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
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.