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What does “member-supported radio” mean? Friends don’t let friends air junk

It is that time again. Twice a year local public radio affiliate KRCC holds a fund drive during which it expects community support for its exclusively corporate programming. By what stretch of the imagination should listeners feel they need to pony up for somebody else's agenda? Of course, bathed in enough misinformation and indoctrination, a community will wallow, and pay for the upkeep of their own barbed wire. Yeah, those fence-sitting fence-keepers are going to be a bitch --and creative I expect, with their sardonic apolitical joie-de-rire. I don't look forward to it, but the next local effort to elevate KRCC begins Saturday. KRCC: Enough with COStupid.

Goddamnit! 100 years on, KRCC plays soldier to butcher Ludlow miners again

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO- This is what happen when apolitical wits want to dribble their sardonic apathy on a subject of historic import. Or as they see it, unimport. The 100-year anniversary of the Ludlow Massacre passed in April, with considerable media attention and unfortunately the requisit controversy that comes of celebrants numbering equal parts decendents of the perps and not the miners. You'd think KRCC might have heard the dissonance in April, the attempt of National Guard to rewrite the history in accordance to today's culture of military-worship and the ensuing protestations, but no. Tonight a locally produced radio show called "Wish We Were Here" aired a one-hour episode about "Ludlow" on public radio franchise KRCC. Noel Black, Jake Burnell and Andrea Chalfin put the program together and relied on the same revisionists which dogged the official commemorations.

Democracy How?

Amy Goodman of the program Democracy Now was in Colorado Springs last night (Thursday) speaking to a small group of patrons of KRCC radio crowd which, along with Colorado College the owner of the station, did a royally piss poor job of building the event. Few people were aware of the event taking place and few showed up as a result of that lack of promotion for the show. Corporate pushing KRCC never seemed to have ever wanted to carry Democracy Now in the first place, favoring Mobil-Exon Oil promoted PBS (Corporate Broadcasting System) by far in their huge hours given to push PBS's Democratic Party/ Republican Party ONLY politics nonstop over Colorado airwaves. KRCC is certainly not my idea of what a credible ALTERNATIVE media outlet should be sounding like. How could it be, with Sue Woolsey, wife of the former CIA director and notable Right Winger creep James Woolsey Jr., chairing the board of Colorado College and by extension, KRCC itself? The Woolsey family are big pushers for starting war against Iran. 37209

Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me – laughs at us

Corporate disinformation Ha ha ha ha ha Public media pretends to balance Ha ha ha ha ha Laughing at the newspeople laughing at us Ha ha ha ha ha NPR's WAIT WAIT DON'T TELL ME trivializes being uniformed Ha ha ha ha ha Genocide, lost freedoms, the rich stealing all, Illegal wars, torture, environmental disaster, All too much solemnity for NPR, Ha ha ha ha ha The joke's on us -- Oh lighten up Ha ha ha ha ha

Is NPR blocking health care reform?

If the corporation from which you get your news is NOT TELLING YOU that the US could give its citizens Universal Health Care for less than the cost of today's system, and could do so tomorrow by expanding Medicare offering free medical care to all like every other developed nation, then they are lying to you. How can you expect any reform if the status quo defends itself with the complicity of the corporate media. That includes the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, all the more duplicitous for pretending to serve the "public." The CPB's underwriters are big oil, big agra, big pharma, the banks and the insurance villains. Listen closely and you can still hear NPR News pronounce the question mark after "Global Warming." 9252

Tim DeChristopher on Democracy Now!

  Tim DeChristopher, a University of Utah disobedient civilian, was interviewed on Democracy Now! today. Amy Goodman asked him what relevance Edward Abbey had to his move to disrupt the bidding process for oil and gas leases in Utah's red rock country. 7218

Psychedelic Air Force Academy Show and KRCC, Pentagon Kool Aid Stand

I told myself I just wasn't going to comment anymore about the local Colorado Springs private radio station, KRCC. Yeah, I know they bill themselves as being 'public radio', but have you ever heard so many commercials in your life? I haven't and this station could give PBS, the Petroleum Broadcasting System, a run for its money in the competition for 'public' that just isn't. 5659

World news and the everyday teenager

There wasn't any conversation to speak of on the drive to school today, so I turned on the news. From the back a teen immediately interjected "Is that completely necessary?" 5118

Time for a little Texas Swing!

If you are sick and tired of that crap they play on KRCC, then try some music with a little Texas Swing old style! Live 365 Internet Radio has hundreds of stations of all types of music but for Texans especially, head on over to Station Country Shufflemania These are the great sounds heard on the Texas radio stations and juke boxes back when Jack Ruby was the King of Dallas strip clubs. I know, because I was a young kid who many a time spent half the night at a café just 1/2 a block away from where the girls danced! Time for a little Texas Swing!

