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"black station" Discussed on TuneInPOC
"It right back to the garage. I don't know. I just know I didn't use it, and I know my brother didn't either. He doesn't hold up a candy store or shoot anybody, my brother wouldn't do anything like that. What time did you get home? I have to keep telling you. You have to keep telling me. Around 12 o'clock, so maybe a little after. There was a cop waiting for me. He'll remember what time better than I do. You went to the movie? Yeah. What time did you get to the movie? After 8 sometime. What was playing? Two pictures, mister lucky and lady takes a chance. They're reissues, aren't they? I saw them before a long time ago. The good ones, I wanted to see them again. Your brother runs a gas station, didn't he? Yeah. I like does he work? He knew his ladle around 7. How did your brother do in his gas station? He does all right. Makes pretty good money. You don't work. No, no, I've been looking for a job. How old are you, George? 22. John's 28th. Yeah. When's your mother and father die? Mom died when we were kids. They had about 5 years ago. And John's been supporting. I told you, I was trying to get a job. It's not easy. But I want to talk to you again. You can stick around home. Sure. My brother didn't do it, lieutenant. Awful lot of evidence, George. But he didn't. We will talk about it later. Bye, George. And I listen. Hard. Yes, lieutenant. George walker's coming out, put a man on him. Right. What's the matter, Ben, you look unhappy. I'm tired. Once a coffee. He got it made. No, but the lonely take a second. Well, you won't have time hospital call. It's all right to see misses out. Oh, okay. Here's the report on John walker. On good months, he averages about 300 clear pays 85 hours a month on the mortgage. A lot of people doing a whole lot worse. Let's get World Cup and taking down to the hospital with us. This is Albert. Misses elbert. Yes. What is this? This is lieutenant Guthrie and sergeant Griffin. They want to talk to him. We won't take long. All right. We want you to tell us if you've ever seen this man before. Move up John. This is Albert. I don't know. I'm not sure. Could he be one of the men who held up your store? I don't know. He looked. I don't know. He isn't the one in the shot of one of the guns. He isn't? No. He's not sad one. Are you sure? Yes. I'm sure. Well, misses Albert several people say they saw this man run away from your store. I don't remember the other one too well. The one good person door. Real quick. And then what are they doing? Easy. One I remember. He was in the middle of the room. So happy. Too quick. The other one I didn't really know this. I think that's about enough when I looked at it. My husband did. And we'll do everything we can, misses Elmer. Boys can you do? That's all. Hope you didn't have anything to do with it, young man. All right, hold for your sake, you didn't. Is it terrible thing? Thanks, man. Yeah. Yeah, here's lieutenant. More right, send him mister dill for. While as a coffee all right. Come in, mister dill. You met sergeant Graham. Have a seat. Thank you. Mister Dell, we know definitely the man you identified this morning wasn't the one who actually did the killing. He was one of the men who ran away his next door. Well, we're interested in the other man now. What does he look like? I could tell gal just walking by when I heard the shot and then the screen, the door of the store flew over and came in, came out of a running. The first one, went in front with the one I pointed out to line up. You didn't notice the other man, you know, exactly. I got the kind of look at him, but all happens fast, I guess I was more interested in the other one. The one I recognized. You don't think you could identify the other one? Well, they separated like a soldier. They started running in different directions. I would have to the one who kind of station wagon. I got his license number. You went right after him? Well, I took a look and Stewart first, I wanted to see what was going on. Then you went after him. When I went after the one with the station wagon, yes, I saw the two people lying on the floor and blood and I just went after him. How far did you chase him before he got in the station way? Oh, about your block, I guess. How far away from him were you when he drove the station wagon on? Oh, I don't know who gets about to pee. We were across from the station wagon or behind it. It was behind it. I was chasing you. Yes, I know, but he didn't cut across the street, the station wagon wasn't parked on the other side of the station. No, he just ran up the black station, man was parked on the same side of the street. Well, did he turn around and look back at him? Well, I told him that I don't think so. He just ran up the car and drove off before I could catch him. But you recognize. I'm sure the man this morning the lineup. You don't remember anything about the other one. Oh, no, no, no, I'm sorry. All right, mister Dillon. Is that all? That's all, and thank you. Oh, sure, you anytime. Yes. If this man was running away from you, you were behind him the whole time. You were about 50 feet away behind the wagon when he drove off. I should think it would be a little hard to tell much about a man under those circumstances. When I got a good look, oh, a darn good luck. You said he didn't turn around. Well, no. I don't think that. I don't remember that well. I got to look at him when he ran out that door. We have right past me. Oh, I got a look at him there. All right, mister Dillon. Yo, he was a guy. I got a good look. Yeah. You think you're welcome again? We'll call you if we do. What are you doing then? Trying to get a description of a man who used the gun. Yeah. And while you're doing it, you practically made Bill a liar. The way he tells it or I should say the way you got it out of him, he couldn't have made a positive identification of a man who ran past him through a doorway, then showed him his back for the rest of the time. The lineup this morning dealing with others didn't say a word till they heard you read off the charges. But before they went in, they knew whoever we had was the winner won't the station wagon. The station wagon. Dale got the license number. The car was still warm. I know I know. But then what are you trying to do? I'm trying to find out who killed a man in the candy store. By making a liar out of the best witness, you've got who's making a liar. Well, you're trying to put your mind if we find out what the other three witnesses have got to say. Well, you don't have to be jumpy. I don't. Well. Here's lieutenant. Senator misses Evans. I'm sorry, Ben. Maybe you better put some more sugar in your coffee, huh?
