Editors Note:


EDITOR'S NOTE: Fresh off a three year managerial stint, your friendly neighborhood lenslinger is back on the street and under heavy deadline. As the numbing effects of his self-imposed containment wear off, vexing reflections and pithy epistles are sure to follow...

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

TV on the Radio

Reflective PropertyL-o-n-g before I conned my way into broadcasting, I listened intently to Allan Handelman. Back then he was delightfully subversive; interviewing rock stars, whack-jobs and the kind of interstate drifters that always made for intriguing radio. Many a Sunday evening I'd teased my budding mullet as the strains of Handelman deconstructing some conspiracy or another filled my teenage bedroom. Little did I know back then that one day I'd be one of those weirdos myself, holding forth not alien abduction or weed legalization but something equally squeamish: local TV news. Yup, I tweeted him a while back and pitched a segment on the future of the tube. Apparently desperate for guests, he bit and today after work I sat down for an extended conversation with the voices in my head. The resulting hour of airtime won't bag me a Marconi, but I did manage to keep it relatively snark-free - even if I did use the phrase "dare I say" three times too many. Oh well, there's a reason I stick to the ass-end of the glass. But don't take my word for, listen for yourself. Meanwhile, I'd like to thank Allan for doin' me a solid. Now, about those crop circles...

7 comments:

Miami Fan said...

Great job Mr. Pittman!

Horonto said...

Any way to download this baby?

Horonto said...

Got it. Clicked on MP3.

Will the next stop be George Noory and the tin foil hat brigade?

Anonymous said...

Crap! Sorry I missed this. I've been listening to Allen since the late 70's when he was on WRQR out of Farmville. I'm sure it was a good segment.

Chathamshooter
Bill

crookedpaw said...

I thought you did great....I remember this guy from these parts years ago, I believe we did some Red Cross PSA's a time or three. Crookeedpaw

turdpolisher said...

you said cock . . . heh, heh, heh.

dare i say, nicely done, dude.

Don Moore said...

I caught some it live; but listened to the entire segment today.

I have to disagree with you regarding local station news staff having agendas. While I think you and the other two-word city station do an excellent job maintaining the center, one station (one word) is VERY slanted to the point that several blogs and one news weekly have to point out regularly when they report lies that have been exposed repeatedly by the rest of the media.