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  • Boston 2024 Olympic Bid Dropped by USOC

    07/27/2015 11:57:18 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 41 replies
    WBZ ^ | 7-27-15 | WBZ
    — The U.S. Olympic Committee has dropped Boston’s bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics, sources tells WBZ-TV political analyst Jon Keller.
  • Larry Elder makes arrangements to return to L.A. talk radio

    07/17/2015 3:50:38 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 2 replies
    Tom Taylor ^ | 7/17/15 | Tom Taylor
    Larry Elder makes arrangements to return to L.A. radio, though it’s at night, on Salem’s conservative talk “870 the Answer” KRLA. Larry identifies as a libertarian and was previously heard in afternoons on Cumulus talker KABC/790. His current syndicated show airs noon-2pm Pacific on CRN Digital Talk Radio, and that’s the show that will clear on KRLA from 9-11pm, on a delayed basis. Elder also streams live on CRNTalk.com, LarryElder.com and ElderStatement.com. He announced the clearance on KRLA yesterday at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley. Larry continues to appear on Fox News and CNN. Syndicator CRN notes...
  • George Takei apologizes

    07/03/2015 3:12:51 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 103 replies
    facebook ^ | 7/3/15 | George Takei
    I owe an apology. On the eve of Independence Day, I have a renewed sense of what this country stands for, and how I personally could help achieve it. The promise of equality and freedom is one that all of us have to work for, at all times. I know this as a survivor of the Japanese American internment, which each day drives me only to strive harder to help fulfill that promise for future generations. I recently was asked by a reporter about Justice Clarence Thomas’s dissent in the marriage equality cases, in which he wrote words that really...
  • Source: Escapee Matt shot, may be dead (It's official, he's pining for the fjords)

    06/26/2015 1:25:15 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 54 replies
    Buffalo News ^ | 6/26/15 | Maki Becker
    MALONE – Richard Matt has been shot and may be dead near Malone, a source has told The Buffalo News. Tweets from the Plattsburgh Press Republican said that several trooper cars with lights flashing were headed west in Malone of Fayette Road about 4 p.m..
  • WPOP To Bring Another Talker To Hartford

    06/26/2015 12:44:51 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 15 replies
    radioinsight ^ | 6/26/15 | Lance Venta
    iHeartMedia is flipping Sports “Fox Sports 1410” WPOP Hartford to News/Talk. iHeart has registered 1410WPOP.com, NewsRadio1410.com, NewsRadio1410WPOP.com, NewsRadioWPOP.com, and WPOP1410.com. The flip will eliminate one of two Sports stations in the iHeart Hartford cluster as the company also owns “ESPN 97.9” WUCS. The station will become the third Talk station in the market joining Connoisseur’s “Talk of Connecticut” 610 WDRC and CBS’s 1080 WTIC. iHeart will likely duplicate the lineup of sister 960 WELI New Haven, which includes the syndicated Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity who do not have clearances in the Hartford market. The big question could be whether...
  • ASSOCIATED PRESS’S TED CRUZ GUN PHOTOS DISAPPEAR FROM IMAGE WIRE

    06/23/2015 5:49:10 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/23/15 | Ezra Dulis
    A search of APImages.com for “Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)93% ” no longer yields a handful of photos from photojournalist Charlie Neibergall wherein the barrel of a gun on a poster points to the U.S. Senator and presidential candidate’s head.(snip) UPDATE: AP Vice President and Director of Media Relations Paul Colford confirms that the news organization has decided to prevent future licensing of the photos showing guns pointed at Cruz. Breitbart News asked whether AP had encountered any outside pressure from politicians to remove the photos. Colford replied, “this was entirely an in-house decision.”
  • Police officer shoots, kills suspect on Storrow Drive (armed w/ knife, Boston)

    06/19/2015 1:31:15 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 22 replies
    WCVB ^ | 6/19/15 | WCVB
    BOSTON —A confrontation that began on Boston's famed Esplanade led to a deadly police-involved shooting on the Silber Way Footbridge over Storrow Drive Friday afternoon. The incident that involved both Boston University and Massachusetts State Police ended with officers shooting and killing a suspect. Police were following a man armed with a knife who was making threats, a witness told NewsCenter 5's Janet Wu. The woman said she heard four shots fired by police. Boston University police were investigating the incident on the Esplanade and called State Police to assist. Dr. Elizabeth Thompson, an oncologist on a professional visit to...
  • Salem Acquires Disney Stations In Boston & Dallas (poss new Bos home for Rush?)

