Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!) If I didn't have a guest booked for today's show, I would have taken the day off. American society is irredeemably broken and I fear we long ago passed the point of no return. I mourn the medium I fell in love with decades ago and devoted my adult life to. It's gone. An anachronism. So, I'll try to move on, and celebrate the fact that I had some wonderful years in radio before the powers that be destroyed it. At least [...]
Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!) I'm a radio veteran. My first radio job was in college at the University of South Florida in 1978. I never looked back, but I did take some detours in my chosen profession. Many of those detours could be traced back to one ugly, despicable excuse for a human being. Rush Limbaugh died today. I have a few things to say about the cretin and his legacy. It wasn't about politics. One of my first radio jobs was Producer of the Bob [...]
Download here or click below to play We live in an ever-changing world. The post-Trump era will hopefully bring positive change (though the crazy contingent is running the Republican party these days, a topic for another day). Earlier this week, I discovered that a broadcasting colleague, a friendly acquaintance for many years has transitioned to her authentic self. The person that I used to know as Bob Kincaid from the Head On Radio Network is now Robyn Kincaid. This is a big deal! I reached out to congratulate her and asked if she'd like to come on the show [...]
"Boca" Britany Somers, Nicole Sandler and Jorge Rodriguez My friend Jorge Rodriguez died on Friday. He was having lunch with his daughter when he suffered a heart attack and died. I'm devastated. I hadn't seen Jorge in a while. But Brit and I were just talking about him, as I was bemoaning my studio troubles and whining that I needed a good engineer to come over and help me figure out the problems. Brit said, "Call Jorge!". I didn't call. I emailed him. And I'm kicking myself because I should have picked up the fucking phone. [...]
***Housekeeping note *** As this is a work in progress, I'll likely go in and edit and change a lot of it as we go along. Like the opening of the project. On my first draft, I opened with my recurring dream about the elusive radio station of my dreams. But a week later I went in and changed it to the reality of the nightmare we're living through. It may change again... we'll see.... I keep thinking that this is all just a terrifying nightmare. That I’ll awaken and it’ll be Nov. 9, 2016 and Donald Trump will [...]
Just click to play: or Download the file here January 21 is Tuesday. It's the the 10th anniversary of two sad events: The Supreme Court decision on Citizens United which cleared the way for unlimited money in politics as it proclaimed "money equals speech", and the end of Air America Radio. After a look at the news of the day, Nicole will speak with Jon Sinton, the original Program Director of Air America, now one of the principles behind Progressive Voices, to talk about the AAR history, how the media landscape has changed in the last decade and much [...]
We're somewhat reeling from last night's close call in which Donald Trump allegedly launched an attack on Iran, then called it back before any bombs were dropped. We think it's time for a stiff drink, a bong hit, and some comedy bits. South Florida radio legend Boca Britany Somers returns to the show to talk radio, Stonewall, Trump insanity and have some fun...
I had met Jackson Browne a few times over the years, and had seem him in concert dozens of times. I finally got to interview him for the first time when he joined me in the fm 101.9 Music Hall on September 13, 1996. This still ranks up among my favorite artist interviews. I then went on to host Jackson Browne for his appearance on the "Columbia Records Radio Hour". (I haven't been able to locate a recording of that, sadly.) For a few years, we tried to schedule an interview on my Air America radio show. By [...]
In addition to all the crazy news of the day, today is World Radio Day. Nicole "celebrates" the irony with fellow radio host Norman Goldman, who's announced the impending end of his daily radio show.
I could blame the tardiness of this post on the holidays... This year, Christmas, Channukah, Kwanzaa and Festivus all fell at virtually the same time, so it was a big deal... for some. Frankly, I like this time of the year because it's the end of the year and the beginning of a new one. My biggest grievance from 2016 is......(drumroll).... everything. This was an awful year. From lung cancer to Donald Trump -- that about says it all! Another grievance is my phone system. I'll have to figure that one out... In the meantime, this was a very fun [...]