It may sound trite, but it is true, and is at the forefront of my mind these days:
Be careful what you wish for – you might get it.
I did a piece the other day that got a lukewarm reception. I have to wonder whether anyone wondered WHY I blogged that.
It wasn’t because it was representative of a normal day on the air, a normal topic selection…not at all.
That was precisely what it WASN’T.
I haven’t forgotten what radio was like before this latest excursion. I know why I changed formats, and what I said my reasons were. Those reasons stand in the sense that I was honestly expressing my motivations. But let me tell you what the environment I successfully wished myself into is like.
Talk radio is driven by conflict, whereas when you’re spinning records, you go out of your way to avoid conflict, with the exception of that which is not particularly relevant in the grand scheme – for example, did dreadlock-boy get a raw deal on American Idol last night?