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"grandma gaga" Discussed on Mentally Yours

Mentally Yours

05:29 min | 5 months ago

"grandma gaga" Discussed on Mentally Yours

"Born this way foundation, , we recently celebrated our eighth birthday. So . we've been around for eight years and some change, , and our mission is to build a kinder braver world we were founded by Lady Gaga and her mom's Cynthia Germany. . And we were born out of the personal experiences that Lady Gaga had growing up. . She was a unique creative APP, , spirited person that you see today from a very early age. . and. . oftentimes <hes> for young people when they're different and unique that's viewed as a liability instead of an asset and Lady Gaga like so many young people <hes> faced cruel of cruelty and meanness and bullying, and , she was clear from a very early age that she wanted to dedicate her treasure her time in her talent to making sure that kinder braver world is possible that young people not only survived but that they were able to thrive. . So our work at born this way foundation is really about the wellness of young people we work with them to foster healthy conversations about mental house, , connecting young people to the resources that they need around <hes> their mental health and creating opportunities for people to recognize, , prioritize, , and practice kindness towards themselves and others <hes> the the work has three main goals that I spend time on every day with the incredible team. . The first is to make kindness. Cool. . . The second is to validate the emotions of young people around. . The world and the third is to eliminate the stigma that surrounds mental health. . So brilliant and congratulations on your birthday that that's really great. . Thank you. . So what kind of age range is it that you're working with because you said young people? ? Yeah. . That's a great question. So . I, , the majority of the young people that the foundation works with fall between the thirteen to thirty five age ridge we believe young people. . This generation are real uniquely positioned to solve problems for themselves and for society as a whole lady Gaga. . Of Our team, , actually also fit within that age range. . So we're part of this. . Diverse inclusive collaborative, , hopeful generation. . But because of WHO Lady Gaga is in the world, , we are fortunate enough to have community members ranging from my five year old daughter to <hes> grandma Gaga who is an incredible <hes> older lady who's just a huge fan and supporter of our work. . We've a really diverse community at the foundation and we're very proud of that. . We're kind of. . The foundation do in terms of <hes> you mentioned in that signposting young people, , tools, , resources how does it go about doing that? ? That's a great question. . Thank you so much. . So they're the the work that the foundation does fall in two buckets that I is the work that we do around kindness in. . So we're gearing up right now for one of my favorite campaigns every year it's called be kind twenty one and you can join us <hes> and follow it. . Hashtag be kind twenty one we know from science than if you do something for twenty one days in a row at the, , there's a higher likelihood of it becoming a habit and with kindness kindness isn't this transactional one time event or offering. . It's really habit a muscle that we need to us over and over again. . So this campaign was built three years ago by the <hes>, , the sadness and unease of a young mom who s boileau spoiler alert was me. . Whose son was starting kindergarten I, , you would've thought my son was going off to college the way that I was emotionally preparing for him to be in kindergarten and I met with his principal and she asked if I would be interested in volunteering in the school and I made a joke. . That unless it had something to do with kindness, , which was the work that I focused on at the foundation I. . Wouldn't be able to do it since I spent so much time traveling, , and so she was smart enough at to sign me a role with an elementary school that focused on kindness and that's how kind twenty one was born <unk> initially built it for my son's kindergarten class. . The first year we had four, hundred, , , forty, , thousand people sign up a resulting over one point of kindness. . Last year, , we had a little bit over one point eight million people sign up resulting in forty, , two, , million unique acts of kindness. . So that's one of my favorite. . Very, , personal campaigns that we do around kindness <hes> in the bucket of mental health. . Really Proud of the partnership that we have with the National Council on Behavioral Health we've worked with them to pilot a program called Keen Mental Health First Aid, , which teaches ten through twelfth graders, , the vocabulary, , the resources, , the knowledge around their mental health I'm I'm thirty six years old than I when when I was in high school and when I was in college I was never. . taught about mental health I was never. . In in class or after class talked about <unk> talk to about how to seek resources had to get help how to talk to a friend that struggling and partnership with the National Council. . We want to change that and we want to embed conversations around mental health into the curriculum. . So we were really proud to host that program in eighty three school walls this past year, , and we're looking at expanding in in the fall. .

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Building A Kinder And Braver World

Mentally Yours

05:29 min | 5 months ago

Building A Kinder And Braver World

"Born this way foundation, we recently celebrated our eighth birthday. So we've been around for eight years and some change, and our mission is to build a kinder braver world we were founded by Lady Gaga and her mom's Cynthia Germany. And we were born out of the personal experiences that Lady Gaga had growing up. She was a unique creative APP, spirited person that you see today from a very early age. and. oftentimes for young people when they're different and unique that's viewed as a liability instead of an asset and Lady Gaga like so many young people faced cruel of cruelty and meanness and bullying, and she was clear from a very early age that she wanted to dedicate her treasure her time in her talent to making sure that kinder braver world is possible that young people not only survived but that they were able to thrive. So our work at born this way foundation is really about the wellness of young people we work with them to foster healthy conversations about mental house, connecting young people to the resources that they need around their mental health and creating opportunities for people to recognize, prioritize, and practice kindness towards themselves and others the the work has three main goals that I spend time on every day with the incredible team. The first is to make kindness. Cool. The second is to validate the emotions of young people around. The world and the third is to eliminate the stigma that surrounds mental health. So brilliant and congratulations on your birthday that that's really great. Thank you. So what kind of age range is it that you're working with because you said young people? Yeah. That's a great question. So I, the majority of the young people that the foundation works with fall between the thirteen to thirty five age ridge we believe young people. This generation are real uniquely positioned to solve problems for themselves and for society as a whole lady Gaga. Of Our team, actually also fit within that age range. So we're part of this. Diverse inclusive collaborative, hopeful generation. But because of WHO Lady Gaga is in the world, we are fortunate enough to have community members ranging from my five year old daughter to grandma Gaga who is an incredible older lady who's just a huge fan and supporter of our work. We've a really diverse community at the foundation and we're very proud of that. We're kind of. The foundation do in terms of you mentioned in that signposting young people, tools, resources how does it go about doing that? That's a great question. Thank you so much. So they're the the work that the foundation does fall in two buckets that I is the work that we do around kindness in. So we're gearing up right now for one of my favorite campaigns every year it's called be kind twenty one and you can join us and follow it. Hashtag be kind twenty one we know from science than if you do something for twenty one days in a row at the, there's a higher likelihood of it becoming a habit and with kindness kindness isn't this transactional one time event or offering. It's really habit a muscle that we need to us over and over again. So this campaign was built three years ago by the the sadness and unease of a young mom who s boileau spoiler alert was me. Whose son was starting kindergarten I, you would've thought my son was going off to college the way that I was emotionally preparing for him to be in kindergarten and I met with his principal and she asked if I would be interested in volunteering in the school and I made a joke. That unless it had something to do with kindness, which was the work that I focused on at the foundation I. Wouldn't be able to do it since I spent so much time traveling, and so she was smart enough at to sign me a role with an elementary school that focused on kindness and that's how kind twenty one was born initially built it for my son's kindergarten class. The first year we had four, hundred, forty, thousand people sign up a resulting over one point of kindness. Last year, we had a little bit over one point eight million people sign up resulting in forty, two, million unique acts of kindness. So that's one of my favorite. Very, personal campaigns that we do around kindness in the bucket of mental health. Really Proud of the partnership that we have with the National Council on Behavioral Health we've worked with them to pilot a program called Keen Mental Health First Aid, which teaches ten through twelfth graders, the vocabulary, the resources, the knowledge around their mental health I'm I'm thirty six years old than I when when I was in high school and when I was in college I was never. taught about mental health I was never. In in class or after class talked about talk to about how to seek resources had to get help how to talk to a friend that struggling and partnership with the National Council. We want to change that and we want to embed conversations around mental health into the curriculum. So we were really proud to host that program in eighty three school walls this past year, and we're looking at expanding in in the fall.

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"grandma gaga" Discussed on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA

12:06 min | 1 year ago

"grandma gaga" Discussed on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA

"Gary McNamara salt. Lady herbs not lady grandma Gaga was. Upset about a bunch of different stuff yesterday going after Trump going after the New York Times when you get older. You complain a lot. She is getting cranky is unsure aground Gaga, people that don't know. That's Madonna walking around her mansion and another thing. I have no idea. I really don't. I liked it. Eating her rice pudding, what I'm wondering is if. When she gets home from the early bird, special if anybody's responding is my question. She's she's on a tour bus. She gets off to go to the early bird special. Yeah. Madonna feels rate by her New York Times profile sorry, don't use that one. I agree. That's pathetic. Well, you know, it's you and either numbers, we have bring them up is because what whether it's lady Gaga or grandma Gaga is because of their complaints. That, you know, women are recognized in the entertainment industry with, that's what lady Gaga was staying in grandma Gaga saying that ageism now is affecting her sales, said people to Europe pop star, right? You've been around for thirty five years. I'll tell you in the eighties. There were two really well maybe three. I mean with George Michael, I guess, but really it was. I mean, in terms of global success, Michael Jackson, Madonna. Why would you be complaining? I if you wanna go create more music, I you know, we've seen at times, Mick Jagger in the stones. I dunno throw in, like some kind of political statement. Right. But really ninety nine percent of what they do is trying to get on the road, right? Getting new music out and just getting out there on the road doing what they do. You and I are to be clear, you and I aren't the one saying shut up and sing, you know, if you've got something to say fine, but this, but this. Pathetic idea that, that you're the victim. Yeah, that's, that's the only thing that gets me is that they're out there. You know, they're clearly on the left and they're clearly always complaining what been gliding Gaga is worth the three hundred four hundred million dollars worth what maybe a half a billion I don't. Right. Maybe complaining that their victims of ageism sexism, and like Europe pop star. I just went, I just went and saw a ban that, that, you know, last weekend that of guys that Rolling Stone had the, the top fifty you know, prog rock albums of all time. The billboard had him as the as the debut album of nineteen seventy five of all rock bands. They never did anything right? Yeah. They probably never made any money. And there are all guys. It's the music business ninety nine percent of people are rejected. Right. I mean you and I both know a whole list of very talented male and female singers that you can put them right up there. I mean, just real talent, especially if you thought about how, you know, talent is really taken, and then developed and everything else with producers and everything else. Right. We talked about Butch Vig the other night with nirvana. Say what you will. But I mean that, that the fact that he was producing, you know, never mind and the, the, the effect on that you can say that mutt Lang. And I mean just go down the list, right? But these individuals that you and I know haven't had that luxury of working with, with those top notch producers, and they still sound great. But yet. They don't they don't make I can I can tell you probably fifty different male and female artists that I think blow away ninety percent of the music that has ever been popular and they've never made it right. So talent in the music industry is not talent is not. Is not just record sales. There are some of the most talented people that never ever made it. And when you when you see, for example, a lady Gaga or Madonna whining that they're victims, it's you. And that's the whole point. I mean that's where the left has gone. Right. That, that's part of what we try to portray. Everybody needs to be the vector that now we're we're to the point where people that are worth hundreds of millions of dollars that have had careers that, that most musicians would say, oh, I can't imagine having a career like that. And they're walking around saying, we're victims were victims of oppression. Right. Really now. Yeah. It's just insane. You know, I follow a number of one of the bands that I followed the rival sons out of California, very talented. Just a great band they tour. They have success, but it's not huge. There's different levels of success in music in, by the way, and just about everything, right? I was actually talking to a friend of mine who a comedian the other day. And it was, you know. You forget about sometimes the days of going in and doing stand up and you don't make any money or maybe you make twenty five bucks. And that's still the case with a lot of the comedians, but actors I mean, how many people are waiting tables, still in LA that went out there to be an actor or actress, it's ridiculous? You're a victim. Give it up. It's not it is not a I don't think it's one of these things that, that the people connect with that, that most American people look at give any credibility to this is why I would, if I were an advisor or publicists, I'd say, stop it. Stop doing that. Say I've got new music say, I'm going on tour say all of this. I'm about to announce something big. You know, you saw the, the video of Mick Jagger after heart surgery. All that really cool. And I thought to myself, there's the guy who's doing right? They have been. And then I went back through his Twitter feed. And I looked at all the preparation leading up, of course, to his situation with his heart, but last year that was going into this tour. I mean it was work and they were putting every effort into doing what delivering their music to their fans. Pretty simple. And Mick Jagger after heart surgery could have said, well, you know, the problem is, is that radio doesn't play our new material. Or, you know, the, the top forty radio today doesn't play our new material, or we don't get this kind of attention. You're an icon but Donna. Stop complaining. She could sell out concerts from now until whatever take unprecedented success for an answer. They always say take yes for an answer. Take your success for an answer. Be grateful that your fans because you and I talked about this off the air. I think I don't know if we mentioned it on the air, there was another story with Madonna. I dunno a while back and we said she can still tour, by the way, I know this because of years ago. A friend of mine was part of her crew went, I don't know. I think probably on the South American tour or Central America. I can't remember where it was. But he was working for her doing lights. And I was, you know, a message may saying unbelievable that the, the people that show the amount of people that show up. I mean when you think about that. Can you imagine being being that in that place? And then complaining that you're not getting fair treatment. You know, I just thought about it, now a woman singer. That, that I actually helped crowd fund from transit Burien orchestra. N- Chloe Chloe, Laurie, who if you've seen her on the on the southern western tour, right. He's the one that when she sings you sit there and say, if you're holding a glass, will this glass break. Right. The most incredible voice, you've ever heard in your life, and she had a crowd, fund, really, to get her album going, you know. And so she's out, and she sings with a bunch of different groups and ever, she sang with everybody Yanni and, you know, she, she's got a good career, but trying to have a career of her own where she a solo artist. It's an incredible thing she just recently released an album. That's really, really good. But it's tough. It's tough to do it. I mean you've got ninety nine point. What is it probably ninety nine point nine nine percent of people that try to make it in the music business, don't right? Then the people that do are climbing sexism and ageism. Right. And they made hundreds of millions of just stop it. It's it's moronic and, and you still have those one hit wonders ago. We talk about the festivals. They go out there and they do their thirty minutes set. They still work. I don't know. They may be complaining behind closed doors. About not being treated fairly, but they're still working. I I've never seen them publicly most of them, I or any of them frankly, say that it's unfair. You know, we were talking, what were you talking about the other the other day, garb the ban garbage that didn't I mean they had right? One or two radio radio plays the relating to the Butch Vig, but there were a number of bands. I mean in every era, a number of groups are artists that were a one hit wonder. And by the way, you listen to their album, going man, why didn't that one go big? Why didn't you listen to? All right. And go man. Why didn't that catch on? Well, I don't hear any of them complaining saying they're victims like any, my friends are in my in my car. In the listen to the music, and the go, who's who says Moses independent, Bob always tells me, he said, the music you like nobody's ever heard of like, well I you know what I was exposed to I like what I like and whether they're popular or not doesn't matter because you haven't I. Met never met anybody that everything you listen to. It's like who are they who were they who were they who were they it goes? It's good. But you have no idea who they are. And I said, well, 'cause I like I like what I liked by the way, the khloe, Laura, that I talked about crowd funded you, you, you, you know, paid a certain amount whatever it was ten bucks. And you got when the album was produced. You got it at that point. Yeah. Okay. I thought that it just wasn't helped to prefund the right prefrontal wasn't crowdfunding was actually pre-funding. You know, the, the, the album. So, like I said, it just it just sort of I just shake my head in up, but I do understand that it is part of liberalism is today. If you're a liberal matter, what if you if you're an NBA player, if you're a football player singer. It doesn't matter. That's the point you will always remain a victim of something. Yeah. Right. I'd hate to go through life that.

