Sunday, December 27, 2015

1991 Mis-Predictions for the Future of Broadcasting

With 2016 just around the corner, we look back at a vintage Dan Lewis program from April 21, 1991. This hour, pre-recorded the previous Friday night at Randi's Flushing, NY studio, featured an interview with my friend Robert Briel of The Netherlands. Robert has long been in media publishing and was, at the time, editor of Veronica Magazine.

The interview is notable for many reasons. You can sense the higher level of energy working out of Randi's place rather than JP's. It was easily noticeable to listeners as well, because the 2nd hour was done live from Yonkers. Of course, Randi HAD to point out the higher energy as proof of the superiority of his studio vibe vs. JP's.

Also of note, and with belatedly due apologies to Robert, I mispronounced his name repeatedly. It should come out as "Breel", but for some reason I gave it the pronunciation of a well known Staten Island street name, Brielle Avenue ("Bree-El"). Robert, ever the gentleman, never said a word.

Of more interest to listeners in 2016, however, is how we got it wrong all about satellite radio, digital broadcasting, and how no one would ever need better quality video than VHS HQ! It is a shame that youth is wasted on the young because I could use some of that youthful energy now to complement the wisdom of years.

This is another toaster oven tape rescue special, thanks to my trusty metal take up reel described in this post. As you get ready to pop the cork, give a listen to this rescued classic Dan Lewis radio program!

Thanks for joining us this year and there is more to come in 2016.