Posts Tagged ‘Ed Baxter Media’

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Hey, it’s a long, holiday weekend so we’ll wander off the path of radio a bit and peek into the backyard of the anti-pope where he and Sarge discuss the Miley media moment.

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9/5/13 UPDATE: yikes.  I titled this as a play on words for cyber attack, and now I see that the anti-pope really did have a cyber attack that didn’t have anything to do with Miley Cyrus.  He deleted everything and started over, so all old content has been removed.

Here’s what he says about it: http://open.salon.com/blog/james_emm/2013/09/07/purging_my_soul

Darn.  He’s hit and miss with his blog, but when he’s on it’s a compelling read.

ANOTHER UPDATE 9/8/13: well, he did  it again!  He deleted his recent purging post!  What is going on over there?  Anyway, here’s what he says now: http://open.salon.com/blog/james_emm/2013/09/08/why_i_deleted_myself

You’d better read it fast before he deletes this one!  You’ll now have to read the Purging My Soul post in Google cache.  Oh, well….

You can still find his old Miley content by Googling: opensalon emmerling rumimatopms on mz miley.  You have to look at the cache view to see it.

NOTE: The following link is no longer valid.  You have to view it in Google’s cache.

http://open.salon.com/blog/james_emm/2013/08/27/a_child_blown_up_ruminations_on_mz_miley

“I am reading that from some quarters that this is about the ‘’empowerment of women’’. And from other quarters that such ‘’obscenity’’ and bare skin and suggestive twirlings & whirlings are exactly the opposite of empowerment.

I am thinking: it was the teenage boys who are now empowered, if this is their image of the female species.”

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Some months back I posted a link to an event promoted by Broadcast Legends that brought together some former KGO staff and hosts at a public luncheon.   Now that the Chronicle has lifted their pay-wall, the write-up by Ben Fong-Torres is visible to the public:

http://www.sfchronicle.com/entertainment/radiowaves/article/Strange-timing-for-Legends-KGO-tribute-4673690.php

It’s interesting what was said about the financial health of the Dick-eys at Cumulus, especially after the headlines this week of a merger:

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-08-30/cumulus-keeps-rush-limbaugh-dials-up-new-talent-just-in-case

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/31/business/media/cumulus-media-will-buy-a-radio-syndicator.html?_r=0

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Well, I guess we did wander back into a radio theme.  So, let’s finish it off with an interesting bio I found on Gil Gross.  It explains his penchant for crafting jokes out of every other sentence spoken by his show guests.

http://www.phillytalkradioonline.com/archive/wwdb/gilgross.html

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That’s it!  Get back to enjoying a long, relaxing weekend before it’s over!

We’ll PPM next week.

As radio listener numbers continue to drop here, and stations foolishly follow the PPM into content bankruptcy, the number of radio listeners in the U.K. is skyrocketing for BBC Radio.

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I guess I’m part of that, since I started to listen to BBC all morning after the KGO disaster in December 2011.  BBC Radio is increasing listener numbers to new levels:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-23523977

Both Radio 2 and Radio 4 are enjoying the highest overall listening figures they’ve ever recorded since the current RAJAR methodology began in 1999.

Radio 2 controller Bob Shennan said the station’s success was down to its “distinctive high quality content”.

http://radiotoday.co.uk/category/rajarnews/

Twenty-six million people, half the population of the UK are now tuning in to digital radio each week, the latest figures show.

One program I listen to on BBC Radio 2 is the ‘Simon Mayo Drivetime Show’.  During the weekdays, except for Fridays, he airs a confession from a listener, sent in via email or website, that Simon reads on-air and his team decide if the confessor should be forgiven.  It’s a fun feature of his show.  He’s been on vacation, so I was happy to get a week’s worth of confessions again.  The Confession podcasts are posted online every Friday, available for thirty days.  If you download the podcast, you can listen forever.

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Here is the page to the most recent podcast:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/confess

The first confession on the podcast has strawberry jam and ends with a sting!

