I hear the drums beating loudly for a full blown WNAP/WIBC reunion in Indy.
Centuries ago the news of a far away battle might take years to get back to the homelands. With Pheidippides running of the 26 miles from Marathon to Athens bringing the news of Greece’s victory over the Persians, news reporting moved into the modern era. Today the news is instantaneous as Osama’s execution came to us in the form of a tweet from Pakistan just as the first gunfire broke out at his compound.
Bob Pittman is possibly the most powerful person at Clear Channel today mainly because I don’t think he is chasing the top job so his vote counts double.
I think the new Radio Revenue in the future is in Sales Promotions. Tracy Johnson I hear is already all over it.
Speaking of Sales Promotions I have a few of them myself, but I ain’t talkin’.
Wow I hear the Hatchet Men got cut at CC. How sweet is that!
I understand one of the last acts of George Toulas before he got sacked was to fire a ton of production guys across the land. Being an old production dude myself it had not gone unnoticed by me. For his sake I hope he doesn’t run into any of of my production brothers while waiting in the welfare line “cuz it could get nasty”
Human beings have about 3000 thoughts a day. Most of mine unfortunately can not be repeated out loud.
I think like can eventually turn into love, but I don’t think love can turn into like if it’s not there already.
When she is with me my daughter Cami controls the radio in the car. Her station selection is very interesting to me as she usually likes to listen to Contemporary Christian, Rhythmic CHR, Hot AC and Alternative. Now she has added a Country Station to the mix which I was very happy about but I am sad to say that it sounds like a radio station thrown together by accountants and research people. Yuk!
I’m not sure my folks ever thought about whether I was happy or not. I on the other hand think a lot about whether my children are happy or not. So I must have missed that lesson.
There are two types of intelligence, Intellectual and Smart, but the latter I would suggest produces a lot more money.
I often think back to all the lessons I learned about radio from Jim Hilliard when I worked at Fairbanks Broadcasting I realize that it is useless information now. Jim was teaching us how to become successful doing radio. Today they just do radio which is an entirely different thing.
Nobody is happy in a marriage where everybody isn’t happy.
My Daughter Candis once said to me, Dad stop trying to make us happy, make yourself happy then we will all be happier. Turns out that task is much more difficult than one would expect. Much easier to make someone else happy I have since found out.
I recently told Linda Duffy that it looked like Cami was bringing a guy friend along with us on our annual trek to visit her California family. She went “Woo-Hoo” and I said calm yourself Linda he’s not of that persuasion. Oh she said he’s gay, that’s cool. I really like him I said, and she replied, of course you do he’s not constantly trying to attack your Daughter.
Speaking of my Daughters I was shocked recently to discover that they along with my niece Christina seem to be the only innocent females left in America.
Have you ever noticed the woman who married you is a lot different than the one you asked. And they even wonder why it doesn’t seem to be working out as well as expected.
John Gehron said on a panel we served on together at the NAB this year that the biggest thing he ever did at WLS was give away 41 cars in 41 days. He said the only way to do that kind of promotion is if it didn’t cost anything. It didn’t! Radio doesn’t know how to do that anymore because there is no room in the system for it.
Jerry Bobo once told me he wanted to hire me as a personal consultant and would pay me anything I wanted if I could come up with copy for Mel’s second call of the day. He had the first one covered easily.
My Father discovered early on that I had no intention of working for a living which resulted in intense arguments and him finding me various jobs. When my radio career started developing I think he realized … I had, beat the system!
Jarl Mohn ( Lee Masters) stated I was his most trusted source for Brandon Flood News and I could go ahead and put it on a Billboard and he would handle the NPR liners.
There seems to be a little confusion in Canada about who won the war. My History book says General Wolfe kicked Montcalm’s ass not the other way around as it appears to be if you ever visit my homeland.
Speaking about things Canadian, my proudest moment was when the Canadian Government kicked Charles de Gaulle out of Canada. Even the US wouldn’t have had stones that large.
We need new rich guys the old ones are tired and burned out just like old athletes. They don’t seem to be starting any new businesses and carry on running theirs even though it’s a new world, with old ways. The big new difference is they are firing people rather than hiring them. My question is how do we fire them.
Women are the people who create womanizers.
I have lured multi-talented Rich Stevens (his words not mine) to Ft. Lauderdale to do a talk show on WFTL. Even though Rich has worked a lot of big markets and even programmed a few I am looking forward to having some discussions with him about a bunch of stuff he doesn’t even know he doesn’t know.
When I was in Radio in Winnipeg I was a nobody just like, J Robert Wood, Chuck McCoy, Gary Russell, Warren Cosford and John Wells to name but a few.
The other day Florida passed a law making it illegal to have sex with an animal. Does this mean with all the human rights bills that have been passed over the years the folks in Tallahassee have finally realized we were drifting closer and closer to the animal kingdom instead of away from it as we were intended to do. Are they now trying to put a stop to it before it’s too late. Or are we already there.