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Radio

  • Calendar

    October 2, 2013
  • Blogs

    May 13, 2013

    Harold Camping's Evangelical Radio Network Facing Apocalyptic Money Problems

    Come to find out, predicting the world will end is not cheap. Apparently, all that money Harold Camping, prolific Rapture predictor and founder of the bible-thumbing Family Radio network, spent on preparing everyone for an early Judgment Day has made post-prediction life kinda hard for him, financ ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 1, 2013
  • News

    February 13, 2013
  • Blogs

    August 21, 2012

    Todd Akin: Reaction to Rape Comment Shows the Real Power of Social Media

    Social media is no doubt a powerful force. But in what ways? How does this power manifest itself? Some people, perhaps confused by the word "media," seem to think it's a replacement for dying traditional media outlets -- particularly newspapers -- despite there being zero evidence that this is takin ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 25, 2012
  • Blogs

    March 20, 2012

    Mike Daisey's "Truthiness"

    ​This week's episode of This American Life is both fascinating and painful to listen to, as many of the show's best episodes are. I came away from it still enraged at Mike Daisey and his lies, but also a bit sympathetic toward him. The show made it clear, without saying so, that he's dealing with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2012

    SOPA, Limbaugh, Komen: This Is What Happens When the Mob is Right

    ​There is far too much cheerleading for the "wisdom of crowds." The undiscerning among us, often motivated by an understandable (if often mindless) disgust with institutions, tend to employ buzzwords like "crowdsourcing" and to preach the idea that "the people" are always right even if "the people ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2012

    Netflix Says That Actually it Doesn't Advertise with Rush Limbaugh at All

    ​For the last year or so, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has been behaving like the hero of Brewster's Millions or some other sad 80s comedy (probably available for streaming!) where the hero has to piss away a fortune or a corporation or something while pretending to be a reasonable person. (This was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2012

    KSFO's JD Hayworth Tells Rush Limbaugh's Advertisers "We'd Love to Have You Over Here"

    ​Former congressman JD Hayworth hosts the most gentlemanly three hours in conservative talk radio, twinkling warmly over the 9 a.m.-to-noon shift at KSFO 560 with all the fire and fury of the avuncular God up in the stars at the opening of It's a Wonderful Life. He chats up the issues of the day, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2011

    FCC Scrutinizes KUSF Sale, Demands E-Mails from USF President

    What did USF President Stephen Privett know, and when did he know it?​The Federal Communications Commission is taking a hard look at the proposed sale of KUSF, as evidenced by a letter demanding receipts, communications, and other inside documents and correspondence among participants in the deal. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2011

    KUSF Sale: FCC Wants to Sweat the Details

    Chris StevensKUSF supporters at a hearing on the station's closure earlier this year.​ Doesn't look like the FCC is going to just rubber-stamp USF's sale of the beloved community radio station KUSF. In a letter yesterday, the FCC's audio honcho asked to see all the documents generated in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    Harold Camping Gets $1 Million Offer for Radio Empire -- Post Rapture

    Get them while they're hot, hot, hot!​A rival Christian proselytizer has, again, challenged Harold Camping to sell his broadcast empire for $1 million, which makes perfect sense if his Family Radio station will be worth nothing come Oct. 21 -- his latest Rapture date. Richard Myers, proprietor of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    Common: Five More Reasons for Talk Radio Conservatives to Hate Him

    This man is dangerous!​Turns out, we were wrong. For all these years, we considered Chicago rapper/romantic comedy star Common just a hair more hardcore than Jamiroquai. We thought of him as a somewhat conscious MC boasting a warm baritone, some strong tracks, and the allegiance of white guys who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    Win Tickets to TV on the Radio April 30 at the Independent

    Join them in S.F.!​Ladies and gentlemen, it is true: We have a pair of tickets to give away to TV on the Radio's show April 30 at the Independent. You know you want to go. And if you don't, well, let us just say that we saw them at SXSW (brag alert!) and you want to go. The band is touring in supp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2011

    KUSF DJs and Board of Supervisors Rally To Stop Radio Station Sale

    Making music outside city hall ​DJs and supporters wearing "Save KUSF" T-shirts joined Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi for a rally in front of City Hall this afternoon, chanting "Whose station? Our station!" and "Shame on USF!" Afterward, Mirkarimi headed into the board chambers, where he introduced a r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    R.I.P. KUSF 90.3 FM, 1977 - 2011

    These just became historical artifacts.​At least two things are clear regarding the surprise sell-off and shutdown of KUSF yesterday by the University of San Francisco: First, university officials would apparently rather have $3.75 million than a radio station that served the local community ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    KUSF Volunteers Create Plan to Halt Sale of Radio Station

    KUSF Students Try to Block Sale​Soon after the University of San Francisco announced Tuesday it would sell radio station KUSF to a classical music network, volunteers gathered to plot a strategy to block the sale. By morning, they had come up with a tentative plan to rally support to retain 9 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2010

