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by fmdj1
Wed Dec 09, 2015 1:57 pm
Forum: Net Talk
Topic: What automation system do you prefer?
Replies: 30
Views: 23255

Re: What automation system do you prefer?

I've only used a few since I've been fortunate enough to stay at my stations a long time. Enco has a great interface and tons of features, but they treat their customers like beta testers and you have to pay for support to get fixes for bugs they introduce into the system with each upgrade. We've te...
by fmdj1
Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:07 am
Forum: Engineering/FCC Matters
Topic: HD Radio = HUGE DISASTER!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 11510

Re: HD Radio = HUGE DISASTER!!!

Why is it that people who probably have never worked with HD Radio are so ready to declare it a huge disaster? I manage a radio station with an HD component and I feel it has been a huge success. Why? Well, we are a college based station who, several years ago lost the student aspect of the station ...
by fmdj1
Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:04 pm
Forum: Sales & Management
Topic: Paid PSA recommendations
Replies: 4
Views: 5442

Re: Paid PSA recommendations

Thank you for passing judgement on me and my radio station without knowing anything about either. Perhaps I should also make a rash judgement regarding you without any information, however, I don't believe that is the purpose of this forum. But, for those who are professionals who visit this forum a...
by fmdj1
Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:20 pm
Forum: Sales & Management
Topic: Paid PSA recommendations
Replies: 4
Views: 5442

Paid PSA recommendations

Hi All,
We have been using Educational Media Group for several years to provide paid PSA's, but we want to see what else is out there. Any recommendations for or experiences with other groups?
Thanks in advance!
by fmdj1
Wed Aug 31, 2011 2:28 pm
Forum: Net Talk
Topic: Is it worthwhile to just buy a station?
Replies: 16
Views: 4012

Re: Is it worthwhile to just buy a station?

What a great question. If radio wasn't a worthwhile investment, you wouldn't see savvy businessmen and woman still buying into it. However, what they understand at the end of the day is, like any other business, it requires good planning and execution by the right team in order to succeed. I've work...
by fmdj1
Tue Mar 29, 2011 3:16 pm
Forum: Net Talk
Topic: Future of Radio
Replies: 4
Views: 1965

Re: Future of Radio

Seany, Great question! We already know that streaming is moving into cars. This means another competitor for ears. The question is, just like with satellite radio or ipods, will people pay for it? I assert people will eventually pay for it. The growing number of people on smart phones shows the grow...
by fmdj1
Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:36 am
Forum: Net Talk
Topic: CPB/NPR funding debate
Replies: 7
Views: 2086

Re: CPB/NPR funding debate

I appreciate the points robnokshus and angel0 brought up. In my initial argument it was that Public Radio would become a political football by the threat of defunding or stipulating what programming may be purchased with government funds, both both of them asserted that the providing of government f...
by fmdj1
Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:08 am
Forum: Net Talk
Topic: Radio Wives
Replies: 4
Views: 1144

Re: Radio Wives

They ALL at some point want to settle down, and if you have kids it gets even tougher. i lost 2 wives over radio and the "Moving" - but i've been married now for over 20 years, we've made 4 moves and she's had enough, its down to my "Career" or Marriage- it eventually comes to that and unless you'r...
by fmdj1
Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:02 am
Forum: Net Talk
Topic: CPB/NPR funding debate
Replies: 7
Views: 2086

Re: CPB/NPR funding debate

Danno, good points. It certainly is an argument against point 1 I first mentioned, but not against point 2. You are correct, between the many options on cable and satellite radio, you can find many of the benefits also available via public broadcasting. As I mentioned in my first reply, though, over...
by fmdj1
Tue Mar 22, 2011 4:42 pm
Forum: Net Talk
Topic: Radio Wives
Replies: 4
Views: 1144

Re: Radio Wives

We've averaged a move about once every 2 years in the 10+ years we've been married. I'd say my wife is pretty patient, but I'm trying to move up the management chain to a more stable gig. She would like to settle down.