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Wacky World of Radio - Satire and Humor About Radio from an Insider

The Radio business is a magnet that attracts nut jobs, psychos, and loons - and that's just management! You want to know the real story? I'll tell you about radio stations, deejays, program directors, Internet radio stations, the sales department, the promotion director, and radio engineers. Sure it's satire and I exaggerate a little but there's more truth to it all than we'd all like to admit.

What If You Put Radio in Charge of Health Care?
I got my yearly Flu shot today at the radio station where I work. It's a nice perk that the company provides this service to employees. But, while I was waiting in line for the nurse to stick me, I began to wonder what health care might be like if instead of the Feds, the radio industry ran it instead. Chilling. That's the only word I can think of. Read more. (Humor/Satire)

Radio Hosts Fear Employee Benefit Slyly Named 'Vacation'
You might have noticed that your favorite radio personalities take vacation time during the summer like many other folks. Well, most of them. The dumb ones who don't know what 'vacation' can really do to their careers. I've seen great talents brought down by these so called 'vacations' and it's not pretty. Why do radio people fear them? I'll tell you why...(humor/satire)

The Wacky World of Radio - How Twitter and Facebook Ruined Radio
Radio used to have no pictures. It was designed that way. The Founding Fathers of radio considered skipping radio completely and just moving on to TV. But, in their wisdom they realized the if they did that the citizenry would be exposed to all those crazy people who do morning shows and weird late night program. So, they specifically made radio...

The Radio Station Mascots - The Good, The Bad, The Fluffy
Being a radio station mascot is a lonely, lowly job. Thank goodness I've never had to do it myself. But, I know people who have squeezed themsevles into smelly costumes because it was a job. The world is ambivalent about mascots. Sometimes we love them, sometimes we steal and mangle them. Here now everything you should know about radio station...

20 Questions and Answers: Everything You Ever Wondered About Radio. Period.
People always ask me questions about radio and being a radio personality. I find myself repeating the same answers over and over again. I've had it with that. Here now are twenty questions and answers about everything you ever wondered about radio. This should solve the problem once and for all. Read more. (Humor/Satire)

Recorded is the New Live and Digital is the New Black
I have a lot of random thoughts. Oddly, they seem to all connect and in the end make sense. Many of my thoughts are about radio because I've spent my whole adult life doing it and writing about it. If you decide to proceed and read this article you will understand by "recorded" is the new "live" and "digital" is the new "black." But, I warn you:...

The Radio Station Holiday Potluck Lunch
Every year some over-achieving holiday zealot at the radio station grabs the bull by the horns and puts together a holiday potluck lunch. If this yearly get-together is anything like the one at your business than you know why the email announcing it strikes fear in your heart. Read more.

Warning: Oncoming Holiday Season Does Not Yield to Radio Employees
Radio is about to go into the holiday season which extends from Halloween through New Year's Day. It's a time of special promotions for listeners and fun events inside the station for employees. Yeah, in a perfect world. Actually, give me a few minutes and I will completely destroy whatever notion you had that Radio is the best place to be...

The Wacky World of Radio - Contracts and At Will Employees
If you can find a job in Radio, it's a wonderful business to work it. But, your relationship with an employer will vary depending on whether you have a contract or you are an "at will" worker. There are pros and cons to both and this article will explain why no matter which way you go, you're screwed. Read more. (Humor/Satire)

The Wacky World of Radio - Zombie Infestations, Part II
I have written about radio stations and zombies before. Given the current climate of end-of-the-world scenarios being bandied about, as a precaution I am presenting another article about how to best deal with a zombie outbreak affecting the radio station you love or may even work at. The big problem is really misidentification. Here's what to...

The Wacky World of Radio - The Break Room Refrigerator
In The Wacky World of Radio series I have tackled almost every aspect of the Radio business in an attempt to uncover the truth for readers. Once again I approach a subject superficially and with little or no respect: the break room refrigerator. (Humor/Satire)

The Wacky World of Radio - Deejay Mental Health
The question is: Does radio make people crazy or does radio just attract people who are already nuts? I've pondered this long and hard but I have to tell you: since I am in radio, it's like the fox guarding the hen house. Actually, I think it's a chicken/egg problem. Let's delve into the Wacky World of Radio: Deejay Mental Health.

