radio show – Colin Marshall Radio http://colinmarshallradio.com/ Fri, 25 Mar 2022 14:18:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://colinmarshallradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-1-1-120x120.png radio show – Colin Marshall Radio http://colinmarshallradio.com/ 32 32 Radio show host says councilman accosted son over father’s comments | Local News https://colinmarshallradio.com/radio-show-host-says-councilman-accosted-son-over-fathers-comments-local-news/ Tue, 15 Mar 2022 20:15:00 +0000 https://colinmarshallradio.com/radio-show-host-says-councilman-accosted-son-over-fathers-comments-local-news/ During public comments from the Jasper City Council meeting on Monday, a local radio show host addressed the council and alleged that Jasper Councilman David Shultz had recently verbally accosted his son. Jay Sharp, who is not a KJAS employee but instead hosts a paid show “Not On The Payroll” on Thursday nights on KJAS, […]]]>

During public comments from the Jasper City Council meeting on Monday, a local radio show host addressed the council and alleged that Jasper Councilman David Shultz had recently verbally accosted his son.

Jay Sharp, who is not a KJAS employee but instead hosts a paid show “Not On The Payroll” on Thursday nights on KJAS, says the incident happened after he commented on the show regarding Shultz and fellow Council members Michael Daniel and Laura Golden with Mayor Randy Sayers. Sharp was commenting on the fact that Shultz, Daniel, Golden and Sayers failed to show up at a recent special meeting called for citizens to ask questions and voice concerns about the city’s proposed broadband network. The only two council members present were Anderson Land and DeMarcus Holmes.

In his comments to the Council on Monday night, Sharp said of Shultz “…you decided to go down to my son’s place of work, approach him – a child – by going behind the counter, cornering him and confronting him with things I said on a radio show. Everyone knows that’s cowardice. I don’t need to throw a stone, everyone here would agree, go to the son rather than come to me, a grown man. It is cowardice.

KJAS News reached out to David Shultz on Tuesday to offer him a chance to respond. Shultz said: “I heard what he (Sharp) was saying but I didn’t get it all but whatever he said I mean you can report or do whatever you need or whatever you’re going to do. ”

A second time we explained to Shultz that we were giving him the opportunity to comment on Jay Sharp’s accusations, to which he replied “I never went there every time they were visiting in the evening, whatever program, and I’m just going to stay out of it.

A third and final time, we explained to Shultz that we were offering him a chance to respond to accusations made by Jay Sharp regarding his alleged interaction with his son at his workplace. Shultz said “I didn’t jump on anybody, I didn’t jump on anybody, but anyway, it doesn’t matter.”

We then asked Shultz very pointedly, “Did you talk to him verbally?” and Shultz replied, “Did I talk to him? I didn’t know it was his father. That’s what I told him, ‘I didn’t know that was your dad,’ I didn’t know who Jay Sharp was, I didn’t even know where he lived.”

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Alberta Premier Jason Kenney will have his own radio show https://colinmarshallradio.com/alberta-premier-jason-kenney-will-have-his-own-radio-show/ Wed, 09 Mar 2022 03:04:00 +0000 https://colinmarshallradio.com/alberta-premier-jason-kenney-will-have-his-own-radio-show/ Alberta Premier Jason Kenney will launch a new phone radio show this weekend. The show will air in Calgary on 770 CHQR and in Edmonton on 630 CHED. Corus Entertainment’s John Vos told CBC News that the show was a long time coming and they first approached Kenney with the idea in June 2020. “It […]]]>

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney will launch a new phone radio show this weekend.

The show will air in Calgary on 770 CHQR and in Edmonton on 630 CHED.

Corus Entertainment’s John Vos told CBC News that the show was a long time coming and they first approached Kenney with the idea in June 2020.

“It was about making the elements come together,” Vos said.

The show will continue to air until the next provincial election, but will not continue during the campaign period. Vos also noted that they would return to the show if Kenney loses the leadership of the United Conservative Party in a vote scheduled for April 9.

Duane Bratt, a political scientist at Mount Royal University, said he was surprised to learn of the show’s launch.

“It’s quite the development.”

He questioned Kenney and Corus Entertainment’s motivation behind launching the show, and where funding for the segment will come from.

Corus Entertainment said the show will continue to air until the next provincial election, but will not continue during the campaign period. (Tijana Martin/The Canadian Press)

Vos, along with Corus Entertainment, told CBC News that the show was not “paid programming” and that no money changed hands.

Bratt said it was hard to view the premier’s new appeal program as isolated from the leadership vote just around the corner.

“Everything that’s happened over the last few weeks, you have to see it through the lens of April 9. The budget, yesterday’s gas tax announcement, the rebates, you’ll notice that everything This will come into effect on April 1.”

The decision to go ahead with the show marks a break from the prime minister’s recent means of communication, Bratt said, which typically come in the form of social media videos or live streams.

While communicating with the audience is generally a good thing, Bratt said, he expressed concerns about the show’s screening and the types of callers that would air.

“Are we talking about the premier of the province communicating with the people of the province, or is this the leader of a political party trying to defend his record ahead of a leadership review?”

