Posts in category "Epic Fail Tales"

If You Hate Your Job, Read This Now

If You Hate Your Job, Read This Now
I write this next statement in all sincerity. IF you HATE your job, THEN QUIT! Yes, I’m serious. If you hate the place were you spend at least 40 hours a week, which is almost 24% of your week, then you need to quit. Don’t quit today. Don’t walk away from this screen and tell... Read more »

An Open Letter to Google...It's Dr. King Birthday...Represent

An Open Letter to Google...It's Dr. King Birthday...Represent
Google, this year we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King’s Birthday on Monday, January 19th, but his actual birthday is TODAY. I’m confident the people want to see a Dr. King Doodle today AND Monday. Today, you can feature his image. On Monday, you can feature an image invoking the powerful movement he led in Selma to... Read more »

Who is Howard Morgan?

Who is Howard Morgan?
I’ve worked in the sales department at WVON1690AM for a little over two years and in that time I’ve heard countless references to Howard Morgan on-air. Listeners often call in to say that we need to FREE HOWARD MORGAN and the on-air hosts always wholeheartedly agree. For two years, I’ve heard “Free Howard Morgan” reverberating on... Read more »
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Michelle Obama at the Oscars

Michelle Obama at the Oscars
I was pleasantly surprised when Michelle Obama popped up to present the Academy Award for Best Picture via satellite. I thought to myself: 1) finally something semi-exciting is happening and 2) what an efficient use of her time and my tax dollars. The job of the FLOTUS is to be an ambassador of good will... Read more »

Kanye West: Jerk or Genius?

Kanye West: Jerk or Genius?
This blog is inspired by a Facebook conversation I had after the Grammys. Warning: It’s a long one, but interesting if you can take the time to finish it all. After the Grammys, my local CBS station aired a piece called “Teachers Reflect on Kanye West’s Success“. Here’s some highlights from the story: “When he... Read more »

WVON To Host Forum on Violence in Chicago

WVON To Host Forum on Violence in Chicago
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 8, 2013 Contact:   Daveda Flute (773) 824-1177 (773) 247-6200 ext. 420                                                              WVON TO HOST FORUM ON VIOLENCE PLAGUING CHICAGO —-[Chicago, Illinois] WVON 1690AM, Chicago’s only Urban Talk station, is hosting a forum designed to examine solutions to the ongoing violence that is plaguing the city of Chicago.  This informative discussion will... Read more »
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A Moment of Silence for Hadiya Pendleton

A Moment of Silence for Hadiya Pendleton
“Please” by Jay Adams featuring J. Ivy was remixed into a Tribute to Hadiya Pendleton. The lyrics of this song really touched me and on this day, that she is being laid to rest, I thought it would be appropriate to share. How many children got to die before we wake up? (Wake up, Wake... Read more »

Epic Fail Tales: Bad Valentine Gifts

Epic Fail Tales: Bad Valentine Gifts
Oh, Valentine’s Day is almost here. A time for monetizing our affections with expensive gifts and nights on the town. It’s a ripe opportunity to commercialize love and debate its gift-giving abilities. It just wouldn’t be Valentine’s if we (read I) didn’t say, “I love you” and then criticize the hell out of my gift/experience.... Read more »