Eric Florack on January 26th, 2010

From radio buddy Scott Fybush,  on Northeast Radio Watch, on Monday: *The final collapse of New York-based Air America Radio made big industry headlines at week’s end, but the bankruptcy liquidation of the pioneering progressive talk network won’t affect many timeslots on any NERW-land radio stations. There were no full-time Air America affiliates in the […]

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Eric Florack on June 15th, 2009

Welcome, one and all, to the  most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble This is the White Board Edition   Iran: I’ve not commented much on Iranian election, mostly because the thing was breaking so fast it was pretty much useless for me to comment on it.  Now that things […]

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Eric Florack on June 10th, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere…The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble. This is the Sporting Goods Edition Letterman smear? Of a 14 year old, no less? And of course it’s OK if they’re conservative.  Joyner adds his two cents. Think the attack on Palin isn’t full-tilt-bozo? They’re even after Palin’s […]

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Eric Florack on May 18th, 2009

Being WHAM/1180 is a local station, I normally wouldn’t post this, but with WHAM’s 50kw signal, and the huge coverage it had back before the FCC decided 750 miles was enough for one station, (Half the bleedin’ country…. literally) I’ll mention it. Harry Abraham, the gent who ran the all-night Jazz show, called “The Best […]

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Eric Florack on March 23rd, 2009

Welcome to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the sphere… em>The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble This is the “Goin’ Mobile” edition. Yes, that pic is taken outside the Jake in Cleveland, just before a wind gust knocked it over, wiping out the sidewalk Hot Dog cart parked behind it.  It was quickly set back on […]

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Eric Florack on March 2nd, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most INTENSE nightly read on the sphere… Bitsblog’s Nightly Ramble This is the Roadside Cafe edition. Death Wish 17: Is it just me, or does the name of Charles Bronson sound odd in this context? Great speech: If you missed Rush’s speech at CPAC  on Saturday, you’ll want to […]

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Eric Florack on February 16th, 2009

Welcome one and all to the most intense nightly read on the ‘shpere… Bitsblog’s Nightly Ramble This is the President’s day edition. Historians say that Lincoln had his car serviced here. Then again, these are the same people who think FDR and his socialism made the depression shorter. Mandates: So, Crazy Uncle Hugo thinks the […]

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Eric Florack on February 1st, 2009

After years of planning and billions of dollars spent on new equipment, including those $50.00 digital TV converter boxes, the government is currently trying to figure out whether not actually wants to follow through on the timetable it originally proposed for the conversion. As Art Smith over at the Conservative Reader asks about the effort […]

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Eric Florack on January 13th, 2009

Congrats and a pat on the mack to Scott Fybush at NorthEast Radio Watch, who passed the 15 year mark for his website yesterday.  If you’re anywhere in the Northeast and want to keep up on all that’s happening in the radio biz, there’s no better source I can think of. Here’s for many more, […]

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Eric Florack on November 3rd, 2008

Scott Fybush an NERW relates some sad news, today. *It was supposed to be a joyous week in upstate NEW YORK – the debut of the airstaff at Ithaca’s new top-40 station, Finger Lakes Radio Group’s WFIZ (95.5 Odessa). In the course of just a few months, PD/morning man Tommy Frank had arrived from Indiana, assembled […]

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Eric Florack on July 14th, 2008

For all the cries of local ownership of radio stations as opposed to larger concerns like Clear Channel, none of the  people encouraging small independent stations has ever gotten around to dealing with the issue I see coming from New Jersey this morning, by way of Scott Fybush and his NERW. *Central NEW JERSEY is […]

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Eric Florack on April 29th, 2008

Word from Scott Fybush, this monring, that Big Ron O’Brien has passed on.  Ron was a great one, and held court at some of the great stations of the country. I recall catching his show several times on WCFL, back when that station actually meant something,a nd again at WNBC before Alan Combs decided they […]

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