Tuesday, May 28, 2013

"I Watch A Lot Of Baseball On The Radio" - Gerald R. Ford



[COMMENT]Back at it today. It seems like a regular day after the demarcation of summer, Memorial Day. One great thing about facebook is all the great posts I saw on Monday. Wonderful posts about the pride we have in our country and the people who gave it all to give us all we have. I'm actually on vacation this week, wife and I were in New Orleans for a few days and now home and having a blast being able to tune around and hear some shows and just hang out. Going though a ton of email to see what's happening in radio and such. Lots of great shows online this week. Going into the summer season lots of hosts take time off. I actually like this time of year and like hearing hosts like [Mark Steyn] and others sitting in. This will go on into August and beyond. [Rush] comes in today and says it will be the only day this week he's there, and back next Wednesday. He should have just taken the whole week off. The ratings during summer are low. Someone like me, I have the radio on day and night regardless. Beware of stations running repeats like [Rush] yesterday and not saying it's a repeat. Wouldn't want to upset the advertisers. Not sure anyone would want to listen to a repeat show, I know I never do. But [Rush] did put a drop in the show "You're listening to .....the best of [Rush Limbaugh]". Most stations do not do this. They don't care if you get tricked into listening. It's an advertising business. Cracks me up, KRLA has a thing they play often, "come and click the insiders advantage page, for a better connection to our advertisers, click the insiders advantage page". Are you kidding? Who would do that? All you need to know about most radio stations is that when it's time to kick a host to the curb ([Heidi Harris]) they won't even bother telling you they are gone or why. I love radio and the stations around town do good stuff but just know it's a business and it's about advertising. Happy Summer!



[RADIO]I turned on KFI this morning, that's right I said it! as [Mark Levin] would say and I heard something cool. [Rich Marotta] who does sports on the Handel Show has put together The Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame.
From ESPN Boxing online:
So when veteran broadcaster [Rich Marotta] moved to the Silver State from southern California, he thought, "I'm going to try to support the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame -- go to their events, go to their dinners. So I did a bit of research, and found out to my astonishment, there is no Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame. How can that be? There's one in California, one in New York, in New Jersey, in Washington, in Pennsylvania -- and you're telling me there isn't one in Nevada?" http://espn.go.com/blog/boxing/post/_/id/2355/marottas-dream-for-nevada-hof-takes-form


This might be the one and only time you ever see 
a photo of [Bill Handel] on this site. Enjoy. That's [Rich Marotta] next to Bill

You know I'm not a fan of the morning show on KFI but I've said this before, they have lots of great people on that show and Rich is one of those. His resume is jammed packed. [Rich Marotta] received the high honor of induction into two Halls of Fame in 2011. In February, Rich was inducted into the Southern California Sportscasters Hall of Fame. Then in June, he was inducted into the California Boxing Hall of Fame. Rich holds the singular distinction of being the only sportscaster in Los Angeles to have ever been part of the regular broadcast teams of three major league franchises. He was the color analyst for the Los Angeles Kings of the NHL alongside [Bob Miller], the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders of the NFL, and Los Angeles Clippers in the NBA. A lot more about Rich on Wikipedia.


The Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame
http://www.nvbhof.com/news/


[Mark Levin] blasts ‘transgendering’ ‘snaggletooth’ ‘troll’ [Michael Savage]
http://dailycaller.com/2013/05/24/mark-levin-blasts-transgendering-snaggletooth-troll-michael-savage/#ixzz2UbhqqzSY


On Fresh Air Today. [Quincy Jones]: The Man Behind The Music
http://www.npr.org/2013/05/27/186052477/quincy-jones-the-man-behind-the-music


Article By [Dennis Prager]
The ‘Muslims Killed by the West’ Lie
In the real world, Christians are killed by Muslims, and most Muslims are killed by other Muslims.
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/349415/muslims-killed-west-lie


[QUOTE]"Americans used smoke in bowling alleys and they still beat Hitler!" - [Doug McIntyre]


[PODCASTS]Two great guests on with [Marc Maron] this week, up right now is an interview with [John Fogerty] and Thursday [Phil Hendrie].
http://www.wtfpod.com/








I'm seeing that Phil was on the Brian ([Brain Phelps] of Mark and Brian) and Jill Show back in March, have to check this out.  http://www.brianandjillshow.com/blog/2013/03/27/mmmm-hmmm-phil-hendrie/


On "Here's The Thing" with host [Alec Baldwin], his guest is [Stacy Keach]
http://www.wnyc.org/shows/heresthething/

Actress [Illeana Douglas] on with [Adam Carolla].
http://adamcarolla.com/episodes/

Why [Adam Carolla] doesn't drive his fancy cars on the street
http://www.autoblog.com/2013/05/26/why-adam-carolla-doesnt-drive-his-fancy-cars-on-the-street/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+weblogsinc%2Fautoblog+(Autoblog)



[THUMBS DOWN]OK so it's National Hamburger Day.....says who? Every month there is some "Day" and I always go search for who and why this is happening and I don't find anything. Anybody?

The crew on KRLA's The Morning Answer singing "Can you feel the love tonight" by [Elton John]......clearly violating the no singing in talk radio rule....baboo!


[CLUELESS]Study: Pandora Not A Major Threat To Radio Ad Dollars
http://www.fmqb.com/article.asp?id=2656642


[BEYOND IRRELEVANT][Tavis Smiley] marks 10th year as host of PBS show; has a knack for blunt talk, controversy. No it's not about race, I'm just not a fan. [Larry Elder] is still waiting for you to send 'Those numbers" to him.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/tv/tavis-smiley-marks-10th-year-as-host-of-pbs-show-has-a-knack-for-blunt-talk-controversy/2013/05/24/fef51554-c476-11e2-9642-a56177f1cdf7_story.html



[SEEN ON THE ROAD]A remnant of Katrina on highway 90 between New Orleans and Gulf Port Mississippi.



[PHOTO][Brian Whitman] in the dunk tank at the USS Iowa broadcast.


























[WARNING IDIOT ALERT]"What is a journalist today in 2013? We know it’s someone that works for Fox or AP, but does it include a blogger? Does it include someone who is tweeting? Are these people journalists and entitled to constitutional protection? We need to ask 21st century questions about a provision that was written over 200 years ago." - [Dick Durban]





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