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Apr 26 2014

Load-testing KUMM

I’m going to be doing an interview on our campus radio station, KUMM 89.7 FM — The U90 Alternative, tonight between 6 and 7pm Central time. They do have online streaming, and it’ll be interesting to see how well it holds up.

We’re going to talk about the North Star silliness, I guess. It might be just ten minutes of me laughing.

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  1. 1
    chigau (違う)

    I looked at their website.
    It’s possible you will be interviewed by some Beavis and Butthead clones.

  2. 2
    Olav

    Pharyngulating an online radio stream, is that a first?

  3. 3
    nich

    Am I the only one who chuckled immaturely at the station’s call sign?

  4. 4
    Trebuchet

    @3: No. It’s been very hard to resist making the obvious comments.

  5. 5
    Tony! The Queer Shoop

    nich:
    I didn’t chuckle until I read your comment. :)

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    PZ:

    We’re going to talk about the North Star silliness, I guess. It might be just ten minutes of me laughing

    You’re going to laugh at the “theft” of free newspapers? Have you no shame?

    (do I really need a snark tag?)

  6. 6
    chigau (違う)

    PZ
    You could do a dramatic reading of the letter that was slipped under your door.

  7. 7
    blf

    It might be just ten minutes of me laughing.

    You need a time compression field. Whilst the “interview” might only be ten minutes, ten minutes of laughter is insufficient, trivial, and boring. Ten decades worth — using, of course, Pluto-years — would be the absolute minimum needed to express the absurdity…

    (One “Pluto-year” is c.250 Earth-years. I suspect poopyhead will next a drink whilst recording the laughter…)

  8. 8
    Ray, rude-ass yankee (now in HD-3D!)

    nich@3, I’m still laughing immaturely. Not just the call sign but the whole title of the post.
    .
    I second chigau@6

    You could do a dramatic reading of the letter that was slipped under your door.

    Don’t forget the chloroform!

  9. 9
    blf

    Don’t forget the chloroform!

    As long as it smells “sciency”…

  10. 10
    PZ Myers

    The students milk those call letters for all they’re worth, so I’ve heard all the jokes.

    I’m waiting at the station for the interview to start — 15 minutes from now.

  11. 11
    Nerd of Redhead, Dances OM Trolls

    Have fun PZ.

  12. 12
    Desert Son, OM

    Got the audio cued up, PZ! Looking forward to it!

    Still learning,

    Robert

  13. 13
    nich

    The students milk those call letters for all they’re worth…

    I see what you did there…

  14. 14
    Desert Son, OM

    PZ’s on!

    Still learning,

    Robert

  15. 15
    Desert Son, OM

    Classic: In the context of talking about antagonizing minorities, the interviewer brings up “But on a liberal campus, aren’t the conservative voices a minority?”

    Variation on a theme: “Won’t someone please think of the poor conservatives who were making racist statements?”

    Face? Meet palm!

    Still learning,

    Robert

  16. 16
    Nerd of Redhead, Dances OM Trolls

    Liked the ending, fire yourselves and let some thoughtful conservatives take over. Lost a bit in the middle due to playing nerd for the Redhead.

  17. 17
    Nerd of Redhead, Dances OM Trolls

    Of course, I am thoroughly interested in how “thoughtful evidence based” conservatives address Obama Care covering more people with private medical nsurance is bad, how cutting back on unemployment insurance increases the amount of money circulating in the economy, etc….Which is why no rethuglican will be getting my vote come November….

  18. 18
    JamesY2

    Is there a link for those of us who missed it?

  19. 19
    anuran

    Reminds me of when I would drive through the Bay area would hear

    “Don’t touch that radio. There’s KOME on the dial”

  20. 20
    shockna

    This wouldn’t happen to have been recorded anywhere, would it?

  21. 21
    Desert Son, OM

    JamesY2 at #18 and shockna at #20:

    I checked the radio station website PZ linked above and can’t find a program archive or other indication that it was recorded. That’s not saying it wasn’t recorded, just that I can’t find anything.

    The interview was approx. 15 minutes as part of a larger program that is a news/events broadcast about goings on at UMM campus. So it was about half-hour of announcing lecture presentations, scholarly appearances, student events, official notices from administration, that sort of thing. Then the interview, which was just the radio presenter and PZ.

    It ended with the presenter inviting either representatives from Fox News or The North Star to come in for next week’s broadcast with a response to PZ, if they felt so moved.

    Sorry this isn’t more helpful.

    Still learning,

    Robert

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