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by pbergin
Sat Jan 05, 2013 4:03 pm
Forum: Net Talk
Topic: Jobs
Replies: 37
Views: 11819

Re: Jobs

What an asinine post. I lived for years in Canada, a country with single payer insurance, so I KNOW what a properly run health system looks like. Believe me, it's NOTHING like this fuster cluck in the US. I retired 6 mo ago, I'm on Medicare but I have to buy insurance for my wife. It's $300/mo with ...
by pbergin
Sun Aug 05, 2012 3:46 pm
Forum: Net Talk
Topic: Note to radio: Change or be changed
Replies: 1
Views: 1433

Note to radio: Change or be changed

No I haven't come out of retirement, but I thought this was worth reading.
http://www.audiographics.com/agd/073012 ... _140256896

OK, back to the beer and cigar.
by pbergin
Tue Jun 19, 2012 3:14 pm
Forum: Net Talk
Topic: Have a happy day!
Replies: 2
Views: 1348

Have a happy day!

I have finally decided to put an end to my long and arduous daily commute... 1 1/2 hours each way to DC and back... and packed it in on over 50 years in the work-a-day world. I am now officially retired! I started at age 13 playing drums on a live, Saturday Morning Country music show. I then became ...
by pbergin
Wed May 30, 2012 7:23 am
Forum: Net Talk
Topic: As They Say In the Falklands, Falkem!
Replies: 11
Views: 4324

Re: As They Say In the Falklands, Falkem!

Great post! As a Vietnam era vet, I experienced the kind of disrespect and hatred form civilians you mentioned, albeit not nearly as virulent as having been spat upon or anything approaching that. Many of us mounted our base stickers on plastic, rather than permanently on our windshields, to avoid h...
by pbergin
Tue May 22, 2012 10:01 am
Forum: Net Talk
Topic: Can you earn a livible wage in radio today???
Replies: 20
Views: 10176

Re: Can you earn a livible wage in radio today???

Having spent over 35 years in radio on a full time basis and another 12 in the I.T. field, I concur with the above. $40,000 is a ridiculous sum to pay for a degree in Communication Arts, or whatever they call it these days. Pick up a degree in something substantial, pursue the radio thing on the sid...
by pbergin
Tue May 01, 2012 7:51 am
Forum: Net Talk
Topic: Dick Clark Remembered
Replies: 38
Views: 7493

Re: Dick Clark Remembered

Halltalk is right, Dick Clark was as much a manipulator of the early rock stars as anyone else in those days. He was also the direct conduit for all those Philly (mostly Cameo/Parkway) artists... Chubby Checker, Frankie Avalon, Fabian, Bobby Rydell, The Dovells etc etc... to stardom. They recorded t...
by pbergin
Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:05 am
Forum: Net Talk
Topic: Philly's Brian Carter, R.I.P.
Replies: 2
Views: 1556

Re: Philly's Brian Carter, R.I.P.

Worked with him at Worldspace. Good guy, and a damn hard worker.
by pbergin
Thu Apr 19, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: Net Talk
Topic: Clear Channel....
Replies: 12
Views: 3883

Re: Clear Channel....

Your chances of being out on your A$$ in 6 months to a year are pretty good anywhere in radio today. "Back in the day" our chances of being out on our A$$es in 6 months to 2 years were pretty good. The one year difference, and fewer opportunities are about all that have changed. Years ago I regarded...
by pbergin
Tue Apr 17, 2012 11:01 am
Forum: Net Talk
Topic: Does Situations Wanted Section Actually Work???
Replies: 10
Views: 3409

Re: Does Situations Wanted Section Actually Work???

OK, how 'bout this!

"Elderly, worn out, and utterly useless pile of human slop about to retire and looking for next opportunity. Preferably six figure income with view of ocean, well stocked keg-a-rator and a daily supply of Hooters 3 mile Island wings."
by pbergin
Tue Apr 03, 2012 5:50 am
Forum: Net Talk
Topic: Calling All Radio! Calling All Radio!
Replies: 6
Views: 2008

Re: Calling All Radio! Calling All Radio!

You too my friend, you too.