Saturday, September 26, 2015
Thursday, September 24, 2015
I WILL TELL YOU FROM MY CAST IRON CHAIR: My college radio alma mater, WAMH 89.3 FM, where I started with a Fridays at 4am hour-long shift before eventually advancing to mid-afternoon, is cutting back its student dj hours to 4pm to 2am and letting NPR programming fill the rest of the day:
Although students used to clamor to fill 24 hours of programming every day and more than 100 student DJs were on the air as recently as 2000, in the past few years it’s been a challenge to fill more than 10 hours a day. Neel explained that, “as a result of various different things” including “radio falling out of favor” and “poor leadership,” student participation at WAMH has dwindled and around 3 years ago reached its lowest point. At the time, WAMH was in serious danger of disappearing and that, in part, is why the arrangement with New England Public Radio Network was so appealing. WAMH hadn’t been airing student programming during the early part of the day and Neel told me that students at Amherst College prefer time slots after 4pm.
Posted by Adam at 11:41 AM
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
THE SUN SHINES BRIGHTER: Allegedly, Doris Day may come out of retirement to do a Clint Eastwood movie. She hasn't made a movie since 1968.
Posted by Matt at 1:32 PM
TONIGHT, WE HAVE MAGIC PILL CRIMESOLVER: So, after one night of the new TV season, does anyone care about Mystery Naked Tattoo Lady, Does This Movie Brand Still Have Equity?, or We Want To Be Like Modern Family (But On CBS)?
Posted by Matt at 9:54 AM
Monday, September 21, 2015
PREMORSE… WELL, SORT OF: I had no idea that Joan Collins and Jackie Collins were related. Seriously. Not that I couldn't have have put it together -- they do look related -- but I never ever had them share my headspace at the same time. There was never a need to ask the question.
Posted by The Pathetic Earthling at 6:09 PM
RISE AND SHINE: Just stumbled across a post about one scene in Groundhog Day where Phil is at the hospital checking on the old man and there, in the background, is the tree-climbing kid -- with a broken leg. I think this is evidence of my theory that Phil is only set free once he does the right things -- but the right thing isn't everything; yes, he saves the kid on the Last Day, but he's striving to reach the right balance. Ultimately he didn't -- and couldn't -- save the Old Man, but he needed to -- and ultimately did -- keep the kid from breaking a leg.
Posted by The Pathetic Earthling at 12:56 PM
IT'S YOUR SHOT: The Hamilton original cast recording, streaming on NPR.
Posted by Adam at 10:06 AM