I started my radio career as a teenager. Things have changed a lot since then. It used to be really crazy, and often didn’t seem like a “real” job.

The federal telecommunications act of 1996 paved the way for a high degree of corporate proliferation. Things are a lot more professional, businesslike, and bottom-line oriented.

Back in the 70s, the sitcom "WKRP In Cincinnati" portrayed a ramshackle radio operation in America's Midwest. Things were often disorganized, and out of control. In many ways, that wasn’t far from the truth. That being said, I doubt anybody was ever really stupid enough to drop Thanksgiving turkeys from a helicopter...