In Preparation for SXSW

Stu Bergen used to say “poor planning probably produces poor products” (or something like that). Take whatever sayings you can to Texas next week, because good business acumen is dependent on solid fundamentals (carrying a pen, being early, etc.). My personal goals for the week are to promote the projects I’m working, and connect with […]

CD101.9 Mentioned in Warren Zevon’s Biography

I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead – The Life and Times of Warren Zevon by Crystal Zevon tells one of the best, saddest and shortest stories in rock history. I was a fan of Warren Zevon and it took only three days to read its 400-plus pages. Zevon’s life is detailed as he rose from obscurity […]

Specialty Radio Promotion Takes Common Sense and Hard Work

Hipgnosis' faceless promotion man from Pink Floyd/Wish You Were Here.

To do promotion well takes common sense, good taste in music, ability to communicate about it honestly and a strong work ethic. I was recently approached for “advice” on how to work a specialty format, and the opportunity to work as a sub-contractor […]

KUSF San Francisco's Signal Sold – Protest Planned

The most recognized logo in American college radio appeared on countless band's chests and equipment cases

The legendary college radio station, KUSF, San Francisco has lost its FM signal. According to an email from its music director Irwin Swirnoff, the University of San Francisco has sold the rights to 90.3 FM in a move […]

A Few College Radio Highlights of 2010

A few of my college radio highlights (and a couple of lows too) of 2010 include:

WRHU broadcasting the NHL’s New York Islanders. How many college radio stations broadcast even a minor league team let alone a professional franchise?

Steve Carrell telling Howard 100 that he worked on WDUB, Dennison OH while attending the eclectic […]