Monday, November 4, 2013

As a child my family's menu consisted of two choices: take it or leave it - Buddy Hackett

[COMMENT]In the middle of the day while all this stuff was happening at LAX on Friday, someone on Twitter said "so when are we gonna say enough is enough?". And I don't know about you but I could tell where he was coming from. He's a big fan of Piers Morgan. It's all about those bad bad guns. I don't know when my 9mm will walk itself out of my house and go shoot someone, it's just a huge concern of mine. I mean seriously. I replied back and said to this guy, "Enough crazy people? I'm all for saying enough to that". He didn't reply back. This is about people, wake up! I was seriously thinking about the President lying about "If you like your doctor and your health plan you can keep them" might have really set this guy off. There are soo many people that are pissed off out there. These people in Washington don't do the job we sent them there for and people get livid. I'm sorry but I expect this kind of thing to happen and more of it. I think the next big thing will make Ruby Ridge look like a picnic in the park. Things are bad for the working stiff in this country and a lot of people just can't take it. Every one of these events makes it worse for our security and the well being of the public. It about people, not inanimate objects.

[RADIO]Listening to [Jim Ladd] on 100.3 the Sound reminisce about KMET on Saturday. Totally LA history. Great hearing Jim again and the other jocks. I'm not that familiar with all of them. I was just a wee teen lad when KMET was on the air. Jim Ladd was plugging away the fact that he's on SiriusXM, must have been part of the deal to have him on the air. I really didn't find it that interesting after about 10 minutes. I think too much time has gone now. I would wager this could be the last year this happens. I also listened to Doctor Demento, that was pretty fun. I was a huge fan as a kid in the valley.

New classic photo of [Jim Ladd] from Saturday

And [Dr. Demento] Sunday

[Joe Crummey] has a new book and was on the [Geraldo's] show in New York last week. He also reads part of his book. This on Sound Cloud.

This weekend I was reading Joe's book and it's just out of this world great. Talks about radio and religion and So Cal. Very straight forward writing, and very funny, like he is.

Posted by [Gary Hoffman] on facebook. Doing his great Sunday Morning News Show on KFI, sorry I woke up late and didn't hear it. That's Gary on mic and the great [Rob Archer] kicking back. I heard he might be filling in for Gary next week.

From NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday with [Scott Simon]
Fosse's Genius: Working Even As He Was Dying

Also with Scott Simon
It's a story about a band, but it's really good and they are from Texas.
Midlake Makes The Most Of Its Leader's Departure

[SIRIUSXM]Stunning news about streaming The [Art Bell] Show.
Art makes an important announcement concerning the future of the show. He’s concerned that the SiriusXM streaming mobile app and web player are not up to the job (1001 errors) and suggests that we ( serve the program LIVE using other Internet streaming protocols (Icecast), to allow a more favorable listening experience and to allow the streaming of the LIVE program for FREE all over the world.

You would still use your SiriusXM subscription to listen to the archives on demand, and be able to download programs with your SiriusXM mobile app to listen while off line. The LIVE program would be available for 4 hours each of the 4 days a week via an alternative streaming service, on, allowing a larger audience to call in and participate.
The answer to this question comes Maybe Monday.

[PODCASTS][Marc Maron] with [Sally Kellerman] on Monday. Book came out in April. She's the original Hot Lips Houlihan from the movie M.A.S.H.

[BUMPER STICKER]My brother used to use this as a goodbye saying. Only he was referring to Tesla the metal band. He would say Peace, Love and Tesla and do the hang loose hand sign.

[AUDIOBOOKS]Have you heard the one about the Mother cooking breakfast for her children?, Johnny says. A joke from the book by Henry Buskin "Johnny Carson" I'm listening to the book on

[LA PHOTO]Aerial view of Los Angeles Municipal Airport on Army Day, circa 1931.
Publication: Los Angeles Times

I'd like to think this is Wild Citizen but here in LA it's probably World Citizen. Ehhh what ever.