The Wacky World of Radio: Record Reps
In The Wacky World of Radio series I have tackled almost every aspect of the Radio business in an attempt to uncover the truth for readers. Once again I bit the hand that feeds me and approach a subject superficially and with little or no respect. Let me tell you about Record Reps. (Humor/Satire)

The Wacky World of Radio: The Radio Economy
The Wacky World of Radio series is a satirical look at the Radio business through the eyes of someone who has been in the trenches and fought the wars. Maybe that's why I tell it like it is, superficially and with little or no respect. Now, my thoughts on the Radio Economy. (Humor/Satire)

The Wacky World of Radio: Modern Technology
In this long-running series, The Wacky World of Radio, I have brutally taken on the radio business and tried to keep it honest through humor and satire. That's why once again I approach a subject superficially and with little or no respect. Now: Radio and modern technology. (Humor/Satire)

Political Radio Ads and Brain Gnomes
Have you ever wondered why during election season your radio has more political ads than Oprah has Doritos? There's a reason for all those commercials and it might just be why a brain gnome is giving you a headache. For an explanation, read on. (Humor/Satire)

Everything You Never Knew About Radio Station Vans
Radio station vans are a necessary and vital tool used by commercial radio stations in promotion and publicity. The Radio station van is the face of the station on highways, roadways, and in the police lot when they are impounded for safety violations. Read More. (Humor/Satire)

The Wacky World of Radio: Summer Promotions
Radio stations are a business. Sure, they look fun on the outside but that's just for show. Behind the scenes there are hundreds of desperate people who are trying to produce income so the station will have enough money to fend off creditors and keep operating. Radio stations never pass up an opportunity to promote themselves and summer is a...

The Wacky World of Radio - The Radio Station Business Manager
The Wacky World of Radio is a humorous and satirical series of articles describing various aspects of the Radio business. Not all of it is true - although considering how weird the world is, you'd like to think it is. This article discusses the radio station Business Manager.

The Wacky World of Radio - Perceptions vs. Truth
The Wacky World of Radio is a humorous and satirical series of articles describing various aspects of the Radio business. Most of it is not true - although considering how weird the world is, you'd like to think it is. This article discusses the perceptions and truth about radio personalities and radio stations.

The Wacky World of Radio - The Production Director
The Wacky World of Radio is a humorous and satirical series of articles describing various aspects of the Radio business. Most of it is not true - although considering how weird the world is, you'd like to think it is. This article discusses the Production Director.

The Wacky World of Radio - Radio Stations
The Wacky World of Radio is a humorous and satirical series of articles describing various aspects of the Radio business. None of it is true - although considering how weird the world is, you'd like to think it is. This article discusses the radio station itself.

The Wacky World of Radio - Program Directors
The Wacky World of Radio is a humorous and satirical series of articles describing various aspects of the Radio business. None of it is true - although considering how weird the world is, you'd like to think it is. This article discusses the Program Director.

The Wacky World of Radio - The Deejay
The Wacky World of Radio is a humorous and satirical series of articles describing various aspects of the Radio business. None of it is true - although considering how weird the world is, you'd like to think it is. This article discusses the deejay.

The Wacky World of Radio - Internet Radio Stations
The Wacky World of Radio is a humorous and satirical series of articles describing various aspects of the Radio business. None of it is true - although considering how weird the world is, you'd like to think it is. This article discusses Internet Radio.

The Wacky World of Radio - The Sales Department
The Wacky World of Radio is a humorous and satirical series of articles describing various aspects of the Radio business. None of it is true - although considering how weird the world is, you'd like to think it is. This article discusses the Sales Department.

The Wacky World of Radio - The Promotion Director
The Wacky World of Radio is a humorous and satirical series of articles describing various aspects of the Radio business. Most of it is not true - although considering how weird the world is, you'd like to think it is. This article discusses the Promotion Director.

The Wacky World of Radio - The Radio Engineer
The Wacky World of Radio is a humorous and satirical series of articles describing various aspects of the Radio business. Most of it is not true - although considering how weird the world is, you'd like to think it is. This article discusses the Radio Engineer.

The Wacky World of Radio
The Wacky World of Radio is a humorous and satirical series of articles describing various aspects of the Radio business. Not all of it is true - although considering how weird the world is, you'd like to think it is. This article discusses the radio station Webmaster.

The Wacky World of Radio
The Wacky World of Radio is a humorous and satirical series of articles describing various aspects of the Radio business. Not all of it is true - although considering how weird the world is, you'd like to think it is. This article discusses the radio station Webmaster.

LyingForVotes.com
This page is actually a page created as a "punchline" to a satirical article about political radio ads.

Answered: The Four Most Important Questions About Working in Radio
You have questions about radio. Lucky for you, I have worked in the business for a long time. That's why I'm totally prepared to give you biased and empty answers to real questions about this crazy business. Pay no heed to my jaded and satirical responses and just keep in mind if it wasn't for my honesty, you probably would not smile today. Read more. (Humor/Satire)

Being on the Radio: How to be Famous and Yet Anonymous at the Same Time
Working in radio has a lot of perks. One of them is the small amount of fame you receive by being on the radio. Of course, it's not like TV fame. Those local anchors practically suck up all the available fame because of their big-deal video. Radio folks are lucky if they get any scraps left behind. Yet, even a little fame can be a heady proposition. Read more.

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