“I Don’t Know What I Like…

…but I don’t like THAT song because I don’t know it.” After decades as a radio programmer and dj, I’ve been involved in every different form of research. From record/tape/CD/download sales and phone/email/text requests to auditorium and on-line music testing to focus groups, survey mailings and random call-out canvassing.  Go ahead, ask someone what kind of MUSIC they like.Read more

Dr. Boogie’s Bourbon Experience

Welcome to Dr. Boogie’s Bourbon Experience. Bourbon’s main characteristic is its sweetness, but it’s also a bit smoky due to the charred oak of the barrels it’s aged in. According to MEN’S JOURNAL, “By definition, whiskey (or whisky, in Scotland) is a spirit distilled from fermented grain mash — grain varieties include wheat, rye, barley, and corn — and then aged in wooden barrels. Whiskey is made all over the world and there are many popular styles including Scotch whisky, IrishRead more

A little rock, pop and soul to let the good times roll

When I first started listening to music it was to my two big sisters favorite records and radio station. Since they were a decade older than me, I might as well been listening to my parents music. Not that there was anything wrong with that. I liked it, sang along to it, got mushy over girls because of it, even danced around my bedroom and pretended to sing into a hairbrush that looked a little like a microphone.  Then IRead more

What Radio Is Today, commentary-part 1

When I was 12, I went to visit my sister Jan in Seattle. She was a teacher who had graduated from Washington State University in Pullman and her husband was in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps, United States Army. She took me on a drive around the University of Washington intended to encourage me to go to college. That evening, sitting in her car, she said, “so this radio thing… you’re just using that as a stepping stone to TV, right?”Read more