Category Archives: Tongue Firmly in Cheek

We’re taking steps to protect you, our valued listener

You may be wondering how the entire Radio 9 organization is responding to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic. Rest assured, we are taking steps immediately to protect our host and you, our valued listener, from exposure: Jay Thurber has been wrapped … Continue reading

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The Who Mourns for a Piece of Yesterday’s Christmas Incident

I’m envisioning an episode of “Star Trek” where they visit a planet whose civilization is based entirely on Hallmark Channel Christmas movies…. (MUSIC “ENTERPRISE” THEME, ESTABLISH and UNDER) (ON-SCREEN: Enterprise in orbit around Earth-like planet) KIRK (V/O): “Captain’s Log: Star … Continue reading

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Facts revealed in the new Mr. Rogers biopic

The new movie “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” stars Tom Hanks as Fred Rogers, beloved Pittsburgh icon, influential children’s television programmer and one of the best-loved American personalities of all-time. Here are some of the startling facts depicted in … Continue reading

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What to expect during the impeachment hearings

Impeachment is a congressional investigation into alleged misconduct by the President of the United States. At the end of the process, the House of Representatives refers any evidence that has been gathered to the U.S. Senate, which then holds a … Continue reading

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A tribute to a great statesman

And now, our tribute to one of Pennsyltucky’s great statesmen, the pride of Butler County, Pa., as originally heard Sept. 26, 2015 on “Radio 9.”

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Jeb! He’s a complicated man

I was so inspired by Jeb Bush’s new campaign logo that I wrote a song for him. (There’s no need to thank me, governor.) Who is the man who will cut aid for mothers with dependent children? (JEB!) You’re damn … Continue reading

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It’s time to play: “Rand or Ron?”

Inspired by this article on Talking Points Memo, we’ve just created a new game called, “Rand or Ron?” It’s the game where contestants try to decide, “Who said it? Rand Paul or Ron Swanson?” “I don’t want to live in … Continue reading

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So. Farewell, then, WVYS-FM

With the final episode of “Parks & Recreation” about to air, I would like to salute our colleagues at WVYS-FM in Pawnee, Ind., and especially Derry Murbles, who has done such a good job filling in for David Parker as … Continue reading

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Radio 9 Presents “Tom Corbett: Space Cadet”!

You’re probably asking yourself, “Uncle Jay, how can I get one of these images printed onto a flimsy poster or cheap imported T-shirt?” Wonder no longer. Just visit our CafePress store.

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Breaking: SANDY MAKES LANDFALL!

WRCT-TV has just obtained this exclusive footage of Sandy coming ashore in New Jersey! Seriously, please be safe, everyone. Some parts of Pittsburgh flood very quickly. Get free, up-to-the-minute forecasts from the National Weather Service here: http://1.usa.gov/QQanSf For hazardous weather outlooks: http://1.usa.gov/UaqVmzContinue reading

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