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  • George Soros To Take Control Of America’s Second-Largest Chain Of Radio Stations

    02/14/2024 8:19:58 PM PST · by stars & stripes forever · 77 replies
    OANN News ^ | James Meyers
    The left-leaning billionaire George Soros will be purchasing the second-largest radio company in America, according to court filings and sources close to the situation. The Soros Fund Management has bought up $400 million of debt in Audacy, which owns over 220 radio stations across the country. According to a Republican insider that spoke to the New York Post, he believes it was possible Soros was buying the stake to help influence public opinion for the months prior to the 2024 presidential election.
  • Car Industry Seeks to Crush AM Radio; Congress May Rescue It

    01/28/2024 3:10:41 AM PST · by NautiNurse · 117 replies
    WSJ ^ | 28 January 2024 | Julie Bykowicz & Ted Mann
    Conservative talk show hosts, FEMA are fighting carmakers, tech industries in lobbying battle over drive-time radioA motley crew of AM radio advocates, including conservative talk show hosts like Hugh Hewitt and federal emergency officials, are lobbying Congress to stop carmakers from dropping the old medium from new vehicles. Tesla, Volvo, and BMW are among the companies that have already stopped providing AM tuners in some models. Last year Ford said it would join them—until CEO Jim Farley reversed course “after speaking with policy leaders.” [Snip] Sens. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) and Ed Markey (D., Mass.) are leading the Senate effort,...
  • Largest U.S. radio company Audacy files for bankruptcy protection

    01/07/2024 5:17:01 PM PST · by george76 · 37 replies
    CNBC ^ | JAN 7 2024
    Audacy, the radio and podcast giant, it filed plans for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to reduce its debt. The restructuring agreement will allow Audacy to slash its total debt load by 80% to about $350 million from around $1.9 billion ... Audacy , the radio and podcast giant, said Sunday it filed plans for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Texas to reduce its debt. The restructuring agreement will allow Audacy to slash its total debt load by 80% to about $350 million from around $1.9 billion ... The Philadelphia-based company owns hundreds of radio stations and is one of the...
  • 1946: William Joyce, Lord Haw-Haw

    01/03/2024 10:42:18 AM PST · by CheshireTheCat · 19 replies ^ | January 3rd, 2009 | Headsman
    On this date in 1946, fascist William Joyce, famous by the nickname “Lord Haw-Haw” for his English-language Nazi propaganda broadcasts, was hanged at Wandsworth Prison for treason. As a pugilistic young anti-Semite with the unusual credential of being a Unionist Irish Catholic, Joyce had been a moving spirit in the interwar British fascist party. (Since audio broadcasts would define Joyce’s life, it seems appropriate to refer the reader for a fuller biography to this recent Oxford biography podcast.) But because time loves a good laugh, it had the guy haranguing his countrymen for insufficient patriotism marked out for the last...
  • How the sun could wipe us out

    12/31/2023 4:53:08 PM PST · by TexasKamaAina · 72 replies
    Unherd ^ | 07/19/2021 | Bret Weinstein
    The world began to end on 12th May 2024, though another 309 years would pass before our species finally went extinct. The apocalypse was not the result of one thing, unless that one thing was that we repeatedly ignored signs that industrial civilisation had become increasingly fragile, even as it grew ever more powerful. But our end very definitely had a trigger. A burst of charged plasma from the sun caused the sudden, simultaneous collapse of numerous electrical grids across the world, setting in motion a cascade of devastating failures from which humanity would never recover.
  • AM 770 KTTH adds ‘The Guy Benson Show’ to 2024’s weekday lineup

    12/19/2023 9:23:05 AM PST · by DennisR · 12 replies
    My Northwest ^ | KTTH staff
    SEATTLE — AM 770 KTTH is adding FOX News Radio’s “The Guy Benson Show” from noon-3 p.m. as part of a revamped lineup starting Jan. 1, 2024. Benson has been a FOX News contributor since 2013, providing political commentary across FOX News Channel (FNC) and FOX Business Network’s (FBN) daytime and primetime programming. He is also the political editor of, which bills itself as “the leading source for conservative news and political commentary and analysis.
  • Mysterious never-before-seen deep space radio signal found beyond Milky Way

