Thursday, March 5, 2009

It's official

I mean, if it's in the Post-Gazette it IS official, isn't it?

"Lynn Cullen gets WAMO talk radio gig"
Thursday, March 05, 2009
By Adrian McCoy, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"Talk host Lynn Cullen is returning to the airwaves.
Starting Monday, she'll host a two-hour talk show on WAMO-AM (860). It will air Mondays through Fridays from 5 to 7 p.m."

Later in the article it says:
"Ms. Cullen's fan base has been very vocal during her absence."


  1. Here's the copy of an email that this loud fan was pleased to receive from Lynn Cullen:

    Hello to my wonderful friends,

    You asked me to let you know when I got a new show, and I have great news!

    I’ll be back on the radio
    Monday thru Friday 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
    On AM 860
    Beginning THIS Monday, March 9

    Studio call-in: 412-333-9133
    Listen live at:

    After six long months of involuntary silence, I’m finally coming back. My gratitude to Sheridan Broadcasting and WAMO for thinking outside the proverbial box and my gratitude to all of you who’ve been so extraordinarily supportive during this half-year of unemployment. I haven’t been able to talk about the news, but I sure have been living it. It’s time for someone else to collect my unemployment $$ now. (I hear there’s no shortage of potential recipients.)

    As thrilled as I am to be back, I'm going to need your help. Here's how:

    1. Spread the word. Forward this email, send your own, tell your friends, wear a sign.
    2. Call in! Remember, it's our conversation, your input, that makes the show fun. Which brings up the second piece of good news...Matt's coming with me! He'll be there to answer your calls, so we'll all feel right at home.

    Boy, do we have a lot to talk about. Let’s get started, March 9 at 5:00PM on AM 860.

    Love ya,

    Best news that I've heard in a while and I feel grateful to Sue Kerr and others who have lobbied for her return

  2. From You do the math.

    Top News Story…

    Thank GOD! Thank BeJesus! Lynn Freaking Cullen is back on the air! Hooray! Sadly, there are only four neighborhoods in the Pittsburgh area who will be able to receive the signal and actually hear her program, but I digress… Good for Lynn! I heard that she had to use some of her own money to pay for the air time. Granted, I heard that from Phineas (the shark) but he’s met Lynn. They hooked up in a bar bathroom once! I’m pretty confident that he’s right. I find it really amusing that the Gay Community is rejoicing Lynn’s return to the airwaves. You know? Mostly because Lynn doesn’t agree with Gay Marriage. True story. She said it. On stage. In Novemeber. In front of witnesses. Whatever… Why would gay people care about gay marriage? I’m also surprised because Lynn Cullen uses the word, “dyke” very loosely. She claims that it’s okay for her to do it because she’s “the original fag hag” (her words, not mine). So yeah. That’s fun. Oh, and the other reason I’m confused as to why the gay community cares so much about Lynn’s return to the airwaves is because Lynn Cullen NEVER had a regular gay correspondent (like some other Talk Show Hosts I know…), Lynn Cullen NEVER went out of her way to get someone hired to her station who was queer or queer-ish (like some other Talk Show Hosts I know…) and Lynn Cullen (in her own words) is furious when identified as being gay. “It’s dykes like you who make people think I’m lesbian!”(she said that to a colleague in front of several other colleagues backstage at a performance).

    So… Well done Gay Community! You have an ally and advocate back on the air! Bravo!

  3. How do you hire a "queerish" person? Why would that be a good thing?

  4. Bianca, I appreciate your posting your blurb on just about every local blog I've read today. I know that your energy and intrepid nature are great gifts of great value. Please use them wisely.

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  7. "Lynn Cullen NEVER went out of her way to get someone hired to her station who was queer or queer-ish (like some other Talk Show Hosts I know…)"
    NO ONE ever went out of their way to get this straight or straight-ish girl hired. I still listen to straight talk show hosts.

    I'm a little confused here.

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  9. See? The gay community evidently CAN accomplish something when they put their minds to it.

  10. Wow... Considering NONE of you know me... Thanks for making assumptions about my sexuality. Here's the deal: My sexuality has NOTHING to do with the fact that Lynn Cullen is a phony ally to the Gay Community. Whether I am in a relationship with a women or a man has nothing to do with the fact that I love the gay community, support the gay community and have served the gay community (literally! eggs every fucking saturday!). So yeah.

    In other news... Why? Why? Why? When someone identifies themselves as "bisexual" are they then accused of being "ex-gay" when they start dating someone of the opposite sex? I've never pretend to be gayer than I am... Sorry you stalk my past and know all about my past love affairs. Do you people have lives?

    For the record... I want my name off of this site. I find most of you to be man-hating folk who I do not want to be associated with. Also, Sue and her gay hypocrisy needs to come to an end. Sue, you're even pissing off the gay men with your "little boy" remarks... YET... You are fine with wet t-shirt contests with the Dykes of Bikes. God forbid anyone have a (dum, dum, dum) cupcake eating contest!!!!!!!!!

    Enjoy Lynn!

    You deserve her!

  11. Public outing, real,or threatened, has silenced the gay community and our friends for too long.

    Whether this comes from within, or without does not matter. It should not be tolerated.

    I admire Bonesso's response: "I never pretend to be gayer than I am." Love it!!

