Posts from March 2014
by Scott Cox posted Mar 30 2014 8:10PM
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by Scott Cox posted Mar 30 2014 7:05PM
This drought is going to get the best of us eventually, but the blame game is already well underway. Reporters all over the state have taken note of the fact that a bunch of water users in Bakersfield aren't metered. We have discovered that there's a bunch of private water-skiing lakes south of Arvin, which has folks wondering if that's a good idea, water-wise. And this is just the beginning. Once water rationing begins, we'll all be scutinizing how much water everybody else is using. But nobody is going to conserve water here, because they know that compared to oil and ag, residential use is pretty much a drop in a bucket. But neighbor-blaming-neighbor isn't what's going to get out of contol- it's the rest of the state, and all those fellow water-starved towns that are expecting us to adopt their lofty conservation standards. Keep your eyes on state news- Bakersfield is about to be cast as the villian on this water-saving stuff.
by Ralph Bailey posted Mar 21 2014 3:03PM
Very excited to announce that on April 4 I will be winging my way to our nation's capital along with 19 of the most courageous men this world has ever seen. The spring Honor Flight takes of at the crack of dawn that Friday and I'm proud to serve as a chaperone for one of the 13 World War II veterans and six more veterans from the Korean Conflict.

Lili Marsh continues to do yeoman's work flying our “Greatest Generation” back for the trip of a lifetime. Men who have been witness to most of the 20th Century come back from Washington insisting it was the greatest trip they've ever taken.

Treated like the celebrities they are, the men are showered with standing ovation at every turn, including Sky Harbor Airport, where a recent group was serenaded by a cacophony of cheering and clapping from a grateful nation.

No one realizes more than I that all I do is talk on the radio and, at the end of the day, that and 75 cents will get you a newspaper. But every now and again I get the rare treat to do something of merit...something that truly has a deep impact and I believe this trip is one of those occasions.

I'll of course tell you all about it following our return Sunday, April 6.

Ain't life a kick in the head!
See you on the radio!
RB
 
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by Ralph Bailey posted Mar 21 2014 3:01PM
Very excited to announce that on April 4 I will be winging my way to our nation's capital along with 19 of the most courageous men this world has ever seen. The spring Honor Flight takes of at the crack of dawn that Friday and I'm proud to serve as a chaperone for one of the 13 World War II veterans and six more veterans from the Korean Conflict.

Lili Marsh continues to do yeoman's work flying our “Greatest Generation” back for the trip of a lifetime. Men who have been witness to most of the 20th Century come back from Washington insisting it was the greatest trip they've ever taken.

Treated like the celebrities they are, the men are showered with standing ovation at every turn, including Sky Harbor Airport, where a recent group was serenaded by a cacophony of cheering and clapping from a grateful nation.

No one realizes more than I that all I do is talk on the radio and, at the end of the day, that and 75 cents will get you a newspaper. But every now and again I get the rare treat to do something of merit...something that truly has a deep impact and I believe this trip is one of those occasions.

I'll of course tell you all about it following our return Sunday, April 6.

Ain't life a kick in the head!
See you on the radio!
RB
 
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Location : Washington
People : Bailey GoesLili Marsh
by Ralph Bailey posted Mar 21 2014 2:58PM
Very excited to announce that on April 4 I will be winging my way to our nation's capital along with 19 of the most courageous men this world has ever seen. The spring Honor Flight takes off at the crack of dawn that Friday and I'm proud to serve as a chaperone for one of the 13 World War II veterans and six more veterans from the Korean Conflict.

Lili Marsh continues to do yeoman's work flying our “Greatest Generation” back for the trip of a lifetime. Men who have been witness to most of the 20th Century come back from Washington insisting it was the greatest trip they've ever taken.

Treated like the celebrities they are, the men are showered with standing ovations at every turn, including Sky Harbor Airport, where a recent group was serenaded by a cacophony of cheering and clapping from a grateful nation.

No one realizes more than I that all I do is talk on the radio and, at the end of the day, that and 75 cents will get you a newspaper. But every now and again I get the rare treat to do something of merit ... something that truly has a deep impact and I believe this trip is one of those occasions.

