Radio Geo’s Media Blog (Lookin’ for Love) under construction.

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Regrets, yeah,
I’ve got a few
Like doing some things
one shouldn’t do.

I was lookin’ for love
in all the wrong places
Cuz I just couldn’t resist
all those pretty faces 

Fell in love
at least six times
but all that’s left
is this simple rhyme.

I guess I should have
stayed at home
but then again, I was probably
born to roam.

Married only once
but engaged two times
and although I’m kinda alone
I’m feelin’ fine

Candis and Curtis
live on the West Coast
As did my Grandson
of whom I love to boast.

Nathaniel’s now at Brown,
where he became a Bear,
And actually walked on
which is very rare.

I live with a beauty
on the 19th-floor
She’s a 27-year-old.
Whom I totally adore.

Her name is Cami,
and my protective daughter
So, I rather doubt
I’d be worth your bother.

Camera’s gone back to college
for her master’s degree.
Yep, you guessed it,
like her mother, Kari,
it’s in psychology.

As for myself
I’m in the last third
of my time here on earth
So, I’m living it up
for all it’s worth.

To be continued…

(Me and Cami, pictured on top. Candis, Me, and Curt, pictured below.)

GEO’S LIFE-LINERS

Most successful people look at obstacles as opportunities.

How fast is fast enough?

Speaking of success, the more successful a company becomes, the more it tends to stop doing that which made it successful.

Is it just me, or do you feel like America is inching closer and closer to pedophiles demanding their rights, too?

Without action, the only thing that happens is… nothing.

Everything is just too fucking long.

Thank you is more powerful than please.

When I step outside, I can’t tell if I’m in a red state or a blue state until I buy gas.

Why doesn’t somebody stand up and tell the extreme left and the far right to fuck off?

Diplomacy is the art of making a point without making an enemy.

I can’t be the only man in the world who wonders if Monica Lewinsky still gives great head.

It’s the subtleties that make a radio station great, not all the bells and whistles.

It ain’t easy coming up with new ways to fuck up.

There are only three motivators: Fear, Greed, and Sex. Guess which one the big radio companies use.

It takes two to tango or argue, but only one to stop them both.

Wouldn’t it be great if all emergencies only happened between 9 and 5?

Wow, Tom Brady goes into the Hall of Fame next June. Go GOAT!

Commitment is what turns a dream into reality.

You can make resistance disappear with creative logic.

The only problem with doing nothing is you’re never done.

The truth may hurt, but it also purifies.

Damn, I keep forgetting what I was told when I first moved to Florida, “George, nobody moves here to work harder.”

Saying what you mean and meaning what you say is a hell of a lot easier said than done.

The only way to know who your true friends are is to ask for help moving or a ride to the airport.

Speaking of friends, unlike acquaintances, you know their last name.

The thing about doing nothing, there’s always a whole lot of nothing to do.

Pray for a miracle, but don’t count on it.

More people are hustling and stealing than ever before. Ain’t freedom great?

Is it just me, or has Volodymvr Zelen’s star started to lose some of its sparkle?

Even though I’m pretty sure they don’t hang out together, the LGBT folks are all lumped together anyway, bringing them to a whopping 7.2% of the American population. Wow, they sure sound louder than that.

Speaking of percentages, the black population is 13.6%, whereas Hispanics make up 19% of America. Hmmmm!

Protests only work when, as you leave, you shout, “We’ll be back again tomorrow, except with a lot more of our friends.”

 
COMMENTS
Bill Gardner: Your Wales story beats my Father-In-Law in Hawaii who, when you called, told me, “Some gypsy called you.” He said, “Their last name is always Johns.” (Puttin’ On The Ritz)
Geo: Yes, Son of King John has a much nicer ring to it than “Some Gypsy,” Bill.
Winnipeg Wendy: Thanks for the read, George, and I’m happy to be included!  The River Heights CC played a big part in my teenage years, and The Jury was a great band. I enjoyed dancing to your music and seeing you last June while you were in Winnipeg. Take care, George, and stay well and vital. Rock on Geo!! (Memorable Things.)
Geo: Thanks, Wendy. Those were great times with the Jury.  
Ron Below: Lois Lane on her relationship with Superman… “It’s true, he is faster than a speeding bullet.” (Ch Ch Changes)
Geo: Ha ha, Mr. Below.