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Amazon launches Amp; Create your own beta radio show platform https://colinmarshallradio.com/amazon-launches-amp-create-your-own-beta-radio-show-platform/ Tue, 08 Mar 2022 14:50:14 +0000 https://colinmarshallradio.com/amazon-launches-amp-create-your-own-beta-radio-show-platform/ Amazon has opened the beta program for its new “create your own radio show” service called amp. Best described as if social audio platforms like Clubhouse, Spotfiy Greenroom, or Twitter Spaces let you play music, Amp is currently only available on iOS devices. In one blog post presenting the platform, Amp Vice President John Ciancutti […]]]>

Amazon has opened the beta program for its new “create your own radio show” service called amp.

Best described as if social audio platforms like Clubhouse, Spotfiy Greenroom, or Twitter Spaces let you play music, Amp is currently only available on iOS devices. In one blog post presenting the platform, Amp Vice President John Ciancutti describes it as follows: “Radio has always been about music and culture. But imagine if you invented the medium for the first time today. You would combine what people love about radio (spontaneous talking, discovering new music, diverse personalities and extensive programming) with all that is made possible by today’s technology. You’d make anyone with a phone, a voice, and a love for music do their own show. And that’s exactly what we do. Amp lets you grab the mic and stream the waves. We are creating a new version of the radio that will have an infinite number of shows.

The free app lets creators create and schedule shows that include streaming licensed music at no cost, picking up callers, and in-app discovery and notifications. Future additions include Alexa integrations, social sharing, and “innovative new search and discovery features that will connect listeners with creators delivering the content they’re looking for on the dial.”

Amp will also feature celebrity shows such as Nicki Minaj, Pusha T, Tinashe, Lindsey Stirling, Travis Barker, Lil Yachty and Big Boi as well as radio personalities such as former Westwood One host Zach Sang, former KROQ midday host Kat Corbett, audience radio host Guy Raz and Christian James Hand.

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ZOON DAB: radio show that ruled the hearts of the Kashmiri people https://colinmarshallradio.com/zoon-dab-radio-show-that-ruled-the-hearts-of-the-kashmiri-people/ Sat, 05 Mar 2022 19:39:30 +0000 https://colinmarshallradio.com/zoon-dab-radio-show-that-ruled-the-hearts-of-the-kashmiri-people/ When there was no concept of internet or television in Kashmir, Zoon Dab – a radio show that created a connection with the people, misses the people who were its avid listeners. Rising Kashmir feature Saba Khan connected with those listeners and some artists who worked in Zoon Dab and descended into the past for […]]]>

When there was no concept of internet or television in Kashmir, Zoon Dab – a radio show that created a connection with the people, misses the people who were its avid listeners.

Rising Kashmir feature Saba Khan connected with those listeners and some artists who worked in Zoon Dab and descended into the past for Kashmir to relive those moments.

Fatima Syed, 72, from Rainawari region of Srinagar used to listen to Zoon Dab drama regularly. She said, “I used to look forward to the drama which aired at 9am. All the participants who played in this program were very talented. For us, it was like the story of every home.

She attaches good memories to it that she has never forgotten. “I took many verses and poems from the drama. The advice that the artists would give in the program, I learned a lot.”

Having memorized the poem, laktu matu tayar koth from Zoon Dab, she then passed it on to her grandson.

“If it is rebroadcast, today’s generation will surely appreciate it for its rich language and valuable advice,” she added.

The radio program, which was once listened to in every household in the valley, is no longer broadcast on the radio today. The popular program would be broadcast on Radio Kashmir and all listeners would be glued to their radio sets.

Zoon Dab has been on the air for over twenty years and radio being the only source of entertainment for most people has added to its popularity.

An entertainment and infotainment show was led by the old school broadcasters whose voice captured a good number of fans from all corners of the valley.

Fatimasa says all the ladies in the neighborhood would be eager to listen to her and try to finish their chores before time.

“Not just the women, even the men couldn’t help but listen to her. The drama was presented in the pure Kashmiri language which was its beauty and that is what is missing today. The child of today does not understand pure Kashmiri language,” she said.

Zoon Dub performer Ashok Kak, who played the role of Ismala, said he was in 7and year when he had the chance to participate in the show.

“The script was written by Pushkar Ban, Somnath Sadu and sometimes Farooq Nazki,” he said.

Launched in 1966 as a family show, the show shed light on the daily problems of Kashmiri people related to electricity, roads, water and other issues. It was broadcast continuously until 1986, but due to the death of some artists, some of them having retired or being transferred, it ceased to be broadcast.

About the popularity of the drama, he said that the artists gained huge fame through the drama. Recalling the time in 1987 when he went to the DC office for verification, he was asked about his work in the famous drama.

“It was the time when people listened to the radio a lot, now it’s time for television and the internet. People have lost interest in radio,” he said.

He also said that if Zoon Dub airs on the current channel, it will catch people’s attention again.

Later when Ashraf Sahil became the director of Radio Kashmir, he asked Shamshad Karlwari who was the program director of Radio Kashmir to start the Zoon Dub.

Speaking to Shamshad Kralwari, he said, “Zoon-Dub is the drama in which we produce the link between broadcasting institutions and the listener.”

