And The Good Thing About Consolidation Is …

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When you think about it isn’t it a little strange that you have to get a woman’s permission before giving her extreme pleasure.

Why do sales people still call on the same clients over and over again even when some of them aren’t going to be very successful in the economy of the moment. Hell they’re not going to pay anyway.

You know your going to have a real bad year when the people who had no plans to ever pay you stop buying too.

Is submitting a rate to a time buyer really selling.

In Canada which has fewer stations per market than America, the Radio revenues go up by at least a million dollars when a brand new signal begins operations.

Sales people are almost a bigger mystery to me than women. Wait a minute most of them are women.

Jim Hilliard used to have a sign over his office door which read ” The Purpose Of This Office Is to Bring Good News To The Sales Department” going along with that theme he also had a rule that stated there was only one person who was allowed to see a new rating book before him and that was George Johns. His quote about it was … If anybody can find some good news in a rating book it’s George and I need good news from every single rating book to pass on to the sales department.

Etta James and Johnny Otis passed. Wow the early musical acts who got me so passionate about Music which later led me to Radio and a great shot at having a pretty good life are leaving the planet much too quickly. Very scary!

Speaking of leaving the planet I’m glad they so far are not taking me with them as I have too many new projects I’m working on to go just yet.

Being from Winnipeg it’s sure not too hard to like Florida this time of year. But then again, I still love California!

It’s a lot easier remembering what you told some one if what you told them was true.

Once again I ask … And the good thing about consolidation is ???

Wow KZST sure tore up another rating book in Santa Rosa didn’t they in fact they are #1 in 136 different demos and dayparts.

Radio like any business needs three types of people to make it successful … The Dreamer, The Business Man and The Son Of A Bitch. Some great leaders and visionaries like Henry Ford, Walt Disney and Steve Jobs were all three.

Besides professional athletes and musicians is there anyone else with a lot of tattoos that becomes very successful.

Do you remember how frightened you were back in the day to make certain moves because they looked very scary. Now you look back on all that and say to yourself I must have been some kind of a wimp cause none of that stuff is remotely frightening now.

Girl talk is … Why things are how they are. Guy talk is … Things are how they are.

Timing is everything. When the Beatles were first getting started they were a very loud rock band who performed in jeans and motorcycle jackets and occasionally would play with toilet seats around their necks. By the time we first saw them on the Ed Sullivan Show they were in suits and ties and sang a Broadway tune.

I just read somewhere that no man has ever been shot by a woman while he was doing the dishes.

Is this predictable or what! Jim Irsay is now mad at Peyton Manning for something he said this wouldn’t of course have anything to do with the fact Irsay is trying to get out of paying Manning the 28 million he owes him right.

I was reading the other day in one of the trades that only 17% of people listening to radio are listening to AM. I would argue the reason for that small number is because the product AM is currently suppling to America only appeals to 17%.

The only thing you never have to tell an air talent to do is … Stop using the word “New” when talking about the radio station.

What the hell happened to Mr. Business Man being afraid of his Customers and the Government.

Last week a hundred of us were affected by Duffy’s computers being hacked by some folks who went on a buying spree with my credit cards in Texas and Austria. My bank account was quickly overdrawn by a thousand dollars before they could cancel my cards so I went for a week with no money or credit. I had to beg my co-workers for gas money and food. Now I know first hand how the homeless feel.

Stupid !

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I help Jo Ann Pflug a little with her radio show she does in West Palm Beach. The other day she was kind enough to bring me something very special while we were lunching at Duffy’s. It was a picture of Her, Donald Sutherland and Elliot Gould taking a break from filming one of my all time favorite movies “Mash” in which Jo Ann played Lt. Dish and she still is.

Isn’t it about time we got some new rich people, the current ones are getting old in several different ways.

When I was 16 I no longer needed my parents for much of anything. My daughter and her friends cant even figure out how to get themselves to school let alone anything else. What the hell happened.