I'll of course tell you all about it following our return Sunday, April 6.

Ain't life a kick in the head!
See you on the radio!
RB

RB
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People : Bailey GoesLili Marsh
by Ralph Bailey posted Mar 20 2014 3:20PM
Very excited to announce that on April 4 I will be winging my way to our nation's capital along with 19 of the most courageous men this world has ever seen. The spring Honor Flight takes of at the crack of dawn that Friday and I'm proud to serve as a chaperone for one of the 13 World War II veterans and six more veterans from the Korean Conflict.

Lili Marsh continues to do yeoman's work flying our “Greatest Generation” back for the trip of a lifetime. Men who have been witness to most of the 20th Century come back from Washington insisting it was the greatest trip they've ever taken.

Treated like the celebrities they are, the men are showered with standing ovation at every turn, including Sky Harbor Airport, where a recent group was serenaded by a cacophony of cheering and clapping from a grateful nation.

No one realizes more than I that all I do is talk on the radio and, at the end of the day, that and 75 cents will get you a newspaper. But every now and again I get the rare treat to do something of merit...something that truly has a deep impact and I believe this trip is one of those occasions.

I'll of course tell you all about it following our return Sunday, April 6.

Ain't life a kick in the head!
See you on the radio!
RB
 
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Location : Washington
People : Bailey GoesLili Marsh
by Ralph Bailey posted Mar 7 2014 2:38PM
JR and I just wanted again to say thank you to all who came down to the American General Media Headquarters Tuesday and helped us celebrate our one year anniversary. I never ceased to be amazed at how time speeds by and the years begin to melt into one another. Years seem like months and they pass quietly in the night like the Baltimore Colts skulking out of Maryland.

Meantime, Tuesday’s show was a virtual “TRBS” who’s who, from my high school football coach Gary Fowler and his wife, Barbara, to six year old Payden, shown in the picture above visiting our parking lot. Payden’s birthday falls on our anniversary and he and his father, Preston, often play air trumpet  to our music ending the show, “Are You Having Any Fun?” by Tony Bennett accompanied by the Count Basie Orchestra. So as a gift they presented me the LP, an actual record, “One Night Stand” on which the song was performed. As I wrote on FB, one of the most thoughtful presents I’ve ever received.

Other anniversary gifts included a loaf of homemade bread, TWO Pecan Pies, several cards and well wishes and a huge slab of double chocolate fudge cake from TL Maxwell’s owner, Terry Maxwell.

You people are too good to me!!

Ain’t life grand! See you on the radio!
RB
 
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by Ralph Bailey posted Mar 4 2014 1:17PM
It’s true.

Time flies when you’re having fun and the last 12 months have been “… a stone cold groove, my man,” as the drunk told Billy Ray Valentine (Eddie Murphy) in “Trading Places.”

And much like Billy Ray I feel like I’ve transformed into another world. I cannot tell you how happy I am to have made the move here to Newstalk 11-80 KERN one year ago to this day. The lack of acrimony, vengeful competition and flat out childish envy make coming to work every day a complete joy.

That’s why I felt it important to stop on this day and say thank you to our listeners, sponsors and supporters. And now that all the dust has settled from the move, we can finally focus solely on creating the best radio show we can with the most compelling, entertaining and informative guest we can find.

It’s important to me that you know that the entire success of our show depends on you! We depend on you to listen, to support and patronize our sponsors and to recognize Newstalk 11-80 KERN as your first choice for news and talk.

So then it is also my job to reward you for your efforts. Make no mistake about it this is a quid pro quo relationship. That’s why we’re taking four of you to spend an evening in a Staples Center Suite with us as the Lakers take on the Phoenix Suns, Sunday March 30. That’s why we bought cake and cupcakes and other party treats for you to visit the studio today and get a chance to place a face with the voices.

Come jump on the TRBS Train! This year will be riddled with a vast array of fun promotions and events so much so you’ll begin to feel like part of the AGM Family …  and that’s what it’s all about.

So on this one year into our new adventure I say thank you to all of you who made it an easy decision to make to come over here and one I never have to think about twice. Here’s to a great 2013 and an even better 2014!!

Ain’t life grand! See you on the radio!!!
RB
 
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