Tips and News

The history of magnetic tape

Many a day I spent pushing tape back and forth on two reels to cue up a cut, master some audio, or splice a contest winner during the on air days.  Getting that curse word closely cut out with a razor blade an angled splice block was a race against time but it was...

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Who is the voice of Siri?

The answer? Susan Bennett USA today featured an article of the voice artist recently.  I'm curious if her voice was featured in the Siri bashing Microsoft commercials released recently.  I suspect not....

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Online-the next radio

The one thing that has kept radio alive has been the local factor.  Radio covers what's happening right in your city.  Online radio choices are quickly lining up and once they determine the importance of programming directly to local IP addresses, that version of...

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The warmth of analog

Digital is not analog.  We've heard that time and again.  I see 20 somethings lining up on Queen street in Toronto on a Saturday to buy a turntable.   Then they run up the street to a record shop, yes a record shop, to buy vinyl and play it on their brand new turn...

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KHJ radio tower comes down

A legendary Los Angeles radio stations transmitter towers were torn down recently, marking the end of yet another AM icon. KHJ started in 1922 and was one of the legenary "boss jock" radio stations in the 60's and 70's. We have the video here....

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RadioRadio’s long history

My passion for radio started long before I'd ever heard of Stan Freberg or the term "boss jock". Both play an important role in the history that is radio. As did Jack Benny, Mel Blanc, Bob Hope, and more recently Jerry Stiller and Dick and Bert. Dick is still alive...

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