Tonight was the annual Michigan Association of Broadcasters Christmas Party. A good time spent with a great bunch. Jodi and I leaving earlier than usual to pick up kids at sitter. And there was work for yours truly still to do tonight - and (of course) the blog!
Does Imaging Still Matter? There's been some movement to shy away from a lot of imaging elements - perhaps an attempt to be more "iPOD-like".
My own take: there's valid arguments on either side - depending on the station, format, market and so forth. Programming is art - all very subjective.
Sean Ross writes about this topic in depth. Read Sean's words and some great follow-up comments here.
I recall Bob Pittman launching AOR WKQX/Chicago back in 1977 with a "no-hype" approach. Of course the liners Bob recorded touting "no-hype" was in fact "hype" - and was the station's imaging. It was just a different twist.
Led Zeppelin (again): Caught up with Bob Lefsetz' blog last night - and his thoughts on the Led Zep reunion shows last week:
"I don’t buy this hogwash that it’s a one-off. All my sources tell me there’s going to be a tour. No one will CONFIRM a tour, but it’s a well-known fact that they’re going to go on the road."
Read Bob's complete piece here.
More R&R Hall of Fame: Fred Jacobs and I had to be thinking the same thing. I commented on one new inductee into the Cleveland institution. Fred has his take here.
And thanks - to Dave Martin. Appreciate the kind note tonight.
Bedtime for Bonzo. More soon.