Thursday, February 7, 2013

2.7.13 Bee-otch of the Day: corporate radio

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Name: corporate radio
Age: 93
Occupation: owners of too many radio stations
Last Seen: everywhere
Bee-otched For: entertaining the wrong people

Today is a happy day in Alabama.

The little six-year-old boy known only as "Ethan" is on the fast road to recovery after he was rescued by FBI agents from a kidnapper. The man, Jimmy Lee Dykes, 65, was shot and killed by the agents after he kidnapped the young boy from a school bus and hid him in a spider hole he built in Midland City.

The ordeal began last week when Dykes ran onto a school bus and demanded the driver hand over two boys, aged between six and eight years old. The driver, Charles Pohland, 66 put himself between the deranged redneck and his kids. Dykes shot and killed Pohland and stole Ethan from the bus. He took the boy into his bunker, which had electricity and supplies. Authorities communicated with the boy through a ventilation pipe; they sent him his prescription medicine, plus snacks and even a red Hot Wheels car.

However, the FBI was called in and ended the abduction by killing Dykes and sending Ethan to a nearby hospital. He just turned six, and had a nice birthday party with family and friends at the hospital.

As for Dykes, he was as much of a wacko as much as possible. He was scheduled in court that day for shooting a gun to scare a neighbor. He's also been caught killing a dog and would even sit on his porch all night armed with a flashlight and a shotgun. He does have a daughter, but lost contact with her years ago. Otherwise he's a loner.

Oh, and Dykes LOVED right-winged conservative talk radio. According to some who knew him, that's all he ever listened to.

According to, there's only one major news-talk station serving Midland City with a clear signal, and that's WDBT 93.7, which airs Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh and other idiots. Advertisers, this is the audience you're aiming towards when you advertise on these shows: wackjobs with guns who hate the gub'ment to the point that they kidnap young kids for no good reason.

It sucks that shows like Thom Hartmann, Ed Schultz, Stephanie Miller and Mike Malloy are only on a small handful of stations while Rush and his kinfolk are on a several hundred. What's even more laughable is that shows like Rush's are now so expensive to carry that many talk stations are now trying to air cheaper shows in other dayparts to make up for lost costs. What's even sadder is that companies like Clear Channel - who own Rush, Hannity, Beck and others - "invested" in liberal talk radio by putting their shows on some of their weak stations only to yank them off the air due to "poor ratings". Even worse, look at what happened to their former progressive talk station in Detroit.

Folks, this is one reason why I don't like corporate radio: their listeners are assholes. Why listen to content aimed at the wrong people when there's Sirius, Pandora, Slacker and others? Yeah, I know. Not all of Limbaugh's fans have spider holes, kidnap little boys and hate the gub'ment. But, I'll betcha that many of his fans are close to being fringe wackos. I hope Mr. Dykes rots in hell for what he did to that kid. He's going to be scarred for life for what happened. But, the only thing he can do is move on.

Maybe we oughta throw all the right-winged blabbermouths into a hole, and bury them alive.

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