Sunday, December 9, 2007

Sunday Night Odds & Sods

25° - overcast at 10:48pm

As I post this - The History Channel's "1968" - hosted by Tom Brokaw. Great television and worth "rolling tape" on. Lots of music connections.

For a list of future air times click

Multi-tasking tonight watching both the above-mentioned TV show and reading "WHOoPLA: The Greatest Rock Radio Stunt Ever" by V Scott Beddome.

A wonderful piece on FM rock radio wars in Milwaukee back in the late 70s/early 80s. WQFM vs. WLPX.

Seven chapters posted so far with more on the way. Read here on the 93QFM: The Halcyon Daze blog.

One chapter features comments from former WQFM Program Director Lee Arnold:

“The most important thing- as a program director- is to make your staff believe that you’re going to win- and get then pumped up to the degree that they’ll do anything to make that happen."

"Back then...everybody had a real passion to do great radio. I had a staff of Rangers! We owned the streets! We did stuff to them (LPX) that made them just cry. We were horrible to them! It was great!”

I love reading these stories! Thanks to Scott Beddome for getting it all down in writing - preserving history - about (what had to be) a great radio battle! Can't wait for the next chapter.

Noted: Kurt Hanson's RAIN website now with a fresh redesign. Always worth your time and now easier to read. See here.

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