Category Archives: Radio

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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On The Dial: In a Holiday Mood

Tweet We either celebrate or cringe when Christmas music is piped through the speakers of any given shopping center before Thanksgiving. Why do we react the way we do? The music of the Holidays is part of the routine we … Continue reading

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On The Dial: The Game is On The Radio

Tweet All photos by Randy Stern Sports on the radio has one of the deepest histories attached to it. Before television, radio and the local newspaper were the only ways to know what was going on with your favorite team … Continue reading

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On The Air: A Rapper’s Delight

Tweet All photos by Randy Stern A couple of weeks ago, Google created a “doodle” – the graphic on top of their main page – to celebrate the 44th anniversary of Hip-Hop. Little did we know that the music and … Continue reading

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On The Dial: In Service for The Nation’s Citizenry

Tweet All photos by Randy Stern What is your definition of “public” radio? It depends on where you live. But, traditionally, public radio is one that is funded by a governmental source with its main priority to fulfill primary functions … Continue reading

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On The Dial: Long Live Corporate Radio?

Tweet The top station in the Twin Cities at the Minnesota State Fair – All photos by Randy Stern Remember Clear Channel? The largest terrestrial and viral radio broadcaster in the USA is still going strong. They recently re-branded themselves … Continue reading

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On The Dial: Bouncing Off The Satellites

Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern One of the first things I do when I receive a vehicle to work with is to program the presets on the radio. Depending on the number of presets available – either per band … Continue reading

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