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"grandma gaga" Discussed on 850 WFTL

850 WFTL

12:55 min | 1 year ago

"grandma gaga" Discussed on 850 WFTL

"Gary McNamara salt lady herbs, but Leo, grandma Gaga was. Upset about a bunch of different stuff desk debate going after Trump. Going after the New York Times when you get older you complain a lot. She is getting cranky isn't. She Gaga people that don't know. That's Madonna walking around her mansion. And another thing I have no idea. That's what. I really don't. I liked it. Eating her rice pudding, what I'm wondering is if. When she gets home from the early bird, special if anybody's responding She's she's on a tour bus. She gets off to go to the early bird special. Yeah. Madonna feels rate by her new profile. Sorry. Sorry. Don't use that one. I agree. That's pathetic. Well, you know, it's you an ideal numbers, we have bring them up is because whether it's lady Gaga or grandma Gaga is because of their complaints. That, you know, women are recognized in the entertainment industry. That's what lady Gaga was and grandma Gaga saying that ageism now is affecting her sales. People to your pop star, right? You've been around for thirty five years. I'll tell you in the eighties. There were two really well maybe three. I mean with George Michael, I guess, but really it was. I mean, in terms of global success, Michael Jackson, Madonna. Why would you be complaining? I if you wanna go create more music, I you know, we've seen at times. Mick Jagger on the stones. I dunno throw in, like some kind of political statement. Right. But really ninety nine percent of what they do is trying to get on the road, right? Getting new music out and just getting out there on the road doing what they do. You and I are to be clear, you and I aren't one thing shut up and sing, you know if you've got something to say fine, but this, but this. Pathetic idea that that you're a victim. Yeah, that's, that's the only it gets me is that they're out there. You know, they're clearly on the left, and they're clearly always complaining there. What think lady Gaga us where it's three hundred four hundred million. But what maybe a half a billion I don't. Right. Maybe complaining that their victims of ageism sexism and in Europe pop star, I just went, I just went and saw ban that, that, you know, last weekend that of guys that Rolling Stone had the, the top fifty prog rock albums of all time. The billboard had him as the as the debut album of nineteen seventy-five of all rock bands. They never did anything right? Yeah. They probably never made any money. And there are all guys. It's the music business ninety nine percent of people are rejected. Right. I mean you and I both know a whole list of very talented male and female singers that you can put them right up there. I mean, just real talent, especially if you thought about how, you know, talent is really taken, and then developed and everything else with producers and everything else. Right. We talked about Butch Vig the other night with the vodka, you know, say what you will. But I mean that, that the fact that he was producing, you know, never mind and the, the, the effect on that you can say that a mutt Lang. And I mean just go down the list, right? But these individuals that you and I know haven't had that luxury of working with, with those top notch producers, and they still sound great. But yet. They don't they don't make I can I can tell you probably fifty different male and female artists that I think blow away ninety percent of the music that has ever been popular and they've never made it right. So talent in the music industry is not talent is not. It's not just record sales. There are some of the most talented people that never ever made it. And when you when you see, for example, a lady Gaga or Madonna whining that they're victims, it's you. And that's the whole point. I mean that's where the left has gone. Right. That, that's part of what we tried to portray. Everybody needs to be the victim that now we're we're to the point where people that are worth hundreds of millions of dollars that have had careers that, that most musicians would say, oh, I can't imagine having a career like that. And they're walking around saying, we're victims were victims of oppression. Right. Really now. Yeah. It's just insane. You know, I follow a number of one of the band's follows the rival sons out of California very talented. Just a great band they tour. They have success, but it's not huge. There's different levels of success in and music in, by the way. And just about everything, right? I was actually talking to a friend of mine who's comedian the other day? And it was, you know. You forget about sometimes the days of going in and doing stand up and you don't make any money or maybe you make twenty five bucks. And that's still the case with a lot of the comedians, but actors I mean, how many people are waiting tables, still in LA that went out there to be an actor or actress? It's ridiculous. You're a victim. Give it up. It's not it is not a I don't think it's one of these things that, that the people connect with that, that most American people look at give any credibility to this is why I would, if I were an advisor or publicists, I'd say, stop it. Stop doing that. Say I've got new music say, I'm going on tour say all of this. I'm about to announce something big. You know, you saw the, the video of Mick Jagger after heart surgery. Which was that was cool. And I thought to myself, there's the guy who's doing right? They've been. And then I went back through his Twitter feed. And I looked at all the preparation, you know, leading up of course, to his situation with his heart, but last year that was going into this tour. I mean it was work and they were putting every effort into doing what delivering their music to their fans. Pretty simple. And they're Mick Jagger after heart surgery could have said, well, you know, the problem is, is that radio doesn't play our new material. Or, you know, the, the top forty radio today doesn't play our new material, or we don't get this kind of attention. You're an icon but Donna. Stop complaining. She could sell out concerts from now until whatever take unprecedented success for an answer. That was say take yes. For an answer. Take your success for an answer. Be grateful that your fans because you and I talked about this off the year. I think I don't know if we mentioned it on the air, there was another story with Madonna, I dunno a while back, and we said, she can still tour, by the way, I know this, because years ago, a friend of mine was part of her crew went, I don't know. I think probably on those South American tour or Central America. I can't remember where it was, but he was working for her doing lights, and he was, you know, you message me saying unbelievable that the, the people that showed the amount of people that show up. I mean when you think about that. Can you imagine being being that in that place? And then complaining that you're not getting fair treatment. You know, I just thought about it, now a woman singer. That, that I actually helped crowd fund from transit Varian orchestra. N- Chloe Chloe, Laurie, who if you've seen her on the on the southern western tour, right. He's the one that when she sings you sit there and say, if you're holding a glass, will this glass break. Right. The most incredible voice, you've ever heard in your life, and she had a crowd, fund, really, to get her album going, you know. And so she's out, and she sings with a bunch of different groups in every she sang with everybody Yanni and, you know, she, she's got a good career, but trying to have a career of her own where she's a solo artist. It's an incredible thing. She just recently released an album. That's really, really good. But it's tough. It's tough to do it. I mean you've got ninety nine point. What is it probably ninety nine point nine nine percent of people that try to make it in the music business, don't right? Then the people that do are claiming sexism and ageism, right. And they made hundreds of millions of just stop it. It's, it's moronic and you still have those one hit wonders we talk about the festivals. They, they go out there, and they do their, you know, thirty minutes set. They still work. I don't know. They may be complaining behind closed doors. About not being treated fairly, but they're still working. I I've never seen them publicly most of them, I or any of them frankly, say that it's unfair you know we were taught what were you talking about the other the other day, the band garbage that didn't I mean they had right? One or two radio radio plays the relating to the Butch Vig, but there were a number of bands. I mean in every era, a number of groups are artists that were a one hit wonder. And by the way, you'll listen to their album, going man, why didn't that one go big? Why didn't you listen to right? And go man. Why didn't that catch on? Well, I don't hear any of them complaining saying victims. My friends are in my in my car in the listen to the music and the goat, who's this who says, who's this independent Bob always tells me, he said, the music you like nobody's ever heard of. Well, I you know, I was exposed to I like what I like and whether they're popular or not doesn't matter because I never met anybody that everything you listen to. It's like who are they who were they who were they who were? They he goes. It's good. But you have no idea who they are. And I said, well, because I like I like what I liked by the way, the clery that I talked about crowd funded you, you, you, you know, paid a certain amount whatever it was ten bucks. And you got when the album was produced. You got it at that point. Yeah. Okay. So that it just wasn't helped prefund the right prefund. So we're in. Crowdfunding was actually pre-funding you know, the, the, the album. So, like I said, it's just it just sort of I just shake my head in, but I do understand that it is part of liberalism is today if you're a liberal amount of what if you if you're an NBA player? If you're a football player, if you're a singer, it doesn't matter. That's the point you will always remain a victim of something. Yeah. Right. I'd hate to go through life that way, you know you mentioned the NBA because what was it wasn't the NBA Commissioner that came out and talked about, you know, the players, how they're just all none of them are happy? None of them are happy. They're all on their phones all the time, they're all into, you know, this or that. And they don't there's no because I don't know who said it, but the old quote. Championships are one on the bus. Yes. And, you know, you, you gel, you, you, you motivate you empower the team members everybody does that everybody has a play in that. I mean, if you're playing in the NBA, then you're a big deal, but from that point, you are in powering the rest of the team, and there are some, I think still great players that, that publicly have been a very great..

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"grandma gaga" Discussed on 760 KFMB Radio

760 KFMB Radio

07:43 min | 1 year ago

"grandma gaga" Discussed on 760 KFMB Radio

"Eight six six ninety redeye. He is there Carleen, I'm Gary McNamara salt. Lady herbs not Ladybrand Gaga was. Upset about a bunch of different stuff today, going after trum going after the New York Times, you get older. You complain a lot. Hughes, getting cranky isn't aground Gaga people that don't know that's Madonna walking around her mansion. And another thing I have no idea. I really don't. I liked it. Eating rice pudding, what I'm wondering is if. When she gets home from the early bird special if anybody's responding. She's she's on a tour bus. She gets off to go to the early bird special. Yeah. Madonna feels rate by her new times profile sorry, don't use that one. I agree. That's pathetic. Well, you know, it's you and I the only reason we have bring them up is because whether it's lady Gaga or grandma Gaga is because of their complaints. That, you know, women are recognized in the entertainment industry. That's what lady Gaga was fighting grandma Gaga. Seeing that ageism now is affecting her sales and people to Europe pop star, right? You've been around for thirty five years, eight tell you in the eighties. There were two really well maybe three. I mean with George Michael, I guess, but really it was. I mean, in terms of global success, Michael Jackson, Madonna. Why would you be complaining? I've no. If you wanna go create more music, you know, we've seen at times Jagger in the stones. I dunno throw in, like some kind of political statement. Right. But really ninety nine percent of what they do is trying to get on the road, right? Getting new music out and just getting out there on the road doing what they do you want to be clear, you and I aren't the one saying, shut up and saying, you know, if you've got something to say fine, but this, but this. Pathetic idea that that you're a victim. Yeah. That's, that's the only thing that gets me is that they're out there. You know, they're clearly on the left and they're clearly always complaining what think bloody Gog us where it's a three hundred four hundred million dollars. What maybe a half a billion. I don't. Right. Maybe complaining that they're victims of ageism sexism and in Europe pop star, I just went, I just went and saw a ban that, that, you know, last weekend that of guys that Rolling Stone had the, the top fifty, you know, prog rock albums of all time. The billboard had him as the as the debut album of nineteen seventy five of all rock bands. They never did anything right? Yeah. They probably never made any money and they're all guys. It's the music business ninety nine percent of people are rejected right. I mean you and I both know whole list of very talented, male and female singers that you can put them right up there. I mean, just real talent, especially if you thought about how, you know, talent is really taken, and then developed and everything else with producers and everything else. Right. We talked about Butch Vig the other night with nirvana, you know, say what you will. But I mean that, that the fact that he was producing, you know, never mind and the, the, the effect on that you can say that mutt Lang. And I mean just go down the list, right? But these individuals that you and I know haven't had that luxury of working with, with those top notch producers, and they still sound great. But yet. They don't they don't make I can I can tell you probably fifty different male and female artists that I think blow away ninety percent of the music that has ever been popular and they've never made it right. And so talented in the music industry is not talent is not. It's not just record sales. There are some of the most talented people that never ever made it. And when you when you see, for example, a lady Gaga or a Madonna whining that they're victims. It's and that's the whole point. I mean that's where the left has gone. Right. That's part of what we try to portray. Everybody needs to be the that now we're to the point where people that are worth hundreds of millions of dollars that have had careers that, that most musicians would say, I can't imagine having a career like that. And they're walking around saying, we're victims were victims of oppression. Right. Really now. Yeah. It's just insane. You know, I follow a number of one of the vans that I followed the rival sons out of California, very talented. Just a great band they tour. They have success, but it's not huge. There's different levels of success and music in, by the way, and just about everything, right? I was actually talking to a friend of mine who's comedian the other day? And it was, you know. You forget about sometimes the days of going in and doing stand up and you don't make any money or maybe you make twenty five bucks. And that's still the case with a lot of the comedians, but actors I mean, how many people are waiting tables, still in LA that went out there to be an actor actress? It's ridiculous. You're a victim. Give it up. It's not it is not a I don't think it's one of these things that, that the people connect with that, that most American people look at give any credibility to this is why I would, if I were an advisor or publicists, I'd say, stop it. Stop doing that. Say I've got new music say, I'm going on tour say all of this. I'm about to announce something. You know, you saw the, the video of Mick Jagger after heart surgery. Which was that really was cool. And I thought to myself, there's the guy who's doing right? They've been and then I went back through his Twitter feed. And I looked at all the preparation, you know, leading up of course, to his situation with his heart, but last year that was going into this tour. I mean it was work and they were putting every effort into doing what delivering their music to their fans. Pretty simple. And they're make Jagger after heart surgery could have said, well, you know, the problem is, is that radio doesn't play our new.

