On Conservative Radio, Misleading Message Is Clear: ‘Democrats Cheat’

Election fraud claims from 2020 are widespread on talk radio, contributing to the belief that the midterm results cannot be trusted.

#audio-neutral-informative, #cheating, #conspiracy-theories, #elections, #presidential-election-of-2020, #project-democracy, #radio, #rumors-and-misinformation, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements

‘On Being’ Is Leaving Public Radio for a Podcast Future

Krista Tippett, the host of the popular podcast about big questions, is striking out on her own.

#minnesota-public-radio, #national-public-radio, #on-being-radio-program, #podcasts, #radio, #tippett-krista

How Billionaires Are Shaping France’s Presidential Campaign

In a nation with strict political finance laws, control over the news media has provided an avenue for the very rich to influence elections, this one more than ever.

#bertelsmann-ag, #bouygues, #campaign-finance, #canal-plus, #cnews-canal-plus-sa, #elections, #fox-entertainment-group-inc, #france, #lagardere-publishing, #lvmh-moet-hennessy-louis-vuitton-sa, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #media, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #politics-and-government, #radio, #television, #tf1-group, #vivendi

BBC Revives Shortwave Radio Dispatches in Ukraine and Draws Ire of Russia

The British broadcaster is turning to frequencies that still work during a communications blackout.

#british-broadcasting-corp, #davie-tim-1967, #freedom-of-the-press, #kyiv-ukraine, #news-and-news-media, #radio, #rt-tv-network, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #sputnik-russian-news-agency, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Ralph Emery, the Dick Clark of Country Music, Dies at 88

For six decades he promoted country performers on radio and television, earning a place in the Country Music Hall of Fame.

#country-music, #deaths-obituaries, #emery-ralph, #grand-ole-opry-house, #nashville-tenn, #radio

James Mtume, Whose ‘Juicy Fruit’ Became a Hip-Hop Beat, Dies at 76

In a wide-ranging career, he went from playing percussion with Miles Davis to writing and producing sleek R&B to a long stint on political talk radio.

#deaths-obituaries, #jazz, #juicy-fruit-song, #mtume-james-1946-2022, #open-line-radio-program, #radio, #rap-and-hip-hop, #rhythm-and-blues-music

Rosalie Trombley, Who Picked Hits and Made Stars, Dies at 82

As music director for CKLW, a major radio station in the Detroit market, she furthered the careers of Alice Cooper, Bob Seger, the Temptations and many others.

#cklw-am, #deaths-obituaries, #detroit-mich, #ontario-canada, #pop-and-rock-music, #radio, #trombley-rosalie-1939-2021

Knowledge Bubbles Work Against Us

We need to find out why our neighbors and fellow citizens think the way they do.

#fans-persons, #finebaum-paul, #football-college, #internal-sub-only-nl, #radio, #sec-espn-network, #southeastern-conference

WNYC Retracts Four Articles on Its News Site, Gothamist

In a new episode of turmoil at the radio station, the author of the articles was reassigned.

#cooper-audrey-1977, #floyd-jami-1964, #gothamist-llc, #news-and-news-media, #radio, #wnyc

Ed Lucas, Blind Baseball Chronicler, Is Dead at 82

Sightless since 12, he became a baseball columnist and a radio reporter. He had a unique ability to know where a ball was hit by the sound of the crack of the bat.

#baseball, #blindness, #deaths-obituaries, #lucas-ed-1939, #newspapers, #radio

Petra Mayer, Books Editor for NPR and ‘Resident Nerd,’ Dies at 46

Ms. Mayer reported on Comic-Con and contributed to Book Concierge, NPR’s literary recommendation tool. She gravitated toward science fiction, romance and fantasy.

#books-and-literature, #deaths-obituaries, #national-public-radio, #petra-mayer, #radio

Covid-19 Misinformation Goes Unchecked on Radio and Podcasts

False statements about vaccines have spread on the “Wild West” of media, even as some hosts die of virus complications.

