By Aries Joseph Hegina
Radio broadcaster Johnny Midnight, who is John William Xerez Burgos Joseph Jr. in real life, succumbed to prostrate cancer Monday night at age 75. Midnight is remembered by his listeners for his radio show, Midnight Connection where he allegedly healed people through “toning” and “pyramiding”.
By Allan Policarpio
Bagging two awards at the recent MOR 101.9 Pinoy Music Awards (Morpma), teen heartthrob Daniel Padilla drove his army of fangirls—a few of them in school uniforms—to hysteria at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.
By Rito P. Asilo
Arnold Clavio vividly remembers the day he and Ali Sotto met with Mike Enriquez, the Kapuso network’s consultant for radio operations, to discuss the possibility of the two cohosting what would become “Dobol A Sa Dobol B,” telecast 10-11 a.m. weekdays on dzBB 594 kHz on the AM band. Using music and comedy to “soften” the blow of scathing social commentary, the radio show is famous for poking fun at people in the news.
Casey Kasem, the internationally famous radio host with the cheerful manner and gentle voice who became the king of the top 40 countdown with a syndicated show that ran for decades, died Sunday. He was 82.
By Nestor U. Torre
We’ve been listening to our trusty and hopefully not rusty radio much more after this month, to find out how the medium is faring in this age when television reigns supreme. The good news is that local radio stations are as busy as ever, and are not about to be rendered passé by TV’s current phenomenal popularity, since they’ve worked out an implicit arrangement of appealing to separate audiences.