Wednesday, August 28, 2013

All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence -- Martin Luther King Jr.



[COMMENT]I heard [Leo Laporte] talking about how impatient he is about TV going to all digital this week on TWIT. I am too. I cut the cable cord over 4 years ago. And Leo mentioned that [Kevin Spacey] did a speech this week about how TV is changing to digital and how "House of Cards" on Netflix is the model. He said people want what they want....when they want it. And we need to give it to them. Sounding like a media mogul in some film Spacey talked passionately about how stories can be stories on any device and not just TV on TV or movies in a theater. It's a great speech and it shows how far we have come and that something really big is happening. Leo mentioned that people from the NFL were in meetings in Silicon Valley recently. Leo says that the NFL wants to own its own content and distribute it. I think the only thing left is to break out of these cable and satellite companies. Imagine a day where you turn any device on and get what you want. It's coming. Go right to AMC and watch Breaking Bad, go right to NFL Network and watch the game. This is coming and soon. And when it does it will be huge.


[Kevin Spacey] gives The James MacTaggart Memorial Lecture for 2013. 47 minutes.
From his unique perspective as a director, producer and actor working across the world on stage and screen, mainstream networks and the internet, Kevin Spacey considers the changes sweeping across our industry and the opportunities for innovation and creativity for those who live to tell stories and engage audiences.



How the NFL and Silicon Valley are primed to blitz cable TVhttp://www.techhive.com/article/2047172/how-the-nfl-and-silicon-valley-are-primed-to-blitz-cable-tv.html



[RADIO]Thanks Mike Nolan!



When To Hang Up On A Right-Wing Radio Host
"Was Alger Hiss a communist?" [Hugh Hewitt] asked at least 6 or 7 times to MSNBC host Karen Finney and then she finally hung up. Funny interview where Hugh just does not let up. 
http://www.mediaite.com/online/msnbcs-finney-hangs-up-on-hugh-hewitt-over/





This week on NPR's Fresh Air it's Late Night TV Week. Past interviews with [Jay Leno, David Letterman, Conan O'Brian, Jimmy Fallon]. Also this week with the death of [Elmore Leonard], an interview with him.
http://www.npr.org/programs/fresh-air/



NOT GOING ANYWHERE: [RUSH] SIGNS THREE-YEAR CONTRACT WITH CUMULUS


Interesting to see the actual cochlear implant and seeing this cool photo and it's very unusual. Obviously on the golf course smoking a cigar with his gloves on. I think when Rush is long gone either retired or god forbid not with us anymore there will be books written about him. He's one of the most interesting people in media and I personally would love to read about his life.



[Eddie Pepitone] is a comic’s comic.
He visits The Edge Show with [Mark Thompson] and talks everything from touring internationally to promote the documentary ‘The Bitter Buddah‘ about him that was just completed, to his views of the future and pitching TV shows in Hollywood. http://edge-show.com/





Actress [Jennifer Tilly] was on with [Mark Thompson] sitting in for Conway Monday. You can hear the whole interview here. She still looks great, and that voice...yeeow.
http://www.kfiam640.com/media/podcast-conway-on-demand-TimConwayJr/jennifer-tilly-in-studio-8pm-826-23635399/





[Steve Hodel] who says his father was the killer of Elizabeth Short, The Black Dahlia was on with Doug McIntyre. You can hear this great interview from Monday.
http://www.kabc.com/common/page.php?pt=McIntyre+In+The+Morning+Podcast&id=861&is_corp=0&section_id=51#
And check out Steve's website and his new book.
http://www.blackdahliaavenger.com/



Shock jock [Chris Christie] roars on sports radio Chris Christie was on WFAN in New York the other day. They wanted him to try on a Yankee jersey, Christie being a long time Met's fan. He said no way. Then they gave him a Yankee jersey to try on that said his name on the back and the date 2016. Christie said "Now that's no way twice". Hmm interesting.
http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/christie_chronicles/So-Christie-hosted-a-sports-radio-show-this-morning-and.html


An interview with actor [Harry Dean Stanton]. The Movie Geeks speak to legendary actor Harry Dean Stanton (Cool Hand Luke, Alien,Paris, Texas, Escape from New York, Wild at Heart) about his remarkable career spanning more than 200 films over the course of 50 years. Mr. Stanton is the subject of a new documentary titled Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction, which opens in limited release on September 13. We're also joined by the director of the documentary, Sophie Huber.
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/moviegeeksunited/2013/09/02/actor-harry-dean-stanton



[QUOTE]"Mark why are you yelling?.....it's passion!" - [Mark Levin]



[PODCASTS]On [Marc Maron] this week is [Michael McKean and Catherine O'Hara]
http://www.wtfpod.com/



[PLATE]SUKNGAS
on a large Ram truck



[TECH]Screen redesign highlights TuneIn refresh.
http://insideradio.com/Article.asp?id=2692642&spid=32061#.Uh6qEdK1FN4

Marc Maron has updated his app, I didn't even know he had an app.




