Thursday, October 19, 2017

10.19.17 Bee-otch of the Day: Donald Trump


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Name: Donald Trump
Age: 71
Occupation: pussy grabber
Last Seen: Washington, DC
Bee-otched for: being Donald Trump
   

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Sadly, Election Day 2018 is still a year away.

You know, it's a shame that Drumpf bashes athletes who take a knee or sit for the National Anthem, yet he's pissing on our military. As it's been reported for the past few days, Florida Democratic Congresswoman Frederica Wilson claimed that she overheard Drumpf tell a soldier's widow that "he knew what he signed up for". The soldier, LaDavid Johnson was killed with three other soldiers in an ISIS ambush in the African nation of Niger.

Some, like White House chief of staff John Kelly claim that Wilson was an open barrel and some believe that Drumpf was simply being too idiotic during the phone call to Johnson's widow. But then again, when a reporter for the NBC Nightly News visited North Korea and talked with a soldier there, he claimed that Drumpf was mentally ill and our country's military will lose.

Meanwhile, another idiotic president put the smack down on Drumpf in a speech today.

George W. Bush said during that speech in New York City that "bigotry seems emboldened" in regards to Drumpf's presidency and "our politics seems more vulnerable to conspiracy theories and outright fabrication."

Forty-three has been on the sidelines during this recent election firestorm; even his own mother, ex-First Lady Barbara Bush announced that she would be voting for Hillary Clinton this past election.

Hmmmm.... Who's the lesser of the two evils: The one who ignored the warning signs on 9/11 and threw us into three fake wars over oil and lies that fucked up Iraq and killed over 4,000 US soldiers, or the asshole who might get us all blown up by North Korea? Decisions, decisions.

The problem is, I was saying "one and done" for Dubya, but guess what? He got re-elected and we got fucked. Obama's last fiscal year just ended and we'll see how fucked up we really will be sooner or later. Oh, and by the way, Drumpf went from having $3.7 billion to only $3.1 billion this past year. Whomp, whomp.

Yes, Drumpf will grab us all in the pussy and take our dignity in the process.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

10.18.17 Hero of the Day: Gord Downie


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A SPECIAL HERO OF THE DAY!

Name: Gord Downie
Age: was 53
Occupation: beloved rock star
Last Seen: in the great beyond
Awarded for: being as Canadian as the maple leaf, hockey and poutine
   

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Two weeks ago, we were shocked when the great Tom Petty died unexpectedly from cardiac arrest at 66. To many, Tom was the true sound of American rock. He was an American icon whose rootsy music cultivated with people of all ages, backgrounds and walks of life.

Now, our neighbors to the north are mourning the loss of a man whose music was kinda like Petty's.

Gord Downie's songs were about Canadian towns and its culture. To some, he was that country's poet laureate. He and his band, The Tragically Hip became Canadian rock radio mainstays around the same time Nirvana, Alice in Chains and Pearl Jam started to invade our country's rock stations. Formed in 1984 in Kingston, ON, the college buddies played several bars before MCA signed them in the late 80s. Together, The Hip - named for a sketch in the 1981 Michael Naismith film "Elephant Parts" - released 13 studio albums and selling millions of copies in their homeland of Canada alone.

Sadly, however, the Hip weren't as popular here in America. Their biggest hit here was 1993's "Courage", which peaked at #16 on both the mainstream and alternative rock charts. The band's two other American rock hits were 1989's "New Orleans is Sinking" (#30 mainstream rock) and 1998's "Poets" (#39 mainstream rock).  

Last year, Canada - and the world - received heartbreaking news that Gord was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. Despite this, the group went ahead to promote their 13th studio album, "Man Machine Poem". The final date of their tour was in their hometown of Kingston, ON at the Rogers K-Rock Center, an arena that's on a street named after the band themselves. The CBC aired that final concert and 11.7 million people watched it, or about 1/3 of Canada's population.

Yesterday, the world said their final goodbye to Gord as his brain cancer officially took over his body. He was 53 years old. He left behind four children. So far, there's no word on if The Hip will continue post-Downie, though they do have enough material for four more albums. Tonight before the Detroit Red Wings/Toronto Maple Leafs game in Toronto, they played tribute to Downie with a moment of silence.

Now, granted, I was never a fan of The Tragically Hip. Seeing the tears in his eyes while performing his final concert showed how emotional and dedicated he was to entertaining his fellow citizens. But Gord's passing hit home for me because of another reason: my aunt's current battle with brain cancer. Right now, she's enduring six weeks of chemo and radiation and after that, we will know how her diagnosis will be. If she didn't start treatment sooner, she would have been dead by now. As a result, I feel the pain of the Canadian people losing such an important voice to them.

