Making a Mockery

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

When Trolls Attack

For a while now I have been predicting the final curtain call for a radio station I have loved, KENZ 101.9 The end. After spending a year sabbatical in Los Angeles I returned to Utah to Discover the End. It was a welcome fit after leaving some of the greatest stations in the world in LA. I was a rabid fan of the station. Now as you have read I can't bear to listen to it as it struggles to redefine its self or implode upon itself for lack of a decent morning show, quality music and or dj.

What I find interesting is the amount of people agreeing with my position of the End is dying a horrible undignified death. I have received a lot of emails regarding this. Most posters hate the new guy Parker and especially hate the DJ I didn't like. I personally blame her for the downward spiral. In my original post about the failure to renew Mr. West's contract I linked to a site that had insider information about what happened. Mister West Boycott I have been following closely the comments posted to her site.

If you want to send the DJ I didn't like a I think you suck comment do so at her myspace page.

This subject has created a swell of support from fans of the Chunga and Mister Show. The blog post has also attracted a lot of trolls. I love internet trolls what a malfeasance they are. Secretly I believe that employees of Citadel communications have posted some of these hateful things. Unfortunately I have no evidence of it other than my gut feelings and past experience with internet controversy (My Sundance pages for those in the know caused quite a stir for some of the middle brass aka Mari Turner and Shawna Vanderlunden). Anyone who tries to make money via a publicity based business and doesn't follow their internet property for trends and chatter involving their business is a fool. Then again judging by the End's website maybe they don't care about internet marketing, and that is a business gaff for another rant. What a waste of an internet property.!?!

So the trolls have begun to gather at Dizzy Miss Lizzy's Blog like flies to a nice warm cow pie. I find it repulsive that the trolls gather to feed upon someone who posts their opinion about what happened to the dj and her opinions about the show. Its all very sad to me that someone who disagrees will make very personal attacks on a person for expressing their opinion. However that being said I think that this just adds credence to the fact that I believe that decay of 101.9 The End is beginning to stink and the station is drifting into oblivion. Its like the death of an old friend. I think some of the trolls might be employees or close friends of the station who are feeling the heat from the dismissal of Mister West. They are slowly reading the writing on the wall and feel helpless in the demise. Shake ups and major staff changes always send a ripple through the rank and file fan and employees. Staff often times have the same symptoms of grief. I think that right now they are in the anger stage.

What I am saying is the removal of Mr. West has brought the slow destruction of a show and radio station to a head and people are beginning to voice their opinions about the subject. They are beginning to say we don't like the direction this station has taken. Do I believe that this blog will change Citadel broadcasting, only in my wildest fantasies but no I know that it won't. This fact of the inability to change a corporate policy in this instance has has brought out the trolls. Those internet vermin that like to call names and hide behind the mask of ambiguity of their keyboard not having the balls to attach an identity to their ideas. I read recently that it is because trolls are stupid and this makes them unhappy and they want others to be unhappy too. Web Trolls: A definitive document to cover the utter sadness of the Internet troll is a very funny read.

“If you can't answer a man's arguments, all is not lost; you can still call him vile names.” Elbert Hubbard is a quote someone posted in response to some trolling on Dizzy's site. I find that funny. What a slam in a nice eloquent little quote.

One last peace of evidence that the End is dying... This post from X96 Radio from Hell Blog.

If you want to send the DJ I didn't like a "I think you suck" message try her myspace page or her psuedo-work email the DJ I didn't

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Tuesday, January 08, 2008

the DJ I didn't like the Idiot DJ

This morning as I drove to work I needed to find out what the weather was going to be for a job I am doing at work. I flipped off of satellite radio and onto terrestrial radio. It was tuned to 101.9 The End. It was the beginning of stupid news so I stayed and listened. I enjoy hearing stores about the stupidity of people. Listening to 101.9 morning show has become something that over the past year I have rarely done due to the downward spiral of the KENZ Morning show Jimmy Chunga. The show has begun to stink and recently the radio station didn’t renew Mr. West’s contract and the show has become stale. This morning Jimmy Chunga was funnier than he has been in a while. However it only took 3 minutes into the piece to be annoyed by the dumbest DJ ever on KENZ, the DJ I didn't like. I wish they would fire her. First off I find her laugh irritating and I think that mostly has to do with the fact that she laughs at weird times, kinda like clapping at a concert on the wrong beat. Anyway Jimmy told a story about a shirtless bicyclist that used to haunt him early in his career and the unoriginal wet blanket known as the DJ I didn't like had to regurgitate an almost identical story. What was the point the DJ I didn't like? This has been standard since the DJ I didn't like started on the show. Then the next gaff by the DJ I didn't like the dumb was when Chunga said he had never been to Ohio and hoped to never go there and she says, “You don’t want to go to Chicago?” Whoops I guess the girl genius didn’t pass basic geography because Chicago is two states away in Illinois. I did enjoy Chunga and Corte making fun of her. The next stupid news was about a soldier kicked out of the army for getting breast implants. Chunga and Corte go on to tell how they have a plastic surgeon that is often on the show and that the DJ I didn't like is constantly sucking up to him to get free fake boobs. Again they were mocking her and she goes along with it saying how the doctor is creeped out by her constant sucking up. It often appears that all the DJ I didn't like wants to be is a whore and she is unabashedly open about her pursuit. Come on the DJ I didn't like have some self respect. So why do I continue to blog about the DJ I didn't like the DJ. I blog about her because she has taken my favorite radio show and has made it so bad that I can no longer stand to listen.