[ON THIS DAY]1885 - The first prizefight under the Marquis of Queensberry Rules was held in Cincinnati, OH. John L. Sullivan defeated Dominick McCaffery in six rounds.



[OLD RADIO PHOTO]Wells-Gardner & Co. 2701 N. Kidare Ave. Chicago, Illinois.
Date: 1938

Wells-Gardner was a company that rarely put their own name on a radio, & was an "OEM"(original equipment manufacturer) that made the radios for a particular "brand"-such as Firestone. They made a lot of the Sears Silvertone stuff, especially since Sears was based in Chicago as they were. Also made record changers later on, when "Hi-Fi" became the rage & most radio companies started making portable record players & console units(mono first, then stereo) - info about this radio from [Dennis Forkel] is an audiophile and an old friend.





[PARTING SHOT]“And when you discover what you will be in your life, set out to do it as if God Almighty called you at this particular moment in history to do it. Don’t just set out to do a good job. Set out to do such a good job that the living, the dead or the unborn couldn't do it any better. “If it falls your lot to be a street sweeper, sweep streets like Michelangelo painted pictures, sweep streets like Beethoven composed music, sweep streets like Leontyne Price sings before the Metropolitan Opera. Sweep streets like Shakespeare wrote poetry. Sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will have to pause and say: Here lived a great street sweeper who swept his job well. If you can’t be a pine at the top of the hill, be a shrub in the valley. Be the best little shrub on the side of the hill. “Be a bush if you can’t be a tree. If you can’t be a highway, just be a trail. If you can’t be a sun, be a star. For it isn't by size that you win or fail. Be the best of whatever you are.”
The above is from a speech that was given by MLK to a group of students at Barratt Junior High School in Philadelphia on October 26, 1967.


Happy and Restful Labor Day!


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Sunday, August 25, 2013

I'd rather entrust the government of the United States to the first 400 people listed in the Boston telephone directory than to the faculty of Harvard University - William F. Buckley, Jr.



[COMMENT][Rush] was asked by a caller about the way he says "The Reverend Jacks'nnnnnnn", when referring to Jesse Jackson. Rush went on to explain that he's doing kind of a parody on William F. Buckley from the show Firing Line. I laughed out loud when I heard this. I have heard Rush do this hundreds of times and never connected it to Buckley. It made perfect sense. Buckley has a sort of erudite upper class way of speaking. I always wondered about how he speaks, if it's from his time at Yale or he grew up in a very rich family and they spoke like that or maybe the northeastern influence, kind of like Jack Kennedy, errr-a err-a. I always thought it was put on, in a way. After reading a biography on Buckley several years ago I was really taken by him and his life. He was a brilliant guy and a great conservative. Reading in his bio, he was a huge sailor. He would go on these long trips across the ocean in his sailboat. It was stocked to the gills with cases and cases of wine and beer. He would also bring a chef with him. He did not suffer on these voyages.


The book is a collection of fifty years of personal essays by William F. Buckley, Jr. illuminates his career in the army, his love of sailing and wine, his interests in religion and politics, and his memories of the people who most influenced him. It's brilliant, I loved it.
You can also see Buckley interviewing Jesse Jackson, in what looks to be around 69-70 and see what Rush is talking about in this 5 minute video. You can see what a complete phony Jesse Jackson was even back then.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTrVXU9Wonw




[RADIO][Vin Scully] to return for 65th season
Let's just start building the statue now, why wait?