Doug Erickson: “When has a radio station sales department ever been right about anything?”
Hahahahahaha. Another George Johns classic! (Puttin’ On the Ritz.)
Geo: Loved hangin’ with them after work, Doug, but hated working with most of them.
Wendy Holmes: George, your daughter Candis is definitely in possession of “true grit,” which is a quality that we women should strive for! I can’t help but think that she possibly inherited that from you. Take care, George! (Iron Woman)
Geo: She outdid her dad long ago, Wendy.
Bob Glasco: I know what you mean when you say, “What do you do with them,” George? I have four daughters, all born in different cities and states (radio brats), and three granddaughters. Whew, when the last daughter was born, I went to the mall pet store and bought a male golden retriever so I would have someone to sit around and smoke cigars with! (A Daughter!)
Geo: That is so good, Bob. 🙂
Hugh Whaley: Very much enjoyed your automotive sojourn, Geo. Very eclectic and fun collection. I am a car nut, too. But I don’t normally play in such lofty price ranges. 🙂 (Piss Poor)
Geo: I now wish that I hadn’t played in those “lofty” price ranges either, Hugh.

Bruce Rocker Walker: How did you ever get anything done when you weren’t buying or dumping cars? Your memory is still intact, though. (Piss Poor)
Geo: Unfortunately, it doesn’t take much time to cut a cheque, Bruce.

Radio Geo’s Media Blog is a politically incorrect inside look at Radio, TV, Music, Movies, Books, Social Media, Politics, and Religion, but mostly Life, primarily written with men in mind.
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Geo’s Media Blog (Fun Free Stuff Experiment)

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Hey, a bunch of folks all over the US and Canada read my Blog so I’m gonna figure out how to use the power of that to get us some free stuff.
The first place I want to try this experiment is here in West Palm Beach because it will be easy for me to smooth out the bugs that always show up because somebody didn’t get the memo.

It will be a small beginning until I’m sure the system works. Hey, we wouldn’t wanna screw up your free new car, would we? 🙂
After that, if all goes well, I’ll start expanding it from city to city, and as I do, the free stuff will get bigger and bigger.

So. here’s how our wee beginning works. If you live in West Palm Beach, starting Monday, September 11, for the next thirty days, whenever you go into BJ’s Brewhouse, simply say to your server, “Hey, Geo said that the first round was on him.”
If you’re with a date or a buddy, change that to. “Hey, Geo said that our first round was on him.” But you already knew that didn’t ya!

That’s it, no fuss, no muss, no big deal but it could become one.
Oh, and go ahead and tell your friends how this all works and while you’re at it, tell ’em to read my Blog. Geo

Radio Geo’s Media Blog (A Recent Critique) under construction

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A few weeks ago, Jack McCoy’s partner, Doug Herman, sent me some features he’d recently recorded for his hometown radio station, which he wanted me to critique. (Doug shown on top)

Very fun tape, Doug; I loved​ all your stories and, of course, could relate to most of them because of the way you cleverly changed my hometown’s name of Transcona to your hometown’s name.

Even though, through the years, I had a reputation for creating explosive radio stations but beneath all the noise and glitter was what really made it happen, the subtleties.
​Most radio people couldn’t hear them
 because they were distracted by all the hoopla.

A bunch of folks would come into town and just write down the tunes we played and then maybe steal a promotion or two, but that would be it.
They had no idea that it was the subtleties that made KVIL last twenty years, not to mention K103 in Portland, who, after almost forty years, are still #1. Then there’s KZST in Santa Rosa,​ which has yet to be beaten since the ’80s, and WRMF in Palm Beach, who are still doing extremely well since the late ’70s.

If I were coaching you today, Doug, I’d advise you to start using the Walter Cronkite trick of talking 20% slower.
Even though it won’t be that apparent, it makes it much easier for the listener to understand what you’re saying​ and makes you sound different. 

I‘d also suggest adding more descriptive phrases to help me see what you’re saying.
Ron 
Chapman was the best at this. He would never use the words Dallas or Fort Worth; he used community names, landmarks, and funny, strange things instead, like, “It’s right next to that broken Texaco sign on Mockingbird.” 

Next, I would tell you to pause more so a listener could memorize what you said and pass it on.
Then I‘d have you underline all the important words so you could punch them​ as you throw away the others that are just glue.

Doug, I’d also recommend you come up with some strong attention-getting openers and then do a little meandering drama in the middle and finish it all up with a killer close.”
Oh, and the killer close is the most important of all three. I’d write that first.

To wrap it up, I would talk you into becoming more emotional.
As you’re probably aware, 85% of all communication is done with the eyes.
So, as I said earlier, Doug, you need to make me see what you are saying by describing it and being extra excited about the good stuff and extra sad about the sad.

Great tape, Doug; sorry I took so long to respond. 

GEO’S LIFE-LINERS.

