So maybe Annie the Cat isn’t cut out for being on the air as can be seen during her visit to WERA(LP)’s “Arlington in the Morning” program. Perhaps the would-be adoptee from the Animal Welfare League of Arlington (Virginia) might be better suited in engineering or demousing a transmitter shack. Equal radio opportunity for all!
Steve Warren recently celebrated his 50th anniversary of his first radio decision-maker job in “the biz.” Here he is as a spry young DJ at Lawton, Okla.’s KSWO(AM) in 1968, all of 20 years old — “… and already four years on-air” he boasts. That included stints at KOTN(AM), Pine Bluff, Ark., and PD at KCAB(AM) in Russellville, Ark., in 1967.
After decades of DJing and PDing across the land, Steve branched into consulting and, what he might be best known for, music scheduling software, Music 1. He says, “I realize I have been exceptionally lucky as one of the guys who’s made a career out of something he loves doing.”
Jeff Smulyan of Emmis Communications talks about NextRadio to a group of congressional aides being shown around the floor by NAB's David Layer. Photo by John Casey.
From Kostas Kerassovitis, a satellite technician at the Voice of America site near Frankfurt, Germany, comes this Caspar David Friedrich-style picture of the installation. If you have an interesting picture related to radio broadcasting, send it to us at Radio World.
Hard work pays off for Alabama’s WYEA(AM/FM), Sylacauga, Ala. The station cleaned up at the recent Alabama Broadcasters Association annual ABBY Awards over the weekend — snagging Radio Station of the Year and Best in Broadcasting Award for its social media efforts along with a Judge’s Award of Merit for a community service project.
Members of the WYEA team at the awards ceremony. From left to right: Clint Stanton, Kim Ellison, Blair Mayfield, Katie Wesson, Michael Brannon, Jeremy Law, Chandler Deerman, David McCurley, Lee Perryman, Robert Sprayberry, Caitlyn McTier and Dustin Harmer.