Author: nikkilandry

Life After Radio

Life After Radio Some advice for my radio peeps. What a way to live. Every day you come in and you do your show wondering if that’ll be your last show. Thinking and being told, “you’re only as good as your last break”, being told, “you’re replaceable and there are tons of other jocks out…


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  • Stonewall Jackson Dies at 89
    by Cindy Watts on December 5, 2021 at 1:18 am

    Grand Ole Opry star Stonewall Jackson died Saturday (Dec. 4) morning after a long battle with vascular dementia. Mr. Jackson was 89 years old. The country singer was born Thomas Jackson in Tabor City, North Carolina, on Nov. 6, 1932. He was named after Thomas “Stonewall Jackson,” a Confederate general in the Civil War. Mr…. Read more »

  • Kenny Chesney On The “Learning Curve” Of Playing Stadium-Sized Concerts
    by Marcus K. Dowling on December 4, 2021 at 1:59 am

    Kenny Chesney has more than 20 stadium shows across the United States scheduled for 2022 via his Here and Now Tour, and he still remembers when the jump in his career success occurred that put him on a stadium-concert level of stardom. He noted in a recent Audacy interview, he remembers many tricks of the… Read more »

  • Watch “1883”: Tim McGraw, Faith Hill in New Extended Trailer
    by Cindy Watts on December 3, 2021 at 8:30 pm

    Gunfights, covered wagons, fire and intense drama punctuate the new two-minute trailer for “1883” released Friday. The Paramount+ series stars Tim McGraw (James Dutton), Faith Hill (Margaret Dutton) and Sam Elliott and is the prequel to the wildly popular “Yellowstone.” “1883” follows the family as they make the treacherous journey from Texas to Montana to… Read more »

  • The Roundup: New Music From Lainey Wilson, Maggie Rose, Carly Pearce, And More
    by Marcus K. Dowling on December 3, 2021 at 7:29 pm

    A quintet of rising female country stars highlights this week’s roundup of the latest and greatest from the world of country music. Click here to take a listen to the following tunes. Embedded from http://www.youtube.com. Lainey Wilson, Chase Rice, and Granger Smith – Beer Song Superstar country producer Joey Moi is behind the boards as… Read more »

  • Blake Shelton is “Really Proud” of His “Remodeled ‘Body Language’”
    by Cindy Watts on December 3, 2021 at 5:33 pm

    Christmas came early for Blake Shelton fans Friday when the popular “The Voice” coach released the 16-song deluxe edition of his album “Body Language.” “Body Language Deluxe” is home to No. 1 hit “Happy Anywhere” and Top 10 “Minimum Wage” in addition to new single “Come Back As A Country Boy,” sentimental fan favorite “We… Read more »

As Real As It Feels

118766473_10224630239049027_7639530461134504_oI started writing this post 5 times ago and erased everything I had written. Tears drip down my cheeks as I write this blog. They are not tears of sadness nor tears of joy, they’re tears of realization. For once in my life, the man I love I no longer want to share with you in my posts. For many years, you’ve read about my relationships whether on my facebook page  or my other posts on my blog. This time, it’s different…completely different…and it scares the shit out of me.

My current relationship is unlike any other I have ever experienced and it’s the most surreal, raw, truthful, sexy, natural relationship I have been in. I don’t want to share anything with you about it because it’s THAT special to me. I hope that doesn’t make me a bad person for being selfish with this one, but I gotta tell ya…he’s changed me in a way I never new existed. I pray that what I have now and what’s unraveling before my eyes is as real as it feels…

Until Next Time,
Much Love,

Do They Even Know You?


You would think in today’s world of online communication and the convenience of posting whatever you want for the world to see a company who is interviewing someone would be more prepared and more professional. As my quest to find the answer to Have We Become The Foundation For No Respect? continues. The position I interviewed for was for a senior level marketing position which I am extremely qualified for considering my last job I was in charge of a double-digit, multi million dollar radio station.  The interview below I am referring to was with a major web development corporation and took place in October of 2017.

The people who interviewed me were clueless and unprofessional. I applied online through the recruiter. Once I did the phone interview I was asked to come on site for an in person interview. I drove an hour to do the in person interview. Before this in person interview took place (2 weeks) they changed hiring managers 3 different times. At which time I had already done 4 different interviews with 4 different people at once the same day on site including the then hiring manager.

A week later, I had to do another phone interview with the third hiring manager for the position. She flew in from NYC to meet with me. She told me they created a position for me since I was better suited for a Director’s role. During the in-person interview, I met with 5 different people, who were all at the VP level. Each person was given 30 minutes to speak with me. According to their schedule, this is what they planned. During the first interview, we went over the 30 minutes allotted time by a few minutes. Before we were done talking, the second person comes in the room and interrupts us and tells us we need to end the discussion that our time “is up”.

Two of the 5 people didn’t know what position I was applying for when I met with them. The third person I met with was 15 minutes late to meet with me. We couldn’t find the 4th person who I was supposed to meet with as she did not answer her cell phone when we tried to call her. So, she sent an email to the third person I was talking to telling her to tell me to go sit in my car and take a 30 minutes break. I then went to my car to sit and waited for bout 20 minutes. Then, after about 20 minutes, I went back in the building to resume the interview, however, no one was there to meet me.

I’m puzzled at this point. So, I go back to where I was to meet the next person. This person was the actual hiring manager. She asks me if it’s okay if she can eat her lunch during the interview. I said “Sure, please go ahead” Eating her lunch during an interview? Seriously? What person does this? I was supposed to meet with the fifth  person after this hiring manager however, she was “too busy” to meet with me.  She asked if she could call me later. There was no call later to me from anyone from that company.

Seriously? I drive an hour away to meet with you and you’re “too busy”? I was told they are considering someone else for the position, however, I was also told no one else applied for this position since the position was created just for me. I would love to hear your stories about finding a job or the trials and tribulations you’ve come across while looking for work. Maybe your story can help us feel less alone. Or are we alone?

So, there you have it. My question still remains, Have We Become The Foundation For No Respect?

Until Next Time,

Much Love,


Have We Become The Foundation For No Respect?

Since being unemployed from my last programming job, I was able to land a job in Virginia, near DC. It was a 3-month government contract job with the Veterans Affairs. I was a Business Re-Engineering Specialist Level II. Basically, a program manager who led a marketing department and created a marketing plan from conception to…

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