by Scoobie Davis
Donna Frye Event
Those of you familiar with this site know that I’ve been to a lot of Hollywood parties (scroll down to yesterday’s post on my exploits). The Hollywood events are phat but I prefer more down-to-earth events like today’s breakfast with San Diego mayoral candidate Donna Frye at Wit’s End—sponsored by progressive talk radio station AM 1360 KLSD. Frye was interviewed on Stacy Taylor’s morning show. As I pointed out in previous posts, I don’t tend to cover local or state politics (e.g., I haven’t even mentioned the upcoming state and local elections on November 8). However, I like Frye not just because she’s a Democrat and a surfer but also because I think she’s much more candid than her opponent Jerry Sanders about how to get the city out of its economic morass.
Because this is a quick post, this is a mishmash of things:
·I spoke to people at the event and many asked me why a film person would move from LA to SD. I like LA—it’s a great place to visit (I’ll be there this weekend), but I don’t love it. I’ve served my time. Click here for more on this.
·The event really further impressed upon me how important progressive talk radio is. I agree wholeheartedly with this past column by Robert Parry on the importance of the emergence of Air America Radio as a way to counter the right’s media apparatus (David Brock’s The Republican Noise Machine is a good primer on this phenomenon). Unfortunately, progressive talk radio has not received the kind of advertising support it needs. If you are a businessperson, think seriously about advertising on an Air America Radio affiliate. It’s a good business investment. Rates are reasonable and it’s a good way to support a progressive response to the Right’s media machine. Unlike people who watch Fox News and take it seriously, Air America radio listeners on average are highly educated and think for themselves.
·I met another blogger, Dave Chase.
·I met some people from The World Can't Wait. They gave me a button.
·I got tickets to AM 1360 KLSD’s event with Al Franken at the House of Blues November the 4th. Quick note on the House of Blues, I wanted to see Gavin DeGraw a couple weeks ago but the event was sold out.
·There’s a lot more I could discuss but I’ve got a lot of work to do.