Tom Petty’s Childhood Home Saved!

I’ve been talking about expanding the scope of this blog, and I finally found a way to kick that off! For me, this is a real ‘feel good’ musical story and I’m happy to make this my first non-programming post.

After Tom Petty passed, his childhood home was put on the market, no doubt by someone hoping to cash in. The first interest in the property came from a fan who was also a real estate developer. He announced his intention to buy the property and turn it into a “museum.”

Tom Petty childhood home

Enter Jane Benyo Petty, Tom’s ex-wife. She stepped in and purchased the property for $175,000. While there are no immediate plans to do anything with the property except make sure it is not “disturbed,” Jane said that she felt it should be kept in the family and felt certain that Tom Petty would not want it to be turned into a museum.

Programming for Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! How are we this fine morning? By the time you see this, I’ll be off to work, but there’s some great stuff coming up for you today.

The Boob Tube

10:00 a.m.   Bob Dylan Live at Budokan

1:00 p.m.    Chris Hedges and Matt Taibbi Discuss The State of Our Media, Part 1

And it isn’t pretty. In fact, it’s downright dismal.

3:00 p.m.    Chris Hedges and Matt Taibbi Continue, Part 2

5:00 p.m.    In the Spotlight: The Music of Linda Ronstadt

I have said it once and I’ll say it again. There’s nobody that can touch the voice. There may never be anyone with this ability for a very long time. There certainly isn’t anyone out there right now, and there has never been another singer that can sing so many genres so adeptly. Sit back and listen to a master at work.

7:30 p.m.   Albert King & Stevie Ray Vaughan: In Session

Speaking of masters…

Programming for Saturday, August 3, 2019

Happy Saturday, Ungovernables! And so the weekend begins (unless you’re in retail, like I am where the shopping never stops). Here is your programming for today!

Bobby

10:00 a.m.   The All-Girl Revue: Various Artists

One of the big goals of this station is to elevate the pioneer women of rock. People like Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Laura Nyro, and others whose playtime on rock radio over the years has been stifled by focus on the men. It’s as simple as that. Linda Ronstadt achieved the popularity of a Mick Jagger as a female in music at a time when music was very anti-female, and finally — five decades later — her story will be told. She is but one of the featured artists on this great playlist.

By the way, Volume 2 of this playlist will debut next week. 

1:00 p.m.    Robert F. Kennedy’s ’68 Election Townhall Speech

I adore nobody. I fully respect several, however, and this man is one of them. Would we have had a different nation? In my heart of hearts, I believe yes. Perfect? Utopia? I hate to tell you this, but that does not exist anywhere. But I will tell you something else as well. Had John and Bobby Kennedy lived out their normal lives, we would not be here. We would not be in utopia. We would have our problems and issues. But we would not be here. And I also believe this was not coincidence.

4:00 p.m.    Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live at the Olympic (The Last DJ Tour)

I say it all the time: It does not get any better on the road than this. If you haven’t experienced this band live, you haven’t experienced this band. This is, without a doubt, one of the tightest bands ever in the history of music. We’ve got a ton of stuff like this and, apparently, Mr. Petty left behind enough unfinished business to keep us going for a very long time.

7:00 p.m.   Lies, Half-Truths, and Omissions: Revisionist American History, Ep. 1

Deb Della Piana takes on the ghost of Christopher Columbus, not one of the good guys no matter what they want you to believe. This will be the final airing of this episode before the first airing of Episode 2.

 

 

 

Programming for Sunday, July 28, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! I’m off to a late start with the posting, but the station has been up and running for hours! Here is your programming for Sunday, July 28.

This day marks the debut of Lies, Half Truths, and Omissions: Revisionst American History. In our crosshairs tonight is Christopher Columbus, the man who got the ball rolling on Native American genocide. Tune in tonight at 8:00 p.m.

Christopher Columbus-1

10:00 a.m.   Across the Borderline: Bob Dylan in Concert with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Somewhere around 1986, Bob Dylan asked Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers to go on tour around the world with him. It marked the beginning of a great friendship that ended up with the formation of The Traveling Wilburys. This is the result.

1:00 p.m.    Chris Hedges on The Empire of Illusion

If you think nothing you are living right now is real, Chris Hedges will help you sort that out. The reality is that nothing is as it seems here in Empire.

4:00 p.m.    In the Spotlight: The Music of The Rolling Stones

Great band. Great music. Great memories.

8:00 p.m.    Lies, Half-Truths, and Omissions: Revisionist History in America

Tonight the subject is Christopher Columbus, a man who has been made larger than life for many years, who has a national holiday, and literally millions who do not know his true legacy because we were never taught it.

Attention Listeners! The station will be taken offline at 9:00 p.m. for a fresh infusion of music files, and a system update.