Friday, May 7, 2010

Online radio show

Once a month, I do a monthly radio talk show with Dale Johnson at KFOR radio in Lincoln.  The hour, however, is really more like 35 minutes or so, due to commercials and the half hour news break.  Wednesday, however, I participated in an honest-to-goodness one hour radio interview for a non-commercial Internet broadcast. 

Bill Patterson, with the impossibly long title of “Senior Program Manager for Law Enforcement, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Underage Drinking Enforcement Training Center, Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation” was the host.  The Underage Drinking Enforcement Training Center (UDETC) is a project of the United States Department of Justice, and does exactly what the name implies.  Mr. Patterson, among other things, hosts a weekly Internet radio show on the subject, which airs on Wednesdays between 2:00 PM and 3:00 PM on In addition, here is a rebroadcast on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 PM. The interview we recorded will air this coming Wednesday, May 12.

A full hour is a long time for an interview, and I no doubt blathered, but Mr. Patterson is a good interviewer, and we had a nice discussion.  He was primarily interested in what we have done in Lincoln to impact underage drinking and high risk drinking by young people.  I was most interested in explaining why we have engaged in these strategies: to prevent violent crime and other harm to young people.  The topics we discussed have been covered here in the Chief’s Corner from time to time. Just follow the tag cloud to the labels “Party on” and “ETOH”.


ARRRRG!!!! said...

I'll listen for the interview on my favorite radio station.

Steve said... people still listen to radio?

Tom Casady said...


It's Internet radio. Get with the 90's!


I see you're hip--that's an Internet station.

ARRRRG!!!! said...

Yes it is, and Captain Billy Bones actually plays only pirate music.

Anonymous said...

You sounded like a bumbling, whinning idiot, Tom. Better not do that again.

Anonymous said...

Both business robbery suspects arrested; you've got a fine clearance rate going on biz robberies this year. Both suspects are also previously-convicted felons, which isn't surprising.

Tom Casady said...

8:59 AM -

That's an astute observation, particularly considering that the episode doesn't even air until next Wednesday.


Oh yeah. Seven of nine, so far this year. That's 78%. The national average is 27%.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry Tom, I should have given you more information. I'm a psychic. I'm trying to warn you, don't let them air that show. Spare yourself the embaressment. Don't make a fool of yourself again. Believe me, you will thank me. No charge this time.

Anonymous said...

Well Tom I was right again. You sounded like a bumbling, whinning idiot. You should have listen to me and avoided the embaressment. Maybe next time you'll take my advice. But I can't keep giving it to you for free.