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by countryboy
Fri Jan 24, 2014 12:25 pm
Forum: Net Talk
Topic: Will Radio Get Worse Before it Gets Better?
Replies: 107
Views: 36261

Re: Will Radio Get Worse Before it Gets Better?

My response to all the above posts is name one show on Pandora that gets any where near the audience of Elvis Duran or any other OTA radio show. Pandora is today's cassettes. People used to buy cassettes, and that didn't kill radio. Today they stream Pandora, and it also doesn't affect radio. As I s...
by countryboy
Thu Jan 23, 2014 2:46 pm
Forum: Net Talk
Topic: Will Radio Get Worse Before it Gets Better?
Replies: 107
Views: 36261

Re: Will Radio Get Worse Before it Gets Better?

I think people are confusing radio as some form of music distribution system. That's not what radio is. Music is one of many types of content used by radio to attract audiences. They also use news, talk, sports, traffic information, and weather. Lots of ways to get those types of content too. That d...
by countryboy
Sat Jan 18, 2014 10:18 am
Forum: Country
Topic: The Morning Show Meeting... I'd rather go to the dentist!
Replies: 1
Views: 5382

Re: The Morning Show Meeting... I'd rather go to the dentist

This is a good post...very fair. I remember my first coaching session with my PD, I was 17, he was in his 50s. He had been a radio star in NYC, but that was 20 years ago. I sat down, and he opened his desk drawer and pulled out a Michelob. That's how it started. At the end of the day, he's your boss...
by countryboy
Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:58 am
Forum: Net Talk
Topic: Larry Lujack is dead...
Replies: 23
Views: 8728

Re: Larry Lujack is dead...

Correction: I meant to say Hoss Allen of WLAC. You probably never heard of him either.
by countryboy
Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:53 pm
Forum: Net Talk
Topic: Larry Lujack is dead...
Replies: 23
Views: 8728

Re: Larry Lujack is dead...

WTF is a "Hoss Burns" Never hear of em', Ralph Emery? C'mon,Really... Of course you never heard of them You didn't live in any of the states covered by WLAC or WSM. But they had huge coverage areas, just like WLS. Same with Ingram, Morrow, and Michael at WABC. My point throughout this thread is tha...
by countryboy
Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:49 am
Forum: Net Talk
Topic: Larry Lujack is dead...
Replies: 23
Views: 8728

Re: Larry Lujack is dead...

maybe we can agree Lujack was a Far reaching local air Personality with that coverage, and thats about as good as it got back then. He mainly covered the state of Illinois. People in St. Louis had their own funny local DJs to listen to. Same with Indianapolis. No reason to listen to long-distance s...
by countryboy
Sat Jan 04, 2014 11:00 am
Forum: Net Talk
Topic: Larry Lujack is dead...
Replies: 23
Views: 8728

Re: Larry Lujack is dead...

Daytime coverage of WLS was and IS Huge, look at a coverage map, OK. Here it is: http://www.radio-locator.com/cgi-bin/pat?call=WLS&service=AM&status=L&hours=U It's not as huge as you think. And it's impossible to have influence if people can't hear you. As I said earlier in this thread, lots of oth...
by countryboy
Sat Jan 04, 2014 9:05 am
Forum: Net Talk
Topic: Larry Lujack is dead...
Replies: 23
Views: 8728

Re: Larry Lujack is dead...

Four or Five things, 1st of all the 50,000 watt signal of WLS covered Virtually All of the Midwest, That signal only had that affect after sundown, and Lujack was on the air in the daytime. During the day, there were lots of other smaller AM stations on that frequency that limited the station's cov...
by countryboy
Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:28 am
Forum: Net Talk
Topic: Larry Lujack is dead...
Replies: 23
Views: 8728

Re: Larry Lujack is dead...

And Larry Lujack did have a national reputation. Explain how that was possible. Rick Dees, who was in Memphis at the same time, got national publicity from Disco Duck. Don Imus released albums of his radio bits. Wolfman Jack hosted national TV shows. Lujack did none of those things. Just because he...
by countryboy
Sat Dec 21, 2013 5:04 pm
Forum: Net Talk
Topic: Larry Lujack is dead...
Replies: 23
Views: 8728

Re: Larry Lujack is dead...

The thing people forget about Lujack is there was someone like him in just about every city. In New York, his name was Dan Ingram. He worked the same shift at a station owned by the same company, and played a lot of the same records. Sound familiar? The problem with Lujack is he worked during the da...