Radio Days

I haven’t seen the internal memo confirming it yet, but according BlatherWatch, former NPR host/reporter/producer Luke Burbank will take over the weeknight 7 to 10 PM slot on 710-KIRO, starting January 7. Of course, I would have preferred getting the slot myself, but I can’t really argue with the logic; I think it makes sense having a young (yet experienced) host with NPR sensibilities in that slot if KIRO wants to expand its audience in this market.

As for me, I’ll be getting a little taste of a full-time gig, filling in next week for Dave Ross, from 9AM to Noon. (Except for Christmas Day, when they’ll be playing Christmas music all day.) Tune in and hear me deliver drive time propaganda to the masses.

Comments

  1. 1

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Goldy, never forget that radio is fickle, on-air jobs rarely last more than a few years, pay down your mortgage as fast as you can, save as much money as you can, and keep your resume updated.

  2. 2

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    That said, you have a show, and the proprietor* of the sucky little competing blog doesn’t, neener neener!!

    * I don’t have to name names; he knows who he is.

  3. 3

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    And the poor, pathetic, miserable, little trolls are reduced to freeloading on YOUR blog to get their squeaky little voices heard.

  4. 4

    Puddybud spews:

    Sorry Goldy, I gots better things to do than to listen to a headless lucy enabler mumble on the air. I’d rather hunt Pelletizer (TM) and that would be boring enough. I’d even show up to a Drinking Libtardlike first. Somehow the sound of fingernails on a chalk board reminds me of Gilbert Gottfried and that’s not a pretty sight.

    But playing whack-a-libbie here on this blog is fun stuff. So I guess a thanks from Puddy is due. Thanks!

    Now KLake:

    Keep posting here on HorsesASSHoles.

    You infuriate your leftist enemies. That’s good
    You rose to Master Chief Petty Officer. That’s Great
    You did 30+ years in the military. That’s Excellent.
    You are a true American hero for your service and I commend you.

    Now you malignant malleable mindless ignorant idiots can continue to suffer KLake.

    A BIG Black High Five at you KLake! Merry Christmas

  5. 5

    Tlazolteotl spews:

    I will have to try to give Luke a listen. I liked when he used to do local politics for KUOW, and KUOW’s evening lineup nowadays sucks, except for BBC and Alternative Radio. I mean, repeats of their afternoon shows? WTF?

    And I’m really, really miss Ken Vincent this time of year.

  6. 7

    Puddybud spews:

    Goldy: Invite Alan Keyes on for an hour. Now that would be a strange man being interviewed by another strange man. Do they call that strange bedfellows?

  7. 9

    Puddybud spews:

    Goldy: Why not have Ron Paul and Headless Lucy in studio together?

    You’d have a racist (per Kos) and another racist (HorsesASSHoles own) and an enabler doing the interviewing.

  8. 11

    Puddybud spews:

    Goldy: Why not invite Al Franken on? He’s Good Enough, He’s Smart Enough, and Doggone It, People Like Him – Stuart Smalley.

  9. 13

    Right Stuff spews:

    Roger Rabbit says:

    And the poor, pathetic, miserable, little trolls RABBITS are reduced to freeloading on YOUR blog to get their squeaky little voices heard.

    12/20/2007 at 3:31 pm

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  10. 14

    IAFF Fireman spews:

    Good thing you won’t have to pay a full weeks of Union Dues though. How can the mouth of the labor movement (Liberals) have so many people that work without belonging to a Union? Pay your dues Goldy, otherwise your just another Cheap Labor Liberal.

  11. 15

    Jane Balough's Dog spews:

    Goldy, never forget that radio is fickle, on-air jobs rarely last more than a few years…

    Actually for liberals a few days are a good run.

  12. 16

    proud leftist spews:

    Dog @ 15
    When you got neutered, you must have become pretty embittered. Hell, I don’t blame you, babe. I have to believe that involuntary loss of balls sucks. Therapy might help, you eunuch, you.

  13. 17

    PuddyBud Is A Dumbass spews:

    Tell folks like The Pudster to blow it out their g.d. ____. What a dink.

    Just be yourself and DARE them to call in and try to make a damn sentence.

    Keyes’ eruption at the republican deal was almost comic. I sort of feel sorry for the poor man.

  14. 18

    My Left Foot spews:

    Pudwhacker @ 4 says:

    I’d even show up to a Drinking Libtardlike first.

    Pudwhacker, you lack the necessary equipment to show up at DL. You have no balls. You are just a BIG pussy. So do us all a favor and quit talking out of your considerable ass.

