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Philip Teresi and Skip Echeverria - Live, Local, and Original: Weekdays from 2:00 to 6:00PM on Central California's News/Talk 580 and 105.9 KMJ. Politically independent, socially awkward, and fashionably late.

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    Friday 10/8 - Hour 4

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 35:22

    Trending Topics at 5 o'clock. More calls on phobias. Vegas is worried they could lose millions if the Giants win the World Series. It'll be a Friendsgiving to remember with DeChambeau vs. Koepka in the next addition of "The Match." The Big Fresno Fair is back! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Friday 10/8 - Hour 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 37:32

    A man in New Jersey attempted to jump to his death from a 9-story building but survived after crashing through the sunroof of a black BMW below. Thanks to a new reality show, a woman in the UK is facing her fear of... eating vegetables. The 34-year-old claims she hasn't eaten anything green in 30 years due to her anxiety about eating new foods. Listeners comment. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Friday 10/8 - Hour 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 37:59

    Tulare Co. District Attorney Tim Ward joins the show to discuss the sentencing of a mother for her child's death in a hot car. California becomes the first state to ban "stealthing," nonconsensual condom removal. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Friday 10/8 - Hour 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 36:05

    Joe is filling in for Philip today with Skip. Central California Blood Center is at Radio City for the Great Pumpkin Blood Drive. In social media is wrecking youth... An argument between two teens on social media spilled into real life when a 16-year-old suspect shot at the victim's car when he saw it out at 330a. A student has been arrested in Orosi for vandalism of a school after sheriffs busted her for taking part in the "devious licks" challenge. The Senate has voted 50-48 along party lines to raise the national debt ceiling by $480 billion so as to not plunge the United States into historic default.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Thursday 10/7 - Hour 4

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 37:32

    Trending Topics at 5 o'clock. Dodgers' Max Scherzer gives the best sports interview ever after a playoff win. Can't get much more metal than the Judas Priest's guitarist blowing up his heart and continuing to play the song. A convenience store clerk says her information was used to issue $3.4 million in aid money to a fake catering business. There may be new life for the old Bastille building in Hanford.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Thursday 10/7 - Hour 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 36:59

    Fresno Police are investigating an alleged assault in the Clovis West boys' locker room after video of the incident started circulating online. Dave Chappelle's latest Netflix special has angered a few folks.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Thursday 10/7 - Hour 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 36:13

    Listeners comment on the UCLA anesthesiologist and employer mandates for COVID vaccinations. A violation of Godwin's law. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Thursday 10/7 - Hour 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 37:51

    The 18-year-old suspect in yesterday's shooting at an Arlington Texas high school has turned himself in to authorities. Los Angeles is the latest big city to require COVID vaccination to enter a variety of indoor businesses, including restaurants, gyms, movie theaters, salons and more.  An anesthesiologist was escorted out of a UCLA medical facility after showing up to work without meeting COVID vaccination requirements.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Wednesday 10/6 - Hour 4

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 37:34

    Trending Topics at 5 o'clock. SNL's 47 season premieres to its lowest numbers. The Buffalo Bills are featuring a limited-edition Josh Allen/Firebaugh Eagles hoodie. OANN gets 90% of its revenue via AT&T, which owns CNN. Two idiots set off emergency flares during a wedding, signaling the Coast Guard. A 90 year old was arrested after punching the lawn guy in Florida.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Wednesday 10/6 - Hour 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 35:41

    A Colorado hospital system will not give organ donations to patients who are not vaccinated against COVID-19, citing research that indicates these patients are more likely to die if they get the virus. Listeners comment. The deadly shooting that took place on an Amtrak in Arizona and involved DEA agents has been linked to suspects who were allegedly transporting cannabis from Los Angeles to New Orleans.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Wednesday 10/6 - Hour 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 36:41

    A Clovis mom is mad at a local elementary school after her 7-year-old walked home and no one noticed. The California Teachers Association has issued warnings to staff as the "Slap a Teacher" Tiktok challenge appears to grow in popularity online. As the Fresno City Council moves forward with cannabis licensing for recreational sales, applicants claim the system is unfair, unnecessarily expensive and several of the applications are already being appealed based on their prospective locations. Listeners comment. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Wednesday 10/6 - Hour 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 38:36

    The Big Fresno is back at the Fresno Fairgrounds through October 17th. Anthrax takes the stage tonight and horse racing starts Friday. A targeted act of violence at Timberview High School in Texas leaves 4 hurt and an 18-year-old in custody. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Tuesday 10/5 - Hour 4

