Category Archives: Media

BLEEP

My two favorite Sirius/XM stations are, of course, channels 49, Soul Town, and channel 50, The Groove.

But something odd: when they play The Isley Brothers “Fight The Power,” they bleep out the word “bullshit.” But in “The Bird” by The Time, they do not bleep out the word “fuck.”

Don’t understand why they bleep one, but not the other (which is likely more “offensive”). And remember, this is the business that was built on the back of Howard Stern.

And now for your listening pleasure, I present arguably one of the best examples of the 80s Minneapolis sound:

And here is The Isley Brothers — does it get better than this?

CasCo Roads crashes

Numbers + geography = incorrect information and an embarrassing news article.

I am about 99.999999% certain that 192 people did not die in crashes in Cascade County last year.

Sadly, it is not the first or even the second time that KFBB has had trouble with numbers (or other stuff).

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“Should Low Income Individuals Own A Dog?”

OMG. Apparently KFBB actually ran a story and posted an article titled “Should Low Income Individuals Own A Dog?” Sadly, I am rarely surprised at anything KFBB does, but this goes beyond just bad grammar, lousy spelling, and such.

Another KFBB blunder

Generated quite a bit of heat on Facebook, and KFBB had to pull the story, video, and Facebook post.

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Oink

These two article have nothing to do with each other, I promise.

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Early “Mad Men”

Truth is indeed sometimes stranger than fiction – take a look at some print ads that would never make it today.

Exhibit A:

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On the other hand — I’ve found a couple of ads here in Great Falls in recent years that, while they aren’t quite as bad as the examples in the above link, are indeed a bit questionable:

Avoid PMS — really?

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And impugning the beauty of ladies who wear glasses – not cool.

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Breaking…HD

I understand that some people are excited about the NBC affiliate here in Great Falls getting an upgrade — but tagging it as “breaking news” — seriously?

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