Friday, February 08, 2019

Thursday, February 07, 2019

Racist Cubs Owners?

I always knew that Joe Ricketts was one of those nutball Republicans (like his son Todd) because he hasn't made any secret of it. But, until this week, I had no idea he was more than that. He's one of those Republican nutjobs who believes and forwards those crazy racist e-mails.

CNN has the details.

The Cubs pretended like Joe isn't involved in the team. That may be true, technically, but where do you think the kiddies got the dough to buy the team?

Motown 60

The last few years the Grammys have been going the extra mile and paying tribute to certain acts and/or labels with a whole different show. This year it's Motown. From the RAMP Newsletter...

Just two days after the 61st Annual Grammy Awards®, the Recording Academy™, AEG Ehrlich Ventures, and CBS will celebrate historic American record label Motown Records by presenting Motown 60: A Grammy ® Celebration. Hosted by Cedric the Entertainer and the legendary Smokey Robinson, the tribute to the iconic sound that changed America will feature (in alphabetical order): Boyz II Men, Chloe X Halle, Ciara, Lamont Dozier, Fantasia, Brian & Eddie Holland, Thelma Houston, Tori Kelly, John Legend, Little Big Town, Ne-Yo, Pentatonix, Martha Reeves, Diana Ross, Valerie Simpson, Mickey Stevenson, Meghan Trainor and Stevie Wonder. The live concert taping will be held next Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 7:30pm PT at Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles. The special will be broadcast on April 21 on CBS.

Like every other scene has been cool

"That cat over there better stop it, man." A black cat crosses the path of 22 soccer players in this week's episode.

Listen to it here.

Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Glass Onion video

Always loved this song. I approve of the new video too...

The Country Shuffle

From today's RAMP Newsletter...

iHeartMedia Country WEBG (BIG 95.5)/Chicago made two big announcements -- 1) Afternoon personality Brooke Taylor has been awarded Assistant Program Director stripes, and 2) Trace Hamilton has been elevated from part-time/fill-in to fulltime evening entertainer, weeknights from 7pm-1am.

Taylor and Hamilton both report to BIG 95.5 PD Lance Houston, who said of Taylor, "During my first eight months on the job in Chicago, it became more and more clear that Brooke's passion for both BIG 95.5 and iHeartCountry brands made her the obvious choice for this role. Brooke's drive, creativity and leadership will help us take our station to new heights in 2019.

Kim Gordon

From Radio-Online...

WGN-AM/Chicago taps Kim Gordon to anchor the weekday afternoon news. She'll assume the role on "The Roe Conn Show with Anna Davlantes," heard weekdays from 3-7pm. Gordon started her career at WHAS in Louisville and has been an anchor and reporter at WGN Radio for 12 years. Most recently she was heard anchoring mid-afternoon newscasts on WGN, Amazon's Alexa Flash Briefings and MeTV FM News Minutes.

It's Getting Harder and Harder to Remain Catholic

I still love Pope Francis, but man oh man, just when you think this sex scandal can't get any worse, you see a headline like this: Pope Publicly Acknowledges Clergy Sexual Abuse of Nuns

I have two suggestions that don't go against anything in the Bible. Ready? Let priests marry. Let women be priests.

I'm telling you--this will solve 90% of the problems.

Robert Falls

Nice article about theater maestro Robert Falls.

Surprised he didn't mention the choreography he did for us when the Cliff Dancers performed on stage for Steve & Garry, but I guess he's done some other stuff too.

One More Year of Modern Family

The ABC Sitcom "Modern Family" has been renewed for one last season. It will be it's 11th.

Right now it's literally the only sitcom I still DVR weekly.

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Joan Esposito

There's a new afternoon talent at WCPT (820 AM) in Chicago. Former Chicago news anchor Joan Esposito has the gig. Robert Feder reports...

It’s official: Joan Esposito has been named afternoon personality on Newsweb Radio progressive talk WCPT 820-AM. The former Chicago television news anchor will host from 2 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, starting next week. “Joan brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and professionalism to our weekday lineup,” said Mark Pinski, general manager of WCPT. “We look forward to her connecting with our listeners, especially now, when America needs our voices heard.” Esposito, who’s been a fill-in host on the station since 2016, replaces Ben Joravsky, who was cut at the end of December.

Super Bowl Ratings

The game certainly didn't live up to the hype, and as it turns out, neither did the ratings.

Less than 100 million tuned in, which is the lowest since 2009.