"black station" Discussed on TuneInPOC
"Strong. I only remember the other one too well. I wanna stood by the door. Half a little quick. And then they done. One night remember he was in the middle of the room. So happy. So quick. Another woman I didn't really know this. I think that's about enough to know lieutenant. My husband did. We'll do everything we can, misses Elmer. What can you do? That's all. I hope you didn't have anything to do with it the young man. I hope for your sake you did. Is it terrible thing? Thanks, man. Yeah, they're here, lieutenant. More right there. Send in mister dill for as a coffee eye. Come in, mister Doe. You met sergeant Graham. Have a seat. Thank you. Mister dough, we know definitely the man you identified this morning wasn't the one who actually did the killing. He was one of the men who ran away next door. Well, we're interested in the other man now. What does he look like? I could tell gal just walking by when I heard the shot and then the screen, the door of the store, the open human came out of a running. The first one, the one in front was the one I pointed out to lay them. You didn't notice the other man known in exactly I got the kind of look at him, but all happens fast. I guess I was more interested in the other one. The one I recognized. You don't think you could identify the other one? Well, they separated like a children. They started running in different directions. I would have to the one who kind of station wagon. I got his license number. You went right after him? Well, I took a look and Stewart first. I wanted to see what was going on. Then you went after him. When I went after the one with the station wagon, yes, I saw the two people lying on the floor and blood and I just went out to them. How far did you chase him before he got in the station way? Oh, about your block, I guess. And how far away from him were you when he drove the station wagon off? Oh, I don't know who gets about to pee. We were crossed from the station wagon behind it. It was behind it. I was chasing you. Yes, I know, but he didn't cut across the street, the station wagon wasn't parked on the other side of the station. No, he just ran up the black station, man was parked on the soon side of the street. Did he turn around and look back at him? Well, I told him that I don't think so. He just ran up the car and drove off before I could catch him, but you recognize. I'm sure the man this morning in the lineup. You just remember anything about the oven. Oh, no, no, no, I'm sorry. All right, mister doom. Is that all? That's all, and thank you. Oh, sure, anytime. Mister dill. Yes. If this man was running away from you, you were behind him the whole time. You were about 50 feet away behind the wagon when he drove off. I should think it would be a little hard to tell much about a man under those circumstances. When I got a good look, oh, a darn good luck. You said he didn't turn around. Well, no. I don't think that. I don't remember that well. I got to look at lunar ran out that door. We have right past me. Oh, I got a look at him there. All right, mister Dillon. Yo, he was a guy. I got a good look. Yeah. You think you're welcome again? We'll call you if we do. What are you doing then? Trying to get a description of a man who used the gun. Yeah. And while you're doing it, you practically made Bill a liar. The way he tells it or I should say the way you got it out of him, he couldn't have made a positive identification of a man who ran past him through a doorway, then showed him his back for the rest of the time. In the lineup this morning, dill and the others didn't say a word till they heard you read off the charges. But before they went in, they knew whoever we had was the winner won't the station wagon. The station wagon. They got the license number, the car was still warm. Yes, I know I know. But then what are you trying to do? I'm trying to find out who killed a man in the candy store. By making a liar out of the best witness you've got who's making a liar. Well, you're trying to. Would you mind if we find out what the other three witnesses have got to say? Well, you don't have to be jumpy. I don't. I swear. Yes, lieutenant. Senator misses Evans. I'm sorry, Ben. Maybe a better put some more sugar in your coffee, huh? Okay. Okay, nobody remembers the second man everybody remembers the first. Everybody remembers the first. Everybody claims they recognize the guy as he came out the door. Running. Yeah, running. So maybe because they knew woke up on the station wagon, they jumped to identify him. We've had wrong identification before. Yes, but that's the station wagon. That's the car one of the hold up men jumped into. Four people four people three men and a woman claimed they recognized the guy. So suppose they really didn't get a good look at him. It was Walcott station wagon, still got the license number two of the other witnesses saw do chase the guy saw the wagon pull away one of them even identified the make of the wagon. Yeah? Certain crime on the phone lieutenant. Okay. Coins tanning George walker. As coin. You ever see the man? There was the address of the pool. Who's the girl? Paul? All right, stay with him. I'm going after a while. Oh, what do you got? I don't know. I don't want to check it. Coin says George walker admit a man in a pool room, talk with him for a long time, and then went over to see a girl named hall. It may be nothing, but I'm going to do some checking. Snicker in neurology. Hey, you know his brother. Nope. Didn't know I had one. A George met a man in here today, they left one across the street to get a shoe shine tough in man dark. Rooted, Rudy Garvin. He plays neurology. But George is a power armor. Rudy Garvin. You know him? Yeah. I don't like him. Slimy kind of a girl. He's a bad boy. Yeah, I kind of remember him. When you gave him a shy and tall thin dark man, brown jacket like pants. Yeah, yeah, I think so. I would a younger fellow brown hair. Yeah, yeah, yeah. Pay any attention to what they were saying, who knows how to shine shoes.
