I really don’t know what to say or how to say it.
It’s not the Happy Thanksgiving we’d prefer.
Some of you may not be working come Monday morning.
That old unwritten policy that no position would ever be terminated between Thanksgiving and the new year is a now a luxury most businesses can no longer afford.
And it’s not just radio. Had business pledged to one rule – resist some of the greed – we wouldn’t be in this very real – and dare I say it – very scary economic meltdown.
But you know what’s said about hindsight.
Forget “Drill, baby, drill.”
If you’re in the radio business – it’s “Fire, Baby, Fire!”
You may own morning drive in your market or be your group’s number one biller.
No one's immune.
We’re in an industry that went astray long before the economy caught up with it.
We’re all having the same conversations. We're not alone.
There are friends I know that up until a few months ago never even tenuously pondered the notion of not being able to afford retirement.
This is a time to reach out - even befriend our competitors - and be ready to lend a helping hand to those in need.
We're on the same side.
That’s the true meaning of Thanksgiving this year.