Where were the three or four of you when Nixon resigned? Who told you? Were you even alive then? What was your reaction?
I was a kid in line for the Gran Prix Raceway at Disney World in Orlando. I don’t remember if I was there with my family or with the Hammond Shamrocks football team. I have a ton of family in Orlando, most of them Mormons, and as a kid we would go down there a lot, even in the summer.
I’m a little confused about the purpose of the trip and the happenstance of being in the line at the Gran Prix Raceway. That's because one memory of the trip trumps all others.
We started on this journey, the three or four of you and I, with a bloated sense of of our own self-importance. We figured that I have something that’s important enough to say about the death of radio to make this ongoing story of My Radio Life a historical document.
That’s so that broadcasting students 30 years from now could read this and exclaim, “Oh, so that’s what radio was like.”
Let’s review. I started to write this blog to chronicle the death of radio. The reason for this is that I lived the death of trading in the pits of Chicago and I didn’t chronicle it. That would be good stuff to have, but I was too lazy to write it all down. Let’s not make the same mistake again.
Instead, the three or four of you get to follow the death of radio with me in real time. The thing is, there’s deaths of a lot of things going on all around us and for some reason I meander into those deaths sometimes. Too many deaths means what? Here’s what Kristin had to say yesterday in the comments section of this blog –
It’s 1:55 in the morning and once again I wake with the My Radio Life shakes. It’s a premonition, perhaps, about our world in general. I don’t like where we’re headed. I’m afraid where we’re going.
Maybe that’s what happens when the last thing you read about before you go to bed is that over the weekend Kim Jong Un did his 75th intercontinental missile test. He shot a missile 490 miles into the sea between North Korea, China and Japan. Independent observers say that it’s a step up from his previous shoots. This one, they’re saying, may be able to make it to the west coast of America. North Korea is saying as such: