Tag: jock

03/13

Better Listen to Saul

In the latest episode of the excellent Re/code Media Podcast, host Peter Kafka (who will be onstage talking media with me at hivio in June) interviewed Peter Gould, the co-creator of TV's Better Call Saul, a terrific show and the spinoff to the amazing Breaking Bad. One thing Peter said stuck with me: "The job of each episode is to make you want to watch the next episode." You bet it is. But if you're a DJ, do you see that as your job? Is it the job of every break to make listeners want to tune in the next break? Or is it the job of every break to sell some stuff and get back to … [Read more...]

08/22

Celebrating Radio’s first “Artificial Intelligence DJ”

She's causing a ton of consternation in radio circles and she's either unreal or all too real, depending on your point of view. I'm talking about "Denise," radio's first "Artificial Intelligence DJ," appearing soon on one HD station with more to follow, no doubt. Let's begin by leaving aside the easy jokes about "intelligence," artificial or otherwise, as it relates to the average DJ in the ears of many listeners. Let's also acknowledge that this is, first and foremost, a publicity play which has already proved worth its weight in gold. Finally, let's note the difference between a … [Read more...]

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