"black station" Discussed on Chop On It Radio Network System
"And the segregated society which America still was in the early days of radio, few major companies hard black people to executive or managerial positions. There was, of course, several world, the black newspaper, black armies, were qualified as people who could get, but in the 1920s there was no black owned radio stations. Nor would there even be one. It's in 1949. And the fact that the white men white men compromised 99% of station executives were seen as perfectly normal, right? So meanwhile, the Main Street radio magazines of the 1920s did not see it as their role to question radios of society's lack of diversity. Knowing that America was segregated, radio edited it seemed to believe that pictures of negroes as they were called back then doing supposedly white jobs would not be welcomed in many parts of the country. So even though there were a number of perspective black engineers and innovators, their faces were never shown in radio news or popular radio, were portrayals that reinforced stereotypes were considered acceptable. So one cover illustration in the radio magazine showed a terrified black man running away from a loud noise and not realizing it was only the radio. And just as women's contributions to early broadcasting were also overlooked or ignored, the same can be said about African Americans. The first radio station with an all black format, although the owners were white, was people probably say W, the a in this 1948, the first black station was in Atlanta, put on the air by Jesse blatant senior in October 1949 in the first black oriented oriented program service at national Negro network began in January of 1954. The long before these milestones African emergence had been involved with radio through social conditions in the ground reality of segregation and limited their participation. They were still part of the industry back in the 19 radio was called wireless, and it was done by images. Some of those amateurs were black. At least two hand radio clubs, one in New York City started by miles hardy. And when in Baltimore, by rolling puritan, were established to train young black images and Howard University Washington D.C. was perhaps the first of the judicially black colleges to offer courses in radio engineering, beginning in 1918. There is also some evidence that black performers were among the first to be heard on amateur radio. One early experimental station Roomba, white Emerson named Victor H laughter, right? So now to a concert while the father blew the D.C. handy message Tennessee in November of 1914 and speaking of losing $80 in 1920 just prior to the rival commercial broadcasting, made me Smith and her jazz hands had a huge national hit with the song crazy blues. So as to say, so 75,000 copies at the top in the first few weeks of a release and certainly show that the public like this kind of music. In broadcasting first year, we only had a handful of radio stations, right? There were other running. It was mainly volunteer effort, although a few large companies like winning house and general leche did on station advertisers was not permitted. So without a way to generate income, the first stations all operated on a very limited budget relying on anyone who was willing to come by and perform for free. Much of the programmer was live since audiotape had not been anything, and photograph records didn't sound that good or early equipment. There were no form this year, right? So the music varied
"black station" Discussed on NOCTURNAL
"Tried to pull away, but he couldn't budge. A squeal of metal drew all eyes to the opening jail door. A fat old lady walked in. She wore a dowdy knee length dress, a gray sweater and a babushka. Yellow with a pattern of purple plums you are criminals. She said, in a voice is pleasant as you'd expect from a wrinkled grandma. It's it's time for your trial. She stepped back out of the white room. A swarm of men rushed in, all wearing hooded white robes and rubber masks. They filled the room. Groups of them moving to each chained person. As if that weren't surreal enough, the first one to rush Pookie looked like the Burger King. Pookie threw a straight right jab that knocked the king off his feet. Then quickly went down under the weight of the others. Cloaks and daggers John Smith didn't know what to think. His Harley roared down the street. He followed the black station wagon for once he wasn't afraid of some random gunman. He didn't have the bandwidth to fear them, not with trying to process what he'd seen. That woman had delivered electrical shocks with metal whips, did the whips generate the shocks, or did she generate them? Oh, and the small detail that he'd shot her in the face, instead of hitting the deck and joining club body bag, she jumped out of a third story window, she should have been a broken thing on the sidewalk, but when he got down to the street, she was gone. And it wasn't just the girl with the chains. What was the deal with the gigantic bony head? Robin had shot that man four or 5 times at point blank range. Yet the man had stood up, so yeah, maybe there were worse things to fear than snipers. Robin, dead, murdered like a goddamn drug lord, gunned down in her own apartment, and her last words to John
"black station" Discussed on NOCTURNAL
"Did a number on you. Shot up. The big headed man said. He reached down and grabbed max, who had curled into a fetal position. He flipped max onto his back, grabbed max's wrists, and held them to the ground. Max opened his eyes and saw what was over him. He struggled. But from the first second it was clear his strength was no match. Billy roared like a demon. The chair squeaked against the wood floor the big man raised his big head, leaning back until his neck muscles popped out like flesh covered cables. Robin leaned forward to push off the couch and stop the man, but the black haired woman snap kicked. The boots smashed into Robin's mouth, driving her back into the couch again. The world wavered. Robin's body felt numb and unresponsive, but she could still see. The man slammed his big head forward in a lethal blur. Max's face vanished in a crunching splash of red and gray. Like some one had hit a watermelon with a bowling ball. Robin knew she was screaming. But she wasn't controlling it, it was someone else. Someone still there, because she wasn't really there. Couldn't be there. Couldn't have just seen max die like that. A final screech of wood accompanied by the sound of a chair hitting the floor. Billy, the pit bull lunged, locked his massive jaws on the back of big head's neck. The man let out a scream that sounded like it belonged to a little girl. He fell face down in the gore of max's blood and brains. Flailing at the back of his head and neck. John Smith was as afraid as he'd ever been. He thought he might puke at any moment. He had to force himself to watch the road ahead, and not look up at the windows of the passing buildings. There are no snappers up there. There are no snipers. And even if there were, he had to go anyway. The text message had seemed to that Brian clouser. Marie's children have poops. Get to Robbins now. John saw Robbins place coming up on the right. He pulled in the clutch and squeezed the break as he downshifted. A flare of headlights suddenly blinded him as a car cut over from the left lane, tires screeching. John angled his Harley up onto the sidewalk, barely avoiding the collision. He righted the bike, hopped off, and dropped the kickstand in one smooth motion. He ripped off his helmet and drew his 6 hour. The car was a black station wagon, the rear passenger door opened. A man lurched out, clearly hampered by pain, were high in closer looked like a completely different person. It wasn't just because of the black peacoat and the skull cap. A makeshift rifle strapped sling held his left arm against his body. A line of metal Staples covered a ragged wound from his left upper lip down to the base of his jaw. He held a flat black side arm in his right hand. His green eyes burned with a focused rage that promised very bad things to anyone who got in his way. A high pitched scream came from Robin's building Bryan ran to the apartment building's front door, a classic San Francisco style door of glass and wood, fronted with a black wrought iron grate.
