You're a Listener and you don't get it...
Those of us on the air or in production suffer from "Radio Nightmares". These consist of situations and circumstances that do happen in real life. It is similar to Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome. We are doomed to relive those moments that have scared the hell out of us in real life... over and over... in our dreams.
It shouldn't be this way. It's only radio. It's not something that REALLY matters... it's just that every GM and Program Director has instilled in us that certain things must not happen....(dead air, wrong spots, wrong promos, outdated PSA, outdated commercials, etc. ) and if the certain things do happen.. again... it will probably be the end of our careers. (You'll never work in this town again.)
So, we have nightmares about things that, in the real scheme of the world, are meaningless. Even after we get out of the business, we still have these nightmares.
You can get out of radio but radio never gets out of you.