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"grandma gaga" Discussed on 850 WFTL

850 WFTL

02:53 min | 1 year ago

"grandma gaga" Discussed on 850 WFTL

"Also coming up here on the show the latest on the Colorado school shooting. They have identified one of the the the suspects. We'll have that a leftist racist update. Oh, man. We have some beauts today. We have got some just fantastic. Leftist racist stories today ah grandma Gaga update, and it's got to do with the other day, and it was on. And I and I thought about it after seeing the Vince Neal a picture from motley Crue in concert, and and this is where you know. She is now she's furious because she believes she's a victim of ageism grandma Gaga, that's Madonna, by the way, the people don't know. All right, guys. That's she's a victim of ageism. You know? So am I realized so am I are do, you know, the twenty year old hot looking women? Don't look at me in a sexual way. Didn't know the. Yeah, they didn't when I was twenty. But I just you know. Yeah. No, they. Yeah. That that that's ageism clear. That's wrong of them discrimination that descr. Oh, I feel terrible about it. Yeah. I don't know if I'm ever going to I don't know if I'm going to be able to get through the morning this. You know, you get you know, like like coupons like discounts. You know? I mean, I don't know if she's been to like a movie or an early bird special. Well, you know, after you know, when when you got lady Gaga complaining that she's a victim and now grandma Gaga complaining that she's of Vic, right? It's just wonderful women that are worth what three hundred to five hundred million dollars. Yeah. Right. That have had that, you know, Madonna a career that has lasted what? Thirty five plus years in the pop music business. I mean, your victim tweet her and Michael Jackson in the eighties. I don't know of anybody bigger, really. I mean, and if you want to be cool when you're old you pretty much have to be Tony Bennett. Even Tom Jones lost it. Women Abidin rattle rally yells, you can kiss an hug me anytime. Okay. Joe as the crowd roared while it's really interesting to see that hashtag me to is dead killed by the Democrats. But then again when they killed feminism one shouldn't be surprised that they've killed me. Too me too. Of course, right majority say socialism is incompatible with American values. We'll get to that what about Guinea ISM. And all m was a response from a Hillary aid when they realized someone was attempting to hack Hillary's, computer, really? You were surprised by that and a whole bunch more your calls and comments to if you want to get in lines open now eight six six ninety redeye be.

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"grandma gaga" Discussed on 760 KFMB Radio

760 KFMB Radio

03:34 min | 1 year ago

"grandma gaga" Discussed on 760 KFMB Radio

"It. That was a think tank in candidate with came up with the idea after the euro. And they said, okay. Would it work would would a currency work? And they came up again with the idea of an American head of fake coin there will people took the fake coin. And then conspiracy theorist ran with them that the government is secretly going to have a a, you know, a currency. And it didn't matter. We'll tell the people still we're going to believe in any way, these people that still believe Jade helm happen. Right. If team now there there is, you know, a new store that sounds like a conspiracy theory. It's the Zuckerberg which is a new form of currency. As we mentioned the other day. Also coming up here on the show the latest on the Colorado school shooting. They have identified one of the the the suspects will have that a leftist racists update. Oh, man. We have some beauty today. We have got some just fantastic. Leftist racists stories today, grandma Gaga update, and it's got to do with the other day, and it was on. And I and I thought about it after seeing the Vince Neal a picture from motley Crue in concert, and and this is where you know. She is now she's furious because she believes she's a victim of ageism grandma Gaga, that's Madonna, by the way, the people don't know. Right. She's a victim of ageism. So am I realize? Are you do you know the twenty year old hot looking women? Don't look at me in a sexual way. Yeah. Didn't know that. Yeah. They didn't when I was twenty. But I just you know, but yeah. No, they. Yeah. That that that's ageism. Yeah. Clearly, that's wrong of them discriminate descr. And I feel terrible about it. Yeah. I don't know if I'm ever going to I don't know if I'm going to be able to get through the morning, you get you know, like like coupons like discounts. No. I mean, I don't know if she's been to like a movie or an early bird special. Well, you know, f- after you know, when when you got lady Gaga complaining that she's a victim. And now grandma Gaga complaining that she's a right? It's just wonderful women that are worth what three hundred to five hundred million dollars. Yeah. Right. That have had that, you know, Madonna a career that has lasted what? Thirty five plus years right in the pop music business. I mean, your victims we Michael Jackson in the eighties. I don't know of anybody bigger, really. I mean, and if you want to be cool when you're old you pretty much have to be Tony Bennett. Even Tom Jones lost it. Women at Abidin rattle rally yells, you can kiss an hug me anytime. Okay. Joe as the crowd roared while. Oh, it's really interesting to see that hashtag me to his dead killed by the Democrats. But then again, when they killed feminism one shouldn't be surprised that they've killed me to of course, right majority say socialism is incompatible with American values. We'll get to that. What about Guinea ISM and O M G was responsible Hillary aid when they realized someone was attempting to hack Hillary's, computer, really? You were surprised by the and a whole bunch more your calls and comments to if you want to get in lines open now, eight six six ninety redeye..

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"grandma gaga" Discussed on KSFO-AM

KSFO-AM

02:19 min | 1 year ago

"grandma gaga" Discussed on KSFO-AM

"Latest polling shows vast majority of Americans want to know, what happened in the Clinton Obama Russian collusion, which we have if you haven't been listening to the show, we've officially changed the name, right? It's the Clinton Obama Russian collusion investigation. Hillary still out there. Election was stolen from me. I it was lady Gaga whining that she's a victim. Now. Grandma gaga. That's Madonna whining that she's a victim of ageism the liberal record industry. Trump issues tariff threat against China. Again, we'll see if the markets respond to that North Korea shoots off a missile. Trump says he's not worried says North Korea if they straighten out could have a great economy you and I talking on a pre show meeting sane. He must know something because this seems to be this. This is a seems to be a psychological message as being thrown Kim Jong. And it's almost a, and I know that, you know, the the president phrases things, you know, exactly alike. A lot of times he's very clear and blunt in his phrasing. But the phrasing is repeated over and over again like it's the very bright. Get her message at almost exactly the same way. And you and I've said I've thinking, okay, this is getting to the point where 'cause it's a message that really. Any dictator would ignore. Yes. And unless you're getting information from your own CIA saying this is what you keep saying. This is what you keep saying. This is what the big incentive is. No, they'll never be a great economy because it's impossible to be a great economy under that kind of dictatorship. But if you keep saying to him, this is what feeds his ego. It has to be because it makes no sense. Right. Because it's not true. Anybody who looks at in service say Mr President. That's not true. And and it's no secret that right now, not only the economy, but but Kim Jong UN himself. I mean, he's he's limited in terms of his right resources there. So and the mindset of a socialist presidential campaign. Economic adviser great article over the weekend on that. Plus your calls and comments. We've got a great show ahead. No horse talk though. Eight six six ninety redeye. For.

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"grandma gaga" Discussed on 77WABC Radio

77WABC Radio

03:44 min | 1 year ago

"grandma gaga" Discussed on 77WABC Radio

"I've been demoted to Kentucky private. So there you go and until next year. Well, they do have the Preakness Belmont. Yeah. But yeah, but there's no chance of a triple crown winner now because none of the other horses. Are you know, the the the the horse at one was it not crowded house? That's the band country house, right? Country house is not going to win the triple crown sixty five to one odds to begin with. Sorry. That's not going to happen. Right. So also coming up here on the show today. Headlines went from Muller will testify in may fifteenth to democrat says Muller will testify in may fifteen to democrat now hoping that Muller will testify right and US to question did Muller ever, say anything. From Robert Miller himself. Now, we'll get to that carry a strike group a heads to the Middle East warning to Iran, and they believe is it's because of the Iran support for HAMAs, and and the the missile launch on on Israel. We'll get to more on that democrat excuses for a good economy. As president chief economic adviser goes after Cory booker's comments, you not now they're coming out saying, well, this is actually the Obama economy, right? Good luck. With the latest polling shows vast majority of Americans want to know, what happened in the Clinton Obama Russian collusion, which we have if you haven't been listening to the show, we've officially changed the name, right? It's the Clinton Obama Russian collusion investigation. Hillary still out there election was still in from me. I it was lady Gaga whining that she's a victim. Now. Grandma gaga. That's Madonna whining that she's a victim of ageism the liberal record industry. Trump issues terror threat against China. Again, we'll see if the markets respond to that North Korea shoots off missile. Trump says he's not worried says North Korea if they straighten out can have a great economy you and I talking to appreciate meeting sane. He must know something because this seems to be this. This is a seems to be a psychological message as being thrown Kim Jong UN, and it's almost a, and I know that, you know, the the president phrases things, you know, exactly alike. A lot of times he's very clear and blunt in his phrasing. The phrasing is repeated over and over again like it's very writer message. Exactly almost exactly the same way. Yeah. You and I over the I said, okay. This is getting to the point where 'cause it's a message that really. Any dictator would ignore. And unless you're getting information from your own CIA saying this is what you keep saying. This is what you keep saying. This is what the big incentive is. No, no, never be a great economy because it's impossible to be a great economy under that kind of dictatorship. But if you keep saying it to him, this is what feeds his ego. It has to be because it makes no sense. Right. Because it's not true. Anybody who looks at a service say Mr President? That's not true. And and it's no secret that right now, not only the economy, but but Kim Jong UN himself. I mean, he's he's limited in terms of his resources there. So and the mindset of a socialist presidential campaign. Economic adviser great article over the weekend on that. Plus your calls and comments. We got a great show ahead. No horse talk though. Eight six six ninety redeye..

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"grandma gaga" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

WMAL 630AM

03:49 min | 1 year ago

"grandma gaga" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

"You've mentioned sharing I realized that grandma Gaga is back in the news. Yeah. I saw that means see that. I saw the headline. She's battling to get airplay. Grandma gaga. Yes. Yeah. We're by the way, we're talking Madonna, right? I mean, you're ready for the day. Let me just read Daily Mail because just great she's been teasing the release of her new music for weeks. And when the time came for the world premiere of related video Madonna went out in all typical fashion as she dressed as a bride and put on a very passionate display, the male suitor the pop legend sixty years of age reveals at the beginning of the visual extravaganza that she will now only be known by the moniker. Madame x okay, which is the name of her new album amid a BBC radio one ageism row. She's being discriminated against on BBC because of rage. Yeah. And then she struts into the mirrored room holding a riding crop wearing a tight slit skirt and a pair of fishnet tights. And I'm done with this. There was an interview few years ago with at van Halen, and he was talking about you know, that the point where he was like, look, you know, we're in our sixties now, we're not gonna we're not gonna look like we used to. We're not going to act on stage. Like we used to. We're not going to, you know, for him jumping around like he used to David Lee Roth same thing out, David Lee, Roth actually is still very physically fit and can jump around not quite like he used to. But he was talking about how it was you know, they were kind of easing into their older years and actually enjoying it. And and that it's still the great music that they used to play. But now they're just sixty years old, and it's a different kind of show. If if you're known for squirming around on stage. Singing like a virgin in your twenties. I'm guessing that's going to be more difficult to sell when you're sixty. I still I still I still watch vans online. I don't go many live shows these days, but I still watch bans online that are in their in their sixties. And you know, they can still get out there, and they still do the rock and roll thing. You know, they may not be hitting the notes the same. But they're you know, again like van Halen, they're still playing. I don't I'm not sure how you do it in the pop world. I don't know. It's it's the same thing. I'm sure but trying to recreate yourself. As the same today is is impossible is really tough to do. I told you this past weekend. I went up to see my my parents Riester, but a buddy of mine from from Cleveland, who's been a, you know, Rocketeer singer for the last fifty years really because he started at fourteen fifteen years of age and his original band toured with everybody. Name the artist say, they toured with them back, then then he went out, as you know, as a solo guy, but really, you know, produce his own music, but really was just popular in in in Cleveland. Pittsburgh New York. I mean, just sort of a regional band. He's only played like once every five years, and he did his farewell shows..

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"grandma gaga" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

