“The Slowdown,” which debuted in November, will be broadcast on several public radio stations in the United States.
Radio stations are pulling the standard from holiday playlists. Cable channels are debating it. And William Shatner is very worked up.
Renegade broadcasters fostered styles from rave to grime. But competition from online and community FM stations means pirate radio is dying out.
When Mr. Shan first brought his storytelling to radio in 1980, an estimated 100 million people tuned in.
The song “Respect” helped Aretha Franklin soar to fame and became an anthem for the women’s rights movement. But radio royalties for the song went to its writer, Otis Redding.
Even “Sex and the City,” which I did not watch.
Winners in the news, public service and radio/podcast categories were announced, and CBS’s “60 Minutes” is being honored with the Institutional Award.
The donation, by a loyal listener known as Suzanne who died in 2016, will allow the broadcaster to create an endowment and expand workshops for musicians.
This anarchic, unhinged 30-ish comedian with a demented weekly cable access show also pulls stunts for a podcast, including marrying a Tide bottle.