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1187009_10152104993264307_1424002743_nI had already moved from Boston to West Palm Beach by the time Cami was born. Her Mother and I were going through a lot of legal issues and my Lawyer had highly recommended that I get blood test to determine if this child was indeed mine. One of the very few people who even knew of Cami’s existence was my old friend Reid Reker whom I took to the h0spital the day after she was born to have a peek at her. Before I could even point her out he said … That baby over there is either your Brother’s your Daughter’s or yours, if I were you Man I would cancel the blood test, you’re only gonna embarrass yourself. Thankfully as you can see, Cami eventually lost most of the Johns look that Reid had spotted so quickly.

Watching a lot of the stupid plays some NFL coaches send on to the field it’s fairly easy to figure out that though they may have coached at the college level it’s pretty apparent they never attended any classes.

Just an early reminder … There still is no such thing as a Rock&Roll Xmas.

Explain this to me … How come the Women you don’t want seem to be available all the time where as the ones you do want seem unavailable most of the time.

As preposterous as this may sound, there is somebody in Radio right now who is actually going to be inducted into the Radio Hall Of Fame in the future.

I’ve always contended that the most popular music will always be done by white folks trying to sound black or black folks trying to sound white. My best case in point is four scrawny Englishman from Liverpool who were only trying to sound like black chicks from Detroit.

I love the word yes because sometimes it leads to some of my dreams and fantasies becoming reality.

When Jo Myers’ book “Good To Go” first came out Jo asked me what kind of a sordid deal would she have to make with me to get her hooked up with my friend Delilah to get her to mention the book. I told her I now needed my sordids up front now because of all my collection problems. 

Joe Amaturo claims that when he first met me he knew right away I wasn’t mystical I was only logical.

Joasia claims Women talk about sex all the time unless Men are around. Damn!

I was reading an interview with Kenny Gamble of Gamble and Huff who invented the Sound Of Philadelphia. Kenny claimed it was very difficult to get white Radio to play black music. Not near as hard as it is to get black Radio to play white music I figure Kenny.

Besides the word no one of the other things I like hearing the least is “I don’t know anything about Radio but”

If an Alien from another planet showed up and asked you why on earth do your Women paint their faces, what would be your reply.

Have you ever noticed that the moment you start to complain nobody has a lot of time for you.

You always find time for someone you love.

If you’re not successful you’ve got to change something.

Sometimes the flaws actually make the art.

There are no young Sugar Daddies nor old Sugar Babies.

The toughest task you will ever take on will be your pursuit of happiness so you may as well relax and enjoy the chase because hunting for it probably will be as close as you will ever get to it.

When Winston Churchill was asked to cut funding for the Arts in favor of the War effort he responded with … Then what the hell are we fighting for?

Most Women fear young Women a lot more than they do beautiful Women because they know what they are willing to do to have a shot at what they have because they used to do it.

Hey I thought fast food joints were the places High School kids could go to get part time jobs and make a few bucks, not a career move.

I’m much smarter on an e mail than I am on the phone or in person.

My ego keeps telling me that I’m one of the best but never explains at what.

Women may forgive but they will never forget. Men on the other hand may forget but they seldom forgive.

Men are into “What It Is” Women on the other hand are into “Why It Is”.

Having talent gives you an opportunity to create your image and from that image comes your popularity.

Generally I’m pretty focused but if you put a beautiful smart Woman between me and a project, the project will be delayed.

It is said that for every hour you exercise you live 2 hours longer and I’ve already figured out what I’m going to be doing for those extra two hours.

Do we have the name and current address of the bastard who came up with politically correctness so we can all go over there and pay our proper respects. 

Radio if done correctly is simply the sound track of life.

Revenue eventually follows the ratings but seldom do the ratings follow the revenue.

I’m pretty sure that 55 year old Women like a lot of the same things 35 year old Women like but I’m not so sure the reverse is true.

Women never seem to go to bars where a lot of Men hang out but the reverse is sure true.

A lot of the e mails I send are actually intended for someone on the cc list.




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IMG_2094Gary Russell, J Robert Wood, George Johns, and Chuck McCoy, four guys who just happen to have four things in common.
All 4 are from Winnipeg.
All 4 started at CKY.(3 as board ops)
All 4 were influenced by Jimmy Darin.(Hilliard)
All 4 went on to huge Radio careers.(two are already in the Radio Hall Of Fame)

People form both good and bad habits but only good habits form great futures.

If you wanna be happy for the rest of your life then you better make other Women jealous of your Wife rather than her becoming jealous of them.

