Friday, October 07, 2016
Steve and Bobby worked just down the hall from each other back in the day (when Steve & Garry were on the Loop AM and Bobby was on the Loop FM) doing the same time slot. My producer's booth was literally between them. Should be a fun interview. I'm tagging along to take photos. Haven't seen Steve in years. Looking forward to it.
Last night the Daily Show responded. The tweet is unbleeped, so fair warning. NSFW.
Tonight at 11/10c, correspondent Ronny Chieng reports on the Fox News/Jesse Watters racist Chinatown segment. pic.twitter.com/FTq8HyJ0KD— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) October 7, 2016
Kelly posted a photo of the two of them smiling together, with the caption: "We're Irish. It's complicated."
Hannity posted this "What argument?" tweet...
Actually that's just not true. 2 friends just worked out a MINOR disagreement https://t.co/JduyLi949p— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) October 7, 2016
--Jimmy Mac McInerny
"The warning by Bob Stroud is correct: “Make sure your schedule is clear when you begin to read this book because you won’t be able to put it down.”
"Even better and more entertaining than I knew it could be! Loved the Pretenders chapter, but we all know that Ms. Hynde is the coolest woman on the planet."
Thursday, October 06, 2016
We don’t mean to cause a rift in that fictional Transparent family, but for our money the most captivating performance on the phenomenally acted series belongs to Landecker, who plays oldest Pfefferman sister Sarah: a mother of two whose father’s coming out as transgender detonates explosives that had, for years, been popping up all over Sarah’s own life.
Tuesday night’s debate drew 37.16 million total viewers across nine networks, per early Nielsen data. 13.77 million watched on cable (Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, Fox Business), while 23.32 million watched on the English language broadcast nets (ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC and PBS). This is the lowest total for a VP debate since the 29 million who tuned into Cheney–Lieberman in 2000.
Not Ron Reagan, Jr. That statement from him (an avowed liberal) would not be news.
The statement came from Michael Reagan, Ron's son from his first marriage--a die-hard conservative. Michael had previously endorsed Trump, but de-endorsed him on Monday because of the ridiculous charge that Hillary is not faithful to her husband.
Jane Wyman was my mother but I can tell u that Nancy would vote for Hillary and was appalled to hear people say he reminds them of RR. https://t.co/DKsikyfuWs— Michael Reagan (@ReaganWorld) October 3, 2016
I am embarrassed by Trump and the applause he receives when infering she cheats on Bill..Not the Party of Reagan..Someone has to stand up https://t.co/ATYzc9HPj5— Michael Reagan (@ReaganWorld) October 3, 2016
The Washington Post has the story.
Please pass the popcorn.
Good evening/early morning, Rick - Cliff from San Francisco - been 3 years I think since I asked you a question which you put on your blog as to why/how the Chicago Cubs and St Louis Cardinals became arch rivals compared to the Giants-Dodgers which started in New York and the animosity stayed when both teams went West to the same state. Anyway, congrats to Cubs (a few weeks late) and to my win-the-World-Series-every-even-numbered-year SF Giants who just made New York's Citi Field as quiet as a library in the 9th. Sorry if you Cubbies would have wanted the Mets for a revenge rematch from 2015. At the beginning of the season, everyone was talking about a Giants-Cubs showdown for the NL pennant - and it looked that way until after the All-Star Game - my SF never really got its mojo back - so, though it won't be a sweep by any side, I think my Giants will not have enough energy to beat your Cubs in the upcoming week (we only have ONE Madison Bumgarner!) - so, more congratulations to Chicago (but I'll be VERY happy if I'm wrong!!) - Just make sure you also "beat LA" - saw your video "My Cubs - I'm not betting against" - loved pausing the video to read the editorial cartoons - and you gave me a preview of a tune when HAMILTON comes to San Francisco next year - my mother came back to SF after visiting our "White-Sox" cousins in Naperville (mom's the only Cub fan - she was about 10 at her first baseball game at Wrigley during World War II), and she tells me that the SUN-TIMES leans to the Cubs in coverage, but I saw that your TRIBUNE had a great article on "108 things a Cub's fan should know" - loved reason 99: George Will says Cubs fans are 99.44% scar-tissue - that's all I wanted to say - good job on the website, this recent video, the Cubs having the fortitude to get to the post-season in consecutive years, and no hard feelings if MAYBE the Giants pull it out - :)
Sounds like it's time for another spin of this one...
