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TRAGEDY IN VIRGINIA.

Aug 26, 2015 -- 5:27pm
TRAGEDY.
 
I'M SICK TO MY STOMACH READING THE DETAILSOF THE TRAGIC SHOOTING DEATH OF TWO CUB REPORTERS AT WBDJ.
 
ALISON AND ADAM PROBABLY WERE MAKING, MAYBE 18K A YEAR, AND WORKING LONG, LONG HOURS.  IT'S THE SMALL MARKET TV NEWS , IT'S PLAYING IN THE MINORS.
 
THE VIDEO JOURNALIST AND THE REPORTERS RELATIONSHIP IS LIKE BROTHER AND SISTER.  THERE'S HIGH FIVES, AND FIGHTING. THERE'S FEAR, AND THERE'S CHAOS.
YOU GO THROUGH IT TOGETHER, AS A TEAM.
YOU SHARE A COMMON BOND.  
 
RAMEN NOODLES, EATING IN THE CAR, NOT ENOUGH SLEEP, PHONE RINGING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT TO SHOOT A HOUSE FIRE, THE CHAOS ACTUALLY BRINGS  A NEWSROOM TOGETHER.
 
I HAD THE PRIVILEGE TO WORK IN THREE GREAT NEWSROOMS, WITH FANTASTIC PEOPLE.  WMBB IN PANAMA CITY, WCTV, TALLAHASSEE, AND WPTV IN WEST PALM BEACH. 
 
WOW.
WHAT A WONDERFUL TIME IN EACH OF THOSE PLACES.  i CAN'T HELP BUT THINK OF THE NEWSROOM FAMILIES , AND HOW THEY FEEL.
 
THOUGHTS AND MANY PRAYERS TO ALLISON AND ADAM'S IMMEDIATE FAMILY.
BUT ALSO, TO THE NEWS FAMILY.  
CHAOS BRINGS US TOGETHER.... AND THIS HITS TOO CLOSE TO HOME. 
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Mean Boyz.

Aug 25, 2015 -- 9:55pm
 
Mean Boys?
 
I raise my hand. 
I watch the Real Housewives of NYC.  I'm obsessed with Bethany. She's a quillionaire, and a smart ass.
I've got one of those two in my back pocket.
 
I just watched their reunion show, and they're so mean to each other.
But.
At least they vent.
 
I was thinking about working alongside my 2 teamates, and another 9 on air folks among the halls of 680.
Raise your hand if you've dealt with Passive Aggressive attitudes in men?
 
My hand is raised.
 
Mean spirited passive comments on air>? or on segments? 
Is that cool?  
 
Just putting it out there.
 
Worked along side both men and women.
At least women will tell you how they feel.
Men like to put it in their back pocket, hold it in, let it fester, and then probably put it in a segment called...
 
well.
 
I'll just let you figure that out.
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Craig Sager fans......

Aug 02, 2015 -- 12:17pm

This was posted this morning from : 

All right my friends, time to step up. As you know my good friend Craig Sager continues to battle leukemia. I am asking you, even if you don't know him, to go get a card, or write a letter to him offering encouragement and prayers. We need to rally around him. His address is
Craig Sager
C/o leukemia center at MD Anderson
Room G 1236
PO box 30026
Houston Texas 77230
His family would really appreciate this!
SNU and FCA friends, please step up to the plate.
 
** If you could take a minute, and drop a card in the mail..... xo
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Beautiful Tribute, Marietta!

Jul 25, 2015 -- 11:23am
BEAUTIFUL TRIBUTE
 
I was crying watching the way the City of Marietta honored fallen soldier Lance Cpl. Skip Wells on Thursday.  I'm sure you know, Mr. Wells was killed in the Chattanooga Tennesseee tragedy. 
 
Hundreds of people lined the Canton Connector Bridge over 75.  Then the procession moved by the thousands on Cobb Parkway in Kennesaw.  
 
I also understand, that the City of Marietta pulled this thing together in less than two hours.  Thanks for making us proud.  The fire department, the many flag wavers, the great americans honoring the Wells Family~ The silence was deafening as the motorcade passed. 
 
The funeral is tomorrow afternoon, as I'm writing this on Saturday morning.  The Wells family and the others who lost their lives are on my mind. 
 
Sad week.  Lafayette, Lousiana, thinking of you too. 
 
God Bless America.  
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You used ur power for good!

Jul 16, 2015 -- 9:49pm
I JUST SAT AND WATCHED.
 
 
For the past 15 years or so...I've been involved with a radiothon for Camp twin Lakes....
My friend and teammate, Steak Shapiro, introduced me to the CTL family, and what they were all about.
They had me at 
Hey!!!!!!!!  Wanna help some kids!
 
On Wednesday, the 15th of July....680 hosted our annual telethon.
It's my favorite day on the air.
Not ONE OF MY FAVORITE DAYS> 
it's my favorite day
 
You've probably heard me say USE YOUR POWER FOR GOOD. 
This day, we can use the microphone to make change for good.
 
You know about the on air stuff.
 
I wanna share the behind the scenes magic
 
Around noon, I got an hour break.
 
I left my phone back at broadcast central, and just wanted to walk around the camp and watch.
 
That's what I did.
 
I found a random rocking chair, somewhat hidden, and just observed.
 
I saw laughter, happiness, sarcasm, bumper-wheelchairs.
I forgot these children were sick.
 
And so did they.
 
Thank you , 680 listeners.  
You used your power for good. 
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I'm gonna count to 7.....

Jun 30, 2015 -- 5:11pm
GETING A KICK OUT OF KIDS
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I had a laugh out loud moment on Saturday, when I was checking into a hotel. We were in line, and this lovely woman, who clearly was overwhelmed by 3 kids, while her husband was on his cell phone, btw....... 
Anyway, the lovely woman decided to try and negotiate with a 6 year old.
" I'm going to count to 7, and when I get to 7, you better have straightened up......"
 
7?????  Since when do kids get to 7?
My mom didn't even count, she just looked at me, and then it was over.
Game,Set,Match .
Mom wins. 
 
Again, I don't have kids.  I sit in awe of you guys that do. But I also am so curious about when the kids got the upper hand.  When did parents start negotiating with people under three feet tall? 
 
Oh, and bribes.  That's a whole new concept.  
I'm desperate to go back to when I was 6, and wait for my dad to bribe me with an Iphone or iPad to get me to do something.
 
Or better yet, negotiate with me like we're at the world peace summit, so that I would behave.
 
Again, not criticizing.  
Just observing. 
 
And summertime is the best kid watching ever.
I'm gonna count to 7!
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