Saturday, January 7, 2012
Thom does Madrid
Andoni, my boy Victor and myself
So I'm back from Spain and everything is getting back up to speed. Andoni has a Spanish blog dedicated to American country music ( http://www.escountry.com )and is another Gene Price/Harry Newman fan, going back to the days that they were being broadcast on the airbase in Madrid (Torrejon). Since I was going to be in town I stopped by. He told me he worked at a radio station. That was an understatement. His facility was HUGE. Four huge stations operating out of the same facility, multiple studios capable of most anything. A couple of years ago I visited the Clear Channel setup in the Twin Cities and was underwhelmed. That had a handful of people not enjoying their jobs watching the computers play voicetracking. THIS was like when they used to do it right here.
I couldn't swing a visit to Rota. We covered a lot of ground.
Posted by Thomas Whetston at 8:05 PM