London called… and it became a blog post about journalists’ anxieties 

Golly, it’s been a while (I think WordPress actually has stats on how many blog posts start with something like this, and despite what is written below there is no whisky in that coffee cup pictured above) Anyhow, this little item from the good folks at the London Press Club prompted to me to finish … More London called… and it became a blog post about journalists’ anxieties 

The real 2016 year-in-review, 2017 look-ahead

It’s 2017 somewhere now… so might as well write the traditional look-back/look-ahead post. My favourite thing this week has been watching people anthropomorphize 2016 and blame it for everything that went wrong, and then watching pedants remind them that a year is not sentient or capable of independent thought and action, so it’s foolish to … More The real 2016 year-in-review, 2017 look-ahead

2016 Year in Review… Sort of. Actually, mostly thoughts on small market radio news after a year away (with bonus fun content at the end).

My 2016 year in review is here early, because my 2016 started early. I’ve decided – in retrospect – to let the day in late November of 2015 that I resigned from my job as a radio news director stand as my New Year’s Day (at least for this year). Being away from radio news … More 2016 Year in Review… Sort of. Actually, mostly thoughts on small market radio news after a year away (with bonus fun content at the end).

Whiteboard Wisdom

During my time as a radio news director I was a big fan of my whiteboard.  I used it to track assignments, of course, but also as an excuse to be be goofy (scroll down for examples). But, I think most of my coworkers at the time agreed I hit peak whiteboard when I filled … More Whiteboard Wisdom

Shlemiel, Schlemazel, Hasenpfeffer Incorporated… Remembering a really good day at the office.

I’m not sure how it’s going to be marked (if at all) by the station’s current ownership… but I’ll be raising a whisky later to mark the 10th anniversary of the launch of radio station CKAY in Sechelt. Known these days as “The Coast”, it was “C-Kay” at its birth, and someone out there saved … More Shlemiel, Schlemazel, Hasenpfeffer Incorporated… Remembering a really good day at the office.

Transitioning to print… are you hearing my voice in your head as you read?

The dust has cleared and the site construction is pretty much done… After hearing me on the air for nearly a decade, Sunshine Coasters are now seeing my stuff regularly in the Coast Reporter.  I’m pitching in as a contributing writer on the municipal affairs beat, covering the Town of Gibsons and the Sunshine Coast Regional … More Transitioning to print… are you hearing my voice in your head as you read?