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 37:34

    Trending Topics at 5 o'clock. Brian Laundrie's sister pleads for him to surrender. A single person won the nearly $700 Powerball jackpot. A couple unwittingly bought the house that inspired "The Exorcist." You could buy Babe Ruth's baseball bat.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Tuesday 10/5 - Hour 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 39:07

    After yesterday's worldwide outage of Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram, the company blamed it on changes on routers that coordinate traffic. The Whistle-blower has begun detailing the ways that Facebook is damaging youth, medical literacy and democracy among other things. Listeners comment.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Tuesday 10/5 - Hour 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 37:47

    NASA's DART mission will deliberately crash into an asteroid's moon in the name of planetary defense. As more than 126,000 gallons of heavy crude oil spills into the ocean near Huntington Beach, officials are looking into whether a ship's anchor may have struck a pipeline causing the leak. Wildfire smoke continues to cause hazardous levels of air pollution throughout the valley, impacting outside activities for employees, students and more. We just into the Facebook debacle.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Tuesday 10/5 - Hour 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 38:25

    Gov. Newsom visited Sunset Elementary School in Fresno to announce legislation that would provide funding to educate all 4 year olds in the state, expand dual language immersion programs and create college savings accounts for disadvantaged students. Capitol Police have arrested a 55-year-old Michigan man after he parked illegally in front of the Supreme Court and proclaimed, "the time for talking is done." The CDC website has removed its holiday guidelines, stating that it was a technical issue, but some believe it's due to backlash that circulated online following its release.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Monday 10/4 - Hour 4

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 38:38

    Trending Topics at 5 o'clock. It's National Taco, Vodka and Cinnamon Roll Day. An Iowa man has plead guilty to a misdemeanor after losing his temper over missing sauces for his nuggets. Alligators attack their own and the homeless in South Carolina and Florida. We revisit our interview with co-founder of The First & Fourteenth Institute, Michael Matthys, joins the show to discuss Facebook news. NKOTB is coming back to town!  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Monday 10/4 - Hour 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 36:53


    Dr. Fauci is facing backlash as he says it's "too soon to tell" whether or not families should gather for the holidays. The CDC has released COVID conscious guidelines for the holidays and one elderly man in Japan is suffering from restless leg syndrome of the butt. In old man news, Tom Brady adds the resume bullet point of "beat every team in the NFL" to his list of accomplishments. Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer apologizes for getting handsy with a hot young woman at his restaurant and Dolph Lungren, 63, steps out with his 24-year-old fiancé. After 40 drawings with no winner, the Powerball jackpot is up to $685m with a cash payout of $485.5m.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    Monday 10/4 - Hour 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 38:45

    More on the hot mess of Facebook over the last 24 hours. Listeners comment.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Monday 10/4 - Hour 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 35:22

    With a loss to Hawaii on Saturday, the Fresno State Bulldogs have dropped out of the AP Top 25. Wildfire smoke from the KNP Complex Fire and Windy Fire is combining to create dismal air quality in the valley. The Facebook whistleblower has broken her silence with an interview on 60 minutes last night. Co-founder of The First & Fourteenth Institute, Michael Matthys, joins the show to discuss Facebook news.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Special Guest - Mike Matthys, The First and Fourteenth Institute

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 10:50

    The Facebook whistleblower has broken her silence with an interview on 60 minutes last night. Co-founder of The First & Fourteenth Institute, Michael Matthys, joins the show to discuss Facebook news.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Friday 10/1 - Hour 4

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2021 37:53


    Trending Topics at 5 o'clock. Alex Jones will be held responsible for damages triggered by his false claims on Sandy Hook. The FCC will be making moves to stop spam calls. Macy's is suing to block Amazon from using the billboard over their largest store. Powerball is at $620 million.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    Friday 10/1 - Hour 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2021 36:47

    Police in Pennsylvania are warning parents to be on the lookout for the weed candy this Halloween. The 10th annual Taco Truck Festival is coming to Chukchansi 10/23 and its organizers have a challenge for the taco makers of Santa Barabara, who won the title of #1 taco town in the state.  Folks aren't happy about the cost of food at Salt Bae's new spot in the UK.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Friday 10/1 - Hour 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2021 38:23

    A moment on our Great Pumpkin Blood Drive. Following the demolition under questionable circumstances of Hardy's Theatre in downtown Fresno, the city is proposing stricter rules for construction on historic buildings. A teachers' union in Florida is warning educators about the latest trend on Tiktok, the "Slap a teacher" challenge. Listeners comment. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Friday 10/1 - Hour 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2021 39:47

