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SF talker Gene Burns suffers a "mild stroke", has some well-known subs
radio-info.com ^ | 1/3/12 | radio-info

Posted on 01/03/2012 9:34:18 AM PST by raccoonradio

Gene Burns is one of the Bay Area talkers ousted by Cumulus at KGO (810), and he was supposed to start this week at Clear Channel's revamped talk KKSF (910). Instead, 415 Media Exclusive's Rich Lieberman has a report from KGO's Pat Thurston, to the effect that Burns had a stroke and is recovering. In his place at KKSF this week will be a rotating cast of other former KGO personalities: Bill Wattenburg (today), Gil Gross, John Rothmann and Rosie Allen. Burns' regular shift is 4-7pm Pacific time.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: geneburns; kksf

1 posted on 01/03/2012 9:34:28 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

I’m sorry he’s sick, but I turned Gene Burns off years ago, after his daylong rant at Nixon the day after his funeral.


2 posted on 01/03/2012 9:37:53 AM PST by skeeter
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To: raccoonradio

“We have crossed the meridian and entered the afternoon incarnation of the broadcast day.”


3 posted on 01/03/2012 9:39:48 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Ceterum autem censeo, Obama delenda est.)
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To: skeeter

He’s supp. moved to the left, against Iraq war etc. though was seen as conservative/libertarian years ago.


4 posted on 01/03/2012 9:58:11 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: skeeter; Partisan Hack

Agreed. I have never been a fan of his, but I respect his very long tenure. He’s not had a very good couple years these past 1-2 or so.


5 posted on 01/03/2012 9:58:22 AM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (The only economic certainty: When it all blows up, Krugman will say we didn't spend enough.)
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To: raccoonradio

I loved Gene Burns when he was on WRKO out of Boston, the first talk show I got hooked on.
Hope he recovers fully!!!

Also loved Jerry Williams, and now Howie Carr on WRKO.


6 posted on 01/03/2012 10:07:12 AM PST by qman
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To: skeeter

He broke the only rule, wait an appropriate amount of time before you speak ill of the dead, but does anyone disagree that Nixon was a criminal, an anti-semite and a biggot, he should have been prosecuted and imprisoned for crimes against the constitution and the people!!!


7 posted on 01/03/2012 10:12:10 AM PST by qman
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To: raccoonradio

Many years ago Gene Burns was the Libertarian candidate for President.


8 posted on 01/03/2012 10:13:06 AM PST by AU72
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To: qman

Nixon was also one of the very first Establishment Republicans (RINO’s).


9 posted on 01/03/2012 10:14:35 AM PST by Lazamataz (Romney is the Pale Obama. That's all.)
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To: raccoonradio
The Iraq war is an unconstitutional war, the power to make war resides with the legislature, because it is closest to the people. When you let a president “any president” make war with out a declaration you allow the president to put in harms way the children of the people without their consent, that is anathema to our constitution!!!
10 posted on 01/03/2012 10:17:27 AM PST by qman
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To: raccoonradio
Clear Channel's revamped talk KKSF

WTF? KKSF used to be the "Soft & Warm" smooooooth jazz* station.

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* "Jazz" in its loosest definition

11 posted on 01/03/2012 10:19:04 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: skeeter; raccoonradio; SoothingDave
Burns' picture is next to the dictionary definition of Fusty.
12 posted on 01/03/2012 10:21:02 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: qman

I disagree with most of that.


13 posted on 01/03/2012 10:24:50 AM PST by skeeter
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To: qman
The Iraq war is an unconstitutional war, the power to make war resides with the legislature, because it is closest to the people. When you let a president “any president” make war with out a declaration you allow the president to put in harms way the children of the people without their consent, that is anathema to our constitution!!!

No, it wasn't. The President's decision was fully authorized by Congress, and overwhelmingly so. It's not like there is some form called a "Declaration of War" that must be filled out in triplicate and passed by Congress. "Declaring War" in the Constitution simply means that the authorization to use the military to go make war must come from the Congress. It did.

Very rarely has the Congress used the actual word "declaration" in their authorizations to use force, but they don't need to. They just need to be the body that provides the authorization. That's all the Constitution demands.

14 posted on 01/03/2012 10:34:14 AM PST by Ramius (Personally, I'd give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: qman
... but does anyone disagree that Nixon was a criminal, an anti-semite and a biggot, he should have been prosecuted and imprisoned for crimes against the constitution and the people!!!

I disagree with that, sure. He was no more an anti-semite or bigot that anyone of his time may have been. His views about people were those common to many people a couple of generations ago. I heard my grandfather say some things back in the day, that, were he alive today would probably not say or really even believe anymore. He was a product of his times, and so was Nixon.

I'm not sure that Nixon committed "crimes against the Constitution" (whatever that means... A crime is a crime. The Constitution controls the powers of Congress and the courts). Whether Nixon broke the law is something that will be studied for decades, but anything he did would have been pretty small-potatoes stuff. Most likely obstruction if anything.

