After working at and writing about Radio for many years, I’ve finally concluded that even though Radio is part of show business, unlike Movies, Plays, and Music, it has no end.
Hell, even Hey Jude has an ending when Sir Paul sings it live.
I wish I’d come to that conclusion when I was a young Program Director. I definitely would have tried to slow the process down so I could have enjoyed it more.
Pursuing great Radio is much like pursuing happiness; happiness only lies in the pursuit.
You must figure out how to enjoy the journey more because that’s all there is.
Lana was right because I worked at numerous jobs before getting into Broadcasting, but when I got into Radio, I never worked another day in my life.
RADIO GEO’S LIFE-LINERS
Stop waiting for your ship to come in; swim out and get it.
Wouldn’t America have been better if those rich folks had picked their own cotton?
Speaking of rich fucks, did they ever invent or create anything that benefited the world?
When you go from failure to failure with enthusiasm, you eventually have a huge win waiting for you.
And the best part of growing up is?
Of all the government agencies, which one do you trust the most?
Recently heard in Cambridge, “With what’s going on, you’d have to be crazy not to be seeing a psychiatrist.”
I find it very interesting that even Hollywood portrays most government employees as people who are not interested in making America a better place; they’re only interested in their careers and pensions.
Speaking of Hollywood, thankfully, they have made the Russians our enemy again. Good, I was growing weary of the Desert.
According to Steve Jobs, the best Managers are those who don’t want to be one.
Have you noticed that the crime rate goes up every time we get more freedom?
I remember when an R rating meant the movie would be full of sex and violence, and now it just means someone smoked.
I wonder if the networks realize that white people watch football too.
Dreamers are dangerous because they don’t adapt.
When is somebody going to call out the universities about all the money they spend on athletic scholarships for those who will never change the world?
There’s always will be another move until there ain’t.
The good life is only temporary.
Great leaders think about their mission more often than they think about themselves.
Will those who feel sorry for the millionaires Mehgan and Harry please raise their hands and explain why?
Is “Awesome” finally going down and replaced by “Epic?”
This would be a wonderful world if women were half as smart as they think they are.
Growing weary of hearing that a bunch of rich old white guys created America for their ilk, I did a little research. Yes, they were men of means, and they were white, but they sure weren’t old; the average age was forty, and a couple of them were only teenagers, so I’m not sure who their ilk was.
As usual, George got it right.
There are three radio Gardner brothers, starting first on the air with me, Al, and STILL Philly PM Drive dominator Andre on the air at WMGK-FM. Andre is definitely the most Philly famous these days.
Funny story: I actually had a couple of dozen Philly visitors on one of my flights here out of Las Vegas, where I shared a little of our family radio story with one of the passengers. He shouted joyfully, “Hey guys….our pilot ACTUALLY KNOWS Andre Gardner!” Yep, and I have known him since birth!
When Phil Gardner was hired from Cleveland, he arrived in my PD office one day at WIBG and was told, “This is BILL Gardner.” His head snapped up, saying in all seriousness, “YOU’LL have to change your name!” After being both born with and using my real name on the Radio for decades, I just smiled and laughed inside.
I didn’t know “Gardner” wasn’t HIS real name:-) Phil didn’t stay too long at WIBG. And Eugene, I’m glad you still remember our staff members! We had an amazing collection of on-air talent.
And don’t forget voices like Jack McCoy, Eric Chase, Steve Kelly, and more. All were chosen by amazing dudes George Johns, Jim Hilliard, and even me. Jim Hilliard was my former Program Director at Famous 56 WFIL in ’68 after Paul Drew and I parted ways at WIBG initially. (Coming To America)
Radio Geo: Bill, only you could handle the great Bill Gardner being told he must change his name. Wow!
Bill Gardner: Thanks, George! Funnier yet that “Gardner” wasn’t even HIS real name 🙂 Didn’t know that. I was Morning Man back then, and Phil was coming in to do Noon-3.
Radio Geo: He was either very ballsy, Bill, or very stupid.
Geo: It’s just beautiful, Steve.
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