It seems a lot of folks are interested in my business affairs; how I'm getting compensated for the radio show, how I should structure the blog, who and what I should write about and so on and so on.
This is a media blog. I do a media-related radio show blended with newstalk. I'm trying to make it an interesting show with interesting guests and provocative conversation and interviews. I've done four shows. It's a small station but if you have a computer, you can listen to the show live anywhere and even if you can't listen live, we have podcasts available on demand. It's free too.
I don't mind criticism, I encourage it. On the blog, I criticize quite a bit. Most of you agree with me and some of you don't. That's fine--that's why I'm here. Bring it on. But bring it ON with topics relevant to the business and don't worry about my compensation arrangements. They do not influence my opinion. And I make it clear to advertisers that I will say what I want to say within the boundaries of being fair. On all subject matters.
I wrote the "Oh, Master" post with a tinge of sarcasm, yes, because it annoyed me that a few folks started lecturing me about my business. Yes, my business. None of yours. Seems everybody is an expert telling me how to run my affairs. Please. Again, as I have said ad nauseum; I love a good debate and am passionate about news related to media, pop culture, politics, sports, the works, and when I give my opinion, be it here or on the radio, if you disagree, then feel free to express yourself. That's the M.O here and nothing else.
As for those of you experts interested in my financial arrangements, my "deals", my commercial arrangements with Alex Jones, the owner of the radio station, I appreciate all the advice, the lectures, etc--I didn't realize how important it was for you to get the inner details, but I will tell you that in order to make a buck, yes, hit me, I need advertisers, especially on radio, and yes, with limited reader donations, on the blog too. Shocking, ain't it? Alex Jones doesn't tell me what to say and if he does, I'm gone. Pretty simple. And yes, I'd love to interview him and hopefully will, one day soon, on radio. That's about it.
Without advertising, without reader support, this is kaput. Some of you who come here regularly, even the harshest critics, seem to enjoy reading about media. Just like me. Sometimes, like all of us, I have a bad day. If I offended any of you with "Oh, Master", my bad and I'm sorry. And hopefully we can all move on and enjoy the blog and radio show.
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