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Legends and Heros. In the past few days, Lee Arnold has blogged about a topic close to my heart.
Lee asks - with relation to the various radio industry honors - "Where The Hell is Bill Drake and Tom Donahue" as well as some other known and not-so-well known names in our industry's past. Read here.
I agree with Lee that there's a lot of be learned from our past - we all need to be students "of our shared radio history". And regardless of format. Dave Martin (here) comments on Lee's piece and added some names of his own, all deserving of honor. Jim Schulke? You bet!
I'd still love to hear the stories, strategies and thinking from those legends who may have dropped out of the biz. A few of the legends do blog. Others just need to be tracked down and interviewed.
The name Buzz Bennett came up again in conversation this week. There's another name. Buzz apparently MIA.
Bonus: yesterday Lee printed a letter from the legendary Joe Kelly (another name!). Joe writes about the late Thom O'Hare. Read here.
Much thanks to Lee - plus the contributions of Dave and Joe for bringing up this topic in the blogosphere again.
More here on the blog tonight.