Friday, March 14, 2008

Couple quick notes ...

Next week should be a little more normal for WLVL listeners - as I think I’ve got it set up for me to be on air at WLVL at 11 a.m. just like normal.

On Dialog (WLVL 1340 at 11:11 a.m.), Tim Marren will be my guest on Friday. Other than that, it’ll be a free flow of information ... and I’ll finally get a chance to chime in on this LCTV fiasco in which Tom Christy was essentially dismissed becuase the "powers that be" didn’t like being questioned.

On Reason (WECK 1230 at 10:05 a.m.), I have Mike Cole scheduled as a guest for Monday at 10:10 ... and Antoine Thompson scheduled for Friday at 10:10. Other than that? We’ll just have to see.

To anyone looking forward to hearing from Mayor Byron Brown this morning on Reason, my apologies. His press person had told me it was unlikely, but I was hopeful nonetheless. I’m sure we’ll get him on soon.

My weekend plans include an Easter egg hunt, Kelly’s Country Store, Stoogefest, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and spending quality time with the fam.

If you’re reading this, know that I love you ... each in your own way. :)

Reason show notes 3/14/08 (gas prices)

I’ve been told before that for every hour of on-air time, a talk show host should spend two hours on show prep.

Fortunately for me, the show prep for Dialog has basically been the news I would have otherwise read and conversations I would have otherwise had throughout the course of the day anyway ... in other words, I didn’t have to sit down and do much research, really.

Well, with Reason now on the air at the new Hometown 1230 WECK, I’m not quite as in my element ... so, dislike it as I may, I actually have to do some work. :(

This morning I’m talking about gas prices and how they effect us. I’ve spent the last couple hours compiling data ... and thought I’d put the links here on my blog so you can "see my work."

Gas prices throughout New York State

Gas prices around Buffalo

Nation-wide gas statistics

Commuting stats from the 2003 Census

Gas taxes by state

So this morning while you’re looking over your pay stub and realizing that about half your paycheck is going straight into your gas tank, why not listen to Reason on AM 1230 WECK ... and if you’re really pissed, give me a call at 783-WECK between 10 and 11 a.m.