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    Out Of The Box Is “Out Of The Box”

    Back in the good ol’ days of radio, when a station would add a record “out of the box”, it was just that. You received it, listened enough to KNOW it was going to chart, because of many variables….and you were on it. You would be rewarded later to see medium and major market stations […]

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    A Storm Is Brewing

    A storm is brewing that could very well drastically change the way we do our jobs in radio, records, and as recording artists. For radio stations in small markets, it could prove to be the beginning of the end. Legislation is currently being considered in Washington for radio stations to pay artists for airplay. Currently […]

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    Let Go Of Our Ears, We Know What We’re Doing

    This might be more controversial than I want it to be. I begin by admitting this to all radio station owners, and corporate moguls- the true success of a radio station is REVENUE, not how good it sounds. But it’s almost impossible to have one without the other. If you need a plumber, you don’t […]

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    Until Next Time, So Long

    I’m sad today. Lost a piece of my childhood, which ended up ironically as part of my adult life in much bigger ways than I could ever imagine.I remember watching early American Bandstand shows when I was 5 or 6 living in Salem. Frankly, it was the closest thing to pop culture on TV back […]

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    All Roads Lead To Nashville

    If you’re a musician, at some point, the city of Nashville will be in your plans. Music City USA has earned its namesake. For decades, aspiring young, and not so young country artists have packed up all of their belongings and moved to the birthplace of country music as we all know it. A few […]

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    Don’t Underestimate Yourself

    It hasn’t been a banner year for many people. The economy has yet to make a significant recovery. People are struggling, even those with what I would consider to be extravagant incomes. This recession thing is something that we’re forced to participate in, whether we want to or not. So, as we near the end […]

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    Yes, You Can

    I know musicians whom were really at the peak of their potential walk away from the business. They became frustrated. That’s so easy to do in this industry. Really, in any form of entertainment, you probably will hear the word “NO” more so than the average human being. Having a thick skin is essential in […]

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    Monday, Monday. . .why I Dislike That Day

    Well, it’s time to blow off some steam. Maybe not steam, but this idea has been bouncing around in my head for quite a while now. Time to clear the air. I realize in this industry, radio, records, and the like, we all have jobs to do. And I’m convinced beyond a shadow of a […]

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    Why are you reporting?

    It’s been an interesting week. Monday, I got a call from a man representing a record label I had never heard of. He went on to tell me that he was working a single from an artist I vaguely remember from last year’s charts, and like all others that have called here for 20 years, […]

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    Award Winning Award Show

    There seems to be an award show every weekend of the year now. I even got a flyer in my junk e-mail box this week about an award show for SHOELACES coming up in December. Not joking. Maybe it’s because of one too many elbows to the head in crowded places on my vertically challenged […]

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    Down The Nubbins

    My stations are not alone in this predicament. We’ve downsized….essentially not replacing folks when they’ve chosen to leave…..and we’re running on a bare bones staff right now. I don’t anticipate that it will change anytime soon. I do believe that it will get better, but that said….there will probably never be a time that we’ll […]

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    Anohter Banner Night In Tinseltown

    It happened just a little later this year than usual, but the weatherman held out a perfect weekend for the New Music Awards held November 22nd at the Avalon Theater. Congratulations to all nominees, and winners. And congrats as well go out to the house band that sounded like they had played together all year […]

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