#apple-inc, #bernier-marc-d-2021, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deyoung-jimmy-sr-d-2021, #enyart-bob-d-2021, #iheartmedia-inc, #news-and-news-media, #podcasts, #radio, #rumors-and-misinformation, #spotify, #vaccination-and-immunization, #wiles-rick

5,000 Shows Later, the Grand Ole Opry Is Still the Sound of Nashville

A two-hour celebration for the milestone broadcast captured the shifts and strides in country music that played out over the past century on the Opry stage.

#anderson-bill-1937, #country-music, #grand-ole-opry-house, #janson-chris-1986, #les-leverett, #nashville-tenn, #radio, #the-isaacs

Phil Schaap, Grammy-Winning Jazz D.J. and Historian, Dies at 70

His radio programs, most notably on Columbia University’s WKCR, were full of minutiae he had accumulated during a lifetime immersed in the genre.

#columbia-university, #deaths-obituaries, #jazz, #jazz-at-lincoln-center, #music, #parker-charlie, #radio, #schaap-phil, #wkcr-fm

Covid Skeptic Phil Valentine Dies Getting Coronavirus

Phil Valentine’s hospitalization for Covid-19 convinced him that vaccines were necessary.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #radio, #vaccination-and-immunization, #valentine-phil-1959

SiriusXM launches ‘TikTok Radio,’ a music channel featuring viral hits hosted by TikTok stars

If viral TikTok songs like Dr. Dog’s “Where’d All the Time Go?” or Bo Burnham’s “Bezos I” weren’t already stuck in your head on loop, now they could be. Today SiriusXM launched a TikTok Radio channel, which features TikTok creators as channel hosts. The station is designed to sound like a “radio version of the platform’s ‘For You’ feed,” Sirius XM said.

SiriusXM, parent company to Pandora, announced this music channel in May, teasing the launch with curated Pandora playlists from influencers like Bella Poarch, whose lipsync video of Millie B’s “Soph Aspin Send [M to the B]” is the most liked video on TikTok.

With its TikTok partnership, SiriusXM is looking to capture a younger audience — on the TikTok app itself, DJ Habibeats (@djhabibeats) and DJ CONST (@erinconstantineofficial) will each go live on TikTok each week while DJing on TikTok Radio. Other creator hosts on TikTok Radio — like Billy (@8illy), Cat Haley (@itscathaley), HINDZ (@hindzsight), Lamar Dawson (@dirrtykingofpop), and Taylor Cassidy (@taylorcassidyj) — will deliver “The TikTok Radio Trending Ten,” a weekly countdown of songs trending on TikTok. To promote the station during its first week, artists like Ed Sheeran, Lil Nas X, and Normani will appear on air.

Music has such a strong footing in TikTok culture that it regularly influences the Billboard charts — Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours,” originally released in 1978,” appeared in the top 10 Billboard albums again in 2020 after it was featured in a viral TikTok. Even a Fortnite-themed parody of Estelle’s “American Boy” — originally uploaded in 2018 to YouTube  — had a beautiful moment on TikTok. 

“We’re so excited to launch TikTok Radio on SiriusXM, which opens up artists and creators like this amazing group of hosts to new audiences,” said Ole Obermann, TikTok’s Global Head of Music, in a statement. “Now SiriusXM subscribers will have a new road to discover the latest trends in music and get a first listen to tomorrow’s musical superstars. The channel captures song-breaking music culture that creates so much joy and entertainment on TikTok through video in an all-audio format.”

Though SiriusXM’s subscriber base continues to expand — it saw a 34% year-over-year growth from last year to now — it still dwarfs in comparison to streaming giants like Spotify, which has 165 million paid users. SiriusXM reported a total of 34.5 million subscribers as of Q2 this year, the most it’s ever had, but even Apple Music and Amazon Music have reported nearly double the subscribers. Pandora has 6.5 million paid subscribers. Over the last few years, SiriusXM and Pandora have struck deals with companies like SoundCloud, Simplecast and Stitcher to become more competitive in both music and podcast streaming. 