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If you want to submit a confession, here’s the page:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/shows/simon-mayo/contact/confessions/

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And, here’s a link to all of Simon Mayo’s show episodes, available for seven days after the first broadcast.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00p2dfq/broadcasts/2013/08

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Bernie Ward has new posts on his blog.  Now, more from Ward: (maybe he could use that confessional page…)

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Friday, July 5, 2013 – This ‘n That (includes a little bit of everything, Supreme Court, Snowden, George Bush, oil, etc.)

http://lionoftheleft.blogspot.com/2013/07/this-n-that.html

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Tuesday, July 9, 2013 – Check Please… (about the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and more on Snowden)

http://lionoftheleft.blogspot.com/2013/07/check-please.html

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Monday, July 29, 2013 – World War Z (about George Zimmerman)

http://lionoftheleft.blogspot.com/2013/07/world-war-z.html

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Monday, July 29, 2013 – Couldn’t See the Forest for the Smoke (about environmental issues)

http://lionoftheleft.blogspot.com/2013/07/couldnt-see-forest-for-smoke.html

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Monday, July 29, 2013 – With Friends Like These (about a gas deal between Iran and Iraq)

http://lionoftheleft.blogspot.com/2013/07/with-friends-like-these.html

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Monday, July 29, 2013 – Who Watches the Watchers? (about national security and privacy)

http://lionoftheleft.blogspot.com/2013/07/who-watches-watchers.html

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Nothing from Len

I wish I could include a Len Tillem update, but his podcasts have been missing for weeks now.  I don’t want to speculate why.  I hope he’s on a luxurious, extended vacation and all is well with him and his loved ones.

Here’s his Spreaker page, but there are no current podcasts:

http://www.spreaker.com/user/lentillem

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Interesting Book

I used to listen to Gil Gross interview authors and enjoyed the in-depth discussions with both author and callers.  Now, not so much.  I can’t even listen to Gil’s Friday shows any longer.  But I do listen to BBC Radio2 every morning and hear book segments with authors.  This book, Quiet, The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, written by Susan Cain, was recently featured.  Here’s the Amazon page for the book:

http://www.amazon.com/Quiet-Power-Introverts-World-Talking/dp/0307352153

Plus, there is a TED video about it featuring Susan Cain:

Quiet, The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

http://www.ted.com/talks/susan_cain_the_power_of_introverts.html

And, this is Susan Cain’s webpage:

http://www.thepowerofintroverts.com/

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The Frosty Show

I do listen to Frosty every day now, from 12:00 Noon to 3:00pm.  He just puts it all out there and he takes calls.  His shows are not structured for deep content so it’s not something I would go back to and listen again.  It’s all in the moment.  So far, I enjoy his show.  Others do as well, if searches for him are any indication.  Lots of people want to know more about Frosty.  Four times more than they search for Gil.  huh….

Here’s a link to Frosty’s podcasts:

http://www.talk910.com/media/podcast-frosty-podcast-frosty/

They have a new page format for Talk 910’s podcasts.  Now you have to click on the podcast to read about the content.

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John and Ed

Don’t forget to visit John Rothmann at his website:

http://johnrothmann.com/

And, Ed Baxter at his website:

http://edbaxtermedia.com/category/podcasts/

Mozilla’s Webmaker

This is unrelated to radio content, but I think it’s a great new tool for everyone to explore.  Mozilla Firefox has introduced Webmaker, a learning environment for anyone who is interested in creating web content.  The goal is to promote digital literacy through making and sharing.

One thing I like to do, when I’m not working, is learn how to code.  Nothing fancy, just something fun that will keep my interest while learning the basics of coding.  I’m learning how to create a game.  Not exactly the easiest thing to do, considering all of the code language out there with varied requirements and the trick of interacting with different browsers, combined with the concept of stacking and heaping and global objects.  But, once you learn the basic functions and methods and classes of code, it’s not difficult to adapt to any code language: C#, JavaScript, PHP, Python, Perl, Ruby, etc.

