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Music, All Shook Down Two Congressmen Are Bringing the Performance Right Fight to Radio Stations with New Legislation

Two Congressmen Are Bringing the Performance Right Fight to Radio Stations with New Legislation

Two Congressmen (New-York Democrat Jerrold Nadler and Tennessee Republican Marsha Blackburn) introduced legislation today, the Fair Play Fair Pay Act, that aims to modernize the decades-old rules that govern music licensing for digital and terrestrial radio broadcasts.  As it stands right…
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Music, All Shook Down Local DJ Aaron the Era Talks Working in Radio and Douchebag DJs

Local DJ Aaron the Era Talks Working in Radio and Douchebag DJs

For many of us growing up during the golden age of ‘90s Bay Area radio, DJs and radio personalities often represented more than just voices on the airwaves. Instead, they were local figures to look up to that held…
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Music, All Shook Down DJ Chuy Gomez Says He Was Fired Because KMEL Is "Going in a Different Direction"

DJ Chuy Gomez Says He Was Fired Because KMEL Is "Going in a Different Direction"

Veteran KMEL DJ Jesus "Chuy" Gomez was let go by surprise last Thursday because, according to Gomez, the station's general manager decided KMEL no longer needed him. "'You're a great guy, we respect you, we love you, but we're going…
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Music, All Shook Down KMEL DJ Chuy Gomez Loses Job After 20 Years, Bay Area Rap Fans Pissed

KMEL DJ Chuy Gomez Loses Job After 20 Years, Bay Area Rap Fans Pissed

After more than 20 years at influential local rap and R&B station KMEL, DJ and morning show host Jesus "Chuy" Gomez was fired yesterday -- and local fans are furious. KTVU reports that KMEL's program director confirmed Thursday night that…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Interview: Ira Glass on His New Film <em>Sleepwalk with Me</em>

Interview: Ira Glass on His New Film Sleepwalk with Me

Ira Glass, best known and adored as the creator and distinctive voice behind This American Life, is expanding his oeuvre. The long-running radio series now has six movies in production. The first is Sleepwalk with Me, based on comedian Mike…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Photo of the Day: It's Summer

Photo of the Day: It's Summer

Here's how to have fun this summer, in case you forgot. We kicked it off with last Sunday's Summerthing in Golden Gate Park. To see more photos, here's our slideshow.…
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Music, All Shook Down KUSF Sale: FCC Wants to Sweat the Details

KUSF Sale: FCC Wants to Sweat the Details

Doesn't look like the FCC is going to just rubber-stamp USF's sale of the beloved community radio station KUSF. In a letter yesterday, the FCC's audio honcho asked to see all the documents generated in the last year related…
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News, The Snitch Catch <i>SF Weekly</i> Staff Writer Joe Eskenazi on L.A. Public Radio Tonight

Catch SF Weekly Staff Writer Joe Eskenazi on L.A. Public Radio Tonight

On the off chance you find yourself in Los Angeles and listening to the lower end of the FM band, SF Weekly staff writer Joe Eskenazi will be on KCRW 88.9 FM talking to Warren Olney, the host of Which…
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Music, All Shook Down This Just In: The U.S. House of Representatives Hates NPR

This Just In: The U.S. House of Representatives Hates NPR

National Public Radio is good. Very good. They entertain us with such shows as This American Life, inform us with Morning Edition, and drop some musical knowledge on All Songs Considered. But the United States House of Representatives doesn't feel…
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News, The Snitch KUSF Volunteers Are Bringing the Bands Back; Old Programs Set to Relaunch

KUSF Volunteers Are Bringing the Bands Back; Old Programs Set to Relaunch

Listeners tuning into KUSF-archives.com can be forgiven for thinking they're living in 2010 all over again. KUSF volunteers -- yes, the same ones who are challenging the recent sale of the station  -- have created a home in exile, obtaining…
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Music, All Shook Down Has S.F.'s Pirate Cat Radio Run Aground?

Has S.F.'s Pirate Cat Radio Run Aground?

DJs at San Francisco's Pirate Cat Radio are wondering what's going on with the Mission station -- and whether it even exists at all -- after founder Daniel "Monkey" Roberts abruptly pulled the plug on things in a staff meeting…
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Music, All Shook Down KUSF DJs Briefly Return to the Airwaves Today at Noon

KUSF DJs Briefly Return to the Airwaves Today at Noon

For three hours today, thanks to Amoeba Music in S.F. and college radio stations around the country, KUSF DJs will be rocking the airwaves like Jan. 18 never happened.Starting at noon, well-known KUSF DJs like Irwin, Carolyn, and DJ Schmeejay…
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Music, All Shook Down Ty Segall To Perform at Today's Save KUSF Rally, FreeFall Lives Again Online

Ty Segall To Perform at Today's Save KUSF Rally, FreeFall Lives Again Online

Well, the radio station at 90.3 FM is gone, and the website will only take 15 listeners, so anyone who wants to listen to their favorite KUSF show these days is pretty much screwed, right?Wrong -- sort of. Today, as…
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Music, All Shook Down KUSF Shutdown: Watch a Video Doc About Wednesday's Meeting and Protest

KUSF Shutdown: Watch a Video Doc About Wednesday's Meeting and Protest

Those of us who couldn't be at Wednesday's meeting at USF about the shutdown of KUSF 90.3 FM might find this video doc interesting. At about 15 minutes, it's no brief affair, but it covers much of what happened before…
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Music, All Shook Down KUSF Supporters Deliver Message of Frustration, Outrage to USF President

KUSF Supporters Deliver Message of Frustration, Outrage to USF President

On Tuesday, the nearly 34-year-old freeform San Francisco radio station KUSF went dark after the station's FM license was sold -- without any warning for listeners and without discussion amongst station volunteers and DJs. Last night, those who felt they…
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News, The Snitch KUSF Volunteers Create Plan to Halt Sale of Radio Station

KUSF Volunteers Create Plan to Halt Sale of Radio Station

Soon after the University of San Francisco announced Tuesday it would sell radio station KUSF to a classical music network, volunteers gathered to plot a strategy to block the sale. By morning, they had come up with a tentative plan to…
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Music, All Shook Down South Bay Electro-Poppers the Limousines Sign to Dangerbird Records

South Bay Electro-Poppers the Limousines Sign to Dangerbird Records

Build-up an electro-pop duo with as much radio appeal as San Jose's the Limousines -- whose single "Very Busy People" got lotsa love from Live 105's airwaves -- and you're bound to get somewhere. This year's single "Internet Killed the…
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Dining, SFoodie Tonight: John Birdsall Talks Outdoor Eating on KALW

Tonight: John Birdsall Talks Outdoor Eating on KALW

Tonight, SFoodie editor John Birdsall will be a guest expert on KALW's "City Visions" program, which airs at 91.7 FM from 7 to 8 p.m. He'll be on hand to talk about this week's theme, "Ushering in San Francisco Summer"…
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Music, All Shook Down Broadcasters and the RIAA Want to Force FM Radio into Smartphones

Broadcasters and the RIAA Want to Force FM Radio into Smartphones

In today's news from Planet Too Dumb To Exist, Ars Technica and others are reporting that the broadcast radio industry and the Recording Industry Association of America are working on proposed national legislation that would, among other things, require that…
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News, The Snitch Dead Air: Progressive Air America Radio Network Bites the Dust

Dead Air: Progressive Air America Radio Network Bites the Dust

​ In another hit to the ever-shrinking journalism industry, Air America Media announced today that it will be ceasing live programming just about immediately. Today is the last day the network will be paying its employees, and will be filing for bankruptcy…
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