Still, other streaming companies have also shown interest in the market of Gen Z-ers on TikTok who want to listen to full versions of the catchy songs they hear in short videos. Apple Music and Spotify both host curated “viral hits” playlists. But a full-time satellite music channel is taking the trend a step further.

 

#apps, #artists, #creators, #entertainment, #media, #mobile, #music, #pandora, #radio, #siriusxm, #streaming-music, #streaming-service, #tiktok

With R. Kelly on Trial, What Has Become of His Music?

The R&B superstar may have experienced a “social death,” with his music largely disappearing in public. But streaming data tells a more complicated story.

#audio-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #child-pornography, #content-type-personal-profile, #kelly-r, #radio, #rhythm-and-blues-music, #sex-crimes, #surviving-r-kelly-tv-program

Neal Conan, Who Talked (and Listened) to the Nation on NPR, Dies at 71

In a broadcasting career that began when he was 17, he was a producer, editor and news director — and a voice listeners trusted.

#all-things-considered-radio-program, #conan-neal, #deaths-obituaries, #hawaii-public-radio, #national-public-radio, #news-and-news-media, #public-broadcasting, #radio, #talk-of-the-nation-radio-program

After Covid Diagnosis, a Conservative Radio Host Sends a New Message

The Tennessee radio host, Phil Valentine, said he was among those who did not need to get vaccinated. Now his struggle with the virus is sparking its own discussion.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #jahangir-alex, #nashville-tenn, #radio, #vaccination-and-immunization, #valentine-phil-1959, #vanderbilt-university-medical-center

2021 Pulitzer Prize Winners

From reporting on the coronavirus pandemic to China’s internment of Uyghurs, here’s the full list of winners and finalists.

#news-and-news-media, #photography, #pulitzer-prizes, #radio

It’s the Media’s ‘Mean-Too’ Moment. Stop Yelling and Go to Human Resources.

In public radio, there is either an epidemic of bullying or an epidemic of whining, depending on whom you ask.

#on-the-mediaradio-program, #bullies, #cooper-audrey-1977, #garfield-bob, #gladstone-brooke, #hiring-and-promotion, #news-and-news-media, #public-broadcasting, #race-and-ethnicity, #radio, #sexual-harassment, #sheikholeslami-goli, #the-takeaway-radio-program, #vega-tanzina, #wnyc

WNYC Fires Bob Garfield, Co-Host of ‘On the Media’

New York Public Radio, which owns WNYC, said Mr. Garfield had violated its anti-bullying policy. Mr. Garfield said he had yelled and that “the provocation was extraordinary and simply shocking.”

#bullies, #garfield-bob, #new-york-public-radio, #radio, #wnyc

Marv Albert, Hall of Fame N.B.A. Sportscaster, Is Retiring

Albert, who turns 80 in June, will call his last game in the Eastern Conference finals.

#albert-marv, #athletics-and-sports, #basketball, #national-basketball-assn, #radio, #television

Overlooked No More: Usha Mehta, Freedom Fighter Against British Rule in India

At 22, she helped establish the underground station Congress Radio, which amplified Mahatma Gandhi’s message of rebellion.

#biographical-information, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #gandhi-mohandas-k, #india, #mehta-usha-1920-2000, #politics-and-government, #radio

SiriusXM Is Buying ‘99% Invisible,’ and Street Cred in Podcasting

The deal, for one of the industry’s earliest success stories, is the latest salvo in an era of rapid consolidation.

#99-invisible-radio-program, #mars-roman-1974, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #podcasts, #radio, #sirius-xm-radio-inc, #stitcher-inc

When Guards in New York City’s Jails Lie About Use of Force

An analysis of a newly released database of disciplinary records shows that violence by officers continues to be a problem in the system.

#fass-bob, #new-york-city, #prison-guards-and-corrections-officers, #radio, #radio-unnameable-radio-program, #rikers-island-prison-complex, #wbai

Bob Fass, Pioneer of Underground Radio, Dies at 87

His provocative “Radio Unnameable,” long a staple of the New York station WBAI, offered a home on the FM dial to everyone from Abbie Hoffman to Tiny Tim.

