Friday, December 30, 2016


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In 1999, a little website was launched on a WebTV called "Bring Howard Stern to Northern Michigan" and not long afterward, it became this very site. (Of course, if you live in Traverse City these days, you can listen to Howard on Sirius and, well, he doesn't have a TV show anymore.)

Not long after, its humble webmaster (me) decided to launch a new feature called "Bee-otch of the Day" to dishonor those who are, well, fucking stupid. Today, we do Bee-otch of the Day M-Th and the Bee-otch of the Week on Friday. At the end of the month, we do the Bee-otch of the Month.

Now, it's the end of the year, and of those eleven nominees (one person was awarded BOTM twice), we get to choose the one who gets to be the Bee-otch of the Year.

11) January: Rick Snyder
The Michigan governor is still facing the heat for the fact that Flint residents still don't have safe drinking water. In January, it was discovered that the tainted water was now giving people Legionnaire's Disease. Thankfully, there have been a few folks - including Snyder's now-former Emergency Manager for the city, Darnell Earley who also fucked up Detroit's schools - who have been charged for the massacre and some believe that Snyder could face jail time.

10) March: Nike
That month, the shoe giant was under scrutiny because people stood in long lines at shopping malls to purchase $140 pairs of Air Jordan sneakers. Many of those crowds rioted in malls in mostly black communities. But that's Nike, a company that has long used black athletes to promote a shoe that only costs a few bucks to make. But when the name "LeBron James" is slapped on that shoe, the price goes up and the poor negro must have it to jump high.

9) June: Jan Crouch
Bitch all you want about all the good people who died in 2016, but there were some losers who bit the dust, too. Jan was one of them. The co-founder of the Trinity Broadcasting Network died in June at the age of 78 from a stroke. TBN has long been notorious for using the so-called prosperity gospel to trick the poor and old to donate to the network. Plus, the fact that Jan's granddaughter several years ago revealed that the network was hiding millions of dollars and even hid her then-13-year-old sister's rape.

8) May: Wendy's
The good news about 2016 was that many Americans - thank you President Obama - got raises and are doing well financially. The bad news? If you work minimum wage, you can see your jobs shrink, especially if you work at Wendy's. The chain announced in May that they were going to roll out ordering kiosks at their 6,500 locations in an effort to cut back on workers. Of course, we could only wonder if this would ever happen if Dave Thomas was still alive. Talk about square, like their burgers.

7) July: David Boelkes
If you're 22 years old and you've just opened a store in a busy shopping mall, call yourself an entrepreneur. But if you sell something that should only be available at an animal shelter, then you're an asshole. David Boelkes was just that when he opened up the ill-fated Barking Boutique at Grand Rapids' Woodland Mall. He sold dogs that were bred in puppy mills and charged customers big bucks for them. Thanks to public outcry and boycotts of Woodland, The Barking Boutique was shuttered only a few days after it opened.

6) December: Bob Goodrich
This long-time Grand Rapids movie theater mogul and radio station owner jumped a giant shark when he fired a dear friend of mine, Darren Gibson, who was the programming director at WPRR 1680/Public Reality Radio. According to Darren, he claimed that Goodrich fired him because of ratings, but Darren also claimed that ratings weren't a reason for his firing and a lot of it had to do with a closed door meeting that fellow PRR host Tyrone Bynum attended with several Democrats. Gibson had been critical of the Dems on his show, Southpaws for bullying superdelegates into voting for Hillary Clinton instead of Bernie Sanders to lead the Democratic nomination for president.

5) February: Townsquare Media 
For many years, Eric Zane was a humongous part of the popular Free Beer and Hot Wings Show, which originates from rocker 97.9 WGRD here in Grand Rapids. However, Zane was abruptly fired from the station with no total reason given. Some speculated that he was fired for blasting Joel Langlois, the owner of the Deltaplex and Intersection, which have concerts sponsored by WGRD. The good news was that Zane wasn't unemployed for long and was hired to do mornings at another radio station. The bad news? It's sports gabber WBBL 107.3, the home of the idiot blabbermouth "Huge" Bill Simonson. Now, Zane has turned into his toadie. FB&HW have maintained their ratings while Zane is pretty much washed up nowadays.

