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Radio's last stand
Rachel Gordon on air during the Big Room concert at CD102.5 in Columbus, Ohio.
May 17th, 2013
08:36 AM ET

Radio's last stand

By Gavin Godfrey, CNN

Columbus, Ohio (CNN) - Columbus, Ohio's WWCD-FM is a throwback. It's one of just a handful of independent, major-market commercial music stations left in America.

If the state of radio in the country seems bleak, that's not something you can sense when speaking to the staff at WWCD, dubbed, "The Alternative Station."

I traveled with CNN.com writer Todd Leopold for his story on the state of commercial music radio in the United States and we wanted to capture a day in the life of one the last truly unique stations left.

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CNN Radio Music Notes: Allen Stone revisted
May 12th, 2013
12:31 PM ET

CNN Radio Music Notes: Allen Stone revisted

By Gavin Godfrey, CNN

Editor's Note:  Welcome to CNN Radio Music Notes – your backstage pass to all things music!  From intimate conversations with headliners to the latest scoop on your favorite Indie band, hang out with us to find out what's happening in the world of music. This special edition of Music Notes features a past music piece we did in 2012.

 Listen to the full story in our player above, and join the conversation in our comments section below.

(CNN) – Towards the end of last year we sat down with Seattle-based singer, Allen Stone. Now, this was before we launched CNN Radio Music Notes, but we felt like Allen's story and music was still fresh in our ears.

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CNN Radio News Day: May 1, 2013
A collection of fireworks found inside a backpack that belonged to Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
May 1st, 2013
04:43 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: May 1, 2013

CNN Radio News Day is an evening news program providing an informative, thoughtful and creative look at the day's events. It's posted Monday through Friday at 4:30 pm ET.

You don’t have to be at this blog to listen, we want you to take us with you! Click the download button in the SoundCloud player and put us on your smart phone or tablet and bring us with you in the car, on the train or while you’re working out.

(CNN) – Welcome to CNN Radio News Day. Here's some of the stories we are covering in today's show:

  • Three more people are behind bars today, in connection with the Boston Marathon bombings. All are 19-year-old males – Dias Kadyrbayev, Azamat Tazhayakov, and Robel Phillipos. Charges against the teens suggest they helped the accused bombers and obstructed justice by throwing-out evidence. CNN's Brian Todd that evidence included a backpack filled with fireworks, a jar of vaseline, and a homework assignment:

"They removed that (backpack), at least one of them, put that in a black trash bag and into a dumpster, and that was then taken to a landfill. Investigators later found that backpack in the landfill with those items in it." FULL POST

CNN Radio Music Notes: Country's last hero
Season 2 winner of FOX's The X-Factor, Tate Stevens released his self-titled major label album on April 23, 2013.
April 28th, 2013
06:35 AM ET

CNN Radio Music Notes: Country's last hero

By Gavin Godfrey, CNN

Editor's Note:  Welcome to CNN Radio Music Notes – your backstage pass to all things music!  From intimate conversations with headliners to the latest scoop on your favorite Indie band, hang out with us to find out what's happening in the world of music.

 Listen to the full story in our player above, and join the conversation in our comments section below.

(CNN) – For a long time, Tate Stevens enjoyed the life of an Average Joe with a golden voice. All of that changed when Tate became the winner of FOX's "The X-Factor" Season 2.

Tate sat down with CNN Radio Music Notes to talk about his backstory, the process of recording his self-titled album on Syco/RCA Nashville and his thoughts on the current state of country music. FULL POST

CNN Radio News Day: April 25, 2013
Smoke rises after shelling on al-Turkman mountains in the Latakia province, western Syria on April 25, 2013. The White House said that Syria had likely used chemical weapons against rebel forces on a 'small scale,' but emphasized US spy agencies were still not 100 percent sure of the assessment.
April 25th, 2013
04:42 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: April 25, 2013

CNN Radio News Day is an evening news program providing an informative, thoughtful and creative look at the day's events. It's posted Monday through Friday at 4:30 pm ET.

You don’t have to be at this blog to listen, we want you to take us with you! Click the download button in the SoundCloud player and put us on your smart phone or tablet and bring us with you in the car, on the train or while you’re working out.

(CNN) – Welcome to CNN Radio News Day.

  • Are we about to see U.S. troops go into Syria? U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel backed up today what an Israeli military official said earlier in the week – that chemical weapons were being used inside Syria. If that's the case, has the so-called 'red line' now been crossed? And does that mean a new involvement for the U.S. inside the war-torn country? John Ullyot is a former Marine Corps intelligence officer who has spent time in Syria:

"The U.S. is really on the seat now to take action. Because if it doesn't take action, and indeed chemical weapons have been used, then it looses credibility with all sorts of important players in the region going forward." FULL POST

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