Morning Show Fun

by Mower on December 12, 2012

in Front Page News,Morning Show Fun

Rush, Heart, Albert King, Donna Summer, and…  RANDY NEWMAN?

Rush fans have gotten their wish: Rush is heading for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. For the first time, the Rock Hall let fans help decide who should be inducted, and Rush led the fan poll. Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson says fans were more hurt about Rush being snubbed than Rush was. Deep Purple had been running second in the fan poll but that wasn’t enough to get them in this year. Donna Summer will be inducted after six years on the ballot, but it’s bittersweet — she died in May. Public Enemy makes induction the first time they appeared on the ballot. Randy Newman, Heart and bluesman Albert King will also be inducted. The ceremony is April 18 in Los Angeles.

South Carolina College Introducing Social Media Major

South Carolina’s Newberry College will begin offering a new multidisciplinary degree next fall in social media, which is apparently one of the first of its kind. Despite what it might sound like, it’s not an excuse to tweet and Facebook all day for credit. Newberry Associate Professor Tania Sosiak told local TV station WACH, “It’s a blended major of graphic design, communications, business and marketing, psychology and statistics.” Sosiak described the benefits of the program in a press release announcing it, saying, “Students will be able to do many things both analytically and creatively. Collect and study data, market, create, design, broadcast and develop are just some of the skills a graduate will have as a part of their social media toolbox.”

Now Available: Fake TV To Fool Burglars

A company in Minnesota is selling a FakeTV product which produces a TV-like light designed to fool burglars. The company, Hydreon Corp, said the light will look like a TV is on in your home, so potential burglars may think twice before breaking in. FakeTV costs $34.95 and is available for purchase at FakeTV.com. (Yahoo! Finance)

Study: Singers are Happiest with Their Careers, Mail Clerks Least Happy

A new study out from MyPlan.com that looked at job satisfaction found that singers top the list as being happiest with their jobs, while mail clerks and mail machine operators, excluding those who work for the U.S. Postal Service, are the least happy, at the other end of the scale. The top 10 for both:

Top 10 Careers with Highest Job Satisfaction Ratings:

  1. Singers — 91.7
  2. Municipal Firefighters — 90
  3. Aircraft Assemblers — 83.3
  4. Pediatricians — 80
  5. College Professors, Communications — 79.2
  6. Educational, Vocational and School Counselors — 78.8
  7. Managers of Animal Husbandry and Animal Care Workers — 78.6
  8. Criminal Investigators and Special Agents — 77.5
  9. College Instructors — 77.3
  10. Therapists — 77.1

Top 10 Careers with the Lowest Job Satisfaction Ratings:

  1. Mail Clerks & Mail Machine Operators (except Postal Service) — 25
  2. Program Directors — 30
  3. Municipal Clerks — 30
  4. Food Preparation & Servers, Others — 31.6
  5. Maids and Housekeepers — 31.7
  6. Insurance Policy Processing Clerks — 33.3
  7. Hotel, Motel and Resort Desk Clerks — 34.4
  8. Food Preparation & Servers (including fast food) — 34.4
  9. Telemarketers — 34.4
  10. Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors — 35

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