So many pots, switches, buttons, knobs..what 'dis do?
Thu Dec 28 20:32:29 EST 2006
I truly believe that far too many people in Radio today consider it
"just a job" and many of those in management consider a radio station
just a "way to make money" not an endeavor to bring entertainment or any
kind of service to people - just a machine that makes money. Quality is
not a concern, it simply boils down to: "Does my income exceed my outgo
or is my upkeep my downfall?" Very, very discouraging to employees with
a passion for radio and the desire to "do a good job." And, if you view
radio that way, you might as well be selling dirt.
Reminds me of the "xeroxed a million times" pictorial joke featuring
Charlie Brown (of Peanuts fame) that was posted where I used to work
(Wang Labs) just a few years before they imploded.
It said "Trying hard to do a good job here is like peeing your pants in
a dark suit. It may give you a warm fuzzy feeling, but nobody else
Doug Drown wrote:
> I wonder sometimes about whether Clear Channel has ANY on-site engineers or
> producers at its stations. One of their talk stations in Maine regularly
> used to cut into Howie Carr's last hour with a satellite-driven "closed
> circuit" feed designed to prepare Red Sox affiliates for the evening's game.
> That was bad enough. What made it worse was that it sometimes would go on
> for at least a half-hour . . . on a station that wasn't even a Red Sox
> affiliate! I finally actually called the studio one day (after getting no
> answer during the broadcast) and the person in management with whom I talked
> responded, "Gee, THAT's not supposed to happen!" He seemed to have no idea
> that it already had --- several times.
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