Upsetting
Tuesday, March 30, 2004
 
I’ve heard some rumblings that some of my comments during the staff meetings didn’t quite come off as I’d intended them. So, I want to set the record straight.

When I stated that “Nobody tunes in to hear you, they tune in to hear the music,” I should have added that: “While the music is what defines this station in listener’s minds, it’s the packaging and presentation that is the glue that holds it all together and makes it work.”

Each member of the staff brings their own music flavor and personality to the station. THAT is exactly what makes us so special. I just wanted each of you to be sensitive to what you say. I believe I said, “If you have something worthwhile to add, be succinct. If it’s not relevant, don’t say it.” The air staff, both paid AND volunteer is absolutely crucial to our successful sound. Presently, there is not one person on air who doesn’t enhance the station and who I feel does not do their best. I’m just requiring that all of us continue to focus. That is why I emphasized the formatics and may have left the impression that your commitment to the station is not appreciated.

TRUST ME, IT IS! And if you have any question about it, feel free to talk to me. In fact, it’s very difficult to have a meeting with 20-30 people and say what needs to be said in a manner that everyone hears the same way. Because of our staff size, that’s the only way I can do it, I’m afraid. But, if anything needs addressing, see me personally. I will make the time to have a one-on-one conversation with you.

Jazz 88 is growing and flourishing, in large part because of the efforts of our air staff. Thank you.
 
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