In the past, I have written about how irritated I get when I listen to the parade of right-wing “experts” that are interviewed on WSYR Radio’s morning show by host Joe Galuski. I hate the overall conservative slant of the station (owned by Clear Channel–which is owned by Bain Capital–Romney’s vulture capital business) but I love the weather/traffic report every ten minutes–the perfect snooze alarm. Plus they do a halfway decent job on the local news. This morning I got so mad at the discussion about income inequality and fair taxes, I had to get up, turn the damn radio off and forfeit some extra sleep. What follows is my e-mail to the show’s host.
The alarm clock goes off in my house at 7 AM–to the dulcet tones of the local news station: WSYR. I still listen on 570 AM, although they took over 106.9 FM, as well. I don’t listen to music when I wake up because, well have you listened to the crap music on local radio? I like the idea of finding out what’s going on in the world and the traffic report every 10 minutes is a built-in snooze button.
The problem is that WSYR has gone from being a news station to becoming a talk radio station. Yes, there is some basic local news mixed in. But the overall tenor of the program has become too partisan right-wing for me. I came to that realization this morning. The morning DJ Joe Galuski aired what seemed like an interview–with Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels. Galuski would ask a question and the governor would answer. But then I realized–there was no interaction between the Galuski and Governor Daniels. This was all canned! Continue reading