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Author: Kanawha28
Monday, March 09, 2009 - 10:39 am
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Per the web sites of Rick Emerson and Tim Riley, there will be a big announcement on AM970 at 11 a.m. on Monday. I hope itís a good announcement. His show gets me through the day!

Author: 1lossir
Monday, March 09, 2009 - 11:28 am
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Well I'm excited to be able to hear Emerson in FM Stereo!

Author: Foxbat
Monday, March 09, 2009 - 11:40 am
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[Well I'm excited to be able to hear Emerson in FM Stereo!]

and a decent signal !!!

Author: Dr_johnny_fever
Monday, March 09, 2009 - 4:08 pm
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Big Jim was fired to make way for Riley on the payroll. Great job CBS.

Author: Radioboy25
Monday, March 09, 2009 - 7:59 pm
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ufo-mornings. coming soon

Author: 62kgw
Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 6:22 pm
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howABOUT am sTEREO TOO???!!!

Author: Kevin_s
Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 7:03 pm
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I don't see Rick Emerson and his entourage fitting in at KUFO but I could see him at KINK or NPR. I hope he can adjust his show at KUFO, for the last year-and-a-half his show was repetitive and boring.

Author: Dr_johnny_fever
Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 7:51 pm
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As much as I hate to agree with you, you are right. Rick and Sarah fit in but Tim Riley is the odd man out.

An old gay reclusive vegetarian is not the demo for KUFO

Author: Stevethedj
Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 7:55 pm
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Tim Riley is one of the best newsmen in the business and he is witty and funny. And it has been a pleasure to work with him at several stations that I have worked for. Dr. Johny Fever. You are full of chit.

Author: Dr_johnny_fever
Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 8:00 pm
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What does being a good guy to work with have to do with the fact he doesnt fit into KUFO?

Author: Amradio
Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 8:16 pm
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Dr. johnny..it seems like sour grapes because you didn't get the gig. You wouldn't be a former KUFO employee who was shown the door not so long ago who was also dismissed from Entercom? Everyone in town is familiar with your tricks. You're not fooling anyone.

Author: Kevin_s
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 4:57 am
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If Howard Stern isn't the "target demographic" of Oregon and he succeeded, so I don't agree with Tim Riley couldn't fit in. The problem is people are losing it everyday and I don't see Rick Emerson as the person people are looking for.

Author: Dr_johnny_fever
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 5:47 am
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Dang, I was really hoping to fool atleast some of you. Well ok, I am marconi.

Now its out.

Author: Billminckler
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 7:54 am
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It's a tremendous positive that KUFO has chosen to invest in a 100% "live" and local morning show with deep roots in the community. It obviously bucks a trend.

I hope everybody on this board who has bitched and moaned about imported shows and voicetracking helps to get the word out.

Author: Stevethedj
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 8:12 am
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Well said Bill. By the way how are you these days. Since I last saw you. I Quit Etm. Pdx. And moved to Vegas.

Author: Andrew2
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 8:48 am
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Billminckler: It's a tremendous positive that KUFO has chosen to invest in a 100% "live" and local morning show with deep roots in the community. It obviously bucks a trend.

Or one could see it as just another 180 in the industry, given that Stern originally replaced a live and local KUFO morning show hosted by Bill Prescott. If another Stern comes along and CBS can base a national strategy on that, no doubt they'd do another 180.

Author: Trixter
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 5:14 pm
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Dang, I was really hoping to fool atleast some of you. Well ok, I am marconi.

Now its out.

WAIT!
I'm Marconi!

Author: Newflyer
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 7:34 pm
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I agree that one's sexual and food orientations should have no bearing on one's ability to have a chance to reach out to a demo. I was thinking the same thing earlier today about KUFO's morning show, it's been 11 years to the month since Prescott was replaced by Stern.

:-) And, I thought it was established long ago that everyone on this board was Marconi, even Jason Kyte when he was around! :-)

Author: Alfredo_t
Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 12:17 pm
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...And I'm the ghost of Elvis, thank you very much. :-)

Author: Rsb569
Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 12:24 pm
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"An old gay reclusive vegetarian is not the demo for KUFO"

What does that observation have to do with anything? Tim is a tremendous talent and has a large fan base that doesn't seem to care about how he spends his off time.

Author: Trixter
Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 5:39 pm
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Gay?
WTF????
Tim is gay?
When?

Author: Mc74
Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 7:28 pm
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I should say for the record I dont know if its his boyfriend. Just strange to always see him walking his dog with the same guy day after day.

Doesnt matter though, he is still god.

Author: Tadc
Friday, March 13, 2009 - 10:02 am
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I'm gay for Tim Riley.

