Right-wing listeners got a shock Monday night when they tuned in to hear their weekdaily dose of canned Bill O'Reilly (9-11p) on conservative robo-talker KTTH... only to catch hours of the reasoned, educated, and very liberal tones of Air America's Thom Hartmann.
Hartmann usually inhabits progressive station KPTK from 9a-12p, m-f.
Bonneville spokesperson, Stephanie Furer denies it was a rogue robot or a drunken or disgruntled board-op. "It was a glitch," she said. "It's fixed now."
That much sense-- the kind that Hartmann judiciously dishes everyday-- didn't go over too well in the KTTH choir loft
BlatherWatch and the station were inundated with emails and calls last night and this morning.
(photo: KTTH GM Bixbo with Ms. Furer)
We dashed off an urgent e-mail to our best friend, PD Rod Arquette. He responded immediately with his usual silence (it was such a nice silence, as always, we couldn't get mad at Rod).
We called his office instead and talked to his friendly mouthpiece, Furer who told us that somehow, the station got a beams from the moonbatosphere instead of the wingnutosphere. "It was a glitch," she said. "It's fixed now."