Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Oldies Radio Resurgence in San Diego (Podcast 32)

Our buddy Mike Zuccaro is Rockin' San Diego Airwaves every Saturday with music that today's program directors and station managers are terrified of. Go to our latest Podcast to hear our recent interview with the Duke of San Diego Doo-Wop Decadence.Photo by Smitty: Mike B. (left) interviews Saturday Night Sock Hop Producer and Host Mike Z. about the resurgence of Live Oldies AM Radio, what it takes to start a radio show, and the care and feeding of Saturday Night Sock Hop

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Remembering President John F. Kennedy (Podcast 31)

In Podcast 31, Smitty shares an insightful view into the radio and TV coverage on November 22, 1963. How the Broadcast Media delivered the shocking news of the President's shooting and subsequent death. The unexpected news caught everyone off guard, and although there were challenges and technical issues in delivering the news to an anxious public, radio and television kept the nation informed and allowed all to share in the grief for the next several days.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Remembering The Big Show (Podcast 29)

Smitty recalls "The Big Show", radio's last, big, lavish program. It debuted in 1950 as radio audiences were declining with the impact of television. An NBC program, the network was still smarting from the Talent Raids, in which many of their top-flight stars moved to CBS. Can you name the stars in this picture? Hear all about it on Podcast 29!