Archive for the 'Radio' Category

Letterman On Stern

We underestimate talent. Used to be we were looking for the unique voice, now me-tooism reigns. Maybe it’s the millennial ethos of fitting in, where boomers were all about being square pegs in a round hole, letting their freak flags fly. And technically, David Letterman is a baby boomer. Now most people leave TV and […]

Jimmy Iovine On Howard Stern

We love the dirt, and there isn’t any. This reminds me of nothing so much as David Geffen’s “American Masters,” which he paid for, it’s a tribute to his accomplishments, but it didn’t reveal who he really was. And Jimmy Iovine did not reveal who he truly was on Stern. I’m not saying he didn’t […]

Rachel Maddow

She’s the left wing explainer. I’ve become addicted to the news. Not only the papers, which arrive every day, whose apps I’m constantly checking on my phone, but TV, which I mostly catch on the satellite, Sirius XM. That’s right, there’s everything from Fox to CNN, MSNBC to Bloomberg, NPR and the BBC. I want […]


What does this mean for radio? “Bad and Boujee” is number one on Spotify, even number one on the “Billboard” Hot 100, but it’s nowhere to be found on the Mediabase Top Forty chart. I’m fascinated by the Oscar nominations, because other than the voters and the media savants no one cares about these pictures. […]