Getting Caught Up

When I turned off the web site, I did not delete the website based on the unlikely idea that civilization could fall apart, and it might be important for people to hear what’s going on in other parts of the country.

So I listened to absolutely no radio since the first of the year, and doing relatively little maintenance since getting married.  I am not optimistic that radio is an effective communication tool anymore, but I’ll give it a listen

I am poking around in this system using my highly secret technique, and trying to see what’s changed in the last year while I wasn’t paying attention.

This thread will be the place where I drop in my observations and you can say I can’t believe you didn’t know that!

 

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People on the Internet lie

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/08/twitter-account-embattled-metoostem-founder-suspended

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Herman Cain has died

This is kind of old news oh, but I figured it was worth mentioning.

Mr. Cain had at least 4 high risk factors for covid-19.   He was over 70 years old, male, black and overweight.   He had previously survived phase 4 colon cancer and metastatic cancer in his liver.   His father had diabetes, although I don’t know if he did.

One sign of trouble was that whoever was doing his Twitter account did not know the difference between a respirator and a ventilator.   Going to the hospital for treatment might have been his biggest mistake.

 

 

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Clear Channel, the final chapter

https://www.billboard.com/amp/articles/business/radio/9420283/libertys-iheartmedia-doj-speedy-approval

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Recognize my face?

So maybe there is an unintended benefit to wearing a face mask!

 

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Barry Farber has died at age 90

Not everyone is going to know who this is.  Barry was pretty unique.   He knew a lot of stuff about a lot of stuff.

 

He was a Southerner who would not be intimidated by political correctness.   He did not hate black people – he hated how government policies intended to help minorities were breaking apart traditional bonds of family and community.

Last I was aware, Barry was still on GCN, probably spending his own money to do so.  My sense is he was doing the show from a bed with someone helping him, probably his daughter.

https://radioink.com/2020/05/07/radio-legend-barry-farber-dead/

 

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Earthquake / tsunami in Russia – 7.8

So if you live in California and a Tsunami is headed your way, can you leave your house?

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Resumption of service

The reason I did not completely shut down the server and delete the contents was the possibility at some point of social chaos.

I do this with some trepidation.  The decline of newspapers and TV network news, replaced by clickbait websites, Facebook, and Matt Drudge fear mongering is not serving us well.

I have not listened to any talk radio since January 1st.  That means I don’t know if radio communications is helping to keep people rational or magnifying panic.

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Rush Limbaugh Update

This day has been long in coming.  It is not an exaggeration to say that AM radio survived another 30 years on his back.

Rush told his audience today that he has advanced lung cancer.  Rush is a cigar smoker, but the lungs are frequently where cancer metastasizes from another location.

Keep Rush in your thoughts and prayers.

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FWIW Department

https://www.multichannel.com/news/radio-streaming-guide-casualty-california-privacy-law

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