    06/05/2015 5:55:27 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 12 replies
    Radio Insight ^ | 6/5/15 | Lance Venta
    Radio Disney continues its sell-off with the divestment of two more stations to Salem Media. Salem’s Pennsylvania Media Associates will acquire 1260 WMKI Boston for $500,000, while Inspiration Media of Texas adds 620 KMKI Plano/Dallas for $3 million. WMKI will becomes Salem’s fourth property in the Boston market joining Christian Preaching “590 The Word” WEZE, “Spirit of Boston” 950 WROL, and Spanish Christian “Radio Luz 1150” WWDJ. The acquisition will lead to questions of whether Salem will bring a Conservative Talk “Answer” to Rush Limbaugh’s need for a new Boston affiliate. KMKI will be Salem’s sixth property in the Dallas...
  • Rush Finds New Home In Indianapolis

    06/03/2015 7:02:59 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 15 replies
    Radio Insight ^ | 6/3/15 | Lance Venta
    When Rush Limbaugh exits Emmis News/Talk 93.1 WIBC Indianapolis on July 3, he will find a new home on iHeartMedia Sports 1260 WNDE/97.5 W248AW Indianapolis. WNDE will retain its Sports programming the remainder of the day including its locally originating afternoon show hosted by Jake Query and Bill Schultz from 3-7pm and Fox Sports Radio programming the remainder of the day. The 97.5 translator is in the process of relocating into the Indianapolis market from Franklin and iHeart indicates it will sign-on by the end of this month. WNDE registered a 0.6 share in the April 2015 Nielsen Audio PPM...
  • Two men plotted to behead a police officer, official says

    06/03/2015 6:27:24 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 18 replies
    Bos Globe ^ | 6/3/15 | By Maria Cramer, Evan Allen, Laura Crimaldi and Lisa Wangsness
    The man fatally shot by anti-terrorism officers in Boston on Tuesday and the suspect arrested Tuesday night in Everett had conspired to kill a police officer, according to two law enforcement officials briefed on the case. “We believe the intent was to behead a police officer,” one official said Wednesday morning. “We knew the plot had to be stopped. They were planning to take action Tuesday.” (snip)They had a brief exchange near a bus stop, according to an official with knowledge of the investigation, before Rahim lunged with the knife. The weapon was more than a foot long with a...
  • CBS News: 2 Men In Boston Terror Probe Were Communicating About Attacks In U.S. (Wright 6'11, 511#)

    06/03/2015 5:43:52 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 25 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | 6/3/15 | CBS Boston
    A man arrested in connection with a terror investigation in Boston will be in federal court Wednesday. David Wright was taken into custody at his home in Everett Tuesday afternoon, hours after a Boston police officer and an FBI agent shot and killed a man who was under 24-hour surveillance by terrorism investigators in Roslindale. According to CBS News, Wright and the man killed, 26-year-old Usaama Rahim, were communicating about attacks in the U.S. and that’s why he was arrested. Investigators are continuing to look for other people both men were communicating with. Wright will face federal charges in U.S....
  • Evans: Police, FBI killed armed man in Roslindale (terrorist surveillance)

    06/02/2015 6:38:23 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 13 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 6/2/15 | Owen Boss
    An armed man in his 20s being surveilled by the FBI counterterrorism unit was shot and killed by an FBI agent and a Boston police officer in Roslindale this morning, according to Boston Police Commissioner William Evans. Evans said the suspect was wielding a large military-style black knife. FBI Special Agent in Charge Vincent B. Lisi is at the scene, and Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh is expected as well, FBI spokeswoman Kristin Setera told the Herald. Dozens of police officers have swarmed the small shopping plaza and officers are seeking surveillance video from a nearby Dunkin' Donuts, employees said....
  • The Business of Being Rush Limbaugh

    05/28/2015 6:08:43 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 77 replies
    Darryl Parks ^ | 5/27/15 | Darryl Parks
    After news broke about the Rush Limbaugh Show getting kicked to the curb by WRKO-AM in Boston, Nielsen radio market #10, I received about a dozen emails asking when I was going to comment. So, here goes. First, understand the “business of business is business” and the “business of money is money.” And it’s money not a station’s Nielsen ratings that will ultimately determine your success or failure as a personality. For most of us, revenue and ratings are connected. But, that’s not true for everyone. After Rush Limbaugh stepped over the line with his Sandra Fluke comments a few...
  • Jeb Bush beating around the campaign trail

