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Addicted to Gadgets, The Two Party Primary and What Defines a Journalist

After a relaxing weekend, it's time to crank it back up with Bishop On Air on 970 WMAY, The News and Talk of Springfield. Tune in from 10 to noon to talk about your addiction to gadgets, the two party primary, what defines journalists and more. That's all ahead with Bishop On Air!

Addicted to gadgets?

The new iPhones came out last week and there were some pretty wild stories of fights in lines and other madness. There's also a big announcement from Microsoft today concerning a new tablet. Are you addicted to gadgets? Do you need the latest and greatest? And, for some of you more seasoned listeners ... what do you use? Have desktops become obsolete?

The two party primary

Democrats have slated their candidates and now the focus is on Republicans. But instead of asking the question "who will win the primary," we should be asking "how much is a private party primary going to cost taxpayers?" Tune in for a discussion on how much private party primaries cost taxpayers. We'll also talk about how the primary process disenfranchises voters and compartmentalizes the so-called non-establishment parties from getting any coverage which ultimately leads to more disenfranchisement and compartmentalization.

What defines a journalist?

There are some important issues being pressed in the world of this country's fourth estate--journalism.


Some in DC are working to define what a journalist is. Why? The legislation set to define a journalist in an effort to shield the ever important profession from having to reveal sources. But in that process they have narrowed down what a journalist is to someone who has been employed for one year within the last 20 or three mohths within the last five and would apply to student journalists or freelancers. But, it draws the line at Twitter, blogs or social media.


What, in your opinion, defines a journalist. I don't want to do the dictionary definition. Let's get to the bottom of it. Is is simply someone who writes for a newspaper or who reports for a network affiliated TV station or radio station? Or is a journalist also someone who writes for a fairly unknown (or in some cases well known) blog?

Nominated for Best Of

It's that time of year again--It's time for the Illinois Times Best Of voting and both Bishop On Air and yours truly have been nominated for best Radio Show/DJ! Be sure to follow this link and vote for either Bishop On Air or Greg Bishop as your favorite personality! Also, be sure to share with your friends! Let's get a big win for the Illinois Times 2013 Best Ofs!


Sound off with Bishop On Air from 10 to noon on 970 WMAY, The News and Talk of Springfield. Listen live and call 217-629-7970, email, Tweet or Facebook. Also, be sure to check out the podcast updates with the Bishop On Air Podcast.


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