Editorial

You Want Me – Axe Them


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Wednesday, March 27, 2019
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Howard Galganov

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Did Hannity, Carlson, Ingraham Scum-Out Fox News For Screwing Judge Jeanine?

WHAT’S THE GOOD OF HAVING A BIG VOICE IF YOU HAVE LITTLE COURAGE?

Did Anyone At Fox News, And I Mean Amongst the Talking Heads, Rush to the Public Defense On Air of Jeanine Pirro, in a Meaningful Way, who was Unjustly Reprimanded, Shamed & Suspended . . . Just For Asking The Truth?

Like Everything Else I “Tell” You . . . This Is An Absolutely 100% True Story Without Any Embellishments.

In 1997 . . . The Vice President & General Manager of CIQC AM-600 (Radio Montreal), asked me to be a Talk-Show Host on CIQC . . . I Said No.

Anne and I had a Wonderful Business (Promar Media Group), which after Years of Trials & Tribulations was Finally Ticking like a Swiss Clock, which was Earning more Money for Anne & Myself than the Media was Going to Pay . . . And if I was going to do a Media Gig – I wouldn’t have much time to Pay Attention to our National Advertising Agency, Meaning that in Reality, we would Make Less Money.

Hence . . . Thank You For The Offer - But No Thanks.

ALSO . . . Even though I spent a Great Deal of Time Giving Radio & Television Interviews over my Socio/Political Activism, I had ZERO Broadcast Knowledge as a Host of any Kind, and Actually had an Aversion to the Media Limelight.

CIQC used to be Called CFCF (Canada’s First Canada’s Finest), which was the Radio Station Powerhouse of Montreal as I was Growing-Up from the 1950’s. But over the years, because of Bad Management, Better Competitors & Changing Times, CFCF fell on Hard Times, was sold as a Package with their Popular FM Sister Station (CFQR) & Morphed into CIQC . . . into many Different Formats, of which None were Successful.

Finally . . . CIQC Decided To Try News, Traffic, Sports & Talk.

When I Joined CIQC September 2, 1997 . . . the Station’s Quarter Hour Listening Average was about 7,000-People Tuned Each Quarter-Hour. CIQC’s Average Non-Duplicated Weekly Listening Audience (CUME) was Under 80,000 People Tuned . . . With Both Numbers Representing a Joke in the Montreal Radio Industry.

Even though I Said No . . . CIQC Asked Again, but this time Sweetening the Pot, not with More Money, but Rather, With Programming.

CIQC offered me the Coveted Morning Show. And for someone like me, a True Blue Montrealer, who NEVER had any Illusion of being a Player of any kind Anywhere, even though I became “Big-Stuff” as a Rights Advocate . . . being the Morning-Show Host on a once Revered Radio Station in the City of my Birth . . . Became A Very Difficult Offer For Me To Turn Down.

So This Was My Counter Offer.

CIQC’s Offer For Salary Was $50,000 Per Year . . . with a $10,000 Bonus ($2500 Per Quarter) over the Year, if I improved the Numbers (Ratings) of the Time Slot they Put Me-In, to which I agreed - PLUS . . .

1 – I Wanted to have my own Paid Sponsors, such as – This Portion of Galganov In The Morning Is Brought To You By . . .

2 – The Show had to be Broadcast from our Office on our Horse Farm in Saint Lazare Quebec (an off-Island Bedroom “Village” 20-Minutes North/West of Montreal, Famous for their Horse Community).

I would Set-Up the Broadcast Studio in my Personal Office, Located Directly Beside our Horse Paddock . . . While CIQC would Set-Up the Broadcast Electronics.

This Way . . . When my Broadcast was Done, I Could just Revert Back to Running the Advertising Agency with Anne, which was the Plan that Didn't Really Pan-Out.

3 – I Didn't Want a Producer to Set-Up the Content of the Shows or to do any of the Information Research. That, I wanted to do for Myself.

4 – I Didn't Want ANY DELAY WHATSOEVER on the Broadcast from my Voice, the Voice of Guests or the Voice of Callers to the Audience. Whatever would have been said, would have been Heard.

5 – I didn’t want any Callers Screened, which meant that None of the Callers would be Asked what they were Calling About. And each Caller would be Aired in the Order of their Call. And the only Callers to be Blocked, were to be Callers I Instructed my Technician to Block, because they were Jerks and had Nothing in my Opinion Worthwhile to Say.

6 – I also wanted to Travel at my own Personal Expense (Mostly For Promar Business), to wherever I wanted, and the Station (CIQC) would Make all the Broadcast Arrangements at the Station’s Cost wherever I happened to be . . . Which I Did Extensively, but Hardly for Promar Media Business.

