THE POWER OF SUGGESTION – – – – – listener commentary

So you’ve been listening to your new favorite radio station for a few weeks now and you really like what you’ve been hearing: +a great mix of tunes from different genres spanning decades; +playful station identification spots and comedy bits that enhance rather than detract or distract from the music; +and a complete lack of commercials. It is Bobby’s B100.fm and it is radio for music fans!Read more

Five Simple Rules To Be Happy

The 92-year-old lady is fully dressed by eight AM, with her hair fashionably coifed and makeup perfectly applied, even though she is legally blind, moved to a nursing home today. Her husband recently passed away, making the move necessary. After hours of waiting patiently in the lobby of the nursing home, she smiled sweetly when she was guided to her tiny room “I love it,” she stated with the enthusiasm of an eight-year-old having just been presented with a newRead more

A Beaver and a Bush Walk in to a Bar

I am sitting at a large Hollywood restaurant bar with my girlfriend. We had just started drinking our cocktails when, at the entrance far across the large establishment, I spot someone who looks familiar. I am giddy with excitement at the chance and pleasant surprise meeting with a dear old friend. But, is this who I think it is? He looks different even from a distance. His tall, lanky frame, glasses and wonky stride are playing tricks on my eyes.Read more

Surprise (and Delight?)

A ‘better practices’ marketing strategy buzz-phrase is to “surprise and delight” your customers. This can be done with superior customer service and/or exciting products. You get the idea. Any business can use the philosophy, no real course needed as long as someone in a leadership position understands the basic concept. Wait, did I say that SOMEBODY has to Get It? Yeah, therein lies the rub. Who among us doesn’t have numerous examples of BAD customer service and/or have become boredRead more

keyword: kindness

  I developed from being naive and oblivious only to become paranoid and frightened. That summed up my earliest childhood, before being bullied by local thugs who worked for my dad and decided to take out their frustrations with him on me. But those ugly and early experiences have been followed by a good life with good people. A life that has led me to be cautious but trusting. Especially considering the way I have felt recently about the world,Read more

she works layin’ whiskey down

“Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl)” by Looking Glass was a number one hit in 1972 and went on to be number 12 for the year. Some say it was the Summer Song of ’72. It has been played in power rotations by oldies stations ever since, including B100.FM. (Looking Glass tried again the following summer with”Jimmy Loves Mary-Anne” which made the Top 40 and hung on for 4 months but never became nearly the smash as Brandy.) In the song,Read more