Broadcast Media

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2014

    103.7 FM Rickrolls St. Louis En Route to a New Radio Station

    Have you ever had a song stuck in your head so hard that it crushes your brain and pushes out useful information like state capitals, the lyrics to the Who's the Boss theme and ways to prevent yourself from jamming a No. 2 pencil into your eye? A local radio station is doing its best to give you tha ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 12, 2013
  • Blogs

    June 13, 2013

    KMOV (Channel 4), KSDK (Channel 5) To Have Same Owner: Gannett Buys Belo For $1.5 Billion

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2013

    Marijuana: 106.5 The Arch Refuses to Air Pot Reform Ad, Says Topic is Too Controversial

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2013

    Kevin Slaten Joining Bob Romanik To Form "Most Controversial Station In The Country"

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2012

    VIDEO: The TV Ad Dave Spence Doesn't Want You to See

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2012

    The Pack a.d. on Why its Better Live and What Makes Canada Great

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2011

    Will This Year's World Series Have The Worst TV Ratings Ever?

    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 >>

  • Music

    May 5, 2011
  • Blogs

    March 23, 2011

    Roberts Brothers Sacked with Million-Dollar Judgment Against WRBU Channel 46

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    Last Collector Standing: Les Aaron of the Point's New Music Sunday on T. Rex and His DJ History

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    Local Community Radio Act Passes; What Does It Mean for St. Louis?

    Wikimedia Commons​On 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 >>

  • Music

    August 11, 2010

    David Dondero

    9 p.m. Saturday, August 14. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2010

    Anti-Semitic Senate Hopeful Silenced by FCC, But Not Why You Think

    whty.orgGlenn Miller a.k.a. Frazier Glenn Miller​Remember 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 >>

  • Music

    February 17, 2010

    Galactic/Karl Denson's Tiny Universe

    8 p.m. Thursday, February 18. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.

  • Music

    August 26, 2009
  • Blogs

    June 29, 2009

    Head Ravioli Maker Leaves

    Mike Flynn the web guru and developer behind the Bonneville owned and operated 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 then you probably don't listen to much commercial radio. Bonneville Inte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2009

    Tomorrow is D-Day (Digital Television Conversion)

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2009

    Anyone Else Unable to Get Local Channels Through Digital Broadcasts? 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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2009

    M For Mississippi Wins "DVD Of the Year" at 2009 Blues Music Awards

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2009

    Staffers Get Forked at

    Media conglomerate Bonneville International Corporation took a bite out of its St. Louis lifestyle Web site 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 you'd expect from web-savvy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2008

    KYMC To Be Resurrected?

    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 >>

  • Music

    October 1, 2008

    Ricky Skaggs/Bruce Hornsby

    8:00 p.m. Saturday, October 4. Touhill Performing Arts Center, One University Drive.

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2008
  • Blogs

    April 16, 2007

    You Play, They Pay: Internet Radio's Demise?

    When Randall Roberts profiled Internet radio pioneers Jim and Wanda Atkinson late last year, the proprietors of 3WK Underground Radio still held out hope that a three-judge panel appointed by the Library of Congress might set a new royalty rate that wouldn't put small stations like theirs out of bus ... More >>

  • Music

    February 28, 2007


    7 p.m. Tuesday, March 6. Pop's (1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois).

  • Music

    February 21, 2007

    Brubeck Brothers Quartet

    8 p.m. Saturday, February 24. Sheldon Concert Hall (3648 Washington Boulevard).

  • Calendar

    June 28, 2006
  • Music

    December 7, 2005

    I Can't Live Without My Radio

    Two local Internet stations spotlight the best of the Lou

  • Music

    April 6, 2005

    Radio Free St. Louis

    King of traffic Tony J. is on the air again...on your computer

  • Music

    December 22, 2004

    And Then There Was One

    A great hip-hop station switches format and leaves St. Louis a little poorer

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 29, 2004

    Best TV Station

    KPLR-TV (Channel 11)

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 24, 2003

    Best Weathercaster

    Joe Petrovich, Ph.D.
    KMOV-TV (Channel 4)

  • Music

    September 24, 2003
  • News

    September 17, 2003

    It Goes Without Saying

    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

  • Music

    April 9, 2003

    Radioactive Waste

    Washington University student radio station wants to make a change -- but is KWMU-FM standing in the way?

  • Music

    February 26, 2003

    Shortwaving Radio

    Proposed legislation by the U.S. Senate aims to deter the spreading radio empire. Good luck.

  • Music

    July 31, 2002

    Caught in the Web

    Internet-only radio stations take a beating

  • Culture

    July 17, 2002

    After M*A*S*H

    Larry Gelbart is one of TV's last great writers. So why can't he stay tuned?

  • Music

    April 24, 2002

    Air Piracy

    Internet-only radio faces a shaky future thanks to the grasping hands of the Recording Industry Association of America

  • Culture

    February 20, 2002

    Flunk You

    If Fox expels Undeclared, blame everyone but Judd Apatow

  • Culture

    February 13, 2002

    Net Loss

    The government killed TV, and Hollywood's begging it to revive the corpse

  • News

    December 19, 2001

    News Clipped

    KMOX radio finds talk is cheap and news isn't

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 27, 2000
  • Culture

    September 6, 2000

    School's Out

    When Fox-TV canceled American High, the network hit a new low

  • News

    September 22, 1999


    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

  • News

    February 17, 1999
  • News

    December 9, 1998

    Sleeping with the Enemy

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch is finding common cause with some local television newscasts.

  • News

    November 25, 1998

    Frequent Fire

    A lawsuit is the latest salvo in the continuing battle over a donated AM radio station

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