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by Big-D
Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WLAV on air personality Ed "Uncle Buck" Buchanan has died.
Replies: 9
Views: 1638

WLAV on air personality Ed "Uncle Buck" Buchanan has died.

Len O'Kelly has posted on his Facebook page that longtime WLAV on air personality Ed "Uncle Buck" Buchanan has died.
by Big-D
Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Need recommendation-Content Management System
Replies: 1
Views: 523

Need recommendation-Content Management System

I'm looking for an easy to use content management system software for building an RSS feed for my podcasts. What is out there that works well, is easy to use, and won't cost too much money?
by Big-D
Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: Everywhere Else
Topic: Could this be the end of the road for WBAI in NYC?
Replies: 20
Views: 5287

Re: Could this be the end of the road for WBAI in NYC?

I just heard an interview with Pacifica's treasurer. Don't count out WBAI quite yet.
by Big-D
Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:34 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Kyle Underwhelm
Replies: 32
Views: 8873

Re: Kyle Underwhelm

A former co-host of mine is an avid golfer and about four years ago ended up in a foursome with former WOOD TV chief meteorologist Craig James. He asked Craig when Bill Steffen was going to retire. Craig's answer was, "Never. He loves this stuff too much."
by Big-D
Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: Joe Collins passed away
Replies: 0
Views: 833

Joe Collins passed away

Len O'Kelley just posted to his Facebook that Joe Collins died late Tuesday, August 1. Collins was admitted to the hospital Saturday and moved to the ICU for congestive heart failure. He was the longtime traffic reporter for WBBM.
by Big-D
Sun Jul 23, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: Political Potpourri
Topic: Kalkaska's mayor is an a-hole
Replies: 21
Views: 2659

Re: Kalkaska's mayor is an a-hole

I hope Kalkaska's village idiot and his three stooges that didn't have the guts to show up at the village meeting last week all end up out of office.
by Big-D
Sun Jul 23, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: Political Potpourri
Topic: 9 YO Silenced At Lansing Meeting, Fink Says Violation Of Open Meetings Act
Replies: 3
Views: 792

Re: 9 YO Silenced At Lansing Meeting, Fink Says Violation Of Open Meetings Act

She has issued a half hearted apology. Nevertheless, it was a violation of the state Open Meetings Act. It also was a violation of that child's First Amendment rights of free speech and the right to petition the government for a redress of grievances. It could also be argued that the child's Fourtee...
by Big-D
Sun Jul 23, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Mike Slavko has died
Replies: 2
Views: 2562

Mike Slavko has died

I just saw this on Len O'Kelly's Facebook. Mike Slavko did college radio at WSRX (Grand Valley State) and worked at WLAV before going to San Francisco. He passed away June 30.

http://www.sfchronicle.com/entertainmen ... 311973.php
by Big-D
Thu Mar 30, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: 1620 AM near Lowell
Replies: 6
Views: 2293

1620 AM near Lowell

A friend of mine says during daytime hours he's picking up oldies music on AM 1620 near Lowell. They're not dropping a station ID at the top of the hour and the signal isn't bleeding over into other frequencies. Does anyone know if there's a low powered non licensed station operating at that frequen...
by Big-D
Mon Aug 15, 2016 8:26 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Bet there wasn't a dry eye at 13 WZZM when this news arrived
Replies: 15
Views: 7838

Re: Bet there wasn't a dry eye at 13 WZZM when this news arr

That was an outstanding topic for a senior thesis, Big-D. If anyone has that Grand Rapids Magazine article - I'd love to see it! I think I still have it somewhere in all the junk I've collected over the years. I still have some goodies I salvaged from WOOD TV when their master control converted fro...
by Big-D
Sat Aug 06, 2016 7:42 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Bet there wasn't a dry eye at 13 WZZM when this news arrived
Replies: 15
Views: 7838

Re: Bet there wasn't a dry eye at 13 WZZM when this news arr

My senior thesis was about leveraged buyouts in broadcasting and I referenced the Grand Rapids Magazine article about what had happened at WZZM. If I remember, it was published as a two-part series. Good riddance to Bob Price. He destroyed a lot of people's lives over there during his reign as owner.
by Big-D
Sun Mar 15, 2015 4:12 am
Forum: Political Potpourri
Topic: Is Hillary Toast?
Replies: 37
Views: 7362

Re: Is Hillary Toast?

The New York Times is doing some very serious backtracking from their original story and have essentially admitted that Hillary did nothing illegal. Media Matters has been slamming the NYT for sloppy journalism.

Do I want her to be the candidate? Hell no! She's a corporatist.
by Big-D
Sun Mar 15, 2015 4:06 am
Forum: Political Potpourri
Topic: The Affordable Internet Act?
Replies: 9
Views: 1591

Re: The Affordable Internet Act?

Of course JackOff FM has nothing nice to ever say about the President. Considering the Dow Jones is hovering around 18,000, that makes Obama a pretty fucking terrible socialist.
by Big-D
Sun Mar 15, 2015 4:01 am
Forum: Network & Syndicated Radio and TV
Topic: Effect of ending Daylight Savings Time on scheduling
Replies: 19
Views: 7291

Re: Effect of ending Daylight Savings Time on scheduling

Jeff Irwin (D-53) is a good guy who has been on my show a couple of times. Changing the status quo is always an uphill battle. I don't see this bill catching fire with his colleagues.
by Big-D
Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:28 am
Forum: Political Potpourri
Topic: More regulation from the Federal Cookie Company...
Replies: 38
Views: 9055

Re: More regulation from the Federal Cookie Company...

Matt wrote:When has the federal government ever taken control of something and actually made it better? Why is there trust that the government knows best?
Yeah, we should go back to unregulated industry and have school age children working 16 hour days in factories because 'Murica.
by Big-D
Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:15 am
Forum: Political Potpourri
Topic: Ben Carson is a moron and not presidential material
Replies: 11
Views: 4108

Re: Ben Carson is a moron and not presidential material

The man literally is a brain surgeon yet says so much stupid shit that it baffles the mind. Unreal.
by Big-D
Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:13 am
Forum: Political Potpourri
Topic: Who's got big balls?
Replies: 5
Views: 1257

Re: Who's got big balls?

Scott Walker is an asshole.
by Big-D
Thu Mar 05, 2015 10:05 pm
Forum: Political Potpourri
Topic: I Thought Elections Have Consequences?
Replies: 7
Views: 1893

Re: I Thought Elections Have Consequences?

Two million more people voted Democratic yet we have a regressive majority in both houses of Congress. That just proves one thing: gerrymandering works.
by Big-D
Thu Mar 05, 2015 10:01 pm
Forum: Political Potpourri
Topic: The 5.6% Lie
Replies: 16
Views: 4112

Re: The 5.6% Lie

"True unemployment" sounds a lot like "legitimate rape", in my professional opinion.