47° - cloudy at 10:30pm
13 hours on the day job today. So nice to be busy again!
Edison Media. Sean Ross and the folks are blogging here about the ten best radio markets for radio - and begin the countdown with Louisville.
Sean notes a "heated" classic rock battle between Clear Channel's WQMF and Cox Radio's WSFR.
Over the summer, WSRF won the 12+ numbers; back in the spring it was WQMF. You have to love a battle like that. We'll have to listen tomorrow on the 'net!
Fred Jacobs. Fred writes this morning about The Eagles new album; how its distribution is anything but conventional; how the heritage band's album knocked Britney out of the top spot on the charts. Read here. Fred promises a related follow-up piece on his blog tomorrow.
Great quote. About the current recession (or "economic downturn") from McVay Media's Dave Lange:
"...a recession is the perfect time to build a brand. You will likely see less competition, less clutter around your message, and remember the audience is STILL THERE. Just because they may be holding their wallets a little tighter they are still looking for entertainment and we offer it for free every day."
Dave's blog is here.
Watching: The Closer tonight on TNT and hearing the familiar voice of actor Barry Corbin (saw him too!) - reminding me of one of my favorite radio stations that only existed in the TV world: KBHR/Cicely, Alaska.
KBHR - a part of the early 90s TV series Northern Exposure. Barry's character (Maurice Minnifield) owned the station that featured "Chris in the morning" - (played by actor John Corbett). Just a great series. And Janine Turner - the icing on the cake.
BTW: Barry Corbin is voice of 99.5/The Wolf in Dallas. MP3s of his imaging work here.
More tomorrow. Bedtime for Bonzo.