Armstrong & Getty

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Armstrong & Getty
Hosts Joe Getty and Jack Armstrong, speaking at the 2010 Tax Day Tea Party Rally
Genre Talk show
Running time 4 hours
Country United States
Language(s) English
Home station KSTE
Host(s) Jack Armstrong, Joe Getty
Senior editor(s) Marshall Philips
Producer(s) Michael
Exec. producer(s) Vincent Nicholas
Recording studio Sacramento, California
Air dates since August 31, 1998
Opening theme Greatest-clips compilation
Other themes "Monday" by Wilco
Ending theme Greatest-clips compilation
Podcast Free here

Armstrong & Getty is a morning drive radio show and television show airing in California and Hawaii on several Clear Channel radio stations. The call-in format talk show is a mixture of political commentary, observations on local, national, and international news as well as reflections on social issues presented with humor.

The show[edit]

Armstrong & Getty airs live on KSTE in Sacramento, CA. The show won Best of Sacramento twenty four years in a row.[1]

Doug Stephan incident[edit]

On July 28, 2010, Armstrong and Getty were tipped off by a listener that a fellow radio talk show host, Doug Stephan, had been stealing audio material from the Armstrong and Getty show, editing the audio, and using it in his show in an attempt to portray it as if he is speaking to their caller.[2][3]

During that same broadcast, the hosts were able to speak to Douglas Stephan, himself, regarding the plagiarism that appeared evident upon comparison of the duo's show content and Douglas Stephan's "callers" some days later. Stephen never admitted to the allegations, but apologized, saying that the calls were misplaced and accidentally played on his Good Day show.[4]

Notable facts[edit]

In September 2008, both Armstrong and Getty were named to Sacramento Magazine's 100 Most Powerful and Influential list.[5]

The duo emcees for various events in Northern California, participating in The Great Debate to "Get Out the 2006 Vote",[6] and opening for a few of political commentator Michael Savage's live shows.

Comments regarding Sacramento[edit]

In August, 2000, on their daytime show Armstrong and Getty discussed a Time magazine article on diversity.[7][8] At the time, the Mayor Heather Fargo of Sacramento was allegedly "mad to hear the show denigrating that distinction (regarding Time's honoring Sacramento)" and attempted to rally support in opposition of the comments.[7]

Controversial comments on Islam[edit]

On September 24, 2012, Jack and Joe discussed the tendency of "radical Muslims" to threaten anyone who disrespects their religion. During the discussion, Jack said that we should all make YouTube videos, websites, and cartoons depicting the prophet Mohammed in as many disrespectful forms as possible until the "radical Muslims grow up". The following morning, the live broadcast was replaced with a "Best of Armstrong and Getty" clip show and the podcasts from Monday's show were pulled from the official KSTE website. As of September 25, 2012, no official explanation for the missing podcast or lack of a live show on Tuesday morning has been given. Clear Channel Media, who owns the station KSTE, has declined to comment on the situation.

On Thursday, September 27, Jack and Joe were on-air and informed listeners that the podcast recordings of September 24 were back on the RSS feeds. They also explained that their absence was not due to Jack's comment, but rather an internal company matter they could not comment on. At least one listener wrote-in during the September 24 broadcast accusing the show of staging a controversy for ratings and publicity. Jack and Joe refuted this accusation saying that while their absence was peculiar, it was not a staged incident.[citation needed]

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