Radio Geo’s Media Blog (Can’t Is Also a 4 Letter Word) New 5/29/23

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I’ve always detested the word no, but I’m starting to come around to the possibility that no may also have a positive side. Hell, I don’t even begin to become creative until I hear it.
Randy Michaels commented that he agreed with me on No, but he hates Can’t even more.

Randy’s response reminded me of a dinner I attended a few years ago with my Daughter Candis at Camp Pendleton.
After dinner, the Company Commander got up and said, “We are supposed to be the toughest people in the world, but I do not have one Marine on this base that can do what you people are going to do tomorrow.”

He then said, “I just ran the San Diego Marathon to experience a little of what you will go through tomorrow, and the only reason I finished was because I had to face you today.
It is almost impossible for me to fathom how you will run the 26 miles I did, plus add a 2 1/2 mile ocean swim and a 116-mile bike ride. Good luck and Godspeed to you all.”

All I could think about was, “Hey, wait a minute, if a Marine can’t do it, then how the hell is my little girl going to do it?
But do it she did, so now and forever more, Candis is an Ironman.

The only reason she did it was because of the word Can’t. She was repeatedly told that it takes several years before even thinking about attempting something grueling.
And oh yeah, it’s called the Ironman, not the Ironwoman, little lady.
Yet, here we were in Camp Pendleton ready to go in less than a year

The words Cant and No are very difficult to overcome, but once they are, it produces exciting life-changing results.


Do we have any stats that prove people are happier now because of political correctness?

I wonder how great America would be if there were no lobbyists.

You are who you are when nobody’s watching.

Being influential is a lot more powerful than being powerful.

You don’t need to worry about missing an opportunity; someone else will grab it up for you.

The only problem with your memories is they don’t remember you.

Why do sad people have the best smiles?

Why would we believe that the government is the answer to anything?

If you don’t work on your dreams, you’ll soon be working on someone else’s.

The world belongs to the curious.

Nobody has ever convinced me that I’m a nobody.

Just because you don’t believe something doesn’t change whether or not it’s true.

There’s a big difference between what WOKE means and what it is perceived to mean, and then there’s that perception is reality thing.

If you care about something, you’re probably not alone.

Until they get rid of lobbyists and corporate funding, I’m against both parties.

Why do some folks think they deserve a raise just for the length of service?

Have you ever noticed that California’s not that pretty if the sun ain’t shining?

I don’t think that not standing for the flag is political; it’s anti-American. What say you?

If you don’t choose your life, it will choose it for you.

Not only does it take a lot of work to be successful, but it also takes a little luck.

Hey, ya gotta think about something, so you might as well think big.

Sometimes silence is deafening.

Never let the facts get in the way of a good story.

How ’bout dem Panthers, eh?


Chris Kampmeir: Hi George…and Reg…thanks so much for the recognition in this Classy piece. That was a great time in my learning curve, and I spent a lot of my career passing along your many words of wisdom. I really bought into the build-your-own radio station concept and used the basic working parts to rebuild or launch several stations over the years. Most notably, WYNY, NY, in its final years doing country leading up to the consolidation explosion. “The slower you go, the longer it lasts.” Such a great concept is so often undermined by impatient GMs. Remember Tim Rose and his Rolls Royce. What a hoot. Nothing classier than a proper British accent, a tux, and a Rolls! And, of course, his morning partner Beth McDonald, still killing it all these years later. I was blessed to have had many great mentors along the way but none so quotable as you, my friend. (Character Part 3)
Radio Geo: Wow, so good to hear from you, Chris. Those were the days, my friend, we thought they’d never end but end they did. 🙁

John Forsythe: Chris, George, and Reg, Great memories in San Diego and then with Kampmeier in Orlando! Definitely the highlights of my radio creations. (Character!)
Radio Geo: Great times, John.

Peter McClane: I would be interested in your comments on today’s radio. If there is such a thing. (Character!)
Radio Geo: Hi Peter, did you read part 1 of Character!, it pretty well says what I think about today’s radio.

Jed: In an instant gratification world and the major radio companies living on money that they have not earned but revenues (however much a shortfall) that have to be banked instantly, how in God’s green earth can one sel l a concept of build-it-yourself-market-radio? The manager today who buys into the concept will be gone in 30 days or less, and the format will be blown out in 90 days or less. Go slow? The industry (and their venture capital bankers) must now be run by premature ejaculators! (Character!)
Radio Geo: The problem, Jed, is there are no radio people running radio today.

Bruce Devine: George, the app is called Arrive-Can….actually it’s pretty easy & the USA has an equivalent. my summer place is in the 1000 Islands & the USA is less than a mile away. I go to the USA by boat quite a bit, I land in the USA & return to Canada without actually seeing a soul. the guy comes on my cell phone through the app & asks the usual questions via video chat & emails me my Proof of Entry…don’t have to go to some designated check-in location,  line up, etc..they already know exactly where I am, they can see via my cell phone…Easy (The Future)
Radio Geo: Yep, it looked easy, Bruce, but two hours later, me and two AA attendants were still struggling with it.

Kevin Robinson: From my front porch, I could see the 1070 towers. Up until two years ago. Retirement Condos are being built there now. Shame. (Coming To America)
Radio Geo: Very sad, Kevin, as the jingle sang, “It’s a Shame What They’re Doing To Radio.” Hard to believe that WIBC once had a 19.4 share overall with a 27 in the morning. Oh, and the Buzzard was right behind.

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