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Am I the Only One

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#1 Aug 27, 2008
Just wondering if I am the only one or if it bugs anybody else the lady who gets on party line DAILY and reads from the Bible. As soon as I recoginize her voice I either turn party line completely off or volume it down for 5 - 10 mins until she is finished.
nonya

Parsons, KS

#2 Aug 27, 2008
i belive freedom of speech is wonderful
EVA

Atlanta, GA

#3 Aug 27, 2008
WASL decides who they let talk on the air. I'm a Christian but whenever I listen to party line that sort of thing annoys me.

nonya - this isn't really a freedom of speech issue.
Am I the Only One

United States

#4 Aug 28, 2008
Thanks Eva you replied as I would. This is not a freedom of speech issue. The lady may think she is doing an outreach but calling day after day and reading on the radio she may be turning more people off than anything else. Folks have to be in a receptive mood, frame of mind. People listening to party line are buying, selling, trading.

As I said before just wonder if it annoyed anyone else. What if someone started calling every day reading from....the Talamad....Gone With The Wind. It just seems Party Line is not the best place to call and read scripture on the air everyday. Maybe once a week or so but every day. Nah.
DaveR

United States

#5 Aug 28, 2008
someone listens to WASL?

“Run & go to jail tired!”

Since: Aug 08

Dyer County, TN

#6 Aug 28, 2008
DaveR wrote:
someone listens to WASL?
Almost 8 hours a day, but I listen to the simulcast on the FM side.

I am also annoyed by her daily calls, but if they censor her, then where does it stop?
yorkiemom

Parsons, KS

#7 Aug 28, 2008
it does get annoying but some of the other callers do as well i think partyline is a neat program though where i came from we didnt have such neat stuff i cam from the next thing as hell i was from caruthersville
Rog

Idaho Falls, ID

#8 Aug 28, 2008
i need to tune in to this. what time is it on?
EVA

Atlanta, GA

#9 Aug 28, 2008
DaveR - Haha! So true. Well, people do listen to WASL, but it's only people over 40. When the older generation of Dyersburgians die off, WASL will have to make a change.

PatrolCmdr - The radio station should be able to control what they have on the air for their broadcasts. If they put a stop to it, it would not be violating freedom of speech.
EVA

Atlanta, GA

#10 Aug 28, 2008
Rog - Early in the morning. It ends about 11 or 12 I think.
Am I the Only One

United States

#11 Aug 29, 2008
Rog wrote:
i need to tune in to this. what time is it on?
Monday thru friday 8 am to 10 am ...am station 1450.
Rog

United States

#12 Aug 29, 2008
Am I the Only One wrote:
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Monday thru friday 8 am to 10 am ...am station 1450.
Ah, no wonder I had never heard it. AM. Gotcha.

“Run & go to jail tired!”

Since: Aug 08

Dyer County, TN

#13 Aug 29, 2008
Rog wrote:
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Ah, no wonder I had never heard it. AM. Gotcha.
Also on 101.7 FM, but the signal fades at the Dyer County line.
WTRO

Alamo, TN

#14 Aug 29, 2008
EVA wrote:
WASL decides who they let talk on the air. I'm a Christian but whenever I listen to party line that sort of thing annoys me.
nonya - this isn't really a freedom of speech issue.
They allow anyone to talk on party line. Except people trying to advertise there business, and people trashing other people. It has been on the air since the late 1950's. The lady reading the scriptures doesen't annoy me at all, but that's me. I can understand what you are saying though. Even if you are a devout Christian, it could be annoying. I have a friend who lives out of town and listens to it everyday and says if he wants to hear about God, he will go to church.
if the truth is known-

Idaho Falls, ID

#15 Aug 29, 2008
EVA wrote:
DaveR - Haha! So true. Well, people do listen to WASL, but it's only people over 40. When the older generation of Dyersburgians die off, WASL will have to make a change.
PatrolCmdr - The radio station should be able to control what they have on the air for their broadcasts. If they put a stop to it, it would not be violating freedom of speech.
I am over 40, and party line and wasl are the last thing I would listen to. XM Radio rocks!
EVA

Atlanta, GA

#16 Aug 29, 2008
Not all people over 40 listen to WASL.
But only people over 40 listen to WASL.

I don't know if I could ever pay for radio. I have CD's and my ipod for music. 99.99% of what I listen to isn't played on the radio.
i agree

Memphis, TN

#17 Sep 1, 2008
Am I the Only One wrote:
Thanks Eva you replied as I would. This is not a freedom of speech issue. The lady may think she is doing an outreach but calling day after day and reading on the radio she may be turning more people off than anything else. Folks have to be in a receptive mood, frame of mind. People listening to party line are buying, selling, trading.
As I said before just wonder if it annoyed anyone else. What if someone started calling every day reading from....the Talamad....Gone With The Wind. It just seems Party Line is not the best place to call and read scripture on the air everyday. Maybe once a week or so but every day. Nah.
I am a devout Christian myself but I do not want to have someone else decide when and where I listen to scripture. Party Line is not the appropriate place for it and I'm sure it does annoy people. It's not about freedom of speech. It's about freedom from having something forced upon you that you did not tune it to hear. Otherwise they should call it Party & Preach Line.
last

Rives, MO

#18 Sep 1, 2008
Look at it like this, this website, topix, has many different forums with a wide array of subjects. I came here and looked at the various topics and choose which ones I wanted to look at and/or respond to. Party line is pretty much the same way. If someone gets on the radio and is saying something you don't like, then don't listen. Better yet, instead of saying it here, why don't you call party line, and just politley say that she annoys you and leave your phone #.
anon

Memphis, TN

#19 Sep 1, 2008
last wrote:
Look at it like this, this website, topix, has many different forums with a wide array of subjects. I came here and looked at the various topics and choose which ones I wanted to look at and/or respond to. Party line is pretty much the same way. If someone gets on the radio and is saying something you don't like, then don't listen. Better yet, instead of saying it here, why don't you call party line, and just politley say that she annoys you and leave your phone #.
I don't think it's the same thing at all. Topix is all about different subjects and opinions. You know going into Topix what to expect. Party Line is about selling items (unless it's changed since I listened to it) and that's what people expect when they tune in. You are trying to compare apples and oranges.

“Run & go to jail tired!”

Since: Aug 08

Dyer County, TN

#20 Sep 1, 2008
anon wrote:
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I don't think it's the same thing at all. Topix is all about different subjects and opinions. You know going into Topix what to expect. Party Line is about selling items (unless it's changed since I listened to it) and that's what people expect when they tune in. You are trying to compare apples and oranges.
It has changed. Now you are invited to call in and talk about whatever is on your mind in addition to offering items or services for sale.

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