Changes On the Airwaves

blog_maddenEarlier in the week we paid respects to Harry Kalas, voice of NFL Films — yesterday, the NFL lost another signature voice, when former Oakland Raiders coach John Madden, pictured here, announced he is retiring from the broadcast booth; loyal listeners of NPR are still tuning in, despite the recent cancellation of the programs Day to Day and News and Notes; in February, WGN radio icon and “one of the nation’s most familiar voices” Paul Harvey (“Hello, Americans!”) passed away at the age of 90; also in Chicago, resentment is still simmering over Clear Channel’s decision to yank Tom Joyner‘s syndicated radio show from V103 in place of Steve Harvey; and Sirius XM, the satellite radio company, continues to face the prospect of filing for bankruptcy. Stay tuned.