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Thursday, December 20, 2007

Mr. West Fan’s Strike Back

It appears Friends and Fans of Mister West are currently running an email campaign to let the station know what we think of their "non-renewal" of his contract. Please send your complaints to program manager: and station manager: In addition to complaining about this travesty I think we should complain about how much the DJ I didn't like sucks. Over the last week she has rarely come up with her own material and has been merely parroting what the others are talking about. the DJ I didn't like is the wet blanket stick in the mud at the station. Citadal Communications should: Let Her GO!!!!

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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

The End of 101.9 KENZ

A few days ago I turned on the radio to KENZ 101.9 The End for a listen because I have a fantasy that they will do the right thing and fire the DJ I didn't like in order to resurrect a good radio station. I think that she is killing the station slowly. I think she sucks but you can read that here. Instead the radio station has decided to fire Mr. West albeit they use a different term for it: contract dispute. The truth may exist right here. The bottom-line is that Citadel Communications thinks they can do it cheaper and be more profitable unfortunately Chunga and Mr. are/were their gravy train. Personally I think that this radio station will disappear within 6 months. Chunga and Mr. have been keeping it alive and occasional bright spots with other DJ’s but they have been few and far between. I think there is a large demand in Utah for the type of radio they started out with but I think this is the swan song for this station. An Alternative Rock/New Wave station that plays 80’s classics as well as new stuff that fits in to this genre. Chunga over the last year and a half has been slipping. No longer is he as funny but has become too self-absorbed and has forgotten what his audience liked about him. Chunga seems to be suffering radio burn out or career burnout because he is doing too many other things outside of 101.9. I miss the old days of Chunga and Mr West with a little bit of Stevie Oldfield mixed in for some fun. I guess I will just keep on enjoying satellite radio.

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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Where Has All The Music Gone...

Every now and then a song just sticks and it is forever stuck in your mind. Over the last 3 months I have heard this song almost everyday on Sirius Satelite Radio… I love it and will be buying the album soon.

Somewhere over the last few years music has become boring to me. Very few new artists and songs really hit home. Over the last 4 months I have had Sirius I have rediscovered music. I first I couldn’t believe that my wife would buy me a satellite radio nor did I think that I should pay $150 a year to listen. In just a few short months however I have become a fan. The variety is incredible and it is so refreshing not to have endless commercials and radio lame radio dj’s who aren’t funny blathering on about nothing. I don’t think that it was that I was tired of adding new music to my collection as so much as the local radio stations were beating the hell out of crappy songs.

I have spent much of the last 10 years listening to 101.9/107.9 The End and over the last year they have really begun to suck big… My advice to them is to return to the early days. Play music people used to love to hear you play, Example like new wave, alternative etc. You’re A to Z weekends used to be awesome because you played all the great things hidden in your collection. Unfortunately You have played to death Cold Play and John Mayer… Return to 80’s and 90’s classics mixed with new stuff but not the same new stuff that every other damn radio station in Utah is playing. Another free piece of advice FIRE the DJ I didn't like… SHE SUCKS, She isn’t funny and has ruined the Chunga and Mister Show. Every time she comes on the show I change the dial. She sucks… and is a fun killer. I must commend Tyson Web the other day when I peaked in for a visit he played Johnny Cash’s cover of “Hurt”. It was quite refreshing. Too bad his co-host some “Britney wanna-be” girl had never heard of it nor of the Nine Inch Nails version. That just might be the problem hiring DJ’s who have no musical experience in your station’s genre. Until 101.9 The End changes I will be listening to the New Wave and ALT Nation Stations of Sirius.

For those who are interested..

Plain White T’s "Hey There Delilah"
Hear the song and See the Video Here

Hey there Delilah
What's it like in New York City?
I'm a thousand miles away
But girl tonight you look so pretty
Yes you do
Time Square can't shine as bright as you
I swear it's true

Hey there Delilah
Don't you worry about the distance
I'm right there if you get lonely
Give this song another listen
Close your eyes
Listen to my voice it's my disguise
I'm by your side

Oh it's what you do to me
Oh it's what you do to me
Oh it's what you do to me
Oh it's what you do to me
What you do to me

Hey there Delilah
I know times are getting hard
But just believe me girl
Someday I'll pay the bills with this guitar
We'll have it good
We'll have the life we knew we would
My word is good

Hey there Delilah
I've got so much left to say
If every simple song I wrote to you
Would take your breath away
I'd write it all
Even more in love with me you'd fall
We'd have it all

Oh it's what you do to me
Oh it's what you do to me
Oh it's what you do to me
Oh it's what you do to me

A thousand miles seems pretty far
But they've got planes and trains and cars
I'd walk to you if I had no other way
Our friends would all make fun of us
and we'll just laugh along because we know
That none of them have felt this way
Delilah I can promise you
That by the time we get through
The world will never ever be the same
And you're to blame

Hey there Delilah
You be good and don't you miss me
Two more years and you'll be done with school
And I'll be making history like I do
You know it's all because of you
We can do whatever we want to
Hey there Delilah here's to you
This ones for you

Oh it's what you do to me
Oh it's what you do to me
Oh it's what you do to me
Oh it's what you do to me
What you do to me.

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