[TECH]Google finally revealed the full details for Android 4.4 KitKat, the next version of its mobile operating system.

[ON THIS DAY]1911 - Chevrolet Motor Car Company was founded by [Louis Chevrolet] and William C. Durant. Louis-Joseph Chevrolet was a Swiss-born American race car driver of French descent, founder of the Chevrolet Motor Car Company in 1911 and later, the Frontenac Motor Corporation in 1916 which made racing parts for Ford's Model T.


[PARTING SHOT]“Romantic literature is in effect imaginative lying.” - Oscar Wilde

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Friday, November 1, 2013

“No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar” - Abraham Lincoln

[COMMENT]This week I am literally stunned into silence. It was very hard to come up with something to write about. The things going on in our government are just indescribable and horrifying. We are being told one thing and then something else happens. I knew it was bad news 5 years ago. It feels like total manipulation to me. It's amazing how well versed our President is in talking his way out of things or just out and out lying. We live in times where you can say anything and if you have enough people on your team to back up what you said, you're golden. The left will get to a point where they can justify anything for the cause, does it remind you of a time in the past? It can get really bad if you have read history. And don't think it can't. Really horrible things in this world have happened, like a frog in a pot.

Dennis Prager wrote a piece this week:
Obama Doing Lasting Damage to America
"Virtually nothing Barack Obama has done has left America or the world better since he became president," Prager concluded. "Nearly everything he has touched has been made worse."

[RADIO]It’s a “Might Met Weekend” on 100.3FM The Sound starting this Friday at 3p! Don't know what the hell this means? Google it!

FCC to police news media, question reporters in wide-ranging content survey. [Mark Levin] said this should be a huge huge story.

Remember talk show host [Joe Crummey?] He's written a book. He was on the air in Phoenix last I heard and now his facbook page say's he was at WABC till recently. I heard he got laid off and wrote this book. He's a great host and I always enjoyed him on the air here in LA. I posted on his facebook page and he answered me right back, thanking me. I have a friend that bought a bunch of these books. Can't wait to read it.

From NPR's Fresh Air
Astronaut Chris Hadfield Brings Lessons From Space Down To Earth

Thursday Hugh Hewitt asked an LA Times reporter on the air if when the President said that if you like your doctor and your healthcare plan you could keep it...was he lying? The LA Times reporter hung up on him. I think he's a Liberal, might have hurt is widdle feewings.


[SIRIUSXM][Art Bell] on Tuesday did an interview with John McAfee. It will be replayed on the weekend. He sounded pretty sane to me. Has some new product coming out that will encrypt communication on the web spurred on by the NSA spying. He's still living outside the US. Really interesting interview. Just go and get SiriusXM if you don't already have it, I think it rocks and is well worth the $15 a month.

Boy this sounds smart ;(. Clear Channel is getting way over confident.
Clear Channel sells SiriusXM stake.
In a move that will result in most of its content disappearing from Sirius XM Radio, Clear Channel has sold its holdings in the satellite radio company.
Clear Channel is a company to beware of, they are way too big and think they can do no wrong. They are about making money and not caring about you, the listener at all.

[QUOTES IN THE NEWS][Steve Wozniak]: 'I Don't Want One Of Those' Talking about the new Apple iPad Air.

[SEEN ON THE ROAD]North 57 freeway on Brea Canyon at Tonner Canyon

[PODCASTS][Henry Buskin], [Johnny Carson's] long time lawyer who just wrote a book about Johnny was on with [Adam Carolla]. I'm listening to this book in the car this week and man oh man is it great. It's way in the middle of the show and is pretty short. But worth a listen to hear Adam talk about what he thought of Carson.

On WTF with [Marc Maron]
Mon : Johnny Knoxville
Thurs : Elijah Wood


Malibu Moonrise
Location: Malibu
Photo by: 45SURF Hero's Journey
Description: It's the end of a long, successful surf day for this Corvette driver, who pulls over on the highway through Malibu to watch the moon rise over the hills.