    Merry Christmas!

  15. 19

    spews:

    Nice to see the comments here are still of the highest intellectual level. Carry on!

    I like Luke Burbank, and if he is going to have a show on KIRO, good for them and good for Luke.

  16. 20

    spews:

    Fireguy @14,

    Yeah, well if there’s ever a vote to organize KIRO, I’ll proudly vote yes. That is assuming I’m entitled to vote, which I don’t think I am, because I’m just a part timer.

  17. 21

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @13 I’m not a freeloader on this site, I’m an invited guest, and Rabbits are SUPPOSED to have squeaky voices.

  18. 22

    Mike Davis spews:

    Too bad you didn’t get the weekday slot Goldy. But the time your show comes on hardly matters to me, I follow your show via podcast. Yes Goldy, there is an audience outside of radio!
    PS: I really like Will. While I don’t always agree with the man, he is quite the character.

  19. 23

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    “Your taxes at work: IRS paid contractor $188,000 to provide a $38,000 clerk

    “By JIM ABRAMS
    “The Associated Press

    “WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service paid a contractor $188,000 to provide one person to do clerical work over 11 months.

    The contract was … in a program ordered by President Bush in 2004 …. To provide one person for a clerical support job updating contact lists, assigning and tracking equipment and processing trip reports, the contractor was paid $128 an hour.

    “Auditors for the inspector general’s office were told by IRS program managers that the work could have been done by an employee with a ranking of GS-7, eligible for a starting salary of around $38,000 plus benefits.”

    Quoted under fair use; for complete story and/or copyright info see http://seattletimes.nwsource.c.....erk20.html

    Roger Rabbit Commentary: Republicans justify contracting out government jobs to the private sector by claiming private enterprise can do the work cheaper and better. This is bullshit. The real reason is to line the pockets of their business buddies. Contractors are NOT more efficient or less costly than government employees.

  20. 24

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Cheap Labor Conservatives are cheap only when it comes to PAYING workers. They sure don’t PROVIDE workers cheap!!

  21. 25

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Only a Republican would charge the government $188,000 for a worker the government could have hired for $38,000.

    Of course, the worker doesn’t see this money. The contract clerk made far less than $38,000 a year.

    And, of course, the Republican who pocketed the difference DID NO WORK. He made over $150,000 from someone else’s work.

    And, OF COURSE, it was a Republican administration that squandered your hard-earned tax dollars by paying a Republican contractor who did no work $188,000 for work done by a clerk who could have been hired for $38,000.

    Folks, your name is Alice, and you’re living in Wonderland.

  22. 26

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    PORT OF SEATTLE CONTRACTING PRACTICES RIDDLED WITH CRONYISM, MANIPULATION, ILLEGALITY, AND POSSIBLE FRAUD

    “State audit blasts Port of Seattle

    “By Jim Brunner
    “Seattle Times staff reporter

    “The state auditor found $97.2 million in ‘unnecessary costs’ at the Port of Seattle. …

    “The report found that the Port frequently has circumvented public bidding requirements in violation of its own policies and … state law.

    ” … Port management authorized a contract related to construction of the third runway at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport that was $32.7 million higher than an engineer’s original estimate. That contract violated state law and details of it were concealed from the elected Port Commission ….

    “[A] consulting agreement awarded in 1998 was increased, without competitive bidding, from $10 million to more than $120 million. Sonntag said the contract … unnecessarily cost taxpayers $60.5 million.

    “Auditors also raised the specter of favoritism in some no-bid Port contracts, saying it was a ‘distinct possibility’ that bidding requirements were ignored to steer contracts to ‘favored vendors.’

    “The audit criticizes the Port for stonewalling the investigation, citing … blocked or delayed access to information and altered documents before releasing them to auditors.

    “In some cases, the Port divided jobs into multiple $50,000 contracts, or awarded contracts for that amount and then amended them to higher amounts later to avoid triggering competitive bidding requirements, the audit said.

    “Eleven Port managers refused to provide signed written statements attesting to the accuracy of all the information they provided to the auditors. Such statements, which are usually routine in audits, included language saying the managers had ‘no knowledge of any allegations of fraud or suspected fraud’ in the Port’s construction contracts.

    In all, Sonntag said his office found $97.2 million in ‘unnecessary costs’ at the Port … From January 2004 through March 2007 ….”

    Quoted under fair use; for complete story and/or copyright info see http://seattletimes.nwsource.c.....it21m.html

    Roger Rabbit Commentary: Now you know why they have to raise your port taxes every year to make ends meet.