“During his tenure as Chief Minister, Ghulam Mohammad Sadiq directed his officials to listen to the Zoon dab and work immediately on resolving issues that were highlighted in the program,” Kralwari said, adding “We maintained the decorum of the program when it was restarted under the leadership of Ashraf Sahil.

Meanwhile, Pushkar ban, Nayeema Akhtar and Maryum Begum also worked for its revival. However, after two and a half years, Kralwari was transferred and the program was once again terminated.

In 1973, three Zoon Dab artists including Somnath Sadu, Maryum Begum and Pushkar Ban were awarded the “Padam Shree”.

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While talking about how the Zoon Dab program was launched on the raids, Bashir Arif, former Deputy Director General of Radio Kashmir said, “On September 6, 1965, war started between India and Pakistan. Kashmiri listened to the Pakistani bulletin every morning at 7:30. It was a daily routine for people in Kashmir. The aim of the program was to get people out of the clutches of the Pakistani newsletter.

At that time in Kashmir, director Nandh Lal Chawla was the first broadcaster to introduce public service broadcasting. Before that, there was only entertainment, information, education and news on the radio. It was his brainchild that introduced the program, in which we discussed and solved the problem of the people.

“Chawla had good relationship with Chief Minister Ghulam Mohammad Sadiq who issued the order on the issues raised and discussed in Zoon Dub, redress for the same issue should be dealt with on the same day. related to electricity, water, roads and other civic amenities.This is the main reason for its popularity,” said Bashir Arif.

Once this program aired at 7:30 a.m. on October 3, 1966, people stopped listening to the Pakistani bulletin.

The first characters that were introduced in Zoon Dub were Somnath Sadu as Agh sahib, Maryam begum as Agh bai and also Ghulam Nabi Baba was the first artist who worked as a housekeeper in this feature film.

“In February 1967, Pushkar Ban was introduced as Ma’am Pip Ji, a new character in zoon’s dub. I started in January 1967 as a child artist (Nazir Lala) in this feature film “, said Bashir Arif.

In 1971 Pushkar Ban went to Australia to train and on behalf of his humorous character Farooq Nazki was featured as Ramb Lala and also Ashok Kak as Ismail.

The script of the drama was mainly written by Somnath Sadu, Pushkar Ban, Farooq Nazki, Bashir Arif, and later Ali Mohammad lone and Akhtar Mohiuddin also wrote the script.

The program became popular and everyone who was stationed in other parts of India was invited to start a program like Zoon Dab where the public complaint was discussed.

Zoona Dab was revived in 2012 when Bashir Aarif took over as deputy general manager of Radio Kashmir Srinagar. New characters have been introduced. Bashir Aarif acted as Nazir Lala, Shahida Parveen as his wife, Ashok kak as Ismala and Rashid Barqi as Zoona-Dab tenants.

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Colorado Inmates Begin Broadcasting on America’s First Statewide Prison Radio Station – The Burlington Record https://colinmarshallradio.com/colorado-inmates-begin-broadcasting-on-americas-first-statewide-prison-radio-station-the-burlington-record/ Sat, 05 Mar 2022 12:56:15 +0000 https://colinmarshallradio.com/colorado-inmates-begin-broadcasting-on-americas-first-statewide-prison-radio-station-the-burlington-record/ LIMON — Audio producers and on-air talent crammed into the makeshift studio on Tuesday, adjusting levels and donning headphones as they prepared to launch Colorado’s new radio station. “Launch Day!” shouted a producer as the staff cowered in front of the microphones, a palpable hum permeating the windowless room. Large white posters hung on a […]]]>

LIMON — Audio producers and on-air talent crammed into the makeshift studio on Tuesday, adjusting levels and donning headphones as they prepared to launch Colorado’s new radio station.

“Launch Day!” shouted a producer as the staff cowered in front of the microphones, a palpable hum permeating the windowless room. Large white posters hung on a nearby wall detailing the new station’s mission, values ​​and impacts.

“In an artistic space”, said a poster, “there are no failures”.

It’s not Colorado Public Radio or Hits 95.7. This is Limon Correctional Facility, a sprawling Level IV prison in the Eastern Plains of Colorado that houses more than 700 inmates behind a 4,000 foot long double perimeter fence.

Inside plexiglass walls, surrounded by soundproof foam, a collection of giddy men in green jumpsuits presented Inside Wire: Colorado Prison Radio, the first state-run radio station in U.S. history on Tuesday. be recorded and produced inside prison walls and transmitted to anyone with an internet connection anywhere in the world.

“Returning to the community makes us worth again as human beings,” said Anthony Quintana, 51, who has spent the past 33 years behind bars for murder but has been invigorated by his new role as engineer and director of operations for the burgeoning radio station.

Inside Wire, the first statewide prison radio station, launched on March 1, 2022 inside the Limon Correctional Facility.

The program’s goal is to change the narrative of the more than 14,000 people housed in Colorado prisons.

“It’s a truly monumental moment,” Ashley Hamilton, executive director and co-founder of the University of Denver’s Prison Arts Initiative, told the audience.

The idea had been in the making for a year and a half, born in the depths of the COVID-19 pandemic. In November 2020, DU and the Department of Corrections launched A/LIVE Inside, a virtual showcase for incarcerated artists and storytellers to share their work from Colorado prisons. Program staff realized they could use the closed-circuit system inside the prisons to broadcast the event.