[TECH]It was on, October 29, 1969, when the first ARPANET link was established in California between the University of California at Los Angeles and Stanford.
By December 5, two more universities had been connected -- University of Utah and the University of California, Santa Barbara.

This four-node network became the core of today's Internet.

TuneIn hits 100,000 milestone. Streaming radio aggregator TuneIn announced Wednesday that it crossed a milestone — it now has more than 100,000 stations on its service. “This year alone, we’ve added thousands of stations,” the company says. It didn’t disclose how many of its stations come from broadcast radio, but it noted that it’s added Radio Disney and the public radio show “This American Life” in recent months. TuneIn doesn’t disclose listener metrics, but it does say it has a user base of 40 million active listeners — although it doesn’t break how many are overseas.

[ON THIS DAY]Born, [Marcia Wallace] 1942

[CLASSIC RADIO]JVC Nivico TH-2770Z Transistor Radio (1961)

[PARTING SHOT]Washington DC is to lying, what Wisconsin is to cheese - [Dennis Miller]

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Friday, October 25, 2013

Whenever I think of the past, it brings back so many memories - Steven Wright

[COMMENT/PROFILE]My wife Deb and I spend a couple of hours in San Pedro listening and watching Phil Hulett and his friends record their weekly podcast.

Just posted
Phil Hulett and Friends
Bugs, Bribes and Naked Housekeeping
Listen Live 3-5pm Pacific time Thursdays on the live stream. On today's show: Bribing women to get a date, The Bug Man talks termites, flying ants, bed bugs, cockroaches, rats and more, plus the Halloween fun, unexpected stories, news, sports (World Series) and more. Lot's of laughs in this episode.

Phil told me that he started in promotions at KLOS in the early 80's, then went on to produce shows at KABC like Ken and Bob, Toni Grant and Michael Jackson. His career is extensive, and for the last 15 years is currently working as Anchorman/Morning Host at KFWB News/Talk 980.

He's the Public Address Announcer Anaheim Ducks for the last 17 years. He's a Co-Founder of KNAC.COM, a voice over artist, and a college professor. His resume is as long as my arm. Check out the list on Linkedin. He's a total broadcast pro and from what I saw, it's easy to see.

Watching Phil behind the mic you can tell he's been doing it for a long time. He's got typed pages highlighted and is obviously very organized and has put a lot of thought into his work, and this is just a podcast. A two hour show like this with a whole bunch of topics and a couple guest callers takes a lot of work and planning.

One of  Phil's "Friends" on the show is the lovely Jennifer Bjorklund. Jennifer is a veteran broadcast news anchor and reporter with 27 years in the business, the last 15 of them in Los Angeles television. Who doesn't recognize her face? It was a thrill meeting her, I think she's a huge part of the show.

Then we have Jay Campadonia who's big voice and big laugh is a lot of fun. Cool personality and he adds great color. And tenacious Sports Dude, Karlo Sy Su, who's got the big smile and knows his sports. This podcast could easily be on the radio in any city in America.

Recording location: San Pedro, CA

That upstairs door is the entrance to The LA Radio Studio, in the Port's of Call Village in San Pedro. It's available for use, contact Mike Stark. Just behind this building is a huge ocean channel where giant container ships and huge cruise ships travel, it's the port of Los Angeles. They can be viewed out a large window while in the studio. A very unique location for a studio.
The wonderful analog studio equipment was acquired from ABC Radio Network Burbank when they went all digital. The owner Mike Stark told me they were going to throw it away. This studio is a typical one room studio and control room separated by glass. You can tell they put a lot of money into building this very high quality studio.

Thanks very much to Phil Hulett and Friends for allowing us to hang and experience the show, it was great fun.

Outside the studio window is a huge cruise ship going by. 

