Friday, March 13, 2015

~I've Got News For You~


Transmission 2615

There is definitely more good than bad in the world, but the media machine knows that bad news stories outsell the good! So the bad news story gets prime position, while good news story gets buried. The bad news is that we usually miss out on much of the good news. The good news is that we can groove to both varieties supplied by The Oimels, Ocean Colour Scene, Steely Dan, Ray Charles, Fleetwood Mac, The Jam, The Soundtrack Of Our Lives, The Wildhearts, Tony Joe White, Little Richard, Muddy Waters, Kim Fowley, Cat Mother & The All-Night Newsboys, The Fuzztones and Family.

T2615 is a 1:04:52 148mb 320k mp3 made loud to be played louder! 

"your story don't ring true"

RFW





*As happens quite often, RFW Transmissions are sometimes eerily prophetic of events soon to occur. This "news" show was recorded on 3/13 but was not posted until now because of the extended technical difficulties. Since then, we lost a true broadcast talent. Danny Schechter was the News Dissector at WBCN, Boston during the turbulent years that included Vietnam, Nixon and the Cold War. The proto-type for John Stewart's Daily Show, and all like-minded heralds of opinionated truth and unvarnished indictments of oppression that have followed, he was also a dedicated member of our radio family and the community at large. His accomplishments beyond his humble beginnings are many and impressive, but he is remembered by me as a one of our own! 


The FBI came to WBCN one morning looking for our newsman, Danny Schechter. 
This is Danny's 14-year old assistant at the time, Bill Lichtenstein's remembrance of that day:
"Apparently they were seeking a copy of a communique that was left in a phone booth by the Weather Underground after their bombing of the Pentagon. FBI agents showed up asking for it, only to learn from Danny that the communique had been "lost" in the piles of paper, newspaper clipping, wire copy, and sandwich wrappers from Patios downstairs in his office. The FBI agent gave Danny his card and asked that he call the bureau if the communique turned up. As he was leaving, the FBI agent reminded Danny to call if the communique turned up, and confirmed that Danny had his business card. Danny looked though the piles of papers on his desk and told the agent that the card had gotten lost, as well."



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