Loving Talk Radio in the Kitchen While My Family Members Hate It

Listening to talk radio is still a passion with me. It drives my family members crazy. They feel I hijack the kitchen radio. My nieces do not say much. They just change to their favorite pop music station. The adults would rather hear a popular gospel music station whenever they are in the kitchen, but if I am in there, they feel I am subjecting them to listen to talk, especially right-wing talk that they do not want to hear. One family member just shakes their head whenever they hear Rush Limbaugh talking. I always hear,”Please turn back to the music.”

When I first crossed over to conservatism, I listened to the entire programs of the popular conservative talkers. Today, I do a lot of switching around. I love it when Rush Limbaugh and Rev. Al Sharpton who are on against each other, bloviate on the same subject. I hear one for a while and then listen to the other. There are  a few times when I do not  agree with either one, but I continue to increase in siding with Rush.

Regardless of my political bent, I have always listen to local urban talk radio. Of course, these days, the only times I’m in agreement with the talk hosts on an issue is when it relates to something cultural or behavioral, except for conservative urban talk host, James T. Harris.  My adult family members are just as oppose to listening to the urban left-wing talkers as they are to the right-wing talkers. They even do not want to hear Christian talkers like Janet Parshall on the issues that affect all of us. All I ever hear is, “Do we have to listen to that?” “Turn back to the (gospel) music station.”


Discovering Life and Liberty

I tuned at the mid-point of the Mike Gallagher talk radio program on Friday. He was not there that day, but Vicki Middleton who I had never heard of before was his guest host. Her husband, Jim Middleton joined her. They are both of Life and Liberty. The program was excellent. When I tuned in, the discussion was on Islam and Sharia Law concerns, which too many people in this country continue to ignore.  The topic moved on to Martin Luther King and historical inaccuracies shared by David Barton of WallBuilders. that many of us were taught.

The Martin Luther King segment with guest Thomas E. Woods was a somewhat painful to hear, even though it was really no surprise to me about Dr. King being into socialism and redistribution of wealth. I guess it was hearing it broadcast in the open that made it painful. I pretty much see Dr. King from my growing up days (He was shot down when I was in high school). I viewed Dr. King as the strongest non violent fighter for equal rights for those who lived under legal discrimination.

As I typed this post, I listened to the Life and Liberty radio broadcast online at http://www.ksky.com. The program’s roots are in the Lord. I will be listening to this Saturday program from time to time at around 4:00 pm. eastern. The program is from Texas where it advertises at its central air time of 3:00 pm.  I also found Life and Liberty on Facebook and hit the ‘like’ button.  Here is some video of one of the radio broadcast.

A Few October 30th History Events

Let’s take a little trip back in history to see a few events that took place on this date.


  • 1817 – Simon Bolivar established the independent government of Venezuela.
      I learned this fact in the 5th grade. Is this type of history taught anymore?

  • 1831 – Escaped slave Nat Turner apprehended in Southampton County, VA, several weeks after leading the bloodiest slave uprising in American history.
      I first heard of Nat Turner near the end of high school in the late 60s.

  • 1938 – Orson Welles’ “The War of the Worlds” aired on CBS radio. The belief that the realistic radio dramatization was a live news event about a Martian invasion caused panic among listeners.
      Can you imagine how people got a few things together and started running and hiding! Where could they go for safety!

  • 1954 – The last All-Negro unit abolished in the desegregation of the Army in 1954.
      My father served during World War II when the armed forces were completely segregated. He talked often about his returns to his unit in the south from Philly and having to go to the ragged, dusty “colored” coaches when the train pulled in to Washington, D. C.. Just think, our country’s capital was the boundary for where you could travel into legal segregation!

  • 1972 – U.S. President Richard Nixon approved legislation to increase Social Security spending by $5.3 billion.
      Yes, Republican Presidents have contributed their share in increasing entitlement spending.

  • 1975 – The New York Daily News ran the headline “Ford to City: Drop Dead.” The headline came a day after U.S. President Gerald R. Ford said he would veto any proposed federal bailout of New York City.
      I did not like Gerald R. Ford, but I liked his wife, Betty. When I saw his record of voting against government programs for blacks and the poor, I was reacting from a liberal perspective. Due to my growing conservatism, I no longer dislike Gerald R. Ford.

  • 1976 – Joseph H. Evans became the first black leader of the United Church of Christ.
      In true Christianity, people will come under Christ centered leadership regardless of human leaders’ race or ethnicity.

  • 1979 – Richard Arrington elected as the first black mayor of Birmingham, Alabama.
      Remember 20 years earlier, Birmingham, Alabama was legally racially segregated and KKK dominated.

  • 1991 – While still black owned (Robert Johnson) Black Entertainment becomes the first black-controlled company on the New York Stock Exchange selling 4.2 million shares.
      BET was easier to watch back then. I watched the news discussion programs, which were liberal,left bent. Now remember, I was on the liberal side in 1991. BET programing really declined in quality. The channel has grown up the raunchy meter. The news programing regardless of ideology should still be a part of the channel. Currently, I occasionally catch an award show or a movie on the channel.