KVI morning host John Carlson rallied his audience to help fund the Seattle Police Department despite the city’s effort to defund it. After discovering that protesters have been pointing eye damaging lasers at officers, Carlson made an impromptu plea to listeners.
In just a few short hours, the audience raised more than $50,000 to help purchase protective eye wear for Seattle police officers through the Seattle Police Foundation’s “Got Your Six” fundraising campaign. RADIO ONLINE
iHeart is going to begin leasing additional stations nationwide for the new Black Information Network. Locally, BIN airs on 850 KHHO Tacoma. I listened to BIN 850 on my way home today. It sounded a lot like our White News stations, oddly enough. The newscasters spoke English and reported the same stories you would hear on ABC, CBS or FOX news. Seems like a push for segregation to be reinstated in the good old USA, in some forms.
San Luis Obispo Sports Talker CJ Silas went silent for the entire hour of her weekly program on 1280-AM The Ticket, after the station caved, allowing the stunt. She said she was joining the boycott of professional athletes protesting the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha. No word whether CJ would be sending a portion of each paycheck for reparations.
It’s a shocking, unthinkable crime: A man rushes a five-year-old neighbor boy playing outside and shoots him in the head, fatally, in broad daylight. But here’s what’s just as shocking: The national media — which couldn’t give enough ink to the death of criminal George Floyd — apparently don’t find this story newsworthy. It could be because unlike in the Floyd case, the victim is white and his killer is black.
You are up to date… That is the state of the media today.