Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Tampa Radio: John E. Kage New PD For Top40 WPOI

John E. Kage
Cox Media Group Tampa has made it official.  CMG today named John E. Kage as its new Director of Branding for WPOI Hot 101.5 FM. Additionally, the Director of Branding and Programming for 97X WSUN 97.1 FM 97X will report to Kage.

“I am proud to have John join our team,” said Keith Lawless, CMG Tampa VP and Market Manager. “His proven track record of success and leadership in programming, along with his clear passion to win, will make him a very welcome addition to our amazing team at CMG Tampa.”

Before joining CMG Tampa, Kage was Program Director and Digital Content Director for KQKS KS1075 FM in Denver, Colo. His career accolades include: Marconi CHR Station of the Year 2014; Colorado Broadcaster Award for Best use of New Media 2013; two-time A.I.R. Award Winner as most accurate Hit Picker at Rhythm Radio; Program Director/Digital Content Director/Comedy 103.1 in Denver; Colorado Broadcaster Award for Best Use of New Media 2014; APD, Music Director and afternoon drive host for KSFM in Sacramento, Calif.; afternoon drive, mid-day host and Production Director for KKSS in Albuquerque, N.M.; morning drive host for KCLD in Saint Cloud, Minn.; host of mid days and nights at WKHI in Ocean City, Md.; late nights at KKXL in Grand Forks, N.D. and Producer at KDWB in the Twin Cities, Minn.

"Having spent many years in Denver with both an amazing radio station and staff, it was going to have to be a pretty special opportunity to move elsewhere,” said Kage.

“CMG Tampa is exactly that, and every time I get the chance to talk radio with Steve Smith I leave inspired and excited about this business. Most important to me at this stage in my career is a positive team atmosphere, the right tools to win and great brands, and Keith Lawless and the talented CMG Tampa team have done a tremendous job with these brands.”

WPOI 101.5 FM (100 Kw) Red=Local Coverage
"I have had my eye on John for the last five years,” added Steve Smith, CMG’s VP of Programming.

“I had the benefit of hearing him win battle after battle where we both reside in Denver. He can make it come out of the speakers. I quickly got to know not only what a great programmer he is, but what a great person he is. At CMG that’s what we look for. He is great fit for CMG, and I am so excited to have him on board."

Report: Numbers Rise With New Nielsen Encoding

Nielsen implemented new Critical Band Encoding Technology (CBET) software in the Baltimore and Washington, DC markets Oct. 12, making the November survey in these markets the first conducted with the updated encoders.

The survey covers the period from Oct. 8- Nov. 4, meaning all but 4 days were measured with the new encoders.

Even without a full survey with the new algorithms, their impact on raw average-quarter-hour persons appears to be evident, according to InsideRadio.

Total AQH persons for the Washington, DC metro jumped to 376,800 during the November survey, a 7.2% increase from November 2014.

More significantly, the new number reverses a years-long annual decline in AQH persons.

November’s AQH persons were also up 7.7% when compared to the January-September 2015 average of 349,800.

In Baltimore, the year-over-year increase was far more dramatic, up 26% from 165,200 in Nov. 2014 to 208,100 in Nov. 2015. Like Washington, Baltimore’s November numbers had been slipping prior to 2015. But AQH has been growing in both markets since August 2015.

InsideRadio reports the increases weren’t unexpected. The algorithm updates more effectively hide Nielsen watermarks in a station’s audio signal, allowing it to make PPM codes stronger and more robust while keeping them inaudible. Nielsen field-tested the new CBET on 19 radio stations in various formats in Washington and Baltimore before rolling them out and found that test stations experienced an average 15% increase in AQH persons 6+ with the enhanced encoders.

DC Radio: The News Is Good For WTOP

Chalk-up another 6+ (AQH Total Week) win for Hubbard Radio's WTOP 103.5 FM. The all-news station was down 8.9—8.2 as it lost younger demos.

American University Media WAMU 88.5 FM again trailed WTOP. The non-com news/talk was also down 7.8—7.4, but remained in the #2 spot, followed by iHeartMedia's AC WASH 97.1 FM which was up 5.9—6.1, while Top40 WIHT Hot 99.5 FM was steady at 5.9 and claims the #4 spot.