“We thought, ‘What else could we do? ‘” Hamilton said. She pitched the idea to Dean Williams, executive director of the Colorado Department of Corrections.

The head of the state’s corrections system took office in 2019 with a reform-minded vision, promising to “normalize” life behind bars. Williams green-lit a podcast recorded in Colorado prisons, as well as an inmate-run newspaper and a touring production of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.”

Colorado Prison Radio, Williams told the Denver Post, is a continuation of that normalization movement.

“It’s about making prison more human,” Williams said after taping.

Limon Correctional Facility inmate Anthony Quintana...
Limon Correctional Facility inmate Anthony Quintana, who has been in prison for 33 years, now works at the prison’s first statewide radio station as the station’s engineer and manager. of operations on March 1, 2022. Quintana hung family photos and other decorations on the wall where he works at the prison radio station, called Inside Wire.

The executive director appeared on Tuesday’s kickoff show and plans to appear on a weekly show called ‘Up to the Minute with Dean Williams’, in which incarcerated residents will talk to him about anything and everything.

The station, funded by the DU Prison Arts Initiative, operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and includes musical programs, conversations between inmates and correctional staff, and an audio message board for Department residents. correctional services.

The station is not actually broadcast on AM or FM radio, but can be streamed online or through the Inside Wire app. It is also broadcast to every cell in Colorado’s 21 correctional facilities via closed-circuit televisions.

Jody Aguirre, 58, had never played with audio until he signed on as Inside Wire’s engagement producer and host of a Tuesday morning music show.

He first went to prison in 1994 for murder and served a stint in solitary confinement. There is no release date on the horizon.

“When you come here you lose hope,” Aguirre said.

But after spending 10 years angry and bitter, Aguirre made a promise to his mother: “I will live to make her proud.”

He took a creative writing course, and now he mixes 80s new wave, deep house and jazz on his Tuesday radio show.

“People here live honorable lives,” Aguirre said.

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Inmate Herbert Alexander, pictured at Limon Correctional Facility on March 1, 2022, is the production manager for a new prison radio station. Alexander took a moment outside the sound booth before heading back inside to help the station, called Inside Wire, kick off its opening schedule.

Herbert Alexander, 46, can’t stop talking to his family outside the new radio station.

The rumor mill inside the prison is strong, he said. So Alexander, who is the production manager of Inside Wire, is particularly excited about the show with Williams to give residents real information about new legislation or policies that affect them on a daily basis.

“A lot of guys don’t know about this information,” Alexander said. “We’re giving you Dean’s voice.”

Alexander has been incarcerated for 13 years for aggravated robbery and is eligible for parole within the next two years. He hopes to use his DU certificate in audio production to find work in this field once back outside.

“Most offenders go home at some point,” Alexander said outside the studio. “So when they do, don’t we want them to be better men?”

The incarcerated men gathered in a room after the show was taped on Tuesday, waving and shouting via video to their fellow radio hosts inside the Sterling Correctional Facility and the Denver Women’s Correctional Facility, where broadcasts will also be recorded and produced. (All shows are pre-recorded and reviewed before they hit the airwaves, though Hamilton says they didn’t have to remove content from any of the taped shows before this week’s debut.)

As he watched from the back of the room, Seth Ready became emotional. This project is personal to Ready, who spent 18 years behind bars but now works for the DU Prison Arts Initiative as a communications associate.

Darrius Turner, an inmate at Limon Correctional Facility,...
Limon Correctional Facility inmate Darrius Turner works at the Inside Wire radio station from inside the prison on March 1, 2022.

“It’s been one of the best days of my life,” he told the men and women on the video call.

Finally, it was time to hear the final product, the culmination of a year of work.

The intro music came on the computer and Quintana couldn’t help but giggle as she took a bite of her fruit salad. Cheers filled the prison library. Quintana waved her fist, smiling broadly. Hamilton let out a deep exhaled sigh.

Alexandre’s voice swept over the airwaves: “We have a vision: To create something by us, for us.

Quintana shouted, “That’s the hook!” as he sang on the chorus: “Inside…inside…the wire!”

Alexandre soaks up the moment.

“Knowing that everyone can hear it,” he said afterward, “is like, wow.”

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Ryan Seacrest reunites with ex Julianne Hough on his radio show as former couple discuss ‘awkwardness’ between them https://colinmarshallradio.com/ryan-seacrest-reunites-with-ex-julianne-hough-on-his-radio-show-as-former-couple-discuss-awkwardness-between-them/ Sat, 05 Mar 2022 08:49:00 +0000 https://colinmarshallradio.com/ryan-seacrest-reunites-with-ex-julianne-hough-on-his-radio-show-as-former-couple-discuss-awkwardness-between-them/ AMERICAN Idol host Ryan Seacrest addressed the “awkwardness” suggestion with ex Julianne Hough as the dancer performed on his radio show. The TV favourite, 47, was forced to come to terms with the fact that the pair dated for three years, before they split in 2013. 5 American Idol host Ryan Seacrest discussed the notion […]]]>

AMERICAN Idol host Ryan Seacrest addressed the “awkwardness” suggestion with ex Julianne Hough as the dancer performed on his radio show.

