Is Alan Cross the new Rick Dees or Kasey Kasem?


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nopride

Is Alan Cross the new Rick Dees or Kasey Kasem?

Post by nopride » Sat Mar 12, 2005 3:29 am



I saw an informercial late at night with Alan selling the "Spirit of Rock" compilations for HMV. Nothing like the "Spirit of the Edge" compilations of years past. However there is no "Spirit" in any of the compilations. Just a hits package of everything that Q107 and the Mix 99.9 play with the odd Clash hit. Hopefully he made enough money doing those ads to buy a new deck.



anon

Is Alan Cross the new Rick Dees or Kasey Kasem?

Post by anon » Sun Mar 13, 2005 1:13 pm

We all have to pay the bills. The bank doesn't place much value on pride.

Ronco

Is Alan Cross the new Rick Dees or Kasey Kasem?

Post by Ronco » Sun Mar 13, 2005 2:02 pm

D.I.N.K. Dual income, no kids. And pretty significant incomes. He can afford to say no to some things.

anon

Is Alan Cross the new Rick Dees or Kasey Kasem?

Post by anon » Sun Mar 13, 2005 2:34 pm

I thought radio paid rather poorly.... and, out of curiosity, what would you consider significant?

Ronco

Is Alan Cross the new Rick Dees or Kasey Kasem?

Post by Ronco » Sun Mar 13, 2005 2:46 pm

Well, he's a PD at a major market Toronto station(albiet the cheapest company in the biz), after coming through the ranks for many years. I'd peg his station income at somewhere between 100-130K, plus the side projects stuff: Air Canada, Ongoing History Syndication, etc.
His wife Mary-Ellen works for 680 news and likely pulls between 60-80k.

anon

Is Alan Cross the new Rick Dees or Kasey Kasem?

Post by anon » Sun Mar 13, 2005 3:21 pm

Yeah, I remember MEB from her news days at NY.

Wow, they're paid much better than I'd thought, thanks for answering my question. One more, if you're willing; what would be a ball-park figure for a gig like AC's EnrouteFM? (Curious, since AC is my employer.)

Dave Holden

Is Alan Cross the new Rick Dees or Kasey Kasem?

Post by Dave Holden » Sun Mar 13, 2005 4:08 pm

That's just rude. Don Berns (the voice of CTV) was TSN's voice guy throughout his CFNY / Coast 1040 time as well as lots of cheezy infomercials. I don't see you referring to him as Kasey Kasem or Ed McMahon, or whoever. (of course, we all like Don!) Voice work is voice work. I bet you'd love some mailbox money as much as the next guy. ...whatever. Get a topic.

Sammi

Is Alan Cross the new Rick Dees or Kasey Kasem?

Post by Sammi » Sun Mar 13, 2005 6:54 pm

Who cares? It's not considered voice work when you appear on camera and say your this for here and there. It is about the misrepresentaion of what his relationship is with the word "Spirit", and how he has turned it into a Q107 hits package. Cross did not invent anything to do with the "Spirit or Radio". He just made money off of it and changed it into something else that has nothing to do with what it's original meaning was in the first place.

anon

Is Alan Cross the new Rick Dees or Kasey Kasem?

Post by anon » Mon Mar 14, 2005 10:30 am

Misrepresentation? I doubt that anyone will be duped into thinking that there's any sort of connection to 1980's CFNY. "Spirit of ____" has very broad meaning in pop culture and CFNY hardly had a lock on the phrase. Even "Spirit of Radio" could be legitimately claimed by a certain hard-rock band. ;-(

therealspiritofradio

Is Alan Cross the new Rick Dees or Kasey Kasem?

Post by therealspiritofradio » Mon Mar 14, 2005 1:22 pm

anon wrote: "Even "Spirit of Radio" could be legitimately claimed by a certain hard-rock band."

and that "certain hard-rock band" wrote it about CFNY wayyyyy back when. ;-)

Amber

Is Alan Cross the new Rick Dees or Kasey Kasem?

Post by Amber » Sun Mar 20, 2005 9:45 pm

The answer is yes.

silverglobe

Is Alan Cross the new Rick Dees or Kasey Kasem?

Post by silverglobe » Sat Apr 02, 2005 1:44 pm

alan doesn't look like Weird Al as much anymore after shaving that moustache!!!!



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