Johnny Cash sings in a famous song about how his career took him everywhere across the United States. Radio veteran Joe Lancello’s career similarly features stops in many cities. The latest sticker on Lancello’s suitcase is Oskaloosa, IA where he is the new News & Sports Director at KBOE/KMZN.
Recently, I listed to the first demo tape I ever made. I was a sophomore at the Princeton of the Plains, Kansas State University. The cassette (yep – cassette) included mostly sportscasts and live reports from K-State football games for various radio stations around the conference.
As I listened, I blushed with embarrassment. I was bad. The sportscasts sounded scripted and rehearsed because . . . well, they were scripted and rehearsed.