Radio Waves: 2018

December 28 — A brand new community station for Long Beach; readers respond

December 21 — McIntyre retires from KABC; more gift ideas

December 14 — Gifts; trains; Stern at the top; quickies

December 7 — When Power 106 danced; “Cold” controversy; Anderson on Conway … kind of …

November 30 — One year after its death; The Sound still lives on; other November blunders; Clark on KSURF; Waze to listen to iHeart; bonuses for failure

November 23 — Go Country goes all Holiday music; more radio people suffer fire damage; SiriusXM’s Hunger-thon

November 16 – Playing the holiday tunes; Tom Campbell still pitches; short takes; KLOS’ Frank Kramer loses house in fire

November 9 — Power-Fun new music program; cancer scare; Laurie Allen plays the oldies; reception question

November 2 — KIQQ was the 1980s

October 26 — Sears and radio: the connection runs deep

October 19 — Latest ratings; KLOS makes losers out of winners?

October 12 — Whole Thing gets the whole signal; KCSN Shocking Talent Raid; Wink’s book

October 5 — A Marconi, and a Schatz, for K-Earth 101; Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters salute Patrick Duffy

September 28 — Goodman’s “Nuther Thing a reason to buy an HD Radio; Jarrin honored

September 21 — Big Boy hit by drunk driver; Reggie Jackson’s new show on SiriusXM; KRTH studio land sold

September 14 — Roq of the ’80s on KROQ-HD2; HD radio explained; American Songbook returns

September 7 — Reader comments regarding AM radio

August 31 — College (and high school) radio done right … in Chicago

August 24 — Shotgun debut delayed; C4OC Radio supports local bands; the future of AM

August 17 — Shotgun Tom to SiriusXM … but, not yet

August 10 — KPRO leaves the air, land will become housing

August 3 — ReelRadio comes roaring back; Rock en Español; Tamo; reader’s revenge

July 27 — Fixing radio, a continuing series …; the hopeful return of Reelradio

July 20 — My history listening to KOLA; June ratings

July 13 — New Alt 98.7 midday personality; iHeart suitor; AT40 birthday

July 6 — Boomer Music Update connects aging Boomers like me to new music; Chuck Martin interview hits July 4, Curtain Call for LA Radio Studio

June 29 — KLOS brings in some guests; blood drive begins; passings

June 22 — Talking with Chuck Martin; NAB gets it sooooo wrong; Bresee passes

June 15 — Richard Irwin, man behind ReelRadio.Com, passes

June 8 — Shotgun Tom has a BIG week; ratings troubles; FM multiplex stereo anniversary

June 1 — Serious Sirius reception problems

May 25 — Watson and Morris passings; Mo’ Kelly nominated; ratings problems

May 18 — Finding Sam Hill; new knee for Go Country owner Saul Levine; bonuses for lousy managers; last living co-creator of American Top-40, Don Bustany, passes

May 11 — Beasing’s anti-radio Sound that Brands; ReelRadio off the air; dual birthdays for KNX

May 4 —

April 27 — KKGO adding another HD stream? the great sound on 1260 AM; PPB waiving initiation fee; The Sound down under

April 20 — Mr. Rock and Roll has a special evening planned; Sound A-Z on Spotify; Art Bell passes

April 13 — Legendary DJ Flannigan passes; Where’s Bean?’ Where’s Ladd; I was wrong: KFI really is sounding better

April 6 — Yearwood on the Garth Channel; Stagecoach tickets; Kube promotion; KFI’s celebration

March 23 — iHeart (finally) enters bankruptcy; Big Ron on WNBC

March 16 — Kevin and Bean helping charities; the growth of podcasting; Stern suit dismissed; short takes

March 9 — New channels on SiriusXM; Flashback 40; AM “supporters are depressing

March 2 — Waiting for iHeart’s bankruptcy; Emmis sells St. Louis; losing a gem … maybe

February 23 — Don Imus stepping down; Don Imus gets sued for age discrimination; short takes

February 16 — Problems at Reel Radio; Catherwood found on KROQ mornings; iHeart closer to bankruptcy; buying me a station

February 9 — How consolidation failed; local changes; please, SiriusXM, stop with the awful promos

February 2 — Holiday ratngs

January 26 — Chanley fills in afternoons at 88.5; Kaplan leaves the PD post at Alt; would anyone notice or care if the impotent and worthless FCC shut down?; WKRP creator Hugh Wilson dies

January 19 — Sotelo and Moote to host mornings on Amp; Kevin on Amp; KCAL cuts staff

January 12 — Chen to the new 88.5 FM; reception problems with SiriusXM; my own son disses radio

January 5 — Hilly Rose passes; success, then failure, at 100.3 FM