WMAL 630AM

14:29 min | 2 years ago

"grandma gaga" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

"Thanks so much for being here. This morning. Yes, we are two Wednesday. And it was sad. News penny Marshall. Dine at age seventy-five complications of diabetes. Yeah. Apparently what it was fairly. She had. I didn't know she'd cancer back in twenty ten. Yeah. Pretty bad cancer. Known actually for me. No more from happy days for those of you under the age of one hundred thirty days, but. They don't repeat happy days anymore. Do they I might be on some cable channel somewhere? I don't see it a lot. I haven't seen it you. You would think. Now, the funny thing is it was about a year and a half ago where I went. Wow, you don't see mash anywhere anymore. It's on. I swear there's a station carrying maj somewhere. Right. Every minute of the day. Well, it's interesting looking at her IMDB her first acting gig. According to IMDB, she was on the Jackie Gleason show as a dancer. See I didn't. I did that I didn't know. Yeah. So she had all these bit roles, and then she hit something on that girl. In sixty eight sixty nine she played the assistant librarian named John love American style. Which is where happy days came back. Gary Marshall, produce, right, brother and. Right. And so love American style was kind of the precursor to happy days. Then happy days. It was Morgan Mindy. Johnny loves Chachi, all the spin offs and everything that both both her and liver in Shirley. The it was an offshoot of happy. So what I remember from Laverne and Shirley. The side from the the the opening song. Two things Pepsi milk. Which I had to dry, you know, I had to try it because that's what she drank on the show and fudgesicle not fudge sickles fudgesicle. That's what she called budget goals. She called them by. And I always remember that. And she had that you know, that that I guess that strong presence on the screen. Pretty good director who father was a director. So it kinda ran to the family, but she directed one of my favorite movies awakenings with Robert de Niro and nine thousand nine. Yeah. Yeah. And which I thought was a great movie league of our own. Yeah. Yeah. You know, she did. And that was that was a that was a really good movie. Yeah. Yeah. I thought it was a great directing job. Yes. So did I but for me to for me to sit there and say. Wow. Grandma Gaga was really good in that. By the way, if medicine oh, grandma Gaga is Madonna. Yeah. I know they have the league of their own TV series of nineteen Ninety-three. And she directed one episode. I don't remember that. Of course, they didn't that didn't last. But maybe that's why I didn't remember it. But a league of their own was nineteen Ninety-two big with Tom Hanks. Yeah. She directed. Let's see here. She directed. The movie jumping Jack flash. And she directed a video with a wreath of Franklin in her version of jumping Jack flash from the movie. She directed. A few episodes of Laverne and Shirley. Along the way. She produced a number of things, including one of the newer episodes of bewitched. Remember when they brought that back. She episode produced one episode there. Let's see here. She was one of the producers of Cinderella, man. The movie I did see that. Yes. Yes. So I mean, you talk about having a real footprint and Hollywood, you know, and you don't think of that way. Of her that way, I guess because visually we think of her, you know, as the Laverne, and Shirley and the happy days characters, and and and and all of that, which is just scratching the surface. I mean who was that. We all you, and I were asking because I love the movie Scrooge. Bill murray. And I said Bob cat Gulf wait. He's really great in that movie. It's very funny. What what what's happened to him? What is he doing lately, you looked it up? And he's a director. He's directed some things with Jimmy Kimmel. I think is a couple of those things. So you don't think of those people behind the scenes once once they move on. Well, the kid what's his name from Christmas story who was a director now and producer. So yeah, it's sad. Seventy five years of age. And. I think along with her brother. I mean, they they really just kind of had that and probably because of their, you know, their history their family their father being a director. But I mean, they really made their presence. They they they really did. And the one thing that always hit me on her was the comedian actor from SNL, Jon lovitz said that when he first went up to Hollywood, right and didn't have a place to stay. And he was you know, it was just trying to eke out a living. She let him. Stay with her. Just as a place to Justice a place to crash, and that she did that to a lot of people. She allowed them, you know, she was she had you know, was doing apparently better at that time than they were a lot of new ones. And it was like, no you can you can stay with me until you get on your feet. Yeah. That I thought was really cool to hear. I never forget when he said that. And then you know, and then he she a cast him. Remember, I mean, he had a great role in the league of our own right? You know, as the whatever he was working finding the women to play in. Yeah. He his it was his goal was just I think really fit in that. I don't like to say genius because it's sort of fit exactly who he was. But I just I absolutely loved him in that role in you know, she she was one that did that movie and put him in that role. Boy that was perfect. Yeah. James woods tweeting on on Tuesday that he was very heartbroken that they were dear France. So, you know, I mean again you. It's it's probably one of those Kevin bacon things. But maybe even to a greater degree because of her everything I guess that she was doing in her career producing directing acting. She probably I'm guessing most people that have been in Hollywood for any amount of time. Right. Let's say fifteen to twenty years or so that we know as actors and and everything else. Had some kind of relationship with with penny Marshall, that's probably safe to say. Even even rob Reiner. You know, they were they were they were married at one point five more time. But he wrote some nice things about her, you know, in a in a in an era where Bryner rita's tweets, he's insane. Nuts. Yeah. Not even liberal. He just off the wall. But you you think about whether it's Garry Marshall or penny Marshall, I don't know what their this is the whole thing. I had no idea what their politics are was involved in some stuff. But it wasn't it. It it wasn't in your face. Right. And but they just they seem like the didn't the Marshall seemed like they were really really nice people. You know, they. Really genuine people. Here's the thing. Someone I think made the comment on social media one of the celebrities. I follow on social media that I'm a fan of the made the comment about being from the Bronx and the whole thing with penny Marshall, but. You know, she it the way they were describing her. It was like, okay. Someone who is likely one of those very. Blunt talking people that's going to tell you the truth. But they're very sweet about it. They're just going to tell you the truth. Oh, and you may not necessarily want to hear what they're saying. But the way they do, you know, tell it to you. It's it's going to be well received because of her demeanor. I mean, that's the way she was described by people who knew her intimately, and and and I think that's a legacy leave behind think about the I guess the power that you have. You know, when we talk about the Harvey Weinstein thing, you know, which still turns my stomach, but you talk about I guess the power that anybody anybody might have as a director or someone who's made their name in Hollywood. And the whole John Lovett story that you just spelled out. You know, that's that's a that's a pretty good. That's a huge gift to give to somebody. Because it gives them that you know, that advantage to pursue their dream. And that's a that's a pretty cool thing. That's a that's a terrific legacy to leave behind. All right. So we have a new poll out there. What what are the number one problems? Now. I was when I saw this. I said, okay, did they give a list of problems or did they just ask Americans in general? And and I'm reading this here. A new survey shows that the top problem cited by Americans is government. And the second top problem is immigration for contrast among the issues seen as least problematic for. Americans are unemployment and jobs and gun control guns in the survey conducted by Gallup after the midterm elections. The pulling from Asda Americans about the country's top problems. Enlisted those issues that were mentioned by at least three percent of respondents nineteen percent of respondents cited government as the problem making it the top issue of concern in second place. Given immigration sixteen percent of respondents, a however on broken down politically twenty nine percent of Republicans said immigration is a problem. But only seven percent of Democrats said the same. Here's my point. Do they give them multiple choices honored? Do they give them a list because you know, it doesn't appear on the because they did it with you had to get at least three percent to be on the list. There's one two three four five six seven eight nine ten eleven twelve thirteen so thirteen issues their government, the number one problem. What does that mean? We don't have enough government or we have too much government. You've got to try and take away the benefits that people were getting if they say government. Is that the number one problem and assume I guess at least for this discussion are for this moment that they're saying it's too big. Then ask how many people how many of those that in that same group would like to give up would like to trim the budget for school lunches when you say immigration does that mean legal immigration or illegal immigration right for it or against right? They just say immigration right unifying. The country was number three. Everybody needs to be. Agreed. Sorry me. We're we're all idiots. Yeah. Why why don't you people agree with me? We need to come together. Which means everybody needs to agree with me race relations, number four. And that's the on on on a daily basis. Never we live in a very I believe a very diverse populated area. Yes. I really think that's some people's heads where they're supposed to say that. Poverty, hunger homelessness, then healthcare. Healthcare's actually healthcare was eleven percent. In November only five percent of Americans thought it was while a problem environment pollution below healthcare at five percent lack of respect for each other five percent crime and violence four percent economy in general only three percent, you had to get three percent to be on the list, by the way, those people who said lack of respect for each other just needs to shut up. Exactly be quiet. Unemployment jobs, three percent, ethical moral religious declined three percent, gun control and guns. Three percent. What doesn't appear on the list at all? Climate change. What? You can't see it. But it's there three percent. Yes. A climate change is not on the list at all America's concerns. All right. Well. Unless you ask him about it. That's why I wonder how this this survey was done. Well, and that's the that's the. What's it done? Yeah. Did they just ask you in general, and it's all the same that seemed to be on the top of the list? I feeling they gave you a list. And that's because I just don't because if you sit in general, what's the number one problem? I think the three to three percent say we don't have a wall. Right. So to have all those those lists of what people were concerned about in a very generic way. I think they were probably just list while was just as people in general. I bet you get ten percent of people that would say we need a wall with some of those items that also doesn't tell us which side they're on. They're all right with that issue. Because if you say immigration. You're okay. Does that mean, you think that the push for a wall is wrong, or that you support a wall or that you support more border control or less or you believe that we should dissolve ice or we should again where where did they say when they say problem number one problem immigration or number two problem immigration does? That mean, we you. We should have open borders or more secure borders. What does that mean, you don't get anywhere because they weren't specific enough in the questions, right?.

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"grandma gaga" Discussed on KSFO-AM

KSFO-AM

13:44 min | 2 years ago

"grandma gaga" Discussed on KSFO-AM

"Hello and welcome. He's Gary McNamara. I'm Eric Harley as we move into a Thursday, we start with a very happy birthday to Gary McNamara. Gerry? Happy birthday. How are you? I'm glad you remembered. Yeah. The staff remember because they're counting down the days to your retirement. But other than that. Plotting right now, there are no standing applause. There are no plans for retirement. I know couple of old guys keep looking at this and going the we we just got started. You're not ready. You know, that's that's a great point next week is my twenty ninth year in talk. Yeah. And you just you made a great point there. It's mentally speaking. I think I've told you before that I I believe that everybody in my class in college everyone in my class in the class of came after that because I went to community college the first two years in a four year college, the the second two years, and so in that four year college, I got to know everybody who was you know, when I was a junior and senior that I got to know who was a junior that year before roughly about five hundred people, and I don't think that in and it was in radio and TV I don't believe that anybody is left. In in the business fulltime, except of an old friend of mine who who works in Boston and TV, right? Dan, Housley who remember we used a lot of his stuff and we're following him during the Sarnia of a boat. Yeah. Yes. Right. So besides that. I I really there may be I just, you know, I've communicated with most everybody, and I don't think anyone is left in in radio or TV. And I you and I've had this discussion before that, you know, how blessed I feel that that it does as you just said it feels like we've just started. I feel like I'm I'm I don't know twenty two twenty three years old. And and this is just the first day again. And when I look back, and then when I think to myself, wow. And a couple of people that I went to to college with in their late fifty s a few years ago. Mid fifties. You know, they all retired and got up they were in music radio. But they got out. And that's when I came to the realization that point while nobody's really left, right? How blessed him? I how blessed that, you know, in my mind, and who knows? You know, manage my money management might come down tomorrow and say, you're fired. Why you shouldn't have taken on Trump on tariffs? And and so then it could be all over. But I don't think that's going to be the case. No, that's not going to be the case. And and I just am very very very very extremely blessed to have my health and to have, you know. This show for people who don't know. And I am my parents know, this my close friends know, this the only thing I ever wanted to do was be on the radio. And have nobody bothered me. Not to have and just like any other business and radio can be the same way. And it was not that. I didn't always do what I wanted to do. But there was always pressure for for you to change and be something else. You get hired by a radio station. They say we love what you do and a month later. We don't like what you do do this. And you know, you and I been together now thirteen years and now the what is it with a Red Eye? Since two thousand twelve or almost seven years ago. I'm almost almost seven years, and it was really coming here to. Westwood one. And maybe a couple of years before that, you know, I think you, and I will both admit when we really got full freedom, and and creativity and and no pressure from anybody to actually love what we they do the best part about working for Westwood One. Is they seem to like what we do. They just let you alone. Right. And so it's what I was searching for and to be able to format and do the kind of show that you wish to do each. And every day is such a rarity one of the things people asked us. Why don't you guys go into television because we don't want to have fifty producers telling us what to do? I don't have any interest in television. No, I and neither do I because we get that all the time. Why don't you guys going to tell I have no interest in doing it? No, the reason we love this show so much and the reason that we stay on this show by choice is because it's exactly what we wanna do. Or let's put it this way. It's as close to one hundred percent of what we wished to do. Sure. I mean, maybe they'll be point zero zero one percent that I don't like an I can't even tell you. What it what it is what that would be. But know, that's why we're here and. When we you and I will sit back once in a while. We don't spend a lotta time doing it. But when we do we'll sit back and say, how lucky are we? Well, we we have a lot of friends that at and you know, when you talk about people in friends not being in the business, and I don't know how many friends I've I've met over the three and a half decades that I've been doing this. But it's a lot and many of them as a result or just decisions that were made or by themselves or by companies or whatever happens. I mean early on I survived two different sales within a couple of years of the radio station that I was at and I was like one of two people in each case that survived and was able to keep my my my full time job, and then you know, to end up here and have like like, you mentioned the freedom to to come on every night, and and hang out with a really great audience. And really we talked about this yesterday actually off the air about the unique nature. Of doing a show in the middle of the night. We have insomniacs cops truck drivers. So many people out there that are listen doctors, nurses, your doctors ER staffers and thank you for. They've actually helped a few of us over the years. And and and all of those folks that listen, and and people who John. Yeah. Tons of law enforcement, which is actually what I wanted to do when I was young. That's exactly what I was going into one big right before I came to this job. And my my dad told me, well, you know, you need to go back to school and get your degree. If you want to do that. Otherwise, you'll be working offer nights in your fifties. And here I am. But no, I I decided that I was either too nice. It depends on the day. I'm either too nice to be a police officer depending on the day, or I I'm too much of a skeptic. You know, it's like Sarge he told me he didn't do it. So I just let him go or on the bad day. No, no. You did it you? Did it come on lady? I know you did it, and you know, I'll be handcuffing ninety year old lady in an pharmacy. And then all talk radio we'll be talking about. Exactly, I know. I just didn't. I knew that it was going to take because I underestimated what my dad went through in the military as a military police officer. And I think I under estimated what it took to do that job. Really, you know as much as I would say that I have it. I think it's it's a different type of person who can do that. It's very unique kind of person who can do that. And and so I look at where. You know, I am today on my birthday. And I and I think I never wanted to do this. Specifically, I want to be on the radio. But I never thought talk would be it. I thought doing talk radio for for people that don't know it was back in nineteen eighty nine where I worked for a small radio station in Agra falls, New York, w j J L, and the owner of a SU will we lost one of our talk show host Dave McKinley. Who is now a a TV anchor in in buffalo and. And in a great anchor and has worked in Rochester. You know, New York. He did the show previous to me. And when he gave it up, I just I was station manager, and we couldn't find anybody light. And the owner said by here's what we're going to do you're going to do it. And I said, I can't talk radio, and I won't I had no interest in doing it. I had no interest. I I was doing, you know, dabbling a little bit in stand up comedy. I was a station manager doing a morning show. That was you know, a lot of fluff and all that and jokes and things like that. And that's all I wanted to do. I really had no interest in it. And and she told me you don't have a choice, and it started out as a one hour show, and then expanded to hours, and even though I always said for the reign of that show, which I think was about three years there. I always said you're temporary host and the callers call up and say shut up you got the gig. And I kept saying that because I was frankly, I was you know, there was fear. There was fear that okay? It's okay. And I can do it here. And I guess it is sort of interesting, and maybe I could go further, but there's had great fear. When you go from playing music on the radio and talking fluff. Everyone's friend and being and being everyone's friend too. Getting hate mail with especially down staff. Yeah. Especially when when that isn't what you what you ever wanted to to do. And I always say that the great lesson that I got out of that is that if you're in your twenties in in your thirties, or even as my father says in his nineties. Yeah, I'm still trying to figure out what I wanna do. Right. And and what I learned is that you have no idea what you might like right because I feel so blessed now, I have I I can look at it and people say are, you spiritual? Absolutely. Why I said just my career alone. There's no way I knew that. This was actually for me. I did not know I know idea that I would love doing this as much as I love doing it because it combines we are able to combine on this show everything that we wished to do which is we can do comedy. We can do politics. We can talk about things that actually adults are interested in a in you, and I couldn't be talking. About except having fun with grandma Gaga. To talking lady Gaga or what's going on in the Grammy's. And how exciting it is. And what fashions are being, you know, we just we just couldn't do that kind of of radio. And and so somebody upstairs was smart enough to say, no, no, you got to overcome your fears you idiot, and you need to team up with this other idiot overnight, and and and have smart enough to have fierce. Well, you know, but, but I also thought you know, I always think about it. Because I still love stand up comedy today. I love absolutely love it. But I realized that to that to become good at it. What you really do as you? Perfect an hour, and you take your best stuff. And you go town to town doing an hour every day that actually isn't challenging enough for me. I like the fact of having to come up with brand new material every single day. Well, it used to be that we went we were diving in the ocean of and it was very smallish and back then of available information and stories and now it's like a hurricane. That's just throwing things at us. Repeatedly. And you've got to make sure you catch the right stories, and that you're on, you know, on top of everything that's going on. It's it's actually more of a challenge. Now, I think especially with the news cycle and social media now. Now, you're ten years younger than me. I'm fifty three I'm sixty three. I just boy. I just your Fifty-three. I'll be fifty three my next birthday. Yeah. Almost eleven but it's only a few months away, and the the one thing, and I don't think I've ever I've talked about this to you before because eight you, and I you, and I and part of it's because of social media, and how news changes so quickly that that my mind works quicker today, and is able to absorb more material and organiz it in my head than I've ever been able to do in my entire life. I noticed that about myself and by the way. That's a huge compliment for me because I'm a real slow reader. And then the, but that's changed recently because the news cycle's, and and to have that and no you have that. And this just, you know, behind the scenes that was a couple of months ago, right told you remember, and I don't know whether it was my a little bit sick. And I said, Eric I couldn't process what you were saying. I couldn't process thoughts for a second. And I was just you at at that moment going. Oh, no, what's what's going on in bright. You were talking. And I'm thinking, let's get to the commercial break because I can't process what he's saying. I think I was just sick that day. But scared the daylights out of me not being able to process thoughts. And I know that I can do it better. Now at sixty three that I could at forty three and thirty three and to me to have your mind be able to work like that is is is enjoyable to me as hitting a driver on the golf course. Two hundred and eighty yards which I can still do today. You guess I'm blessed to be able to do something like that..

