4.15.2016

Bill Cameron: City Hall fun

Bill Cameron has been covering Chicago's City Hall for several years, and currently reports for WLS-AM in Chicago. He talks about working at Channel 5 (NBC TV in Chicago); WMAQ Radio; why City Hall is the best show in town; why he thinks Chicago is so corrupt; how he maintains a good attitude; how he gets good sound; why he doesn't socialize with politicians; if anyone has tried to bribe him; why covering Capitol Hill seems boring; both Daley mayors (Richard J and Richard M); how getting rid of the fairness doctrine and telecom deregulation have hurt broadcast journalism; news radio competition; why he likes being a reporter more than an anchor; how he would improve news broadcasts; his Connected to Chicago show; how he gets politicians to speak more honestly; how Chicago has changed; working in Dayton, Ohio and at NBC News in New York; doing play-by-play for Big 10 games at Indiana University; radio stations WFIU and WSIV in Pekin, Illinois; calling high school games for WDWS in Champaign; what is "off the record" vs. "background;" avoiding spin; what news and accuracy are; why he likes using Twitter, and more.

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http://radiogirl.us/audio/RG141.mp3