Radio One's UrbanAC WMMJ 102.3 FM Majic (with Donnie Simpson back in PM Drive) rounds out the Top 5 with a flat performance at 4.7




Cume: WASH-FM 1,427,400...WIHT-FM 1,373,100...WTOP-FM 1,210,100...WIAD-FM 1,027,500...WPGC-FM 963,600

Philly Radio: WBEB Gets More To Claim The Top Spot

In a tune-up for December and Holiday surveys, AC WBEB 101.1 FM claims the top spot (6+ AQH Total Week) in Philly with a 7.3—8.0 showing in the November PPMs as released by Nielsen.

And number two isn't even close. 

Greater Media's Classic Rock WMGK 102.9 FM was up 5.3—6.0. CBS Radio's Classic Hits WOGL 98.1 FM spiked 4.6—5.9 to claim the #3 spot. WOGL is expected to soon begin airing holiday hits too.

At #4, it's Greater Media's Active Rock WMMR 93.3 FM, which dropped 6.3—5.7. And rounding out the Top5, it's iHeartMedia's UrbanAC WDAS 105.3 FM, which was steady at 5.4.

25-54: WBEB...WMMR...WMGK tied WUSL...WDAS



Cume: WBEB-FM 1,785,200...WOGL-FM 1,263,100...WIOQ-FM 1,137,400...WMGK-FM 1,092,800...WMMR-FM 1,020,400

Nielsen Releases November PPMs For 12 More Markets

Nielsen Tuesday 11/24/15 Released PPM Data for the following markets:

   7  Washington DC

  10  Boston

  11  Miami-Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood FL

  12  Detorit

  13  Seattle-Tacoma

  14  Phoenix

  16  Minneapolis-St. Paul

  17  San Diego

  18  Denver-Boulder

  19  Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater

  21  Baltimore

  22  St. Louis

Atlanta Radio: Jenn Hobby Exits WKHX-FM

Jenn Hobby
Jenn Hobby, best known for her decade-long stint on the Bert Show, has departed her mid-day hosting duties  at Country WKHX 101.5 FM.

Hobby, in a text Saturday to Rodney Ho at, confirmed the move. She stated she is going to take her time to “determine what will be the best next steps for our family.” She recently had her second daughter and her life “has shifted.”

Hobby joined the country station in 2012 soon after leaving the Bert Show. Both Kicks and Q100 are owned by the same company: Atlanta-based Cumulus.

Hobby's name has been attached to the recent exit of Bert Show cohost Jeff Dauler from WWWQ 99.7 FM.  He'll be hosting a new show on WSTR Star941 FM, which is expected to debut in February 2016.

Hobby and Dauler worked together at the Bert Show for ten years.

She said while she has received interest from other radio entities, she has no specific offers on the table. “I will continue to work at CW Atlanta for Falcons Playback and work in a freelance capacity with Atlanta Eats TV,” she added.

Kicks is now searching for a replacement.

Phoenix Radio: Steve Kramer Exits KMLE

CBS RADIO Country KMLE 107.9 FM morning co-host Steve Kramer has departed the station after two years for a soon-to-be-named opportunity.

His last day with KMLE was November 20. The new opportunity  is “a huge opportunity for me.”

Kramer posted on Facebook, "You know those times when life is going great, and then all of a sudden something appears. Maybe it's a job, a move, a person, a situation. Something that is such a big opportunity or change, that while it's not all completely clear of why it came into your life when it did or the way it did, it's a situation where you know you have to jump and let a net appear. I decided to take that jump last week.

Friday was my last show on KMLE. It was not easy to type that.

Those in the KMLE Nation, you guys are absolutely unbelievable. I can't think of any other city that I have lived that has been more welcoming, loving, supportive, and passionate about a radio station. We have done such amazing things together."

Palm Springs Radio: KCLB Adds Mark Thompson Morning Show

Mark Thompson
Alpha Media’s radio station KCLB 93.7 FM has become the first Southern California affiliate of the “Mark in the Morning” show with Los Angeles morning radio personality Mark Thompson, it was announced Tuesdayday by Tricia Bastida, Vice President and General Manager.

This is Thompson’s second time on the air at KCLB; the “Mark and Brian Show” aired on KCLB from 1998 to 2006. (The show then aired on KCLB’s sister station, KDGL “The Eagle,” from 2006 to 2012.) The program originates from flagship station The Sound KSWD 100.3 FM in Los Angeles, owned by Intercom.

