Henry Erb: B93 Car Owners Hero

“Smells like 1994!”

Since: Jun 08

Stately Wayne Manor

#42 Jun 26, 2009
Heraldo wrote:
I love you Lucy! It is so great to see someone refuse to back down to gestapo Pete.
Pete's not wrong on this one Heraldo. I agree with Lucy that personal responsibility enters into just about every equation but B-93 was negligent in allowing cars to be parked on a flood plain after we'd had all that rain.
We're supposed to get more rain this weekend, think the river might flood again? Cars out by Monday? We shall see.
RAB

Ionia, MI

#43 Jun 26, 2009
Fred Tornado wrote:
<quoted text>Pete's not wrong on this one Heraldo. I agree with Lucy that personal responsibility enters into just about every equation but B-93 was negligent in allowing cars to be parked on a flood plain after we'd had all that rain.
We're supposed to get more rain this weekend, think the river might flood again? Cars out by Monday? We shall see.
The weathers so nice today and the South lot is drying quite well. No reason they couldn't start driving out some of the cars today that are very much on dry ground.
Heraldo

United States

#44 Jun 26, 2009
Fred Tornado wrote:
<quoted text>Pete's not wrong on this one Heraldo. I agree with Lucy that personal responsibility enters into just about every equation but B-93 was negligent in allowing cars to be parked on a flood plain after we'd had all that rain.
We're supposed to get more rain this weekend, think the river might flood again? Cars out by Monday? We shall see.
Pete's a dink even if hge's right. Usually he's left.

Since: Sep 08

United States

#45 Jun 26, 2009
Fred Tornado wrote:
<quoted text>Pete's not wrong on this one Heraldo. I agree with Lucy that personal responsibility enters into just about every equation but B-93 was negligent in allowing cars to be parked on a flood plain after we'd had all that rain.
We're supposed to get more rain this weekend, think the river might flood again? Cars out by Monday? We shall see.
If they let today and tomrorrow go by w/o getting those cars out of there and it rains/flood again they might just as well tell the owners to bring their titles with them to the roundup because they for sure they bought them. Those car owners should be over there raising holy hell in Ionia right now, demanding to get those cars out today. B93 should be rounding up every wrecker w/in 250 miles to start hauling this afternoon. They already dodged a bullet since it has not rained this week, what are they waiting for.

Since: Apr 08

Grand Rapids MI

#46 Jun 26, 2009
GR Pete wrote:
This is what a real reporter does. He sees a FUBAR, hears an explanation that sounds like crap and goes out and investigates.
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I agree. I was told the fair grounds flooded a couple of time already this year before last Saturday. Somebody really dropped the ball on this one.
RAB

Ionia, MI

#47 Jun 26, 2009
They could easily get a few hundred cars driven out of their today without tow trucks. There's a good chance of rain on Monday and Tuesday so I'm sure that's not going to help things.

Since: Mar 09

Grandville, MI

#48 Jun 26, 2009
We were supposed to get rain yesterday, they dodged that bullet!
And they know darn well the forecast is for rain Saturday, and Sunday!
But B-93/Clear Channel wants to wait!
Now there's some good thinkin!!

“Smells like 1994!”

Since: Jun 08

Stately Wayne Manor

#49 Jun 26, 2009
GR Pete wrote:
<quoted text>
If they let today and tomrorrow go by w/o getting those cars out of there and it rains/flood again they might just as well tell the owners to bring their titles with them to the roundup because they for sure they bought them. Those car owners should be over there raising holy hell in Ionia right now, demanding to get those cars out today. B93 should be rounding up every wrecker w/in 250 miles to start hauling this afternoon. They already dodged a bullet since it has not rained this week, what are they waiting for.
What do you bet that the Monday timetable gets bumped out?
RAB

Ionia, MI

#50 Jun 26, 2009
Fred Tornado wrote:
<quoted text>What do you bet that the Monday timetable gets bumped out?
They'll definetely get started Monday but once the rain comes, and it won't take much, they'll start to get bogged down again and then and only then they'll start questioning themselves as to why they didn't start driving some cars out today while it's sunny and dry.

