Thursday, February 27, 2014
MEMPHIS TN (IFS) -- Moore Oklahoma police kills Luis Rodriguerz for nothing right in front of his wife and children. The incident involved a domestic issue between the wife and the daughter. Mrs. Rodriguerz slapped her 19 year old daughter and the police was called. Instead of arresting Ms. Rodriguerz, they jumped on Mr. Rodriguerz instead and beat him to death without any reason. The chief of police calls this action justified. What a bunch of stupid ass punks in Moore Oklahoma with badges. And you want to respect these class clowns? They are so self righteous and they know everything. Well they better know this, that they don't have enough money in the city and county treasure that's going to keep from bankrupting them. They are screwed and it was all caught on camera. Plus they have to deal with the Department of Justice. They will end up in prison for excessive force. I hope each and everyone of them end up with some some crazy guy they arrested years before. As for as the smart ass 19 year old daughter, she just lost her father because she disrespected her family by lying to them. It was not a good idea for the mother to assault her daughter in the parking lot or any where else. And the most insulting thing of all, is the person that did all of the hitting was not even arrested.
Monday, February 24, 2014
Friday, February 21, 2014
Music is something we love dearly. For some people it’s among the most important thing in their lives.
As a lifelong musician, live concert fan, and radio enthusiast, my daily world revolves around music. I bet I speak for many of our music broadcasters.
But why do we love music? What is it about a collection of sounds put together in the right pitch, sequence, and tempo that hits our heart and soul?
For me personally, music is an abstraction that pulls together undefined nuances of a moment and gives it the concreteness that allows me to understand it more fully. It brings me a step closer to reality and paints a canvass for describing an instant for which written and spoken language do not do justice. Music explains, inspires, creates, and destroys our feelings, thoughts, and conjectures. You know, I actually think you could place any verb in the place of those I just mentioned.
But enough of the abstract philosophy.
Simply put, music enhances our lives as a purely emotional form of audio entertainment.
So where does this fit in with creating a playlist?
It starts with the intention of your playlist and your music. What are you trying accomplish? Where are you trying to take people with your song choices? Are you trying to bring them somewhere new with words and sounds they haven’t heard before? Or is your station a place for people to revisit nostalgic tunes of their childhood? Maybe it’s something else…
Whatever your intentions, sharing music with your audience is powerful and special, and for that, I thank you.
Just my two cents, and maybe something to keep in mind when building your playlists.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Russian Cops Get Violent With Pussy RiotPublished: February 19th 2014, 4:49pm
MEMPHIS TN (IFS) -- It was so disheartening to watch a police officer beat down a defenseless child, that did not even have a gun, a knife, a bomb, a guitar, not even a microphone. But now, I am going to keep with my unwanted dislikes for Russian authority and President Putin. He will call me a terrorist and he may want to come and get me for not bowing down to him and kissing his shoes and those of his henge men.
The girls can go to any country and record a good record and get their messages across and make so much money to fight a digital campaign that's more effective. Pushing these mad men to the point of putting one into the hospital is not acceptable.
Girls you have an international stage, and can name your own terms and make a difference worldwide. Get smart and stop throwing your bodies into the pile with these crazy people who only understand violence. -KHS
The Sochi Winter Olympics have so far managed to avoid many of the potential problems and worst-case scenarios that many envisioned before the Games began over a week ago. There have been a few ugly incidents, however, and one extremely violent example happened earlier on Wednesday when Russian Cossack militia members brutally attacked members of the anti-Russian government punk band Pussy Riot in Sochi.
Pussy Riot, who were famously imprisoned for 21 months in 2012-2013, were detained earlier this week by Russian authorities before being released. The group, led by original band members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina, were planning to stage a classic performance of their music, which is designed to protest the current Russian government, and the restriction of freedom that the band sees in their country.
Be forewarned: This video is extremely intense, and shows a women getting beaten and pepper sprayed in the face. It's a very graphic but accurate glimpse at some of the security currently at the Sochi Olympics. Because of the violence, it may or may not be NSFW.
