Monday, September 26, 2016

MORE BLASTS FROM THE PAST

100.5 WVOR Rochester with "Heart of Gold" radio show from February 1987. Commercial for business card night at the Rochester Americans game.

102.5 WBEN-FM Rock 102 from same night with close of "On the Radio", syndicated show from NSBA radio network. ID "serving the universe" then into "The Comedy Hour" from same distributor. The program featured acts nominated for the Grammy for best comedy album. Clip of Whoopie Goldberg doing valley girl routine.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

MORE CHRISTIAN BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS


1 Corinthians by Geoffrey B. Wilson: An eye-opening commentary on this book of the Bible which also brings out a few perspectives I hadn’t thought of before.

 

A Cause Worth Living For by David “Packie” Hamilton: Wonderful testimony of how a former terrorist found true life in Christ.

 

A Christian’s Pocket Guide to Islam by Patrick Sookhdeo: While a bit dated, this book offers much important information both about Islam and Moslem culture itself as well as important things to keep in mind when witnessing to those of the Islamic faith.

 

A Prison of My Own by Diane Nichols: A wonderful, true story of divorce and reconciliation.

 

Be Available (Judges) by Warren W. Weresbe: A very readable commentary of this book of the Bible which cleared up so much that was hard for me to understand.

 

Behind the Songs by Graham Kendrick and Clive Price: A captivating book that really delves into the creative process.

 

Breakout by Fred Lemon and Gladys Nolton: A wonderful testimony of how a former thief was completely transformed by Jesus Christ.

 

Insights Into Bible Times and Customs by G. Christian Weiss: An informative book about the culture in which the Bible was written that really helps make Scripture easier to understand. Also includes lessons which can be drawn from specific passages that mention Biblical customs.

 

Knight of the Snows by R. G. Martin: Biography of Wilfrid Grenfell, a missionary to Labrador in the early 1900s. This book was so wonderful! A preacher who not only was an able minister of the Gospel but also great at the practical skills needed to survive in such a place.

 

Point Me to the Skies by Ronald Clements: Story of Joan Wales, a missionary to a violent, opium-addicted Chinese minority in the late 1940s/early 1950s.

 Sizzling Faith by Martin Graham: Story of how an idea for a series of barbecues wrought so much for the kingdom of God, including in the author’s personal life.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

I like that Ford commercial where the couple misses their cruise ship.

Picked up 98.9 The Buzz Rochester last night with Beck "Looser" and promo for morning show.

Picked up WKSE Buffalo last night with Dragonette.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

A COUPLE MORE BLASTS FROM THE PAST

Heard a tape last week featuring 1050 CHUM from June 1984. John Majkar and Brother Christopher were on doing requests and dedications for an elementary school that had seen "The History of Rock" earlier that day. After that hour of requests and dedications was over, there were other interesting things in the aircheck, including Majkar doing air guitar to Toto's "Rosana."

98.3 CFLY during middays; a couple short breaks from Neil Kirby featuring backsell, time, temperature, and frontsell.

"WE BUILT THIS CITY ON ROCK AND ROLL" THE WORST SONG OF ALL TIME?

Apparently, several magazine articles over the years have suggested Starship's "We Built This City On Rock and Roll" to be the worst song of all time, or at least the worst rock song of all time.

While this eighties tune is hardly the best song ever, I can think of many songs that are worse. Here is an extemparanious list:

Wildfire (frost kills vegetables, not people)
Paul Anka "She's Having My Baby"
most Christian contemporary music (mostly sounds the same, mostly sounds like it was recorded 20 years ago, no efferts made with instrumentation or even to have lyrics that stand out most of the time)
most things Paul McCartney did after The Beatles broke up (actually, Paul, the world _has had enough of silly love songs)
most things Willie Nelson has done (guy can't sing)
everything Lady Gaga and most of the pop artists of the past few years have released
most of today's mainstream country music
a large portion of mainstream rap ever since Nellie came on the scene
most early CanCon
most of Shania Twain's songs, especially beginning with the album "Come on Over" (Shania, take your own advice and don't be stupid)
"Octopus's Garden" (unless you're seven or under)
"Maresy Dotes"
of course, everything Tiny Tim sang
Plain White Tees "1, 2, 3" (you whiny manchild, you)
The Royal Guardsman's Chhristmas version of "Snoopy Versus the Red Baron"
Barking Dog Jingle Bells
"You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch"
the hymn "Take My Life and Let it Be" (the writer may have meant the lyrics, but she's probably the only one; besides, I think the song makes promises to God the Bible itself says we are incapable of keeping
"Jesus Loves Me" (if there are better verses than the bit usually sung, I haven't heard them; it's the Holy Spirit working through the Bible which tells us that Jesus loves us
Newsong "The Christmas Shoes"
"Highway of Heroes" and
that song that guy wrote after he saw a girl refusing to be quiet for Remembrance Day cerimonies (stupid militaristic jingoism)
Rick Dees "Disco Duck" (and "The Weekly Top 40" if in some alternate universe radio shows are in the same category as songs
all of Hanson's "Middle of Nowhere" albums
all of Acqua's "Acquarius" and "Acquarium" albums
that "Jimmy Ray" song that was out in the fall of 1997 (who wants to know, who wants to know; who gives a darn?, nobody does)
Carolyn AArons "She's Getting Ready For Glory" (your life in Christ better consist of a lot more than learning Bible verses and hymns)
"She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy"
"Mrs. Stephen Rudy" or something akin to that title (the fact it celebrates committing adultery; why'd you marry the guy in the first place?)
Sheryl Crow "Soak Up the Sun"

Monday, September 12, 2016

DX LOG 9/10

Live 88.5 Ottawa with anncr.

95.1 WREO Rochester with best of afternoon drive show talking about worst rock song of all time.

98.9 CHRI Ottawa with Christian children's song into "Adventures in Odysey."

99.5 WDCX Buffalo with financial show.

101.1 CKBY Ottawa with country music.

106.7 CFBR Ottawa with commercials.

Jump 106.9 with music and ID.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

MEDIA-RELATED STUFF

So Jim Baker is styling himself as some alternative media preper guy now.

Picked up WDCX Monday night with older recording of young woman giving her testimony, the next day with "Worship 1-3" hosted by health show lady.

Why is CBC Radio One broadcasting "The Radio Two Top Twenty" Wednesday nights?

I don't agree with GCN continuing to offer Joy Brown at a different time on a different channel after they've found a replacement for her current timeslot. Let somebody new get on there.

Doug Stephen has reformatted his show such that stations can broadcast bits of it now instead of taking the whole three hours. This makes sense but it helps show how much of an instant, soundbite society we've become.