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FRIDAY AUGUST 28, 2016 10:00 PM MT... Happy Birthday Maggie Murphy! (Jack Armostrong's youngest daughter is 33 today.) I didn't forget to record and process the show. I did forget to give you a trivia question. But we had fun hearing about CKLW's 20 20 news. Most of that is not on the replay (by design) but you can get a copy of a great documentary on the Big 8 at Other that that, the stream is up, the downplays are loaded and the podcasts are out.


The bad news is that our phone number disappeared (momentarily, I assure you it's momentarily). But when you can't get through on 610-640-6400, don't forget we've got a toll free number: 888-876-5593 (easy to remember: 88 88 ROLLYE).


More info on Chris' podcast: go to, click on Podcast, scroll down till you find RCL (for Radio Connection Live). Last one up there is from 8-23. You can listen live from 3 to 5 pm ET each Sunday.



SUNDAY AUGUST 23, 2015 11:45 PM… Due to numerous requests, OK three emails, I searched for what might have happened to the recording of Friday night’s show. Bottom line, I came up empty. I could go on about potential causes but it’s probably more productive to make good on my promise to provide a link for KJSC Radio. Proving I’m totally lame, I forgot who asked for it, or what kind of show he did, but I do remember it is on Sunday Afternoons from 3 to 5 PM Eastern. Check it out. I also made a note to gather up some CKLW newscast air checks for this coming Friday night. You’ll have to listen Friday to hear if I managed to follow through.



FRIDAY AUGUST 21, 2015 10 PM MT... I'm so sorry. I didn't record the show. I thought I was recording the show, but I guess when I set it up I was much more interested in my roast beef sandwich (great roll) than whether I was actually recording anything. So there is no new stream, there are no downloads and no podcasts were sent. It pains me as the darn show went for over FOUR hours. And we had some fine stories. Of course it will get better and better in my mind because there's no archive. But I tend to tell the same stories repeatedly so I'm sure you'll hear 'em again.


At least I remembered to answer the trivia question. It was: The average American spends $2339 a year on this. People in Connecticut spend the most on it. People in West Virginia spend the least. What is it? Trivia answer: Household furnishings. All I can figure is it averages that per year. People actually spending it every year? There must be more money available (or unfortunately easy credit terms) than I realized. Talk to you next Friday night.



FRIDAY AUGUST 14, 2015 11:00 MT... Trivia question? This is wonderful: In the 1930s, this common store bought item was the most popular contraceptive among American women. And it remained the leading female hygiene product through through the early 1960s. What was it? ...wait for it... Lysol. Until the early 60s, the label advice included.... cleaning the toilet with it, gargling it and using it as a douche— in spite of the fact it often caused burns. The podcasts are sent, the stream is streaming and the downloads are waiting for you to download 'em. Talk to you next week.



FRIDAY AUGUST 7, 2015 11:00 PM MT... Here for the trivia question? Per capita, the British are the biggest consumers of this in the world. By comparison, Italians consume a tenth as much. Generally, English speaking countries lead the world in buying this. Americans on average spend around $32 a year on it. On what? Breakfast cereal— Britains spend $35, in Italy it’s $3.40 a year. In Spain, it’s only $2. Que Pasa Tony the Tiger.


Here for the link to Soroya’s latest podcast? Click here. We said farewell to Billy Sherrill. Lots of obits including plenty of audio, but I’d like to think Billy would smile at my choice— his production of Ted Taylor’s “Somebody’s Always Trying”. Eat your hearts out country music fans. RIP Billy.


The stream is streaming, the downloads are waiting for you and the podcasts are en route. So, I’m done til next week. Talk to you on Friday.



JULY 2015

FRIDAY JULY 31, 2015 10:00 PM MT… Podcasts have been sent, downloads are up, stream is playing— what could go wrong? Oh, let me count the ways, but for now all seems stable and here’s last night’s trivia question: In America 60% of us do this at least once a month. 67% in Ireland do it monthly but in England it’s just 19%. 12% do it at least monthly in France, and 53% in Italy. Do what? attend church

FRIDAY JULY 24, 2015 10:00 PM.. Had a great time talking with Bud Buschardt, author of The Sump'n Else Show (along with Sam Sauls). If you're a fan of early rock and roll dance shows, this is an incredible period piece you'll want to add to your collection-- even more so if you grew up in the Metroplex or just enjoyed the many phases of Ron Chapman's career. No trivia tonight-- I forgot to come up with a question, but we did have fun with some obscure oldies.