Ideas are a dime a dozen everyone has them. Doing the idea is where the money is at Jack.

Who are “They” and why are they so all knowing.

Seems to me the only people having a better year are the rich and the poor. I don’t have any extra money in my Jeans this year do you?

The first thing you should do everyday is that which you are most afraid to do.

Women who fall in love tend to disappear, am I right Lorenda & Rai.

The only way to get the credit is to also accept the blame.

What if Mother Nature intends for us to screw everything up so she can get on with what’s ever next.

I’ve actually been in love six times now and the sad part is I can hardly wait for number seven to show up. I must be totally insane.

John Lennon described being pussy whipped the best when he said … The Beatles are just a band Yoko’s my life.

So I’m reading this article that claims that 70% of the disposable income in America is controlled by people over 50 and they also buy 50% of all products but only 5% of the advertising dollars are spent chasing them. I guess Radio isn’t the only industry that has more than a few idiots in it.

Most businesses do things as cheaply as possible but after doing the math I’ve discovered the cheap way takes a lot longer so in the end it all costs the same anyway, except we are all older.

The greatest motivational technique I’ve ever come across is “Inspiration”.

The best inspiration you can give an air talent is to clearly explain how well things will go for them once they complete your mission.

My Mother claimed I shouldn’t stay alone too often because I had Hermit like tendencies. She’s right, I’m really starting to like the no errands, eat what I want to eat, drink what to drink, drink as much as I want to drink, watch as much football as I want, go where I want to go and go as often as I want to kinda life style. Definitely time to meet somebody new and get miserable again.

During the courtship money doesn’t come up very often, during the marriage it comes up a lot and during the divorce it’s the only thing that comes up.

The difference between a good Woman and a great Woman is … A great Woman loves all your stories so much she never ever mentions that you’ve told her the same story over and over again.

I’ve never really been a happy person but I do know when I’m excited I am definitely not sad. Time to get out there tonight and find me a little!

After reading one of my life stories Jamie Gold’s only comment was that “Editing Was The Essence Of Art”. Huh!

I think that the main cause of divorce may be marriage.

I’ve noticed over the years that the Sales folks in Radio are pretty well paid. I’ve also noticed that the people who decide how much they make are from sales also. Is that anything like judges are lawyers so somehow the lawyers fees are one of the first things taken care of in the court room.

I love a lot of passion on the Radio but I love real emotion even more.

You should never listen to your ego it lies. It’s to be used only as fuel so someday you can become as good as you already think you are.

It’s been said that all Women are exactly the same, they just look different.

Holding on to what you have keeps you from having what you want.

If it’s not going to change your life style it’s not important enough to worry about.



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 Canada’s Version of David Letterman’s Top 10   

10) Only in America…could politicians talk about the greed of the rich at a$35,000.00 a plate campaign fund-raising event.

9) Only in America…could people claim that the government still discriminates against black Americans when they have a black President, a black Attorney General, and roughly 18% of the federal workforce is black while only 12% of the population is black.

8) Only in America…could they have had the two people most responsible for our tax code, Timothy Geithner (the head of the Treasury Department) and Charles Rangel (who once ran the Ways and Means Committee), BOTH turn out to be tax cheats who are in favor of higher taxes.

7) Only in America…can they have terrorists kill people in the name of Allah and havethe media primarily react by fretting that Muslims might be harmed by the backlash.

6) Only in America…would they make people who want to legally become American citizens wait for years in their home countries and pay tens of thousands of dollars for the privilege, while they discuss letting anyone who sneaks into the country illegally just ‘magically’ become American citizens.

5) Only in America…could thepeople who believe in balancing the budget and sticking by the country’s Constitution be thought of as “extremists.”

4) Only in America…could you need to present a driver’s license to cash a check or buy alcohol, but not to vote.

3) Only in America…could people demand the government investigate whether oil companies are gouging the publicbecause the price of gas went upwhen the return on equity invested in a major U.S. oil company (Marathon Oil) is less than half of a company making tennis shoes (Nike).

2) Only in America…could the government collect more tax dollars from the people than any nation in recorded history, still spend a Trillion dollars more than it has per year – for total spending of $7-Million PER MINUTE, andcomplain that it doesn’t have nearly enough money.

1) Only in America…could therich people – who pay 86% of all income taxes – be accused of not paying their “fair share” by people who don’t pay any income taxes at all.



































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179713_10151919139994307_515901215_n1A couple of years ago Reid Reker a very good friend of mine who was working for CBS in Las Vegas, sent me a dimly lit picture of him and some other guy standing in front of the slot machines in a Casino. Reid wanted to know if I had any idea who his new friend was and I told him he looked an awful lot like the guy who used to play catch with Joe Montana while they were winning a few Super Bowls.

