Rush Limbaugh’s Fall Into Oblivion

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In reality I’m a humble sort and “not that kind of guy.”  So… Today’s talk radio, as we know it, is fast fading into the sunset because of a format stuck with 1990’s rhetoric, each day addressing topics few care about.  A constant right-wing political drumbeat that no longer resonates.  A format where its practitioners…

Talk Radio – Becoming the Weekend Laxative for Octogenarians

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I’m in my mid 50’s and I used to laugh when people said it sucks getting old.  It does!  Stiffies aren’t as stiff.  You’re up 5 and 6 times a night to pee.  And “regular” is no longer “regular,” if you know what I mean. Spending time in the privacy of the privy gives one…

Brian Williams Needs a Wingman to Tell Him the Truth

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The brilliant writers and the retiring Jon Stewart, the talented comedian and fake newsman who is so good at what he does that he became a real newsman, said it all, “Why Bri Lie?  Sigh.” Some are questioning the timing of fake news anchor Jon Stewart’s retirement announcement, concluding his announcement on the same day NBC…

Cheating Rewarded – Patriots are Champs* (note asterisk)

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Is cheating rewarded in America?  YOU BETCHA! Whether one cheats at cards, on their taxes, when playing sports or on a test, we’ve all done it.  And if you deny it, you’re a liar too. By now, you all know about “Deflategate” and the Patriots playing the 2015 AFC Championship game with deflated balls.  The…

NFL understands “Rule #1″ and has you by “The Balls”

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We find ourselves living through another crisis to America’s confidence.  “Deflate-gate.” Listening to sports talk radio the past week I was struck by the faux outrage of poorly prepared talk hosts and their disbelief that an NFL head coach and quarterback may have cheated.  Shockingly stretching the rules to gain a unfair advantage.  With billions…

Seize the Power of Technology – Control Your Bright Future

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This past weekend I was at a very classy wedding.  A wonderful venue in Covington, KY across the river from downtown Cincinnati.  Beautifully decorated.  Glowing chandeliers.  Wonderful food and the bar open. The pinot grigio was excellent.  Yes, I could have thrown back some Bud Light, but considering the location and guests, I thought I’d…

The Tale of Two Americas and the Great Opportunities for Talk Radio

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There was a regular caller on 700WLW back in the day, so regular we created a jingle for him: “He hates blacks.  He hates Jews.  Here come some more of his Aryan views.  It’s Ken!” Ken reads this blog and while I don’t agree with the majority of his views (few would), I respect him…

Racine’s Don Rosen Fired After 24 Years – Outrageous Way He was “Right-Sized.”

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Radio, media and broadcasting have always been a tough business.  You’re only as good as your last ratings book and the revenues of the business.  Thus, my “Rule #1: Ratings and Revenue.” If you don’t understand this, chances are you’re doomed. But, with all the changes in recent years, the lay-offs still have come with…

Darryl Receives His Invite to the Consumer Electronics Show – Radio at Least Mentioned

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When it comes to electronic gadgets, it doesn’t get any bigger than the International Consumer Electronics Show, the CES, each January in Las Vegas.  In 2015, the event starts January 6th and runs until January 9th. The CES usually takes place right before the annual AVN or porno awards in Las Vegas, which this year…

John Kiesewetter – Keeper of Cincinnati’s Broadcast History Will Be Missed

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Newspaper media critics and the radio and television personalities they cover have always had an interesting interaction. On one hand, those in radio and television want the free publicity given to them by these critics.  But, when a story doesn’t meet to their satisfaction those radio and television personalities are the first to point the…

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