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]
Just curious-filter: Who chooses music for talk radio, and how do they do it? [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]
I am madly in love with NPR's Wait Wait Don't Tell Me. Please recommend similar shows, preferably available via podcast. [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?
my poor brother is trapped by local talk radio. can you help? (m.i.) [more inside]