4) March: Michael Grey
If there was any good news about Eric Zane arriving at WBBL, it's that Michael Grey - who had been WBBL's morning host - was shown the door. WBBL had long-suffered in the ratings and hiring Zane did bump up ratings a bit. However, Grey responded with a cryptic Twitter post: "A fish rots from the head down". Bear in mind that this is the same prick who almost ran WGRD into the ground in the early 2000s but was successful in doing the same for WKLQ several years later as those stations' programming director. He's back on the air, this time as the PD of a rock station in Helena, MT, KKRK.

3) August: Cumulus Media
After 28 years on legendary Saginaw rocker WKQZ - Z93 as its morning host, Joe Volk was let go from the long-running Joe and the Poorboy show. The station, nor Volk revealed the reason for being let go, which angered some long-time listeners. The station now has a new morning show, The Morning After. Volk's firing comes months after sister station WHNN 96.1 dropped classic hits/oldies for adult contemporary. The company also had legal issues with former morning hosts Johnny Burke and Blondie, who moved their show to the internet after being fired from the station. Bear in mind that Cumulus' stock is hovering over a dollar. Hint, hint.

2) September: Steve "Omelette" Normandin 
For a decade, Omelette was the morning man at Traverse City quasi-classic rocker WKLT (97.5/98.9) where he enjoyed being on the #2 radio station in the market. However, he was let go by the station. claiming budget cuts. Sadly, O-Man was nothing more than a Howard Stern clone, ripping off his Whack Pack (as The Misfits) and even having an "Intern Show" on his website. He even exploited the homeless, namely Madonna's brother Tony, who has battled alcoholism and at one point was living under a bridge in Traverse City. Omelette's firing did get mixed reaction with some saying "good riddance" and others saying that they'll miss him. However, there are a few who DON'T like the new morning show "The Morning Trainwreck" which was basically their former afternoon show. Not long after Omelette's firing, it was announced that WKLT along with sister stations classic hits 94.3/92.5 The Fox and ESPN 105.5 were being sold to Jerry and Sheryl Coyne, who own another rock station WQON/Q100 and CBS Sports Y101 in the Grayling area. The deal is expected to finalize in February.


October and November: Donald Trump
Trump was the only Bee-otch of the Month... TWICE! Sadly, he came to Grand Rapids way too many times thanks to the fact that his education secretary, billionaire Betsy Devos is from the area. It's a sad thing that people think that 2017 will be a good year comparing to 2016, but watch out! Trump will start to wipe away the winning policies Obama achieved in his eight years and unless you're a part of the 1%, prepare to suffer. But hey! Don't look at me! I didn't vote for the guy.

A whole bunch of new Bee-otches will be introduced after the new year!

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Thursday, December 22, 2016

12.22.16 Heroes of the Day: Trey Parker and Matt Stone

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Names: Trey Parker and Matt Stone
Ages: 47, 45
Occupations: creators, South Park
Last Seen: Colorado
Awarded For: creating some very important episodes of their show

For 20 years now, we've been watching the adventures of four young boys living in a small mountain town in Colorado.

South Park has been a staple on the Comedy Central schedule since 1997. It debuted as a crude, paper-cut show with episodes dealing with anal probes from aliens and the town being threatened by Barbra Streisand.

In recent years, the show has dealt with more social issues, mainly in serial form. Last season, they dealt with political correctness and South Park itself becoming more progressive. This year, the main topic was cyberbullying.

What happened was there was a mysterious poster on a local internet message board known as "Skankhunt42" who was bullying young girls in South Park. Some lead to believe it was Cartman, but it turned out to be Gerald Broflovski, Kyle's dad. 

Gerald eventually harasses a Danish breast cancer awareness website, run by an Olympic gold medalist who eventually commits suicide because of Gerald's bullying. Meanwhile, his actions cause Cartman's friends to destroy his computer and phone and all the girls at South Park Elementary to break up with their boyfriends. Meanwhile, a group of cybertrolls end up befriending Gerald, who keeps denying that he's Skankhunt42. He ends up being tricked to go to Denmark where they lock him in a room with the other trolls while the Danes create a website called "Troll Trace" to combat cyberbullying. So what does Gerald do? He contacts his other son, Ike via Facetime and tells him to start making postings under Skankhunt42 to prove to the Danes that he's not the poster. However, his wife, Sheila discovers that Ike was Skankhunt and ends up punishing him and Kyle. However, in the end, the internet is erased thanks to it being rigged at the Mars station at Elon Musk's Space X. In the end, Gerald goes home without Sheila knowing that he was Skankhunt and both Kyle and Ike lose faith in him.