    05/27/2015 4:56:17 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 13 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 5/27/15 | Howie Carr
    Jeb Bush sucks. Why beat around the ... bush? It’s reality. Juan Ellis Bush is stumbling around the country, and the more Republicans he meets, the further he drops in the polls. In Oklahoma over the weekend, he finished sixth — sixth! — in a straw poll. In Iowa, he’s been running seventh. Even in New Hampshire, he’s slip-sliding away, tied for third in the most recent Bloomberg poll. “I am a Bush and I am proud of it,” he blurted out last week in Portsmouth. “I mean, what am I supposed to say?” How about, “I quit.” Or, “I’m...
  • Howie Carr Show thread May-August 2015

    05/27/2015 4:17:09 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 21 replies
    http://www.howiecarrshow.com ^ | 5/27/15 | raccoonradio
    Howie Carr thread
  • Tsarnaev gets death penalty

    05/15/2015 12:32:01 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 206 replies
    twitter | 5/15/15 | Laurel Sweet
    BREAKING: Dzhokhar #Tsarnaev is to be executed for the Boston Marathon bombing.
  • Supreme Court rejects inmate's appeal for sex-change surgery (Michelle, ma belle)

    05/04/2015 6:38:40 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 49 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 5/4/15 | Mark Sherman, Bob Salsberg
    BOSTON — A nearly two-decade legal fight by a convicted murderer in Massachusetts to get taxpayer-funded sex-reassignment surgery ended in failure Monday when the U.S. Supreme Court rejected her final appeal. The justices did not comment in letting stand a lower-court ruling denying the surgery to Michelle Kosilek. "This is a terrible and inhumane result for Michelle," said Jennifer Levi, director of the Transgender Rights Project for Boston-based Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders. The state Department of Correction, which has fought the surgery, did not immediately respond to a request to comment. State prison officials, who say the surgery...
  • University of Michigan reverses decision, will show 'American Sniper' as scheduled

    04/09/2015 5:09:45 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 28 replies
    Fox news ^ | 4/9/15 | Fox news
    The University of Michigan said late Wednesday that it will show the film "American Sniper" as originally scheduled after a protest by students and staff caused the screening to be scrapped. University Vice President for Student Life E. Royster Harper called the decision to cancel the Friday night showing a "mistake" in a statement. "The initial decision to cancel the movie was not consistent with the high value the University of Michigan places on freedom of expression and our respect for the right of students to make their own choices in such matters," Harper said. "The movie will be shown...
  • Carr: Ted Kennedy-speak required a decoder

    04/05/2015 4:32:00 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 17 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 4/5/15 | Howie Carr
    The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate needs to make a couple of additions — namely, a comedy wing and a laugh track. Lest we forget, for decades Ted Kennedy was the Norm Crosby of the Democrat party, mangling not just Oldsmobiles and blondes, but also the English language. But political correctness now demands that all avert their eyes from the train wreck, er, automobile accident, that was Teddy’s life. Presumably the Fox News Channel anchor’s tongue was firmly in cheek as he mentioned Ted’s ability to “inspire new generations.” But Scott Pelley wasn’t kidding last week when...
  • WRKO announces Howie Carr's return

    03/09/2015 6:32:30 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 31 replies
    WRKO ^ | 3/9/15 | WRKO
    BOSTON, MA – One of the more public divorces in Boston media history turns out to have been just a trial separation. Howie Carr and WRKO (680AM and 93.7FM HD-2) announced today that the legendary author, columnist and talk show host will return to the Entercom station on Monday, March 16. Carr will assume the weekday afternoon time slot he occupied on WRKO for decades, 3-7 p.m. Entercom Boston’s VP / Market Manager Phil Zachary said he believes Carr’s return was meant to be. “As the holidays passed, it became obvious to me that WRKO and Howie belong together,” he...
  • WLS (Chicago) ready to drop Rush Limbaugh