Author: Xyar
Friday, March 13, 2009 - 12:31 pm
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I love that Emerson got a morning gig but the liners and jingles they put together REALLY DON'T FIT the show, I hope to GOD Ritchie didn't have anything to do with that... I'm sorry but it's totally a round peg in a square hole, I'm kinda thinking the show fit better during lunchtime anyway... And I don't wanna hear music, I wanna hear Emerson!

Though "high fidelity" Emerson is cool, sounds better than even my podcasts. Just hope CBS keeps them around. And having Tim back is grand too!

Oh and whoever came up with "The Talker", I think "Solid State Radio" was cooler too.

Author: Trixter
Friday, March 13, 2009 - 4:39 pm
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"The Talker" was a corporate decision. The higher ups didn't understand "Solid State Radio."

Author: Jhumespcn
Friday, March 13, 2009 - 4:53 pm
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I never understood "Solid State Radio". While "The Talker" isn't great, I think it is better than Solid State Radio. Actually, I liked "Johnson 970" better than both....at least it made me laugh.

Author: Beano
Sunday, March 15, 2009 - 12:10 pm
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Yeah Johnson 970 was the best. What the Hell does solid State Radio mean??????

Author: Trixter
Sunday, March 15, 2009 - 1:42 pm
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The Solid State transistors in the transmitter

Author: Alfredo_t
Sunday, March 15, 2009 - 11:49 pm
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...Dozens of power MOSFETs, I'll bet!

By the way, now that Emerson is focusing exclusively on his KUFO morning show, is CBS Radio Theater toast?

Author: Jhumespcn
Monday, March 16, 2009 - 10:34 am
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And in what way do the solid state transistors in the transmitter used as a marketing slogan draw listeners?

Author: Alfredo_t
Monday, March 16, 2009 - 10:58 am
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Likely, the idea was that the "Solid State Radio" monicker would build up intrigue because people would be left wondering what it meant. That is a similar idea to "Monty Python's Flying Circus," where viewers are left wondering, who is Monty Python?

Author: Jhumespcn
Monday, March 16, 2009 - 3:41 pm
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Oh, yes! "Solid State Radio" sure builds listener intrigue.

Author: Cweaklie
Monday, March 16, 2009 - 3:46 pm
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I liked "Radio Free Oregon" much better.

Author: Tomparker
Monday, March 16, 2009 - 5:37 pm
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"I liked "Radio Free Oregon" much better."



So you're the one!

Author: Theglide
Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - 2:13 pm
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Emerson's show won't last a year on KUFO. It's awful radio. Do you really think the KUFO demo wants to hear about Star Wars action figures? Tim Riley is awful doing the news. He makes so many mistakes I can't believe he's still on the airwaves. When Emerson's show is finally dead, you all will be posting here about how his wit and intellect were just too much for the KUFO audience.

Author: Trixter
Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - 3:06 pm
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WOW!
Lube, you have a ton to say... What radio station are you on? What morning show do you contribute too?
Just wondering.....

Author: Stevethedj
Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - 3:07 pm
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Whats wrong theglide--Bitter ex-employee???

Author: Trixter
Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - 3:13 pm
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Lube...
I just want to listen to you one time. What station was that again?

Author: Mc74
Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - 7:33 pm
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As much as I like Emerson, I doubt the show will last as well. It seems to have lost something that only AM radio can bring.

I would be happy with a year but I think the end is much closer then that.

Author: Jay_bozich
Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - 8:11 pm
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how bout MOSFET Radio?

hmm
might get confused with Muskrat Love.

Author: Alfredo_t
Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - 9:14 pm
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> how bout MOSFET Radio?

That has a real Northwest sound to it. (Get it, moss?)

I think that "Theglide" may be right about one thing: the types of pop culture topics on the Rick Emerson show might not be a good fit for many KUFO listeners. But, I think that he is wrong about the quality of the show; Rick Emerson is GREAT radio!!

Author: Edust1958
Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - 10:00 pm
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If Rick can't make it on KUFO because the demographics of the station doesn't match the demographics that would be Rick's regular listening audience, I wonder if there is enough of his regular listening audience to attract some FM station into FM-Talk here?

I tried listening to the FM-Talk that was here for a short while -- a little too much right wing rhetoric and too litte good entertainment. I didn't miss that station when it flipped... I think to Spanish right?

Author: Semoochie
Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 1:22 am
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"FM Talk" is a format, not a choice of band. The LA station that just went away, was an example, programming aimed at a younger audience and not particularly political. KTRO was not an "FM Talk" station and as far as I can remember, we've never had one.

Author: Craig_adams
Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 1:39 am
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Semoochie: Portland did have an "FM Talk" station. KLIQ-FM signed on the air December 6, 1967 offering FM talk 6am to midnight. Then on December 11, 1967 KLIQ-FM became the first 24 hour FM Talk outlet in the Nation. Mike Turner did the overnight show.

