Category Archives: Radio

On The Dial: The (Other) Game Is On The Air

Tweet Vikings’ radio play-by-play announcer Paul Allen on the right – Photo by Randy Stern Football season has arrived. Hockey and basketball are just weeks away. Are you ready? Well, your radio is ready. Maybe your ears will be, too. … Continue reading

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On The Dial: Aretha Franklin – 1942-2018

Tweet How do you celebrate the life of a great voice that ruled the airwaves for many decades? Aretha Franklin was that voice. It was ripe for the radio – and on stage. Every stage – from the church to … Continue reading

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On The Dial: Broadcasting From The Pod

Tweet MotoCult’s Erik Berger about to do his thing. Photo by Randy Stern Radio or podcasting? This was a question that came out of a retort on a recent appearance on the MotorCult podcast. While I mentioned that I did … Continue reading

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On The Dial: Songs of The Summer

Tweet Photo by Randy Stern Listening to summer songs on the radio – what a novel idea! It was. It still is. Think about those summer road trips you took when you were younger. Radio was the source of those … Continue reading

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On The Dial: Where The Music From…and More

Tweet Photo by Randy Stern June has two cultural designations: African-American Music Appreciation Month and LGBT Pride Month. Some have said that there were a couple of times when the two were fused with each other. One time was when … Continue reading

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On The Dial: Here, Now, The News!

Tweet Photo by Randy Stern Radio became popular when the programming was expanded to network shows and news programming. That was the late 1920s onward into the 1950s. It was also helped by the inclusion of the car radio as … Continue reading

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On The Dial: From Radio to a Song

Tweet Photo by Randy Stern Is radio still a way to introduce you to new music? It used to be. It was a way to introduce you to new artists, songs, and movements. The powerhouse AM stations of the 1950s … Continue reading

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On the Dial: Songs About Radio

Tweet What’s behind that screen – and map – is a song about the radio… – Photo by Randy Stern Radio can be a lonely business. Or, it can be collaborative with a great engineer and other staff to support … Continue reading

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On The Dial: The World In His Eyes

Tweet Photo by Randy Stern First of all, I am not a book reviewer. However, this column is about a book. This one was written by a well-known air personality and disc jockey who was at the center of a … Continue reading

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On The Dial: Charting 2017

Tweet Your infotainment system – OK, radio – has been an entertaining you all year long. You tune it in and your song comes on… Then, someone records the playback of it. Another records the purchase of the song for … Continue reading

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