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3/8/2007

Listening To “Jesus” [Shameless Plug Alert]

Filed under: General,Miscellaneous — Justin Levine @ 12:51 pm



[posted by Justin Levine] 

As a not-so-religious Jew, I listen to “Jesus” every week. You should too – especially since he happens to broadcast exclusively on the radio station that I work for. But apart from that, it is admittedly one of the most unique and fascinating shows happening in radio today. (And to think that I was in the same room when he first came into existence on the Bill Handel Show!)

The L.A. Weekly has now done a cover story on him in this week’s issue.

13 Responses to “Listening To “Jesus” [Shameless Plug Alert]”

  1. I catch KFI even from here in China (I have my methods and I’m not revealing ’em) and applaud Neil (Saavedra, the host/producer) for the spectacular job.
    Neil manages to explain some of the more fundamental Christian tenets & philosophy to confused believers without mocking or disparaging religion, “organized religion,” and Christianity as is de rigeur nowadays.

    Mind you, I’m not a shill for the show or station (I curse the Clear Channel ‘man’ for blocking streaming overseas) or even vaguely religious. Rather, I’ve had enough of the non-religious deriding opponents: “Well, you’re a Christian, so you think XXXX,” “If you do XXXX then you’re not true Christian,” or the ever-present “what about where the Bible says XXXX?” All from people with little, if any, clue about what Christian beliefs and theology really are.

    My hat’s off to Neil for helping to explain in a respectful manner what they actually are.

    Socrates Abroad (682072)

  2. Hey, that’s pretty cool.

    David N. Scott (71e316)

  3. Interesting. I tried to get “Jesus on Demand” (there are issues raised by that phrase- just ask Job) at the website but couldn’t get the link to work.

    I assume 6-9 is pacific time, 9-12 for us on the east coast.

    I did peruse the listed bumper music. I didn’t expect to find “korn” on the list (from their reputation, can’t say I would know them if I heard them.) I was relieved NOT to find “Sympathy for the Devil” by the Stones.

    MD in Philly (3d3f72)

  4. Not long ago, my 14 yr old son and I were fortunate enough to sit in with ‘Jesus’ while he was on air. Afterwards, he spent over 2 hours talking and touring the studio with us. He was gracious and kind and funny. Thank you KFI and Neil!

    Tru (9bb498)

  5. MD in Philly – The link doesn’t work for me either. I’ll alert the KFI IT people.

    Justin Levine (20f2b5)

  6. MD in Philly –

    It turns out that the access to all of KFI’s “ON DEMAND” podcasts is down and has been all day because of a server crash back east (affecting many sites). They are rebuilding it as we speak. I am told it will be up tonight or tomorrow – so check back then to experience the Jesus Show.

    Justin Levine (20f2b5)

  7. Thanks for the info Justin. When I do click on it later, I will pretend I’m “Requesting Jesus”; “demanding” is unbecoming of a creature to his Creator.

    MD in Philly (3d3f72)

  8. Fair point MD.

    Justin Levine (0e3bb1)

  9. Tell Bill Handel he’s a scumbag for softballing Gustavo Arrelano and his MEChA propaganda. I’ll never listen KFI again. Ever.

    petit bourgeois (69e150)

  10. Will do petit. Your loss. I hardly think that Handel needs to prove his street cred any further on the issue of immigration – but there is no pleasing some listeners apparently.

    Justin Levine (0e3bb1)

  11. You should read the arrogant response his shameless producer Michelle Kube wrote to me. No explanation as to why hard hitting questions such as why MEChA is good for us is addressed at all. Such non-reposnsiveness deserves absolute boycott.

    Not my loss at all. Handel has no street cred until he puts his twins in public school and lives in the ghetto. He’s a limousine liberal, disguised as a “conservative” talk show host.

    Also: What kind of psuedo-american is Bill handel when he tells everyone he intends to move to Europe after he makes millions off of us little people?

    He’s a scumbag lawyer, like the rest of y’all.

    petit bourgeois (69e150)

  12. If “Petit” ain’t Handel, then he/she probably works on Handel’s show in some capacity.

    Hey, it worked… You got people to read this blog that normally wouldn’t.

    Viva La Migra!

    Roller Cam (7a417c)

  13. “petit” is an absolute moron, who never heard the dozens of segements we did on MEChA, exposing their radical ways, even AFTER I told petit where to find them…and despite the fact that Handel DID ask Gustavo tough questions about being a member of the group, “petit” wasn’t satisfied.

    Isn’t it funny that “petit” is still complaining about it over a year later? I sense someone still listens every day!

    Sometimes a little research goes a LONG way, but I welcome a boycott from lazy people like “petit”, we want much smarter people listening to the show.

    Michelle Kube (ec43af)


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