I know I don't have an Oprah-like influence on your life, but I do recommend that you tune in to the Danny Balis/Dave Lane Saturday morning show. All orphans deserve our support -- well, they're not really orphans, they were just given up for adoption and have since tracked down their very-much-living mothers -- and lately the boys have taken to discussing the lack of promotional support for their showgram and their correspondingly dismal ratings.
So I thought I'd chip in for The Orphanage. Thanks to P1 Steven, I've had a couple of spikes in readership here (he linked to Part 1 of my massive BaD Radio Trilogy from a couple of weeks back durng the live online chat with Dan McDowell a couple of days ago -- I'm sure Dan appreciated the broader dissemination of Your Plainsman's uncertainty over Dan's broadcast value). So as long as I have a few more of you clicking over, I thought I'd exercise my vast invluence to engage in some special pleading for one of this site's favorites.
Yes, the show is suffused with a certain degree of cynicism and übercoolness as would any showgram anchored by Danny. But it's a lot of fun, very smart, and when they do talk sports, it's about as astute as what you hear on The Hardline and most of The Musers (except when Craig is delivering himself of one of his close readings of the record, which is just about the smartest sports talk I've ever heard). Also some of the best listener calls you will hear on The Ticket.
So give it a spin:
WHAT: The Orphanage
WHERE: 1310 AM or 104.1 FM, and I guess some HD channel I don't remember
WHEN: Saturdays, 10 AM to Noon
WHAT ELSE: Become a fan on their Facebook page
ANYTHING ELSE: Become a fan of Dave's new Facebook page (OldWaver) and check out his music blog (http://www.oldwaver.com/)