Radio Stations Temporarily Change Format

I do not know if you have experienced this or not, but here in Jacksonville, North Carolina, we have had two stations that have gone from their normal format to 24 hour Christmas music through the holidays. It seems to be a growing trend! In fact, there are approximately 399 stations in the U.S. that have temporarily changed their formats and are playing Christmas music constantly. Portland, Oregon has two stations, but some cities – I am assuming cities like New York or Los Angeles – have as many as five stations doing this. Most stations begin their “new” broadcasting … Continue reading

Barenaked Ladies Singer Survives Crash

It has been a long, hard summer for the Barenaked Ladies. First, singer/songwriter Steven Page was arrested on July 11 for possession of a controlled substance. The police were checking out a suspiciously parked car near the home of Christine Benedicto, Page’s girlfriend, whom he was visiting that night. Through the window, the police saw Page and another resident of the apartment, Stephanie Ford. Page and Ford covered up the table when they saw the police, but it was too late. What the officers found on the kitchen table was cocaine. When the police searched Page’s car, more cocaine was … Continue reading