What a busy week but more importantly, all is more than well with the Johns family.
I just reconnected with my brother Reg who flew into West Palm Beach from New Hampshire for a visit so we also got to hook up with old friend, Tim Reever who is currently the GM at Legends Radio here in West Palm. (Tim is pictured below with me and Reg)A couple of days after Reg arrived my Grandson Nathaniel flew in from LA so Reg and I got to take him to a spring training game between the Mets and Marlins. (Nathaniel and Uncle Reg are pictured at the game below.)
The next day, Nathaniel, Reg, and I boarded American Airlines for Boston where once again, I took Nathaniel College shopping.
The first morning in Boston he rented a bike and toured Boston College by himself while my brother and I drove to New Hamshire to hook up with my niece Christina and my sister-in-law, Savvy. The following day, Nathaniel and I toured Harvard together.
While in Boston, we also took in a Bruins game which was the first Hockey game ‘N’ had ever seen and it was a good one, not only was it Boston-style rowdy, but Boston also won. (See photo above)
Early the next morning Nathaniel and I boarded the train to New Jersey to visit Princeton for a couple of days before heading for DC where Nathaniel took a peek at Georgetown University.
I was cold and exhausted for most of the trip so when we boarded the train for an overnighter back to West Palm Beach, I was a very happy camper. (Nathaniel is pictured above at Princeton, in Washington DC, and at Harvard).
If you’re already happy then you’re more successful than most of the people on the planet. Congratulations!
When you get everything you want, what you won’t want is what happens next.
What will be said about you after you’re gone?
Intuition creates things not logic.
Why does, “What I shoulda said” always come to you too late?
I find it very revealing that the presidents only take credit for the low price of gas but never the cost of gas as it rises out of control.
If you don’t want anybody to know about it, don’t do it.
You can see more if you really want to.
Always question authority.
Family is everything.
Most successful entities stop doing what made them successful.
The longer you take to do something, the harder it is to do.
In order to become successful, one must make sacrifices.
Your reputation will outlive you.
One of the similarities between the Airlines and Amtrak is that neither seems anxious to leave.
The only way women are truly going to be equal is when they take responsibility for some of their failures.
My brother Reg recently mentioned to me that what he liked best was that I went to work everyday prepared to clean out my office.
I find it amazing that companies can take your money instantly but take four weeks to refund it.
I remember when I never missed watching the Oscars, now I can’t remember the last time I did.
We all change whether we want to or not, it’s part of the deal.
I wonder how much incompetence is hidden behind safety regulations?
Even though its never worked, the easiest format in the world to sell to radio station owners is, “The Much More Music Morning Show” format.
Geo: I wanted them all to cook, Rick, but unfortunately they needed to use my recipe.
Geo: Ya better hurry Doc cuz we’re runnin’ out of time.
Geo: Thanks for taking the photo Bob, it’s the only one I’ve got from my time at ‘TR.
Our new 100,000-watt CHR in that gorgeous 26 station “Class C” region of beautiful Northwest Michigan went from zero to #1 overall in just nine months! Suddenly we were visited by luminaries like John Lynch (San Diego), Joe Parish (WPLJ), Tom Merriman (the TM in “TM”), and a bunch more. I was one lucky guy and gladly credited our amazing staff, several of whom had left Detroit to view the Bay! (A Happy Ending)
Geo: I wonder where the luminaries go to hear good radio now, Tim?
Geo: I remember it being a very happy establishment, John.
Geo: I do not, Mr. McLane, I never listened to the competition in fear that I would react to something they did instead of staying on my planned course.
Geo: You got that right, Mr. Earl.
Bruce Devine: Don LaBrecht really did look like Baby Huey, not sure what was all about, going all the way to Charlotte, NC, to hire a guy to program James Last records (Stay Focused)
Geo: The way it worked Bruce was, a head hunter had lined up a bunch of Americans to fill two positions, Program Director of CHFI and Program Director of CFTR, but at the last minute, Ted Rogers demanded that I be checked out because I was a Canadian. It turned out that I was more American than any of the Americans.
