So where’s the SOUND and where’s the COLOR?
As a re-cap, this blog is about my life and your life and the things that interest me the most, which is the broadcast industry, past and present, and music as well.
By design, there is nothing fancy about this website.
I have some limited graphic design experience, but it’s not my specialty and the intent of this site is not to dazzle your with fancy web programming.
But I do have lots of stories about experiences in the industry and many COLORFUL characters I’ve met, worked with, in some cases worked FOR, as well as some I work with today (and maybe some people I haven’t met yet).
Radio and the broadcast industry in general is driven by people, and while I don’t know 1/10th of the people my colleague, Dick Kernen knows, we do move among slightly different circles. I also have a very in-the-trenches viewpoint which may provide useful insight to those trying to bust in.
As far as sound, it’s one of my passions. Maybe my biggest passion – making radio stations sound great who don’t have two cents to rub together – are among my accomplishments, as well as mixing (and performing in) live bands who have the talent and passion, but can’t afford or more often than not, can’t be bothered with studio time.
I work with one of the best groups of people I have ever been associated with… at the Specs Howard School of Broadcast Arts, in Southfield, Michigan. The same criteria applies to those I associate with in a musical environment in the Detroit area (the best).
In no particular order, I love jazz, classic rock, blues, and even The Detroit Symphony Orchestra. If the music was created by people who care about what they’re doing, I will probably be able to find something I like about it.
From this, you can probably gather that by nature, I am a very positive person, but life isn’t perfect.. Yet the content of my blog commentary is generally upbeat, sometimes autobiographical, sometimes almost diary form and it’s meant to be descriptive of real life.
While I don’t paint rosy pictures if there’s a storm brewing, I’m not going to take anything truly negative to a personal level. The preference is to find “the bright side” of everyone and everything. If that bright side doesn’t exist, then the topic won’t be found here.
You can comment on anything here and some people have. Or you can contact me directly at bob at brcbroadcast dot com. I HATE SPAM, so don’t try to sell me breast enlargement cream or get-rich-quick schemes.
But I always answer e-mail.