Code is a language everyone should know or, at least, understand.  Now when I look at websites and add-ons and forms and apps, I recognize how the code behind it was structured.  I think about how I would code it or I search online how to do it in the same way.  I know to look at the Web Developer tools and know how to read the Error Console.  Not much, I know.  But, I know what’s possible and I just have to learn how to get there.

The more I work with it or read about it, the more it makes sense.  So, that’s why I’m excited to see this new program from Mozilla promoting digital literacy.

Here’s the main page (note, it might take a few seconds to load the entire page of sample projects):

https://webmaker.org/

Here’s the page on how to get involved:

https://webmaker.org/en-US/getinvolved

If you select the Tools page (see the bottom of the main page), and click on the ‘Remix a Project’ button, it will load multiple projects that you can edit.  For example, under ‘Popcorn Maker’, this is the page that loads when you click the Remix button:

https://webmaker.org/en-US/search?type=tags&q=webmaker%3Atemplate

If you choose a project, and click on the ‘Remix’ button of the project, a page loads that shows the code of the project, with instructions on how to edit what’s there, alongside the actual preview of the project.  You can view any changes you make as you work.  For example, I clicked on the ‘Remix’ button found on the first project on the page, ‘My Magazine Cover’, and this is what loads:

https://thimble.webmaker.org/project/5405/remix

It explains everything as you work on it.  Try it.  Don’t get frustrated, it looks like a lot to take in at once, but after a few times it will get easier as it all sinks in.  Have fun!

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Well, I did get a little off-track today, but there’s not much out there any longer after Cumulus Radio destroyed how we listen to radio.  We have to find other options and Gil Gross is not bringing ‘it’ any longer.  Who knows why.  Can’t listen to his wife, nothing against her personally, but she should NOT be on radio.  It’s unlistenable.  So, why does Gil continue to insist on having her on his show?  It’s head-scratching radio, my friends.  I’ve turned to looking for other options.

Again, these sites offer hours of good listening:

Radiolab:

http://www.radiolab.org/archive/

This American Life:

http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives

Here’s This American Life‘s producer and host, Ira Glass, talking about why he chose to quit television and concentrate on radio:

http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/328/what-i-learned-from-television

Here’s the transcript page of the audio:

http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/328/transcript

Ira Glass discusses storytelling:

http://aerogrammestudio.com/2013/05/15/ira-glass-on-storytelling-video/

http://www.nooga.com/160875/interview-ira-glass-on-being-interviewed-and-making-a-good-story/

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And, for change of pace, take a walk over to see good ol’ fiesty, potty-mouth Stan over there at his new blog:

http://stan55chevy.blogspot.com/

I think that’s enough to keep everyone occupied until next week.  See you then!

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When Bernie Ward gets out of the big house, and begins podcasting or broadcasting somewhere, this blogger guy should be his first guest or first caller.  I read this blogger every so often and it’s always a fun ride.  Sure, its bumpy at times, but that’s half the fun.

http://open.salon.com/blog/james_emm/2013/07/05/what_in_gods_name_are_these_popes_up_to_now

Here’s what Bernie’s been thinking lately:

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 – Slippery When Wet… (about privacy and the Patriot Act)

http://lionoftheleft.blogspot.com/2013/06/slippery-when-wet.html

Saturday, June 15, 2013 – Hero or Villain? (yep, you guessed it, it’s about Edward Snowden)

http://lionoftheleft.blogspot.com/2013/06/hero-or-villain.html

Thursday, June 20, 2013 –  Baaaa Humbug! (about national security policy)

http://lionoftheleft.blogspot.com/2013/06/baaaa-humbug.html

Don’t forget about Len Tillem on Spreaker:

http://www.spreaker.com/user/lentillem

Ed Baxter filled in for Frosty on Thursday, July 4th.  I haven’t listened to these yet, but I’m hoping he allowed callers on his show:

Hour 1:

http://www.talk910.com/cc-common/podcast/single_page.html?more_page=1&podcast=frosty&selected_podcast=07.04.13_910_AM_12-00_1372970213_13076.mp3

