Friday, June 28, 2013

Man it's hot. It's like Africa hot. Tarzan couldn't take this kind of hot. - Biloxi Blues


[COMMENT]After this big Supreme Court decision this week all of a sudden KFI and KABC have discovered [John Eastman]. One of the smart guys that [Hugh Hewitt] has on every week. He's the former Dean and current professor of Chapman College. He is also the chair of the National Organization for Marriage. I think he probably contacted these stations to be on because he wanted to talk about Prop 8. A big hit to his organization. A big hit to all of us. Everything in our society seems to be changing so fast. The unintended consequences will be substantial.

The National Radio Hall of Fame announces its 2013 inductees. First is [Eddie "Piolin" Sotelo], heard in mornings on Spanish-language KSCA/Los Angeles and syndicated nationally by Univision Radio, has one of the most popular shows on L.A. radio. Unfortunately I would have to learn Spanish to enjoy and find out what a great show and what a great broadcaster he is. This might be one of the most ridiculous things I have ever heard. Just my opinion but in the United States an inductee to the National Radio Hall of Fame should be an English speaking show and broadcaster, but hey that's just me! And then LA's own [Charlie Steiner], now doing play-by-play for the L.A. Dodgers, before that spent three years with the Yankees. He earlier spent 14 years at ESPN, anchoring SportsCenter and doing Major League Baseball play-by-play on ESPN Radio and TV. I think he broadcasts in English. Pretty sure. 



[RADIO]KFI names [Rob Archer] Midday News Anchor. Bravo KFI, Rob is great and has a great sense of humor and those pipes mannnnn!
http://www.allaccess.com/net-news/archive/story/119772/kfi-names-rob-archer-midday-news-anchor


Friday [Doug McIntyre] talking about a man arrested for humping a couch quotes [Frank Zappa]
"The bigger the cushion the better the push'n"


And just a thought for programming at KABC. Don't you guys want to compete in the evening with [Dennis Miller] and [Conway]? How about enough is enough already, can we please have [Mark Germain] back 9-midnight? Or how about [Rob Marinko]? I know a couple people will be disappointed but seriously, this slot needs a change.


Radio And Baseball Will Help Pitch Arsenio
CBS Television Distribution’s new talk show with [Arsenio Hall] will be heavily promoted leading up to its Sept. 9 debut. “At ball games we are doing a ‘Woof Cam,’ ”. “Arsenio will deliver a message to the crowd, ‘I can’t hear you.’ The camera will turn to people doing the ‘Woof.’ It gets us on the air in front of his core audience.” Arsenio was on weekly with Conway at 97.1 but since he's moved to KFI Arsenio has not been even on the phone with Conway. Maybe it's the affiliation with CBS that prevents this. I can't wait for the new show. 



[QUOTE]"We live in a post Constitutional America" - [Mark Levin]



[PODCASTS]Looks like [Adam Carolla] is going to making a new movie. It's called "Road Hard" and he's using a site called Fund Anything to raise money for it. He's also inviting people to share their name and email  and money, and possibly get a part in the film.
http://www.fundanything.com/road-hard-adam-carolla?locale=en



Pubcasters embrace spoken word aggregator app.
Take the Pandora concept, add in some public radio content, popular podcasts and a dash of commercial radio news, and the result is Swell.



[PLATE]JAZZNTZ
on a two door silver Mercedes SL500



[THUMBS DOWN][Dennis Miller] playing repeats of old shows while he's apparently on vacation. Who listens to an old repeat of a radio show at night?


[Alec Baldwin] goes on homophobic Twitter rant, says wife did not tweet during Gandolfini funeral
http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2013/06/28/alec-baldwin-calls-reporter-toxic-little-queen-says-wife-did-not-tweet-during/



[Book][Jonathan Alter] was on with [Hugh Hewitt] talking about his new book, The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies. It's an engrossing account of the 2012 U.S. presidential campaign with some amazing facts like Obama ran over 13,000 ads, Romney only 3,000. I would love to get the audio version of this book and listen but I would probably want to crash my car into a post with anger, so I may not. Just the photo on the cover of this book makes me angry and I will not be posting it. Go see it on Alters website. People will be talking about this book that's for sure. Alter is a Liberal but Hewitt says "It's a great book!"

[Jonathan Alter] is an American journalist and best-selling author who was a columnist and senior editor for Newsweek magazine from 1983 until 2011 and has written three New York Times best-selling books about American presidents.
http://www.jonathanalter.com/


[HEARD THIS][John Hofmeister] the former Shell Oil CEO said on [Hannity] that we have more energy under our feet in the US than we could ever use.