[Frank Marano] who does a great show at 970 AM The Answer in New York. Friday night he did an interview with an actor/comedian that I have not heard from in sometime. [Charles Grodin]. He tells a story about Carson, and the fact that he hates to travel and won't even go in to Manhattan to have dinner with a friend. He talks about working as a Pinkerton Guard and making $10 a day and living in a hotel in downtown. Just when I thought I heard everything, a new book by Grodin. Grodin goes on to talk about all kinds of cases he is working on to free innocent people. I used to watch Charles do his CNBC show years ago and he got a little weird for me, but this interview is really great.

http://chirb.it/hCF0CE






[Art Bell] Interviewed in Pahrump by [George Knapp] for a local Las Vegas TV station. An Amazing interview showing what Art looks like now and his wife and child. A must see. This wowed me. http://www.8newsnow.com/story/23244111/i-team-art-bell-makes-his-return-to-the-airwaves



Public Radio's Bullseye with Comedian [Louis Black]. An hour interview. He's got a tour bus with a wine cooler :)
http://www.scpr.org/programs/bullseye/2013/08/19/288/





[QUOTE]All the candy corn that was ever made was made in 1911 - [Lewis Black]




[SIRIUSXM]Wow, new discovery listening to "Chill" channel on SiriusXM...[London Grammar]. What a talent. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTvHcQmKUpU




[PODCASTS]I listened to a favorite weekly podcast of mine called Windows Weekly with [Leo Laporte and Mary Jo Foley and Paul Thurrott]. This was a special episode. Paul did quite a sales job on Windows Phone. I have had a love hate relationship with Microsoft. I bought my first computer in May of 1992 and used this. Windows 3.1.

But the bulk of the show talked about how the Windows Phone is really gaining ground. The talk about the new Nokia Lumina 2010, with an astounding 41 megapixel lens (Carl Ziess) and the low price really sold me. Paul doesn't BS people and I believe him when he says Windows phone is really established itself and has made great improvements over time. Also with this Nokia phone (unlike my LG phone with Android) it will be updated often. It's not an orphan device the minute you buy it. If there is OS updates you will get them. That really sold me. My 3 year old phone still has Gingerbread and Metro PCS has no intention of upgrading it. The only way to get that with Android is buy the most popular phone like the Galaxy or a pure Google phone like the Nexus. This phone looks simpler to me as well. Also Paul wrote a huge book about Windows Phone that is free to read! http://www.windowsphonebook.com/. So we go from 1992 to now, a little improvement. Windows Phones are in the $99 to $300 range. This Lumina 1020 is the high end with the great camera. That's what I want! I've been a die hard user of Android but if it's an ok OS and it does what I want and is relatively speedy, what difference does it make what OS you have? I'm just gonna use facebook, Twitter, email the camera and the phone. That's all the functionality I need.





Here is a night time photo taken with the 41 Megapixel camera. Night shots or low light shots are always the hardest to get. Amazing. If I posted this photo in it's original size it would not fit on the screen.




[PLATE]2TH WTCH



[ON THIS DAY]On Aug. 25, 1944, Paris was liberated by Allied forces after four years of Nazi occupation. You're welcome.





[PHOTO]The Hollywood sign has been lit up at night for some reason this week, possibly for filming.






[PARTING SHOT]“I certainly believe that UFOs are really on occasion extraterrestrial craft visiting earth, so to me that means that our government, our military at some level they know they're here, and they're either frightened of them because they don't know, or they wish to figure a way to defend against them.” - [Art Bell]





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Thursday, August 22, 2013

If you're going to be crazy, you have to get paid for it or else you're going to be locked up - Hunter S. Thompson



[COMMENT][Dennis Miller] had a guest on talking about a new book about Grover Cleveland. Does that ring a bell? He was a Mayor of Buffalo, the Governor of New York and the President of the United States all with in 5 or 6 years...in the late 1800's. He was......the Lady Gaga of his time. What the hell can you tell someone who watches Duck Dynasty or TMZ? They probably wouldn't care. Or how about this, on this date in 1846 - The U.S. annexed New Mexico. Annexed? What does that mean? Seems we have all kinds of segments of our culture that have their own language these days. History.......ehhhh. I guess that means in the future it will be repeated. I don't want to come off as an elitist or someone who thinks they know more, I'm just getting old. Going back and looking at history is wonderful. Soo much has happened before all of us got here. And I have soo much more reading to do, I'm not at all informed on history like I would like to be. On this date in 1865 - A patent for liquid soap was received by William Sheppard. That's cool.....to me. Some kid with their head in a iPhone could care less. How about this one: on this date in 1902 - In Hartford, CT, U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt became the first president of the United States to ride in an automobile. An automo....what? I wish the people that came before us were more important than people think of them now. Maybe they will be in the future. I wonder if there is a good history radio show, oh yea....it's called McIntyre in the Morning ;)........ How about this one: 1762 - Ann Franklin became the editor of the Mercury of Newport in Rhode Island. She was the first female editor of an American newspaper. That's wild.....I.....I did not know that. We have a huge treasure trove of things and people before us, lets celebrate it!




