I opened up the April issue of CMM and was blown away at the throwback photo of the Columbia DJs from 1994. On that day, I just remember looking around the room at all of these legendary broadcasters and thinking “Wow.” In 1994, George Kearns and I had only been doing the morning show on B106.7 for less than three years, so I was a newcomer compared to everyone else in the room.
I particularly remember the late great Gene McKay making me laugh out loud several times. Some of the veteran guys were grumpy at first, but as the day unfolded, it was hilarious to watch those legends (who had known each other forever) taking shots at each other. I knew it was a special moment, and I was honored to be there. At that time I had already worked with Leo Windham and Ken Martin, and would later have the opportunity to work with Woody, the Good Morning Columbia Gang (McKay, Dave Wright and The Bentons), plus Jim Mason and Captain Telegram. That was also my first opportunity to meet Jonathan Rush. I feel he and I have been cordial competitors through the years, and I have a great respect for him. Thanks for bringing back a great memory. That photo reminds me that nothing lasts forever and how fortunate I am to still be on the radio in Columbia.
Operations Manager, Cumulus Media
I was so excited when the April issue of the magazine arrived. The cover shot of the living room was beautiful and a pleasure to behold. My, how you all have shaken up the magazine in the most pleasing fashion. We all love going through each page the minute it arrives on our doorstep. I particularly enjoyed the article and sumptuous photographs on blacksmithing and the fine art of passing businesses down between generations. Thank you!
Spring issues are always a treat! Infused with colorful décor and refreshing drinks, the April CMM is full of eye-catching inspiration to relax the body and mind in prep for summertime. I also enjoyed the touches of humor and nostalgia, from Anne Wolfe Postic’s musings on the terrors of business casual to the staff’s creative 1990s playlist, a la mix tapes and rock ballads. I can’t wait to see what the CMM team features in the upcoming summer issues!
When I read the article Fear in Flight in your April issue, I recognized a name that I know quite well. Dr. James Fant has been my rheumatologist since 1999. I was not aware that he had been in such a tragic accident. I am thankful that by the grace of God that Dr. Fant’s life was saved. He is a gifted physician and a blessing to Columbia’s medical community.
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