Thursday, October 26, 2017

More Conglomerates, Less Local Media Coming

There are some big changes coming in local broadcast media that could mean local broadcasters wouldn't need to have a local studio in the town they broadcast in. Other changes will allow more
media consolidation which will eventually lead to most broadcasters being owned by wall street media conglomerates.

A former FCC Commissioner called the changes "a virtual death sentence to local media". 

Here's an excerpt from Common Dreams:

Democratic FCC commissioner Mignon Clyburn told Bloomberg that with the party-line vote to end the rule, the agency is "paving the way for broadcast station groups, large and small, to terminate studio staff and abandon the communities they are obligated to serve." has the story about the changes coming from the FCC.

"In a series of moves this week that have alarmed free speech advocates and critics of media consolidation, the Federal Communications Commissions (FCC) voted to abolish a rule requiring radio and television broadcasters to maintain studios near the communities they serve, and FCC chairman Ajit Pai announced..."  

Saturday, October 14, 2017

The Classic Rock Rewind starts at 1 pm Pacific Today

Just go to or use Tunein app for phone, car or other mobile device. My Classic Rock Rewind Show is classic rock with a twist. Not just the short list of so called classic rock songs. Turn it on now 1-3 pm or Sunday 2-4 pm Pacific. Search for tunein station.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Final Trinidad Art Nights of the season Tonight 6 to 9 pm!

SCHEDULE for October 6th, 2017 Trinidad Art Nights!
Note: Kids Zone at the Trinidad School with Boffer Zone
No Skate Ramps for the final month due to earlier sunset

SAUNDERS PARK * (start of Patricks Point Drive)
Fire Dancing by Circus of the Elements! 8:45

SIMMON’S GALLERY * 380 Janis Court (Trinidad Coastal Land Trust)
Presenting ‘The Mundane and the Magnificent,’ Watercolors by Paul Rickard.
Music by The Sand Fleas.

TRINIDAD MUSEUM * 400 Janis Court (next to library)
Author John Meyers will read from his book ‘Trinidad: Looking Back From My Front Porch.’
Also, see the newly installed ‘Historical Architecture of Trinidad’ in the Photography Room.

Art by Anna Oneglia. Music by The New Charlatans.
WIND N SEA * 410 Main St.
Featuring variety of local artisan jewelry.

Parking lot near Murphy’s Market on Main Street
Grateful Dead music by Rosewater.  Music sponsored by Saunder’s Plaza Merchants.

Acrylic Paintings by Antoinette ‘Toni’ Magyar.
Featured art TBA.

“Kids Zone” : Boffer Ring and Face Painting. Skate Ramps again next year!

Featuring: Monotypes by Arlene Broyles and Copper Fairies by Sarah Magnuson. Music by The JD Jeffries Band and Harp music by Howdy Emmerson.

TRINIDAD EATERY * 607 Parker Road.
Landscapes by Joan Tillotson.
Music by For Folk Sake! Appetizers and Wine Tasting.
Wheat Weaving by Kathy Reid.
Land and Spacescapes by Jeff Stanley.
Disco Trinidad - Hosted by DJ KNUTZ
Ocean Grove 9pm-1am
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Friday, September 8, 2017

I've Been Gone For A While...

In June I suffered an accident that left me with a broken arm, back and neck. I won't go into the details but I have been unable to go to work at the radio station. I don't know when I will be able to return but I am gradually getting better. I have been able to resume my classic rock show though and this weekend will  be dedicated to Walter Becker and Steely Dan due to Becker's death last weekend.

If you are interested in the show it's 2 hours every weekend, 1 pm Saturday and 2 pm Sundays on also on itunes ad tunein apps for phones and mobile devices, just search

The show hosted by my myself and co-host Kathleen is what she calls, classic rock with a twist. We don't stick to the satellite formula of 1968 to 1989 and we break other rules. That's what internet based radio is all about. I hope you can tune in and check it out sometime.

Thanks to those that have asked about me and my well being and wished me a speedy recovery. I am working hard to rehabilitate and look forward to getting back to a more normal life as soon as possible. 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Westhaven Wild Blackberry Festival This Sunday

I usually give this little event some plugs on the air but am out with an injury for a few months. This is a great family fun event this Sunday.

Here is a notice from

Join neighbors and friends at the Annual Westhaven Blackberry Festival.

