Friday, April 13, 2018

4.12.18 Bee-otch of the Day: Bob Goodrich



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Name: Robert Goodrich
Age: 78
Occupation: movie theatre mogul/radio station owner
Last Seen: Grand Rapids
Bee-otched For: having Rome burn while he plays the fiddle


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On Saturday, I think the coffee I drank was overcaffenating me.

I was listening to my favorite weekly podcast when the host talked about how Sinclair was fucking up two of my childhood TV stations, NBC WPBN 7&4 and ABC WGTU 29&8 in Traverse City. I was riled up and had to comment on the show's Facebook page. Within hours, one of the show's hosts started messaging me on Facebook about the further destruction that's been going on at his old radio station here in Grand Rapids.

That show? Southpaws. The host? Darren Gibson. That station? WPRR/Public Reality Radio 1680 plus a slew of low-powered translator stations here and there.

Darren and I were chatting about how WPRR had gone down to just 15 shows. When he was the station's programming director, there was a lot more. The station's glory days have truly fallen behind them.

A main reason for WPRR's demise is because of their current PD, Tyrone Bynum. Bynum worked for Goodrich in the late 90s when he owned 1140 WKWM (now a Catholic station). In the 2000s, Bynum ran the now defunct WMFN 640 AM, which he was forced to give up because it was not making money. Somehow, he weaseled his way into WPRR where he now hosts his own show, Drive For the Dream in the afternoon. Meanwhile, Gibson was hosting Southpaws twice a week on WPRR and also produced a few other shows as well such as Women Libs Radio.

As reported around Christmas 2016
, Gibson was fired from WPRR because station owner Bob Goodrich claimed that his ratings were down. However, Gibson became very critical of the Democratic party because of what they did to Bernie Sanders in the 2016 election. But since Goodrich - who ran for Congress against Justin Amash some years ago - and Bynum are avowed Democrats, they seemed to think that Gibson was the antichrist and wanted him out.

Since then, WPRR has become a sad shadow of itself with very few shows and (SURPRISE!) Bynum resurrecting his crappy "Smooth Vibes" soft R&B format for the overnight hours. I've listened, and the music sounds like it's being transmitted through telephone lines. It's sad that despite a having a sizable African American population, Grand Rapids has very few choices for urban music on the radio. When that happens, leave it up to Tyrone to cater to that community... poorly.

Folks, I remember when Tyrone was on AM 640. His show had few callers and one of them was an African dude whose phone had a bad connection. He even had his wife host a show and it was hard to listen to. Now, she has her own show on WPRR. There's a reason why 640 had few advertisers and eventually packed their bags and moved to Chicago. Part of it's because of Tyrone.

I wonder if Goodrich will eventually plan to sell WPRR. Then again, he's 78, single and has no children. He also has the Goodrich Quality Theater chain, which USED to have cinemas here in Grand Rapids, but for some reason, Bob doesn't know how to compete against the Loeks family and Celebration! Cinema. When I moved here in 2002, GQT - whose HQ is at the corner of 44th and Broadmoor - had already pulled out of town, save for the Ada-Lowell 5 which was built in 1996 and is dinky comparing to the giant megaplexes Loeks has. They also have cinemas in Hastings, Kalamazoo, Holland and a few others, but sadly, it's all either Celebration! or AMC here in GR (and tell ya the truth, I like the AMC on Alpine better since the seats are comfy, the tickets are cheaper and AMC has no known connection to the fat, bloated short-bus riding douchebag known as "Huge" Bill Simonson).

Remember, Goodrich used to own a ton of radio stations and sold them all - save for WPRR - off. WPRR acts like a non-profit station and yet it's a commercial station that's supposedly funded by Goodrich's theatres. I wonder if what Goodrich is even doing is legal. I'm surprised that when he ran for Congress, he didn't sell WPRR. Things that make you go, "hmmmmmm".

Another thing to make you go, "hmmmmmm": Southpaws has 442 likes on Facebook. Drive For the Dream? 311.

And WHY did Goodrich fire Darren Gibson?




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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

4.11.18 Bee-otch of the Day: Rick Snyder


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Name: Rick Snyder
Age: 60
Occupation: stuffed turd
Last Seen: Lansing, MI
Bee-otched For: pissing off Flintstonians... again


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Here in Michigan, we're lucky to live around plenty of fresh water, a lot of it from four out of the five Great Lakes.

Too bad the people of Flint won't be able to have any of it unless they pay up.

