Did you know that the average human's attention span is 8 to 10 seconds at a time? Are you shocked? It's true. During my time at 9 commercial radio stations, Dj's were limited to only a few second talk break at a time. Why? quite frankly, the audience doesn't care or want to hear you ramble on. We were also taught to limit talk to one thought per break. If there was an event that you wanted to promote, you got right to the facts and moved on. I remember when I was a kid, my
Source RTT Music News Yusuf / Cat Stevens will release on November 12 via A&M/UMe a 50th anniversary Deluxe Edition of his multi-platinum selling landmark album, Teaser and the Firecat. A previously unheard recording of the Cat Stevens classic and Teaser album highlight "Moonshadow (Olympic Studio Demo, 1970)" was released on Thursday. Actually recorded at Olympic before the release of the two 1970 albums, Mona Bone Jakon and Tea For The Tillerman, this version provides a fas
SOURCE RTT MUSIC NEWS Sarah Dash, co-founder of the all-female group Labelle, passed away on Monday, September 21, at the age of 76. Dash's bandmate Patti LaBelle announced her friend's death on social media.
"We were just onstage together on Saturday and it was such a powerful and special moment!" LaBelle said on Twitter. "Sarah Dash was an awesomely talented, beautiful and loving soul who blessed my life and the lives of so many others in more ways than I can say. And
SOURCE: RTT MUSIC NEWS Rod Stewart has released "One More Time," the lead single from his upcoming 31st album, The Tears of Hercules, and an accompanying video. Announcing the new record, Stewart tweeted, "I've never said this before about any previous efforts, but I believe this is by far my best album in many a year." The album is due out on November 12. The upcoming album, which will contain nine original tracks and three covers, is Stewart's first since Blood Red Rose
Source: RTT Music News Elton John has announced that the forthcoming 2021 European and U.K. tour dates of his farewell tour have been rescheduled for 2023. The "Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour" will recommence on January 19, 2022, in New Orleans and run until the summer of 2023. Ticketholders for the rescheduled performances will receive new event information and all original tickets will be honored at the rescheduled performances. "It is with great sadness and a heavy hea
SOURCE: RTT MUSIC NEWS In celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Doors final studio album, L.A. Woman, the rock band will release a new full-length concert film later this year. The movie, titled The Doors: Live at the Bowl '68 Special Edition, will premiere in theaters on November 4.
"The film will transform movie theaters into concert venues, giving Doors fans around the world the closest experience to being there live alongside Jim Morrison, John Densmore, Ray Manza
Why do you listen to NPR? Is it because they have a huge audience? I'll answer that question, No, you listen because of the quality and uniqueness of their programs. Of course NPR enjoys a large audience but if they aren't on the top of the ratings, they aren't going to be motivated to change their format. In my opinion quality programming is preferred over large audiences who listen for a few minutes then change the station. How does this affect Edgewater Gold Radio? I could
SOURCE: RTT MUSIC NEWS Eric Clapton has announced the release of a new album, The Lady In The Balcony: Lockdown Sessions, on November 12. Available via Mercury Studios on multiple formats, the album features live performances of 17 songs by the English rock and blues guitarist and his longtime bandmates Nathan East (Bass and Vocals), Steve Gadd (Drums) and Chris Stainton (Keyboards). Produced by Clapton's legendary longtime Grammy-winning producer Russ Titelman and record
During the Summer of 2001, I was working at a local radio station in Teaneck, New Jersey and attending seminars that were held at the World Trade Center in New York. At the time, I was thinking of starting my own business, I just ended a 26 year stint at a company in New York. Since I lived in Edgewater, New Jersey, I always had a birds eye view of the city and the World Trade towers. During this time, my dear aunt Marie, was recovering from breast cancer and was having seri
SOURCE: RTT MUSIC NEWS R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe and Mike Mills are featured in public health campaigns in their native Georgia urging locals to get vaccinated against Covid-19. In one of his spots, Stipe explains, "There is something we can do to keep our friends and loved ones healthy. The coronavirus vaccine is safe, it's easy to get and it protects against serious illness and death." "And now that I've done what I can to protect myself and those around me, well, I feel fine