Monday, 18 August 2008


Clueless, yet again

Today’s Executive Branch WTF:

Ten days before Russian tanks and infantry invaded the democratic and pro-Western Republic of Georgia, the federal government’s Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) terminated all Voice of America (VoA) radio broadcasts to Russia, The Washington Examiner has learned. This means that throughout the still unfolding international crisis, a key communications tool that helped win the Cold War for the United States has been mute...

VoA employees are still working overtime to broadcast to Georgia, but they have also been informed that their mics will go dead Sept. 30. Dismantling such a proven means of communication with people trapped inside hostile regimes is so astonishingly stupid, it makes one wonder what planet members of the BBG board have been living on. - Washington Examiner
How about “indifferent to American interests?”  No, “Astonishingly stupid” it is!

Too bad there’s nobody home at the White House.

Naming names:
Broadcasting Board of Governors:
Board Member List (note that the Chairmanship is vacant)
Two media moguls (Univision + Telemundo, Patriot Media cable), two lawyer-consultants (Kalorama Partners, Public Strategies) a talk show host (whom I hadn’t heard of). And Condoleezza Rice. Joy.
Send them your love.

Via: Instapundit


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Thursday, 07 August 2008


Here it comes

The new competition:

We have an old high-milage beater Dodge minivan that we use to transport the dogs to the vet and the kennel with and to rescue other stranded dogs and cats from the pound to take to their new adoptive families.  It's not pretty, but it has a neat stereo input jack to plug in two RCA I connected my Palm Treo to the AUX input.. Within minutes I was hearing streaming audio from KOOL in Phoenix, KIXI in Seattle, KAAM in Dallas...and on and on..even Rivera Radio in Monaco..and it sounded right up there with Sirius or XM.  Not quite FM, but not as bad as a cassette.
I could even hear those kids on WKID in my CAR in Atlanta!  And Old Time Radio shows from Philly..and Country music from Canada, and Classic Rock from an online only station in Savannah..and on and on and on..forever!  Adult Standards if I want them..when I want them..from Los Angeles, and New York City, and Grants, New Mexico.  There is a guy streaming lounge music in Elko, Nevada...Wow..I'm a kid again! - Jeff Laurence, posting at Radio-Info
Do you remember the last time anybody got this enthusiastic about radio in the car?  (I think it was around the time FM stereo was introduced.)

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Wednesday, 06 August 2008


“...a guy you’d like to watch a ball game with.”

“Big Stupid Tommy” offers a listener’s tribute to Skip Caray.

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