Just based on the book, he couldnt have had any solid ideas because ABC still had the rights to the show and I am sure he didnt think ABC would let them go. All it would have taken is a some leadership and direction and the show could have revived by ABC and successful.
I received and heard the show about this time last year and I forgot how good the music from early 1995 was. A lot of Alternative Rock on it, which at the time I hated (because that's what all they listened to where I worked), but, in retrospect, was actually pretty good. Had I known that Top 40 would be infested with rap less than ten years later, I wouldn't have complained as much about how sucky Alternative music was, because, comparitively, it really isn't. It was cool to hear "Into The Groove" by Madonna for the first time on AT40 ever. The song peaked at #6 on R&R, but, due to Billboard's abitrary singles rule, the song wasn't eligible to chart on the Hot 100.
Honestly, I started disliking the pop chart in 1994. I dont miss any of the days since. I really think it was "Mr. Jones" that I first just hated, and that was right around the time they switched formulas or something so all of a sudden songs(like that one) were on the chart for 8 or 9 months. I didnt understand method changes or computerized readings in 1994, so all I knew was it felt like a total of 75 songs released that first year, 1994 . I had just moved to an area(where I am now again, Orlando) that was still airing AT40 so I wasn't familiar with the fact that their chart was the same way CT40 became the following year.
Off the subject...14-10 at the half. I feel it! My boys are only down 4! My Falcons are headed to the big dance....in my hometown!!!! I wish I had tickets, but I don't have $2,000 for a ticket