Jeff Dubay hasn't quit Twitter, as he threatened to do after taking a lot of 140-character heat for calling global warming a "left wing conspiracy" on his ESPN 1500 radio show last month. In fact, his latest Twitter imbroglio might be his most lively yet.SEE ALSO: Dave Ryan's Twitter rant leads to ... More >>
KDWB radio show host Dave Ryan cost his bosses some money yesterday with a meant-to-be-funny Twitter rant that seriously offended the Minnesota Department of Education.SEE ALSO: Joe Cowley, Chicago sportswriter and alleged MN resident, in trouble after sexist Twitter rant Yesterday morning, Ryan pos ... More >>
Minnesota Monthly has released a list of the Twin Cities' most powerful leaders calling the shots, and a few names from the music realm popped up there. The most recognizable to a regular Gimme Noise reader would be Doomtree rapper Dessa, who was the final entry in the 75-person tally.And we're not ... More >>
After 20 years on the radio, KDWB's Ryan has grown up
KDWB apologizes on their own terms, got it?As a part of their ongoing apology for the "Hmong parody" debacle, KDWB managers are holding a meeting with members of the Hmong community at their offices in St. Louis Park this morning for a "dialog." However, some of the invitees are refusing to go. ... More >>
KDWB apologies: now with extra sincerity.KDWB's Dave Ryan has issued yet another apology for the so-called "Hmong parody song" that has incensed listeners and driven away important advertisers. "Some may feel that our previous apologies about this have been inadequate or insincere," said Ryan in ... More >>
Saying sorry, again.KDWB has been forced to apologize again for that tasteless Hmong parody song aired by the "Dave Ryan in the Morning Show" crew a few weeks ago. The latest mea culpa came as a crowd of protesters showed up outside the station's front doors on Friday morning carrying signs ... More >>
Not as funny as they think they are.KDWB has lost another advertiser over that tasteless "Dave Ryan in the Morning" show parody that recently portrayed Hmong Americans in a far less than flattering light Blue Cross Minnesota found the song, sung to the tune of Eric Clapton's "Tears in Heaven ... More >>
HealthPartners wasn't amused.KDWB thought it would be pretty funny to slag on Hmong families with a race-tinged parody of Eric Clapton's song "Tears in Heaven," but a major advertiser isn't laughing. HealthPartners is taking its business someplace else -- perhaps a station that treats its listen ... More >>
Though the joke song was presented flippantly three weeks ago and then mostly forgotten about by the staff, KDWB's Dave Ryan in the Morning Show has come under fire this week after an audio recording of their "parody song" about Hmong culture was uploaded online and sparked backlash from the Twin ... More >>
KDWB's annual ladies-only Booty Cruise got a little catty this year on the St. Croix River. Police were called to the boat in Stillwater Thursday night after a fight broke out between a bunch of the booty-shaking women in attendance. The women on the booze cruise apparently came for the wild da ... More >>
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