Randy West

The Original “9! – The Ultimate Radio Format!”

How do you present a legendary performance the right way? Why, by re-mastering it! Contributor and site friend Pete Salant provided a copy of this, ‘restored’ version of what’s probably the best known and loved parody of radio formats.  When young, baby deejays get into the business, they likely will never understand what it was to work with mics (with no processing), cue burned 45s, cart machines that misfired or owners who were out of their minds (at least to us air talent)! As they like to say these days… the battle is (was) real! Aircheck #1,584 Total Time: 5:41 Pete Salant writes: So…since I last saw you in 2014, a one-off of the original stereo master reel of “NINE!” was bestowed on me by our teammate and creative genius Howard Hoffman. As our prior best...

Buzznet Media Presents: 99! – The Ultimate Radio Format!

A sequel is usually reserved for TV and the Movies. But the original NINE! – The Ultimate Radio Format, done in 1974, was so good and found its way into the headphones of so many jocks over the years, that the original crew reunited to give the original a facelift. Like the original, this is SO prophetic! Recorded only three years after the infamous Telecommunications Act of 1996 which changed the face and sound of radio forever, this group of creative genius found a humorous way to predict the future of radio. And so far, it’s been totally correct! Curator’s Notes: A few important things. First, this truly is an original, donated to me, personally, by one of the East Coast’s most brilliant programmers ever, Pete Salant (Ironically, then-recently let go by iHeart Me...

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