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Hey, AP Radio News - Try a Fact-check? Ok, Gender-check?

Filed under: News, Radio Today — Charlie Summers @ 11:39 am

Listen to the enclosed AP Radio News brief, recorded at 11:01 AM this date, at about 2:29 to hear this amazing quote:

…Harper Lee and his “To Kill a Mockingbird” are history…

(Emphasis mine, of course.)

Also, they might want to straighten out whether “author and book-title” is singular or plural; check the weird discrepancy between Steinbeck and Lee. I would have used possessives to force the book’s title to be singular, but I’m not a well-paid news anchor, so what do I know?

(*shrug*) If news organizations can’t get it right, or at least try to get it right, what hope do we have for anyone else? No wonder most kids today can’t string together an agreeing noun and verb…

icon for podpress  AP Radio News, May 30, 2014 11:01 AM [3:00m]: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download

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Now that the 2014 Nostalgia Expo is over…

Filed under: General, Old-Time Radio, Radio Today — Charlie Summers @ 1:01 pm

…I have some thanks, some apologies, and some thoughts. This post is only a beginning, since I have yet to gather things together (or unpack anything, for that matter), but every journey starts with…oh, you know.

So first, a few non-exclusive thanks. Thanks to Melanie for the book…I owe you at the very least a Moon Pie! Thanks to Mike for letting Kate and me interview the special guests, and this after him seeing us do the same thing last year. Thanks to returning guest Ivan Cury for a compliment that means more to me than he can imagine, considering my respect for what he has done for a living. Thanks to both new guests (Beverly Washburn and Jon Provost) for allowing Kate and me the interviews, and accept apologies for anything we might have messed up. And thanks to all three of the convention guests for having done such an awesome job in the performances…I’m sure they didn’t have nearly as much fun doing the work as we did listening, but they all did one helluva job bringing those scripts to life. Thanks for so many Digest subscribers for telling me what the Digest means to them…just so you know, I feel exactly the same way. Thanks to everyone at the convention for treating Kate so well…trust me, she loves attending the Ohio convention.

Apologies go to anyone and everyone I dashed-off without acknowledging…seems I’m always running off somewhere, and inevitably someone is talking to me while I’m doing so. Apologies to Jon Provost for screwing up the video recordings of our interview…thanks to Mike backing up the backups, we at least have audio of the interview. Apologies to Blue Ash Chili for my not making it there this year, but thanks for the pickup order that still got me my cheese coney and Cincy-style for lunch. Apologies to the people sitting behind me at the performances…I tried to stay low and out of the way, but I’m a pretty big guy and probably got in your way more than once.

Thoughts? A bunch, but none I’ve gathered together yet. (As some of my friends will tell you, I have to go far and wide to gather my thoughts…) Later today I’ll get a few photos up, and see what else I can put together over the next week.

But right now, I have to mow the lawn… ;)

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