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Radio: It's Personal
For many years, when RCL was a live show, we ended each episode by playing Alan Jackson's "Thank God for the Radio." In this beautiful, simple song, Jackson gives thanks for the faithful companion that is with him "on the wrong end of the highway, when the long night has no end." As it is with Alan Jackson, so it is with all of us. Yes, we do our "news nuggets" and give our opinions on the latest goings on in the radio industry. But when you get down to it, radio is personal to us. And, if you think about it, we're sure it's just as personal to you. So, after updating you on the week's news and riffing a bit on heritage call letters, Jamie, Chris and Preston open up and share their stories of personal encounters with the broadcasters they had grown to love. Whether it was Jamie calling into a morning show as one of its DJ's was having a very emotional moment or Chris being completely taken by surprise by seeing at a concert the lady whose voice he woke up to every morning since he could remember hearing a radio, this show was nostalgia at its most emotional. Then, Jamie shares an experiment he is conducting and we talk about possible results. If you want to see a side of some of the RCL crew you may not have known existed, tune into this roller coaster ride of an episode! Note: We dedicate this episode to Laurie DeYoung of WPOC in Baltimore. "Miss Laurie," as she was known by Chris throughout his early childhood, celebrated her 35th anniversary of broadcasting in Baltimore—all on the same station! Why do we single her out? Listen and find out!
Nice Sound If You can Get It
The shake-ups continue across the country, particularly in the lineups of talk stations. This inspires Chris to make up the name of a new format that may or may not exist. The FCC makes news worth noting—and, surprisingly, we like it. Jamie asks us if we've ever seriously thought about the sensitivity of our radio antennas. Admittedly, most of us haven't, but a good discussion ensues anyway. We take up some pretty weighty questions: Of what use is the AM band? Are radio antennas even relevant anymore? Are AM/FM radios quickly becoming a thing of the past? Has the smart speaker taken the place of the surround-sound radio as the listening apparatus of choice? Finally, it's often said that radio is "theatre of the mind." How does this translate to the way we enjoy sports? Lots to think about on this week's episode! Remember: We're giving our Facebook fans a special look behind-the-scenes as we stream our recording session next Monday, October 19, at 3 PM Eastern. Be sure to like Radio Connection Live on Facebook to get notified when we go live!
The Return of the Radio Veteran
Tim O'Connor, former host of the show and veteran of terrestrial radio, joins us to tell stories of radio's past and provide his unique insights on radio's present. We revisit the land of format changes with a closer look at change that directly challenged one of the most established stations of its kind in the world. Then, what is a programming philosophy, and how is it developed? Tim shares his thoughts with the team.
Might As Well Face It, You're Addicted to... What?
EMF is at it again, acquiring more stations to bring under the huge umbrella that is K-Love. iHeart adds one more 24/7 network to their portfolio. "News Nuggets" are making waves in various markets, reminding us once again that all radio is, in the end, local. Also, this week's show is a journey of discovery for the panel, as we confess to you and each other our healthy--or perhaps unhealthy--radio addictions. Finally, we take a closer look at the Cristian radio format, and give our local stations the love they deserve. Make sure to listen carefully for this week's trivia question. Email us if you know the answer!
Of Formats, Festivals and Flamethrowers: RCL for the Week of 9-21-20
This week, a well-executed format change to a very well-executed format in Atlanta inspires the team to talk about what makes a good format change--and, for that matter, what makes a good format. We de-brief the iHeart Music Festival and the ACM Awards, both of which were presented very differently, for better or for worse. Our old friends at iHeart and Cumulus become the topic of conversation yet again as we talk about how similar they really are. The trivia question from last week's podcast is answered and a new one is asked. If you know the answer, email firstname.lastname@example.org!
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My experience with this podcast
I am proud to cohost this wonderful radio show podcast. I work with a great team, our stories and topics are always on point, and we always try to engage of our listeners. You should definitely get this show a try, we don’t do any insults or fake news, we always speak the facts! :-)
Please note I meant to say you should give the show a try, we never dive into fake news or insults I’m using voice text because my visual impairment so I hope you understand when you read this thank you