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Hamblin quits radio show
Denver Post ^ | Michael Booth

Posted on 07/17/2003 9:16:20 AM PDT by boondock

Syndicated talk-radio host and local columnist Ken Hamblin has walked off his national radio program with American View syndicators, alleging that they failed to "perform financially" and reach a new contract.

Hamblin's last show was Friday, and he is now searching for another syndicator to pick up the three-hour program. He said the show was being heard on 56 stations across the country when he ended it, and that he is confident he'll be back on the air soon with someone else.

"I terminated the show," Hamblin said in a brief phone interview Tuesday. "For reasons of their inability to perform - financially - I can't work for nothing, won't do it."

Hamblin said Virginia-based American View had failed to show him a contract that could be "John Hancocked."

"After notifying them and warning them I wouldn't work for nothing, I canceled the show," he said.

American View representatives said Tuesday that it was true Hamblin's show with them was over and would not resume, but they would not comment on the dispute.

Hamblin also writes a syndicated newspaper column that appears in The Denver Post.

Hamblin gained national attention in the 1990s by styling himself as "the Black Avenger," an African-American columnist who would break from liberal expectations of his race by staking out conservative or independent positions on issues such as affirmative action, poverty, crime and national politics. Recently, for example, Hamblin's column decried liberal academics' support of the University of Michigan's racial- preference admission program awarding extra points to ethnic minorities. He called such affirmative action "racial discrimination, plain and clear."

Hamblin said he'll wait for a better contract but still desires national radio syndication after nine years of doing the show.

"I'm talking to some other people. ... Financially I could take a year off if I wanted to, but you don't want to be missing in action where radio is concerned."


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another one bites the dust
1 posted on 07/17/2003 9:16:21 AM PDT by boondock
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2 posted on 07/17/2003 9:17:43 AM PDT by Support Free Republic (Your support keeps Free Republic going strong!)
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To: boondock; Zavien Doombringer
[sniff, sniff]...methinks I smell Troll....
3 posted on 07/17/2003 9:18:04 AM PDT by TheBigB (The biggest problem with lawyers is that there aren't enough coffins for all of them to sleep in.)
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To: boondock
The Black Avenger!!!

4 posted on 07/17/2003 9:18:51 AM PDT by eyespysomething (The advertisement is the most truthful part of a newspaper - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: boondock
Signed up today to post this, did you?
5 posted on 07/17/2003 9:18:59 AM PDT by Xenalyte (I may not agree with your bumper sticker, but I'll defend to the death your right to stick it)
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To: boondock; BlueLancer; dighton; Poohbah; general_re; aculeus
I smell varmint poont@ng...

Provacateurus DUhmia species.

6 posted on 07/17/2003 9:21:37 AM PDT by L,TOWM (Liberals, The Other White Meat)
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To: boondock
I recall Hamblin being damn good.
7 posted on 07/17/2003 9:22:56 AM PDT by Porterville (J Marshall asserted the Court's monopoly on the interpretation of the Constitution, may he burn)
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To: boondock
another one bites the dust

Another one? Another what? Maybe you can be more specific on who the previous "one" was.
8 posted on 07/17/2003 9:23:19 AM PDT by wasp69 (The time has come.......)
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To: Xenalyte
I just posted on another thread the same thing for a newbie that signed up today.....somethings UP.....
9 posted on 07/17/2003 9:23:27 AM PDT by jdontom (BacktheBadge)
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To: boondock; dighton; L,TOWM; aculeus; general_re; hellinahandcart; Constitution Day; Poohbah

VARMINT CONG ALERT!!!
Suicidus Comicus Trollian subspecies
10 posted on 07/17/2003 9:23:37 AM PDT by BlueLancer (Der Elite Møøsenspåånkængruppen ØberKømmååndø (EMØØK))
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To: eyespysomething
I'm not sure if Hamblin is located in Denver now or not--I don't think we get the show in Denver but I could be wrong.
11 posted on 07/17/2003 9:24:28 AM PDT by beaversmom (Celebrating May 5th and all days with an American Flag)
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To: Porterville
I like him. He was one of the first talk shows I listened to.
12 posted on 07/17/2003 9:24:49 AM PDT by eyespysomething (The advertisement is the most truthful part of a newspaper - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: beaversmom
I can/could only find it on the week-ends late night on a.m. radio
13 posted on 07/17/2003 9:25:26 AM PDT by eyespysomething (The advertisement is the most truthful part of a newspaper - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: TheBigB
It's true, the Black Avenger did walk off the set...
14 posted on 07/17/2003 9:26:11 AM PDT by Zavien Doombringer (Ain't nothing worse than feeling obsolete....)
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To: boondock
The Boondocks by Aaron McGruder previous date | next date

15 posted on 07/17/2003 9:27:00 AM PDT by TroutStalker
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To: boondock
... another one bites the dust ...

