Thanks for the kind words, & my apologies if I misunderstood you. I'd like to think, let loose with enough wattage, a decent staff, & a decent budget, I could do some entertaining (& profitable) radio.
I would have 2 choices in management at most stations:
#1 - Do what corporate tells me to do, then go home each night & kick the dog to release frustration.
#2 - Do what I believe would be best for the station, the staff, and the community... and last in the position a week, tops before they sent me sailing out the door with their boot.
I suspect there are a number of extremely talented people in this town doing #1 right now. I could easily list you a dozen people who I would LOVE to see handed 100,000 watts & a good-sized budget... they'd tear this town up. However, they like being able to make their mortgage & put their kids through college, so they stay quiet.
I have, I suppose, two hopes for right now:
#1 - That some rogue station turns to me some day and says, "why don't we give you a shot?" (Har-har-har.)
#2 - That internet radio gets all the legal issues straightened out, & all the technical issues for wireless internet ironed out, & I'm able to make a small living as the owner of an internet radio station.
In the meantime, I'm enjoying myself immensely, just generally being a DJ & pretending I'm one of the legends I grew up listening to.
You make an excellent point that bears repeating:
We can pontificate all day long on the way things should be, but reality dictates that "it ain't the same" as it always was.
Agreed 100%. This is a "safe" place to say, "well, if I was in charge...", and then go back to work tomorrow and do what you're told.
It's hard to offer practical programming advice when there's little local staff can do one way or another.BOB:
You keep your smoke away from our posteriors! G Thompson:
You're crackin' me UP! Thanks for all the encouragement.RadioSharpie:
I'm blushing! The kindest words come from those who have had to work with you, and have nothing to gain from being nice to you.
I wish I knew who you were! Thanks so much...NobodyOfImportance:
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