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  • SIRIUS XM Earnings in Line, Revs Beat on Subscriber Gain

    Yahoo! Finance: Broadcasting - Radio Industry News
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:29 am
  • Pandora Chief Financial Officer to Present at the Needham Interconnect Conference

    Yahoo! Finance: Broadcasting - Radio Industry News
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:05 pm
    [Business Wire] - Pandora , the leading Internet radio service, today announced that the company's Chief Financial Officer, Mike Herring, will present at the Needham Interconnect Conference
  • Radio presenter Howard Evans found dead

    Radio Today
    Radio Today UK
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:55 am
    One of the founding members of Academy FM, and former KMFM presenter Howard Evans has been found dead at his home.
  • Stocks end choppy trading day lower

    Radio & Television Business Report
    RBR-TVBR
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:21 pm
    Stocks ended Tuesday’s choppy trading session lower, as investors turned cautious after the European Union and the President Obama announced a new round of sanctions against Russia for its role in Ukraine’s civil war. The S&P closed 9 points, or 0.5%, lower at 1,969.95. The Dow ended 70.48 points, or 0.4%, lower at 16,912. The Nasdaq finished 2.2 points lower at 4,442.70. The RBR Radio Index was down 12.386, or 1.4%, to 868.370. The TVBR Television Index was down 7.540, or .8%, to 892.353. Winners SBS, up 1.3% n/a n/a Losers Beasley, down 4.2% CC Media, down 3.0% Salem, down 2.7%…
  • Mark Lazarus Joins Arclight Films in Australia

    Variety
    Patrick Frater
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:38 pm
    Experienced acquisitions and development executive exists federal funding body Screen Australia
 
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    Radio & Television Business Report

  • Stocks end choppy trading day lower

    RBR-TVBR
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:21 pm
    Stocks ended Tuesday’s choppy trading session lower, as investors turned cautious after the European Union and the President Obama announced a new round of sanctions against Russia for its role in Ukraine’s civil war. The S&P closed 9 points, or 0.5%, lower at 1,969.95. The Dow ended 70.48 points, or 0.4%, lower at 16,912. The Nasdaq finished 2.2 points lower at 4,442.70. The RBR Radio Index was down 12.386, or 1.4%, to 868.370. The TVBR Television Index was down 7.540, or .8%, to 892.353. Winners SBS, up 1.3% n/a n/a Losers Beasley, down 4.2% CC Media, down 3.0% Salem, down 2.7%…
  • Robert Gessner elected ACA Chairman; Patricia Jo Boyers elected Vice Chair

    cmarcucci
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:56 pm
    Robert Gessner, President of MCTV (formerly Massillon Cable TV), was elected Chairman of the American Cable Association, and Patricia Jo Boyers, President of BOYCOM, was elected ACA Vice Chairwoman, each to two-year terms, by a vote of the ACA Membership announced 7/28 at the 9th annual Independent Show. “This is a critical time because the issues have never been tougher or the stakes higher for the independent cable community,” Gessner said.  “I’m proud to lead ACA as the organization moves forward with its efforts to inform and educate policymakers on the vital role…
  • AOL teams with Havas for programmatic buying

    cmarcucci
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:48 pm
    Havas SA is teaming up with AOL in a programmatic ad-buying service, giving both companies a chance to enhance their presence in what many see as the hottest sector of advertising right now. Click here to Login and view the full article. (Not a member? Join Today!)
  • Marketing Yourself

    RBR-TVBR
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:41 pm
    How many of you have run into an issue with trying to get into your prospects door with a great idea? Or how about gaining the trust to show your client that you can do more than just put together an advertising schedule at a “great deal” for them? These are issues that I have encountered every single day and have tried to utilize many different ways to overcome.  Can you really blame the clients or prospects? Click here to Login and view the full article. (Not a member? Join Today!)
  • PPM’s mysterious ten minutes

    RBR-TVBR
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:38 pm
    How long does a News-Talk person listen to a station? Ten minutes. How long does a Rock person listen? Ten minutes. How about an Adult Contemporary listener? Ten minutes. Country? Ten minutes Urban? Ten minutes. See a pattern? Click here to Login and view the full article. (Not a member? Join Today!)
 
