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'll probably be waiting awhile to replace my iPhone, but in the meantime I've got a whole new operating system to play with -- iOS 7 on an iPhone 4S. (Yes, I skipped the iPhone 5.)
The new operating system looks great - I actually like the new "flat" look. Gone are the fake textures and shadows. I've also noticed a little more quickness in how some of the phone's basic apps work. Mail, for example, seems to respond faster.
But I have noticed some glitches.
One isn't really a glitch, it's a change Apple made to the music player and I don't like it at all. I use my iPhone as my primary music player in my car, and with more than a thousand songs loaded, I do lots of shuffling. Mostly, I choose a music genre and shuffle play from there.
The new iOS 7 apparently has gotten rid of that ability. I can no longer play from a genre. Now I have to create a new "smart playlist" on my computer and sync it to the phone -- but that's a problem (more on that in a second).
Building playlists is a little harder now. Used to be you could create a new list, and then select entire albums or artists to add in one swoop. Apparently, you can't do that anymore - you have to select each song one at a time.
And there are syncing issues. This is a real glitch that a few others seem to be having as well. Syncing between the new iTunes computer software and the phone will not complete. It constantly hangs on the final step -- "waiting for changes to be applied." Rebooting, restarting, cycling the phone on and off, nothing fixes it. I've trolled the Internet far and wide and no one seems to have an answer yet.
I'm using the new version of iTunes on Windows 7, but this problem appears to be happening across different devices on both Macs and PCs.
Usually, I wait a couple of weeks before upgrading my phone's software to give them a chance to fix the bugs, but this time I was impatient. I've learned my lesson... there's nothing wrong with waiting a little while and let Apple catch and fix these nagging early-release problems.