This week, the State of Michigan closed the distribution spots where people in the troubled city could pick up free water. Of course, the city's residents have been stricken with polluted water caused when governor Rick Snyder ordered the city to switch their source of water from Lake Huron to the Flint River several years ago. Since the Flint River was a dumping ground for GM and other plants in town for over a century, the water rotted the pipes, causing residents to use bottled water.

Meanwhile at the same time, Snyder has allowed Nestle to pump even more water from their plant near Canadian Lakes by Big Rapids, 100 miles from Flint. The company only pays the state $200 per year to make BILLIONS off of our water.

You know, it's sad that we have a governor who sings the praises of Michigan's recovery and yet the people of Flint have heard the same shit over and over. I can't wait til November so we can force the Repukes out and get our state and country back in order.

Water is a human right, unlike the CEO of Nestle and even Rick Snyder think.


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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

4.10.18 Bee-otch of the Day: Sinclair Broadcast Group


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Name: Sinclair Broadcast Group
Age: 47
Occupation: broadcaster from hell
Last Seen: Baltimore, MD
Bee-otched For: trying to attack their competition.... miserably


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Earlier today, I was on UpNorthLive.com, the website to northern Michigan NBC affiliate WPBN 7&4 when a message popped up stating "CNN's hypocritical attack on Sinclair". I clicked the link and a YouTube video popped up.

In the video, Sinclair published two different videos regarding CNN. One had them attacking Sinclair and another had another anchor talking about how social media sites like Facebook have posters that don't tell the truth.

Of course, Sinclair is in crisis mode after a video of anchors from multiple stations of theirs appeared online where they all read from the same script. Many of those anchors have even slammed the company for their fake brand of journalism and the fact that they're forcing local newscasts to air segments like the "Terrorism Alert Desk" and commentaries from far-right-winged assholes. One commentator, Jamie Allman from KDNL-TV St. Louis was fired after he tweeted that he was "ready to ram a hot poker up David Hogg's ass". Hogg is the 17-year-old survivor of the Parkland shooting who has been criticized by right-winged pundits for calling for more gun control in America.

It's laughable that Sinclair is calling themselves fair and balanced while their news departments are to the right by Fox News Channel. It's propaganda, plain and simple and it's killing stations like WPBN. What's worse is that through an umbrella company, Sinclair also owns northern Michigan's ABC station, WGTU 29&8. While the FCC prohibits companies from owning more than one TV station in a market the size of Traverse City, companies like Sinclair get around the ruling through fake companies like WGTU's "owner" Chesapeake Media and shared services agreements. Sadly, WPBN/WGTU's rivals, CBS WWTV 9&10 and Fox WFQX 32 are also co-owned thanks to an umbrella company and an SSA.

Under Drumpf's FCC, we could see even more consolidation in the media and we're all gonna pay. Sinclair thinks they're hot shit, but I think if people learn the real truth about this company that gives dearly to the Republicans, they'll be flipping the channel.

Yes, CNN ain't perfect, but better them over Sinclair. Our country needs true journalism, not something that's fake and tawdry.

Walter Cronkite must be spinning in his grave.


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Monday, April 9, 2018

4.9.18 Bee-otch of the Day: Betsy Devos


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Name: Betsy Devos
Age: 60
Occupation: spoiled rich bitch
Last Seen: Washington, DC
Bee-otched For: spitting at our teachers and students


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Many years ago in my 20s, some douchebag called me an "$8 per hour loser".

But guess what? I make more money than a lot of schoolteachers.

In the past few weeks, there have been protests in several states such as West Virginia, Oklahoma, Arizona and Kentucky. Many teachers haven't had raises in years and some have even admitted that their pay is so low that they've had to accept donations from food banks and other charities. Another teacher even posted her pay stub online, where she admitted that her take home pay was $320 per week.

Yep, $320 per week. Just imagine, this woman probably went through four years of college and lots of debt and bills to get to where she is and she probably gets paid the equivalent of eight to nine bucks per hour. I only have a vocational degree and my take home pay is WAAAAAAAY more than her pay.

But guess who happened to open up her fucking yapper in regard to striking teachers? Why, it's Drumpf's education secretary Betsy Devos! She said that teachers need to keep their disagreements in another place and just simply educate their children. "Serve the students", she was quoted saying.

Yes, this is Betsy Devos we're talking about, folks. A cunt who has never had to eat from a soup kitchen and has never had to work a single day in her life because of her wealthy parents, plus help from her husband's wealthy parents, too. The reason why she gets to say shit like "serve the students" is because she and her husband gave a shitload of money to Drumpf's campaign.

Bitchy Devos NEVER attended a public school, folks. She never had to face overcrowded classrooms, outdated textbooks or underpaid teachers. I say that if your teacher isn't doing a good job teaching, it's because they're not getting paid well enough.

