Really? What's worse, my anonymity or the fact that this guy had to have his friends stand up for him? It just proves my point more.
Whether or not what Radio Memphis is doing is really legit or not remains to be argued. The main point of what I am trying to say is that Jaggers belongs no where near this list. It's simple, his father has made the name for him in this town and he's done little to move out of the shadow. It's much easier to sit in the shade for him.
Like I said before, which no one seemed to try to and argue, is someone finally got off their butt and decided to go to college. By all means, let's sing his praises while there are more people, just like him, doing the same thing. It's sad, really, nepotism at its finest, the son of a local celebrity and "employee" of another does something that plenty of other people do and we'll put him in the paper for it.
I wonder how #15 got into the mix of people actually making a difference in the city of Memphis? Someone is using the already inflated name of his father in order to promote the menial efforts of a internet radio station, "fledgling" was an excellent choice of words. Are we supposed to care that someone in their late twenties got off the couch and went back to school? There are literally hundreds of people that do that every semester. Someone like Justin has gotten through life on one name and now the station started by a former Rock 103 DJ.
Listening to Radio Memphis, I understand that the station has amassed a number of musicians to provide music for no royalties in exchange. So, the station is in turn stepping on the back of local musicians for the promise of "internet exposure." What's also laughable about their efforts is the menagerie of genres that are included with the station, it's a confused playlist. It's way too hit or miss for me to enjoy. I'm not sure how Jaggers got his on-air position with the station, but it would seem likely that his family's name was brought up in the interview.
It would look like a professional coattail rider found his way into this article that is meant to showcase people actually working to make a good name for Memphis. First, he lives off his father's name, which had to be mentioned in the beginning of the article, and now off the efforts of a Ric Chetter. I would have to agree stapledonia, this city is comprised of corrupt individuals and some of these young people would have to get "hooked up" with a patronage job and it looks like one of them already has.
By Leonard Gill
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