A few weeks ago, I wrote about taking my grandson Nathaniel college shopping in Massachusetts to Harvard and Boston College, in New Jersey to Princeton, and then on to D.C. and Georgetown.
So far, I think he’s leaning towards Harvard, but I liked Princeton, but of course, it’s his call. It all started last summer when we jumped on Amtrak to visit Stanford and Berkley in the Bay Area and then the beautiful University of Wahington in Seattle.
(Nathaniel and me shown above at an Irish pub in D.C.)I’ve been riding the rails for quite a while now, but one of my bucket list items that I haven’t done yet is to go across Canada on ‘The Canadian.’
However, now that Covid seems to be under control and I’ve recently reunited with my brother Reg, we’re going to do it together.
Next Saturday, June 18th, Reg and I will meet outside customs in Toronto and then head to the Royal York Hotel.
Once we’ve checked in, we’ll proceed to the bar and hopefully get to hang out with some old friends like Al Mair, Dougie Thompson, Earl Mann, Roger Klein, Larry Fedoruk, and maybe even Joel Thompson and some new friends like Larry MacInnis.
(Reg and I who both did a little radio in Toronto, albeit years apart are shown above)
After the drinking and the telling of tall tales are done, we’ll board ‘The Canadian’ bound for Winnipeg the next morning.
We’ll arrive in the ‘Peg Monday night on the 20th and spend most of our time hanging out at the bar of the gorgeous Fort Garry Hotel. Hopefully, a bunch of family and friends will show up to hoist a few with us.
(Reg and I also did radio in Winnipeg, me at CKY, and him at CKRC much later as Garry Roberts.)
Hey, even a couple of my bandmates from the Jury, Terry, and Bruce will be there. Also, I understand that my best friend from Highschool, Jim Quail is organizing a breakfast with some of our teammates, Huey Coburn, Lo Lo, Syd Hepworth, and Bruce Rand from the famous Transcona nationals.
No doubt there’ll also be some musicians and radio guys from my brother’s era which will tend to keep things a little younger.
Of course, Reg and I are going to rent a car so we can do the obligatory drive to Transcona and check out our old stomping grounds.
Then after three fun-filled days in Winnipeg, once again we’ll board ‘The Canadian’ bound for the Rockies and eventually arrive in Vancouver on the 26th.When we arrive in Vancouver, we’ll be hanging out at the Hotel Le Soleil bar where we’ll hook up with some old radio buds, Doc Harris, Stirling Faux, the legendary Red Robinson and some old friends from T.C.I., Willy, and Wilma Parasiuk.
I’m also hoping that Rolly Blaquiere, the co-founder of the Jury, will be there along with Marc LaFrance from Randy Bachman’s band to hoist a few.
I’m not sure what Reg is doing, but after a couple of days in the Bay Area, I’m going to jump on Amtrak and visit my old friends Bob Christy and Jan Hall in Camarillo, California.
Once in Burbank, I’ll be hanging out with my Grandson Nathaniel before jumping on a flight back to West Palm Beach the next day.
(To see what we will be experiencing on ‘The Canadian’, click on the link below.)
RADIO GEO’S LIFE-LINERS
More laws create more criminals.
There is no reward for laziness.
With what’s going on in Ukraine, the media is having a tough time trying to keep us frightened about Covid and Climate Change stuff.
Speaking of Ukraine, I wonder why instead of just defending themselves, figure out how to attack Moscow, seeing as the Russian troops are all in Ukraine, that would scare the shit out of them.
I wonder what the Oil Barrens did with all that gas we didn’t use for a year and a half?
After not listening to country music for a minute and then watching the A.C.M.s, I realized that I must have missed the transition.
Know what you’re doing rather than trying to act like you do.
When 300-pound linemen can run the 40 in 4.5, I thank God I no longer play football.
