Talk:Lee Abrams

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Abrams bio neutrality questioned[edit]

In the bio of Lee Abrams, the following is noted:

"Lee has been instrumental in the relaunch of cable channel WGN America and the newspapers owned by Tribune, convincingly demonstrating his radio producing and programming skills."

First, the general rule on Wikipedia is to refer to subjects by their last name (unless they have a better known identity, such as Elvis Costello or Enya)in second and subsequent references. "Lee" is a bit too breezy and familiar.

Second, the note that Abrams' work with Tribune is "convincingly demonstrating his radio and programming skills" is a statement that has no sourcing of proof (such as ratings or circulation numbers) and is nothing more than an empty plaudit without factual backup. And, it also wafts into the non-sequitur range; how does his work with Tribune be construed as "convincingly demonstrating" his radio skills in dealing with a cable channel and newspapers?

Emerson Schwartzkopf66.74.14.142 (talk) 17:32, 14 July 2008 (UTC)

Ditto what Emerson Schwartzkopf has noted. Further, the quotation "the most influential radio guru of his generation" needs a citation or, at very least, an attribution. --Mheger (talk) 19:57, 6 August 2008 (UTC)
I removed the flattering, PR-type comments without citations. What's left is a very thin article. —Whoville (talk) 15:59, 21 December 2008 (UTC)


"Such notable acts"[edit]

In the article, it is claimed that "He has also consulted and even managed such notable acts such as Yes, The Moody Blues, Steve Winwood, Iron Maiden, Bob Seger and EMI Records."

EMI Records is not a "notable act." It is a record label.

Furthermore, the reference given is to an article about Abrams working at XM Radio. I couldn't find any mention of any of those notable acts (including EMI) in the Wired article.

His personal biography, however, does mention that "Among his clients have been The Moody Blues, Yes, Steve Winwood, Iron Maiden, Bob Seger and EMI Records." Having these entities as "clients" is significantly different from managing them.

BayRadioDJ (talk) 21:30, 20 June 2011 (UTC)