A new year

..and it all begins today. Traffic again sucks, which puts more cell phone using drivers that don’t know how to merge back on the highways and biways of sunny Southern California. yAy. As long as I don’t see any Christmas decorations in Wal-Mart by June, I really don’t care.

Some changes I’ve noticed for the new year…

1. Radio station changes…103.1 (the new party station) has changed formats (yes, again). Be thankful that it is at least English speaking. Be thankful again that it is GOOD music! Finally. Call it an alternative to KROQ if you will. Calling themselves *your* independant radio station (ala FM 94.9 in San Diego), they are playing a good mix of the alternative rock, not the every hour Green Day or Beastie Boys or Sublime that KROQ does. Check it out.
2. From melindalee.com:

BEGINNING SATURDAY, JANUARY 3, MELINDA WILL BROADCAST HER SHOW FROM 8 A.M. UNTIL NOON EVERY SATURDAY AND SUNDAY FROM A NEW DIAL POSITION: KNX NEWSRADIO – THAT’S 1070 ON YOUR AM DIAL

That’s right. Now when you tune to KFI on Saturday and Sunday Mornings, you get Dr. Laura instead. Consider yourself warned.
3. Speaking of KFI, it would appear that they have themselves a new Tech Guy. Doing the weekend show duties will now be Tech TV’s Leo Laporte. He is replacing Jeff Levy, who also moved to KNX 1070. Leo’s not bad, but it’s frustrating when he, or any other *tech* guy on the radio, gives incorrect, incomplete or bad information to listeners. Oh well, guess that’s why I have a *real* job and am not in Radio.
4. New driving laws are in effect. Check ’em.
5. New smoking laws turn smoking just 1 more step closer to be being completely illegal. It looks as if you now can not smoke if you are wearing anything red, have ever driven a ’74 Pinto wagon with fake wood trim, or own any CD that has any song with the phrases “anal kittens of death” or “fake dog vomit”. Well, 2 outta three ain’t bad.

I did prepare a real snazzy new years post that was much different than this one, but my dog ate it. I tried to get it back, but what was left was less than presentable. Made especially more so by the fact that I don’t own a dog.

With the new year there will be more of the extra special rants that the 3 of you really enjoy, plus I promise I will build a gallery and quit flooding my post with pictures.

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By Don

Lead bottle washer at donburnside.com, host at whiteroofradio.com and tech guru for the MotoringFile family of sites.

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