Thursday, November 06, 2008

The New 94.5 Lake FM

Milwaukee’s newest radio station, 94.5 Lake FM debuted at noon today. The soon-to-be WLWK replaces WKTI, which had essentially the same format for 32 years. That’s almost unheard of in radio, especially in this day-and-age.

Based on listener feedback, the design of the station is “unpredictable and fun to listen to.” Instead of being limited to just a few hundred of the same tired songs, 94.5 Lake FM will feature thousands of songs from the 60’s to today, including Pop, Rock, Top 40 and the timeless classics, all without jocks until after the first of the year.

You would be correct if you think this format sounds like an offshoot of “Jack-FM.” That’s exactly what it is. However, it's nothing like the format at the former 93.1 The Lake in Madison, which recently switched to hip-hop. R.I.P.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Election Day

Today is Election Day in America. Most voters only vote every four years. Why? That’s when we elect the President of the United States, our Commander-in-Chief.

Some are calling this election a historical day in American politics. However, is it, really? If Barack Obama wins, he becomes the first African-American President. Would an Obama victory be any more significant than John F. Kennedy becoming the first Catholic President? I guess that depends on your point-of-view.

Throughout our country’s history, the leader hasn’t always been the smartest or strongest. Often, not even the best looking, as evidenced by President William McKinley. The best leaders have been the ones who unified the populace against attacks from outsiders. Our current leader couldn’t tell his ass from a hole in the ground.

In 2000, 2004, and this year, I voted for the same individual for Chief Executive. This person is a strong leader possessing the ability to bring Americans together as one. This person is…ME!

Hail To The Chief, President Willie!!!