Gongol.com Archives: January 2009
Brian Gongol

January 14, 2009

The United States of America "One of the specifications is that we don't talk about the specifications"
The new Presidential limo is ready. Unfortunately, the President who will occupy it declares that big government is back -- though there is at least some reason for hope, since the Obama administration seems to be setting up to behave in a more centrist fashion than its rhetoric suggests.

News Flashback to the media era of the 1960s

Water News Watch a culvert collapse

Broadcasting The future of radio lies with the self-employed part-timers
Des Moines radio personality Steve Gibbons, 63 years old and tenured with over 30 years at KRNT-AM, just got fired. Not for poor performance, but because advertising is slow and the company needs to make cutbacks. He's waiting for a kidney transplant and spends 12 hours a week getting dialysis. Nobody should expect to enter broadcasting today without a second career already in mind, or preferably, already in place as a second job.

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