It’s a lot tougher staying #1 than becoming #1

Talking about #1 they had a big movie premier in Indianapolis last weekend for a film called “Naptown Rock Radio Wars” When those battles were going on between WNAP and WIFE in Indy we had the most beautiful women I had ever seen working at WIBC/WNAP. Beauties like Connie, Bobbette, Anne, Betsy, Sherry, Brookley, Elvoria and who could possibly ever forget those magnificent Duffy Twins. Back in those days when ever we would hire a new girl Jim Hilliard would sit down with each one to advise them to stay away from the Dee Jays because if a problem developed and someone had to leave it would be them. One day I decided I better go in an tell him that all the women long ago had figured out that none of Jox had any money so if they were fooling around with anybody it would more likely be the guys in sales. I just felt he needed to adjust his welcome to Fairbanks Broadcasting speech just a tad.

Tebow inks a new deal for Three Point Sixteen Million with the Broncos for next year. I’m assuming it must have came from the pay cuts made to the defensive players who all stood around in New England watching Tebow play with bruised ribs. Well at least they had the best seats in the house

Speaking earlier of Jim Hilliard the other day I told him out of frustration about a project we were working on together that it was very lucky for us that we occasionally were called “Radio Legends” otherwise a lot of what we were doing now would look pretty stupid.

The fact that 85% of sex is in your head makes a Cyber Affair worth taking a 2nd look at. Hey no threat of STDs, Pregnancy, Divorce, not to mention its also rather inexpensive and you don’t even have to dress up.

Most of the communication I have ever had with most females during most of my life seems mostly to be about their financial needs.

All that matters in Radio is what people who wear a PPM device and the Clients think. All others are disqualified from commenting and should only speak their opinions to someone who cares and I’m not sure who that would be.

The only reason to be on the programming side of Radio these days is probably because you cant stop.

Why don’t we know the real name of Captain Chicken who fled his sinking ship. We need to give him more than the usual allotted 15 minutes of fame and I think he selfishly earned a lifetime of it. What’s that you say, he claims it was not his fault that he left his ship he accidently tripped and fell into the life boat that was carrying the rest of his ship’s officers to safety well ahead of the ship’s passengers.

I think our language situation should be dealt with this way … You want my money you speak my language, I want your money I speak your language. Is that too simple.

Wow Delilah goes on the Fish in LA, what a perfect fit. I can hardly wait to see what these folks who listen to that kind of programming do with Delilah. These folks are powerful enough to choose the American Idol winners and make Tebow the starter for Denver Broncos a star. I wonder what they have in mind for Delilah.

Speaking once again of Tebow is it just me or do his haters come from the far left.

Speaking of the far left do you think there are more people in the far left or the far right?

One of the many things that amazes me about women is how do most know all the actors names in these award shows. Hell they even know what Movie and TV shows they played in for most of their careers.

Radio Wars !

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A new movie called Naptown Rock Radio Wars premiered at the Imax theatre in Indy over the weekend. Having being in the middle of that war between WNAP & WIFE I’m anxious to hear if they got it right. Those were very exciting times and I was proud to be associated with all The Buzzard Boys led by Cris Conner and including Bruce Munson, Mr. Below, Mike Griffin, Tom Cochran, Big John Gillis, Fast Freddy Fever, Adam Smasher, Booger Mathews, Majic Mitch and the always very beautiful Anne Craig to name but a few. Hey as I always told you guys just follow my directions you could become very big(-: Now look at you, Movie Stars! Congrats to all.

Stephen Hawking arguably the smartest Man on the planet claims he has a pretty good grasp on most of the mysteries in the Universe except one. Women!

Speaking of Women one of the good things about being from Winnipeg/Transcona was and Billy Gibbons said it best when he growled “They Got a lotta Fine Lookin’ Girls Up There”

It’s tough making any changes because none of the current staff like them. A new staff always loves changes.

Mark Parr told me that 23% of car accidents are alcohol related which means most of the accidents are caused by people who are not drinking. That’s very scary!

The only other people who like changes are the folks making them.

Just because we have been raised never to hit girls doesn’t mean we don’t want to.

