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  •  My hubby was in radio well over 2o years but he (4+ / 0-)

    was laid off so often due to changes and budget cuts, that he actually went into fulltime retail with much better benefits than he ever had in radio. Mostly though he never worked in a large radio market and those small and medium sized stations cannot afford to pay good wages and offer decent benefits.  

    But he got tired of being laid off every few years and instead has opted for retail but he will do radio work part time instead.

    He spent years doing radio fulltime but now he has decided he only will do it part time as he needs a fulltime job of any kind with decent benefits to survive the unpredictable nature of working in the media these days.

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    by wishingwell on Thu Nov 22, 2012 at 03:04:55 PM PST

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    •  I don't miss radio... (5+ / 0-)

      ...but I do miss DOING radio! In the studio, if everything's going the way you want, you're a king of infinite space. It's when you have to step out of the studio and deal with the sharks and the sales maggots that things get bad.

      So while I miss the job, I do NOT miss the industry. And I hate to say it, but public radio is just as insulated and just as politically-motivated.

      "If you're going to go down with the ship, make it a submarine." - Wayne Shorter

      by Oliver Tiger on Thu Nov 22, 2012 at 06:38:24 PM PST

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      •  Yes my husband feels the same way, he does not (1+ / 0-)
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        miss the radio industry, but he does miss his actual job when he was the air and had a show.

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        by wishingwell on Fri Nov 23, 2012 at 06:19:53 AM PST

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