    Me neither!!

  12. Gab - I woke up this morning, I left my house, and lying there on the sidewalk alongside this boarded-up apartment building across the street from me was a shark. A small, hard, plastic, blue and white and very dirty shark. True story.

    Keep on rockin in the free world.

  13. Gab,

    I'm sorry that you want to leave this blog but as an administrator, I have honored your request and taken you off as a contributor.

    Please let me know if you change your mind and wish to be added back.

    I don't think it's anyone's business to speculate about/criticize anyone's sexuality and a couple of comments have been removed (in my zeal to remove offending comments, I may have mistakenly removed one comment too many by clicking on the wrong one -- my apologies if that was the case).

    I will state that I am a fan of Lynn Cullen's work...and I'm a fan of John McIntire's work and I'm a fan of your work.

    I hope the public sniping/speculation/spamming/BS by all those involved can be finally put to rest on this blog.


    Not a man/woman/Lynn/Gab/John hater,


  14. i agree with maria.

    i like to listen to lynn and i like to listen to john. i've had e-mails now and then with john. i told him many times i was rooting for him and i have written t.v. and radio stations trying to keep him on cause, i enjoy him. i have also done the same for lynn tho i've never had any contact with her at all.

    i never cared who was doing whatever with whoever. none of my business.

    life is short and hard enough. when anyone finds someone else to share time with it's a good thing.

    i wish you'd reconsider leaving.

    i'll get off my little soapbox now before i fall off. : )

  15. Wow ... as a man-loving feminist (I have to laugh just typing that), there's a lot of things I'd like to write here. But I need to collect my thoughts. So for now, these are just some random remarks.

    I'm not a fan of John McIntire's -- and that's because I don't think that word fits. Because I think I'm more than that -- I respect him as an alternative artist and a human being. If he asked me for a favor, I'd be right there. I also think highly of Gab, and respect her as an envelope-pushing comedian. (And she also knows I love her mom!)I also am a fan of Lynn Cullen's. I see a place for them all.

    Having three children makes me want to say "I love you equally," and silly as it sounds, I think it can apply very well to adults who have touched my life as well. I don't make claims that being a mom automatically qualifies me for any greater insight or wisdom, but from my own experience, I can tell you it has made me appreciate the differences in people. It has also taught me to split a candy bar three ways in exact equal portions just by eyeballing. :-)

    Maybe I don't agree with all of these people about everything, but I firmly believe in shaking hands in the end and appreciating the contribution that they all make by being hellraisers. I'm certainly not afraid to voice my opinions for fear of reprisal(though there are a handful of people who can bring me to my knees, but we're not going to go there in this comment).

    For example, I will tell you that Bram and I couldn't be two more opposite people. It's amazing we can even communicate! But we do, I think, manage to find a common ground after we dance a little bit (metaphorically speaking), and I like him. I respect him because he is passionate, and also, again -- because he's making a contribution by forcing us to think and question. He can annoy the hell out of me, and surely, I have annoyed the hell out of him.

    But I would also like to take this opportunity to say that I believe my friend and colleague Sue is a champion of the gay community. Maybe some don't see eye-to-eye with her, but she puts herself out there. She may not do everything the way you think she should, but she puts a lot of thought into what she does. I respect her very much.

    I don't want to take sides. Not because I'm afraid of conflict -- but I just don't see the need in this case. We are all on the same side here. We just need to talk. It's kind of ironic, now that I think about it, that we're all known as "talkers" and instead of talking at each other it would be nice if we could talk *with* each other. But who says this is about being nice, right?

    You are *all* the heart and soul of Pittsburgh. Why not have a meeting of the minds?

  16. That was me commenting up there -- Frances

  17. I, as many other women named on this blog, have made calls/sent emails etc., in support of both Lynn & John.

    As far as I can tell it's anonymous posters who've delved into Gab's sexual orientation, not any of our bloggers.

    Gab, I hope you'll reconsider leaving the blog. You're insightful & funny & I will miss your comments. The door's open.

    For the record I'm also a feminist, but I do not, never have & never will, hate men as a group. There are a few guys that bug the hell out of me, but then there's also a few dames that do the same.

  18. as soon as read the part about the candy bar i knew it was you. ; )

  19. glaria, i feel the same way.

  20. "gloria" geeezz, typos again.

  21. Sherry,

    I kind of like "glaria", but my favorite typo, (from a far away place, long, long, ago), was "goria"

  22. Speaking of wrong names, if there's a 'Pittsburgh Left' -- referring to the way Pittsburghers make left turns -- there's also a 'Pittsburgh Maria' -- referring to the way Pittsburghers say 'Maria' -- which is they don't. The vast majority say 'Marie' no matter how many times you correct them.

  23. i'd like that too, as a long time fan of the creepy and eerie comic books when i was a kid.

  24. I have always liked Lynn Cullen, used to listen to her many years ago. I don't always agree with her, but I liked listening to her point of view. I recently became a fan of Gab also, and I am on occasion taken aback by what she says.

    I am a feminist, I didn't start out that way, it became a necessity, but I certainly don't hate men. I try to see all sides but I know injustice when I see it.

    The voices, however different, the messages are what I enjoy hearing. I weigh what I hear for/against my own values and what I hold dear. Isn't that what most people do?