Geoff's Blog: Big Possums Walk Late
Big Possums Walk Late
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As this year winds down, I would like to take a moment to tell the folks out there that anything is possible in the New Year. This blog does have my opinion, but quite frankly I write it to open up the eyes of the "gray" thinkers out there.
In my world, there is black or white. Period. You're either good or evil. This is how the Pinker's mind works. One year ago, I didn't have a job. My real estate show on WIND was canceled on December 15th. I was in real estate. Like I said, I didn't have a job. The radio station gave me a tremendous opportunity to sell for them. They also gave me a couple of hours each week to do my show "Livin Large with Geoff Pinkus" on Sundays from 5-7 PM.
If you think and ACT correctly, anything can happen. In a little less than one year, I have achieved over 100% of my radio budget. Who said times are tough? You just have to work a little longer and smarter to get there. My Sunday show is a massive hit, and starting January 5th at the strike of midnight, which technically is the 6th, I will be doing an overnight show from midnight until 4 in the morning on AM 560 WIND.
For those of you who enjoy radio but don't know the business side, let me explain to you that this is HUGE. Chicago is the number three market in the nation behind New York and LA. This opportunity doesn't just happen. WIND has a huge history and is a major player in the news/talk venue in Chicago. Folks, going from my Sunday show which I will still be doing is like going from Triple A to the major leagues, plain and simple.
I hope you will join the fun starting next week. We'll take calls on the "underdog" shift at 312-642-5600. You can also listen online if you go to this very web site. Just think: a year ago I had little going. With the grace of God and a little work and luck along the way, it's been an amazing year.
If you are in a similar position, just look to me for inspiration. I realize that is a scary thought, but if I can get up off of the ground at 53 years old, you can too.
Speaking of baseball: as Harry Caray used to say when the Cubbies were coming back, "BIG POSSUMS WALK LATE." See you this Monday and have a safe and happy new year.
What are you doing for the New Year? Do you have any resolutions? Contact me to let me know.
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