Radio Host Transformed

Boy have times changed in Toledo. I remember a time when the Toledo Blade newspaper and WSPD 1370 radio were enemies. Remember when WSPD use to say they read the Blade so you don’t have to. They routinely told their listeners it was good for lining the bird cage. Now the Blade has swung to the right instrumented by Keith Burris. WSPD is now running ads for the Blade’s new Newsslide. Even the Blades former enemy Fred LeFebvre has downloaded the Blade’s fee based Newslide on his cell phone. His positive Newslide promos run at every break! His demeanor has changed towards all things The Blade. No more criticism about Blade reporters. It’s just amazing what advertising dollars can do to a radio host's opinion. Upton Sinclair once said, “It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.”

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How would you know if you listen to Nolan Finley?

Fred has been a different person since he got remarried . Having sex again with a woman will do wonders for a person with anger issues. I can listen to Fred again without getting sick. Bless him!

Hope I didn't offend anyone!

Donnahoney are you insinuating Fred had sex with what?

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Fred has been a different person since he got remarried . Having sex again with a woman will do wonders for a person with anger issues. I can listen to Fred again without getting sick. Bless him!

Hope I didn't offend anyone!

Yes noticed he's been advertising Noxitrill sex enhancement medication. I think this and losing two hundred pounds helped his chances of keeping a woman this time. As for being a different person, you should read some of his emails he has sent me. I think you would reconsider.

Statements made are the opinion of the writer who is exercising his first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and are generally permitted.

Yes noticed he's been advertising Noxitrill sex enhancement medication. I think this and losing two hundred pounds helped his chances of keeping a woman this time. As for being a different person, you should read some of his emails he has sent me. I think you would reconsider.

Statements made are the opinion of the writer who is exercising his first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and are generally permitted.

I agree that Fred has changed since marrying again—turned into a hippy liberal. I think it’s because the new wife is an artist. What a weazel.

On the radio, Fred will take on whatever persona works best at the time to get him the maximum number of listeners, so that his bosses can charge more per minute for the advertising which takes place during Fred's broadcasts. Too many here, of all political stripes, take Fred and other talk show hosts far too literally!
Do some broadcasters show their true ideological beliefs when they broadcast? Some do. Most, however, have found their niche in life in the field of broadcasting, and want to compete effectively. It's just that simple.
Fred. as I always have stated, I wish you the best in a highly competitive field. I guess whatever you're doing, you're creating enough controversy to get enough listeners to please your bosses. Keep it up, Fred!

If that were the case WSPD would of got into the NEXUS pipeline fray. They would not get involved even after many attempts for interviews. Some say its because the industry (American Petroleum Institute) was buying ad time to shut up the controversy. Alot of his Fulton county listeners were aversely affected by this pipeline. What Fred did was promote pipeline jobs angering many rural listeners. You are right Dale, its all about the money and to hell with local public service on our airwaves. Corporate radio alive and well in Toledo. Corporate whores do what best for their out-of-state corporate bosses and Toledo suffers.

Statements made are the opinion of the writer who is exercising his first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and are generally permitted.

I may be wrong, but, to me, it's not personal with Fred. Nor do ANY of us know what Fred really believes. He is an employee who tries his best to please his employer. As long as his program makes money, his employers are happy with Fred. And, it is a very competitive business.
Believe me, if by ignoring a divisive issue like the Nexus pipeline would have significantly diminished the number of listeners to Fred's show, he would have taken a strong stand against it. But, let's face it! Most people in Fulton County faithfully pull Republican levers in every election, no matter what. The Republican office holders who dominate in Fulton County faithfully bow to corporate interests and influences. Yet, many of those same Fulton County citizens who faithfully pull those Republican levers in every election somehow expect that the Republicans they elect will really place the interests of Fulton County residents ahead of their corporate sponsors. This is both naive and unrealistic!
Remember this quote often attributed to Albert Einstein: "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result."
BTW -- In the interest of full disclosure, my daughter, her husband, and their children, live together in Fulton County. I've seen the protest signs in many, many yards. I just shake my head in dismay.

Yes Dale you're right about Fulton County voting Republican. Bob Latta never once showed much interest in the NEXUS pipeline. In fact Bob Latta has worked for ALEC to deregulate pipeline approve. The local media never asked him once about helping with our concerns even after we alerted them. As for WSPD many in the rural areas listen to the station. But American Petroleum Institute and other pipelines advertised on WSPD so the station took the money over doing the public good of informing them. One time we got on Fred's show before the money flow in 2015. After the money flowed in it was mum and silence. So those who think WSPD is a local station should think again. Its all about the money for the out of state corporation. http://swampbubbles.com/blogs/mrindependent/20150919/richard-latta-s-dir...

Statements made are the opinion of the writer who is exercising his first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and are generally permitted.

I agree that Fred has changed since marrying again—turned into a hippy liberal. I think it’s because the new wife is an artist. What a weazel.

Got to understand his situation. He has to tow the Republican talking points, promoting cuts to Social Security and Medicare yet would be the biggest benefactor of these programs. He's dependent on his job, not able to retire, but talks like he's a roller in Republican circles. No, its sad the reallity of it all. Got to be frustrating. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNXTKVxOmfk

Statements made are the opinion of the writer who is exercising his first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and are generally permitted.

When you give up sandwiches, you may lose 200 pounds.

When you give up sandwiches, you may lose 200 pounds.

Thompson. It seems especially appropriate here. If this is not a correct quote, please correct me:
"The radio business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, all while many good men [and women] die like dogs. There's also a negative side."

https://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2013/04/24/thompson/

Any statement I make is the opinion of me exercising my first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and is generally permitted.

According to the article to which you link, the original quote is mostly accurate, but it is about the TV industry; neither radio, nor music. And, according to your source, the last sentence in the original quote is an embellishment which Hunter never stated.
However, I really like the last thing your reference article states: "But that doesn’t mean the shoe doesn’t fit."
My point is that the entire field of entertainment is extremely competitive. There are few, if any, fields that are more competitive than entertainment. Entertainment seems to be unique in that a person can be on top of that world one day, and have their career totally destroyed the next, often on a whim of changes in tastes by consumers, not by overt actions of the individual. Once again, Fred, I give you credit for remaining viable within this extremely tough field. And I wish you nothing but the best in your future.

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