[Mark Levin] talking about The Affordable Care Act "Nothing affordable about it and they don't care!"




[PHOTO]Santa Monica





[PARTING SHOT]When you can't make them see the light, make them feel the heat - [Ronald Reagan]





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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen - Ernest Hemingway


[COMMENT]NPR in Washington gets a huge new building. I have written many times before that I like NPR and the programming is like nothing you can get anywhere (except for the left leaning opinion), but this goes too far. The new radio facility has "soaring ceilings, a wellness center, a gym and a gourmet cafe with a chef." What happens invariably when tax payer money is involved is it's a free for all. I'm not a fan of funding from the public for public radio. I think maybe if they were renting a warehouse in an industrial area and keeping their cost to a minimum I might be a bit more agreeable. But this is just too much, obviously. When the public hears about this kind of thing, it's just a total turn off and they threaten having all their funding taken away. I think it's been proven over and over that public radio could support itself, by it self. And those "NPR supporters are...." I just dive for the volume knob when I hear that.



[RADIO][Hugh Hewitt] is back from his long vacation today, he will probably have some interesting antidotes about what hell it was. At 3pm on KRLA 870.

PANDORA AVAILABLE IN OVER 100 CAR MODELS
http://www.radioink.com/Article.asp?id=2668483&spid=24698

It's coming! The digital dashboard.
http://insideradio.com/Article.asp?id=2668601&spid=32060#.UcsegzvVB8E


Last Friday [Doug Steckler] told [Tim Conway Jr] that if he knew how bad LA would eventually get over the years that he may have gone back to South Dakota to teach, after his writing career in LA became spotty with not so regular work. Friday is great with [Conway and Steckler], just like back in the day at 97.1. That is Conway's major problem, he needs a partner. [Mark Thompson] fills that need and is great. Mark comes in Tuesday's and sits with Conway, someday's more. Step it up Conway, how about coming in for a production meeting you Ding Dong!


[Leo Laporte] said on Sunday that over a million people are listening to his Tech Guy Show on KFI and around the world. Saturday and Sunday from 11-2.



I would have to cringe a little, but I will listen, if only for the interview skills of [Alec Baldwin]. [Rosie O'Donnell] on "Here's The Thing" this week. [Rosie O'Donnell] talks about how she "never wanted to be a talk show host ... I wanted to be on Broadway...I wanted to be a [Bette Midler] backup singer, one of the Harlettes. She does most of the talking on this interview. You hear a lot of agreement sounds from Alec. This interview would be great for some show to rip apart.
http://www.wnyc.org/shows/heresthething/2013/jun/24/



[Tina Fey] and Husband [Jeff Richmond] to Sit Down for Intimate In-Studio Q&A with Fans for SiriusXM's "Town Hall" Series. 
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/tina-fey-husband-jeff-richmond-160700138.html


[Jimmy Fallons'] drummer is [Quest Love]. He appears on Fresh Air with [Terry Gross].
Questlove's Roots: A 'Meta' Memoir Of A Lifetime In Music
http://www.npr.org/2013/06/24/190420270/questloves-roots-a-meta-memoir-of-a-lifetime-in-music
I think Quest is a great musician but he is a genuine New York lefty.




[QUOTE]"[John Boehner] is a used car salesman. I say that with the highest respect" - [Mark Levin]



[PODCASTS]Big week for [Marc Maron] and his great podcast. Marc will celebrate his 400th episode. Marc writes a blog on his show page called Dispatches from the Head and talks about trying to get a monologue recorded talking about this milestone while he's on the road and in airports. He's so open and honest and shares everything. I love these blogs. The show posted Monday is with [Iggy Pop], I have heard his name a lot over the years. And Thursday....wait for it....[Cheech and Chong], wow! And Marc is going to be on Letterman this week. http://www.wtfpod.com/


[THUMBS DOWN]Mexican Amusement Park Offers Fake Border Crossing Attraction
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2013/06/fake-border-crossing-is-amusement-park-attraction.html


[TECH]LA cab drivers protest ride share apps, want enforced regulation.
Big protest here in LA about cab companies not liking people using these ride share apps. This is the first I've heard of this. It might be a way for me to pick up some extra cash. The cab companies are always bitching about something. They don't know how lucky they are, the city of LA didn't even build the light rail into the airport! just for them and the airport shuttles, two of the worse type of drivers on LA roads and freeways BTW.
http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/local/los_angeles&id=9151887




Radio searches for its place on the tablet.
http://insideradio.com/Article.asp?id=2668186&spid=32060#.UcsGdTvVB8E



[SEEN ON THE ROAD][John Phillips] of KABC doing yet another remote at the location of the police shooting in LA. I guess this is the plan for more remotes. I like it. John is sitting in for [John Bachelor] today on WABC. You can hear it streaming.




