25 Years of Stereophile

Sunday, May 1, marked John Atkinson’s 25th anniversary as editor of Stereophile—an outstanding and admirable accomplishment, and one increasingly rare in this fast-paced, ever-changing modern world.

John celebrated in typical fashion: He didn’t mention the achievement to anyone, but kept his head down, eyes buried in a great pile of ink-stained proofs, as we raced to ship our July 2011 issue to pre-press. Such effort and diligence should come as no surprise: It was John who transformed Stereophile, once a rough and rogue ’zine abiding by no particular publishing schedule, into the professional, dependable, influential magazine it is today.

I can’t imagine anyone working as hard or as purposefully as my boss, John Atkinson. Each day is an honor. The man sets a high and excellent example: I want to be just like him.

Congratulations, John! Enjoy that beer tonight. Or, uh, that tutti-frutti martini thing, whichever you prefer. After 25 years of service, I guess you’re allowed to drink whatever you want.

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Erick Lichte's picture
Cheers JA!!

You da man, man.

Jon Iverson's picture
Here's To Another 25!!

Stephen is so right. JA has shown himself again and again as a man of honesty and integrity. A true honor to be able to work with him.

michaelavorgna's picture
I'll drink to that!

Congratulations JA & cheers!

John Atkinson's picture
Thanks

Thanks guys. Robert Baird gave me a bottle of Robert Johnson's Hellhound Ale, from Dogfish Head brewery, so I'll be cracking that open tonight. (Though the fact that it says on the bottom of the label "Brewed with lemons" gives me pause.)

Ariel Bitran's picture
Lemons

it should - RJ had a thing for having his lemon squeezed....

congrats JA!!

tmsorosk's picture
25th

Congratulations John , A job well done , keep it up .

                                                                                               Cheers

                                                                                        Tim  Soroski

Jeff0000's picture
25th

Congratulations John!

Under your leadership, look how far Stereophile has come in the last 25 years and all the promise it holds for the next 25 years.  It has to be good to be John Atkinson.

On another note, that banana split looks tasty!

Jeff

RobertSlavin's picture
To the most important man in quality audio

Keep up the good work!

Robert

ScullComm's picture
That'll be the SILVER anniversary then...

How... apropos!

Take my editor, PLEASE!

And a BIG badaBOOM to mark the occasion!

What long strange trip its been...

Ook-kook-a-chook.

And let me add, I've heard of hoisting a few, but... what IS that concoction?

(-"

JS

bpw's picture
It looks more like a banana

It looks more like a banana split in a big martini glass than anything, and a delicious one at that.

Well done, John!

Brian Walsh

MikeMaine's picture
The ladies love him.   GFI,

The ladies love him.   GFI,

LenM's picture
Great work, John

Happy 25th, John!  You set the standard in the industry.  We appreciate you.

 

Len Moskowitz

Core Sound LLC

englishjw's picture
Congratulations

Many more John.

Glotz's picture
Congrats!

John, I highly doubt many of the companies featured every month in Stereophile would be around without you.  Thanks!

robertbadcock's picture
Congratulations!

Thank you for 25 years of near flawless ...  English!

Markus Sauer's picture
Silver Anni

Congrats, John. I don't know if I've said this, or said it often enough, but the standards you are setting for journalism are inspirational, in this and any other industry. Thanks, on so many levels.

Now go for the Gold!

alessandrocapra's picture
wishes

Subscribe 3 years to Stereophile !

The best wishes to JA !

soulful.terrain's picture
Congrats!

John you have been an integral part in the lives of all audiophiles throughout the years.

 

Mark Evans

John Atkinson's picture
Again, thanks

Thanks guys but you're making me blush.

This was the first thing I had published in Stereophile, BTW: www.stereophile.com/asweseeit/352/index.html.

John Atkinson


Editor, Stereophile

DetroitVinylRob's picture
John Atkinson is truly the man

Congrat's John on this landmark moment, your technical doodlings have added a much needed insight to our beloved hobby for so many, many years... it's all good. thank you

Art Dudley's picture
25 more, please!

I've worked for a number of editors over the years, John; in the words of Nick Carraway, you're worth the whole damn bunch put together.

Trickworn's picture
25 Years of Stereophile

I thi9nk it is great that having the 25 Years of Stereophile >. i guess it is the best part of the Life .

 

 

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