“Mark’s return is probably the biggest thing to happen to Palm Springs radio since his departure,” said Bastida. “KCLB will continue to be all about the music, and Mark will create a daily shared experience that Rock fans won’t want to miss.”

KCLB 93.7 FM (50 Kw) Red=Local Coverage
“Mark in the Morning” will air each Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Listeners can count on a rich mix of music and fun conversation, celebrity interviews, comedy – and the type of spontaneous moments that happen naturally when Mark Thompson and a radio mic appear in close proximity. Above all, it will be four hours each day with one of the most relatable radio superstars in Southern California.

About Mark Thompson: Mark has been working in radio for 45 years and been doing morning radio for 35 years, 25 of which were spent in Los Angeles.

Twin Cities Radio: Fans Help Tony Fly Land Gig

Tony Fly
After 20-plus years in the Twin Cities media market, radio/TV personality Tony Fly has won over plenty of fans. The longtime radio DJ at KDWB 101.3 FM  and, most recently, KTWN 96.3 FM K-TWIN, recently felt that love in a major way, as his supporters flooded the social media feeds of new throwback hip-hop/R&B station WGVX 105.3 FM The Vibe.

The #HireTony campaign proved successful. Vibe, which was launched in August by Cumulus Media (93X, KQRS), hired Fly this week, with plans to have him helm the drive-time slot (4-7 p.m.) every Friday beginning  December 4. Up until now, the station has relied on a roster of nationally syndicated DJs to yack between spins of Ginuwine's "Pony" and Nelly's "Country Grammar."

WGVX 105.1 FM (2.6 Kw) Red=Local Coverage
So how'd the Vibe 105 gig come about?

Tony Fly told City Pages, "I reached out to the folks at Cumulus to let them know that I’d be interested in working with them. I mentioned to my friends on social media that I contacted the owners of this new radio station, and they just kind of decided to help by flooding 105 The Vibe’s Facebook page with comments about me, and what a perfect fit I would be for the classic hip-hop format. I am so grateful to those friends, because I’m sure the sheer volume of comments was a big factor in how fast this deal came together."

Pandora Streams Adele's "25"

Whereas Apple Music and Spotify both made statements in response to the no-show of Adele’s 25 on their services at the end of last week, Pandora stayed quiet.

According to Music Business Worldwide, the non-interactive streaming service Tuesday day confirmed that it now has all tracks from 25 locked into its ‘radio’ listening library.

And although the firm’s near-80m users won’t be able to select which songs they listen to, they will all appear, in someone’s ears, at some point on the service.

Clearly, Adele’s team – across September Management, XL/Beggars and Sony/Columbia – have agreed that Pandora is less of a threat to traditional ‘consumption’ than the likes of Spotify.

“Good news radio listeners, you can now hear all songs from Adele’s latest album 25 on Pandora,” Pandora said in a statement yesterday.

“It is clear radio listeners love Adele and are coming to Pandora to enjoy her incredible music. Since ‘Hello’ was added to our platform last month, her total station adds are up 1200%.

25’s US sales reached 2.56m on Monday in the, according to retail monitor BuzzAngle, with more than 3m projected by some for the full chart week.

Pandora Unveils 2015 Top Thumb Hundred

Pandora has released the 100 most thumbed up songs of 2015. Like Pandora listeners themselves, the Top Thumb Hundred reflects a wide range of music. Pop divas Taylor Swift and BeyoncĂ©, crooners Sam Smith and John Legend, hip hop’s Rich Homie Quan, Fetty Wap, Drake (and yes, Meek Mill), even legendary artists Lynyrd Skynyrd and Ben E. King made the list. To listen to full Thumb Hundred mixtape, click here.

“Listeners flock to Pandora to hear their favorite music,” said Lars Murray, SVP, Pandora Music Makers Group. “The Thumb Hundred is unique in radio. It isn’t a list of what Pandora told people to listen to, it's a true reflection of what more than 78 million monthly listeners told us their top songs for the year are, through every single thumb up.”

So, who made the cut? While The Weeknd took the top spot with “Earned It” (and graced the list a total of three times), Drake has the honor of making the list 12 times (for either his own music or collaborations). Not to be outdone, Taylor Swift makes four solo appearances.

