Friday, October 10, 2008

Everything Falls Apart

Hear todays Radio or Not show here (runtime 36:37)

I chose this title today as it's the song (by Peter Stuart's Dog's Eye View) that played in my mind yesterday upon hearing the news of the massive losses on Wall Street. On the one-year anniversary of the Dow's highest closing ever, the Dow closed below 8700.

I don't pretend to be an expert on money, except for how to spend it and rack up the bills, but I do know that what's happening is scary, and substantial.

Today I reached out to Jim Bliekamp, the "very special correspondent" who used to contribute some thoughts to my radio show, whose regular job is as a reporter for the Wall Street Journal radio report. He and I talked about what's going on in the global economy and I, as the ultimate layperson, tried to understand it.

Today's a crazy, busy day for me. In the quickly and ever-changing word of radio, there's a trend called "voicetracking". If you think the radio "DJs" you listen to are in your town, chances are, you're wrong. I voicetrack weekends for a very cool radio station in Des Moines. This week, I'm also filling in for the afternoon personality, Deeya. So, today, I have three shows to record.

If you feel like hearing my in "DJ" mode, and want to check out a great radio station, go to I'm usually on Saturdays from 10am-3pm and Sundays from 2-7pm; and this week (and today) I'm on in the afternoon, from 2-6pm. All times are Iowa time... you'll have to figure that out for yourself!

And thanks to Mike Emm who posted this link on the message board. It's too good not to share it here.

Have a great weekend!

Hear todays Radio or Not show here (runtime 36:37)