Friday, June 6, 2014

Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself - Mark Twain



[COMMENT]Ok now we just let 5 terrorists go. Do you think it will have no effect on our national security? I hope everyone out in the world who voted for this president knows that after he is long gone and all the books come out, and all the analysis begins in a huge way, that you, sitting there silent and doing nothing, know that this will come back to bite you. This is really scary to me that half of this country can just sit there and not say anything and let this president just trash this country and act like the constitution is optional. When it's all over and done with, you the Obama voter will not be able to just go on with your life. Real Conservatives are all about accountability, and all that is going on today will never be forgotten. I think it's shameful that people stay silent. History shows people that were silent, resulted in untold horrors. If you voted for this president and you're just gonna ride it out for two more years, fine. But it will not be forgotten, I assure you.



[RADIO]

Local radio station to repeat D-Day broadcast on this 70th Anniversary
WCOR AM 1490 in Lebanon, TN owner Susie James said her stepfather, Bill Barry, purchased the radio program 20 years ago to air for D-Day’s 50th anniversary on the WAMB radio station in Nashville. “When it aired in 1994, he said WAMB was the only station in the country that he was aware of that was running the broadcast,” she said.
http://www.wilsonpost.com/local-radio-station-to-repeat-d-day-broadcast-cms-83656





Harry Carey singing "Take Me Out To The Ball Game"
CUBS TO LEAVE WGN RADIO AFTER 90 YEARS
http://bigstory.ap.org/article/cubs-leave-wgn-radio-after-90-years





From the People Who Love Art Bell facebook page. The family out bowling. Brings tears to my eyes. What a wonderful family. Hopefully Art will be back on the air late next year.





From Radio Ink
THE AM BAND IS DOOMED
So much for the FCC's revitalization plans. KCAA San Bernadino owner Fred Lundgren blogs in the Huffington Post that AM Radio faces a dismal future and pleads for the FCC to get involved. "Most AM broadcasters know they are doomed," Lundgren writes, "but they won't stand up and insist on action because they don't want to get on the radar screen of the FCC. I will not sit quietly and meekly and accept the slow and certain demise of AM radio while the FCC does nothing with dozens of FM frequencies below 87.5 FM that should provide AM stations with a new home."

*You know it's funny, most everywhere I go I get huge static, even at home and then many stations turn down their transmitters at night. I'm about 30 miles east of downtown LA and the reception can be crappy. Putting all AM stations on FM would be soo cool. I hope that happens.




Ken Levine long ago was a DJ and him and another DJ across town would play the same songs in the same order. Great blog posts this week. He writes almost everyday.
http://kenlevine.blogspot.com/2014/06/back-in-days-when-radio-was-fun.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter




Here’s a list of bands that were banned on Soviet Union Radio
http://www.metalinsider.net/wtf/heres-a-list-of-bands-that-were-banned-on-soviet-union-radio








Radio personality Joan Hamburg unceremoniously fired from WOR
A voice heard for 35 years, Matrix awardee, Hall of Fame Broadcaster, New Yorker of the Year, a Sardi’s portrait, a book coming out, more trophies than Meryl Streep, Thursday — with no advance hint — was Joan’s last day on WOR.
http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/joan-hamburg-fired-35-years-wor-didn-handle-article-1.1814286







Radio host lives at local Wal-Mart to raise money for charity
http://www.idahopress.com/members/radio-host-lives-at-local-wal-mart-to-raise-money/article_e989527c-ead4-11e3-9eb7-0019bb2963f4.html




Survey: cell phone surpasses clock radio for wake-ups. http://insideradio.com/Article.asp?id=2798069&spid=32061#.U45_PnJdW6E
Here is a clock radio that my brother gave me for my birthday back in the late 80's and it still works and I use it everyday, It's a General Electric.





[SIRIUSXM]Joel Osteen to Launch Exclusive Radio Channel on SiriusXM
"Joel Osteen Radio" to debut this fall a channel featuring live radio shows hosted by Joel and Victoria Osteen - plus library of Osteen's sermons and more programming kicks off with live broadcast from world famous Yankee Stadium this Saturday night for Osteen's "America's Night of Hope"
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/joel-osteen-to-launch-exclusive-radio-channel-on-siriusxm-2014-06-02?reflink=MW_news_stmp





Sirius XM CFO on Howard Stern's Future, Why Company Won't Launch Abroad
http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/radio/6106434/sirius-xm-cfo-on-howard-sterns-future-why-company-wont-launch-abroad




[QUOTE]
"Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem" - Ronald Reagan in his First Inaugural address (1981)





[TWEET]

I voted. Just for fun.
KFI's Chris Little ‏@THEChrisLittle






[PODCASTS]Gilbert's new Podcast, first guest....Dick Cavett, wow!

Comedian and actor Gilbert Gottfried, a man Stephen King once called "a national treasure," sits down in his own New York City apartment (you expected him to leave the couch?) with the Hollywood legends and behind-the-scenes talents who shaped his childhood and influenced his comedy. Joined by co-host and fellow showbiz fanatic Frank Santopadre, Gilbert talks to comics, singers, voice artists, talk show hosts, writers, musicians, show runners and other eyewitnesses to Hollywood history, including Paul Shaffer, Marty Allen, Dick Cavett, Billy West, "Godfather" actor Gianni Russo, Joe Franklin, Sara Karloff, illustrator/cartoonist Drew Friedman and many more, as they share their memories of show business then and now (but mostly then).
http://sideshownetwork.tv/podcastsEpisode.cfm?podcastid=104&episodeID=4821




Jeff Dunham is an American ventriloquist and stand-up comedian and is on this week with Adam Carolla.
http://adamcarolla.com/jeff-dunham/
 



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[AUDIOBOOKS]
Billy Crystal Wins Audiobook of the Year Award, Crystal swept at Audie Awards, otherwise known as the “Oscars of the audiobook industry.” I heard him read his book, it was great, gotta check it out.
http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2014/05/30/billy-crystal-wins-audiobook-of-the-year-award-listen-to-a-clip/?mod=e2tw




[LA VIDEO]First Episode of Vintage LA by the great Alison Martino. Tail O' The Pup! It's been in storage for 7 years and will be restored and back in business soon. The owner of the Grove wants to buy it and install it at the Grove. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4--9NUFi4pE (6 1/2 minutes)





[PLATE]O SHEESH




[TECH]Listening to TWIG with Leo Laporte and heard this, could be a big deal. iCloud Drive: Apple's appealing recipe for cloud storage.
http://www.techrepublic.com/article/icloud-drive-apples-appealing-recipe-for-cloud-storage/





[ON THIS DAY]1933 - In Camden, NJ, the first drive-in movie theater opened Sept 1933. Their first show that night was "Wife Beware". Admission, 25 cents.







[CLASSIC RADIO]What's more perfect? Pull it out to listen, put back to turn off. Put a cork in it takes on a whole new meaning.
http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/a-most-unusual-radio-final-frame-181249






[PARTING SHOT]Seven broadcasters will be inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in November including Agnes Moorehead.
http://www.radioink.com/Article.asp?id=2799591&spid=24698





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