Backbone Radio: February 14, 2010
I’m pleased to announce that starting today, I will take over primary hosting duties for John Andrews’ Backbone Radio program which is broadcast live from 5 PM to 8 PM on Sunday evenings on 710 AM KNUS in Denver. It will now be called Backbone Radio with Ross Kaminsky and John Andrews. John will continue to do one broadcast per month and I will do most of the rest. (Over the next month, I have some previously-scheduled weekends away so you will hear other hosts, including John, for the three Sundays from January 28 to March 14.)
If you’re not in range of the radio waves, you should be able to listen to the show online by clicking HERE.
Before I go any further, allow me to thank John for the great compliment and privilege of offering me this opportunity. I will do my very best to uphold the high standard at which he as performed for the last five years and to bring to the listeners an enjoyable and informative show.
On this Valentine’s Day, we’re going to talk about the wider-than-ever gap between Democrats and Republicans, both in the federal Congress and in our state legislature. We’ll discuss “bipartisanship", whether it’s a valid end in itself and whether it tends to help or harm the cause of liberty. And we’ll discuss why it seems that Democrats believe they can tax and spend without political repercussion (or at least without worse political repercussion than they might suffer without supporting tax increases and rampant spending.)
During the 5 PM hour, we’ll have former Congressman Bob Schaffer as our guest to discuss nuts-and-bolts politics. I’m sure he will also remind people to register for the Leadership Program of the Rockies’ Annual Retreat at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs (Feb 26-27)…an event I haven’t missed once during my 6 years in Colorado. John Bolton will be the Friday dinner speaker and Dick Morris the Sunday lunch speaker!
And during the 7 PM hour, we will be joined by State Senator Greg Brophy who will talk to us about the Democrats’ “Dirty Dozen” tax increases – both the details of the measures as well as the likely political fallout.
One modest difference in style between me and John Andrews is that I really want to encourage listener participation, i.e. I want listeners to call in and join the conversation. So if you have something to add (other than just swearing at me), please don’t be shy (regardless of whether you agree or disagree with my point of view.)
The studio call-in number is 303-696-1971. Add it to your speed dial!
If you call while we have a guest and want to ask a question, you might or might not get on the air with him (or her), but at the very least our producer will get your question and we’ll ask the guest on your behalf, just in the interest of time management.
In the future, I will endeavor to implement an instant messaging service, either through my web site or through the Backbone web site so that you can send us messages if you’d prefer that to dialing a phone.
Also, I will check e-mail during the show, so feel free to e-mail me at rossputin (at) rossputin (dot) com and I’ll even try to keep an eye on my Twitter account so you can try “tweeting” to me…@Rossputin. You can try THIS link if you’re logged in to Twitter, but I’m not an expert so I’m not sure it will work…
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