To me, Gerald was somebody who had a great career but a lousy marriage to a loudmouth bitch which caused him to get his jollies from somebody else's pain. And that, my friend is a cyberbully.

You see, the same shit happened to me ten years ago. I was friends - or thought to have been friends - with people I've met on an internet message board. However, I posted a picture of a well-known DJ urinating on a rival radio station's vehicle that HE posted on MySpace (remember them?) but it turned out to be Photoshopped. The idiots on the message board THOUGHT that I was the one who made the photo, but it was the DJ. As a result, some of the posters decided to create a common character designed to bully those they saw as "undesirable" and I was in one of their cross hairs. So, to make a long story short, I quit. To make another story more sad, however, one of their victims died of a heart attack at age 46. He was so bullied on the board that he came back, but as a woman.

I know some of those assholes. One was a former DJ here in Grand Rapids whose wife left him because of his failing businesses, another is a DJ at a crappy small town radio station in BFE, OH and another is the afternoon jock at a rock station in northern Michigan that's being sold and is prepping a format change, which might hopefully mean that he'll be out of a job.

But you know, this shit is happening to others as well.

My mother and her now-ex-husband adopted a cockatoo when they married. When they divorced, they decided it would be best to give him to an animal sanctuary that took care of birds. They've taken wonderful care of my mom's bird, but the man who runs the sanctuary has been dealing with severe health issues as of late. The huge reason is because of posters on another message board that have made OUTRAGEOUS claims that he's been abusing his birds (not true) and breaking all sorts of laws. As a matter of fact, because of these peoples' hate, he was forced to move.

You see, people need to think before they post. Sometimes, it becomes more sad when they have to hide under an assumed name just because they're such pussies. The reality here is that the reason why there's cyberbullies is because these people couldn't stand up for themselves growing up, so they use the internet as a weapon.

I totally agree that in the end, cybertrolls will lose. Karma is a bitch and it sucks to be them. I applaud Trey and Matt for making these episodes to prove the reality of what cyberbullying can do.

Cyberbullies don't eat member berries, they eat something else.

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

12.21.16 Bee-otch of the Day: Michael Savage

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Name: Michael Weiner
Age: 74
Occupation: great doctor - turned quack
Last Seen: San Francisco
Bee-otched For: getting a nasty Hanukkah surprise in Detroit

The Great Voice of the Great Lakes is only getting greater.

It was announced yesterday that WJR 760 is adding a new daily talk show with Guy Gordon, who just announced his departure as an anchor at NBC affiliate WDIV channel 4. The new show will debut January 2nd and will air from 3-5 p.m. daily.

Interestingly enough, the show replaces the syndicated Michael Weiner, aka Michael Savage, which normally airs at that slot. It's not known if he's been canceled or will move to another time slot.

Apparently, Cumulus isn't all that happy with Savage and there's news that some of their O&Os have already dumped the show or moved it to a later time slot. Right now, Savage and Cumulus are being sued by legendary talk host Art Bell for claiming on the air that he had sex with his Filipino wife when she was a 10-year-old prostitute, even though she was 22 when the two met.

In the past, Savage - once a respected left-winged nutritionist and author - was badmouthed for telling a gay man on his show to go die of AIDS and even blasting celebrities who support those with autism. A few years ago, he moved from his long-time syndicator, Talk Radio Network to Cumulus's Westwood One.

Removing Savage from WJR is a smart move for the station, since Guy seems to be calm and cool while Savage is just another conservative shock jock who uses his mouth for the same use as his asshole. It's sad that WJR, a station that was even the subject of a legendary sales film advertising the station as one of a kind would even want to air Savage in the first place. Then again, it's all about Cumulus proving to advertisers that WJR has numbers and so does Savage.

I just hope Mr. Gordon doesn't use his show to promote gay conversion therapy.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

12.20.16 Bee-otch of the Day: the electoral college

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Name: The Electoral College
Age: 200
Occupation: what decides our president
Last Seen: America
Bee-otched For: putting America down


With Christmas being only a few days away, it's always sad when something bad happens just before the big day.

Some people will lose their job. Others will lose their home. But for some, it's a beloved family member.

In some cases, it's the family pet.

Sadly, some members of my family are facing that tragedy. On Monday, my aunt announced on Facebook that one of their Golden Retrievers, Andre - named after Andre Agassi since they love tennis - was put to sleep. He had eaten a foreign object and it ruptured his stomach. The vet gave the family two options: pay $20,000 for surgery that would have given him a 50/50 chance of survival or put him to sleep. Obviously, it was the only option they could afford. The family has another Goldie, Henry, who is wondering where his friend disappeared to.

