While both traditional and non-traditional broadcasters can get audio and video streaming done right, the terrestrial radio industry continues to botch it.
Reflecting on Les Grobstein, the one-of-a-kind Chicago broadcaster and sports enthusiast who unexpectedly passed away over the weekend.
Some initial thoughts on Aaron Rodgers’ first week as “Jeopardy” guest host and how I think his laid back persona would make for an odd fit if he were to become permanent host.
With the arrival of Len Kasper and the added ability to listen to the games for free via live stream on a phone or any electronic device, the White Sox radio broadcast is finally in a good place.
More than six months after “cutting the cord” from satellite to YouTube TV, I have zero regrets. With all the positives that came with switching, there was one minor situation that left me dumbfounded.
The conclusion of the 2019 baseball season marks the end for WGN Sports, which has long been rooted in the fabric of Chicago sports television. I can’t help feel a bit sentimental.
My rant on how Ed Farmer, the radio play-by-play broadcaster for the White Sox, refuses to use a sick day, even when he sounds like death on air.
The branding and subsequent multi-platform strategy of SKOR North in the Twin Cities serves as an example that as technology and habits change, the marketing of frequencies and call letters in radio have become less important.
The abrupt firing of Ron and Don from the Seattle radio station KIRO-FM is an unfortunate reminder of just how brutal the radio business can be, for both broadcasters and listeners.
With cold temperatures on the way, I’d like to hope local television news executives can spare viewers from having to watch reporters broadcasting outdoors just to “report” how cold it is.