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  • Mark Lazarus Joins Arclight Films in Australia

    Patrick Frater
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:38 pm
    Experienced acquisitions and development executive exists federal funding body Screen Australia
  • China’s Fosun in Funding Pact With Shanghai Film Group

    Patrick Frater
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:24 pm
    Conglomerate backing Jeff Robinov takes further step in entertainment
  • ‘Maleficent’ Holds Strongly at Japan Box Office

    Patrick Frater
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:18 pm
    TOKYO – In its fourth week on release “Maleficent” became the first foreign live-action pic to pass the JPY4 billion ($39.5 million) milestone at the Japanese box office. Following the July 26-27 weekend, the film’s cume amounted to JPY4.03 billion, good enough for second place after Toho’s release of “Godzilla.”  Opening on 649 screens on... Read more »
  • Stephen A. Smith Suspension Exposes ESPN’s Bigger Problem

    Brian Lowry
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:34 pm
    ESPN has a problem. It wants to be in the thick of things, to be part of every major debate pertaining to sports. But its commentators and analysts – rooted as they are in trade deadlines and X’s and O’s – can be loose cannons, occasionally getting in over their heads when pressed to address... Read more »
  • ‘Dragonriders of Pern’ Set Up as Movie Franchise at Warner Bros.

    Dave McNary
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:14 pm
    Warner Bros. is launching development of a movie franchise based on the sci-fi series “Dragonriders of Pern.” The studio has optioned the 22-volume book series from the estate of American-Irish author Anne McCaffrey, who died in 2011. It has yet to set up the project with a producer. The books are set in a pre-industrial... Read more »
 
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    Mark Ramsey Media LLC

  • Why Nothing Changes in Talk Radio

    mramsey1@ix.netcom.com (Mark Ramsey)
    18 Jul 2014 | 7:56 am
    Today, I’m taking a back seat to the inimitable Darryl Parks, a legend in the world of commercial radio spoken word. Darryl has an extraordinarily blunt and insightful perspective on what ails Talk Radio, and you can read it here. A few highlights: I guess I hit close to home with my prior blog post on the Ratings Disaster that is today’s talk radio. The June PPM’s suck for talk radio. Hell. The diary markets coming in are bringing little joy. And many in the talk radio industry just sit back and continue on autopilot with the same hard line conservative narrative hour after hour,…
  • The Death of Distribution Channel Advantage

    mramsey1@ix.netcom.com (Mark Ramsey)
    16 Jul 2014 | 10:01 am
    So I read with interest today this distribution-related tidbit from NTS MediaOnline: Cumulus Media-owned Westwood One has announced an agreement with NextRadio that will enable all U.S. radio stations to use advertising inventory to fund the industry’s payments to Sprint. Over the past year, broadcasters have been asked to commit dollars and/or inventory to fund the Sprint NextRadio Initiative, which plans to sell at least 30 million FM receiver-enabled smartphones in the next three years. Broadcasters can now meet their commitment by providing two minutes per station per day (Mon-Sun/…
  • Maybe You’re Thinking about Digital for Radio All Wrong

    mramsey1@ix.netcom.com (Mark Ramsey)
    15 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    What do VC’s look for when they invest in the startups which threaten mega-industries like radio? Marc Andreessen, VC and cofounder of Netscape, spelled out the formula in an HBR Ideacast episode with his former partner Jim Barksdale. Here’s what Andreessen and investors like him look for: A large incumbent… In an established industry… With a bundled product or service offering… In the presence of underlying technology change… Where there’s an idea for an unbundled version of the product or service the customer might prefer more than the incumbent…
  • What Radio Can Learn from a YouTube Star

    mramsey1@ix.netcom.com (Mark Ramsey)
    14 Jul 2014 | 10:36 am
    What’s the difference between a media brand and an individual with 50 million YouTube views? Nothing! Andrea Russett is a YouTube phenomenon. She has amassed over 700K Twitter followers, 1 million YouTube subscribers, 1.1 million Instagram followers, and 50 million YouTube views. Speaking with me at hivio 2014 with her manager Phil Becker, here are some of the questions that Andrea and Phil answered: How did you become a YouTube Star? How do you grow that kind of attention? What do brands expect from a YouTube Star? How do they work with you? How did you work on the Radio? Why does a…
  • You Will Probably Do the Opposite of This

    mramsey1@ix.netcom.com (Mark Ramsey)
    9 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Why don’t we do what we know we need to do to make a difference in the world or our own industry? Or even a difference in our own lives? In the radio space, for example, the majority of managers will nod agreeably at the roster of must-do’s facing the industry, the stuff they know they need to do. Then, more often than not, they do exactly the opposite. Why? Why is change so hard? Why do we do the opposite of what we need to do even when innovative action is so critical? Because “we’re mad, feeling creatures being pushed and pulled by our environments, by our…
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    Audio4cast

