Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Such A Lovely Day, And I'm Glad You Feel The Same (Vikings 3-5)

Well, the yearly sign of change from Fall to Winter has come again; An NFL rookie running for 296 yards. I'll just add that I saw the record breaking 109 yard field goal return live and in person. That's pretty sweet, even if it was the other team.

Also, there was snow yesterday. Just light flurries, but it made me smile.

To Mitch and my friends at The Patriot, the "Only conservative station in the Twin Cities*;" Apparently conservative isn't what sells here. You can make fun of Air America for being a terrible radio station (I basically agree), but they gained listeners while you lost listeners, and now you have the same ratings. Maybe dead air and running 3 commercials at the same time isn't the best strategy. Or having only 8 hours of local programming a week. Or having multiple hosts with the exact same show day in and day out. Oh well, I'm sure that joining Townhall will help to diversify your shows and make them more interesting.

*(I heard this on a NARN show. It reminds me of one of the other "Only conservative stations" here, KTLK, calling itself the "First FM news talk" station in the Twin Cities. As if FM 107 hasn't been around for a while. Although FM 107 is woman oriented, so I guess it really doesn't count as news talk. The probably just talk about shoes and baking and stuff.)

Sometimes I can't help but feel schadenfreude, especially when it comes to people as haughty as the NARNians.

Your Record Breaking leader.

4 comments:

mberg said...

Haughty?

(Hmmmm).

At any rate, the Patriot and AAo'M have bounced up and down all over the place; last year, AAo'M actually out-scored is in one book. That they're equal now (given that they have a much better signal and they broadcast to a screechingly left-of-center city) is actually a bit of a defeat; they should be CLOBBERING the Patriot.

As to the Rake? Well, we'll talk about tha ttomorrow.

DiscordianStooge said...

You called your station the only conservative station in the Twin Cities. I count that as haughty.

Air America is mostly bad radio. It shouldn't be clobbering anything. My point was your station isn't much better. Your NARN shows are pretty good. So good, you have basically the same show for 6 straight hours, I guess.

DiscordianStooge said...

(On a side note, I'm kind of honored and jazzed that Mitch would even read this post.)

mberg said...

And I, in turn, am honored and jazzed that anyone would be jazzed that I've left a comment...

You called your station the only conservative station in the Twin Cities. I count that as haughty.

Perhaps, but it's true; KTLK and KSTP have both run away from the label (even as conservative talk in the form of Limbaugh, Hannity and Soucheray remain the golden goose for both); WWTC embraces it.

Air America is mostly bad radio. It shouldn't be clobbering anything.

Speaking purely-clinically, you are right in terms of content, but wrong in terms of physics; 5,000 watts at 950AM should give the station nearly double the coverage (in square miles) that 5,000watts at 1280.

My point was your station isn't much better.

The station has a ton of technical problems. Many of those are being addressed as we speak.

As to Salem syndicated shows - well, there'll be more on that later.

Your NARN shows are pretty good. So good, you have basically the same show for 6 straight hours, I guess.

LOL.

Thanks for the comments.