    Breaking COVID Free Friday as Gov. Newsom announces the first COVID vaccination mandate for schoolchildren 5 and up once the vaccine is granted full approval from the federal government. Listeners comment. Representatives of the Central Valley Veterans Day Parade join the show.  License plate recognition cameras in Clovis have helped recover 28 vehicles, including a stolen Honda driven by a Fresno man arrested 20 times in the past 11 years. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Thursday 9/30 - Hour 4

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 37:08

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    Thursday 9/30 - Hour 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 38:40

    Ron Strong, formerly of "Auto Shop Talk" is retiring. The last of our calls on DUI penalties. A man in Houston was busted for violating the rules of the carpool lane. Fresno's City Council is considering an ordinance this week that could ban smoking at apartments. Listeners comment.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Thursday 9/30 - Hour 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 34:42

    More calls on DUIs.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Thursday 9/30 - Hour 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 38:58

    An update on Dog's hunt for Brian Laundrie. The Senate and House have passed a last-minute stopgap funding bill that will avert a shutdown... for now. Fresno law enforcement is tackling the DUI problem. Listeners comment. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Wednesday 9/29 - Hour 4

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 36:36

    Trending Topics at 5 o'clock. A whole lot of fighting over slipping Tinkerbell your room key. Listeners comment.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Wednesday 9/29 - Hour 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 38:05

    An actor at a haunted house in Ohio has been fired after he stabbed a kid in the foot while overly enthusiastically demonstrating his scaring skills. The #FreeBritney movement moves forward as Judge Brenda Penny ruled that Jamie Spears will be suspended immediately as her conservator. Britney's assets will be turned over to CPA, John Zabel, a court appointed temporary conservator. An actress who plays Tinkerbell at Disneyland shares details of men being gross.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Wednesday 9/29 - Hour 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 37:32

    Dog the Bounty hunter appears to be making headway in the search for fugitive fiancé Brian Laundrie. CA State Treasurer, Fiona Ma, is being sued for sexual harassment and wrongful termination by a former employee after reports show she shared hotel rooms with employees. It's National Coffee Day! Market analysists predict an increase in the price of coffee following sustained drought in Brazil, combined with late July frosts that have severely impacted production of Arabica beans.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Wednesday 9/29 - Hour 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 35:59

    Kicking it off with the Buzz Question about Biden's withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan against top military advice. Listeners comment. The remains of a missing hiker from Houston have been recovered as result of the search for Gabby Petito.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Tuesday 9/28 - Hour 4

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 37:53

    Trending Topics at 5 o' clock. Powerball jackpot is at $545m. Details emerge on the mother and toddler that fell to their death at Petco Park over the weekend. There's a chicken protest happening in Livingston and a former Baywatch actress was involved. Eli Manning flips the double bird on live TV.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Tuesday 9/28 - Hour 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 37:34

    The "2021 Best California Cities for Tacos" is out and it's completely bogus. Listeners comment. As the hospitality industry struggles with retention of employees and rebounding financially from COVID shutdowns, establishments are pushing back on customer tantrums to preserve employee well-being.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Tuesday 9/28 - Hour 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 35:39

    Listener comments on school safety. A listener has some feelings. Listeners comment.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Tuesday 9/28 - Hour 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 38:42

    Organizers of Fresno's Christmas Tree Lane have announced that there will be no walk nights for the 2021 Christmas season. Dog the Bounty Hunter has joined the search for Brian Laundrie, the fugitive fiancé of Gabby Petito. Listeners comment.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Monday 9/27 - Hour 4

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 36:51

    Trending Topics 5 o'clock. Mourners gather for Gabby Petito while a news anchor was removed over women-of-color coverage.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Monday 9/27 - Hour 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 36:53

    A moment on Folsom. President Biden plans to create a rule to bring back DACA. Pfizer plans to start testing a HIV drug that could prevent COVID in those with close exposure. Pfizer CEO says it's a matter of "days, not weeks" for the company to submit data on COVID vaccines in ages 5-11 for FDA review. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Monday 9/27 - Hour 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 37:01

    Following criticisms that users are too young and vulnerable, Facebook is pausing its development of a kids' version of Instagram. A father in Oklahoma beat a pastor who molested his son at a bus stop while on a jog. GOP senators blocked a bill today that would have kept the government operating and allowed federal borrowing. Problems in the supply chain may cause delays in Christmas decorations. If you're looking to add to your Christmas decor, start shopping early as retailers predict problems in the supply chain may impact availability in stores.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Monday 9/27 - Hour 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 37:51