  23. 27

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    And with as many skeletons as port managers have, what do you think the chances are they do MERIT hiring to fill job vacancies? There isn’t a prayer that port officials are filling jobs with honest, qualified applicants. When an organization is as crooked as this one is, the primary criterion for employment is asking no questions and keeping your mouth shut.

  24. 28

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    The legislature needs to take away the Port of Seattle’s taxing authority, period. The port is a corrupt organization which is stealing from taxpayers.

  25. 29

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    If the people who run our port can’t run it like a business and pay its expenses with revenues, like every other West Coast port does, they need to seek other employment.

  26. 30

    Puddybud spews:

    @17: Hey Sockpuppet, choose your own handle.

    BTW since America is still a free country, I don’t have to jackboot goose step and listen to him. All Things Considered, a good RPG is always better than listening to NPR-like radio.

  27. 31

    Puddybud spews:

    Carl @18: Twice I ask how are you doing health wise, you ignore me questions and attack me like this and then say Merry Christmas? How disingenuous of you. Oh wait a minute, you were writing normally.

    Me and PacMan were thinking of starting the new year off with a visit to DL. We scouted out the territory to figger out the best way to escape since there are so many hateful HorsesASSHoles on this blog who could be there.

    Well Merry Christmas back at you. And…. A Happy New Year too Carl.

  28. 32

    spews:

    @20…Goldy…

    Full or part-time status is irrelevent under the NLRA. More determinative is whether you’re an employee or an independent contractor. If you filled out a W-4 and have FICA, Social Security, and Medicaire taxes withheld, then you’d be eligible to be a part of a bargaining unit of, “All full and part-time professional broadcasting employees of the employer,” or words to that effect.

    If, however, you’re paid on a 1099 basis, or you otherwise fall under one of the statutory exceptions to bargaining unit coverage (supervisory employee, security guard, etc.), then you’d be toast.

    Still…the name of the game is ratings…the radio equivalent of butts in the seats. That a half-dozen or so die-hard HA Happy Hooligans listen on Sunday evening when the rest of Western Civilization is doing other things ain’t gonna make it for you.

    Want a clue on how to do it right and become a dominent influence? Listen to Rush Limbaugh, Bill O’Reilly, Laura Ingraham, or, locally, your KIRO colleague, Dori Monson. They know that in order to attract and retain an audience, you have to be not merely of a POV, but highly entertaining.

    Are you entertaining, Goldy? Or merely irritating?

    Of course, melifluous and dulcet tones help as well. Are you melifluous and dulcet, or malevolent and dull? In a market-driven business, it makes a difference.

    Still, you do have a face tailor-made for radio.

    The Piper

  29. 33

    spews:

    @26…RR…

    Want to know who it was that made Brian Sonntag’s performance audit of the Port of Seattle possible?

    Tim Eyman.

    It was his initiative I-900, resisted by conventional-wisdom-types and entrenched governmental interrests, that gave the statutory authority for State Auditor Sonntag to root around the Port’s proliferation of pew.

    How about that! Why don’t you give Tim credit and acknowledge his massive contribution to open and accountabloe government? Or would it cause you to gag and barf up your carrots?

    The Piper

  30. 34

    Puddybud spews:

    Pelletizer_(TM)@23,24,25:

    On you IRS $188,000 payout link, it broke Puddy rule #1 of liberal news organization writing.

    Whenever an article mentions someone or something without naming their party, there is a 80% or greater chance of that someone or something being liberal. I point this out just about every time I post an article.

    Remember Michael Vu from Cuyahoga County, Ohio and your liberal rant? The resignation article tells you up front who the Republicans are but you have to dig up other sources to finally determine Vu was a democrat. So I think this contractor is of your persuasion.

    Remember you throw up so many Pellets, it’s easy to fact check.

  31. 36

    Puddybud spews:

    Pelletizer (TM) on post#26: “PORT OF SEATTLE CONTRACTING PRACTICES RIDDLED WITH CRONYISM, MANIPULATION, ILLEGALITY, AND POSSIBLE FRAUD”

    Wow this sounds like the same arguments you use on the Bush Administration. Where are the libbie calls for “justice”?

    The Port of Seattle leaders: cheap labor liberals?

  32. 37

    spews:

    Goldy…

    “NPR sensibilities???” You mean boring, don’t you? Along the lines of SNL’s Delicious Dish, which is a perfect illustration of why publicly funded radio or TV ought to be regulated by the FDA for its sleep-inducing qualities.

