63° - scattered clouds at 11:19pm
Good Evening from Okemos.
Reading: The original WLUP/Chicago Format Guide written for its debut in March of 1977. It was a gift I found in the mail Friday arriving home from the day job. Very cool to read the philosophy and formatics of a station I listened to heavily back then. 52 typewritten pages.
My thanks to its author and first WLUP Program Director J. Blackburn for sharing this bit of history; and being quite candid through emails on his hits and misses throughout his career.
I've written about his new radio novel; his website here.
Conclave wrap: Have been checking out the Conclave reports on the R&R site. Some great info on promotions and text messaging; no surprises with the discussion about performance royalties (what is the debate in a room full of radio folks?) and a great session on show prep and websites.
The McVay seminar with legendary voice talent Nick Michaels appeared to be a hit. If you were there, I am envious. Waiting to read what Lee Abrams offered on Friday.
Good stuff: "What are YOU doing to make your listeners' lives better today?"
Read some great examples via Jaye Albright here.
A late post today. My free time spent on the internet radio project, still getting music together and experimenting (can I play the new Coldplay song, Uriah Heep, The Temptations, Zeppelin and AC/DC on the same station? Hmmmm....). I don't want to hype this more than it is: a hobby effort with a hobby budget and nothing more.
Have a good night.