Saturday, September 02, 2006

A New Voice in the Blogosphere

We're quite honored to be named as the inspiration for a new local voice making its way onto what's called "The Blogosphere".

A gentleman from Rittman named Cliff Feightner, better known to local radio message board regulars as "74WIXYGrad", has started his own blog called "WIXY's Gone Bananas".

It's more of a general look into Cliff's thoughts and life, but we appreciate the fact that he names your Mighty Blog of Fun(tm) as the inspiration for the blog. Though Cliff is not "in the business" - his username refers to his long-ago time at the old WIXY School of Broadcast Technique - he has a smart perspective on his favorite radio formats as a listener.

The din of "listener feedback" is sometimes enough to drive people in the business nuts. People ask impossible things out of their stations, and sometimes make requests and comments that leave us shaking our heads. As such, those of us who've been in radio often tend to discount listener input.

Radio stations would do well to listen to more of the smart feedback coming from people like Cliff.

Welcome to the blogosphere, "WIXY's Gone Bananas!"...

3 comments:

74WIXYgrad said...

OMW,

From the bottom of my heart, thank you for the endorsement. I hope to have something interesting to say, as well as continuing in my small way to contributing to your "Mighty Blog of Fun(tm)", as you continue to be part of my "Parallel Universe(tm)"

Cliff

VODood said...

I was in the last official class of the Ohio School of Broadcast Technique, formerly known as the "WIXY School of Broadcasting" on E.55th next to WJW/FOX 8.

The school declared chapter 11 while I was attending (1991). I then later finished my schooling at the Connecticut School of Broadcasting (now OCB).

74WIXYgrad said...

vodood,

I know there are lots of WIXY/Ohio School grads and instructors out there and many have made names for themselves. My life just took a diferent direction after school and even though I sometimes wonder what if, I never really regret where I am at today. You and others have encouraged me on the boards to express myself, and maybe I have enough of an ego to think others actually want to hear what I have to say. Stop by my blog, I may have something for you sometime.