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Monday, January 07, 2008

Listen in. Reconnect. Reengage.

We invited Michael Castner to help tell the story of the 2008 Legislative Session.

You know Michael. He led the Nightside Project from a gleam in KSL's eye to Utah's number one show on evening radio. His team was smart, funny, human and independent. They broke the mold, pioneering radio interaction with listeners. More about Michael here.

On our side, the Senate Site and the Utah Legislature Site have broken some new ground in providing citizens the opportunity to connect with the government they elected and for which they are accountable. We think Michael can help bring that to a new level.

It's a good fit. Might even be fun. Listen in.


Blogger Michael Castner said...

Well, this ought be to interesting! I have a bunch of stuff up my sleeve that I have been working on (besides trying to find my office each time I walk into the capitol). Thanks to Ric for being forward thinking and picking up the phone and to Ethan Millard for turning me on to this site to begin with. And I have learned I DON'T have to wear a tie everyday. It's all good!

1/07/2008 8:47 AM  
Blogger Vila said...

Rock On Michael! I think this will all turn out to be a VERY GOOD thing for Utah and I am quite looking forward to watching it develop.

On a more trivial note, I am happy to hear you don't have to wear a tie every day. I wouldn't want to wear one every day either.

1/07/2008 11:17 AM  
Blogger Allison said...

No daily tie requirement and State Troopers to help you break out with the loot when you need new office equipment. Life is good! I love to see my tax dollars at work = )

1/10/2008 3:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whoa! So the Senate thinks it needs to be shielded from the "filters and negativity" (LaVarr Webb) of the media? Tred carefully, my friend. Are you up to biting the hand that feeds you?

1/11/2008 1:35 PM  
Blogger The Senate Site said...

Those were LaVarr's words, not ours.

1/11/2008 2:22 PM  
Anonymous Vila said...

I had to go search for what Anonymous was referring to:

The gist that I got from LaVarr's article was that the comment about the Media Negativity originated with LaVarr, and not with any members of the Senate.

So my question to Anonymous is this: Why would Michael have to "bite the hand that feeds him". Is LaVarr signing Michael's paycheck now?

1/11/2008 2:31 PM  
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1/13/2008 9:33 AM  
Blogger VilaD said...

I read that last night when my google alerts notified me. It's a good article.

1/13/2008 12:31 PM  
Blogger VilaD said...

The Senate Site is movin on up!

"......Kudos to The Senate Site for moving up from the ninth spot to number three on this weeks Blognetnews.com/Utah Most Influencial Political Blogs."


1/20/2008 4:34 PM  
Blogger The Senate Site said...

Thanks for the heads-up VilaD. We won't let it go to our heads. (I'm skeptical of the BlogNetNews rating system - but it's better than a poke in the eye.)


1/20/2008 11:37 PM  
Blogger VilaD said...

Given that there are literally hundreds of political blogs out there, I agree that rating them effectively would be difficult at best.

Much easier to rate a poke in the eye. Painful or extremely painful. ;=D

1/20/2008 11:48 PM  

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