6.25.18 Weekly Recap

6.25.18 Weekly Recap

Here are a few news stories that caught my eye this week.

 

#PermitPatty & Friends CBS News

A few weeks ago Barbecue Becky called the police on a group of people barbecuing in a park in Oakland, CA. Then this week started with Permit Patty near AT&T Park and ended with Burrito Bob on the BART. Not only is the Bay Area extremely expensive to live at, apparently,  everyone there is a snitch. Let people BBQ. Let children sell water bottles. Never, and I mean NEVER interrupt someone’s burrito eating session. That’s just wrong. If you have a problem with people enjoying a summer day with a BBQ or you don’t like a little girl selling water to save up for a vacation or you don’t like a man eating one of the top 5 best foods, then you have problems. DON’T CALL THE POLICE!

LeBron is Free ESPN

It’s official, LeBron James declines his player option and becomes a free agent. Laker LeBron?

Annapolis shooting Baltimore Sun 

This hits home in a few ways. 1. I am a member of the media. 2. I live less than 45 mins away from this tragedy. My main takeaway from this, so far, is you shouldn’t hold grudges. Find ways to let go of things you have no control of.

 

This Week’s Show

I watched Gordon Ramsay’s new show Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back, 2 weeks in a row. So far both episodes feature a failing restaurant (typical) and a male figure that is avoiding dealing with a personal tragedy.

Self Improvement

This one kind of counts. I got a haircut.

 Not my haircut.

Not my haircut.

6.18.18 Weekly Recap

6.18.18 Weekly Recap

Here are a few articles that caught my eye this week.


This is Why I Don’t Ride ABC13 Houston

Over in Daytona Beach, Florida, they have people falling off roller coasters. 1. This isn’t even a weird story compared to the other nonsense that goes on in Florida. 2. I’m about to reinstall the Roller Coaster Tycoon app on my phone.

 

Consensual Torture Miami Herald

Here’s a case where we need Leonidas to kick another dude into an endless pit. His son could watch this too. 

 

A $132,000 Mistake The KC Star

Basically, a kid is running around a community center doing whatever he wants and then he knocks over a statue. Now the parents refuse to pay for the damages. I don’t blame the parents either. I wouldn’t pay for my dumb kid’s stupid mistake. The kid needs to pay. He’s young enough that if we start garnishing his wages now, he’ll, have it paid off in no time. If the parents end up paying for this, they could chalk it up to a life lesson and they no longer have to pay for his college education, AKA a $132,000 mistake.

 

Phil Mickelson Putting Phiasco ESPN

Just watch the video…

 

Trump Signs an Executive Order CBS News

Probably the biggest story of the week. Soooo basically we have these kids. Maybe they are in cages. Maybe families are being separated. Maybe the kids weren’t with their families when they came to America and that’s why we separated them. I don’t know if anyone really knows. At first, Kirstjen Nielsen got on TV and said only Congress could fix this issue, but then Trump signs an executive order and by him doing that he "fixes" the issue without Congress. Regardless, political Twitter still isn’t happy on both sides. Please tell me, what is the solution to all of this?

 

This Week’s Show

World Cup: I’m rooting for Spain. Why? Well, my parents had their honeymoon in Spain and it’s very clear when you look at the timeline, that’s where I was… “created”.

Self Improvement

If you’re going through a rough patch in life, you need to look up “Law of Attraction” on Google. LoA is the belief that by focusing on positive thoughts you can bring positive experiences into your life. The same works for if you have negative thoughts you can bring negative experience into your life. I’m trying it out myself. Who knows if this really works. My closest experience with this is I spent 3 months on a bicycle thinking positively about getting a Radio Producer job and I was hired within days of finishing my trip. Probably just a coincidence.

6.11.18 Weekly Recap

6.11.18 Weekly Recap

Here are a few articles that caught my eye this week. 

Davidson-Grande Engagement TMZ

Will this be a big deal in 5 years? I have nothing invested in this. All I know about Pete Davidson is he’s on SNL and he jokes about his dad dying on 9/11, and all I know about Ariana Grande is she does those song mashups with Jimmy Fallon. Honestly, I hope this motivates Mac Miller to make better music.

 

Andrew unLucky SB Nation

This link is a great way to stay up-to-date with his progress. As of June 12th he throws a football in OTAs to a very large man who skips away with the ball after the catch.

