Wednesday, January 23, 2008

"The secret to success in any human endeavor is total concentration." Kurt Vonnegut

"Become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid." Lady Bird Johnson

"Concentration is everything. On the day I'm performing, I don't hear anything anyone says to me." Luciano Pavarotti

Image: setapart_011 by shane. Very cool. Thank you!

From the series of ads by United Technologies Corporation...

Most of us miss out on life's big prizes.
The Pulitzer.
The Nobel.
But we're all eligible for life's small pleasures.
A pat on the back.
A kiss behind the ear.
A four-pound bass.
A full moon.
An empty parking space.
A crackling fire.
A great meal.
A glorious sunset.
Hot soup.
Cold beer.
Don't fret about copping life's grand awards.
Enjoy its tiny delights.
There are plenty for all of us.

My favorite in the series remains a writing headed Make something happen, posted earlier here.

Bonus: She's changing her name from Kitty to Karen. She's trading her MG for a white Chrysler LaBaron. MOS music research. Cake video.

Revisited: Chicago radio - revenue per listener. 12+ AQH pers divided into gross rev. My thanks to Kurt Hanson for the suggestion. Second number in paren represents AQH rank.

1. (25) WSCR $1,162.62
2. (12) WTMX $1,075.06
3. (21) WXRT $945.00
4. (3) WBBM-AM $878.29
5. (27) WMVP $790.60
6. (26) WKQX $735.58
7. (9) WUSN $732.59
8. (11) WLIT $671.39
9. (1) WGN $659.56
10. (t18) WLUP $637.24
11. (15) WLEY $604.35
12. (10) WBBM-FM $587.03
13. (13) WDRV $574.46
14. (2) WGCI $513.58
15. (8) WLS $487.63
16. (t18) WJMK $477.42
17. (4) WOJO $475.06
18. (7) WKSC $464.46
19. (5) WVAZ $463.81
20. (17) WILV $408.87
21. (26) WCFS $403.53
22. (6) WNUA $305.29
23. (14) WZZN $188.89

Interesting to note the difference in performance between stations. For example, WLUP and WJMK have identical AQH pers, are also close in cume pers (the Loop leading Jack by approx 13k). Major upside potentials for WZZN and WNUA! The performances in this metric by WGCI and WVAZ (not to mention WNUA and WOJO) would seem to confirm, in my opinion, that racism is alive and well. Another interesting metric involves discovering how much it's costing to create a single avail. This is an excellent first step in developing an effective pricing model.

Previously - Revenue per listener using cume pers here.

More later.