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Ric Chetter is a radio veteran. He owns Radio Memphis and he talks about the broadcast business and other things with interesting people and sometimes all by himself.

Ric Chetter is a radio veteran. He owns Radio Memphis and he talks about the broadcast business and other things with interesting people and sometimes all by himself.
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Ric Chetter is a radio veteran. He owns Radio Memphis and he talks about the broadcast business and other things with interesting people and sometimes all by himself.






Episode 192: An Evolution is Coming

From Radioland has been in production for a while now. This, in of itself is rather remarkable. Over the years, we have tinkered with the show. The production of this show has always been about tightening things up and making some specific changes along the way. The fact there is a gulf of difference from episode 1 and this one is testament to how much this show has changed. In this episode, Ric will tell you about some of the changes that are coming in the coming weeks. Plus music from...

Duration: 00:30:21

Episode 191: The Old Man’s Lemon Tree

It seems like a simple question. Why are some of the middle aged guys out there hell bent on growing a damn lemon tree? Think about it, there is a sub culture out there revolving around the apparent obsession of growing this little citrus tree. Is it some sort of weird mid-life crisis? Is it simply a matter of accomplishment? Or, is it because these guys need to have something useless to obsess over? In this episode, Ric delves into this weird slice of Americana to see what is going on....

Duration: 00:35:19

Episode 190: Ancient History

Perspective is a funny thing. Referring to “ancient history” depends upon how you were to define “ancient”. Google turned 19 years old this year, for example. Planking was a thing around 8 years ago. Both things vastly different. 1 of these things seems as though it has been around longer than the other which seems happened long before Google. In this episode, Ric takes a look at this perspective and how it shapes the thoughts and actions of today’s decision makers. Believe it or not, this...

Duration: 00:31:56

Episode 189: A Sense of Worth

What is your worth? We’re not talking money here. One of the things we all have to contend with is this very notion. Are we defined by our lives? Does what we do every day matter to someone? What happens if I find what I like to do? Shouldn’t I just give it away? There’s a lot of questions. In this episode, Ric asks some more and discovers he really doesn’t have any of the answers. Plus music from J.D. Reager. NEXT WEEK: Ancient history. Around the time planking was a thing. Plus music...

Duration: 00:26:36

Episode 188: Judgemental Bastard

Social commentary is what drives certain forms of entertainment. Even though we all do it, most of us don’t overtly do it and certainly not in public. Ric is not this person. In this episode, Ric will talk about the limits by which we all live. Everyone has their price, right? The concept of this episode explores that very price. Along with what would make you cross the very line you have drawn? Plus, music from Fresh Flesh. NEXT WEEK: A sense of worth. Plus music from J.D. Reager.

Duration: 00:33:28

Episode 187: That Guy Is a Problem

Borrowing from the Radio Memphis in The Morning bit, How Not To Be That Guy, Ric seems to have a problem with what some people are actually doing in the real world. What started out as a simple observation of some of the silly and harmless, yet stupid things people do ever once in a while has become what seems to be standard unapologetic behavior. Which begs the question, has there always been the same percentage of people in our society that are That Guy or is it we just see more of them?...

Duration: 00:32:57

Episode 186: Things Fall Apart

The internet famous have finally come to a strange crossroads. These kids on YouTube apparently can’t deal with their self inclicted stardom and the pressures of creating meaningful content. Really? These people never paid attention to the inherent difficulties show business is wrought with. Now they are faced with such difficulties and are melting down. Publically. In this episode, Ric has some kind words of support for these people. Well, maybe not “kind” per se, but important. Plus...

Duration: 00:27:58

Episode 185: Going Where I Shouldn’t Have Been

You know that feeling you get when you go to some place where you really shouldn’t be? The thing about that feeling is that it is interesting experience. In this episode, Ric got that experience. Although he sort of had authorization, he got to go where few people get to see. Not that it is anything truly special but, getting to go into the storeroom of a grocery store is truly kind of special. Particularly when you get to see the space where all the beer is kept. Plus music from Carlos...

Duration: 00:31:43

Episode 184: The Battering Ram Of The Trademark

There comes a point when every artist needs to deal with the minutia of the business of show business. For the most part, their work falls within two places; copyright and trademark. In this episode, Ric sits down with Dianna Fryer and discusses the differences between a Copyright and a Trademark. It is a substantial difference. If you are an artist, you need to know this. The reason? Ask yourself this question, is what I have created original? Let’s take a look. Plus music from...

Duration: 01:00:46

Episode 183: Unoriginal Creativity

The greatest gathering place for all humans (with access) is Facebook. The social media platform despite what you may think, fosters creativity. We’ve had this thing for awhile and yet, ask yourself this, “Have I seen anything like this before?” You probably have. 90% of the time. In this episode, Ric looks at the vacuum of creativity existing in this platform. He has talked about this before, but not to this extent. It would appear we have all arrived at the comfortable port of...

