The goddess turned out to be Barry’s seventeen-year-old sister who was playing a tune called “Crazy Man Crazy” over and over again. I found out later that the song was by Bill Haley and the Comets and was one of the first Rock & Roll records ever made and as I stood there watching her sway, I was completely mesmerized. I had no idea that women who looked like her, and that the music that she was playing, would rock my world forever.
Back then, radio didn’t play any Rock & Roll but when Patti Page recorded, “How Much Is That Doggy In The Window,” my friends and I were done. We were ready to rock even though we didn’t know what that was yet.
I recently found a rare copy of “Crazy Man Crazy,” and whenever I play it, I still see Barry’s sister’s hips swaying back and forth, back and forth, back and …
A torrid tale of a lusty night written by a man, is usually longer than the actual event and in fact, may take up a whole chapter. However, the woman’s version of the same event hardly takes a page.
Nielson seems to be in the business of measuring listeners who don’t buy anything.
Fear is the PD at most radio stations today.
Unfortunately, the instructions about out of the box thinking are written on the outside of the lid.
The only difference between making 50,000 dollars a year or a month. is the knowledge it takes to do so.
Beating last year’s numbers means nothing; the world is in a whole new place now.
You eventually become who you are acting like right now.
The way you language things either makes or breaks your presentation.
The good news is, quiet Joe won the Heisman. The bad news is, he’ll have to live in Cincinnati.
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Thanks once again for the kind words my friend, but I doubt that I ever knew more about programming than you did. But even if I did for the briefest of moments, you were the guy who inspired me in how to be a leader, how to get everyone to perform beyond what they believed they were capable of.
Something I heard recently also struck me as very George Johnsesque.
How many radio stations put in a great deal of promotional time and effort supporting their market’s Ronald McDonald House – a wonderful resource used exclusively by people from out of town? (If Monica Had Only Kept Bill Busier)
Geo: The Chief at unsuccessful radio stations not only get to attend all the meetings, but they also got to vote on promotions and other programming stuff. Not so much at successful stations Michael.
Jerry BoBo: Once upon a time, salespeople had to use both legs and a tank of gas to meet new advertising prospects. Today I’m guessing AE’s only use a chair, a screen, and a mouse. Back in the day, it was hard to get me out of your office, but now, clients can get rid of you with the mere click of their mouse. (And The Good Thing About Consolidation is?)
Doug Thompson: George, John Lennon, and George Harrison were never knighted. Only Paul and Ringo are ‘sirs’ now. Yesterday, I heard a DJ on the ’70s on 7 channel on Sirius/XM mention Ringo’s recent honour and say “John Lennon sent back his knighthood in 1969”. WRONG! John sent back his MBE medal in 1969. He had no knighthood to send back. This jock lost all credibility for me in that instant and it would have taken 10 seconds to check it on google. (Let It, Snow)
Bill Gardner: As I changed jobs and cities for my old friend George Johns, I’d do this: Drive into my new city and hit “scan” on my car radio. When it stopped on Gerry Rafferty’s “Baker Street,” that was probably the station I’d be working for……George’s station. 🙂 (Yes Men)