Make ‘Em Laugh So They Don’t Kill You !

Has anybody ever seen Pete Townshend of “The Who” smile.

Jade Alexander claims that loyalty is the most important factor in any relationship.

Worry is from the dark side of your imagination.

It’s always good to sing even if you cant.

Growing up in Canada we were always told the reason we weren’t living quite as good as the folks in America was because we didn’t have enough population. I guess California disproves that theory big time!

The Devil talks you into sitting down but only you can talk yourself into getting up. Even God cant get you to do it.

Bob Pittman says he wants to make Radio cool again. Simple solution Bob, simply tie all monetary incentives for upper management to cume growth. Necessity is a “Mutha” !

The number one car in America for stay at home Moms who have a Nanny and tend do a lot of charity work is a black Range Rover.

The # 1 penis extender car in the world that screams “I have a way too much money” is the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport with 1200 horse power and a 2.5 million dollar price tag.

I’ve been told if we simply taxed Hookers and Drug Dealers we could erase the National Debt.

When you tell some the truth you might want to consider mixing in a little humor to try and make them laugh so they don’t kill you.

Most Radio stations already have enough cume to almost double their average 1/4 hour.

Most of us in America do very little with out first making an appointment including listening to something special on the Radio.

For years most owners who didn’t have a big morning personality or wanted to spend the money to hire one would go for the “Most Music In The Morning Concept” which never worked now PPM claims it does.

A few years ago when Mamma Mia was hot my Daughter Cami had a couple DVD versions of both the Movie and Broadway productions plus a CD of the soundtrack which she and her Mom wore out. She asked me a question one day I couldn’t answer … Daddy how come you can’t hear this on the Radio.

When ever I get a call from people who just graduated from a Broadcasting school asking how they can get a job in Radio I tell them to write down everything they would like to say on the radio and send it to me. If I like it I tell them, I’ll put you on the next day. I never hear from them again.

PPM devices and Diaries always find the hot Radio Stations.

Would you ever want to own a Radio Station if you couldn’t run any commercial.

The only reason to do any Radio promotions is to excite the talent and cause talk. If you get any press coverage syndicate it.

Most air talent can’t repeat what they just said on the Radio immediately after shutting off the Mic.

My favorite people to work with are the characters I threatened to take away all the tunes from their shows and they begged me to do it.

Clients will always pay more for a promo than a spot but Radio Stations still give them away anyway.

I always liked Ron Chapman’s reply to a sales person who was in a panic and needed an immediate answer to something. Ron said … That’s easy, the answer is no! Now if I had a little time I might be able to figure out how to turn that no into a yes. He always got as much time as he needed.

The trick with Ratings is to figure out how to go up a tenth of a point each Rating book. Everybody just wants an up book.

There is a ton of stuff on every Radio Station that got there mainly cause it wouldn’t hurt. Well it seems that once they all came together they hurt a whole bunch.

The only real competitor Radio has is the off button.

Show business has always been about product it’s never been about sales. I wonder what business that puts Radio into.

The way it used to work according to Frank Osborn is each GM got two PD’s and each PD got 2 books. I wonder how it works now.

At a live concert the folks take advantage of the Artist playing a tune from their new CD to go get a beer. I can only guess what they do when Radio plays it.

14 thoughts on “Make ‘Em Laugh So They Don’t Kill You !

  1. George, of course we heard all those ABBA songs millions of times on the radio .. in the mid 1970’s !!!

    Tell Cami she should be glad she missed the leisure suit era.

    • Robin I forgot to mention she said … And I don’t want to hear those jive Abba songs nor the Broadway renditions, I want the Movie songs. Robin why dont you explain to her why her friends and her cant have what they want.

  2. The reason radio never plays anything different, (IE Mama Mia, Glee), is because there isn’t a radio station creative enough to pull it off. Radio has forgotten the concept of simply playing the target demos favorite songs, and put on a “SHOW” around them! There aren’t any more Beatles. Serve. Entertain. Dominate.

  3. Hi George,
    I had the pleasure of attending a concert at the AGUA CALIENTE CASINO in Palm Springs a while back, and the entertainers were an ABBA imitator group. Though I still enjoyed their repertoire of ABBA classics, nobody can really do that original group justice. Enjoy reading your blog.

    • I agree Ermanno but my Daughter Cami and her friends only know those tunes from Mama Mia and seeing as she loved the Movie most she loves those versions the most.

  4. best 2 lines –
    When ever I get a call from people who just graduated from a Broadcasting school asking how they can get a job in Radio I tell them to write down everything they would like to say on the radio and send it to me. If I like it I tell them, I’ll put you on the next day. I never hear from them again….and Clients will always pay more for a promo than a spot but Radio Stations still give them away anyway. (still going on)

  5. Hi George,

    I love the part about the devil making you sit down.
    Again, this man knows how to make us laugh…..and better yet think…
    Thank you George:)

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