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Thursday, December 22, 2005

The Infamous Hulk Tie 

As I've mentioned before - Senator Ted Stevens (Republican oil-company shill from Alaska) likes to wear his Incredible Hulk tie (pic here) when he knows he's going to get into a fight on the Senate floor.

As you've probably heard by now, Teddy got his ass kicked recently when he went up against Washington State Senator Maria Cantwell (he held a Defense appropriations bill hostage by attaching a provision that would open drilling in ANWR - and Cantwell wasn't having any of that). Needless to say, Maria gained even more respect from me when I read this:
...Washington's Democratic Sen. Maria Cantwell, had found an Incredible Hulk tie in the Senate cloakroom the previous night and donned it while she worked the phones to round up anti-drilling votes.
Gotta love that!

spouted incoherently at Thursday, December 22, 2005 by Willis


Wow - Looks like someone is desperate for listeners.. 

Got this yesterday in ye olde in-boxe:
Subject: Radioactive courtesy notification

Wednesday, December 21, 2005 4:05 pm PT [Solstice + 5.5 hours]
Mr. or Ms. "WillisReed"
Somewhere in Seattle cyberspace

Dear Mr. or Ms. "Reed":

I of course realize you have nothing but contempt for my KIRO work and probably for me personally as well, but principle does compel me to notify you that I've been discussing on-air your postings about my work.

I'm sorry I don't live up to your expectations of what any decent newstalker should be, but I humbly thank you for at least noticing my obscure broadcasts. I also realize you must be puzzled as to why KIRO would give me so much airtime, but I guess I'm just inordinately lucky. In any event, I've been on more than Lou over the last three weeks, and will continue to be on every upcoming Mon-Fri morning 1-5am through and including Monday, January 2, 2006.

I invite you to contribute--or more likely, just trash my fumblethumbed newstalk style--on-air under your "Willis" pseudonym or some other alias (you clearly don't like to own your ideas, a point among others I've been hammering on air about you and just about everyone else in cyberspace), or alternatively, just sit by your radio laughing at how incompetent I am.

Nevertheless, I wish you health and happiness in 2006.


BRYAN "Worst Broadcaster in Seattle" STYBLE/Seattle

Oddly enough, I will be too busy with the upcoming holidays to fulfill Mr. Styble's fantasy. I have never in my life ever seen a broadcaster so desperate for callers before - it's pretty amazing. I firmly believe that if Mr. Styble took my advice (slowed down his delivery, dropped the unneeded words, and kept it to one topic for longer than thirty-seconds) he wouldn't have to email his critics to find a caller....or he could just do what Lou does, and talk with his Producer...

And to clarify, I have no personal contempt towards Mr. Styble - I hope he has a wonderful holiday and a great New Year - my only problem lies in his ability as a talk-show host - I know good radio when I hear it - and he ain't it.

On the up-side, he wasn't arrested this week!

spouted incoherently at Thursday, December 22, 2005 by Willis


Friday, December 02, 2005

More from our buddy Bryan Styble 

So, Seattle radio had some big changes yesterday. 100.7 "The Buzz" changed formats to Country (now going by "The Wolf"), and the mid-day and evening talent (BJ Shea and The Men's Room, respectively) from the Buzz moved over to the Hard Rock station, 99.9 KISW.

The big loser in this whole mess (unless you count Robin and Maynard, who were already losers as the Buzz's morning show, and are now out of work) is the Tom Leykis fan base - as Tom's show has also been moved to KISW, but from afternoon drive (at the Buzz - where it was carried live) to the middle of the night (at KISW, on tape delay).

Tom's fans are a rambunctious bunch - and I'm sure by now you're wondering what any of this has to do with the worst broadcaster in Seattle - Mr. Rhymes with Bible Bryan Styble. I found on wewantleykis.com (a quickly put-together fan site devoted to getting Leykis back on the air live in Seattle) a prank call to the Lou Pate show (710 KIRO is owned by the same company that owns the Buzz/Wolf and KISW) - and who would be sitting in for Lou last night, but our good buddy Bryan Styble? You can listen to the call here.

Nothing warms the blood like a good prank call (although I do feel for the Producer/call-screener - I've done more than my fair share of call-screening, and you always feel like an ass when one gets by you...)

spouted incoherently at Friday, December 02, 2005 by Willis


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