On this date in 1546 Martin Luther went to be with our Savior, Jesus. Yesterday, Rush Limbaugh died and we hope that he too was received into the loving arms of the Savior. Both men were in desperate need of the unconditional . . . Continue reading →
When radio began it was something for hobbyists to do. Few homes had radios. Stations were locally owned by frequently (or so it seems) idiosyncratic businessmen who correctly saw it as an effective way to advertise their service or product. Stations went . . . Continue reading →
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Tom and Ray Magliozzi, better known as one-half of Click and Clack of Car Talk fame, died yesterday of complications stemming from Alzheimers. He was 77. As Ray said yesterday, it was true. He really couldn’t remember the puzzlers. Tom and Ray . . . Continue reading →
In an earlier post I mentioned an old and dear friend, Scott Campbell. He was one of three people (the others being Don Crawley at KECK and Chris Abercrombie at KLMS) who got me started in radio. Scott was a devout evangelical Christian who . . . Continue reading →
As with most other questions, the history of the invention of radio is debated. The basic technology can be traced back to work done by Guglielmo Marconi (1874–1937) but much of what we know as broadcast radio (i.e., AM and FM bands) . . . Continue reading →
Thanks to Chris at SD Radio for point radiophiles to this video clip of San Diego (and LA) radio legend, Shotgun Tom Kelly on the air in 1972.
There’s an interesting and surprisingly fair piece about Rush in the NYT. Which listeners, NPR listeners or Limbaugh’s, scored higher in news knowledge?
Terry Teachout wonders.
You can do it online here.
Since I discovered how to subscribe to podcasts tons of stuff has been piling up on my iPod. As you probably have discovered by now, time is a zero-sum-game. If I’m watching the stupid and stupefying television (Newton Minnow was never more . . . Continue reading →