Thankfully, Canadians have free healthcare and my aunt's bills will be taken care of thanks to her being an employee of the State of Michigan. But I feel terrible for others who have to deal with huge hospital bills and the worry on how to pay them. This is yet another reason why we need to keep fighting for single payer universal healthcare in America. It's sad that America is one of the last nations on Earth that's without it, plus a fake president who's more into gutting the current health plan we have and making it worse. This isn't right.

And the sad thing is, while Drumpf is ripping us apart, it was Gord Downie that brought Canada together.




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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

10.17.17 Bee-otch of the Day: Jim Bakker


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Name: Jim Bakker
Age: 77
Occupation: disgraced preacher
Last Seen: Branson, MO
Bee-otched for: basically saying that Jesus hates you
   

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It's sad that a man who stole over $150 million from his followers tells us all that if you ignore him, you're going to Hell.

The other day, televangelist Jim Bakker was talking about the 31 times God told him about the prophecies that were going to happen, including 9/11. As he was belting out all this, he read from the book of Matthew stating that woe will come to those who don't believe the prophets. In the end, Bakker said that in the end, his haters will be shaking their fists at God because "you didn't listen to Jim Bakker".

Hmmm... I wonder where God was when his beloved PTL ministry collapsed.

You know, televangelists are well-known for pulling this shit off, saying that they are prophets and the only way to Jesus is to donate as much as possible to them. Jim Bakker is simply making the same fucked-up mistakes he made 30 years ago. I know God wants us to forgive and forget, but when you use that scripture to pawn your audience, well, that makes you a bigger asshole than ever.

Instead of going back to jail, Bakker needs to be thrown into a loony bin and should stay there for good. Maybe the food they serve there will be a lot worse than the doomsday buckets he sells on his website. 

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Monday, October 16, 2017

10.16.17 Bee-otch of the Day: WGRD


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Name: WGRD
Age: 69
Occupation: rock station
Last Seen: Grand Rapids, MI
Bee-otched for: turning into KLQ
   

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For an active rock station, at least WGRD doesn't play Bananarama.

Why? Because they indeed had a Cruel Summer.

Last week, the Summer Nielsens were released for Grand Rapids and B93, WOOD, WSNX, Channel 95-7 and WLAV ruled the top five.

Normally, GRD would be a top five performer, but guess what? They were only good for seventh place with probably their lowest ratings in years with a 4.3. The sad fact is that for the first time since Townsquare took over the station, a sister station to GRD has overtaken them in the ratings and that of course is soccer mom CHR Channel 95-7.

So, why are GRD's ratings nosediving? Simple: the station added more shitty, overplayed classic rock to their playlist this summer, and you guessed it, the listeners are tuning out in droves. As a matter of fact, they've went from a 4.9 to a 4.3 during this book. In last year's Fall book, the station was at a 5.9, so in other words, the station has lost more than a quarter of their listeners in one year.

Look, why is Townsquare killing GRD? Are they trying to phase out the active rock format on all their stations? Who knows? But, there's too many reasons why GRD is sucking these days: the loss of Zane from Free Beer and Hot Wings, no real programming director and the crappy Loudwire Nights airing at night as opposed to a local jock at night.

Did I mention that GRD doesn't have a metal show? They used to air the Full Metal Jackie program, but that's gone.

Now that I see that GRD is playing even more classic rock than they did last summer, I'm predicting that if things keep up, they'll be out of the top 10 by the end of the year. Nobody wants to go from Theory of a Deadman to Billy Squier and Five Finger Death Punch into Kansas. Really, GRD? Meanwhile, Rock 105/95-5 in northern Michigan brought back Smitty because the listeners demanded it. If listeners demanded that the wifebeater rock disappear from the playlist, Townsquare SHOULD listen, but since this is Townsquare we're talking about, it'll never happen.

I have a sad feeling that maybe, just maybe, Hanlon is consulting the station.

