Thursday, February 24, 2005
Goodbye, Y100; hello, The BeatBy Michael Klein INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Signs are pointing to the imminent death of radio station Y100 after nearly 12 years.
The modern-rock station, WPLY-FM (100.3), stopped using live disc jockeys at noon today when midday host Bret Hamilton signed off. Y100's Web site, www.y100.com, was changed to read "under construction."
Sister station WPHI-FM (The Beat) will move from 103.9 to use the stronger signal of 100.3, according to station insiders who spoke on condition of anonymity. The changeover is scheduled for midnight.
The 103.9 spot eventually will become a black-gospel station, the insiders said. A loop tape will be broadcast on 103.9 to steer listeners west on their dial, to 100.3.
Indications of the change began on the Preston & Steve morning show. Preston Elliot and Steve Morrison, who are bound for WMMR-FM (93.3) in the summer, were to air their Y100 finale tomorrow.
But before their 10 a.m. signoff, the show turned into a sort of wake. The station's program director, Jim McGuinn, mused on the air about his own future.
Y100 executives would not return messages.
Meanwhile, a Web site, www.y100rocks.com, has been set up. It contains an online radio station with a Y100-style playlist as well as an online petition to save Y100. The site's source was unclear.
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if you really believe I won, then say so to everyone who read your previous column. let people know the more logical stance on the issue. Then I might believe that you actually think Im correct. Otherwise, you're just too cowardly or tired to fight for your own beliefs. I may have been severely insulting, but if you'll notice I did discuss your points. Its just more fun for me to be mean in them. But seriously, if you really think that, I think it would be impressive to see you say it to people. Otherwise, you are just backing down from your viewpoint, whether it was because I cursed or had the better argument Im not sure, but you shouldn't let someone intimidate you out of your opinion, regardless of their method. Hope to hear more from you on the topic, ems Then they followed it with another email: I thought about it a little, and I realized that if you were going to chicken out of the argument you probably would have stopped emailing, (though, I could be wrong, you could have just been trying to get me to shut up) I have noticed that that is most people's way of handling the scenario: not responding. So I apologize if you were being sincere, because you at least took the time to respond. Hopefully, this is correct. ems. To which I replied:
I responded just to defend my point. No opinion writer worth his salt would just go quietly. Anything after that was you just cursing up a storm with your points wedged in between. I though that nothing earth shattering was probably going to come out of us emailing. But, alas you have surprised me. I still stand at my former opinion and (obviously) I don't think you going anywhere. But thank you for at least caring enough to fight back. And thanks most of all for reading. Sean Blanda
Wednesday, February 16, 2005
Oh really? You don't smoke?!? Then you are just a fucking cunt then. What the fuck is wrong with you, you sack of shit?!?! I'm so surprised you didn't consider the lives of waitresses and bartenders when you were contemplating your article, what a fucking shock, you cumeater. Who the fuck is the bottomfeeder who gave you a column? Did you seriously compare being a bartender or waitress to being a proathlete? Not the same, shitsucker. Pro-athletes get paid sick amounts of money to entertain people for up to 6 months of the year. Most waiters and bartenders provide people with personal service, so that they can pay rent week to week. You are some kind of fucking genius. And while we are at it, why stop there? Let's make more dumbfucking assumptions about how the world works... How about this one? People have jobs in hazardous chemical plants, or nuclear power facilities, why bother protecting them? They knew what they were getting into. They knew they had to work near hazmats and nuclear reactors, they don't need any kind of protection, or workers rights. Its basically their fault. You know? Really good logic. AND DONT TRY TO SAY: Thats HARDLY the same thing, because, yes, cockbreath, it is. RADIATION KILLS, SMOKING KILLS. It is that simple. You know what else? Why protect people at all? Employers will always keep the best interest of their employees in mind.(I would like to just take a moment here to tell you, EAT SHIT, shiteater) Governments and corporations care about people and the environment. Let's not have laws to protect anyone, it imposes on our freedoms, dogfucker. You don't have the belief of love it or leave it?!?!? OBVIOUSLY YOU DO!!! RETARD!!!! In case you forgot, you just wrote an article about how people should leave bars and restaurants if they don't like being near smoking. Like it or leave it, Love it or leave it... same fucking thing, taintface. Oh, and why don't you explain to me exactly where you decided that those people have the right to smoke in a restaurant? From what magical place did they get this right? From the law? Obviously not! Most of the basic rights we have agreed upon are based on an agreed moral code, which includes not killing other people because you are too weak to quit smoking. They have places to smoke, LOTS of places to smoke, homes, streets, sewers, and coffins. Smoking causes environmental pollution, littering, death, and disease, as well as being an inconvenience to everyone who has to be around it. You know what? You are right, lets give people a place to smoke. Lets give them a place to shoot guns off, too. Without any regard for other people around them. How the fuck are people going to pass their own law???? As long as people are legally allowed to smoke in bars, they will. And those people who give a shit about their health have nowhere to go that doesnt permit smoking. God you are an idiot. I have run out of amazingly awesome cursewords and insults because Im too tired from beating the shit out of your flawed logic. Nice work, jackass, you even managed to insult the punctuation and grammar of an EMAIL that I wrote casually, and typed while STANDING in spare time between classes. This of course was contrasted by your masterful navigation of a logic system so complex you negated to take into consideration the PEOPLE WHO WORK IN THE ESTABLISHMENTS YOU ARE DISCUSSING, you know they people who are ALWAYS there. FROM OPEN TO CLOSE. and you forget that they were of concern. for an ARTICLE in a NEWSPAPER!!!! That is absolutely the same thing, and well worth criticizing. It was awesome of you to take a prescriptivist view of casual orthographic dialogue. Tres enlightened. eat my shit.