The announcement of Andre's death came around the same time it was announced that Donald Trump had been given the 270 electoral votes needed to become the president-elect. To me, this was very symbolic, since he will replace Barack Obama one month from tonight.

As of tonight, the presidency of Obama is on life support and we can use this next month to reflect on the great things he's done. Under his administration, gas prices went WAY down, unemployment also went to rock bottom lows, the LGBT crowd were now able to marry and millions of people who once didn't have health insurance now had it through the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. When Obama became our president in 2009, he had a lot of toilet paper to wipe the disastrous BM Dubya left us. But, he managed to fix most of it. After all, he captured Osama and ended the abortion of a war Dubya started in Iraq.

But it was the recent presidential election that was the foreign object that was chewed on.

Some thought that the Republicans were the divided party with many of its far-right-winged followers against Trump for his attacks on women, but the Democrats proved that they were the real ones divided since many Bernie Sanders supporters were infuriated over the fact that Debbie Wasserman Schultz ordered the superdelegates to vote for Hillary Clinton. Despite the scandals involving email servers and Benghazi, it looked like Hillary could have won it all.

But that's until you factor in the Electoral College.

Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by 2.8 million people, but thanks to the old, outdated electoral college, the right wing won and America lost. Now, we're going to be stuck for four years with a man who's going to make the same mistakes Dubya made, maybe even worse. After all, his cabinet is all made up of people who are against the LGBT crowd, the middle class, the environment and women. This will be a tough four years.

Thanks to the way society worked out this year's election, we simply have no choice but to take America out back with a shotgun and tell it, "sorry, old girl, but it's for the best" and end it all. No vet required. What happened on and before Election Day were things beyond our control. All we can do is wait out these four years and hope that the Democrats will wake up.

But when everything Obama worked hard for is reversed, let's hope that it will be time for a good Dem in the White House.

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Monday, December 19, 2016

12.19.16 Bee-otch of the Day: Elk Rapids Schools

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Name: Elk Rapids Schools
Age: ~150
Occupation: school district
Last Seen: 15 miles north of Traverse City in northern Michigan
Bee-otched For: firing a leader


Right between Michigan's pinky and fourth finger sits the village of Elk Rapids, population 1,650.

This picturesque town surrounded by three lakes only has one traffic signal. It also only has one grocery store which has been locally owned by the same family for over 40 years. Elk Rapids also has four gas stations with one of them featuring a Subway, which is the only fast food joint in town. There's no Golden Arches that hang over this tight-knit community, but its downtown is loaded with restaurants that serve everything from fresh burgers to lobster. Plus, there's many shops that sell t-shirts, antiques and for those long summer months, ice cream. Oh, let's not forget the legendary Elk Rapids Cinema, which has shown movies for 77 years.

Last, but not least, Elk Rapids has the Short's Brewing Company, which is one of the fastest-growing brewers in the country. Elk Rapids is Michigan's Beer Capital.

Now, Elk Rapids hardly makes any news. The town rarely sees a murder or even a robbery. But the situation regarding the town's former high school football coach is definitely making headlines up north.

Ed Schindler had been the Elks' winningest football coach in 36 years, with a 60-57 record. However, he was fired last fall after two straight losing seasons including the 2015 season where they were forced to forfeit several games due to injuries. He wasn't given an explanation as to why he was canned and the community was infuriated. Because of outcry from the community, the school district was going to reinstate Schindler, but he declined stating that the situation put a lot of stress on him and his family. He's taken an assistant coaching job in Frankfort and his son, who will be a senior in high school next year will transfer to that town.

Folks, I spent my entire school career in Elk Rapids, though I never knew Mr. Schindler personally (I graduated in 2000, he was hired in 2006). However, it's sad when school politics override the interests of the community. I've even heard a rumor that Schindler was the type that would not allow all of his players to play in one game, but rather only his best.

The tragedy here is that I've seen this happen too many times in towns like Elk Rapids and others. Years ago, a popular school teacher was canned because of allegations of sexually harassing an aide. He even wrote a letter to the local newspaper stating that schools need to worry about the students instead of a silly allegation that was made against him. I even know of a well-loved bus driver who was promoted to special ed driver - one of the very few full-time bus driving jobs in the district - but was demoted back to being a regular bus driver. The reason being was because of a problematic kid on his bus who was cussing people out and so he allegedly yanked him off the bus and slammed him on the bus's side. He cried to his well-to-do father and he had the driver taken off the route.

