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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
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 >>
Media 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 you'd expect from web-savvy ... More >>
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 >>
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
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
Proposed legislation by the U.S. Senate aims to deter the spreading radio empire. Good luck.
Internet-only radio stations take a beating
Internet-only radio faces a shaky future thanks to the grasping hands of the Recording Industry Association of America
The Unheard Music Series documents essential recordings of free improvisation, from the early '60s through the mid-'80s
Competition in the burgeoning St. Louis rap-radio market? Bring it on, says one station manager.