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"tracy johnson" Discussed on Chachi Loves Everybody

Chachi Loves Everybody

05:30 min | 1 year ago

"tracy johnson" Discussed on Chachi Loves Everybody

"Five hundred copies or so in countries. All over the world Much much more than i ever expected and that led to a group of stations in australia. That hired me to consult them. While i was still i was running star and kfi be and it was consulting this group australia and that led to new zealand. I was speaking in in sweden. And all these places. So i mean again right place at the right time and it all happened because that little deejays ted stole my book but and we should give pedro another person under your tutelage who's gone onto amazing success. Most people probably know him as mike. If went is who is been. Incredibly instrumental tino casinos success Not only was he Turn out to be a great programmer and a very good on air talent. I think he Mikey programmed boise. As well as i believe phoenix for a while and now tino has just been on fire the last couple of years and so impressive well. I haven't talked to mike you for a while. But i think he had a similar awakening where he realized he wasn't as good on the air as he is a program director the same awakening i had and that's awesome. Yeah nobody can sit you down and tell you that you've got to kind of discover it for yourself and say oh. This is what. I'm really good at. This is what i meant to be. I'm also not meant be. Unfortunately a pga tour player. Talk to me. About tracy johnson media group. And you're so incredibly active with your webinars and your personality magnet program and your newsletters. How did you end up transitioning into that and really going back to consulting fulltime once again. You know things happen and opportunities come up. And it was twenty eleven. And i was at triton in working with about two hundred and fifty radio stations in north america on their digital and connecting. What we do on the air to what we do off the air the digital working with all departments inside the station and in the course of about a month One of my clients in calgary working for bell media just hired a new morning show that they were having trouble with and they started asking me questions about it and they finally said. Would you consult our morning show because we need to fix this. And i hadn't really thought about and i thought well maybe yeah and the same month. I got a call from local media san diego here. They adjust divided the company. And we're starting to put their own management team together. And the general manager. Here greg wolfson wanted me to come and be the vice president of programming for this new company. He was forming of those things happen in the same month. And i thought there's an opportunity here so i said yesterday the consulting gig and i went met with gregg and said look. I won't come to work for you. But how about. If i console you and i'll keep an office in your station and i'll help you help you get your programming going in the right direction and so we worked that out and that was the foundation for starting the tracy johnson media group and what an incredible foundation in that also from there. You helped move. Correct me if i'm wrong. But mark christie over to magic you were instrumental in bringing on are dub over at z ninety and magic which. I only knew art because you introduced me to la and you took me down to the slow jams guy..

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"tracy johnson" Discussed on Chachi Loves Everybody

Chachi Loves Everybody

03:05 min | 1 year ago

"tracy johnson" Discussed on Chachi Loves Everybody

"You had a big name in. The industry had a lot of success. Working with clear channel at k big. Everybody knew who you were. And we were rolling out these loyalty programs all across the country. So and i knew that we'd work well together. We could finish each other's sentences so so it was it was just natural to To make that happen it was an. I greatly appreciate that. And i think about it. Three huge monumental times in my life you've been such a huge influence and then from there before we get into the next transition into your career. Tell us a little bit about the books because throughout your career you've written now three books and I'd love to kind of talk about where that came from. And why you decided to do it. I wrote three books. Got twenty four e books. Now that my gosh in addition they're shorter and they're they're they're theme. The book started in your remember. Pedro mosquito yes sure. Yeah he was he was part time and you could just like just never had a full position for him on the air at star cuban. Oh six and then it star didn't have a full time position for him. He had some friends in salt lake city and he was He had just moved to boise. I had written a handbook. For what star. One hundred point seven would be and a lot of that. Handbook was based on the philosophies. That ellen burns taught me so. I took all of these things that allen had taught me about personality and promotion and format and i put it into a handbook that was specific to the code of conduct. And what are what are playbook was it star and we had meetings about it. We had quizzes about it. We had it was. It was pretty detailed. And pedro took that playbook with him to boise where he met someone who ended up in salt lake city and alan haig from salt lake. City called me one day and said hey. I got this playbook i have a couple of questions about playbook what playbook now let's start one hundred point seven playbook and i'm putting on a similar station near where did you get it down through major league giving them a copy of it and i thought i thought if they're going to start making copies and circulating this through the industry. I'm going to get paid for it as you should like alan. I contacted alan because so much of it was things that and taught me not only taught me that i had. I had memos that we had written two stations that i took a lot of that mation from slight called alan and he said look. I'm thinking about right taking this for this playbook that made putting it into a book form but you should be co author of this and he said yeah. Tell me what you want me to do. I said well let me right. And i'll put your name on it. We'll market together. So i wrote the whole thing. He proof read. It made some adjustments in the first book morning. Radio came out in one thousand nine hundred ninety six and alan and i co authored. It's the first book of its kind and lee ended up on the anybody and all these panels and seminars in the morning show boot camp and we ended up selling hash..

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"tracy johnson" Discussed on Chachi Loves Everybody

