If you’re wondering who the top American radio presenters will be in 2022, you’re not alone. A lot of great names are in the running for the top spot, including Kenny Everett, Dr Laura Schlessinger, and Howard Stern. But what will happen to them?
When you hear the term Howard Stern, you can be sure that the person you are listening to is one of the most popular radio presenters in the world. That’s because the host has been able to earn several hundred million dollars in the terrestrial radio business. Russ Martin is also one of the most famous Americans and his name is synonymous with outrageous humour and sexual content.
Stern has been a radio presenter since 1979. During that time, he has hosted numerous late-night television shows and even produced pay-per-view events. In fact, he has been credited with the creation of one of the most successful radio formats of all time.
After moving to Rockville Center, New York when he was 15, he attended South Side High School and graduated in 1972. He also enrolled in Boston University’s School of Public Communication in 1974.
Stern’s first radio gig was for a college radio station, WTBU. His parents, Ray and Rae, were Jewish emigrants from the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Stern’s father worked as a radio engineer for WHOM in Manhattan.
Stern and co-hosts were fired from WNBC in 1982 after a content dispute. The show was eventually cancelled. A little over a decade later, Stern was offered a deal with Sirius. This deal paid him $20 million in stock and another $20 million in cash. He then began to produce a new show on a tape recorder.
Although the deal was a success, it was short-lived. Sirius was losing $226 million per year.
Howard Stern eventually signed a five-year, $500 million deal with Sirius. His contract covered the production costs for his radio show, as well as salaries for his staff. Before taxes, the deal would give him an annual salary of $90 million.
Everett was an inspirational figure, a radio personality and a television entertainer. He was the recipient of numerous awards, including a Sony Radio Award. In his time as a radio DJ and television host, Everett reinvented the role of the radio presenter. His style was highly diverse and controversial.
Everett had a gift for funny voices, and the use of modern audio equipment allowed him to experiment with sound. Everett also had a knack for making surreal characters and sketches. These characters were sometimes portrayed on film and even in animated forms.
Kenny Everett’s career started when he was a pirate radio disc jockey in the 1960s. He became famous as a comedian and radio host. He was also one of the first radio presenters to be hired by the BBC.
During his years as a radio host, he hosted two quiz shows. One of them was entitled Brainstorm. Another was Gibberish. Scripted sketches were added to the show, as well as other writing from other sources. Eventually, he came up with his own series of cartoons and sketches.
Kenny Everett’s World’s Worst Record Show was an enormous hit. Everett’s show, which he later recorded as an album, was a cult favorite. It was a hugely successful programme, attracting 15 million viewers. The series was also broadcast on Beacon Radio in the Midlands.
Kenny Everett had a close friendship with Freddie Mercury. He was able to help get the “Bohemian Rhapsody” single released on the radio. However, he had to take his show off the air in 1994 because of his deteriorating health.
After leaving Radio 1 in 1973, Everett went on to join Capital Radio. There he created Captain Kremmen, a character based on his childhood heroes. He also worked with Dave Cash.
Dr Laura Schlessinger
Laura Schlessinger is one of the most popular radio presenters in the United States. Her show is syndicated to 445 stations in the U.S. It’s also available on Sirius/XM radio and streamed on the Internet. Despite the popularity, the show has been under fire from critics for several months.
While the show has gained some notoriety, it is not the best-known program on the radio. The top three shows on the list have a combined listenership of about 22 million.
Schlessinger has written 12 books. Many of her titles are moral in nature, such as Ten Stupid Things Women Do to Mess Up Their Lives. Another is about how to solve relationship problems. Other notable titles include the book on personal responsibility.
Her syndicated advice show has been around since 1994. She’s also a popular author, having published four children’s books and 13 adult ones.
Schlessinger’s program is syndicated to a number of radio stations and is available as a podcast through StreamLink. You can subscribe to the podcast for a fee, or you can listen to the podcast for free.
Besides her program, Schlessinger also has a website. On her site she offers elegant jewelry for charitable causes. One of her pieces was featured in a 60th birthday party. There are four times a year she sells jewelry, and the proceeds benefit her Operation Family Fund.
Schlessinger has an estimated net worth of $40 million. However, she doesn’t come from a wealthy family. In 2007, she received an Exceptional Public Service award from the U.S. Secretary of Defense.
Schlessinger is also a philanthropist, having raised over $1 million for Operation Family Fund. She is also an actress and writer.
CKKS-FM relaunches as modern rock “Sonic Radio”
CKKS-FM, formerly known as CKSR-FM, is a commercial radio station licensed to Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada. The station is owned by Pattison Media. Its signal is broadcast from Mount Seymour, a rocky mountain some 45 miles west of downtown Vancouver. A second transmitter is located at 2440 Ash Street in the Fairview neighbourhood of Vancouver. The station’s power output is 31,000 watts.
The station is operated in conjunction with Rogers Media, owner of the local News 1130 and Mountain FM stations in Whistler. Similarly, CKKS-FM has its own sibling in the form of 107.1 Country in Abbotsford. In addition, CKKS-FM has a third transmitter in the works. CKKS-FM has a total of four studios in Vancouver, one of which is a state-of-the-art production facility that features a live DJ booth and a music studio.
During the week, the aforementioned operation runs a ginormous lineup of local artists. With over 200 acts in the rotation, CKKS-FM is a hot bed for local talent.
CKKS-FM boasts a number of accolades for its quality and innovation. Among them are its innovative use of HD Radio, which enables the company to produce high- quality audio, and its nifty-looking new 3D animated logo, which debuted this month. Moreover, CKKS-FM is the only radio station in Western Canada with a full-time jingle guru in its employ.
CKKS-FM is a good place to be, but it’s a sad day when it’s time to call it a day. As such, the station has rebranded itself as the Today’s Best Music, New KiSS Radio. Whether the new incarnation lives up to the promise is another matter. For now, however, listeners in the north can tune in to 107.1 Country for the aforementioned ol’ time.
WINS-FM will be renamed WINS-FM
Audacy New York, parent company of WINS-AM and WCBS-AM, has announced a deal with the SAG-AFTRA union to allow the stations to combine their staffs and resources to increase the scope and coverage of New York City and the tri-state area. The move is part of a broader strategic initiative that includes major distribution and editorial leadership enhancements.
In addition, Audacy has announced a simulcast of 1010 WINS on 92.3 FM beginning October 27th. The move will allow the station to improve its coverage in New York and to enhance its reach in Connecticut, where it currently does not have an FM simulcast. ALT 92.3 will still carry a 24-hour alternative rock format, but the station will now have a simulcast of news programming.
While WINS and WCBS have different programming styles, the two stations have a common history. WINS was the first radio station to attempt an all-news format. It was also one of the first to play rock and roll music on the air full time. WCBS and WINS teamed up to provide all-news programs around the clock in 1970.
The two stations have strong ratings and are among the top-five most-popular radio operations in the U.S., combining for a 3.0 share in persons 6+. They are licensed to New York, New York.
The move will free up WCBS’ reporters to cover more stories. Moreover, it removes the redundancy in the station’s coverage. WCBS has a stronger signal and greater listener strength in the suburbs. Additionally, it has better ratings in the New York area.
According to Chris Oliviero, market president of Audacy New York, the move is in the interest of protecting the station’s 1010 WINS signal. He pointed out that the station is directional, and it needs to protect its towers in Little Rock, Arkansas and Toronto, Canada, but that it does not have to null its signal in order to do so.