It wasn't only the interrupting, name calling and lying that constantly came out of this presidents mouth but also the body movements, facial expressions and content of what I was hearing that hi

What Happened to Customer Service?

I've posted about the major problem I had over the weekend where Edgewater Gold Radio got stuck in a loop of a skipping song for over two hours. After extensive troubleshooting, I realized that the trouble originated from our internet radio provider. Unfortunately, there was no emergency phone number and no technical support. I had to submit a ticket and wait for a response. The problem cleared up on it's own but not before losing my entire audience. I never found out what the problem was and still don't know. In my working days, customer service was always a top priority for almost all businesses. Today's buinesses believe that it's a financial burden to provide good or any customer service

Stray Away From Corporate Boring Programming

The other day, while reviewing radio information, I came across an article about a radio station in California that decided to move away from corporate radio programming that is dominating the U.S radio market. An example is iheart radio station. Boring and cookie cutter, they are not at all focused on local programming and are programming boring, bland music formats geared toward advertisers and the youth. Youth youth youth is all you hear when it comes to the music played on the radio today. This radio station stepped back and programmed softer album cuts from popular rock artists of the 70's and early 80s.' Jackson Brown, Maria Mulduar, Poco, the Eagles and even some jazz like Earl Klugh

John Prine Tribute Concert to Re-Air

Here's the latest from RTT music news regarding the re-airing of a John Prine tribute concert. A tribute concert honoring John Prine will re-air on October 11, which would have been the late icon's 74th birthday. Prine's family had a put together "Picture Show: A Tribute Celebrating John Prine" in June. The star-studded show featured Brandi Carlile, Kacey Musgraves, Jason Isbell, Amanda Shires, Sturgill Simpson, Bill Murray, Margo Price, Jeremy Ivey, Dan Auerbach and Bonnie Raitt. Prine's backing band, Kenneth Blevins, David Jacques, Fats Kaplin and Jason Wilber, also performed during the show. "Picture Show: A Tribute Celebrating John Prine" will air at 7 p.m. CT on Prine's YouTube channel

What Stations Did You Listen to Growing up?

R Radio has always been a big part of my life. I began listening to the pop radio stations in the New York Area when I was about 11 years old. At that time AM was the dominant band and the choices were limited even in a big city like New York. I usually had my radio tuned to 77 WABC. A 50,000 watt clear channel station in New York City. I loved the music, the way it was presented and the extremely talented air personalities. I felt they were talking to me personally and they always gave me a lift on a difficult day. I also spent some time listening to 57 WMCA. This was a 5,000 watt station that didn't have the "punch" that WABC had but never the less was the home of the Good Guys and great

The Beatles Announce Companion Book To Peter Jackson Documentary

Here's the story from RTT Entertainment news. The Beatles have announced a coffee-table book to accompany the release of a forthcoming feature documentary helmed by Lord of The Rings director Peter Jackson. Titled "Get Back," the 240-page hardcover book will feature hundreds of previously unpublished images, as well as snippets of transcribed conversations between the bandmembers, curated from more than 120 recorded hours of the studio sessions of the Let It Be album. "This definitive volume will present an exclusive, in-their-own-words account of The Beatles' Let It Be recording sessions, illustrated with hundreds of previously unpublished images, including photos by Ethan A. Russell

Communicating With Your Listeners

Sometimes as radio broadcasters, we can feel like we're in a vacuum. We talk into a microphone and don't know who's listening or if they're listening at all. When I was in terrestrial radio, I always made it a point to spent a few seconds answering calls from listeners. It makes them feel like they're a part of the station and makes the broadcaster feel that there are listeners out there who really enjoy the show. Today, our method of communicating with our listeners has changed. We don't need to rely on the phone. We can now text or email our listeners. Talking on the phone while doing a live show can be distracting and believe me, I've been caught missing a cue every now and then because

