“Talent, ingenuity and relentless perseverance are the attributes you first notice with Terry Phillips.
They are mixed liberally with cunning and realism. The result is someone special in an overcrowded field of lesser lights and poseurs.”
Mike Lee, Creator of Brown Bag, Founder DownloadHDFX.com, and one of Radio's Brilliant Minds
"It would be the height of lunacy to think that there’s an audio exciter in the creative vein who possesses more depth, theatre of mind, joie de vie, passion, purpose, fun, realness, uniqueness, clutter-cutting abilities and time-tested performance than my friend Terry Phillips.
I know, because I’ve been on the receiving end of his brilliant copy all of this Century. He’s raised the bar consistently through those years and he is now more than ever a pleasure to work with!
I recommend as well as commend him with all my enthusiasm. Book this man."
Terry LOVES radio!! He truly enjoys creating and is fantastic about turning imaging from scrip to audio in a timely fashion!
Dealing with Terry makes me wish he was my neighbor and I could repay him by letting him borrow tools or I could feed his animals while he was out of town.
But he’ll just have to settle for cashing the checks we send him every month for doing an AWESOME job with our station imaging!
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"Working with Terry and WOMC has been an amazing experience, and it keeps getting better!
Not only can he write copy that promotes a classic hits station in a fresh, creative, and innovative way, but his killer vocal and production skills would make any producer or programmer stand up and take immediate notice.
He embraces technology, and turns award-winning promos around in the blink of an eye."
I often think of Detroit, and the Rodney Dangerfield of cities… Time to give respect, show the love, man up, and be proud of the Motor City…
I think sometimes the dred we hear in the local news, the negative way friends from out-of-state view our home, and the way national media covers Detroit and the Motor City with a clear spite makes us forget how great this town, and this state really are!
Sure we’ve had mayors who have not helped, some who have hurt… a lot, thanks Kwame. Oh yea and the feeling that American built stuff isn’t so good anymore. Well that’s all hogwash. So as one of the behind the curtain people here, I’m going on a little crusade. One of enlightenment, one for the good, no great stuff right here that even those who live here forget. Who knows, maybe, just maybe, if we start to be just a little more proud of the Motor City, a little more proud of this great state of lakes… MAYBE we can help make it even BETTER!
So, reason #1
WHY I LOVE DETROIT: NEW VS. USED
This is the only place in the world where:
I'd love to hear why you love YOUR TOWN... or the town your in now, and the imaging you've done there. Tweet them to @fmprodguy, click the contact button above, or just email me.
Sometimes that’s what I feel like I’m doing, selling Pickles to a Penguin. Sound strange?
Country imaging to start with is a bit of a Pickle, misunderstood by many, often described by referencing different formats, rather than talking about what it is, and how it communicates with the audience (the Penguin)...
Or, in my little corner of the world, the daily challenge of taking loose information (the Pickle), and writing, voicing (or getting a outside voice to read), and producing it quickly… from Making “Math Fun” in a Country Squared weekend (Thompson Square tickets), to producing my 301st Toby Keith imaging element, and trying to find a way to be different/fun every time and avoid topic burnout (NOT KIDDING, including 76 promos)… and keeping the focus on the ONE place it belongs… the listener.1
***Here is where we get to the Opinion part, feel free to have your own, and even email me with differences***
Whether it’s what Country Imaging “IS”, or the daily grind, to me it’s Pickles for a Penguin. Finding a way to tie things together. Finding a way to introduce things to the audience. And never forgetting to keep it fun. After all that’s why people listen.
Country imaging is NOT “CHR with a Twang”, or kinda like Hot AC… it’s a wonderful thing, where fart jokes and family values sit at the same table, where beers are for horses, grandma’s tell of good ole days, and songs about Dogs AND Homeboys, just work. The inspiration is in the life style, the music, the stories, and the people… Sure you can hear some neat things, cleaver lines, and get ideas from other formats. But Country Radio has a loyalty that CHR dreams of having, that Hot AC wishes for, because it’s DIFFERENT.
You see, I’m lucky; my CBS stations in Detroit give me a level of creative freedom that’s not only rare, it’s unheard of. I’m blessed. And if I have learned just one thing from selling Country Music to Detroit, it’s that Penguins can LOVE Pickles, you just need to speak their language…
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