Thursday, June 11, 2009

You never know what might happen ...

I'll be honest, I miss hosting Reason on WLVL's brother station. It was a completely different show from Dialog and I enjoyed the loose format (utter chaos) that it followed.

Not that I don't enjoy Dialog, but at times, I think it's a bit too serious. Over the next few weeks, I'm going to add some much-needed levity to the show. One particular feature that I enjoyed on Reason was a bit I called "News of the Weird." It worked particularly well having producer Frank Miller to bounce things off of. On Dialog, I'm going to have to run it solo. And I've renamed it: "Yup. That. Really. Happened."

Speaking of things that really happened, check out this YouTube video of a flash mob in Los Angeles.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Historical Society today ...

So this morning, I will have John Hall and Melissa Dunlap from the Niagara County Historical Society in studio. I never know what the topic is until they get here, so you'll have to tune in to find out.

I'm pleased today because the Penguins won last night, forcing a game seven in the Stanley Cup finals. Unfortunately, I'll miss game seven ... or at least I won't be able to WATCH it. I'll listen in the car on XM 204 whilst doing job 2. For the record, I'm not a Penguins fan. I just hate them less than the Redwings.

Hey! Are we facebook friends? Why not? Just search for Scott Leffler on facebook. You'll find me.

And now for something fun:

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

In court ... where it belongs ... again

Just a couple things on the docket for me today, both involving the Niagara County Legislature.

1) A story in the US&J by Mark Scheer explains that Republicans in the legislature feel they have "no choice" but to sue the New York Power Authority over the $544 Million the authority transferred to the state recently.

They held a press conference last night to discuss it, with Clyde Burmaster calling the fund sweep, "more like a broad, daylight robbery."

Basically, the GOP is saying that since the power authority had so much money left over after paying it's bills, etc, it must have been overcharging residents for electricity and those residents should get their money back. Now, they're currently saying that they want the money given in the form of a customer rebate, but I'm betting that at some point, they'll say it would be put to better use if it went straight to the county.

Ya think?

2) The county allotted $6,000 of casino funds to provide a "free entry" night to the Niagara County Fair.

Of course, one legislator (John Syracuse) had to get in a jab at the state, saying that they don't know where the money is going to come from next year. The state plans to take the county out of the casino cash equation, which, of course, the county is suing over.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Pre-show notes for June 2nd.

Just a little glimpse of what Dialog holds today:

1) Delphi's deal to emerge from bankruptcy and GMs role in it.
2) Lockport's ice arena moves one step closer to reality.
3) Danny's Sklarski's plan to implement a "tax stabilization fund."

The above is just funny.

Monday, June 01, 2009

No doubt ...

Weekly update for June 1 ...

News, notes and necessities

items of interest the week of June 1, 2009

News: Monday: Bob Confer returns to the airwaves this week after a break. We'll talk with Bob about that break and why it was good ... plus we'll discuss state government and all that is wrong with it. Well, not ALL that is wrong with it. We only have Bob for 15 minutes or so.

Notes: You may have noticed that the website is down, but you can still access the blog directly. I have - once again - started paying attention to the blog. Forgive my disappearance.I'll have the website back up soon, I hope, but it's non-functionality also means that my regular email address is down. For the time being, please use Thanks.

Dialog airs on Hometown 1340, WLVL at 11:11 am Monday through Friday. It can also be heard on Podcasts of the show are available for download at, as well.

Necessities: Also, even though the main website is down, you can still access, read and post to the forum directly. Just click here.