Trying to compete with my ipod…

With the proliferation of ‘Jack/Oldies’ type formats, it would be so much more entertaining to have someone make sense of the music mix. When you go From BTO to the Supremes to Pink there is no cohesiveness and at the very least a subliminal disconnect for the listener. Granted it’s not like it was in the mid-seventies era of top 40 …. read more

Well, that was… work.

The question was “Should I?” Well, I did…
I just finished two weeks of ‘guest hosting’ a local morning show… read more

Now and Then

I have mentioned that I recently had the opportunity to go back on the air at a local radio station. I did a couple of shows and at this stage it was more work than it was fun…. read more

Put up or shut up.

One of the reasons I started this blog as a way to vent my frustration with what I hear on the radio and, to be fair, what comes out of the mouths of those on television newscasts and locally produced breakfast shows…. READ MORE

Write it down

Being a good on-air host has nothing to do with being able to adlib. The ability can come in handy if something unexpected comes up, like a technical glitch, but in most cases that’s rare…. read more

Bath Water

At one point along the circuitous route commercial radio has taken on the way to a slow lingering death… read more

Larger than life…

What sets you apart, why are you on the radio and not the person listening to you? The person who hired you may not know it, but you should…

So, ya wanna do some freelance VO?…

“Now that I have been working in radio, I am interested in doing some freelance voicing, but am not too sure how to get into it. Any information you could give me would be greatly appreciated.”

It’s Alive. It’s Alive! It’s Alive!!…

About thirty years ago, in the bowels of a radio station in Edmonton Alberta, Clint’ Nichol and Tom Davies were developing one of the first ‘computer assisted’ music programming tools in North America. I had just become music director and it was my reason for staying at the station for one more year, just to be involved. It became the type of tool that would change music programming for better AND worse. A monster was being created that ultimately took control…

We’ll be right back after this musical interruption…

Do jocks really ‘introduce’ records anymore? This is the value in knowing a bit about radio’s ‘Top 40’ history. The way a record should be introduced is as if the personality was introducing the band live from the stage they were playing on. Jocks used to have a lot of experience in this…