Tag Archives: radio

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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Mindful News Consumption

The next year or so, we’ll be exposed to a media circus that may be more distracting than ever before. I ask myself, “Will I be drawn into it, or will I try to ignore it?”  A better question is, … Continue reading

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45s

The only vinyl 45 rpm single that’s been stolen from me was my copy of The Beatles “Let It Be”.  I’ve owned over 100 45s during my life, mostly as a youth.  I wasn’t upset,so much, about the loss of … Continue reading

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The Fleming Valve

To begin the actual on-air portion of my radio career in the early 1970’s, I was required to obtain an operator’s license from the Federal Communications Commission.  Before the bureaucratic streamlining, anyone who ran the audio and transmitter controls was … Continue reading

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A Vast Wasteland

Most of us have heard the reference to television programing as a “vast wasteland”.  Very few of us know the circumstances behind such an allegation. The metaphor was spoken on May 9, 1961 in front of the assembled members of … Continue reading

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It’s Betty White’s Birthday

I can’t think of anybody who dislikes Betty White.  She’s a talented actress, a magnetic television personality, a pretty good singer, a former radio star, skilled author, and an hilarious comedienne.  She’s been delighting audiences for more than 70 years. … Continue reading

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FM Radio: My POV

FM radio broadcasting has been very good to me.  Thanks to it and AM radio broadcasting, I’ve been able to eke out a living.  About 40 years of my life were devoted to commercial radio broadcasting and its culture. The … Continue reading

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