Ric Chetter - From Radioland

Like a late night talk show without the cameras.

June 4th, 2017    

Episode 173: Blow Me Down

The weather got you down? It could be worse and for many in Memphis it was pretty bad. The third worst power outage in the modern history of the city occurred. Nearly a third of the city was plunged into darkness and as of the publishing of this episode, there are still a few dealing with the aftermath of the Week The Lights Went Out in Memphis. Plus music from Donnell London.

NEXT WEEK: Pitchforks and torches to the funny people. A special episode From Radioland.


May 30th, 2017    

Episode 172: You Ain’t Got It, Kid

There are people out there who like to claim they are in "the biz". This depraved group of people, thankfully a small group, are people who make these ridiculous statements when they have zero credibility to such claims. In this episode, Ric talks about these people who want to be in show business without paying their dues in real world experience and all the other little trappings that make the business what it is. According to Ric, these are people with a certain psychological problem. Also in this episode, you aren't hearing things. There is a mouthy cat in the studio. Plus music from Oliveria.

NEXT WEEK: The reason why this week's episode was late getting posted. An actual weather delay plus music from Donnell London.



May 21st, 2017    

Episode 171: All Hail The Morons

They are all around us, everyday. Every where we go, we see them. Sometimes we take pity on them. Most of the time we just do our best to ignore them. And sometimes, that is not even possible. In this episode, Ric talks about his inability to suffer the moronic who walk among us. We shall all marvel at the incredible sight of the simple morons who have been placed in some sort of authority. Plus, music from Bluff City Backsliders.

NEXT WEEK: Fake show business people and music from Oliveria.


May 14th, 2017    

Episode 170: Mistakes Were Made

There is a massive change happening in the broadcast business right now. I Heart Media (formerly Clear Channel Communications) is about to go away. They even admitted the news to be true. In this episode Ric speaks from his experience with the Evil Empire and how for years, they had been orchestrating their own demise. This is the biggest domino to fall and will change how you, the consumer will be impacted. Plus music from Her Majesty's Buzz.

NEXT WEEK: Morons. Plus music from The Bluff City Backsliders.



May 7th, 2017    

Episode 169: O Mother, Where Art Thou?

Conventions are things some of you may attend from time to time. They are a large part of the collective population and their individual proclivities. In this episode, Ric tells of his encounter with some convention attendees in downtown Memphis. Sure, there are conventions for EVERYTHING. This one is no exception except it seems particulary frightening. Plus music from Heather Bond.

NEXT WEEK: There is a rather large broadcasting company in the midst of its death throes. Plus, music from Her Majesty's Buzz.



April 30th, 2017    

Episode 168: The Cult of Personality

Part of being in show business is being that one person the audience wants. How is this done? Aren't show business people exactly who they appear to be? Do you mean the people I see and hear aren't like this outside of their jobs? In this episode, Ric will explain how this works and will answer all of those questions and more based on his own personal experiences. Plus music from Brandon Santini.

NEXT WEEK: Mommy Con and music from Heather Bond.



April 23rd, 2017    

Episode 167: The Sign Says “Closed”

In this continuing series of episodes related to the impact of int he internet on our world, this final chapter of the examination takes a look at how the retail industry is dying. Remarkably, the retail corporation runners still won't state the obvious and blames the economy for their woes. In this episode, Ric figures out there will still be somethings you'll never be able to get via the internet. Plus music from Al Kapone.

NEXT WEEK: The cult of personality and music from Brandon Santini.



April 16th, 2017    

Episode 166: FM Sucks

As the terrestrial radio industry continues its painfully slow decline into oblivian, an observation as the state of AM and FM radio. It's not looking good, frankly. In this episode, Ric takes a realistic look at how the industry of corporate driven radio seems to be against the ropes. In this continuing series of episodes looking at how the internet is changing everything in the world, the one thing we have all taken for granted is just about to power down for the last time. Plus music from Davis Coen.

NEXT WEEK: It's like a Shakesperan tragedy. Plus music from Al Kapone.



April 9th, 2017    

Episode 165: Stop The Presses

The far reach of the internet and the "damage" it has imparted on many industies continues to be an interesting story. Media of course, has taken the most damage. Or as the case may be, forcing old styles of delivering content to evolve. In this episode, Ric takes a look at how the major newspaper in Memphis has handled this evolution. Plus music from Dory Drive.

NEXT WEEK: The battle on the air no one is paying attention to. Also, music from Davis Coen.


April 2nd, 2017    

Episode 164: The NAB is Wrong

The National Association of Broadasters is a lobby group. They represent terrestrial radio stations here in the Unite States. Somehow, Ric has been added to their list of broadcasters. The problem with this is the simple fact, Radio Memphis is not a terrestrial station. In this episode Ric looks at the NAB and discovers a basic truth. These people are in the dark. Plus, music from Chinese Connection Dub Embassy. 

NEXT WEEK: Stop the presses, no really, turn them off. Plus music from Dory Drive


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