If you don’t dream about it, you don’t have a future.
Most criticism is about you, not your work.
One of Trump’s biggest mistakes was trying to make Putin our friend; he should have scared him like Ronnie scared his predecessor.
The ability to do something few can do leads you to a place where the very few can live.
Isn’t it weird how years later, you find out that on the court, Lary Bird was a “Smart Ass,” and on the rink, Gordie Howe was a “Bad Ass?”
According to my friend Tim Moore, there is nothing less conclusive than the half-time score.
Genetics trump nurturing every time.
New discoveries were not created logically.
While reading about Tiger Wood’s induction into the Golf Hall of Fame by his 14-year-old daughter, the author couldn’t help but throw in words like; the too white P.G A. My immediate reaction was, you mean like the too black N.B.A. and the too black N.F.L.?
I wish businesses had as many people answering their phones as they do caling us.
Being born a female is unique but still not special enough; you have to earn the rest.
Some people are too busy belly laughing to bitch.
Hey, the Tampa Bay Lightning are in the Stanely and my daughter Cami who is a hockey freak needs to go. Unfortunately, I’m going to be on a train in Canada so I need some help for tickets for her and a friend?
Bill Gardner: And HOW did you and Austin in Boston connect One afternoon during my time at KVIL Dallas-Ft. Worth, my phone rang, and it was my friend George Johns. George said, “Bill, you know all kinds of radio guys across the U.S. I’m looking for a morning guy for F-105 Boston….but I need an absolute maniac!” I said, “Boy, do I have JUST the right guy for you, let me connect you with my friend Greg Aust (soon to be Austin in Boston.).”
I had known Greg since 1969 in his hometown of Kansas City. I helped him get on K.V I. Seattle when he visited me during my KING-AM Seattle time. I hired him myself for weekends and production while I was P.D./Morning Man at K-101 San Francisco.
When he showed up, our beautiful and classy receptionist called my office and said, “Bill, there’s a drunken guy in our lobby with food all over his shirt, but he SWEARS he’s here to see YOU!” Yep, my old friend Greg But what an air talent R.I.P., old friend (Dirty Tricks)
Geo: An incredible talent, Bill, but as you also know, also incredibly scary. However, I loved the extra 100 thou he added to our cume.
Greg Tantum: Thank you, George. I got to play in both sandboxes, The Radio Magazine on KOGO and Class on F.M. Oh yeah, and then for added fun, I trusted Joe Gillespie to build an all-news format from the ground p (all fueled a bit with our after-work “conferences” in your office) (Do They Know?)
Geo: I believe we did our best work in those after five conferences, Greg.
Jay Williams: Hi George, Fortunately, all those nightmares from those Austin in Boston days are over. I remember almost literally tearing the shower curtain off trying to get to a phone more than once—but the most terrifying was when he was talking to this lovely lady—at 7:05 a.m. in the l970s about bussing in Bost n Finally, she asked, “Are you black?” He responded, “Would that matter?” I thought that before I could get there—as he was on the phone so he couldn’t/wouldn’t answer it—that WVBF would be turned into a car wash, but it was riveting radio.
Another time Austin got pissed off and threw newsman Mark Davis out of the studio and wouldn’t let him back n Then he called one of his CKLW 20-20 news buddies. He read two-minute Boston-oriented “if it bleeds, it leads” newscasts all morning long doing stuff like, “A car slammed into a woman on Boylston Street, sending her 30 feet into the air and impaling her baby on the hood ornament of the oncoming car…”
That’s when radio was great, and it was also great to see this again!
Geo: I feel your pain, Jay, but my only quest was to get at least one good promo out of every morning show. Austin gave me more than I could ever use.
Doug Thompson: NO recipes. You are a cruel taskmaster, George. (CFTR 1972)
Geo: Hard to believe when you read that Dougie that a lot of folks don’t think I’m specific enough.