The TV favourite, 47, was forced to come to terms with the fact that the pair dated for three years, before they split in 2013.

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American Idol host Ryan Seacrest discussed the notion of ‘awkwardness’ with ex Julianne HoughCredit: Getty
The couple dated for three years but split in 2013

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The couple dated for three years but split in 2013Credit: Getty Images – Getty

Julianne, 33, appeared on her radio show On-Air With Ryan Seacrest, alongside her dancer brother Derek.

Ryan immediately addressed the elephant in the room saying, “Jules, for starters, [my cohosts] Sisanie and Tanya asked me if it was embarrassing for me.

“And I said, ‘Not at all because we’re friends’.”

As if to underscore the point, he added, “There’s nothing awkward about it, because we’ve remained friends.”

Actress, singer and Dancing With The Stars pro Julianne saw the funny side as she laughed and admitted the pair were still talking.

She added that they shared “respect and love and all that stuff.”

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Joking about the public nature of their former relationship and split, she quipped, “I have a new publicist now, so it’s like, ‘It’s okay!

“They can talk!”

At the time, the insiders cited their busy work schedules as the reason for their separation.

Previously addressing a split in 2013 on her Instagram Stories, the star hinted that she felt she didn’t “deserve” the luxury of her previous high-profile relationship.

Julianne, who was raised Mormon, said: ‘I was on private planes and yachts and lived in a very, very well-off home – quite different from where I grew up.

“I had just gotten out of that relationship because I wanted to create this for myself. I kinda felt like I didn’t deserve it. I didn’t win this.

“So now I have to go create this for myself.”

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Ryan’s career is in the public eye, as is his personal love life.

From 2003 to 2005, the TV host was in a relationship with Shana Wall.

Seacrest and actress Teri Hatcher had a short-lived romance in 2006.

From 2010 to 2013, the American Idol host dated Julianne Hough of Dancing with the Stars.

Seacrest started dating chef and influencer Shayna Taylor in 2013.

The pair were on and off until they called it quits in June 2020.

Hitting Splitsville, a LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, the spokesperson said, “They remain good friends, each other’s biggest supporters and will always cherish their time together as a couple,”

While Seacrest and Shayna were away, reports surfaced of his alleged romances with model Renee Hall and Miss Teen USA’s Hilary Cruz.

In 2021, the media personality and Audrey Paige entered into a relationship.

During this time, the media host repeatedly addressed ideas of fatherhood.

The famous tycoon says WSJ Magazine: “I want to have children.”

Seacrest continued, “But I didn’t even go down that road, which is crazy at my age.”

He added: “I think last year it became clear to me that yes, I want to do this.…I want to be available and present.”

Ryan insisted that there was no

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Colorado inmates launch first US statewide prison radio station https://colinmarshallradio.com/colorado-inmates-launch-first-us-statewide-prison-radio-station/ Fri, 04 Mar 2022 01:06:47 +0000 https://colinmarshallradio.com/colorado-inmates-launch-first-us-statewide-prison-radio-station/ LIMON — Audio producers and on-air talent crammed into the makeshift studio on Tuesday, adjusting levels and donning headphones as they prepared to launch the new Colorado radio station. “Launch Day!” shouted a producer as the staff cowered in front of the microphones, a palpable hum permeating the windowless room. Large white posters hung on […]]]>

LIMON — Audio producers and on-air talent crammed into the makeshift studio on Tuesday, adjusting levels and donning headphones as they prepared to launch the new Colorado radio station.

“Launch Day!” shouted a producer as the staff cowered in front of the microphones, a palpable hum permeating the windowless room. Large white posters hung on a nearby wall detailing the new station’s mission, values ​​and impacts.

“In an artistic space”, said a poster, “there are no failures”.

It’s not Colorado Public Radio or Hits 95.7. This is Limon Correctional Facility, a sprawling Level IV prison in the Eastern Plains of Colorado that houses more than 700 inmates behind a 4,000 foot long double perimeter fence.

Inside plexiglass walls, surrounded by soundproof foam, a collection of giddy men in green jumpsuits presented Inside Wire: Colorado Prison Radio, the first state-run radio station in U.S. history on Tuesday. be recorded and produced inside prison walls and transmitted to anyone with an Internet connection anywhere in the world.

“Returning to the community makes us worth again as human beings,” said Anthony Quintana, 51, who has spent the past 33 years behind bars for murder but has been invigorated by his new role as engineer and director of operations for the burgeoning radio station.

Inside Wire, the first statewide prison radio station, launched on March 1, 2022 inside the Limon Correctional Facility.

The program’s goal is to change the narrative of the more than 14,000 people housed in Colorado prisons.

“It’s a truly monumental moment,” Ashley Hamilton, executive director and co-founder of the University of Denver’s Prison Arts Initiative, told the audience.

The idea had been in the making for a year and a half, born in the depths of the COVID-19 pandemic. In November 2020, DU and the Department of Corrections launched A/LIVE Inside, a virtual showcase for incarcerated artists and storytellers to share their work from Colorado prisons. Program staff realized they could use the closed-circuit system inside the prisons to broadcast the event.

“We thought, ‘What else could we do? ‘” Hamilton said. She pitched the idea to Dean Williams, executive director of the Colorado Department of Corrections.

