Note to Bossjocksforever
-- First, welcome to the boards! Second, CHILL
!!! Don't be so angry
This thread rings with the same value offered by so many others, if you would just give it a chance. As I myself have learned, you can gain new insights from posters with whom you otherwise disagree. My views have occasionally clashed on other threads with one in particular, BigA. But, agree or DIS
agree, BigA brings a breadth of trade knowledge to the boards equalled by few others. I sometimes disagree with him, as well as others, like LandTuna and GoatRoperRodeo. But all of them are seasoned veterans of these boards from whom I have also learned much.
I too am a boomer who spun vinyl. The pressure cooker of chasing the clock against network cues often caused me to stumble; I played more than one 45 RPM at 33-speed, then "opened" the mic to apologize for the station's technical "malfunctions", long before the misbehavior of today's Justin Timberlakes and Janet Jacksons coined that now popular catchprase. I sweated juggling my shows with the recording of 5-minute network sports feeds in time for broadcast in 15-minutes. In Roswell NM, I once cleared my voice so hard and loud preparing for the next record-to-record "segway" voice-over, that I knocked us off the air. I had forgotten I had already "potted up" on the mic. After getting us back "up", the on-call engineer chastised me over something having to do with the limitations of the transmitter's "limiters". In short, I've been there too, and agree with you that most of today's jocks have never been challenged, and don't measure up to us vets of radio's salt mine days. But that's no reason to marginalize them.
Join the fun, and let the views of others challenge you to greater heights, even if you disagree.