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Sports Radio Show Featuring Former Steelers Getting Cut

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Yesterday was a bit of a bittersweet day for me in my talk-radio listening habits. In the Shittsburgh area, on the Fox Sports Radio affiliate, there is this local morning show that is probably going to get the axe. For a few years these two former Steeler linemen – Tunch Ilkin and Craig Woofley – hosted this 7-10 a.m. program. Now Ilkin has decided to leave the show in order to pursue other endeavors.

Tunch Ilkin is leaving the morning drive-time, sports-talk show he helped create two years ago on Fox Sports Radio 970 at the end of the month. His departure could mean the end of the show.

Ilkin, a former NFL offensive lineman, has a heavy media schedule with FSN Pittsburgh and the Steelers Radio Network and does consulting work with NFL teams. He wants to spend more time in his role as director of the men’s ministry of the South Hills Bible Chapel, a non-denominational Christian church in McMurray with about 900 members.

Ilkin and Craig Wolfley, also a former offensive lineman with the Steelers, began “In The Locker Room” in September 2004 from 7 to 10 a.m., and the show, heavy on NFL talk, has drawn a dedicated audience.

Wolfley wants to continue the show, taking on Greg Linelli, a Fox Sports Radio producer and fill-in host, as his on-air partner. Wolfley is engaged in contract talks on the show’s new format with Clear Channel, which owns Fox Sports Radio.

The hitch is this:

Ilkin and Wolfley bought the time for their show from Clear Channel, secured their own advertising and paid themselves. They were not employees of Clear Channel. Under the new arrangement, Wolfley is asking Clear Channel to take control of the show, secure the advertising and pay him and Linelli.

“I really don’t know what’s going to happen,” Wolfley said. “The talks have been very preliminary so far.”

This pair had been paying for airtime and had been selling their own advertising. Now with Ilkin leaving (he’s pretty much left already, having taking this past week off and scheduled to “officially” leave at the end of the month) the only way this program will continue if the station takes the show on itself, which probably isn’t going to happen. I usually listened to this program from 9-10 a.m., and if my local RIGHT-WING RADIO guy was airing a “best of” program I usually just tuned over to Tunch and Wolf from 7-10 a.m. This program wasn’t great by any means, but you could tell both guys were having fun doing this show, and it’s a little sad to see them go. However, both have other things to do with their lives (both take part in the Steelers radio broadcasting team) and I wish both the best of luck.

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Written by kkktookmybabyaway

July 29, 2006 at 10:16 pm

Posted in Sports

Finally Encompassing My Opinions (VII)

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And down the stretch I come.

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VI

You cannot be moral without being religious.

Disagree.

There are people in this world who perform moral feats simply because it is the right and just thing to do, not because they are afraid God will strike them down if they act otherwise. It’s a shame I’m not one of these people that cares about doing the right thing, but I know they have to exist somewhere.

Charity is better than social security as a means of helping the genuinely disadvantaged.

Agree.

Generally, it’s more efficient. The bigger a “giving” institution is, the better chance of it becoming wrapped in red tape and saddled with unnecessary overhead.

Some people are naturally unlucky.

Disagree.

Sometimes fate does play a role in what happens to us, but it’s the choices we make that determines this “luck” for us, too.

It is important that my child’s school instills religious values.

Disagree.

It’s important that a school instills reading, writing and arithmetic. Also having them return your brat home free of bullets or blades helps, too.

Sex outside marriage is usually immoral.

Diagree.

If by “immoral” you mean “not for baby-making purposes” then I might agree (although married couples have sex to get off, too). For me, “immoral” in this case means “not for feelings,” and for me that would mean prostitution. Since most sex outside of marriage isn’t a business transactions (although with the cost of dating, this could be debated), I will say no.

A same sex couple in a stable, loving relationship, should not be excluded from the possibility of child adoption.

Agree.

