The next day, I headed back home to Florida where I could hardly wait to tell the new aunty about her new nephew.
When I picked Cami up at school the next afternoon and told her all about Nathaniel’s birth, I also told her about the gift her sister had presented me with.
When I asked if she would like to hear it and she excitedly said yes, I slipped the CD into the player and hit play.
As Terry’s thundering fuzz guitar intro filled the car with sound and I began to sing along all of a sudden, Cami tapped me on the shoulder. When I asked her what she wanted, she asked if it was almost over? When I asked why, she said, “It’s not very good, Daddy!”
(To hear what Cami heard, click on the link near the bottom of the page.)
Adversity awakens the talent inside you.
The only men I know who refer to it as a vagina, are Doctors.
Is it just me or have you also that noticed that the growth in positive cases of the Coronavirus seems to be just keeping pace with the growth of the number of people they’re testing?
Scarcity is what gives things value
Going slowly is ok, it’s the stopping that ends everything.
The client isn’t always right but our job is to never let them know.
If you don’t set your own goals you’ll be working on somebody else’s.
I think that the DOJ is just as irrelevant as the FCC, what do they do?
When the companies who don’t have any debt start making cuts, you know their f*cking ya!
Nothing is perfect.
What have accountants invented or created?
When people tell your story, what will they say?
Half of all fiction is true.
As a nurse told me, “You have the power to heal yourself, the Doctor is merely your assistant, pick a good one.
The rich are just another minority who need the government’s help.
Patience is an activity that goes unnoticed.
The mere Passage of time changes a lot of things, including minds.
Josie Thomas: Geo. Who is this Tyler? Sounds like his description fits him to a tee. Maybe he should stop spewing his nonsense and make a more sensible comment. I enjoy your words of wisdom.
Sincerely, Walking in Memphis (The Genius)
Doug Chappelle: I have no idea who Tyler is but his post shows what he is. I think he may be an accountant 🙂 (The Genius)
Ron Hamilton: Tyler, At least have the cojones to write your last name, totally disagree with you about George. For the record, my name is Ron Hamilton and George knows what the hell he’s talking about! (The Genius)
Nick Alexander: You wrote, “You sure know when the New Yorkers are in town. Nothin’ but horns!” Here in Texas, we have a different kind of horns: we bow to burnt orange and say “Hook ‘Em”. :o) (The Genius)
Mark Masley: Great hearing the WVBF clip, some great jocks passed through there. My favorites were Frank Kingston Smith, Ron Robin, Harry Chase, Dale Dorman, and Bill Stephens. I have met them all but Harry. Man what a voice. All these guys were terrific talents and wow what a great radio station that was!
I would still be listening if they were still around! (WVBF Boston 1974)
Mike McVay: George: As someone who built a large radio consultancy myself, and learned much from listening to your stations, you are undoubtedly the father of Adult Contemporary. You also taught us all how an AC could perform stronger than the then-dominant Top-40 stations of that era by building big entertaining morning shows. The model you created continues to be a huge part of the “Best Practices” of Radio today. You and I had some great battles that drove the overall shares of radio upward. We grew the audience by competing. In the words of Sun Tzu … “When the elephants fight, the ants take a beating.” (The Birth Of AC Radio)
Geo: Good hearing from you Mike. I’ll never forget attending a George Burns conference when he spotted me, he pointed me out which I thought was very nice of him. However, when my companion leaned over and asked, “Did he just refer to you as the Grandfather of AC radio?” I said, “Nope he said, Godfather.” Well, that’s what I heard and I’m stickin’ to it.
We did have some great battles, Mike, and the radio industry was the better for it. You’re always better when your competing against the best.
Tim Moore: Well, as a 27-year-old VP at TM Productions, the career leap of a lifetime thanks to Jim Long, Tom Merriman, and Jerry Atchley, I arrived from Michigan a “Northern radio Snob.” It’s not that I lacked respect for DFW radio; I simply hadn’t heard it. So shortly after occupying my office on Regal Row, I kept hearing staffers make references to “KVIL” and “Ron Chapman.” So I asked my top sales guy Mike Baer, “What is it about KVIL? I hear it mentioned all the time” He looked at me as if I was a Martian and asked. “Have you LISTENED to them?” I assured Mike I would, and for the first 2-3 days said to myself, “well, they’re really solid and the morning show is very good, but…” Then, after two weeks I said to myself, “This is the most incredible interpretation of AC on the face of the Earth. Chapman and his cast are incredible; everything the station does is relevant to the target and purposeful!” From there forward I coached KVIL’s packaging and atmospherics. The trouble was (and still is), so few can “hear it” much less execute it. (KVIL Jingles)
Geo: I love the word atmospherics, Tim. 🙂
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