Top 10 of Pandora’s Top Thumb Hundred

1. "Earned It" — The Weeknd
2. "See You Again" (Feat. Charlie Puth) — Wiz Khalifa
3. "Uptown Funk" (Feat. Bruno Mars) — Mark Ronson
4. "Thinking Out Loud" — Ed Sheeran
5. "Only" (Feat. Drake, Lil Wayne & Chris Brown) — Nicki Minaj
6. "Blank Space" — Taylor Swift
7. "Trap Queen" — Fetty Wap
8. "The Hills" — The Weeknd
9. "I Don't F**k With You" (Feat. E-40) — Big Sean
10. "Love Me Like You Do" — Ellie Goulding

ABC News: David Muir, Martha Raddatz To Moderate Debates

ABC News has announced “Your Voice, Your Vote” coverage of the 2016 election led by Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos from now until Election Day, anchoring the network’s broadcasts from the debates, conventions and on Election Night. ABC News’ comprehensive reporting and analysis on the candidates, debates, caucuses, primaries, conventions and general election will air on ABC News programs.

“Your Voice, Your Vote” special reports in primetime, “World News Tonight with David Muir” and “Good Morning America” will broadcast live from the Republican National Convention in Cleveland and the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. On Election Day ABC News will broadcast special programming from ABC News Election Headquarters in New York, with ABC News anchors and contributors reporting from swing states across the country and covering state by state results throughout the evening.

ABC News will partner with ABC affiliate WMUR-TV (owned by Hearst Television), New Hampshire Union Leader and Saint Anselm College for the only presidential candidate debates in New Hampshire. The DNC sanctioned debate on Saturday, December 19th at 8 p.m., ET and the RNC sanctioned debate on Saturday, February 6 at 8 p.m., ET will both take place at Saint Anselm College in Manchester. “World News Tonight” Anchor David Muir, Chief Global Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz and WMUR-TV Anchor Josh McElveen will moderate.

ABC News also annoucned a partnership with FiveThirtyEight by integrating Founder and Editor-in-Chief Nate Silver and his team’s analysis into programming and featuring them on television and in ABC’s influential daily political rundown newsletter - The Note.

ABC News Radio will have extensive coverage of the 2016 campaign for more than 1,500 affiliates with reports from the campaign trail of all major candidates that will be highlighted regularly on Newscasts, Newscall and Status Reports. ABC News Radio will provide live anchored coverage of the ABC moderated debates and during each night of the Republican and Democratic conventions. In addition, ABC News Radio will provide a daily feature titled “Road to the White House.”

St. Louis Radio: WARH The Arch Awards $30K Shopping Spree

WARH 106.5 FM The Arch was at it again, fulfilling holiday wishes with the $30,000 Free Money Shopping Spree.

The St. Louis radio station made a lucky listener's day last Friday, November 20th - by awarding the $30K Shopping Spree to West County Center to Ballwin, Missouri's Timothy McAlexander! After receiving the news for the 106.5 The Arch staff, Timothy spent $29, 990 at retail stores in the shopping mall in the alloted 106 Minutes! ‪ He started at the Apple Store.

Friday's $30K Shopping Spree was the latest installment of 106.5 The Arch's year-long FREE MONEY promotion.

SiriusXM Names Artists and Songs of 2015

SiriusXM Tuesday announced its year in music, identifying artists and songs SiriusXM has recognized as noteworthy, ground-breaking and exceptional across multiple music genres.

These selections were determined by members of the SiriusXM music curation team and are driven by subscriber feedback.

"We are thrilled to recognize this group of extraordinary artists who have struck an emotional chord with our subscribers and helped expand the boundaries of music in 2015," said Steve Blatter, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Music Programming, SiriusXM. "Our year end music lists are based on regular feedback from our community of more than 29 million subscribers across America and demonstrate our  commitment to music discovery."

Calvin Harris
Eric Church
Taylor Swift
The Weeknd

Adele – "Hello"
Elle King – "Ex's and Oh's"
Jidenna –"Classic Man"
Omi – "Cheerleader"
Walk The Moon – "Shut Up and Dance"

Elle King
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Old Dominion

Garth Brooks
Giorgio Moroder
Janet Jackson

Glass Animals
Nothing More
Robin Schulz
Saint Motel

Declan McKenna
Maren Morris
Nothing But Thieves
Tory Lanez

London Ontario Radio: 40-Year Host Shown The Door

Steve Garrison
Bell Media in Canada has layed-off hundreds of employees this month, including longtime Lodnon, Ontario personality Steve Garrison.

