Month: January 2012

Off The Grid

I’ll be spending the weekend at the Hamilton World of Motorcycles Expo so things will stay static here for a couple of days.  And today I’m cheating a little by posting a blog I have up on the 981 Free FM website.  The company that’s trying to get many of its workers to take a 50% pay cut posted record profits this week and the local hospital network revealed that it had given a former CEO a $1.17 million dollar lump sum just for staying on the job.  Those incidents inspired a blog titled, Just Because You Can… …

Finding the Funny

Funny 1410 has been on air since the very end of last year.  If you recall, it’s a new format for a legendary (to me!) frequency here in London, where I worked the all-hit format many moons ago.   …

Funny About Money

Free-FM offers a text alert system for a one-time charge of .50.  It’s brand new.  You’ll get a text in case of severe weather or a major breaking story.  We’ll also text the morning’s top two headlines.

In The T-Zone

I’ve made a conscious effort to be less cynical.  Unlike a skeptic who can be convinced by evidence, a cynic closes themselves off from a lot of experiences in life and I realized I had become one.  So when I decided to move to London it seemed like a good time to try a new approach. Oh, I can call up a good chunk of cynicism when the situation calls for it but in my everyday life, not being so cynical leaves me available to the spontaneous things life has to offer.  This evolution served me well this week. …

The Nose Knows

For years now I’ve been told I have mild sleep apnea.  Next week I’ll get the results of my third sleep study at which, I am predicting, they will suggest that I get a C-PAP machine.  That’s the Darth Vader mask that’s attached to a machine with a water reservoir and a steady stream of air to keep your throat open.  It has given new life to both my brother and one of my brothers-in-law plus many other people I know.   …