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Simon Says is a podcast produced by award-winning broadcaster and journalist Scott Simon, featuring interviews with newsmakers and industry leaders. Topics will include general news, sports, journalism and media, business, economics and investing, and the law. Scott Simon has been honored with an RTDNA Edward R. Murrow award for Journalism Excellence, as well as top honors in Illinois for news and sports broadcasting. The goal of Simon Says is to inform, entertain and education, and do it with high value and integrity. We've seen too much bad behavior online and real life. Simon Says is a small but worthwhile effort to promote good behavior, which always overcomes bad behavior, with an end result that anyone can benefit the content produced for their listening pleasure.

Simon Says is a podcast produced by award-winning broadcaster and journalist Scott Simon, featuring interviews with newsmakers and industry leaders. Topics will include general news, sports, journalism and media, business, economics and investing, and the law. Scott Simon has been honored with an RTDNA Edward R. Murrow award for Journalism Excellence, as well as top honors in Illinois for news and sports broadcasting. The goal of Simon Says is to inform, entertain and education, and do it with high value and integrity. We've seen too much bad behavior online and real life. Simon Says is a small but worthwhile effort to promote good behavior, which always overcomes bad behavior, with an end result that anyone can benefit the content produced for their listening pleasure.
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Uruguay

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Simon Says is a podcast produced by award-winning broadcaster and journalist Scott Simon, featuring interviews with newsmakers and industry leaders. Topics will include general news, sports, journalism and media, business, economics and investing, and the law. Scott Simon has been honored with an RTDNA Edward R. Murrow award for Journalism Excellence, as well as top honors in Illinois for news and sports broadcasting. The goal of Simon Says is to inform, entertain and education, and do it with high value and integrity. We've seen too much bad behavior online and real life. Simon Says is a small but worthwhile effort to promote good behavior, which always overcomes bad behavior, with an end result that anyone can benefit the content produced for their listening pleasure.

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Episodes

SS 49: USBC BOARD CANDIDATE RICK RAMSEY ANSWERS SUBMITTED QUESTIONS, PART 2

4/18/2019
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USBC Board of Director candidate Rick Ramsey wanted to answer questions submitted by members at the Facebook USBC Discussion Forum. The election is part of the USBC 2019 convention April 27-May 2 at The Orleans in Las Vegas. Below is the first interview Rick appeared in earlier this month explaining the different process for him to be elected. Unlike government elections, the USBC procedure is for the board to screen candidates and make recommendations for open seats. Rick was not chosen by...

SS 48: SUCCESSFUL FUNDRAISING ISN'T AN ART

4/14/2019
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Successful fundraisng is critcial for non-profit organizations. NPR board member Jay Pearce oversees them for WVIK-FM, Rock Island, Il. which he manages as its CEO and each required the same approach. What you'll hear in this episode for better fundraising in 2019: How to make the same revenue despite fewer pledge campaign calls The one must-do intention in every campaign Why U.S. postal service mail should be a priority over social media What to ask for in the first paragraph of mail The...

Duration:00:26:13

SS 47: VIDEO - THE FUTURE OF BOWLING WITH RICK RAMSEY, PART 1

4/9/2019
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The United States Bowling Congress board candidate list April 27 is excluding nationally-known leader Rick Ramsey who wants to be elected for the future of the sport. He's running a "nomination from the floor" campaign which is similar to a write-in method. I am using my editorial license using the "future of the sport" description of Rick's effort because it's the slogan the USBC uses to market itself. From my chair as a longtime creator of branding, it's a weak statement for an...

SS 46: 2019 ACM AWARDS PREVIEW WITH CADILLAC JACK

4/6/2019
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The 2019 ACM Awards will be announced April 7 and Cadillac Jack of 995. WYCD Detroit joins Simon Says to let us know who is in the running for big Country Music honors The ACM Awards are held in Las Vegas. Enjoy and share with your friend - but before you listen, since you like audio (obviously since you are here at my site!), I have an offer for you - two free audio books of your choice! Sign up here - and if you decide not to join after 30 days, you get to keep your 2 ree books. A great...

