Do we know for sure if that's the studio, rather than just a production room or general workspace?
Good point. FWIW, that's the only picture I found when I Google-Image'd "George Noory" and "studio". I would have thought that somewhere in the tubes of the internets a picture of George in his real studio existed...unless, of course, that pic is
his real studio.
It takes a lot for me to feel sorry for somebody... that picture managed to evoke emotions of sympathy. Can you imagine trying to convince yourself that you are the best radio show host in the known universe while sitting in surroundings that make it very clear your employer thinks nothing of your talent and had to scour the local dump to furnish your studio? It is actually a little depressing.
It makes me wonder about the ad revenue that C2C generates for Premiere. I had always assumed that a show with an audience the size of C2C would make gazillions in ads, and that George would be not only paid concomitantly (as I'm sure he is), but also given the kind and quality of perks you'd expect a cash cow to get. Maybe George gets those perks. But it doesn't look like a comfortable, inviting studio is one of them. Or maybe George told them he'd broadcast from a cardboard box just so long as they kept the hookers and blow coming.
But I started thinking: how much revenue does
C2C generate? The show's sponsors aren't what you'd call "first tier" are they? Or even second tier. They have a kinda down-market feel about them, maybe even fly-by-night (they're certainly advertise-by-night, as I've never heard most of them advertised anywhere else in the world). But is that really indicative of the kind of money they pay for ads?
We need to hear from someone with experience in the radio biz. Who owns the show and sells the ads and receives the revenue? How are advertising rates established for a national-syndicated program? What is George's take from Premiere, plus from his own advertising on the show? And just what does Premiere make from C2C? (Of course we'll never know, but it would be interesting to look at show revenues for the last 10 years, or at least since Art sold C2C to Premiere.)
So, any radio people out there who can give us a ballpark?