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Paradise Radio Free Speech

stcmike
October 30, 2009 07:50PM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 246

Listening to Steve Nisky yesterday he somewhat alluded that the lady caller who calls up reciting poetry was no longer welcomed by the station. I was never to crazy about her calls but I am not into poetry. Does anyone know why her calls are no longer welcomed?

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poodle
October 31, 2009 10:00AM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 508

she was asked not to anymore by Morgan.
...just as the "mystery man" was told not to...free speech comes with terms

Re: Paradise Radio Free Speech

stcmike
October 31, 2009 12:54PM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 246

I am really dissapointed if that is the case, once again I am not a fan of poetry but many people are fans. I respect Mr. Morgan but this is a bad decision. So many of the calls just repeat the same thing everyday and they seem not to want a conversation but just continue to talk and talk and talk.

Mr Morgan if you read this, you really should reconsider your decision.

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QueenofdeRock
November 01, 2009 02:28PM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 89

What's wrong with poetry? Chicken soup for the soul!

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terry
November 01, 2009 03:09PM

Registered: 13 years ago
Posts: 2,550

what's right with itconfused smiley

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antiqueone
November 01, 2009 03:37PM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 389

I once liked a poem that I read
The rhymes danced like elves in my head
To my utter surprise
I opened my eyes
To the joys of a poem before bed

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dntw8up
November 01, 2009 04:43PM

Registered: 13 years ago
Posts: 1,866

Eye halve a spelling chequer
It came with my pea sea
It plainly marques four my revue
Miss steaks eye kin knot sea

Eye strike a key and type a word
And weight four it two say
Weather eye am wrong oar write
It shows me strait a weigh

As soon as a mist ache is maid
It nose bee fore two long
And eye can put the error rite
Its rare lea ever wrong

Eye have run this poem threw it
I am shore your pleased two no
Its letter perfect awl the weigh
My chequer tolled me sew

Re: Paradise Radio Free Speech

Linda J
November 01, 2009 05:53PM

Registered: 13 years ago
Posts: 3,903

At this point, I'm with Roger -- too much poetry!!! lol.

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Lizard
November 01, 2009 07:27PM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 1,842

Dntw8up,
What would you do without Wiki? You should cite your "Stuff"silly smiley

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dntw8up
November 01, 2009 10:05PM

Registered: 13 years ago
Posts: 1,866

Sorry to disappoint you Lizard, but no Wiki was not involved.

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Lizard
November 01, 2009 11:56PM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 1,842

Sure it didn't, [en] wikipedia.org/wiki/spell_checkerthinking

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stephyjh
November 02, 2009 12:02AM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 224

On the original topic, if a radio station is privately owned, the owners have every right to decide who can and can not appear. Free speech only means that the government can't restrict the rights of the people.

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Lizard
November 02, 2009 12:39AM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 1,842

stephyjh,
I think you should check out what the FCC thinks about your statement as to " who can and can not appear". Radio stations operate under a license. A license is not a right, it can be suspended or revoked by the Govt.

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Tippi
November 02, 2009 07:04AM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 523

Has Morgan's show grown that much? I can remember listening when he was begging people to call his show.

Not that it matters to me, but I'd venture to say the poetry woman was probably one of those early listeners who supported his show by calling in.

From the posts above Morgan is kicking her ass to the curb and her poetry too? Sad, so Morgan used her?

Re: Paradise Radio Free Speech

Uttica
November 02, 2009 07:06AM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 201

I listen quite regularly. When the poetry lady came on, I would change channels until she was off. I found her poetry boring and long winded. I felt Steve Nisky sounded like a goof always gushing over her.

I applaud Roger Morgan's decision.

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margaritagirl
November 02, 2009 12:47PM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 539

I have to agree with Uttica. I love poetry but her stuff didn't sound like poetry at all.

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SkysTheLimit
November 02, 2009 02:49PM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 1,910

"Steve Nisky sounded like a goof always gushing over her."

So I'm not the only one.

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dntw8up
November 02, 2009 03:15PM

Registered: 13 years ago
Posts: 1,866

Lizard,

The poem was written years ago by a friend, whose ego does not require that the poem be cited when posted on a message board, and I don't need to look it up on Wikipedia, because my system is set to have it pop up in the background whenever I use spell check. I'm sorry you don't have more interesting things to do than Googling my remarks and admonishing me to cite.

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Lizard
November 02, 2009 03:37PM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 1,842

dntw8up,
I didn't know your friend was wiki spell_checker. Admonishing You? ROTFLMAO!!!! OOPS I forgot to ask you, Do You Know Al Gore?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/02/2009 03:42PM by Lizard.

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dntw8up
November 02, 2009 04:20PM

Registered: 13 years ago
Posts: 1,866

The guy who invented the Internet? Nope.

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stcmike
November 03, 2009 09:20PM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 246

The premise of Free Speach is the ability to say something (as long as it doesn't violate any laws) that may be unpopular. Once again I don't like poetry and I to wondered why Steve Nisky would go goo-goo gah-gah when she called. But I do believe she should have the right to free speech.
I happen to like Roger's show format, I am just surprise by this censorship.

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Juanita
November 04, 2009 07:04AM

Registered: 12 years ago
Posts: 3,107

I'm not a fan, but the reality is Free Speech is just the name of the show, not a "right" bestowed by the radio station or the constitution. It is not public radio. Morgan is in business to make money, like the rest of us, and if he thinks something is not good for his business, then he changes it. I agree wholeheartedly. If a show doesn't get good ratings, you cancel the show...same concept.

Juanita

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SkysTheLimit
November 04, 2009 08:23AM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 1,910

Just because it's called free speech doesn't mean Roger shouldn't have some say about who calls in. The poet lady was making people change to another station. Imagine if people started calling in and wanted to sing a song, or read you a book. He has the right to keep the show on track. Whichever direction that may be. Running a radio station is an investment and business venture that sells advertising. Lose your listeners,.....lose your advertisers.
Not that I'm a huge fan of his,........just my 2 cents worth.

Re: Paradise Radio Free Speech

poodle
November 04, 2009 08:30AM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 508

Question: Who was not intrigued by "mystery man"? I did not always agree with what he said, but it was enlightening to hear his spin, it made me think. Why did he get the axe?

Re: Paradise Radio Free Speech

Lizard
November 04, 2009 10:02AM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 1,842

Advertisers dictate the format/guests and who they assume their audience is and who they want their message to reach. No Ads No Station/Program.

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