The only changes I made when I launched the same thing in Dallas a little over a year later, was to put more characters on the air. The jocks at T.R. except for Magic, had never done top 40 formatics before, but they’d all done recipes and shit like that, so I had to tighten them all up. Scary times.
MARCH 14, 1972.
MEMO TO: ALL ANNOUNCERS
FROM: GEORGE JOHNS
RE: CFTR PROCEDURES
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, HERE ARE THE PROCEDURES FOR CFTR. READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY, AND FOLLOW IT TO THE LETTER – NO EXCEPTIONS.
1. YOU WILL HAVE TWO STACKS OF RECORDS TO WORK WITH FOR THE TIME BEING CURRENT SELECTIONS AND OLDIES. THIS IS THE ONLY – MUSIC TO BE PLAYED. YOU WILL PLAY A CURRENT, THEN AN OLDIE, CURRENT, OLDIE, ETC.
2. ALL EXTRANEOUS TALK WILL BE ELIMINATED COMPLETELY; THE ONLY THINGS YOU ARE TO SAY COMING OUT OF RECORDS ARE: CALL LETTERS, ANNOUNCE THE RECORD, THE TIME, AND YOUR NAME. FOUR ELEMENTS, THAT’S ALL! THEN HIT THE COMMERCIAL WITH NO OTHER CONTENT. NO RECIPES, BENEFIT FUND-RAISING ANNOUNCEMENTS OR GENERAL RAP OF ANY KIND; ONLY THE FOUR BASIC ELEMENTS PREVIOUSLY OUTLINED. VERY IMPORTANT: THE FIRST THING OUT OF YOUR MOUTH EVERY TIME MUST BE THE CALL LETTERS. EVERY TIME.
3. COMING OUT OF THE COMMERCIAL, GO DIRECTLY TO THE RECORD – GIVE THE CALL LETTERS FIRST AND ANNOUNCE THE RECORD OVER THE INTRO. IF THE RECORD HAS NO INTRO, GIVE THE CALL LETTERS AND INTRO THE RECORD, THEN HIT THE RECORD.
4. WHEN YOU DON’T HAVE A COMMERCIAL SCHEDULED, YOU WILL PLAY TWO OR MORE RECORDS WITHOUT INTERRUPTION. YOU WILL NOT STOP THE MUSIC FLOW; YOU WILL NOT LET A RECORD END, RAP, THEN START ANOTHER RECORD. YOU WILL RUN RECORDS BACK TO BACK, WITH NO EXCEPTIONS (EXCEPT WHEN THERE IS A COMMERCIAL SCHEDULED). AND DO THE BASIC FOUR ELEMENTS ONLY (DESCRIBED IN PARAGRAPH 2) OVER EXTROS OR INTROS, BEGINNING WITH THE CALL LETTERS.
(A) IF YOU ARE GOING INTO A RECORD WITH AN INTRO, AS THE FIRST RECORD FADES, HIT THE NEXT ONE, FULL VOLUME, AND DO YOUR FOUR-ELEMENT BASIC RAP OVER THE INTRO. NO GAP BETWEEN RECORDS.
(B) IF YOU’RE GOING INTO A RECORD WITH NO INTRO, DO THE BASIC FOUR-ELEMENT RAP OVER THE EXTRO OF THE OLD RECORD, AND HIT THE NEW RECORD DEAD ON.
REMEMBER, THE FIRST THING OUT OF YOUR MOUTH WHEN YOU RAP IS THE CALL LETTERS.5. THERE WILL BE NO NEGATIVE COMMENT ON THE AIR EVER AGAIN. NO BITCHING ABOUT HOW COLD IT IS, OR THAT YOU HAVE A BELLYACHE, OR WHAT HAVE YOU. DO YOUR BASIC FOUR ELEMENTS RAPIDLY AND WITH A SMILE ON YOUR LIPS. NO SNIDE REMARKS ABOUT THE FACT THAT WE HAVE TIGHTENED UP OUR MUSIC AND FORMAT. ALL JINGLES WILL BE ELIMINATED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
PLEASE GO BACK AND READ THIS AGAIN. IF THERE IS ANYTHING YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND, COME AND SEE ME. ONCE AGAIN, FOLLOW THIS MEMO EXACTLY, POSITIVELY NO DEVIATIONS. FORGET EVERYTHING THAT OCCURRED ON CFTR UP TO NOW. TIGHTEN UP AND MOVE IT.