Duration: 00:30:04

Episode 182: Buying Your Friends

You have probably heard about the quiet trend in social media. It is where you are judged by how many followers or friends you have. So, to make themselves look good and hot, they acquire their friends. How? You buy them, silly. In this episode Ric breaks it down on how it is done and how some pages are so full of imitation likes and followers, it is pretty obvious. You’ll also learn how to spot them. Plus music from Bean. NEXT WEEK: How is it we are all connected and yet there is nothing...

Duration: 00:26:39

Episode 181: Touched By The Long Arm of The Law

It’s an interesting slice of Americana. The occasional notice from the government where your service has been requested. Well, actually demanded. In this episode, Ric gets the notice most people hate. Jury duty summons. The question remains, why would someone actually hate this? It is the civic duty of most Americans to be called upon to decide the fate of others in the court of law. It’s a heavy responsibility that for a lot people, don’t want any part of. God help you if you have to...

Duration: 00:34:33

Episode 180: The Facebook Show

On July 20, 2017, Ric took to Facebook Live and recorded this episode. If you missed it, fear not. Here is that episode. If you saw it, this episode contains a few things you didn’t see. There is something for everyone here. The focus of this episode is the discussion of the realities of how deep Facebook actually reaches. It seems substantial. Or, is it? Have we made more out of Facebook than what it deserves? Does it have the ability to affect groups and individuals as far as we have...

Duration: 00:39:21

Episode 179: Literally Playing With The Radio

In it’s day, AM/FM radio was all the rage. Now, it is a mere shell of itself. Thanks to massive corporate ineptitude. In this episode, Ric gets to play with an actual AM/FM radio. This is kind of a big deal since Ric hasn’t spent anytime with one for about 6 years. Have things changed? They sure have. For the better? Nope. You’ll get to hear what he hears as he takes some time to listen to what is happening right now on the thing. Ric will also talk about what happened to what was once a...

Duration: 00:34:09

Episode 178: Do Something

What is it that you do? What does anyone do? These questions aren’t about your job. Not your occupation. What is it that you do outside of your everyday thing? In this episode, Ric talks about these very things as they relate to his own place in the world. In the past there has been the discussion or two about the audience doubling as a therapist (of sorts), here’s more on the subject. Also in this episode, music from Davy Ray & The Janks. NEXT WEEK: Not recognized while the light is on....

Duration: 00:34:29

Episode 177: Back In The Saddle

After under going some studio upgrades in Studio A, From Radioland is back in the studio with an interesting discussion regarding that one moment when we have all had enough of something. In this episode, Ric tells his story about reaching that threshold in a rather public way and ultimately fulfilling the fantasy of many people. Quitting a job right on the spot and managing to tell the boss the “F You Story”. Also in this episode, a reminder that the customer is not always right. Plus...

Duration: 00:30:17

Episode 174: No Apologies

In this special episode From Radioland, Ric talks candidly about comedians and others who make (or do) ridiculous jokes or say inappropriate things. Then, immediately turn around and apologize for them. As Ric will tell you, this is not always the thing to do. “If you have to apologize for something, you shouldn’t have said it or done in the first place.” NOTE: This episode is running without our sponsors and a band due to the extreme nature of this show in particular. This was a decision...

Duration: 00:33:57

Episode 173: Blow Me Down

The weather got you down? It could be worse and for many in Memphis it was pretty bad. The third worst power outage in the modern history of the city occurred. Nearly a third of the city was plunged into darkness and as of the publishing of this episode, there are still a few dealing with the aftermath of the Week The Lights Went Out in Memphis. Plus music from Donnell London. NEXT WEEK: Pitchforks and torches to the funny people. A special episode From Radioland.

Duration: 00:32:05

Episode 172: You Ain’t Got It, Kid

There are people out there who like to claim they are in “the biz”. This depraved group of people, thankfully a small group, are people who make these ridiculous statements when they have zero credibility to such claims. In this episode, Ric talks about these people who want to be in show business without paying their dues in real world experience and all the other little trappings that make the business what it is. According to Ric, these are people with a certain psychological problem....

Duration: 00:33:59

Episode 171: All Hail The Morons

They are all around us, everyday. Every where we go, we see them. Sometimes we take pity on them. Most of the time we just do our best to ignore them. And sometimes, that is not even possible. In this episode, Ric talks about his inability to suffer the moronic who walk among us. We shall all marvel at the incredible sight of the simple morons who have been placed in some sort of authority. Plus, music from Bluff City Backsliders. NEXT WEEK: Fake show business people and music from...

Duration: 00:32:17

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