Recently, I had a discussion with my aunt, who was a schoolteacher in Troy for over 30 years and is now retired. I asked her if she missed it, and she said no. Her response was that she got tired dealing with parents whose skills were different than others. In other words, my aunt was wrong but the parents were right. Bear in mind that Troy - unlike 97% white Elk Rapids - is quite the melting pot.

In the end, I think Elk Rapids will be wounded from all this for a long, long time. The people responsible for Coach Schindler's firing need to be fired. If this was the NFL, then yes, he would probably be canned, but we're dealing with teens here.

They are our future, you know.


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Thursday, December 15, 2016

12.15.16 Bee-otch of the Day: ABC Warehouse

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Name: ABC Warehouse
Age: 53
Occupation: electronics and appliance retailer
Last Seen: Pontiac, MI
Bee-otched For: proving that they're not a good place to buy a laptop


When I was a teen growing up in northern Michigan, we got an ABC Warehouse in Traverse City.

The cool thing about ABC was that they sold electronics for cheap and you can even haggle with the salespeople to get a lower price. My father bought a new car stereo for his 1974 Pontiac Firebird and a five-disc CD changer for the house, which was state of the art for its time some 20 years ago.

For years, I was quite satisfied with the 'House for my electronic goods. I've bought my TV there eight years ago and it still works like a charm. Same with my Blu-Ray player and my most-recent purchase there, a microwave.

Just don't rely on 'ol Gordy if you want a laptop.

Last year, my trusty Toshiba developed a sound card issue, so I took it to a tech who told me "yep, time for a new one". Either that, or listen to music and videos if it were sounded out by Jim Breuer's "Goat Boy" character on SNL. Since I got my taxes back, it was off to ABC Warehouse to see what deals they had (I bought my Toshiba from Radio Shack, which was becoming more useless than tits on a bull at that point). The guy there - who looked like he was in his 60s and didn't know a damn thing about laptops - showed me a brand I wasn't totally familiar with: ASUS. He was selling a unit that had 1TB HD space, 8GB memory and a decent sound system. It was a steal at $500 so I bought it.

It wasn't totally bad in the beginning, but I was really starting to hate it sooner or later. For one thing, its graphics card sucks. It doesn't allow me to watch videos that are supposed to be 60 fps or even videos that are supposed to be seen at 360 degrees (i.e. Foals' "Mountain at My Gates" video). The keyboard is a hunk of shit, too because some of the keys have to be hit HARD to register. So, I ended up buying an external keyboard.

But the worst thing about it is that out of the nearly two years I've owned it, I've been without it for a total of seven weeks. Not too long after I bought it, the power supply went out when I was plugging in my phone into the side. Thankfully, I had a warranty with ASUS, so I shipped it to them and they fixed it for free. However, it was out of my life for two weeks. Not too long afterward, I was plugging in my headphones and once again, the power supply croaked. I called ASUS again and they told me that this time, I had to pay to have it shipped since they claimed that I was at fault for installing a "foreign object". Assholes cost me $20.

Thankfully, I bought an extended warranty; when my factory warranty expired, I simply took my computer in to ABC and they would fix it themselves. This time around, I needed a new battery. Problem was, there's no easy way of getting to the battery on my ASUS, so I took it in. I was thinking that my laptop would be back within a day or so, right? WRONG. Turns out that they had to ship the damn thing to a repair shop in PONTIAC on one of their trucks. To make things worse, this was going on during Thanksgiving and Black Friday, so a day or two turned into three long-assed weeks.

True, ABC Warehouse didn't build my computer, but why in the fucking hell did it take them and their contractors THREE WEEKS to install a goddamned battery?!? Thankfully, the Toshiba behaved while the ASUS was in the shop, though the plug on it died and I had to rush to Best Buy to get a new one.

Oh, did I say *GASP* "BEST BUY"?!?

Yes, I have a plan. At tax time, when the external warranty on my ASUS expires, I plan to go to Best Buy to buy a new laptop. Nothing fancy (I'm not a gamer), just something to browse the internet, piss off the teaming millions with this blog and play laptop DJ with. While I was at BB a few weeks ago, I was eyeing a Lenovo (aka IBM) and remembered a friend of mine telling me that he loves his. Hmmm.....

Sorry, ABC. I'd rather deal with the Geek Squad over shipping my 'puter to Timbuktu. 