I Broadcast from Soup Kitchens, Homeless Shelters, the SPCA, from Moving Busses by Cell phone, Shopping Centers by Cell phone, Parliament Hill, Outside the Prime Minster’s Residence by Cell Phone, Washington DC by Cell Phone, from Air Canada at 35,000 Feet by Air-Phone, and one time, over Marine Radio for One Hour from the Wheelhouse of the Rainbow Warrior, 30-Miles Off-Shore from Prince Edward Island, as I Participated in Trying Stop the Seal Hunt in the Atlantic Ocean.

This Was On Paul Watson’s Ship (Co-Founder of Green Peace), Sponsored by Self-Made Billionaire John Paul DeJoria (Paul Mitchel Hair Products) who was also on the Ship, and one of the Executive VP’s of one of Canada’s Largest Broadcast Networks, and one of Canada’s Leading Constitutional Lawyers (For Both Of Whom I Paid All The Costs), because I Fully Expected to be Arrested for Approaching the Seal Hunt, and wanted a Lawyer Present, and a Respected Executive of the Canadian Media to Represent me when it Hit the Fan.

In The End, CIQC Agreed . . . I Agreed – And This Is How It Played-Out.

At One Point – Even Before My Broadcasts, one of CIQC’s Major Advertisers, Brault & Martineau (Furniture), who were Ethnocentric Quebec Nationalists, who Also Weren't Afraid to make their Racist Views Known, went to the VP General Manager of CIQC/CFQR, and Threatened to Pull all their Ads off Both Stations if I went on the Air.

In Reality . . . Brault & Martineau was Using this Threat to Squeeze the FM Sister Station (CFQR - Number One Music Station In Montreal) for Incredibly Cheap Rates.

And when I was Told of this by the VP General Manager, my Response was . . . No Problem, I Won't Hold you to our Agreement, and I Won't Go On-Air.

To Which The VP General Manager Said . . . It’s OK – We Made the Deal with Brault & Martineau & Your Show will Go-On as Planned. I think the Reason for the Deal with Brault & Martineau, was that the Owners of Both Stations (CFQR & CIQC) were concerned with how the CIQC Audience would React to the Cancellation of my Show, even Before it Began.

I Started the Morning-Show in their Studio, on the Same Morning Howard Stern Began his Broadcasts in Montreal on a Competitive FM-Station. So, when for the First Time . . . My Microphone Went Hot At 6-AM, my Opening Words to my Co-Host, who was a Hardcore Radio Veteran were . . . “OK, We’re On The Air – What Do We Do Now”? . . . . To Which my Co-Host Responded – “This Is Your Show. Don't Ask Me”. So I Began To Talk & Have Never Stopped Talking Since.

The Early Ratings Came Out After A Week Or Two . . . which Really Interested all the Montreal Broadcasters, English & French Alike, because the Entire Industry Thought that Howard Stern was going to Blow Everyone out of the Water . . . Which Stern Did – WITH ONE EXCEPTION. While Everyone Else's Ratings Took A Bath, Mine Went-Up By 10%.

Here’s Where It Got Interesting . . .

After Doing A Few Months Of Morning Drive, I got Fed-Up with getting-Up at 4-AM to be Ready to do my Show before 6-AM, I Told CIQC that I was Leaving, that doing the Morning Show was Literally Stealing My Life . . . To Which CIQC Responded With – “Pick Another Spot . . . Any Spot - But Stay On-Air”.

I Responded With . . . 1-Hour At Noon & The Rest Of Our Deal Stays The Same . . . & Galganov At High Noon Was Born.

IN THE SPACE OF ONE YEAR . . . My Audience went from 7,000-Listeners Tuned Every Quarter Hour, to More than 40,000-Listeners Tuned Every 15-Minutes. And the Station went from Approximately 80,000 Weekly CUME (Non Duplicated Listening Audience) to Between 150,000 To 180,000 Weekly CUME.

SO DURING A COMMERCIAL BREAK ONE DAY . . . After all the “Numbers” were made Public, And as I was Waiting for the Commercials to be Done, I Heard a 30-Second Spot For Brault & Martineau.

I Called the Program Director and simply said; “If I Hear Brault & Martineau Ever Again On My Show, Make Sure You Have Another Broadcaster Standing-By, Because I Won't Come Back On-Air”.

But They Bought A Package . . . I Was Told. My Response – “That’s Your Problem Not Mine”. Brault & Martineau Never Came Back On My Show.

At Another Time . . . I was severely Admonished by the Radio & Television Broadcasters Association, because they didn’t like how I Spoke, the Words I Used and the People I Insulted. So, I called them LIVE-ON AIR, and told them where to Go.

