In the past year or so, I have visited and posted in several internet forums, mainly dealing with media in Northeast Ohio. I have had the chance to make contact with several of the other posters off the boards, and for the most part they have been a real inspiration to me. The following is a partial listing of the folks who make my day a little brighter, and sometime give me a few laughs.
Newsnomore: A true pro in every sense of the word. One who has worked in many media outlets, and has received many accolades for his work, but is humble enough to be a friend to those who would only dream of where hard work and desire has taken him. One who has put his family at the top of his list, which makes him a true hero in my book.
Ohio Media Watch/Old Akronite: My inspiration for this blog. He sees all and knows all. His hard work gives us the inquiring minds the media information we want to know. He also gives credit where it's due when one gives him a tip. Hopefully he will get the talk show gig that he so desires, but to do so will take him away from the area, as he personifies the biblical principle that "A prophet is not without honor, save in his own country."
Danny Wright: "Dancin" Danny, the Country music personality of the year, one who enjoys posting about Cleveland, even though he is all the way across the country in Seattle. One who has shown that you should never quit when you are chasing your dreams. He's been up, and down, and over and out, but he knows one thing. Each time he's found himself lying flat on his face, he picks himself up and gets back in the race.(Thank you Frank Sinatra)
Johnny Morgan: A very intelligent individual, who is very passionate about radio, though he is an attorney by trade. Hosts a late night/early morning program on the Sunday Oldies Jukebox. In his spare time, he attempts to save the radio world from the World's Greatest Program Director(tm).
These folks, and others, have provided me with hours of entertainment as I check out the forums. More on that in a later post.