Imus In The Mourning

Imus In The Mourning

Several people asked me this weekend if I knew Don Imus, the Radio Hall Of Famer who died Friday at 79. In the mid-1980s, we both did morning shows for NBC Radio — Imus on the AM, me on the FM — but, despite both having offices on the second floor of 30...
We Already Know Who You Are

We Already Know Who You Are

Yesterday, I linked to a clip from Jim Jefferies’ Comedy Central show, which I enjoy from time to time — even though it includes one of my broadcasting pet peeves. At the top of the show each week, as the opening rolls, we see Jim Jefferies’ name. As...
Eleven Minutes?

Eleven Minutes?

I no longer watch any of the late-night shows live. In fact, I haven’t paid much attention to them at all over the last few months. But last night, I was in bed and couldn’t fall asleep, so I turned on Jimmy Kimmel, just as his show was starting. I was...
Harris In Moscow, Part 4

Harris In Moscow, Part 4

This is part four in a series. Read the first part here, the second part here, and the third part here. Before leaving for Moscow in June, 1989, for a week of live morning radio broadcasts on WCXR/Washington, I wondered whether we’d notice the KGB monitoring...
Harris In Moscow, Part 2

Harris In Moscow, Part 2

This is the second in a series. Read part one here, part three here, and part four here. The first of my live radio shows from Moscow was about to begin, and I was freaking out. In the years I did the morning show at WCXR/Washington, I was used to working in close...
Harris In Moscow, Part 1

Harris In Moscow, Part 1

Thirty years ago this week, I undertook one of the great adventures of my radio career — broadcasting my morning radio show on WCXR/Washington from Moscow. It was June, 1989, three years after Chernobyl and five months before the Berlin Wall came down. But it...