The PES is a weekly radio show on KZUU 90.7FM, Pullman, WA at noon to two o'clock pm on Monday's. We talk sports, politics, and technology. You can find radio show audio and links from this site.

Monday, April 28, 2008

This is the End

Today we were supposed to have our final show of the season, but the transmitter was not working making doing a show impossible. I had a chance to say goodbye to Tom.

But as I sat in the studio talking with Tom I came to the conclusion, that I am hanging up my headphones and turning off the mic. I am calling my career as a radio show host to be over with.

I have a lot of respect for those who do radio shows on a daily basis as I know how much work it is.

But I decided to leave for a lot of different reasons. They include time commitments, priorities, and passion.

I have a lot of part-time jobs that I work. The radio show was one that I would spend a couple hours in the studio each week and a couple hours outside of the studio. I was finding it harder and harder to put in the time necessary to have a high quality show.

Do to a shift of priorities and passion I don't make the time to put into the show. I know I have felt really bad about the shows I have done. I think I had a couple good ones this last season, but for the most part, frankly, they sucked.

I was not proud of what I did with the show. I don't want to put out sub par shows. I found today that while talking to Tom my passion to rant and rave about things is gone. I am not sure where it went and why it is gone.

I have a feeling that some of it is the stress over doing poor quality shows. And worse yet, I have some issues with my main job. It has nothing to do with me, but the ownership. We are in an unstable time as we were bought out, but the company is changing its focus from the product I have worked on for four years. That is not a bad thing, but I don't know if I am part of this new focus.

Due to that, I am worried that in the next couple months I may not be able to fulfill my obligations to the radio station -- something I take seriously.

Until I can find the fire in my gut and the willingness to put in the hours necessary to have a great show, I am going ...

This is Scotty of The PES... good bye.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Tom Turns the Tables

Today Tom is running the first hour of the show. He sat in the producer seat running the music, topics, and everything. We spent most of the time talking about protesters from France protesting the Olympic torch and a little about the protesters in Pullman on Bishop Blvd.

The second hour I spent most of the time talking about the housing market problems and people taking responsibility for their choices.

Download the audio: The PES - Apr. 7th, 2008 (Right-Click "Save As...")

Monday, March 31, 2008

Can You Pass the World Easiest Quiz?

The Worlds Easiest Quiz - Tom takes it and fails! Listen to the test and take it. You will hear the answers after you have had enough time to answer them. How well will you do against Tom?

We talk about the Bishop Blvd protest that was lead by a professor who offered extra credit to students to participate.

The time machine in the second hour takes us back to the 98 Riot as well as the Easter Massacre.

Download the audio: The PES - Mar. 31st, 2008 (Right-Click "Save As...")

Monday, March 24, 2008

Still Free?

Government control and watching of the citizens in America.

Tom calls in and we spend time talking about the stories on including a lot of information about the corridor.

Download the audio: The PES - Mar. 24th, 2008 (Right-Click "Save As...")

Monday, March 17, 2008

Car Buying Advice - Avoid "The Game"

This afternoon's show was one where Tom was out of town. But the other Tom called in. We talked about several items that has been posted on Including information about the taxation of the land that Hawkins and WalMart will sit on. What that would mean to the Pullman School District.

The second hour was spent talking about car buying advice. I spoke at length about "The Game". How it is played and how you must play it in order to win.

Download the audio: The PES - Mar. 17th, 2008 (Right-Click "Save As...")

Monday, March 3, 2008

Eco-Terrorists Strike Seattle-Area

Tom and I talked about the eco-terrorists who possible struck the Seattle-area burning down several houses that were "green" houses in the Street of Dreams.

We also spoke about WSU building a new "green" residence hall on campus.

Lastly I talked about a new place that I was putting together that would be secure, offer meals, bedding, warmth, no weapons allowed, and more greatness. But when it is all said and done I revealed such a place already exists. And there is no safety at such a place.

Listen to the show to learn what this place is.

Download the audio: The PES - Mar. 3rd, 2008 (Right-Click "Save As...")

Monday, February 25, 2008

Privacy and Biometric Information

This afternoon Tom and I talked RFID and privacy. We talked about my concerns about the government collecting data, such as iris scans, DNA, etc and then storing it on smart cards that we are forced to have. Tom thought I was being paranoid and a cospiricy theoriest, but I believe that we are moving down a road we will not return from.

Later on the other Tom called in and we talked about securing data and off site data storage which took us full circle to the Pullman/Moscow area and development.

Download the audio: The PES - Feb. 25th, 2008 (Right-Click "Save As...")