The last episode of Seinfeld is tomorrow. You’d have to be living inside a hermetically sealed bubble to have not heard about it by now. Supposed to be the most watched sitcom episode in history, something like a billion people.
On the John and Ken Show (it’s on an L.A. talk radio station, KFI 640 AM), John has been going on about how wrapped up people get in these fictional characters and how he doesn’t understand it. I’m listening to it right now, and John is making fun of the Puerto Rican activists who are up in arms over the flag burning in the second to last Seinfeld episode. Don’t worry, John’s not racist–he hates all activists as a matter of principle. I have to say, KFI is my favorite radio station. You can listen to it anywhere on the Internet via RealAudio, which is how I’m hearing it now. I believe KFI has the most powerful signal in the country. You can get KFI as far away as San Francisco, Nevada, and Arizona. Most of the hosts are very entertaining even if you disagree with them, which I often do.
There is one exception, however. Phil Hendrie. All of his guests are staged. He rants about the stupidest little things and has a nasty habit of insulting and unceremniously hanging up on his callers. His show is the biggest waste of a 50,000 watt radio station I could possibly conceive of. I never liked him, probably because he replaced Mr. KFI, who had a fabulous show. Mr. KFI had no screener, no staged calls, nothing. You just called it to say whatever you wanted to say or talk about. It doesn’t sound like much the way I describe it, but it was great. And it got me through a lot of L.A to Orange County commutes over the years. I don’t know exactly what happened to Mr. KFI. I think he discovered he was actually adopted, and moved home to a different radio station.