The Broadcasters Podcast

The Broadcasters Podcast

The Broadcasters Podcast talks about everything Entertainment and Media. We follow the digital disruption and its impact on movies, TV, Music and Radio and how corporate influence, PC Culture, and how other social and cultural obstacles help or hurt the creativity in all projects in front and behind the scenes. Our host is a media watchdog with decades of various media experience observing every part of the media we consume today from the TV we watch on cable or online, the music we listen to on the radio or via streaming and the way we read the news, sports, and entertainment online. Hosted by the @kingofpodcasts. This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at


September 22, 2023 53 mins
Studio Heads Interview As Hopes Rise for the Hollywood Writers' and Actors' Strike to Reach a Conclusion. KOP looks at What's at Stake and What Lies Ahead.
For the past several months, the entertainment industry has been in turmoil due to the Hollywood writers' strike, which commenced on May 2nd. This labor dispute has had far-reaching consequences, not only impacting the production of beloved TV shows and films but also sparking i...
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Members of the Writers Guild of America have been on strike for 136 days and the Screen Actors Guild for 63 days. The recent actions of talk show hosts Drew Barrymore and Bill Maher have caused controversy within the entertainment industry. Both hosts have been accused of trampling on the picket lines set up by the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AF...
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For years, Jimmy Fallon has charmed audiences worldwide with his infectious laughter, playful antics, and celebrity impressions. He is the beloved host of "The Tonight Show," a late-night institution that had been a beacon of comedy and entertainment for decades.
However, behind the bright lights and the laughter of the studio audience, there was a darkness that few knew existed. Rolling Stone, the venerable music and culture magazi...
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Music in America has witnessed a remarkable takeover of the Billboard charts by the country music genre. KOP investigates the phenomenon.
Unlike any other season in recent memory, and perhaps unprecedented in Hot 100 history, the music landscape is currently dominated by the heartfelt twang and emotional storytelling of country artists.
From established names like Morgan Wallen, Luke Combs, and Jason Aldean to emerging talents like...
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In 2019, Scooter Braun, renowned music manager and entrepreneur, made headlines with his acquisition of Big Machine Records. Little did he know that this business move would ignite a highly publicized feud over the ownership of Taylor Swift's cherished music masters. Swift didn't mince words, accusing Braun of engaging in "bullying" tactics and manipulative behavior. She expressed deep disappointment, labeling the acquisition as a ...
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Oliver Anthony's song "Rich Men North of Richmond" debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. I talk to Lou Pate on 1210 WPHT about the song's rise to the top of the charts.

The song is the first entry on the chart for the singer-songwriter, who goes by the name Oliver Anthony Music. His other song, "Aint Gotta Dollar," debuted at number 82. The song's debut success surpassed Elvis and the Beatles.

Anthony became the firs...
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108 days into the writer's strike and a month into the actors strike, the studios via AMPTP are meeting at the negotiating table. KOP looks at the progress.
The Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the Screen Actors Guild and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) strikes are ongoing. The WGA strike has lasted three months and will continue indefinitely. The SAG-AFTRA strike began on July 14, 2023.
The strikes...
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Taylor Swift is one of the only music superstars in a flooded sea of acts only gathering streaming numbers and nothing more.
Corporate Radio ignorance, AI Deepfakes, and a lack of destinations for new music discovery is contributing to the music industry demise that is making it difficult for any new artist destined to make it big.
In today's music landscape, dominated by streaming platforms and an overwhelming influx of new acts, Ta...
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KOP is interviewed on WICC-AM 600 and 107.3 FM in Bridgeport, CT by Lou Pate. We discuss how I came up withe being King Of Podcasts, the new era of success today in pro wrestling. Plus I'm asked about the success and messaging in the billion-dollar grossing Barbie movie and Bill Maher's comments on it. Plus, Lou asks me about Taylor Swift and her very successful tour and album re-releases and also about my new series where I'm talk...
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Lizzo Responds to Sexual Harassment and Weight-Shaming Allegations: Saying They are ‘As Unbelievable as They Sound’. Could these accusations cause the tiki torches of cancel culture to kill Lizzo's career?
In response to the recent allegations made against her and her production company, Lizzo has addressed the situation with a heartfelt statement. Expressing her feelings of disappointment and difficulty in recent days, she emphasiz...
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The entertainment industry remains paralyzed as the ongoing strike by the Writers Guild of America (WGA) enters its 86th day, with popular TV series suspended and Hollywood productions facing indefinite delays. The strike, which began on May 2, 2023, is the first dual strike by both writers and actors in over six decades and is centered around demands for changes to the entertainment landscape caused by the rise of streaming platfo...
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The ongoing strike between the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) and the Writers Guild of America (WGA) has caused confusion among social media influencers. These influencers, who often work alongside both organizations, find themselves in an unclear position within the entertainment industry. In response to this confusion, SAG-AFTRA has issued guidelines urging influencers to refra...
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The tech disruption of streaming and AI has created a generational watershed moment for entertainment
it finally happened. For the first time since 1960, writers and actors have joined with numerous other organizations in a united front against the major Hollywood studios.
The Streaming Revolution and AI: A Paradigm Shift in Entertainment
In a historic move, the entertainment industry is witnessing a watershed moment that is reshapin...
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Labor Unions Demand Fair Compensation and Protection for Entertainment Industry Workers. Actors are now activated to prepare to join the writers on the picket lines for the first time in decades.
The entertainment industry is currently facing significant labor unrest as two prominent labor unions, the Screen Actors Guild - American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) and the Writers Guild of America (WGA), take a ...
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Hollywood on Edge, Actors and Studios Brace for Word on SAG-AFTRA Contract Talks as the July 1st Deadline approaches. Meanwhile the WGA is staying steadfast for their demands with no deal in sight.
As Hollywood stands on edge, actors and studios alike are bracing themselves for the results of the upcoming SAG-AFTRA contract talks. The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, or SAG-AFTRA for short, i...
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The 2023 summer box office movie season started as a thrilling time for superhero fans, with two highly anticipated films leading the way. The first was the latest installment in the Spiderman franchise, which saw the web-slinging hero facing off against a new villain with ties to his past. The film was praised for its stunning visuals and heart-pumping action sequences.
Meanwhile, The Flash made his big-screen debut in a film that...
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The media job massacre of 2023 has dealt a severe blow to the industry, with nearly 20,000 jobs already lost in the first six months. The convergence of technological disruptions, changing consumer habits, consolidation, and automation has created a perfect storm, forcing media organizations to restructure and downsize.
Writers Strike Union Solidarity and The Network and Streamer Scramble for New Content
The ongoing writers strike, ...
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Radio's corporate leaders are still living in delusion as the digital disruption has destroyed the very fabric of radio even more than deregulation ever has. KOP looks at the topics of interest leading up to the upcoming RadioDays North America.
iHeartMedia CEO Bob Pittman sings radio’s praises, says it’s as ‘strong as ever’
What Does Radio Still Offer A...
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As the Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike enters its 30th day, Hollywood's labor leaders have issued a joint statement of solidarity with the Directors Guild of America (DGA) as its contract talks enter the final week. However, the WGA has warned that an agreement between the studios and the DGA will not end their strike. The WGA has emphasized that solidarity between the entertainment unions will stand against any potential "di...
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The changing landscape of the music industry, driven by the rise of streaming services and shifting listener preferences, has led to a significant reduction in the airtime devoted to new music on traditional radio. While radio stations adapt their programming to meet audience demands and secure advertising revenue, emerging artists face challenges in gaining exposure through this medium. As the baton of promoting new music is passe...
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