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· Radio Stuff

Links to the A.I. Toys

 ElevenLabs and SunoIn my recent posts I’ve had examples of A.I. created jingles and my voice replicant. That was was made at ElevenLabs.com. Here is a link to the site.     The jingle came from the ‘make a song about anything’ site Suno.com and here is a link.I’ve not put any time into the voice generator myself, but I did toy…

Steve Warren

· Radio Stuff

The DAX system in the UK and EU

Internet Radio MonitizationI’ve been wondering why nobody’s done it before now. Well, that’s not quite right; there have been a few failed attempts. It’s always been obvious that we ought to aggregate internet streams into one big “network” for advertisers. If it costs an advertiser $25 to put his message into the ears of one thousand radio listeners in a…

Steve Warren

· Radio Stuff

Olbermann On One-to-One Communication

We have, all of us, but One listenerOutside the USA, Keith Olbermann is probably unknown. Here he is recognized as a broadcasting writing and on-air performance genius. He has worked for big time sports stations in LA and NYC. He’s worked for CNN, NBC. Cable news MSNBC was launched with his nightly newscast as the cornerstone. Two American TV series…

Steve Warren

· Radio Stuff

How Many Songs Should I Be Playing?

Mike Joseph Invented The Tight List…in 1958.The question comes to me with some regularity.  How many songs does a successful music radio station have in its library.  My half-joking reply is: Probably half the number of songs you are now playing. There really is no winning number.  Top rated Current-Hits stations play fewer than 500.  Stations going after older demos…

Steve Warren

· Radio Stuff

The Death of Radio?

That’s What the Man Said Bob Lefsetz is a bodacious blogger about all things and culture. Primarily, he is a music guy who seems to know every living person involved in the music business or else someone who does know the famous person. His blog post with that headline hit the first of the week and, of course, has gotten …

Steve Warren

· Radio Stuff

Why Today's Radio Sucks

Why Radio Plays The Same Songs Over and Over You may know of Pat Holiday’s YouTube channel.  He’s a veteran program director from my generation now doing a valuable job teaching things we all used to learn by doing. From its invention in the 50’s to the end of the century, radio guys learned the craft by working with groups…

Steve Warren

· Radio Stuff

Music Scheduling Before Computers

The thing guys coming into music radio today don’t have that the young radio guys of my generation had is mentors. There is still no school teaching how to do it. It is a craft that is learned by doing.  Top 40, the very first radio ‘format’ was born in the 1950’s along side Rock’n Roll music and the first…

Steve Warren

· Radio Stuff

How the Cassette Changed The World

It came out in 1983 and did change things, indeed.  For the first time, we had a small, light, very portable recording system.  The quality was crappy by pro standards, but listenable.  Soon cars had cassette players in the dash.  If you loved the Eagles album and the radio wouldn’t play “Desperado”, you could now carry the song with you…

Steve Warren

· Radio Stuff

The Radio Book I'm Reading

Sub-title:  American Radio Tales (1946 -1996). I happened across this book on Amazon and have recommended it to many old-hands who remember many of the guys on the pages.  Published in 2009 by radio veteran Bob Shannon, he book contains short profiles of the radio careers of 58 people who participated in the invention and growth of modern music radio. …

Steve Warren