    How soon, then, will KIRO give us a drive-time equivalent of Margaret-Jo McCullen and Teri Rialto featuring a local version of Christmas guest, Season’s Eatings Pete Schweaty and his balls.

    Better Pete’s Schweaty balls than Goldy’s equine rump.

    The Piper

  33. 38

    Puddybud spews:

    Here here for performance audits.

    As I remember Goldy was against it too. Let’s see… ah yes:

    http://www.horsesass.org/?p=401

    http://www.horsesass.org/?p=1028

    And Perfesser Darryl, when you were “dj” you chastised RUFUS for him saying it could save $100 MM. Well 97.2 MM is awfully close.

    http://www.horsesass.org/?p=793#comment-43698

    “There is no evidence that audits (beyond the internal budgeting and auditing systems that the state has had in place for decades) will save us $100+ Million—especially given the increased costs involved. So, it is really simply bullshit pulled out of some propagandist’s ass to claim that “independent” audits (a la I900) will do anything whatsoever beyond what the legislature passed this year.”

    Yes looks like there is evidence the Perfesser really pulled that one out of his ass!

  34. 42

    spews:

    @41…Tlazolteotl…

    TV gig? Tis a consummation devoutely to be wished…

    What I have, I’m grateful for: my bi-weekly newspaper column, The Piper’s Perspective, in an Eastside weekly. Not much, but it’s a start.

    Also want the folks over at Blatherwatch to at least credit me when they use my image instead of saying it’s that of someone else. Sheesh!

    See my stolen visage at http://blatherwatch.blogs.com/.....oddem.html

    The Piper

  35. 43

    Right Stuff spews:

    I for one wish Goldy got more air time. The more his fringe views are put out there on the airwaves for all to hear the better. All it can do is further marginalize his far left ideology.

  36. 44

    poor, pathetic, miserable, little troll spews:

    Was going to go on ‘NPR sensibilities,’ but the excellent Piper got there first. From Morning Sedition thru Dull Things Considered, NPR is a subsidized suck.

    Didn’t Luke Burbank, many many years ago, play sidekick to Kirby Wilbur? So much for sense & sensibility.

  37. 45

    poor, pathetic, miserable, little troll spews:

    42: Went to Blatherwatch for the blather & the visage, but found only another leftist racist smear of the excellent Michelle Malkin, the Freeper who made Seattle famous and briefly tolerable.

  38. 46

    poor, pathetic, miserable, little troll spews:

    ” … DID NO WORK. He made over $150,000 from someone else’s work.” – Typed by Rogered Rabbit. Also a perfectly succinct and perfect description of Rogered Rabbit, a soft-belly soft-hand slacker.

  39. 47

    Puddybud spews:

    Piper: As I said above: All things considered…

    Damn… I like the moniker poor, pathetic, miserable, little troll. It’s cute and positively descriptive.

    Regarding racist smears… this brought to you by the ever-friendly, ever-compassionate, ever-loving but loathsome, malignant, malleable minded, goosestepping jackbooted idiots called the New Progressive Democrat Party!

  40. 48

    poor, pathetic, miserable, little troll spews:

    Coming soon to a blog near you, Brigham Goldstein will whine that he was a victim of the International Mormon Conspiracy, or that he was ‘Bush-chacked’ while on his National Lampoon Mormon vacation at KIRO.

  41. 49

    My Left Foot spews:

    Puddy,

    I thought I answered you about my health. I must be mistaken I have an ejection fraction of 25 to 30%. Normal is 55 to 60%. I am doing well considering. I just don’t run or lift anything heavy repeatedly. At some point, I hope they are wrong, I will become a candidate for a heart transplant. Not sure what the political take is on a transplant, but it freaks me out to think I might be put in the position of hoping someone who matches would die. Not sure how I really feel about that.

    As for my comment, take it with a grain of salt. I was just tryin’ to get a rise out of you.

    I meant it the first time and more this time….

    Merry Christmas to you and yours!!

  42. 50

    spews:

    @49…Carl…

    Genuinely, I am sorry to hear of your health concerns, and, like you, I hope they are wrong.

    If they are not, think on the truth that each of us is allotted a certain number of days, and there is nothing that we can do to either add or detract from that number. Whoever becomes your donor will get the next best thing; that donated heart will live in your body giving you the full accounting of your allotted days.

    I believe firmly in the power of prayer, and I am happy to stick you on my list.

    Best wishes and Merry Christmas!

    The Piper