#deaths-obituaries, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #disc-jockeys, #fass-bob, #nineteen-hundred-sixties, #radio, #radio-unnameable-radio-program, #vietnam-war, #wbai

Bob Porter, Jazz Producer and Broadcaster, Dies at 80

Hundreds of albums bore his name, notably reissues of classic material. And he helped make WBGO the biggest jazz radio station in the New York area.

#audio-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #blues-music, #deaths-obituaries, #grammy-awards, #jazz, #porter-bob-1940-2021, #radio, #rhythm-and-blues-music, #wbgo

How a Radio Host, Broadcasting Live From Home, Spends Sundays

It’s been a year — and many pots of beans — since Kai Wright abandoned his on-air studio in Manhattan. But the show has gone on.

#brooklyn-nyc, #radio, #wnyc

Supreme Court Lets F.C.C. Relax Limits on Media Ownership

The justices said the commission had adequately considered whether easing rules on cross-ownership of radio and TV stations and newspapers would hurt female and minority ownership of media outlets.

#cable-television, #federal-communications-commission, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #news-and-news-media, #news-media-alliance, #newspapers, #prometheus-radio-project, #radio, #supreme-court-us, #television, #thomas-clarence

Janet Jackson and Kermit the Frog Added to National Recording Registry

The Library of Congress has designated 25 recordings, from modern pop hits to one of the earliest recordings of an American voice, as “audio treasures worthy of preservation for all time.”

#audio-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #baseball, #edison-thomas-a, #hayden-carla-d-1952, #jackson-janet, #kermit-the-frog, #libraries-and-librarians, #library-of-congress, #music, #national-recording-registry, #radio, #rhythm-nation-1814-album, #rizzuto-phil, #television, #the-rainbow-connection-song, #williams-paul-1940

A Big List of Podcasts for Bigger Kids

There has been an explosion of new shows for children in the past year. Here are 30 of the best for kids between 6 and 10.

#education-k-12, #news-and-news-media, #parenting, #podcasts, #public-broadcasting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #radio

U.K. Podcast Companies Want What the U.S. Has, Looking Past the BBC

The public broadcaster has long dominated audio production in Britain. But new podcast companies are taking inspiration from America and finding investors to shake up the industry.

#british-broadcasting-corp, #great-britain, #podcasts, #radio

The Legacy of Rush Limbaugh

The conservative radio host, who died last week, seeded an entire media ecosystem — and reshaped the American right.

#conservatism-us-politics, #deaths-obituaries, #limbaugh-rush, #radio, #republican-party, #rutenberg-jim, #television, #united-states-politics-and-government

Must We Dance on Rush Limbaugh’s Grave?

Speaking ill of the dead needn’t mean cackling over their demise.

#deaths-obituaries, #discrimination, #limbaugh-rush, #news-and-news-media, #radio, #rumors-and-misinformation, #twitter

Rush Limbaugh and the Petrification of Conservatism

An extraordinary career for the man, a long defeat for his ideology.

#ailes-roger-e, #fox-news-channel, #limbaugh-rush, #nineteen-hundred-nineties, #radio, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #trump-donald-j

The House That Rush Limbaugh Built

How Rush Limbaugh broke the liberal hegemony in broadcast media.

#conservatism-us-politics, #liberalism-us-politics, #limbaugh-rush, #news-and-news-media, #radio

Where Will Rush Limbaugh’s 15 Million Listeners Go Now?

No one will have a megaphone like his again. But podcasters, “26-year-old conservatives on Instagram” and Sean Hannity all fill the void.

#beck-glenn, #conservatism-us-politics, #hannity-sean, #iheartmedia-inc, #jones-alex-1974, #limbaugh-rush, #national-review, #news-and-news-media, #radio, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j

Host of ‘Reply All’ Podcast Steps Down After Accusations of Toxic Culture

The host, P.J. Vogt, and a senior reporter, Sruthi Pinnamaneni, each apologized after former colleagues accused them of working against union organizers and “multiple efforts to diversify.”

