When I came across a tech article asking when Apple might release a new batch of iPads, I had to make sure the article wasn’t dated April 1st (perhaps a leftover April Fools joke). It wasn’t. And the author was 100 percent serious. After reading his piece, I now have a better understanding as to why.
While flying home from Orlando last week, the same questions and observations that run through my head each time I’m on an airplane inevitably resurfaced. Some of these questions I can easily Google at anytime, but never remember to do so once back on the ground.
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.
“Roundball Rock,” the iconic NBA on NBC theme song, was repurposed over the weekend for Fox’s college basketball tripleheader broadcast. And while there was social media buzz as a result, not everyone was in favor of the idea.
Several years ago, I called out ABC 7 Chicago for deploying bad social media practices used to gain Facebook “likes.” More than five years later, their social media team still hasn’t learned.
My review of the Dave Berg book, “Behind the Curtain: An Insider’s View of Jay Leno’s Tonight Show.”
Art Bell provided plenty of radio memories for me while growing up. Both my dad and I enjoyed listening to the discussion of UFOs, alien encounters and time travel – while knowing that most of it was 100 percent nonsense. I’m especially appreciate that his show gave my dad and I one more thing to bond over.