Picture
(Written by Kev Ross of "Radio Facts.")



As previously stated, I am burnt out on warning urban radio people about the future. If anyone reading this has an opinion or advice feel free to hit me up and I will post. The best I can do at this point is be the sole source to provide the platform for the truth for those who want to tell it.  Thanks Val…Kev


Val Jones on Carol Blackmon, Rene Miller and the State of Urban RadioPerhaps they were too intelligent…reached the “glass ceiling”….station’s can’t afford to give them any more money OR the money they’re worth…so many reasons…all bad for business. But that’s NEVER stopped them before. Although I’m one of the FEW they “attempted” to do right by, I walked away…even with a counter-offer on the table…which I was told (name omitted) NEVER did. Still, it was a “no win” situation. I’m never playing ball “just to play ball.” I play to WIN. I wanted our station to WIN…or do well. However, politics get in the way. Maybe they want ONE station to do better than the other. Maybe the WRONG station is making waves and not the one that should bemaking the BIGGEST waves. MY “thinking” is that…money is ALL going into the “same pot.” So WHY does it matter? Yet…it does. So, long story short, it’s time. Just another in a long line of professionals who either see the writing on the wall and walk away BEFORE it happens to them….or those who wait til it DOES inevitably happen.

Radio One parts ways with Carol Blackmon and Rene Miller

Terrestrial radio is in the SAME tailspin I talked about and predicted in 1994 with The Edge (Mitch and Arvester Faulkner’s industry trade). And it’s STILL gonna get worse before it gets better. Honestly….they did good to last THAT long. At the end of the day, it’s nothing they could or couldn’t do….other than “dumb down” their skills, their drive, their “notoriety” (mustn’t be bigger than the station) AND their paychecks. And after doing your job to the best of your ability with NO support and NO real promotional budget, what’s one to do?! Walk away…or wait to get fired. BOOM!

Do For SelfThe solution? Unfortunately, like any bad movie, it’s just gotta play out…until there is no more room (or money) to run from the errors. Personally, I’d like to see all the REAL professional broadcasters band together and jump on the internet/satellite wagon and let terrestrial radio “fend for itself.” More and more people are turning OFF terrestrial radio (for good reason. Same 15 songs; ebonic jocks. NO balance). The solution? What it’s always been…DO FOR SELF and have our own. Hard to do…maybe impossible. But it’s a better hope than what lies ahead for terrestrial. Even the white boys like Jerry Del Colliano know that. If folks that are in terrestrial radio right now DON’T have a back-up plan RIGHT NOW, they are gonna be “shit out of luck.” Remember….there is NO “retiree program” in this biz. Too many are dying with no insurance, no backup plans…and it’s hard to even HAVE a 2nd gig because they want their workers as “slaves” — working ALL day and ALL night for peanuts and no time or energy to have a back up plan. Folks just gotta get some “balls,” face the truth…and make a move. Easier said than done, I know. And MANY, including Jerry Boulding (loved that man but…) couldn’t understand why, when presented with “radio opps” why I didn’t take ’em.

Because I knew THIS was already here and happening. Just think…if I hadn’t started up MY back-up plan years ago, I could be living in a box under a bridge with everybody talking about “Oh she was so good for radio” at my funeral. Ain’t nobody got time for that.

The Writing’s on the WallThe solution? Get OUT…and let the “big wigs” who are running the game (MOST of who NEVER really been IN radio other than sales) do all the work themselves. You already see the “big boys” on the verge of bankruptcy. How can you be soooo “smart and in charge” and yet can’t see the writing on the wall AND your numbers and money dwindling?! Announcers are damned if you do…and damned if you don’t. If you do exactly as you’re told, you’re gonna LOSE. If you go “rogue” like I did, you’ll get the numbers, but the politics may not be right…and they’ll NEVER pay you your worth. And eventually, you’ll STILL be replaced with some less experience at a much cheaper cost….because the “big boys” who run the game but (again) have never really been on the “broadcasting” side of it really DO think “any monkey” can do the job.

