Your accusations are false! I did not make the "Misspoe" posts on this site. This is an excellent tool for broadcasters and radio stations to keep abreast of what's happening in the industry, but it appears a handful have decided to turn it into a gossip page to slur people they don't like or have had disagreements with. [EDIT]
First off you don't know me. Secondly, you don't seem to understand the "damage" you can do to a person's integrity and reputation on a site like this.
Any radio station that I've ever competed against in any market will piggy-back on your comments and before you know it a 33 year honorable, yet competitive broadcasting career, becomes in question because of a person like you. I have no problem with other stations telling clients not to buy from "Poe" because he's too pushy or doesn't understand the Delta. That's just competition! What I do have a problem with is someone like you, just making casual remarks like you're an authority on radio and the "Delta" when you're not!
I have always tried to conduct my radio business above board and have been very successful with that approach. If I have a disagreement with anyone in the industry, I take it directly to them. As you well know I was recruited from Minnesota to assist Steve Ladd with the start-up of WROX. You don't know the details of our agreement, and rightfully so, it's not your business. Jason commissioned Steve as General Manager and in case you don't know, the GM is responsible for ensuring the bills are paid. For you to accuse him of stealing is “gross misrepresentation” on your part. Suffice it to say you posted documentation (that can be lifted) that is totally false and damaging! Do you realize the "potential damage" you have done to Steve Ladd?! Give it some thought. How would you like to be in his shoes? I resent your remarks about me on this site and will take the appropriate actions. I don't think Steve is even aware of this.
I accidentally stumbled up on this site last week and have been viewing some of the comments made by people who have no knowledge of the Mississippi Delta Radio Market, but seem very comfortable "bad-mouthing" it. I love the market and contrary to your posts I have been here ever since I made the decision to help Steve with the start-up of WROX and have been able to make a descent living here—in radio!
For those who’ve tried the Mississippi Delta and don’t like it—Walk away! Let those of us who want to stay do what we do! Radio in the Mississippi Delta is a good business, if left to professional broadcasters! Bad-mouthing radio only frustrate advertisers and make them invest their advertising dollars in newspapers, billboards, commercial television, even cable TV--anything but radio! Do we really wantthem to do that? The battle between MRS Ventures and Larry Fuss is between them. It's got nothing to do with "Poe". The battle between you and Jason is between the two of you. I don't have a fight with any parties involved, and won't tolerate my name being associated with this crap. Getting WROX back on the air was a "cluster...", but we all knew the risks coming in. Pick yourself up, dust yourself off, count your blessings that you are still passonate about radio, and move on. [EDIT]
I urge others on this site who may have a problem with me to contact me directly directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
. I would appreciate that.
It seems the new trend in competitive radio sales is to discredit the seller to the advertiser. We have reached a new low in this business. Let's raise the bar back to where it should be and make the newspapers, television stations and billboard sellers earn their money!
James Poe, but please call me "Poe"[EDIT-inflammatory]