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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