Eddins clears City Council

September 1, 2006

State Atty Bill Eddins’ office has interviewed the city council members and others, and he has decided there will be no further investigation of the allegations made by Tom Garner (Garner charges City Council broke law).

I spent the afternoon in Milton on WEBY so I missed the fax giving the exact wording of Mr. Eddins’ press release, but this does clear the Pensacola City Council’s names. Garner still has the option of filing a complaint with the state ethics commission, I guess.

Kenneth Lamb informed me that he was in the room with someone who called WCOA during McCoy’s show with Marty. The screener was given the information from Eddins office and was asked to tell McCoy since he and Marty were discussing the charges.

Luke never mentioned the decision on the air. Never.

If the screener told him about the decision and McCoy didn’t tell his listeners, then McCoy owes the Pensacola City Council an apology. He has an obligation to give his listeners the facts and give them breaking news that impacts the topic he is covering.

Is there any wonder Marty hails Luke and Mark O’Brien as the only honest journalists in Pensacola?


angryIt will be the kind of love feast that will make Brokeback Mountain look like a Western.

Please call him 478-3116 – from 4-5:30.

Ask him about how he likes the Independent News.

secretJust got email. The site is shutdown for “ the mean-spirited, immature conduct of some of the listeners in this area.”

screamingCheckout I hate you pro parkers! on WCOA public forum.

Also notice our “favorite bigot” Raymond/Chuck/Art/Floyd has moved over to the WCOA site. WCOA Pensacola Speaks

I banned this jerk from this blog last week Bye, Bye Raymond

Hot, Hot, Hot – 8/7/06

August 7, 2006

Rick's Blog

Top 10 Posts for today:

  1. Todd says Intelligent Design is not about
  2. CC craps out with letter
  3. Marty and Charlie road show
  4. Sorry, Todd – You are a monkey’s uncle
  5. What has WCOA become?
  6. Hopkins wants City to Sale Trillium
  7. WCOA Pensacola speaks becomes Marty speaks
  8. SRIA quits posting board minutes
  9. Pensacola Sucks! Whatever
  10. Gannett buys FSU paper

What has WCOA become?

August 7, 2006

First…I did not major in English. I’m just a native of the City of Five flags and do not like the city getting slammed by some transplants…no not you…a short version

Last Friday, I happened to catch some of Luther Eason’s (Luke McCoys) ‘Pensacola Speaks’ as he was pontificating on the Maritime Park news. He made a comment  that really burns me, and it should also ruffle a few feathers.

He stated that Dr. John Cavanaugh was only trying to gain fame so he could add to his resume,,, and maybe, just maybe get a job at a  REAL UNIVERSITY some day. This is coming from WCOA’S Pensacola Speaks program.

Matter of history, WCOA was named originally for Wonderful City of Advantages when it was first on the air. WCOA was a mainstay for this area in the 50..60.. and 70’s for being the leader in local news. I know it goes against everything that Pensacola Speaks was started for. 

There are a lot of good Newscasters and air personalities as well as listeners that would be turning over in their graves. Some are still with us, Gordon Towne, Dave Pavlock, Byrne Bennete and I hope they did not tune in to what Speaks has become.

Don Priest was our version of Walter Cronkite for 3 decades and I know he would never would have tolerated putting people down that are only helping keep our city moving foreword. I was lucky enough to have worked in the newsroom with some of them. It is ironic that Wonderful City of Advantages is becoming a one sided forum. Maybe Luke could get Mark O’Brian to team up with him.

I know society changes and “Radio ain’t what it used to be” When you paper first started, it provided a way to get information out to the readers..and your team has carried that forward. There are a lot of times that I don’t agree or like what you write, but you at least do it fairly.

This is not a letter to the editor … just a chance to say that I along with a lot of other citizens are ashamed of the UWF President being slandered as he was.Maybe they changed the meaning of WCOA to Wonderful City of A………

Thanks for letting me vent and at the same time to inform you of McCoys rantings.