Remember Lou Pate?
He's the libertarian (we always called him a "fuck-you conservative") who graced the KIRO overnight before they stripped out the live and local programming from late nights and weekends.
(photo by Jeff DeWolf: Lou Pate, metero/hetero sexy, sexy ,man)
Formerly of the Bronx, and the by-product of Catholic schools, Lou lived on-air for years from 1 to 5a serving the vampire and the crack-head communities; long distance truck drivers, hookers on their lunch hours; bloggers on meth; raccoons, rats, and possums.
He was close to Mike Webb (He's pretty, but not gay, never has been gay... het to a fault, we're told) and often praised pornography as "the gift that keeps on giving." He hated Seattle, said it was too dark, but then again, he never sayw it in the daylight.
He never really got a real job after he left the Seattle --he's been doing the fill-in across the country from the comfort of his Florida condo ever since, we're told.
(Of course, until he says crazy-pants racist or politically incorrect enough to get on the real Media Matters, he ain't shit in conservative radio circles where lies must be world class, and even more: heard by large audiences).
On the August 5 broadcast of 630 KHOW-AM's [Denver] The Peter Boyles Show, guest host Lou Pate stated that on the previous day's broadcast he had referred to Sen. Barack Obama as "John Kerry in blackface," adding, "I could even sing a little 'Mammy' for ya" -- an apparent reference to Al Jolson's famous performance of the song "My Mammy" in blackface. Pate continued, "But he's really not John Kerry in blackface; he's Bill Clinton in blackface. I was wrong -- and I admit when I'm wrong -- but he is Bill Clinton in blackface. Because he's for hope; he's for change."
Later in the broadcast, Pate called Hurricane Katrina "the most overrated hurricane of all time," and further stated, "And here it is, two-and-a-half years, goin' on three years later, we're still talking about, you know, Katrina. That's 'cause a bunch of dumbasses in New Orleans weren't smart enough to get the hell outta there when they were given warnings."
Pate, who formerly hosted a Seattle-based talk show on 710 KIRO-AM, previously has been a guest host for KHOW and another Clear Channel Communications Inc. station in Colorado. As Colorado Media Matters noted, as guest host for the August 8, 2007, broadcast of Boyles' show, Pate said that the "Muslim community ... [is] a violent community," adding, "They will kill ... their own wives; they will kill their own daughters"; and claimed that "genital mutilation [is] quite common there." Similarly, Pate stated on the January 26, 2007, broadcast of Newsradio 850 KOA's The Gunny Bob Show that Islam is "a violent religion" that "condones the killing of innocents."