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In Memoriam, Happy Birthday / Re: RIP Alex Trebek, 80
« on: November 18, 2020, 02:22:42 PM »
The longtime host of “Jeopardy!” succumbed to prostate cancer:

Actually, "What is pancreatic cancer?"

But whatever.  RIP Alex.  Pretty much watched Jeopardy! every night since the 80s, if I was home.

There's Geoff!  I fully expected a response when it happened and was a bit worried.  Good to here from you my friend.

He was an One-der, for sure.

Tom Hanks actually said that in a tweet.

In Memoriam, Happy Birthday / RIP Bill Withers, 81
« on: April 03, 2020, 09:38:01 AM »

Stream of Consciousness / Re: KFOG, But Not 10@10
« on: August 29, 2019, 10:25:05 AM »
KFOG isn't merely dead, it's really most sincerely dead: Next Friday, 9/6/19, the station will flip to being an FM simulcast of KNBR.

Yep, there it is...

Stream of Consciousness / Re: Local (and other) radio news
« on: August 29, 2019, 10:23:02 AM »
So, earlier this week, channel 2 news reported that KFOG will be no more as of 9/6, and will be simulcasting KNBR from then on.

Probably somewhere else in the posts I'm way behind on...

Stream of Consciousness / Re: Local (and other) radio news
« on: September 05, 2018, 10:14:38 AM »
KCSM is already running promos for their Autumn Pledge Drive -- which is 3 weeks away (begins Labor Day wknd). Guess they were spooked by the shortfalls they had during the last 2 drives.
Isn't there a change in ownership/license?

You're thinking of the TV station. I'm talking about KCSM-FM, aka "Jazz 91"

The TV station (KPJK) is interesting, with a lot of Native American programming.  I recently read "There, There", a debut novel by Native American author Tommy Orange.  It's set in Oakland and relates stories of "urban" Natives.  Not a happy novel, but very good.  It's well worth checking out.

This is pretty funny:  Trump tweets "Isn't it ironic?" and the twitterverse goes all Alanis on him.  He oughta know better.  Heh.

The New 10@10 / Re: 1 June 2018: it's... Instrumentals
« on: June 04, 2018, 10:26:35 AM »
Huey Lewis has an instrumental?  Who knew...

Stream of Consciousness / Re: Local (and other) radio news
« on: March 15, 2018, 03:51:33 PM »
60's Watch - The Bone played "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" Sunday afternoon.  They probably don't go back to '65 too often, but it does happen.

"I Love You" by (San Jose's own!) People, used for the latest "Got Milk?" spot.

I find that commercial to be extremely disturbing.  And I think it's a retread campaign, I seem to remember it from a year or two ago.

Stream of Consciousness / Re: Copyedit 101
« on: March 14, 2018, 09:33:26 AM »
From an article on

A California teacher who was a reserve officer for the local police department and trained in firearms accidentally fired a loaded gun in his classroom on Tuesday.

It's really hard to fire an unloaded gun.

Stream of Consciousness / Re: Local (and other) radio news
« on: March 05, 2018, 01:51:05 PM »
I was on a fairly long road trip yesterday (you can't get anywhere fast from Santa Rosa) and listened to the Bone for much of it.  Playing the 60's game...

At one point (I was on Highway 37), the dj talks about how "Ruby Tuesday" was a number one hit on this day back in '67 for the Stones.  But then he plays Shattered from '78.  I don't know, maybe '67 is too far back.

Anyway, a bit later, he plays "Dazed and Confused", so that's one.  And then, after a ballad from LA Guns (!), he plays Cream, "White Room".  So there's two.

Stream of Consciousness / Re: Local (and other) radio news
« on: February 15, 2018, 02:03:09 PM »

So I've been playing my new game, "60s watch,"

I'll have to start that with the River. 

Since I moved up to Santa Rosa, I mostly listen to The River (KVRV, I guess KRVR was taken), when I'm in the car.  Pretty standard classic rock, though a lot less bone-headed than the Bone.  They use some syndicated shows, Alice Cooper is the evening show.  On Sundays they "let the Lobster loose" for Lobster Brunch, which is a pretty good show most of the time, and good to hear a local dj from the way-back machine.  On Sunday night, they have a 2 hour show from the "Deep End" of the River, which is also syndicated, and usually pretty good.

There's also the Wolf (KWVF), more of an oldies station that also leaks into the 70's.  Listening to that, it would be fun to see how far into the 70's (or maybe even 80's) they go.  Their evening show features ... Wolfman Jack!

In Memoriam, Happy Birthday / Re: RIP Ursula K. Le Guin, 88
« on: January 30, 2018, 10:12:32 AM »

Ursula K. Le Guin, the immensely popular author who brought literary depth and a tough-minded feminist
sensibility to science fiction and fantasy with books like "The Left Hand of Darkness" and the Earthsea
series, died on Monday at her home in Portland, Oregon.  She was 88.

That's sad to hear.  I read all her stuff way back when.  RIP

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