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The Best Super Bowl Spot Was From a Radio Guy

February 4, 2013

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The best spot in the Super Bowl by far goes to Dodge for the Ram Truck commercial that featured the voice of Paul Harvey. It was interesting to watch an entire party come to a halt as that spot progressed both because curiosity was building about who the commercial was for and because Harvey’s words were so powerful. […]

Let’s Stop Playing the Name Game

August 7, 2012

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The bells have rung. Times have changed. Listeners are smarter and more savvy about media than ever before. And therefore they are more skeptical too. Because of this, over and over again, the best hosts and programmers now say its important to connect with your audience in a real way. Have a conversation with them, be […]

Gossip vs Real Life: A Contrast In Styles

July 31, 2012

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For last week’s Billboard Top 40 Update I was lucky enough to interview two women who are redefining the concept of hosting nights at Top 40 radio. Traditionally a boy’s club of sorts these two ladies – Silly Jilly of KKHH in Houston and Nessa of KYLD in San Francisco —  are proving that women can not only handle nights but score big […]

Tosh Point Oh-No!

July 17, 2012

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There are only a couple of hard and fast rules I believe in when it comes to working with talent  and Daniel Tosh, the stand-up comedian who hosts the Comedy Central Show “Tosh.0,” broke one of them recently: don’t make jokes about rape. Tosh was apparently talking about how rape jokes are actually quite hilarious and […]

Oh! Carolina

June 29, 2012

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It’s always encouraging to hear the same things I’ve been trying to say day after day echoed by someone else whose opinion is noteworthy. For example, in this week’s Billboard Top 40 Update I interview Carolina Bermudez who, after seven years on-air as co-host of the syndicated Elvis Duran Morning Show is moving on to a morning TV gig. Think […]

Why Best-Selling Authors Keep Selling

June 27, 2012

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I’ve got approximately 800 pages to go in the fourth book of the series that HBO’s “Game of Thrones” is based on (George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire”). That means I’ve already digested the approximately 2500 pages that make up the first three installments. I bring this up because I can’t believe I’ve gotten […]

Keep Calm, Carry On and Don’t Swear

June 21, 2012

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Look me in the eye and pay attention when I tell you… do not swear on the radio. I know how you are. You scan the news, you don’t really read it. Headlines like, “Supreme Court Shoots Down FCC Fines For Fleeting Expletives/Nudity In Narrow Ruling” or “Supremes Toss ‘Fleeting Indecency” might put the wrong […]