September 18, 2014
What favorite quote or movie line do you use to inspire your staff?
Jimmy Steal, Power 106: “The future will not fit into the containers of the past…the new media universe is fast, less forgiving and more rewarding for those that are willing to go beyond the context of their experience.” Rishad Tobaccowala

Brian Michel, Clear Channel Atlanta: From Talladega Nights, “If you ain’t first…you last!”

Ryan Kramer, KHFI & KPEZ: “Good, better, best. Never let it rest until your good is better, and your better is best.”

Randi West, WFLZ/WMTX: I have never really used quotes. Likewise SPORTS ANALOGIES drive me nuts. If you are trying to motivate your team and they include females, know your audience.

Kevin Cruise, KWYD: "I hate losing...I hate losing more than I like winning and there's a difference!" - Brad Pitt in Moneyball.

Kobe, 100.7 STAR: I love the locker room speech Kurt Russell gave in Miracle. At my first PD gig when we were a new sign-on I used that and Al Pacino's speech from Any Given Sunday.

Jonathan Reed, KHFI & KPEZ: "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." - Ferris Bueller.

Max Volume, KOZZ: Most people die when they're 21, but they buried at 84.... - Benjamin Franklin


Lenny Diana, WLZX/WAQY: The "Hiroshima" speech from Jaws -

John Mayer, WRVW: You can’t hit a homerun if you don’t swing the bat!

Jared Banks, KUDD: Personally I use the “F**k excuses” quote from CT Fletcher. He’s a trainer and power lifter. I even have a wristband with “F**k excuses” on it. Be accountable to yourself and others is the point there. As far as motivating others...The “When you want to be successful as bad as you want to breathe” video on Youtube is fantastic. Just look it up. If you can’t get excited after that it’s time to take up new profession as an accountant!

Big Rob, KSME: Leadership by example.

Brad Davidson, Think Say Records: "Remember the simple pleasures of the job." That was taken from the Mission Statement: "The things we think but do not say," in the movie Jerry Maguire. It's how I came up with the name ThinkSay Records.

Jon Zellner, iHeartMedia: “You’re killin’ me Smalls.” (from The Sandlot)

Chase Murphy, KXXM: "You're best? Losers always whine about their best. Winners go home and f&%k the prom queen." (from The Rock)

Chuck Damico, WBEN/WMMR: "That don't confront me…long as I get my money next Friday"

Roxy Myzal, Hard Drive: "Think Like A Fan!" - John McGhan (RIP)

Mark SanAngelo, WSUE: "220, 221 whatever it takes." (from Mr. Mom)

Sean Stewart, WDOD: “You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.” – Wayne Gretzky.

Orlando, WLLD: “Doesn’t matter who gets the laugh, as long as they’re on the Jack Benny Show” ~ Jack Benny. Let guests shine. We win by them being involved in what we do.

R Dub! Z90: Inspiring or insulting? I refer to Tom Hanks in BIG, when making fun of a horrible new toy at the FAO Schwartz board meeting; he responds, “What’s fun about that?” I use that line all the time when I am breading a sales rep for an awful promotion idea!

Chad Rufer, KZZO: “Brilliant at the Basics”…Thanks Steve Goldstein.

Mike Rossi, WSTW: “Remain calm. All is well.” (from Animal House)

Skywalker, WSPK: "Localize, Personalize, Energize."



Bob Patrick, WXLK: "Just wanted to tell you both good luck... we're all counting you." (from Airplane)

Twisted Todd, WTPT: I'm your Huckleberry! - Doc Holliday (Val Kilmer) in Tombstone.

Chris Payne, KQRA: “You’ll get nothing and like it!”

Greg, KWKQ-KSWA: "Good luck, we're all counting on you"

Steve Mills, KDVV/KWIC : OK, this one is simple…….CARPE DIEM! I encourage everyone that I work with to always Seize The Day……We never know when it is our last!

Chase Daniels, WNTR: "Stay hungry, stay foolish." - Steve Jobs

Lazlo, KRBZ: The ratio of people to cake is too big.

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Marissa Lanchak


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