Some big news about the news today. Two major media outlets in St. Louis, KMOV (Channel 4) and KSDK (Channel 5), will soon be owned by the same parent company, according to an announcement today that Gannett Co. is acquiring Belo Corp. for $1.5 billion. Belo, the parent company of KMOV -- which, b ... More >>
It's all about the variety -- unless, of course, you're talking about marijuana. It appears that 106.5 The Arch -- the St. Louis FM radio station with the slogan "it's all about the variety!" -- declined to accept a paid advertisement from local marijuana reform advocacy group Show-Me Cannabis Reg ... More >>
Kevin Slaten, the fiery sports radio host, and Bob Romanik, the "Grim Reaper of Radio" have joined forces in a deal that promises to put Slaten back on the air for a whopping $275,000 salary. Daily RFT is particularly tickled with this partnership as both Slaten and Romanik have been the subject of ... More >>
Republican gubernatorial candidate Dave Spence has sent a cease-and-desist letter to television stations around the state warning them they could face legal action if they continue to run what his attorney calls a "defamatory" ad. The television commercial in question paints Spence as a St. Louis ... More >>
Residing in Vancouver, the Pack a.d. draw a stark contrast from their Canadian musical brethren. Where most exports from our northern neighbor are of the carefully manicured pop variety (cf. New Pornographers, Destroyer and Broken Social Scene) the Pack a.d. delivers brash, visceral, blues-inflected ... More >>
Black nor white: Cardinals in the World Series doesn't necessarily mean poor TV ratings.You hear it each time the Cardinals enter the World Series. "Oh, the television execs must be dying! A mid-market team in the series? Ratings will be horrendous!" Yes and no. That dire prediction proved to be ... More >>
cnn.comSteven (left) and Michael Roberts have been called the "Black Donald Trumps" though these days they seem more like the bankrupt Mr. Trump circa 1991.Here's a follow-up to a story Daily RFT first told you about back in February. Last week CBS filed an injunction in St. Louis County Circuit ... More >>
The number of chain record stores nationwide has dwindled. However, St. Louis has become an unlikely safe haven for indie record shops as well as for DJs who prefer to spin the black circle instead of scrolling their iPods. In this weekly column, we'll focus on personal portraits of St. Louis' recor ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsOn Sunday night, Congress passed what's known as the Local Community Radio Act. In a nutshell, it validates the existence of low-power FM radio stations -- both by recognizing their importance within communities and by removing certain frequency restrictions that made it diff ... More >>
9 p.m. Saturday, August 14. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
whty.orgGlenn Miller a.k.a. Frazier Glenn MillerRemember Missouri's U.S. Senate candidate Glenn Miller? A former KKK leader, Miller made a big splash this spring when he began airing his anti-Semitic campaign ads on radio stations across western Missouri. Dozens of headlines followed, as did gues ... More >>
8 p.m. Thursday, February 18. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Michael Pollan (The Omnivore's Dilemma, In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto) has an epic new article in this weekend's edition of the New York Times magazine in which he tackles the decline of cooking in America and the rise of food-related television programming. Well worth your time. Here's t ... More >>
Mike Flynn the web guru and developer behind the Bonneville owned and operated ToastedRav.com has left the company. The move comes a few months after the website laid off most of its staff.If you haven't heard of ToastedRav.com then you probably don't listen to much commercial radio. Bonneville Inte ... More >>
Tomorrow broadcast TV is going all digital on your ass, when analog television signals are switched off and replaced with digital signals. Hopefully you've heard about this already and have purchased a converter box if you aren't already using cable or a satellite service. Just in case you've b ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/89978611@N00Your TV got snow? I'd like to know. Comment below.I realize I'm in the minority here being among the 10 percent of the U.S. population who do not subscribe to satellite or cable television.But I've got to kvetch to the small fragment of folks out there like me. Can you ... More >>
The film M for Mississippi -- which was co-produced by St. Louis ex-pat Roger Stolle and current resident/Broke & Hungry Records head Jeff Konkel -- won "DVD of the Year" at the Blues Music Awards (formerly known as the Handy Awards) last Thursday in Memphis. Mississippi triumphed over film ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/dyobmitMedia conglomerate Bonneville International Corporation took a bite out of its St. Louis lifestyle Web site ToastedRav.com this week, laying off four of the site's seven employees. Those let go were Margo Hughes, Audrey Holaday, Mike Merenda and Melody Cissell Meiners. As yo ... More >>
Interesting link I found via Kopper: There's some semi-serious talk about relaunching the radio station KYMC in some fashion. The free-form alternative FM station was based out of a YMCA in West County, broadcast at 89.7 FM and went off the air nearly two years ago. Any new station won't be on the t ... More >>
8:00 p.m. Saturday, October 4. Touhill Performing Arts Center, One University Drive.
7 p.m. Tuesday, March 6. Pop's (1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois).
8 p.m. Saturday, February 24. Sheldon Concert Hall (3648 Washington Boulevard).
Two local Internet stations spotlight the best of the Lou
King of traffic Tony J. is on the air again...on your computer
A great hip-hop station switches format and leaves St. Louis a little poorer
KPLR-TV (Channel 11)
Joe Petrovich, Ph.D.
KMOV-TV (Channel 4)
Our mom always told us not to complain, but even she would give us permission when it comes to apathetic politicians, rights-abusing mega-stores and itsy-bitsy cups of custard
Washington University student radio station wants to make a change -- but is KWMU-FM standing in the way?
Proposed legislation by the U.S. Senate aims to deter the spreading radio empire. Good luck.
Internet-only radio stations take a beating
Larry Gelbart is one of TV's last great writers. So why can't he stay tuned?
Internet-only radio faces a shaky future thanks to the grasping hands of the Recording Industry Association of America
If Fox expels Undeclared, blame everyone but Judd Apatow
The government killed TV, and Hollywood's begging it to revive the corpse
KMOX radio finds talk is cheap and news isn't
When Fox-TV canceled American High, the network hit a new low
Purple annoyance Barney upstages Mayor Clarence Harmon -- and sounds strikingly similar to KMOX-AM's Randy Karraker; please, we don't need to see McGwire or Sosa strike out; KZJZ- AM snags an award from the National Association of Broadcasters
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch is finding common cause with some local television newscasts.
A lawsuit is the latest salvo in the continuing battle over a donated AM radio station