Chachi Loves Everybody

03:15 min | 1 year ago

"tracy johnson" Discussed on Chachi Loves Everybody

"One day it was show tunes which was popular by the way another day it was children. You're all disney and children's music and other day it was be one hundred it was. We didn't call it. Be one hundred though we called it. Something different. I think the call letters at the time and it sounded just like one hundred would sound one. Day is top forty one and so for for seven days. We changed format every day. And then the next monday we went back to normal and i said okay. We're looking at all the results. Look still taking your votes. You can still vote on it. Is it going to be this this or this and then we narrowed that week we narrowed it down. We got it down to three and one of them was haughty. Say of course and so so we put an ad in the paper so you could give fill out this ballot and send it back of what we try and we had the the listen line that the d the recorded lines were on. We took phone calls all the time. And of course you know a couple of weeks We got it down to the following week so we went two weeks of taking the voting. We got it down to the final three and then we changed format every hour for a weekend to one of the three things. So good and we're tabulating. The final votes coming apple announced the final vote. Monday morning and many morning we announced the final vote and we change format to star one hundred point seven. This is what you told us you wanted. This is what sent they called it. The radio station san diego built. And by this time. You've brought over smiley anita tom. I'm assuming came over with you at that time that tom was the first one. Tom's contract came up at about the same time. Mine would have by this time hottest months into it. His contract came up. So i hired tom. When indeed is contract came up we hired indeed. I forget the sequence in what order it was. A lot of the sales people weren't under contract so we got them right away. When did bob make the move bob. about two years later the ownership let paul go. There was some other things that were going on with the. am station. That paul ended up having to fall on the sword. For that. I say so. They terminated paul and they were looking for general manager. So i got them talking to bob and they brought bob over to be general manager then that was like ninety six maybe ninety five ninety six late ninety five really ninety six and then how long did it take you to now knock q. One six off its pedestal. It took one year. From the time we became san diego's new star to the from the time we switched a one year later we had beaten them twelve plus but not the morning show. We beat him twelve plus. But we couldn't come close in mornings so they still had the jeff and jerry position so smiley smiley. The okay mouth. We brought smiley over to do afternoons right. Anita was doing. Mid smiley was doing afternoons. I made a big mistake in the morning higher. The the country's first all female morning show which was way ahead of its time and it was a great idea and they were both in italy really terrific personalities. Donna came from champaign illinois who i met her when it was consulting that station and sean was part of a day robbins morning show at w. nci in columbus and. She's really witty and funny..

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"tracy johnson" Discussed on Chachi Loves Everybody

Chachi Loves Everybody

02:10 min | 1 year ago

"tracy johnson" Discussed on Chachi Loves Everybody

"Just terrific so now. How long does it take for you to orchestrate getting. Because when i joined you bob bollinger was there jeff. Jarrett just signed to get over there so explain. How do you lay the groundwork to make all that app. And tom watson anita rush anita shirt yet dave smiley smiley and yeah We brought just most of the sales staff came over gina. Landau was Was it was a sales. Brought her over. So it was february of ninety four and we did a research project and we found how bad the images of the station were but it was also a format search to figure out what be one hundred should become and the hole in the market was exactly what one hundred was programming. Okay mainstream slash hot a c because cubano six was still perceived as being more top forty than it really was and as soon as i was out the door al started adding all those rock songs he put on def leppard songs. He put on harrismith. You sell it was. It was a trainwreck. Under the station was just a train wreck so made the station musically vulnerable but not perceptually vulnerable. Because you still got jeff. Jr right you still got these personalities you got the big footprint of the market and you've got all this momentum going so we found that when we did the research we found out we want to be exactly what we are. But we can't do it with a station called one hundred because they think we fired jeff. So how do we get from being be one hundred to being called something else but sounding almost the same so i came up with an idea of the san diego's great radio experiment. Okay and and paul signed on with this. And i went on the air with promos every hour and said hey this is tracy johnson. I'm the new program director and we apologize for all the things that be. One hundred has done over the past. It's a mess. It's a mess because you turned it into a mess from across the street. You have no idea how to fix it..

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"tracy johnson" Discussed on Chachi Loves Everybody

Chachi Loves Everybody

04:22 min | 1 year ago

"tracy johnson" Discussed on Chachi Loves Everybody

"Station was making a fortune. Gary edens was able to sell the station because we were so successful ignoring his his his edict to not hire them which is amazing. Did he ever say to finally like you guys were right. Thank you or was he kind of better. Tweet did introduced the new owners act so the new came in it was some local money and a and a local operator that bought it to flip it because they saw how well the station was doing a new still in receivership by the banks. Banks still just wanted out from under it and it had an operated at this this high margin for a long enough period of time to be reflected in the year over year. Cashflow They saw this opportunity to commune. Flip it so. They came in and bought it. I don't know what they paid for. But they they didn't pay much for it and the the new owner came in the they owned a rock station. The rocked one or two They came into the first meeting and the whole staff and we had a big staff at a big promote jeff. Fetterman was the promotion and marketing director. Oh my gosh. that's unbelievable baba's. In great hirer he hired fetterman and said and jeff and i became good friends and he was the marketing director and the assistant. Promotions director was liz cora. She's like a. Who's who who was doing the imaging. Do you remember who. Who's doing the imaging. Tom watts tom watson. Tom watson imaging his do serious. Now is serious accent. Yeah so. I mean. We had a really step. We had a person. Their only job was writing. Copy for commercials. We had a production director in charge of commercial production and another production director in charge of imaging but neither of them did voice work man. It was a heavy staff. It was a great staff and and we were having the time of our lives in the new owner came in and the first meeting said..

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"tracy johnson" Discussed on Chachi Loves Everybody

Chachi Loves Everybody

04:20 min | 1 year ago

"tracy johnson" Discussed on Chachi Loves Everybody

"Good people make sure your good people any modeled. It i mean. He's working with steve kingston and dave shakes and The legendary wm ms and he always looked to put the best people in those situations l. p. costanza whether he was My program director in allentown pennsylvania at w. and what a who's who of radio legend pizza earth programming job so he was music director before he was in. He was in new haven and We brought him from new haven into into allentown. Is the program director so again. Great people make you look good. And then the third thing that allen taught me is that i'm creative. I never considered myself to be creative and allen with once asked him you know he would call me into his office to be on calls with certain stations from time to time and he asked me questions while we're on these conference calls and he'd throw things to me. Well were in meetings and big stations and ask for my opinion. And i said why do you do that. You really put me on the spot. He he goes. Because you're creative. And i'm not that i said allen that doesn't make any sense to me. I said i'm the least creative person. I don't have a creative thought in creative bone in my body. Just not creative. And he goes now. there's two kinds of creativity. One is where you sit down with a blank piece of paper and you come up with a whole bunch of ideas. That's original creativity but the better creativity is when you see someone who has a couple of ideas and you can tell them things to do with it he goes. That's you while i thought about it that way. I never considered. I was a creative person until he told me that he he say he said. I don't have either of those things he said. That's why i need you. He sees that. I'm a i'm a research guy. I'm a four magazine o'clock sky. I'm focused. He goes he goes..

