Tag Archives: broadcasting

Voice Of The People

The radio station aired a half-hour talk show at 12:30 weekday afternoons. The “Voice of the People” had been airing on WJAG for decades before I was hired by the station. It was more or less a free-form 30-minutes of … Continue reading

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Contemplating Silence

As I write this sentence, very strong winds are creating a lot of ruckus and noise. The weather forecast promises no silence before the dawn. If I really believe silence is golden, why do I live in the Great Plains … Continue reading

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Apprenticeship Experiences

During most of my broadcasting career, part of my job was to mentor new part-time employees. To teach and demonstrate the numerous skills and techniques to young people felt very rewarding. After an employee’s probationary period and training was complete … Continue reading

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There were two corner offices at the small radio station in Wayne, Nebraska. The owner/manager occupied the southwest office and I was assigned the northwest room. Shortly after being given the office, the boss bought paint at a clearance sale. … Continue reading

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Nebraska… The Good Life

When I moved back to Nebraska after several years living elsewhere, I scoffed at the highway signs at the borders proclaiming “Nebraska… The Good Life”. On the face of it, a lot of people think this flyover state is mediocre, … Continue reading

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It’s that time of the year when appeals to our better nature arrive in greater numbers. There are close to a million public charities in the United States, alone. Add to that at least half-a-million civil leagues and 100,000 private … Continue reading

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Creativity Happiness

Not so many years ago, if life was treating me bad, the best cure for unhappiness was my job. I was very fortunate to get paid for what I loved to do–play records for the public. As soon as I … Continue reading

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