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Posted on September 29 at 1:07 p.m.
I can't wait for the five page spread on John Palminteri without a single mention of his very public personal life consisting of fighting with girlfriends on State Street. Fluff, fluff, puff, fluff.
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Posted on September 29 at 1:05 p.m.
and we care because? no one cares about what a radio personality says on air or off. stop the fluff pieces on journalists. What's next? Paula Lopez love letter to the cops that had to search for her? We're tired of jocks and stupid news people garnering star status. Any trained monkey can talk on the radio. Don't let them fool you, it takes no talent, only luck. Now stop doing stooooopid back patting pieces Indie, get it together.
Posted on August 20 at 6:51 p.m.
WAIT, hold up. I'm confused.
The article is so poorly written, it reads as if there were two boys in the truck???? One was 16 and one was 18? Is that right?
"The truck was driven by the 16-year-old son of former Lt. Governor Abel Maldonado, a Santa Maria resident who also served as mayor of the city. Maldonado’s 18-year-old son, Nicolas, was the only passenger. "
Come on. I hate to be a complete English hound, but the sentence above is horrible, and - correct me if i'm wrong - it reads as if a 16-year-old was a "Santa Maria resident who also served as mayor of the city." Doogie Houser of the political world? Uhhhhh..No.
To be honest, it sounds as if a 16-year-old wrote this article. Come on indie, I really count on you guys to avoid the easy mistakes. I love you, but I hate it when i have to reread something three times to make sense of it, due to poor news writing.
Otherwise, I love u guys. Too bad this time I can't write "Keep up the Great Work."
On Investigation into Bicyclist's Death Continues
Posted on August 14 at 8:38 p.m.
It's funny because this article is written as if RADIO MATTERS. It doesn't anymore. It's gone from a cash cow to a money pit. NPR SHOULD BE defunded, it does nothing but spread the peanut butter to the edges of the bread, while we get most of the bread covered with FREE PEANUT BUTTER over 90% of the time via alternative news sources. Kill it already. It's not even relative, or important, or listened to. The only listeners are the one's who still bitch about Johnny Carson leaving late night. Oh and the air personalities on it....they listen to themselves.
Personally NONE of those idiots serve any of us in Ventura County. Those self righteous KCLU people need to focus on one city, they can't even get ONE city right, much less 3 counties. It's a joke. The morning news person pronounces all the city names wrong AND they try to do traffic covering three counties. Go ahead, tune in for one hour...you can tell none of those idiots even live near Santa Barbara, or SLO.
KPCC would be good if they stopped trying to originate such crappy local programming with WAY overpaid hosts and stuck up producers.
KCRW is still great, but totally Santa Monica. You can take the station out of LA but you can't take LA outta the station.
Personally, I'm sick of being an afterthought as a Ventura County resident, hearing news about something three counties up the coast, or listening to traffic in Atascadero. WTF KCLU, get a clue. We all know that John Palminteri simply calls in his stories over the phone. It's like, how dumb does the KCLU staff think residents ARE? Who runs that trainwreck?
I love how deregulation was supposed to create more opportunities in broadcasting, and open up the playing field, WHEN IN REALITY, all it's done is made us have to listen to more crap from a government funded cartel of uppity Rhode Scholars who are so full of themselves, it's a wonder they all fit in the same building at NPR West. If we had defunded this garbage back when it was a hot topic, we wouldn't have this problem.....we don't need ONE NPR station, much less 4.
And yo, All Things Considered, I'll stick to my ipod. As per the latest Gallup poll of media consumption, binge watching is more popular than any other form of consuming content AND the only live programming, be it on radio or TV, being watched by anyone 40 and under is called Saturday Night Live. No one listens to live programming.
Radio is dead. It ate it's young, and the all went to work at Pandora, iHeartRadio and Spotify.
On NPR Saturation in Santa Barbara?
Posted on August 12 at 1:10 p.m.
TO INDIE STAFF:WTH why don't Independent articles include a TIME, at which is was written? We don't know WHEN this information came out, how old it is, or the last time it was updated.
AP style requires a time. Why don't Independent articles do the same? It's an awful oversight that needs to be fixed. EVERY OTHER MAJOR news site contains times attached to the original posts, AND UPDATES. What makes it even more of a glaring oversight is the fact that the writer MENTIONS that a press conference was scheduled for 10AM. So, time is actually mentioned in the piece, but never revealed at which time it is posted. Wouldn't it be helpful to let the reader know the time that information became available and was posted publicly on the web site?
The basics.....when a news entity fails at just the basics, it makes me shudder, and not trust a damn thing in it because it fails to even address teh most fundamental piece of information: WHAT TIME THE INFORMATION WAS WRITTEN AND POSTED BY THE INDEPENDENT STAFF.
ADD THE TIME PLEASE!!!! FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS STILL CONSIDERED A VALID JOURNALISM SOURCE IN SANTA BARBARA, ADD THE DAMN TIME!!!!!!!! IT'S A BLATANT DISREGARD FOR FULFILLING EVEN THE MOST BASIC RULES OF JOURNALISM.TIME IS AS IMPORTANT AS LOCATION, NAMES OF VICTIMS, NAMES OF DEFENDANTS, USING ALLEGEDLY OR ANY OF THE OTHER "SAFEGUARDS" THE INDEPENDENT USES TO AVOID LITIGATION.
ADD THE DAMN TIME!!!!!!!!
On Multiple Murder Victims Found in Home Near Goleta