Wednesday, July 09, 2008
Thursday, January 10, 2008
"What happened with the radio show you used to have in LA?
I did that for about a year, and I won’t even mention the name of the station. I got to play whatever I wanted. But when I started getting ratings, the geniuses at the station started formatting the show, and I just couldn’t do it anymore. I’d do it again, but there’s nowhere in radio that would let me. I mean, I was playing Housemartins into Devo and that’s not how it works in real radio. "
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
With videos showint the road to the throwdown.
Thursday, March 22, 2007
All things change.
Michael Steele is gone as program director. Most of the speciality shows either moved to the weekend or just disappeared ( The Red Zone ??? ). Rollins had resigned at one point when they tried to move his show.
New breakfast show, mostly standard rotation music .
One of the main early commenters here and who vented a lot about the removal of Dicky passed away a few weeks ago. Bye , Gidge.
Saturday, June 03, 2006
Monday, May 08, 2006
Monday, April 17, 2006
Dicky on 97.1
Not much mention of old show except for when Super Dave was on the phone.
Link to blog write up ( 8.40 am )
Link to mp3 ( some FM noise and i left the 6 minute advertising block in :-) )
[ A commenter noted someone asked about this whole thing when Rollins was on Stern;
Here is what i found;
According to the amazing resource;
Henry Rollins Visits. 04/20/06. 8:40am
"Another caller asked Henry about this guy Dicky Barrett getting fired from the station he works at. Henry doesn't know what happened there but Dicky told him to carry on while other people have told him he should quit. He doesn't want to quit because he really enjoys the job. He has fun doing his 2 hour show every Tuesday night." ]
Tuesday, April 11, 2006
LA times ..
I wonder who just got rid of a morning show host who fitted this as well ?
"Morning talk radio tends to be dominated by conservatives, but Stern's audience tends to be centrist to liberal in political orientation, for which NPR is a better fit, analysts say. And both shows emphasize lifestyle, quirky or offbeat takes on the news and appeal to baby boomers, they say.
"If you love bluegrass, you're not supposed to love Metallica, but you do," said Alex DeMers, head of a media consulting firm near Philadelphia. "There's more than a surface connection between Howard and NPR. As much as Howard is put down as being all about dirt and sex, it's also intelligent talk, and he's funny."
Sunday, April 09, 2006
The Last MMS
Show starts about 6 minutes in.
Bloody Eddie Money day :-)
It is split into roughly 60 minute ( 42 Mb ) files;
rapidshare.de is not perfect as you need to click through each time but using it saves bandwidth.
To get the files;
(If i already sent you the yousendit link you do not need these.)
Saturday, April 08, 2006
Blue C press release
"We at Blue C would like to personally thank Dicky Barrett for his unflinching support of the independent spirit that resides in all of us; a spirit which he himself shines as a positive example of. He will truly be missed."
Wednesday, April 05, 2006
It does not make sense to me in terms of the MMS time extensions; removing the Jonesy replay; never updating the MMS graphics to show the new start time; the replica format of the current show; the lies around Dolores O'Riordan "co-hosting" ; etc.
I will write up my thoughts more later but the statement just sounds wrong to me.
[ Edited 2.10 pm : there was more here but not about the MMS. I moved that to my other blogs where it was more appropriate . Back Later. ]
Tuesday, April 04, 2006
If they were on multiple days in a row and did this it would end. LINK
[ After posting this i listened for half and hour. I got a 10 minute advert for the hosts book and clothes line. Same heavily rotated songs and some from the station computer that probably sound brand new if you recently started listening to Indie . That postings author is hearing something different than me. 9.38am ]
How about this; one of the guest DJs phones up the same radio host in South Dakota that Dicky spoke to and get an update and let them know what happened to Dicky .
Lets see if that would be allowed to happen.
I am interested to see if Rollins mentions any of this tonight ? Its his first live show since this all happened.
( Missed linking to this before. )
Saturday, April 01, 2006
Pants on fire
A Cranberries News site
"Update: A source close to Dolores tells Zombieguide that Indie 103 originally planned to have a phone interview with Dolores (not an in-person appearance) for their St. Patrick's Day show. However, since the show planned to broadcast remotely from Dublin, they realized shortly after scheduling that they would not have the proper equipment to relay a phone call on air. Dolores was never scheduled to appear in person.
Therefore, the phone interview was cancelled shortly after it was scheduled, yet the show's hosts mistakenly continued to report that she would indeed appear. The hosts' later excuse that Dolores was "stuck in traffic," according to the source, was completely false. "
"Lie lie lie lie liar you lie
Lie lie lie lie lie tell me why
Tell me why why d’you have to lie"
Thursday, March 30, 2006
Wednesday, March 29, 2006
Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Alternative != amateurism
Listening to cretins like TK pretend to stumble over adverts ( you know dumbass either man up and say the swear word or edit it out completely ) you realise they hated the audience they had that made them noticed. TK is the epitome of the people they want. Pretend punks thinking they are, what they are not. The station was called "cool" because of the authentic music; Clash/Pixies/Ramones/Adolescents/Crowd/Husker Du etc. they played, not the KROQ/KIIS-Lite that is now on heavy rotation. Any band that aspires to Indie 103.1 is a pale,pathetic under-achiever trying to claim credibility from the bands that got the station notice. Losers !
( N.B. I had the largest number of pageviews yesterday and lavoice.org is seeing the same )
Me thinks they doth protest too much.
Monday, March 27, 2006
So thats the radio they want..
So thats the style of radio that they want.
More opinions ...
( listened to the start on a recording that i had to see if it started better and boy that bleep machine needed reset. After the first couple they didnt go to commercial so no lag.
You would hear the swearing then tick tick beep . Very strange )