There is nothing finer than just being in Carolina when you’re involved with the big radio station in any town. In fact, as my friend Mark Hubbard often said, “Being the GM of the top rock station is the best job in the world. You pay for nothing.” Hell even just working at a #1 station got you free tickets to everything and the seats were usually down front.
I remember in Boston at Legal Sea Food in the Pru Center where the studios of WVBF/WCLB were also located, the line waiting for a table was usually a block long. However, we had had a special business card from the owner on which he had written, “Please seat my friends as soon as possible.” A few minutes after presenting that card, we’d have a table and an apology for the delay.
At Gritzbys in Indy, when they brought your drinks over you simply said, “WIBC tab please,” and just like that, there was no tab. In Palm Beach, we had several radio stations, but if you needed something special, using the call letters, WRMF usually got you the best of everything including the best table in the house at the restaurant in Cinderella’s Castle.
I think one of my favorite memories of being treated like Royalty though may have occurred in Dallas when we were trying to lure Bill Gardner to KVIL from Minneapolis. It was the middle of January, but we’d lucked out because the weather was just beautiful. After his arrival, Ron Chapman and I took him for dinner to one of the better-known restaurants in town which was packed when we arrived. However, because it was so nice out, we didn’t mind waiting in line for a table. While standing there chatting, someone must have spotted Chapman because the next thing I knew the manager was standing beside us with a horrified look on his face saying, “Mr. Chapman, Mr. Chapman, what are you doing out here, your table is ready for you and your guests inside.”
FROM THE FAMILY BLOG@ GeorgeJohns.com.
If a family member’s life was in danger, would you stand down and let the law handle it?
Children make even the strongest vulnerable.
Having dinner with my good friend Heidi Reever I asked her now that all three sons have flown the nest, how tough was it for you to raise them? She said the best part was there was absolutely no drama but the bad part was that if one of them farted there was uncontrollable hysterical laughter for at least 45 minutes.
I never ever thought about abortion or equal rights until I had daughters.
FROM THE BUSINESS BLOG@ GeorgeJohns.com.
The best part about working for Jim Hilliard was that if your presentation for some wild new idea was half decent, you usually heard, “Hell we gotta do that!”
Where do businessmen get off thinking that they should be handsomely rewarded while only attempting to succeed while the rest of us have wait until we’re successful?
All the air talent hear when salespeople talk is a quacking sound.
FROM THE POLITICALLY INCORRECT BLOG@ GeorgeJohns.com
Seeing as most politicians become rich once elected, I think we should make them buy their jobs like a lot of folks do in Vegas.
Do you know anybody besides lobbyists politicians who think lobbying is a good thing?
Only people who win the lottery know that they were just lucky, everyone else thinks they deserve what they’ve got, if not more.
Is it true that they are thinking of making people on welfare do a little work for their check?
If a man is financially responsible for a child how is it that he’s not involved in any discussions about whether or not the mother has the child?
Watching the movie called Glory Road which is a true story about a coach by the name of Dan Haskins who fielded the first ever all-black starting line up and won the 1966 NCAA basketball championship with them. However, what the movie never explains is how Dan managed to recruit these kids from the streets of New York, drag them to El Paso, and then enroll them in college when they hadn’t even finished high school?
Because of Fathers Day, I’ve been thinking about my Dad a lot. He was on his own since he was fourteen and went through the depression without ever collecting welfare. In fact, he called those that did, bums. Who am I to argue with him?
FROM THE THINGS TO THINK ABOUT BLOG@ George Johns.com.
The only good thing about not listening to advice is that you get to take full credit for all the good and bad things that happen to you for the rest of your life.
Only strangers call it LA, locals call it Los Angeles, but to me, it’s just LAX man.
Its true that guns can change things temporarily but bullets are forever.
How come most people don’t smoke anymore but everybody in movies does?
The only people who think that you should cut your hair are envious girlfriends, hairdressers, and gay guys.
I wonder if gifted people ever realize that they’re just members of the lucky sperm club?
Brent Farris wants to know if you suddenly die, does your obit or your job opening appear first?
Women will share everything they’ve got except their money.
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