[HEARD THIS]"I want to be cremated, but the urn, I want it to look like a big Ding Dong" - [Tim Conway Jr.]



[PHOTO]I walked around Angel Stadium yesterday and saw this. I guess the stadium has the actual radio station in it. I did not know that :)





[PARTING SHOT]"People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy" - [Anton Chekhov]





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Friday, June 21, 2013

Hi NSA! How The Hell Are Ya?


[COMMENT]Conspiracies. I was a big [Art Bell] fan back in the day. I love listening to [Richard C. Hoagland] and people talking HAARP and Area 51 and UFO's. I spend many hours of a work shift (when I worked graveyard for 5 years) listening to that show. Art did such a compelling show, his birthday was this week. But I didn't necessarily buy into all of it or any of it. There were some things that sounded plausible and even believable. I don't really listen to Coast to Coast that much anymore. I work days now. Occasionally I'll hear a half hour here or there. But now with all these government scandals I'm reconsidering a little. Maybe a lot of this secret government stuff is true, who knows. Verizon was in my neighborhood this week installing fiber cable. Gee I just want to order Fios right now! The NSA thing bothers me. I don't think government should be doing this at all. It's not in the pervue of the constitution. But I will go on with my life and keep my webcam and mic covered with tape, but it will not hinder my presents on the web..........raspberry!


[RADIO]A lot of great commentary Thursday morning with many hosts about the death of [James Gandolfini]. [Brian Whitman] played some great clips from the Soprano's. [Doug McIntyre] talked about what a complete anti-hero he was. He was the worst person, a horrible person, but you ended up rooting for him. I saw every episode of this show, more than once. HBO was huge back (1999-2007) then and it was an event every Sunday, along with the show Six Feet Under. I heard [Larry Elder] say that he had died on his show around 4pm.... and was stunned. Only 51, with a wife and children. Very sad and he will be hugely missed.


I've never heard this story, wow. The man who first put [Johnny Carson] in front of a microphone is being remembered, [Ken Greenwood]
http://insideradio.com/Article.asp?id=2666558&spid=32061#.UcNA_-fVB8E


Heard part of this interview on Coast to Coast last night with US Customs undercover operation Special Agent [Robert Mazur] who said that large banks transport large amounts of cash without any oversight. Lots of audio on his website. http://www.the-infiltrator.com/


KABC's [John Phillips] doing a remote in Hollywood today, running his own board apparently. Go buy a cheeseburger John, put some meat on those bones.




[QUOTE]"The Soprano's was my favorite show of all time, I actually cried when I heard about the death of [James Gandolfini]" - [Brian Whitman]


[TECH]Lots of great stuff from listening to TWIG this week with [Leo Laporte], [Gina Trapanti] and [Jeff Jarvis]. Jeff was Skype-ing from Germany. This guy never stops traveling.

Leo threw this out talking about the NSA snooping and how much data they are collecting: A Zetabyte is 1 billion Terabytes. I have a 2 Terabyte drive on my table here not even a 1/4 of it is filled and I have 25,000 hi res photos on it.

Google unveils its Project Loon Wi-Fi balloons
Google is releasing 30 hi-tech balloons in a trial of technology designed to bring the internet to places where people are not yet connected. The balloons are being launched from New Zealand's South Island this month in the first trial of the pioneering plan dubbed Project Loon.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/gallery/2013/jun/16/google-project-loon-wi-fi-balloons-pictures


Got a huge hard drive thousands of photos and want to get it online? Send your hard drive regardless of size to Google, $80 per hard drive.
http://thenextweb.com/google/2013/06/18/google-follows-amazon-lets-its-cloud-storage-users-send-data-by-snail-mail-for-manual-uploading/ 

Facebook will be giving away free Wi-Fi.
http://www.wired.com/business/2013/06/facebook-wifi-spreads/



[PODCASTS]'The Watchers' Have Had Their Eyes On Us For Years
The revelations about secret National Security Agency programs, leaked by [Edward Snowden] earlier this month, have stirred great controversy, but this type of surveillance is not entirely new, according to journalist Shane Harris on Fresh Air.
http://www.npr.org/2013/06/19/192770397/the-watchers-have-had-their-eyes-on-us-for-years


