For the first time NYRE will be simulcast on the radio. iHeart stations will be the ones carrying it. This raises a few interesting questions. One, what station will carry it? ZHT seems the most likely choice to me, though I could see it on My 99.5 too. Two, will it really be live in the western time zones or will it be on delay? I think they'd be crazy to air it truly live, but there was no mention of that in the press release. Three, how many people will be listening? It makes some sense to catch those who are traveling to (or between) parties who aren't near a TV, but for those who are already at their final destination or are staying home it would make way more sense to have the TV on. Then again, are any other radio stations doing anything that night?
Do any of you watch NYRE and will the simulcast be a help? And should the producers take Dick Clark's name off the show? I know he's a legend and an icon, but he's clearly no longer involved in the show. I say it's past time.
Post by oldiesfunhouse on Dec 20, 2023 8:44:01 GMT -7
I must respectfully disagree with you, CA. That show WAS Dick Clark. I don't know the history of it and I don't know if he originated it but, you're right, he was/is a legend and I don't think it hurts anything to keep his name on the show. If you watch Jeopardy now, the intro says "From the Alex Trebek stage at Sony Pictures Studios ..." I haven't watched Price is Right in a long time but they were saying something about Bob Barker in the intro for quite a while. The TV, KTVX 4 in our case, has ALWAYS tape delayed NYRE so that the ball would drop on TV at midnight local time. Since you could listen online to an east coast station if you wanted it live, if I was programming it, I would tape delay it. "HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! Oh, that's still not for another 2 hours folks, but Happy New Year to our friends on the east coast ..."
Post by oldiesfunhouse on Dec 21, 2023 8:13:54 GMT -7
Well, I meant because you'd be carrying the ball drop live so you'd hear it being rung in at midnight east coast time. That's why I said, "Happy New Year to our friends on the east coast" because they would have just started the new year at the time we would hear the ball drop on the live broadcast. Sorry. I should have been more clear.
oldiesfunhouse, you're right about Jeopardy and Price is Right (at least until this season on the latter), but that's a different thing. Both of those are mentioning the previous host in the context of the name of the studio. I don't think that's a problem. What bugs me is that Dick Clark's name is in the title in such a way that it denotes that it's HIS program. It isn't. Not anymore.
I did think of an alternative. They could call it "Dick Clark Productions Presents: New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest." That would be accurate and still emphasize Clark's name.