Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Back on the Radio


It's been said, you can never go home.
I don't know who said it, or how far afield they'd roamed, but there is a bit of truth to the statement. You can never go home, expecting things to have remained the same since you were last there.
That's for sure.

I moved away from home for the first time in 1977.
It was Labor Day weekend, and I rented a U-Haul truck to schlep all my worldly belongings--including my car--from Houston to Tulsa.

On subsequent visits home, there were subtle and not-so-subtle changes: Someone else was living in my bedroom, for starters.

It happens on the job, too.
I love running into folks I used to work with.
But it's just not the same.
I was up at the old stomping grounds today.
Someone else was in my office.

Tomorrow I will begin hosting a one-hour Radio show from 7-8am on CNN 650 (KIKK-AM/Houston)
That's an old stomping ground, too.
Used to be BusinessRadio650 a few years back.
Used to be a lot of other things before that.

Since I've been away, CBS Radio has made some wonderful improvements to the facility. Like adding real studios for talk hosts, a separate studio for the producer, and an upgraded studio for producing snappy promos and commercials.

It's going to be fun broadcasting from a new room at a familiar place.
And I can watch my son collaborate with his team across the hall at SportsRadio610.

Sometimes when you go home, things change for the better.

5 comments:

Norman.Simpson@gmx.com said...

Congratulations to you Brent! I phone you to other day to wish you good luck on you job search… but I should have guessed that a man of your caliber makes his own luck.

I will see you on the radio tomorrow.

Best regards,

Norman.Simpson@gmx.com

Anonymous said...

Glad you are back on the radio! You were the best and most organized host on the bizradio network. It is their loss and CNN650's gain. Good luck and best wishes!
Terry in Cypress, TX

Adam Spry said...

Congrats on the "new" gig! I can only imagine what's going on at the notorious b.i.z.

Tell Adam hello for C.C. & myself.

Wex said...

Congrats on coming back to some old stomping grounds. Yes the layout and equipment has changed significantly since you hit the airwaves here before. Good Luck. - Adam Wexler

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the new job. I would have written earlier but an unexpected event prevented that. I knew you would land on your feet in a short period of time, I hope you had a good "vacation" even though it's hard to relax while not having a job (been there). I was going to write an tell you to get of the couch and start a daily pod cast, but that is taken care of now. I found the link in the later posts. The link in the blog is correct but if one clicks on it an error occurs (the under lying link is spelled cnny650). Hope you find that full time gig soon. I'll be listening, either live or recorded on my computer. As a bonus, I noticed Terri & Wayne Alani are on that station too, I've been looking for them.

John P
Grand Rapids, MI