Athletes usually retire when they’ve lost a step or two, hey, but not our crafty old politicians. Not only have they lost a step or five, but after sucking us dry, they can barely hobble to the lobbyist’s payout window. 

When you live in a part of the country that is not only beautiful but also has great weather, you have to pay for it. Case in point: no earthquakes, forest fires, hurricanes, tornados, mudslides, droughts, etc., in Winnipeg.

Don’t you wanna rip the throat out of the people who answer your questions with, “Well, that depends?”

Even though I hated the word no for most of my life, I rather like it now because it means I don’t have to do anything.

Being a Democrat or Republican neither makes you right or wrong nor good or bad because what you think is just an opinion.

With 1.5 million registered charities in America, how can there be people living on the streets or any poverty and why does our government think that allowing boys who think they’re girls to compete in female sports is more important work?

I would love to see a televised debate between a person from the extreme left and one from the far right, even though they’re both insane. Hey, we could have a Centrist as the moderator whose job would be to blow one of those air horns every time either side tried to turn opinion into fact.

The best way out is always straight ahead.

Don’t wait for anything because time waits for no one.  

Is there anything more boring than being in a meeting where everyone agrees? Hell, I was already gone at the first, yes.

Wouldn’t you like to hear in a movie when a person is asked if they’re okay, just once they answer no?

If you ever wonder if you’re crazy, you ain’t. Crazy people don’t ask themselves silly questions like that.

How far back can you go to seek out injustice? I’m thinking the Romans treated my ancestors badly; do I need to see the Pope about a handout?

When people don’t answer your questions, it’s probably a good reason to keep on asking them.

I remember when folks were proud to be white; I still am.  

Wouldn’t life be wonderful if we elected everybody at the same time? We’d get at least two years off of their constant pestering.

Why do the people who hurt the most hurt other folks the most?

So answer me, this grasshopper, how is it that a wife can fly across America to visit an old friend, but a Husband can’t? It, along with many others, is one of the reasons women don’t receive equal pay. Oh, a couple of the others are when we get off the Titanic together and when you get to do equal time for equal crime.

How did white men, if so bad, manage to create and invent almost everything on the planet?

If you’re not a little bit frightened about what’s ahead of you, you obviously set your bar too low.

Wouldn’t life be wonderful if we elected everybody at the same time? Hey, we’d get at least two years off from their constant pestering.

The operative word in South Florida is”Manana.”

I’m pretty sure I know what the left is for, but  I have no idea what they’re against.

The road to the future goes through places you’ve never been, so do up your seat belt.

To have what you’ve never had, you must do things you’ve never done. before

Most things aren’t as beautiful close up as they are from afar.

I’m kinda OK with cops banging on thugs who bang on innocent people.

Most people never understood Ronnie’s trickle-down theory, designed to get the wealthy to trickle down money to the rich and then eventually down to the rest of us. Unfortunately, the bucks stopped there.

Hey, are we almost done with the pandering to black folks yet?  Can we say anything bad about them without ruining our careers?

Why would you ever take advice from a person who thinks that owning 50 or more pairs of shoes is normal?

Speaking of women, when they get divorced, it’s disastrous because everything is split fifty-fifty, but they’re used to controlling 73% of the income. Meanwhile, the husband is partying with some young tart because he just got a raise.

Why do singers talk so much? Everybody can talk; it’s the singin’ part we pay to see. 

COMMENTS

Humphreys Kwena: Thanks for the great job you are doing for Geo’s Media; keep it up. Managing a business is like climbing up a slippery mountain with bare feet.
Geo: No, thank you for the read, H, and you’re exactly right. managing business is not for the faint of heart.

Wendy Holmes: Geez, George, I know you have an enquiring mind, but really, do you have a need to know what percentage of female athletes are gay??
What purpose would the numbers serve for you? Do you think that lesbians might be better at sports just because they are not straight? Are you thinking that gay women are actually more physically stronger than their straight sisters? WTF? Who really cares? Sometimes, you need to dispose of your thinking cap and say to yourself; it is what it is. I still love you, though!
Geo: Wendy, first of all, how dare you try to pretend that you know what I’m thinking. The only thing you got right is I am curious because, on the male side, there are very few gay athletes. Love ya too, babe!

Radio Geo’s Media Blog is a politically incorrect inside look at Radio, TV, Music, Movies, Books, Social Media, Politics, and Religion, but mostly Life, primarily written with men in mind.
For a peek at upcoming Blogs or to see some you may have missed, go to GeorgeJohns.com.
On Twitter @GeoOfTheRadio. Sharing and commenting is appreciated.
If you’d like to subscribe, email your address to radiogeo@gmail.com.