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)
This weekend is the penultimate episode of Breaking Bad, but I don’t think we’ll see as much live-tweeting during it as we do other TV shows, and there’s a reason for that.
Some people (who spend a lot more time on this stuff than I do) have noticed certain types of TV shows get lots of live-tweeting and some don’t. Rob Walker of Yahoo News writes that “live, dumb shows” you don’t really have to focus on too closely, like political debates, awards shows or reality shows, lend themselves to live-tweeting. These are the type of shows that seem to invite you to talk back to the TV – and that’s why people go nuts live-tweeting during them.
Shows like Breaking Bad, on the other hand, require lots of attention and focus, so it’s a little more difficult to take your eyes off the screen and punch out your 140 characters or less. That said, there are people who live-tweet them anyway, but if you happen to be doing so during Sunday’s Breaking Bad, be mindful of spoiler alerts for the rest of us who may be a few minutes behind on the DVR. Don’t make me make you say my name.