The Morning Show April 30 – May 4

Coach and I continue to receive spirited responses to the decision effective May 21 to replace the Stephanie Miller Show with the Morning Show.  I will explain this decision more fully in a posting at later this week. I am confident that this explanation will completely resolve the issue in every listener’s mind and will moreover persuade even the hardest-died Steph lover/Hal hater that the decision is not only fully warranted but reflects the wisdom, kindliness, generosity, and humor of yours truly . . . yeah right.

This is one of those mixed weeks where I’ll be in Monterey Monday and Tuesday and then in Maryland Wednesday through Friday.  So to be part of the show, please call (831) 899-KRXA the first two days and (888) KRXA – 540 Wednesday – Friday.  By the way, we are working on consolidating numbers so that regardless of where I am, you will access all KRXA produced shows with one number

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Here’s what’s on tap:


Monday –

8 – Peter Joseph is the Regional Manager of Al Gore’s The Climate Reality Project. He is based in Marin County and will be speaking on Tuesday May 1 at MIIS’s Irvine Auditorium at 7pm at a UNA Monterey Bay sponsored event.  For more information, click

8:30 – Our 27th Assemblymember and candidate for state senate Bill Monning joins us.

9:30 – The Grove Market’s Lori Taylor makes your mouth water describing the delicious lunches and prepared foods available every day and KRXA’s longest-running sponsor.

Tuesday –

9:25 – 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

9:45 – Juan Escamilla from Wilson’s Tire and Service joins us for Car Talk.  Call Juan at (831) 476-0370.

Wednesday –

8 – Articleman from will not help us make sense of the bewildering political landscape this week but will on April 11 (we hope).

9:45 – Eric Peterson from the Monterey County Green Party discusses all things Green.

Thursday –

9:30 – Glenn Sadowsky from Optimal Health Acupuncture and Bodywork provides his holistic health perspective.

Friday with Coach/Friday Free-for-all +

8 – 9 – Friday with Coach

8:50 – It’s the first Friday of the month so we’ll be joined by Patty Ross for the Real Estate Report.

9 –  Michael Baetge from SC41 Furniture in Soquel joins us to discuss sustainble style for the rest of your life.

9:30 – Our Peace Coalition of Monterey County segment will comprise a conversation with Monterey Peace Center intern Eliseo Diaz.

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

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8 Responses to The Morning Show April 30 – May 4

  1. out of stater says:

    I only heard a little of the rationale behind the decision to take Stephanie Miller out of your line up but it was more than adequate and I’d do the same if I were in your shoes. The only way this kind of simulcasting could work is if the terms of the radio syndication deal were tweaked to adjust for the constant reminder that the show is available elsewhere in the SAME market. That’s a big deal since she’s openly making appeals for her listeners to watch her on that cable network rather than listen to her on the radio, thus diverting her audience (even some of them) from one form of media to another and reducing the value radio advertisers get and ultimately driving down revenue to the station. The tv deal may be great for Stephanie and her gang as well as for the tv network, but it’s not good for the local radio affiliates. Adios, red hot sexy liberal.

  2. Former listener says:

    I listen to Steph via your online (TuneIn App) radio everyday from the office (where there is no tv). Now I can’t do that, so I will switch to another station. Unless they are on pacific time, I can’t imagine an average working person being able to watch the show live.

  3. Former listener says:

    However, I do understand your wanted to have local content and I am not in your area so I can’t comment on that. Thanks

  4. Former listener says:

    Then again, since you have local ads and I am not a local, then it’s probably for the best that I won’t be listening any longer. Thanks

  5. Frank in San Diego says:

    Will we get three hours of Ed, after your show, then? We still don’t have a progressive station here in San Diego. 🙁
    I have to stream your station to get lefty content.

  6. The Lesser Rusty says:

    Ya gotta do what ya gotta do.
    I’m not listening to Miller only due to a shift change, but I believe it is a show that is good for those of us who work in cubicles and tractors doing work that needs something bouncy and fast to pass the time. It’s cheap carbs – not valuable protein.
    I will not miss hearing the flagship team complain about the KRXA product. You can’t sell what you despise.
    Rerun the Bill Press Show instead.

  7. Karen says:

    I only listed to Stephanie to hear Coach do the news and traffic during the breaks!

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