Keep this in mind in the “damn ed if you do and damned if you don’t:” You DO the job…you bring the station numbers up and get the ball rolling again. Then…you’re replaced with some less experienced and cheaper…because they feel the “car is up and running just fine, so let’s replace the driver ‘cuz we’re all good now.” No…they are NOT. But they will never SEE that until they crash. The wonderful world of radio!! Tiz why I stay on the “fringe”…and watch it crumble from the sidelines. I fought a good fight; but the powers that be DON’T want to listen. So the only left to do is have a backup plan and SAVE SELF…NOW! wink emoticon

Carol and Rene were first-class talents. But it doesn’t matter to the corporate heads who are in charge now. They had reached their “money ceiling”…and left a slot that corporate obviously feels can easily be replaced…or voice-tracked. ALL the big station companies are “interesting.” But Radio One (and again, they did okay…sorta….by me. But STILL) is a VERY VERY interesting company to work for.

Anytime your Christmas bonus is a Jeff Majors CD….. Maaaan, I got $200 at an AM Rock oldies station in Southern Pines, NC. And in the ATL, after a good showing in our FIRST book at Magic, we get a Jeff Majors CD for a Christmas bonus?! SMH (Editor’s Note, Can’t Stop laughing, Not a Jeff Majors CD for a bonus) You can always reach me at iamvaljones@aol.com .


 


Comments

08/24/2015 8:22am

The students union are working for human being. The y can held the blood camps to students, can collect amount to poor etc. we can say that students in actual meaning are the helper to poor people of society.

Reply
10/28/2015 6:07am

Generally I don't put up on blogs, but I'd like to claim that this post actually compelled me to complete so! very nice post.

Reply

nice posts.Thank you for sharing this post.

Reply

great work i like this work

Reply

I support that opinion. Thanks for this post. I like your radio.

Reply

nice posts.Thank you for sharing this post.

Reply
10/05/2016 3:19am

nice post

Reply
10/05/2016 3:24am

great article

Reply
10/07/2016 7:03am

nice post great information

Reply
10/07/2016 9:50am

<a rel="nofollow" href="http://vashikaranexpertaghoribabaji.bravesites.com/entries/general/free-muslim-vashikaran">Muslim Vashikaran</a>

Reply
10/27/2016 7:16am


http://kallajaduspecialist.blogspot.in/2016/10/kala-jadu-alamat-in-urdu.html
http://begumnooranibanofatimablog.tumblr.com/post/151653268767/kala-jadu-alamat-in-urdu
http://kaalajadu.weebly.com/home/kala-jadu-alamat-in-urdu
http://kalajaduinurdu.jimdo.com/2016/10/13/kala-jadu-alamat-in-urdu/
http://kalajaduexpert.livejournal.com/544.html
https://medium.com/@begumnoorbanofatima/kala-jadu-alamat-in-urdu-2d0a27427b29#.f5ai8txof
http://kalajadu.jigsy.com/entries/general/kala-jadu-alamat-in-urdu
http://kalajadubabaji.snack.ws/kala-jadu-alamat-in-urdu.html
http://www.kalajadu.n.nu/kala-jadu-alamat-in-urdu
http://kalajadu.hatenadiary.com/entry/2016/10/13/194522
http://kalajadu.freeblog.site/blog/kala-jadu-alamat-in-urdu
http://laafriquemedia.biz/blogs/post/59792/kala-jadu-alamat-in-urdu
http://www.speakingtree.in/blog/kala-jadu-alamat-in-urdu

Reply
10/31/2016 12:35pm

Vet Jock Expresses Opinion on Radio One Atlanta Changes and the state of Urban Radio was awesome and it help you to get the awareness regarding the broadcasting industry.