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"tracy johnson" Discussed on Chachi Loves Everybody

Chachi Loves Everybody

05:03 min | 1 year ago

"tracy johnson" Discussed on Chachi Loves Everybody

"About being competitive allan. allan was consulting z. One hundred. He was consulted. A shannon was gone by it was steve. Kingston was was programming z. One hundred right because shannon is out here at pirate probably at that time yeah. Allen consulted be ninety six in chicago working with dave shakes. He was consulting w msn. cleveland legendary station. He was working with a couple of stations. I can't remember who they were exactly. That didn't work in there. But alan gave me my own stations. He got small markets for me. And that's how is expanding the company and he was advising the on how to work with clients and then he took me on his trips with him to the big stations. So i could watch him do it and help him. Oh my gosh. What experience. And it was as i met. I met dave shakes that way. I met steve kingston that way and a few years later. Steve offered me the music director job at z. One hundred which. I turned down. Because i loved working for allen so much so this just now opened all the doors to the big stations programmers around the country. Did alan specialize in any specific formats or was allen was Is best holiday highway and says second best bet is probably hr female base formats. He he's he's he's specialized in female based formats but he would consult other formats too. That's that's where he was at his best. What was your favorite part about that gig. I know you're on the road. A tremendous amount was it. I've heard both great things about consulting but it also can be incredibly frustrating as well and so what did you like him. what did you hate. The hardest transition was to go from being responsible for the sound. That's coming out of the speakers of the radio station to being powerless of what comes out of the screen and the program director of gets it right and it sounds great. They get all the credit rightfully so they should but that was a big transition in going from being a programmer where you could take pride in in your art in the art that you create on the air even though it comes out of other people's mouths it's the you're creating you take a lot of pride in that as a consultant. Your job is to make that program director a hero to make that program director good and the program director in exchange makes you a hero. Because you've got a whole stabilisation that our number one so and i had great programmers. Well that's one of the things that i really learned is. How do identify great talent and hire the right people and put them in place. I had in rockford. Wbz okay the program director was greg cosell and his music director was john ivy. Oh my gosh. What a combo right. I'm i didn't get anything about research. And i only knew a little bit..

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"tracy johnson" Discussed on Chachi Loves Everybody

Chachi Loves Everybody

05:42 min | 1 year ago

"tracy johnson" Discussed on Chachi Loves Everybody

"I got a job offer to move to jacksonville florida. So right after a baby number two is born. We moved again. Johnson has a heart gold or or patience of a saint. I guess is the oh. Yeah so we moved. We moved to jacksonville with a nearly three year. Old and an a brand new brand new baby and i got an offer to go to the big ape. Wap legendary set a call letters and heard so many things about that station. That's the station. That has a swimming pool right. Attached to it. They probably do now. They didn't at the time they didn't have time okay. Someone told me there's a swimming pool at the yeah could be. Yeah so tell me about going to jacksonville. It was the longest six months of my life and probably the worst about taking the wrong job. Right reasons Legendary radio station but it was a station that has was in freefall. It had been in the mid teens. Typically you know the grease man had gone to washington. Dc at the time greece. Man's the one that really built. Wap following that. There's was a lot of backlash for the new. Programming station. Got got way too aggressive musically and this is back now the the hairband air correct so this is the hair band era and they were on the leading edge of hip hop rap and jacksonville is not north florida. It's really south georgia. It's a very interesting. A mix of people radio station had fallen to about a five share. When i got there and my job was to commute and stop the bleeding. And i found one of the first things i learned. Is that just like in the stock market. A falling knife stock can always go lower until it hits zero so can radio station. It's a great piece of advice. So i got. We got to jacksonville just long enough to build a brand new house and moved into. That didn't work out. So i was out the door shortly after that just six months. Six six eight months. Yeah oh man and then did you land on your feet quickly and san diego or was that same day and it's a it's a long involved story will go out for a drink sometime and i'll tell you the whole story of Six months at jacksonville. It's very interesting. And i won't say in a polite talking like podcast. A lot of things happen behind the scenes and the afternoon. That i was i was fired. They got fired on a thursday morning and that afternoon. I got home and my phone rang. And it was scott shannon. No kidding. i'd never talked to him before my life. I didn't think he knew me from adam. The there's no reason he would know. And how did he get my number while. But my rangan scott shannon called and he said tracy johnson. I've been following you since you were a baby. Dj lincoln nebraska. That's incredible and what just happened to you. Today is the best thing that could possibly happen to you. This is going to launch your career. You didn't want to be there anyway. If there's anything i can do for you you let me know. And gave me his number and lee lee. And that was my introduction to scott shannon. Just you tell him that. Story and thinking of scott shannon leaving. That message gives me goosebumps. That's amazing. I mean that must have just felt you having one of the worst days of your life and just must have taken you from that so yeah the so that so that was amazing and then you know everything kind of happens for a reason. I've always found myself in a position of good fortune the next day. I got a call from allen. Burns and allen said. I've been seeing what's happening in your.