"black station" Discussed on Get Out There and Get Known Podcast
"I don't need a ten page story to tell me about some kind of book signing just give me a pair whereas if interested i'll call for more information loud them is what i teach really in the ready set. Go speak program is that you have to do. A lotta pictures. In order to get media have to have thick skin. It's not personal it. They don't if they don't like that pitch then try another pitch. Try another pitch on another day. It is timing. A lot of it is timing. A lot of it is the brevity but a lot of them is really looking making sure that you are prepared because you only have one chance to make a first impression so you wanna make sure you're doing that the other thing too. Is that a news release that is actually this newsworthy. Right not just publicity. And this person says i guess a lot of press releases from Political candidates focus on their schedule and they don't bring any news about into the vents. It says i could see these being useful to big organizations where they're are more people you know that report 'em politics however in a one person newsroom. So this is where it really pays attention to know who you're sitting at two and make it more personal if you can the press. The past releases that are most useful are usually bring an interesting person to the community to the forefront are given me really a synopsis of a conference. They don't like propaganda. They're not there to promote you It says i also generic press releases in you know. They don't do anything that houston eric. They don't even covers so one of the things to says it. You know making sure that you know what they have covered. Don't send them something that they just covered so at least while the the the website to see if they've covered anything before because they hate us like we just did a segment on that and then like oh did and so now you looking like praises like will if he did a segment on at least given a different angle. That's really own of it The main thing is that when you're pitching that you they say this over and over again that affects. Listeners affects the readers the majority of the region it affects their audience. They don't care about you. They care about what their audience is looking for The other things that said they're they're looking for For me i do a newsmagazine show so as the handle a little bit different so just like magazines are different from newspapers. You have to know the environment for each medium which is really what publicists. No they know the the environment frees me. He says but i look for anything that has little out of ordinary has a good human interest. Human interest pulled on the heartstrings story. But also look for anything that has to do with diversity so speaking on diversity so there are a lot of different types of Diversity i guess you say medium so if you're trying to reach the african american market maybe you can go on black news dot com which is a a website where you could go to press releases they are you. Could maybe do serious urban do you you know. And there's a whole lineup of their from karen hunters law codes to joe madison if you're looking for And not just black people who work for major stations but there are black stations. Like the black news channel. Which is all you know. Obviously news for for black people They are so you know. Obviously there's black newspapers that In npa nash newspapers publishers association Which is a chain of all the black newspapers and then each city has its own black newspaper. So targeting the african american market than obviously. There's radio too as well..
"black station" Discussed on REAL 92.3
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"black station" Discussed on KPCC
"Walking through. Metal detectors and things like that to go into ball games of any kind. America had just entered the first Gulf War 10 days before people were scared. And the game Super Bowl 25. It became this visual symbol of America's emerging modern security state. There was a lot of thought at that time that the Super Bowl was a soft target. Wow. Because you know, there would be so many people there, and I believe at that time there were 1700 individual security personnel on site was one of the first times they put up barricades around the stadium in the midst of all of this, a nation at war. One of the greatest pop stars of all time delivered perhaps the greatest performance of the national anthem ever on now to honor America, especially the brave men and women serving our nation in the Persian Gulf and throughout the world. He's join in the singing of our national anthem. Hansen will be way Whitney Houston Whitney is rendition of the national anthem was a certified hit when it was released. And it helped soothe an entire nation on edge In the aftermath of 9 11, Whitney's version of the national anthem became a hit again. Reached the top 20 on the billboard charts and Sudamerica Soul. Once more. On today's show, we Honor Whitney and the 30th anniversary of her rendition of the national anthem. At Super Bowl 25. We're gonna talk about what it meant then and what it means now. Because with another Super Bowl, also in Tampa and a nation also very much on edge for different reasons. I keep going back to Whitney So like I, said Daniel Smith, former Vibe, editor in chief and host of the show, Black Girl Songbook. She joined me to talk about all of this. Danielle also wrote the definitive oral history of Whitney's performance. For ESPN. So there was no better person to help me make sense of why 30 years later, this moment of black history still says so much about race. And patriotism and a whole lot more. Whitney Houston is she is operating in this really rarefied air. In 