Doug Martin (owner of KVOI) is an acknowledged and open Teapublican who has repeatedly stood on the position that local government should take its marching orders from big business and NOT the voter. If Doug and his bagger board want to get rid of John C. Scott then I for one will no longer be supporting ANY who advertise on KVOI except for those who support Bill Buckmaster.
Radio? you mean that funny thingy with the knobs? My Grandfather has one! Try the internet. You can get any music you want, in any language you want. Talk radio only talks to the choir! If you have made up your mind about a subject, drop it and go with your favorite tunes!
JCS chose to make his show more infomercial and less news to appease the advertisers paying for his show to air. This is unfortunate because it lost the focus of his ability to interview the newsmakers of the day in Southern Arizona. I would listen daily to the interview and tune out when it went back to the infomercial sections. This dilution of the talk programming format is at epidemic proportions with all the pay to play programs out there.
The other talk stations will probably not ramp up their local coverage either. That is something that should be submitted when it is time to have the FCC license renewal comment periods to document in the process the lack of locality these licensees are choosing to do.
Well, aren't the KVOI board a bunch of Right-wing snobs... I have listened to John for years and thanks to him I've learned about the State and local issues. He will be missed terribly. Ask the KVOI board what they think about his annual bicycle drive for poor kids that was able to raise a record $30,000 in 4 hours of programming. Doesn't that prove to you there are listeners and he's relevant??? You going to snub charitable giving too?
I really enjoyed reading this, Britt.
Meanwhile, how about posting links to your other 3 Word Odyssey columns?
I don't think there will ever be a shortage of material - OR the chance to perfect our inner nerd. Thanks Britt for the great writing!
What is the real issue behind this column? Is it the preservation of magnet schools in general? Is it the preservation of Utterback as an Arts Magnet school? Is it the continued use of desegregation funds to pay for who the heck knows what at Utterback and other so-called magnet schools? One reason the Ninth Circuit Court rejected Judge Bury's first PUSP was TUSD's bad faith in the way they misused desegregation funds and did not perform audits of those funds.)
There is no reason TUSD cannot continue the arts focus at Utterback that the local community...the students in particular...find so positive without using desegregation funds to do so. Obviously this magnet school has not been successful in integrating the school, and that is the express purpose of the desegregation funds. The real issue here has been the continued use of desegregation money to fund anything and everything TUSD leadership wants to fund without regard to whether it integrates TUSD schools or improves the academic performance of TUSD's ethnic minority students.
I miss 1330 when it had the likes of John C and Bill Buckmaster along with the national's like Alan Colmes; Thom Hartman; Ed Schultz; Stephanie Miller; Randi Rhodes. I find it hard to believe that Progressive Tucson can not find a station with Progressive Ownership!!!
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