[Adam Carolla] sounds off on ‘don’t give a sh*t’ mindset of Taliban, jihad
http://dailycaller.com/2013/06/19/carolla-sounds-off-on-dont-give-a-sht-mindset-of-taliban-jihad/#ixzz2WmC6bCgf


[PLATE]KRZRDHD
On new black Chevy Camero


[BOOK]On with [Larry O'Connor], [James O'Keefe] and his new book. http://www.theprojectveritas.org/





[THUMBS DOWN]KFI replaying [Bill Handel] interviews when [Gary Hoffman] is filling in.




[SEEN ON THE ROAD]MobilePizzaUnit.com - The Fire Truck that puts out Pizza - Company 77 was born in the summer of 2008 at Pizzetta a groovy little pizza shop in the seaport town of Mystic, Connecticut. I saw a blonde woman driving this near Disneyland at around 9pm this week. Now they are here in the 949. Really cool website.



[HEARD THIS]Over and over...Tony V has moved to Venice and wants to run for Governor......who cares!




[PHOTO]




[PARTING SHOT]"We laugh because we are scared shitless"
- [Leo Laporte] on the NSA scandal




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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The News Is Hazardous To Your Health!


[COMMENT]Man oh man is the news hard to listen to lately. It's seems to be almost mandatory to turn it off for a while. It has definite health consequences. But the thought of missing something drives me nuts, I guess that means I'm a news junkie...duh. But most of what's being talked about lately is such crap. The immigration bill, the NSA, horrible car wreaks, people being stabbed to death on the street, supposedly funny clips from a beauty pageant being played on air, oy vey. Staying an informed citizen is hazardous to your health, obviously. My arm gets a work out reaching for the volume knob and the preset buttons to turn to something else. Just a few years ago I could not just turn it off and go listen to something funny like [Marc Maron] or [Adam Carolla], so there's that. [Phil Hendrie] talks about his show being an alternative to news talk or political talk. I think we need more of this stuff. The big three in town, KFI, KABC, KRLA, why have you not offered [Marc Maron] or [Adam Carolla] a show? How about [Larry Miller]? Things are to such a point now that I think we need more escapism, because I gotta tell you, I can't take much more of this. Bring on the funny and save me. And just a short disclaimer, I'm not talking about singing the loanmart song or yelling into the mic...Ding Dong....Conway!


[RADIO]One of the best hosts in LA sitting in for old lawyer dude at KFI this week. [Gary Hoffman]. Seen here doing a hit on Fox. And newsman [Rob Archer] was doing Gary's normal job as the sidekick commentary. It was great because you don't hear Rob do that very often.


[John Phillips] on everyday at 9am now, look at you mannnnn. John's been like a substitute teacher filling all the holes at KABC. The 9 to noon spot is a very important spot. [Michael Jackson] was there for 30 years. Hey programming! Just give John all three hours, I mean seriously who the hell is listening to [Geraldo?] [Larry O'Connor] is sitting in for him this week for gods sake. Someone in this town should carry [Larry O'Connor's] show too, he's great....hello is this on?


[Phil Hendrie] jumps to WYD, Dial Global.
One month after leaving Talk Radio Network, Phil Hendrie has signed with Ron Hartenbaum’s WYD Media Management to oversee syndication of its nighttime show. Dial Global is managing advertising sales and satellite distribution. They’ll air “best of” broadcasts later this month, then Hendrie will return to live radio after the July Fourth holiday.

[Charlie Tuna].
In late 1967, KHJ in Los Angeles offered Charlie the 9 to noon slot where he debuted on Thanksgiving Day 1967, and Charlie has worked in the LA area ever since. There is an incredible Wikipedia page for [Charlie Tuna]. He's an LA icon in radio and that voice, you know it's him every time. He's raised huge money for hospitals with his Tunathon and has......oh nothin....just a Star on the Walk of Fame!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Tuna

Posted by [Charlie Tuna] on facebook: My youngest son, Bryan, posted this on my personal facebook page, with the caption "My dad having dinner with some guy. Happy Father's Day!" Point of reference...the year was 1975:).