91, You know, her and Michael Jackson were really the first true pop black crossover stars of the MTV era, and she had been fighting through this kind of shiny, perfect image of pop stardom. To be taken this seriously and have the same ubiquity as white pop stars and so to see her in this moment of intense patriotism, singing the national anthem. That is perhaps the ultimate crossover for a black woman like her now. Yes, And I always think when I agree with everything you say they're on day. I also do think that crossover is the term that we all use without really. Saying exactly what it means. Say it. It means to cross over, but no one says cross over From what? To what? Right back then it meant because radio stations were segregated at that time and Black stations played black music and pop slash white stations played white music. One had to cross over from blackness to whiteness to have the kind of opportunities for success. Money take it sells radio sells all of those things that tie in to be in a global superstar to have those kind of opportunities. I always say that Whitney Houston didn't spend her career fighting for pop success. She used her career She was fighting for pop equality. It's different. Yeah, it wasn't fair. Frankly, the fact that MTV had to be pretty much forced into playing. Michael Jackson's videos, literally other labels had to threaten to withhold their white pop stars from MTV. So that MTV would play Michael Jackson's videos, and Whitney found herself in a very similar position, so he has to see her. They're after seven consecutive number one Pop hits. It was And and I always say I didn't see it in real time did not see them when I was at work. I was I was working retail at the time in San Francisco, and they were like Super Bowl Sunday. Do you want to come in? And I was like It doesn't pay time and a half because if it does, I'm on the train, so But to see her. It was everywhere that they re played it over and over and over and over again. It was on the radio almost immediately after she sang it because the radio DJs literally taped it. From the television broadcast and started playing. So then our Mr Records actually put it out as a single in the single went platinum. This is the power of when he used it. Yeah, I want to talk more about what makes that musical performance different and perhaps better than all the others. But first, I want to talk about just the imagery of Whitney that night. Whitney Houston. You know.
"black station" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Show, we honor Whitney and the 30th anniversary of her rendition of the national anthem. That's Super Bowl 25. We gonna talk about what it meant then and what it means now. Because with another Super Bowl, also in Tampa and a nation also very much on edge for different reasons. E keep going back to Whitney. So like I, said Daniel Smith, former Vibe editor in chief and host of the show, Black Girls Songbook. She joined me to talk about all of this. Danielle also wrote the definitive oral history of Whitney's performance for ESPN. So there was no better person to help me make sense of why 30 years later. This moment of black history still says so much about race and patriotism and a whole lot more. Whitney Houston is she is operating in this really rarefied air. In 91, You know, her and Michael Jackson were really the first true pop black crossover stars of the MTV era, and she had been fighting through this kind of shiny, perfect image of pop stardom. To be taken this seriously and have the same ubiquity as white pop stars and so to see her. In this moment of intense patriotism, singing the national anthem. That is perhaps the ultimate crossover for a black woman like her. No. Yes, And I always think one. I agree with everything you say they're on day. I also do think that crossover is a term that we all use without really. Saying exactly what it means. Say it. It means to cross over, but no one says cross over From what? To what? Right back then it meant because radio stations were segregated at that time and Black stations played black music and pop slash white stations played white music. One had to cross over from blackness to whiteness to have the kind of opportunities for success. Money ticket sales radio sells all of those things that tie in to be in a global superstar to have those kind of opportunities. I always say that Whitney Houston didn't spend her career fighting for pop success. She used her career She was fighting for pop equality. It's different. Yeah, it wasn't fair. Frankly, the fact that MTV had to be pretty much forced into playing. Michael Jackson's videos, literally other labels had to threaten to withhold their white pop stars from MTV. So that MTV would play Michael Jackson's videos, and Whitney found herself in a very similar position, so he has to see her. They're after seven consecutive number one Pop hit. It was And and I always say I didn't see it in real time. Did not see them when I was at work. I was I was working retail at the time in San Francisco, and they were like a Super Bowl Sunday. Do you want to come in? And I was like It doesn't pay time and a half because if it does, I'm on the train, so But to see her. It was everywhere that they re played it over and over and over and over again. It was on the radio almost immediately after she sang it because the radio DJs literally taped it. From the television broadcast and started playing. So then our Mr Records actually put it out as a single in the single went platinum. This is the power of when he used it. Yeah, I want to talk more about what makes that musical performance different and perhaps better than all the others. But first, I want to talk about just the imagery of Whitney that night. Whitney.
