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WASHINGTON -- The Senate voted to ban the reinstatement of the Fairness Doctrine, a long-defunct broadcasting regulation that was taken off the books in 1987, by adopting two amendments to the D.C. House Voting Rights Act today.

The amendment sponsored by Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) would not only ban the Fairness Doctrine, but it would also prohibit the Federal Communications Commission from encouraging broadcasters to air local news...

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Gayle O'Brien
107.5 DaveFM
Cambridge, On, Canada
Check out my blog : http://www.davefm.com/home/FunStuff/GayleOBrienBlog/tabid/822/id/14568/Default.aspx

For the week of Monday February 23, 2009

Potty training is a special time for children and why shouldn't it be celebrated?? Now your kids will be able to 'hold on to' those new friends 'Pee and Poo'...literally...Pee and Poo are stuffed, cuddly versions of body secretions that kids can carry or wear ...
WTMD Launches The Baltimore Channel on WTMD HD-2 and on wtmd.org

In the ultimate act of local programming, WTMD 89.7 FM/HD has launched The Baltimore Channel on WTMD HD-2 and on line at wtmd.org. The Baltimore Channel airs music from Baltimore-based musicians 24 hours a day, seven days a week -- the only public radio station in the country to give local bands, singers and artists their own full time radio station.  “Baltimore is one of the most i...
One in ten people can wiggle their ears...what freakish skill do you have that is unique?  This will get your phones a ringin' because people love to tout their freakish skills.  The ones we got were Letterman like...from the guy who can drink milk and it squirts out of his eye and the girl who can start with white milk yet chocolate milk comes out of her nose.  No lie.  Grossed me out but still made me laugh.


Who thought that the girls and boys ...
CBS has changed rhythmic AC KMVK-FM in Dallas to Spanish language, Mega 107.5.  CBS is calling it a Spanish Hot AC station.  The station's new website is http://www.mega107.5...
KSLX is dropping the Adam Corolla/Tom Leykis talk radio format to grab a younger demo.  They'll be going to their "AMP" format, challenging KIIS-FM, as well as other hit oriented stations such as KDAY and KPWR.  Charlie Amter of the LA Times has an indepth story here......

Gayle O’Brien
107.5 DaveFMCambridge, On, Canada
For the week February 16, 2009Check out my daily blog - http://davefm.com/home/FunStuff/GayleOBrienBlog/tabid/822/Default.ap

Here in the Great White North we are still battling cold/flu season – did you know that there is right and wrong way to blow your nose? Or that blowing your nose could make your cold worse?? Who knew? http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/10/health/10real.html?_r=2&em 
Turns out that .....


It worked!  Faced with possible bankruptcy or a takeover by Charlie Ergen of Dish Network, XM Sirius CEO, Mel Karmizon got a lifeline from Charlie's nemesis, John Malone of Liberty, owners of Direct TV.  Charlie had bought up almost $200 million of Sirius XM debt, payment due today.  If payment wasn't made Charlie would have made a play to take over Sirius XM.  Instead, John Malone chipped in a $530 million loan in exchange for 40% of the co...

Online therapist and psychologist Dr. Juliann Mitchell provides therapy via phone, email, or chat. 

This Lifeboat exercise is not an original idea that I can claim germinated in my creative unconscious. Unfortunately, I don't know whom to give the credit to. It's been a part of my knowledge base for a long while. Kudos to the creator!

Once or twice a year I recreate the Lifeboat experience in my journal. Over time, some of the individuals c...

The New York Times in an amazing story reports that John Malone may be the one to save Mel Karmizon and Sirius/XM from bankruptcy or being taken over by Charlie Ergen's Dish Network..read the entire, inside story in the New York Times...here.....
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