A guest on Coast to Coast Sunday night that I have not heard that often over the years, [Don Ecker]. He started the long running UFO Magazine twenty-years ago. He does a radio show called Dark Matters. He did an articulate and very interesting interview with [George Knapp], who is really good in his own right.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Don-Eckers-Dark-Matters-Radio/523808697643237



[QUOTE]"I know a clown ass job when I see one, this is a clown ass job" - [Doug McIntyre]



[PODCASTS]This week [Adam Carolla] talks to [Larry Miller] about how he fell and hit his head and almost died....and it was in a bar! This was 14 months ago and Larry sounds great. He tells this story about his wife outside of their house at midnight, Larry was in a coma for 10 days. She was yelling at god to heal him or take him! She talked to the doctor days later and said that it was around midnight that Larry came out of the coma, and she said I should have asked for new furniture too. I love [Larry Miller] and this is a must hear. I knew that he was doing his podcast again, but had no idea that he would be talking about this with Adam on this episode. So glad that Larry is OK, he sounds the same. His podcast that is on Adam's network is just out of this world great. On another recent show you can hear comedian
[Lisa Lampanelli].
http://adamcarolla.com/larry-miller-4/


Big get for a cool podcast called The OddCast with [Dusty Angel]....[Michael Croizer] from KFI, wow. Can not wait to hear this show. Bravo Dusty!



[MUST SEE][Louisiana Senator Elbert Guillory] (R-Opelousas) explains why he recently switched from the Democrat Party to the Republican Party. He discusses the history of the Republican Party, founded as an Abolitionist Movement in 1854. Guillory talks about how the welfare state is only a mechanism for politicians to control the black community. This brought tears to my eyes, absolutely wonderful and inspiring. [Rush] played the audio from this on his show.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_YQ8560E1w



[PLATE]



[THUMBS DOWN][Dennis Prager] told a story about a patron in a restaurant that told another patron to please stop smoking an electronic cigarette. The patron that was smoking the electronic cigarette told the other patron that it was only water vapor, it was not tobacco. The patron not smoking said "Please stop, it's visually offensive".


[ARTICLE]JUNE 18, 2013 12:00 AM
Why Some Scientists Embrace the ‘Multiverse’
This universe’s evidence suggests a Designing Intelligence, so atheists resort to an idea with no evidence.
By [Dennis Prager]http://www.nationalreview.com/article/351319/why-some-scientists-embrace-multiverse-dennis-prager




[PHOTO]Shoup and Ventura Blvd.




[PARTING SHOT][Art Bell's] birthday, 6/17/45



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Friday, June 14, 2013

Fly That Flag!


[COMMENT]
It's flag day! My flag is up, it's always up. I really have no idea what to say about what's happening in this world and in radio, it's all so over the top. Besides it's my day off. Fly that flag!


[RADIO]

2013 National [Edward R. Murrow] Award Winners
The Radio Television Digital News Association has been honoring outstanding achievements in electronic journalism with the [Edward R. Murrow] Awards since 1971. Award recipients demonstrate the spirit of excellence that Murrow set as a standard for the profession of electronic journalism. No LA radio station won anything, San Francisco did.
American broadcast journalist. He first came to prominence with a series of radio news broadcasts during World War II, which were followed by millions of listeners in the United States.


Frank Pastore and Frank Sontag

[Frank Sontag] has been selected as new afternoon drive talk host for Los Angeles Christian Teaching and Talk station 99.5 KKLA-FM. "The [Frank Sontag] Show" will air weekdays from 4:00 - 6:30 p.m. Frank succeeds longtime host [Frank Pastore] who passed away late last year from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident in November 2012.

Sontag worked as news director, disc jockey, and was part of the popular [Mark and Brian] Program. During this time Frank also hosted his own talk radio show for 21 years, The Impact Program on KLOS. This top-rated talk show covered a wide variety of topics, including spirituality, philosophy, personal development, and current events. Frank does a great show and he's a great choice for this show. The Impact program used to be hosted by [Michael Benner]. I would stay up very very late in the early 80's listening to that show.