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The other day for whatever reason, I started thinking about why I moved to America.
It wasn’t because Canada was a bad place to live; in fact, it’s quite the opposite except for the fact that the government takes too much of your earnings.
I’m not in America because I feel safer; I’m not. I’m not here because welfare is easy to get; I don’t need it. Nor am I here because if you’re different, the government will protect you; I’m not different enough.
I’m here for one reason, and one reason only. Opportunity!
America is probably the only place on earth where even if you’re not formally educated, didn’t come from a pedigree family, didn’t go to the right school, or aren’t connected, you still have a shot at becoming a millionaire.
America was created for the 23% of ambitious Americans. We invent more things here in America than any other place on earth and reward those who do anything extraordinary.
With all that in mind, here’s what I think should happen.
When someone turns eighteen years of age, somebody should sit down with them and explain the single best thing about being an American.
They should be told that nobody is going to stop them from being successful, try to get in their way or slow them down.
In fact, they’re going to be helped, and the reason we will help them is; we need their tax money.
It should be explained to all the potential millionaires before they leave for their future that the first thing they must do is sign this document promising to pay 10% of everything they earn to the government.
No cheating, no offshore accounts, no phony investments, no padding expenses, and above all, no whining.
We’re all hoping that a lot of them become millionaires because we need the money. We’ve got a lot of freeloaders in this country who think that they deserve a free ride. They don’t!
We’re betting on you, now sign this piece of paper and get the hell out of here and kick some major ass.
I wonder what the Russians who live in the US and Canada now think about the Russian invasion? I know what the Ukrainians think.
Speaking of Russia, Putin, I must admit has done one good thing, he’s united the rest of the world.
Only the slimy Oil Barrons are greedy enough to try and make a few extra bucks off of the Ukrainian situation by raising gas prices.
Speaking of oil, why do countries import it and export it simultaneously?
Politicians better start thinking about our country instead of their pocketbook if they hope to survive.
Remember, it ain’t the general public making the politicians rich, so we only have their attention at election time which is the only time we have any power over them. Use your power wisely!
Life gets good as soon as you get gooder.
Even though I’m a slightly right-leaning Centrist to the Socialist Liberals, I’m on the far right. Hey, wait till they actually meet somebody from the far right; that should scare the shit out of them.
Have you ever wondered how corporations get the money to the politicians without a crime being involved? One of the many ways is to pay Barach Obama 65 million upfront for a book written by him. Hell, Hemingway never saw that kind of coin for his great works.
Speaking of politicians, I find it pitiful that both the Democrats and The Republicans send me emails every day begging for money. However, once they’re elected, I’ll never hear from them again.
Have you ever noticed that Uber and Lyft use the same clocks as the Airlines and Amtrak? There’s have longer minutes.
Our wishing to be politically correct has led us to say nothing with substance so that we appear to love one another. We don’t!
Nobody’s as deaf as those who don’t want to listen.
We’ve got to stop publicizing the extreme left and the far-right rants. Other than being very noisy, they don’t represent most of us.
Are you kidding me? Wheat prices are going up because of the conflict in Ukraine? Hell, they can grow enough wheat in North Dakota alone, not to mention Manitoba and Saskatchewan, to feed the whole world.
I wonder what the Russian troops are thinking about this invasion? However, Putin probably doesn’t care, just as our government didn’t when they sent our boys to Vietnam.
Just because I understand some things doesn’t mean that I like them.
If a woman expects to be treated like a Queen, she needs to treat her man like a King.