I’m against homosexual marriage, because I’ve always said marriage is between a man and a woman. However, if a child faces a choice between living in foster care/the government system for his or her upbringing or living with Bob and Steve in an otherwise “normal” household, then I say go for it. Just realize that the kid will probably get beat up a lot in school for having gay adoptive parents.

Pornography, depicting consenting adults, should be legal for the adult population.

Agree.

If not for Porn, there wouldn’t be an Internet today. An Internet where I can take polls like this.

What goes on in a private bedroom between consenting adults is no business of the state.

Agree.

I know what this question is supposed to mean, but what if Condi Rice is banging some guy from Syria and in the act of passion she starts moaning out upcoming military strategies? I would think then that the State should take in interest in this one.

No one can feel naturally homosexual.

Disagree.

I enjoy the one time every few years that I go clothes shopping during a big sales event; I’d imagine that’s how homos feel this way everyday, although I don’t buy anything in vibrant colors.

It’s fine for society to be open about sex, but these days it’s going too far.

Agree.

I may be at risk of sounding like an old fuddy duddy, but sometimes when I turn onto MTV and I cringe at what I see. I guess I can agree with this statement because it doesn’t say if I want anything done by the government about it. I know there are some other societies that are “more open” with this topic than the States, but then again there are a bunch of other societies that are much less, accepting, of seeing chicks in suggestive poses.

Developed

Well there you have it. Now that I’m done, where exactly do I compare with world leaders in my viewpoints? Am I to the right of W. on foreign policy, or am I more authoritative than Hitler on social issues? You can either take all of my answers and submit them yourself onto the Political Compass’s web site, or you can just wait until I post the results…

…in a future entry.

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July 28, 2006 at 10:08 pm

Posted in Life

This Victory Is Eminent

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Today has seen some pretty depressing entries, what with moms getting off from killing their kids and the Mideast going to hell in a handbasket. However, there is some good news on the horizon; score one for the good guys in an eminent domain struggle near where I used to live.

Property owners in southwest Ohio won a major victory Wednesday, when the Ohio Supreme Court overruled an appellate court and declared that a portion of the state’s eminent domain statute is unconstitutional.

In a unanimous decision, the seven justices of the state’s highest court ruled the city of Norwood didn’t have the right to take two houses in its Edwards Road corridor to make way for a high-end commercial and residential development.

The decision overturned the 1st District Court of Appeals ruling that granted the suburban Cincinnati city the right to take the residence of Carl and Joy Gamble and the home of Joseph Horney and his wife Carol Gooch.

Fuck you Big Government. Fuck you Big Private Land Developer. Fuck you Five Communists on the Supreme Court.

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July 27, 2006 at 10:03 pm

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Kofi Is The Rocket Man

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So the United Nations decides to stick around in a war zone and several “observers” got killed by an Israeli rocket, prompting Kofi Annan to say that it appeared that Israel was targeting his people. Well Israel did say they were going to go after terrorists. When I first heard this my guess was that Hezbollah was probably moving closer to that U.N. outpost; a letter Glenn Beck read earlier today on his radio show confirmed my guess. According to this letter, one of the observers who eventually was killed in the strike said that the Israeli shelling they were experiencing had not been deliberate but due to a tactical necessity. Gee, terrorists moving toward civilians/non-aggressors in hopes of innocent lives being lost? That’s a newsflash.

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July 27, 2006 at 10:02 pm

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More Yates Yakking

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The Andrea Yates story just keeps getting better. Like I said before, it’s shit like this which makes people support the death penalty.

A jury on Wednesday found Andrea Yates not guilty by reason of insanity of drowning her five children in a bathtub five years ago.

The verdict, reached after nearly 13 hours of deliberation over three days in Houston, means Yates will be committed to a state mental facility in Texas until she is deemed to be no longer a threat.

I’m guessing she gets released from the crazy house in 5-10 years.

Russell Yates said the prosecution failed to understand “that Andrea was ordinarily a loving mother who fell to this disease and did an unthinkable act.”

