How Paco Navarro and WKTU Changed the Face and Sound of Radio

More of KOP’s tribute to WKTU radio legend Paco Navarro, the legendary New York DJ who brought the sound of disco and dance music to a large loyal diverse listenership. 

KOP continues his conversation with veteran record producer, event promoter and radio programmer Eddie Mercado.

Paco Navarro

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Billie Eilish Blows Up Mainstream; No Host at Emmys? Part 2 with Larry Namer

Billie Eilish Blows Up into the Mainstream. KOP follows up on the continuing rise of a young new music artist ushering in a new phase of pop culture for the next decade.

Billie Eilish

KOP answers a listener’s email about Billie Eilish that reads: 

Great review of Billie Eilish. First-time listener to your podcast, btw. So pardon me if this question is inappropriate. Is Billie Eilish an “industry plant”?

This is a common question raised in blogs and social media and I was hoping for a response from someone like you with industry knowledge and experience and the skills to know if Billie Eilish is a fake?

No Host at Emmys? Insiders say that a final decision is still weeks away as producers consider how to best celebrate the year’s biggest shows.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Chelsea Lauren/Variety/REX/Shutterstock

Plus, KOP concludes his conversation with Larry Namer, Co-Founder of E! Entertainment Television.

Larry Namer

Larry Namer is an entertainment industry veteran with over 45 years of professional experience in cable television, live events, and new media. Larry is one of the co-founders of E! Entertainment Television, a company now valued at over $3.5 billion USD, seen worldwide by hundreds of millions of cable subscribers.

After creating several other successful companies in the United States he took his focus overseas where he is now a founding partner of Metan Global Entertainment Group (MGEG), a venture created to develop and distribute entertainment content and media specifically for Chinese speaking audiences in China and abroad.

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SI Swimsuit Issue Shocks; GenZ and the Diverse Segmented Media

SI Swimsuit Issue Shocks Readers… cue feigning outrage, and KOP welcomes back University of Florida

communications professor Andrew Selepak to talk about GenZ and the Diverse and Segmented Media.

SI Swimsuit Issue

Sports Illustrated tells swimsuit issue buyers “It’s Time to Rethink Everything You Thought You Knew about the SI Swimsuit Issue. They state:

 “The issue celebrates beauty in all its forms. Pretty faces? Yes — but also so much more. Mothers. Athletes. Businesswomen. Women of color. Women of different shapes and sizes. Women from all walks of life”

Much like the Nike and Gillette campaigns before them, feigned outrage leads the conversation and misleads the good intent.

Plus, we welcome back University of Florida communications professor Andrew Selepak, who is the director of a graduate program in social media.

Andrew Selepak

We talk about the feedback he gets from his students about the changing media landscape. He talks about how we live in a diverse and segmented media marketplace where media companies are continually serving smaller and smaller niche audiences. We also talk about social media influencers, censorship and much more.

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