This was very cool on NPR's Fresh Air. The documentary 20 Feet From Stardom, which explores the world of rock 'n' roll's backup singers, opens to the soundtrack of [Lou Reed's] "Walk on the Wild Side."
http://www.npr.org/2013/06/12/188384737/20-feet-from-the-spotlight-theres-singing-worthy-of-one


I heard this on [Dennis Prager]. Hard Hits, Hard Liquor In 'The Summer of Beer and Whiskey'
A really interesting Baseball book.
http://www.npr.org/2013/04/27/179242101/hard-hits-hard-liquor-in-the-summer-of-beer-and-whiskey




Great 3 minute story from NPR
Massive Bat Cave Stirs Texas-Size Debate Over Development in San Antonio
Around sundown, the first of 10 million bats begin to emerge from the cave
this colony alone is going to eat 100 tons of insects every night
http://www.npr.org/2013/06/11/190736097/massive-bat-cave-stirs-texas-sized-debate-over-development



“Over 92 percent of the U.S. population that are over 12 years old still listen to radio for an average of 2.1 hours a day,” Sykes said. “That’s pretty much the same percentage of the population that was listening to radio in the 1970s and it’s still the basic way people discover new music.”
Clear Channel Entertainment Inc. President [John Sykes]
http://www.bizjournals.com/sanantonio/blog/morning-edition/2013/06/clear-channel-president-says-radio.html



[QUOTE]Long time caller [Rita from Sunland] on McIntyre in the Morning, her idea for a new Ben and Jerry's flavor: Michael Douglas's Tuna Surprise.



[PODCASTS]Very important and enlightening shows this week talking about the NSA snooping scandal. TWIG (this week in google) and Security Now with [Steve Gibson], both shows with [Leo Laporte] explain in detail what is actually happening and the mainstream press of course has no clue. These shows give you a real sense from a technical point of view the firehose of data that is being siphoned off. http://twit.tv/


Oh my god I just looked at who [Adam Carolla] had on Thursday, Criminal defense attorney [Mark Geragos]. Clients that he represented include Michael Jackson, actress Winona Ryder, politician Gary Condit, Susan McDougal and Scott Peterson. This guy is a total dirt bag. I have to go hear this, soo funny.
http://adamcarolla.com/mark-geragos/


And look at this people! A second season, if you can call it that of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee! This is a website of short interviews with [Jerry Seinfeld]. The first new one is with [Sarah Silverman] and episode 2 is with [David Letterman]. Last year he did ten of these with people like [Larry David] and [Alec Baldwin] and [Michael Richards]. The quality of these is outstanding and it's an absolute must see. In this screen shot they are sitting in a '69 Jaguar. Part of the show is Jerry renting a classic car, and this is as sweet as you can get.
http://comediansincarsgettingcoffee.com

They went to Millies on Sunset. Gotta go there now!




[TECH]Google Expands Its Boundaries, Buying Waze for $1 Billion
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/06/11/google-expands-its-boundaries-buying-waze-for-1-billion/
Waze has drawn a particularly passionate base of nearly 50 million users around the world.



Why Pandora bought a radio station in South Dakota
http://www.marketplace.org/topics/business/why-pandora-bought-radio-station-south-dakota



[PLATE]BEEHIVE



[THUMBS DOWN]Hey let's give weapons to the Rebels! You have got to be kidding me.
Syrian rebels pledge loyalty to al-Qaeda
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2013/04/11/syria-al-qaeda-connection/2075323/



[HEARD THIS]From Inside Radio dot com.
Smartphones now go-to device for web radio.
More Americans would prefer to listen to streaming radio on a smartphone than on any other device.  That’s according to Nielsen, which has been studying web radio habits.  It finds that smartphones are biggest among young adults, but across all demos except those 55+ the handset is the new transistor radio.
Nielsen’s first-quarter study found that device owners aged 25-34 and 18-24 are the most likely to stream tunes from the radio using their smartphones (27% and 26%, respectively), while consumers aged 55+ opt for laptops (14%).  Gaming consoles only registered among those 34 years old and younger.  About a quarter of those surveyed had no preference for what sort of device they use to access web radio.   But the Nielsen data also shows smartphone owners are using more radio apps than a year ago.



[PHOTO]West Hills, CA





[PARTING SHOT]"We take the stars from heaven, the red from our mother country, separating it by white stripes, thus showing that we have separated from her, and the white stripes shall go down to posterity, representing our liberty." - George Washington




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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The bad news is that 50 people died in a hotel fire; the good news is that we got exclusive footage. Jessica Savitch



[COMMENT]Surprisingly a lot of hosts are not on the same page with this NSA snooping story. This does not happen often. So I guess the universal talking points for all evil republicans might not be valid. I listened to all points of view on this and I understand the homeland security need, but the constitution of the this country trumps. There is a better way to do this without giving the Feds that much control. And frankly if they have all that data and couldn't catch the Boston bombers.....I'm out. Epic fail. The founders designed this country to have limited abilities. My go to is [Mark Levin]. He might be the smartest host on the air. He had Monday off but will be back at it today at 6pm on KABC. Hear what's really going on from Mark.