I wonder if the Russian people know that Russia is now the most hated country on earth?
Why do singers love to talk?
As patents are just another name for monopolies, Inflation is just another name for price gouging.
Has anybody ever heard of any oil companies helping the needy?
Speaking of oil, have you ever noticed that the Presidents only take credit for the price of gas when it’s down?
In Canada, a Hospital patient is an expense; in America, they’re a customer.
As Ricky Nelson sang, “You can’t please everyone, might as well please yourself.”
It’s the governments of the world who hate each other, not the people, so why don’t they just duel it out and leave the rest of us alone?
Too much of a good thing usually leads to the scarcity of great things.
I bet if we started a rumor that the government was thinking about nationalizing oil, the price of gas would come tumbling down.
Speaking of oil, I think that the oil companies are gonna rank right up there with Putin pretty soon.
Speaking of Putin, when this is all over, he’s going to have to spend the rest of his life in isolation because a lot of snipers are already waiting for a nice clean shot.
Bill Gardner: And how lucky am I to have worked with and to call both George AND Reg Johns “friends.” Love you guys. (Do They Know You’re My Brother?)
Geo: Thank you for all those years of pretty ratings, Mr. Gardner.
Buster Bodine: Good stuff, my best to Reg. (Do They Know You’re My Brother?) Geo: Buster, when my brother Reg was first in radio back in Winnipeg, he used to have tapes of some of the Fairbanks Jocks, and you were one of his favorites; he even stole your name and gave it to one of his Jocks, Buster Beau Dean.
One of his many questions about you was, “Buster’s got an incredible production voice; how come he doesn’t use it on the air?” My response was, “We don’t do regular radio at Fairbanks, Reg.
Reid Reker: Remember it as if it were yesterday! (Baby Face)
Geo: Thanks for always being by my side, Buddy.
Chuck McCoy: Thanks for including me in your email. I love happy endings!
To two of my lifetime best friends and greatest influencers. Stay well and have a great 2022
Chuck (Merv Clark) (Do They Know You’re My Brother?)
Chuck, I’ll never forget when you were Merv Clark, and we were sitting around the record library at CKY trying to come up with a new name for you. Who could have predicted what became of us both?
Geo: That’s very kind of you, Jim and I’ve enjoyed all of our conversations except for the one we had over Niagra Falls.
Geo: The two biggest mistakes I made at CFTR, Dougie were, running the Last Contest too long and letting ‘Mac’ go.
Geo: Only on the radio, Mr. Below. At home, I had the Beatles, Stones, Kinks, Led, Who, and The Guess Who.Bruce Devine: I have one of those ‘Sounds Like a Bitch’ t-shirts somewhere…a little moth-eaten like me. I’d go shopping in Eaton’s with that thing on. The shoppers would part like the Red Sea. 🙂 (CFTR 1972)
Geo: We did have a little swagger, didn’t we, Bruce. 🙂Stirling Faux: I still have mine as well Bruce! Damn proud of it too! (CFTR 1972)
Geo: Damn! Wish I had mine.
Greg Tantum: George your genius captured that Lightening and MAGIC in a bottle (in more ways than one….or two or…..). Maybe it’s time to go back into the lab. My golf game isn’t getting any better. (For The Good Times)
Geo: I think your right about getting back in the lab, Greg, but the other stuff I’m not so sure of. The thing of it is, my juices are flowing again and the only difference is, I’m wiser now.
Angela Manfredi: How did everyone do? Any memo-related casualties? (CFTR ’72)
Geo: Surprisingly, Angela, they all sounded great but when our mid-day guy said, “CFTR with The Chicago,” I knew I had some work to do.
My Wife, Lana’s Grandparents, immigrated to Canada from the Ukraine, which means, of course, that both my Daughter Candis and my Grandson Nathaniel have Ukrainian blood running through their veins.
So as you can probably imagine, I’m watching the Russian invasion with great interest.