I'd suggest a quick explanation, or you're likely to bite the dust yourself.

16 posted on 07/17/2003 9:27:48 AM PDT by dighton (NLC™)
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To: Zavien Doombringer
I know. However, I smell troll for the following reasons...

1) boondock signed up 7/17/2003

2) his phrase "another one bites the dust" indicates his pleasure in seeing a conservative talk show host go off the air...

3) the name boondock no doubt refers to the virulently racist and anti-conservative comic strip "Boondocks" by Aron MacGruder

Ergo, boondock is a troll. Elementary, my dear Zavien. :)

17 posted on 07/17/2003 9:28:55 AM PDT by TheBigB (The biggest problem with lawyers is that there aren't enough coffins for all of them to sleep in.)
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To: Xenalyte
I listed a Vanity post on the same subject

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/946373/posts

I asked if anyone knew about Ken being off-air!

18 posted on 07/17/2003 9:30:49 AM PDT by Zavien Doombringer (Ain't nothing worse than feeling obsolete....)
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To: 4mycountry
overhere
19 posted on 07/17/2003 9:31:12 AM PDT by jdontom (BacktheBadge)
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To: boondock
Oh, it's you again. Bye bye.

Click the picture

20 posted on 07/17/2003 9:31:20 AM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: boondock
another one bites the dust

And so have you:

This account has been banned or suspended.

21 posted on 07/17/2003 9:31:39 AM PDT by Catspaw
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To: TheBigB
Indeed, elementary indeed, Sherlock!

Let the Troll speak, I am interested in the arguments...

22 posted on 07/17/2003 9:32:01 AM PDT by Zavien Doombringer (Ain't nothing worse than feeling obsolete....)
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To: Zavien Doombringer
Feh. Trolls speak nothing save gibberish and inanities. Begone with him! Forsooth! And other Norse-type phrases...:)
23 posted on 07/17/2003 9:33:44 AM PDT by TheBigB (The biggest problem with lawyers is that there aren't enough coffins for all of them to sleep in.)
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To: TheBigB
It has been a slow day and I desire to play before I prey...
24 posted on 07/17/2003 9:35:03 AM PDT by Zavien Doombringer (Ain't nothing worse than feeling obsolete....)
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To: Zavien Doombringer
Ken also has a wonderful daughter in television broadcasting. She was on the air here in KC for some time.

I love that hat.

25 posted on 07/17/2003 9:35:20 AM PDT by KC Burke
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To: KC Burke
I love that hat

I have mine :) The fedora look is still "in"

26 posted on 07/17/2003 9:36:50 AM PDT by Zavien Doombringer (Ain't nothing worse than feeling obsolete....)
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To: beaversmom
He lives in Denver and broadcasts from a studio in his home. Little bit of trivia: Hamblin was let go from KOA because of some sexual harassment he was engaging in at the company Christmas party.
27 posted on 07/17/2003 9:37:19 AM PDT by SMEDLEYBUTLER
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To: Zavien Doombringer
"The Cat doth play
And after slay."

28 posted on 07/17/2003 9:37:59 AM PDT by dighton (NLC™)
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To: Zavien Doombringer
Too late.
29 posted on 07/17/2003 9:39:02 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (this space intentionally blank)
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To: Zavien Doombringer
I feel safe since the VKs have arrived.
30 posted on 07/17/2003 9:40:42 AM PDT by darkwing104 (Bring them on...The VKs fear no one)
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To: FreedomPoster
I saw that...
31 posted on 07/17/2003 9:42:48 AM PDT by Zavien Doombringer (Ain't nothing worse than feeling obsolete....)
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To: SMEDLEYBUTLER
HUH!!!???, can you confirm that?
32 posted on 07/17/2003 9:43:43 AM PDT by Zavien Doombringer (Ain't nothing worse than feeling obsolete....)
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To: boondock; Poohbah; dighton; BOBTHENAILER; Howlin; Miss Marple
Zothawk One, release on my command.

Drop now-now-now.

