Did somebody slip something in my coffee?
Maybe it’s Radio Week. In any case, here’s an update on legendary Kansas City broadcasting badboy Randy Miller.
The DJ who made a name for himself by getting fired – and dramatically so – from every on-air job he ever had, inlcuding by at least four stations in Kansas City, including Q104, ZZ99 and The Planet to name only three.
It’s been like nine years since Miller parted company with the latter, so what’s he been up to since?
"Brainstorm Media is headed by media veteran, Randy Miller. With more than 25 years of on-air experience, Randy understands how to use your message to attract attention!" reads the site’s home page. "Randy heads a tremendous team of graphic designers, copywriters, video experts, and IT professionals to produce original and dramatic results for our partners.
"Whether it’s traditional media, event marketing, or Internet integration, we’ve been there. Everything from product launch, to brand development. From fifteen second TV commercials, to one hour TV shows. From press releases to marketing consultation. We can do as little, or as much, as you need. If you have the question, we’ll provide the ANSWER."
Miller’s client list includes, Rob Sight Ford, Crowley Furniture, Factory Directory Appliance and the VFW.
"So I look at life from both sides now," Miller says.
All after parting ways with the Planet in 2003 and coming to terms with his future after, I realized there was not that kind of money in radio anymore," Miller says. "I mean, I was offered the morning show and assistant program director job on a station here two years ago. And when I asked how much it paid, they told me it was $75,000. And I said, is that for each job? And they said, no, it’s for both.
"And I started thinking that I had to stay all day and I thought, ‘Well, I made about ten times that much for working just four hours with a bonus – my base salary was $550,000.’ I mean, I know morning show guys that are making just $40,000. You know, and getting up at 4:30 a.m."