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Mike Hotaling, “Capital Region Speaks” – Talk 1300 WQBK Albany

Date of Recording: Late 1990s, exact date unknown Station: 1300 WQBK (AM) Albany, New York Featured Air Talent: Mike Hotaling Contributor: Mike Hotaling Aircheck Entry: 1,439 Looking for that unique gift for someone who loves radio? Maybe a former DJ? If you love our airchecks, you’ll LOVE our shop! Coffee Mugs, Ball Caps, you name it! Click the link! Comments: Its not often that air talent has the opportunity to do both a Talk Show and play Rock Jock at the same time, but that’s exactly what happened to Mike Hotaling. Our Contributor was a jock on WQBK-FM “The Edge” Modern Rocker, and got the opportunity to do his own public service show on the FM side as well, on Sundays, an environmental program called “Earth Speaks”. Here, in this recording, Mike had...

Mike Hotaling’s Final Broadcast, “Earth Speaks” – 1300 WQBK Rensselaer NY | 1996

In what would turn out to be its final broadcast, Contributor Mike Hotaling hosts a uniquely local environmental program called “Earth Speaks”. Special guest is Ward Stone. This show deals with the environmental movement and the political consequences of the then-recent elections. “Earth Speaks” was an important community program. Of all the areas which has had to suffer the terrible health consequences of corporate pollution, The Albany area ranks right up there with the Love Canal in Western New York. Environmentalists have been instrumental in getting corporate polluters to clean up the mess made from decades of toxic waste dumping. We won’t get into the company names here or the names and people associated with the environmental movement in this region. Th...

The Scott Lonsberry Show with Special Guest Mike Hotaling, 1300 WQBK Albany NY | 1994

Contributor Mike Hotaling is the guest on the Scott Lonsberry show this particular day. As you’ll hear, Mike was also the host of a show called “Earth Speaks”, an environmental program aired on WQBK/WQBJ “The Edge”. At the time, Mike was also a Rock Jock on The Edge as well. As our Contributor describes this, Lonsberry and the rest of WQBK was a Right Wing talk station. Said Hotaling, “…it is indeed my very first of many many apperinces on the scott lonsberry show. you would figure a left wing environmentalist and a right wing conservative would be oil and water? the segments just kept getting better and I became a regular on his program. sort of on a local scale a Jon Stewart, Bill O’Rielly thing…. didnt agree on much of anything but y...

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