Thursday, April 03, 2008


As I may have mentioned earlier, I have agreed to blog about any collectively chosen topic by myself, Bob Frantz and King. After we put up a weekly post about a subject, we will confer live on the radio and discuss for 15 or 20 minutes about the respective merits of our probable difference of opinions. We'll see...I'm game.

That said, I wonder what I've gotten myself into. Not necessarily due to the Frantz project itself, (we're talking about high gas prices in the premiere launch of the project).

Nope, I am talking about the entire station itself.

I am sitting here listening to Tom Hamilton calling the day game at the Prog and I just heard a teaser replete with somber background music for tomorrow morning's Bill Wills show where, in order to honor the 40th anniversary of the murder of Martin Luther King, WTAM is going to have a live interview with...wait for it...

...the brother of James Earl Ray where ; "Bill will talk to the brother of JAMES EARL RAY - JOHN LARRY RAY and his Book - TRUTH AT LAST: THE UNTOLD STORY OF JAMES EARL RAY AND THE ASSASSINATION OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. will reveal much about the assassination of Dr. King that has never been revealed before".

I mean, are you fucking kidding me? The brother of James Earl Ray? What are they gonna ask him?...what it felt like when his god fearin' brother shot Dr. King?...If black folks still deserve to be angry over the assassination?...which beverage goes better with a Moon Pie; an RC Cola or Dr. Pepper? Hot, fancy Moses!

What a god damned bunch of tools run this abortion of a station. I'm reconsidering Bob Frantz' gracious invite to openly discuss any given topic if this is the twisted environment du jour at The Big One. Seriously, if this is representative of the ethical standards of WTAM, I just dunno if this is for me. At this point, they're making Tokyo Rose look downright bipartisan.

I hear next week they're gonna have little June Oswald and Sirhan's sister Ayda on the mike to tell us what cocksuckers that creepy Kennedy family turned out to be.


Ben said...

I guess if you are that offended by the guest, then don't do it. I am sure someone would repalce you.

Cleveland Bob said...


I'm also sure that someone would "repalce" me with ease.

And it's not so much the guest as much as it is the overall leitmotif of the station. They're nearly fascists in their use of propaganda.

Go give Joe "The Poison Dwarf" Goebbels a whirl over at Wikipedia and you'll see what I mean.

Brian said...

bob, dont be fooled by ben, he seems to be on of those fascists

tim russo said...

bob, i never heard of your blog unitl i heard about this from eric at Plunderbund, so i guess that's a good thing....however....

you need to educate yourself about this Ralph King before you agree to appear on the air with him. he makes matt naugle look like eleanor roosevelt.

Cleveland Bob said...

Thanks, Tim.

We'll see what happens. I'm sure that Frantz will try to shout down any salient and rational point I may be able to squeeze in.

As for Ralph, after talking to him on the phone a couple of times now, he's so remarkably inarticulate that it's tough to imagine that he'll come off as anything but a mouth-breathin' rube.

I don't expect this little experiment to last past a couple of sessions so my emotional investment is small to none.

King said...

Naugle look like Eleanor Roosevelt... pretty good Russo. Play with any teens lately?

Bob - I'm a rube? Yeah, you sounded great with all those snot nosed kids running around. Nothing like discipline - huh?

I see your articulate way of dropping the F Bomb works wonders for you.

Ben said...

Sorry for my spelling mistake Cleveland Bob. Thanks for pointing it out for everyone. I hope you feel better.

Brian said...

bob you have kids now? wow! or was that just nick in the background?

how big of a tool is bob frantz.....and am i glad i dont have to listen to that wingnut station anymore! total fucking shit from morning and well into the night!

King said...

sorry it did not work out for us Bob.

I am quite confident that we would have had fun.

Have great day!