  • A Smart Approach to Revenue Growth

    Jennifer Lane
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:57 am
    In May Entercom, one of the largest broadcasters in the US, launched a new division called SmartReach Digital. The launch came initially to six of Entercom’s markets, with more to follow. SmartReach Digital is a full-service digital agency formed by Entercom, staffed with a team of experienced digital marketers. Dedicated sales reps will drive business in each Entercom market. The idea is new and innovative to radio, but one that has taken hold with newspapers, tv, and other locally driven media outlets. Local market knowledge and resources are valuable and can be used to sell more…
 
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    SiriusBuzz

  • SiriusXM Kicks Off NFL Training Camp Season Coverage

    Spencer Osborne
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:40 am
    SiriusXM will kick off its 10th annual SiriusXM NFL Radio Training Camp Tour today, July 25, broadcasting live from all 32 NFL teams’ training camps and giving fans the most comprehensive radio coverage available as the 2014 NFL season approaches.  Football has been a satellite radio staple since the early days of the service and the coverage offered is something that passionate fans of football have gravitated to for years.  Seeing the top caliber coverage continue is a testament to SiriusXM as well as the NFL. SiriusXM NFL Radio hosts will broadcast live on location from each…
  • SiriusXM In Hot Water Over Mailing Envelopes

    Spencer Osborne
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:13 am
    SiriusXM has had its share of spats with consumer advocate groups regarding marketing practices over the years.  There have also been a handful of lawsuits centered around people receiving unwanted communications from the satellite radio provider, and suits complaing that SiriusXM is obtaining personal information about car buyers.  This latest lawsuit takes the cake though — SiriusXM is being hauled into court for allegedly stealing the patented envelope design of CCAH. You may not have heard of CCAH, but you have likely seen their envelopes.  The company designs and markets their…
  • SiriusXM Announces More Share Buy-Backs

    Spencer Osborne
    16 Jul 2014 | 5:19 am
     SiriusXM has announced that its Board of Directors has approved an additional $2 billion common stock repurchase program.  In total, the share buy-back program now carries an overall value of $6 billion. The announcement did not state whether Liberty Media, the majority holder of SiriusXM share would participate in the program, but did list it as an option. If Liberty does not participate its ownership percentage would increase as shares are removed from the market.  I anticipate that Liberty Media and SiriusXM will negotiate some transactions that could buy back shares from Liberty.
  • Live Nation Partners With Yahoo To Air Concerts

    Spencer Osborne
    14 Jul 2014 | 11:25 am
    If you thought that Liberty Media’s interest in SiriusXM and Live Nation would bring about some synergistic qualities you may well be wrong — at least at this stage.  In a deal announced Friday, Live Nation is broadcasting an impressive 365 concerts on it Yahoo! channel on Yahoo Screen.  The concept is simple.  Live Nation has some desired music content video and Yahoo provides the outlet for it.  The deal brings added exposure to both companies.  Meanwhile SiriusXM is remaining a service dominated by satellite streaming of music while not seizing web based opportunity. The…
  • Jenny McCarthy To Join SiriusXM

    Spencer Osborne
    14 Jul 2014 | 7:53 am
    SiriusXM announced today that Jenny McCarthy will host a live, limited-run, one-hour weekly series exclusively on SiriusXM starting on Wednesday, July 16 on SiriusXM Stars.  The satellite radio provider is ramping up the talk content pressure by adding compelling content that differentiates itself from other services. In her new series, Dirty, Sexy, Funny with Jenny McCarthy, McCarthy will use her trademark humor and outspoken style to discuss topics such as parenting, sex, dating and marriage; inviting celebrity guests and friends, as well as the audience to jump into the conversation…
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    It Matters Radio

  • From Our Ears to Yours - Music Music Music

    It Matters Radio
    27 Jul 2014 | 12:17 am
    From Livie Moine to Ameir Smith - some great music from our guest. Enjoy. From Ken, Kerry, Monica & Punky-Radio Cat
  • Karegan - The Music of A True Artist & Ausperitea's own Joe Hess - Tea Anyone?