Sunday, July 30th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Westhaven Fire Hall on Sixth Avenue.

Sales of fresh blackberry pies, jams, and other delicious food and beverages will benefit the Westhaven Volunteer Fire Department.

There will be music, vendors, games for the kids and tours of the fire station and fire trucks. No pets, please.

Friday, May 19, 2017

The Classic Rock Rewind Starts At 5 pm Pacific!

If you like classic and progressive rock, check out my Classic Rock Rewind show starting at 5 pm Pacific at also available at itunes and tunein apps for your mobile device.

The show airs again on Saturday at 1 pm and Sunday at 2 pm.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Sean Hannity On Our Arrogant President

I didn't say which president. This is a tweet he made in 2013. It still applies today.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

True Cost Pricing Verses Internal Profits And External Losses

About 30 years or so I got my hands on a book by some professor in San Diego California. It was a self published book and I can't recall the title or his name but the jest of it is what this story is about.

Trucost’s third big finding is the coup de grace. Of the top 20 region-sectors ranked by environmental impacts, none would be profitable if environmental costs were fully integrated. Ponder that for a moment: None of the world’s top industrial sectors would be profitable if they were paying their full freight. Zero.
That amounts to an global industrial system built on sleight of hand. As Paul Hawken likes to put it, we are stealing the future, selling it in the present, and calling it GDP.
Trucost’s third big finding is the coup de grace. Of the top 20 region-sectors ranked by environmental impacts, none would be profitable if environmental costs were fully integrated. Ponder that for a moment: None of the world’s top industrial sectors would be profitable if they were paying their full freight. Zero.
That amounts to an global industrial system built on sleight of hand. As Paul Hawken likes to put it, we are stealing the future, selling it in the present, and calling it GDP.
So, if things we bought included the cost to society to make and dispose of, many people would make different choices. See more here.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Papa Wheelie's Readies For St. Patrick's Day Party

Papa Wheelie's pub in McKinleyville is getting ready for their St. Patricks Day celebration with corned beef and cabbage. 

They will have their new patio (which is still under construction they have big plans), open and they will be serving libations such as a dry Irish Stout, cherry cider and their full menu for those that are not fond of corned beef and cabbage. 

They will even have live music from Kindred Spirits from 8 to midnight too. 
Here's what they said they have planned:

This Friday is st. Patrick's Day! We are honored to present Kindred Spirits playing live music from 8 to midnight. There's dollar off any beer if you are wearing green! And we of course will be serving corned beef and cabbage. All are welcome even the snakes!

Papa wheelies is located in the old Captain Zach's Crab House across from McKinleyville Ace on the corner of Central and 1584 Reasor Rd. 

This just in. Here is a preview of what's to come.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Six Years Later And It's Getting Worse

It seems fitting that someone post something about a new anniversary we seem to have gotten used to. I haven't heard much from anywhere today about the uncontrolled meltdowns at Fukushima
except for a couple of posts from a friend or two on facebook. This video will just sort of get you up to date on the disaster. There are much scarier ones if you want to actually delve into the subject on youtube.
Happy Anniversary everybody. And I do mean everybody.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Radiothon Eureka Ca.

The Bicoastal Media FM music stations in Eureka Ca. are doing their annual 2 day radiothon to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis Tennessee.

KKHB-FM, Cool 105.5 FM at , KRED-FM Big Red Country 92.3 and 98.3 FM at and KFMI aka Power 96.3 FM at are in the middle of their first day of fund raising going both today and tomorrow from 6 am to 7 pm on all 3 stations.

You can help by donating when you call 1-800-942-8771 and become a "Partner in Hope".  If they ask which station you are listening to, tell them Tom Sebourn sent you, the guy from KGOE. Don't worry, I don't get a cut of the action. It all goes to St. Jude.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

R.I.P. Alan Colmes

The afternoon drive host of KGOE 1480 in Eureka has died at the age of 66. Alan Colmes held the 3 to 6 pm time slot live on the station. His show was different than other progressive talk shows.
He will be missed.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

To The Person That Tried To Pass Me Tonight In A Hail Storm

Some folks just don't know how to drive in weather. It was in the 30's tonight as I was heading up US 101 just past Clam Beach Ca., it started to rain. The drops got bigger and more intense as I went up the hill toward Westhaven on my way to Trinidad.