Everyone gets their cameras out

[RADIO]From Radio Ink
TuneIn is creating a new channel specifically for fans of This American Life. It's a 24/7 station of new episodes and archives from the shows 18 years of broadcasts. There are over 500 hours of This American Life programs in the can. This American Life Director of Operations Seth Lind said, “We’re excited to offer this easy new way to get the show, particularly past episodes people might have never stumbled upon.”

This American Life is a weekly public radio show hosted by Ira Glass, produced by Chicago Public Media, and distributed by Public Radio International. It is often the most popular podcast in the country. With TuneIn Radio, listeners can now hear This American Life at any time, anywhere, on over 200 platforms, ranging from mobile phones and tablets, to smart TVs and cars. To listen, simply search “This American Life” on the free TuneIn Radio app or online at

KABC alum Steve Kindred posted this on facebook.
Just learned I'm going back to China to lecture at another development seminar for Chinese broadcasters! It's going to be next June. It's a partnership with the University of Missouri journalism school. This time I'll be in Beijing. Having grown up in LA at a time the smog looked like thick San Francisco fog, I feel confident I'll be able to handle breathing polluted air.

[SIRIUSXM]Long time guest on Art Bell's show.
Skycar Inventor Moller To Make Important On-Air Announcement
Dr. Paul Moller to make an announcement on the new Art Bell "Dark Matter" radio show regarding the future of Moller International and the Skycar air vehicle on November 5th.

The [David Bowie] Channel to Launch on SiriusXM
Limited-run channel to exclusively premiere the five unheard songs from Bowie's "The Next Day Extra," which will be released on November 5

[Orsen Welles'] 'War of the Worlds' gets rebroadcast
Wednesday, SiriusXM listeners can hear what it was like back in 1938 when Martians invaded Grover's Mill for one night. The satellite caster will rebroadcast "The War of the Worlds" — the classic radio drama performed by Orson Welles that caused panic and convinced listeners 75 years ago that aliens had landed. The special will air at 8 p.m. on Radio Classics, channel 82. It will be rebroadcast 10 p.m. Halloween night and midnight next Friday.

[QUOTE]"The President is Joe Isuzu!" - [Hugh Hewitt]

[PODCASTS]Everybody is getting into the new stuff. Her first guest is Regis.
[Kathie Lee Gifford] Announces New PodcastOne Show on NBC's TODAY -
Mon : [Marc Maron] with [Moon Zappa]
Great fun interview with Moon Zappa. Marc Maron and Moon have known each other for years. Almost sounded like they might be an item now that Marc is single again. Love hearing what her growing up was like in a house in Laurel Canyon with her Dad Frank. She said he never raised his voice. He was always funny and very dead pan. Lots of musicians around the house. Frank was a workaholic that was not doing a lot of parenting. Moon has an 8 year old daughter is is newly divorced. She tells a story about how KD Lang got her to quit her job at VH1. I could see her doing stand up, very funny. Worth a tumble.

Thurs : Comedian [Jim Breuer]


[LA PHOTO]One of the most amazing photos I have ever seen. To think this guy lives in the hills above Hollywood is just mind blowing.
The mountain lion — known as P-22 — living in Griffith Park is giving scientists insight into the behavior of an urban puma on the prowl.
For more than a year and a half, the solitary mountain lion known as P-22 has made himself right at home in Griffith Park within view of Hollywood's Capitol Records building.
By night, he cruises the chaparral-covered canyons, dining on mule deer, raccoon and coyote. By day, while tots ride the Travel Town train and hikers hit the trails, he hunkers down amid dense vegetation.


[ON THIS DAY]1969 - Richard Burton bought his wife Elizabeth Taylor a 69-carat Cartier diamond ring for $1.5 million.

[CLASSIC RADIO]Motorola Model 69L11 "Sporter" Radio (1951) From

“Commercial loads have not increased since....when? Since [Mel Karmazin] decided that we could tolerate 18 mins/hour? “ – [Harry Shearer]

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