About Alan Furst
My love of media began with radio at age five. It’s that ‘in your blood thing’. AM, FM, shortwave, even longwave.
This blog was originally created to help radio program directors. Today it covers everything media and stuff I’m interested in. Maybe you’ll find something that interests you.
A songwriter once told me he writes for the wastebasket. Sometimes it’s good. But most of the time the stuff belongs in the wastebasket. So I do the same.
A little about me. I’ve served in a number of senior programming management roles over the last 30 years for companies like Clear Channel, AM/FM, Capstar, Cumulus Media and NewCity Communications. And overseas as Group PD of The Australian Radio Network, Sydney and consultant to the first country station in the UK, Country 1035.
In the US my programming stops and consulting work includes many well known stations such 700WLW, WBZ, WIBC, KAJA and others.
For a while I stepped away from radio as Senior VP Content for DMX, Austin Texas. We created branded music, video, and voice messaging for a wide range of clients including Abercrombie & Fitch, Sheraton, Wynn Las Vegas, American Eagle and Victoria’s Secret.
Today consulting, marketing and new media projects keep me very busy. And for this my wife is grateful. It gets me out of the house. DXing is still one of my passions.
I’m always searching for the next great receiver or antenna system.
I’m easy to find. AGFURST@aol.com.