Posts tagged radio

"Miami Heat Win the NBA Championship", an NPR sports parody (by OfficialComedy)

According to this infographic from Nielsen, Pop/Rock is the top selling genre of holiday music, Mariah Carey’s “All I want for Christmas is You” is the most streamed song.  Of course what’s popular vs what is played can differ, and we already knew form last year that “Jingle Bell Rock” is overrepresented on the radio.  
Interestingly the majority of popular holiday songs were covers, rather than the original tunes…

According to this infographic from Nielsen, Pop/Rock is the top selling genre of holiday music, Mariah Carey’s “All I want for Christmas is You” is the most streamed song.  Of course what’s popular vs what is played can differ, and we already knew form last year that “Jingle Bell Rock” is overrepresented on the radio.  

Interestingly the majority of popular holiday songs were covers, rather than the original tunes…

The 20 most-played Christmas songs (2000-2009 airplay) by Decade of Popular Release.

The 20 most-played Christmas songs (2000-2009 airplay) by Decade of Popular Release.

For the love of NPR (and Say Anything).
thedailywhat:

Chuck & Beans.

For the love of NPR (and Say Anything).

thedailywhat:

Chuck & Beans.

ohhleary:

Man, remember when running a radio station meant that someone had to be in the studio to push buttons and “run a tight board?”

Fun fact: the few remaining air talent at radio stations today still look exactly like the one depicted here in 1991.

What we gave known hitherto as the newspaper, is dead as mutton…we are sailing to a new diorder
HG Wells, on BBC radio, in 1943
Then and now: How hearing a random song over the radio has changedmusic consumption in the last 20 years.  Next step: Google?

Then and now: How hearing a random song over the radio has changedmusic consumption in the last 20 years.  Next step: Google?

More Bold Predictions that Failed

Clifford Stall predicted the internet couldn’t replace social structures, and this article summarizes some other bold claims that seem obviously wrong (but only in retrospect).  My advice is to always go against the prevailing skepticism when you find an innovative idea.