He added, “Yes, Andrea took the lives of our children. That’s the truth. But also, yes, she was insane. Yes, she was psychotic on that day. That’s the whole truth.”

He said the state “never attempted to get to the whole truth.”

He said he was proud of the jury for reaching its finding in Harris County, Texas — “the death-penalty capital of the world.”

Russell Yates rejected criticism that he should have known his wife was a danger to their children.

“We took her to a psychiatrist and the psychiatrist failed us,” he said.

Russell Yates said he was planning to visit his ex-wife Wednesday night. He said he and Andrea Yates are “good friends” and often reminisce together about their children.

Maybe it indeed was best for these kids that they got killed relatively early on in their lives before their parents could do some real damage to them.

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July 27, 2006 at 9:57 pm

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I Did Not Move On My Opinion

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Well the better half and I are having a bit of a tiff because she “volunteered” me to help her one friend with the two out-of-wedlock kids move into her newly purchased house. I got to hear this good news at 5:45 a.m. as I was getting ready for work, so needless to say my reaction was less than enthusiastic. I hate moving. I’ve packed my things and headed out for greener pastures five times since 1998, and that is more than enough times for me. However, what pisses me off even more is that her friend doesn’t really do anything with Mrs. kkk unless she needs something. I get that she has two kids and all, but there have been more times than I can count in the past that not only would this girl flake out with scheduled get-togethers, but each time she would never let the better half know she wasn’t going to be attending whatever they had planned. And her reasons weren’t because the one kid had to go to the emergency room; it would be because she got drunk with some other people. I’m one of those dolts that tries to keep his word whenever possible, and if I’m unable to make an event I let the host know as soon as possible. I have no problem helping out people I know. Hell, I can do nice things for strangers once in a while, too. But I have a problem with being there for someone who wouldn’t give two shits about your situation should you ever need to rely on them for something. Oh well, at least this will give me some material to use the next 10 times this person screws over the better half and an event she’s planned.

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July 26, 2006 at 9:56 pm

Posted in Life

Ernest Has A Lot Of Movies

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This past weekend I got Comcast Digital Cable. Uh, yay, I guess. Basically, Comcast is offering this deal where you get phone service, Internet access and Digital Cable all for one price that saves me more than $50 for the first year and a lesser amount thereafter. As I began playing around with the “On Demand” feature, I went into the section where you can watch free movies. What, you thought I’d actually go into the pay-per-view section? So as I was flipping through the free movies, I noticed that most of these films weren’t, let’s say, the greatest of quality. Not that I’m complaining though, because they are free. Well, they had Men in Black; too bad I own the DVD. Hey, A League of Their Own wasn’t bad for what it was. There was also the first Mad Max movie, which I hadn’t seen before. Look here, it’s My Best Friend’s Wedding; I won’t watch it any time soon, but at least it’s a movie that was made within the last 10 years and was reasonably popular at the box office. However, as I looked more thoroughly through over to the “comedy” area, I began to notice a certain pattern of films: Ernest Goes to the Army, Ernest Goes to Camp, Ernest Goes to Africa (!?). Just exactly how many of these Ernest movies were made? I admit watching as a kid Ernest Goes to Camp, and I remember he had some television show, but that’s about the extent of my Ernest knowledge. Just for the hell of it, I headed over to IMDB and looked up a list of Ernest movies/shows”

“Ernest Goes to Camp”
“Ernest Saves Christmas”
“Ernest Goes to Splash Mountain,”
“Hey Vern! It’s Ernest!”
“Ernest Goes to Jail”
“Ernest Scared Stupid”
“Ernest’s Greatest Hits Volume 2”
“Ernest Rides Again”
“Ernest Goes to School”
“Slam Dunk Ernest”
“Ernest Goes to Africa”
“Ernest in the Army”

Christ almighty. Who buys this shit?

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July 26, 2006 at 9:55 pm

Posted in Entertainment