Kool and The Gang Co-Founder Dead At 68

Here's the latest on the story from RTT Music News regarding the death of Kool and the Gang Co-Founder Ronald "Khalis" Bell. Kool & the Gang co-founder Ronald "Khalis" Bell died on Wednesday, September 9, at the age of 68. The cause of death was not disclosed. Bell, the singer, songwriter and saxophonist, co-wrote some of the band's biggest hits, including "Ladies' Night," "Jungle Boogie" and "Celebration." Ronald Bell and his older brother Robert "Kool" Bell teamed up with Jersey City friends Dennis "D.T." Thomas, Robert "Spike" Mickens, Charles Smith, George Brown and Ricky West in 1964 to start a band. The group used many names, including Jazziacs, The New Dimensions, The Soul Town

Check Traffic in The Rehoboth Beach Area From our Website

We've added a new feature to our website. You are now able to check the traffic at the beaches by viewed the many webcams in the Rehoboth Beach area. So if you're about to head out to work, take a look at the traffic on route 1 before you venture out. If the weather is particularly bad you can see how this is affecting traffic in the area. All webcams are in real time. To view traffic scroll down to the traffic box and click it. You can click the arrows to change viewing areas. Sometimes you may see a message saying that there's technical difficulties but if you click on the right or left arrow, the page usually reloads and displays traffic information. We are working to create a more intera

Springsteen Fans, A New Album is Coming!

Bruce fans, a new album is about to be released. Here's the story from Yahoo Entertainment! Bruce Springsteen has announced his next studio album. It’s called Letter to You, and it arrives October 23 via Columbia. The 12-track album was recorded with Springsteen’s long-time accompanists the E Street Band, and it was produced by Springsteen and Ron Aniello. The tracklist includes new recordings of three songs that were outtakes from some of his ’70s albums: “Janey Needs a Shooter,” “If I Was the Priest” and “Song for Orphans.” Ahead of the new record, Springsteen has shared lead single “Letter to You.” Give it a listen below. “I love the emotional nature of Letter To You,” says Springsteen in

A Tribute To Radio Board Ops and Engineers of the Past

We are now living in an automated radio world where knowing the technology is more important that operating a radio board. Growing up in the sixties and seventies, I was dazzled by the sound of pop radio. The sound seemed to jump out at me. The timing of the DJ, jingles, music, sounders and commercials was impeccable! In the large markets, the board ops ran everything and the radio talent spoke on the air. In 1971 I paid WABC in New York a visit during Harry Harrison's morning show. WABC was the top pop station in the city and probably in the country. I was amazed on how the engineer ran everything with an unbelievable sense of timing. Their coordination with the talent had to be flawless

Mick Jagger Initially Thought Lost Rolling Stones Songs were Terrible

Here's the latest from RTT music news. olling Stones front man Mick Jagger says he initially responded negatively when he was told that three previously unreleased songs by the band will be included in the new box-set version of the band's 1973 album Goats Head Soup. When Jagger was informed that "Scarlet," featuring Jimmy Page, "Criss Cross" and "All the Rage" will be included on the new box set version, his first response was, "They're all terrible." "They said, 'We've found these three tracks'," he told The Sunday Times. "I said, 'They're all terrible.' That's always my initial reaction, 'They're all useless!' I mean, actually, I always liked the songs, but they weren't finished." The tra

An Extended 60s and 70s Weekend!

Labor Day weekend is here and personally, I'm not too sad. This Summer has been quite different than previous Summers down here in Southern Delaware. Covid 19 has greatly restricted our access to some of the activities that we love in Summer. It was also one of hottest, most uncomfortable Summers that I can remember. The heat and humidity was relentless. I felt as though I was living in a tropical swamp. So needless to say, we still have the Covid situation but at least can look forward to cool crisp days ahead! Edgewater Gold Radio is adding two extra days to our 60s and 70s weekend. Our special weekend starts tonight at midnight and goes right through Monday Labor Day. Join us for the g

Should a Failing AM Radio Station Switch Back to Playing Music?

This coming weekend legendary DJ Cousin Brucie will return to his home base WABC 770 AM in New York City. He will be doing what he does best, playing the greatest hits of the 50s 60s and 70s. WABC was once a powerhouse in New York with it's 50,000 watt clear channel signal covering most of the east coast at night and most of the northeast during the day. In the early 80's as FM was stealing the ratings away from most AM stations, WABC swtiched to talk. As of late, lots of hate talk shows air on WABC and their ratings are in the toilet. So what do you do with a station that has no ratings? Pull the plug and take them off the air or use the that powerful signal to create a specialty format se

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