On this episode of the QNow, Mark Bland, Jason Kull and Marcus Boston bring on Jamie Martin from Francis Howell Forward to discuss the upcoming School board elections and who they are promoting for these elected positions.
After not being given a fair shot to be on another radio station in the STL, the people of Francis Howell Forward needed to find someone to help get their message out to the masses regarding the upcoming election... Into that position steps our Mark and his QNow show to fill that void. Playing from what is the Fairness Doctrine in Radio, Mark and the team are not afraid to showcase any positions or stances and even welcome the opposition on to the show to push their beliefs too. So Jamie jumps on to disuss the current issues including a budgeting issue for the school district which was started way before COVID and all this inflation that is hampering the nation. Plus CRT and a few other topics are on the agenda, so sit back and find out how Francis Howell can stay stuck in the past or they can go FORWARD!
Donald Trump lied about being arrested. He lied about being arrested!! Think about that. Trump has lied about everything the entire time he was been in the public eye. Well before Presidency, Trump has been lying. But this new lie seems to showcase how far he has fallen off. After announcing the lie, Trump asked for protests in the streets and only a few thousand people across the entire country actually showed up to protest the arrest that did not even happen...which makes the protestors look eventhat much more gullible than before. The guys discuss.
And finally, Marcus needs to have his morals calculated. Mark decides that he will bring some moral dilemma's to the show and put Marcus on the spot to see how he will handle these less than stellar opportunities in life. Will Marucs survive the discussion or will he throw everyone in the discussion for a loop and continue on this path...tune in and find out!
WRESTLEMANIA SEASON is upon us and our friend Alfred Konuwa of Forbes magazine has supplied the Qnow with a unique tournament of pop culture designed for our resident wrestler Mark Bland and the cast to pick apart and determine a winner.
Alfred has put together the top 16 WRESTLEMANIA moments of all time and we break it down tournament bracket style to figure out what is the Best moment in the history of WWE Wrestlemania's! Did your moment make the list? Would you have chosen this moment over the one that moved on? Find all this out when you lsiten to this weeks Tournament of Pop culture!
Also Mark recently had something go viral and he decides to bring up the value of that within the business of Radio and media. Many times Mark has gone to get jobs, they want to know the relevancy of his career. His impact and what he can do. Mark shows the team and discusses the amount of impact he has had and how that translates to success within the medium of radio and mainstream media.
Finally Mark and the guys decide to talk about the Russians and their ability ro down our drones and create havoc in a war they already are pushing on the world. Is putin ready for that kind of trouble and does the USA have vested interest in moving forward to fight against Putin potentially. They discuss all of this and more on this episode of the show!
Pinson is BACK! Drew Pinson makes his return to the radio show to join Mark Bland and Jason Kull as they breakdown a bracket for the best Video Game Mascots of ALL Time? Now there is a hitch with this episode. Mark and the crew were given a bracket to break down and they chose a topic. They were unaware of some of the options in the bracket, but that is okay because the biggest players came out to showcase!
Also on this episode, The gents discuss that there is 20 more hours of Tyre Nichols video footage that a judge is unwilling to release. Based off the original release and videos, this stuff couldn't be any better and might even have some audio illuminating the reasoning to why Tyre was beaten like this in Memphis. The gentlemen discuss.
And Finally, Donald Trump and Elon Musk are having one hell of a 2023 so far. Trump is doubling down on the FOX NEWS/Tucker Carlson January 6th video footage and claiming it is proof of a setup. Yet he was the president at the time and could have compiled all the footage from the sources and watched it back when this all went down. Hell, even up until now he could have had vested interest, but he didn't and is fannig the flames of discourse like the troll he is. Speaking of Trolls, Elon decided to ignore HIPAA and out the medical background of an employee he may or may not have fired. Either way, trying to play pretend tough guy on the internet backfired and now he might be setup for some massive lawsuits. All this and more on the new QNow!
Legendary St. Louis media personality REAL ROCK TOM TERBROCK joins the show for an unforgettable tournament of pop culture.
Jason Kull and Mark Bland welcome Tom Terbrock to the QNow for some much needed discussion and a run through some of the greatest metal music of all time. Tom spent many days working at a other political radio stations with his cohort Dave Glover producing one of the best radio shows in St. Louis Broadcast history. And Tom is not a fan of discussing the politics anymore. Find out why it bothers him so much!
Next up Tom brings up Prowrestling and the fact that Mark just had a match last month against Shaft for the commissionership. Mark has to explan to Tom how he was screwed over by the management of MMWA and cheated out of his rightful win! This brings up other wrestling and then eventually gets back to radio and learning how you know you are doing well or became popular in broadcasting. Tom tells a story Mark knows all too well and the two disucss their less than stellar past issues with hate in the industry.
Finally Mark, Jay and Tom take a crack at the Tournament of Pop Culture: Best Metal Albums of all time. Yes Iron Maiden was in the tournament. Mark, a bit frightened byt the potential reaction, put together a lit of the best metal albums of all time. Some taken from the RollingStone list of albums, some personally thrown in there...but reagrdless, a TOPC that is designed for the guest. Did Mark do good? Is your metal album on the list? Did the album you thougth would win, actually win...We find out on this episode of the show.