 

California Divided LA Times

California can do whatever it wants. The real state that needs to divide is New Jersey. North Jersey, South Jersey, and CENTRAL Jersey! Yes, Central Jersey is a real thing.

 

Kim visits Trump visits Kim CNN

Look, if you don’t know anything about this, then you can not be saved. The was the biggest story of the week. The peculiar chain of events that took place is the most interesting part. Kim Kardashian meets Trump at the White House. Then Trump meets with Kim Jong Un in Singapore. Somehow Dennis Rodman gets in the mix and has an epic meltdown on television. You can imagine why I left Political Talk radio.

 

Jogger Does a Little House Cleaning CBS News

A shirtless jogger was caught on camera throwing a homeless man's belongings into a nearby lake. If you didn’t see this then watch the video. My advice is if you have a problem with someone’s “trash” and “piss jugs” don’t touch it and move it around and then proceed to touch your face without washing up after... Leave the homeless people alone if you’re not going to help them. Throwing away their possession isn’t helping them. Agreed? Agreed.


This Week's Show

The Staircase: I finished watching this crime, drama-documentary series. No spoilers here. Just watch it if you liked Evil Genius and Making a Murderer on Netflix.

 

Self Improvement

I’m working on writing more and posting regularly on my blog. I figured a great way to start this is to commit to a weekly recap. 

"Win a game."

We are a little over a week into 2018 and by far this is my most successful year on social media, so far. On January 1st, I tweeted out this..

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I still fully intend to keep up with my plan of following people on twitter. (I just figured it’s easier following the most people on Twitter vs. obtaining the most followers on Twitter.)

On January 6th at 11am I replyed to a tweet about the Cleveland Browns.

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Over 450 likes on the most simple tweet!

“Win a game.”

Since I'm famous now... I want to remind you. You can accomplish anything. Just keep your eye on the prize.

The tweet that started my fame

 

 

 

 

 

 

My CBS Radio Experience

Radio History: CBS Radio was launched in 1928 as the Columbia Broadcasting System by William S. Paley. 

My History: Back in 2010 I was a college student at Rowan University, in South Jersey. At the time I was the Operations Manager at WGLS-- Rowan Radio! One afternoon, the Station Manager pulled me aside and asked me what my plans were after college. I said I wanted to work in radio at a Rock station, but I was willing to work anywhere to start. After a few minutes of chatting he basically told me he could get me an interview with a Program Director at a radio station in Philadelphia. The conversation ended with me saying “thank you” and him looking me in the eyes and saying “don’t fuck it up.”

I interviewed to be a Board Operator at a music station. The shift they were offering was Saturday overnights. Basically, my role would have been pushing buttons and pulling faders while most of the East Coast was either ordering their last drink at the bar or sleeping.

I don’t remember the exact details, but I’m pretty sure the PD told me before the interview was over that they were looking for a more experienced candidate. So I went back to my Station Manager and told him how everything went and after a few more minutes of chatting, again, he presented me another opportunity and reminded me.. "don't fuck it up.”

Interview #2 took place for a different station, with a different PD but in the same building and the same floor as the first interview. This interview was for the same position, as a Board Op, but instead of music, the station format was Political Talk. Also, there was opportunity for more hours during all dayparts. I would also work with Hosts directly and was expected to research news stories and help generate show content. I left that interview pretty confident I didn’t get the job; 1. I didn’t have any clue what was going on in the political world, at the time and 2. I wasn’t “qualified” based the minimal requirements I didn’t meet and was needed at the other radio station that didn’t hire me.

To make a very long story short.. I did get hired at the Political Talk radio station a few weeks later in August 2010. Overall, it was a great experience and I learned a lot about the industry. I worked with a wide variety of hosts on live/prerecorded shows involving financial advice, sports, medical advice, home repair, law advice, and even a weekly show dedicated to Frank Sinatra.. I booked guests.. I worked on live college/professional sporting events.. I created show facebook pages and helped hosts create Twitter accounts.. The list goes on but most important of all.. I started my career in the Radio Industry.

 

Thank you CBS Radio for giving a guy without an internship or any prior “real radio” experience a chance.

Here's a link to more CBS Radio history in detail: LINK