Capsule Movie Review: “Trainwreck”

We saw “Trainwreck” last night. Continue reading

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Pittsburgh Symphony ticket winners

Thank you to the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for giving WRCT two pairs of tickets to see Randy Newman with the PSO on July 30.

Winner of the first pair of tickets, given away on “Radio 9” on Saturday, July 18, was Yolanda from Mt. Washington.

Winner of the second pair of tickets, given away by Kenny Joe on “Pinckney Hall” on Friday, July 24, was Scott from Highland Park.

Thanks for listening to WRCT!

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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 right.
Who’s the cat who won’t cop out, when there’s ISIS all about?
(JEB!) Right on!
He’s a complicated man, and no one understands but David Brooks.
(JEB!) Jeb Bush.
They say that cat Jeb! was a bad f–kin’ governor …
(Shut your mouth!)
But I’m talkin’ about Jeb!
(Then we can dig it!)

Also, I’ve created my own new logo:

jay-2016

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The dorkiest photo on the Internet

Thank you to Kennywood Park for hosting our live remote! We had a great time and enjoyed talking to folks from Kennywood and from Carnegie Mellon University, which was holding its employee and faculty picnic.

However, this might be the dorkiest photo you ever see on the Internet:

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The Dane Remsey Show

Syndicated talk show host Dane Remsey has some financial advice for someone who wants to change careers.

As originally aired May 30, 2015 on “Radio 9 with Jay Thurber” (www.jaythurbershow.com). Celebrity voice impersonated badly. Opinions expressed are not those of WRCT Radio Inc.

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What do I say at the end of the show?

Somebody asked me about the litany of things I say at the end of the show.

For the record, here’s what I say, and where I got it from:

“It’s nice to be important, but it’s a whole lot more important to be nice.[1] You can lead a horse to water, but nothing smells worse than a wet horse.[2] A bird in the hand makes one hell of a mess.[3] No matter where you go, there you’ll be.[4] Don’t sweat the petty things, and don’t pet the sweaty things.[5]”

  1. Zeke Jackson, WARO/WWCS radio, Canonsburg
  2. Unknown, but Google suggests I heard it on “Hee Haw” (!!!)
  3. Unknown
  4. Larry Richert, KDKA radio, who apparently got it from “The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension!”
  5. Tom Snyder, “The Late, Late Show”

The music I play is “Bring Me Sunshine,” sung by Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise, two British comedians who used it for many years to close out their TV shows.

(And, also for the record, the theme at the beginning of the show is called “Studio 69” by Alan Hawkshaw, and was the theme song of Irish comedian Dave Allen.)

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Live remote broadcast this Saturday

It’s Easter weekend, but before you go hippity-hopping down the bunny trail, how about hippity-hopping down the Great Allegheny Passage hiking and biking trail?

We’ll be broadcasting live on location from 12 to 3 p.m. this Saturday (April 4) from the McKeesport trailhead next to the McKees Point Marina.

That where there’s going to be a big benefit concert on Saturday night, featuring the Three Sides Band and the Fabulous Booze Brothers. Proceeds will benefit planned improvements to the McKeesport Waterfront Area, and admission is $15 at the door. The doors open at 7 p.m. and the bands start at 8 p.m.

If you’re in the area, please stop by and say hello. We’ll be in the window of the McKees Point Cafe from 12 to 3, “trying desperately to look famous,” as Uncle Dougie used to say.

Our next remote broadcast is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, May 9, from the Pittsburgh Vintage Mixer.

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