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  • bradgibsonca
    Good points. Dad retired in 1986; so he started near the end of the golden age -- your second era of radio. What is different now is that whole process will
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      Good points. Dad retired in 1986; so he started near the end of the
      "golden age" -- your second era of radio. What is different now is
      that whole process will be substanially accelerated.


      --- In podcasters@yahoogroups.com, "awksidental" <awksidental@y...>
      wrote:
      >
      > --- In podcasters@yahoogroups.com, "bradgibsonca" <yahoo@c...>
      wrote:
      > >
      > > Cheers man; you're right.
      > >
      > > I just got here and I am Amazed! (in a sort of McCartneyesque
      way).
      > >
      > > My Dad worked for over 40 years in radio and never made more than
      > > $35,000 per year. That -- and worse -- will be the reality for
      most
      > > podcasters; so maybe it's time to pull together. The real kicker
      > will
      > > be that some of the most unfunny, untalented, lamest and lyingest
      > will
      > > become the big bread winners. Plus ca change...
      >
      > Your dad worked in a radio that was on its third lifecycle. The last
      > 45-50 years of radio was a personal medium that talked to you in a
      > personal way, ideally whispered in your ear, shared music and
      > companionship and connected you to your community because
      > point-to-point communication was so rare and expensive that the
      radio
      > stations had the equivilent of the only cell-phones in town.
      >
      > If his dad worked in radio, he would have worked in a medium that
      was
      > the equivilent of an electronically-delivered nightclub, vaudeville
      > house, theatre, symphony hall, and sometimes church. This style of
      > programming moved to television after WWII.
      >
      > If your dad's dad worked in radio, he would have been an
      experimenter
      > who may have broadcast from his garage using equipment he built
      > himself from plans in science magazines, or from the rooftops of the
      > industrial plants owned by the Westinghouses, the RCAs, the Western
      > Electrics.
      >
      > That's where we are today. We have an amazingly similar group of
      > people to the early 1920s, right down to an unusally large number
      both
      > of prosletizing charismatics and what we today call "geeks."
      >
      > Its going to take us a while to all get on the same page. The last
      go
      > round, the most unfunny, untalented, lamest and lyingest was
      popularly
      > know as "the patent trust."
      >
      > PBCliberal
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