We've heard the shows for some time on the radio, Art Bell and now George Noory's Coast to Coast AM (KIRO FM); Alex Jones and his Infowars program from Texas (usually 1000 watters and Internet) and the latest fear-monger, Portland's Clyde Lewis and his Ground Zero show (KTTH and Portland's KXL FM)
C/C AM's Noory
With the exception of Noory, these are not your average radio hosts driven towards personality type programming, but rather how can they create a hot topic based on largely the unknown. Some recent topics on Coast to Coast AM:
UFO researcher known as the "Crypto Hunter," John Rhodes, discussed reptilian humanoids along with such topics as enhanced perception, the Mayan calendar, and Earth changes;
Author and researcher L.A. Marzulli will discuss his on-going work on the Watchers and the cosmic battle raging around us, including evidence for the alien hybrid breeding program which combines human and alien DNA, resulting in hyper-dimensional beings such as the Black-Eyed Children.
To be fair to Coast to Coast, some recent topics have included the upcoming financial "fiscal cliff" and Noory does read the news headlines at the beginning of each show with quick analysis by experts in the field, giving their synopsis of each item.
Alex getting ready to yell, Mayday!
Austin, TX based Alex Jones show, which has been broadcasting since 1996 and has few radio outlets but a legion of Internet followers world-wide, including celebrity listeners and guests, such as Charlie Sheen, Willie Nelson, Ted Nugent, Jesse Ventura and others with similar views. Jones shtick seems to be all government conspiracies with little room for aliens and the paranormal. Jones considers himself a Libertarian and covers what appears to be attacks on himself or others;
"Piers Morgan Says He's Coming to Conquer America" after Ventura appeared on Morgan's show recently. "
"A few days ago we posted an article pointing out that director Christopher Nolan’s latest Batman release “The Dark Knight Rises,” which was recently released on DVD, bizarrely featured a mention of the words “Sandy Hook” (at approximately 1:58).
Since that “minor coincidence,” we’ve scoured the Batman movies and pored over various Gotham City maps to find anything that could support the theory that the movies may have had hints of foreknowledge of the tragic massacre that occurred last week, because where there’s smoke, there’s usually fire."
Sometimes topics merge such as "9/11 truthers" and theories on JFK assassination and so-called Police State/New World Order articles appearing on both Coast to Coast and Jones' shows.
Lewis looking Baldwin-like
Clyde Lewis' Ground Zero Radio which was syndicated this summer, deals with all of the above topics with Lewis seeing himself as provocateur in all things unexplainable. Some of Lewis' topics are even more bizarre as outlined in this interview recently in Portland's About Face Magazine:
Do you believe earth is being visited by beings from other planets?
What is behind that answer? Why do you believe that?
Well, there is a lot of evidence. People say there isn’t any incredible evidence—you don’t need incredible evidence. It’s about probability. There are biological entities, or biological creatures, that live off of things like arsenic; that live in very hostile temperatures. It is likely that there are advanced life forms in the universe and that they are traveling here.
Why are they coming here?
I don’t know, I mean, you could give the basic answers. Say they are here for air, they are here for chlorophyll—chlorophyll, because you can’t find it on other planets. But I’ll tell why they are here. They are here to eat us. We are digestives for what they need. We are food. We are someone else’s property.
You believe we are being farmed?
Yes, I do—for food. We are being farmed for food. We are being farmed for our organs. There are a lot of things in the human body that are valuable to them.
Ground Zero has a respectable list of affiliates in the same time slot as C/C which makes us wonder is there room for two at the same time of the night? All three shows have one thing in common. The prepper movement of hawking gold /silver, emergency food supplies (years and years worth) shortwave radios, and books on how to be smarter than your neighbor if the shit hits the fan.
Will the fascination with end times/ conspiracy radio hit the wall soon enough with more prophecies being debunked or will new events create topics to keep listeners awake?
As ad revenues decline in other formats, and the increasingly supersaturation of Talk/Sports shows, stations look to stay alive with little imagination to the personality radio of the past.
We'll blog light thru the holidays unless the shit hits the fan.