I think that you need to do something on stories about radio of yesteryear. I have countless examples from kcky-coolidge, knot-prescott and ktti-yuma. Thats without going into kblu-yuma, kaff-flagstaff or knst-tucson. Lets talk
Radio is an outdated medium that should go away. And writing about it should as well. I rarely listen to over-the-air radio stations these days. If I do, it's NPR. Why should I put up with obnoxious personalities and endless commercials. If I want music, I head to the Internet. I pick the music I want and the music I enjoy. It responds instantly without a fee. Why should I give that up?
After working at KIIM-FM for over 6 years I agree and disagree with this article. I found that if the station has "live" talent and plays new and re-current stuff that they do quite well. I always had lots of phone calls and requests when I was on the air, which proved that the listeners were there. Their medium age were right on target as far as I could tell with the direction KIIM-FM was taking, lots of younger callers, and contest winners. In my own opinion after being in radio as an on-air personality, I find that the downfall of terrestrial radio will be the automation, known in the business now as voice-tracking. Unfortunately just about every station in Tucson does that now, most 24/7 except for the most listened to stations such as KIIM-FM, KRQQ, etc. It's pretty obvious when the "book" comes out that that is exactly the trend in listening. The listeners will be there when there is live and local talent and interaction with the community. When the station is just a jukebox, then people, even older people such as myself will use the input plug in the car and listen to the Ipod, MP3 player or whatever.
Radio is just an outdated appliance. All radio does is deliver audio content that is outdated and quite frankly, terrible.
For excellent, high quality, ground breaking content that looks, smells, feels and (probably) tastes like radio, you've got to go to the internet. Tom Leykis and his New Normal Network is probably the best example of this conversion, but there are certainly others out there.
The longer that I live in the Old Pueblo, the more former residents from the Keystone State I meet. Welcome to another Steelers fan...
Just Sayin': Our comment review system shows the IP address of the poster next to the comment. From dealing with user comments for two years or so, I happen to know the Star's address, but I did double-check out of curiosity.
Those of us who know 'what really happened THIS time to Rob Guarino at KVOA' don't want to waste our breath on that POS. I'm hoping no one else does either.
Tracing the IP address of the message's origination seems to contravene your premise that 'under normal circumstances that's pretty tame stuff'. If not, then why run the I.P. address?
Not affiliated with ADS, nor do I know who posted the mean-spirited comment. Just sayin'....
And what really happened THIS time to Rob Guarino at KVOA?
Do you remember maybe 20 years ago when the KVOA reporter tried to do a story about over-worked and under-paid nurses, but couldn't quite get the combination right. After they cut back to Patty, an "Oh, f***" was heard loud and clear in the background.
"We are sorry the inappropriate article aired on KGUN9.."
I thought "article" referred to the printed word and "story" was used in both print and broadcast.
Anyway, this might make me actually tune into KGUN to see if it happens again. Otherwise, I can't think of any reason to watch that faltering station.
That mistake evidently cost the newscast producer his job... not the editor who cut the sound bite.
While we're on the meterological tangent...KVOA & Guarino's situation?
I have always wondered why Nixon didn't regularly have his own (radio) show: he was funny, interesting, quick...maybe he didn't want one. I've always thought stations would have gone after him (over many, many others...including me!).
The Tucson Oddity series was dopey and will have no effect whatsoever on circulation. We have enough - well earned - negative Tucson stereotypes.
There are some of us who don't want to pay for radio...which is why we end up with the s#!t we have on-air right now!
People still listen to that antiquated appliance called a radio?
That dude on the Jazz Satellite Network sounds drunk half the time. Who knows when he recorded the shows, last week, last year? He never provides any context. Sure wish the evening show was still produced locally.
Jazz has always ranked among the least listened to formats in the U.S. The format's saving grace is that ratings are not only based on total number of listeners but also how long they listen. Basically, five people listen to jazz but they listen for a looooooong time.
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