Duration:00:08:05

SS 45: HOW NEWSROOMS FUEL FAKE NEWS IMAGE

4/4/2019
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Television newsrooms are helping fuel the fake news image with their anchor-report debrief segments. Reporter facts too often are overshadowed by anchor opinion. At stake is accuracy and trust. A strong news force in this country keeps everyone honest, acting on the up-and-up. Compromised news allows people and organizations to take advantage of others. This is for the stewards of news and those of us who depend on them to do their job with pristine execution so that all of us benefit. This...

Duration:00:10:29

SS 44: APRIL FOOLS!

3/31/2019
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IAPRIL FOOLS! You'll just have to watch the video.

EP 43: AN UNCERTAIN SIMON SAYS FUTURE

3/30/2019
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You'll just have to watch the video about the future of Simon Says. A poll will be published the week of April 1. There is a good chance for a Part 2 on April Fools Day about this episode. But you must watch this episode for the full story. Have a good weekend, Scott Simon, Simon Says [wpedon id="197" align="left"]

EP 42: BEN MCWHORTER TIPS FOR RADIO ADVERTISING

3/26/2019
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[caption id="attachment_1087" align="alignright" width="150"] If you work in commercial radio, you'll want to hear tips from Ben McWhorter how to reach new levels of greatness[/caption] Are you in radio broadcasting and seek great advice to make your messages sizzle? Ben McWhorter is a highly-respected retired executive radio advertising and simplifies it in his first episode on Simon Says. Comment below what you think about Ben's advice and share with your radio friends. I had the pleasure...

Duration:00:29:35

EP 41: MUELLER INVESTIGATION REPORTS NO COLLUSION BETWEEN TRUMP AND RUSSIA

3/24/2019
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Special Counsel Robert Mueller reports there was no collusion between President Trump and Russia during the 2016 election. It was released to Congress today by Attorney General William Barr, who received the report from Mueller on March 22. The investigation by Mueller and his team may be over but the issue is not, and I will begin to assess and analyze what it means now and in the future. The ultimate outcome is will this issue affect the 2020 President election. Please comment below and...

Duration:00:03:55

MUELLER REPORT: NO COLLUSION

3/24/2019
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Special Counsel Robert Mueller reports to Congress there was no collusion between President Trump and Russian interests during the 2016 election. Stay tuned for a special report and commentary

Duration:00:00:18

EP 40: PET PEEVES, PART 1

3/23/2019
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Everyone has pet peeves but my particular ones center on what I hear from television and radio broadcasting. There are many of them so this will be Part 1. Simon Says begins a new podcast schedule; Saturday episodes will be personal. Tuesday episodes will feature interviews with newsmakers, eyewitnesses and experts. What are your pet peeves? List them in the comment section, and share this episode with your friends. Let them know why you listen and enjoy. Enjoy my new schedule, remember...

Duration:00:08:00

MARCH 26 PODCAST: BEN MCWHORTER TIPS ON IMPROVING RADIO

3/22/2019
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It all depends on being local...the most control you can have over revenue is with local direct clients. And the thing I did at my last station was hire a creative director, a copywriter. Salespeople, as a general rule, can't write good copy. And if the copy isn't good, the results aren't there. Most people in the industry don't understand supply and demand. At WIVK, we used to run only 12 units an hour after morning drive. It didn't matter if it was a 30 or a 60, a unit was a unit. Today,...

EP 39: So Long to Sears at the Boulevard Mall in Las Vegas

3/17/2019
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St. Patrick's Day 2019 saw happy parades, NCAA basketball tournament selections, and the closing of Sears at the Boulevard Mall Las Vegas A day of remembrance and sadness for thousands in Las Vegas, from current to former workers, and to millions of customers at the oldest mall in Las Vegas. I live nearby and decided to walk through one last time. Here's a blog about the mall history. I'll be publishing walk-through videos from time to time in addition to my audio podcasts and articles....