Hour 2:

http://www.talk910.com/cc-common/podcast/single_page.html?more_page=1&podcast=frosty&selected_podcast=07.04.13_910_AM_13-00_1372973468_12760.mp3

Hour 3:

http://www.talk910.com/cc-common/podcast/single_page.html?more_page=1&podcast=frosty&selected_podcast=07.04.13_910_AM_14-00_1372976157_21799.mp3

Don’t forget to visit Ed Baxter’s ‘Making Sense’ podcasts page posted on his edbaxtermedia website:

http://edbaxtermedia.com/category/podcasts/

And, John Rothmann filled in for Gil Gross on Thursday, July 4th.  Again, it would be so nice to hear callers!  I’ll listen to these later today hopeful to hear some:

Thursday, July 4, 2013 Hour 1:

http://www.talk910.com/cc-common/podcast/single_page.html?more_page=1&podcast=gil_gross&selected_podcast=Gil_Gross_7-4-13_Hr1_1372980508_11855.mp3

Hour 2:

http://www.talk910.com/cc-common/podcast/single_page.html?more_page=1&podcast=gil_gross&selected_podcast=Gil_Gross_7-4-13_Hr2_1372983694_18404.mp3

Hour 3:

http://www.talk910.com/cc-common/podcast/single_page.html?more_page=1&podcast=gil_gross&selected_podcast=Gil_Gross_7-4-13_Hr3_1372986599_22442.mp3

Hour 4: (Special Program Note – he begins the hour with Gene Burns’ reading of the Declaration of Independence)

http://www.talk910.com/cc-common/podcast/single_page.html?more_page=1&podcast=gil_gross&selected_podcast=Gil_Gross_7-4-13_Hr4_1372992983_944.mp3

Be sure to visit John Rothmann’s ‘Around the Political World with John Rothmann’ website as well:

http://johnrothmann.com/

Now that you have some reading and listening material, enjoy the long weekend!

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In retrospect, I probably shouldn’t have started a blog.  I have a busy job and not a lot of time to put the effort into a seemingly simple one post per week type of blog.  But, I was so darn angry at Cumulus Media and I’d awakened to the mess of our public airwaves.  I had to express it somehow.

Today, I’m still darn angry at Cumulus Media and how they threw their trash into our backyard.  If you want to read more about Cumulus Media history, there’s an extensive article here: http://www.answers.com/topic/cumulus-media-inc that lists all of their radio stations (stations you should now boycott).

**Note: See the end of this post for discussions of Cumulus Media on the News/Talk section of radiodiscussion.com.

Also, I’ve never been fully committed to the radio station that offered jobs to some of the former KGO hosts; the daily content wasn’t appealing to those of us who were used to leaving our radio dials in one spot all day long.  The morning screamers had me holding my hands over my ears and turning it off, then came Rush and the big rush for the door for me.  I had to wait for Len at 3:00pm before I could turn on the radio.  Until then, I streamed online BBC Radio 2, listened to KQED, sometimes Radiolab, and many times (but not now) I’d listen again to Len’s and Gil’s podcasts from the day before.

So, now Len has been kicked to the curb again from the station we thought would save us from our radio nightmare.  huh.  Guess my instincts were right.  That station operates in a similar way to the hated Cumulus Media.  Something we always knew but didn’t want to admit.

Sure, I still listen to Gil on that station.  He is professional and endearing.  Well, that is when he doesn’t drag his wife on the show and that is my first break with Gil.  Why does he continue to push Rhoda on the listeners?  We really don’t want to listen to it.  She doesn’t add anything to the show except the cringe factor and the high-pitched voice unsuited for the airwaves.  Added to that, I can’t understand why a Talk station is committed to keeping out callers.  You know, the talk portion they are touting.

I wonder if it’s a budget thing.  I know Gil can handle callers, but maybe there’s no budget for proper screeners.  Is that what it is?  I’ve been reading that the company is not in the best financial condition so it’s the only reasonable explanation I can come up with. What do you think?