I happen to think that Ford's pardon of Nixon was ~exactly~ the right thing to do. So was Nixon's resignation. I think if there had been a prosecution the damage done to the office and to the country would have been horrific, and worse than the original acts of burglary ever were. Nixon respected the office of the Presidency enough that he resigned rather than fight. That was the right thing to do. Clinton should have had so much respect, but he didn't. Then Ford snipped off any further action by granting the pardon. It's just what the country needed.

15 posted on 01/03/2012 10:52:07 AM PST by Ramius (Personally, I'd give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: qman
I loved Gene Burns when he was on WRKO out of Boston, the first talk show I got hooked on.

I also listened to and loved that show. When I finally met him in person I was shocked at how frail and sickly he looked. That was years ago, imagine the shape he must be in now.

16 posted on 01/03/2012 10:57:25 AM PST by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: Ramius
Nixon helped save Israel during the Yom Kipper War - he's still well regarded there. He certainly was a friend to Israel.

Nixon's apparent problem with "jews" was related to what he perceived were political demographics. He can certainly be blamed for that crude analysis.

17 posted on 01/03/2012 11:03:33 AM PST by skeeter
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To: raccoonradio
He’s supp. moved to the left, against Iraq war etc. though was seen as conservative/libertarian years ago.

He went off the deep end several years ago when G.W. became President. Nightly rants against Iraq. Well, O.K. Then he changed his registration from Libertarian to democrat so he could vote for Obama in the California Primary. Now he is big proponent of Obamacare and single payer due to his near death while on vacation in Tahiti. The French health care system came to his rescue and charged him(his insurance company) $40K for nearly a month in the hospital. He was in ICU unit for much of the time. I hope some poor French cheese maker realizes his high taxes are, in part, saving the life of an American talk show host on an Island Paradise he will never visit.

Sounds like he is a far cry from what he was saying when he was in Boston.

Gene has been on and off the air due to health issues more and more in the last few years. Too bad, sharp mind but affected by the constant wash of liberal views at his previous station.

18 posted on 01/03/2012 11:33:59 AM PST by muleskinner
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19 posted on 01/03/2012 11:47:58 AM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Ramius
"He was no more an anti-semite or bigot that anyone of his time may have been." So we should not judge people for their views, because of the prevailing views of the time. So sure he was a biggot and anti-semite but wasn't everyone at that time. So you would have hated jews if it was the prevailing view of the time? I doubt that unless you hate them now. At some point we have to take resposibilty for ourselves, and make choices ourselves, Nixon was an adult he made his!!!
20 posted on 01/04/2012 8:45:41 AM PST by qman
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To: qman; All

UPDATE: It was not a stroke after all, but he does have an undisclosed medical condition. The blogger, Rich Lieberman,
has apologized to Burns.

http://www.richliebermanreport.blogspot.com/

>>Burns, who has been in fragile health on and off the past year, has a medical condition, (which isn’t known, but according to one of his assistants, nothing as serious as a stroke). Furthermore, Burns is expected back next week to debut his show on “NewsTalk”, 910 AM from 4-7 PM


21 posted on 01/04/2012 9:17:51 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: martin_fierro

On FM, maybe; KKSF is the new call sign for this AM station,
but there is a KKSF-FM 103.7, which just changed its call letters to something else... it is now KOSF

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KKSF
RE-DIRECT:
>>KOSF, known as “103.7 FM”, is a classic hits radio station in San Francisco, California. The station is owned and operated by Clear Channel Communications...On May 18, 2009, at 3 p.m., KKSF began a classic rock format. Owner Clear Channel cited economic considerations and the results of “exhaustive market research” as they announced the change to “103.7 The Band.” The first song played under the Classic Rock format was “Everybody’s Everything” by Santana. The demise of Smooth Jazz on KKSF also ended one of the Bay Area’s most spirited radio rivalries, as KKSF battled it out with Urban AC KBLX


22 posted on 01/04/2012 9:22:44 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: Oshkalaboomboom
My favorite Radio host and political mentor was David Brudnoy, the best person to impart libertarian, small government ideals I have ever listened too. Next to him is Jay Severen, who got bounced for telling the truth on his show, Boston is not a pleasant place for Libertarians who speak plainly.
Love Rush but lately he's become tedious, Beck is good and my current favorite but he might as well endorse Santorum, instead of pretending he not endorsing anyone.
23 posted on 01/08/2012 10:55:09 AM PST by qman
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To: raccoonradio
Gene Burns passed away yesterday.

articles.orlandosentinel.com/2013-05-25/news/os-gene-burns-dies-20130525_1_kgo-am-bob-poe-longtime-radio-host

Gene was one of the first Talk Radio hosts I ever listened to (in Mass., he and Jerry Williams on WRKO). I'd try daily to get out for lunchtime and listen to him in the car. Vacation days found me listening to his show beginning to end.

Bye Gene. Thanks for waking me up!

24 posted on 05/26/2013 10:28:24 AM PDT by theDentist (FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: theDentist

yes and indeed I did hear of his passing RIP


25 posted on 05/26/2013 6:03:37 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: qman

I would add Larry elder


26 posted on 05/26/2013 6:12:37 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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