    It Matters Radio
    17 Jul 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Sixteen-year-old singer/songwriter Karegan is not just another pretty face. When you see Karegan, you see wholesomeness and spirit. When you hear her music, you hear angelic melodies and commanding runs. When you see her perform, you understand what all the hype is about. If you are looking for another cookie cutter blonde, Karegan is not the performer for you. Born and raised in the sunshine state of Florida, Karegan credits her country spunk to inspirations like Kelly Clarkson, Paramour, and Cassadee Pope. Unwilling to allow herself to be categorized as a solely country or pop artist;…
  • It Matters Radio Presents - A Salute to Independence

    It Matters Radio
    3 Jul 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Independence is a word most do not give much thought to on a daily basis. We take it for granted for the most part. On further inspection, it seemed to us that Independence can have many meanings to different people. While one may believe it is patriotic, others may find it goes much deeper. On this broadcast, we will bring diversity via music and written word as we present what Independence means to the winners of our Independence Contest. It may surprise you as it surely did us. With music from Deborah Inzerillo and Bonnie Waters and the flash fiction, poetry and short stories from authors,…
  • The Music of Young Singer Katelyn McCarter - Magical Memories from Richard Post

    It Matters Radio
    19 Jun 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Katelyn McCarter, a Four-time Music Award Winner has captured the attention of the industry. From a young age, Katelyn has taken every opportunity to explore her natural musical impulses. Katelyn's love for performance and talent was apparent to her family who supported Katelyn's creative inclinations, encouraging her to study voice, piano and dance. She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Music in 2012. Katelyn is much more than her stunning, unforgettable voice. She is an active member of her community, staying involved with anti bullying programs, non-profit concerts…
  • Music of 'Hosts' with Miles Patzer - Ben Bradlee takes on 'The Kid'

    It Matters Radio
    29 May 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Introducing HOSTS, the forthright pseudonym of Miles Patzer. The Nashville-based Milwaukee transplant is a singer/songwriter capable of evoking levels of emotion through his bare-bone sets that leave his listeners in an unfathomable state of introspection. Upon first listen, the candor and somber disposition of HOSTS' debut album, Hearttaker, conveys a seemingly bleak outlook, but upon further examination, Patzer asserts that even in an utter moment of destruction and sadness, there's literally nothing you ever have to worry about again. Patzer is unabashed in recounting episodes of animosity…
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    The Streema Blog

  • One Week Later – Inside the World Cup at Streema: Challenges, Surprises, and Results of our first Event Experiment

    Streema Team
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:45 pm
    The World Cup 2014 finished roughly a week ago and we can see how people are feeling the withdrawal syndrome of having no national football team - or soccer ;) - to watch on a daily basis! Here at Streema, we have many football fans that were very enthusiastic about the World Cup. Also, since this was a huge global event that was going to be broadcasted on radio as well as television, many of us thought it would be a good opportunity to experiment with a live event - the following were the challenges, surprises and results. Experiment The goal was to research how many people we could reach if…
  • The Best (and Worst) Predictions of the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil [Infographic]

    Streema Team
    16 Jul 2014 | 10:53 am
    Hi Streema Soccer Fans! Following the interest that our post on World Cup predictions generated around the web, we decided to do another one - this time covering the entire tournament, from start to finish. We analyzed the original predictions from the Group Stage through to the World Cup Final for the same organizations as before - ESPN, PwC, Goldman Sachs, Bloomberg, The Economist, and Yahoo - and then added EA Sports and Reuters. These last two hadn't been included in the previous analysis and we're glad we included them this time! Again we found some surprising results, you would never…
  • FIFA World Cup 2014 – Closing Ceremony, Germany Wins the Final, Argentina Places 2nd

    Streema Team
    14 Jul 2014 | 11:50 am
    Hello Streema Soccer Fans! The FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil came to a close yesterday after a weekend full of football. On Saturday it was Brazil's turn to show that they could earn 3rd place against the tough Dutch side. Those hopes didn't last very long as the Netherlands went up 2-0 in the first 20 minutes of the game. And at the end of the match, the 3-0 score showed that the Netherlands were fair winners of the 3rd place game. On Sunday, on a beautiful afternoon in Maracana Stadium, everyone was getting ready for the final match of the tournament, between Germany and Argentina. Leading…
  • World Cup Final, Germany vs Argentina

    Streema Team
    10 Jul 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Hello! It's been a crazy couple of days at the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil in which the semifinals we're as exciting as they were unpredictable. On Tuesday Germany crushed Brazil 7-1 in a game that was decided within the first 30 minutes of the match and on Wednesday Argentina defeated The Netherlands in a penalty shootout after a 0-0 game, where Argentine goalkeeper Sergio Romero became the hero by saving two penalty shots. We're now in the last stretch of the tournament, with the World Cup Final this Sunday between Germany and Argentina. And of course, to warm things up, Brazil and The…
  • World Cup 2014 – Quarterfinals are over, who will make it to the Finals?

