Who Decides How Much A CEO Should Make.

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Thousands of women are looking for the Fathers for their unborn children but I know of very few men looking for Mothers … That’s when the real dance of life begins.

I think our natural tendency is to like people who like us but I’m not sure that’s true for love.

Beware of people who always want to give you unsolicited advice. Most of it is very self serving.

Frank Zappa said Art is making something out of nothing and then selling it.

Seeing as Radio is the only part of show biz where the sales department has any power maybe we can just blame the whole mess on them.

Joe Amaturo told Bob Christy he never made any real money until he was 65.

According to Doug Erickson … In the 60’s CEO’s made 40 times as much as the company’s regular staff. Now they make 400 times as much. Is there something wrong with this picture or am I just blind to the obvious.

Who is it that decides what CEO’s make? What’s that you say … Oh they do. Well there you go then.

You will never make a decent wage until your forty and even that may be a little early now if ever.

Marty Callner said “Living in California is like being in High School with money”.

Air talent need to spend more time dreaming about becoming as good as they already think they are.

Every bit on the radio needs a startling opening, a drama filled middle part and of course big climax. I only hear the middle part without the drama on today’s radio.

Paul McCartney’s Father in law once told him, “Never invest in anything you don’t know”. I think there may be a message in there somewhere for radio’s bankers.

Leno and Letterman combined have less than half the audience Carson had.

I read somewhere that Celebrity is just Obscurity biding it’s time.

When I recently introduced my tax accountant Cindy Adair to Delilah as the woman who was keeping me out of jail. Delilah responded that she was pretty sure if I ever had the misfortune of going to jail she doubts the reason would be financial.

Back when Jim Hilliard was selling WRMF one of the people looking at buying it was Frank Osborn. I remember Frank turning to me at lunch and saying “George if I buy this station I only have one request … No barking dogs at Christmas time, other than that you can do anything you want”.

Speaking of Christmas, I used to attend some Radio Station Christmas Parties that were so good marriages broke up because of them.

When I asked my Grandson Nathaniel what Santa brought him for Christmas he excitedly responded with “exactly what I asked him for” I still don’t have any idea what he got.

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve noticed at all the warm Christmas and seasonal wishes women have been sending to each other on Facebook. I’ve also noticed that all the discussions seemed to be only about Sisters, Mothers, Grandmothers, Girlfriends, Aunties and Daughters. Hey maybe if we cut off the money supply they’ll notice us again.

I’m an expert on a very limited amount of subjects, but the same as most folks I have a uneducated opinion on all the rest.

The thing I hate most in the world next to the word NO is when after noodling for weeks our next big promotion and ironing out all the kinks to make sure nothing will go badly is the instant reaction of what’s wrong with it from some expert at it’s first ever presentation.

On Christmas Day, Robin Garrett invited me along with her friend Dan for dinner at her French Canadian neighbors house here in South Florida. The evening started off well enough but as time went on all the neighbors from the North soon abandoned English and switched to French. All I could think of as I finished my desert was … I wish my good friend Jim Quail from Transcona was here with me. He would have known exactly how to address the situation.

There is a saying that you can lead a horse to water but you cant make him drink. I’ve always felt my real job was to make the “Studs” thirsty.

I’m only attracted and distracted by smart strong beautiful women. Thank God they are not attracted to me because I can no longer afford them.

If the pursuit of happiness is happiness why isn’t the pursuit of money, money.

There’s a lot more happiness waiting for your from chasing your wants rather than your needs.

We are all gifted at something, figuring out what that is and finding out if there is a market for it is the quest.

I think women are much more selective about who they fall in love with than we are. We just pray the woman we fall in love with turns out to be a decent human being.

Joe Raineri told me now that he has the secret formula he’s all set. Hey maybe 2011 is going to be his year.

I bet if they took the face guards off of football helmets that would eliminate most concussions.

In radio too many people can say no. When said by even the least informed person and untalented person in the work place it can still kill most deals.

It’s pretty easy to make money you just have to dedicate your whole life to it.

I had many many jobs before I got one in radio. Most of my Bosses knew my Father and would all say … If you work half as hard as your old man you’ll fit in perfectly around here. My Father never knew anyone in radio.

When I started my radio career my first great discovery was my Boss’s name was Jimmy, not Mr. Darin.

I think all of this stuff would make more sense if I wrote it before having a glass of wine.

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Does A 20 Year Old Psycho Listen To Talk Radio.

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I wonder how Top 40 would have worked on radio if there was no TV.

I don’t know any 20 year olds who listens to talk radio or care about politics. So why would anybody think the 22 year old psycho in Arizona would listen to talk radio. He’d have to be crazy … Oops!

Charles Adler claims young people today prefer praise over sex or money. Well that claim if true certainly proves I’m not young anymore.

I think air talent should take a lesson from Eastwood, Stallone and Arnold. In the roles where they didn’t talk much most of those movies turned out to be blockbusters and what little they did say was so memorable that people still repeat those lines even to this day.

