Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Scott Shannon: His True Oldies Channel format is heard in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area on WARM 590. The music is good. Here's what makes it exceptional. Shannon tells a couple stories each hour-- people in the news, unusual events and the like. He can say everything necessary in less than a minute. You don't feel short changed on the story or the music. Every DJ should study Scott Shannon.
Jay Thomas: He has a show on Sirius/XM. He talks a little more than Shannon, but he makes every word count, and he's funny.
Rush Limbaugh: Whether or not you agree with his politics, you can't argue with the fact that he's an extremely skilled broadcaster.
Howard Stern: Whether or not you can tolerate some of his subject material, Stern is probably the best interviewer on radio.
Tony Kornheiser: The former Washington Post reporter is on an all-sports station in Washington, DC, but he spends a considerable amount of time on non-sports issues. Always entertaining. Catch it 10 AM to noon, plus podcasts at http://www.espn980.com/
Casey Kasem: You can catch his old American Top 40 shows on satellite and terrestrial radio. Casey can occasionally get a little talky, but he and his staff always produced an engaging show.
Frankie Warren on Magic 93, and Gary Chrisman on Kiss 102.7: two guys who know how to produce entertaining morning radio, and who are big parts of their communities.
Steve Czaban, Tony Bruno, Ben Maller, and JT the Brick: They make sports talk fun.
CBS Radio News: the gold standard of top-of-the-hour news broadcasts.
Jon Miller has been doing the baseball playoffs for ESPN Radio. He's on the short list of the best in the business.
I really miss Paul Harvey.
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