Dwight Douglas has worked in radio, consulted radio, brought software to radio (Selector anyone?) and now he's written a book about the radio business with 'True Radio Confessions - Sex, Drugs & Rock'n Roll' (available now on Amazon). It's the possibly true (but all names have been changed) fictional story of DJ Sonny Joe McPherson, who takes on a fifty year broadcasting journey filled with - you guessed it - sex, drugs and rock and roll. Dwight talks about his new novel (which by the way has a glossary of terms to help out the non-radio people understand what drives the radio industry), but also discusses his long standing gig with media executive Lee Abrams; a (true) story involving ironing and rocker Bob Seger; why characters like Forrest Gump matter, plus Dwight's take on lessons learned from the deregulation of radio. Whether you're a radio pro or interested in the backstory of radio, join us in the studio!
About the Spotlight Conversations podcast:
Join me as I invite friends inside my cozy linoleum free recording studio to talk about all things media - radio, television, music, voiceovers - if they've worked in media, we're talkin'! Unscripted and nearly always entertaining, each guest gets real about their careers in the entertainment biz; from where they started to how it's going. Join us in the studio where drinks are always on ice; music + media are the conversation starters. New episodes every other Tuesday.
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Behind the scenes:
A very special thank you to friends who helped bring the Spotlight Conversations podcast together:
Booth Announcer: Joe Szymanski ('Joe The Voice Guy')
Theme Song Composer: Mark Sparrow, SongBird Studios
Photo: Al Torres Photography
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