Tuesday, February 28, 2006

CBS suing Stern. Why should you care?

I'm not sure. Why is this a big story?
Maybe because it involves a celebrity and possibly HUNDREDS of millions of dollars to Howard Stern personally.
Because so many of you day-traders picked up stock in SIRI when they announced Howard was coming on board; or, if you're like me, you picked it up in the low-$5 range when they announced Mel was coming on board in November 2004.
Maybe because Sirius is still a small fragile money-losing company (wait - I just said I own stock in it!), and a couple-hundred million dollar lawsuit has the potential to cripple it!

For this site, it's important because we want to watch what happens with Stern (he'll stay at Sirius on the satellite thing, right?), and we like to watch one of his replacements, DLR, squirm. Don't get me wrong, I'm a huge Original-VH fan, and even went to see Diamond Dave solo once, but now he's embarrassing me - because I'm embarrassed for him (although less so than when he became an EMT).
Actually, now that he has taken so much heat, I'm actually rooting for David Lee to be a huge success in his latest endeavor. But I have to wonder; is it any wonder he is on vacation THIS week? While his new employer is suing the pants off the man whose shoes he is trying to fill?

Can't wait to hear how this one plays out.
Stay tuned...

Monday, February 27, 2006

Cadillac Jack is set free

WXTU in Philadelphia used to have an afternoon personality named "Cadillac Jack", who had been with the station for 6 years.

Today, the station's website's "on air staff" section has a gaping hole between 3pm and 7pm. No mention of Caddy or his alter-ego, Tom Kapsalis.

What happened to CJ?

3 Cool Philly Links:
Franklin Museum
Philly Wi-Fi

Friday, February 24, 2006

Conched out in Key West

The Cool Jazz you used to listen to in Key West on WCNK 98.7 Conch FM will now sound like Country Music, as the station has changed formats and will now be known as Conch Country. I don't care for Conch Fritters, but they are popular in KW, as is Dolphin (Mahi Mahi, not Flipper).

Also, you won't find the radio station's new DJs - morning show "Big D & Bubba" and "Lia at Night" - hanging out at the Hog's Breath or the real Sloppy Joes because they are syndicated from another studio or station on the mainland.

3 Cool Key West Links:
Hemingway's house

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Quad City, Quad City, Quad City

This article is so annoying to people who don't live in Quad City, wherever that is. I think it's in or includes Davenport, Iowa.

Oh well, if you are from the Quad City area, you will be happy to learn the following: The Quad City Times is reporting that "Red Hot" Brian Scott can now be found at Quad-City station KBEA 99.7 FM, known as Quad City B-100. Red Hot was formerly the afternoon host at Quad City's All Hit 98.9, and is now part of the "Red Hot and Darik in the Morning" show with his new partner Darik Kristofer. Kristofer is the former weeknight guy at All Hit 98.9 who spells his name with too many K's for my liking. Quad City's All Hit 98.9 is now a Quad City Christian station.

Previous B-100 morning man Jeff James is now the morning man on Star 93.5 (KQCS).

3 Cool Quad City Sites:
Figge Art Museum/
the Swing
Happy Birthday Jean Dean

Mr. DJ, You're no Adolph Hitler

I am not comparing Hitler to Kennedy, but Blaine Young to Dan Quayle. Unlike Lloyd Bentsen's relationship with Kennedy, I didn't know Hitler, nor would he be a friend of mine. (Okay, I can see why even mentioning the name "Hitler" can make everybody feel uncomfortable, as I suddenly feel like I'm typing on eggshells).

Despite my awkward analogy, why not compare the Young to Quayle, since Young is a republican who is in trouble for "comparing the president of the Frederick County Commissioners to Adolf Hitler" according to a story in yesterday's Baltimore Sun, while Quayle was a young republican who unsuccessfully compared himself to JFK. And of course, there was Quayle's infamous Potatoe Incident which was also a damaging verbal faux pas.

While mine may also be an "unfortunate analogy", Young, who is noted on WFMD's website for "stirring the pot" on his show titled Frederick's Forum, may be on the short-timers list at his ClearChannel owned station. IMHO, I don't think Quayle is all that stupid, nor do I think that Blaine Young is anti-Semitic.

To either support or voice your disagreement with Blaine Young, you can call the station at the number posted on their website:
WFMD Studio Line: 301-694-9363

Stay tuned.

