Posts from February 2014
by Ralph Bailey posted Feb 26 2014 11:57AM
Philadelphia 76ers v Los Angeles Lakers
As our one year aniversary fast approaches (3-4-13) the listener who donated the Laker tickets, the Staples Center Suite AND parking passes has yet another surprise to spring on us.

He informed me yesterday we must be in the Staples Center Suite by 5:15 for the 6:30 tipoff. That is if we intend to schmooze with the trio of Laker girls who will be our guest and available for picture taking during that time! AND the afternoon will also be catered with one of my favorite combinations: chicken and ribs! (The listener has insisted on remaining anonymous but at some point we are going to have to recognize him or her.)

Again, you can now register to win two seats in our Suite at Staples when we travel to Los Angeles Sunday, March 30 to watch the Lakers take on the Phoenix Suns. Just click on the banner above and follow the simple, self explanatory directions or call "The Ralph Bailey Show" between 3 and 6 and register on the air!

On Monday, March 24 we will annouce the two winners, who each can take one guest. Everything, meaning food and soft drinks, will be provided, however, alchoholic beverages and transportation to Los Angeles will NOT! But remember, you will be offered a Staples Center parking pass, thanks again to our magnanimous listener.  

Ain't life grand! See you on the radio!
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by Ralph Bailey posted Feb 25 2014 3:24PM

Our “March to Staples” promotion officially begins today and now you can register either on the show or here on our website to be one of two couples to join us in a suite Sunday, March 30 at The Staples Arena in Los Angeles when the Lakers take on the Phoenix Suns.
One of our more than gracious and magnanimous listeners provided us with the suite at Staples to help celebrate our one year anniversary here at American General Media. (The listener wishes to remain anonymous.) So what better to celebrate than to take two of our favorite sponsors, Curtis Floyd of Floyd and Horrigan, Attorneys at Law and David Perkins, marketing director for Urner’s Zs Please Sleep Center, and four listeners for a crazy Sunday in L.A.
Everything save transportation will be provided, including parking passes, food and beverages.
 So click on the Lakers Banner on this website and follow the simple instructions to get registered. On March 24 the two winners will be announced on “The Ralph Bailey Show”. Good luck and please only enter to win if you truly want to and can make the 6:30 tipoff.
Again, good luck and thank-you so much for a wonderful first year at American General Media and Newstalk 11-80 KERN, the first of many!
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by Ralph Bailey posted Feb 19 2014 2:02PM
Initially I wasn’t sure whether to boo Terry Maxwell as if he’d just struck out with the bases loaded against the God awful, stinky smelly, donkey riding, kazoo playing, orange and black wearing San Francisco Giants or should I get up on my feet and drown him with praise with a Kobe-like standing ovation screaming, “White Mamba! White Mamba!”

You see, Mr. Maxwell, Ward 2 city councilman, restaurateur and overall good egg  is either a steadfast, determined citizen looking out for his and his neighbors’ best interests or he’s a wrench in a machine that’s already been built. Depends on what side of 24th Street you’re standing, I suppose.

On one side: Alan Tandy and most city officials, who by a 6 to Terry Maxwell (6-1) vote ratified the 24th Street Widening Environmental Impact Report, which all but seals the deal and slams the doors on a  number of downtown residents who’ll be forced to see their homes razed in the name of city progress.

On the other, however, are a number of downtown citizens, like myself, who think a cynical curmudgeon asking nagging questions about a controversial project may just be what the doctor ordered. For far too long, city projects have been rubber stamped by part-time city officials who seem more interested in getting along than getting to the core of the problem in order to form a solution.

The fact the city mounted a $17,000 tab doing what Mr. Maxwell requested does not make him the baby daddy of that expensive blunder. But in about three years some smart City Council- wanna be sure will place that at Maxwell’s door.

I’m not sure which way the wind is blowing in Westchester on the widening, the cull-du sacs or Maxwell’s eleventh hour attempts but I do know it’s wrong to vilify the man for his efforts to stop a project he doesn’t believe in and one which will impact neighbors and  Jacquie Sullivan was wrong to read Terry the riot act in a recent meeting and I suspect that even those that don’t intellectually agree with Maxwell will respect his unwillingness to accept whatever staff passes down as the gospel. Dare I say we need more Terry Maxwell’s in the chamber.
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by Ralph Bailey posted Feb 11 2014 2:00PM
When I first got into radio I detested being asked to host this or emcee that. I felt it was an intrusion on my time the way I felt homework carved into my childhood. But now that the show and I have both grown and folks actually believe our presence makes a difference it now seems that attending these events is about the only worthwhile thing I do, said the man who earns a check for running his big bazoo three hours a day. This weekend is no exception when I return to the eastside to play auctioneer for the Our Lady of Guadalupe dinner Saturday, Feb. 15 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church on Brundage. Church and school officials will be on the program with details later in the week but I wanted to take the time to remind ALL of you if you have an event or a program coming up and want to use us as an audio billboard, feel free. It is the least we can do!
Can’t tell you how happy I was to get an early morning call from local liberal, TV commentator and overall good egg, Gene Tackett. Gene, a former legislator, political consultant and currently a  TV commentator on KGET TV 17, along with our very own Cathy Abernathy, lost his lovely wife Wendy Wayne to non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2012 and he comes on the show today (Tuesday) to agree with me:  what’s wrong with using Wendy to promote higher learning. Yes, the entire manner in which the effort got off the ground was botched. First, folks at CSUB, namely Evelyn Young, appealed to state legislators like Shannon Grove when in fact it’s a city matter and secondly, one must wait five years after the subject’s death before their name can be immortalized. So, as reported in TBC, the on line efforts stop and I suppose we wait till 2017. In the meantime, Gene joins us on “TRBS” today (Tuesday) at 3:30. See you on the radio! RB
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