Reply
11/08/2016 2:56am

http://kallajaduspecialist.blogspot.in/2016/11/learn-kala-jadu-in-hindi.html
https://kalajaduspecialistbabajiblog.wordpress.com/2016/11/05/learn-kala-jadu-in-hindi/
http://kaalajadu.weebly.com/home/learn-kala-jadu-in-hindi
http://begumnooranibanofatimablog.tumblr.com/post/152764947272/learn-kala-jadu-in-hindi

Reply
12/24/2016 4:13am

http://powerfulblackmagicspecialist.blogspot.in/2016/12/tantrik-in-chandigarh.html
http://black-magic-specialist.tumblr.com/post/154761859643/famous-tantrik-in-chandigarh
https://tantrikspecialist.wordpress.com/2016/12/21/tantrik-in-chandigarh/
http://astrologerindelhi.bravesites.com/entries/general/tantrik-in-chandigarh
http://blackmagictantrik.webs.com/apps/blog/show/44350554-vashikaran-specialist-tantrik-in-chandigarh

Reply
01/12/2017 4:42am

http://vashikaranspecialistmaulana.blogspot.in/2016/12/how-to-do-muslim-vashikaran-for-love.html
https://parfectlovevashikaran.wordpress.com/2016/12/30/what-is-the-purpose-of-muslim-vashikaran/
https://maulanaashfaqkhan.tumblr.com/post/155197585620/what-is-muslim-vashikaran
http://parfectvashikaranspecialist.weebly.com/home/online-muslim-vashikaran
http://vashikaranexpertaghoribabaji.bravesites.com/entries/general/muslim-vashikaran
http://vashikaranexpertbabaji.emyspot.com/blog/most-powerful-muslim-vashikaran-1.html
https://vashikaranexpertaghoribaba.jimdo.com/2017/01/02/muslim-vashikaran/
http://topvashikaran.livejournal.com/1345.html
https://medium.com/@miaashfaqkhan/muslim-vashikaran-ce262403ea5#.d7ausxlw1

Reply
02/06/2017 1:15am

http://kallajaduspecialist.blogspot.in/2017/02/kala-jadu-for-love.html
https://kalajaduspecialistbabajiblog.wordpress.com/2017/02/01/kala-jadu-for-love/
http://begumnooranibanofatimablog.tumblr.com/post/156704122947/kala-jadu-for-love
http://kaalajadu.weebly.com/home/what-is-the-motive-to-practice-kala-jadu-for-love
https://kalajaduinurdu.jimdo.com/2017/02/02/what-is-the-method-to-do-kala-jadu-for-love/
http://kalajaduexpert.livejournal.com/1352.html
https://medium.com/@begumnoorbanofatima/get-your-lost-love-back-by-kala-jadu-for-love-d87aa595f425#.eaejltffj
http://kalajadu.hatenadiary.com/entry/2017/02/02/165949
http://laafriquemedia.biz/blogs/post/138587/kala-jadu-for-love





Reply
02/09/2017 1:01am

http://vashikaranspecialistmaulana.blogspot.in/2016/10/vashikaran-yantra.html
https://parfectlovevashikaran.wordpress.com/2016/10/24/vashikaran-yantra/
https://maulanaashfaqkhan.tumblr.com/post/152241826530/vashikaran-yantra
http://parfectvashikaranspecialist.weebly.com/home/vashikaran-yantra
http://vashikaranexpertaghoribabaji.bravesites.com/entries/general/vashikaran-yantra
https://vashikaranexpertaghoribaba.jimdo.com/2016/10/24/vashikaran-yantra/
http://topvashikaran.livejournal.com/1090.html
https://medium.com/@miaashfaqkhan/vashikaran-yantra-a4a898846c60#.gwmvn2fj9
http://parfectlovevashikaran.snack.ws/vashikaran-yantra.html