According to, He was among 18 Bell Media employees in London and Windsor handed pink slips Monday as part of country-wide cuts by the media giant.

The 61-year-old Garrison found out his 40-year career at CJBK 1290 AM was over after he signed off at 10 a.m. Monday.

“As soon as I got off the air, I was called downstairs” for a meeting with management, he said.

“I was escorted out the door.”

CJBK 1290 AM (10 Kw)
Until August, Garrison headed the morning show, London in the Morning, for 27 years.

Garrison was moved a few months ago from his morning slot at 6 9 a.m. to an hour-long show between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m, He was told the station wanted to attract a younger demographic.

“I never thought my career would ever end this way . . . I don’t know where the time has gone,” he said. “You’re basically told, ‘We don’t need you anymore.’ ”

Garrison’s fans took to Twitter to express shock and lash out at Bell Media for letting him go.

Sicilian Mafia Offers Protection From ISIS

Michael Savage
The son of a New York mob boss has given Islamic State a stark warning, saying if they are planning any attacks in New York, they will have to contend with the Sicilian mafia.

The notorious crime syndicate say they want to do their bit to protect locals, according to

Giovanni Gambino, the son of a key figure in the Gambino mob organization, says the mafia is in a much better position than security bodies, such as the FBI or Homeland Security, to give New Yorkers the protection they need.

On Monday, Michael Savage, host of the Westwood One-syndicated The Savage Nation, interviewed Giovanni (John) Gambino, who made news over the weekend with his comments that the mafia is going to protect New York City residents from ISIS.

Click Here For Excerpt.

Savage said it is “one of the most interesting stories he’s come upon.”

Redesigned FCC Website Expected To Launch Next Month

The Federal Communications Commission is performing a large-scale redesign of its website to improve usability. The switch to the new site is scheduled to begin on December 9, 2015 at 8:00 PM EDT and be completed by 12:00 AM December 10, 2015.

While the transition to the revamped site is expected to be completed almost instantaneously, there will be an ongoing processfollowing this transition that will continue to involve user feedback, fixes by the FCC’s Information Technology team, and content updates by policy bureaus and offices.

The new website is designed to provide better functionality, an improved design, and better searchability and navigability. Extensive user research revealed how the FCC could improve the website’s information architecture to make content easier to find. The new website is responsively designed and improves interoperability with tablet and mobile device browsers, with the display optimizing based upon the device being used to view the site.

The site utilizes a “toggle” navigation that allows visitors to browse either by “Category” or “Bureau and Office.”

As part of this transition, the current website will no longer be available. Webpages and files that are on that have not already been migrated to the new site will remain available.

Existing bookmarks will be redirected to the appropriate content on the new site. The Commission has worked to ensure that all web addresses that users might have bookmarked or otherwise utilize on an ongoing basis will remain connected to the relevant content. In addition, while the Commission has already upgraded some of its interactive systems (including the Consumer Help Center) and is working toward improvements on other such interactive systems (including the Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS), these systems will not be directly impacted by the migration on December 10.

Benztown Brigade Helps Feed Over 12,000

Group photo of the Benztown Brigade at last night's Jackson Turkey Giveaway, including E.J. Jackson, pictured in the black baseball cap in the center to the right of Dave "Chachi" Denes, Benztown President (sporting his Movember mustache, also for charity), whose wife and Benztown Business Manager, Bonnie Nordling Denes, is to the left of Chachi. To her left is Kevin Horton, Benztown's Imaging and Production Director for JACK FM, Flashback and Adrenaline). To Kevin's left (in the red jacket) is Justin Case, Benztown's Director of Programming and Imaging. To the right of Mr. Jackson is Masa Patterson, Benztown's VP, Sales and Operations. To Masa's right in the black t-shirt is Chris Johansing, Director of Marketing for Benztown.

The Benztown Brigade volunteered this week at the E.J. Jackson Foundation Turkey Giveaway in Los Angeles, which feeds over 12,000 hungry Angelenos in need every Thanksgiving.

The 33-year annual charitable event served long lines of people, stretching for blocks, as they waited patiently to receive a turkey with all the trimmings-- cornbread, greens, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, fresh produce, cookies, water, and more donated by the E.J. Jackson Foundation.

