May 24, 2012

Recall CdA — See Today’s Nickel’s Worth Ad!

Filed under: Probable Cause — Bill @ 8:23 am

(Click on photo to enlarge)

Check out the full-page Recall CdA advertisement on the back page (page 28) of the Nickel’s Worth for the week of May 25.  It’s on the news stands today!

You might want to get a copy quickly before all of them in Coeur d’Alene mysteriously disappear from the stands.  Even though the first copy is free and taking more than one copy would be theft, OpenCdA has heard a rumor that Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa will notify Kootenai County Prosecuting Attorney Barry McHugh that the state’s election laws supersede all other state laws including criminal laws.

Responding to frantic phone calls from his Corrupt d’Alene buddies, Ysursa will reportedly send an “Emergency  Action Notification” fax message to McHugh informing him that under Idaho’s election laws, the phrase “one copy free” doesn’t really mean what it says when it refers to the Nickel’s Worth containing one or more paid advertisements which Ysursa considers to be inimical to the interests of his friends in Corrupt d’Alene.  Always willing to comply without question to any directive from Ysursa, McHugh will reportedly tell local law enforcement agencies to disregard any otherwise larcenous disappearance of copies of this week’s Nickel’s Worth if the bearer of any purloined copies is wearing a “Decline to Sign” button or tee-shirt.

This is, of course, still all unconfirmed rumor … well, all except the ad in the Nickel’s Worth.


  1. And just for fun, any of you who were involved in AM radio should see how many items in Bob’s picture you can recognize.

    From those articles, what would you genealogists guess the date of this photo to be?

    What was Bob Hough’s on-air nickname when he was at KVNI?

    If Bob Hough had not become a radio personality (the p.c. term for “disc jockey”), what would he likely have been doing instead?

    Comment by Bill — May 24, 2012 @ 8:29 am

  2. Great ad! People who know and love the genuine character of CdA, like Bob Hough, are standing up to defend Tubbs, the ball fields, the boat launch and Millions upon Millions of public taxpayer dollars being used without a vote of the people.

    Time to Sign!

    Comment by mary — May 24, 2012 @ 9:47 am

  3. Bob Hough’s nick name was Bubble Head. Why, I don’t know. Answer to the second question ?

    Dance instructor/celebrity?

    Comment by Gary Ingram — May 24, 2012 @ 10:38 am

  4. Analog clock. LP disc. Before 1990 I think. Maybe 1986?

    Comment by Pariah — May 24, 2012 @ 11:04 am

  5. Gary Ingram,

    Correct on his nickname. Wrong on the second.


    Good eye for the clock and the 33-1/3 LP. Way before 1990.

    Comment by Bill — May 24, 2012 @ 11:51 am

  6. Bob Hough is the grandfather of the famous Dancing with the Stars, Julianne and Derek Hough. Dancing is in the family.

    Comment by LTR — May 24, 2012 @ 2:19 pm

  7. I’m not a techno person like some here, but Bob’s sideburns scream the 70s to me…maybe 1975?

    Comment by mary — May 24, 2012 @ 2:29 pm

  8. Carts, Bill, carts. Dozens of them. Probably commercials, bumpers, news, weather. Lots of carts. It’s all digital today.

    Those are probably analog pots as well, but I can’t make them out clearly.

    Comment by Dan — May 24, 2012 @ 2:46 pm

  9. I’m guessin you’re right Mary. I think they quit pressin plastic in the middle 80’s

    Comment by Ancientemplar — May 24, 2012 @ 2:48 pm

  10. See the sign next to the clock — sign says “EBS Check List.” EBS replaced CONELRAD in 1963 and was itself replaced by EAS in 1997.

    The photo is a bit grainy, but the console looks like a Gatesway — definitely analog. Dan’s right — the bazillions of carts and cart players has given way to IPad touchscreen files.

    The smaller frame just to the left (in the photo) of the clock looks like it contains an FCC license, probably a First Class Radiotelephone License since many stations required even the on-air people to have their First Phone. In smaller stations the transmitter may have been in a room just off the studio, and often the station was a one man operation, particularly overnight. So the on-air person might also need to as a minimum log the FCC-required transmitter measurements. Later that only required a Third-Class Radiotelephone License with a Broadcast Endorsement, but those who could still tried to get their First Phone.

    Comment by Bill — May 24, 2012 @ 3:29 pm

  11. I had a show on a very tiny station way, way back when. So I remember the carts, and I ran my own board. The show after mine came on an LP, but someone else came in and queued it up. I remember the EBS poster. I also had a license to operate a radio station, though I lost it when my wallet was stolen.

    Comment by Dan — May 24, 2012 @ 3:59 pm

  12. Great photo! I too spent time in the radio business and still have a copy of my First Class license. I remember tape splicing blocks next to our reel to reel decks. One other cool thing was some of the on-air names of the staff. I have been known as Clifton St. James when working nights at a Jazz Station and as Jay Clifton when doing morning drive on a Top 40 station. Good Memories.

    Comment by Jim Brannon — May 24, 2012 @ 4:34 pm

  13. The photo was likely taken in the mid- to late-60’s, and if Bob Hough had not become a radio personality, he would likely have been a professional baseball player.

    All that’s missing from the photo is the old-style teletype machine with its rip-n-read news copy.

    Comment by Bill — May 24, 2012 @ 4:54 pm

  14. I’m a bit frustrated by the rumors that are floating around…the stealing of Nickels Worth among them. Enjoyed the analysis of the picture though and am glad Bob Hough is for the recall.

    Comment by Randy_Myers — May 24, 2012 @ 9:07 pm

  15. Years ago, I purchased a pastel by Nancy Coffelt of a dancing bunny wearing bunny slippers because it reminded me of Bob’s Bunny Slipper Mammas on KVNI.

    Comment by Susie Snedaker — May 24, 2012 @ 9:47 pm

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