Dave TV
Front Page - Mailbag - News - Rants - DCRTV Plus - Support DCRTV

11/2 - In a DC media edition of "Dave TV" I do a book review of "Age In Good Time" by Larry Matthews, which touches upon the life wisdom some area men have mined from the aging process. Including area broadcasters Jim Bohannon and Johnny Holliday. Check out the book at larrymatthews.net.....


10/20 - Some thoughts on how WMAL has declined to a new level of "suckdom" - supporting a presidential candidate who has nicer things to say about Russian leader Vlad Putin (who is surprisingly all over DC media these days - via WNVC, WTOP, and the Washington Post) than about Democratic and even some Republican American leaders. In today's DC media edition of "Dave TV".....


10/14 - In today's "Dave TV" DC media edition, I look at why you won't hear the Caps' and Wizards' radio games on area FMers any more. Is this evidence of a decline in broadcast radio?


10/7 - In today's DC media edition of "Dave TV" I reveal my new WTOP habit - every time they play that hideous Long Roofing jingle I change the station. I call it my "So Long WTOP" campaign.....


9/27 - In today's DC media edition of "Dave TV" I take a look at what makes WMAL talker Chris Plante tick. He seems to be a very different person in public - rather charming, even - as opposed to his radio "persona." Is his conservative radio "bad boy" just an act?


9/15 - Over lunch, I chat with DC radio and TV veteran Andy Ockershausen, who has managed several of the top stations in Washington including WMAL radio, WMAL TV (now WJLA), and Channel 50, and spent more than two decades at NBCUniversal/Comcast SportsNet. We talk about his new series of podcasts, "Our Town," which features 30-minutes interviews of some of the most notable DC area celebrities, political leaders, media personalities, and even some ordinary people who've changed the region for the better.....


9/13 - Kinda hard to believe but I started DCRTV 19 years ago, September 1997. And it's been here ever since. In today's "Dave TV," where I also take a look at a cool new book "The Gospel According To Sesame Street," which recalls Muppets creator Jim Henson's early days with Willard Scott at DC's Channel 4/WRC.....


9/5 - Today's DC media edition of "Dave TV" focuses on whether there's something wrong with WJLA (Leon Harris leaving), WTOP (those hideous Long Roofing ads), the Washington Post (rapidly declining print), WMAL (too many old white guys), WAMU (too many cuts), and the 103.1 frequency (too many stations).....


8/30 - WRQX jumps in the August radio ratings for the DC market, ending speculation of a format flip. Also, former WTTGer Brian Bolter starts a new wine-oriented video venture, Bottle Proof TV. Tony Kornheiser gets ready to do a daily podcast. Plus, more complaints about media "mush" in the Washington Post.....


8/24 - Larry O'Connor is a cool radio personality, but he's NO journalist. I detail my Facebook feud with the talented half of WMAL's morning show. Also, a new Eastern Shore gig for area radio vet Dave Hovel. Some kudos to another area radio great. Albie Dee. Plus I look more at the talk radio battle in Lewes DE, between WGMD and WXDE. In today's "Dave TV".....


8/20 - My August 18 interview with Walt Palmer, operations manager for Lewes-Rehoboth Beach area news talker WGMD, 92.7, at his offices/studios/transmitter facility in southern Delaware. We talk about his station's format, storm preparedness, his career in DC area radio and at ABC's "Nightline" program, and the radio biz in general.....


8/18 - DCRTV Dave visits Delmarva news talker WGMD, 92.7. And chats with Bob Steele, the DC radio veteran who now does the late morning slot on WGMD.....


8/15 - 106.7 The Fan's Sports Junkies will now be simulcast on Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic. Is that really the big deal the Washington Post's Dan Steinberg makes it out to be? I think not in today's DC media edition of "Dave TV".....


8/12 - Why I can't stand WMAL's Brian Wilson and Larry O'Conner any more. What's up with WJFK's Junks simulcasting on Comcast SportsNet? Will that help or hurt their ratings? And why I cancelled my subscription to the Washington Post.....


7/25 - I say goodbye to the Washington Post after being a paying subscriber for more than 40 years. Do I really need to be paying for news that I get free from so many other places? And, I predict big changes coming soon for Cumulus DC radio stations - news talker WMAL and hot adult contemporary WRQX. In today's DC media news edition of "Dave TV".....


7/12 - Another sneaky Paul Farhi piece [washingtonpost.com] at the Washington Post. This one starts out as a journalistic look at the increasing costs for news pool feeds and transforms itself into a Post PR piece against those rising rates, since the paper uses some of those pool feeds on its website. Plus, Bram Weinstein's jump to ESPN 980, WTEM's midday slot. Will the Redskins-owned station eventually make better use of him to boost the fortunes of its low-rated drivetime slots? In today's "Dave TV".....


7/9 - I look at as some aspects of the media's coverage of the latest round of shootings and how I can't stand cable news. Plus, a review of Washington Postie Paul Farhi's coverage of the media's coverage of the shootings. Also, what's up with WAMU's decision to put Bluegrass Country up for sale and its threat to end it. In today's DC media edition of "Dave TV".....


7/7 - I look at the June DC area radio ratings in my latest DC/Baltimore media edition of "Dave TV." And gander at the slumping righty talker WMAL, and how to fix it. Plus, continued woes for WRQX, DC101, and ESPN 980. And more of my Neal Augenstein "problem".....


7/5 - Oh, the Washington Post covers the big scandal of how WETA/PBS used stock fireworks footage in its July 4 "A Capitol Fourth" national special. Ahhh, this is something WETA/PBS does every year. Duh! And more of why I can't stand the Post these days.....


7/5 - Due to popular demand, I did a DC AM radio bandscan to accompany the FM scan I did yesterday. Listen for yourself and see why the old band is gravely ill and near death. In this July 4, 2016 "Dave TV".....


7/4 - Every summer, I tune up the DC area FM radio band and show you what I can hear. This time, I do it from the VW Rabbit/Golf, where I get much better reception than in my condo. In today's "Dave TV".....


More "Dave TV" episodes are available at YouTube. "Dave TV" episodes go back as far as 2011. To search for those videos on YouTube, search "DCRTV 2011," "DCRTV 2012," "DCRTV 2013," "DCRTV 2014," and "DCRTV 2015." You can also add more specific terms, like radio/TV stations names or local media personalities.....