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"grandma gaga" Discussed on 850 WFTL

850 WFTL

13:36 min | 2 years ago

"grandma gaga" Discussed on 850 WFTL

"Now. There are no standing applause. There are no plans retired. I know couple of old guys keep looking at this and going we we just got started would ready. You know, that's that's a great point next week is my twenty ninth year in talk. Yeah. And you just you made a great point there. It's mentally speaking. I think I've told you before that I I believe that everybody in my class in college everyone in my class in the class of came after that because I went to community college the first two years and a four year college the second two years, and so in that four year college, I got to know everybody who was you know? You know, when I was a junior, and the senior that I got to know who was a junior that year before we're up to about five hundred people, and I don't think that in and it was in radio and TV I don't believe that anybody is left. You know, in in the business full-time, except of an old friend of mine who who works in Boston and TV, right? Dan, Housley who remember we used a lot of his stop and we're following him during the Sarnia. Of. Right. So besides that. I I really there may be I just, you know, I've communicated with most everybody, and I don't think anyone is left in in radio or TV, and you, and I've had this discussion before that, you know, how blessed I feel that that it does as you just said it feels like we've just started. I'd I'd find like, I'm I'm I don't know twenty two twenty three years old. And and this is just the first day again. And when I look back, and then when I think to myself, wow. And a couple of people that I went to to college with in their late fifties a few years ago, mid and late fifties. You know, they all retired and got up they were music radio. But they got out. And that's when I came to the realization that point while nobody's really left, right? How blessed am I how blessed that, you know, in my mind, and who knows, you know, manage my mom management might come down to Marlins say, you're fired. Why you shouldn't have taken on Trump on tariffs? And and so then it could be all over. But I don't think that's going to be the case. No, that's not going to be the case. And I just am very very very very extremely blessed to have my health and to have, you know. This show for people who don't know. And I am, you know, my, parents know, this my close friends know, this the only thing I ever wanted to do was be on the radio. And have nobody bothered me. Not to have and just like any other business and radio can be the same way. And it was not that. I didn't always do what I wanna do. But there was always a pressure for for you to change and be something else. You get hired by a radio station. They said we love it. You do at a month later. We don't like what you do do this. And you know, you and I'd been together now thirteen years. And now the what is it with Red Eye? Since two thousand twelve or almost seven years ago. I'm almost almost seven years, and it was really coming here to. Westwood one. And maybe a couple years before that, you know, I think you, and I will both admit when we really got full freedom and creativity and no pressure from anybody to actually love what we do the best part about working for Westwood One. Is they seem to like what we do. And they they just let you alone. Right. And so it's what I was searching for to be able to format and do the kind of show that you wished to do each. And every day is such a rarity one of the things people have asked is why don't you guys go into television. When because we don't want to have fifty producers telling us what to do. I don't have any interest in television. No, I and neither do I because we get that all the time. Why don't you guys going to tell I have no interest in doing it? Now. The reason we love this show so much and the reasonably stay on this show by choice is because it's exactly what we want to do or let let's put it this way. It's as close to one hundred percent of what we wished to do. Sure. I mean, maybe they'll be point zero zero one percent that I don't like an I can't even tell you. What what it is what that would be. But that's why we're here. And when we you and I will sit back once in a while. We don't spend a lot of time. But when we do we'll sit back and say luckier week well house last week, we have a lot of friends that and you know, when you talk about people friends not being in the business, and I don't know how many friends I've I've met over the three and a half decades that I've been doing this. But it's a lot and many of them as a result of just decisions that were made or by themselves or by companies or whatever happens. I mean early on I survived two different sales within a couple of years of. Radio station that I was at and I was like one of the two people in each case that survived and was able to keep my my my full time job. And then, you know, to end up here and have like like, you mentioned the freedom to to come on every night, and and hang out with a really great audience. And really we've talked about this yesterday actually off the air about the unique nature of doing a show in the middle of the night. We have insomniacs cops truck drivers, so many people out there that oughta listen doctors, nurses, doctors ER staffers and thank you for. They've actually helped a few of us over the years. And and and all of those folks that listen, and and people who John Forrest, but yeah, tons of law enforcement, which is actually what I wanted to do when I was young. That's exactly what I was going into when a beat right before I came to this job. And my my dad told me, well, you know, you need to go back to school and get your degree. If you wanna do that. Otherwise, you'll be working offer nights in your fifties. And here I am. But no, I decided that I was either too nice. It depends on the day. I'm either too nice to be a police officer depending on the day, or I I'm too much of a skeptic. You know, it's like Sarge he told me he didn't do it. So I just let them go or on the bad day. No, no. You did it you? Did it come on lady? I know you get it. Then you know, I'll be handcuffing ninety year old lady in a pharmacy. And then all talk radio, we'll be talking about the exactly I know. I just didn't. I I knew that it was going to take because I underestimated what my dad went through the military as a military police officer. And I I think I estimated what it took to do that job. Really, you know as much as I would say that I have it. I think it's it's a different type of person who can do that. It's very unique kind of person who can do that. And and so I look at you know, where. You know, I am today on my birthday. And I and I think I never wanted to do this. Specifically, I want to be on the radio. But I never thought talk would be it. I thought doing talk radio for the for people that don't know it was back in nineteen eighty nine our work for a small radio station in Agra falls, New York, WJ L, and the owner of a SU will we lost one of our talk show host Dave McKinley. Who is now a a TV anchor in in buffalo and. And and in a great anchor and has worked in Rochester, New York. He did the show previous to me. And when he gave it up. I I just I was the station manager. And we couldn't find anybody liked the owner said by here's what we're gonna do. You're going to do it. And I said, I can't talk radio, and I won't I no interest in doing it. I had no interest. I I was doing, you know, dabbling a little bit and stand up comedy. I was a station manager doing a morning show that was you know, a lot of fluff and all that and jokes and things like that. And that's all I wanted to do. I really had no interest in it. And and she told me you don't have a choice, and it started out as a one hour show, and then expanded to hours, and even though I always said for the reign of that show, which I think was around three years there. I always said temporary host and the callers call up and say shut up you got the gig. And I kept saying that because I was Frank. I was you know, there was fear. There was fear that okay? It's okay. And I can do it here. And I guess it is sort of interesting, and maybe I could go further, but there's great fear when you go from playing music on the radio and talking fluff. I'm being everyone's friend and being and being everyone's friend to. Getting hate mail with especially down staff, especially when when that isn't what you what you ever wanted to to do. And I always say that the great lesson that I got out of that is that if you're in your twenties and in your thirties or even as my father says in his nineties. Yeah, I'm still trying to figure out what I wanna do. Right. And and what I learned is that you have no idea what you might like right because I feel so blessed now, I have I can look at it and people say are, you spiritual? Absolutely. Why said just my career alone. There's no way I knew that. This was actually for me. I did not know I know that I would love doing this as much as I love doing it because it combines we are able to combine on this show everything that we wish to do which is we can do comedy. We can do politics. We can talk about things. Actually adults are interested in a in you, and I couldn't be talking about except having fun with grandma Gaga. To talking lady Gaga or what's going on in the Grammy's. And how exciting it is. And what fashions are being, you know, we just we just couldn't do that kind of of radio. And and so somebody upstairs were smart enough to say, no, no, you got to overcome your fears you idiot, and you need to team up with this other idiot overnight, and and get on and have smart enough to have fierce. Well, but, but I also thought you know, I always think about it. Because I still love stand up comedy today. I absolutely love it. But I realized that to that to become good at what you really do you perfect an hour. And you take your best stuff. And you go town to town doing an hour every day that actually isn't challenging enough for me. I like the fact of having to come up with brand new material every single day. Well, it used to be that we went we were diving in the ocean of and it was very smallish and back then of available information and stories and now it's like a hurricane. That's just throwing things at us repeatedly. And you've got to make sure you catch the right stories, and that you're on on top of everything that's going on. It's it's actually more of a challenge. Now, I think especially with the news cycle and social media now. Now, you're ten years younger than me. I'm fifty three I'm sixty three by just just your fifty three. I'll be fifty three minutes birthday yet. Almost eleven but it's only a few months away, and the the one thing, and I don't think I've ever I've talked about this to you before because you, and I you, and I and part of it's because of social media, and how news changes so quickly that that my mind works quicker today, and is able to absorb more material and organiz it in my head than I've ever been able entire life. I noticed that about myself. And by the way, that that's a huge compliment for me because I'm a real slow reader, and then, but that's changed recently because the news cycle's, and and to have that and no you have that. And this just, you know, behind the scenes that was a couple of months ago, right told you remember, and I don't know whether my allergies are little bit sick. And I said, Eric I couldn't process what you were saying. I couldn't process thoughts for second. And I was just at that moment going. Oh, no. What's what's going on in bright? You were talking. And I'm thinking, let's get to the commercial break because I can't process what he's saying. I think I was just sick that day. But scared the daylights out of me not being able to process thoughts. And I know that I can do it better. Now, sixty three that I could at forty three and thirty three and to me to have your mind able to work like that is is enjoyable to me as hitting a driver on the golf course, you know, two hundred and eighty yards which I can still do today. I guess I'm blessed syllabi able to do something like that. Or, you know, being able to take a nine iron and put it a couple of feet from the hole and make the pot or still be able to make a three pointer and basketball, and you realize that when you go from youth, and a lot of the physical things that.

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"grandma gaga" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

