5.01.2010

Radio can break your heart

Sometimes radio, or anything you love to do, can break your heart. After I posted the written version of this online a few years ago, someone said it sounded like his ex-girlfriend. It might sound like a dysfunctional relationship, or something else you've put your heart into. I'm sure I'm not the only one who has felt this way about radio, or anything else.

Click the link below to play, or download it by right-clicking (on a PC) or holding down the CTRL key and clicking on it (for Mac).

http://radiogirl.us/audio/RG22.mp3

3 comments:

Tim said...

Hi Margaret:

Great post...so true!! I've had my heart broken by radio a few times in my life, most significantly when I was a radio intern getting paid nothing but Ed Debevic's gift certificates. Ah, radio...I love thee, but I feel so ignored by thou.

mj said...

Long time no see! Thanks for listening! More to come...stay tuned.

Chad Hart said...

I think listening to radio can break your heart. You know what I mean - you tune in one day, and surprise! The show isn't there anymore.

Maybe you're wise enough to look at or find a few radio blogs to find out, but for the most part, the program or personality is not seen or heard from again. Who's ever done a "this is my last show! let's celebrate" episode? Maybe they mention it at the top of the first hour - but unless you catch it, you're out of luck.

I can't tell you how many times the Roe Conn show broke my heart, or how disappointed I was when Jay Marvin left WLS, or when Jerry Agar 's voice came through the radio. Where's Eileen?

I happen to think that the Mancow stint on WLS was the ONLY thing those managers got right. Sure, the ratings didn't prove it, perhaps. But he was a good ingredient that could have been worked on. He was dynamic. I missed him when he was gone. Cisco was almost apologetic when he took the air that day - that was kind of funny, actually.

Anyway, you love some personalities and then just like that POOF they're gone. And you resent a Sean Hannity who isn't as smart, nuanced, or fun as the show that precedes him, or many of the local hosts that COULD be on instead of him.

I just hope the quality talent that got lost over the years have found good places in the industry.