    Radio Valencia, S.F.'s Newest Pirate Station, Begins Broadcasting This Week

    Flickr/ Laughing SquidChez Poulet, home of Radio Valencia, at 3359 Cesar Chavez St.​Radio Valencia, San Francisco's newest pirate radio station, hit the Internet at 4 p.m. yesterday afternoon with its first live webcast -- concert photographer, show promoter and man-about-town Crispin Mccabe's sho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2010

    Exclusive: '90s R&B Mini-Mix by Debaser's Jamie Jams

    Chris BrennanJamie Jams​One thing I've always greatly respected about Jamie Jams and the other fellas that run the 'SF Weekly Best of 2010' Debaser club is their unending wealth of knowledge about the music they love. Obviously, they know their way around '90s alt-rock hits, but it's a pleasant su ... More >>

  • Music

    September 9, 2009
  • Blogs

    August 10, 2009

    Energy 92 Sold to New Owners

    ​Yesterday, Chron radio columnist Ben Fong-Torres reported that Energy 92 (KNGY) has been sold. As far as I know, the station was the only major commercial station in this market to actively target gay and lesbian listeners with its programming. It was a bit of an anomaly in the world of commercia ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 5, 2009
  • Music

    July 15, 2009
  • Blogs

    June 30, 2009

    Chron Clueless About the Current State of Radio

    Radio GaGa? No, Lady Gaga Interesting article on Bay Area radio Music Directors in today's Chron. When I say interesting, it's because the information presented runs counter not only to what's currently happening with the commercial radio industry, but is written in such a way to suggest that writer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2009

    S.F. Lawyer Launches Anti-Limbaugh Web Site

    Would you eat McNuggets made from this?"It's time to start calling a chicken a chicken," San Francisco attorney Steve Baughman says of his latest Web endeavor. The chicken in question, it so happens, could probably feed many of the homeless encamped in Golden Gate Park -- that is, if you could ever ... More >>

  • Music

    November 5, 2008
  • Blogs

    January 3, 2008
  • Calendar

    November 7, 2007
  • Music

    December 13, 2006

    Charting Hits

    A year on the Public Enemy roller coaster

  • News

    September 13, 2006

    Out of the Shadow

    The DJ who works out of S.F. has crafted both exquisite beats and a carefully cultivated mystique. Find out from him why the lush trip hop is being replaced by a local hyphy sound.

  • News

    December 28, 2005

    Keep It Really Real

    Willie Brown acknowledges his cronies fed at the city trough? Now that's funny.

  • Music

    September 14, 2005

    BeatBox

    The Team declares "It's Gettin' Hot"; rappers Guru and Kool Keith get smooth and batshit crazy, respectively

  • Listen Up

    March 16, 2005

    No Sympathy for the Demo

    Presenting SF Weekly's definitive guide to making it in indie rock, without actually having to make it

  • Culture

    December 15, 2004

    Rush Limbaugh in Night School

    Charlie Varon's hilarious one-man tour de force feels its age

  • Music

    October 27, 2004
  • Culture

    May 26, 2004

    Now Hear This

    A quietly appealing new radio show gives books the spotlight

  • Best of San Francisco

    May 19, 2004
  • Music

    September 17, 2003

    Raw Sue-age

    Let us not squander the gift of mass lawsuits against average Joes: Fuck the RIAA!

  • News

    May 7, 2003

    Regime Changing

    This all-American kid from Monterey is now one of the foremost experts on Saddam Hussein's Iraq. Where does he go from here?

  • Culture

    September 25, 2002

    Heir Story

    Who could ever replace Sydney Goldstein? Interviewing the interview queen of City Arts & Lectures.

  • Music

    June 21, 2000

    Riff Raff

    Left Of(f) the Dial; Following up

  • Music

    February 23, 2000

    Riff Raff

    The Gavin Seminar

  • News

    March 25, 1998

    Block Party

    Rose Tsai, Julie Lee, and the Neighbors' Association are set to tuck into a heaping helping of Willie Brown's majority

  • News

    March 4, 1998

    Dial Saddam for Murder

    Sargon Dadesho survived an Iraqi assassination plot. Now he's out for blood money.

  • News

    February 26, 1997
  • Calendar

    November 6, 1996
  • Music

    October 2, 1996
  • News

    February 7, 1996

    Bitch, Bitch, Bitch

    Politicos, prudes, and the paranoid protest the programming heard on Bay Area radio stations to the highest authority in the land -- the Federal Communications Commission

  • News

    May 24, 1995

    Mal on the Street

    Verbal Prankster Mal Sharpe and his partner, Jim Coyle, bushwacked San Francisco in the early '60s, posing absurd man-in-the street questions to the unsuspecting. Taping the encounters, the dup invented a shtick that was part comedy, part performance art

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