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Re: B101/Oldies 103 link part 15

The email that was forwarded to me that took a swipe at the kid is the
hard feelings of
the air staff finally beginning to boil over.  I know who my source is
and there is  nothing 
political about the comments, they are just a statement of the hard
feelings that the air
staff has toward the current management at what once was one of the best
Oldies stations in 
the country (a couple of Marconi nominations).  As far as Providence
being enough experience
to jump to a top 10 market perhaps, there are some very good people on
Providence radio but 
when they arrive strictly because they are friends of the boss it doesn't
matter how good they
turn out to be, they have 3 strikes against them.  I feel sorry for the
kid, he's young, naive and walking
into a very bad situation that is not of his making.


On Mon, 3 Apr 2000 14:46:00 -0400 "Smyth, Sean (NEE-TAB)"
<ssmyth@cnc.com> writes:
> Dave writes:
> >The point of all this is not to slam the kid, or the other friends 
> from
> >Providence that have
> >landed jobs at Oldies since the arrival of their former boss.  The 
> people
> >left at Oldies are
> >upset that it appears talent and experience no longer play a key 
> role in
> >getting a job at Oldies
> >but it matters more that you be a friend of the PD's.    Of the 7 
> hires
> >that the PD has made
> >since taking over 5 have come from his personal files (after a 
> nationwide
> >search no doubt).
> >B101 is refered to as the farm club.
> If that's your beef, then I'll agree with you. The clique mentality 
> exists
> in all
> professions, so it's not limited to just Oldies 103. However, they 
> should
> be going after the best talent out there -- it's a top-10 market 
> station.
> Now,
> on the sruface there is nothing inherently wrong with hiring someone 
> from
> that station if they have the talent; heck, it's in a middle-sized 
> market
> and
> a solid station. It's not like they are coming from Coure D'Alene, 
> Idaho, or
> Mitchell, S.D., or some other obscure small market. Anyone working 
> in
> Providence has likely paid their dues in the business.
> The problem I had wasn't with you so much, David; the forwarded 
> e-mail
> which you send along to us took a pretty nice swipe at the kid and, 
> it was pretty uncalled for. It's not HIS fault that someone wants to 
> hire
> him
> up here in Boston and the motivations may be more political than 
> anything.
>  -Sean