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Popular Ventura Radio Host Dies

Dave Ciniero, 58, of KVTA's Dave and Spence, and long-time co-host of the Dave and Bob show, was found dead on Friday. Bob Adams, 68, who retired from the show 6 weeks ago, is reportedly still alive.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Julie is really not coming back!

Tony & Cappy have a new chick for the New Morning Mix:
Mix 102.9 (KDMX FM) in Dallas is bringing in Kelly Schafer, from KQIA FM in Lafayette, Louisiana, as morning news and traffic anchor with Tony & Cappy.

So, it must be official, Dallas. Julie Hoyt-Fisk is really, definitely, not coming back.

This is kinda like when a character leaves a TV show, and they say their on vacation or at summer camp. Then, suddenly, they say he died in a car accident, and you know he's never coming back on the show!

Now the only question is... Where will Julie turn up next?

Knocked Off the Air in Newberry

According to Scott Brand of The Evening News, WNBY 1450 AM and WNBY 93.7 FM in Newberry, Michigan, were both knocked off the air this week when their broadcasting tower was hit by a car - hard enough to topple right onto the radio station's building. NOBODY WAS HURT, not even the driver or the radio staff in the building that was hit.

It could be several days to several weeks before your AM classic country and FM adult contemporary stations are back on the air in MI.

3 cool Newberry websites:
Wikipedia: Newberry, Michigan

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Neander-Paul Lives!

Rumor has it that Southy's own Paul Marshall (aka Neander-Paul), who we told you parted ways with Boston's WAAF back in November, will be turning up in Kansas City after a brief stint as a weekend jock with Boston's other rock station 104.1 WBCN.

Radio and Records says to look for him in KC starting in March on 98.9 "The Rock" (original) KQRC.

As of today, Paul's bio is still on WBCN's website; it includes the following touching bit, perfect for sharing with you on this Valentine's Day:
Favorite moment in my career: Feeling the love the first day I stepped into the WBCN studios. I'm not bullsh*ttin' you. I've been doing this a long time. NEVER thought I'd ever work for the station that is the whole reason I chose this as my profession. You made it the right decision. And it's amazing to be here. Thank You!

3 cool Kansas City websites:

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Eddie Floyd: Off the Air Again

After returning to regular Reno radio show last Wednesday, DJ Eddie Floyd announced Friday he will take a hiatus from his talk show on KBDB 1400 AM, according to the Reno Gazette-Journal of Reno, Nevada.

Eddie Floyd hosted two shows: "Nevada Matters," 4 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and "America Matters," 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. We're talking about Eddie Floyd the DJ in Reno accused of growing & selling pot, not to be confused with Eddie Floyd the musician.

(NEW FEATURE) 3 cool Reno sites:

Thursday, February 09, 2006

We found Mo!

Oprah, XM. XM, Oprah.

That's right, with tons and tons of investor money to spend, and a pissing contest going on to see who could sign up the best talent, almost anybody can have a satellite radio show.

I know, I know, Oprah is not just anybody! She is the Queen of ALL Media. I'm sure it's been said before, but she truly deserves to have it said again.

Nobody on daytime TV has a bigger audience (8 Million People Watch Her Each Day!); I think she owns the Oxygen network, which is an entirely separate cable TV station; nobody can sell more books for unknown authors (Imus is a distant 2nd); her website claims that 45 MILLION pages of it are viewed each month by 2.3 MILLION unique individuals; then of course there's "O" magazine (being known by one NAME wasn't enough for her - she needed to start being known as a single letter!); WAYYYY back in 1985 she starred in the movie "The Color Purple", and was nominated for an Academy Award; she is currently producing a Broadway musical by the same name.

So now she is going to be a DJ; actually, Oprah style, she is going to have her own Channel!

Others have claimed to be Media Royalty (Hoo Hoo), but having a popular morning show, a couple of low budget TV productions, and one movie (which happened to be an autobiography), is not nearly on the same playing field as O.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Buffalo Left Wing

Looking for your Oldies station in Buffalo, NY? KB 1520 no longer exists as you once knew it. WWKB 1520 AM is now a progressive talk radio station. Tom Donahue and Danny Neaverth, KB's morning man who has been with the station since 1958 (yes, nineteen hundred, fifty-eight) are off the air. According to Brian Connolly of The Buffalo News, the staff was told Monday that the show they were then doing would be their last. This doesn't sound like the Buffalo values that Tim learned from Big Russ.

