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Jul 29, 2015

The Tampa Bay area of Florida – where Mr. Media has been recorded twice a week since 2007 – has produced its share of national brands and personalities.

• Remember the “Morning Zoo” radio phenomenon of the 1980s? Cleveland Wheeler and Scott Shannon started that here at Q105.

• Hooters Restaurants began in a...


Jul 22, 2015

I’m going to school today and you’re all invited to sit in on a master class with me. Teaching a course on getting the “get” and not screwing it up once you have it will be my guest, master celebrity interviewer and media consultant Elliot Mintz. It’s okay if you’re asking yourself, “Who is Elliot...


Jul 15, 2015

I don’t think I’ve ever seen my mother without a cup of coffee in her right hand to start the day. As far back as I can recall, it seemed like the first thing she did every day was start a pot of coffee – I remember the tins of Chockful ‘o Nuts when I was a kid — but never Sanka, even when it was trendy –...


Jul 12, 2015

I’ve been to some great big museums around the world – MOMA in New York, the Centre George Pompidou in Paris, The Tate Modern in London – to name just a few. But, to be honest, I’ve always gotten as big a thrill out of smaller, more specialized collections such as the Sherlock Holmes Museum in London, the Norman...


Jul 1, 2015

Wanna give your eyeballs a real treat? Pick up a copy of Arlen Schumer’s The Silver Age of Comic Book Art – which was recently released in a revised edition – and turn to any page. And I mean any page. Wherever your eyes go, they will discover a stunningly well curated tour through the DC and Marvel pop art of the...