"black station" Discussed on WGN Radio
"WGN radio, Gnarly dreams and Monday night. The time is right for trivia. We're gonna delay that an hour so I can talk to someone from back in the day. I think this is my favorite part of Monday's actually is fine. People who Actually, we're responsible for most of the records. We play in Monday night Trivia, Samoas many other things and I'll tell you what rarely do We get requests for somebody, but we have had several people saying Have Jerry blab it on with my pleasure took us a couple weeks to get it together. But we did that. And Jerry welcome to WGN radio. And jury is not there. Now he is. Let's see. All right. I believed your is it's almost like this is cursed because I think that we have gone about this trying to do this a few times without any success, but well, C area there, Jerry. Rally rough like Riley, Are you really gonna be replacing Larry King's God Help me well, and you know, your denizen of Miami, much like myself and you remember when he was run out of town the first time I think if anyone had asked either of us in the late sixties, when Louis Wolfson told him he had till sundown to get out of the state He would come back and be one of the biggest names. Would you have put money on that? Well, I'm putting money on you. You're around and he's not around. Well, we got a few years difference there, too. But you know, it is one of those Cinderella stories and and to a great extent. That that's true with you as well, Because there's so many people over the years who counted you're down for the count. And as it was mentioned before you came on your the only person I know who without a doubt is the most remembered radio personality in a major market who literally never worked in a braided station. When you get right down to it, you created your success. So I guess the first question is How'd you do it? Well, you have to have the freedom you can have people view it. Look, you're doing what I'm doing. You're doing what you love to do. You don't let anybody tell you what to do. You gauge what you have to do by your audience. You know, radio better than I go radio because you were working for billboard back then covering all the radio stations. It was format radio. Then this track is we're not related. They couldn't play what they wanted the play as you know, And it was news. It was weather 10. After this, it was the clock. I never loved them to do that. And the reason that I was able to do it because I said to the radio station, don't pay me if I don't bring the rating in if I don't bring the young teenagers in Get somebody else to do it. So real secret rally is what you do what I got. The ability for you to be you. I played from the heart, not the research truck as you know. Absolutely. That's true now. Of course, it's legendary that you first went on the air. A W C A M, the result of a bet during a snowstorm and all of that, But I got an ask In terms of knowing what to play. Obviously. Ah, lot of these songs were not on mainstream radio. Where did you find them? Well, you know if you read the book, which I've written, called you only rock once which, by the way, maybe a screenplay to get to new screenplays on it. I always had. The kid was musically inquisitive. I would listen to the black stations and I would hear music. Clyde McPhatter. I would hear music by Billy Ward and the dominoes. I would hear music by millions strong at the Abalos. I would hear music that Earl Lewis and the channels and I would go to a little record store. Called Sunray drugstores Back then they had been convinced of these records, and I would go through them and back in those days you were allowed if you picked the record before you bought it. You play it, So I started to collect all of this music that I loved. And when I won on the radio Shared it. I mean, but I want all the radio. As you said with the bet the show storm closed it. I had to do a show. I couldn't do it from the nightclub. So I went up the W C A. N and I took all of this music that stamina little Richard. Frankie line, the five satins. This was the music that touched me. And I started to play it. So the secret is, if you like music that you like if you can share it with an audience and be enthusiastic about that. And they dig it. That's the home run, girl. Oh, of course it is. But you know a lot of things you played. Yes, you could hear it. If you were listening to D A s r H A t, but a lot of things you couldn't These were things that you came up with it. Nobody else did. And I'm curious how that happened. Well, if I went to New York City, and if I want to see Florence Greenberg, who had kept a record she was I'm gonna play for you. The new song by issue arose foolish of the girl. That's okay. Let me hear it. Then Bird back Iraq with Sang wants you to hear something. Florence doesn't want to release it called. Don't make me over. Would bump into birth burns. She says. Listen, I got a song the eyes and he just cut quote, twisting shop. They don't want to release it. Let me hear it. I love this stuff. With back one W. C. M and I played music that nobody else was playing because I had an ear for my audience. I knew my audience. I basically was a kid Wally when I began so by audience were young and E just picked music that I liked so I could play it to an audience. All of that makes all the sense in the world and every name you mentioned is a big one. But tell me about Bilal by the versa. Tones by allure, which nobody knew. Riley is a dance if you listen to it, open boom boom boom boom boom boom books. There's really no lyric. I heard that song when I was in New York City. With a guy by the name of George Golder, who who basically had a Latin label. Tico George Golden went on to have gone at and little Anthony the Imperials. The Shan tells Frankie Lymon, the Valentine's and I heard that rhythm beat It was over obscure label. And I had heard this one of my collections and I started the play it and kids do it up with the phones. Look at song. What's that song? Record distributors was saying, Who's got that? He's got that, and it was a little cock of many label. Out of north charity that had the record and Bernie Lowe called me said I want to buy the master. Thanks. Well, here's the guy. See George Golder tickle records, and George didn't even know we had a hit. He gave it to another guy, the guy, But I am a high wife sat in New York City who had old town records and then Bernie Lowe border and it came out on cameo and what's doomed to prove all you could do is one. All you do is too. It was a dance now that that's fascinated me because the copy I have was on all star. Which I guess was the original label one yet, right? That was beautiful. That was Buchanan and Goodman. They own the whole story, Right? Right. I knew that. Did you know that George Golder Had flying sources by Buchanan and Goodman. Oh, yeah, the loon verse level where they had to write in the L but I did. That would be a label. I didn't You know, people I loved George Goldner. And the problem with George older as you well know is he just could Abby I couldn't stop gambling and more actually be wind up owning the best labels, But it was George Golder, who had the years What? George Vulnerable, You know, they talk about creative guys. Clyde Davis is not a creative. Agreed. Tommy Mottola. Hot copy. Told It was not a creative guy. Okay? Very Gordy was a creative guy. George Goldner was a creative guy Hamad. Early get was not Jerry Wexler was a creative guy Might. Also there was a certain guys as you know, Raleigh because you wrote the little boy who had the ear. What was going to beat Syd Nathan. And you do know at a sensible hour, the best thanks Coward with building Ward with Little Willie giant would change browns. But Her best.
