I've been surprised, with this week's Whitney Houston tributes, at how much time has passed since we heard some of her biggest songs. We played “One Moment in Time” this morning, and it's one of her many hits that you could sing the hook without even stopping to think. But when the song started, it took a moment before I recognized it, and here's why: we hadn't actually played that song on Magic since Fall, 2000.
It's the same story with many of her great songs: “Where Do Broken Hearts Go,” “All at Once,” “Didn't We Almost Have it All,” “Hold Me,” “I'm Every Woman,” all of these songs slipped out of the music library and went unheard for over a decade. Of course Whitney kept a strong presence on the radio: “How Will I Know” and “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” continue through today with consistent airplay. And “I ...
When did you start at MAGIC? January 16, 1991...the night the Gulf War began
Favorite Restaurant: Pho Hoa in Chinatown, and the Pleasant Café in Roslindale
Favorite MAGIC Artist: Coldplay and James Taylor
Actor/Actress: Paul Newman, Susan Sarandon
TV Show you never miss: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Favorite drink: Labatt Blue or Sac-Sac orange drink
Your ideal vacation is: Going to the Vancouver International Film Festival
What would you do if you weren’t on the radio? If I had money, I'd travel the world. If I didn't, I'd send out airchecks and resumes, looking for another job!
Worst job you ever had? Making little plastic things in the middle of the night
Favorite athlete: Jonathan Papelbon in the summer, Tyler Seguin in the winter
Most embarrassing moment on the radio?When my co-workers pulled an April Fool's joke on me by disconnecting the studio and playing their own radio show instead of mine!