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stcmike
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October 30, 2009 10:50 pm  

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
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October 31, 2009 1:00 pm  

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


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stcmike
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October 31, 2009 3:54 pm  

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
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November 1, 2009 5:28 pm  

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


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terry
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November 1, 2009 6:09 pm  

what's right with it:S


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antiqueone
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November 1, 2009 6:37 pm  

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
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November 1, 2009 7:43 pm  

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

I choose to live in the Caribbean in planning for my infinite future, to try to grow accustomed to the heat...


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Linda J
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November 1, 2009 8:53 pm  

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


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Lizard
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November 1, 2009 10:27 pm  

Dntw8up,
What would you do without Wiki? You should cite your "Stuff":P


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dntw8up
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November 2, 2009 1:05 am  

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

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Lizard
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November 2, 2009 2:56 am  

Sure it didn't, http://en wikipedia.org/wiki/spell_checker*-)


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stephyjh
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November 2, 2009 3:02 am  

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
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November 2, 2009 3:39 am  

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
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November 2, 2009 10:04 am  

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?

All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.


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Uttica
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November 2, 2009 10:06 am  

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
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November 2, 2009 3:47 pm  

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


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SkysTheLimit
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November 2, 2009 5:49 pm  

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

So I'm not the only one.

Alan
St. Croix resident since 2000


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dntw8up
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November 2, 2009 6:15 pm  

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.

I choose to live in the Caribbean in planning for my infinite future, to try to grow accustomed to the heat...


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Lizard
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November 2, 2009 6:37 pm  

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?


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dntw8up
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November 2, 2009 7:20 pm  

The guy who invented the Internet? Nope.

I choose to live in the Caribbean in planning for my infinite future, to try to grow accustomed to the heat...


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stcmike
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November 4, 2009 12:20 am  

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
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November 4, 2009 10:04 am  

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
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November 4, 2009 11:23 am  

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.

Alan
St. Croix resident since 2000


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poodle
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November 4, 2009 11:30 am  

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?


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Lizard
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November 4, 2009 1:02 pm  

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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