Now if they could only figure out how to get the story on their website (9:06am).
Eye Guess: No Eye balls? Lost optic nerve? Someone crossed Eye? Did Eye witness something? What did Eye see? Why was Eye so late? Did Eye con anyone? Did they shut Eye! Did Eye storm out? Moved to Islip? Visiting Eiffel Tower? Eye eye capt? Did Eye strain towards end? Did Eye scream? Did Eye scold? Did Eye skate?It goes on and on. And you wonder why I wanted to quit this?
Maybe you read in the Business Review Tuesday about WAJZ dropping the Tom Joyner Show earlier this week. Albany Eye actually had some email from listeners complaining about the station ---but no one should be surprised. Joyner's show doesn't really fit the JAMZ format, which is basically aimed at young hip hop and R&B listeners ---and Joyner? He isn't just old school, he's old. It's like your favorite radio station putting on something for your parents in morning drive. Maybe some of Joyner's fans will find their way to NPR's soulful News & Notes With Ed Gordon ---if they don't mind listening online.
I can't make this stuff up. Believe me, I've tried:The Backstreet Boys are getting back together. It would seem toIt's worth mentioning that Angela Austin is back from her crash course in news reading. She's a little better, but the show is still missing the gravitas a seasoned, mature newscaster would bring to the table. It's gone from sounding like the news on a bad college station to sounding like the news on a mediocre college station.
me that this is a fairly significant story.
Bob Schieffer has what people are looking for in an anchor. He's elderly.
If the Clintons aren't getting along, I don't see why they should be at each other's surgeries.
He had cancer. I don't think he died tragically.
Suck it up and spend some money.
O.M. Budsman raked us over the coals for a recent post about Wakin Up With the Wolf, but this one is rock solid: John Tobin is back on the show starting March 21. Tobin is hugely popular with the show's long-time fans ---and station brass expect his return to offset the recent loss of Mulrooney and Ellen Z.
By the way, Wolf has asked me to come on the show, but I can't do it until I devise a way to disguise my voice.
"Those are links to books or music that we enjoy or have mentionedUnder the program, Albany Eye receives a 5% commission on items sold via the link. Let's say -and this is a stretch folks- that the effort nets $3 per month. By my calculation, that works out to earning something like $.06 an hour. Good luck with that. What's troubling here was the inclusion of one of those Amazon Associates links tucked away in the website's content last Friday. It's one thing to flaunt your wonderful taste in books and music with those little ads, but mixing pitches and posts should be off limits.
in posts. They are set up through the Amazon Associates program to help defray the cost of running the web site."
Body Found In Vale Park
(Schenectady) Schenectady Police continue to investigate how and why a woman's body was found in Vale Park.
"I am possessed of the weakness which at some time or the other of their lives pervades most men. I am convinced that I could run a newspaper successfully."That's what William Randolph Hearst wrote his father when asking for the reins of the San Francisco Examiner. You've got to wonder what The Chief would be thinking today.
THE GATES OF EATIN'
One of the funniest things I've seen recently was this edible version of the gates. It's like having Christo and Jeanne-Claude sneak into your house and raid the pantry.
WHADDAYA KNOW, JOE?
Lots of chitchat on the street about WRGB anchor Joe Pagliarulo. It could be it's just contract time ---or maybe he's sick of being blinded by Liz Bishop's light. I don't mean the glare of her fame, I'm talking about the so called Liz Light, a bright, low-angle instrument said to erase shadows and the things that throw them. I don't think the Liz Light ever really existed. It sounds like the TV crowd's version of an urban legend ---doesn't it?
SUPER COLON BLOW
You turn on the TV and see Benita Zahn standing inside a giant colon. This could mean one of two things: either you should have passed on that Barbequed Tofu Burrito from Bombers, or sweeps is totally over. WNYT did extensive coverage of their Journey Through the Body event Friday at Colonie Center. Maybe you saw the promo featuring some nine year-olds handling what looked like a huge liver, which I'm assuming was from an animal ---not something the brought down from St. Peter's for the day.
What do you get if you write a song about American Taliban John Walker Lindh? You get a CD that ends up in the discount bin at KMart for $.99. Albany Eye is not in the habit of buying music at KMart, but I'm a sucker for the cut out rack ---and that's where I found Steve Earle's Jerusalem. Earle's song about Lindh set of a firestorm, which is too bad, because the controversy shrouded what's one of the best albums I've heard in a long time. And you thought they stuck it to the Dixie Chicks?
"They have the death penalty down in Texas," he said. "That place makes me kind of nervous."Albany Police Department spokesman, Detective Jimmy Miller, could not be reached for comment.
Bob Wolf said he doesn't know why the changes were made. "I had nothing to do with this one," said Wolf, who has a history of problems with previous co-hosts, but nothing recently. Ellen Z. doesn't know why she was let go, either: "I don't know what's happening."
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An older woman will never wake you in the middle of the night to ask, "What are you thinking?" She doesn't care what you think.Shut your eyes and you can sort of imagine sitting at the Palmer House Cafe and hearing it come out of Andy Rooney's mouth. But it didn't. Like the infamous Kurt Vonnegut Sunscreen Speech, it's a case of misattribution gone wild. Baltimore Sun writer Susan Reimer asked Rooney about it:
"It just bugs me that anybody would put my name on something I didn't write," said Rooney from his New York office. He's been the object of this kind of hoax before, and another, he said, had just crossed his desk. I asked him if he shared the author's affection for older women, and he said, "Not particularly."Two years later I'm still getting the email...
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Who? What? Where? And how? These are questions that need to be answered. But why? is essential. You're an HNN reader, so ask yourself, "Why would someone want to read about this issue in HNN?"Hmmmm. The four W's. That's all they get from me for free.
"Most students are too apathetic to even care about the First Amendment," said Daniel Burke, a student and the paper's managing editor. "Most of them don't even practice it."
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Publisher: Have you read this research? Young men hate your newspaper.
Editor: MY newspaper?
Publisher: Yes. YOUR newspaper. And it's pulling down MY revenue.
Editor: Maybe we need to print something young men like?
Publisher: Such as...
Editor: Pictures of hot chicks.
Publisher: Who the hell do I look like? Rupert Murdoch? WR would roll over in his grave...
Editor: I've got it! Video games. How about we run reviews of video games?
Publisher: Hmmmm. OK...If you can get it done cheap, why not?
Editor: And maybe we'll drop in a picture of a hot chick or two? You know, testing the games?