Posts about “radio”

Pre-Recorded Late Night

During my morning commute lately I’ve been eschewing NPR one day each week and instead listening to Pre-Recorded Late Night, an improvised comedy podcast with “fake” guests. It’s sort of like The Daily Show, except it’s entirely improvisational. Imagine a typical late night talk show … there’s a desk, a couch, a host and a

Fixing Radio Advertising

With the exception of NPR, I no longer listen to the radio. It might be more accurate to say that there simply is no more FM radio, because here in Los Angeles — where it seems every station claims to have 20, 30, 40, or 50-minute “rock blocks” — I invariably hear nothing but 8,

Build Better Smart Playlists

There is a secret to creating killer Smart Playlists in iTunes. You have to know what not to play. The best way to do that is with an “ignore list”. And I’m going to show you how to make one. For several years now iTunes has given you the ability to use playlists themselves as

NPR Voices

My Five Eight Favorite NPR Names Cokie Roberts Nina Totenberg Mandalit del Barco Korva Coleman Nora Raum Corey Flintoff Liane Hansen Sylvia Poggioli

Radio – Alkaline Trio

Shakin’ like a dog shittin’ razorblades,waking up next to nothing after dreaming of you and meI’m waking up all alone, waking up so relievedwhile you’re taking your time with apologies,I’m making my plans for revengeRed eyes on orange horizonsIf Columbus was wrong I’d drive straight off the edgeI’d drive straight off the edge Taking your

Tony Kornheiser

In which I make a mistake on national radio

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