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REVEALING RADIO VIDEO WITH HOWARD HOFFMAN

radio personality graphicThe other day I sat down with the legendary radio personality, radio production wizard, and voiceover star Howard Hoffman.

It was the interview of a lifetime. At least, for him.

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  • scott snailham November 17, 2009, 3:13 am

    uh…yeah!

  • Dan Kelley November 17, 2009, 6:17 am

    Hilarious!

  • Mike Bell November 17, 2009, 6:46 am

    NINE!

  • Bob Goff November 18, 2009, 9:48 am

    OMG!! Funnniest thing I’ve seen in a long time!

  • JJ Duling November 18, 2009, 1:02 pm

    Gotta ask, Dan- that interview was hilarious but I gotta know: was he just giving you the business or was he really getting P.O.’d?

  • Dan O'Day November 18, 2009, 1:10 pm

    @JJ: That guy always is P.O.’d.

    He has to pay people to be his friend.

    Which reminds me, this month’s check appears to be late…

  • Kingsley H. Smith December 1, 2009, 2:14 pm

    Howard is a hoot, just as I remember him from WALL and WABC! This video is 4:32 of rollicking reality fun.

  • James Anthony June 7, 2010, 12:54 pm

    NINE!!!!!!!!!

  • Wild Bill May 12, 2013, 1:28 am

    ….hahaha!! Just awesome… nicely done!

  • BOOMer RocKs January 9, 2014, 12:52 pm

    How appropriate. Today is January 9th, [2014 no less]
    My beginnings in radio started in 1970.
    I first heard the “9” Tape back in 1976 while working, studying, and living in Boston, from a fellow broadcaster who’d claimed to have worked with Howard @ WABY-Albany. I’ve played this hilarious rip on the business over and over for neophytes and pros around the country in all markets that I’ve worked & played in during the last (almost) 40 years. Many marvel over its unique grip on how Radio nailed itself into its own coffin, WITH the help of our Gumint’s stupid-ass TelCommAct of 1996 that really buried us all. Further, with the new year here and me going thru boxes and boxes of yet to be converted tapes, I was just about to use MY COPY from the WABY-Albany archives [on reel to reel] to upload to my MaC and further spread the word digitally, but I decided to check on line first. I’m glad it’s here for the world to listen to “the beginning of the end” of Radio’s demise of over – formatting. As a matter of fact, Todd Chase [from Kansas City] used this exact idea to programme Miami’s 96X when it came back on the air [after an over 4 year hiatus because of Charter & Bartell’s losing the license in 1981] on 15 June 1985, with the “Super 16”. We played the same 16 songs over and over and over and over and over from Tuesday to Tuesday with only one oldie @ :15 and a 96Xtra @ :45. Lotsa jingles-very little talk. Great huh?
    This format lasted about 16 weeks. Then we got Rick Sklar.
    Ahhh radio in its heyday. Repeal the TelCommAct of 1996!