Sorry, I’m not adding a link for Gil any longer since that station got rid of Len.  Not Gil’s fault, I know, but I don’t want to advertise a company that has similar business practices to those losers at Cumulus Media and are acting like a bunch of Dick-eys.

This leads to my thoughts about that media blogger who has tried to profit off the backs of these media professionals.  I no longer add that link since it’s not worth the time even if you have time to waste.  I see reposts of it on the Facebook page of https://www.facebook.com/FormerKGOListeners .  FormerKGOListeners do a good job keeping up with what’s going on in our media wasteland.  Sometimes it includes that blogger guy.

I used to read that media blogger guy’s posts just for the comments, but it turned into one big advertising message for that weird Santa Cruz station.  uh, no thanks.  Plus, that blogger guy has made up so many stories from so-called ‘reliable sources’ that there comes a time to reflect on the saying: Fool me once, shame on you, Fool me twice… (yeah, you know the one).  We have lives to live, who wants to waste time on that nonsense?  Also, so many supporting comments over there on that blog are obviously fake to fluff up the numbers.  It doesn’t pass the smell test.  I hold my nose when I see that stuff now.

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We might have a chance to see some of our former hosts together again.  For one night in Berkeley, on Thursday, June 27th, 11:30am – 3:00pm at Spenger’s Seafood Grotto.  Not much yet except the date and time.  There is no mention of potential guests.  That would be good to know.

Here’s the link:

http://www.broadcastlegends.com/index.html

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By the way, if you don’t know, Len is back, baby!  He’s now taking about four or five calls per day.  All new stuff.  Follow him on Spreaker.  Bump up his numbers (currently at 6,408 followers) and take a minute to leave him a message.

Here’s the link to his podcasts on Spreaker:

http://www.spreaker.com/user/lentillem

Following are links to his show for the past week:

http://www.spreaker.com/user/lentillem/len_tillem_show_5_16_2013

http://www.spreaker.com/user/lentillem/len_tillem_show_5_15_2013

http://www.spreaker.com/user/lentillem/len_tillem_show_5_14_2013

http://www.spreaker.com/user/lentillem/len_tillem_show_5_13_2013

http://www.spreaker.com/user/lentillem/len_tillem_show_5_10_2013

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I hope you haven’t forgotten about Ed Baxter.

Here’s a link to his Making Sense podcasts (I wish they were dated, I don’t know if he updates them weekly or daily):

http://edbaxtermedia.com/category/podcasts/

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John Rothmann continues to share his insights with Gil every so often on the radio.  If you want more, here’s a link to John Rothmann’s web posts:

http://johnrothmann.com/

Here’s his most recent post:

http://johnrothmann.com/post/50656866815/around-the-political-world-with-john-rothmann-may-17

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Yes, and Bernie Ward continues to write for his Lion of the Left Speaks blog.

Bernie’s May days blog posts:

Thursday, May 2, 2013 – No Free Lunch (about online privacy and the Right To Know Act)

http://lionoftheleft.blogspot.com/2013/05/no-free-lunch.html

Monday, May 6, 2013 – Suicide is Painless… (about the rate of suicide in America)

http://lionoftheleft.blogspot.com/2013/05/suicide-is-painless.html

Monday, May 13, 2013 – I’m a H-1 Believer… (about big tech labor)

http://lionoftheleft.blogspot.com/2013/05/im-h-1-believer.html

Monday, May 13, 2013 – Killing the Golden Goose… (about energy exports)

http://lionoftheleft.blogspot.com/2013/05/killing-golden-goose.html

I found this old news item about Bernie Ward’s former house when it went back to the bank:

http://www.socketsite.com/archives/2011/05/the_lion_of_the_lefts_home_falls_prey_to_its_loans.html

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Think I’m done?  Oh no, I’m going to link away….