After the incident, Alyokhina tweeted out this photo:
It translates as "Lying with Nadya on beds next to each other in a hospital" (according to the USA Today).
For all of the joking about some of the hotel mishaps and issues about accommodations (popularized by the Twitter hashtag #SochiProblems), this was a much darker glimpse at some of the serious problems that Russia is confronting.
That Russia will host the 2018 World Cup (which will be on a much bigger scale since it's hosted by the entire country and not merely one city) presents two major thinking points. First, by such appearances, Russia is still a place where police brutality like this can happen in a very public setting. Second, it gives their government a goal to work toward in solving some of their current social issues, whether they choose to recognize the opportunity or not.
Image via USA Today
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Actress Shirley Temple was wanted to star in 'the wizard of OZ' but her contracts kept her back and Judy Garland got the part. Picture is by Bob in Canada. He shared some of these files to me/us. He died Oct 2007.
Shirley Temple Black (born Shirley Temple; April 23, 1928 – February 10, 2014) was an American film and television actress, singer, dancer and public servant, most famous as a child star in the 1930s.
As an adult, she entered politics and became a diplomat, serving as United States Ambassador to Ghana and later to Czechoslovakia, and as Chief of Protocol of the United States. Temple began her film career in 1932 at the age of three.
In 1934, she found international fame in Bright Eyes, a feature film designed specifically for her talents. She received a special Juvenile Academy Award in February 1935 for her outstanding contribution as a juvenile performer to motion pictures during 1934, and film hits such as Curly Top and Heidi followed year after year during the mid-to-late 1930s.
Licensed merchandise that capitalized on her wholesome image included dolls, dishes, and clothing. Her box office popularity waned as she reached adolescence, and she left the film industry in her teens. She appeared in a few films of varying quality in her mid-to-late teens, and retired completely from films in 1950 at the age of 22.
She was the top box-office draw four years in a row (1935–38) in a Motion Picture Herald poll. Temple returned to show business in 1958 with a two-season television anthology series of fairy tale adaptations. She made guest appearances on television shows in the early 1960s and filmed a sitcom pilot that was never released.
She sat on the boards of corporations and organizations including The Walt Disney Company, Del Monte Foods, and the National Wildlife Federation. She began her diplomatic career in 1969, with an appointment to represent the United States at a session of the United Nations General Assembly.
In 1988, she published her autobiography, Child Star. Temple was the recipient of awards and honors including Kennedy Center Honors and a Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award. She ranks 18th on the American Film Institute's list of the greatest female American screen legends of all time.
Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Monday, February 03, 2014
Live365 Appoints Dennis Constantine Director of Programming
February 3, 2014
Dennis Constantine takes over as Director of Programmer at Live365 after serving as consultant with the company since the fall 2013. This announcement follows the Live365 Executive Leadership Team additions in 2013 of Hong Lau, Chief Executive Officer, Bill Bungeroth, Vice President of Sales (a forty year veteran in the broadcasting industry) and Juliette Bouquerel, Director of Broadcast Services (bringing her 15 years of experience in branding & marketing to Live365).
"As more and more radio listening moves online, I'm thrilled to be part of the radio revolution,” said Constantine. “Live365 is fully involved in creating new products and improving the experience of radio listening! It's exciting to be part of the brain trust."
Live365, Inc. is a leader in internet broadcasting and the choice of over 5000 internet broadcasters since their launch in 1999.
Constantine is a lifelong broadcaster with decades of experience in broadcasting. He has programmed over 40 stations ranging from Pop, AC, Rock, Oldies, Alternative and AAA and has received award recognition from prestigious media organizations Billboard Magazine, Radio & Records and the National Association of Broadcasters.
With over 14 years with CBS Radio, Dennis has also worked for Cumulus Radio and Public Radio stations in New York, Philadelphia, Boston & Denver.