Next Monday, Feb 13th, WHLD AM 1270, also in Buffalo, will also become a full-fledged left wing talk radio station. 1270 will be known as the "Voice of Reason" and will be Buffalo's home for Air America according to Buffalo's Business First. The morning show will be manned by Ray Marks and Alex Blair.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Missing in Miami

If you were looking for your regular DJ on one of 8 radio stations in the Miami area today, they were not there. South Florida's CBS 4 reported that Y100.7, Big 105.9, Love 94, 610 WIOD, 940 WINZ, 103.5 BEAT, Mega 94.9, and ZETA remained on the air with recorded programs, while their staffs were bussed to safety pending a police investigation of a phoned-in threat of a "white powder attack." So, it would have been like listening to JACK-FM.

The most relieved person in the vicinity was probably Kenny Walker, who was fired last week from the Kenny and Footy show on one of the threatened stations, Y 100.7. Lucky for Kenny that he didn't need to worry about going through the panic of being evacuated in a potential crisis situation - you know, since he was just recently fired from one of the affected stations... just last week.

Coincidentally (part 2), Miami's Finest underwent (yes, it's a word) an Anthrax attack simulation just last week, according to the Miami Herald.

Monday, February 06, 2006

The Big Dumb Muppet Show?

Fans of Greg Gonzo and his Big Dumb Show who listened to him for 5 years on Indy's Rock Alternative in Indianapolis (X-103 103.3 FM, WRZX), may have been wondering what happened to him. Well, he's in Las Vegas now.

Gonzo (the DJ, not the blue puppet that I thought was a deformed rooster - since he was always trying to bank chickens - but he may actually be an alien) will be turning up with his Big Dumb Show in Sin City, along with his co-host/news reporter Nicole Padberg. As of February 20th 2006, you'll be hearing the show on Area 108 (KVGS, 107.9 FM).

The station just switched to alternative from "urban adult contemporary" this past October

Friday, February 03, 2006

Fired in Fargo

Fargo's KFGO (The Mighty 790) fired radio morning show co-host Larry Ristvedt, sports director Derek Hanson, and weather director Lou Bennett, as well as a few off-air folks, according to an AP story posted on the Grand Forks Herald.

The report states the moves were for financial reasons, and they follow up last week's dismissal of Ed Schultz. Ed Schultz is syndicated on a 100 stations, but broadcasts (until last week) out of the KFGO studio! They replaced him with the "Jack and Sandy Show" (Sandy Buttweiler and Jack Sunday), a team that was fired from the SAME STATION in 2004.

This doesn't help the narrow minded perception I already had of Fargo based on the Coen bros. movie.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Most Popular DJ Searches for January 06

Dear Bryan Modzelewski and Julie Hoyt-Fisk:

We don't know what you're doing now.

I DO know that this site, DJMoves.com, has received more requests and searches from listeners looking for you than for any other radio DJ that has gone off the air (since our inception a couple of months ago).

Please let us know what you're doing now so that your listeners can hear you again!

Breakfast DJ Moves (Radio London)

I think it's BRILLIANT (like the Guinness commercials) that morning show jocks are referred to as "Breakfast DJs" in the UK. What a great name!
Anyway, it appears that XFM in London is having a hard time filling the shoes of Christian O'Connell, who left XFM and started at Virgin Radio last week. They say "he's in the ranks of Jonathan Ross and Terry Wogan," which must be pretty good.

Here's my dumb question of the day: Can anyone from the UK explain why the radio stations (at least in this article from This Is London) are all names like XFM and Virgin Radio instead of 92.3 FM? How do you find the radio stations when surfing around the dial?

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

1 Footy out the door?

Kenny and Footy of Miami y100.7Kenny Walker, of "Kenny and Footy In The Morning," was fired from Y 100.7 in Miami today, according to a report in the Miami Herald.

Kenny joined the station 10 years ago, and in 2001 was paired with "Footy" for a morning show.

Why was his contract not renewed? The Miami Herald reports that "ratings slipped badly last fall," although they don't specify whether they mean the Morning Show's ratings, or those of the entire station.

Meanwhile, South Florida's NBC 6 reported that "Kenny and Footy In The Morning has become the No. 1 morning show for its demographic in South Florida."

Which should we believe? My guess is the former, since it's usually all about ratings, right? Both news sources also stated: "The station is also seeking a new program director and plans to reshuffle its personality lineup." Get your resumes ready, boys.

The station's "morning show" web page was not working when I went to the site to see if they mentioned the shakeup, but luckily, their thong of the day feature is still working! (WARNING, I SAID "THONGS")