Come & Take It Live
"...Think about the history of radio as a medium. It has defined entire generations, starting in 1938 with Orson Welles' War of the Worlds broadcast (perhaps the first real demonstration of the medium's power) and Edward R..."
"...I have always been a radio junky. When I was younger, my fix was Seventies gold from my mother's clock radio and archived recordings of George Burns and Gracie Allen..."
"...The Ohio GOP filed suit against Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner (a Dem), claiming that her office had not done enough to weed out possibly fraudulent voter registrations. At issue are nearly 200,000 new voters who supplied personal information – driver license info or social security numbers – that doesn't match up with information contained in other government databases, Brunner said this morning on XM radio..."
"...All I wanted for Christmas was satellite radio, but I couldn't wait...."
"...Like millions around the world, I turned on my computer with a sense of nervous anticipation. The day before, with the markets closed, satellite-radio services XM and Sirius announced a long-rumored plan to merge..."
"...Subscriptions to either XM Radio or Sirius run from $9.95 to $12.95 a month; XM offers multiple-year discounts, while Sirius offers one flat fee (around $500) for a lifetime subscription. Receivers are sold separately, including a variety of sat-radio receivers for use in the car, at home, or with a sat-radio-ready boom box..."
"...Anyone who's ever checked out Knowles' (in)famous Web site -- www.aint-it-cool-news.com -- knows what to expect, although with Dreamworks honcho Mike DeLuca blurbing "Knowles is the Indiana Jones of film fandom" on the dust jacket, the stakes appear to be raised ("Quick, Harry, Nazis!"). The always insightful North Austin fixture also has a new radio show (!) on the XM Satellite Radio Network (that's the one with David Bowie shilling for 'em), in which Harry and Company mangle the English language via a whole new medium..."
"...Throw a nickel in the air in a crowded room and odds are it will hit someone who thinks Austin radio sucks. Take, for example, Ryan Goeller, a one-man focus group for Austin radio..."
"...TCB pal, dynamite gal, and Austin Music Awards backstage doyenne Darcie Fromholz worked as a PA on his minor-league ballpark tour last summer. Hi, Darcie! So it was probably inevitable that Dylan's XM radio show Theme Time Radio Hour would get around to Texas, and it's no accident he did it in March, the season of Texas Independence Day, rodeos, wildflowers (soon enough, anyway), and SXSW..."
"...Over the years, critical myth-making has largely confined itself to the not-getting-any camp (go figure), while the former is ignored if not outright abhorred – no one is asking Simple Minds to reunite at Coachella. But it's a good 20% of XM Radio's classic alternative channel Fred (XM 44), and you can make a decent-sized playlist – or mixtape, for those who remember such ancient notions – of these moody British Isle (and Commonwealth) bands who weren't afraid to take rock & roll seriously..."
"...The L.A.-based Germano is set to release her seventh collection of songs, In the Maybe World (Young God), this summer. Jim Caligiuri CHRISTOPHER O'RILEY10pm, Elephant Room Radiohead playing in Austin's basement jazzatorium? A few songs anyway..."
"...Dear Editor, We in Dallas lost our Air America Radio station one year ago (November 3), and we as a group are still going strong [“Media Watch,” News, Oct. 26]..."
"..."The title may be misleading," he admits. "I think the film is a lot more positive." If audience reaction is any indicator, he's right: The film premiered to raves at SXSW, and its unique distribution community groups arrange their own screenings has led to heavy promotion from XM Radio and endorsements from Bob Dylan and Dave Grohl..."
"...I sat up, staring at the angry digits on the now rattling clock radio...."
"...The trio's supercharged swamp-billy, which spawned Nineties novelty hit "Let's Go Smoke Some Pot," is practically age-proof. Latest Hee Haw Hell (Virus) reimagines Dante's Inferno while copping its title from XM Radio's cowpunk program, where they're staples..."
"...Caligiuri: Beyond Jazz channel on XM Radio..."
"...The steady pulse of drum machine keeps Echeverri's perfect elocution sashaying from elongated vowels to pointy consonants ("Ya Yo No"), the musical mix an impeccable steel twist of expert keyboard programs, coconut percussion, and steel strings. The perfect, three-minute capsules of (XM) radio wannabes is overly metronomic midway through ("Amnitico"), one wishing for Echeverri to go jungle for an unholy 10 minutes..."
"...Ring of Fire and Seder on Sunday are must-hear weekend shows. Room for improvement – no doubt – but in the wasteland of AM talk radio, I find Air America a welcome and invaluable oasis..."