    Streema Team
    7 Jul 2014 | 8:40 am
    Hello Streema Soccer Fans, The world's biggest event is heading into it's final stages! Last Friday and Saturday we had the FIFA World Cup 2014 Quarterfinal matches, with four very exciting games as Germany, Brazil, Argentina and The Netherlands won their respective games. On a not-so-positive note, Brazilian star and offensive midfielder Neymar was injured and will now miss the rest of the World Cup. As for the Semifinal games coming up tomorrow and Wednesday, here are the details: Tuesday July 8th at 4pm EST Brazil vs Germany Wednesday July 9th at 4pm EST Netherlands vs Argentina As always,…
 
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    Online Radio Streaming Live Radio Stations

  • Karisco Radio

    mhstar
    17 Jul 2014 | 10:07 am
    Karisco Radio :: radio.karisco.co.uk Listen to Karisco Radio, Mixing the old & the new, Karisco Radio is the station for you!! Broadcasting from the UK via the internet. Online radio streaming blog provide a free internet live radio stations and also the directory of online radio stations from various country, various category of musics, talk, sports and news stations. This blog only provides an embedded code to your favorite radio stations. Thanks for support us. Report broken link HERE
  • Sensuelle Radio

    mhstar
    16 Jul 2014 | 9:57 am
    Sensuelle Radio :: www.sensuelleradio.fr Listen to Sensuelle Radio broadcasting from France, a web radio pop love music des années 80, 24 hours a day in French language. Online radio streaming blog provide a free internet live radio stations and also the directory of online radio stations from various country, various category of musics, talk, sports and news stations. This blog only provides an embedded code to your favorite radio stations. Thanks for support us. Report broken link HERE
  • Radio Betna

    mhstar
    16 Jul 2014 | 9:02 am
    Radio Betna :: www.radiobetna.com Listen to Radio Betna web radio station. Radio Betna ® is an independent web radio station streaming classical music, and the latest Arabic hit songs 24/7. Launched in 2010, Radio Betna ® is the first to put quality Arabic programs on the web from Ontario, Canada. Online radio streaming blog provide a free internet live radio stations and also the directory of online radio stations from various country, various category of musics, talk, sports and news stations. This blog only provides an embedded code to your favorite radio stations. Thanks for support us.
  • Billman Shout Radio

    mhstar
    22 Feb 2014 | 7:49 am
    Billman Shout Radio :: www.billmanradio.com Tune in 24 hours a day to the hottest mix of top 40, pop, dance, hip hop, rock and more. We’re available on icecast and shoutcast right on your computer, wifi radio or smart phone. Online radio streaming blog provide a free internet live radio stations and also the directory of online radio stations from various country, various category of musics, talk, sports and news stations. This blog only provides an embedded code to your favorite radio stations. Thanks for support us. Report broken link HERE
  • Radio Gothic

    mhstar
    22 Feb 2014 | 7:36 am
    Radio Gothic : www.radiogothic.net Listen to radio Gothic, bring you Metal music broadcasting from Czech Republic. Online radio streaming blog provide a free internet live radio stations and also the directory of online radio stations from various country, various category of musics, talk, sports and news stations. This blog only provides an embedded code to your favorite radio stations. Thanks for support us. Report broken link HERE
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    Sunny.fm - Marquette Adult Contemporary Radio WKQS FM » The Sunny Morning Show

  • Marquette City Commission Meets Tonight

    Walt
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:02 am
    Marquette City Manager Bill Vajda Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Marquette City Commission has a regular meeting tonight in Marquette. Marquette City Manager Bill Vajda joined The SUNNY Morning Show with Walt & Mike recently to preview the agenda of the meeting.
  • Old Friends Reunite To Make Music And Benefit Big Brothers/Big Sisters