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"tracy johnson" Discussed on Chachi Loves Everybody

Chachi Loves Everybody

05:02 min | 1 year ago

"tracy johnson" Discussed on Chachi Loves Everybody

"Was a blast. It was it was awesome. We and we have great personalities and we had a really great personalities around the clock and we did big promotions. That was the thing about dick shape and he wanted to. He wanted everybody in town to know about us. He wanted people to know that we were here. And that we were making a difference in the community and so we were a staff of people a lot of them. A lot of the people that i hired a lot of the personalities. I hired were students at the university of nebraska that i was in class with l. though i wasn't in class very much because i work all day and skipped more classes than i went to at that point where you pretty popular in school being on air and doing mornings. I honestly didn't know that. Many people really school. Because i i was i was on the air and i did mornings and programmed the station all day. And you know what that's like. Lot that's star small staff and so i went to class when i could amazing. Well it goes to show you how intelligent you are in resourceful that you were to be able to do that. All at the same time and still be able to graduate. That's impressive. so how'd you end up going from lincoln to kansas. Kansas city's your next move crack. It was Nineteen eighty early in one thousand nine hundred eighty seven and i had that moment where i realized that i didn't have what it took to be really great on the air the more experienced i got in programming and the more a new of the more. I understood what it took to have a really successful station. I knew what i was looking for and personalities. And i knew that i didn't have that it factor. I was number one in the morning is another guy. A guy named dale johnson We were jump from johnson. In the morning. We even got a cease and desist from the company. I did you really. Oh yeah yeah. You're using their brand name. Johnson number one and everything is very popular and everything was great. But i would listen to scott shannon. Fz one hundred. And i was listening to rick dees and some of the really great radio stations that there's a difference here. I know what goes on the radio. But i don't have that it factor to deliver it. I think i'd better be a programmer. Interesting and the only way. I the only way i could take myself off. The air was to leave. Lincoln i started putting out. Feelers and dean hallam was programming k. Cpi w power in kansas city. It was owned by gannett. The usa today.

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"tracy johnson" Discussed on Chachi Loves Everybody

Chachi Loves Everybody

04:55 min | 1 year ago

"tracy johnson" Discussed on Chachi Loves Everybody

"At the time i really wanted to be a big time personality. And kind of you know you're talking about harvey penick. And when he heard. Ben hogan hit the golf ball. He realized that's not me. I had that moment that really resonated with me. So so i got to krx lincoln and we in about a year. After i was there and everything was going fine. I was making sure all the tapes got changed and the owner of the company was Over the president of the company was shaping who's legendary in the mid west. You probably heard of these. A broker now and dick is very intimidating. I mean he was a no nonsense he told you exactly what he of you. All the time and most people were scared of him. He called me into his office and said trace. He's got big big personnel. You've done a great job since you've been here but we're gonna change format we're going to go rock and we're going to go live and i don't think you got what it a chance to try. I just want you to know that you're probably going to fail. And i'm going to fire you in about six months okay Do appreciate his honesty. But how did that feel you pretty intimidating. But he brought in a consultant named frank felix. Who's based in san diego at the time. And he said. I want you to do everything that this consultant tells you to do. And don't ask any questions said okay. We'll i'll do whatever he tells me to do. I've been asked questions. he said. That's fair so frank became my next mentor. Frank came in and he was a very tight listed programmer. We took this station from automated top forty to album rock right up against the other album rock station in the market and we did it by having a tighter playlist in a more focused product. And i you talk about doing everything that consultant tells you to do idea everything that consultant told me to do. And but i asked a lot of question. And we'd beat them. We beat him in kissel at work. The consultant came in great advice. You execute it and we killed with it And we had a really great to two and a half year run so we get to nineteen eighty four early nineteen eighty-four and had another meeting with dick shaping and dick brings me into his office. And he's great. I didn't think you could do it but you did it. Here's the thing. Flash dances the number one movie in this country and there's an excuse cooling the gangs celebrated is still a big song and there's nobody in a lincoln nebraska song so we're going to change format. I fired the consultant. And we're going to go top forty a week from monday so total left turn. Yeah we were number one number one station in the marks need is is the money going top forty and nobody's playing the most popular song. This is before michael jackson and madonna and princi that big era of pop music really amman. But he was eighty three..

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"tracy johnson" Discussed on Chachi Loves Everybody

Chachi Loves Everybody

05:11 min | 1 year ago

"tracy johnson" Discussed on Chachi Loves Everybody

"We get onto the rest of your career what is it with nebraska so many talented broadcasters of come out of there and i feel. I know Charlie tuna was from there. A johnny carson. I believe came from nebraska. Michael steele went through there. Dan kiley went through there just so many talented Through john ivy l. John ivy was the music director of kick. You know mahal. When i first met him many years ago. It just feels like per capita more successful. Broadcasters go through nebraska than any other state at least by population. Well i'll tell you what. I what i've been told is that nebraska is a great breeding ground for announcers personalities. Because it is the most nondescript accent in the united states. Oh no kidding industries in omaha as telemarketing becau- with the eight hundred call centers. Come through because the people there have a flat accent. It's not it's not flavored by. You're thinking it's not like the northeast or the south or even the west coast. Sure so they look for people that don't have big accents that's wild. I had never heard that before but that makes a lot of sense but it is amazing to me just You know the nebraska radio hall of fame. Todd and tyler who we work with just got inducted last year so a great state for broadcasters so you go to a university of nebraska kearney their kearney campus. Are you still working at that hometown. Radio station or was this too far. Okay carney for a year. So i worked At kearney was about two and a half hours away from my hometown and so i would take classes. That got me out on friday afternoon. And i would get back in order to be on the air friday night. I did the high school football basketball and baseball games. Oh my gosh. you're doing play by play man. you really. I'm multi-talented back into do the play by play. And then it'd be on the air. Most of the day saturday and about half the day on sunday and go back to school on sunday night. Oh my gosh except during baseball season during baseball season. I wasn't able to do that all the time. Depending on what the team was doing. Okay and your boss. I assume was understanding because you were playing ball. Yeah he takes you. Take anything that i would give him. So and then the only went to carney for a year and is that when you went to kansas city now i went to lincoln. I transferred from the university of nebraska kearney of university of lincoln lincoln and and finished finished college there and that's the main campus right. I know there's lincoln omaha carney because there's a few few different campuses might be one or two more but those are the three main ones. Yeah got it so you went to lincoln and did you go there to be at the bigger school or did you go because a radio job. I thought i was going to be the next grade. Pitcher in the major leagues because at kearney gave me a scholarship and put me on the varsity team as a freshman. And i thought..