[RADIO]Even though I hate even talking about it, you know it's gonna be big. I think Apple gets way too much attention but here we go. iTunes Radio is coming this fall. It will probably kill Pandora. I can't tell you the last time I used iTunes. I have about a thousand songs and never listen to them. I think iTunes Radio will be different. Supposed to be like iHeart radio. Here is a link to the story.
http://www.radioink.com/Article.asp?id=2662753&spid=24698


[Gary Hoffman] of KFI posted this on facebook on Sunday: This, is my nugget face.


So I guess KABC has a new, what do you call it? Sound package? They have new music and drops for the station. They also have new people doing the news and traffic. New people doing traffic always always always gets a newbie saying Supple-veda or some such thing. It seems like KABC changes all this stuff like once every ten years or so. And now instead of traffic on the 2's......now it's traffic on the 4's, oy vey. Just get rid of the friggen traffic already, your cutting into my listening to total outrage.


[Doug McIntyre] threw himself under the bus when he ordered a "Senior" Belgian Waffle Slam at Denny's saving a $1 on an egg. The server never asked if he was indeed a "Senior". Doug's new name is now
[Doug (Pops) McIntyre].



KCRW General Manager [Jennifer Ferro] said that this was the first time that the station was left unattended.











It’s a Tony Award for [Mike Gallagher]! Although Salem Radio Network talk show host [Mike Gallagher] is an accomplished stage actor, he didn’t pick up the Tony Award for his stage work – he got it for being an investor in the revival of “Pippin” for helping finance the production and making revival on Broadway possible. Gallagher is a member of Actor’s Equity and says his investment was “well south of $1 million” but he’s thrilled to receive his latest award for his avocation in professional theatre. “Having appeared on Broadway myself in the musical “Memphis,” it really thrills me to own this piece of theatre history.” Gallagher is currently appearing as Mayor Shinn in “The Music Man” at Lyric Stage in Dallas/Ft. Worth and he will play Daddy Warbucks in “Annie” in South Carolina this September.


[PODCASTS]On Thursday [Marc Maron] will have [Marshall Crenshaw] / [Thomas Dolby]. When was the last time you heard the name [Thomas Dolby]? Remember that tune "he blinded me...with science"? Gotta hear that show. Oh and the big news is that [Marc Maron] proposed to his girlfriend.






[THUMBS DOWN]I want a raise.
Driving is as stressful as skydiving, new study by Audi and MIT reveals.
http://www.nydailynews.com/autos/driving-stressful-skydiving-audi-article-1.1368005



[QUOTE]@[realphilhendrie]
"How do you know [Rosie O'Donnell] hasn't eaten her children?
Have you seen them lately?" - @BobbieDooley



[SEEN ON THE ROAD]I gotta get one of these.




[PLATE]MSTASPT



[HEARD THIS]Really clear and concise article on where radio is going by [B. Eric Rhoads]
is the publisher of Radio Ink.
http://www.radioink.com/Article.asp?id=2662423&spid=24698



[PHOTO]The wife and I were in Santa Monica last weekend and actually drove down a street that was yellow taped by the college, and had to turn around. Weird being there after all that happened. No tourism problem in Santa Monica, 3rd street promenade, packed. Pier...packed. I have never seen this many people on that pier in my life.




[PARTING SHOT]Ratings in. KABC up 3 spots to 30th place. KRLA 40th...really? Step up that advertising KRLA management! How about a billboard of the morning show guys?




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Friday, June 7, 2013

I Guess I'm Not The Only One......... Listening



[COMMENT]Hi how ya doing? So your reading all my keystrokes huh? Why would you do that? I'm not that interesting. I find it outrageous. It's clearly not in the pervue of the constitution. It's not what our founders envisioned as a limited government. It's not OK, and I don't care if you're using homeland security as a reason. You guys appear to be soo incompetent that I would imagine that you would get around to reading this somewhere in the next century if ever, it's still not OK. The opinion about the government listening to everything you do is in from the Left. [Geraldo] just said it "I don't care". Maybe I need to take [Alex Jones] more seriously. The people you elect are violating your trust. Stand by for unintended consequences.