[RADIO]Jazz legend [Marian McPartland] dies
Marian McPartland, a UK-born jazz pianist and host of the National Public Radio show “Piano Jazz,” has died in New York. She was 95.
http://www.thetowntalk.com/viewart/20130821/LIFESTYLE/130821010/Jazz-legend-Marian-McPartland-dies



The Marian McPartland Trio at The Hickory House From January 2013. Great stuff.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-zxHC2B7VA



Legendary 'paranormal radio' talk show host [Art Bell] is returning with a new show in September. In anticipation of the big event, an Art Bell fan Ross Howard has put together a few unofficial trailers to get listeners in the mood - above you'll find one on time travel themes, with excerpts from shows with Michio Kaku, Terence McKenna, and (I think?) alleged time-traveler John Titor. It provides a good cross-section of what Art Bell had to offer, from interviews with highly credentialed scientists through to unknowns with extraordinary claims. These are nicely done and bound to be a huge hit with long time fans.
http://www.dailygrail.com/Radio-GaGa/2013/8/Art-Bell-Returns-Fan-made-Trailers


YouTube becomes radio’s new transmitter.
http://insideradio.com/Article.asp?id=2689596&spid=32060#.UhQgWNK1FN4



[QUOTE] "I don't remember any shootings on the Dick Van Dyke Show" - [Brian Whitman]



[PODCASTS]The Edge podcast with [Mark Thompson]. How he managed to get [Elliot Gould] I have no idea how he pulled this off. Elliot has so many stories, married to Barbara Streisand a long time ago and in the original MASH movie. Gould has just been everywhere and with all the big names in Hollywood. Elliott said he spend quality time with Alfred Hitchcock. This is just an amazing interview.
http://edge-show.com




[Adam Carolla] has a dream.
The actor-comedian and host of "The Adam Carolla Show" has a deal with Harper Collins imprint It Books for "President Me," a blueprint for the world he'd like to see.
http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/adam-carolla-writing-book-president-20030987



[PLATE]POKEITO
On a convertible Mini.



[SIRIUSXM][Metallica] to headline at the Apollo
It will also air live on a special temporary Metallica channel on SiriusXM.
http://www.mercurynews.com/music/ci_23914563/metallica-headline-at-apollo

Sirius XM Partnership with Nissan
http://www.prcarbon.com/press/sirius-xm-radio-inc-nasdaqsiri-partnership-with-nissan-10011676.html




[TECH]Sony Announces Next Generation XAV-602BT In-Car Entertainment System With Smartphone Connectivity
http://www.technologytell.com/in-car-tech/5092/sony-announces-next-generation-xav-602bt-in-car-entertainment-system-with-smartphone-connectivity/


MAJOR ADVERTISERS SET TO SPEND MILLIONS WITH ITUNES RADIO NEXT MONTHhttp://www.radioink.com/Article.asp?id=2689915&spid=24698




[ON THIS DAY]1998 - "The [Howard Stern] Radio Show" premiered on CBS to about 70% of the U.S.





[PHOTO]Today, sitting in for [Hugh Hewitt]
[Arthur Brooks]
@arthurbrooks (and he's following me on Twiiter!)
President of the American Enterprise Institute (@AEI), author of The Road to Freedom http://arthurbrooks.aei.org 
Washington, DC · aei.org





[PARTING SHOT]I really don't want to say goodbye to any of you people - [Christa McAuliffe]





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Monday, August 19, 2013

I could tell my parents hated me. My bath toys were a toaster and a radio - Rodney Dangerfield



[COMMENT]I was in the mountains for a few days and had no TV, a little radio and some cell service. Nice to kick back and just sit on a deck and listen to the wind though the pine trees.

You know today NPR's [Scott Simon] did a short segment on just how hilarious it is that new FOIA documents are now showing the words Area 51. They made fun of it mentioning Elvis and KFC, not sure why. They played funny music. This one minute piece by NPR and Scott Simon is frankly embarrassing. Obviously NPR and Scott Simon think that this story is just a joke. I haven't heard NPR do something so blatant as this is years. Shame on you.

