Fresh Paint
Wednesday, October 20, 2004
Is Nothing Sacred?
Bush ad cut from WTMJ-AM traffic
No, WTMJ-AM (620) news folks are not reading ads pushing the re-election of President George W. Bush.

But it's no surprise that listeners might have thought that was the case because of the role that an outfit called Metro Networks plays in traffic reports. A Bush ad was read Tuesday during a traffic report at the end of the 6 p.m. newscast.

That traffic reporter works for Metro Networks.

Most of the traffic reports that you hear up and down the Milwaukee radio dial come from Metro Networks. Sometimes you'll hear traffic reports from the same person using different names on different stations.
Mixing politics and driving is a dangerous combination, especially when combined with cellphones and irate listeners trying to email the station with one hand.

(Wasn't me).

Good evening, folks. Popping head up between commercial breaks as I unwind by not phone canvassing tonight. Had to see an actual liberal president at work on The West Wing season opener. I'm glad that President Bartlet is trying to come up with a plan for peace and that he requires better information and more proof of "linkage" before invading a certain Middle Eastern country. Our ghost administration in the parallel universe struggles on valiantly. I hope Donna gets well soon.

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