I think one thing that you will learn is that all Americans are outraged to some degree by all these scandals, and this one is really catching fire with everyone. The damage that is being done to the psyche of citizens is un-measurable. I think for years and years to come you will find people not trusting anything the government says or any employee of the government or any politician, it's over. You will find people committing more and more crimes against the government and cheating on their taxes in record numbers. And frankly I wake up everyday trying to stay focused on something good and it's really tough with all the news that comes in day after day. I will not be committing crimes or cheating on my taxes, can you hear me?! But this President is not in anyway aware of what this will do to this country. He never had any credibility with me but I'm sure he has lost all credibility with some people in his base and if not you are blind. We have seriously reached a demarcation line.


[RADIO]KFI Newsman Talks About Looming Health Insurance Nightmare
http://www.mediabistro.com/fishbowlla/tim-conway-jr-rob-archer-kfiam640-health-care_b89850.
[Rob Archer] sitting in for [Aron bender] told a story about his health and the spot he's in. You can hear this by going to [Tim Conway's] page at KFI and listening to Thursday's News Bender at 9pm. I feel for you Rob, you're a good man.


[Rush] on his trip to Normandy, France. Photos on his facebook page.
https://www.facebook.com/RushLimbaugh?fref=ts



Most mornings I hear "The Dow Jones Money Report...I'm [Jeff Bellenger]". Love that guy, great voice. When he's not doing the report for whatever reason I let out a verbal "Where's [Jeff Bellenger]?". Always clear and concise. Great website where you can hear all these reports.
http://wsjradio.com/


"In hopes of not being a target of an IRS audit, I'm including the phrase "I voted for Obama" in every cell phone conversation". - Rob Marinko (former KABC newsman) facebook post



A really cool segment.
From American Public Media, The Story
Employment: Security Hacker
Jim Stickley realized he was a gifted thief when he was ten years old experimenting on his father’s computer. As he got older, he became more creative. Today, he’s a professional hacker. Companies hire him to attempt to hack into their financial information, and identify weaknesses in their security practices. Jim says it’s not all high-tech computer work, and he sometimes dresses up as an firefighter to gain access to an office building.
http://www.thestory.org/stories/2013-06/employment-security-hacker



"[Jane Velez-Mitchell] is a real nut" - [Brian Whitman]


[QUOTE]"I have a waffle Iron that looks just like Manuel Noriega" - [Adam Carolla]


[PODCASTS][Leo Laporte] posted this on Google + yesterday:
I gave thousands of dollars to help elect +Barak Obama and voted for him twice, but it's becoming clear that he has betrayed our trust and tarnished the liberal principles of openness and freedom that he pretended to espouse.

Mr. President, you owe us an explanation, at least, of why your administration has chosen to become the most paranoid since Nixon's.






I'm sure Leo will have a lot to say about this on his show on KFI both Saturday and Sunday 11-2.


[Seth Rogan] on [Adam Carolla]
http://adamcarolla.com/seth-rogen-and-evan-goldberg/


Big shout out to long time facebook friend [Dusty Angel] and his OddCast podcast. He's been doing this a long long time and putting in a lot of work. Special show tomorrow.
http://theoddcastshow.com



[THUMBS DOWN]Obama Silent on Surveillance Controversy
http://www.whitehousedossier.com/2013/06/07/obama-silent-surveillance-controversy/



[TECH]Dept. of Homeland Security Forced to Release List of Keywords Used to Monitor Social Networking Sites
http://www.forbes.com/sites/reuvencohen/2012/05/26/department-of-homeland-security-forced-to-release-list-of-keywords-used-to-monitor-social-networking-sites/2/


Interesting site I just discovered.
HistoryPin
http://www.historypin.com/





[SEEN ON THE ROAD]5 North in East LA


[HEARD THIS][Dennis Miller] did his show from London this week. He talked about going to an exhibit. Turns out Dennis is a huge Bowie fan, calls him a genius.
The [David Bowie] Exhibition At London's Victoria & Albert Museum
http://www.gadling.com/2013/04/10/a-look-inside-the-david-bowie-exhibition-at-londons-victoria-and/


Livio launches FM Traffic Button.
Technology provider Livio unveiled its FM Traffic Button at the Telematics Update Detroit conference Wednesday. The system, which works with an embedded app in a vehicle’s infotainment system, offers real-time audio traffic updates at the push of a button. Livio says it will enable auto manufacturers to share revenue generated through ad-sponsored traffic reports via AM/FM radio.
Ok so can we now start to think about getting rid of traffic reports?



[PLATE]THANKS



[LA PHOTO]



[PARTING SHOT]
On this D Day week a profound thank you to all the Americans who fought and for those who lost their lives to protect our freedom.
I'm sitting here exercising my first amendment because of them.




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