If you read enough of these things you’ll pick up some common themes, like, Waffle House, “Clarissa Explains It All”, highway rest areas and ‘elements you see at GREAT radio stations’.
One of the things that you almost always see in a great radio station, is they miss nothing. Everything is potentially something they can take and have fun with. For 20 years that was WPGC in DC. They were so hyper-tapped in to that market that it was stoopid™.
Right now, as I’m typing this, the Seahawks just won a trip to Glendale and my email is clogging up with emails from Z-100 in Portland as we strategerize what they should be doing. I’ve seen stations that missed their local teams going to national championships. These people have jobs!! Isn’t that frightening?
A couple of weeks ago a story was trending nationally about a women in San Diego who happened to be on the toilet at work when an 8 foot python decided to exit after exploring the local sewer system. Read more…