You see, my great-grandmother was a teacher, my grandmother was a teacher and so was my aunt. Today, nobody in my family teaches anymore and maybe it's for good reason. The pay sucks, the schools are falling apart and no two kids are alike. If schools got more funding and less bullshit from the right, everything would be a lot better.

But for now, our kids will have to read from crumbling textbooks that refer to the Obama years as "trouble ahead".


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Friday, April 6, 2018

4.6.18 Weekend Mix



Thirty Seconds to Mars - Dangerous Night (Cheat Codes remix)
Borgore & Gentlemen's Club - Freak f/Watson
Slander & Sullivan King - Welcome to the Fire (MONXX remix)
Dr. Ozi - Take You There
Excision & Space Laces - Rumble
Fhono - Run
DJ Assault - Ass N Titties
Throbbing Gristle - United
Pendulum - Hold Your Colour (Noisia remix)
Justice - Let There Be Light (DJ Funk's Bounce Dat Ass remix)
Yellow Claw & Valentino Khan - Don't Stop 
Gent and Jawns - Collecta 
Wiwek & Mike Cervello - Ni de Cona (LNY TNZ remix)
Khalid & Normani - Love Lies (Fairlane remix f/IDK)
Paces - Savage 2.0 f/Nessyl & NYNE (HIGHSOCIETY remix)
PKCZ & Snoop Dogg & Yultron - Bow Down f/Crazyboy
The Glitch Mob - How Can This Be Wrong f/Tula
Party Favor X Baauer - MDR
Unlike Pluto - Where is My Mind
Culture Shock - Bunker
Matrix and Futurebound - Mystery Machine
ARIUS - Third Eye (f/Born I Music)
DJ Snake - Magenta Riddim
The Doors - Riders on the Storm (Deep House remix)
Soulji - Black Mask
Boys Noize - Loaded
Tchami & Malaa - Kurupt
Chocolate Puma f/Chateau - Gotta Get Away
JVST SAY YES x HYDRAULIX x OSKI - Kitsch In
Marshmello & Anne-Marie - Friends (Orange Juice remix)
Vintage Culture & KVSH & Breno Miranda - Cante Por Nos
ZDS f/KE - Sweat
Toby Green f/Kris Kiss - Beyond Mars
ANGELZ & SLATIN - Scream for Daddy

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

4.4.18 Bee-otch of the Day: terrestrial radio


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Name: terrestrial radio
Age: 98
Occupation: entertainers and informers of the general public
Last Seen: everywhere
Bee-otched For: not knowing where the hole in their ass is

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One Mitten is removed while another is put on.

Last weekend, Traverse City adult alternative radio station WWMN/106.3 The Mitten signed off for good and flipped formats. However, it's not totally the end for the station, since it's still on 101.5 in Manistee. It's too bad, however, that people in the Cherry Capitol area will have to find another home for Mumford and Sons, The Lumineers and Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats.

So what is The Mitten's replacement? Mitten News.

Mitten News, LLC is the name of the company that owns right-winged asshole talk 1110 WJML in Petoskey. And whad'ya know, 106.3 is now simulcasting WJML. So instead of hearing those aforementioned bands, there's another station up north that airs talk radio that appeals to those who moved to northern Michigan from Detroit to get away from the niggers.

WJML - for the time being - is still heard on 1210 AM and 101.1 in Traverse City. No word on if those stations are for sale. I know of a few stations and companies that would love to have those frequencies, but I sure as hell won't name them in hopes of not further jinxing those channels.

Granted, I'd rather listen to Dave Matthews Band and Portugal. The Man over the idiocy spewed by Laura Ingraham, Chris Plante, Michael Savage and Dave Ramsey, but the sad truth was that The Mitten was a failure from the get-go. I wouldn't be too surprised if the station was up for sale the second it went on the air. FTR, the station used to be the old WKLA 106.3 in Ludington, but it moved to Thompsonville by Traverse City almost two years ago. I've listened to their online stream a few times and they had few advertisers. On their Facebook page, their listeners seemed to be beyond disappointed.

WJML and Mitten News are owned by John Yob, a political strategist from Grand Rapids. In the past, he worked on presidential campaigns for John McCain and Rick Santorum, plus the gubernatorial campaigns for Rick Snyder in 2010 and 2014. He lives in the Virgin Islands where he and his wife are Republican delegates.

But of course, 106.3 isn't the only radio channels up north having cash issues.

