RIP 96X. Long live Boomin96! Just when you were getting used to hearing that one James song you'd happily forgotten years ago, WIVG-FM's throwback X-radio format has been changed to a throwback hip-hop format. Thanks to Flinn Broadcasting for continuing to make the drive-time radio experience like a scene from The Walking Dead where one of the main characters runs into the reanimated version of someone they dated back before the zombie apocalypse.
The Fly on the Wall team is sorry to hear that marketing consultant and Memphis Daily News columnist Dan Conway has a nasty cold, and we hope his condition improves (or that somebody stops him) before he pens more articles like his December 5th column that began, "Just when you think your cold is getting better, it snot." Not "feeling much like writing a column," Conway had opened his email to discover a list of old puns forwarded to him by a friend that reminded him of other old puns forwarded to him by friends and decided to pass along favorites like, "I stayed up all night to see where the sun went, and then it dawned on me," and "I changed my iPod's name to Titanic. It's syncing now."
Time magazine recently suggested that not every reader nominating a "Person of the Year" takes the honor seriously. "Over the years, there have been some nominations that are fairly farfetched, surprising, or silly," we're told by the news magazine so serious it once singled out "You" for the honor. The list of unserious candidates included cartoon character Li'l Abner, fictional construct The Man in the Moon, and Elvis.