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"tracy johnson" Discussed on Chachi Loves Everybody

Chachi Loves Everybody

02:23 min | 1 year ago

"tracy johnson" Discussed on Chachi Loves Everybody

"Older brother who didn't like the farm either and he left and went into coaching and he moved out right after right after high school and became a baseball coach. Oh wow so. So i was his last hope we have. We had a sister to that. was in between us and she obviously wasn't equipped to work on the farm so i was his last hope of keeping the farm in the family. Oh man out forum. I'm sure though he had to eventually been proud of your decision and was able to see you kinda rise through the ranks and say When i was eighteen. I just turned. Eighteen man passed away. He had he had cancer lymphoma that came on the discovered late and came on very quickly and he and he passed away. sorry to hear that. Was that tough for you. A little bit surprising. You know i mean i was pretty much raising myself by that time really. From the time. I was fifteen sixteen. I get up before my parents did and go to work and i get home after they were in bed so i didn't see them very much. In fact i remember. It was two weeks before. I started college in the in the middle of august and my parents sat me down and said we kind of need to know what your plans are for this fall. I said oh. I'm going to the university of nebraska kearney. I start in two weeks. What was the first they knew of it. Okay what are you gonna do there. Well i had a baseball scholarship. Did you really yeah. I went to the university of nebraska kearney on a baseball scholarship and they had no idea and even gone there to visit with them. Had been talking to the coaches. It was not a bad relationship at all. It was just kind of disassociated. I guess that's fascinating but it sounds like you from a young age. Were definitely driven. I mean a lot of kids are kind of their parents have to urge them to go into school or to get a job and this these are all things that you really wanted to do on your own. Yeah absolutely. I've never been one to sit around and wait for something to happen. I like to make things happen. Yeah now i think that's an incredible Spirit and trade. I know your work ethic and it's always been just during the time i've known you which is now twenty twenty five years which blows my mind but you work So incredibly hard. And.

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"tracy johnson" Discussed on Chachi Loves Everybody

Chachi Loves Everybody

05:50 min | 1 year ago

"tracy johnson" Discussed on Chachi Loves Everybody

"Please welcome the ceo. Of tracy johnson media group tracy johnson also known as aka set director johnson. Hr thank you for having me on. It's great to hear you and see you likewise. Thanks so much for joining me. This is absolutely honor. And i owe you so much for my career. You're the first person really to take a chance on me along with michael and we'll go into that in a little bit because they've got a whole section about Star one hundred point seven really excited to talk about that but you're also responsible for introducing me to my partners. Andy and ollie in germany and if it weren't for you i wouldn't be in the business and if it weren't for you. Ben town probably never would have been born. So thank you so much for everything you've done for my career. It's greatly appreciated. Nice of you to say. But i think it Comes down more to your creativity and ingenuity and determination and positive attitude that you make your own breaks five instrumental in helping make those breaks happen. I'm proud of that that you make your own breaks and that's what you've done. Thanks man i. I appreciate that but without a doubt you've given me so many opportunities and thank you for so many opportunities you've given to a lot of people in the industry and we'll talk a bit about that in a moment but i love to hear about you. Growing up in your childhood grew up in a farming community in central nebraska Just outside of a little town called ord or d which would venture to say that more than ninety nine percent of the people listening to this at anytime have never heard of ord. I have not in the middle of the state Town of a little over two thousand people. My family was farmers. I didn't go over the farm life that much. So when i was fourteen i went to the radio. A general manager of the local hometown radio station little. Am one thousand watt station. And said i wanna do what you do someday. And he said. Why don't you start tomorrow. He was looking. What was your first gig. He was on the air that afternoon i went in and he Let me watch him for an hour explained everything that was going on and said okay next hour all yours. I'll be back in my office if you have any questions no way so you.

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"tracy johnson" Discussed on WTMJ 620

