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    Quote Originally Posted by ai4i View Post
    CvD sounds so much like Les Crane from Desiderata and Norm Rose, of National Lampoon's spoof, Deteriorata.
    Good call, never thought of that. Desiderata by Les Crane, we played that at WFTL. I can't think of any other station that played it. In 1976 Charlie released a Record called "The Flag" on United Artists Records. It also got airplay on the BIG 14.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Sheridan View Post
    Desiderata by Les Crane, we played that at WFTL.
    I can't think of any other station that played it.
    In 1976 Charlie released a Record called "The Flag" on United Artists Records.
    Miami stations must have aired "Desi" because I lived way south of Countyline Rd. and I remember it clearly.
    I thought it was "OK" at the time, but I had to introduce all my friends to National Lampoon's answer.
    I have never heard of "The Flag" and could not find it on YouTube.

    BTW...the introduction music on "Tomorrow Radio" is from Carl Sagan's main title theme in his original "Cosmos", but that too has been made impossible to locate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ai4i View Post
    I think I would take out a large fire, theft, and vandalism insurance policy, then broadcast chants from the Quran in Arabic 24/7 and wait to collect.
    Post. Of. The. Decade.

    For what it's worth, KBXD in Dallas has come back to life within the last month, and although the music is a ragtag conglomeration, at least it's on.

    At least there's a glimmer of hope for Fort Lauderdale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ai4i View Post
    Miami stations must have aired "Desi".
    I have never heard of "The Flag" and could not find it on YouTube.
    Probably WIOD we were pretty close in format. In fact Phil Marquis, Mike Greene and a few others worked at WFTL before going to WIOD.

    Here is a link to "The Flag" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qty7cfSn5vc
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    [QUOTE=ai4i;6113521]Miami stations must have aired "Desi" because I lived way south of Countyline Rd. and I remember it clearly.
    I thought it was "OK" at the time, but I had to introduce all my friends to National Lampoon's answer.
    I have never heard of "The Flag" and could not find it on YouTube./QUOTE]

    The Spanish stations played the Spanish language version by Venezuelan poetry reader Luis Gerardo Tovar.
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    Con todas sus esperanzas, sueños, promesas, y la renovación urbana
    El mundo continúa deteriorándose
    ¡Rendirse!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ai4i View Post
    Con todas sus esperanzas, sueños, promesas, y la renovación urbana
    El mundo continúa deteriorándose
    ¡Rendirse!
    I ran that through Google Translate and I don't think that was in the song!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Sheridan View Post
    I ran that through Google Translate and I don't think that was in the song!
    Here are the lyrics to both the Paco Stanley and Arturo Benavides recordings of the song.

    Camina placidamente entre el ruido y el bullicio
    y observa la paz que pueda haber en el silencio.
    Hasta el punto en que te sea posible,
    procura estar en buena armonía con todos.
    Expón tu parecer en forma reposada y clara,
    y escucha a los demás que,
    aunque sean lerdos e ignorantes,
    ellos también tienen algo que decirte.
    Evita las personas ruidosas y agresivas
    que constituyen una vejación para el espíritu.
    Si te comparas con otros,
    puedes volverte petulante o amargado
    porque siempre hay alguien que es inferior o superior.
    Interésate siempre por lo que haces,
    por muy humilde que sea tu tarea
    porque es algo que siempre perdurará,
    aunque las circunstancias cambien.
    Se precavido en tus negocios
    porque el mundo esta lleno de astucia.
    Pero, que la precaución no te impida ver
    donde está la virtud,
    pues hay muchas personas que luchan en pro
    de elevados ideales
    y toda vida está llena de heroísmo.
    Sé sincero. En especial, no finjas afecto
    ni seas cínico en relación con el amor,
    porque a fin de cuentas, la aridez y el desencanto
    son tan perennes como la hierba.
    Toma resignadamente el consejo de los años,
    renunciando gallardamente a las cosas de la juventud,
    y no te preocupes por temores imaginarios,
    pues muchos de ellos son producto
    de la fatiga y de la soledad.
    Por encima de toda disciplina edificante,
    sé benévolo contigo mismo.
    Tú eres un ente del universo,
    no inferior a los árboles y los planetas.
    Tienes derecho a estar aquí.
    Y lo entiendas o no,
    el universo se desarrolla
    como debe hacerlo.
    Por lo tanto, procura estar en paz con Dios,
    cualquiera sea la forma en que le concibes.
    Y cualquiera que sean tus obras y tus aspiraciones,
    en la ruidosa confusión de la vida,
    procura estar en paz contigo mismo,
    porque con todo desequilibrio,
    con toda maldad,
    es, sin embargo, un hermoso mundo.
    Así es que ten cuidado.
    Esfuérzate por ser feliz.
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    What I translated was the final section of DETERIORATA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Sheridan View Post
    I would do some things that are considered old fashioned. Go to the Chamber of Commerce meetings, super serve Fort Lauderdale and start from there. Get some community involvement. Person to person research, talking to people not filling out surveys or asking canned questions, listening.

    There is a large part of the population that's not being served, 50's and 60's would be a definite possibility but I might even expand that to some of the softer sounds from the '70's, '80's and '90's that you don't hear on the radio anymore. It would have to be mixed carefully, no slamming you with something from the '80's and then the '50's. A mix of old pro's and young people who aren't in it just for the money but because they have a passion for it. Face it in today's world there won't be a lot of money in it. I'd still rather work in radio than work at a McDonalds. More than just music though, old radio shows, new radio shows. Something produced by a local theater group or school. There is talent out there and they're better than you can imagine.

    Try to keep automation to a minimum. At least one person should be there at all times, even if it's one of the news people. After all if something newsworthy is going on an automation system alone can't cover it. Sure people want to hear music, but they also want to know why traffic is being rerouted on a busy Saturday afternoon. Sure you can get the information on your cell phone but most times it can't tell you WHY.

    News Department, hire a couple of real news hounds, guys who listen to the police scanner, cover school board and county commission meetings and are really connected to the community. Face it Fort Lauderdale has a lot of retired talent who aren't ready to hang up the headphones just yet, pros who come from all over the country. They might just want to add to their retirement fund. If they can't make too much, give them some restaurant trade or something.

    Sales department, sell direct, keep it small, a mix of old pros and young people all hungry to do something. Management that can motivate, inspire, challenge and make it a fun experience.

    Would it work? Who knows? It might be fun to give it a try!
    You just earned a great deal of respect from me. This is exactly what would work and it's wonderful to hear someone who still cares about radio like this.
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