Friday, July 30, 2010
With that said, I was in an awkward position today. One of the candidates was in my place of work (NO, not my secret underground laboratory beneath the Springfield's Park Central Square). He was appearing on one of the radio stations in the cluster and he needed some production work done. I was asked to help before he went on the air. As usual, I had to be on-air in a few moments and record two segments that were to run immediately.
This guy wasn't like most of the Republicans I've dealt with in my career or my life. He was incredibly polite and patient. He understood why I wasn't giving him immediate attention. I called on of my supervisor, who said he would be back to the radio station in a few moments. He said he could help this person. I should note this production involved a political ad and LOTS OF MONEY. I was not wanting to be responsible if I messed it up. Since neither I or the candidate had the time for the production, I told him that my supervisor would be back and could help him after his interview. He said that was fine with him.
I made the joke, "You might not want to work with me. I side with the opposing party." He just laughed and said, "Nothing wrong with that. There are some good and honest people who are Democrats. We just don't agree on issues."
THEN SAY IN YOUR COMMERCIALS THAT THERE ARE SOME GOOD AND HONEST DEMOCRATS! DON'T DEMONIZE US AS DESTROYING THE COUNTRY LIKE THE OTHER REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES!
If I see an commercial from this guy saying this, I'll have more respect for him than the other 7th District Congressional candidates. I still won't vote for the guy, but I'll have more respect for him.
Of course, an opinion, like the one above, is why I'm considered the Super-Villain of the Ozarks!!! Mwu-HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
Friday, July 23, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
They want more personalities, more information about the artist, and more new music. That is everything that I have heard people in radio management say that women (and radio listeners in general) don't want.
The things I've heard said about what women listeners make them sound like an ultra-prudish version of Sarah Palin. They don't realize that a female friend of mine, who is 27 years old, is a big fan of Sublime. She and several other female friends of mine love the Pirates of the Caribbean films. Also all my female friends have tattoos. They DO NOT wear Birkenstocks. They DO find Family Guy and Beavis and Butthead funny. These women are not easily offended like so many male radio executives believe. Women want to be entertained. Alan Burns found out these women want radio to be FUN. Burns suggest that if radio doesn't change, the industry could lose a generation of listeners.
Now, how many radio executives and programmers will listen?
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Friday, July 9, 2010
Thursday, July 8, 2010
CNN has a story on the Emmy nominations, which were announced today. In an ironic turn of events, "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien" was nominated for 4 Emmy awards, even thought NBC replaced him after only seven months with the previous host Jay Leno. This isn't anything new, both Bob Newhart's 1060 variety show and the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour received Emmy awards after being cancelled, but four nominations must be a record.
Conan said "Congrats to my staff on 4 Emmy nominations. This bodes well for the future of The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien."
Congratulations to Conan, however, I feel David Letterman should receive a special Emmy for all those jokes he has made about George W. Bush and Sarah Palin. If not an Emmy, at least a Congressional Medal of Honor or rename Missouri "Lettermanland."
Of course, opinions, like this one, are why I'm considered the Super Villain of the Ozarks!!! Mwu-HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
Saturday, July 3, 2010