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
Citadel Broadcasting, which also owns KQRS, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Sunday.
In penance for Britney Spears, radio stations will play 11 hours of local tunes
XM Satellite Radio has signed Bob Dylan to do a weekly hour-long broadcast beginning in March. The network offered Dylan a completely open format, commercial-free. So far, Bob plans to fill the time talking, playing music and interviewing guests, although most intriguing is the announcement that he' ... 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
A new FCC proposal creates high hopes for local low-watt radio