AM 540 AM October 15 – 19

Just over three weeks until election day.  We’ll be covering all the races on AM 540 AM and KRXA’s great syndicated shows and addressing the California ballot measures in detail.  Call (888) KRXA-540/888-579-2540 to join Coach and me between 6 – 9 am Pacific.  Some listeners were put off by our (okay my) relatively negative assessment of Vice-President Biden’s debate performance and President Obama’s poll numbers last week.  All I can say is we call ’em like we see ’em.

Here’s some better news for those who don’t focus obsessively on the latest data published at Real Clear Politics and on Nate Silver’s oracle FiveThirtyEight.  Saturday held good poll results for President Obama from two states.  In Ohio, Public Policy Polling shows him up by 5 points – 1 point better than PPP previously reported on 9/30.  In Arizona!, President Obama leads by 2 points according to the Behavior Research Center’s poll taken from the day after the first Obama-Romney debate through last Wednesday.

The national tracking polls show the race as either tied or with Romney ahead by between 1 – 3 points.  So, it’s not over but President Obama must perform much better on Tuesday at the Hofstra University “Town Hall” debate.  With your help, Coach and I will dissect the debate Wednesday and Articleman will provide his outstanding analysis in the 8 o’clock hour that same morning.

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Expect the unexpected on AM 540 AM – including last-minute guest additions to the lineup.


Monday –

6 – 6:30 – Coach and I recap the weekend’s news.

6:30 – Grove Market’s Lori Taylor makes your mouth water describing the delicious lunches and prepared foods available every day at KRXA’s longest-running sponsor.

7 – Investigative Journalist Tova Andrea Wang discusses her new book The Politics of Voter Suppression.

7:30 – Seaside City Council candidate Jason Campbell will be on.

8 – Libertarian Lane Scott explains her opposition to taxes on the sugary soft drinks that contribute to America’s obesity epidemic and skyrocketing healthcare costs.

8:35  – 27th District Assembly member and (fingers-crossed) soon to be Senator Bill Monning will be off this week but should be back on October 22.

Tuesday –

7 – 7:30 – Michelle Jackson and the P.G. Perspective.

7:45 – Holistic health with Glenn Sadowsky and Optimal Health Acupuncture and Bodywork.

8 – KRXA sponsor Vic R. Redula, Esquire, returns to discuss the importance of worker’s compensation for work-related injuries.

8:45 – Car Talk with Juan Escamilla from Wilson’s Tire and Service.  Call Juan at (831) 476-0370.

Wednesday –

7:30 – Arlen Grossman’s Quotation Quotient is your opportunity to win a great prize.  Don’t miss Arlen’s column in the Leisure Section of every Sunday’s Monterey Herald.  Read Arlen’s latest musings at

8 – 9 – Articleman provides the finest analysis of the American political scene anywhere.  We’ll be going over Tuesday’s debate and its national implications.

Thursday –

7:30 – Jeremy Holden from Media Matters casts a jaundiced eye on the right-wing media machine.

8 – Blogger extraordinare “Catholic Jack” Quirk shares his unique progressive Catholic perspective.

8:45 – Eric Peterson from the Monterey County Green Party discusses all things Green.

Friday Free-for-all +

7:30 – Marina Mayor Bruce Delgado joins us.

8 – Bill McCrone, who is running for Monterey City Council will be on.

And, every morning the stock markets are open, at 8:33, we have the Integrated Wealth Counsel Market Report.  Learn more about award-winning Investment Advisor Integrated Wealth Counsel at

Thanks for being part of KRXA!

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1 Response to AM 540 AM October 15 – 19

  1. larry in aptos says:

    Regarding your anti-tax on sodas and other items guest, ask her about cigarrettes. Haven’t raising taxes on cigs led to less use by people? Also, the “government” telling people how bad cigs are has led to less and less smokers. She’s clueless, and as I mentioned, another right-wing whackadoodle anti-government type who skips over the part in the Preamble that mentions the “general welfare.”

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