Thursday, March 20, 2008

News notes and nuisances ...

First, the nuisances ... well, just one, really. The drive back and forth to Lockport has been okay ... but doing Dialog from the Leffler-mobile has not been the best solution to the problem.

The problem, of course, being that I do two talk shows in cities that are 30 minutes apart ... with just 15 minutes between them. So I’ve been doing the first 15 minutes of Dialog from the cell phone ... and the audio has been - let’s be honest, here - shoddy.

The solution? Beginning Monday we’ll return to guest hosts on WLVL until we get the equipment up and running that will - in essence - allow me to be at WECK ... from WLVL.

Now for news and notes. Had fun today talking with Aubrey Zich, one of the top 1,000 hometown hotties in American according to Maxim. I hope you’ll vote for her to help get her into the top 10. Click here to vote ...

And Robert Freeman is always great to talk to. He’s a fount of knowledge and he’s a great resource for anyone with questions about their rights. Here’s the Committee on Open Government’s website.

Back at WLVL we learned that the Town of Royalton will be offering up a resolution in support of Tom Christy. I have since heard that while Royalton is the first town to do so, they won’t be the last. I’ll keep you abreast.

And on both shows, I rejoiced in the fact that Tom Reynolds is retiring from Congress.

Tomorrow’s plans include State Sen. Antoine Thompson and Grand Island activist Russ Thompson (no relation) on WECK ... and US&J Editor Tim Marren back in Lockport at WLVL.

It’s been a busy week and I’m looking forward to the weekend. Oh, and to Monday for Dingus Day!

Next weeks guests include Albany insider Bob Confer, Amherst Supervisor Satish Mohan, Lockport Mayor Mike Tucker, and Geoff Kelly of ArtVoice. And we’ll see what else comes up.

Thanks to those of you who have put up with the audio issues and phone issues this week. I’ll find a way to reward you.