    12/16/2023 7:05:09 PM PST · by Libloather · 45 replies
    Fox Weather ^ | 12/16/23 | Chris Oberholtz
    A team of astronomers says they have detected a never-before-heard radio signal that offers insights into the mystery of uncharted deep space. This signal is known as a Fast Radio Burst (FRB), a bright flash of radio light lasting for a few milliseconds and originating from beyond the Milky Way. Some FRBs repeat themselves, and a new study published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society has shed new light. The study has detected a highly active repeating FRB signal behaving differently than anything previously detected. "This work is exciting because it provides both confirmation of known FRB...
  • Inside ‘The War of the Worlds’ Radio Broadcast

    10/29/2023 6:23:23 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 9 replies ^ | 6/1/23 | Christopher Klein
    As the clock struck 8 p.m. in New York City on the night of October 30, 1938, Orson Welles stood on a podium inside a Madison Avenue radio studio. The baby-faced, 23-year-old theatrical star, who had graced the cover of Time magazine months earlier, prepared to direct 10 actors and a 27-piece orchestra for the Columbia Broadcasting System’s weekly “Mercury Theatre on the Air” program
  • I am looking for a special radio that also streams.

    10/15/2023 1:21:22 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 71 replies
    The chicken brain | Chickensoup
    I am looking for a special radio that also streams. I have a set up in my kitchen. An old pad computer which is connected to a jbl speaker. I listen to streaming music and my podcast programs as well as some live shows like steyn. . However it is not portable. I would love to find all this in one package. Like a portable radio. So I can carry it room to room. The screen and wifi connection. The ability to have all my stations and podcasts right there. Great quality speakers. If there was built in amfm that...
  • So what do we make of Jesse Kelly?

    10/13/2023 4:21:21 AM PDT · by relictele · 39 replies
    Self | 13 Oct 2023 | Self
    So what do we make of Jesse Kelly? I’m probably no different to many in that I’ve searched for something, anything to replace a mere portion of Rush Limbaugh and his program. There are many pretenders, few contenders. I’ve addressed the ‘officially designated heirs’ of Clay Travis & Buck Sexton in another post. Their biggest problem is attempting to be nice guys while getting into the dirty business of politics. They simply won’t attack the Marxists & statists directly. They’ll criticize, they’ll complain but that’s about all. They have fallen into a rut of Chicken Little shrieking about all the...
  • Free Movie Dick Powell as Richard Diamond, PD - RADIO SITE

    10/05/2023 9:16:35 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 23 replies
    Radio site DICK POWELL, as RICHARD DIAMOND, private Dective
  • Powerful sun storm [sic] knocks out radio transmissions across North America

    08/09/2023 6:58:03 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 25 replies ^ | Tereza Pultarova
    A powerful solar flare disrupted radio and navigation signals across North America. on Monday (Aug. 7) and prompted space weather forecasters to issue warnings because of energetic particles hitting Earth. The flare, classified as an X1.5, was the 20th X flare — the most potent solar flare category — of the current 11-year solar cycle, which will reach its maximum next year.
  • NYPD considers radio encryption to ward off the 'bad guys'

    08/06/2023 12:26:40 PM PDT · by Right Wing Vegan · 45 replies
    The Riverdale Press ^ | 8/6/2023 | Eric Harvey
    In six Brooklyn precincts it is no longer possible for the public to listen in on police scanner radios. The 40-year-old technology is being upgraded citywide and made so police radios are converted into encrypted channels. This opens the door for other residents in precincts to lose the ability to listen to police frequencies. Listening to police scanner radios has helped citizens avoid deadly shootings and allowed the press to report on crimes in real time. However, it is also possible for criminals to listen in and use police officers’ conversations to their advantage. “We have a history of our...
  • Pentagon Investigating 'Critical Compromise' of Air Force Communications Systems

    07/30/2023 5:44:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 07/30/2023 | Rick Moran
    A Tennessee-based engineer is being investigated by the Pentagon for a “critical compromise” of communications across 17 Air Force facilities. The unnamed engineer, who hasn’t been formally charged, is alleged to have taken home more than $90,000 worth of government radio technologies and gained “unauthorized administrator access” to the Air Force’s Air Education and Training Command (AETC). The security breach comes just three months after a junior Air National Guardsman allegedly leaked a massive number of classified documents online. Jack Teixeira, although relatively low-ranking, used his top-secret security clearance to post hundreds of Ukraine war documents on the Russians and...
  • Researchers Find ‘Backdoor’ in Encrypted Police and Military Radios