    Fresno State Bulldogs pull off another big win 38-30 over UNLV going into the weekend. They now rank #18 in the US according to this week's AP poll. Gov. Newsom has signed AB 37, which permanently required a vote-by-mail ballot be mailed to every active registered voter in the state. Organizers of the Hurtado recall effort in Kingsburg have until today to submit signatures to move forward in their efforts. Listeners comment on ballots. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Friday 9/24 - Hour 4

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2021 37:58

    Trending Topics at 5 o'clock. William Shatner is headed to space! YouTuber, Omi in Hellcat, has been charged with federal crimes related to pirating copyrighted material. The house that inspired "The Conjuring" is up for sale. Traffic update for the weekend.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Friday 9/24 - Hour 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2021 38:17

    More calls on 30 day impounds. Clovis Fest is back! If you purchased chicken any time from January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2020 in California, you may qualify for reimbursement under the "Broiler Chicken Antitrust Litigation" lawsuit.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Friday 9/24 - Hour 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 36:52

    The encampment at the Texas border has been cleared and no migrants remain at Del Rio. The owner of Hobby Lobby, an avid antiquities collector, must return a 3500-year-old clay tablet he paid $1.7 million for after it was discovered it was looted from an Iraqi museum 30 years ago. Four years after a federal appeals court ruled that a 30-day vehicle impound for unlicensed drivers was unconstitutional, CHP is still doing them and now faces three lawsuits. Listeners comment. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Friday 9/24 - Hour 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 36:58

    Welcome to COVID Free Friday! Gov. Newsom visited the KNP Complex Fire site to sign $15 billion climate package. Gov. Newsom has signed Assemblyman Patterson's bill that allows landowners to sell lumber they remove when making defensible space around their homes without having to pay fees. Clovis native Kate Scott will be the new voice of the Philadelphia 76ers. Arizona's GOP private recount of the 2020 election confirms that Biden won and even added a few hundred votes to his win. An arrest warrant has been issued for the fiancé of Gabby Petito based on Brian Laundrie's use of her debit card while she was missing.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Thursday 9/23 - Hour 4

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 35:21

    Trending Topics at 5 o'clock. Due to a school bus shortage, a Boston high school class trip was taken on a party bus. A notorious local is back in the news following federal charges over the Capitol Riots and possession of firearms he wasn't supposed to have in his possession. Gov. Newsom has signed a bill that will limit CA warehouse employers placing quotas on warehouse work. Costco warns that you'll face delays on some household essentials in the near future.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Thursday 9/23 - Hour 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 35:36

    Senate Bill 328 will change the start times of junior highs and high schools in California starting July 2022. Listeners comment.  Thank you!Create reply with Thank you!Got it, thanks!Create reply with Got it, thanks!Unbelievable!Create reply with Unbelievable!Are the suggestions above helpful? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Thursday 9/23 - Hour 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 37:37

    Akram Mohsain of Tower Gas joins the show to talk about his viral social media posts helping the homeless in Tower. This week, Sacramento opened a new low barrier navigation center for the city's homeless, which is already facing backlash and a lawsuit that could threaten other shelters from moving forward. Clovis Unified is installing air purifiers in all of its classrooms.  Thank you!Create reply with Thank you!That's wonderful!Create reply with That's wonderful!Thanks for the update.Create reply with Thanks for the update.Are the suggestions above helpful? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Thursday 9/23 - Hour 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 35:39

    Kicking it off with the Buzz Question about whether or not Fresno is a "rude" city. Netflix has announced that "Tiger King" is returning to the streaming service for a second season despite its star, Joe Exotic" still being in prison for his murder for hire plot targeting Carol Baskin. A word on COVID in Sweden according to the Swedish State Epidemiologist, Anders Tegnell. Platelet supply in the valley is too low to meet the needs of trauma patients and those battling cancer.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Special Guest - Akram Mohsain, TOWER GAS

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 12:15

    Akram Mohsain of Tower Gas joins the show to talk about his viral social media posts helping the homeless in Tower.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Wednesday 9/22 - Hour 4

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 38:21

    Trending Topics at 5 o'clock. Selma Unified issues a warning for students doing the "One Chip Challenge." A hack of Epik, a favorite of far-right extremist groups, has dumped more than 150 gigabytes of private data into public view. California has the lowest virus transmission rate in the nation. FDA has approved boosters for 65 & older and to at risk groups. An Oklahoma man illegally performed a castration in the woods. One man on his way to buy a pizza bought a lotto ticket worth $490m.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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