#black-people, #bon-appetit-magazine, #collective-bargaining, #discrimination, #gimlet-media, #minorities, #organized-labor, #pj-vogt, #podcasts, #polgreen-lydia, #radio, #reply-all-radio-program, #spotify, #sruthi-pinnamaneni, #united-states, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Rush Limbaugh’s Legacy of Weaponizing Radio Commentary

Weaponizing conspiracy theories and bigotry long before Donald Trump’s ascent, the radio giant helped usher in the political style that came to dominate the Republican Party.

#conservatism-us-politics, #discrimination, #limbaugh-rush, #radio, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Rush Limbaugh, Talk Radio’s Conservative Provocateur, Dies at 70

A longtime favorite of the right, he was a furious critic of Barack Obama and a full-throated cheerleader for Donald J. Trump.

#conservatism-us-politics, #deaths-obituaries, #limbaugh-rush, #radio, #united-states-politics-and-government

How Right-Wing Radio Stoked Anger Before the Capitol Siege

Shows hosted by Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and other talk radio stars promoted debunked claims of a stolen election and urged listeners to “fight back.”

#beck-glenn, #hannity-sean, #levin-mark-reed, #limbaugh-rush, #presidential-election-of-2020, #radio, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j

Biden to Revive Weekly Address That Faded Under Trump

A White House seeking to advance its agenda introduces a format that includes the president speaking with handpicked citizens.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #podcasts, #presidents-and-presidency-us, #radio, #roosevelt-franklin-delano, #trump-donald-j

Country Star Morgan Wallen Rebuked by Music Business After Using Racial Slur

The musician apologized in a statement to TMZ, saying, “I used an unacceptable and inappropriate racial slur that I wish I could take back.”

#country-music, #cumulus-media-inc, #dangerous-the-double-album-album, #iheartmedia-inc, #radio, #wallen-morgan

Giuliani and Bill O’Reilly Still Have a Major Platform in New York

A popular radio station in Manhattan has become a haven where conservative hosts like Rudolph Giuliani can defend Donald Trump.

#catsimatidis-john-a, #cumulus-media-inc, #curanaj-lidia, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #manhattan-nyc, #new-york-city, #presidential-election-of-2020, #radio, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wabc, #wlir

Biden Administration Removes Trump Allies from U.S.-Funded News Outlets

The Trump administration had been accused of trying to turn the federally funded news agencies into partisan mouthpieces for his presidency.

#bannon-stephen-k, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #chao-kelu, #middle-east-broadcasting-network, #pack-michael, #radio, #radio-free-asia, #radio-free-europe-radio-liberty, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-agency-for-global-media, #voice-of-america

Larry King, Breezy Interviewer of the Famous and Infamous, Dies at 87

Over five decades, he chatted with an estimated 50,000 people from all walks of life, from presidents and pundits to swindlers and U.F.O. “experts.”

#cnn, #deaths-obituaries, #king-larry, #larry-king-live-tv-program, #larry-king-now-tv-program, #news-and-news-media, #radio, #television

Public Radio Group Criticizes New York Times Over ‘Caliphate’ Correction

A letter signed by executives at 26 stations carrying “The Daily” accuses The Times of ethical lapses. A high-level Times editor acknowledges mistakes.

#baquet-dean, #barbaro-michael, #callimachi-rukmini-maria-1973, #dolnick-sam, #national-public-radio, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #podcasts, #radio

Was That a Dropped Call From ET?

A spooky radio signal showed up after a radio telescope was aimed at the next star over from our sun.

#breakthrough-listen, #extraterrestrial-life, #radio, #research, #space-and-astronomy, #stars-and-galaxies, #telescopes-and-observatories

The Daily: Delilah, One of the Most Popular Woman on American Radio

With snippets of love, loss and struggle soothed by music, she has become one of American radio’s most popular — and trusted — voices. We decided to give her a call.

#content-type-personal-profile, #dating-and-relationships, #delilah, #radio, #seattle-wash