Tuesday, October 21, 2008

My 850 WFTL Debut

This morning I began a 2-week stint as "special election contributor" to the 850 WFTL Morning News program. It is sort of enemy territory, as the station definitely has a conservative slant. What would you expect from a radio station that carries Dr. Laura, Bill O'Reilly and Michael Savage?

But, to their credit, they asked me to join the show for the final two weeks of the 2008 election season ... to give the other side of the story, so to speak!

Russ Morley, the host, and I will certainly clash on opinions, and will welcome guests to the show each weekday morning between 6 and 9am. And if something worthwhile is going on, I'm told there's a chance I could comandeer the airwaves from 9-10am as well.

This morning, we spoke with Col. Alan West, who's running against Ron Klein for his Congressional seat, about his contention that Gen. Colin Powell's endorsement of Obama was not that big of a deal. So, I brought on former US Army Captain Phillip Carter, who serves as the national veterans director for Obama for America. Just trying to be fair and balanced here!

We had a few other guests this morning too, dealing with the ugly tone of the McCain/Palin rallies, and the so-called Bradley effect. You can hear all of these interviews at 850wftl.com (I'm told they'll be up by 12 noon eastern), and I'll also use some of the highlights in the Radio or Not podcast as we move along.

I'm not sure when I'll be able to get a podcast up today, as I plan on heading out to see Barack and Michelle Obama at Bicentennial Park. In case you missed it, here's the info:

Change We Need Rally with Barack Obama
Bicentennial Park1075 Biscayne Blvd.Miami, FL 33132

Today! Doors Open: 3:45 p.m. Program Begins: 5:45 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required, but an RSVP is strongly encouraged. Space is limited, and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

For security reasons, do not bring bags and please limit personal items. No signs or banners permitted.

Public parking is limited. Use of public transportation and carpooling is strongly recommended.

Guest parking is available in area downtown lots. Limited ADA-reserved parking available on-site. ADA entrance is located off of the Biscayne Blvd. entrance ramp onto 395 East, located at NE 11th Terrace.

I'm going to go take more of the flu medication and get some rest. I will try to get some audio up on the podcast later today. Thanks for bearing with me through this...

I hope you had a chance to listen this morning, and will be with us on 850WFTL through election day!