One of my various news sites I follow had something about a Chapter 11 filing for one of the various news sources. Audacy filed for Chapter 11
Reading about this brought back more memories of my days back in radio. Some of the details brought memories flooding back. Obviously, i had some friends and acquaintances at Entercom in Norfolk. I listened to a lot of programming out of WW1/CBS in DC. I actually pursued a job at WRVA in probably about 1999.
I don’t remember much about that. Richmond was really nasty in 1999. I don’t recall whether they didn’t make an offer, or if I turned it down. While WRVA seemed like a better fit for me than where I was at the time, I wasn’t thrilled with the prospect of driving from the 804 from Bad Newz several days a week.
Obviously, I’d end up doing that later, but for significantly more money.
My distaste for Richmond stems from my time in Ashland, and some of the stupid stuff that’s come from there in the intervening years.
I really don’t think that I made a mistake by not going for what. But that was the first time when I really felt underpaid. I think I was making seven bucks an hour. And going to school.
But I think about the decisions to stay where I was, and stay in school. And finish a Science degree. Even if my alma mater still makes people say, “huh?”
I would tell my dad that he was right about some of those things, but, well….
Saints didn’t make the playoffs, but they looked good the last few games. Too little, too late, but they’re right where they should be to make big strides next year. See: this year’s Lions. But, of course, they could fall had.
I watched the College Football game last night. Jim Harbaugh has bothered me for a long time I was rooting for Michigan. Of course, President Ford played there, so…..
I was working through with my college football friend. I’m a double-legacy at Southern
LandmassMississippi. My recently-mentioned alma mater is Division III, and didn’t have football until my final ywar there.
College football isn’t something I’ve really followed.
My wife follows Georgia, and has since before she attended a D1 school. They only went D1 towards the end of her time there.
But I was kind of rooting for Georgia for her benefit. Lewis Grizzard would write about Georgia football.
So. Whatever. You want to follow a big college football program, that’s as good as any, I guess.
I used to run Virginia and Virginia
A&MTech games on the radio back in the day. But really not so much my thing. The game, too, really doesn’t even resemble the pro game anymore. And this is why you see guys like Josh Allen coming out of football powerhouses like Wyoming.
But I guess the reason I was slightly interested in the game was that the game this year wasn’t with an SEC or ACC participant.
I went to bed about five minutes into to the second half. The first quarter was kind of entertaining, but it really wasn’t holding my interest.
Congratulations to Michigan, I guess?
The fight sing repetition reminds me of a band instructor I had in high school who’d gone there.
We practiced that song so much.
Along with On Wisconsin for some reason.
Speaking of music…..
Random aside — she opened for Liz Phair at the show I saw back in November. The show didn’t sound great where I was sitting, but I heard a few things that made me go look her up on Apple Music later. Then I saw that President Obama put one of her tracks in her Top Songs of 2023 list. Listen a few more times, and, yeah, there’s things that stick in my scarred brain. Salad by Blondeshell.
Going to post this to FB, but I can almost guarantee nobody will read this, or listen to the song above. shrug*