    Walt
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Jayne Letts and Dean Moilanen. Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Two nights of live music to support Big Brothers Big Sisters are happening this weekend in Marquette.
  • Biolife Plasma Services Expanding Services In Marquette Facility

    Walt
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Danielle Wells, Regional Marketing Representative for Biolife Plasma Services. Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – BioLife Plasma Services has begun moving into extended services and hours and more following a recent renovation of the facility located on Hawley Street in Marquette.
  • Marquette Area Public Schools Propose Sinking Fund Millage

    Walt
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:58 am
    Marquette Area Public Schools Superintendent William Saunders. Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Marquette Area Public School District is asking voters to approve a sinking fund millage in the upcoming August 5th election.
  • 109th District Rep John Kivela Discusses Town Hall Meetings

    Walt
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:01 am
    State Representative John Kivela (D-Marquette) Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Upper Michigan’s legislative delegation is continuing with a series of public meetings this week and next. State Senator Tom Casperson and Representatives Scott Dianda, John Kivela and Ed McBroom are holding the town hall meetings across the U.
 
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    Metro Radio 261MW and 97FM Tribute Site

  • HAPPY 40th BIRTHDAY, METRO RADIO!

    14 Jul 2014 | 2:40 pm
    ByANDY FLEMINGWEBMASTERForty years ago today the Metropolitan Broadcasting Company, otherwise known as MBC or simply Metro Radio took to the airwaves of north east England. It was the sixth Independent Local Radio (ILR) station to open in the United Kingdom, and part of the first tranche of nineteen of such stations that would commence broadcasting by April, 1976.Commercial radio back then was a new medium in a country that since the invention of radio in the early twentieth century had been allowed little choice when it came to listening to legal broadcasts. Domestically, there was just the…
  • BILL STEEL'S RADIO AND TV DAYS

    7 Jun 2014 | 5:06 pm
    ByANDY FLEMINGWEBMASTERThursday morning proved much more interesting than usual for a couple of reasons for both myself and visitors to this website.One of the Metro Radio 261MW 97VHF Tribute Website visitors, Matthew Gulliver of Rotherham asked whether I would be willing to take a listen to Radio Tyneside, a hospital radio service for Newcastle-upon-Tyne and surrounding areas. This radio station has been broadcasting to the hospital communities in the Tyneside area via closed circuit headphone and now via the internet and 1575kHz AM/medium wave since 1951.North East broadcasting legend Bill…
  • TWO SUPERB PROGRAMMES TO TAKE YOU BACK TO 1979!

    2 Jun 2014 | 4:48 pm
    It's 1979 and politically Britain ends the decade as it started with economic, political and industrial turmoil and a change of government. Margaret Thatcher and the Conservatives are elected to power, while in Iran, their is an Islamic Revolution and the Shah is exiled. In the north east of England, listeners were kept fully informed by Metro's newsoom.ByANDY FLEMINGWEBMASTERAs the seventies gave way to the eighties, the north east, Britain and indeed the world were changing dramatically. It was one of history's turning points.In the United Kingdom, the Winter of Discontent marked by…
  • 70s INDEPENDENT LOCAL RADIO DIAL

    2 Jun 2014 | 1:36 am
    So you've enjoyed the sights and sounds of Metro Radio 261MW 97VHF in the seventies and eighties, the Independent Local Radio (ILR) service for the Tyne/Wear area, thanks to the North East Sound Tribute website.But Metro Radio was just one of the original tranche of nineteen ILR stations originally licenced by the Independent Broadcasting Authority. What about the rest of the network? Are there any similar 'independent' tribute websites for those other stations providing multimedia, artwork, jingles and programme downloads just like the Metro Radio 261MW 97VHF Tribute website.Well, the…
  • A 1974 NOSTALGIA-FEST FROM LEN GROAT!

    28 May 2014 | 12:37 pm
    It's October, 1974 and who's going to Prime Minister? Will it be Ted Heath (left); Jeremy Thorpe (centre) or Harold Wilson (right)? Meanwhile, Metro Radio is still in its infancy with a huge variety of news, drama, sport, motoring, quiz and music programmes.ByANDY FLEMINGWEBMASTERWell it's back to 1974 now and time for a great tranche of audio from Len Groat, one of the original line-up of presenters at the Metropolitan Broadcasting Company when it started transmissions earlier that year. Many of the clips supplied by Len were produced in-house by Metropolitan Broadcasting itself and are of…
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