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Mr_Tom_Paine Donating Member (11 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-22-04 09:15 AM
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36. I was once friends with the producer of the Frank Beckman show
I was once friends with the person who produces the Frank Beckman show. Believe me when I say the ultra right wing outlet that the radio has devolved into is not something foisted top-down from corporate ownership. This person is on the lunatic fringe of christian fundamentalism. I could no longer be friends with this person after the became increasingly self-righteous and obstinate. It was sad seeing this nice person become more like the right wing hate radio shows he was producing with its underling meanness and intolerance for anything perceived as being liberal (liberal here defined here as pretty much anything not to his liking). Being a longtime friend I could tolerate the lectures on morality and try to get past them. The last straw broke though when this moron convinced himself that Bill Clinton was an agent of satan sent here to test his faith.

And it doesn't stop there. I have gotten the feeling that the once great WJR goes out of its way to hire religious conservatives to trumpet a format dominated by conservative dogma. There is of course Mitch Albom but have just worked WJR out of my listening schedule and only think to tune it in when there is nothing on my usual venues. I also find very convenient.
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  -WJR 760 AM Detroit - "The Hate Voice of the Great Lakes" Lefty48197  May-04-04 07:25 PM   #0 
  - I TOTALLY AGREE  Windy   May-04-04 07:34 PM   #1 
  - Great minds think alike!  Lefty48197   May-04-04 08:11 PM   #5 
  - Lefty,  Bullshot   May-04-04 07:42 PM   #2 
  - they're using public airwaves; can't anybody complain?  pretzel4gore   May-04-04 07:42 PM   #3 
  - WKRP  faygokid   May-04-04 09:11 PM   #6 
  - I hear you - Paul W SUCKS  Carni   May-04-04 07:47 PM   #4 
  - You have a point. I know more than I care to say here.  faygokid   May-04-04 09:16 PM   #7 
  - I only listen to WDET and CBC.  bif   May-05-04 08:52 AM   #8 
  - WDET is unlistenable.  pollock   May-11-04 04:52 PM   #22 
  - A personal insight from your ol' Michigan sportswriter buddy here  5thGenDemocrat   May-05-04 12:16 PM   #9 
  - I was once friends with the producer of the Frank Beckman show  Mr_Tom_Paine   Jul-22-04 09:15 AM   #36 
  - Tom Hartman-1480am(12-2pm) Ed Shultz-1600am(3-6pm)  gasperc   May-06-04 07:18 AM   #10 
  - Since WJR abandoned me, I have listened to WWJ 950 AM in Detroit  Lefty48197   May-06-04 08:50 PM   #11 
  - Never get out of public radio  Az   May-07-04 09:53 AM   #12 
  - Thanks!  1gobluedem   May-07-04 12:36 PM   #13 
     - You must be at WEMU? Best jazz station on the planet.  bif   May-07-04 02:37 PM   #14 
     - Bingo!  1gobluedem   May-07-04 04:31 PM   #15 
        - Another WEMU person here...  Ann Arbor Dem   May-10-04 11:55 AM   #17 
        - Unfortunately I can't get WEMU  bif   May-10-04 04:22 PM   #18 
           - You can listen to WEMU on the web...  Ann Arbor Dem   May-10-04 06:53 PM   #19 
              - I'll have to start doing that. Thanks.  bif   May-11-04 08:55 AM   #20 
                 - Thanks, Ann Arbor Dem!  1gobluedem   May-11-04 03:07 PM   #21 
                 - You're welcome!  Ann Arbor Dem   May-11-04 06:44 PM   #24 
     - WDET?  pollock   May-11-04 04:57 PM   #23 
        - WDET is all over the map musically  1gobluedem   May-12-04 10:22 AM   #26 
        - Why doesn't the "jazz show" play rock music?  pollock   May-12-04 01:25 PM   #31 
        - Really? The only jazz they play is from 7-10 pm.  bif   May-12-04 11:47 AM   #27 
           - People get public radio stations confused all the time  1gobluedem   May-12-04 12:59 PM   #28 
           - Know what I'm talking about.  pollock   May-12-04 01:22 PM   #30 
           - then listen from 10pm to early morning.  pollock   May-12-04 01:18 PM   #29 
  - YOU Smacked that nail right on the head  Snotcicles   May-08-04 08:19 PM   #16 
  - I Used To Like WJR  MikeH   May-12-04 12:08 AM   #25 
  - Just curious?  ScubaJeep   May-15-04 07:57 AM   #32 
  - Leaning?  Lefty48197   May-16-04 08:15 PM   #33 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   May-17-04 10:10 AM   #34 
        - LOL, have you ever LISTENED to Dr. Laura?  LisaM   May-21-04 02:40 PM   #35 
           - Ever since they gave her time slot to the windbag known as...  PassingFair   Aug-27-04 05:36 PM   #37 
  - WJR  Snotcicles   Sep-04-04 03:17 PM   #38 

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