Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The Mavericks. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.
Last week, I presented the photos of a few of the folks who changed the world; this week, may I present some of the Mavericks who changed radio. On the top is Bill Drake and below him are L-R, Chuck Blore, Buzz Bennet, Howard Stern, and Randy Michaels. Next row down, Jim Hilliard, Rush Limbaugh, Lee Abrams, and Jack McCoy. At the bottom is Bill Clinton who not only changed radio, he ravaged it.
Have you ever noticed that neither the Republicans nor the Democrats ever talk about the price of gas if it’s up, prescription drugs, lobbyists, or corporate funding? They only talk about the things they can’t be blamed for, like Covid 19 and Climate Change. “It’s not my fault, man!”
Speaking of Climate Change, is Al Gore still the only one who’s made a buck from it?
Fame corrupts creativity.
Unfortunately, a gun is the only thing that makes us all equal, so I predict that guns will not go away anytime soon.
Doctors, until they get your insurance numbers are all great. After that, it isn’t easy to get their attention.
Mortgage rates may be low, but closing costs sure ain’t.
The other day I was at the Dentist’s, and the Today show was on TV, but I could only hear it because the sun was on it. Anyway, they were all excited about some Bubba guy who had just won a Nascar race where he was only the second person to do so. As they were interviewing him, I thought, hell, I don’t even remember who the second man on the moon was; why would anybody care about this? The mystery was solved when I found out that Bubba was a black man. Ahh, of course. However, I can’t help but wonder why Asians and Hispanics aren’t newsworthy?
Another thing that I can’t understand is why a Father, what with plea bargaining and stuff, would buy into letting the law handle someone who hurt his daughter? I know I’m not.
Paying dumb people more money doesn’t make them any smarter.
Trying to make something that’s already big bigger usually results in it becoming smaller.
When did Canadians go from feeling inferior to Americans to feeling better than them? That’s a hell of a jump.
Have you ever noticed that when a person is hired at great expense to fix something, and it doesn’t go well, a sex scandal involving them suddenly appears? Yeah, I’m talkin’ morals clauses, Urban.
Looking around before you say anything no longer works. Saying it is a career breaker.
Doing more than expected comes with rewards.
The hardest thing to do is to stop tinkering with something already great. I’ll never forget when you could hear KVIL in Dallas everywhere, but the ratings came out, and they were very disappointing. Knowing how bummed I was, Hilliard said. “Johns, don’t you dare touch it; it’s perfect.” Sure enough, when the following ratings were released, KVIL blew Dallas away.
A man who can love a woman enough to love her children from another man is a hell of a man.
Our having so many choices obviously isn’t leading to happiness, everybody’s still bitchin’.
Being able to do many things doesn’t mean a thing. What counts is what you do with what you’ve got.
People are usually at their best when faced with unreasonable expectations.
Storytelling is still the best teaching device.
The road to success is a long and winding one.
You only overachieve when you underestimate.
When you look at how much free money the government is handing out, it seems like we must have elected Santa Clause.
If 1 out of 12 people can’t handle alcohol, how many can handle drugs?
Why are people always ready to do the right thing when it’s already too late?
If they took the magic out of religion, it would be much easier to understand.
Being the age I am, I finally have the balls to say, “I ain’t doing that.”
How do they know how many calories there are in everything?
I believe in God, but I don’t believe in those who claim they talk to him.
When Jim Hilliard was asked after my throwing stuff at the sales department why he tolerated my behavior, he said, “I hate it when George does that, but something extraordinary always happens next.
The higher the minimum wage, the higher the expectations for it to be a job well done.
Your freedom of speech ends at the front door of every establishment.
Doing good radio is in a grey area, but doing great radio is only black or white. Either it is, or it ain’t.
The shortage of one product usually leads to the lack of others.
The only people in the radio biz who think they’re doing excellent work are the management at the various radio companies. I wonder if they believe their press releases?
According to the law, we’re all innocent until proven guilty. However, according to the police, we’re all guilty of something.
Sucking in your stomach for a photo session may fool the camera, but it won’t fool the scale.
The only Americans moving to Mexico are those running from the law.
When everything you do seems wrong, maybe it is?
The passing of my wife Lana only proves that Billy Joel’s song, “Only The Good Die Young,” was right.
So are the folks who live in the South Side of Chicago just misunderstood, as the liberals claim?
When do you ever stop measuring yourself against your father? Attention to detail is what makes lucky people lucky.
If you know the odds, you have a shot at beating them.
The people never really wanted a car; they wanted the freedom it offered.
I wonder how many men didn’t want their sons to be like them?
Good words are easily said, but doing good deeds, not so much.
As unique as children are, how do they manage to grow into ordinary adults?
Does being #1 mean anything to anybody anymore?
Speaking of #1. I learned a long time ago that if you want a shot at the golden ring, you need a strong #2.
I don’t know any father who didn’t wish that he was a better Dad. Unfortunately, unlike our Mothers, who spent their lives training to be Moms, we were never taught how to be Dads.
Trying to appeal to everyone keeps you from appealing to anyone.
Holding on to what you have keeps you from having what you want.
The only person who doesn’t get paid at a recording session is the singer.
No matter your situation, somewhere somehow, somebody is doing much better and much worse than you are.
I wonder if the CIA or Homeland Security is politically correct? I think not?
Is it just me, or since slow Joe became president, is there not more gun violence than ever?
You have to fit in to get in.
When a beautiful woman comes into your life, it’s the best and worst thing that will ever happen.
Speaking of women, only they are capable of faking it.
In 1963 James Bond took us from Benny Hill to the Beatles.
On any given Sunday, any team in the NFL can beat any other. All they need are a few new plays that haven’t made the game film yet.
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