It's amazing to me after all these years that the mostly left wing media still makes fun of secret military bases and UFOs and covert federal government programs. Even if you don't believe any of the wacky stories there are hundreds of people that have come out to report what I think are real accounts. Some like [Colonel Philip Corso] and his book on Roswell or [Bob Lazar] who says he worked at S-4 to back engineer alien spacecraft to [Francis Gary Powers] (the U-2 pilot shot down over Russia) who worked at Groom Lake or Area 51. His book says that personnel flew from Burbank airport everyday to their jobs. The U-2 program is well documented. It's been out there a long time and I have literally heard thousands of hours of people talking about it. Am I crazy? Or does some of it have validity? The NSA is spying on you, does this sound unusual to you? Not to me. [Art Bell] will have lots to say about this on Sept 16th on SiriusXM.






[RADIO]An LA Radio icon, [Ted Ziegenbusch].


I made friends with KOST's [Ted Ziegenbusch] on facebook this weekend. He shared a great story about Art Bell........
I believe it was around 1990, I took a trip to see my oldest son in San Jose - leaving AFTER I finished my (then) 10pm-2am shift on KOST. On the way, I came across [Art Bell's] overnight show on the AM radio. At the time, he was on less than a dozen stations I was told. I was glued to the radio and fascinated beyond words. It wasn't just ghost stories and UFOs. It was how he did the show, his voice, his warmth, etc. Anyway, I got back to L.A. and had a chance to talk with KFI's gm at the time (Howard Neal). I said, "Howard, you HAVE to get this guy on KFI! He is amazing and he's going to be huge." After explaining a bit of Art's show, Howard rolled his eyes at me and probably thought I was crazy. Of course, not too long after that Art Bell was KFI's competition. Eventually, thanks to Premiere, he made the transition to KFI and I felt justified in my beliefs. And, now you know the rest of the story.

Ted started at KOST in 1982! He's a fixture here in LA.
A great bio on Ted on the KOST website. http://www.kost1035.com/pages/tedziegenbusch.html


Audio from 1992, [Ted Ziegenbusch] on KOST-FM Los Angeles.
Artists heard in this aircheck include: Lionel Richie, Celine Dion, Double, The Righteous Brothers, Bill Withers, Chicago, Richard Marx, Michael W. Smith, Brenda Russell, George Michael, Paul Young and Gloria Estefan.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-11q9KKR3I

1989 KOST 103.5 Station Tour video. It's a 17 minute tour of the station. This is a classic. Ted is prominent in this video. And you will also see other LA radio icon's like....[Mike Nolan] and [Sharon Dale], [Michael Saclarides], [Mark Denis]. [Dick Clark] at the end wth his classic commercial.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYDc4v9lpGY

I asked Mike Nolan about the fact that this video shows him flying a Beachcraft Bonanza. And Mike said: 
That was my plane at that time. That was a great video.

Ted's comments on the video from facebook: That was so much fun to make the video back then. It was filmed in the original 1982 building on 6th & Ardmore. Jhani Kaye (who wrote, produced and directed) was brilliant in many aspects, but especially when it came to promoting things. He lined up a deal with Wherehouse Videos (the big store back then, if you can believe that) and the rest is history. The FREE rental videotape is just one of a dozen reasons why the station shot to #1 in a short time. Boy, do all of us look younger back then. We still have a copy of that video archived on the control room computer.



This might be the funniest thing I have heard in months. Mediaite reported that Savage said on his show Thursday he would replace [Sean Hannity] on stations Hannity is being carried by Cumulus. Cumulus Media Networks syndicates Savage. “I predict, right here, right now, that I [Michael Savage] and the Savage Nation is going to take over The Sean Hannity Show time slot by the end of the year. He’s probably a nice guy, but his time is come and his time has gone. I am the heir apparent to afternoon drive on the east coast and around America on Cumulus stations, which have the most powerful stations in the radio world.” I have heard Savage over the years here and there. He's ok but this is just a pipe dream. A lot of people think he has a screw loose. I have not listened enough to know that.

I'm sure the programming geniuses at KABC will put Peter Tilden on at noon or LOL......Savage...oh my god. For years and years the choices of hosts are just soo lacking at KABC. Hannity is good but changing things up is good too. How about [Paul Magers] at noon for 3 hours. I would listen to that. Or [Andy Dick]. Someone with a personality! Put some frigging thought into it would you guys, for the love of the baby Jesus! Spend a little of that money you guys have...from the ads you sell to get some talent! Hello is this on?