The head of the state’s corrections system took office in 2019 with a reform-minded vision, promising to “normalize” life behind bars. Williams green-lit a podcast recorded in Colorado prisons, as well as an inmate-run newspaper and a touring production of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.”

Colorado Prison Radio, Williams told the Denver Post, is a continuation of that normalization movement.

“It’s about making prison more human,” Williams said after taping.

Limon Correctional Facility inmate Anthony Quintana...
Limon Correctional Facility inmate Anthony Quintana, who has been in prison for 33 years, now works at the prison’s first statewide radio station as the station’s engineer and manager. of operations on March 1, 2022. Quintana hung family photos and other decorations on the wall where he works at the prison radio station, called Inside Wire.

The executive director appeared on Tuesday’s kickoff show and plans to appear on a weekly show called ‘Up to the Minute with Dean Williams’, in which incarcerated residents will talk to him about anything and everything.

The station, funded by the DU Prison Arts Initiative, operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and includes musical programs, conversations between inmates and correctional staff, and an audio message board for Department residents. correctional services.

The station is not actually broadcast on AM or FM radio, but can be streamed online or through the Inside Wire app. It is also broadcast to every cell in Colorado’s 21 correctional facilities via closed-circuit televisions.

Jody Aguirre, 58, had never played with audio until he signed on as Inside Wire’s engagement producer and host of a Tuesday morning music show.

He first went to prison in 1994 for murder and served a stint in solitary confinement. There is no release date on the horizon.

“When you come here you lose hope,” Aguirre said.

But after spending 10 years angry and bitter, Aguirre made a promise to his mother: “I will live to make her proud.”

He took a creative writing course, and now he mixes 80s new wave, deep house and jazz on his Tuesday radio show.

“People here live honorable lives,” Aguirre said.

Inmate Herbert Alexander, who was...
Inmate Herbert Alexander, pictured at Limon Correctional Facility on March 1, 2022, is the production manager for a new prison radio station. Alexander took a moment outside the sound booth before heading back inside to help the station, called Inside Wire, kick off its opening schedule.

Herbert Alexander, 46, can’t stop talking to his family outside the new radio station.

The rumor mill inside the prison is strong, he said. So Alexander, who is the production manager of Inside Wire, is particularly excited about the show with Williams to give residents real information about new legislation or policies that affect them on a daily basis.

“A lot of guys don’t know about this information,” Alexander said. “We’re giving you Dean’s voice.”

Alexander has been incarcerated for 13 years for aggravated robbery and is eligible for parole within the next two years. He hopes to use his DU certificate in audio production to find work in this field once back outside.

“Most offenders go home at some point,” Alexander said outside the studio. “So when they do, don’t we want them to be better men?”

The incarcerated men gathered in a room after the show was taped on Tuesday, waving and shouting via video to their fellow radio hosts inside Sterling Correctional Facility and the Denver Women’s Correctional Facility, where broadcasts will also be recorded and produced. (All shows are pre-recorded and reviewed before they hit the airwaves, though Hamilton says they didn’t have to remove content from any of the taped shows before this week’s debut.)

As he watched from the back of the room, Seth Ready became emotional. This project is personal to Ready, who spent 18 years behind bars but now works for the DU Prison Arts Initiative as a communications associate.

Darrius Turner, an inmate at Limon Correctional Facility,...
Limon Correctional Facility inmate Darrius Turner works at the Inside Wire radio station from inside the prison on March 1, 2022.

“It’s been one of the best days of my life,” he told the men and women on the video call.

Finally, it was time to hear the final product, the culmination of a year of work.

The intro music came on the computer and Quintana couldn’t help but laugh as she took a bite of her fruit salad. Cheers filled the prison library. Quintana waved her fist, smiling broadly. Hamilton let out a deep exhaled sigh.

Alexandre’s voice swept over the airwaves: “We have a vision: To create something by us, for us.

Quintana shouted, “That’s the hook!” as he sang on the chorus: “Inside…inside…the wire!”

Alexandre soaks up the moment.

“Knowing that everyone can hear it,” he said afterward, “is like, wow.”

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Future of 2 Johnnies RTE radio show decided as 2FM announces return after controversy over inappropriate content https://colinmarshallradio.com/future-of-2-johnnies-rte-radio-show-decided-as-2fm-announces-return-after-controversy-over-inappropriate-content/ Wed, 02 Mar 2022 07:24:12 +0000 https://colinmarshallradio.com/future-of-2-johnnies-rte-radio-show-decided-as-2fm-announces-return-after-controversy-over-inappropriate-content/ RTE 2FM has announced that John McMahon and John O’Brien – better known by their podcast moniker The 2 Johnnies – will return to radio this month. Drive it with the 2 Johnnies will be back on RTÉ 2FM on Monday 14 March. Posting to their Instagram to announce their comeback, the couple thanked their […]]]>

RTE 2FM has announced that John McMahon and John O’Brien – better known by their podcast moniker The 2 Johnnies – will return to radio this month.

Drive it with the 2 Johnnies will be back on RTÉ 2FM on Monday 14 March.

Posting to their Instagram to announce their comeback, the couple thanked their followers and followers and shared their statement on acknowledging the controversy that forced them off the air.