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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

12.14.16 Bee-otch of the Day: Donald Trump

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Name: Donald Trump
Age: 70
Occupation: president wannabe
Last Seen: New York
Bee-otched For: getting another idiot cabinet prick


Looks like Donald Trump is draining the swamp and getting a lot of weeds.

Today, the future president announced that former Texas governor Rick Perry will be the next energy secretary. Perry was George W. Bush's replacement as Texas governor in 2000 until last year. As governor, Perry was against healthcare reform, made it tougher for women to get abortions, promoted anti-gay laws. supported the death penalty and supported abstinence-only education in schools, which led to high teenage STD and pregnancy rates.

Now, Trump wants the ex-governor to run the energy department, which could be disastrous. Turns out that Perry is a board member of Energy Transfer Partners, the company building the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline. Until recently, the pipeline was supposed to be built under a lake that is near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota. However, protesters won and President Obama forced the group to re-route the pipeline elsewhere.

Despite Obama's opposition to the pipeline, the Trump administration supports it. This could lead to even more protests at Standing Rock and more opposition to wherever the pipeline might lay.

According to records, ETP paid Perry $236,820 last year.

This is yet another reason why I'm cringing at the Trump administration. With the head of ExxonMobil running the Secretary of State, I can only see a country that will fall backward in regard to our environment. This is a country that demands clean water and air. Look at Flint: thanks to our state's asshole governor, that city's water is so undrinkable that it will rust metal. Hell, there's massive worries regarding the pipeline that's under the Straits of Mackinac. It's been there since the 1950s and could explode at any time. Why are we too damn worried about oil? Why can't we use simple solar and wind-based energy? It's cleaner and you know, the technology's there! USE IT!

But thanks to the DNC's retarded thinking, that won't happen.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

12.13.16 Bee-otch of the Day: Bob Goodrich

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Name: Bob Goodrich
Age: 76
Occupation: movie theater owner, owner of WPRR - Public Reality Radio
Last Seen: Grand Rapids
Bee-otched For: proving that firing his biggest star was a dick move


It was a week ago that Darren Gibson, the host of the local talk radio show Southpaws and programming director of non-commercial progressive talker WPRR 1680/95.3 - aka Public Reality Radio - was fired from the station.

He let me know via text message and we talked for several hours. During this time, he felt that nobody liked him and that no other station would dare hire him. When I gave his former boss, WPRR owner Bob Goodrich the BOTD last week, the floodgates opened.

I got a nice email from a former listener who felt that Darren was screwed over and so was Bernie Sanders. He felt that fellow PRR talker Tyrone Bynum was well over his head with his overpromotion of Hillary Clinton. At my church on Sunday, I bumped into another former listener, "Amy from Alabama" who wondered why he was off the air.

Once again, Darren told me that Goodrich fired him because he claimed that his numbers were low, although Darren claimed otherwise. He believes that the real reason for his dismissal had to do with a back door meeting that involved Michigan Democratic Party chair Brandon Dillon, fellow WPRR host Tyrone Bynum and a few others. Gibson became critical of the Democrats after Hillary Clinton weaseled her way to the Democratic nomination thanks to DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz and her minions.

Of course, this is the same Tyrone Bynum who ran WMFN 640 into the ground 10 years ago. Remember "Smooth Vibes 640"? Of course, Bynum became the black Antichrist of Grand Rapids radio when he inherited Detroit Tigers baseball broadcasts from the station's previous management and refused to air Sunday games. According to Bynum, it was more important to please the Lord over pleasing the then-so-so Tigers. The end result: the station lost a lot of revenue and Tyrone was forced to give up the station to a Spanish broadcaster. Just imagine if Tyrone was actually given the keys to program WPRR.

Darren needs to know that he's missed. What happened to him - just a few weeks before Christmas nonetheless - was a dumb move on Goodrich's part. WPRR needs to be a haven for ALL progressives, not just Democrats. This fucked up mentality is part of the reason why Donald Trump won the presidency in the first place. Now, both Dems and progressives need to stick together to verbally bitchslap Drumpf and his cronies. Instead, Goodrich threw one of his best onto the street like his now-closed theaters in Grand Rapids.

Hopefully, the listeners have spoken and Darren will find another radio job here in GR. The people I've talked to all agree that under Gibson's aegis, WPRR was very professional and fun to listen to. Now, it's a shell of its former self in part due to a failure who has to buy radio and TV time to get his way.

Only in broadcasting where a loser can succeed.

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