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May 28, 2007


Rory L. Aronsky

Another goddamn travelogue! Goddamn, I'm looking forward to it! :)


This is off-topic, to be sure, but WABC Rewound is on through 6 p.m. ET and can be accessed through http://www.wabcradio.com. At 1 p.m., it's a 1974 aircheck of George Michael, pre-"Sports Machine" (he was splendid), and from 2 to 5, three hours of Dan Ingram, who many people consider to be the quintessential Top 40 jock (nothing against Robert W. Morgan or Dick Biondi), from 1973 and '75. It concludes with some Bruce Morrow and Chuck Leonard. Great listening!


Ken,You make it all sound so utterly… glamorous. I'll bet by the end of the second week you're accidentally dialing the Hot Wings Cafe on Melrose instead of your home. Or are holed up at Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles in a fetal position after a long night of rewrites. The pain sounds delicious - I think a lot of us would gladly endure the writers room just for the reward of watching an actor mispronounce a punchline. Seriously, how can we get in?But here's the thing: I'll also bet you're so into the concepts and characters and camaraderie the long days and lost evenings just whip by until you're suddenly in Hawaii again next Spring.I'd do it. Hey, you guys don't haze the baby writers, do you?


Won't you have to update the mac thing now to have Intel chip-based mac owners telling their Motorola chip-based mac colleagues to wise up and get a new G5 that can run all the new (and high-priced) Intel-based software coming out this year for the new mac operating system. Having a G4 laptop with 17-inch screen and Motorola chips is so 2005 (Jobs & Co should have bitten the bullet five years ago and switched over to the Intel chips when they made the big switch from OS 9 to OS 10, which is a much better laid out OS than anything Mr. Gates and his boys have come up with yet). But Windows does handle streaming audio a little easier than macs, since most stations like WABC use the Windows Media Player format. Here's the direct feed for WABC Rewound, if you either can't stand stations that stream using pop-up browser windows (or if you just don't want to see Rush Limbaugh or Sean Hannity's images on the WABC main page):http://mmslb.eonstreams.com/abc_ny_newyork_wabc_am_fast


OK, blogger doesn't like long names for streaming audio stations, since it left off the last few letters of the web address. Let's see if a direct link to the WABC audio stream works better.

Jack Ruttan

I wish we wuz a staff. It's kind of just me, and frantic phone calls and e-mails. With the sort of deadlines they're doing here, the director thinks that someone upstairs is paying for their house with the writing/editing budget they've saved.


My brother told me about your blog...Congratulations on #600 (obviously I just get around to reading your blog every couple of days). Thanks for your help with my CHEERS gag in Minneapolis!! Note to MAVIN: Evidence of Small World Theory. Laurie and I were in elementary shool together (Collin St.) She was my first "girl friend". Please say hello for me. ThanksCorey Levine


Hi Ken, this is Laurie, Bonnie's sister and Corey's "first girlfriend". Say Hi to Corey for me!

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    Ken Levine is an Emmy winning writer/director/producer/major league baseball announcer. In a career that has spanned over 30 years Ken has worked on MASH, CHEERS, FRASIER, THE SIMPSONS, WINGS, EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND, BECKER, DHARMA & GREG, and has co-created his own series including ALMOST PERFECT starring Nancy Travis. He and his partner wrote the feature VOLUNTEERS. Ken has also been the radio/TV play-by-play voice of the Baltimore Orioles, Seattle Mariners, San Diego Padres.
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