Wednesday, October 05, 2016
Robert Feder has the details.
I must say, I'm not surprised at all by this news. Jimmy never needed this job--he was a multi-millionaire. It was just a matter of time before he got bored.
Tuesday, October 04, 2016
Sherman & Tingle previously co-hosted afternoons and then mornings at Emmis' "Q101" WKQX until the station's sale to Merlin Media and flip to "FM News" in 2011. Sherman joins WDRV from mornings at Matrix Broadcasting Classic Rock "103.9 The Fox" WFXF Dundee IL, while Tingle was most recently at Entercom Hot AC "Star 94.1" WSTR Atlanta.
Sherman & Tingle will replace "The Morning Drive" hosted by Pete McMurray, Scott Miller, and Kathy Voltmer. Dan McNeil co-hosted with McMurray from March 2015 through June 2016.
Larz at Chicagoland Radio & Media has more information. According to Larz, Miller is out completely, Kathy will continue but only as the public affairs director, and McMurray remains under contract in an undisclosed role.
I'm a German freak, I suppose.
In more ways than one.
I'll be the MC for a German soccer banquet in a few weeks. It's the 60th anniversary of Green White Soccer Club--a club co-founded by my father. I asked a few of the old-timers what they wanted me to talk about as the MC, and they all said, "Keep it short. Nobody wants to hear you talk." Also..."No funny stuff."
Doesn't that sound like fun?
I'm thinking of explaining the club history through interpretive dance. I'm sure they'll love it.
It's hard to watch your heroes slowly fade away, but luckily for us he will live on forever on video and film. For instance this one. Terry plays the mom...
46 years ago today, Janis died at the ridiculously young age of 27. She died in a motor lodge, in the wee hours of the morning after shooting heroin and buying a pack of Marlboros in the hotel lobby. Her body was found between the bed and the nightstand.
There's nothing glamorous about it. Don't do drugs, kids.
Earlier in the day she was working on the album Pearl. It was released after her death. This song was on that album. It was written by Kris Kristofferson...
I'll never forget that he was the man behind the microphone during the Bears Superbowl XX win.
He was also the play by play man for the San Diego Padres, and this was his final farewell.
Monday, October 03, 2016
He lost nearly a billion dollars on paper, but personally earned millions while stiffing the people who loaned money to him, the people who invested in him, the people who worked for him, and the United States government.
Or as Rudy Guliani called him on television yesterday: A genius.
He also surveyed the general managers in MLB and asked them who they thought would win it.
American League Favorite (or Most-Feared Team)
Red Sox 16
Blue Jays 2
National League Favorite (or Most-Feared Team)
World Series Winner
Red Sox 6
There's a lot of history going against the Cubs. The team with the best record hasn't won it this decade. They will be facing a team with a dominant ace (in the first round it will be either Madison Bumgardner or Noah Syndegaard). The best of five series is unforgiving and the best team often doesn't win. Even if they win the first series, they'll probably face Clayton Kershaw, another dominant ace. They haven't won it in 108 years and have a ton of pressure on them.
But...they are the best team in baseball. They are the team to beat. They are healthy and rested. They are managed by someone who knows how to keep them relaxed.
For the first time in my life it isn't crazy to believe the Cubs will in it all.
I have tickets for NLCS Game 7, a game that may or not ever happen. And I'll be watching or listening to the rest of the games just like anyone else. No lucky shirts. No praying. I realize that nothing I say, write or do will have any impact on whether or not they win.
So...I'm just going to try and enjoy it for once
Can't wait for Friday night.
Bobby and Amy Jacobsen (WIND-AM)
Some of my favorite collaborators--Brendan Sullivan (The Living Wills), David Stern (Minutia Men), and Stan Lawrence (Ebony & Ivory)
Cara Carriveau and Bobby Skafish
Emily Skafish, Dane Placko (WFLD-TV), David Stern & Bobby Skafish
Greg Solk (former Loop/Drive executive), Bobby Skafish, Me, and Johnny Mars (WXRT)
Bobby signs a book for former WDRV Program Director Patty Martin
Mike Tomano (WIVR) and Bobby Skafish