    03/05/2015 4:44:56 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 157 replies
    robertfeder.com ^ | 3/5/15 | Robert Feder
    Rush Limbaugh, who’s been a fixture on WLS AM 890 for more than 25 years, is about to get the bum’s rush from the Cumulus Media news/talk station, sources said Wednesday. If all goes as planned, Limbaugh’s syndicated talk show, which airs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, will be dropped by the end of March, according to insiders at WLS. A Cumulus Media spokeswoman declined immediate comment. But a source familiar with the decision said it was based on the show’s diminished ratings and failure to generate advertising revenue for the station, adding: “It’s impossible to...
  • Report: RadioShack to close all stores, sell half to Sprint

    02/02/2015 1:46:48 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 149 replies
    KTRS ^ | 2/2/15 | KTRS
    Radio Shack has been selling communication equipment since 1921, but according to Bloomberg, the retail chain will not be celebrating a 100th birthday. As part of a bankruptcy deal, RadioShack Corp. will be shutting down their entire chain of 7,000 tech stores, half of which will be reportedly sold to Sprint. According to the report, RadioShack locations that are sold to Sprint would operate under the wireless carrier’s name, meaning RadioShack would cease to exist as a stand-alone retailer. RadioShack received a rescue financing package from Standard General LP in October, and the hedge fund would serve as the lead...
  • Howie Carr Show open thread Feb-Apr 2015

    01/31/2015 6:53:34 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 44 replies
    http://www.howiecarrshow.com ^ | 1/31/15 | raccoonradio
    Running thread for the Howie Carr Show for the next 3 months
  • Rob Carson and Chris Plante join KCMO Kansas City

    01/22/2015 9:04:02 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 7 replies
    radioinsight ^ | radioinsight
    Chris Plante will join KCMO for the 9am-12pm slot, a timeslot he currently holds on 630/105.9 WMAL Washington. Plante spent 17 years at CNN, mostly serving as their Pentagon correspondent. The additions of Carson and Plante will enable Greg Knapp to move from mornings to afternoons from 4-7pm. Coming off the schedule is the syndicated Dennis Miller, while Dave Ramsey moves to 12-2pm followed by Michael Savage from 2-4pm. Mark Levin slides back to the 7-10pm timeslot with John Batchelor and Red Eye Radio rounding out the new KCMO lineup.
  • WMCA special announcement on Jan 19 (Christian talk...to who knows, conserv talk?)

    01/13/2015 7:23:36 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 4 replies
    Radio Insight ^ | 1/13/15 | Dave
    WMCA is now airing a promo that on Monday January 19 they will be No More…”Find out What we will become” on Monday January 19.
  • Student Leader Resigns After Stating She Has 'No Sympathy' for Murdered Cops

    12/23/2014 4:24:22 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 62 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 12/22/14 | Daniel Mael
    The Brandeis University student leader who publicly stated that she had "no sympathy" for the executed New York Police Department officers resigned her position on Sunday after TruthRevolt and other outlets drew attention to her statements. Khadijah Lynch, who was an Undergraduate Department Representative for the African and Afro-American Studies Department, tweeted, "i have no sympathy for the nypd officers who were murdered today" and "lmao, all i just really dont have sympathy for the cops who were shot. i hate this racist f---ing country" among other insensitive remarks shortly after the officers were shot execution-style by a Baltimore-based gangster....
  • FCC Rejects Station Challenge Over Redskins Name

    12/18/2014 1:05:57 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 6 replies
    Broadcasting and Cable ^ | Broadcasting and Cable
    Story at link. FCC won't hold Daniel Snyder radio station liable for profanity for use of the name Redskins.
  • Inmate's demand for sex-change operation rejected

    12/16/2014 10:19:07 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 8 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 12/16/14 | Joe Dwinell
    A federal appeals court has ruled today that transsexual wife-killer Michelle Kosilek's push for a sex-change operation has been denied. "The district court erred and that the care provided to Kosilek by the DOC does not violate the Eighth Amendment. We therefore reverse the district court's grant of injunctive relief, and we remand with instructions to dismiss the case," the court ruled. A federal judge ruled in 2012 that Kosilek, 65, needed the surgery for gender identity disorder, but state prison officials challenged the ruling. Kosilek, who was born Robert Kosilek, is serving life in an all-male prison for killing...
  • Howie Carr thread Dec 2014

