In the old days on the program, Art used to have a real nose for an ON-GOING STORY. Something that the listeners could follow for a while. It would be 'Phoenix Lights' or the dentist with the alien in his freezer - stuff like that. It would be an on-going situation which we would try to resolve. Linda also does this which makes her always interesting. George has no clue about this. He seems to be paid by the number of callers as he rushes from one to the next. Maybe he gets a commission this way.
Anyway, one of the greatest missed opportunities I've ever heard on the show came last night as a guy called in who had received 'transmissions' from John Titor (the uber-mysterious time traveler) on his stethoscope. He seemed sincere. It went something like this. Notice how George COMPLETELY MISUNDERSTANDS THE GUY AT THE END - SOMETHING HE DOES QUIET OFTEN:
GN: "Caller, your on the air."
caller: "Good morning. John Nitor, I'd never heard of the guy till last week. I do paranormal investigations and about a year ago I started playing with a doppler stethoscope they use in the hospitals. I started hearing from a John Nitor on this thing."
GN: "This guy was John titor? t-i-t-o-r? I want to make sure we're talking about the same person.
caller: "Yea right, Titor. I use a piece of equipment to amplify these sounds. And at first I thought I was picking up some radio and I could catch him from time to time. He was talking about civil war in the United States."
GN: "And he has written about that when he was posting on the internet."
caller: Well, I heard about that last week on your show. What I gathered was he was transmitting from the year 2013 which is a few years from now. And he's in Appomattox. Not back then, Appomattox now. Virginia. And he's also transmitting about a civil war that is starting to happen NOW..."
GN: "Do you have him on tape by any chance?"
caller: "Not yet, I haven't figured out how to record off the doppler."
GN: "You're picking him up?"
caller: "Exactly." This doppler will not pick up a radio signal from this era. You can put a radio around it and it will not pick it up. I've been experimenting for a year. What he's talking about I wrote down about 2 or 3 months ago; he's saying that RIGHT NOW in 2004 there are cells, not from Iran or Iraq, but cells in United States, Canada, Mexico and New Zealand who are transmitting radio signals for others to separate from the United States. This does happen, he says, in about 2012.
GN: "And up until last week...."
caller: "I didn't know who he was. I tried calling you but you weren't there. Then I heard the guy's name and I said that's the guy I've been listening to. I can only pick him up once or twice a month...it's very faint and I tried to amplify it to hear what he's talking about and I thought it was some sort of very low frequency...but it's impossible to hear a voice on this equipment....."
GN: Well, that's why you can't record him for us because I would love to be able to play on this program the voice of time traveler John Titor....yes in-deed....."
"We'll be back in a moment."
(note: you see, the guy was not saying that he could not record the voice WHICH WOULD HAVE BEEN FRICKING GREAT!!!!!! - no, he was saying that the voice is amazing because he isn't able to hear any OTHER voices from the radio waves on his device. The Titor voice is unique on it. GEORGE, DUE TO LACK OF LISTENING SKILLS OR BASIC INTELLIGENCE HAS ONCE AGAIN LET A GREAT STORY PASS BY.)