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Mac’s Back!

J. Michael McKoy, formally of 98.3 WOW-FM, has found a new home in Des Moines.  We had previously mourned his departure from that station.

He is now on PRAISE-940 AM KPSZ, a Christian radio station from 2 PM to 4 PM.  The promo piece at the radio station web site calls the show “Mac’s World” as it was previously at the old station, and speaks of Mac’s experience in Des Moines business and broadcasting… and adds “… or how to talk and walk on a daily basis with your Father God.”  To be expected.

It will be interesting to see how he does in this new venue.  I suspect he will do well, although if there is a stronger faith angle to the …


Welcome Back… To This?

Well, I’m finally back in town.  I apologize for the hiatus, but it was unavoidable.

And here’s what I come back to: J Michael McKoy at 98.3 WOW-FM was fired this week.

I don’t even know what to say.

For those of you not so familiar with the air waves in Central Iowa, this station is the place we get to hear Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, Bob and Tom (unfortunately), Michael Savage (a bit extreme to me), Bill Handel’s Handel On The Law, Kim Komando, and Dennis Miller (past my bed-time).  We also have an AM station in the area, WHO, that carries Limbaugh, Michael Reagan, and Dr. Laura, but is predominantly made up of local talent including a very conservative …


Barack Obama and Morality

I’ve spent the last week–this one leading up to the election next week–thinking about what it is about Barack Obama that really bothers me.  I mean, he seems a likeable-enough guy, good-looking, even-tempered, well-spoken.  I’ve read Charles Krauthammer’s endorsement of John McCain, and of course, the editorials of my favorite conservatives at the Wall Street Journal, namely Daniel Henninger and Kimberly Strassel.  But it was while watching the Dennis Miller piece on The O’Reilly Factor Wednesday night that clarified what it is about Obama that terrifies me.  Barack Obama clearly doesn’t know the difference between right and wrong, and his entire life story illustrates it.

Barry’s mother was from Kansas, and in his first campaign advertisements, he talked about how she gave him her “Midwestern …


A Modern Fable

My boss shared this with me today, and I thought it would be appropriate to share with you. I apologize that I do not know who to give credit to for this. 

Two Different Versions! Two Different Morals!
 
OLD VERSION:

The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.
 
The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away.

Come winter, the ant is warm and well fed.
 
The grasshopper has no food or shelter, so he dies out in the cold.
 
MORAL OF THE STORY: Be responsible for yourself! 
 
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MODERN VERSION:
 
The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his


Swamp Stomper Alert: Fairness Doctrine not just for talk radio

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From the Business and Media institute:

There’s a huge concern among conservative talk radio hosts that reinstatement of the Fairness Doctrine would all-but destroy the industry due to equal time constraints. But speech limits might not stop at radio. They could even be extended to include the Internet and “government dictating content policy.”

FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell raised that as a possibility after talking with bloggers at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C. McDowell spoke about a recent FCC vote to bar Comcast from engaging in certain Internet practices – expanding the


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