August 13, 2016 |
Changes coming to 'Radio Times' The WHYY show Radio Times tweeted on Thursday: "Exciting changes coming to @whyyradiotimes. Starting next week, Marty will only do the interview for Hour 1. Marty Moss-Coane , celebrating 25 years this year as host of the show, announced on the air that the second hour will be hosted by anchor/reporter Mary Cummings-Jordan . Lost Boys recall Williams Some of the younger castmates of Robin Williams...
August 10, 2016 |
It's not pirate radio. But then again, it's not too far from a parrot and an eye patch. Ideas for programming include shows on geek culture, salsa music, and legalizing marijuana, along with poetry slams, local bands, and news from the neighborhoods. Some shows might be broadcast in Khmer or Bhutanese. Philadelphia's new radio station, low-power, public-access WPPM - as in "People Powered Media" - is inventing itself in a hurry. It's set to go live with all original programs next month, charged with serving the underserved and providing unique and educational points of view and information.
July 4, 2016 |
When her husband died, life began all over again for Birtan Aka Collier. A former banker and mayoral adviser, she had been married 30 years to Ralph Collier, a sophisticated voice in local radio who interviewed celebrities and newsworthy figures. He worked for seven decades in radio, wrote a weekly travel column for the Main Line Times , and hosted a travel program for listeners until he died in 2013. That's when she stepped up to the microphone: She took over her husband's interviews and began recording the shows.
July 2, 2016 |
TRENTON - Gov. Christie on Thursday shot back at a conservative New Jersey radio host critical of his new tax plan, accusing the host of deliberately misleading listeners to "try to make yourself famous" and boost ratings. The host, Bill Spadea of New Jersey 101.5's morning show, snapped back, "Governor, it's not any more about ratings for me than it is about a nice tax-cutting headline for you. " At issue is Christie's plan to raise the state's 14.5-cent-per-gallon tax on gasoline to 37.5 cents as part of legislation to replenish New Jersey's fund for the construction and maintenance of roads, bridges, and rail lines.
July 1, 2016 |
EWING, N.J. - For a good three hours Tuesday morning, the conservative radio host was filling the airwaves with invective against the proposed gas-tax hike, ripping into a deal brokered in the "middle of the night" by Gov. Christie and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto. Then, during a commercial break from Bill Spadea's four-hour morning show on New Jersey 101.5 FM came some interesting news: The governor had reached out to the station's news director. "That was the first time in six years Christie has ever called me to say, 'What should I do about this?
July 1, 2016 |
The topic was "voter anger" in the 2016 presidential election, but columnist and TV and radio host Michael Smerconish suggested that many Americans are not seething with discontent. "If there's a new silent majority in the nation, it's not tea-party activists, it's not millennials who are feeling the Bern, it's the tens of millions of Americans who are not angry but too complacent," he said. Smerconish was the featured speaker Wednesday at an event hosted by Philadelphia Media Network, parent company of the Inquirer, the Daily News, and Philly.com, at the Independence Visitor Center.
June 13, 2016 |
The tech-loving kid who grew up to be president of the South Jersey Radio Association was just 14 when he first messaged the universe. "I said something like, 'My name is Ken. My location is Clementon, New Jersey,' " Ken Botterbrodt recalls. "I was in the basement with an 18-watt transmitter I built from parts of TV sets. I sent a signal out, and somebody - a guy in Michigan - came back. "It was magical. " As Botterbrodt and other association members mark the centennial of the oldest continuously operating club of its kind in North America (sjra.org)
June 9, 2016 |
TUESDAY, AL CAPONE was not the most celebrated name in Eastern State Penitentiary. It was Joey Warchal. About a week ago, I told you how Joey, a precocious 13-year-old from Somerton, discovered what he called an "historically inaccurate" radio in the cell of Capone, likely the prison's most famous inmate, during a school tour. The Chicago gangster was incarcerated in 1929 and 1930, but Joey, who is an antiques collector specializing in radios and record players, noticed the floor-model wooden radio in the plush cell was manufactured in 1942.
June 1, 2016 |
AT A glance, Joey Warchal knew something was very wrong. He loved everything he saw during a tour of Eastern State Penitentiary - Al Capone's cell most of all, but something was very wrong. A tour guide said the Prohibition-era gangster was incarcerated in 1929 and 1930. "The radio featured in the display is historically inaccurate," Warchal politely emailed Eastern State Penitentiary senior vice president Sean Kelley after his tour. "As an antique collector specializing in radios," Warchal said "the radio displayed is a Philco A-361, made in January 1942," after Capone had departed Eastern State.
May 27, 2016 |
If anyone doubts how trendy podcasting has become, note the recent Season Five finale of HBO's Girls . While Lena Dunham's character, Hannah, waits in line for her slot at a storyteller's event, another monologuist tells her, "I have a podcast - I care," to prove both his universal concern and utter hipness. During its decade of existence, podcasting has gone from rudimentary, nerdy chatterboxing and being an arm of public broadcasting to gorgeously produced, often live, geek culture audiobooks.