IT WAS AUG. 4th … when the first tennis match on radio was aired on Pittsburgh’s KDKA, the first US commercial station… When the CBC carried out Canada’s first television transmission from a helicopter… When the Everly Bros. sang ‘Wake Up Little Susie’ on CBS-TV’s Ed Sullivan Show … When the Federal Communications Commission voted 4-0 to rescind the so-called ‘Fairness Doctrine’… ..and when two on-camera stars of Vancouver's BCTV, Ron Morrier and Robert Malcolm (pictured), signed off forever. ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.
As we begin a New Year, I wanted to share some truths for on air performers in 2019. These are my beliefs. You may not agree with me and that’s fine
The business world is fierce. Every day is a battle. Marketplaces are competitive. It's a never ending cycle of trial and error. You gain an inch, you lose an inch. You gain some ground and you lose some ground. Each industry has a top dog and underdogs... And it's certainly a dog eat dog world
I have not yet met anyone who didn’t want to be successful, but I have met many who don’t know how to get there. I remind myself of that sentiment often
The secret to success in business is durable competitive advantage. Only products that demonstrate a desirable difference to their competitors are likely to win audience attention. Our brains act like filters that protect us from too much information
"I want my people to be better. All of my people. I want to start with those who have the responsibility for coaching and developing other employees."
Great talent makes the difference. It's undeniable. Great talent gives your brand a point of difference. They get you noticed and talked about
There are many people who do good work, sometimes even great work, and yet managers overlook them. Their talents go unrecognized. Their results go barely acknowledged. Their contribution goes unrewarded. The promotion they dream of isn't on the horizon
How you chose to approach the day has a significant impact not only on your own performance but also on the performance of others. Each morning you have a choice to make - to be positive or negative - to see the glass half full or half empty
I often find myself curious about why we do things in Radio. I often worry that we’re just doing things without stopping to evaluate the strategic value gained from our actions