So for the past year I've been spending my weekends doing what I've considered some of the best times of my radio career so far doing this syndicated CHR radio show, called the ALMOST Morning Show. If you don't know this stuff already, I'll go over some of the history of the show for you. In the summer of 2010 myself and Chaz Burge started doing a daily morning show called "The ALMOST Morning Show". It got a great response, but at the end of the summer, due to scheduling issues, we had to break it down to a weekend show at night, and that's how it is now, just on like 14 different stations, and as of now, with out me. Last weekend's show was my final time on The ALMOST Morning Show. I loved doing the show, but this summer I have other opportunities that have opened for me. I can't wait to start, I enjoyed my time at The AM Show, but hey. I wish Chaz and the show luck in the future.
Read the official announcement: http://www.allaccess.com/net-news/archive/story/91910/mike-kerr-leaves-the-almost-morning-show
I absolutely love the new NBC gamble, "The Voice". Being a TV junkee, when this show was first announced, I thought it was going to be the most corny thing I'd ever watch. I mean it felt like American Idol with 4 big-ass superstars not looking at the people auditioning, but it's not. This show goes above and partially beyond my expectations. There were no real audition rounds, before the show started shooting, casting went around the US to all the major cities, and found the best singers, then the best would go to the Blind Auditions (where the judges are in their chairs not facing the person singing). Where there if one of the judges (mentors) hits the lil button on their chair, turns them around to see the singer, and if that mentor is the only one turned around, the singer is on that mentor's team. If another turns around, they [the mentors] "battle it out" to get that singer on their team. For some reason, this is interesting? I usually HATE signing shows --cough- American Idol--, but this one is really entertaining for me. The editing and production quality is really good as well. You don't see all of that crap you don't care about in an audition show, like what's going on outside in the holding room, or a really long overview of the auditioner. It's a full hour or two of real full content. Carson Daly (who I consider a good friend) doesn't do a lot of talking on the show, which no offence Carson, but it's great. The show can stick together without having to have a dude there to hold it together. The production is great, graphics are nice, and the show is very modern. I like seeing the tweets at the bottom of the screen from the mentors and the guys on the show, it's great to see what they are thinking while this thing is going on. Also with the modern-ness of the show, it's good to see FOUR actually currently relevant musicians judging. The winner of the show will get some cash and a contract with Universal Republic.
This is what I read on the front page of the Huffington Post last night.
Yesterday, the man with the face of modern day evil was killed by an American Army unit in the Mid East. Now, I'm not going to go into how this all started, you can go read that on MSNBC. I want to talk about this amazing outpour of interest, and the use of social media during this.
Last night I was watching the Celebrity Apprentice (it's a guilty pleasure) when at about 10:35 eastern time, that scary NBC News breaking came on telling us the president would be making a statement concerning our national security. At this point I'm actually scared. When the President of the Free World is going to speak at 10:30 at night on a Sunday, you better know this damn well is important. Another 17 or so minutes go by, and it's around 10:47 when the actual NBC special interruption banner shows, with their famous ding-ding-ding. David Gregory is sitting in their DC studio looking all frazzled, and he reports that Osama Bin Laden was killed, and they are waiting for the president's address. (George Bush is effing jumping up and down, down at the ranch haha).