WTMJ 620

05:58 min | 3 years ago

"tracy johnson" Discussed on WTMJ 620

"He knows that we're gonna talk about Tracy Johnson joining battle of the blue at the Pfister hotel tonight. I will be helping you out at that events yet. So who are you going to battle against Ryan Zanskar? So you gotta get against the young buck from today's TM, J four. Come on. But his he ever bartended. I was a bartender on water street. So I have some skills in that area poor adrift here. You bet. I do. My order for a pink, squirrel. Don't even bothering with that. So I don't I bartended for about fifteen years. I never made a pay squirrel pink squeaking. I have no idea. I don't know. You put ice cream. Grasshopper. One of those kind of concussions, tell us about the events and I want to I want to dig in a little bit 'cause I know you have a personal connection with this story. Well, so this event is open to the public anybody can show up and if you have not been to the Pfister and the blue yes blue blue hotel. And Steve, my poor poor yet a stiff drink. For sure. And it's, it's a fundraiser, it's a fundraiser. So I've mentioned on the show a couple of weeks ago that I had joined campaign for leukemia lymphoma society of Wisconsin. And so it's a competition to raise dollars funds and awareness for leukemia lymphoma and the organization. I've learned over time has is just so important to the treatment, and cures and research tied to blood cancers, and I became involved in the organization and in this cause because of my son. So I am running in this campaign in honor of my son Zach who is eight years old now when he was six, he was diagnosed with leukaemia, and we're very, very fortunate that the titles Lucchini has is the most curable kind, the treatment, however, is three and a half years. In fact, today he is going in for a procedure at eleven o'clock at children's hospital. Where he will receive chemotherapy in his spinal fluid because that's where the cancers is located house. You doing? He is great. He is doing great. I mean and the way that they care for these kids actual hospital in the max on wing. It is it is amazing the progress that they have made. And so we are we are just so grateful. And I will say that I don't know if it was a result of him being diagnosed with okay meal, or if just, he's just an awesome kid, but he's just so empathetic so patient. So he's just so inspiring that he makes me sometimes feel like I got a lot of work to do. I mean that's, that's incredible. One that he's doing so well. And I agree with you that care that these kids get, now when they're dealing with issues like action credit. I think the public if you're, if you're not directly, engage as one of these stories, you don't even realize the quality of care of the young young children are getting now it's amazing. So it's interesting, so I started. In this campaign and just to give you a little idea. How how relevant this is? I'd asked people in my network. So if you're in my network, and I asked you, and you didn't get I will ask you again. And I'm not gonna politics for it, because it's for a good cause, and it's, it's for my son, but I asked a friend for donation. He made a small donation, very grateful for that. And then three weeks later, I saw posted on his Facebook page, and he'd he'd made mention of his family member who recently was diagnosed just diagnosed, and I reached out, and we started this conversation. And you know it was like, wow, is this, what your son has? And I said, well, yeah, we started talking about it. I told my son about it. And my son said, I'm gonna ride my letter and he wrote him a letter k said, okay. This young man. He said, I'm beating this. You can beat this, too. And then, and then my son asked, he said it was his favorite animal. Okay. Let me go check on this. Kid's Facebook page, I looked on his Facebook page and he's, he's eighteen years old. So I can tell what our favorite animal was. And they said it looks like this young man likes hockey and he started to write like little league hockey picture, and we delivered the note, but, I mean, just amazing support, and these kids are just amazing. So the details for tonight. It starts at five thirty five thirty at fister hotel, and the F blue, and it's five thirty to seven thirty, and it will be a fundraiser, so you purchase a cocktail or a soda beverage, we'll have food there and ten percent of the proceeds, and one hundred percent of the tips, will go to support the campaign to precede my tip jars. So I have go up against an Zanskar. I'm already disadvantage. So I'm going to precede mine, but folks can tip generously. And all that goes to the charity and there. And then there's a raffle, we have Packer tickets. So the non Mus donor generously gave us Packer tickets for the Vikings. Packers game on September fifteenth. So we'll be raffling. Off. We've got a sixty inch TV and a bunch of Tito's, I had to strong arm Tito, so there's fathering on. That's my cocktail showing you never have a bedtime. Always say that I've been there a bunch of times in the last six months. It's just a great venue and blue as obviously a part of that story. So folks will show up they'll be very generous now who are the other celebrity bartenders because I know it's me and Zan ski wells is on the list. So cure Lafond, who had just mentioned from the business journal. Erik paulsen. He's the discover Wisconsin, he's a co host for that show. Amanda Brown who is love your own. So, so be there and then a very good friend to collate me. We'll be there. So we'll be battling it out who can raise the most tips for L L S. So if you're in the neighborhood, or just want to have a fun time tonight at the blue, let's be generous. It's a great, great cause. And I love to see you folks other chance to meet and greet with me, or Brian, or of the other, folks, you mentioned great opportunity or wrap the hour with Tracy after the break right here on WTMJ.

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"tracy johnson" Discussed on WTMJ 620

WTMJ 620

06:19 min | 3 years ago

"tracy johnson" Discussed on WTMJ 620

"Oh, yeah. Tracy Johnson in studio with me what you've been up to. You know, we've obviously a lot of. We talk about our our work staff. I mean commercial real estate is is hot right now. We're planning a huge conference right now with a bunch of retailers. We got that president and CEO of Punchbowl social coming next week. I'm really excited about that. Never slow down. Downtime. You're always working on some project or something another. You know what I'm on? I'm on. And when I'm off I am off and unreachable. So, you know, I take my down time. I spend my weekends with my cat. You have two great kids and a great husband. So I know that you're involved in a lot of different things. And one of the big things that's coming to Milwaukee. Next year is the DNC. Yeah. Last week. Yeah. And that was kind of the the big announcement. We talked about challenges and opportunities. So now, the the nuts and bolts of this thing starting to come out. Right. We have to figure out how we do this. How do we get all these volunteers hard of the restaurants figure out this stuff? And what's the what's the reaction of the community at large to all the so your initial thoughts kind of on on the DNC, and you where you think the storylines going as we kind of ramp up to July of Rochester on July, twenty twenty July and ironically enough this is the same week that northwestern mutual was planning airbag big annual guessing, they're not going to do that. I I think they're going to have to move that. But we'll talk a little bit more about that and excited that we have a special guest joining us a little bit. You got the nuts and bolts, but you know, I love that saying that this is like the dog that that caught the car, and I did not coin that I cannot take credit for it. But he's the perfect analogy. And you know, I think now that we're kind of over the honeymoon period, which I think was very very short. In celebrating. You know, how this is going to change our brand how this is going to change our image. Now, we're kind of getting to the nuts and bolts, right? It's like how do we really make this happen? It's such a big thing. I mean, it's never really happened before it puts you on a national and some ways international stage. It's like, it's this is the big party. Everybody wants to come to. Well, yes. And obviously, the little logistics and the security I think is where we're really going to see some of those concerns because from a pure numbers standpoint. I mean, we're talking about fifty thousand people the Harley Davidson festivals. And when when the Harley Davidson annual meeting comes to town, the anniversary party, we're talking over one hundred thousand so obviously we can move the people and move the processes around the city, but this is a little bit different ballgame because of the security it's so scripted. We're gonna talk a little bit about the the labor issues too. Because all these things are kind of coming to surface coming to light. Now that we're saying, okay. The real work begins now. Now going to be joined by Paul upchurch, president CEO for visit Milwaukee in about ten minutes or so less than that actually about some of the some of those nuts and bolts were just talking about. I love the fact that we're hosting this. And I'm not a democrat. So for me, it's not about that. It's not about the partisan part of this story. It's about celebrating the community that we are all a part of whether we live here, whether we work here and telling them walkie story there is so much free. Good publicity. They can come out of this this event and the the lead up to it. We couldn't afford to buy that kind of stuff. Right. Right. And the public relations aspect of it is is just tremendous and Paul can speak to some of the the initial metrics that they're they're seeing. The the opportunity that we have to tell our story. I mean, they're measuring that they're pitching the stories. They've got great resources. So we'll hear about that. In a little bit. I think it's also interesting to think about you talk about the partisan nature of it. And you see Republicans and Democrats alike myself being a Republican as well being just really over the moon about this. But even though we're going to have the spotlight from the Democratic Party on Milwaukee. Don't you think the Republicans are going to kind of charge up and say, okay, how do we get at this planning for this? They're going to be around this thing. They're going to be interviewed about all this stuff that's happening in our community. Well, I mean, Donald Trump. I mean, he was in Wisconsin so many times last last election cycle. I don't think he's going to say, oh, the Democrats are in Milwaukee. I'm just going to steer clear. I'm guessing he's gonna use it as an opportunity. Yeah. I think that I think the partisan nature of it is going to be part of a different dialogue. But I am not worried from a Republican democrat perspective. I'm looking at this as a Milwaukee perspective on how do we highlight our state, and so many other things going on too steep? I mean, we talked last week. The Ryder Cup is here. Yeah. That's cool as well. I I'm on that list to try to get to be a volunteer for the Ryder Cup. I don't even know what you do at the Ryder Cup. Well, you can you don't do the flag issue. Driving a golf cart somewhere. It's hard. It's a hard course to walk. I don't think I've walked that. Course. I haven't played. That course. But you can do the flags you get the shirt I mean, but it's a competitive process. And there's no guarantee that I'm going to go you're gonna make the cut. I have no idea. They didn't ask for anything specific like, my handicap. But you know, we'll we'll see your handicapped has nothing to do with being. At the Ryder Cup. That is a tremendous about. I've only seen it on TV. I've been to the US open I've into a PGA. So I know what that world is like haven't worked at a long time ago. I was a marshal for the Greater Milwaukee Open at tuck away. Okay. When I was in college. Yeah. Yeah. Well, longtime ago before your young child, you know, what my first round of golf with that tuck away. That's a good place to play actually. So so the first place you play at a private country club. Okay here. I'm twenty one years old have no idea how to play golf I know how to dress for private country standard you have to be. I learned that the hard way. All right, Tracy chances in studio. Tuesdays with Tracy. I'm calling it after the break, we're joined by Paul upchurch president and CEO for visit Milwaukee kind of figuring out what the DNC democratic national convention is all about what it means for the community. And what are the challenges? That's all next right here in WTMJ WGM, Jay's Jeff Wagner, either had been honest with the Wisconsin voters. He would've lost. This.

