Joe: The Ticket? Really, dude? Joe: It's great radio. Joe: No, it's not. It's sophomoric. It's like shoving a rolled up issue of Maxim into your ears. Joe: Totally. But here's the thing about the professionally sophomoric: They're good at radio. (See ex. Stern, Howard.) Joe: And what makes these sop ... More >>
Say what you will about Amy Ray and Emily Saliers, the duo known as The Indigo Girls. But, fact is, these gals have been doing their folksy thing for nearly a quarter century now. "Closer to Fine," the Girls' first hit from 1989 is an easy target of derision, but seen in the context of its day (the ... More >>
Two follow-ups in this particular radio round-up. First, I exchanged a few messages with Alan Ayo via Facebook, and the long and short of it is, he's not at all upset that Clear Channel gave him his walking papers yesterday. Writes the former midday host and music director at KDGE-FM:I'm feeling rat ... More >>
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