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.

MORE BLASTS FROM THE PAST

Heard a tape today with a snippet of an unidentified radio station and a program called "Yesterday's Music."

98.3 CFLY with anncr backselling song, then another anncr with weather forecast.

1 CORINTHIANS 7


As I said in a previous post, this is probably one of the most misinterpreted chapters in the whole Bible, outside Revelation, of course.

 

First of all, we must remember the Corinthians, at this stage in their life as a body of believers, were concerned about little things, such as who was the better speaker or suing each other, rather than the truly important things of God.

 

Paul begins this chapter by addressing a question the Corinthians had asked him in the letter to which he is responding. This question concerns the matter of whether or not the men should leave their wives and be celibate in order to honour the Lord, ostensibly living a monastic life.

 

V1-5: Paul essentially answers the Corinthians question with a no, since it is not realistic that most people could go without having sex, thus being tempted to fornication if they were not with their wives or husbands anymore.

 

V9: Geoffrey B. Wilson interprets the phrase “it is better to marry than to burn” as that it is better to get married than to be consumed with bitterness at God because you’re not getting your sexual needs satisfied due to having to be unmarried so you can work for the Lord. As believers, we must put the Lord first in our lives, but we must not neglect our needs along with serving Him.

 

V10: Now Paul gets into the issue of separation and divorce, probably as an incidental to the issue about which the Corinthians wrote.

 

V15: Divorce is condoned here if an unbeliever does not want to dwell with a believer due to the latter’s relationship with Christ.

 

V16: This verse reads in newer translations as basically, “Hey, who knows? You might save your husband!” (And vice versa) However, what Paul is saying here is the opposite, that, since one can’t know whether one’s spouse would get saved if they were forced to live with you as a believer, the believer should let the unbeliever go if the unbeliever wants to.

 

V17-24: Many translations take this as, and thus many Christians think, this is a separate section, in which Paul diverges to another topic for a few verses. Actually, Paul is here returning to the topic of becoming celibate, telling the Corinthians that just because they’ve gotten saved doesn’t mean they have to make a radical change in their lives, celibacy or otherwise. He instructs the believers to remain in the state they were in when God saved them, as they are now God’s servants and He can use the new converts right where they are.

 

V25-31: Paul returns to the theme to which he comes back to over and over throughout this whole epistle, that the Corinthians are worried about little things like celibacy but not concerned about the truly important things, such as Christ’s soon return. Here, he is telling the believers not to worry about being celibate for God or the other petty things people make a big deal over because Christ is coming soon and that’s one of the things we have to be concerned about the most.

 

Verse 31 underscores this point where Paul says “for the fashion of this world passeth away.” Here, Paul is making an analogy alluding to the theatre, where the backdrop for a scene is quickly changed so the backdrop for the next scene can appear. What Paul is saying, and what Christians have been doing the opposite of for the last several centuries up to today, is that the social and cultural expectations of the world constantly change, so don’t concern yourself with a whole bunch of legalistic rules about clothing, makeup, jewelry, dating, what exactly is OK for a couple to do before marriage, and all the thousands of things of the world ( the present culture and society) Christians seem to concern themselves with rather than focusing on the very important fact that we only have a short time before Jesus returns.

 

V36-38: This passage is widely misinterpreted as having to do with the behavior of a man toward the woman he is dating-a ridiculous interpretation since dating in the modern sense has only been around for about the last hundred years and more. Rather, Paul is talking about whether fathers should sell their daughters in marriage to a husband. Paul tells the fathers that if the daughter fancies a man, the father should go ahead with the transaction with the man’s family, but, if it isn’t a financial necessity; don’t sell your daughter off to some guy just for the money. Preachers would do well to actually have knowledge about the marriage customs of the first century Roman empire rather than putting their modern spin on this chapter.

 

Preachers and other Christians alike would also benefit greatly from studying Paul’s first epistle to the church at Corinth from beginning to end.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

ANOTHER BLAST FROM THE PAST

Listened to a tape today featuring 98 PXY Rochester from early summer 1985. There was a female anncr frontselling Cool And the Gang "Cherish", later on a station promo for tickets to Live Aid, later anncr Paul Jason began what I presume was the overnight shift, live reads for Tena Turner look-alike/lip synch contest and cue to call cash promo, canned promo for 98 PXY window and bumper stickers, jingle for weather forecasts but they were cut out.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

DX LOG 09/04

Live 88.5 Ottawa with tech feature.

88.9 Family Life station with anncr mentioning interview with Ravi Zacharius.

90.1 WGMC Rochester with jazz song with female vocalist.

91.5 WXXI Rochester with classical music.

91.7 Giant FM Welland with female anncr and classic hits music.

92.1 CKPC Brantford with promo for "In Conversation" program and weather forecast.

94.3 WIYY Syracuse with adult contemporary music.

95.1 WREO with Bedwin Soundclash, ID and into what sounded like Drake.

96.5 WCMF Rochester with "Breakfast With The Beatles."

99.5 WDCX Buffalo with Billy Graham, later "Road to Reality", later Christian contemporary music, sales promo, feature on forgiveness.

100.5 WDVI Rochester with commercials.

102.1 CFNY Toronto with commercial for Metro.

102.5 WTSS Buffalo with hot adult contemporary music.

106.5 WYRK Syracuse with program with Catholic priest interviewing spokesman for private high school, ID voiced by Miranda Lambert and into one of her songs.

DX LOG 09/04

Live 88.5 Ottawa with tech feature.

88.9 Family Life station with anncr mentioning interview with Ravi Zacharius.

90.1 WGMC Rochester with jazz song with female vocalist.

91.5 WXXI Rochester with classical music.

91.7 Giant FM Welland with female anncr and classic hits music.

92.1 CKPC Brantford with promo for "In Conversation" program and weather forecast.

94.3 WIYY Syracuse with adult contemporary music.

95.1 WREO with Bedwin Soundclash, ID and into what sounded like Drake.

96.5 WCMF Rochester with "Breakfast With The Beatles."

99.5 WDCX Buffalo with Billy Graham, later "Road to Reality", later Christian contemporary music, sales promo, feature on forgiveness.

100.5 WDVI Rochester with commercials.

102.1 CFNY Toronto with commercial for Metro.

102.5 WTSS Buffalo with hot adult contemporary music.

106.5 WYRK Syracuse with program with Catholic priest interviewing spokesman for private high school, ID voiced by Miranda Lambert and into one of her songs.

Friday, September 2, 2016

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

Couldn't get WBCQ 7490 tonight.

Picked up 102.1 The Edge tonight with ID and "Rock And Roll Cliché", later with commercials including Coke.

"The Candy Pometer Show" apparently had it's last episode today, a show which I didn't tune into very often and which unfortunately didn't seem to have many guests that would attract the listener.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

MORE BLASTS FROM THE PAST

98.3 CFLY with anncer giving time as 12:40. Later on cassette exerpts from syndicated program "Powerline" hosted by John Rivers.

104.5 CHUM-FM from early January 1985, cassette recorded on a Sunday from the noon hour onward with anncr Roger Bartel. Featured selections from The Cars, Van Morrison, The Rolling Stones, and Janice Joplin. Temperature and talk about Gretzky and the Edmonton Oilers. Commercials for CHUM-FM Video Dance Party and Grizzly Beer.

MEDIA-RELATED STUFF

Can see how the new format of Broadcast Dialogue is handier.

A fair number of Canadian TV channels have gone off the air recently.

Picked up Radio 95.1 this morning with Brother Weeze interviewing a teacher.

Radio Republica continues to blow WTWW-1 away just as the nightly live Scriptures For America broadcast is about to begin.