~~ "Returning to obscurity" is how David Goldstein framed his future after a good run filling-in for Dave Ross (KIRO m-f, 9a-12p). We asked in a post, last week: "How's Goldy doing? hoping to get some feedback on the local, novice, liberal blabbermouth's radio performance. Of course, we got an earful. But there's some good advice there, once you get by the Goldy-haters. Does up-and-comer David have a chance in a local talk market that's shrinking before our very eyes? Probably not, unless, of course, he's willing to do celebrity astrology, and forsake his trademark wonk for awesomeness.
~~Speaking of Too Beautiful to Live, (KIRO m-f, 7-10p) Gay Gary says he's finally loving the new show since the sexual tension has been ratcheted up,
"like," he says, "A LOT!" He noticed it when Jen producer was out sick
and Sean and Luke were left alone. "... Luke was going into the control
room with Sean where he was planning on doing the show the rest
night. 'It's boys night tonight!' he gleefully announced. (OMG!) He
then had Sean inspect a skin rash he'd developed. (OMG - x2!!!) What
will happen next?! I don't know but it's like a radio soap opera you
guys! I'm just hoping the prudes at the FCC don't make them move the
show to Sirius or XM now that things are heating up." Gay sexual tension on talk radio? Gotta agree with Gary: that's thinking out of the box... (photo: Sean)
~~ An offer he could refuse... and did. Hemorrhoidal tool, FCC Chairman Kevin Martin refused a deal made between the White House and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid that would've traded new terms for FCC Commissioners Deborah Taylor Tate, and Jonathan Adelstein for Martin's resignation. Martin would have had to resign in January if a Democrat is elected president, but sources told Multichannel News, "The chairman is not prepared to step down on a certain date. "The deal was aimed at avoiding a situation where, at least for a few months into a new administration, the FCC could have a Democrat as Chairman, but with a 3-2 Republican majority.
~~ Rush Limbaugh, of course, took credit for Hillary's Tuesday win in Texas after he'd urged Texans to vote for her. “What we did, if we did anything, is to create a bunch of chaos in the Democrat Party and it worked,” he said. Unfortunately, exit polls in both states found most Republicans who crossed over and voted in the Democratic primary voted for Obama. On the Today Show Wednesday, Clinton said, “Be careful what you wish for, Rush.”
~~ Just black enough is what they're saying Barack Obama is. And that's helped him assemble an improbable bedfellowship of yuppies, African-Americans and college students. Can Hillary prevail with blue collar workers, women and Latinos? OK, we'll see your five Negroes, and six English majors; and raise you a Latvian, two Filipinos, and a truckdriver. God, we love America!
~ Complaining, bragging, what's the difference, really?... Dori Monson (KIRO m-f, 12-3p) feigned high dander Thursday at having deigned let himself be chauffeured downtown from his Mount Lake manse and dragged onto CNN Headline News Wednesday to talk about the tabloid US Marines puppy-tossing story. He claims he'd been lured in after being told he was going on the real CNN with Anderson Cooper or Lou Dobbs; then, --oh horrors-- the King of Seattle Talk Radio With The Girl's Name was thrown for 10 minutes onto a dog channel with that ignorant slut, Nancy Grace, for whom he has only disdain, mainly because she contradicted him to his face. Dori might have missed his pedicure, but he was in the right place: "reporting" pet abuse stories are what he and Nancy Grace have taken to the bank. The worst thing for the Dorester was: as he walked out of the KOMO after the sat link-up, he ran into his very best friend in the world, Ron Reagan, who was going on Larry King for the hour. Dori writes on his blog: "He gets Larry King... I get Nancy-friggin'-Grace... life has a way of keeping you humble..." Humble-frigging-Dori?
~~ Wiki quickie. The Rachel Marsden/Jimbo Wales break-up and Rachel's characteristically nutty overreaction has broken open a scandal erupting around Wales, Wikipedia's millionaire founder. And among other issues, it seems that during the brief rutting period between the two, Wales was talked into cleansing Marsden's Wikipedia biography of all those various and embarrassing charges of criminal harassment in Marsden's past, according to a disgruntled former executive.
~~ Does it make sense to you that when the words, "sex in
stirrups," is put in the Google machine, out pops BlatherWatch? We
neither. Dunno what it is about these equine sex references, but if you
plug HORSE VAGINAS into The Google (as so many do), you'll get to us
~~ Loyal reader Mungo made a sad, but cogent observation in the Willy Cunningham thread. "I often wondered what became of Howdy Doody. The years haven't been kind..."
(Photo: Mr. Cunningham, left; Mr. Doody, right)
~~ Advice for Barack from Bryan Styble, the Truly Peculiar former KIRO talk host on his blog: "I say [Obama] should publicly, and dramatically, march down to the Cook County Superior Court in Chicago and get his middle name legally removed. And while he’s at it, he should also seriously consider petitioning the judge to change his first name to Barry, the nickname by which the young Obama was known for many years." We're thinking maybe Barack could celebrate his nascent Irishness and change his name to O'Bama... (Of note: early in his career, Bryan Styble (or The Styblehead, as he's known professionally) legally changed-out his slave name, "Bryan Zimmerman.")