I love this story, can you imagine? 
From News Busters
GOP Actually Considering Conservative Talk Radio Hosts as Debate Moderators?
http://newsbusters.org/blogs/matthew-sheffield/2013/08/15/gop-actually-considering-conservative-talk-radio-hosts-debate-mod



[QUOTE]"You know, I was thinking today how magical radio is. I can talk into a metal thing & millions of people can hear me... Know me... And hopefully like me. It's why I got into radio in the first place... & it still has me in its grip. IT'S MAGIC!" - [Larry Van Nuys]


[SIRIUSXM]Listening to SiriusXM 70's channel and they played an Art Bell favorite. Jigsaw with Sky High.
http://t.co/GOWheSTdjA



[PLATE]XSAVIOR



[TECH]Early days of the PC with Radio Shack's TRS-80. Some called it the Trash 80. April 1983.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-11386_3-57598972-76/early-days-of-the-pc-with-radio-shacks-trs-80/




[ON THIS DAY]1937 - The first FM radio construction permit was issued in Boston, MA. The station went on the air two years later.




[PHOTO][Gary Hoffman] doing the The The Offficial Sunday Morning News. The show came in loud and clear up in Crestline.





[PARTING SHOT]I wonder if we all could go just one day without the mention of race or color? As easy as it sounds, I believe it would have been easier to do this in the 1960's than it would be today. - [Rob Marinko]





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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

From now on when I write science fiction stories set in the future, I won't say the year, I'll just say the iPhone model - KFI's Rob Archer


[COMMENT]This week a big thing happens, [Mark Levin's] new book comes out. It's called The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic. Mark has the best show on the air in my opinion. He's just a brilliant guy with the best intentions. I think Mark genuinely cares about our country and he has really stretched himself here trying to come up with some way we can repair the nation. This is a man that just does not throw in the towel, ever. Mark puts his heart and soul into his on air work and in his books. I heard on the very day this book comes out, it's already number one on the best seller list. This is an important work and I hope it does really well. Mark Levin is a patriot and someone that is working to make this country better.

LET THE NATIONAL CONVERSATION BEGIN from Human Events.




[RADIO]I got this in my email. I had no idea that [Art Bell] was on an Oceanside radio station in 1972, I don't think he ever talked about this. An amazing photo.


From The Coast News
http://thecoastnews.com/2013/08/inside-oceanside-here-today-gone-tomorrow-for-some/

KUDE Chupacabra king returns

In the photo you see a 27-year-old Art Bell in 1972. He was interviewing [Maureen McCormick], the then 16-year-old actress who played Marcia Brady in the Brady Bunch. Bell was a DJ at Oceanside’s Top 40 station KUDE AM 1320, and McCormick was dropping by to chat up her appearance at JC Penney’s in Carlsbad. She was promoting her new record, which never went anywhere. According to Bob Hudson, who worked at KUDE as a DJ and newsman at the time (and who took the photos), this was the last full-time DJ gig for Bell before he launched a hugely successful career as a talk show host.

Bell went on to host the syndicated Coast-To-Coast AM, the offbeat overnight gabfest that became the home for long-winded discussions about space aliens, chupacabras and conspiracy theories about secret societies and why there is AIDS. Bell retired from Coast-To-Coast about 10 years ago, handing his headphones over to George Noory. But it was just announced that Bell is coming back with his own nightly talk show again that will actually compete with Coast-To-Coast. Beginning Sept. 16, Art Bell’s Dark Matter will air from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. on the satellite-carried Sirius XM. Art Bell’s Dark Matter will originate from his home in Pahrump, Nev.

Long timers know that the studios for KUDE (and its sister station, “beautiful music” station KJFM 102.1 FM) were located on Oceanside Boulevard, near Foussat Road. The towers are still there, broadcasting a signal from KKSM, Palomar College’s student-manned station. I see Bob Hudson every now and then at the Thursday night Farmers Market downtown. KJFM is now KPRI, and its studios are in San Diego.


