Friday, March 18, 2016

Guess Who's Going To Be On The Radio?

Life is full of new things, right?  Yes, even at my age!  Well, Sunday presents a new experience for your humble correspondent.  Your previously mute purveyor of information and opinions will be a guest on "Sunday Brunch with Tom Johnson and Lynn Selich" on KOCI, 101.5 FM, beginning at 11 a.m.
Don't get your hopes up, dear readers.  Unlike many of our local politicians, I've never considered myself a particularly strong public speaker, but Tom Johnson asked me to appear on his program this weekend - Lynn's off at some exotic locale - to talk, as he put it, "all things Costa Mesa".  He asked me previously, but I was under the weather with what many of you have had since Christmas.  It's my understanding that it will just be Tom and me, chatting a little about the city that's been my home for more than four decades while you chow down on your Bangers and Mash and sip Mimosas.
I really have no idea what we'll discuss.  I suspect the growth-oriented initiative - which is properly identified as "An Initiative To Require Voter Approval On Certain Development Projects" - will find it's way into the conversation, but I don't pretend to be an expert on that subject and Jay Humphrey already covered it on this show recently.  We will probably talk about the upcoming election and politics in general.  We may talk about the staff shortages in Costa Mesa, and what caused them.  We won't have a lot of time, so we'll just play it by ear.
I've known Tom since the early 2000's.  He was the publisher of the Daily Pilot when I wrote my first commentary, responding to a column by Byron de Arakal, which they published.  That's what started this whole thing, so I guess he has to share some of the blame, right?  Over the years he, his editors and their successors have offered me a weekly column more than a dozen times, which I gratefully declined.  Tom asked me to be one of the local folks on his advisory board when he and Bill Lobdell began their fledgling online news source, The Daily Voice.
He and I do not always agree on issues - some of you who follow the blog already know that - but we've remained cordial over the years and I admire his long-time community involvement.  The Daily Pilot was in good hands when he was in charge.  He's a man who gets things done.
I'm told my segment will lead off the show and will likely be a warm-up for the really big guy, recently appointed Newport Beach Police Chief Jon Lewis.  Now THAT interview will be worth the price of admission!
So, if you're not doing anything for a few minutes at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 20th, tune in to 101.5 FM or you can listen to it live online if you go to their website,  I guarantee nothing except to fill up air space for a quarter hour or so.  Even better, stick around and hear Chief Lewis tell you about his vision for the Newport Beach Police Department.

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Blogger kwahlf said...

You go, Geoff!
We're behind you, 100%!

3/18/2016 11:47:00 PM  
Blogger Joe said...

Should be fun..

3/19/2016 12:10:00 AM  
Blogger Gay said...

Congrats Geoff, looking forward to it!

3/19/2016 07:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Where's My Coffee? said...

I hope it will be recorded, as I won't be able to listen tomorrow.

3/19/2016 07:16:00 AM  
Blogger Honeyman said...

Picture that everybody you're talking to is naked.

3/19/2016 10:13:00 AM  
Blogger The Pot Stirrer said...

So, Honeyman, how's that gonna work if I'm laughing so hard that I can't talk?😃

3/19/2016 11:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Ken Nyquist said...

Now this I gotta there or be square.

3/19/2016 01:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Casual Viewer said...

Be there or be square, but not Public Square.

3/19/2016 02:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Terry Koken said...

Hoo-wah! I won't be able to listen; I'll be at the train station collecting signatures for the Fairview Park Preservation Initiative. But give 'em hell, Geoff!

3/19/2016 08:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Ken Nyquist said...

Live update 11:00 to 11:22...CMPS ...Daily Pilot Paywall..Register purchase by Digital Media...Mrs. West has not seen her husband in a year...Vrska on Hitler, Geoff sees it when you can't on TV...Capatelli banned Geoff on Facebook over superimposed image of Riggy...Monahan balance of power vote...Bunyan last place..Worst campaign season, CMPS plays a part...Growth Initiative...Marijuana issues different demographic may be voting...Buy 3 or 4 $800,000 vertical units..Grow on roof and sell downstairs not funny by others...Development a good thing in some ways...Supports Genis..Probably Stephens..Humphrey..No on Ramos..No on Malone..AB 109...30% down at CMPD...Like new NBPD Chief..Tom Johnson reads every day...Great radio voice Mr. West...

3/20/2016 11:22:00 AM  
Blogger The Pot Stirrer said...

Thanks for the summary, Ken.. pretty close. :-) Interesting experience. Thanks to Tom Johnson for the opportunity to chart.

3/20/2016 12:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Ken Nyquist said...

You are welcome Mr. West..I am no Pot Stirrer that is for sure...If I had a blog and wrote like I did this summary, I would have NO readers :)

3/20/2016 01:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Eleanor Egan said...

I listened in. You did a fine job, Geoff. Very clear and coherent.

Mr. Nyquist forgot to mention that you said you wouldn't be voting for Mayor Mensinger.

Your late-night work is greatly appreciated, and I send thanks also to Susie for tolerating it.

3/20/2016 09:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Robin Leffler said...

Congrats on your radio debut!
I echo Eleanor: "Your late-night work is greatly appreciated, and I send thanks also to Susie for tolerating it."
Wish I could have tuned it, sure hope it was recorded. Please let us know.

3/20/2016 10:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Ken Nyquist said...

My apologies on my radio reporting. I only built the court reporting schools. I do not support my ex friend Steve either. Hopefully he will drop out of politics...

3/21/2016 04:41:00 AM  

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