And when they Realized that our Entire Conversation was being Broadcast Live, they had a Bird. And that was the Last Time I Heard from them.

When the CRTC (Canada’s Equivalent To The FCC) were discussing how to Remove me or Censure CIQC for the Things I Said & How I Said Them, more than 3,000 People Who Tuned-In Daily To Galganov At High Noon . . . Flooded the CRTC with Letters Telling them to Keep their Hands off my Show.

And One Time . . . While Flying Home, at 35,000-Feet over the Province of Saskatchewan from doing a Western Sweep of Broadcasting, I Called into my Show as Planned - to Speak with my Guest Announcer, who told me that I was just Publicly Censured by the CRTC, my Response was . . . “At Thirty-Five Thousand Feet, What Part Of They Can Kiss My Ass - That They Don't Understand”?

During all the Time I was on the Radio, I Never Cursed. Not Even Once. One Caller Called me an F-ING Jew – And That Was It.

Galganov At High Noon Raised Tons Of Money For Serious Causes, such as Shelter for the Homeless, Defense for Animal Rights, Free Food for Hungry School Children . . . AND FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION FOR ALL CANADIANS.

I Was Never Rich . . . In The Final Analysis, I was just a Working-Stiff with a High Profile, who Grasped the Media Platform to Make a Real Difference.

One Day . . . The CIQC News Director Refused To Run With A Legitimate Story, That Would have Promoted CIQC and an Activity I Created. It was such a Major Event . . . that even our Media Competitors Grudgingly Ran the Story. But our News Director thought it was Unbecoming for CIQC to Promote Itself, even if the Self-Promotion was Honest & Warranted.

I Made it Clear to the News Director & to the Program Director . . . That If the News Director Doesn't Run the Story, I Won't Come Back On-Air. They Called what they Thought was my Bluff . . . AND I DIDN'T COME BACK ON-AIR.

So Where’s The Media Heroes To Defend Judge Jeanine When She Needed It Most?

Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov

YOUR COMMENTS:

Howard: you make me so damn proud!

Posted On: 3/27/2019 4:31:09 PMStanley Stuber, Cranbrook BC

man with conviction,good man Howard.

Posted On: 3/27/2019 4:56:26 PMLee Prejean, City Laconner, Washington, United States

I’ve wondered the same Howard. The 3 were obviously read the riot act by Fox News / Disney owned now. It’s only a matter of time before all three have to jump ship whether on their terms or Disney’s. Probably to OANN. Unfortunately Canada will be left with zero Conservative TV options. Our cable/satellite/internet providers will not offer OANN. We’re doomed.

Posted On: 3/27/2019 5:04:49 PMJohn Ross, Ancaster ON

Howard, you sound as stubborn as me. Are you sure there isn't some Scots in you. I said Scots not Scotch.

Posted On: 3/27/2019 5:46:46 PMTed Ross, Miramichi NB

Great story! It's so nice to see that some people still have the GUTS to stand up for the TRUTH! You didn't take any BS from anyone and that's to be admired. People will only "pick on you" or "use you" if you ALLOW them to do so! That's the reason why Pres. Trump is so successful......he DOESN'T ALLOW the LEFT to "get away" with their DECEITFUL TACTICS! AMEN!

Posted On: 3/27/2019 5:51:14 PMPAULINE M DEMERS, Woonsocket, RI - USA

So are you still a Greenpeacer?? Brian Scobie

Posted On: 3/27/2019 6:05:48 PMBrian Scobie, Vulcan, Alberta, Canada

So, once again, when is the book coming out? And when are we riding again? Andy

Posted On: 3/27/2019 6:53:09 PMAndy Reti, Toronto, ON

I waited & waited for Hannity, Dobbs, Ingraham to come to Judge Jeanine's defense....apparently THEY are fearful for THEIR jobs and knuckled under. These 4 were the ONLY folks I watched at FOX and NONE of the other stations. NOW I watch how THEY react when projecting on a particular news item & those commentators they have on for BACKUP. In MY opinion they have become more CAUTIOUS/CAREFUL. They owe their Soul to the Company Store..Tennessee Ernie Ford. But they go FULL OUT for Trump.

Posted On: 3/27/2019 6:58:08 PMKathy West, Livonia, Michigan, USA

I first heard of you when I was a student in Toronto, way back in (you put in the date), when you were expounding on Montreal going it alone independent of quebec. This was featured in the press or on TV there - I'm not sure which if not both. Anyhow, those were my views running against the bemoaning "intelligencia" a la quebec . If that means anything it might mean that I'm your oldest fan. And I'm not Jewish.

