The Black Keys. Coldplay. Kings of Leon. Imagine Dragons. The Lumineers. Does this sound like the headlining stage of a cruise ship plummeting through a Disney movie portal into hell? Perhaps. However, what they actually represent in this case could be far more alarming. These are all bands named al ... More >>
Imagine a world where Beck, Passion Pit, Coldplay, 311, Alien Ant Farm, Mumford & Sons, and Green Day (post-Dookie) are played on repeat all day. Finally, a place where dingbat radio DJs can be free to spend 15 minutes discussing the finer points of "Sex on Fire" and how Paramore's Haylie Willia ... More >>
Months after he was fired by Clear Channel-owned AM 1130, Bob Davis is podcasting up a storm on his website. And in his latest show, Davis drops an interesting tidbit about why he and Tom Emmer didn't talk more about the Vikings stadium more during the halcyon days of Davis and Emmer.SEE ALSO: City ... More >>
KDWB radio show host Dave Ryan cost his bosses some money yesterday with a meant-to-be-funny Twitter rant that seriously offended the Minnesota Department of Education.SEE ALSO: Joe Cowley, Chicago sportswriter and alleged MN resident, in trouble after sexist Twitter rant Yesterday morning, Ryan pos ... More >>
Alison Sudol, known professionally as A Fine Frenzy, and famous for her red hair -- now blonde -- returns to her roots in more ways than one on her latest album, PINES. In the past, the singer has accomplished radio success with Clear Channel-friendly pieces that, on her first album, told sweeping f ... More >>
Not as funny as they think they are.KDWB has lost another advertiser over that tasteless "Dave Ryan in the Morning" show parody that recently portrayed Hmong Americans in a far less than flattering light Blue Cross Minnesota found the song, sung to the tune of Eric Clapton's "Tears in Heaven ... More >>
â€‹After five years of promoting shows around the Twin Cities, the one-man show booking agency Mr. Chan Presents, an offshoot of Live Nation (and formerly Clear Channel), has folded for financial reasons and agency head James DeCoursey has quietly moved his efforts to booking shows at the Cabooze.
Trials and StribulationsPar Ridder moves on.Par Ridder has a new gig: Billboards. Clear Channel Outdoor has announced that the disgraced former Star Tribune publisher, Pioneer Press traitor and "proven manager and strategic thinker" has joined the company's Chicago office as a branch preside ... More >>
‘Bloody Radio’ blends an FM-ready formula with the band’s substantially darker signature creed
Union votes on whether to dump its embattled publisher
With Live Nation getting out of the theater business, Hennepin Avenue faces an uncertain future
In penance for Britney Spears, radio stations will play 11 hours of local tunes
Rappers were hot. Smokers were cold. Rockers were on Myspace. And sometime after the last Katrina benefit, we wrote it all down for you.
With all the talk about Clear Channel's new talk-radio endeavor, things couldn't have appeared to be going better for Dan Seeman, the local exec who has been overseeing the building of KTLK. That's why this afternoon's internal announcement that he was leaving came as a surprise.
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'sÂ February 2005 cover story on the many tentacles of Clear Channel is here.
Council vote seals theater deal
MPLS [heart] Clear Channel: The semantics of ownership The most striking thing about Tuesday's debate over the future of the Hennepin theaters was that a majority of the Minneapolis City Council has no qualms about getting in bed with Clear Channel Entertainment. The second most striking thing was t ... More >>
Cracks in the Clear Channel Empire Media Giant Loses $90M in Chicago suit Hot on the heels ofÂ word that Clear ChannelÂ had posted a $4.7 billion loss for theÂ 4th quarterÂ of 2004 comes this news that the radio behemothÂ is facing additional expense: a Chicago jury has awardedÂ another $90 million ... More >>
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
A public response to the "Walker Without Walls"
Rock gets rolled into federal campaign guidelines
What Steve McClellan's pink slip said
In which a song makes me feel mighty real
Kids don't follow: The real school of rock
Yo Ho Ho and 70 Watts: Four Years After Broadcasting From a Tree Limb Down by the River, Local Radio Renegades Keep on Marauding
We Sang. We Danced. We Set things on Fire. And Sometime after the Bar Closed, We Wrote It All Down for You.
The Destijl/Freedom From Festival of Music proves there's a world going on underground
The legendary bands. The terrifying toilets. An oral history that goes so far behind the music it will leave you at a gun range beneath the stage.
Wolf Eyes: The brutal cacophony of lunatic noisemakers
Two cities, twelve months, a million reasons to rock!
The naked truth about this summer's radio singles
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