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"tracy johnson" Discussed on WTMJ 620

WTMJ 620

02:43 min | 3 years ago

"tracy johnson" Discussed on WTMJ 620

"Thanks, Tracy Johnson. Denise Thomas the first time for this. You did fantastic job. The idea there has to bring different people as we say in the the title from different walks of life and put them in the same room and ask them the same question about where they come from their background their experience their political leanings and kind of make sense out of there, all the responses. So thanks to both the knees and Tracy for playing along hope you enjoyed the conversation. We've got every Friday at eleven o'clock one of the things we also do on Fridays is in it's coming up. After the next break is Eric Bill says we can review it sponsor by outdoor living unlimited. Look forward to that. It's kind of a audio. Greatest hits of the things. We talked about audio vault. Jordan tells me of all the things we talked about all the voices you heard right here on WTMJ one of the things we also do on the show as a daily show Paul which we're gonna get you. Now, Jordan, tell us what the results are. All right. Thank you. Steve the poll question is should all schools have closed today due to the frigid wind chill temps. Both polls actually had different results. Yeah. That's never happened before he was on Facebook fifty five percent said no while forty five percent said yes. And on Twitter fifty-six percent said yes. While forty six percent said no. And the reason that that I put that out. There was a hot topic. I was getting a lot of Texan emails this morning parents asking, well, what's what what what about our kids? Are we going to have to leave him at a bus stop? And I know the folks and Frank were up in arms some of the folks creek and some of the other communities now, I think Erick or somebody else told me this this morning before the show. There's a lot of schools that were already off today. So that might might have tempered some of the anger about it. If you can be angry about an off day, we're going to be facing these things again next week because sound like a significant snow events Monday Tuesday, erica's telling me potentially to negative twenty five degree temps as well. So you know, the kids make it their wish next week. Yeah. So this is a tough thing. And I know bunch of school superintendents. My wife's a teacher. So I've met a lot of those folks, it's not an easy. Call the rule used to be. If m PS was off everybody followed, and that kind of deviated from that matter of fact, great example this week. There was a day when many school districts, and you kind of the north west side of town were off but NPS was in. And today NPS is off yet. Everybody else seems to be going to school today. And it's always a tough decision. You have to figure out. So we'll we'll face that again that we do the show Paul every day for a reason, I want to get a sense and a take the temperature of the audience, and our listeners and fans, what do you think about a topic that we talked about or one that we might t up at a future time. That's why we do it. I think it gives us a great idea of the sense of what's on people's mind. I'm always gonna do topics that I think are front and center that we need to talk about..

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"tracy johnson" Discussed on WTMJ 620

