Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Ode to the Stick

While I do think the stadium looks pretty cool, I'm going to be mixed on this.

Candlestick was a special place for a kid born in the 80s. Joe Montana played there. Bill Walsh introduced us all to the west coast. And a standard of football excellence on and off the field was established for all other organizations to model.


I'm not against this look, but it's just not the same.

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New Facebook Look

While I'm not sure that you care, but Facebook unveiled their new timeline that is allowing businesses (or 'Pages') to get involved in the latest look of the favorite social network.

I, for one, am down with the new look. It allows for more customization on social media pages for organizations. Which is a good, cool thing. Here's what ATWB's looks like:

Coca-Cola is also already on board.
My company, 81 Shop, is rocking the new digs.
The Doc On JOX himself, Dr. Mark Ricketts, is sporting the timeline.

Big and small companies can make the change, so check it out. You'll be seeing a lot more of these, and real soon. Facebook switches everyone over on March 30th.

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Monday, February 27, 2012

Super Heroes Ride In Style.

Excellent on-site reporting from TBLTT:

'Cause we all know superheroes drive Pontiacs.
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Monday, February 6, 2012

TBLTT Speaks For All Of Us

I know I spend a fair amount of time listening to radio in the greater Birmingham area, as my 3,300+ miles a month on the road will attest. (Yup, over 3k.) And most of that time is spent on JOX, but when the callers do drive me beyond my patience, I'll scan around, and as you may know, we lost a good one with the change of the calendar.

Regional Celebrity Tom Banks sums it up:



That station was never the same after they took Tony Kurre out of the afternoons. Even having him on the mornings at JOX at the same time, TK could come in and voice track a rock show, and it was as good as anything you could ask for. Like Tom Banks, I grew up on Tone the Bone, Lori Ray, Blaze Man, and Orlando.

So the next time you hear "Won't Get Fooled Again", be sure to pour out a little of your Keystone Light for one of the great, but now fallen, radio stations.

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