Saturday, September 29, 2007
Friday, September 28, 2007
Rock and Roll Hall Nominees
They join Afrika Bambaataa, Chic, the Ventures, Donna Summer and the Dave Clark Five on the ballot. Five acts will be inducted March 10, 2008, at New York's Waldorf Astoria Hotel.
For eligibility, artists had to release their first single no later than 1982. Last year's inductees were R.E.M., Van Halen, Patti Smith, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five and the Ronettes.
Monday, September 24, 2007
Fonzie Jumps the Shark
You know the expression, "*** Jumped the Shark", Well here's the Happy Days clip that the expression comes from. Broadcast 30 years ago today.
Thursday, September 13, 2007
NAB HD RADIO MULTICAST AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED
WASHINGTON -- NAB announced today two winners of the NAB HD Radio Multicast Award. WRIF-FM Detroit's "Riff2" and KBCO-FM Denver's "The Studio C Channel" are the first stations to receive the award.
RIFF2 Programming Chief, Mark Pennington, said, " I am totally floored at the news. My staff and I put in alot of time and effort to make RIFF2 sound like it does. We like to think of it as radio for a new generation. The support that I receive from my GM, Tom Bender, WRIF OM, Doug Podell and the Greater Media honchos, Buzz Knight and Peter Smyth, make this all that more special to me. It just shows that hard work and a great team from top to bottom will create something really special. I'm blown away!!
This award has been established to recognize a station for providing unique, innovative or groundbreaking programming on a multicast channel. The station to receive this award is considered at the forefront of HD programming and utilizes this technology to further enhance Radio's overall value to the American audience.
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Zeppelin Takes Flight Once More (UPDATE)
September 12, 2007
Hard rock giant Led Zeppelin is reforming, but for one night only. The British band will play a one-off show at London's 18,000-capacity O2 arena Nov. 26.
The O2 show is a tribute to Atlantic Records co-founder and chairman emeritus Ahmet Ertegun, who died Dec. 14 2006, aged 83. Led Zeppelin's heavyweight manager, the late Peter Grant, signed the band to Ertegun's Atlantic in November 1968.
The Who's Pete Townshend, former Rolling Stone Bill Wyman, Foreigner and Paolo Nutini will also perform on the night. Profits will benefit the Ahmet Ertegun Education Fund, which provides scholarships to universities in the United States, United Kingdom and Ertegun's homeland, Turkey.
Tickets costing £125 ($254) will be allocated on a lottery basis through the www.ahmettribute.com web site. (MORE)
Monday, September 10, 2007
The only thing dangerous about Rock & Roll anymore is Kid Rock's left hook and for this I salute him!!!!
Sunday, September 09, 2007
Led Zeppelin Announcement Expected Next Week
Led Zeppelin Announcement Expected Next Week
September 07, 2007
By Ray Waddell, Nashville
Talk of a Led Zeppelin reunion just refuses to go away. Billboard reported in July that the band may get together for a proposed tribute to the late producer/record mogul Ahmet Ertegun at the O2 in London in November (Billboard, Aug. 4). Now on ledzeppelin.com the date 11.13.07 mysteriously appears with the familiar Zep symbols. And several people saw the band touring the O2 during Prince's recent stand at the new 20,000-seat London arena. A press conference next Wednesday (Sept. 12) in London may clear everything up. There has been talk that tour producers AEG Live and Michael Cohl's CPI (Rolling Stones, Genesis, Barbra Streisand) have put in offers on a Zep tour featuring founding members Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones with late drummer John "Bonzo" Bonham's son Jason on drums. But it is also well-known in the industry that standing offers have been on the table for a Led Zeppelin tour for more than a decade. Nov. 13 also has another significance: it's the drop date of a new Atlantic/Rhino two-disc, 24-track best-of set, "Mothership." Additionally, a deluxe reissue of the soundtrack to the 1976 concert film "The Song Remains the Same" with previously unreleased material and a new DVD edition of that movie will arrive Nov. 20 via Atlantic/Rhino and Warner Home Video, respectively.
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
COMING SOON TO A WIND SHIELD NEAR YOU!!
Don't miss out on this SPECIAL if it snows where you are. It's great to hand these out on the FIRST snowfall of the season.
New Patented 9" Dual Blade Ice Scraper. A natural scraping motion creates a double blade that cleans frost and snow quickly and completely in one pass.
The large imprint area and low price make this item a perfect Winter give-away.
1000 Pieces/One Color Imprint
Only additional cost is freight
Apple announced a price cut for its iPhone today, along with a new iPod that looks like the iPhone and a version of its iTunes store that downloads music directly to the player rather than a computer.
Steven P. Jobs, the chief executive, called the moves a “total refresh” of the iPod line, and they signify a move to turning the music player into a hand-held computer.
The company dropped the price of its 8-gigabyte iPhone by $200, to $399. The company did not give a reason for the price cut, which analysts said has been selling very well.
Mr. Jobs also displayed a new iPod model, the Touch, that looks like an iPhone, though it lacks calling capability. The 8-gigabyte model will sell for $299 and a 16-gigabyte model will sell for $399 later this month.
The new device has touch-screen controls and a built-in Wi-Fi antenna that allows it to connect directly to the Internet. It also has a browser, which makes it more of a hand-held computer than any other music player.
Users will be able to connect to a new iTunes Wi-Fi store from which they can download songs directly to their music players without having to connect to a computer. (MORE)