EP 38: TRUMP'S WALL? LET'S LOOK AT THE HOLLYWOOD WALL OF SHAME

3/15/2019
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Let's turn our focus for a moment from President Trump's border wall and point the spotlight at the Hollywood wall of shame. This is a bonus-content podcast in follow-up to my article earlier this week about the arrest of actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, charged with bribing colleges to get their kids admitted. [democracy id="7"] Comment below and share with your friends. Scott Simon, Simon Says [wpedon id="197" align="left"]

Duration:00:06:28

EP 37: Actor Smollett Drama Spotlights Parent Problem

3/5/2019
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[caption id="attachment_657" align="alignright" width="205"] Should Jussie Smollett be from Empire?[/caption] The spotlight on actor Jussie Smollett should target parents. His arrest continues publicized bad behavior often stopped by strong parenting. This podcast episode continues an effort I started years ago. It's about behavior. It's about making a deifference. I didn't know much about Smollett until the incident. I've watched just 1 episode of Empire. But I learned more about him than...

Duration:00:12:02

EP 36: Bermie Sanders Free College Tuition Won't Work

2/19/2019
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[caption id="attachment_617" align="alignright" width="150"] Free education means debt for those who will have to pay for it - taxpayers[/caption] Bernie Sanders is running for President in 2020 and one of his main campaign themes will be free college education. It would be a disaster and you'll have to listen to the reasons why. This is a hot topic, so please do the following: Comment on the stories Share this with your friends [democracy id="4"] Enjoy listening. Scott Simon, Simon Says...

Duration:00:09:27

EP 35: Three Las Vegas Downtown Projects Continues Growth

2/14/2019
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[caption id="attachment_329" align="alignright" width="150"] Jay Kersting has a new job since his last appearance on Simon Says. Listen to find out where and what - and why it will make him a doubly powerful Las Vegas travel expert[/caption] Three Las Vegas Downtown construction projects are underway that continues to rank the city in the U.S. Top 5 for economic growth. The projects include new hotel rooms at 2 properties and a new convention facility. Simon Says Las Vegas travel expert Jay...

Duration:00:19:26

EP 34: Simon Says retirement advice to help you plan success

2/9/2019
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[caption id="attachment_244" align="alignright" width="150"] I, Scott Simon, declare I am happy today, my first day of retirement, February 9, 2019. Listen to my podcast and find out what transformed me.[/caption] Today is the first day of my retirement and I now am sharing my retirement advice with a nearly 12-year-old time frame to help you change your attitude, approach, and result in success. I am a happier person today because of what I learned. I am sharing with you to make your...

Duration:00:12:09

EP 33: Move the State of the Union speech day, or cancel it forever

2/4/2019
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President Donald Trump finally gets to give his 2019 State of the Union speech Tuesday night and frankly, the day of the speech needs to be changed, or better yet, stop giving it. I think 19 years into the 21st Century, it's a waste of time. Listen to my podcast. I give two arguments, one for keeping it but making it more relevant and one for ending it and why. [democracy id="1"] Would you be so kind and make a donation? We're about to make some improvements to the website and its because...

Duration:00:06:55

EP 32: Should we celebrate a Super Bowl holiday?

2/2/2019
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The proposal to create a Super Bowl holiday resurfaced again before the game between New England and Los Angeles. Millions will be watching the game. Millions of alcoholic drinks will be consumed. I'm sure quite a bit of recreational drugs will be used before, during, and after the game. Millions miss work the day after, a Monday, and a day of the week that has been used to celebrate many holidays. Should there be a Super Bowl holiday? Listen to hear my opinion and arguments. Scott Simon,...

Duration:00:11:54