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Today’s Radio Pirates!

2009 November 24

I blogged earlier about the Pirate Radio movie and our need for Pirates to take over radio today, to engage with listeners passionately about something.

I have had a few people comment to me that “HOT Talk” is that format.  While I can’t argue with the passion of the hot talkers  and totally agree that these political entertainers have created a true force to contend with, I would hope that we could use the public airwaves to create more harmony and less divisiveness.  Making money at the expense of the destroying any civility left in our nation is just – wrong.

Hey, I guess I’m an old hippy at heart . . . .

Radio Companies You Should Know

Mark Ramsey, radio consultant, author and prolific blogger has profiled a couple of really cool companies over the past few weeks.


I love the idea of this company.  In the video below, jelli founder and CEO Mike Dougherty shows us what it looks like when radio station listeners get to participate in the programming.  This is some fun stuff!!!  Back to active, participitory radio – but now for real.  No jamming of these request lines!

MOG – All Access

MOG is more than just radio.  It redifines the listening experience.  For $5 a month you’ll be able to launch your own online radio station, listen to your favorite songs, find more from your favorite artists and explore new music based on the genres of music you like.  Watch the video below and you’ll see what I mean.  And here’s a link you can use to  sign up for their free beta service when it launches.

If you know of any other GREAT radio services (on line or terrestrial) please let me know.

2 Responses leave one →
  1. January 7, 2010

    Honestly, you are certainly not an old hippy for telling like it should be told!
    Sorry to respond so late to your post on Pirate Radio and the state of the public airwaves.
    Because your point is so relevant I thought I should let you know I could not agree with you more!

    All the best.

    • January 10, 2010

      Hi Norman –

      I’m so glad you enjoyed my post. Radio has become the new Muzak, which is really sad. I’m not sure WHAT radio should sound like today, but I know it shouldn’t sound like it did when I was on the air in the 1970’s.

      Thanks again for commenting.


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