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Sweet Sixteen

Monday will mark our 16th anniversary broadcast and we’ll kick off our 17th season of service to the community. Bob & Wendy will drop by to play some tunes and our friends from the Clark Center will give away some free tickets to upcoming shows. I’m also trying to coax Charlotte to pay a visit. We’ll see. But now that the holidays ate behind us, we’re back to work on Hometown Radio and ready for 2008.

Some upcoming segments this week: Susan Amerikaner will explain the Hollywood writers’ strike on Tuesday and Gail Gresham shares her recent trip to Antarctica on Thursday. County supervisor Jerry Lenthall joins us on Friday to talk about getting young people involved in public service. Lance Tullis and Zach Schultz are scheduled to join us on Wednesday to discuss this Christian school proposed for Arroyo Grande.

We went through some changes in 2007, going from Clear Channel to El Dorado, a work that remains in progress. We said goodbye to Tom Madsen and hello to Matt Donovan. I was pleased that we didn’t have to say goodbye to John Lindsey. We featured new voices like Lani Silver and Jeff Bliss from the Hoover Institution — we’re always on the lookout for new contributors to the show. 2008 is an election year and we’ll provide you consistent coverage throughout the year.

Stay dry. Drive carefully. Keep in touch.

  1. Neil from Gtover
    January 7, 2008 at 5:27 am

    Happy Anniversary, Dave. I wish you another 16 years on the air, but less of Santa Maria Bill in ’08, please.

  2. Anonymous
    January 7, 2008 at 3:15 pm

    I agree on both accounts! Congrats and please, we have all heard enough smbill for a while.

  3. www.rastafarian.net
    January 7, 2008 at 4:29 pm

    ron “the wacko” paul is all washed up!

    Not All Libertarians Happy With Ron Paul

    With former Libertarian Party presidential nominee Ron Paul in the race for the Republican nomination, libertarians might be expected to fall in line in support of his candidacy.

    But one libertarian publication will have none of it.

    The latest issue of The New Individualist magazine features the cover story “The Abominable Dr. Paul: How Ron Paul Tortures the Cause of Liberty.”

    The cover illustration, a spoof of a movie poster for the 1971 movie “The Abominable Dr. Phibes,” shows Paul’s face morphing into a monstrous visage.

    The article by Stephen Green begins: “It’s probably no exaggeration to say that, among readers of this magazine, there exists much sympathy for the presidential candidacy of Dr. Ron Paul, Republican congressman from Texas. Or, if not for the man, then at least for many of the nominally pro-freedom, pro-capitalism ideas he espouses.

    “However, Dr. Paul’s specific remedies for what ails our nation amount to the political equivalent of patent-medicine quackery. He only discredits the cause of liberty by associating it with his own weird and dangerous brand of utopianism.

    “And I find that abominable.”

    The article takes Paul to task on a number of issues:

    On immigration, it places Paul “to the right of most Republicans,” and cites his call for an end to automatic citizenship for the born-in-America children of illegals.
    On government spending, the author points to Paul’s request for $400 million in earmarks in 2007.
    The article calls Paul’s plan to abolish the Federal Reserve system and return the U.S. to the gold standard “dangerous.”
    It terms Paul’s foreign policy of nonintervention “utopian silliness dressed up in the outdated language of Washington.”

  4. Jim from Morro Bay
    January 9, 2008 at 5:04 am

    Congratulations on the 16th Anniversary of the Dave Congalton Show! Looking forward to at least 16 more years, as we (speaking on behalf of your many regular listeners & supporters) appreciate you, your guests and the varied discussion topics.

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