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Friday, October 13, 2017

10.14.17 Weekend Mix




Daft Punk - Harder Better Faster Stronger (Dillon Francis remix)
Hardwell + KSHMR - Power
Rinaly - Wave of Affection
Signum and James Dynamo - Keep on Moving Up
Svudden Death and Yakz - Shut 'em Down
Skillex & Diplo - Take U There (Helicopter Showdown remix)
Carnage Vs. Vinai - Time For the Techno
Kendrick Lamar - Humble (Skrillex remix)
NGHTMRE - On the Run
Excision - G Shit (Badklaat remix)
Noise Cans - No War (Yellow Claw remix)
Badklaat - Rompa Stompa
Heartbeat & Alex M.O.R.P.H. - Shenlong
Cold Blue - Bliss
David Forbes & Richard Lowe - Loved No More
The Noble Six - Firewalker
Trans-X - Living On Video (DJ Kecsu Remix)
The Sisters of Mercy - Lucretia My Reflection (remix)
Mark Jenkyns featuring Mizbee - Sirens
CID - Creepin'

Smitty returns to northern Michigan's Rock 105/95-5

10.13.17 

SMITTY RETURNS TO ROCK 105/95-5

Popular northern Michigan jock returns to old afternoon slot after three month absence




Today, listeners of northern Michigan active rocker WGFM Rock 105/95-5 were shocked when estranged afternoon jock Smitty made his triumphant and unexpected return to the station.

Smitty's return comes three months after he was fired from the station after advertisers threatened to bail over an alleged audio clip where Smitty played an obscene song on his show, which he claimed was doctored and created by competing station WKLT. He claimed that Rock 105/95-5's parent company, Black Diamond Broadcasting, worked feverishly to convince those advertisers that the clip was false and was an online feature only.

As reported yesterday, Jerry Coyne, who runs WKLT said that he, nor his wife had anything to do with the audio file.

During his time off the air, Smitty worked as a bartender at Right Brain Brewery, a job which he will still do on occasion, he says. Tonight, he was with the station's new midday jock, Trudi Daniels as part of a listener appreciation party at Right Brain.

Smitty replaces Jay Roberts, who voicetracked his show from Minnesota. He moves over to sister station The Bear in a shift yet to be announced. 

Thursday, October 12, 2017

10.12.17 THE BACK PAGE: Jerry Coyne: "We didn't get Smitty fired"

10.12.17 

KLT'S OPERATOR SETS THE RECORD STRAIGHT

"We didn't get Smitty fired", claims Jerry Coyne 

Earlier today, I had a phone conversation with Jerry Coyne, the owner of Grayling rock station Q100 and sports Y101. He and his wife, Sheryl are in the process of buying Northern Broadcast's rock WKLT (97.5/98.9), 80s/90s hits The Fox (94.3/92.5) and ESPN Up North (106.7/105.5). Currently, Coyne's company, Blarney Stone Broadcasting operates the stations via a Local Marketing Agreement. However, he's been hearing about the controversy surrounding the ongoing sale of the NBI stations, the firing of Omelette and the firing of Black Diamond Broadcasting Rock 105/95-5's Smitty and quite frankly, he wanted to set the record straight.

In regards as to why the sale of KLT/The Fox/ESPN is taking so long, it's only because they're working on changing the perimeters of the sale. Originally, the sale involved the stations themselves AND the transmitter sites for all six stations plus the real estate, and the deal was too much. So, the Coynes and NBI are simply trying to configure a deal that doesn't involve selling the transmitter sites and BSB would own the stations only. People have speculated that since no papers had been filed by the FCC and the deal was announced a year ago that the deal fell though. That is not the case.

Then, there's the rumor that it was Coyne who fired Omelette. That was false, according to Coyne. NBI fired him because he and co-host Richard Coates were getting overpaid and the show wasn't making enough money to pay the two. Of course, O-Man and Coates are now at classic rocker The Bear (98.1/97.7).

And then, there's Smitty. A few of my sources claimed that former Rock 105/95-5 afternoon host/programming director was let go because Sheryl sent a nasty email to the station's advertisers about something he never did on the air: play a song with the word "cunt" uncensored. According to Jerry, Smitty was canned because he trashed KLT afternooner Tom Devitt on the air and since she's on the board of the Michigan Lottery, she told the organization about his actions and they threatened to pull their ads from Black Diamond's stations. A few other advertisers were notified to the point that Black Diamond had no choice but to fire the popular radio host, who was #1 males 18-34 in the last Nielsen ratings book.

Speaking of Smitty, he's now in an awkward situation. Currently, he's a bartender at the popular Right Brain Brewery in Traverse City. Tomorrow on Friday the 13th, his old station, Rock 105/95-5 is planning an event, welcoming new midday jock (and former WRIF/Detroit Drew and Mike show sidekick) Trudi Daniels to the station. However, on his Facebook page, Smitty released a video stating that the station is also welcoming a new afternoon jock as well and he'll be working that night as his old station taunts him. Apparently, there will be a ton of people there supporting him as well. All the event needs is Jerry Springer and all will be well.