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 was quite late to the Breaking Bad party.
Over the last few weeks I jumped in with both feet and streamed the first five and a half seasons, and the further I got, the more I was hooked. I'll probably anger some friends by saying this, but I'm convinced now that Breaking Bad is better than The Sopranos.
I caught up just in time to watch last night's episode merely an hour after it aired.
"Ozymandias" was one of the finest, but hardest-to-watch hours of television ever made. While I'll usually invest time to re-watch great TV shows to mine more goodness out of them, like Rome or The West Wing, it will be years before I ever want to see again the family scene in the White household near the end of the episode, if ever. It was too much of a punch in the gut and brought up too many painful memories, as it would for anyone who had the misfortune to witness such scenes for real as a child.
Breaking Bad only has a couple more episodes, but last night's would have served as a brilliant end had the writers and producers chosen to stop there. But if things are going to get even more intense in the two hours that are left, I may not survive it. How about you?