I slowed below the speed limit as I noticed the rain had turned to slush on my windshield. I slowed a bit more as I continued over the hill watching the rain turn to a mix of hail and slushy snowy frozen stuff. A car about a half mile or more back was gaining on me and continued to close the gap as the road turned to a complete white out of frozen stuff. When it got to less than 100 feet of me in the fast lane as I was still gradually slowing, I noticed him turn into my lane. Turns out it wasn't really turning into my lane, it was now heading into on coming traffic heading south.

From my rear view mirrors, it looked as if the person was able to stay on the road but was now blocking south bound traffic which wasn't driving near as fast, and was able to avoid the car, I just kept going north at what I felt was a safe speed.

 I have seen this over and over during thunderstorms. You may feel like it's your right to go 65 miles an hour because it says you can on the sign, but the guy in front of you was giving you a hint and you chose to ignore it. You also ignored the fact that there was ice all over your windshield and the freeway. It is not your right to put the rest of us on the freeway in harms way. You are one lucky person that south bound big rig was half a block away and going slow when you turned in front of it. In my conclusion, you are either young and ignorant of such things, or you are a dumb ass. With that said, I hope you learned your lesson. 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Wow! Talk About Blowhards And Tinfoil Hats!

I am evidently a blowhard and conspiracy theorist. At least that's how my posts are sometimes categorized by the leading Humboldt County online news source these days.

For the record, I don't buy the 911 investigations findings. I have talked to FBI about it, obtained the flight manifests of the four jets that were involved. None of the so called hijackers seemed to have purchased tickets or boarding passes for the flights. I can't get on a train or a bus without a ticket so I don't know how that happened. Then there is the building that wasn't hit by a plane. WTC7. It fell at near free fall speeds that day many hours after the two main buildings fell on the morning of 9/11/2001. The guy that led the investigation, US Senator Joe Lieberman when asked about WTC7 said "it never happened". You can scroll down to the bottom of this blog and see the youtube video of him saying that for yourself. That and the fact that I used to be related by marriage to a metallurgist that did government contract work which told me that steel doesn't turn to dust in mid air like that have me questioning the official 9/11 report. That investigation I should point out started over a year after the attack, after all the steel had been removed and recycled. The crime scene had been totally compromised in the name of commerce and moving along.

I have not come to any real conclusions about this incident other than that it seems they didn't want' to really find out what happened. Why were there no airport cameras showing terrorists boarding planes without tickets? Why were dozens of video cameras at The Pentagon turned off?
How do the 4"thick parallel center elevator columns turn to dust on camera as the buildings explode out rather than pancaking? These steel columns should have remained in the center of the building reaching several floors above the rubble. They were turned to dust.

And don't even get me started on the almost complete media blackout of the Fukushima total melt down still going on six years later next month. You won't hear much about it from our government much less the media, local or otherwise.

All I really have are a lot of questions but if that makes me a tinfoil hat blowhard, so be it.  If asking questions based on available information (which is what a reporter is supposed to do) makes one a blowhard or tinfoil hat wearer, we need to reevaluate what it means to be a reporter. Simply ignoring unanswered questions is not how we move forward on stories like these. I would like to thank CNN's Jake Tapper for going the extra mile and actually speaking truth to power when dealing with a true tinfoil hat wearer, our new president.
Photo Source:

Trump tweeted:
Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump
The fake news media is going crazy with their conspiracy theories and blind hatred. @MSNBC & @CNN are unwatchable. @foxandfriends is great!
3:40 AM - 15 Feb 2017

Elezabeth Preza at Raw Story has more on the commander in tweet.

These are facts’: CNN’s Jake Tapper humiliates Trump for calling news reports ‘conspiracy theories’

CNN’s Jake Tapper on Wednesday humiliated Donald Trump’s claim that the barrage of negative news stories related to his administration are “conspiracy theories,” taking moment to explain to the president what differentiates a conspiracy theory from actual, real news.

Tapper goes on to explain the difference between fake news and journalism.

The media, of course did not fire Gen. Flynn, President Trump did,” Tapper said. “Now what the media did do was reveal to the nation that Gen. Flynn had lied to the Trump team—including Vice President Pence—when he claimed he never discussed Obama’s sanctions on Russia with the Russian ambassador.”

President Trump knew this at least as early as Jan. 26,” Tapper added. “But he did not act on this until media revealed the truth to you, and, as it turns out, Vice President Pence.”