Jim Hilliard claims I’m giving away too many Radio secrets in my Blogs. Very few people ever understood what I was saying back in the day when there were a ton of smart guys in the biz. I figure the secrets are pretty safe now.

I’m not sure if it’s the word NO that is wearing me out this week or the reason why it’s NO. All I know is I’m exhausted.

My Father told me that anything worth while doesn’t come easy and I get that, but it’s the “stay away from the bad girls” I’m still having a problem with.

I’ve finally figured out that people who fit in with the crowd generally don’t fit in with me or is it the other way around.

It is much easier to remember the truth than it is to remember a lie.

Most of the oil we consume in the USA comes from North America and in fact only 9.2 percent comes from the middle east and the figure is declining. So when something weird happens somewhere in the middle east and our gas prices go up, relax it’s just the oil companies screwing us again. I wonder if they hang out on the weekends with all the Bank, Pharmaceutical and Wall Street people.

I go to 3 different Duffy’s to eat most nights and have been doing so for a few years. The one closest to my Condo is I guess is what you would call my home Duffy’s and used to be my favorite but they keep firing the folks I like. At the other two it’s been the same people there for a couple of years now. I cant help but wonder what the hell is going on at mine.

Things are how they are and not how we wish them to be. But if one does not work on his wish list he is destined to go round and round in a never ending circle.

I know we have a plan if we fail, but what’s the plan if we succeed.

Wow! John Elway finally noticed Tebow played for the Broncos or maybe better put by Moto. Tim Tebow to John Elway … “HOW DO YA LIKE ME NOW” Even Dean Goss jumped in with a good one claiming Tebow is now the most famous white Bronco since OJ’s truck.

Speaking of Tebow, tons of black athletes in the NFL are just as spiritual as Tebow and show it the same way Tim does. Somehow this doesn’t seem to irritate anybody or is it just politically incorrect to be irritated by them and Tebow is just fair game.

It’s my experience that only Artists understand that there something else between ON & OFF, UP & DOWN, FAST & SLOW, LOUD & SOFT, MELLOW & INTENSE, HAPPY & SAD etc. obviously we have very few artists today in Radio.

In my world I have both Women and Men occasionally asking for my help on various radio projects. Most Men always ask how much my helping them will cost but for some reason most Women think my services should be free I guess because money never comes up.

Mark Ramsey said it’s time to stop worrying about technology and start worrying about content.

Every Tuesday night one of my most favorite things to do is go to a bar on the inter coastal called the Waterway Cafe. I get to watch my friend Joe Raineri (morning man on WRMF) playing in his Dad’s band and they are just great. Last week I was approached by what turned out to be a local radio guy who said he was told I George Johns I admitted I was and he immediately said … But are you “Thee George Johns” How the hell do you answer that so I said no, I’m just a facsimile. It was the best I could come up with under the circumstances.

A lot of people are remembered for their courageous and/or gifted work is by Statues with likeness being erected or Highways, Bridges and Buildings being named after them. The only way Mr. Business man is remembered in this fashion is if he pays for it. The problem is most people ask, I wonder who the hell he was but they don’t care enough to Google them.

If you are are good we already know. Your telling us how good you are only leads to us believing you’re not as good as you think you are.

What I have never figured out was why a football player gets tackled in the end zone after scoring a touch down. Isn’t it kinda too late.

Back in the day you could judge how unsuccessful a station was by how powerful the Chief Engineer was. Who is is it now.

I still haven’t changed my mind, both the Republicans and the Democrats are still spending a way too much time taking care of the Rich & The Poor at our expense.

How The Hell Does This Work ?

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The research project I’ve been doing about Women was pretty well all wrapped up until Santa bless his heart left me one last interview under the tree that I would love to unwrap. Even with all I have given this project not to mention the time consuming focus groups I’ve been involved in, I was still only able to come up with the short list of what Women want … Money, choices, protection, an errand boy and lots and lots of shoes. Now if I can just figure out how to get all that on the air I’ll be golden.

