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gbarn
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Tragic

Post by gbarn » Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:02 pm

Did you hear the tragic news about the broadcaster who decided it was finally time to move forward! However, he forgot to take his head out of the sand first. Yep, broke his neck!

An annual reminder that moving forward doesn’t mean you’ve moving in the right direction. Stop, Look, Listen, and Think. Railroad crossing, look out for cars, can you spell that without any R’s???
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Re: Tragic

Post by onepercenter » Sat Jan 26, 2013 7:18 am

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Re: Tragic

Post by cuddzu » Sat Jan 26, 2013 7:07 pm

What is the significance of this post? Could you elaborate or are you just venting?
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gbarn
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Re: Tragic

Post by gbarn » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:36 am

"Rairoad crossing, look out for cars, can you spell that without any R's?" Yes, T-H-A-T. A childhood brain teaser. Stop! Look! Listen! Think!

And "take your head out of the sand before making any quick moves!" A fundamental business acumen.
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Re: Tragic

Post by halltalk » Sat Feb 16, 2013 1:53 pm

One of the stranger posts I've seen here in quite awhile ...

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Re: Tragic

Post by gbarn » Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:16 pm

My concern with radio is it's not growing. In fact, it has seemingly recoiled into the protected shadows of the past waiting for the next shiny thing to rocket past to latch onto. However, quick forward movement doesn't guarantee you're moving in the right direction, just that you're moving. Thus, my comment cautioning the dangers of making sudden moves without first taking the head out of the sand and exploring all directions.

There is great danger in accepting and following the latest trendy thing, to grab on to another passing star because it's felt that it's best to do something...even if it's wrong. Stop, look, listen, think, then proceed! Even try moving in the opposite direction of the current wave.

Tomorrow's radio will not be what it was yesterday and certainly not what it is today. Its greatest asset is gone; the human landscape has been decimated. The magic of radio is for now no more.

It is likely that today's generation of owners, managers, and think- tank types will have to pass before the new reality, which is still being defined, can emerge. This has always been true of industry caught in the middle of radical changes. The increased rate of exchange of information has always brought temporary turmoil. And here we are!

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Re: Tragic

Post by gbarn » Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:49 pm

Did you read about the shock in the audience at a recent west coast radio conference when the panel of experts announced additional troubles for radio, that radio will be eliminated from two auto brands within two years and from all new cars within five?

Reported were sounds of gasping as the crowd left the conference to hop on horseback for the bumpy ride home.

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Re: Tragic

Post by gbarn » Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:47 pm

To the former great radio artisans.

I'm reminded of the shock and dismay of the artisan blacksmiths of the19th century upon reading printed posts in the townsquare mall about the organized move to control the rampant spread of air pollution caused by horse manure on the streets of America.

The message of course was to find a replacement for the horse and pollution would go away!

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Re: Tragic

Post by gbarn » Wed Mar 13, 2013 6:21 pm

To paraphrase Pope Francis' revelation, "They had to search the world over to find the people who could bring back the radio P-0's (those who have left the flock) and we found them selflessly serving the disenfranchised in little villages all over America."

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