21 July 2003

Conservative ideology seeks to undermine the values and principles upon which this country was founded

So says Mike Newcomb, former Democratic gubernatorial candidate, and the only self-professed liberal talk radio host in the Valley. In a Sunday AZ Republic viewpoints column, Newcomb promotes his new radio show, On Second Thought, heard on KFNX-AM (1100) as a venue for liberals and progressives to "deconstruct the myths propagated" by the conservative movement.

I caught a bit of the show Monday morning and his phone lines were lit up with callers from all ends and sides of the political spectrum - some to assault him for his view on the Constitution, others to display support for a badly needed alternative radio outlet in contrast to the corporate conservatism prevalent on other Valley radio stations. Newcomb's show airs from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Monday through Friday.
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18 July 2003

KFYI Bruce Jacobs Repeats Urban Legend About Clinton Draft Record

I don't know why he was ranting on Clinton, being that Clinton hasn't been president for nearly three years now, but KFYI morning host Bruce Jacobs was serving up shrill yelpings, regurgitating a circulated hoax about Bill Clinton being "a fugitive from justice" for his draft avoidance. I thought that this was beaten into the ground, after all, there were 13,461 stories in the mainstream media covering Clinton's "dodging the draft" (in contrast to 49 stories on W. Bush going AWOL from the National Guard).

It is gravely irresponsible to advance and promote such slander to the radio listener assemblage. But then again, the Bruce Jacobs show would never allow facts to get in the way of a clangorus, ignorant blustering.

6 July 2003

The New KUKQ

KUKQ is back.
The NEW KUKQ - Arizona's only real alternative Rock Station is now online!- Welcome to Listen to music from: Front 242, Love and Rockets, Morrissey, OMD, U2, REM, The PIXIES, PIL, The Rembrandts, The Replacements, The Smithereens, Social Distortion, Sonic Youth, Tones on Tail, Violent Femmes, PWEI, Bauhaus, Depeche Mode, DramaRama and everything alse circa 1990-Present.

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