With the summer months ahead, and with some transitions in the works for podcasting, radio, and me, this week’s post is a collection of opinion and information.
The hours I’ve spet behind the keyboard recently, writing the 65 scripts I’ll need for my radio show’s first 13 weeks. reminded me of two words I learned when I began writing for radio 20 years ago: discipline and discipline.
Taking my podcast to radio has not made me a fan of failure. But every disappointing moment is also a teachable moment. Even this one.
Last week, in the midst of working through a period of prolonged frustration over my radio feature, I came upon an article by broadcast sales trainer Pat Bryson that upset everything.
After taping an ill-fated television special in 1969, legendary disc jockey Tom Donahue said of his co-host, Lloyd Thaxton, “The only thing Lloyd did when he opened his mouth was switch feet.” It took nearly half a century, but now I know what Donahue was talking about.