Recommended!

My friends Rob Cline and Lennox Randon have each published a debut novel in the last couple of weeks. I've read them both, and even though I happily admit to being prejudiced, they are both great reads. Now, I see that Amazon is recommending them to me!Please allow me to do the same to you.Follow …

In Which I Am Surprised So Many People Knew Who Shirley Bassey Is.

So, I see that Shirley Bassey's birthday is today. She's 76, and really only known in the U.S. for singing the theme from "Goldfinger," arguably the tune that set the standard for big Bondian opening themes that continues today with Adele and "Skyfall." (Sergio Mendes' "The Look of Love" actually preceded Goldfinger, as it was …

Gone Country

It was with "mixed" feelings I read the news that my radio alma mater,  "Mix 96. 5" WMT-FM has switched formats to country.Now, radio format changes are nothing new, and not limited to the corporations that now control much of what you hear.  Even in the days when most stations were locally owned, demographic and market …

Nothing New, Please.

I just returned from the Public Radio Music Conference, which despite it's encompassing name, is really just about Classical stations.  In fact, I was the only non-classical person there! That said, music stations of any stripe have much more in common than they have differences, be they classical, jazz, AAA, or for that matter, commercial …