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(9/7/2013 5:16:11 PM)   Flag as inappropriate content
pGn9gC Im obliged for the article post.Really thank you! Will read on...
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(11/10/2011 8:24:44 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Meanwhile, it is not I who is making a claim for the existence of a Personal Listener or that there is a necessity for and/or a value in applying the principle.

It is incumbent, I submit, on those who insist on the premise to provide the evidence that accepting and using the strategy doesn't alienate more listeners than it attracts. Plus, given how important this issue might be... compelling evidence would be nice, too.

Although delivered in a shabby, slanderous and disrespectful manner, the comments (below) have tweaked an idea.

In the next piece for Radio Ink, I will be expanding on The Personal Listener-concept and figuratively testing where that might take us.

Most professionals, I would hope, might be open to considering the challenges.

- Ronald T. Robinson
(11/9/2011 5:09:58 PM)   Flag as inappropriate content
My goodness! Not only were those last comments cheap, nasty, superfluous and delivered behind a vacuous pseudonym, they were inaccurate. How could anyone pull those kinds of numbers for that long in so many different stations and formats by doing straight Boss Jock repetitions? Would that it twoud that it twere. We wouldn't have a devastated medium.

I'll leave it to others to determine the legitimacy and accuracy of the rest of my comments.

I will, however, respond to one of the critical quotes: "Is it not the job of the communicator to put him/her self into the shoes of the listening public? To imagine where they are, what they're doing, and what they 're thinking about? YES, it is."

My response: No. It is not! The ability to mind-read or know the experience of any or all listeners is impossible. Making the claim generates gross inaccuracies tumbling from the gaping maws of those who make the attempt.

Further, and this may not come up again for awhile... Run-on sentences and offering an overwhelming amount of information fairly quickly has an overloading effect that can be exploited and come in quite handy sometimes.

- Ronald T. Robinson
(11/9/2011 3:11:13 PM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Ron- please, read what you wrote here. Your use of the english language is, to say the least, a little loose. When you say 'purveying' do you mean 'surveying?' Because to purvey is to sell or make something available. To survey is to scan or oversee. Incidentally, the sentence which contains the word is fully four lines. A classic run-on sentence if ever there was one.

When you say 'influential' do you mean they have influence? You seem to be mixing your tenses in that sentence.

Why do you assume that all people who listen to radio are reacting in the manner you assume when you say 'making claims the listener is having experiences which the majority are not.' How do you know? Is it not the job of the communicator to put him/her self into the shoes of the listening public? To imagine where they are, what they're doing, and what they 're thinking about? YES, it is.

You go on to suggest that listeners are only barely tolerating any air talent that has the temerity to indulge in the practice of one-to-one communication. Another dangerously loose, un-supportable, and preposterous generalization. What empirical evidence can you point to that would suggest you are right? People like you are the very worst kind; making broad righteous statements with nothing but hot air to back them up. Please - spare us your empty generalizations.

I have heard you on the air Ron. You never said a single thing other than big-voice call letters, the time, and your name. Is that how it's supposed to be? You had no personality on the air whatsoever. How is that supposed to stem the tide of users going to other services?

Tell you what. Here's a new credo for you. Never say with a thousand words what can be said with one. It will make your ravings less confusing, righteous, and out-right wrong.


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