The most loyal friend a Man can ever have is a Woman. When you have a Women on your side she always has your back and if given half a chance probably would rip the heart and throat out of any Woman who was even contemplating doing you wrong.

Air talent really like to feel comfortable while being on air. But I always thought they sounded a lot better when they were a little uncomfortable and maybe even somewhat stressed out.

The smartest people in the room are the ones who hired people smarter than themselves to do all the work. This always allows them ample time to go to the bank to deposit all the money they’re making.

Can you find anybody in America who still thinks going into Vietnam was a good idea. Here’s a scary thought for ya … Those who did are still in charge.

OK we’ve had “It’s All Good” followed by “Just Saying” and now we are into “It Is What It Is” I need a new one, whatchya got ?

Rock & Roll was not invented by a Black Man nor was it invented by a White Man. R&R is a fusion of two musical worlds and it’s at it’s best when done by a White Man singing like a Black Man and/or a Black Man singing like a White Man. I have hundreds of examples of this as I’m sure you do. Giving credit where credit is not due seems to be the politically correct thing to do these days but it still doesn’t make it true or as my old pal Aristotle used to say A is A. The British invasion by the way was also not very British. It was 4 guys with English accents trying to sing and sound like like 4 Black Females from Detroit. They failed miserably but changed the World.

Have you ever noticed that swear words that are not religious in nature describe the best and worse things we will ever experience in this World all at the same time.

Don’t you kinda wonder if when all the Blockbuster executives were in another meeting about how to get more people in their stores they were too busy meeting to notice the receptionist up front was ordering up another movie from Net Flicks to watch later that night. Executives unfortunately are always too busy meeting and putting new systems together to notice what’s going on in the real world.

Ken Held, The King Of Doo Wop here in South Florida and I were talking recently about a tune called “Gee” by the Crows which Ken informed me was the first Black Doo Wop song ever to cross over. I still remember the first time I heard it. My Cousin Ben who was an Army Cadet in Winnipeg at the time snuck me into a small dance lounge on the base when I was only 14 and I think the requirement was you had to be 17 or something. I only remember two things from that night … All the girls had breasts and they played the recording of “Gee” over and over again. Both are stuck in my head forevermore.

Both God And the Devil are in the details but pure Genius is hidden in the subtleties.

In 1934 the Auto Club of New York took a poll which revealed that 56% of drivers felt a car radio was a dangerous distraction while driving. Thank God it still is.

People tend to only understand the part they like about a brand new project.

The only reason for Death is to make Life worth living.

Sadly because of consolidation over 2000 radio people have recently have lost their jobs. What I don’t get is what part of that don’t the people who are constantly asking for raises get.

Wow 2012 already! Well we’ve never been here before so how the hell does this work?

Jennifer Suna Randal wrote on my wall that Records are forever. She is so right and I’m very proud to say I have a few of them hanging on my wall.

Women are just as attracted to good looks as men are. It’s just not as important to them.

I remember sitting around a hotel suite in Winnipeg in late 1964 with Peter & Gordon, Manfred Mann and The Zombies while they were doing interviews on CKY over the phone. One of them said to the DJ … If you ask me the wrong question the interview is over. That’s the day the Dee Jays died.

I’m hearing a lot of no more Obama stuff but very little of if not Obama stuff, what stuff ?

When Cami was a little girl I would take her to the Mall and we would stop into a few shops looking for some cool stuff for her While in there the older sales ladies would say to her … How sweet of your Grandpa to bring you shopping. Cami would immediately say to them, That’s not my Grandpa that’s my Daddy.(Cami’s Grandfather was still alive at the time so she couldn’t understand how these people could confuse me with him) The sales ladies would look at me with mild shock on their face and I would say, That’s right ladies and I’m still making them because I can !

Ask anyone under 40 what time it is they will look at their phone plus answer you digitally. Cami has no idea what time a “Quarter To Three” is.

Perception is not reality but it may be the reality we live with. My perception of the good times was I shared them with a lot of people but their perception probably was … I was lucky they helped me.

Lee Abrams said we should always respect Radio’s rich history but even more importantly we need passion for it’s future.