WMAL 630AM

11:46 min | 2 years ago

"grandma gaga" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

"Hello and welcome. He's Gary McNamara. I'm Eric Harley as we move into a Thursday, we start with a very happy birthday to Gary McNamara. Jerry, happy birthday. How are you? I'm doing member. Yeah. Staff. Remember because they're counting down the days to your retirement. But other than that. Plotting right now, there are no standing applause. There are no plans retirement. I know a couple of old guys keep looking at this and going the we we just got started. You're not ready. You know, that's that's a great point next week is my twenty nine th year in talk. Yeah. And you just you made a great point there. It's mentally speaking. I think I've told you before that I I believe that everybody in my class in college everyone in my class and the class of came after that because I went to community college the first two years in a four year college, the the the second two years, and so in that four year college, I got to know everybody who was you know, when I was a junior, and then a senior that I got to know who was you know, junior that year before roughly about five hundred people, and I don't think that in and it was in radio and TV I don't believe that anybody is left. You know, in in the business full-time, except of an old friend of mine who who works in Boston and TV, right? Dan, Housley who remember we used a lot of his stuff and we're following him during the Sarnia a bow. Yes. Yeah. Yes. Right. So besides that. I I really there may be I just, you know, I've communicated with most everybody, and I don't think anyone is left in in radio or TV, and you, and I've had this discussion before that, you know, how blessed I feel that that it does as you just said it feels like we've just started. I feel like I'm I'm I don't know twenty two twenty three years old, and this is just the first day again. And when I look back, and then when I think to myself, wow. And a couple of people that I went to to a college within their, you know, late fifties a few years ago, mid and late fifties. You know, they all retired and got up they were in music radio. But they got out. And that's when I came to the realization that point while nobody's really left, right? How blessed him? I how blessed that, you know, in my mind who knows? You know, manage my mom management might come down tomorrow and say, you're fired. Why you shouldn't have taken on Trump on tariffs? And and so then it could be all over. But I don't think that's going to be the case. No, that's not going to be the case. And and I just am very very very very extremely blessed to have my health and to have, you know. This show for people who don't know. And you know, my parents know, this my close friends know, this the only thing I ever wanted to do was be on the radio. And have nobody bothered me. Not to have and just like any other business and radio can be the same way. And it was not that. I didn't always do it. I wanted to do. But there was always pressure for for you to change and be something else. You get hired by a radio station. They said we love what you do at a month later. We don't like what you do do this. And you know, you and I been together now thirteen years and now the what is it with Red Eye? Since two thousand twelve or almost seven years ago. I'm almost almost seven years, and it was really coming here to, you know, Westwood One in maybe a couple of years before that, you know, I think you, and I will both admit when we really got full freedom, and and creativity and and no pressure from anybody. They actually love what we do the best part about working for Westwood One. Is they seem to like what we do. They just let you alone. Right. And so it's what I was searching for and to be able to format and do the kind of show that you wish to do each. And every day is such a rarity one of the things people have asked us. Why don't you guys wanted to television? When because we don't want to fifty producers telling us what to do. I don't have any interest in television. No, neither do I. Because we get that all the Taiwan guys going to tell I have no interest in doing it. No. The reason we love this show so much, and the reason that we stay on this show by choice is because it's exactly what we wanna do or let let's put it this way. It's as close to one hundred percent of what we wished to do. Sure. I mean, maybe they'll be point zero zero one percent that I don't like an I can't even tell you. What it what it is? That would be. But you know, that's why we're here. And when we you and I will sit back once in a while. We don't spend a lot of time when we do. We'll sit back and say how lucky are we? Well, we we have a lot of friends that and you know, when you talk about people being in the business, and and I don't know how many friends I've I've met over the three and a half decades that I've been doing this. But it's a lot and many of them as a result or just decisions that were made or by themselves or by. Companies or whatever happens. I mean early on I survived two different sales within a couple of years of the radio station that I was at and I was like one of two people in each case that survived was able to keep my my my full time job, and then to end up here and have like like, you mentioned the freedom to to come on every night, and and hang out with a really great audience. And really we talked about this yesterday actually off the air about the unique nature of doing a show in the middle of the night. We have insomniacs cops truck drivers. So many people out there that listen doctors, nurses, your doctors ER staffers and thank you for. They've actually helped a few of us over the years. And and and all of those folks that listen and people who spent yeah, tons of law enforcement, which is actually what I wanted to do when I was young. That's exactly what I was going into one a be right before I came to this job. And my dad told me, well, you know, you need to go back to school get your degree. If you wanna do that. Otherwise, you'll be working overnights in your fifties. And here I am. But no, I I decided that I was either too nice. It depends on the day. I'm either too nice to be a police officer depending on the day, or I I'm too much of a skeptic. You know, it's like Sarge told me he didn't do it. So I just let them go or on the bad day. No, no. You did it you? Did it come on lady? I know you did it, and you know, I'll be handcuffing ninety year old lady and a and a pharmacy. And then all talk radio we'll be talking about. Exactly, I know. I just didn't. I I knew that it was going to take because I underestimated what my dad went through the military as a military police officer. And I think I under estimated what it took to do that job. Really, you know as much as I would say that I have it. I think it's it's a different type of person who can do that. It's very unique kind of person who can do that. And and so I look at you know, where. You know, I am today on my birthday. And and I think I never wanted to do this. Specifically, I want to be on the radio. But I never thought talk would be it. I thought doing talk radio for the for people that don't know it was back in nineteen Eighty-nine where I worked for a small radio station in Agra falls, New York, w JJ L and the owner of it. Sue will we lost one of our talk show host Dave McKinley. Who is now a a TV anchor in in buffalo, and and and in a great anchor and has worked in Rochester. You know, New York. He did the show previous to me. And when he gave it up, I just I was the station manager, and we couldn't find anybody liked and the owner said by here's what we're gonna do you're gonna do it. And I said, I can't talk radio, and I won't I no interest in doing it. I had no interest. I I was doing, you know, dabbling a little bit in stand up comedy. I was a station manager doing a morning show. That was you know, a lot of fluff and all that and jokes and things like that. And that's all I wanted to do. I really had no interest in it. And and she told me you don't have a choice, and it started out as a one hour show, and then expanded to hours, and even though I always said for the reign of that show, which I think was about three years there. I always said you're temporary host and the callers call up and say shut up you got the gig. And I kept saying that because I was frankly, I was you know, there was fear. There was fear that okay? It's okay. And I can do it here. And I guess it is sort of interesting, and maybe I could go further, but there's had great fear. When you go from playing music on the radio and talking fluff. Everyone's friend and being and being everyone's friend to getting hate mail, especially down staff. Yeah. Especially when when that isn't what you what you ever wanted to to do. And I always say that the great lesson that I got out of that is that if you're in your twenties in your thirties or even as my father says in his nineties. Yeah, I'm still trying to figure out what I wanna do. Right. And and what I learned is that you have no idea what you might like right because I feel so blessed now, I have I I can look at it and people say are, you spiritual? Absolutely. Why I said just my career alone. There's no way I knew that that this was actually for me. I did not know I've no idea that I would love doing this as much as I love doing it because it combines we are able to combine on this show everything that we wished to do which is we can do comedy. We can do politics. We can talk about things that actually adults are are interested in a in you, and I couldn't be talking. Except having fun with grandma Gaga to talking lady Gaga or what's going on in the Grammy's. And how exciting it is. And what fashions are being, you know, we just we just couldn't do that kind of of radio. And and so somebody upstairs respond enough to say, no, no, you gotta overcome your fears you idiot, and you need to team up with this other idiot overnight, and and get on and have smart enough to have fierce. Well, you know, but, but I also thought you know, I always think about it. Because I still love stand up comedy today. I absolutely love it. But I realized that to that to become good at what you really do you perfect an hour. And you take your best stuff. And you go town to town doing an hour every day that actually isn't challenging enough for me. I like the fact of having to come up with brand new material every single day. Well, it used to be that we went we were diving in the ocean of and it was very smallish and back then of vailable information and stories and now it's like a hurricane. That's just throwing things at us repeatedly..

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"grandma gaga" Discussed on WTMJ 620

WTMJ 620

13:43 min | 2 years ago

"grandma gaga" Discussed on WTMJ 620

"Hello and welcome. He's Gary McNamara. I'm Eric Harley as we move into a Thursday, we start with a very happy birthday to Gary McNamara. Jerry, happy birthday. How are you? I'm glad you remembered. Yeah. Staffer remembered because they're counting down the days to your retirement. But other than that. Plotting right now, there are no standing applause. There are no plans for retirement. I know. Guys, keep looking at this and going we just got started. You're not ready. You know, that's that's a great point next week is my twenty ninth year in talk. Yeah. And you just you made a great point there. It's mentally speaking. I think I've told you before that I I believe that everybody in my class in college everyone in my class in the classic came after that because I went to community college the first two years in a four year college, the the the second two years, and so in that four year college, I got to know everybody who was you know, when I was a junior and the senior that I got to know who was a junior year before roughly about five hundred people, and I don't think that in and it was in radio and TV I don't believe that anybody is left. You know, in in the business full-time on except of an old friend of mine who who works in Boston and TV, right? Dan, Housley who remember we used a lot of his stuff and we're following him during the Sarnia a boat. Yeah. Right. So you know, besides that. I I really there may be I just, you know, I've communicated with most everybody, and I don't think anyone is left in in radio or TV. And I you and I've had this discussion before that, you know, how blessed I feel that it does as you just said it feels like we've just started. I find like I'm I'm I don't know twenty two twenty three years old, and this is just the first day again. And when I look back, and then I think to myself. Wow. And a couple of people that I went to to college with in their late fifties. A few years ago. Oh, mid and late fifties. They all retired and got up they were music radio. But they got out. And that's when I came to the realization that point while nobody's really left, right? How blessed am. I how blessed that in my mind, and who knows? You know, manage my mom management might come down tomorrow and say, you're fired. Why you shouldn't have taken on Trump on tariffs? And and so then it could be all over. But I don't think that's going to be the case. No, that's not going to be the case. And I just am very very very very extremely blessed to have my health and to have, you know. This show for people who don't know. And you know, my parents know, this my close friends know, this the only thing I ever wanted to do was be on the radio. And have nobody bothered me. Not to have and just like any other business and radio can be the same way. And it was not that. I didn't always do what I wanna to do. But there was always pressure for you to change and be something else. You get hired by a radio station. They said we love what you do and a month later. We don't like what you do this. And you know, you and I have been together. Now thirteen years and now the with Red Eye. Since two thousand twelve or almost seven years almost almost seven years, and it was really coming here to. Westwood one. And maybe a couple of years before that I think you, and I will both admit when we really got full freedom, and and creativity and and no pressure from anybody. They actually love what we do the best part about working for Westwood One. Is they seem to like what we do. They just let you alone. Right. And so it's what I was searching for and to be able to format and do the kind of show that you wished to do each. And every day is such a rarity one of the things people have asked us. Why don't you guys wanted to television because we don't want to have fifty producers telling us what to do? I don't have any interest in television. No. And neither do I. Because we get that all the time. Why don't you guys going to tell I have no interest in doing it? No. The reason we love this show so much and the reason that we stay on this show by choice is because it's exactly what we wanna do. Or let's put it this way. It's as close to one hundred percent of what we wished to do. Sure. I mean, maybe they'll be point zero zero one percent that I don't like it. I can't even tell you. What it what it is what that would be. But that's why we're here. And when we you and I will sit back once in a while. We don't spend a lot of time doing when we do. We'll sit back and say how lucky are we? Well, we we have a lot of friends that. And you know, when you talk about people in friends not being in the business, and I don't know how many friends I've I've met over the three and a half decades that I've been doing this. But it's a lot and many of them as a result of just decisions that were made or the by themselves or by. Companies or whatever happens. I mean early on I survived two different sales within a couple of years of the radio station that I was at and I was like one of two people in each case that survived and was able to keep my my my full time job, and then you know, to end up here and have like like, you mentioned the freedom to to come on every night, and and hang out with a really great audience. And really we talked about this yesterday actually off the air about the unique nature of doing a show in the middle of the night. We have insomniacs cops truck drivers. So many people out there that I've ever listen doctors, nurses, doctors ER staffers and thank you for. They've actually helped a few of us over the years. And and all of those folks that listen and people who John, but yeah, tons of law enforcement, which is actually what I wanted to do when I was young. That's exactly what I was going into one big right before I came to this job. And my dad told me, well, you know, you need to go back to school and get your degree. If you want to do that. Otherwise, you'll be working overnights in your fifties. And here I am. But no, I decided that I was either too nice. It depends on the day. I'm either too nice to be a police officer depending on the day, or I I'm too much of a skeptic. You know, it's like oh sorry. She told me he didn't do it. So I just let him go or on the bad day. No, no. You did it you? Did it come on lady? I know you did it, and you know, I'll be handcuffing ninety year old lady in the pharmacy. And then all talk radio will be talking about. Exactly, I know. I just didn't. I knew that it was going to take because I underestimated what my dad went through the military as a military police officer. And I think I under estimated what it took to do that job. Really, you know as much as I would say that I have it. I think it's it's a different type of person who can do that. It's very unique kind of person who can do that. And and so I look at where. I am today on my birthday. And I think I never wanted to do this. Specifically, I want to be on the radio. But I never thought talk would be it. I thought doing talk radio for the people that don't know it was back in nineteen Eighty-nine where I worked for a small radio station in Agra falls, New York, w JJ L, and the owner of a SU will we lost one of our talk show host Dave McKinley. Who is now a. A TV anchor in in buffalo and and integrate anchor and has worked at Rochester. New york. He did the show previous to me. And when he gave it up. I just I was the station manager. And we couldn't find anybody. We liked the owner said by here's what we're going to do you're going to do it. And I said, I can't talk radio, and I won't I no interest in doing it. I had no interest. I I was doing, you know, dabbling a little bit in stand up comedy. I was a station manager doing a morning show. That was you know, a lot of fluff and all that and jokes and things like that. And that's all I wanted to do. I really had no interest in it. And and she told me you don't have a choice, and it started out as a one hour show, and then expanded to hours, and even though I always said for the reign of that show, which I think was three years there. I always said you're temporary host and the callers call up and say shut up you got the gig. And I kept saying that because I was frankly, I was you know, there was fear. There was fear that okay? It's okay. And I can do it here. And I guess it is sort of interesting, and maybe I could go further, but there's great fear when you go from playing music on the radio and talking fluff. I'm thinking everyone's friend and being and being everyone's friend to getting hate mail, especially down staff. Yeah. Especially when when that is what you what you ever wanted to to do. And I always say that the great lesson that I got out of that is that if you're in your twenties and thirties or even as my father says in his nineties. Yeah. Yeah. I'm still trying to figure out what I wanna do. Right. And and what I learned is that you have no idea what you might like right because I feel so blessed now, I have I can look at it and people say are, you spiritual? Absolutely. Why just my career alone? There's no way I knew that. This was actually for me. I did not know I'd no idea that I would love doing this as much as I love doing it because it combines we are able to combine on this show everything that we wish to do which is we can do comedy. We can do politics. We can talk about things that actually adults are are interested in a in you, and I couldn't be talking about except having fun with grandma Gaga to talking lady Gaga or what's going on in the Grammy's. And how exciting it is. And what fashions are being, you know, we just we just couldn't do that kind of radio. And and so somebody upstairs was smart enough to say, no, no you to overcome your fears. You idiot. And you need to team up with this other idiot overnight and have smart enough to have fears. Well, you know, but, but I also thought, you know, I always think about it because I still love stand up comedy today. Absolutely love it. But I realized that to that to become good at what you really do. Is you perfect an hour. And you take your best stuff. And you go town to town doing an hour every day that actually isn't challenging enough for me. I like the fact of having to come up with brand new material every single day. Well, it used to be that we went we were diving in the ocean of and it was a very smallish and back then of available information and stories and now it's like a hurricane. That's just throwing things at us repeatedly. And you've got to make sure you catch the right stories, and that you're on, you know, on top of everything that's going on. It's it's actually more of a challenge. Now, I think especially with the new cycle and social media now. Now, you're ten years younger than me. I'm fifty three I'm sixty three. I just boy just you're fifty three. I'll be fifty three minutes worth it. Yeah. Almost eleven but it's only two months away, and the the one thing, and I don't think I've ever I've talked about this to you before because you, and I you, and I and part of it's because of social media, and how news changes so quickly that that my mind works quicker today, and is able to absorb more material and organiz it in my head. Then I've ever been able to do in my entire life. I noticed that about myself and by the way. That that's a huge compliment for me because I'm a real slow reader. And then, but that's changed recently because the news cycle's, so well the and and to have that and no you have that. And this is just you know, behind the scenes that was a couple of months ago. Right told you remember, and I don't know whether my allergies are little bit sick. And I said, Eric I couldn't process what you were saying. I couldn't process thoughts for a second. I was just at that moment going. Oh, no. What's what's going on in? You were talking. And I'm thinking, let's get to the commercial break because I can't process what he's saying. I think I was just sick that David scared. The daylights out of me not being able to process thoughts. And I know that I can do it better. Now, it's sixty three than I could at forty three and thirty three and to me to have your mind be able to work like that is is is enjoyable to me as hitting a driver on the golf course. Two hundred and eighty yards which I can still do today. Thank you. I'm guess I'm blessed to be able to do something like that..

