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Memories of Tony Packos

July 11, 2012

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One of the most exciting parts of my midwest vacation last week was getting to eat at Tony Packos Hungarian Hot Dogs in Toledo. After having heard about it for years I was thrilled to finally get to try it out. But as I’ve been telling people about that part of my adventure it turns […]

Timely Does Not Equal Interesting

July 9, 2012

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There were no new posts last week because I was on a multiple day road trip around the midwest and, not surprisingly, I heard some really bad radio hosts. Like the one on the last day of our trip who opened the mic and started talking about the lifeguard who was fired for saving someone outside of his […]

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 […]

Pain, Fear and Mean Mr. Mustard

June 26, 2012

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In his iMedia Connection article “The Truth About Engagement,” Joseph Carrabas, the Founder & Chief Research Officer for NextStage Evolution discusses how a person’s unconscious mind works hard to keep out distractions so we can concentrate. Carrabas says there are some things the unconscious mind let’s through its barriers, “Examples include our child’s cry of pain […]

The Web Site Your Station (or Show) Needs

June 25, 2012

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Ever had this thought: “Why does the radio station (or my show) even need a Website? We interact with our fans on Facebook. Why would they come visit the station (show) site?” Just like with everything else we do, the key is content. Most station (show) Web sites today don’t offer the one thing our listeners want […]

Twitter is Finding its Groove

June 22, 2012

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Don’t look now but here comes Twitter. I know what you are thinking, “Twitter has been here. Where have you been?” But let’s face it while Twitter and Facebook are probably the two most recognized social media platforms there is no comparison in size, engagement level or ease of use. Facebook — love it or […]

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 […]

Stealing from Sweden

June 20, 2012

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A recent segment of Steven Colbert’s show focused on his attempt to take control of Sweden’s official Twitter account for one week. The idea isn’t as far-fetched as it might initially seem. Apparently control of Sweden’s official account @Sweden  is controlled by a new Swedish citizen each week. While the government is resisting giving Colbert who’s not a […]

Don’t Let Your Show Be Like Prometheus

June 15, 2012

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I am glad my friend Christine and I settled on seeing “Prometheus” at an Imax theater. Seeing the truly stunning visuals on the giant screen was quite amazing. What the Imax couldn’t fix however was the lack of characters worth caring about which, despite faithfully wearing my 3D glasses, made the whole experience pretty flat. When I saw the […]