Posted On: 3/27/2019 7:11:21 PMR. Anthony Crane, Beaconsfield, Quebec, Canada

This was wonderful, as for Judge what a shame they did to her and let her go, not real smart of them.I loved hearing fro her she was great. Being the lady she is I am sure she did not tell them to kiss her you know what, God bless you both and you kitty take care be safe be will. God speed, Friendship here in S.C. always

Posted On: 3/27/2019 8:12:28 PMJacquline Turley, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States

Don't ever change Howard. Wish more people including me would have the guts like you. Keep on trucking, never stop.

Posted On: 3/27/2019 8:17:06 PMRobert Daigneault, Laval, Quebec Canada

Howard, you were the BEST MAN on Montreal "English Speaking" Radio !!! You stood up for the minorities (ie: "Anglos", etc..), you were charitable... and you always spoke the TRUTH. You are truly missed by any person in the "know" !!! Too bad you left but I understand fully and I do not blame you one bit. More power to you Howard G and keep on keepin' on !!! - Brucester

Posted On: 3/27/2019 9:04:04 PMBruce Sutton, Montreal, Quebec

Hannity said tonight that the Judge will be back this Saturday.

Posted On: 3/27/2019 9:07:28 PMMarilyn Relva-Papcun, Torrington, Connecticut, United States

You fought hard in Quebec, Howard. You fought hard in Ontario too but the people let you down. It always come down to the people. Western Civilization is dying because not enough people care. Life for most of us is still very comfortable so we don't want to look too far into the future to see what could be coming round the corner. Post Modernism with all the ideas that are being proposed by Socialism are forcing groups to be formed to fight against each other. Disunity within every country

Posted On: 3/27/2019 10:08:29 PMKim McConnell, Ottawa, ON Canada

Maybe I am wrong but I have not heard that Judge Jeanine has been fired. Until I here she is no longer with Fox I believe many are fighting with Fox on her part as well as their own behind the camera. These fights should be in private NOT IN PUBLIC!! I take my hat off to Hannity, Carlson and Ingraham for their character.

Posted On: 3/27/2019 10:23:22 PMRaymond Hansen, Luverne, Minnesota, United States

Wow Howard! A real warrior. Thanks for your story. It's a good lesson for all of us and I'm impressed!

Posted On: 3/28/2019 12:04:59 AMRuth Carney, Ocean View, Delaware USA

Fox News has become the electronic National Inquirer

Posted On: 3/28/2019 4:56:46 AMLawrence Alexander, Vaughan, Ontario, Canada

It's a privilege to know you Howard, you are an inspiration. Someone WAS listening last evening and made a comment about too bad, missing Judge Jeannine, THAT WAS President Trump during interview with Hannity who said she will be back on, on Saturday. No other comment made by Hannity. Sometimes it's better to be principled than rich and feel comfortable that we are doing the right thing. We know and understand that.

Posted On: 3/28/2019 9:24:19 AMKen Davies, Cornwall, Ontario

Not many stand firm when it will cost their job/income/reputation. I applaud you; it takes guts to do so. In that regard you rank up there with Trump. Not so for Queen Pelosi who caved to freshman Muslim rep who slandered Israel. A number of GOP, if not caving, compromise with Dems who push harder & louder, & threaten. I don't support many entities, but your stand for truth & individual freedoms is one I wholeheartedly support. Thank you for not being shy, for not caving under pressure, ever.

Posted On: 3/28/2019 9:25:07 AMPatricia Robinson, Waynesboro, VA

That's just it, Howard, I didn't see any "media heroes" supporting Judge Jeanine. It was "we the people" who got her back on (assuming it only a "temporary" punishment). The problem was: all she did was ask a question about Omar! I suspect the new progressive managers at FNC were shocked by our reaction. I bet they would love to get rid of the four major free-thinkers and their shows: Judge, Tucker, Hannity, and Laura. But they have to know "it's all about the Benjamins"!

Posted On: 3/28/2019 9:37:46 AMChuck Yarling, Austin, Texas, United States

Great editorial Howard!Thanks for staying true to yourself.I to remember your radio show, boy that was a long time ago.What you said then was true and what you said to-day is true, not everyone likes being told the truth looking the other way is easier.My thoughts are that there are many departments in USA that need a good house cleaning especially the DNC and I wouldn't discount the Republican party as well to many SWAMP people.Now if only the Canadian gov't could do the same..."CLEAN HOUSE".

Posted On: 3/28/2019 11:43:41 AMLynda Cook, Killarney, Manitoba, Canada

"Extremism In The Defense Of Liberty Is No Vice.
And Moderation In The Pursuit Of Justice Is No Virtue"
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