Tuesday, July 17, 2007

"Get over the idea that only children should spend their time in study. Be a student so long as you will have something to learn, and this will mean all your life." Henry L. Doherty

"People count up the faults of those who keep them waiting." French proverb

"Take the course opposite to custom and you will almost always do well." Jean-Jacques Rousscau

Little Steven
speaks up writing his Garage Rock column in the July 21st issue of Billboard.

"The record industry, the publishers and our government should be doing everything possible to help radio, old and new, and start treating it like the national treasure it is instead of trying to kill the golden goose that's carried everyone for 60 years."

Bravos Little Steven! Thanks to Dan Kelley for the inside tip.

Today's image: Tree framed in Tree by Daniel James. Very cool. Thanks for sharing.

Priceless: Clay Shirky "They didn't care that they'd seen it work in practice because they already knew it couldn't work in theory."

The obvious remains the most difficult to see: Arthur Greenwald gets right to the point writing in TVNewsDay (Forget Cool: Make Broadcasting Red Hot free reg)...

The way for broadcasting to recapture market share from cable and satellite is not by promoting the facts that it is free and a better HD medium, but by developing compelling local programming." Amen. Local, local, local! No matter your 2008 LO budget, increase it.

Congrats & cheers: Kevin Matthews guest hosting late mornings today and tomorrow on Kipper McGee's WLS. Middleton, Wisconsin named #1 on Money's annual Best Places to Live list. We love Middleton, home to our retail store since 2004. Google, Dave Girouard and his Enterprise team on launching Custom Search Business Edition. Colleen Brown and the Fisher Communications gang on their acquisition of Pegasus News (Kudos to Mike Orren and crew for leading the hyper-local charge). Smart, very smart.