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  1. #41
    Quote Originally Posted by cyber View Post
    So what will be the fate of the Sinatra show? Will it's sixty plus year run end or is its time slot considered harmless allowing Sid to stay on?

    I suspect the latter...don't know how Sid's health is lately.

  2. #42
    Quote Originally Posted by cyber View Post
    So what will be the fate of the Sinatra show? Will it's sixty plus year run end or is its time slot considered harmless allowing Sid to stay on?
    There’s always an opportunity to sell time to more scam financial artists and dubious “remedies” for what ails you.

    Sometimes I can’t believe that show is still around.

  3. #43
    Quote Originally Posted by AbrahamJSimpson View Post

    Sometimes I can’t believe that show is still around.
    There are some neighborhoods where listening to that show is a religious experience.

    I'm not saying that's a reason to keep it, but the other options, as you say, aren't much better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBigA View Post
    If WHYY is tie with KYW in 18-34, moving to FM won't change a thing.[/url]
    While I can't say I agree that adding an FM signal wouldn't change a thing regarding younger listeners, I should point out that my response was tongue-in-cheek.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miguelito View Post
    I think the industry really missed the boat with HD. The way they advertised it ("stations between the stations"???) was so bizarre to me. I acknowledge that a lot of radio geeks dislike HD because of it screws up DX-ing. But the sound is just so much better. And the (at-this-point-mostly-wasted) opportunities for interesting formats on the side-channels was something I think could have been a big opportunity for radio. I always felt like stations should have been doing a much better job of advertising what their "commercial-free" side-channels were offering and telling people how to hear them. I felt like that was the way to get people to consider buying new receivers. At the very least, demand could have encouraged many more car companies to have HD stereos as optional equipment.

    I don't get to hear radio much these days but when I do (usually during a road trip), HD side channels are mostly what I end up listening to! But I suppose they're going to continue slowly become simulcasts of sister stations until the whole experiment finally dies out. Hopefully, they'll at least come up with some other use for the technology.
    When I first heard about HD Radio I was exciting I thought it was going to be a big thing. I thought AM stations that had FM sister stations would move to an HD sub-channel and in 5 or 10 years when HD became the norm, they would shut down their AM signal, allowing other stations to move to the abandoned frequency i.e. day time only stations or lower power stations. I thought that would've been a way to declutter the AM band.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBigA View Post
    If WHYY is tie with KYW in 18-34, moving to FM won't change a thing.

    The issue is a stodgy and old presentation. I suspect it's part of the reason why they're changing leadership at the station.


    https://www.bizjournals.com/philadel...-entercom.html
    Can you summarize the rest of the article for us BizJournal non subscribers?

    ixnay

  7. #47
    Quote Originally Posted by ixnay View Post
    Can you summarize the rest of the article for us BizJournal non subscribers?
    Basically the KYW News Director, Steve Butler, who has been with the station for 40 years, is leaving.

    Here's another link:

    https://www.allaccess.com/net-news/a...w-philadelphia

    So it's a chance to bring in someone younger who may see news as more than just the air signal.

  8. #48
    Quote Originally Posted by MarcB View Post
    When I first heard about HD Radio I was exciting I thought it was going to be a big thing. I thought AM stations that had FM sister stations would move to an HD sub-channel and in 5 or 10 years when HD became the norm, they would shut down their AM signal, allowing other stations to move to the abandoned frequency i.e. day time only stations or lower power stations. I thought that would've been a way to declutter the AM band.
    I couldn't agree more, Marc B! That's exactly what I thought would happen. Especially for AM stations with limited signals that had an FM counterpart. They could eventually turn off that AM transmitter and the stations that remained could change their patterns, increase power, etc. and make the AM band a little bit better.

    The big problem happened when the FCC didn't force radio manufacturers to include HD on all their radios. (Think, AM Stereo. They never picked a standard, and it died.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMRocks View Post

    The big problem happened when the FCC didn't force radio manufacturers to include HD on all their radios.
    Considering that doing so would have been a financial bonanza to exactly one company -- iBiquity, which licenses the technology -- and an unfunded mandate to all the manufacturers of radios, the FCC was wise not to step in there. Besides, the radio horse had already left the barn for consumers, who weren't buying new radios anymore. It had been decades since original FM programming in stereo gave them a reason to go out and buy a new radio, and HD's "channels between the channels" playing songs that 90+ percent of the population didn't want to hear on any device were never going to be a strong enough reason to get them to buy another one.

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