(UN-EDITED) Herb Oscar Anderson or HOA. They called him the morning Mayor of New York. He was my teenage musical curator on New York’s WABC 77.0 radio from 1960 – 1968. I began listening to music back in 1960 when HOA arrived at WABC until he left in 1968 – when I entered my post beatnik pre-hippie college years. Where did the music start? Elvis for sure. Connie Francis and Jim Reeves were there. The great Marty Robbins singing “El Paso.” Chubby Checker, Brenda Lee and Roy Orbison were playing through my 8 transistor radio with the single ear plug. They were certainly all friends of the Morning Mayor HOA. He was the Jockey that taught America that not all Rock n’ Rollers were bad – still mixing
Well it’s been an extraordinary week on multiple fronts. We put out teaser for The Yakir Group’s new social media offering “CONVERSATIONS” and the response has been extraordinary. Of course, John and I continued the discussion on the benefits to individuals and executives. I’m posting video excerpts from the show. Probably posted above this post, so you’ve most likely have seen them. So, now that “Conversations” has been introduced, we’ve got another big one coming. Hint: new production group and facilities. So, for now I’ll leave you to listen.
“YAK ABOUT” ? SOME NOTES: The other day I posted a video excerpt of this show. We have been experimenting with turning the radio/podcast broadcast experience to video. As is the usual process, we have been recording the video of the show (thanks Howard Stern) to see where we can take this. We will be developing the video broadcast in small steps. While we do an hour show for I Heart Radio and WAXE, we will do better by recording segments of 5 minutes or less for the “Yak About” Channel. Yes, you read that right. As “Yak About Tech” grew up, we found that although TECH was the foundation of our discussions, the topics ranged from business services to healthy eating. We did shows
Well, we did our first remote broadcast from Beautiful Tiburon California on the San Francisco Bay. The idea was to hit the tri-fector first time out. The plan – to broadcast over the I Heart Radio network to our traditional broadcast area with Sally and Wayne Dillon helming the controls at WAXE 107.9/FM 1370AM in Vero Beach, Florida. Additionally, we were recording the video feeds of our interviews with Sandy and Harlan Kleiman over skype for our new “Yak About Tech” Youtube channel which I would handle in San Francisco. And of course (wait for it) we would broadcast live over Twitter’s Periscope network. It was a rather daunting undertaking and probably the first time all three were attempted simultaneously. So, how did it go? I travelled