HOW VIDEO GAMES CAN SAVE TALK RADIO

My daughter Kirsten was doing homework accompanied by her cell phone.  But instead of listening to music, she was listening to audio of some guy voicing play-by-play of his video gaming experience.  He “Whoa’d!” and “WTF’d” when the bad guys attacked and trash-talked when he defeated them in battle.  Later, she used her cell phone to listen to another video gamer narrating his experience while she played a game of…

ART BELL MIGHT JUST RE-RE-INVENT RADIO

The man who redefined late night radio might once again change the way AM/FM radio stations receive programming – this time, from the Internet. Art Bell has just returned to radio, delivering the latest incarnation of his late night talk program via the Web at ArtBell.com and via radio apps like TuneIn. “Midnight in the Desert” airs live, weeknights from 9PM to Midnight Pacific Time (that’s a midnight start on…

TV is the New Radio

Whenever the family is home, I can count on a TV being on in multiple rooms.  And yet, no one is watching. As I wander from bedroom to family room, I notice that my husband and sons are typically on their phones or iPads, engaged in games and You Tube videos, barely glancing up to see what’s likely been on for an hour or more. So why hasn’t the rest…

Deezer is Coming. 

Ask any audiophile and they’ll tell you the tragedy of digital audio is that the glorious spectrum of sound is compressed to fit in a small space.  Kind of like the way psychotropic drugs flatten life’s highs and lows so users can muddle in the middle. CDs and MP3s are the most common culprits.  And once you purchase a CD or music download and dub it onto your favorite MP3…

Podcasting in 2014

Podcasting has been around for many years, but has recently become a ‘hot’ media platform with the creation of PodcastOne. This company has aggressively taken nearly 100 shows under their umbrella within the last year and work closely with Edison Research to get accurate readings of downloaded listenership. Many of the hosts of a podcast show will do LIVE reads and incorporation into social media, which always provides a bigger…

Slacker Works to Reinvent Radio

Since 2006, Slacker has been committed to giving users the best music experience possible. Slacker recently completed a major upgrade and now offers its 4+ million users more than 13 million songs, deep customization tools, and a unique team of expert music curators and hosts who constantly update Slacker’s more than 200 genre and specialty stations.

Then and Now: Tivoli Audio

There’s no doubt that the millennial generation has it made these days, despite articles referring to us as “The Lost Generation.”  Are we privileged?  Yes.  But, it’s always nice to refresh the notion of just how privileged we are. This time, the refresher came from an interview I had to conduct with a person from a different generation than myself. The interview was to focus around media outlets that the…