you fucking idiot. you are so fucking dumb. first of all let me start off by saying that your opinion is wrong. I am a subjectivist, a relativist, post modernist whatever you want to call it, but your opinion is wrong. I didnt think an opinion could be wrong. but yours is. Insert everything wrong with smoking here (second hand, cancer, pollution, chemicals, coporations, children, etc...) why the fuck should i have to leave an establishment so you can kill yourself? or to protect my health? why the fuck should waiters and bartenders have to work in hazardous conditions? Great Opinion though. too bad its wrong, you fucking waste of skin. i hope you get throat lung and face cancer, and the next time you are sitting at the bar smoking or macking on some girl that all your homophobic frat brothers have already fucked and given the gift of heps A-C, that your cancerous face falls off and you live the rest of your life with AIDS and cervical cancer. you piece of shit. I dont know about your awsome fucking job at the Temple Newspaper, but alot of bartenders and waitresses dont have the option to "leave". You know what else im fucking sick of this "Leave" argument. Who the fuck does that? Who finds something they dont like in a place that they do, and says oh well, ill have to get over that. You sound like those dumb fucking hicks from the south "America. Love it or leave it." FUCK YOU! some people care about things despite their problems and want to "FIX" THEM. There is a new word for your vocab list, cum-for-brains. FIX essentially means to repair or make better. "WHAT IS TO FIX?" you might ask, if you are a fucking retard... A system that ensures things like lung cancer for people who are only trying to make money to take care of their family, and not for the ridiculous fucking assholes who "need a smoke" to wind down after a tough day of sucking dick at Temple News. You are a fucking idiot. Have fun writing for the Metro. I have so much more to say but am getting sick from wondering how you got into college. eat my shit.I wish I made this up. My Response:
You have a good point about the bartenders and waitresses. I'll admit I did not consider that. However taking a job of a bartender comes with those assumed risks, bartenders and anyone who walks into a bar know exactly what to expect. It falls under the same umbrella as a football player complaining getting injured or a bouncer complaining about getting into a fight. These risks come with the job.
You ask why you should leave an establishment so someone else can smoke. I say because it is every bit there right to have a place to smoke, and it is every bit your right to leave. If the bar owners decide to allow smoking then people should be able to smoke. Just as if they disallow, people should be expected not to light up.
Know that I don’t smoke and I'm not in a frat. I don’t have the philosophy of “love it or leave it” but if we want smoking reforms or bans it I think it should come from the citizens choosing their own business policy.
Thank you for you insightful and well worded email. You are a master of punctuation and grammar.
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The University is pleased to announce that the ABC Family network andEndemol USA, producers of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and Big Brother arecoming to the University City Main Campus this spring to film Back to School(working title), a new comedic reality show.The show will give the parents of four current undergraduates theopportunity to experience college life at Drexel with their children duringthe spring term. The program will also allow us to share the Drexelexperience with a national audience.Casting directors are visiting Drexel now through Sunday, February 20, 2005to interview possible project participants. To be considered, you must be18 years old and a current full-time Drexel undergraduate student with aparent who has never attended a university or never had the opportunity tofinish college.
Received this in my Drexel E-mail