SiriusXM to form Spanish-language channel starring [Eddie 'PiolĂ­n' Sotelo]
After severing ties with Univision Radio, Spanish-language L.A. radio fixture is set to launch an entertainment channel on subscription service SiriusXM this fall.
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-fi-ct-piolin-radio-20130813,0,5216427.story
I think this is huge. There are some big names coming to SiriusXM even after years with only Howard headlining. I think SiriusXM might become a very big deal if they just get a few more big names. I'm sold.



On Sunday night, listening to a very unappreciated host, [Wayne Resnick] on KFI, a caller. Wayne took this call at the top of the show. The caller was pissed. I don't even remember why. It was [Brian Whitman] calling in as a pissed caller. He was funny as hell and I wonder who besides me knew right away that it was Brian. He went on for a good 5 minutes and Wayne just let him rant. That's compelling radio!




On NPR's Fresh Air today.
'Orange is the new black' creator [Jenji Kohan]
Jenji Kohan, who is also the showrunner, overseeing production of the series. Kohan also created the Showtime series Weeds. She tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross about the show's close-knit cast, why she chose Netflix, and what draws her to stories about privileged white women and criminality.




[PODCASTS]Do you know [Josh Robert Thompson]? Josh talks comedy, critics and gay robot skeletons with “Late Late Show” host and friend, [Craig Ferguson]. A must hear.
http://jrtvoices.com/?tag=josh-robert-thompson




[HEARD THIS]"We got 12,000 emails in one day" - [Rush]



[PLATE]SALTGUY (older guy in a red Corvette)



[TECH]I really think this is the new cool gadget. A bluetooth speaker. You can put this on the back of your toilet and have your phone close by and listen to tunes in the shower. Lots of these out there with various prices, some over $200 and some around $50. Like this one. I still have not bought one yet but plan to.




[ON THIS DAY]Born on this day. [Alfred Hitchcock] 1899




[PHOTO]Ventura Blvd., 1920






[PARTING SHOT]“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” - [Mark Twain]





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Thursday, August 8, 2013

"Liberal Mark from the Nutmeg State....Go!" - Mark Levin



[COMMENT]McIntyre and and Phillips hit this hard this morning.

From NBC LA
The City of LA Downgrades Low-Level Crimes to Infractions. Officials have chosen to enforce 91 non-serious crimes as infractions, rather than misdemeanors.
http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/LA-Downgrades-Low-Level-Crimes-to-Infractions-218433751.html

Police can now write up as infractions without undergoing a review: using a fake ID to buy alcohol; trespassing; urinating or defecating in public; illegal vending; and failing to attend court-ordered traffic school, driving without a license or on a suspended license are treated as infractions instead of misdemeanors.
Other violations that are no longer considered misdemeanor crimes in Los Angeles under the new guidelines include possessing or purchasing alcohol as a minor, drinking in public, gambling, defecating in public, trespassing and not having your dog vaccinated for rabies.

Just more reason to not live, shop or have anything to do with LA. Wait till you see what all this will bring. In the name of saving money, the unintended consequences of this will be enormous. Did the people of LA get to vote on this? No. And your new Mayor is fine with this I'm assuming, I have not heard what he has to say about it.

A caller to McIntyre in the Morning said that we should just drive down the Orange bus line with no license or insurance. And Doug said "and take a dump on someones lawn". The world has gone Ape-S crazy. Their is just no other explanation. And I'm sorry but all the high hopes for this town and with Kevin James in the administration will not mean squat.

The left rules now and for the foreseeable future. This is a product of political correctness and illegal aliens and free stuff from the government and on and on and on.

It will now be possible to see someone selling bacon wrapped hotdogs on the beach next to their tent while a homeless guy takes a dump, congrats LA!



[RADIO]From NPR's Fresh Air
[Bob Odenkirk] Brings Some Laughs To 'Breaking Bad'
http://www.npr.org/2013/08/06/209222363/bob-odenkirk-brings-some-laughs-to-breaking-bad




This week on Dennis Prager's Show, Dennis said on the air "I want Ben Carson for the next President of the United States". The interview was posted and you can hear it all. 16 minutes
http://www.prageruniversity.com/blog/dennis-prager-interviews-dr-ben-carson/




From KABC's Doug McIntyre, a great article from The Daily News.
Doug McIntyre: We're living in Golden Age of Cheating
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_23809211/doug-mcintyre-were-living-golden-age-cheating?source=rss



