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Curious about this board's demographics

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Did (or do) you work directly for one or more of the TV or Radio stations?

Yes
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48%
No
14
52%
 
Total votes: 27

km1125
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Curious about this board's demographics

Post by km1125 » Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:01 am

Just curious about the population on this board. How many of you have been directly involved in the industry, working for one or more of the TV or radio stations? This does not include suppliers like advertising firms or equipment suppliers, just folks who worked directly for the stations in the production and delivery of the on-air product. Could be technical, promotion, producing or on-air talent or some other direct involvement.
Could you guess what the ratio would be?



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craig11152
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Re: Curious about this board's demographics

Post by craig11152 » Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:16 am

I just voted....no. I joined this place at a time when I was an avid radio listener......often hours a day.


I no longer directly engage trolls

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Re: Curious about this board's demographics

Post by Deleted User 15342 » Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:51 am

Voted No. I worked in the construction trade all my life. I’m now retired and enjoying the retirement years with a great pension. I always loved radio and that’s why I’m on the Buzzboard.



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Bryce
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Re: Curious about this board's demographics

Post by Bryce » Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:25 am

I voted yes. Although it was many years ago, I participated in the "talent" end of radio for about five years.

Damn am I glad I got the hell out!


Are you certain Nancy didn't think the sign on the door said SALOON instead of Salon?

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Turkeytop
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Re: Curious about this board's demographics

Post by Turkeytop » Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:59 am

Voted No. But I've always been a radio enthusiast.

Like my friend Lucky, I'm retired and enjoying life on a nice pension from my Union.



Rate This
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Re: Curious about this board's demographics

Post by Rate This » Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:46 am

Voted yes. Did radio in college and interned at WDIV for 3 months.



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TC Talks
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Re: Curious about this board's demographics

Post by TC Talks » Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:10 pm

I've been on the air, selling time or running stations since 1982.

Professionally from 1987 until 2005, when radio caved in on itself.


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Re: Curious about this board's demographics

Post by originalzzmfmjock » Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:06 pm

I have worked in and been involved in communications and radio since I was a 14 year old kid in 1966. Still plugging away on the radio every day. Being on the air is the 2nd most enjoyable thing I've ever done. I will let your imagination decide what the 1st most enjoyable thing might be.



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Turkeytop
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Re: Curious about this board's demographics

Post by Turkeytop » Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:22 pm

originalzzmfmjock wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:06 pm
. I will let your imagination decide what the 1st most enjoyable thing might be.
Beer?



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Art Van Damme
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Re: Curious about this board's demographics

Post by Art Van Damme » Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:59 pm

Yes. Started professionally in ‘85. Left the biz in 2008 to raise a family full time. New career in 2016. Miss the good radio stuff. Don’t miss the drama, arrogance and crap.



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Re: Curious about this board's demographics

Post by kager » Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:52 am

Radio: On air, from the height of Yacht Rock in late 70's, until rap/hip-hop & auditorium testing took the 'gut' & my heart out of music programming in the early 90's.

A fan - since long before becoming a has-been, & ever since.


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Re: Curious about this board's demographics

Post by zzand » Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:15 am

Voted yes, been at it full time since high school which was many, many, many years ago...lol



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Re: Curious about this board's demographics

Post by Deleted User 24 » Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:15 am

High school radio 1973-74. College radio 1974-76. On air at commercial stations 1977-1987. Trade publication 1998-1993. Traffic reporter (not employed by a specific station)1991-1998. Loved what I did, want no part of it now.



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Calvert DeForest
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Re: Curious about this board's demographics

Post by Calvert DeForest » Sat Jul 11, 2020 6:43 pm

37 years. 20 in radio overlapped with 35 in TV.


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Turkeytop
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Re: Curious about this board's demographics

Post by Turkeytop » Sat Jul 11, 2020 6:49 pm

Closest I ever got to broadcasting was when we lived in a small town with only one radio station. An AM.

They used to call on me to participate in their election night coverage, as part of a "Panel of Experts" :lol .

I was the voice of the left. A pretty lonely voice up in that part of the country.



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