    12/04/2014 5:27:17 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 41 replies
    howiecarr.com ^ | 12/4/14 | raccoonradio
    Howie Carr thread for the month
  • Facebook post: Selling my leftover food stamps

    12/01/2014 1:15:58 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 16 replies
    Howie Carr Show ^ | 12/1/14 | raccoonradio
    Facebook post: Selling my leftover food stamps for this month, black Friday just killed my bank account. Interested? Message me." (Reply: "Just saying...you do know that this is a pretty public page and you can get stripped of your benefits if the state gets wind of this?") Rep. Shauna O'Connell is on the Howie Carr show now; probably not much can be done to the woman who posed the question.
  • Bring back Christmas: Marshfield residents miffed about vacation name change

    11/24/2014 1:24:13 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 21 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 11/24/14 | Laurel Sweet
    With their campaign to save Christmas snowballing, traditionalists are expected to pack Marshfield High School’s auditorium tonight in hopes of persuading the School Committee to reverse its decision to rename the late December vacation as the “holiday break.” “There are signs all over town: ‘There’s Still a Christmas,’ ‘Bring Back Christmas.’ There’s some little kids in town picking up on this and wondering if Santa is going to come to their house,” said attorney Dennis Scollins, the Marshfield School Committee’s longest-serving member and one of two who stood up for St. Nick when the board voted 3-2 on Sept. 9...
  • Westminster Ends Bid To Ban Tobacco Sales After Outcry (Mass.)

    11/20/2014 7:03:30 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 7 replies
    WBZ ^ | 11/20/14 | WBZ
    A proposal that would have made the town the first in the nation to ban all tobacco sales has gone up in smoke. Westminster’s board of health voted 2-1 to drop the proposal at its regular meeting on Wednesday, a week after rowdy opposition led board members to end a public hearing early. The board had initially said the ban would help keep a variety of tobacco products from young people, but businesses strongly opposed it.
  • NERW Extra: Shakeup in Boston Talk Radio (Howie 1510)

    11/13/2014 5:45:25 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 45 replies
    NERW ^ | 11/13/14 | Scott Fybush
    If you’ve been reading NorthEast Radio Watch all along (especially our detailed analysis of Howie Carr’s future on Monday), you know changes are coming in a big way to the Boston talk scene. Now we have a much better sense of what’s about to happen – and how quickly it’s all coming together. After more than 20 years at WRKO (and a few years before that at WHDH until its programming was merged into WRKO), Howie Carr finally caught that car he’s been chasing all that time: he’s now a former WRKO employee. The no-surprise-at-all announcement came on Wednesday, with...
  • MA Gov: too close to call; no Coakley concession yet

    11/04/2014 9:27:05 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 21 replies
    WHDH TV ^ | 11/4/14 | raccoonradio
    Update: MA Dem governor candidate Martha Coakley will not concede tonight; they are hoping to be within one half of one per cent which would trigger an automatic recount. Repub gov candidate Charlie Baker may say a statement soon but probably would not give a victory speech, as it's not polite (or good karma) to declare victory without getting concession from your opponent. Coakley supporters being sent home. 95% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING Charlie Baker (R) 969,110 48% Martha Coakley (D) 945,815 47%
  • Tom Magliozzi, Popular Co-Host Of NPR's 'Car Talk,' Dies At 77

    11/03/2014 11:54:49 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 63 replies
    NPR ^ | 11/3/14 | Lynn Neary
    Tom Magliozzi, one of public radio's most popular personalities, died on Monday of complications from Alzheimer's disease. He was 77 years old. Tom and his brother, Ray, became famous as "Click and Clack the Tappet Brothers" on the weekly NPR show Car Talk. They bantered, told jokes, laughed and sometimes even gave pretty good advice to listeners who called in with their car troubles. If there was one thing that defined Tom Magliozzi, it was his laugh. It was loud, it was constant, it was infectious. Tom and Ray grew up great friends despite a 12-year gap between them. Both...
  • Howie Carr Show Election Thread 2014

    11/03/2014 7:01:29 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 43 replies
    howiecarrshow.com ^ | 11/3/14 | raccoonradio
    Thread for election coverage and discussion for the Howie Carr Show, 2014.
  • Father who disappeared in the middle of a Broncos game FOUND safe 112 miles away