Monday at 8pm Conway had on Mark Thompson from the Mark and Brian Show on KLOS that ended a year ago. It's a great interview, lots of laughs. It sounds to me like Mark still wants to do a real radio show and not just a podcast with his wife. They live in Charlotte, North Carolina and they have a full studio in their house. I thought the chemistry with Tim and Mark was something I have not heard in a long time. Like I have said for a long time Conway is great with a partner, alone......not soo much. Here is a link to the show:
http://www.kfiam640.com/cc-common/podcast/single_page.html?podcast=TimConwayJr&selected_podcast=Conway0805138P_1375764905_16156.mp3



Study: Radio scores high in Facebook engagement.
Radio was also No. 1 among Frequent Commenters
http://insideradio.com/Article.asp?id=2684633&spid=32061#.UgJKf9La-UY














Mel Karmazin: I’m done with radio.
http://insideradio.com/Article.asp?id=2685103&spid=32061#.UgOcBNLa-UY

Mel was on with Neil Cavuto (7 minutes)
http://video.foxbusiness.com/v/2591795004001/mel-karmazin-on-why-he-wont-run-for-political-office/?playlist_id=937116503001




UK Radio History is made.
BBC's Charlotte Green to read classified football results
Former Radio 4 newsreader to replace James Alexander Gordon, becoming the first female voice to take the role
http://www.theguardian.com/media/2013/aug/06/bbc-charlotte-green-classified-football-results



[QUOTE]"My entire adult life people have told me I look like Andy Warhol. I know I look like Andy Warhol or Ellen DeGeneres' mother." - [Doug McIntyre]




[PODCASTS]This week on Marc Maron is a blockbuster live from Austin, Texas, with old friends Dom Irrera, Janeane Garofalo, Todd Barry, and Maria Bamford. Plus, Marc and Michael Ian Black renew their hostilities in person. And to bring it all home, Jim Norton takes the panel on a very unexpected journey. And then...oh nothing just Bill Hader from SNL who lives out here in LA now. http://www.wtfpod.com/

Adam Carolla does a show this week where Brian Cranston calls in and talks about Breaking Bad. And if you're like me I cut the cable cord years ago, so I was excited to hear that Season 5 of Breaking Bad has just been put up on Netflix.
http://adamcarolla.com/bryan-cranston-and-monica-mehta/



[MUSIC]Back in the 80's I discovered Chick Corea, pianist, keyboardist, composer, bandleader. In 1971, Corea founded Return to Forever. This band had a fusion sound and even though it relied on electronic instrumentation it drew more on Brazilian and Spanish-American musical styles than on rock music. I was a huge fan, even though I discovered it in the 80's. Chick is a master and he has done so many things, so many collaborations over the years. Also in the 80's he started a band called The Chick Corea Electric band. It was fusion rock/jazz band with guitars and a kick ass drummer and synthesizers. This is when the digital synthesizers were getting really big. I bought all these albums. I think he did about 6 albums. I saw him live in concert a few times, loved it. Now at 72 years old and after years of work with all kinds of people he's recreating original music for a band, it's called Vigil. Their is a brand new video with Chick explaining what the band is, personally I think it's a reincarnation of Return to Forever. I can not wait to hear this record. Check out this video of Chick and hear some of the new music.



[AUDIOBOOKS]Listening to "On Writing" by Stephen King. I talked about listening to this a month or two ago. Just started listening to the audiobook again. This book is friggen amazing. Hearing King read it himself is just fantastic. I had no idea that he would be talking about what a huge alcoholic he was. He also did pills and coke and all kinds of stuff. He is totally open about all of it. He talks about when he got his first real check. Carrie had gone to paperback and this guy calls and says expect a check for 200K. His wife started crying. Or when he was at the drive in with a buddy and over the loud speaker he heard "Steve King, go home, your wife is in labor". Run and get this book. It's been out since 2000, but man it's worth a tumble.





[PLATE]JUS SMIL



[TECH]Samsung's own Linux based OS for phones, tablets and in cars.
Samsung touts Tizen for “internet of things” convergence glue
http://www.slashgear.com/samsung-touts-tizen-for-internet-of-things-convergence-glue-06292909/





[ON THIS DAY]August 9,1974 – As a direct result of the Watergate scandal, Richard Nixon becomes the first President of the United States to resign from office. His Vice President, Gerald Ford, becomes president.





[PHOTO]http://www.discoverlosangeles.com/content/mulholland-musing





[PARTING SHOT]“A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves.” - Edward R. Murrow





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