WELL THAT WAS DIFFERENT
Sort of like exercising a muscle that had not been used for a while, going
various sites at NAB required retraining our feet. No Riviera for NUG, and the
back of the North Hall for most of Radio.
Fortunately, we fell into pattern fairly quickly, although we did have to work a
to avoid the $30 parking sites.
LOOKING AT THE SHOW ITSELF
Last week's Newsletter told you a few things about the 103,012 attendees and
what was on tap. This week, we offer you five different articles on NAB
three of them from the floor and two dealing with some EAS issues that you
might want to know more about. Richard Rudman, Kevin Kidd, Adrienne Abbott,
Alan Alsobrook, and yours truly put something together for you.
I, for one, did not see the security issues as being a problem. The monitors had
sharp eyes for missing or turned badges, and were careful but pleasant.
While we could not cover all 1 Million+ square feet of the convention - but we
do think you will get a nice taste of what happened. Of course, if you really
need more, you can ask the Telos Guitar Crew to come play "Won't Get
Fooled Again!" at your next local broadcast gathering. Well ... you can ask.
A GOOD YEAR
In general, radio manufacturers were pleased with the turnout and sales on
the floor. That was really important in an industry where life has been
difficult since the market crash in 2008.
Those of you who were there may have something in mind that we missed. If so,
let us know and perhaps we can add that info as we head into May.
By the end of the week, everyone was ready to get home and get caught up.
By the end of this week, I will have managed to get through the email that
stacked up over the past week!
Do You Remember? This week in history:
38 years ago (1978) the Blues Brothers first appeared on Saturday
53 years ago (1963) Little Peggy March hit #1 with "I Will
142 years ago (1874) Guglielmo Marconi was born.
94 years ago (1922) these stations went on the air after being licensed
by the Dept of Commerce:
(the actual First Day of Broadcast was not always the same as the
license date for the early stations.)
And some other items of interest:
3 years ago (2013) the Boston Marathon was disrupted by two Chechen
brothers and their bombs
30 years ago (1986) the Russian nuclear disaster at Chernobyl happened.
31 years ago (1985) CocaCola introduced "New Coke." (Extra credit: how
long did it take to restore "Classic Coke" to the marketplace?****)
36 years ago (1980) two 747's collided in the Canary Islands, killing
101 years ago (1915) the ill-fated allied invasion of Gallipoli began.
102 years ago (1914) Wrigley Field opened in Chicago.
... and if you really want to get technical: According to the German
mathematician Kepler it was 6993 years ago this week (4977 BCE) when the
universe was created. More recently, estimates of 14-16 Billion years
have become more accepted (... and which also seems to be the age of
something in the back of the refrigerator at many stations!).