Deeds: Bob good. Bob bad.Don Day | December 30, 2007
Idaho Daily Statesman columnist Mike Deeds dredged up the strength to write one of those rare columns-on-a-local-topic this week – and looks back at entertainment in the Treasure Valley.
Best Rumor: That Britney Spears was lurking in the Treasure Valley. Sure, I had just written a column with the headline “Britney Spears should take refuge in Idaho,” but I had nothing to do with a September rash of Bigfoot-like Britney sightings. Deejays [sic] had a field day with listeners calling in with details about Britney being at hot spots such as Jack in the Box in Nampa. Some fans reportedly even chased limos in Downtown Boise. I finally got a three-word e-mail denial from Spears’ publicist: “Not in Idaho.”
He didn’t name-check KSAS in the story, but of course the Britney stunt was made out of whole cloth by the gang at 103.3 Kiss FM. And how great is it that he had to ask the publicist if it was true or not. Also, I’m not sure what a “deejay” is… but I think he means “DJ.”
And then there’s KSRV/96.1 Bob FM:
Best New Radio Station: 96.1 Bob FM. I’ve listened to the iPod shuffle-like Bob more than any other station this year while driving. Sad, I know.
Worst New Radio Station: 96.1 Bob FM. No matter where you go, you can’t escape the between-song dolt blabbing, “Bob does this!” and “Bob loves that!” As I listened to that same dude blabbing that same garbage on a Bob station in Austin, Texas, over Christmas, it occurred to me how much I hate that guy.
I’d like to take this chance to thank the Statesman folks for the 1,000+ times they visited ol’ Idaho Radio News in 2007.