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(11/1/2011 8:18:35 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Ronald, I asked several professional radio people, notice I didn't use the term broadcasters...even though they are...and we all agree, that you are off base. Incorrect, and misinformed. I offer this criticism with complete respect for your position as a professional and as a man. I certainly do not mean to be offensive, but sincerely, you are simply not right about this. Consider the fact that from the first moment you cracked a mic, you never listened to radio with the same ears again. From then on, you dissected and analyzed every nuance...we all do, and there have been times I wished that I could just enjoy listening with an uneducated ear...but alas, those days are behind both of us. There is a reason things are done the way they are, that rationale has been carried on the backs of thousands of DJ's and programmers...because it simply works best. That is not to say your impersonal approach does not work either, but given a head to head comparison, the average listener will go for friendly every time. The fact thta you so dominated in your dayparts in the past is a good indication that you were up against some puny opposition. Thanks for your opinions, but remember, that is exactly what they are, opinions. I offer this diatribe as a longtime successful jock who has dominated the comptetition myself.
- Jock Harris
(10/11/2011 2:17:11 PM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Indeed they have, Jake. The industry has backtracked and retreated to the point where, instead of high quality communications coming from a Show Business-based source, the lowest common denominators have been stressed and foisted on a disapproving audience while so many of the stations are being run like they were dry cleaning franchises.

"Communications" - as a separate field - has been making monstrous improvements - none of which, I submit, are being transitioned into Radio.

Again... more to follow.

- Ronald T. Robinson
(10/11/2011 11:46:21 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Things have changed in the last 25 years. - respectfully, -J Jamieson
- Jake Jamieson
(10/11/2011 10:57:34 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Not only did I win - I dominated my day-part... at different stations and different formats. Eighteen to twenty percent shares compared to the next which was an eight may be evidence that sumthin' was going on.And this was the case for years and years.

Nevertheless, I acknowledge and appreciate the response - I get a lot of that. Still... more to follow.

As I say... Dogma is tough to challenge.

- Ronald T. Robinson
(10/11/2011 9:35:08 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Wow Ron, really??? ... It's called a para-social relationship.  If you don't know who you are talking to, maybe you should check who the target demo of your station is.  Ron, stick with the voice over stuff because you obviously have no clue how to win on air.

- Jake Jamieson

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