FRIDAY JULY 17, 2015 11:00 PM MT... Longer show tonight (it lasts as long as you call). As for our trivia question: In 1915 this was mailed to every American with a listed telephone number. (Hint: It was a private company that did the mailing.) What did they mail? Answer: Chewing Gum. Wrigley mailed 1.5 million packs of gum to the listed households. They did it again in 1919 and had to mail out 7 million packs.

Next Friday (July 24th), we'll talk with Bud Buschardt, author of The Sump'n Else Show joins me at 7. We'll play trivia and maybe play a couple oldies that will bring back memories you never even had right after that.

FRIDAY JULY 10, 2015 10:00 PM MT... Looking for the trivia question? Here it is: In 2000, Michael Jackson was upset. So upset he paid $150,000 to do this. Do what? Put a curse on Steven Spielberg and David Geffin for not giving him the role of Peter Pan in Hook, which came out 9 years earlier, cost $60 million to produce and bombed. should have sent Spielberg a thank you note, instead he paid a witch doctor $150,000 slap a curse on him. It was reported that 42 cows were slaughtered in the “ceremony”.

Looking for the download of the show, or the podcast? Stop now. I'll let you know when I can manage to upload the files. First I've got to figure out why I can't. But at least the replay is running continuously on the stream. That's as good as it gets for now. Apologies and promises to stay on it.

FRIDAY JULY 3, 2015 11:15 PM MT…. Happy Birthday Jerry Blavat! Hard to believe The Geator turns 75 today— even harder to believe when you see him in action on stage— like you will again tonight at Memories In Margate.

Tonight’s trivia question: More people do this per capita in New Hampshire than in any other state, followed by Nevada, North Dakota, Montana an Wisconsin. What are they doing? Drinking Beer... spo dee o dee (yeah, another beer-related question. (We'll move on to something completely different next week.)

Oh and this just in: There won't be a podcast this week. At least not at this writing. The file won't load. I won't belabor the details, but I will try to find a work around. Thanks for your patience. Remember you can always access the download at

JUNE 2015

FRIDAY JUNE 26, 2015 10:30 PM MST… The Downloads are up, Podcasts are out, and Stream is playing (the first half of the show, anyway— for some reason I haven’t been able to get the whole file uploaded to that space, but I won’t stop trying)… you’re probably here for the trivia answer, anyway. First the question: A private company paid NASA $130,000 to see whether this could be done in space— what?

The answer? Brewing beer— Beck’s paid to place a tube with beer ingredients aboard the space shuttle to determine whether beer produced in a weightless environment fermented faster and was less likely to produce a hang over — no word on the result, but in a related study Researchers at Denmark’s Delft University of Technology spent a year devising a way to get beer out a a keg and into astronauts mouths in space’s zero gravity environment. No word on who funded that either, for all I know, the astronauts pitched it so they could enjoy the results.   Talk to you next Friday 7PM Pacific (and Arizona), 10 PM Eastern.

FRIDAY JUNE 19, 2015 11:00 PM MST... As usual I forgot to give you the answer to the trivia question— but then again, all of you forgot to take a guess: Owners think they’re creative when they name their boats, but it turns out the same handles keep popping up. In the ‘90s, the number one boat name was “Serenity”. By the middle of the first decade of the new century (around 2005), it dropped to number 8. But what were the top 3 names in 2005? (Any one will do): Happy Hours, Carpe Diem, Reel Time. Other than complete lack of interest in that, it was a pretty good show, thanks to your calls. Over 3 hours long. I appreciate your participation!

FRIDAY JUNE 12, 2015 10:00 PM MST... Tonight's show is streaming, downloadable and about to go out as a podcast. But if you're just wondering about the trivia question: 11% of dating Americans have ended a relationship over this. More common causes of romantic breakups include poor communication, financial problems, lack of commitment and infidelity. But for more than 1 in 10, it's this. What? Their cat! Talk to you live next Friday night.

FRIDAY JUNE 5, 2015 11:00 PM MST... If you're looking for a replay or podcast for Friday's show (June 5th), stop now. You won't find it. I've played it here, digitized it several times and not once would it upload. So, for what ever reason, the internet overlords feel you shouldn't hear it. I know when to give up. Talk to you live on Friday (June 12th). I'd tell you this won't happen again, but until I have some semblance of an idea as to why it happened this time, it's a promise I can't make. Catch the live show if you can.

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