The Foote Files

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A Word To All High School & College Graduates

This week, I want to take a moment to congratulate our high school and college graduates on a job well done.

05/26/2015

decades

Welcome To Decades

This coming Monday, May 25, the national digital network Decades officially premieres on KTVT 11.2 at 6 a.m. local time! More details here!

05/21/2015

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The Sound Of Red Dirt Country: 95.9 The Ranch

When it comes to radio programming, there are music formats within the main music formats. Within country music, a station can drill down and program a variety of genres.

05/14/2015

Golden Anniversary Of Top 40 Radio Format

Fifty years this month, May 5, 1965, Boss Radio 93 KHJ in Los Angeles hard launched its Top 40 format on the 930 AM frequency.

05/05/2015

The Beatles in 1964 (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Counting Down The Top 10 Hits Of 1965

We are looking back 50 years ago and counting down the 10 most popular songs of 1965, as determined by Billboard. These are the songs you heard on great radio stations.

04/29/2015

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George Burns & Gracie Allen

George Burns and Gracie Allen were one of the top comedic duos in the country when they started in vaudeville. When vaudeville died, they moved to motion pictures.

04/21/2015

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What It Takes To Make A 30-Second Commercial

A TV commercial starts with the creative department of an advertising agency. Once they get a sense of what their clients want to achieve, they map out a strategy that includes all facets: media, creative, you name it.

04/15/2015

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Why Is Prime Time The Way It Is?

The beginnings of prime time go back to the days of network radio. Essentially, it refers to that time of day that has the highest available audience for viewing or listening.

04/08/2015

KVIL

Success With A K: KVIL & Kannon In The Morning

I love KVIL, ever since I did that 2-hour Sunday night show in October 1968 at age 14 just before Ron Chapman took over the mornings and put this station on the national stage ever since.

04/02/2015

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Look Back At The Top 10 Hits Of 1985

I loved the ’80s. Great times, the decade in which I got married, and the one that got my TV career started. But it was also the decade of some of the best music ever recoreded.

04/01/2015

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Happy Anniversary, Scott Shannon!

On March 3, WCBS-FM in New York City celebrated the first anniversary of The Big Show With Scott Shannon, which airs weekday mornings. Shannon has been a favorite for years.

03/25/2015

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Happy Birthday, Mr. Bach!

March 31 is the 330th anniversary of the birth of German composer Johann Sebastian Bach. If you enjoy classical music like I do, Bach is probably one of your favorites.

03/23/2015