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"grandma gaga" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

WMAL 630AM

13:45 min | 2 years ago

"grandma gaga" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

"Hello and welcome. He's Gary McNamara. I'm Eric Harley as we move into a Thursday, we start with a very happy birthday to Gary McNamara. Jerry, happy birthday. How are you? Yeah. The staff remember because they're counting down the days to your retirement. But other than that. Plotting right now, there are no standing applause. There are no plans retirement. I know couple of old guys keep looking at this and going we just got started. You're not ready. You know, that's that's a great point next week is my twenty nine th year in talk. Yeah. And you just you made a great point there. It's mentally speaking. I think I've told you before that I I believe that everybody in my class in college everyone in my class and the class of came after that because I went to community college the first two years and a four year college, the the the second two years, and so in that four year college, I got to know everybody who was. You know, when I was a junior, and then a senior, and I got to know who was a junior that year before roughly about five hundred people, and I don't think that in and it was in radio and TV. I don't believe that anybody is left. You know, in in the business fulltime, except of an old friend of mine who who works in Boston and TV, right? Dan, Housley who remember we used a lot of his stuff and we're following him during the Sarnia a bow. Yes. Yeah. Yes. Right. So besides that. I I really there may be I just, you know, I've communicated with most everybody, and I don't think anyone is left in in radio or TV, and you, and I've had this discussion before that, you know, how blessed I feel that that it does as you just said it feels like we've just started. I find like I'm. Mm. I'm I don't know twenty two twenty three years old. And and this is just the first day again. And when I look back, and then when I think to myself, wow. And a couple of people that I went to to college with in their late fifty s a few years ago, mid and late fifties. They all retired and got up they were in music radio. But they got out. And that's when I came to the realization that point while nobody's really left, right? How blessed am I how blessed that, you know, in my mind, and who knows, you know, manage my mom management might come down tomorrow and say, you're fired. Why you shouldn't have taken on Trump on tariffs? And and so then it could be all over. But I don't think that's going to be the case. No, that's not going to be the case. And and I just am very very very very extremely blessed to have my health and to have. This show for people who don't know. And you know, my parents know, this my close friends know, this the only thing I ever wanted to do. Was on the radio. And have nobody bothered me not to have and just like any other business and radio can be the same way. And it was not that. I didn't always do what I wanna to do. But there was always pressure for for you to change and be something else. You get hired by a radio station. They say we love what you do at a month later. We don't like what you do do this. And you know, you and I been together now thirteen years and now the what is it with Red Eye? Since two thousand twelve or almost seven years ago. I'm almost almost seven years, and it was really coming here to, you know, Westwood One in maybe a couple of years before that, you know, I think you, and I will both admit when we really got full freedom, and and creativity and and no pressure from anybody to actually love what we do the best part about working for Westwood One. Is they seem to like what we do. They just let you alone. Right. And so it's what I was searching for and to be able to format and do the kind of show that you wished to do each. And every day is such a rarity one of the things people have asked. Why don't you guys go into television because we don't want to have fifty producers telling us what to do? I don't have any interest in television. No, I and neither do I because we get that all the Taiwan guys going to tell I have no interest in doing it. No. The reason we love this show so much and the reason that we stay on this show by choice is because it's exactly what we wanna do or. Let's let's put it this way. It's as close to one hundred percent of what we wished to do. Sure. I mean, maybe they'll be point zero zero one percent that I don't like an I can't even tell you. What it what it is? That would be. But that's why we're here. And when we you and I will sit back once in a while. We don't spend a lotta time doing when we do a PSA back and say how lucky are we are. We we have a lot of friends that. And you know, when you talk about people in France. Not being in the business. And I don't know how many friends I've I've met over the three and a half decades that I've been doing this. But it's a lot and many of them as a result or just decisions that were made or by themselves or by companies or whatever happens. I mean early on I survived two different sales within a couple of years of the radio station that I was at and I was like one of two people in each case that survived and was able to keep my my my full time job, and then you know, to end up here and have like like, you mentioned the freedom to to come on every night, and and hang out with a really great audience. And really we talked about this yesterday actually off the air about the unique nature of doing a show in the middle of the night. We have insomniacs cops truck drivers, so many people out there that are listen doctors, nurses, doctors ER staffers and thank you. They've actually helped a few of us over the years. And and all of those folks that listen, and and people who the yeah, tons of law enforcement, which is actually what I wanted to do when I was young. That's exactly what I was going to be right before I came to this job. And my dad told me, well, you know, you need to go back to school and get your degree. If you wanna do that. Otherwise, you'll be working overnights in your fifties. And here I am. But no, I I decided that I was either too nice. It depends on the day. I'm either too nice to be a police officer depending on the day, or I I'm too much of a skeptic. You know, it's like, oh, he told me he didn't do it. So I just let him go or on the bad day. No, no. You did it you? Did it come on lady? I know you did it, and you know, I'll be handcuffing ninety year old lady and a and a pharmacy. And then all talk radio will be talking about. Exactly, I know. I just didn't. I knew that it was going to take because I underestimated what my dad went through the military as a military police officer. And I think I under estimated what it took to do that job. Really, you know as much as I would say that I have it. I think it's it's a different type of person who can do that. It's very unique kind of person who can do that. And and so I look at you know, where. You know, I am today on my birthday. And I and I think I never wanted to do this. Specifically, I want to be on the radio. But I never thought talk would be it. I thought doing talk radio for the for people that don't know it was back in nineteen eighty nine where I work for a small radio station, inaugura falls, New York, w JJ L, and the owner of it SU will we lost one of our talk show host Dave McKinley. Who is now a a TV anchor in in buffalo and. And and in a great anchor and has worked in Rochester. You know, New York he did the show previous to me. And when he gave it up. I just I was station manager, and we couldn't find anybody light. And the owner said by here's what we're gonna do you're gonna do it. And I said, I can't talk radio, and I won't I had no interest in doing it. I had no interest. I was doing, you know, dabbling a little bit in stand up comedy. I was a station manager doing a morning show. That was you know, a lot of fluff and all that and jokes and things like that. And that's all I wanted to do. I really had no interest in it. And and she told me you don't have a choice, and it started out as a one hour show, and then expanded to hours, and even though I always said for the reign of that show, which I think was about three years there. I always said, you're temporary host callers. Call up and say shut up you got the gig. And I kept saying that because I was Frank. That was you know, there was fear. There was fear that okay? It's okay. And I can do it here. And I guess it is sort of interesting, and maybe I could go further, but there's at great fear. When you go from playing music on the radio and talking fluff. Everyone's friend and being and being everyone's friend to getting hate mail, especially down staff. Yeah. Especially when when that isn't what you what you ever wanted to to do. And I always say that the great lesson that I got out of that is that if you're in your twenties and thirties or even as my father says in his nineties. Yeah, I'm still trying to figure out what I wanna do. Right. And and what I learned is that you have no idea what you might like right because I feel so blessed now, I have I can look at it and people say are, you spiritual? Absolutely. Why I said just my career alone. There's no way I knew that. This was actually for me. I did not know I'd no idea that I would love doing this as much as I love doing it because it combines we are able to combine on this show everything that we wished to do which is we can do comedy. We can do politics. We can talk about things that actually adults are interested in a in you, and I couldn't be talking. About except having fun with grandma Gaga to talking lady Gaga or what's going on in the Grammy's. And how exciting it is. And what fashions are being, you know, we just we just couldn't do that kind of of radio. And and so somebody upstairs respond enough to say, no, no, you gotta overcome your fears you idiot, and you need to team up with this other idiot overnight, and and have smart enough to have fierce. Well, you know, but, but I also thought you know, I always think about it. Because I still love stand up comedy today. I absolutely love it. But I realized that to that to become good at it. What you really do as you? Perfect an hour. And you take your best stuff. And you go town to town doing an hour every day that actually isn't challenging enough for me. I like the fact of having to come up with brand new material every single day. Well, it used to be that we went we were diving in the ocean of and it was a very smallish and back then of available information and stories and now it's like a hurricane. That's just throwing things at us repeatedly. And you've got to make sure you catch the right stories, and that you're on, you know, on top of everything that's going on. It's it's actually more of a challenge. Now, I think especially with the news cycle and social media now. Now, you're ten years younger than me. I'm fifty three I'm sixty three boy, just your fifty three. I'll be fifty three my next birthday. Yeah. Almost eleven but it's only a few months away, and the the one thing, and I don't think I've ever I've talked about this to you before because you, and I you and I and part of it's because of social media and how news changes so quickly. That that my mind. Works quicker today, and is able to absorb more material and organiz it in my head than I've ever been able entire life. I noticed that about myself. And by the way, that's a huge compliment for me because I'm a real slow reader, and then the, but that's changed recently because the news cycle's, and and to have that and no you have that. And this just, you know, behind the scenes that was a couple of months ago, right told you remember, and I don't know whether I was biology little bit sick. And I said, Eric I couldn't process what you were saying. I couldn't process thoughts. Second. And I was just at that moment going. Oh, no. What's what's going on in bright? You were talking. And I'm thinking, let's get to the commercial break because I can't process what he's saying. I think I was just sick that day. But scared the daylights outta me not being able to process thoughts. And I know that I can do it better. Now, it's sixty three than I could at forty-three and thirty-three and to me too. To have your mind be able to work like that is is is is enjoyable to me as hitting a driver on the golf course. Two hundred and eighty yards which I can still do today. I guess I'm blessed to be able to do something like that..

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"grandma gaga" Discussed on 850 WFTL