Author: Semoochie
Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 3:24 am
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""FM Talk" is a format, not a choice of band." KLIQ was not an "FM Talk" station. It was a Talk station on the FM dial, aimed at the existing Talk audience of the time, which wasn't particularly young and the station certainly couldn't be described as "shock talk". Some, possibly most of these stations have gone away since Howard Stern left the free airwaves.

Author: Tomparker
Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 8:11 am
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The thing to keep in mind about any audience dominating morning show is that the format rules for the other 20 hours of the day just don't apply.

KUFO shouldn't even bother with songs during Rick's show, IMHO. Successful morning shows don't feature a "more music" format. Think Stern, Mark & Brian, Craig Walker, Imus, etc.

While they certainly have their somewhat vocal fans, music dominant morning shows don't win.

Author: 62kgw
Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 9:43 am
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call letters to change to KOIN??

Author: Semoochie
Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 10:09 am
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...not unless they plan to bring back Arthur Godfrey!

Author: Brade
Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 11:03 am
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and the orchestra?

Author: Waynes_world
Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 11:26 am
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I heard Imus has cancer.

Author: Alfredo_t
Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 12:36 pm
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> "FM Talk" is a format, not a choice of band.

I think that using the term "Hot Talk" in this discussion, instead of "FM Talk" would eliminate most of the confusion. Now that both Stern and Leykis are no longer in syndication, I suspect that this format is much less attractive to station managements looking to flip formats, than it was a few years ago.

Author: Tadc
Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 1:11 pm
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"KUFO shouldn't even bother with songs during Rick's show"

Agreed. I never really listened to the KUFO predecessors - did they play much music aside from bumps?

Author: Larrybudmelman
Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 1:39 pm
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Agreed. The flow of the show is very much interrupted by short break - song - commercial - song - break. Emerson really does his best when he gets some momentum going. Six minute talk breaks are not long enough for him to even get started.

Author: Missing_kskd
Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 1:57 pm
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Count me as the other one, who liked "Radio Free Oregon". Was really nice there for a short while!

Author: Mc74
Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 4:34 pm
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Lets be serious though about songs interupting the talk. He spends the first hour just talking about what he did the night before or weekend before anyhow. The Music is actually keeping the show on track.

Its much more streamlined. I do think that new listners may not really understand why KUFO put on a show to replace a very funny Adam Corrola with a show where the host talks about playing video games all weekend.

Author: Semoochie
Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 8:46 pm
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...perhaps, because the other show is no longer in syndication due to its home base being gone. Is it on the air at all?

Author: The_conversation
Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 9:11 pm
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Adam Carolla - Podcasts only, @ http://carollaradio.com/

Author: Pdx97206
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 - 9:30 pm
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Good to see that KUFO and Rick worked it out. This was talked about a few years ago...

Author: Notalent
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 - 9:46 pm
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I would assume mornings at KUFO pays better than afternoons at KCMD...

Author: Larrybudmelman
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 - 10:34 pm
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FYI, Carolla is getting up to 500,000 podcast downloads of a single episode. Not bad.

Author: Tadc
Monday, April 13, 2009 - 1:11 pm
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Can someone please explain the "and that is the frequency, Kenneth" closing line to me?

I mean, I know about how it pertains to Dan Rather and REM, but what does that have to do with Rick and his new KUFO show?

Author: Bob
Monday, April 13, 2009 - 2:23 pm
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I cant even explain why that show is on.

Author: Mc74
Monday, April 13, 2009 - 7:56 pm
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Rick steals/borrows material from all pop culture. Very little of what he says is his own doing.

He used to say watch out for snakes. I believe he thinks he is funny or clever.

I used to be a fan. Now the show sucks.

Author: Mlforrester
Monday, April 13, 2009 - 9:18 pm
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If Dr_Johnny_Fever is Marconi I am David Sarnoff

Author: Semoochie
Monday, April 13, 2009 - 9:24 pm
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If that's true, we need(wait for it)less Sarnoff. :-)

Author: Tadc
Tuesday, April 14, 2009 - 1:13 pm
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Watch out for snakes *is* funny. That's the frequency Kenneth just puts a question mark over my head.

I was a little displeased with the switch to KUFO when I first sampled the show live, but now that I'm back to listening to the (music-free) podcasts, I like it. The old airchecks (I'm about two weeks behind) are gold.

Why do you say the show sucks now? Specific examples please? The only big change I note is less Rick-rambling, which is on the whole a good thing.

Author: Mc74
Tuesday, April 14, 2009 - 8:16 pm
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Well I liked the Rick rambling so maybe the lack of it is why I think the show sucks.


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