Wednesday, January 18, 2006

On the AM and FM Dial: Life after Howard

Here’s a handy David Hinckley round-up of the most recent NYC radio ratings "book". Guess who was number 1 at the end of 2006 - with the highest Arbitron numbers of any NYC radio station since 1995? Why, it was WLTW 106.7, with their noxious month-long all-Christmas song format! Wheee!

Speaking of handy articles, here’s a who-to-keeps-your-eyes-on piece from Time Out New York on some of the more interesting radio shows in the post-Howard radio landscape. TONY (next to the Daily News) does the best job of covering Radio news in the city.

As your intrepid radio reporter – OK, as your wanna-be intrepid radio reporter – I’m going to make an effort to hear all the radio shows discussed in that article, and report back to you on them. That’s my goal, to be able to listen to many of the radio shows one might be able to listen to on local AM, local FM or Sirius (plus the occasional podcast), and give them a write-up of some kind. Can I do this? Will I do this? And does anyone (sniff) care?

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