"black station" Discussed on WGN Radio
"And I think the two are related because you know it's Those areas are much more attractive if it's easier to get to the lake front and enjoy the lake front. Once you're there, sure. Talk to me a little bit more you mentioned housing. Chicago is a city of old Chicago bungalows and different styles of housing that when money comes to an area that small and that's not as valuable as a three flat or something new and modern and sleek, are you concerned about? I mean, imagine that that happens and that's going to happen. But are we doing enough to preserve the history of the architecture of Chicago when it comes to the housing? Mm. I would say in some cases, yes, like the historic Chicago Bungalow initiative has been a very successful effort at Um, you know, maintaining this very valuable housing stock. But clearly, um this gentrification has cut of very double edged sword. In areas like you know, the Northwest side, the near north west side around the 606 Bloomingdale trail. I mean, there you've got, um older. Housing stock. That is great, affordable on has multiple units in it giving way to, you know, large, very expensive single family homes and you've got Widespread displacement of people occurring and this is really the same problem that Popped up in Pilsen, where recently the city tried and failed to Um, create a landmark district residents there did not think the landmark district was the answer. To the displacement and gentrification that was occurring, So it's an ongoing problem without a doubt. And, um You know, the city is much more than the shiny towers of downtown. You can have a vibrant function city unless you have Healthy neighborhoods and that that I mean, I'm really glad to say that Mayor Lights lit recognizes that she has hired a really smart planning commissioner Maurice Cox. Who is, you know, working on the Invest Southwest program to try to revive Business districts throughout the South and west sides on he's off to a good start, but it's really too early to tell whether this program will bear fruit. I hope it does, but it's gonna take a long time. A generation arm or two. Do you know the damage that's been done by redlining and just investment and Gun violence. There's it's a big big turn of the aircraft carrier that No, that Lightfoot and talks are trying to achieve and it's going to take a long time to do it. There is so much when it comes to people moving into the city. People living in the city. Transportation is so important because it's such a big area and you've got to still be able to get around. And it's much easier. People don't necessarily have to have cars. Is the city doing enough? No, this gets a little more planning than architecture. But is the city doing enough of marrying the building with the transportation needs and planning that out and Keeping that I don't know so that we don't get over congested in certain ways. Um, there have there have been some advances in that area. I mean, Rahm Emanuel, in particular was very strong on On transportation and really under him. There was a foundation of the Red line. The frown lines on notably, some very handsome transit stations were completed. Um, the millennium, The Washington Wall. Bast station became like a gateway to Millennium Park, And there were many others. Carol Ross Barney, a very fine architect did really handsome station to black station. That, um, serves as a gateway to McCormick Place, and she also did the Morgan station on the green line that Is a gateway to the gentrifying area on the near West side. So, um, at the same time, they're still big challenges. Uh, the extension of the Red line for their south past. 95th Street is a big issue, one that you know is really needed to provide access to jobs. Ondo opportunity, Economic opportunity for people on the far South side. So, um To Nick's story. Um, you know, there are there are some good things and not so and something's still very much on the civic agenda that really need to be accomplished. Well, going a little bit hand in hand with that part of having a city in an open lakefront is the accessibility to get around not just by transportation. But by enjoying the city itself, And that way, I guess there have been a lot of trails the 606 certainly the most famous but other trails that are connecting parts of the city. More and more. Um, are we happy with how those air turning out and how those blend in with the city and and joined the city together? Well, I mean, the six of six has been a fascinating and fraught development. It was part of Emmanuel's pushed to take Anachronistic. Facilities from the industrial age, Whether it be an old rail line that supplied, you know businesses. On factories like as 606 Woz, or makes field and turn them into Park land because they were essentially outmoded. So the problem with the success six was that Everyone thought it was going to. Everyone thought it would be a great thing because it would bring open space much needed open stays to areas where that could easily be described as park desserts like food deserts. They just didn't have a lot of open space. And this was a way that Alleviate that problem, you know, but no one really thought About the consequences of of doing this, and that's what you want. Six of six went in all these landlords moved in. They bought a property. They poured on homes. And you know that led to the gentrification I discussed earlier, so One of the things in the future that's really important is anticipating the consequences of Improve public spaces and ensuring that the very people who those spaces are supposed to help her not hurt by them s Oh, that's gonna be a challenge in the future for the city. You know you want Um, good development. You know, good park land to go hand in hand with improving communities, not, you know, forcing people out. There is an incredible amount of lakefront property. South south of the Museum of Science and Industry and Forget what the site it's called. Is it the steelworks site? Or Southwark? U. S Steel plant the old U. S steel plant a lot of what could be incredibly beautiful lakefront property. And I know that's been debated back and forth and plans have been made. I don't know if anything is even set right now or where that is all that. What do you hope for? I mean, that's like that Z property that's kind of once in a lifetime property for the city to figure out what really should happen there. Is that going to be done well by planners, or is the city keeping control of what happens there? Are you worried about that? Well, U. S Steel based in Pittsburgh still owns the property and they you know, they have been, um Not exactly.