    07/24/2023 12:13:31 PM PDT · by Syncopated · 27 replies
    Vice News ^ | 7/24/2023 | Joseph Cox
    A group of cybersecurity researchers has uncovered what they believe is an intentional backdoor in encrypted radios used by police, military, and critical infrastructure entities around the world. The backdoor may have existed for decades, potentially exposing a wealth of sensitive information transmitted across them, according to the researchers. While the researchers frame their discovery as a backdoor, the organization responsible for maintaining the standard pushes back against that specific term, and says the standard was designed for export controls which determine the strength of encryption. The end result, however, are radios with traffic that can be decrypted using consumer...
  • WIXZ 1360 Pittsburgh - Jeff Christie (Rush Limbaugh) - 1971

    07/23/2023 11:45:01 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 22 replies
    Jeff Christie WIXZ ^ | 1971 | Jeff Christie
    Long before he became the most listened to radio voice in America, long before landing his talk gig at WABC, long before starting his talk radio career, Ruch Limbaugh was spinning records. In February 1971, after dropping out of college, 20 year old Limbaugh accepted an offer to DJ at WIXZ, a Top 40 station in McKeesport, PA, near Pittsburgh. He worked afternoons, using the name Jeff Christie, and was quickly promoted to morning drive. He spent almost 2 years at WIXZ, before moving crosstown to KQV
  • Howard Stern rival claims ‘evil’ host made cancer jokes about ailing father

    07/17/2023 2:16:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 17, 2023 | Alex Mitchell
    A rival of Howard Stern has unearthed allegedly shocking and “evil” behavior the iconic radio host displayed years ago while working in the Chicago market in the mid-to-late 1990s. Stern allegedly made extremely distasteful comments about the terminal cancer stricken father of competing host Mancow Muller, saying he planned to “dig up his corpse” and allegedly threatened to rape Mancow as well, the Daily Mail reported of Muller’s commentary in an episode of “Dark Side of the 2000s” on Vice, premiering Tuesday. “He was gonna use my mother’s saliva on himself when he raped me, how he was gonna dig...
  • What would National Ooga Chaka Day Sound Like? (Al Peterson decided to find out.)

    06/29/2023 10:35:09 AM PDT · by golux · 5 replies
    RADIO WORLD ^ | June 16, 2023 | Paul McLane
    “One day in January, I caught myself mumbling the ‘Ooga Chaka’ chant from Blue Swede’s ‘Hooked on a Feeling” in rhythm with the Beatles’ “Birthday,” and marveled at how well they fit together. I tried it with other songs and realized I could have some on-air fun with it.” Al, who goes by Alan Darsen on air, frequently devotes time on his show to novelty holidays like National Buy a Cupcake Day. “I decided it was time to invent a holiday of our own. So I edited together nine entire songs with the chant, declared January 23 as National Ooga...
  • Legendary Bay Area alt rock station Live 105 will reportedly return to airwaves

    06/05/2023 1:10:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    SFgate ^ | June 3, 2023 | Matthew Tom
    Live 105, the legendary Bay Area alternative rock radio station, will return to the airwaves on Monday, according to the San Jose Mercury News. The switch from 105.3 Dave FM to Live 105 will occur at 10:53 a.m. Monday, according to the report. "The people have spoken, and we are excited to answer the call,” Stacey Kauffman, regional vice president and market manager for Audacy San Francisco and Sacramento, told the Mercury News. "After a six-year hiatus, Live 105 — the Bay Area’s Alternative – has returned to the airwaves. We are proud to bring back this local favorite that...
  • Ford CEO Announces Major Decision on AM Radio

    05/25/2023 7:14:53 PM PDT · by Bonemaker · 42 replies ^ | 05/25/2023 | Leah Barkoukis
    Owners of new Ford vehicles will continue having access to AM radio, reversing a previous decision by the company, CEO Jim Farley announced Tuesday. "We've decided to include it on all 2024 Ford and Lincoln vehicles," Farley said on Twitter and LinkedIn. "For any owners of Ford's EVs without AM broadcast capability, we'll offer a software update.”