The E.J. Jackson Foundation's mission is to feed as many hungry families, senior citizens, and veterans throughout the year. Benztown's Burbank, CA, employees and their friends and families have joined them in this community service effort for the past four years. In addition to rolling up their sleeves this year, Benztown donated $1,000 to offset some of the costs associated with the food giveaway.

Dave "Chachi" Denes, Benztown President, and his wife, Bonnie Nordling Denes, Benztown Business Manager, work in the kitchen at last night's Turkey Giveaway in L.A. This shot was taken from a news story that aired Monday night on L.A.'s KDOC-TV

Albuquerque Radio: On the Road With Jim Rome

An SRO crowd stopped by to catch CBS Sports Radio's Jim Rome, host of The Jim Rome Show, during a meet-and-greet station event with Albuquerque's Sports Animal KNML 610 AM.

Jim “puts up his dukes” with James Lindenmuth, a local UFC ring announcer who introduced Jim at the station event.

Here'sJim with Mike Trujillo the co-host of The Sports Bar afternoon show on 610 the Sports Animal. Trujillo was a caller to both the Rome show and the Sports Animal. He won a contest and now co-hosts PM Drive.

Mike even sports a tattoo of Jim Rome on his left calf .

Houston Radio: KKHH Rewards Teacher With Cash

KKHH HOT 95-7 FM Houston partnered with Gulf Coast Educators Federal Credit Union (GCEFCU) to surprise Ridgecrest Elementary teacher, Rafael Carballo with a cash prize on November 19th.

Morning show host, Sarah Pepper came to the school with GCEFCU to giveaway $500 to Carballo through the Sarah Pepper Cares Initiative. Carballo was nominated, along with hundreds of other well-deserving teachers in an online call to action for students. Students from all over Houston submit nominations each month in an effort to award their teacher with much-needed funds for their classroom.

Carballo was overwhelmed with gratitude and excitement to learn he was the winner, “I want to share this money with everyone.  Who wants to go on a field trip?”

Patricia Thomas, Principal, said she appreciated all of the passion and selfless dedication her educators put into their profession. She spoke highly of the incredible team environment at Ridgecrest Elementary, stating, “That’s the epitome of the team we have here at Ridgecrest Elementary.  Mr. Carballo shares his gift with everyone because that’s what teams do and we are a team!”

HOT 95-7 Sarah Pepper Cares Initiative and GCEFCU are a team as well. Both parties plan to continue recognizing educators throughout Houston this year and in 2016.  Students are encouraged to visit the HOT 95-7 website to nominate their teacher each month on the station's website.

November 25 Radio History

WJAX mics at March 1936 news event. Future FL Gov. Warren Fuller is third person from the right
In 1925...the City of Jacksonville FL installed a broadcast station. The city appropriated $19,960 to put the station on the air and operate it through 1926. The station manager/engineer, John T. Hopkins was paid $250 a month and his assistant, James Brock made $165. The station, WJAX, made its first broadcast on Thanksgiving 1925 operating on 890 Kc. with 1000 watts using an antenna wire strung between two large tapered towers. WJAX shifted to 880 Kc. in 1928 and 900 Kc. in 1930.(Jacksonville radio historian Billy Williams).   Today, the station is WFXJ, branded as Sports Radio 930 AM and is owned by iHeartMedia, Inc.

In 1949...“Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer” first appeared on the music charts and became THE musical hit of the Christmas season. Although Gene Autry‘s rendition is the most popular, 80 different versions of the song have been recorded, with nearly 20,000,000 copies sold.

In actors were put out of work when CBS radio axed five daytime serials from the airwaves. We said so long to The Second Mrs. Burton (after 14 years), Whispering Streets, Young Dr Malone & Right to Happiness (both after 21 years) and Ma Perkins (after 27 wonderful years.)  In 1940, the high point for radio soap operas, there were as many as 45 on the air each day!

In 1960..."Amos 'n' Andy," in its final incarnation as "Amos 'n' Andy's Music Hall," was heard for the last time on CBS Radio. Created, written and voiced by Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll, the show had been heard nationally since March of 1928. It ran as a nightly serial from 1928 until 1943, as a weekly situation comedy from 1943 until 1955, and as a nightly disc-jockey program from 1954 until 1960.

Show from 1941...

In 1976...a Viking 1 radio signal from Mars help to prove Einstein's general theory of relativity.