Spreading Radio’s Wealth

Barack Obama is being slammed by John McCain and Fox News Channel for wanting to take from the very rich and give to the poor -- or spreading the wealth.

He denies it.

I kind of like it -- and remember I'm talking as a guy with Clear Channel's money.

I like this idea of spreading the wealth for the radio industry.

So I'd like to run for President of Radio's Conscience. Here is my platform for spreading the wealth. Warning: you have entered a "no win" zone. You may like these ideas or you may not but the only place you can even entertain them is in the fantasy of your own mind.

Having said that, here&hellip

Spreading Radio’s Wealth

Barack Obama is being slammed by John McCain and Fox News Channel for wanting to take from the very rich and give to the poor -- or spreading the wealth.

He denies it.

I kind of like it -- and remember I'm talking as a guy with Clear Channel's money.

I like this idea of spreading the wealth for the radio industry.

So I'd like to run for President of Radio's Conscience. Here is my platform for spreading the wealth. Warning: you have entered a "no win" zone. You may like these ideas or you may not but the only place you can even entertain them is in the fantasy of your own mind.

Having said that, here&hellip

Snakebitten Radio

I was a major market program director for a radio GM who used to call me and the station sales manager, a guy whose nickname was "The Snake" -- into his office when the Arbitron rating books arrived.

Behind closed doors, he'd shut his thick drapes that covered the windows overlooking an array of towers in a large field.

He had "The Snake" on his right side and me on his left as he paged through the newly arrived rating books. There was one light on -- a desk lamp, as I remember it.

I was scared no matter how many times he performed this voodoo ritual -- and I wish I was making this up -- but sadly, it's exactly as I&hellip