The comedians-turned-radio hosts quit the airwaves last week after a video made by a member of their crew and shared on their social media pages was criticized as inappropriate and “violently sexist”.

“Following what has been a very intense week and after offering apologies and clarifications on the events that have transpired, we are extremely excited to return to our daily commute show,” said they said in their statement.



The 2 Johnnies in front of the RTE radio center

“We had a great reception at 2fm last week and we look forward to working with Dan and the 2fm family again, acknowledging the lessons we have learned and committing to putting them into practice.

“Coming from a different background, it’s a privilege to have the chance to have a national conversation five days a week, and we appreciate that it comes with great responsibility and that a lot is now expected of we.

“We are committed to creating a successful radio show and working with everyone at 2fm to show the nation the best of us. We want to thank 2fm for working with us.”

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Dan Healy, director of RTÉ 2fm noted “We have reviewed the content and found that our social media guidelines have been violated. We took this very seriously. So seriously that The 2 Johnnies has been taken off the air.

“They have apologized and we have been talking since about what we are going to do from here. They are aware of the standards we expect and are absolutely committed to upholding them.

“We look forward to working with The 2 Johnnies as we work together to bring a new approach to drive time. This is the job they have been commissioned to do and the spectacle we want to deliver to audiences.

“We will continue to work on this before the show resumes on Monday, March 14.”

In now-deleted clips, the comedians discussed demeaning references to women that appeared on car bumper stickers.

In a series of explanations and apologies following the clip’s public release, the duo said they were disappointed they hadn’t done more to “condemn” the offensive content.

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St. John’s Radio Show Turns 70: From Tapes to Digital Recordings, ‘The Old, Old Story’ Continues https://colinmarshallradio.com/st-johns-radio-show-turns-70-from-tapes-to-digital-recordings-the-old-old-story-continues/ Fri, 25 Feb 2022 20:21:01 +0000 https://colinmarshallradio.com/st-johns-radio-show-turns-70-from-tapes-to-digital-recordings-the-old-old-story-continues/ A local religious radio broadcast that has been running for 70 years conjures up images of when families sat around the living room listening to the old vacuum tube radio, playing with the tuning knob and antenna to reduce the noise. static electricity and squeaks, until it is at its best. he could on the […]]]>

A local religious radio broadcast that has been running for 70 years conjures up images of when families sat around the living room listening to the old vacuum tube radio, playing with the tuning knob and antenna to reduce the noise. static electricity and squeaks, until it is at its best. he could on the station.

“The Old, Old Story Radio Broadcast” celebrated its 70th anniversary this month with weekly Sunday morning broadcasts on the VOCM network.

Even though the message and the music haven’t changed much over the decades, the radio technology and the way the show is produced has outgrown it.

Ivan Butler has been the show’s program announcer for over 40 years. It saw the transformation from hand-splicing large reel-to-reel tapes that were hand-delivered to the station, to digital files edited on a computer and mailed.

Old, Old Story radio announcer Ivan Butler at work on a recent recording of the show. – Contributed

Butler said they are always encouraged by the comments they receive from people who listen directly to the show and from others they meet in their daily lives, through professional or personal functions, who mention that they listen to the broadcast. And that motivates them to continue the program.

“For some, it’s the only church they know,” Butler said. “I don’t know if I can explain why this continues…your large demographic is probably over 50, but the over 50s who were listening 70 years ago are long gone, as are those who were probably listening since 20 years since.As one cohort moves out, another moves in, and if that will continue after this tech-savvy generation begins to age, we’ll see.

“I don’t place a lot of importance on longevity, it has to be relevant. The gospel is timeless, it speaks to all ages. Longevity is never an achievement in itself, it’s great, but not in itself, you have to stay relevant. There is a constant effort at all times to talk about the issues of the day, to stay in touch as much as possible and to be sensitive to how (listeners) want to hear the gospel.

William Hollett, founder and first director of
William Hollett, founder and first director of “The Old, Old Story Radio Broadcast”. The radio show celebrated 70 years in a row this month. – Contributed

Elim Congregation Fund Program

The 30-minute show is produced and funded by the Elim Pentecostal Tabernacle in St. John’s. This cost of producing the show which reaches approximately 25,000 listeners across the province each week is borne by the church congregation. And that cost runs into the thousands of dollars a year.

Reverend Fred Penney, senior pastor at Elim, delivers the message on the recorded radio broadcast from his office in the church. He said the show was part of the identity of Elim which itself began in St. John’s over 100 years ago – first in a downtown building, then on Casey Street, and later on Ropewalk Lane and the present church building on Kenmount Road.

“We’re like the original Pentecostal Church in Newfoundland and Labrador that goes way back,” Penney said. “My great-grandfather helped start this church.

“I used to listen to ‘The Old, Old Story’ as a kid and teenager, and my dad listened to it. So now, in a sense, this institution has been given to me, if you mean that, and it’s not It’s not just that — we’re in charge of the gospel, and that’s obviously the greatest value we have. And we want to represent the gospel well and we want to represent ‘The Old Old Story’ well.

