Category Archives: Programming

Album Rock WXYG The Goat A to Z Celebration

June 7, 2019

If you’re a fan of progressive rock and “deep cuts”, you don’t want to miss The Goat’s A to Z presentation. Every year at this time, WXYG in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota plays their entire music library in alphabetical order. Sure, lots of stations do ‘A to Z’ specials. The difference is that The Goat has… Read More »

The 94 Days of Summer Starts Today!

June 2, 2019

When I was at KKEZ in Fort Dodge, Iowa, we did an annual promotion called “The 94 Days of Summer.” It coincided with our dial position (94.5) and our moniker (Z94.) Start date was exactly 93 days before Labor Day, making Labor Day the 94th and final day of summer. Other stations held similar events.… Read More »

Are Memorial Day Radio Specials Still a Thing?

May 22, 2019

When I was a kid, holiday weekends meant special radio programs! Not syndicated shows, but genuine, live and locally-produced specials. In Minneapolis, KDWB had “The Memorial Day 500 Countdown.” This was an obvious play on the Indy 500 which also took place over Memorial Day Weekend. Starting at 3:00PM on Friday, KDWB would count down… Read More »

I’ve Been WOWED by Gainesville Florida’s 104.9 WOW FM!

May 3, 2019

It’s not very often that I personally endorse a radio station on this website. But I’ll make an exception for Gainesville’s 104.9 WOW FM. This is one of those rare projects that put all the elements together and got it right. To the FCC, this station is known as WYGC-FM 104.9 in High Springs, Florida.… Read More »

K-Rob Radio: Possibly the Ultimate 1970s & 80s Online Station

February 28, 2013

These past few weeks, I’ve been listening to a new online station: K-ROB. The station promotes itself as “Non Stop 70s and 80s Hits” and they certainly deliver on that promise! KROB is currently running commercial-free. Broadcasting from the Delmarva Peninsula, K-ROB is the creation of veteran radio programmer Rob Walker. If you’re wanting to… Read More »

School Closings, Snow Days and Your Local Stations

June 2, 2019

“No school today. School is closed. Schools will be closing early. Today is a snow day. Buses will be 2 hours late. Buses will be running snow routes only.” Growing up in Minnesota, these were phrases I LOVED to hear! I’d listen to the radio in eager anticipation of hearing my school announced as closed,… Read More »

Christmas Music on AM Radio: Who’s Doing it This Year?

June 2, 2019

Call me a relic, but I love the sound of traditional Christmas music on AM radio! Every year, a select few stations carry on the decades-old tradition of playing continuous Christmas music from Christmas Eve to Christmas Day. What’s REALLY cool is when News/Talk AMs which haven’t played music in years flush their format for… Read More »

Will the Passage of ObamaCare be a Boon for Talk Radio?

June 2, 2019

Now that the health care bill has passed, the pundits are determining who the winners and losers will be. I haven’t heard much regarding the potential impact of ObamaCare on talk radio. You may remember that talk radio proliferated after the election of Bill Clinton as president. Rush Limbaugh in particular used this event to… Read More »