Why conservative radio fans might want to explore Evil Thoughts with the Joe Crummey Podcast – San Bernardino Sun
Around the early days of KFI’s talk format (640 AM), the station tended to lean into politics, even more than it does today. And while that tended to be on the conservative side of things, there was a semblance of balance…morning host Rush Limbaugh countered with afternoon Tom Leykis.
And in the evening, it was a bit of both combined with a lot of levity in the form of Joe Crummey. I liked the show.
Crummey was a bit of an anomaly on KFI. At first, her show appears to lean liberal, then shifts to the middle and middle-right. But it was still a fun listen, and I was disappointed when it left the station for KABC (790 AM) – it never sounded quite the same when it came to the fun factor – and ultimately it left for other cities: Phoenix and New York in particular.
During his time at KFI, he had a certain moment in which he debated himself – “normal” Joe versus “evil” Joe. Logical and moral Joe versus illogical and immoral Joe.
When it went to KABC, KFI became the “evil” station.
Lately, Crummey hosts a conservative podcast, called, of course, Evil Thoughts with Joe Crummey, in which he takes the issues of the day and breaks them down using quotes and sound bites from the politicians and supporters involved.
It’s a short program – usually around 15 minutes or so – but quite entertaining, especially if you agree with its analysis. If you lean towards the liberal, it’s still funny, but I guess you disagree with a lot of his thoughts, but truth be told, he’s tough on both Republicans and Democrats.
Recent topics have reflected the news: inflation, shortages, the Supreme Court, abortion, energy and more. The sound bites are from politicians, “The View” and news programs, interspersed with comments from Crummey. But it’s not just superficial… a recent show on baby formula explained why the shortage, not just the blame.
In fact, that’s the premise behind most of his shows – having fun with the sound bites while learning a little more about the issues in a way that other sources tend to avoid.
Find it at http://joecrummey.com.
KNX (1070 AM, 97.1 FM) and KFI (640 AM) took top honors for radio… as usual… at the recent Golden Mike Awards held in late May. Radio log less than 15 minutes.
But wait, ask yourself, aren’t these the only real Southern California news stations… wouldn’t they win anyway? Not exactly. The awards cover all of Southern California, so there are stations from San Diego to Santa Barbara competing.
That’s a lot of stations!
Each year, the Radio and Television News Association (RTNA) presents the Golden Mike Awards to radio and television stations, programs, and individuals involved in producing quality newscasts, news stories, and reports. This year, in addition to the usual awards, RTNA presented its 2022 Broadcast Legend Award to Jaime Jarrin, longtime Spanish play-by-play broadcaster for the Dodgers. Jarrin is Major League Baseball’s longest-serving active announcer and is currently in his 64th (and final) season as the Spanish voice of the Dodgers.
Other local radio awards included:
Best Traffic Report: KNXBest Individual Writing: KOGO (600 AM) Remembering the DayBest Long Form Program or Documentary: KFI’sBest Hard News Series Reporting: KPCC’s (89.3 FM) Unpermitted HousingBest Feature News Series Reporting: KCRW’s (89.9 FM) ) Wasted There are many more, and you can access the full list at rtnasocial.org.