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keith49Keith Cooper

Friday, May 16, 2014 7:02:59 PM

Television: Well this week I got a look at the network show cancellations.  There are just so many shows out there now I can’t even keep track, but I do have my favorites and a few of those got canned.  So I’m guess I’m just one of the millions who lost their favorite show(s) to the corporate greed. Let’s see now, my faves that got cancelled or not renewed for a new season were Intelligence (CBS),Warehouse 13 (SyFi), Dads (Fox) and Friends with Better Lives (CBS).   I’m still smarting last season over the cancellations and/or non-renewals of Fringe,Leverage, Ghost Whisperer and Fairly Legal…..... I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again, the most annoying talk show on the air right now is “Ellen”.  Nothing against Ms. DeGeneres, in fact she is quite humorous, but the audience is louder than that crowd which supports that Seattle Seahawksfootball team.  They are loud and obnoxious

Major Crimes:  So was anyone surprised that Aaron Hernandez was also charged with a double-murder in Boston?...

At The Movies:  I had a chance to see The Amazing Spiderman II this past week.  I love the 3D stuff; however, the movie itself wasn’t as good as the firstAmazing Spiderman from last year.  Captain America was also great with the 3D.  That movie was quite good......… American Hustle” which was filmed partly last year here in my city of Worcester Massachusetts, got several Oscar nominations.  I didn’t exactly get it. Even though it was nice to see our city become Hollywood for a couple of months, the movie was terrible. It was pretty bad. I just don’t get the critics…..

 In Sports:  As much as I hate to have to say this, but our Boston Bruins are a bunch of sore losers.  They got outplayed and out-coached by a very goodMontreal Canadians team.  Hey guys, man-up and congratulate the team that clearly wiped you all over the ice........ Oh Yoo-hoo, has anyone seen ourBoston Red Sox team anywhere? Can someone let them know that we’re already a month and a half into the season and that they need come and play ball!...

On The Economy: Seriously, the corporate rich is whining about increasing the minimum wage for workers because they think it will hurt business? It's nice that the CEO's have nice homes and fancy schmanzy cars. They also get to send their kids to great educational institutions. Why the worry? Are they not  outsourcing jobs to other countries where workers get paid pennies and therefore the company's profit margin is considerably higher these days? Yeah, that's not good enough, let's keep the families of America in the poor house, because it is the American dream for CEO's and their greedy companies to control Lady Liberty.

 

Flaming Oldies Tidbits

We've updated the Flaming Oldies web site recently to give it a fresher look.  We hope you enjoy it. Please take a moment to take our Oldies Listener Polleach week.......Since my last update, we've added some new shows to our schedule. Please welcome Greatest Hits USA with Rick Williams and Solid Gold 60s with Geoff DorsettGreatest Hits USA is a wonderful 3 hour show on Saturdays from 10 Am - 1 PM EST playing the hits of the 60s and 70s. We are looking to schedule this show in a second time slot so that our listeners outside the USA can hear this show at reasonable hour.  Solid Gold 60s is currently a 1 hour show hosted by Geoff Dorsett who just gives you a great decade of music and interviews.  The show will be going to 2 hours in the near future as we have received some great feedback about the show....If you know of anyone or maybe yourself that has a show that you would think that would fit on our schedule, please let me know. I listen to every show submitted to see if it is something that our listeners would enjoy....We want to congratulate Matt The Cat the host of Juke In The Back for opening his new bread & breakfast inn named the Stepping Stone Inn in Salem, Massachusetts.  Matt is taking reservations right now for one of the most historical locations in the world.

Have a super great week……..

Contact:   Keith@flamingoldies.com

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