    10/29/2014 12:03:47 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 55 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/28/14 | Ashley Collman and Martin Gould and Snejana Farberov
    Denver Police say Paul Kitterman, 53, is safe after being located more than 110 miles away in Pueblo, Colorado They are directing all questions about his disappearance to family Kitterman was last seen by his stepson at a game at Mile High stadium in Denver on Thursday Stepson Jarod Tonneson, 21, went to the bathroom during halftime, but after returning to his seat his father never rejoined him Denver Police have found the local dad who went missing five days ago, after leaving his adult stepson alone to use the bathroom at halftime. On Tuesday evening, around 10:50pm ET, the...
  • Tsarnaev pal Robel Phillipos convicted of lying to FBI (Pothead defense; Dukakis testified)

    10/28/2014 7:32:48 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 12 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 10/28/14 | Laurel Sweet
    Robel Phillipos, a friend of terror suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, has been convicted of lying to authorities investigating last year’s Boston Marathon bombings that killed three spectators, including an 8-year-old Dorchester boy. Phillipos was accused of lying about being in Tsarnaev’s dorm room three days after the bombing, when two other friends removed a backpack containing fireworks and other potential evidence, including a laptop. Phillipos' lawyers argued he couldn’t clearly remember what happened because he had smoked marijuana heavily that day. The fate of Phillipos, 19 when he was arrested and who turned 21 this month during his trial at U.S....
  • Half-billion dollar MBTA contract awarded to firm owned by Chinese gov(Mass...the RED line!)

    A Chinese government-owned rail company was awarded a $566.6 million Massachusetts state contract on Wednesday to build subway trains for the "T," the nation's oldest subway system, despite concerns from local activists about China's human rights record as well as complaints from competitors that the company's winning bid was unrealistically low. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation's board of directors voted unanimously to approve a contract with CNR MA Corporation to build 284 new subway cars. The new cars are needed to replace the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's 32-year-old Orange Line trains and the 44-year-old Red Line cars that serve the...
  • Howie Carr thread Oct & Nov 2014

    10/06/2014 3:41:34 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 70 replies
    http://www.howiecarr.com ^ | 10/6/14 | raccoonradio
    Howie Carr thread Oct and Nov 2014
  • This Weekend Was A Disaster For Senate Democrats

    09/29/2014 7:10:43 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 22 replies
    Yahoo finance ^ | Brett LoGiurato
    Just as momentum was beginning to swing toward Democrats in retaining control of the Senate this November, the last 10 days — particularly the last weekend — served as a setback to those chances...The math does not look good for Democrats with 33 days until Election Day, as conditions look favorable for Republicans in eight seats currently held by Democrats — West Virginia (19-point average lead in polls), South Dakota (13.3), Montana (19), Louisiana (5), Iowa (2.2), Colorado (0.8), Arkansas (3.6), and Alaska (4.7). Democrats need to prevent Republicans from winning six of these seats — or hope independent candidate...
  • Alleged dope dealer cuffed a month after winning $1M

    09/26/2014 5:27:07 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 15 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 9/26/14 | Antonio Planas, Laurel Sweet
    A Haverhill man who scratched a $1 million-winning Lottery ticket five weeks ago saw his luck go bad Wednesday when cops raided his subsidized apartment and found cocaine, a pot-growing operation, brass knuckles, a machete — and EBT cards in his and his wife’s names, authorities said. Gary L. Bond, 32, pleaded not guilty yesterday in Haverhill District Court to cocaine possession and trafficking charges, and marijuana possession charges. His wife, Fritzlaine Liautaud, 30, pleaded not guilty to similar charges Wednesday and posted $7,500 bail. Yesterday, Liautaud posted her husband’s bail, after asking a court administrator, “The $50,000 has to...
  • clear channel becomes iheartmedia

    09/16/2014 6:11:06 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 20 replies
    RadioInsight ^ | 9/16/14 | Lance Venta
    Originally known as merely a classification for 50kW AM signals with wide nighttime coverage, the Clear Channel name is joining much of the AM band in irrelevance. Effective immediately Clear Channel is rebranding itself as IHeartMedia as the company places additional focus towards its IHeartRadio.com streaming platform. The company itself will be known as IHeartMedia, Inc, while the broadcast holdings formerly known as Clear Channel Media + Entertainment will be simply IHeartMedia. "Clear Channel announced today that it has become iHeartMedia, reflecting the company’s success in becoming a one-of-a-kind multi-platform media company with unparalleled reach and impact. The newly named...
  • Robo calls a vote loser for pols