I think old Putin thought that the Ukrainian Army would drop to their knees like the Afganastans did when the Taliban showed up.
Instead, Putin’s army has been met with extreme resistance, and as the rest of the world began to turn against him, Putin felt compelled to rattle his nuclear sword. Hell, even the Ukrainian citizens are shouting obscenities and giving the finger to the Russian troops. (Idi Na Khuy)
I wonder what he thinks about the fact that Volodymyr Zelensky, the Ukrainian President (Pictured on top), has ascended to World Class hero status, which leaves Putin looking like nothing more than a deranged madman.
I’m pretty sure that Putin is learning from all this that we no longer live in a world ruled by warriors; we live instead in one led by money men.
These money guys’ weapons of choice are computers, and these computers destroy things at the speed of light. So far, they’ve already cut off the money supply to Russia.
I wonder when Putin’s old buddies from the KGB think? You remember them; they’re the thugs who took over all the businesses when the Soviet Union fell, so I’m pretty sure that they’ll be knocking on Putin’s door pretty soon to ask loudly, “What the fuck are you doing?”
Nothing good ever happens after hearing, “We need to talk?”
More than not, sometimes, out of chaos comes the next big thing.
Very convenient for the rest of the world that Ukraine wasn’t part of NATO.
Only the wealthy understand war.
I wonder if the Republicans will hire a few people to lie about how bad the Democrat’s choice for a Supreme Court Judge is like they did?
We all have a touch of blindness when it comes to seeing things we don’t want to see.
As they say, the heart wants what it wants, so the brain just stands down.
Why is it that every time a man gets pissed at his situation, he grows his hair long and/or a beard?
Do Lesbians really speak for all women or gays for men?
Only a politician is capable of fucking up a country rich in resources like Venezuela.
I think executives are overpaid. Can’t we just rent them?
Everybody has ideas, but only a few folks have the good ones.
You can only fix your problems by standing up to them.
Is the government too stupid to have a percentage tax on gasoline as they do on everything else? If they did, we could then get some benefit from gas spikes? Or is it just another way that they protect the Oil Barrons?
Here’s who I don’t trust, Big Business, Big Broadcasters, Big Pharma, Big Banks, Big Oil Companies, and Big Government. They only care about the kind of America they want; they don’t care at all about what we want.
When does imagination become a hallucination?
Unfortunately, most good discussions are interrupted by an argument.
Reassurance only calms you, whereas encouragement keeps you moving forward.
Growing up in Winnipeg, it seemed like everybody was in a band, and some of us were even making records, so it was all exhilarating. Nowadays, though, if you’re in a band, you’re on a slow train to nowhere.
When I was a PD, I only listened to a new song when it reached the top 30 in Billboard. The music research simply supplied me with the older tunes that the folks still liked. My job was to create the perfect flow, and I wonder how they do it today?
You Better have more in your toolbox than just being anti-Republican or anti-Democrat if you want to be taken seriously.
Do the Democrats who think Trump separated us really think that Biden has brought back together again?
It doesn’t matter what America thinks; it’s what the folks planning on voting think. Just as it doesn’t matter what you think about radio, it’s what the folks who would wear one of those PPM devices think.
I wish the people who are telling Biden what to do would run for President so we could tell them where to go.
Bill Gardner: Pardon me for the airline analogy again, but it’s why airlines vigorously fight to prevent raising the FAA maximum retirement age for airline Captains to above 65. Although usually in excellent health, they’re all the guys making the most money, and the airlines can’t wait to hire hungry younger replacements just as qualified but lacking those years of flight experience but starting at a fraction of the senior Captain’s salary. (And Then Along Came The PPM)
Geo: I hear ya, Bill; it’s like in my hometown of Transcona, where most of my friends worked for the CNR at a young age. Then when the railway discovered that they were top-heavy with guys, they couldn’t fire because of their seniority. The CN decided to offer them early retirement when they were only in their early fifties.
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