WTMJ 620

05:33 min | 3 years ago

"tracy johnson" Discussed on WTMJ 620

"Forty seven. I'm WTMJ. I'm Tracy Johnson enforced seeks graffiti on this Friday morning, we have in studio with us criminal criminal defense attorney, Dan, Anna from longer and talent, Colin Ross, Wisconsin institute of liberty and law. The government shutdown now entering day seven and Jordan just told me that this government shutdown could lead to a complete border wall shutdown. He is willing to shut the border completely down for the shutdown. So as it stands today day, seven many of us are minimally impacted by the shutdown who is going to win this battle congress met yesterday. Nothing happened Nancy Pelosi said not gonna happen. What do you see this going who's gonna win this? I mean, it doesn't get any more. It doesn't get easier to figure out once a Democrats take power in January. So I find this kind of hard to see how they come up with a deal that kind of gets everybody what they want. I guess what? I would. I. I imagine there's going to be some scenario and where they give him some funding for a while. I can't imagine that there will be no security, no money for a wall. And now, they'll call it border security. He'll call it a wall, and everyone goes home happy. I guess. This is an interesting dynamic though. Because is because I'm not sure how much people are paying attention to this right now just given the holidays, and it'll be interesting to see once people kind of re-engage and see some of the inconveniences that can occur with a government shutdown start to see those play out. I don't sense that we've had the political dynamic of previous previous government shutdowns where there's a lot of attention and a lot of political noise. And a lot of people talking a lot of people inconvenience I haven't since that just because of the holidays be interesting to see how that ratchets up after the new year. I'm December eleventh when the when Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer and Donald Trump met Donald Trump said also down, and I will own this. And I will be proud on this that was such a strategic mistake. I mean, he wraps this anchor around his neck and now he's wearing it. And there's nowhere to go. But down in less he scores somehow he thinks he's gonna score this great victory where the democr-. Rats were all are all going to capitulate. So you're right. We're going to build you that wall. You know, it's gonna be a magnificent while it's just not gonna happen. So I don't understand it. It's kind of he's painted himself into a corner where in every negotiation, I know this from criminal courtrooms. You gotta let your adversary. Haven't out you have to let your adversary have some type of way to claim at least partial victory, otherwise who's gonna come to the table. And he's just he's wrap this thing around his neck and can't Collins, right? The dynamic changes. When Democrats have a little more power in the house. And then what are they gonna do? They're the ones that are going to be passing spending bills that they have to reconcile with the Senate. And then where's it go from there? Why the president wouldn't have said this is the Pelosi shutdown from from the get-go beyond me. Well, or the Chuck Schumer, and I mean, I think you're right kind of handing off that hot potato of who who owns this shutdown, but think about the the costs and the expense of all of this. And when everybody comes back to work, we're going to be talking about throwing away money. We're going gonna be talking about spending money billions of dollars potentially that could be used for some sort of wall funding package or some sort of border security package. So really who's going to win this game. Shutdown. How long does it last down? I have no idea. But as far as I'm concerned, I think Democrats have this issue, and they're just going to let it kinda fester the president's approval ratings are again, they've never been strong. I think their forty one right now, which is really really weak. He has his true believers who he could do whatever. And that's going to be with you shoot somebody on Fifth Avenue, right? Instead of that before. So the question is doesn't even matter be are people even paying attention in this week. Nobody's been paying attention because we've all been with our families and exchanging presence and whatnot. But but in the first week of January when we when when some of these things really start to resonate with people. Do does numbers even dip at all. That's a question. I have calendars numbers step. So I'm of the opinion that Trump has to fight and he has to fight for his base. The wall is his number one issue with his base. He saw when he was going to sign a spending Bill that did not include while funding, and he was getting flack from his base. He's looking ahead to his reelection. And I think more and more these fights in Washington are not necessarily about policy. But it's showing that you have backbone that. You're willing to fight for your priorities and fight for the priorities. Your base? Listen, I mean, Ted Cruz shut down the government over ObamaCare didn't win, you know. There was no end to ObamaCare a year and a half later Republicans cruise to a big wave in two thousand fourteen. So I think the political dynamic. Here are never quite in a straight line or be interesting to see how plays out well, speaking of presidential campaigns in presidential elections. We're already talking about the democratic candidates for twenty twenty and there's some new polling out. I want to get your reaction on that. When we come back. It's nine fifty three Tracy Johnson infra Steve's Kefi on WTMJ..

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Actor Burt Reynolds, star of 'The Longest Yard' and 'Boogie Nights,' has died at the age of 82

03:03 min | 4 years ago

Actor Burt Reynolds, star of 'The Longest Yard' and 'Boogie Nights,' has died at the age of 82

"Matt thanks for joining me talking about the life of an icon in Hollywood actor Burt Reynolds died yesterday at the age of eighty two apparently it was a heart attack heart attack, cardiac arrest said Jupiter. Center down in Florida. And you know, I it was a sad day yesterday. But I gotta tell you what I got home. I said, whatever let's pop in cannonball run and have a laugh, and I just almost two hours straight. I laughed like I was thirteen years old again because that's the thing with Burt Reynolds for people like me of a certain age when we were kids, and we were watching cannonball, run smoking. Yeah. On on HBO at all hours and everything we wanted to be the bandit. We wanted to transam. We wanted to turn on the charm the whip that left wait a slap Dom deluise around whatever the man had presence. He was the definition of the movie star, and we're going to miss them. Absolutely. It's so funny. You say that my husband called me yesterday. And I said, hey, how are you? When he goes not so good. And I go why what's wrong, and he goes the bandits gone. And I said only God are you serious? And to the point. I see what you're talking about that we have on our Christmas tree transient. We have the car. My husband's from Georgia. We've actually stopped on roadways where he knows smokey and the bandit was filmed and taken a picture of Scott standing some random corner. But that's how important a lot of Burt Reynolds movies were to a lifetime of people. Right. And it's not just the passing of an individual. It's it's the passing of a certain era in film. I mean, how Needham films like smoke in the bandit, cannonball run that sort of thing again, th they they help to find a very very specific era of pop culture there. But when you go back and you look at birds body of work. I mean, even from his early stuff and gunsmoke, and then, of course, deliverance, I mean, he was an absolute bad ass in deliverance. Okay. And he could go from the dramatic to the comedy in a blink of an eye. And you know, what he was his own. Worst critic if you read his book from a couple years ago, it's called but enough about me. It's a really great memoir. He said that he didn't open himself to new writers or risky parts. I wasn't interested in challenging myself as an actor. I was. Interested in having a good time. And he certainly did. I mean, but years later, he said that you know, that probably didn't serve him. Well, and then when he makes a movie like boogie nights, and he gets nominated for for kademi award. He gets the Golden Globe. Or do you know that after he saw initially he fired his agent because he thought he was terrible in it. Meeting. You imagine that. I mean, that's the kind of the guy that he wasn't. He was his own worst critic. And then in later years, you know, in the nineties down in Jupiter. He opens the Burt Reynolds theater, he starts teaching masterclasses and acting and a friend of mine by name, Tracy Johnson. She's an upcoming actress she had a really great post on Instagram, and I just want to read this really quick a very sad day. The world has lost the best the best actor the best teacher, the best mentor, the best friend and the best human being. That's how we want to remember Burt

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