In a perfect world, I would make a post of some substance every day. I have maintained a blog for about 6 or 7 years (only 3 in this current form via WordPress) and have yet to meet that goal. This is mostly because I don't know that I really have anything particularly interesting for anyone in the ether. In this age of the internet anyone can have a space and spew their nonsense and well...I guess I'm of them. Anyway, aside from content, my other major obstacle has been time. June has been a busier month at my place of employment compared to other months. Most recently I have been busy with...
...if public radio talent were rock stars, this guy would probably be one of the lead artists in the band. Carl Kasell has been with NPR since the early days of the public radio system. He was part of the most listened to public radio programs, Morning Edition. So, if you have listened to public radio at some point in the past 30 years, you probably heard Carl once, twice, or too many times to count. It was amazing to meet Carl. It wasn't his first visit to the area, actually his third as a guest of WRVO. Many listeners were so excited to meet and see him. We had several events surrounding his visit to the area. It's amazing to see how people react to a voice they've heard forever on radio. He's a rock star!
NPR ran a story yesterday, Hulu Go-To-Site For TV Shows, Movies. When speaking to my class, most if not all students raise their hand saying they watch programs off hulu or an equivalent website. It seems like the future, but as the story says the advertising within each video far from pays for production costs like advertising on traditional tv outlets. Will that mean less quality TV since eyes are moving to the web? Is there quality now, I guess that's debatable too!
Ironically, hulu advertises on TV. Here is an example that ran during the Superbowl earlier this year:
NPR's Morning Edition had a cute little piece at the end of their show today on a GPS system that allows you download Homer as your GPS voice. I have never been interested in a GPS unit. I'm often made fun of because of my interest in maps (my sister has designated me "an old coot" for not recognizing the usefulness of GPS.)
Maps are not that hard to understand. With a little planning, they're just as good as some fancy pants GPS unit. Who needs a silly computer to tell you which wrong way to go anyway? I'm perfectly capable of making that mistake myself without technology. I suppose, if I had the option of Homer telling me the way, I might be more interested in trying one out.
It's about to happen. The voice of WRVO's Morning Edition is about to retire. He's been hosting the program since WRVO began taking Morning Edition in 1980! I was 6 months old when John started hosting! How crazy is that? He's been with WRVO since 1969.
CNYRadio.com a website dedicated to the wheeling and dealing of everything radio in Central New York is reporting on a new morning host at WRVO:
Morning Edition had a great piece today on Christmas Beers. My favorite beers for this time of year are Sierra Nevada's Celebration Ale or Sam Adams Winter Lager.
Thanks to new "Purity Standards", Connecticut is eliminating olive oil fraud. The story was on NPR's Morning Edition [LISTEN]