Since: Mar 09

Grandville, MI

#51 Jun 26, 2009
RAB, a lot of people will be questioning that!

Since: Oct 07

Cloud Nine

#52 Jun 26, 2009
http://www.woodtv.com/dpp/news/local/central_...

Update, looks like they will be able to start moving cars out tomorrow.
RAB

Ionia, MI

#53 Jun 26, 2009
EmmaRae wrote:
http://www.woodtv.com/dpp/news /local/central_mich/B93_Bash_c ar_removal_starts_Saturday
Update, looks like they will be able to start moving cars out tomorrow.
Holy cow, I stand corrected, they actually had a brain fart and decided to get things going. I would assume then that they will be starting to contact the owners tonight by phone to begin the process. If the weather holds through the weekend I'd guess they can get at least half of the cars out of there.
tom

Middleville, MI

#54 Jun 26, 2009
Lucy in Rockford wrote:
<quoted text>
Ding ding ding!!! Let's also not forget that SEVERAL announcements were made AT THE BASH that the river was rising. The last announcement was something to the effect of 'YOU NEED TO GET OUT NOW!'. These people had plenty of warning, and plenty of time to move their cars. They chose not to.
what? and accept personal responsibility? are you crazy, what would attention seeking socialst libs like this gr pete have to beatch about then, huh?
'gully vern, ya thinck we shud move the truk away frum the rivver?'

Since: Oct 07

Cloud Nine

#55 Jun 26, 2009
RAB wrote:
<quoted text>
Holy cow, I stand corrected, they actually had a brain fart and decided to get things going. I would assume then that they will be starting to contact the owners tonight by phone to begin the process. If the weather holds through the weekend I'd guess they can get at least half of the cars out of there.
Not a problem. I like reading news story's and looking for updates.

The sooner they get them out of there the better. I would still be very surprised if any of the vehicles can be saved. Depends how high the water went.
Jennifer

United States

#56 Jun 26, 2009
B93 has gone from hero to goat on this one. Everybody loved them for putting on the birthday bash but let something go wrong and all of a sudden they're aye wholes.

Since: Mar 09

Grandville, MI

#57 Jun 26, 2009
Huh?
I wonder If they read some of these posts?
It only makes sense to pull them out when its dry like it is!
I wish good luck for anyone who has a car there!
Hopefully we wont get the rain tommorow night and it will stay dry!
RAB

Ionia, MI

#58 Jun 26, 2009
tom wrote:
<quoted text> what? and accept personal responsibility? are you crazy, what would attention seeking socialst libs like this gr pete have to beatch about then, huh?
'gully vern, ya thinck we shud move the truk away frum the rivver?'
By the time the announcement was made it was already to late to move most of the cars. Yes, more people should've at least made an attempt to check on their vehicles when B93 started telling them the water was rising but you're getting ahead of things here. The city/radio station never should've parked cars their to begin with. I've lived in Ionia for 15 years and work right across the street from the fairgrounds and everyone in Ionia County knows what even a couple inches of rain does to the fairgrounds on all sides. It was wrong to route people into certain sections to park when local officials knew full well there would be problems.
Fuel for the Fire

Niles, MI

#59 Jun 26, 2009
who="GR Pete"]<quoted text>
Ignoring flood warnings for profit is not an act of god uless god was collecting the $15.
Agree on this comment - feel so bad for all those people who WERE taken advantage of - I hope anyone who looses their vehicle, money, job, personal property, etc., does talk to an attorney to see if there is any recourse. Now, off topic, but, just noticed your new picture - LOVE IT! Keep up the good work, you bad boy!
BkByer

AOL

#60 Jun 26, 2009
GR Pete wrote:
<quoted text>
I am starting to think WOOD's weather folks ought to throw in some money since they are in the weather business and missed the NWS river warning. They they spent three days shilling for B93 until Henry smelled a rat.
B93 owned by Clear Channel. WOOD owned by Clear Channel. Ain't that interestin'?
tom

Middleville, MI

#61 Jun 26, 2009
BkByer wrote:
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B93 owned by Clear Channel. WOOD owned by Clear Channel. Ain't that interestin'?
well......duh!

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