Dave and 911 fail Dale Carnegie at KRCC

Believe what you want, but suffer the fate of Copernicus if you insist on trying to shake the system to its destruction. Copernicus tried to put the very infallibility of the church to flame. Hard to blame them for burning him.

Amy Goodman fliers for distribution

Help spread the word that journalist Amy Goodman will be making an appearance on Sunday 3pm. This is an opportunity to ask KRCC to give her show DEMOCRACY NOW a morning or afternoon drive time slot.

KRCC promoting Amy Goodman and DN!

Most radio listeners are in their cars. That AM stations retain their clout is because for the longest time most cars could only receive the AM signal. Older established technologies present critical links not just older generations but to lower socio-economic populations.

KRCC is mum about Amy Goodman visit

Democracy Now! heroine Amy Goodman will be visiting the Springs on Sunday April 20th, but you wouldn't know from listening to DN!'s own local radio affiliate KRCC. Today, in the segue for the 7pm slot, "Coming up next, Democracy Now," instead of mentioning Goodman's upcoming appearance, the DJ added "if Amy Goodman is not your bag, check out KRCC's HD2 on which you can hear The Thomas Jefferson Hour." Can you imagine KRCC introducing Fresh Air with Terri Gross like that? 3032

Democracy Now host to visit Springs

DEMOCRACY NOW (7-8pm weekdays on KRCC) radio news reporter Amy Goodman will be in Colorado Springs on SUNDAY April 20 AT 3:00PM between appearances in Salida and Denver. No word yet as to the local venue or arrangements. Call KRCC or stay posted!

Springs Culture Cast has party for Craig Richardson and Klayton Elliot Kendall of Springs Culture Cast

The Smokebrush is feting the first anniversary of the Springs Culture Cast enterprise on Thursday night. I love the work Craig and Klayton are doing to illuminate our city's culture scene. Every weekday the two assemble a four minute segment on local arts. I especially like when their delivery swerves into the theatrical, but I can't laugh forever at their sledgehammer self-promotion. 2711

Colorado Springs Mack the Knife

The Gazette reported this weekend that Alexander Pring-Wilson, now of Court TV fame, has won a second reprieve against accusations of knifing an Hispanic Boston teen in 2003. Pring-Wilson's legal team has twice successfully confused juries by defaming the victim's poor man's past, detracting from Pring-Wilson's drunken, unprovoked pounce with a knife. In the fawning article about the family's blue blood Wood Avenue heritage, the Gazette oddly shrunk Pring-Wilson's 4-inch-blade Spyderco military jackknife to a "penknife!" We're informed the CC grad will be spending the holidays in Colorado. And will the ex-rugby captain be drinking?   I say, won't somebody visit the CSPD and ask if the Colorado College campus hasn't any unsolved closing-time stabbing deaths among its cold cases? 2283

St Patricks Day denoument chronicled

Council must prevent parade pandemonium John Weiss INDY editorial, Dec 6 Largest US Civil Disobedience Movement Underway AfterDowningStreet.org, Dec 6 Ousted protesters unsure of trying luck at St. Patty's parade ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS, Dec 1 City attorney says prosecution is 'not in the public interest' CS GAZETTE, Nov 29 2248

Jena, take your nooses down

John Mellencamp has put out a new video and new song in support of the Jena 6. I think it will be a hit, and hopefully KRCC will begin to play it on a regular basis. Call them up and ask that they do.

Que Viva Colombia!

Pastor Lopez is my favorite religious leader. He was born in Venezuela, but has lived for years in Colombia, too. His religious teachings have inspired millions around the world! Here he is at his best in 'La Tracionera'. 1325

Democracy Now on KRCC

This week the Pacifica news program Democracy Now was added to the KRCC lineup on weekdays at 7pm. After listening this week when I could, I came away thinking: for the Colorado Springs community, the sudden juxtaposition of Democracy Now to the regular NPR and BBC-lite news programming has got to be turning some heads. Local critics had anticipated that Democracy Now would perseverate on only the bad and the ugly, but this inaugural week proved very much the opposite. 951

The virtual world of the global marketplace

Wow, look what’s moved in to a prime drive-time slot on our public radio station? National Public Media’s MARKETPLACE. Wow! Filled with corporate press releases designed to stimulate stock values, and commentary designed to give the stimulation a simulation of being in the investor’s interest.

NPR versus Habeas Corpus

Can you imagine an informed American populace without the media telling them what’s happening? Why are your friends and neighbors not able to hear Democracy Now on their radios? In Colorado Springs the gatekeeper is public radio station KRCC.

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