Reply

http://vashikaranspecialistmaulana.blogspot.in/2017/02/love-marriage-specialist-baba-ji.html
https://parfectlovevashikaran.wordpress.com/2017/02/20/love-marriage-specialist-baba-ji/
https://maulanaashfaqkhan.tumblr.com/post/157479493590/love-marriage-specialist-baba-ji
http://parfectvashikaranspecialist.weebly.com/home/love-marriage-specialist-baba-ji
http://vashikaranexpertaghoribabaji.bravesites.com/entries/general/love-marriage-specialist-baba-ji
http://vashikaranexpertbabaji.emyspot.com/blog/love-marriage-specialist-baba-ji.html
http://topvashikaran.livejournal.com/1650.html

Reply

http://vashikaranspecialistmaulana.blogspot.in/2017/03/love-vashikaran-specialist-molvi-ji.html
https://parfectlovevashikaran.wordpress.com/2017/03/06/love-vashikaran-specialist-molvi-ji/
https://maulanaashfaqkhan.tumblr.com/post/158098848805/love-vashikaran-specialist-molvi-ji
http://parfectvashikaranspecialist.weebly.com/home/love-marriage-specialist-molvi-ji

Reply


Real-time and placement focused Software Testing training in chennai determined to provide end-to-end Software Testing Training Course in Chennai for Students and Professionals

Reply
03/18/2017 7:09am

http://kallajaduspecialist.blogspot.in/2017/02/how-to-get-love-problem-solutions-online.html
https://kalajaduspecialistbabajiblog.wordpress.com/2017/03/01/love-problem-solution/
https://begumnooranibanofatimablog.tumblr.com/post/157857335767/islamic-wajifa-for-love-problem-solutions
http://kaalajadu.weebly.com/home/love-problem-solution
http://kalajaduexpert.livejournal.com/1554.html

Reply
03/20/2017 6:58am

Just want to comment on few general things, the website style is perfect, the written content is real great

Reply
03/20/2017 6:59am

Great post, just what I was looking for and I am looking forward to reading your other posts soon!

Reply

Landmark Pallavaa is a pleasant Beach Resort in ECR road with the facility of deluxe rooms,beach view suites,special suites and budget rooms with world class amenities and facilities.

Reply
03/22/2017 1:01am

We are one of the authorized person for bus branding in Chennai metropolitan.Across Tamilnadu we can do bus advertising like city’s Coimbatore,Madurai,Trichy,Tirunelveli,Pondycherry

Reply
03/27/2017 8:10am

It's a nice read. I like watching videos instead of reading articles though. Netflix offers good quality entertainment videosand documentaries without any commercials. contact netflix phone number

Reply
03/27/2017 8:11am

Nice article. It was a great reading. For any queries regarding Dell products contact dell support phone number.

Reply
03/27/2017 8:15am

nice one. It was a very nice article i like reading it. For any queries regarding HP products contact hp support number

Reply
03/27/2017 8:15am

Good one. One of the best i ever read. For any queries regarding netgear networking products contact Netgear Support Number

Reply
03/27/2017 8:16am

Good article. The words are quite inspiring. For any queries regarding roku contact Roku Phone number

Reply
03/27/2017 8:16am

Good article. For any queries regarding linksys products contact Linksys Support number

Reply
03/27/2017 8:17am

Inspiring article. For any queries regarding Cisco products contact Cisco Support number

Reply
03/28/2017 9:03am

http://kallajaduspecialist.blogspot.in/2017/03/black-magic-specialist.html
https://kalajaduspecialistbabajiblog.wordpress.com/2017/03/24/black-magic-specialist/
https://begumnooranibanofatimablog.tumblr.com/post/158771426882/black-magic-specialist
http://kaalajadu.weebly.com/home/black-magic-specialist
https://kalajaduinurdu.jimdo.com/2017/03/24/black-magic-specialist/
http://kalajadu.hatenadiary.com/entry/2017/03/24/190546

Reply
04/03/2017 8:13am

Wha! This is great full blog i like this type blog. Deferentially this blog have this quality big cost, special effects, thank for sharing this blog.