Warren Cosford claims that You Tube gets 2 Billion views a day. Time to dig out those old unreleased Jury tapes and get after it baby!

While reminiscing with my brother Reg the other day I was telling him that I didn’t remember ever getting anything I really wanted by chasing it. Usually I had to wait for it to come to me which in most cases it never did. He responded with … Maybe you just didn’t chase it hard enough Bro. Hmmmmmm if there’s any truth to that statement you might want to consider standing back. I’m almost certain your not prepared for the kind of tenacity mixed with intensity that is about to occur.

I’ve always had a long standing policy about never talking over dead air unless I can get a promo out of it. Now I’m thinkin’ it’s time to reinstate that policy at a couple of talk stations I currently work with.

I was reading somewhere that the main reason a woman would cheat on her husband would be because their man actually did everything she wanted him to do. Real men don’t do that and every once in a while a woman just needs a real man.

I think good Radio becomes great when life is reflected on it with a slightly distorted view.

I’m pretty sure if the only thing we could have watched American Idol on was a black and white 12” we still would have.

Today I drove by what used to be the most beautiful car in the world … A Jaguar XKE. But now it sorta just looks funny rolling along on those little skinny tires.

The first rule of show “Show Biz” is to get noticed, but unfortunately if you don’t have any talent that’s not a good thing.

When I was doing the CLASS/CLASSY format with my brother Reg I always had to bring someone else with me on the road so we could get some work done while doing a market visit. The Manager’s job was to inspire and motivate his boss above him plus his staff below him. He had nobody to complain to so he chose me. Seeing as GM’s now have no one to get rid of a little steam with may be the reason a lot them are turning into mean spirited people with little or no manners.

No matter how much the “Geeks” so want it to be about technology, it’s always going to about the Artists.

I just loved and looked forward each week to reading Claude Hall’s column in Billboard even though I never got to be in it. I feel very good now though about finally forgiving Claude for his oversight.

Ermanno Barone claims Shakespeare was just the valet parking guy of his day and was given all the plays. Ermanno is going to shoot a movie about it very soon. He told me that The Bard of Avon was also quite the womanizer, so I’m thinkin’ … Hey maybe “The Play Wasn’t The Thing”

Mark Twain said Shakespeare, or someone calling themselves Shakespeare wrote all those wonderful plays.

Anytime JEFF & JER of San Diego do a radio session they claim all they really do is what I taught them to do some twenty years ago. I always write down all the specific examples they use then take them back out on the road with me. Good stuff!

Speaking of JEFF & JER what the radio community fears most is what radio station in San Diego is in trouble. When Jeff and Jer go back on the air soon they will attract a lot of business from clients who they have always had a good relationship with. I figure little of that money is going to be new money so it has to come from somewhere and somewhere ain’t going to have a good 2011

One of the things Radio has never worked on and should have was how to make the client so big and classy that the product the client was selling became much bigger and more desired by the mere mention of the clients name in the advertising. Mercedes, Rolex and Tiffany’s come quickly to mind.

Speaking of sales I was talking to Brent Farris and Tom Skinner about a KZSTproject when somehow my involvement with Forever Plaid The Movie came up. I explained that an old buddy of mine from Transcona who owns the movie Ermanno Barone had asked for my help with the :60 he has on the front and back of the early spring showing of his movie on PBS. Brent quickly jumped in with … When George Johns goes over to the dark side and starts peddling spots we’re all doomed.

I recently asked the Multi Talented Rich Stevens what he was best in the World at. He immediately claimed he was the World’s Best Self Promoter.

Speaking of Rich he said “My Page” GeorgeJohns.com sucked and he was going to fix it. I can hardly wait.

Ron Chapman recently said I was possibly the only person in the world who could persuade him to go back on the air. BUT DON’T !

Accountants can not tell the difference between good talent and not so good talent, so they of course go with the cheapest talent and that’s where we are.

Most air talent are more interesting on the air than off.

Back when Madonna was first becoming very hot I got a Memo from Mr. Fairbanks demanding that she be pulled off all his radio stations because it had come to his attention that she was a “Slut” I called all the PD’s and told them we couldn’t say Madonna’s name anymore. We successfully pulled the “Slut” off the air but continued to play her records.

Dire Straits keyboardist Guy Fletcher after hearing that the group’s 25 year old hit Money For Nothing was banned from Canadian Radio because it contained the word “faggot” said well there goes most of the Rap music because it contains the “N” word.

New Media simply means, finally accountable.

I’ve painfully noticed that Smart Phones aren’t smart enough to spell.

The only times field goals make any sense to me is just before the half and at the end of the game for the win.

Most great Radio Stations have a “Cause” but I don’t think paying down debt is really a good enough “Cause” to produce anything of any significance.

I’ve been accused of a lot of things but normalcy is not one of them.

There is nothing more important to a human than his name.