Elim Pentecostal Tabernacle Pastor, Rev.  Fred Penney, records his message for the latest edition of
Elim Pentecostal Tabernacle pastor, Reverend Fred Penney, records his message for the latest edition of “The Old, Old Story Radio Broadcast” into a microphone connected to his computer in his office. – Contributed

“The Old, Old Story” is heard on 13 VOCM affiliates across Newfoundland and Labrador and features a gospel message and music. If listeners miss an episode, they can simply go to the church’s website and replay it. It was not an option 70 years ago.

Butler said the response they’re getting to the program continues to show there’s a need, and that’s why they’re continuing to produce it.

“Where there is a need, there is a duty to the gospel and a debt to society. The gospel is not the gospel if it is not spoken. The very meaning of the gospel of the world is good news, so I think the idea that you keep your religion to yourself is incompatible with Christianity. It is incompatible with the gospel,” he said.

“There is always a responsibility to be shared and whatever platform that may be. I’m sure there are a lot of new platforms it’s being shared on, but the gospel must be told or it’s not the gospel at all. The church ceases to be the church when it ceases to carry the message and when I say the church, I am not talking about a denomination or a building, but the church being the body of Christ on Earth .

Dorothy Collins singing one of the songs incorporated into
Dorothy Collins singing one of the songs incorporated into “The Old, Old Story Radio Broadcast”. – Contributed
Pastor Graham Noble recording the message for
Rev. Graham Noble recording the message for “The Old, Old Story Radio Broadcast” at Casey Street Church in St. John’s. The building was used from 1937 to 1965. – Contribution

Penney said “The Old, Old Story Radio Broadcast” is trans-denominational in that the listeners who speak are of all faiths or affiliated with none. People contacted him, from fishing boats on the Grand Banks, to a lady who called just to say she was teaching her mother at school, to her former high school English teacher.

“A lot of people who call to pray or just to say something about the program, often they start by saying ‘now I’m not Pentecostal but…'” he said.

“Newfoundland has a bit of a history of denominational division, of partisanship, and we notice that ‘The Old, Old Story’ crosses all of those boundaries. People are listening from all walks of life and from all traditions and I think that’s a very beautiful thing.

Jordan Porter, Technical Director of
Jordan Porter, technical director of “The Old, Old Story Radio Broadcast”. – Contributed
A recording of
A recording of “The Old, Old Story Radio Broadcast” before a live congregation at the Elim Pentecostal Tabernacle when it was on Casey Street in St. John’s from 1937 to 1965. – Contributed
Reverend Fred Penney (left) and program announcer Ivan Butler say gospel messages still reach people of all faiths and walks of life through the radio.
Reverend Fred Penney (left) and program announcer Ivan Butler say gospel messages still reach people of all faiths and walks of life through the radio. “The Old, Old Story Radio Broadcast” celebrates 70 years on the air this month. -Glen Whiffen

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The public radio show and podcast “Selected Shorts” gets the first permanent host in a decade. | story https://colinmarshallradio.com/the-public-radio-show-and-podcast-selected-shorts-gets-the-first-permanent-host-in-a-decade-story/ Thu, 24 Feb 2022 19:15:00 +0000 https://colinmarshallradio.com/the-public-radio-show-and-podcast-selected-shorts-gets-the-first-permanent-host-in-a-decade-story/ Selected Shorts has a new host. The public radio and podcast series, created by Symphony Space, tapped author Meg Wolitzer to become the show’s first permanent host since the death of Symphony Space founder Isaiah Sheffer in 2012. After a decade of writers and artists serving as host of events on the show, those duties […]]]>

Selected Shorts has a new host. The public radio and podcast series, created by Symphony Space, tapped author Meg Wolitzer to become the show’s first permanent host since the death of Symphony Space founder Isaiah Sheffer in 2012. After a decade of writers and artists serving as host of events on the show, those duties will fall to Wolitzer, whose own stories have been interpreted on the show. She has written bestsellers such as “The Wife”, “The Interestings” and “The Female Persuasion”.

“We are thrilled to welcome Meg as the new host of Shorts selectedsaid Kathy Landau, executive director of Symphony Space in the announcement. “She brings deep connections to the show and the world she celebrates, explores and unpacks. Meg’s intelligence, passion and warmth will infuse our radio show and podcast with a new spirit and serve as an invitation open to our listeners to join us and to the conversation sparked by the powerful combination of short stories and extraordinary actors.

Selected Shorts offers a range of content from literature, film, theater and comedy. Episodes hosted by Wolitzer will debut in March. New podcast episodes are released every Thursday.

Wolitzer says she has long been an avid Selected Shorts listener and has had her own stories performed for the series by actors Blythe Danner and Jill Eikenberry.

“I think stories are like a stock cube of life, it’s a little concentrate of what’s going on in the world. And by listening to stories and reading them, you understand the world better. I don’t know what I would do without this kind of work,” Wolitzer said. “[Selected Shorts] unlike anything else I’ve heard before. The idea of ​​talking to actors and writers and listening to these stories and being a part of them is exciting to me. The actors bring something to it that you can’t necessarily hear when you say it in your head, and this marriage of actors and writers was made in heaven for me.

Selected Shorts was born in Symphony Space in 1985 and launched the performance literature genre, soon spawning the weekly radio show, heard on public radio stations nationwide and on the podcast.

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