Tuesday June 18, 2013
An Atlanta morning show, "Mayhem in the AM," has been let go after the three-man morning program stepped in it pretty deep after making fun of a former football player's battle with Lou Gehrig's Disease. 790 The Zone
, a sports-formatted station, quickly apologized after listeners erupted in a tide of criticism. The morning show was fired soon afterwards. Hear the skit that got them canned and see what listeners have been posting about the incident on Facebook. Read more
Monday June 17, 2013
Australian Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, was doing a live interview with Howard Sattler on radio station 6PR when the host brought up rumors that Gillard's partner, a hairdresser by profession, might be gay. (Julia Gillard, Howard Sattler, screenshot: Reuters video)
"That's absurd..." replied Gillard. "We live together as a couple. You know that. Yes, on the Internet there are lots of what I've referred to in the past as nutjobs and I'm happy to use the expression again," she continued according to QMI Agency.
The station released a statement saying, in part, "Fairfax Radio management has reviewed this interview and considers that the questions posed by Mr Sattler were disrespectful and irrelevant to the political debate." Shortly after the interview turned into a controversy, Sattler was dismissed from his position.
The radio host says he will sue the station. You can view a portion of the interview here.
Friday June 14, 2013
Being on the radio certainly brings deejays, talk show hosts, and others on the air a certain degree of fame. And that fame feeds the very voracious human ego. Some handle it well, some not so well. But, it would be hard to imagine radio without the ego-driven people in it because it's competitive and cut-throat and you need an ego to survive. That said, radio doesn't offer "pictures" like TV so much of the local fame is sucked up by those egomaniacal television news anchors. Drat! Fame, Anonymity, Ego and more is all part of the Wacky World of Radio. Let's talk about it
. (Graphic Credit: © Corey Deitz)
Thursday June 13, 2013
Radio broadcaster, Internet video host, and author, Glenn Beck, will guest on the SiriusXM show "Author Confidential" beginning June 15 at 10 a.m. ET on SiriusXM Patriot (channel 125). Beck will be interviewed by SiriusXM host, Mike Slater, about his new book The Eye of Moloch
. (Right: Glenn Beck, Photo: Kris Connor/Getty Images)
Beck's new book is the follow-up to another best-seller, The Overton Window, and explores themes including self-rule, liberty and advanced surveillance technologies.
Beck's daily show also airs on the conservative-talk Patriot channel. Beck's appearance was recorded in front of a live audience and will be replayed several times.
For more information, visit SiriusXM.