850 WFTL

13:46 min | 2 years ago

"grandma gaga" Discussed on 850 WFTL

"He's Gary McNamara. I'm Eric Harley as we move into a Thursday, we start with a very happy birthday to Gary McNamara. Jerry, happy birthday. How are you? Yeah. Staff. Remember because they're counting down the days to your retirement. But other than that. Plotting right now, there are no standing applause. There are no plans to retire. I know couple of old guys keep looking at this and going the we we just got started. You're not ready. You know, that's that's a great point next week is my twenty ninth year in talk. Yeah. And you just you made a great point there. It's mentally speaking. I think I've told you before that I I believe that everybody in my class in college everyone in my class in the classic came after that because I went to community college the first two years and a four year college, the the second two years, and so in that four year college, I got to know everybody who was. You know, when I was a junior, and then senior then I got to know who was a junior that year before roughly about five hundred people, and I don't think that in and it was in radio and TV I don't believe that anybody is left. You know, in in the business full-time, except of an old friend of mine who who works in Boston and TV, right? Dan, Housley who remember we used a lot of his stuff and we're following him during the Sarnia of a yes. Right. So you know, besides that. I I really there may be I just, you know, I've communicated with most everybody, and I don't think anyone is left in in radio or TV, and you, and I've had this discussion before that, you know, how blessed I feel that that it does as you just said it feels like we've just started. I I find like, I'm I'm I don't know twenty two twenty three years old. And and this is just the first day again. And when I look back, and then when I think to myself, wow. And a couple of people that I went to to college with in their late fifties a few years ago, mid and late fifties. You know, they all retired and got up they were music radio. But they got out. And that's when I came to the realization that point while nobody's really left, right? How blessed am I how blessed that, you know, in my mind, and who knows, you know, manage my mom management might come down tomorrow and say, you're fired. Why you shouldn't have taken on Trump? On tariffs. And and so then it could be all over. But I don't think that's going to be the case. No that's going to be the case. And I just am very very very very extremely blessed to have my health and to have this show for people who don't know. You know, my parents know, this my close friends know, this the only thing I ever wanted to do. Was be on the radio. And have nobody bothered me. Not to have and just like any other business and radio can be the same way. And it was not that. I didn't always do what I wanna to do. But there was always pressure for for you to change and be something else. You get hired by a radio station. They said we love it to do at a month later. We don't like what you do do this. And you know, you and I'd been together now thirteen years and now the it with Red Eye. Since twenty twelve or almost seven years ago. I'm almost almost seven years, and it was really coming here to, you know, Westwood One. And maybe a couple of years before that, you know, I think you, and I will both admit when we really got full freedom, and and creativity and no pressure from anybody. They actually love what they do the best part about working for Westwood One. Is they seem to like what we do. Yeah. They just let you alone. Right. And so it's what I was searching for and to be able to format and do the kind of show that you wish to do each. And every day is such a rarity one of the things people have asked us. Why don't you guys go into television? Well, because we don't want to have fifty producers telling us what to do. I don't have any interest in television. No, I and neither do I because we get that all the Taiwan guys going to tell I have no interest in doing it. No. The reason we love this show so much and the reason that we stay on this show by choice is because it's exactly what we wanna do. Or let's put it this way. It's as close to one hundred percent of what we wished to do. Sure. I mean, maybe they'll be point zero zero one percent that I don't like an I can't even tell you. What it what it is what that would be. But you know, that's why we're here. And when we you and I will sit back once in a while. We don't spend a lot of time doing when we do. We'll sit back and say how luckier week. Well, we we have a lot of friends that at and you know, when you talk about people not being in the business, and I don't know how many friends I've I've met over the three and a half decades that I've been doing this. But it's a lot and many of them as a result or just decisions that were made or by themselves or by. Companies or whatever happens. I mean early on I survived two different sales within a couple of years of the radio station that I was at and I was like a two people in each case that survived and was able to keep my my my full time job, and then you know, to end up here and have like like, you mentioned the freedom to to come on every night, and and hang out with a really great audience. And really we talked about this yesterday actually off the air about the unique nature of doing a show in the middle of the night. We have insomniacs cops truck drivers, so many people out there that are listen doctors, nurses, your doctors ER staffers and thank you for. They've actually helped a few of us over the years. And and and all of those folks that listen, and and people who John the, yeah. Tons of law enforcement, which is actually what I wanted to do when I was young. That's exactly what I was going into when a bit right before I came to this job. And my my dad's hold me. Well, you know, you need to go back to school and get your degree. If you wanna do that. Otherwise, you'll be working offer nights in your fifties. And here I am. But no, I decided that I was either to nice it depends on the day. I'm either too nice to be a police officer depending on the day, or I I'm too much of a skeptic. You know, it's like Sartre. She told me he didn't do it. So I just let him go or on the bad day. No, no. You did it you? Did it come on lady? I know you did it, and you know, I'll be handcuffing ninety year old lady a in a pharmacy. And then all talk radio we'll be talking about. Exactly, I know. I just didn't. I I knew that it was going to take because I underestimated what my dad went through the military as a military police officer. And I think I under estimated what it took to do that job. Really, you know as much as I would say that I have it. I think it's it's a different type of person who can do that. It's very unique kind of person who can do that. And and so I look at you know, where. You know, I am today on my birthday. And I and I think I never wanted to do this. Specifically, I want to be on the radio. But I never thought talk would be it. I fought doing talk radio for the for people that don't know it was back in nineteen eighty nine where I worked for a small radio station in Agra falls, New York, w JJ L, and the owner of a SU will we lost one of our talk show host Dave McKinley. Who is now a a TV anchor in in buffalo, and and and in a great anchor and has worked in Rochester. New york. He did the show previous to me. And when he gave it up. I just I was station manager, and we couldn't find anybody light. And the owner said by here's what we're going to do you're going to do it. And I said, I can't talk radio, and I won't I no interest in doing it. I had no interest. I I was doing, you know, dabbling a little bit in stand up comedy. I was a station manager doing a morning show. That was you know, a lot of fluff and all that and jokes and things like that. And that's all I wanted to do. I really had no interest in it. And and she told me you don't have a choice, and it started out as one hour show, and then expanded to hours, and even though I always said for the reign of that show, which I think was about three years there. I always said you're temporary host and the callers call up and say shut up you got the gig. And I kept saying that because I was frankly, I was you know, there was fear. There was fear that okay? It's okay. And I can do it here. And I guess it is sort of interesting, and maybe I could go further, but hers had great fear. When you go from playing music on the radio and talking fluff. I'm thinking everyone's friend and being and being everyone's friend too. Getting hate mail, especially down staff. Yeah. Especially when when that isn't what you what you ever wanted to do. And I always say that the great lesson that I got out of that is that if you're in your twenties in your thirties or even as my father says in his nineties. Yeah, I'm still trying to figure out what I wanna do. Right. And and what I learned is that you have no idea what you might like right because I feel so blessed now, I have I can look at it and people say are, you spiritual? Absolutely. Why I said just my career alone. There's no way I knew that. This was actually for me. I did not know I'd no idea that I would love doing this as much as I love doing because it combines we are able to combine on this show everything that we wish to do which is we can do comedy. We can do politics. We can talk about things that actually adults are are interested in a in you, and I couldn't be talking. About except having fun with grandma Gaga. To talking lady Gaga or what's going on in the Grammy's. And how exciting it is. And what passions are being you know, we just we just couldn't do that kind of of radio. And and so somebody upstairs were smart enough to say, no, no, you got to overcome your fears you idiot, and you need to team up with this other idiot overnight and and get on and half smart enough to have fierce. Well, you know, but, but I also thought, you know, I always think about it because I still love stand up comedy today. Absolutely love it. But I realized that to that to become good at what you really do. Is you perfect an hour. When you take your best stuff, and you go town to town doing an hour every day that actually isn't challenging enough for me. I like the fact of having to come up with brand new material every single day. Well, it used to be that we went we were diving in the ocean of and it was very smallish and back then of available information and stories and now it's like a hurricane. That's just throwing things at us repeatedly. And you've got to make sure you catch the right stories, and that you're on, you know, on top of everything that's going on. It's it's actually more of a challenge. Now, I think especially with the news cycle and social media now. Now, you're ten years younger than me. I'm fifty three I'm sixty three. Boy, I just you're fifty three. I'll be fifty three minutes birthday. Almost eleven but it's only a few months away, and the the one thing, and I don't think I've ever I've talked about this to you before. Because. You, and I you and I and part of it's because of social media and how news changes so quickly. That that my mind works quicker today, and is able to absorb more material and organize it in my head. Mhm than I've ever been able to do in my entire life. I noticed that about myself. And by the way, that's a huge compliment for me because I'm a real slow reader, and then the, but that's changed recently because the news cycle's, and and to have that and no you have that. And this just, you know, behind the scenes that was a couple of months ago where I told you remember, and I don't know whether my allergies are little bit sick. And I said, Eric I couldn't process what you were saying. I couldn't process thoughts. First second. And I was just at that moment going. Oh, no. What's what's going on in bright? You were talking. And I'm thinking, let's get to the commercial break because I can't process. What are you saying? I think I was just sick that day. But scared the daylights out of me not being able to process thoughts. And I know that I can do it better now at sixty three than I could at forty three and thirty three and to me to have your mind be able to work like that is is is enjoyable to me as hitting a driver on the Gulf. Of course, you know, two hundred eighty yards which I can still do today, and your guess, I'm blessed to be able to do something like that or, you know, being able to take a nine iron and.

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"Hello and welcome. He's Gary McNamara. I'm Eric Harley as we move into a Thursday, we start with a very happy birthday to Gary McNamara. Jerry, happy birthday. How are you? Remember? Yeah. The staff remember because they're counting down the days to your retirement. But other than that. Plotting right now, there are no standing applause. There are no plans retirement. I know couple of old guys keep looking at this and going the we we just got started. You're not ready. You know, that's that's a great point next week is my twenty ninth year in talk. Yeah. And you just you made a great point there. It's mentally speaking. I think I've told you before that I I believe that everybody in my class in college everyone in my class, and the classic came after that because I went to community college the first two years in a four year college, the the second two years, and so in that four year college, I got to know everybody who was. You know, when I was a junior, and then a senior that got to know who was you know, junior that year before roughly about five hundred people, and I don't think that in and it was in radio and TV I don't believe that anybody is left, you know, in in the business fulltime, I accept of an old friend of mine who who works in Boston and TV, right? Dan, Housley who remember we used a lot of his stuff and we're following him during the Sarnia of a bow. Yes. Yeah. Yes. Right. So besides that. I I really there may be I just, you know, I've communicated with most everybody, and I don't think anyone is left in in radio or TV. And I you and I've had this discussion before that, you know, how blessed I feel that that it does as you just said it feels like we've just started. I I find like, I'm. I'm I don't know twenty two twenty three years old, and this is just the first day again. And when I look back, and then when I think to myself, wow. And a couple of people that I went to to college with in their late fifties a few years ago, mid fifties. You know, they all retired and got up they were music radio. But they got out. And that's when I came to the realization that point while nobody's really left, right? How blessed am I how blessed that, you know, in my mind, and who knows, you know, manage my mom management might come down to Marlins say, you're fired. Why you shouldn't have taken on Trump on tariffs? And and so then it could be all over. But I don't think that's going to be the case. No, that's not going to be the case. And and I just am very very very very extremely blessed to have my health and to have. This show for people who don't know. And I am, you know, my, parents know, this my close friends know, this the only thing I ever wanted to do. Was be on the radio. And have nobody bothered me. Not to have and just like any other business and radio can be the same way. And it was not that. I didn't always do what I wanted to do. But there was always pressure for for you to change and be something else. You get hired by a radio station. They say we love what you do and a month later. We don't like what you do do this. And you know, you and I been together now thirteen years and now the with Red Eye. Since two thousand twelve or almost seven years ago. I'm almost almost seven years, and it was really coming here to. Westwood one. And maybe a couple of years before that, you know, I think you, and I will both admit when we really got full freedom, and and creativity and no pressure from anybody to actually love what we they do the best part about working for Westwood One. Is they seem to like what we do. And they they just let you alone. Right. And so it's what I was searching for and to be able to format and do the kind of show that you wished to do each. And every day is such a rarity one of the things people have asked is why don't you guys go into television. When because we don't want to have fifty producers telling us what to do. I don't have any interest in television. No, I and neither do I because we get that all the Taiwan guys going to tell I have no interest in doing it. Now, the reason we love this show so much and the reason that we stay on this show by choice is because it's exactly what we wanna do. Or let's put it this way. It's as close to one hundred percent of what we wished to do. Sure. I mean, maybe they'll be point zero zero one percent that I don't like an I can't even tell you. What it what it is what that would be. But that's why we're here. And when we you and I will sit back once in a while. We don't spend a lotta time doing. But when we do we'll sit back and say, how lucky are we? Well, we we have a lot of friends that and and you know, when you talk about people in France, not being in the business, and I don't know how many friends I've I've met over the three and a half decades that I've been doing this. But it's a lot and many of them as a result of just decisions that were made or the by themselves or by companies or whatever happens. I mean early on I survived two different sales within a couple of years of the radio station that I was at and I was like one of the two people in each case that survived and was able to keep my my my full time job, and then you know, to end up here and have like like, you mentioned the freedom to to come on every night, and and hang out with a really great audience. And really we talked about this yesterday actually off the air. About the unique nature of doing a show in the middle of the night. We have insomniacs cops truck drivers. So many people out there that are listen doctors, nurses, doctors ER staffers and thank you for. They've actually helped a few of us over the years. And and and all of those folks that listen, and and people who John. Yeah. Tons of law enforcement, which is actually what I wanted to do when I was young. That's exactly what I was going into one right before I came to this job. And my my dad's told me, well, you know, you need to go back to school get your degree. If you wanna do that. Otherwise, you'll be working overnights in your fifties. And here I am. But no, I decided that I was either too nice. It depends on the day. I'm either too nice to be a police officer depending on the day, or I I'm too much of a skeptic. You know, it's like Sarge he told me he didn't do it. So I just let him go or on the bad day. No, no. You did it you? Did it come on lady? I know you get it. And you know, I'll be handcuffing ninety year old lady in an and then all talk radio, we'll be talking about exactly I know. I just didn't. I I knew that it was going to take because I underestimated what my dad went through the military as a military police officer. And I think I under estimated what it took to do that job. Really, you know as much as I would say that I have it. I think it's it's a different type of person who can do that. It's very unique kind of person who can do that. And and so I look at you know, where. You know, I am today on my birthday. And I and I think I never wanted to do this. Specifically, I want to be on the radio. But I never thought talk would be it. I thought doing talk radio for the for people that don't know it was back in nineteen eighty nine where work for a small radio station. Inaugura falls, New York w JJ L. And the owner of a SU will we lost one of our talk show host Dave McKinley. Who is now a a TV anchor in in buffalo and. And in a great anchor and has worked in Rochester. You know, New York he did the show previous to me. And when he gave it up. I just I was the station manager, and we couldn't find anybody light. And the owner said by here's what we're gonna do you're going to do it. And I said, I can't talk radio, and I won't I had no interest in doing it. I had no interest. I I was doing, you know, dabbling a little bit in stand up comedy. I was a station manager doing a morning show. That was you know, a lot of fluff and all that and jokes and things like that. And that's all I wanted to do. I really had no interest in it. And and she told me you don't have a choice, and it started out as a one hour show, and then expanded to hours, and even though I always said for the reign of that show, which I think was about three years there. I always said you're temporary host and the callers call up and say shut up you got the gig. And I kept saying that because I was Frank. That was you know, there was fear. There was fear that okay? It's okay. And I can do it here. And I guess it is sort of interesting, and maybe I could go further, but there's great fear. When you go from playing music on the radio and talking fluff. I'm thinking everyone's friend and being and being everyone's friend too. Getting hate mail with especially down staff. Yeah. Especially when when that isn't what you what you ever wanted to to do. And I always say that the great lesson that I got out of that is that if you're in your twenties in your thirties or even as my father says in his nineties. Yeah, I'm still trying to figure out what I wanna do. Right. And and what I learned is that you have no idea what you might like right because I feel so blessed now, I have I I can look at it and people say are, you spiritual? Absolutely. Why said just my career alone. There's no way I knew that. This was actually for me. I did not know I've no idea that I would love doing this as much as I love doing it because it combines we are able to combine this show everything that we wish to do which is we can do comedy. We can do politics. We can talk about things that actually are are interested in a in you, and I couldn't be talking. About except having fun with grandma Gaga. To talking lady Gaga or what's going on in the Grammy's. And how exciting it is. And what fashions are being, you know, we just we just couldn't do that kind of of radio. And and so somebody upstairs respond enough to say, no, no, you gotta overcome your fears you idiot, and you need to team up with this other idiot overnight, and and get on and have smart enough to have fierce. Well, you know, but, but I also thought you know, I always think about it. Because I still love stand up comedy today. I absolutely love it. But I realized that to that to become good at it. What you really do you perfect an hour. When you take your best stuff, and you go town to town doing an hour every day that actually isn't challenging enough for me. I like the fact of having to come up with brand new material every single day. Well, it used to be that we went we were diving in the ocean of and it was very smallish and back then of available information and stories and now it's like a hurricane. That's just throwing things at us repeatedly. And you've got to make sure you catch the right stories, and that you're on, you know, on top of everything that's going on. It's it's actually more of a challenge. Now, I think especially with the news cycle and social media now. Now, you're ten years younger than me. I'm fifty three I'm sixty three. Oh boy. I just you're fifty three. I'll be fifty three my next birthday. Yeah. Thou- almost eleven but it's only a few months away, and the the one thing, and I don't think I've ever I've talked about this to you before because you, and I you and I and part of it's because media and how news changes so quickly. That that my mind works quicker today, and is able to absorb more material and organize it in my head than I've ever been able to do in my entire life. I noticed that about myself. And by the way, that that's a huge compliment for me because I'm a real slow reader, and then the, but that's changed recently because the news cycle's, and and to have that and no you have that. And this just you know, behind the scenes that was a couple of months ago. Right told you remember, and I don't know whether I was my allergies are little bit sick. And I said, Eric I couldn't process what you were saying. I couldn't process thoughts for a second. I was just at that moment going. Oh, no. What's what's going on in bright? You were talking. And I'm thinking, let's get to the commercial break because I can't process what he's saying. I think I was just sick that day. But scared the daylights out of me not being able to process thoughts. And I know that I can. Do it better. Now, it's sixty three that I could at forty three and thirty three and to me to have your mind be able to work like that is is is enjoyable to me as hitting a driver on the golf course, you know, two hundred and eighty yards which I can still do today. Thank you. I'm blessed to be able to do something like that..

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