Last week, Gil Gross said on his show that he doesn’t believe in ghosts or psychics.  He mentioned Sylvia Browne specifically and how she told the mother of Amanda Berry, on The Montel Williams show, that her daughter was dead.

Here’s the link:

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/explainer/2013/05/psychic_sylvia_browne_said_amanda_berry_was_dead_why_do_police_consult_psychics.html

Gil really slammed Sylvia Browne, calling her a fraud that preys on people’s hopes.  I used to like watching her on The Montel Williams show.  Didn’t see it much, only on my days off from work every so often.  But I did see the show when Sylvia Browne predicted a disaster somewhere in India and said to tell anyone who planned on going there that they would die.  That’s what she said.  Don’t go there, you will die.

Here’s an excerpt talking about that show from http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread111679/pg1

“In October 2004 on the Montel Williams Show, Sylvia advised viewers to avoid travel to India due to safety concerns. On December 26th Sylvia’s prediction was validated when a tsunami devastated India. Sylvia further warns that travel to the region will not be safe for another 6 months due to health issues (water purity, disease) created in the aftermath of the tsunami.”

Here’s information about the tsunami that hit on December 26, 2004:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2004/12/1227_041226_tsunami.html

I don’t think that’s just a lucky (or unlucky) guess on her part.  She was adamant.  But, I don’t think it’s possible to for someone to ‘psych’ on command, in a quick answer to a question.  I don’t think the type of energy is there for it.  But, I wonder if some of the big stuff can be felt before it happens, like an intuition.  We have all experienced that.  We just don’t go on tv to talk about it.

So, I also got to thinking about how Gil doesn’t believe in ghosts.

I was going to write my thoughts on it.  I was searching around on the internet and I found this interesting site:

http://www.ghostsofamerica.com/

There are some really interesting ghost stories about good ol’ SF.  This one in particular is so trippy:

http://www.ghostsofamerica.com/9/California_San_Francisco_ghost_sightings4.html

Here’s an excerpt (if you dare):

“Once again, I saw the man standing at the shoreline. I said, ”the fisherman! ” and at that moment, the man’s legs stretched to at least 40 feet long, as he took 3 giant steps toward us!”

If you listen to Gil’s show, you know that he is on vacation for a few days.  Frosty is sitting for him and I see that he is up for discussion at  http://www.radiodiscussions.com/smf/  .

Want to join in? Here’s the San Francisco section:

http://radiodiscussions.com/smf/index.php?board=203.0

And, here’s the Frosty thread:

http://radiodiscussions.com/smf/index.php?topic=234810.0

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**Some recent discussions about Cumulus Media at radiodiscussions.com in their News/Talk section:

Here’s the general News/Talk section link:

http://radiodiscussions.com/smf/index.php?board=284.0

Following are direct links to the threads about Cumulus Media.

Titled – A Great Article Re: Cumulus and Rush

http://radiodiscussions.com/smf/index.php?topic=234577.0

Titled – What is Cumulus Doing?

http://radiodiscussions.com/smf/index.php?topic=234740.0

 

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Finally, Simon Mayo had another entertaining confession on his BBC Radio 2 show.  It has to do with fishing and missing teeth.  You can listen to it online for the next 30 days, or download it and listen to it forever.

It’s included in the podcast titled:

Friday, May 17, 2013 – Let’s Sick Together and other tales…

It’s the fourth confession on the podcast (and the third one about the resting man is great, too).  Here’s a link to Confessions Page on the BBC website:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/confess

By the way, BBC Radio 2 is making news with its surging listening audience:

http://www.wigantoday.net/news/showbiz-news/radio-2-audience-hits-record-high-1-5676451

“Radio 2 has seen its figures grow by almost 5% compared with those this time last year, when 14.56 million were listening in. And it has piled on 260,000 listeners in the past quarter.”

http://www.imediamonkey.com/2013/05/16/q1-rajars-bbc-radio-2-chris-evans-breakfast-show-post-record-audiences/

“Meanwhile, the whole station achieved its highest listener levels ever as it is now reaching 15.27 million listeners every week, a massive 4.9% increase year on year. Share was also up for the station as it rises to 17.7% from 16.8% in the same quarter last year.”

sigh…

Have you been listening to Len Tillem’s podcasts?  Register to follow him on Spreaker or rate him on iTunes and show some luvvin’ to Len.