Authenticator: JULIET LIMA HOTEL INDIA SIERRA CHARLIE UNIFORM TANGO ECHO
33 posted on 07/17/2003 9:45:34 AM PDT by hchutch (The National League needs to adopt the designated hitter rule.)
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To: hchutch
Your tag line is blasphemy. No near-baseball, as is played in the AL, EVER!
34 posted on 07/17/2003 9:50:00 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (this space intentionally blank)
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To: hchutch
"Now, Commander...that ZOT! did not self-destruct, you heard it hit the hull. And I (shows Viking Kitten Intelligence Agency ID) was never here."
35 posted on 07/17/2003 9:52:59 AM PDT by Poohbah (Crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentations of their women.)
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To: dighton
... another one bites the dust ...

Didn't Ken play that after executions?

37 posted on 07/17/2003 9:57:29 AM PDT by cicada
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To: boondock
Financially I could take a year off

Hamblin doesn't want to be MIA during the run-up to the presidential election. This election is important, as are they all, but this is a wartime election and the conservative revolution is not yet complete. He needs to be there as long as he can draw a breath.

38 posted on 07/17/2003 9:59:48 AM PDT by RightWhale (Destroy the dark; restore the light)
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To: FreedomPoster
Sorry, but I don't think a pitcher should have a free out, like they do in the NL facing a pitcher.
39 posted on 07/17/2003 10:03:37 AM PDT by hchutch (The National League needs to adopt the designated hitter rule.)
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To: Admin Moderator; boondock
We come from the land of ice and snow....
40 posted on 07/17/2003 10:03:53 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (French: old Europe word meaning surrender)
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To: cicada; All
Didn't Ken play [Another One Bites the Dust] after executions?

Dunno. Anyone?

41 posted on 07/17/2003 10:05:51 AM PDT by dighton (NLC™)
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To: beaversmom
I'm not sure if Hamblin is located in Denver now or not--I don't think we get the show in Denver but I could be wrong.

Yeah, he lives outside of Denver and does the show from home. I get (got) his show here in Durango, CO. Too bad. I really like his show and style. Have been a caller many times. Oh well, hope he gets back soon.

FMCDH

42 posted on 07/17/2003 10:06:35 AM PDT by nothingnew (the pendulum swings and the libs are in the pit)
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To: boondock

43 posted on 07/17/2003 10:07:13 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (French: old Europe word meaning surrender)
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To: Zavien Doombringer
Confirm what, the broadcasting from his house or the sexual harassment?

For the former send Hamblin an email. My former shyster, who is also a CFI, gave Hamblin his check flight in 2001 and has been to his house, knows his wife, etc. They met at a Harley biker bar in Denver on Parker Road called the Piper Inn. For the latter contact Peter Boyles at KHOW radio in Denver who has detailed the story on his radio program. Name of the woman who was harassed was either Karen Trinidad or Susan Witkin. Boyles told the story, he was in attendance at the party, several years ago. Incident occurred prior to Hamblin being syndicated, which is why he is in syndication and broadcasts from his home. The whole thing never went to court as I believe the authorities never got involved. The woman got a settlement from the radio station and Hamblin got the boot. Some in the local black community tried to raise a stink about KOA being racist when he was canned but that quickly died down when details of why he was fired came out.

44 posted on 07/17/2003 10:07:47 AM PDT by SMEDLEYBUTLER
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To: SMEDLEYBUTLER
Incident occurred prior to Hamblin being syndicated...

When did he go syndicated?

45 posted on 07/17/2003 10:18:02 AM PDT by TankerKC (I guess I missed your point.)
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To: SMEDLEYBUTLER
Wow! I knew he broadcasted from his house sometimes, but I never heard of the harassment...I have a total different view now. I thought he was more "straight-cut" king of guy.
46 posted on 07/17/2003 10:18:28 AM PDT by Zavien Doombringer (Ain't nothing worse than feeling obsolete....)
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To: SMEDLEYBUTLER
Sexual harassment!

With 'Sweaty Betty?'

47 posted on 07/17/2003 10:21:05 AM PDT by rockfish59
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To: Porterville
He is.
He'll be back.
48 posted on 07/17/2003 10:21:19 AM PDT by visualops (C'mon FReepers, donate donate donate!)
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To: SMEDLEYBUTLER
Even if he was out-of-bounds at an office XMAS party, I still liked his take on lots
of current topics.
And some of his historical perspectives, such as terming his years in
the lovely urban environs of Detroit as his "tour of duty".

If nothing else, I hope he at least gets short guest gigs on TV to vent
on some of the more foolish events in the current landscape.
49 posted on 07/17/2003 10:24:25 AM PDT by VOA
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To: VOA
From Boyles account Hamblin was pretty tanked up when it occurred. Not that being drunk in public is an excuse for what happened. Had he been sober it probably wouldn't have occurred.
50 posted on 07/17/2003 10:30:42 AM PDT by SMEDLEYBUTLER
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