Reply

We are one of the authorized person for bus branding in Chennai metropolitan.Across Tamilnadu we can do bus advertising like city’s Coimbatore,Madurai,Trichy,Tirunelveli,Pondycherry.

Reply
04/08/2017 7:00am

Elite Delhi Escorts is a highly efficient and a very well-organized escort agency providing female escorts in Delhi for out calls.

Reply

Exclusive independent female Delhi escorts . Search Vip escort girls by location, by reviews or price range. Outcall and incall services.

Reply
05/17/2017 12:37am

Very nice blog on this website! It is really difficult to find such a fantastic content with some useful information.

Reply
06/01/2017 11:58pm

I am very much happy to find this post. I have read this post very carefully i like this post. Thanks for such a great post.

Reply
06/03/2017 1:47am

Thanks a lot of admin already give the information and sorry here we permit the article share may be useful and help you all

Reply
06/07/2017 9:20am

Love, Horoscope compatibility Aries Physical Compatibility, sexual compatibility , Family, Professional, Emotional, Overall score of compatibility.

Reply
06/08/2017 2:44am

Such a marvelous piece of sharing.

Reply
06/21/2017 8:24am

Thank you so much for taking the time to share this amazing information to us, it is very much appreciated.

Reply

This is really very nice post you shared, i like the post, thanks for sharing..

Reply
07/12/2017 9:20am

this article is very informative.thank you for sharing

Reply
07/13/2017 8:42am

Thanks for sharing your good article.. I read Your Article its worth reading. Thanks!

Reply
07/20/2017 6:01am

Thanks for the data and information. You provided meals for believed. Thanks for sharing the data. Every single from the most valuable to you.

Reply

Thanks so much for a great post. I'd like to know more about these topics and hope that I can receive more insight into this topic.

Reply

Great information on your site here. I love this post because we can get some useful information from your blog.

Reply
08/08/2017 7:41am

Avast Customer Support is a third party technical support service. We are here to help you out with the whole procedure to Download Avast Antivirus online, We not only fix your Avast setup related issues but will guide with how to get started with your new Avast product once it gets installed successfully. We at Avast Tech Support provides service to protect your PC from potential online threats and external attacks like viruses, Trojans, malwares, spywares and phishing scams. And Avast Refund.

Reply
08/08/2017 7:41am

Gmail customer service is a third party technical support service for Gmail users when they face any technical issue or error in their Gmail account. Our Gmail customer support team solves issues like forgot Gmail account password, Gmail configuration or Sync issues, recover deleted emails, spam issue in email account, security issue in Gmail account and many more.

Reply
08/08/2017 7:42am

How you install or reinstall Office 365 or Office 2016 depends on whether your Office product is part of an Office for home or Office for business plan. If you're not sure what you have, see what Office Com Setup products are included in each plan and then follow the steps for your product. The steps below also apply if you're installing a single, stand-alone Office application such as Access 2016 or Visio 2016. Need Help with Office Setup Enter Product Key?

Reply
08/08/2017 7:42am

Norton Tech Support is a third party service provider and not in any way associated with Norton or any of its partner companies. We offer support for Norton products and sell subscription based additional warranty on computer and other peripheral devices.

Reply
08/11/2017 1:44pm


Microsoft office has a different version, and the entire version has the different setup file. Some of the version is Office 2013, Office 2016 and Office 365 etc.

Reply
08/13/2017 5:15pm

Thanks I am a huge fan of this website.

Reply
08/14/2017 12:00am

given article is very helpful and very useful for my admin, and pardon me permission to share articles here hopefully helped

Reply

given article is very helpful and very useful for my admin, and pardon me permission to share articles here hopefully helped

Reply

Thank you so much admin and sorry permission share in here

Reply
08/16/2017 9:00am

Thanks for posting always helpful articles.

Reply



Leave a Reply


IAMVALJONES.COM