Listen to his podcast archives at his website, on Spreaker.com, or at iTunes:

http://www.lentillem.com/podcasts/

http://www.spreaker.com/user/lentillem

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/len-tillem/id535550590

Len has been playing old calls mixed in with some of his current commentary.  I’ve heard all of these calls before, so it’s not as fun as hearing fresh, new calls every day.  He’s getting a phone line installed so I can’t wait for that.

Is there a way to play these podcasts online back to back?  I’d like to listen to several at one time without having to stop and click on Play.  Many times I want a program to play in the background as I work and it’s annoying to have to go back to a website, find the next podcast, and Play it – then have to do it again 30 minutes later.  YouTube has it set up so someone can watch a series of videos that automatically play one after another.  Is there something like that for audio podcasts?

Okay, now I’ll list the separate Spreaker podcasts for Len this past week.  I listen to them every week, even though they are repeated calls, because I want to give Len the website hits to show support.  Note: On the Friday podcast at the end Len says several radio stations are interested in broadcasting his show.  He says to send him an email for now, until his phone lines are installed, and he’ll answer them.  He’s unsure he’ll get many callers on podcast so he’s hoping to get back on the radio.

FRIDAY: http://www.spreaker.com/user/lentillem/len_tillem_show_4_12_2013

THURSDAY: http://www.spreaker.com/user/lentillem/len_tillem_show_4_11_2013

WEDNESDAY: http://www.spreaker.com/user/lentillem/len_tillem_show_4_10_2013

TUESDAY: http://www.spreaker.com/user/lentillem/len_tillem_show_4_09_2013

MONDAY: http://www.spreaker.com/user/lentillem/len_tillem_show_4_08_2013

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Also, John Rothmann, who continues to provide guest commentary with Gil Gross every week, has begun to post his own blog on his website and has some YouTube podcasts available (posted by ellenstacy):

Website

http://www.johnrothmann.com/

‘Around the Political World with John Rothmann’ – YouTube audio vids (these are under ten minutes in length):

April 11, 2013 – The gun debate

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eRndI7_OsE

April 9, 2013 – Guns and the Senate

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0LMQ1pT62E

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And, don ‘t forget about Ed Baxter:

Ed Baxter Media – ‘Making Sense’:

http://edbaxtermedia.com/category/podcasts/

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Finally, there’s Bernie Ward.  He has one new blog post about Easter on ‘The Lion of the Left Speaks’:

http://lionoftheleft.blogspot.com/2013/03/happy-easter.html

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Once again, why does Gil have Rhoda on the Friday show?  I’m sure she’s a lovely person, but she has a lousy radio voice.  Gil, grow some and get rid of Rhoda (on the radio show).  You are losing listeners!  I can listen to Gil for four hours, but not when Rhoda starts speaking and screeching and making strange sounds that she can’t contain.  It’s a miserable listening experience!

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Add to the conversations on radiodiscussions.com:

http://radiodiscussions.com/smf/index.php?PHPSESSID=c6c3ca9cb339a4cea50315de714f9cc0&board=203.0

New Post up about KGO getting rid of Candice DeLong.  I don’t listen to KGO so I have no idea who this person is, but maybe you want to add your opinions.  What are you doing listening to KGO anyway?  Boycott those fools!  Okay, here’s the link:

http://radiodiscussions.com/smf/index.php?topic=232857.0

Or, you can bump up the Len Tillem topic.  No one has commented for over a week now:

http://radiodiscussions.com/smf/index.php?topic=202555.0

Plus, they have a News/ Talk section:

http://radiodiscussions.com/smf/index.php?board=284.0

Lots to read and listen to this week!  And don’t forget to send in your taxes!