Thursday, August 9, 2007

The Rise and Fall of German Language Radio in the US

I was reading through the August 15th edition of Radio World and stumbled across this article

German Radio Remains strong in southeastern Wisconsin, the launching of Breakfast Mit Hans is proof of that.

This year Continental Showcase did on-air give a ways of over 125 German fest tickets, 150 polish fest tickets and 20 Arab world fest tickets.... if you were in the studio and watched how crazy the phones are when i call out for caller 15 you would be surprised!

When your a winner we ask for your birthday so when you pick up your prize the station can verify who you are, this year we got birth years in the 50's, 60's and even 70's! This is great news for the show and listeners it means that we are attracting younger listeners and the show will go on!


Tim Kretschmann said...

I just read this article, Robert. While I think the trend is for older hosts and listeners overall; Milwaukee has been blessed with your show and Hans to move it into the future.

It is important that your listeners continue to support you in the best way possible--patronize your sponsors. That's the best way to keep a strong German radio community here in Milwaukee.

Now if they ever figure out that RIAA stuff, I would love to get a podcast going again...

Anonymous said...

Robert Deglau is my hero. Danke my man, Danke!!!

Anonymous said...

Danke Bob fuer die en JOY able Samstag Nachmittag Stunden, auch wenn ich manchmal nicht weiss ob ich weinen oder lachen soll ?.
The best of this afternoon is en JOY able.
Thank You

Carina said...

Well written article.