News anchor. Radio personality. Writer of dark stories and poems. User of incomplete sentences in lieu of comma-separated lists.
I’ve been in the broadcasting industry for longer than I care to admit, long enough to see that what it’s turning into is a completely different thing than what it was. No one knows yet if that’s a good thing or a bad thing. I do believe radio will survive, but it won’t look like anything we expect. Content is still king.
I’ve been writing dark stories and poems since before I got into radio… so it’s interesting to note that I’ve had much more success in the broadcasting field than in the literary. Does this mean I should stop writing? No. My brain won’t let me.
In the meantime I get my jollies being the midday news anchor during the Bill Carroll Show on KFI. I'm a big Carroll fan, so this is juicy for me.
For fun I love good movies, good books and good television. And I love arguing about the definition of “good” when it comes to movies, books and television.
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This blog may contain profanity and/or material considered inappropriate. The views expressed in this blog are the opinions of the individual writer and do not necessarily reflect the views of KFI AM-640 and Clear Channel Radio.
A public memorial for TSA officer Gerardo Hernandez was held at the LA Memorial Sports Arena. (11/12/13)
I'm prone to upgrade fever. Whenever the next smartphone model comes out, I want it. Even now I'm salivating over the iPhone 5S as my 4S looks forlornly at me pleading, "Please sir, please don't toss me aside like I meant nothing to you!" In its deepest, darkest nightmares it sees itself consigned to some subterranean netherworld with my first Motorola, StarTAC, Nokia flip phone...
A Dutch designer named Dave Hakkens has an idea that might change how we upgrade phones and other electronic devices that are filling our landfills as soon as they become obsolete. He calls it Phonebloks.
His idea is pretty simple: build phones with components that are attached to a base where each component can be upgraded separately, from screen to storage to speakers... everything. New faster chip comes out, just replace that component. Bigger display, just plug it in.
He's posted a YouTube video describing the concept, and it's pretty cool. Watch it and tell me what you think in the comments below. Would you go for a smartphone like this?