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Tuesday, March 28, 2006

New trend in talk radio?

The primary focus on Nash Holos is Ukrainian music ... there is so much of it being produced and so little time to share it!

However, I just wanted to share some (what I hope is encouraging) news in the mainstream media that may foreshadow a new trend in the big moneymaker world of talk radio.

A new talk radio program will premiere this week in Washington, DC. called ChickChat Radio. It is billed as "a fun, contemporary, relevant, stylish, unique, non-political, not-for-women-only radio show, with hosts who are never at a loss for words or opinions."

Should be interesting!

Also, a recent survey showed that 70% of the listeners of the highest-profile US shock jock, Howard Stern, did not follow him to satellite radio as he and his new boss hoped, but stayed with FM radio and are enjoying his replacements.

Too bad, so sad. Them's the breaks in the radio biz.

Let hope these news items are an indication that the novelty of trash-talk is wearing off, and that a new trend is developing towards more civil and intelligent conversation on the airwaves.

Of course, you'll find lots of that on the Ukrainian radio programs listed on this blog ... along with GREAT Ukrainian music!

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