New Sunday Show

Starting Sunday March 7th, KVML is pleased to add Oak Hill Presbyterian’s “Foundations” to our lineup.

Foundations will air at 8am every Sunday morning.

Oak Hill Presbyterian is an Orthodox Presbyterian Church, located on 14892 Peaceful Valley Road in Sonora, CA. The church is led by Pastor David “Pastor Dave” P. Bush. For more information, call (209) 532-3879 or log onto

Whitman Disavows Councilman

California Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman announced on Saturday that she is severing ties with Bob Kellar, a Santa Clarita Councilman.

At a recent Whitman rally in southern California, Bob Kellar blamed illegal immigrants for harming the economy.

“As President Theodore Roosevelt once said, the United States has one flag and one language — English.” Kellar told the crowd.

Democrats called on Whitman to distance herself from Kellar. The Whitman campaign agreed and disavowed Kellar’s comments.

Political Gifts

Accrding to the Associated Press, the following California lawmaker has acknowledged that he failed to report gifts received in 2008:  

Sen. Dave Cox, R-Fair Oaks, failed to report a $390 ticket to the Holiday Bowl college football game between Oregon and Oklahoma State from Pacific Life Insurance Co.

Cox said he has amended the report and is working with the Political Practices Commission to resolve the matter.

Cox also failed to report $101.17 in food and beverages paid for by the California Professional Firefighters. He has agreed to a $400 penalty.

The following Lawmaker has an outstanding case with the Commission:

Assemblyman Tom Berryhill, R-Modesto, failed to report a $59.90 Keith Urban concert ticket and an $89.50 Sacramento Kings basketball ticket from the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians.

Also $195 for Sea World tickets from Anheuser-Busch and $282 for Disneyland tickets from the Walt Disney Co.

His chief of staff Laura Ortega said that Berryhill is disputing the violations.

Rush Limbaugh Heart Scare

Rush Limbaugh was rushed to a hospital in Honolulu last week with severe chest pains. Rush had been spending his Christmas vacation golfing in Hawaii. As the most listened to talk show host in America, this caused quite a stir. The good news is that Rush is out of the hospital and is scheduled to return back to the microphone sometime this week.

Rush is heard on AM 1450 KVML each weekday from 9 am – Noon.

Good News Or Bad?

I was once told by a listener, that news radio tends to focus only on bad news. I’m not so sure about that. It could simply be her perception of what is good news vs what is bad. For example, when we are broadcasting election night results, many in the audience will hear mostly bad news while others in the audience are popping champaigne corks and cheering. Regardless,  it is news.

Based on your perception, I found good news…. or did I? This is a perfect example of how you read this  story and whether or not it is good news or bad:

Published on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009

By Vanessa Rakis-Garabedian / The Fresno Bee

Fresno Police have identified Fernando Valencia, 29, of Fresno, as the armed robber who was shot and killed Sunday night by a clerk at U-Save Liquor on East Tulare Avenue near Maple Avenue.

Valencia has a criminal history that includes carjacking, carrying concealed weapons, vehicle theft and domestic violence, police said.

Two men entered the liquor store on the 4600 block of Tulare Avenue around 8:30 p.m. The first man pointed a handgun at the clerk and demanded money. The clerk fatally shot the man and the second man left the scene on foot, Vasquez said. She declined to release further details.

Police are asking for help finding the second man who was a lookout in the attempted robbery.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call detective Mark Yee at (559) 621-2451 or CrimeStoppers at (559) 498-STOP.

Limbaugh Wins 60 Minutes Poll

A CBS/Vanity Fair Poll shows that Rush Limbaugh is thought to be the most influential conservative voice in America.

In order of smallest to greatest, the CBS poll results are as follows:

4%  Congressman John Boehner

8% KVML Talk Show Host Sean Hannity

10% Former Vice President Dick Cheney

10% Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin

12% KVML Talk Show Host Glenn Beck

26% KVML Talk Show Host Rush Limbaugh

Whitman Admires California’s Tax Structure

Meg Whitman, who is running in the 2010 Governor’s race as a Republican, recently told CNBC’s Larry Kudlow that California’s current tax structure is not a problem…. no really, she did.

I’ve been asked a number of times and I don’t think that Whitman is a part of an ongoing Saturday Night Live prank. 

Based on her facial expression and dismissive “yeah”, I’m not so sure that she really even knows who Texas Governor Rick Perry is. And flat tax? No, because according to Whitman, California’s tax structure is “not the problem” and neither is “who we tax and how we tax them”.

Marriage Protection Act

The proposed 2010 California Marriage Protection Act would make divorce illegal in California. This proposed initative still needs enough valid signatures to be placed on the ballot in November of 2010.

Sonora Christmas Parade

The Sonora Christmas Parade will take place this Friday (November 27th) at 5:30pm.

I will be announcing the parade from the balcony of “Go Figure” Accounting, located near the intersection of Washington and Stockton. Joining me is former KVML News personality, Alisha Cruz.

For optimum visual and sound, the best place to watch the parade from will be just across the street from us, by Bank of America & Yosemite Title. There is no better place to be….

OK, one exception. Bill Johnson (KVML News Director) and BJ Hanson (KVML Reporter) will both be announcing from the balcony of Yosemite House (which is located across from the Courthouse) on Washington Street.

The parade travels from the Red Church to Restano Way.

We’ll see you this Friday night!

– Mark Truppner