Reid claimed his photo op with Jerry Rice came about while he and his date were strolling through the Wynn Hotel on their way to dinner. Suddenly she says … Hey Reid look, there’s that guy from “Dancing with the stars” then immediately rushes off to say hi to him. Jerry it turned out was more than pleasant to her as he patiently answered all her questions about the very popular TV show he recently appeared on. When asked about what else he did when wasn’t dancing, Jerry replied he used to play a little football. She immediately returned the conversation to the important stuff, more questions about “Dancing With The Stars”.

It’s a hell of a lot easier to piss people off than please them.

It’s never too late to become what you’ve always wanted to be.

When Alan Freed cries out “Who’s Your Daddy Bitch” Rock & Roll will always answer … You are Moondog, you are!

In the early days of Rock & Roll if you were even lucky enough to get one hit you were a star.

The only tickets worth giving away on the Radio are the ones you can’t buy.

Isn’t is strange all the words you tolerate from someone you love but if spoken to you by someone else may result in their death.

You can always find a lot of reasons not to do something but it only takes finding one good one to do it.

When you look at Radio as just part of show business what to do with it becomes so much simpler.

We need to become more water like. No matter what you do it always finds a way in.

Life is measured by it’s breathless moments and I need another one right now.

I heard Joyce Kaufman recently say on WFTL that her white friends sure don’t say the things about Blacks and Hispanics that they say about them.

If your competitor is just good enough you’ve got a mountain to climb baby!

What should you do if all your friends tell you … “She’s the one” but they’re talking about two different people.

Can any NFL team stop Tebow in the Red Zone, yet most coaches say he doesn’t belong in the NFL. I know at one time they must of all coached at the college level, but did they ever attend.

I had drinks with my old friend Paul Cavenaugh the other day aboard is new yacht where he gave me his own version of America’s economy. He told me to look around at all the empty boat slips. He claimed a few years ago you couldn’t get a boat slip where he docked, but now they are 3/4 empty. America’s middle class can no longer afford a boat.

No matter how strong somebody looks on the outside I’m sure on the inside everybody is fighting a demon they are very afraid of.

One of the great promotions you no longer can run was … Friday at 4 PM WIBC becomes a “Thing Of The Past” and of course you roll into an oldies weekend. If you ran a promo like that today the folks would beat you to the punch by taking you off their Radio dial immediately.

Once you utter those three famous words … I love you!  Your life immediately becomes a lot more loving but also a lot less exciting.

The more unique your programming the more people will move or drive closer to your transmitter in order to hear it as they must of done when Top 40 first hit the airways on all those low powered AM’s.

Why does the government believe in big business when most of the rest of us don’t.

Most people don’t recognize opportunity because it just looks like hard work to them.

The first rule of Showbiz is … Ya Gotta get their attention first! Come to think of it that may also pertain to life. If a Priest doesn’t get the flocks attention they don’t come to Church, the Priest is fired. If a Band doesn’t get the fans attention they don’t come to concerts, the Band is fired. If a team doesn’t get the fans attention they don’t show up for the games, the coach is fired. If a Teacher doesn’t get the students attention they get bad bad grades and the Teacher is … Wait a minute the teacher isn’t fired, what’s up with that? Oh yeah I forgot it’s the Parents fault and you can’t fire them either.

Just ’cause you can’t prove it doesn’t mean it’s not true.

You are a prisoner and a slave to what ever you are addicted to.

Because folks are politically correct at all times it kinda leaves the impression that America is no longer racist. I actually believe it’s worse now than it’s been in a long time.

My daughter Cami doesn’t have a racist bone in her body but she also knows who all the “Ghetto Kids” are and stays completely away from them.

Talking about Daughters,  I remember going with Candis for a learning session on how to audition for visual things like Movies, TV, Commercials, and Videos. At one point the instructor says …  Ok what we’re going to do next is have you audition for a TV commercial. The script calls for you to sing these words who wants to be first. All you hear are protests from the students whining about the fact they can’t sing where as my daughter was elated because she is a great singer. The instructor put up his hand to get silence and said this is the most important thing you will learn at this class so listen up. Your job as actors is to try to do everything the director wants you to do without question. They may actually be looking for someone who can’t sing and as bad as you are may be a good thing.

As The Stones often sing “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” which is very true, but what is even truer is you ain’t never gonna git any of the good stuff if you don’t ask for it.

If you have to explain who you are, you ain’t.