On whose air?

Monday will be the 50th anniversary of the “vast wasteland” speech Federal Communications Commission chairman Newton Minow gave to the National Association of Broadcasters. (Which must have been like criticizing the Pope for the homily at a Catholic church’s Sunday Mass.) “The people own the air,” said Minow. “For every hour that the people give […]

Presty the DJ for May 5

I’m unaware of whether the soundtrack of “West Side Story” got any radio airplay, but since I played it in both the La Follette and UW marching bands, I note that today in 1962 the soundtrack hit number one and stayed there for 54 weeks: Happy birthday to drummer Bill Ward of Black Sabbath … […]