Winston Edmonson has had his hands in local politics (he ran for Mayor of Lewisville a couple years ago), AM talk radio (on a couple different outlets) and, fortunately for us, is a big fan of unharvested local music talent. He's a big fan of Salim Nourallah, Chris Holt and Razim Quazi, and has been ... More >>
Welcome to Local Music 'Mericans, where we get to know the people behind the scenes in Dallas/Fort Worth music. In 2009, KZPS-FM 92.5 fired Derek Walker from their promotions crew. Unfortunately, he was sorely misunderstood by the marketing department's then-head honcho, and was let go after going ... More >>
Clear Channel owns and operates six radio stations in the Dallas-Fort Worth market: KDGE-FM, KDGE-FM, KEGL-FM, KFXR-AM, KHKS-FM and KZPS-FM. But several times this morning, Friends of Unfair Park have sent this piece from Time Out Chicago that says at any moment, any or all of them could lose t ... More >>
Courtesy of our sister paper up in New York.Ten years ago today, three days after the September 11 attacks, Clear Channel sent out a mass email to its over 1,000 affiliate stations. The email included a list of songs with lyrics and/or titles that Clear Channel considered questionable in the wake ... More >>
KDMX-FM (102.9, The Mix) hasn't been on my radar since ... well ... um, ever? Till about 24 minutes ago I didn't even know its format. Oh, I see: "Variety From The 90's 'Til Now," meaning Lady Gaga, Kelly Clarkson, Snow Patrol, Bruno Mars, Katy Perry, Colbie Caillat ... and The Verve and Shawn Co ... More >>
Patrick MichelsSooner or later, this sucker's gonna be gone. Mayor Tom'll see to it himself.One week ago today we introduced you to the latest downtown Dallas attraction -- that Clear Channel billboard that damn near touches the Woodall Rodgers exit that dumps into northbound Stemmons. And while ... More >>
Patrick MichelsDon't know what to tell you -- certainly didn't think we'd be into our third item about that Woodall Rodgers billboard. But Frank Librio, the city's spokesman, has, as he promised last night, looked into how it got there; so too Morgan Lyons, Dallas Area Rapid Transit's chief talke ... More >>
Mark Graham'Bout one month ago today, over on Sportatorium, Richie called it: Russ Martin would be taking over as morning-show host on KEGL-FM (97.1) some time this month. J.D. Freeman, Clear Channel's market manager, just made it official: The one-time Observer cover boy begins July 12 at 6 a.m. ... More >>
Two radio industry sources say that CBS Radio and Clear Channel Communications are in negotiations on a deal that could bring controversial and wildly popular radio host Russ Martin back to Dallas radio early this summer. The sources indicate that, should an agreement be reach ... More >>
Last we heard from Jack E. Jett, he was jumping off that sinking ship known as Rational Radio, which has since gone Internets-only. But today he sends word: The man's got himself a proper radio job that will keep him occupied every weeknight from 6 to 8 p.m. beginning Monday. Admittedly, I am unf ... More >>
Courtesy George Gimarc/94.5 ReunionVery Edge-y: The Edge's Josh Venable with U2's The EdgeBack in January, Clear Channel laid off 1,800 employees, several of whom were good Friends of Unfair Park and most of whom worked in ad sales. Today comes news that the San Antonio-based conglomerate has laid o ... More >>
Well here's an interesting story from the Dallas Business Journal today. (I read it every day, you know.) Looks like Clear Channel, which owns five area stations (102.1 KDGE-FM The Edge, Mix 102.9 KDMX-FM, 97.1 KEGL-FM The Eagle, Kiss 106.1 KHKS-FM, and Lone Star 92.5 KZPS-FM), is ready to give its ... More >>
We've tried all morning to get Dallas Clear Channel execs on the phone all morning to discuss layoffs there, which began at 7:30 this morning as expected (and our condolences to the departed, who include someone near and dear to Unfair Park). No luck so far -- and I don't expect any, as we've been p ... More >>
A man of his word, Clear Channel's Dallas market manager J.D. Freeman did in fact call back with some news concerning programming changes at the San Antonio-based conglomerate's Dallas properties. As mentioned earlier, two KDMX-FM (Mix 102.9) on-air personalities were part of the mass layoffs today: ... More >>
The Wall Street Journal and The New York Post are reporting today that as early as next week, Clear Channel Communications will "begin implementing a massive restructuring plan that seeks to cut $400 million in costs at the company." Both stories say the layoffs are to begin on Tuesday; says The Pos ... More >>
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