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El Mocambo's neon palm sign is being entirely rebuilt

The new version will be re-installed this fall, and the Spadina nightclub will be ready to dance again.

Emotions

Should Toronto get a neon sign museum? All the signs are there

Mark Garner has a neon dream.<p>The executive director of the Downtown/Yonge BIA believes the time is now for Toronto to immortalize iconic businesses …

Radio: What do AM stations have to lose but go back to music formats?

As a longtime cheerleader of AM radio, much as I hate to say it, AM is dead.<p>It’s not even on life support here in Los Angeles any more, it’s dead.<p>In …

Los Angeles

Absolute Radio founders launch DJ-less national station

National digital channel Union Jack targets ‘reluctant adults’ aged 40 to 54, with listeners picking the songs on the its app<p>The co-founders of Absolute Radio are set to take on their old company with a new DJ-less national radio station – featuring the voice of Blake’s 7’s Avon – where listeners …

Britpop

Tech crawl: Sony goes big on VR, Pandora takes on Spotify, and reviewi

Good morning, Austin. Here's a look at some of the tech stories making the rounds on the Internet and generating buzz today:<p>Big plans from Sony<p>Sony …

IPhone 7 Plus

BBC Radio 1 aims to be 'Netflix of music radio' with phone-first strategy

Controller Ben Cooper says station’s on-demand programming should be on a par with live on-air programming<p>BBC Radio 1 is aiming to become the “Netflix of music radio” with a new strategy that starts with commissioning 25 hours of programming that will be made available on demand.<p>Ben Cooper, the …

Dr. Dre

The biggest radio powerhouse in the US just took aim at Apple and Spotify with a new service

iHeartMedia, the 850-station radio giant formerly known as Clear Channel Communications, is going after streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music by launching its own on-demand option.<p>The service, called iHeartRadio All Access, will debut in January 2017, the company said in a press release. …

Apple Music

Pandora’s Discovery Weekly competitor, Thumbprint Radio, now has 20 million listeners

Publicly traded online radio service Pandora is today revealing statistics showing the growth of Thumbprint Radio, a radio station that’s customized based on users’ listening habits. It’s got 20 million listeners, with people listening for more than 373 hours thus far, just nine months after the …

Pandora

Amazon Pandora Media to launch music streaming services for $5-a-month

Amazon and Pandora Media are set to launch competitive music streaming services.<p>With the majority of music streaming services charging $10 per month …

Streaming

Oscar Brand, Folk Singer Whose Radio Show Twanged for Decades, Dies at 96

Oscar Brand, the lanky, affable, gravelly-voiced folk singer and songwriter whose weekly on-air hootenanny was the longest-running radio show in history with a single host, died on Friday at his home in Great Neck, N.Y. He was 96.<p>Doug Yeager, Mr. Brand’s personal manager, said the cause was …

World Records

Radio broadcasters have a rough future ahead: ex-exec’s book

Former Cumulus Chief Executive Lew Dickey has penned a tome about the media business, with some gnarly words for those in terrestrial radio …

Radio Industry

Chuck Brinkman - Pittsburgh Music History

End of an era: CKOC was Hamilton’s station with heart

Hamilton is losing a musical tradition stretching back more than 50 years, a wonderful throwback to a time of AM radio and vinyl 45s, when local DJs …

The Beatles

BBC Radio 5 live - Up All Night, 24/08/2016

Sorry, this episode is not currently available on BBC iPlayer Radio<p>24/08/2016<p>Up All Night<p>Rhod Sharp presents news, interviews and stories from around the world.<p>Release date:<p>24 August 2016<p>4 hours<p>Last on<p>Wed 24 Aug 2016 01:00<p>BBC Radio 5 live<p>More episodes<p>Previous<p>23/08/2016<p>View Programme …

Science

Chuck Brinkman injured

Pittsburgh

Radio Newsroom Salaries Finally On The Rise

Bob Papper, who is a Professor Emeritus at Hofstra University, has released his seventh annual survey of newsrooms across the United States. Papper …

Salaries & Wages

"Hello Again" by Herb Oscar Anderson (WABC DJ)

New York City

TALKERS magazine - “The bible of talk media.”

Talk Radio/Media Industry News<p>TALKERS | October 31, 2017<p><b>Lars Larson to Attend Second White House Radio Row on Tax Reform</b>. That second White House …

Classic Rock

Neon Circus

Specialising in the design and fabrication of artwork, bespoke LED lighting and high‑end marketing displays

LED Lighting

Bauschilder Berlin Brandenburg Schilder Montagen und Wartung Koslitz Werbung

Wir produzieren Bauschilder, Werbeschilder, Werbetafeln, Hinweisschilder und Firmenschilder und übernehmen die komplette Montage und Wartung in …

This Self-Contained Rolling Darkroom Takes Up Just 5 Square Feet

When photographer Ben Money got back in to film photography a couple of years ago, he decided to set up a dedicated darkroom station for himself at …

Sign restored to its former glory

The scent of popcorn and the whirring noise of the projector may be long gone, but there remains a majestic relic of the heyday of the Palace Theatre …

Southwestern Ontario

Try It Now

Doug Banks, Chicago radio legend, dead at 57

Radio personality Doug Banks, who died Monday after complications from diabetes at 57, was more than just another pretty voice familiar to those who listened during drive time in America’s third-largest city. From his humble beginnings to the devoted following he found in Chicago to national …

Michelle Obama

Rock royalty honour Windsor radio queen Rosalie Trombley at Juno gala

Music legends Bob Seger, Gordon Lightfoot, Randy Bachman, and more lent their voices on Juno Awards weekend to praise Windsor’s own “favourite little …

Bob Seger

KGO and the Death of Radio - Soundwaves

<i>On March 31, 2016, Cumulus Media gutted two legacy Bay Area stations – KFOG and KGO, changing formats of both, and laying off most of the remaining</i> …

San Francisco

Did I Really Hear That? - Home | Rewind with Michael Enright

Jack Farr (a.k.a. Captain Radio) (CBC Still Photo Collection)<p>Call them bloopers, gaffes, or glitches, CBC Radio has had it all. The beauty of live …