Tag Archives: radio

New Opportunities?

Oh man where do I start with this, I’ve updated my bazillonth resume’, networked, netfailed, used all kinds of social media to try and find something that will pay me more than the paltry annual salary I am currently at ( don’t get me wrong, its not bad if I was single, but with a family, I’ve got to find a way to make much more).

Hounding friends is out of the question, but should this be the way to find another passion? I am talented, I know it, and I’m not bashful in saying so,, what I do is a very complex thing, it doesn’t pay the bills however and I’ve got to get something that is above the 60k range just to get my head above the fill line. .. lets see here, let me list some things that I can do maybe I can create something out of thin air…

OTR Truck Driver ( I drove 18 wheelers as a young man, could still do that but would involve being away from family)

Consultant.. probably would be a great job, but need capital to keep the $ flowing

Producer (already doing that, that’s why I’m looking)

Voice Talent (ditto)

Talk Radio Host (maybe)

Ditch Digger (done that too as a young man, probably not going to make 60K doing this)

Carpet Technician (again as younger man, knees wouldn’t be able to take that now)

Dry Waller (yes probably could do this)

Tile Installer(ditto)

well,, that’s pretty much it at this writing.. sad isn’t it?.. No offense to the people that already do these jobs listed above, but I’ve come a long way in this communications career and I’ve got to move on into something different if I want to succeed again. I fancy a gig as an Operations Mgr, Communications Mgr, perhaps Chief of Operations at an NPR station.. perhaps….

oooo I know , I know.. a super talented managerial type hero that specializes in creating and developing winning strategies, ideas and information technologies in an uber-tech society of freshly minted college graduates.

sigh

Great Radio

I’m listening to one of my favorite talk radio hosts #Rush on his 26th anniversary in talk radio here in Kansas City on KMBZ and it brings to mind lots of great moments in my 24th year of broadcasting,

Although I don’t have the claim to fame Rush and my other heroes have, I do have fond memories of great radio, and the personalities that go with them.

Meeting Johnny Dare for the first time in 99′ I was in awe at his delivery, his timing and his unabashed dislike of authority. Hanging out with Max, Tanna and Moffit from KYYS (99.7 version ) and talking with Max about the early days of KY on the air and what it was like being inducted to the RR Hall of Fame, WDAF’s David Lawrence and his unique brand of morning humor, Ted Cramer who by far is one the greatest of Country Radio,

Meeting Mancow at the wedding of my dear friend Roger Carson is something I will never forget, these people helped shape who I was as a broadcast pro, helped me learn my craft and make it better.

I’ve often wondered what our world would be like without the likes of the local radio heroes, the people you love to meet, love to listen to, and mourn when they’re gone.

I’ve spent almost a quarter century in this passion, I didn’t make a lot of money, but I did make a lot of life-long friendships. As you listen to your favorite radio station and their personalities, remember that they love what they do, they wouldn’t do anything else and their job isn’t really a job it really is a passion.