The CNN host then turned to Trump’s twitter reactions about the ongoing Flynn saga, wherein the president blamed the negative reports on “conspiracy theories”:

Read more here at Raw Story dot com

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Eureka Protest Planned In Support Of Planned Parenthood

PRESS RELEASE: Planned Parenthood Supporters will rally in front of the Eureka Courthouse Saturday 1-3PM to DEFEND Planned Parenthood. This is in response to a DEFUND Planned Parenthood rally scheduled at our local clinic as part of a larger national movement also this Saturday.

We have posted a public event page on Facebook titled, 'Support Planned Parenthood Rally' and currently have 40 planning to attend and 203 interested according to the event page. Planned Parenthood celebrated its 100th Anniversary last year, we are in 50 states and we aren't going anywhere! PP provides birth control, STD testing and cancer screens as well as abortion and SAVES LIVES!!

Friday, February 3, 2017

Triple Melt Downs Of Fukushima Reactors Only Getting Worse.

According to the Guardian UK, the March 11, 2011 triple melt downs of 3 nuclear reactors in Fukushima, Japan are only getting worse. The highest radiation levels at the destroyed plants ever recorded since the melt downs were drawing reaction from experts. Previously the highest levels recorded were 73 sieverts per hour. A new reading was recorded at 530 per hour at the crippled pile of waste once known as  the TEPCO, Fukushima Diachi Power Plant. 
Daisies near Fukushima Japan mutating due to radiation damage. 

We in the press are not supposed to talk about this due to the damage it would do to real estate, food, healthcare, the nuclear industry and possible public panic. You might have noticed the media black out if you think back to all the coverage this disaster has received for the past almost 6 years. Once world leaders realized that it was going to kill a lot of people and there wasn't a darn thing that the smartest men or women on the planet could do about it, the gag orders were sent and the silence was deafening. Don't let the lack of coverage or information fool you though. This is not fixed, or even close to being contained. Radiation is pouring into the water and air from these plants for almost 6 years now and it can't be stopped. 

Here is the latest from The Guardian UK

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Monsanto To Challenge California Over Cancer Warning Label On Roundup

Monsanto To Challenge California Over Cancer Warning Label On Roundup:

Monsanto spokespersons say that studies in France should not be used to assert that one of the most
widely used herbicides in the world may be carcinogenic. A tentative  ruling from a judge says California can require warning labels be applied to their products sold within the state. Monsanto says they will challenge the ruling.

Monsanto attorney Trenton Norris argued in court Friday that the labels would have immediate financial consequences for the company. He said many consumers would see the labels and stop buying Roundup.

See more from CBS in Sacramento Ca. 

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Pot Industry Could Be DOA

From an article at

"If he (Jeff Sessions as Attorney General)  chose to do so, Sessions could direct the Justice Department to go after every single person who participates in the marijuana industry in states that have legalized the drug. He could order raids of legal marijuana farms and dispensaries, prosecute anyone who rents to or lends money to a pot shop, and even arrest elderly or terminally ill patients who buy prescription weed to ease their suffering. He could also direct prosecutors to pursue the harshest sentences possible when trying drug offenders, and he could sue states that have voted to legalize.

See the entire hair raising story here.
Photo from 
I was planning on opening a business based around this new industry and have even purchased the dot com for the web site but stopped everything when Trump won the election. Trump may be a pro business president but he will chose the winners and losers evidently. Jeff Sessions believes that anyone that uses cannabis for medical or recreational reasons is a loser. To be more precise he said quote  “Good people don’t smoke marijuana”.

He says if Americans don't want him to enforce marijuana laws, they should change them. Well Mr. Sessions, we in fact did change them in the only capacity we have which is at the state level. States that want you to raid their cannabis industries have kept it illegal. Others have fully legalized it. States have no way to change the schedule1 classification given the plant by the Federal Government. But if a bigger federal government is the only way we can have medical marijuana or nationwide health care, then get ready because most of the country feels differently than you.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

401K's Not Meant To Replace Social Security

Thom Hartmann interview:
Published on Jan 5, 2017
Thom speaks with Herbert Whitehouse, Attorney & Fiduciary Government Expert who introduced the 401(k) to corporate America, about why the 401(k) was never meant to replace pensions and why it should never be used as a replacement for Social Security.

US Senator Joe Liberman, WTC 7 Did Not Occur