    09/07/2014 4:36:21 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 24 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 9/7/14 | Jim Sullivan
    My wife and I had a problem with our Internet. Since we have a bundled service, the folks who came to fix our access also had to reboot the cable and phone. After they left, we found our TV had gained psychic powers. When the phone rings, our screen displays the name and number of the person trying to interrupt our television viewing. This may be old stuff to you, but since I’m a lazy slug who would rather watch reruns of 1960s sitcoms than actually speak to most folks who are calling, I consider it a godsend. Even better,...
  • Limbaugh, Hannity, & Beck Move To KSFO San Francisco

    09/05/2014 6:23:39 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 9 replies
    radio insight ^ | 9/5/14 | Lance Venta
    At the beginning of 2014, Clear Channel moved Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity to their then Liberal Talk stations in Los Angeles and San Francisco and rebranded them as Conservative Talk “The Patriot“ The San Francisco version won’t make it past nine months. Cumulus Media has announced that the trio of shows will move from “960 The Patriot” KNEW San Francisco to their 560 KSFO on Monday, September 28. KSFO was Limbaugh’s longtime affiliate in San Francisco until Clear Channel moved him first to 910 in January 2012 and later 960. While Rush will stay in his live 9am-12pm timeslot...
  • Howie Carr Show Sept 2014

    09/02/2014 8:07:39 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 33 replies
    howiecarrshow ^ | 9/2/14 | raccoonradio
    Howie list ping for Sept. We may soon find out what stations will carry his "new" show, to start late this month or early next month
  • Quinn and Tennent say they rejected offer to host WJAS

    08/31/2014 4:59:52 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 27 replies
    Pittsburgh Post Gazette ^ | 8/30/14 | Elizabeth Bloom
    Conservative radio hosts Jim Quinn and Rose Tennent, formerly of WPGB 104.7 FM, have said they turned down an offer to be hosts on the newly reconfigured WJAS-AM (1320), but the station’s ownership would not confirm their statement. “Note: we have declined the offer from WJAS. Terms offered precluded our ability to live stream to our audience which was essential,” the duo posted Thursday on their Twitter account (@warroom). On Friday, they wrote and then deleted a similar tweet. Frank Iorio, owner of Radio Partners LLC, which purchased the station earlier this month, said Friday that the company had been...
  • Bacon Wars: Why Did the Sneakers Bistro Incident Go Viral?

    08/29/2014 6:28:35 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 33 replies
    Seven Days Vermont ^ | 8/29/14 | Mark Davis
    The setting: a community garden. The central character: a respected Winooski businessman who has contributed to just about every charitable cause in the city. His offense: going out of his way to make sure a local resident didn't feel offended. To recap: Sneakers Bistro & Café owner Marc Dysinger had erected a tongue-in-cheek sign in a community garden that he maintains for Winooski in the downtown traffic circle outside his restaurant. "Yield for Sneakers Bacon," it read. Last week, a local woman who identified herself as "a vegan and a member of a Muslim household," posted a note on Front...
  • Classics radio still has a home on Western Pennsylvania dials

    08/27/2014 5:03:55 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 15 replies
    Pitt Trib Review ^ | 8/26/14 | Patrick Cloonan
    Some oldies fans get their fix from XM radio stations or internet streaming music like Pandora. But since WJAS (1320 AM) was sold and switched from “nostalgia” programming to talk earlier this month, fans have been searching for a new radio station to hear their favorite music. “It was a shock for them to shift to talk shows from music that a lot of people liked,” said Anne Zuza, 70, of Ross. As another ex-WJAS listener emailed: “Is there any other station that plays the classic hits of the '50s, '60s and '70s?” That depends on your interpretation of “classic...
  • Disney's Devastating Signal About Radio

    08/15/2014 3:28:44 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 32 replies
    Radio Ink ^ | 8/15/14 | Eric Rhoads
    Way way back, I think it was about 1998, I made a prediction in Radio Ink that talked about how one day all of radio would be digital and online and we would see a time when AM and FM stations were no longer the primary means of distributing our programming. I went so far as to say that some would sell off their properties because they were no longer needed. I got lots of hate mail on that one. Yesterday, Disney, one of the world's most respected media companies, sent a signal to the media and advertising world that...