For anyone who thought Prince's revolutionary social commentary "Sign '☮' the Times" from 1987 needed a more provocative guitar part (we did not) Muse has stepped in to give the track a more jagged edge. Ahead of this weekend's performance on Saturday Night Live to herald Tuesday's release of The ... More >>
Attention Current listeners and Mumford and Sons aficionados: We've got what amounts to a bit of ear porn for you this morning. Our beloved Mumfy went on the BBC's Radio One yesterday, where they played a seven-song set, composed of songs from Sigh No More and their recently released sophomore alb ... More >>
Republicans suggest government can't afford nonprofit radio
Heidi Collins: Better connected.If only CNN, Fox, MSNBC, the major networks, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal had exercised the foresight to tune into Fox 9 here in the Twin Cities on Sunday night, they could have broken the Osama bin Laden story so much faster. That's because we' ... More >>
Talk about your bold rebranding. The websites for WCCO television and radio have been combined and subsumed into a brand new expression of corporate identity: "CBS Minnesota." Good bye, Good Neighbor online? The site rolled out today, along with a new address: minnesota.cbslocal.com.
Whitney MacMillan has more money than you do. A lot more.When it comes to the really, really rich folks, few can touch the likes the Bill Gates. The Microsoft founder is now worth a mind-boggling $54 billion, according to the latest Forbes 400 list But here in Minnesota we have some bona fid ... More >>
Veteran Fox 9 news anchor Robyne Robinson made some news of her own last night, telling viewers that she's leaving the broadcast biz May 26 to build on her burgeoning reputation as a jewelry designer for clients including Beyonce Knowles (interview here), Madonna, Nicollette Sheridan and Paul ... More >>
Citadel Broadcasting, which also owns KQRS, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Sunday.
Come on down!
Perhpas the sandwich-maker was better off sticking to user-generated content...
Minnesotan Jesse Langseth didn't get enough votes last night to make it into the Top 12. But she still has a chance at one of the three wild card spots.
We had so much hope for Minnesota's next pop star and now it's over.
University of Minnesota student Casey Carlson fell pretty flat last night and was quickly pummeled by the judges. Only her hotness can save her now.
Tuesday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.
In penance for Britney Spears, radio stations will play 11 hours of local tunes
The army discharges another gay Arabic-language specialist, coal-burning utilities financially backing global warming skeptic, Ken Burns's WWII doc could get busted for salty language, the cake made out of meat, Polish posters of American movies, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
You've probably already heard or seen coverage of the two levee breaks in the wall separating Lake Pontchartrain from New Orleans; the rupture in the 17th Street Canal levee is now over 200 feet wide. The best continuing coverage we've seen--besides Fox News, which has roundly kicked the asses of CN ... More >>
Clear Channel Radio CEO John Hogan tells the trade pub Radio & Records that if Disney/ABC is really selling its radio stations, as rumored, then CC "would certainly be interested" in buying them. CP's February 2005 cover story on the many tentacles of Clear Channel is here.
DJ Grandmaster Flash has been tapped to host a new weekly mix show for Sirius Satellite Radio. "I?m using the same template for this new show that I used in 1971, before hip-hop started ? a combination of pop, rock, jazz, blues and R&B," says Flash. "I?ll be talking about the use of samples, what c ... More >>
Paul Demko, Diablo Cody, and Dylan Hicks offer three takes on MPR's new baby
Close on the heels of our Clear Channel story, the radio giant posted a momentous $4.7 billion loss in the fourth quarter of 2004--chump change compared to the $18.4 billion charge-off by Viacom. If you wondered whether internet advertising and satellite radio were cutting into the proceeds of radi ... More >>
How a small chain of once-struggling radio stations grew into a giant of the media/entertainment complex
Public Radio's Pop Vultures bows after just 22 broadcasts
New royalties proposed by the music industry threaten to kill independent Internet radio
The most powerful radio and concert chain hires the most powerful man in local dance music. For Clear Channel and Rich Best, it's business as usual.
We search the airwaves for signs of intelligent life
Record profits from political ads have critics crying foul
Public TV's capitol pledge drive
A new FCC proposal creates high hopes for local low-watt radio
Fifty Bucks a Lesson and You'll Be Playing "Manic Monday" by 2010: Steve Raymer, director of the Pavek Museum of Broadcasting, gets spooky on the theremin.
Public television has become a dumping ground for political hacks and a source of endless Britcom reruns. Increasing its appropriation now would only be throwing good money after bad.