This is a presentation about presentations. But I think every single one of the forty slides in this deck actually relate to great programming, story telling, marketing, everything in communications. This is brilliant. If you are in the content and…
Now this is some remarkable Marketing. Coca Cola puts its marketing money where it’s mouth is when it comes to using the word “happiness” in its branding. Here are coke machines in New Delhi India and Lahore Pakistan where people…
This is a post only for people in radio, and then maybe only half of you. It’s about the broadcast clock, as seen from the control room at NPR’s All Things Considered. Clocks in radio are everywhere. Last week I…
A great piece in Fast Company about what makes an excellent presentation.   It’s gleaned from a college admissions tour but applies to any of us who ever have to stand in front of any of you and make sense.  …
  This is an excellent story the development of one of the most successful local talkshows in the US.  It’s also the story of how a show incubated in a strategic, privately held company now has to survive in an…
Isn’t that the truth!  Most of us in radio and other media grew up in a world where we had the microphone and they had a single speaker.  And we’d push stuff down the air at them one at a…
This is great!   The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Austin kicks people out for texting or talking during movies.  So a texter they had ejected called and complained in a voice mail message, and the theater turned her message into a…
I had never really known much about the activist, muckraking, protesting Chinese artist Ai Weiwei until I saw his biography on Frontline last night. From the Fuck Off art exhibition marking Shanghai's 200th birthday   About to drop an ancient…
25 years ago there was huge flooding in Northern California that I covered as a very young news reporter.  It was an extraordinary experience that culminated with my being on a broken levee next to neighborhoods of families all on…
I love this.  The research company Broadcast Architecture actually sat down with the people who carry portable people meters that measure what they are listening to on the radio.  Click Here To Read The Startling Results.…
// A few years when Al Peterson was writing a great News/Talk column for Radio & Records, he asked me to write a column for him.  At the time I was at Premiere Radio Networks and very focused on the…
This is Carlos.  He lives and works in Tecuala, in the state of Nayarit, Mexico. Tecuala is a tiny town with mostly dirt streets and no stoplights.  It’s on the Pacific Coast, about half way between Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta.…
Downtown Los Angeles as seen from Dodger Stadium This is the view from the media parking lot at the top of Dodger Stadium.  Taken in August of 2008.…