Showing posts from November, 2009

Coming up: Katz tomorrow, Climategate series, and we clear the email bag -- lots about us, parking, traffic, and the NDP

Time to clear out the email bag--- but first a reminder about our upcoming guests and stories:

Monday- Coun. Jeff Browaty and a Grey Cup reviw with Blue Bomber punter Troy Westwood

Tuesday: Mayor Sam Katz from 4-5 PM

Wed- Friday: Special Series-- everything the mainstream media doesn't want you to know about Climategate

Wed Dec. 9th - Bart Jose of
Friday Dec. 11 - Coun. Harvey Smith
(later in December-- Ace Burpee of HOT103, lawyer Jack King, and a special guest for the holidays!)

A big thank you to everyone who participated in and contributed to The Kerry Brown Tribute show on November 10th. Here is an email we got from his mother in response to the story by SLAM!Sports writer Richard Kamchen:

Hi Richard,

I just finished reading your writeup on the tribute, I am blessed with everything you had to say, I will keep this email with me till I am gone. I have regrets now that I did'nt see any of Kerry's matches live as I was totally impressed with the w…

Vote for best story of Year 3! and Manifesto Monday tomorrow

Young Josh has reviewed the list and has determined the following 10 nominees for Story of the Year.

You can register your vote at
and one lucky voter who picks the winning entry will get a special prize package courtesy of TGCTS and 92.9 Kick-FM!

The nominees are:

1) Porkgate - the Winnipeg Free Press never once covered the story of how taxpayer-funded food for the poor, mysteriously arrived at the picket line around their building, and was later the cause of public health warnings due to the fact it had already thawed and was reportedly re-frozen.

2) The real story of the New Years Eve "Vigilante"/hate-crime" beating of a carjacker on Horace Street by concerned citizens defending the occupants of the warming vehicle, a mother and her baby.

3) The Meth Caller- a friend of meth addict Daniel Van Den Bosche explained her view of his shooting himself when cornered by cops, only hours after a raid uncovered illegal guns to which he was believed linked. She told of …

Exclusive: Free Press facing Press Council complaint over misleading photo

The Manitoba Press Council has been asked to investigate a complaint by a man who was scorned by the Winnipeg Free Press after asking the newspaper to address the distorted use of a photo of him.

Used in conjunction with a story of public disorder at a "Zombie" walk, and clearly identifiable in the picture while posing on the hood of his brother's car for a stunt photo, readers were left with the impression police had been called on the man while he participated in the march.

The Press Council is a virtually invisible media watchdog, and lists only 4 complaints lodged against Manitoba papers in the past 4 years. Three, including one against the Free Press, were dismissed. The Free Press is listed as one of 51 members.

The MPC website describes its work this way:

As a non-judicial, non-government review board, the Manitoba Press Council’s main objectives are:

To consider complaints against its member newspapers. In a decision, the council outlines why a complaint is uphel…

Browaty replay, more on Asher Webb, Orlikow live at CDI, 3rd Aniversary show makes for a busy week ahead

I want to begin by thanking everyone who contributed their time, effort, auction prizes or support for the Kerry Brown Tribute Show last week at the Marlborough Hotel. It was a pleasure dealing with Mike Episcopo and his staff and the entire performance side of the presentation was problem-free. All the wrestlers were committed to putting on a physical, fun card.

I especially want to thank Spirited Kenny, Stacia and Danielle, and Dave Shorr of Kick-FM for also handling some duties in relation to the event production. And to special guest ring announcers Cosmo of CITI-FM, Ace Burpee of HOT 103, and Scott Taylor. They looked like they were having a blast. (I also want to mention Adam Knight who produced the wonderful tribute video, Bob Axford for printing and design, Jay Walker for the website where you can still make Paypal contributions, and to Kevin Wallace of CJOB/Power 97 for his support of the event.)

A very nice write-up by Richard Kamchen about th…

CBC finally wakes up to 2008's story of the year - Cheez Whiz

Despite the stunning revelation by Free Press columnist Dan Lett that Premier Gary Doer kept Dave Chomiak in the pressure-cooker Justice portfolio even after his wife committed suicide, which resulted in his long-time confidant struggling to even get through a basic day, the CBC decided the most important issue was something we first reported over one year ago.

Here's what they refused to report for the past 14 months:

"While making excuses for the NDP's refusal to support a Private Members bill of Liberal Kevin Lamoureux (Inkster) to establish a fixed price for fresh milk and make that staple affordable to Northern Manitoba, (keep in mind the price of beer is, by law, the same as in Winnipeg but milk runs up to $22 or more for a 4-litre), Marcelino stated that the people of the North were ingeniously using other products to ensure their children get calcium in their diets.

Specifically: Cheez Whiz.

Which, as our science specialist Spirited Kenny is going to tell us on Friday…

Adam West accepts post as Consul General of Aurtarlia, and thanks to our other guests this fall

Our special ComicCon edition of the show Friday paid dividends immediately, as the audience was vastly entertained firstly by actress "Catwoman" Julie Newmar, who described her life of 6 successful careers, and then we were joined by "Batman" Adam West.

West said that he felt like "The captain of a huge pleasure ship" with his many fans as passengers,and spoke about the revival of his career by playing an animated, exaggerated version of himself on FOX-TV's Family Guy.

Taking advantage of his role on the hit series as the mayor of Quahog, Rhode Island, we offered Mr. West the post of Consul General of the land of Aurtarlia, and he gladly accepted! He agreed that, by virtue of his joint positions, diplomatic relations between Quahog and Aurtarlia could commence post-haste.

What a way to cap off a great month. If there are any guests you would like us to interview, email, and thank you for listening.

September and October guests…