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Pending Business: Gone Too Soon

| August 3, 2020

By Steve Lapa
Lapcom Communications Corp
President

 

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Herman Cain and Bob McCurdy — two different men from different walks of life. I had the privilege of knowing and learning from both.

Leadership – Herman Cain was raised from humble beginnings and worked his way through Coca-Cola, Burger King to CEO of Godfather’s Pizza.

Bob McCurdy started as a radio salesman in Richmond. Working his way up through the ranks of Katz radio, McCurdy rose to president of the Katz Radio Group.

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It’s All in the Sell

| December 12, 2016

Al Herskovitz
H&H Communications
President

 

herskovitzwriterBRADENTON, Fla. — Some years ago there was a popular TV sitcom about funny doings at a radio station.  It was called “WKRP in Cincinnati” and was created and written by a radio guy.  So it had a pretty good handle on the internal goings on.  The series pops up now and then on one of those old-show cable stations.

The characters included a grumpy general manager, a beleaguered program manager, a sexy receptionist, a nerdy news director, a couple of on-the-air personalities and a wacky salesman.  I’d like to focus on the salesman.  Not only was he way-off-the-wall, but he wore loud, mismatched clothing – shirt, tie, sports jacket and ill-fitting pants, and he didn’t seem to understand fully what was happening at his radio station.

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