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  • How many talking heads are needed to take over for Vin Scully?

    How many talking heads are needed to take over for Vin Scully?
    Not one, certainly. Apparently, not two either. Three seems likely, although often there are actually four. One year, much too soon, Vin Scully will retire and the Dodgers will face the unpleasant task of replacing the most legendary announcer in Los...
  • Radical.FM tries a freemium business model without the premium

    Radical.FM tries a freemium business model without the premium
    Why does anybody get into the online radio business? Pandora is the king of all online music services, with 77 million active listeners at the end of last month. But even Pandora has struggled to turn a profit off its streams because the vast majority...
  • Raw meat, King David latest in bizarre Casey Kasem family drama

    Casey Kasem's family saga has taken its most bizarre turn yet: Kasem's wife Jean tossed a package of hamburger meat at the sickly radio personality's daughter, Kerri, whom he had from his first marriage. Casey Kasem, 82, was transported by ambulance...
  • Gansler rips O'Malley-Brown record in radio debate

    Gansler rips O'Malley-Brown record in radio debate
    Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler ripped into the record of Gov. Martin O'Malley and Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown as the Democratic candidates for governor held their third and final debate Thursday on a Baltimore radio station. Gansler blamed O'Malley...
  • Vintage radio stories from Kurt Vonnegut, Ray Bradbury and more

    Vintage radio stories from Kurt Vonnegut, Ray Bradbury and more
    "Adventures in time and space," the announcer intones. "Told in future tense!" There is a gong, a pause, and then: "Dimension X!" followed by an echo, "X! X! X!" It's a cheesy introduction, but forgivable -- it was recorded in 1950. "Dimension X" was...
  • Longtime WGN Radio crime reporter Larry Schreiner dies at age 72

    Longtime WGN Radio crime reporter Larry Schreiner dies at age 72
    Former WGN radio reporter Larry Schreiner, a legendary crime reporter who covered the John Wayne Gacy serial killings, the Palatine murders and the death of Mayor Harold Washington, passed away Thursday night of cardiac arrest, according to his son Mark...
  • Actor Bob Hastings dies at 89

    Actor Bob Hastings dies at 89
    Robert "Bob" Francis Hastings, Sr., a radio actor who found his footing in television, notably for portraying "yes man" Lt. Elroy Carpenter on the popular sitcom "McHale's Navy," has died. He was 89. Hastings died Monday at his Burbank home. He had...
  • Univision fires radio station executive over inflated ratings

    Spanish-language media giant Univision Communications has fired a programming executive at its KSCA-FM (101.9) in Los Angeles for scheming to artificially inflate the radio station's ratings. The high-ranking executive, who was not named by the company,...
  • Casey Kasem is hospitalized, alert but in critical condition

    Casey Kasem's health has continued to falter during the radio host's stay in a Washington State hospital, according to several reports. The 82-year-old former "American Top 40" host is said to be in critical condition, according to a statement on...
  • WBBM to be Cubs' new radio home

    WBBM to be Cubs' new radio home
    Whether or not they will be the same Chicago Cubs next season, fans will hear their radio call on a new home: WBBM-AM 780. The Cubs signed a long-term deal with the CBS-owned station to carry the team’s games beginning next season. They will...
  • Cubs, WBBM make radio deal official

    Cubs, WBBM make radio deal official
    The Chicago Cubs formally announced a partnership with CBS Radio Thursday, moving the games to WBBM 780-AM next season and ending a play-by-play history on WGN-AM 720 dating back 90 years. Cubs games will be broadcast on AM only, officials said at a...