Monthly Archives: June 2012

Romney: Repealing Obamacare

“What the court did not do on its last day in session, I will do on my first day if elected president of the United States. And that is I will act to repeal Obamacare.” How? First, note that he … Continue reading

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Government Disability

I suddenly have an interest in Tweed Airport, the public airport in New Haven, Connecticut.   I wasn’t sure it even had scheduled air service any more – it has a very short runway (and local opposition to fixing that) – … Continue reading

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Cutting your losses

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp voted today to split off its newspaper business from the News Corp TV empire (aka Fox) This is most likely to try to put legal distance between the “phone hacking scandal” in England and their US … Continue reading

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Podcasts App

This could be the Talk Radio killer. A large part of America now own an iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad. Up until now, “podcasts” have been stupidly complex and intimidating.  In the iUniverse, that meant switching between two apps, one … Continue reading

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Who protects us from our protectors?

Sarah Palin’s email account was “hacked” when some kid reset her password.   All it took was correctly answering a challenge question, one that a trivial amount of research turned up. Challenge questions are not there to make your account … Continue reading

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End of Nations

Last weekend was the debut of another “The World is Ending and Civilization is about to end, what will you do?” movies…    Unlike Hunger Games, I didn’t bother writing about it. Just now, I was bombarded with an ad for … Continue reading

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Stockton California declares bankruptcy

So you’re probably wondering why produce in the middle of summer is costing $4 a pound…. The Democrats led by Nancy Pelosi decided that the water needed by farmers in the San Joaquin Valley was more important to protect the … Continue reading

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Inside Music Media Jerry Del Colliano publishes this newsletter – it used to be free, now it’s $10 a month or $99 a year. I used to read it every day. I’ve never worked in Radio and have no interest in working … Continue reading

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The Streaming Holdouts

I’m ready to declare that if you own a radio station license and are not streaming, you are either stubborn, not actually in the communications business, are frugal beyond reason or have questionable business judgement. With Clear Channel, Cumulus, Cox … Continue reading

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Internal Conflict

The third hour of the Michael Savage Nation is usually prerecorded and put together by Talk Radio Network, although Savage’s contract allows him to opt-in to do the third hour live.   Frequently that hour is filled with prerecorded scripted “Interviews” … Continue reading

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