HBO's Watchmen; Dissecting Episodes 7 to 9
"You haven't seen every episode of watchmen yet. Please turn this off. Especially the tenth episode need to see the tenth episode. There's no tenth episode but there are nine incredible episodes. Make sure you've watched all them and I think think also if you haven't listened to the first two episodes of this podcast definitely worth a listen to before we get to this one. We are going to be unpacking everything we are going going to be analyzing everything we're going to be talking about the big finish now. I can just jump to the end if you want. I could just go right to them and start saying okay. Does this this meanness does. This mean this but I'm not going to do that. I I will eventually get to those but I like to UNWRAP. These gifts. Slowly are three episodes that we're covering here episode. Seven eight and nine nine are entitled an almost religious. Aw a god walks into a bar and the final episode. See how they fly. The series stories managed to throw dozens and dozens and dozens of balls into the air. And not only did they all land beautifully but everything turned out to be intentional. Everything had purpose. Everything added up and that is Beautiful it's a beautiful thing when the equation balances out and you know. I asked you last time. We spoke what. What was your sense of how things are going? What's your sense of how things went? Can you feel about what you've accomplished now that it's done done well. I'm immensely proud of the show. I've I've talked a lot of I apologize for my stammering because I'm I'm still processing. And the experience of making the show overlapped period of the show starting to air. We were finally viz effect shots and working on the sound in the music. All the way up until basically Thanksgiving so I've had maybe nine or ten days as the conversation that we're having right now to be finished finished with it and so I'm still processing so I'm immensely proud of the show on a on a subatomic level. All writers want is to communicate this thing inside out of us that we can't quite verbalize can only verbalize it through our storytelling. And so you don't know what that is when you first start you feel that that that glimmer twinkle of inspiration Spiratou of I have something to say. And then basically spent two years of my life figuring out what that wanted to be and then as that effort became more collaborative the show stopped feeling like mine. It started feeling like ours. The second most important thing if not the most important thing was that when these nine episodes were all said and done whether people love them or hate them that the general consensus would be. This guy really loves watchman and his. His intention was clear that he wanted the show to earn. The name watchmen. It had to be watchman for people who have had a thirty year. Relationship with watchmen like I have or came to it later. People who have a pre existing relationship with this who may have watched the show with their arms crossed from jump which is how I would have been watching it had I not been making making it if their arms gradually sort of unfolded. I don't need them to be clapping at the end. But if they made it to the end of episode nine in her sort of like okay this thing can call. Itself Self Watchmen. That was the brass ring. And I don't know right now whether or not that's going to be the mass consensus or what the mass consensus even even is any more in the pop culture. But I am sort of feeling right now at this moment in time like this thing is in conversation with the original watchman you you can call it a sequel. You can call it in Oman but it's not a cover band like it tapped into that same kind of energy that launched the original. Its Own thing but that's the thing that I wanted most under my Christmas tree. Well you are allowed to be proud and it strikes me that you saw something as a kid. Did in watchmen that you really admired that you loved and one need decided. I think I'm going to go create some life of my own and you did. I WANNA get into our first episode here an almost religious awe. And we're GONNA talk about Fema Lot here because as I arrived at the end of this show I kept finding in these loops of themes that were going through and recurring over and over and here. We see the Millennium Clock. We're not quite sure what it's going to do yet. That is ticking. Down to an event you talk a little bit about how you guys thought of time as an element in a show called watchman. I think that anybody who's ever been in a writer's room and engage in that collaborative process. You spend hours and hours and hours and hours talking about theme and ideas and you interrogate gate. Why you're doing this? You talk about things that are interesting to you etc.. And then it comes time where the Buzzer goes off and you just have to write the story but hopefully the audience can feel all the conversations that you had. I've talked about this with you before. which is we made? The sort of recipe list of adjectives that we would use to describe. The original watchmen are also also plot ideas the Matt visual ideas like the Smiley face it Cetera. But we also knew that we had to sort of invent our own. So it's like we did a smiley face in the pilot but then we were like we have to start to find our our own motif. So maybe that's going to be an egg and the reason that it's GonNa be an egg is gonNA set up something that we're doing in the finale so it all comes together but it screenwriting one. Oh one that you need to have a ticking clock and if you try to avoid it in the third act of a movie if you're doing any kind of particularly this genre right Superhero Asura or sci-fi it's like you always want to avoid it and so it kind of felt like one of the narrative postive necessities of this show was setting up in the pilot that the seventh cavalry had a plan and that their plan was gonna come to fruition in the end game of the series and that was going to be one the things that was just sort of powering things through and on the heels of that revelation was the idea of God. We don't WanNa do that. You know like is there a way to subvert that idea the cavalry is going to have a plan but what if someone has already figured out a way to decimate their plan. What if the cavalry's plan is secondary to someone else's plan and then per the the clock idea? I think that the ideas like it's not watchmen if you aren't constantly referring to clocks and so that is going to be a motif and how can we make o'clock in emotional no idea for many of the characters and kind of went from there. Well in general I think one of the things you guys do so well is considered what is expected. And then lean in into it. Only because you're using misdirection. It's a a really useful technique but only when it's well done as we have progressed through the series. It's not like we have detached from what I think is the main theme which is race And there is a moment in the story where we're getting Angeles story and Angela a bar. There is this not well known comic called Ibar Black Superman. It's a it's actually a black station film. Oh to fill. Yeah Yeah Oh comic. It's no Not Not if there should be a comic of it well there might be now. Yeah exactly and so. That was intentional. Yes this is one of the hidden little bits here and that is mirrored by something that happens in this episode. We see Young Angela. She's a little girl. She's living in Saigon with her parents. The wars concluded America Echo has won because of Dr Manhattan's intervention and. She is trying to rent a movie.