• Calendar

    September 13, 2012
  • Blogs

    March 16, 2010

    Ron Chapman on the State of Radio and Why He'll Never Make a Comeback

    The great Ron Chapman​On April 13 in Las Vegas, Ron Chapman will be inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters' Radio Hall of Fame -- a momentous occasion that comes exactly one month after the Citadel Broadcasting Corporation pulled the plug on Platinum 96.7 and replaced it with an FM ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2009

    Tomorrow, All Things Considered Will Air a Looong Piece About the Dallas Tea Party

    ​In late August, Kim spoke with Phillip Dennis, head of the Dallas Tea Party, about his aspirations for the group. This is what he told her:I believe in what we're doing. I believe in this movement. I think this really is the beginning of the second revolution of America. It's going to be peaceful ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2009

    Introducing ... Prick Carlisle

    In case you haven't noticed, the Dallas Mavericks' new head coach is Prick Carlisle. His weekly radio shows with The Ticket's Norm Hitzges have gotten progressively less insightful and decreasingly courteous. And last night he turned down right surly with ESPN Radio's Chuck Cooperstein. For no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2008

    Echoes and Reverberations: Liza Richardson's Infinite Axis of Influence

    Life has a way of dragging us off the charted path and into rather randomly obtuse trajectories. Sometimes you just feel like you're everywhere, all the time. Like you've got the whole world in the palm of your hand.It often comes down to an intangible law of attraction: Many of us have that one ... More >>

  • Music

    November 27, 2008

    Dallas Hip-Hop: Swagger Like Us

    Local artists make waves with D-Town Boogie, but the real test comes in 14 months

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2008
  • Blogs

    December 7, 2007

    Happy Birthday, Lethal Injection!

    At this very moment down in Huntsville, folks are marking the 25th anniversary of lethal injection in the U.S. at the Texas Prison Museum, which is hosting a panel discussion titled, fittingly, “25 Years of Lethal Injection: What Have We Learned?” Good question -- same one the Supreme Court's sc ... More >>

  • News

    November 15, 2007
  • Blogs

    September 13, 2007

    Sure Hope You Like Norah Jones

    Speaking of Arts Magnet grad Norah Jones -- which I was, kinda -- her publicist sends word this afternoon that she's about to be, well, everywhere. On TV (she's the performer on the Austin City Limits season premiere, set to debut October 6). In the movies (Wong Kar-Wai's My Blueberry Nights). On th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2007

    A Programming Note

    National Public Radio this afternoon called Schutze's cell to fact-check a story about Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins, which is scheduled to air tomorrow morning on Morning Edition. Their question had something to do with the Citizens Council; Jim's answer was, "I'm all for it." (Mayb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2007
  • Music

    April 20, 2006

    Odds & Ends

    Assuming Josh Venable's recent anti-Observer e-mail to fans was honest, he'll never read this article anyway

  • Music

    March 18, 2004
  • Music

    March 20, 2003

    A Sad Salvation

    At SXSW, you couldn't hear the bad news over all that music

  • Music

    August 29, 2002

    Lost in Space

    Meet the new radio, XM. It's big. It's bad. It's nationwide.

  • Calendar

    August 8, 2002

    Flour Power

    The Light Crust Doughboys spread some old-time commercial radio

  • Music

    June 13, 2002
  • Music

    April 25, 2002

    Radio Active

    With Napster six feet under, the RIAA now wants to hang the Internet DJ

  • Best of Dallas

    September 20, 2001
  • Best of Dallas

    September 20, 2001

    Best Radio Talk Show

    The Glenn Mitchell Show, KERA-FM 90.1

  • Culture

    April 26, 2001

    Shearer Delight

    The voice of Flanders is the voice of reason, absatively posilutely

  • Culture

    January 18, 2001

    The Frequency of Death

    Is way too often for the jokes in Pegasus' latest

  • Music

    November 23, 2000

    A Legend in the Making

    The Blond Bomber flies from Waxahachie to Alan Freed, with a Strat as his sole defense

