Some time in the past 10 years, but likely in 2005-2008, I read a long magazine article that I'd like to find again. The reporter hung around a conference, or convention, of morning zoo radio show hosts. Discussions revolved around stunts and gimmicks, how to deal with the early hours while being consistently fake & peppy, and the like. I seem to recall the author noted the number of Hawaiian shirts present and how male-dominated the scene was. The conference was a huge party, but with some depressed-seeming attendees. This article might've been from Esquire, GQ, or Rolling Stone. I might have seen it on MetaFilter, even! It was not an Onion article. Googling this is proving incredibly challenging.
We have an internet radio, and I have a love of sitcoms set in talk radio stations such as NewsRadio and Frasier. So recommend me your favourite talk stations! [more inside]
I subscribe to plenty of podcasts, but sometimes have a hankering for live radio. So I'm looking for some entertaining talk radio to listen to while I fall asleep. Ideally I'd like to find some local (as in not nationally syndicated; specific location isn't important) radio stations that stream call-in talk shows around midnight Eastern time. I realize talk shows skew to the right politically, and I'm OK with thoughtful shows with a conservative bias, but not OK with ultra-right-wing screamers (e.g., Rush Limbaugh and clones). And I'm not too interested in shows that focus solely on politics. [more inside]
Looking for articles that explain why Air America failed while conservative talk radio continues to flourish. [more inside]
Looking for favorites among the MeFi regulars in the category of: Foreign Language radio streams, suitable for language immersion and/or passive practice. [more inside]
My Freeview box has decided to ignore TV signals! Noooo! I'm looking to get back into listening to radio, and I need recommendations for live shows to listen to online. [more inside]
Each week we clean the house, and listen to a variety of different stories while we clean the house...
What are your recommendations for good radio programs? I need something online to listen to while I clean house. [more inside]
How do these radio stations pay the bills? [more inside]
Almost invariably, on talk radio programs, when we go to the phones, the first caller isn't there. How come? [more inside]
What with all the brouhaha over Howard Stern's move to saltellite radio, I've become interested in this service. But I listen to music almost exclusively on-the-go. So I'd only subscribe if I could listen on an iPod-like device. Are there any small, portable satellite radio receivers? I tried Googling, but I'm too ignorant about receivers to understand the results.
What are some good debating tactics to use when appearing on an AM radio show?