A look back at 2012 on Radio Today (pt 4)
As 2012 comes to a close we're going to look back at some of the stuff that happened during the year….
GREAT LEADERS WIN
Ultimately, the most important and consistent trait of great executives is their capacity and ability to lead.
Paul Thompson is not the most important person in Australian radio history because of his technical abilities (although they were clearly strong), but rather his place in history is assured because of his exceptional ability as a leader.
It is very easy to lead when things are going well, it is only when a station, or group, faces challenges that true leadership can be illustrated and these are the moments that great leaders live for. It is also the time when the value of great leaders becomes most apparent.
See Dan Bradley's piece on great leaders here.
NOTHING BEATS JOY, EXCEPT RADIO
Having enjoyed Pat Morrish’s stories about her work at the ABC in Cairns, Jim Mortimer was reminded of another time in the deep north when radio really shone.
In the three days leading up to Christmas 1990, Cairns and Far North QLD were threatened by a cyclone more powerful than Darwin’s fateful Cyclone Tracy.
In this article, Jim recalls the event and how radio played a big part in informing the town.
Read it here.
MORGAN FREEMAN GIVES V/O ADVICE
Hollywood actor Morgan Freeman gives some free advice to voice-over talent and producers here.