  • Best of Dallas

    September 21, 2000

    Best Radio talk show

    Glenn Mitchell, weekdays at noon on KERA-FM 90.1

  • News

    May 11, 2000

    Last call

    Even the return of Kevin McCarthy probably won't save the once-proud KLIF-AM -- er, Big 570

  • News

    January 6, 2000

    Good rockin' last night

    A new CD resurrects the echoes of the long-gone Big "D" Jamboree, where Elvis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and some forgotten heroes made Saturday nights swing

  • Calendar

    June 24, 1999

    Slavens to the rhythm

    Dr. Paul's Texclectic Radio goes Dada

  • News

    June 24, 1999

    Put your ears on

    Disney hopes its upstart kids radio network will be more than just a Mickey Mouse effort

  • News

    June 10, 1999

    Radio-Free Garland

    An unlikely suburban airwave pirate lands in the FCC's crosshairs

  • Music

    February 4, 1999

    Nothing but static

    Broadcast Data Systems listens to the radio so you don't have to

  • News

    November 12, 1998

    Beat down

    Dallas' hip-hop scene is more vital than ever, but you'd never know it: no clubs, no radio, no major-label deals. But the musicians, some of this city's best, refuse to give up.

  • News

    October 29, 1998

    Dead air

    KKDA-AM silences the radio voice of black Dallas, but was anyone listening anyway?

  • News

    October 1, 1998

    Beggars banquet

    KERA makes a stab for its former glory with less wheedling and more programming

  • News

    April 30, 1998

    Air Joyner

    Onetime fly jock Tom Joyner has landed a radio deal with Corporate America that is making him the conscience of the black community

  • Music

    December 18, 1997

    Lex and Terry's wet dream

    Can two transplants from the land of Lynyrd Skynyrd and fart smells find the key to radio fame at Dallas' Q102?

  • News

    September 4, 1997

    Aural Sex

    Holly Mullen meets Dunham and Miller, the radio jocks whose sports talk show leaves Dallas women panting for more

  • Music

    July 3, 1997

    Compassion fish

    RainMaker's freshman band Soak slips through some walls

  • News

    May 22, 1997

    Stick it in your ear

    Frank Mitchell thought he was a made man in the all-powerful 'family' that controls professional golf. Then the PGA Tour shoved him out into the cold.

  • Music

    May 15, 1997

    Rapper's delight

    Erotic D looks Beyond 2000

  • News

    April 24, 1997

    Honky-Tonk Man

    He had 78 hits spanning five decades and revolutionized country music. Now, Fort Worth's Hank Thompson gets a new green light.

  • News

    March 20, 1997

    Prophets Without Honor

    The self-proclaimed ministers of capitalism have gotten a cool reception to their gospel in Dallas. But Chevis King Jr. and Joe Howard won't give up till they've found a better way to spend black people's money.

  • News

    February 27, 1997

    Taking Howard Stern seriously

    The last interview you'll ever need to read with radio's greatest, loudest talker--and, just maybe, Hollywood's newest movie star

  • Music

    January 16, 1997

    Give peace a chance

    The sound of the urban night comes from a most unlikely place

  • News

    October 31, 1996

    What a mandate

    The votes are in, and Donna Blumer lives on

  • News

    September 19, 1996

    Static Quo

    The City of Dallas could make a fortune from WRR-FM. But powerful friends don't want anything to change at their little radio station.

  • Calendar

    May 9, 1996
  • News

    January 11, 1996

    Stop the music

    KERA-FM goes for gab in effort to grab ratings

  • Music

    November 16, 1995

    Station to station

    Ranger Rita tries to find a new voice of and for the people

  • Music

    January 19, 1995

    Noise annoys

    Compilation of "experimental music" skirts the line between art and nausea

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