Recently, it was revealed that Sovereign Communications, a company that owns a crap ton of radio stations in Michigan's upper peninsula has fallen well behind in their mortgage payments and their properties are now going to auction. According to this Google cache of an article from the Iron Mountain Daily News, Sovereign is over $3 million in the hole.

But things are a little dicey right now at Sovereign.

Late last year, Sovereign co-owner Bill Gleich (mugshot seen above) got thrown into jail for the third time for DUI within the past few years. Whether or not the fact that he owns a bunch of radio stations in some of Michigan's most-repressed areas is the reason for his drinking problems is beyond me. I've even read that one of their Marquette stations has been off the air for over a year because they don't have access to the transmitter site. Plus, many of Sovereign's stations' websites were down for over a year.

The point is that radio is becoming more and more of a bad investment all because of niche formats like the one The Mitten has and the type of audience WJML is looking for. Doing radio in an area where the only major shopping mall is down to ten stores isn't great thinking, either.

In the case of Bill Gleich, I've met him and found him to be a super nice guy. Hell, the fact that Sovereign's co-owner is former Howard Stern Sirius channel programmer Tim Sabean was also super cool, but that doesn't help the fact that even though they own almost all of the non-Canadian stations in the Soo and they're bust.

At we'll always have SiriusXM and Pandora to look upon.



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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

4.3.18 Bee-otch of the Day: Sinclair Broadcast Group



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Name: Sinclair Broadcast Group
Age: 47
Occupation: media giant
Last Seen: Baltimore, MD
Bee-otched For: cookie cutter journalism


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The sad, sad realities of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 are now rearing its ugly head.

Until its passing, there was a limit as to how many radio and TV stations one could own. Now, it's almost limitless.

Now, one company, Sinclair Broadcast Group owns TV stations in almost 1/2 of America and they're forcing their stations to air their disgusting, biased features during their newscasts.

This past week, the website Deadspin exposed a shocking video that showed anchors for dozens of Sinclair-owned stations reading off of the same script. In the video, local news anchors state that they are committed to checking their facts and even slammed social media. Of course, this is from a media giant that forces their stations to air segments like Terrorism Alert Desk and Drumpf butt buddy Boris Epshteyn during their newscasts.

Some people are labeling Sinclair's agenda as "Orwellian". One anchor at a Sinclair station even claimed that they felt like a POW reading a statement. There's even reports that local management at other Sinclair O&Os aren't happy about their forced agenda.

Sadly, I feel ashamed that I'm from northern Michigan, a market where there's practically only two major media companies that own all the TV stations. Sinclair owns NBC WPBN 7&4 and ABC station WGTU 29&8. It was 7&4's main anchor team of Mark Schollett and Kristen Lowe that appeared in that station's version of the robotic speech. I know people who know people who work at 7&4, and sadly, the atmosphere there is quite grim.

Oddly enough, Sinclair's competition up north, CBS WWTV 9&10 and Fox/CW WFQX 32 has been locally owned by Mario Iacobelli and his family for 30 years. The stations recently moved to a new, state-of-the-art facility near Cadillac after spending over 60 years in a remote area underneath the station's 2000-foot tower. But, is 9&10 perfect? Sadly, no. They have been accused of airing paid news stories in the pastand they even removed the Howard Stern Radio Show on Saturday nights just after Columbine in favor of infomercials from the National Rifle Association. Plus, 32 is an affiliate of quite possibly the worst program in the history of television, The 700 Club. Tragically, the TV stations up north do a yeoman's job of pandering to those who've moved up north from Detroit to get away from all the black people.

Of course, we're lucky here in Grand Rapids. Tragically, CBS/CW WWMT-3 is a Sinclair O&O, but there's also NBC WOOD-TV 8 (Nexstar), ABC WZZM-13 (Tegna) and WXMI Fox 17 (Tribune), though there's talks of Sinclair trying to acquire Tribune. If so, it could be likely that Sinclair will use one of their shell companies (i.e. Chesapeake Media or Deerfield Media) to buy out 17.

But in the end, Sinclair does have one person who believes in them, and it's Drumpf himself. He even made this tweet: "So funny to watch Fake News Networks, among the most dishonest groups of people I have ever dealt with, criticize Sinclair Broadcasting for being biased. Sinclair is far superior to CNN and even more Fake NBC, which is a total joke." So, there you go, folks. Watching a Sinclair station for your news is like bowing down to Drumpf himself, him pulling down his pants and you licking his anus. I hope to God that our next president will shut down the FCC so Sinclair will force to sell off most of their stations and allow real voices to do the news.

But until then, enjoy seeing local news anchors being forced to sit in chairs with hands from Baltimore pasted onto them, making the anchors their puppet.




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