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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Forget Oprah! It's ALL About "The Hammer" and "The Cuda"! : A Post by Conservative Girl with a Voice

Sarah Palin kicks off her book tour on Monday, and what a better way to help kick it off than appearing on non other than Eddie Burke's radio talk show? Now, while many of you cannot wait for Sarah's Oprah interview on Monday, I, for one, am really looking forward to Eddie's interview with Sarah. For the few of you out there who don't have the pleasure of knowing who Eddie Burke is, you're missing out. As Alaska's number one radio talk show host, Eddie has always supported Sarah, standing by her through the good times and the bad. Eddie has lived in Alaska since he was a young child, so his knowledge of Alaska politics runs through his veins.

I had the pleasure of getting to know Eddie personally back in May of this year through the networking site Twitter. I sent him a tweet to let him know how much I appreciated his on-going support of the Gov, and I commended him for always telling it like it is. He tweeted me back, and we have been friends ever since. Unlike other radio hosts, Eddie is not afraid to ruffle some feathers; he is a true straight shooter, a true conservative. Nicknamed "The Hammer" for his no-nonsense approach, Eddie is not afraid to take on liberals and Rinos like. He is a phenomenal conservative who truly believes in God, family and country. Like Sarah, he DOES walk the walk and talk the talk. Eddie isn't fake, which is another trait that makes his show so great. His support for Sarah and his belief in the importance of conservatism make him an asset to the conservative movement, not to mention America!

I really admire how Eddie looks out for us "Mainstreet U.S.A." folks too. Not only does he look out for us, but he truly understands what everyday Americans are going through because he is one himself. When some people think of big-time media personalities, they sometimes think these individuals don't care about folks- Eddie does! He cares about the issues and how they effect people. He cares about our troops because he has served in the military himself. He cares about the constitution because he lives his life according to it. He is as honest and straight forward as one can come. As he has told me many times, he sees what he does as not about him. He loves his country and cares about what happens to it.

Perhaps what makes Sarah's interview with Eddie so symbolic and special is the fact that Sarah was the first caller to ever appear on Eddie's show when his show first aired on 720 KBYR two years ago December. He believed in Sarah then, and he believes in her now. I only wish the same could be said for Oprah Winfrey and Barbara Walters. When these women were falling head over heels in love with Barack Obama, Eddie was sticking with his friend. I guarantee Eddie and Sarah will have the REAL interview on Monday. Don't get me wrong, I can't wait to watch Sarah appear on Oprah Monday, but I know Eddie is interviewing Sarah for the right reasons, not for the ratings. While Eddie's show is number one, he is there to spread the truth and fire up conservatives and independents alike, just like the "Cuda" herself.

I have had the honor of regularly appearing as a guest on Eddie's show. As a regular guest, I come on to discuss Sarah and national issues. Having studied Journalism and English in college, I always tell people that it was Eddie who gave me my first big break on the air as a political analyst. While I have been on TV before as a college newsroom intern at a local news station, here in San Diego, it was through Eddie that I was given my first real break. There are hundreds of bloggers out there to whom Eddie could turn to inform viewers about important issues, and I am one of a select few that he chooses to call on. I will forever be grateful to him for believing in me. He is an awesome mentor and friend.

I guarantee you will all thoroughly enjoy listening to Eddie and Sarah on Monday. Also, Eddie's show would not be complete without a little liberal fun, and this is where Rishi comes into play. As Eddie's producer, Rishi works closely with Eddie to make sure the show runs smoothly. I refer to Rishi as my favorite liberal, so contrary to what many people may think, this conservative girl does play well with liberals too. I do have liberal friends, Rishi being one of them. Although he is a socialist, I still call him a friend; he's just a little off course. Maybe one day Eddie and I will convert Rishi over to the conservative side, but, then again, I'm not holding my breath. I may give Rishi a hard time A LOT, but he knows I adore him- wink, wink.

See, with a show like the fabulous one I have described above, who needs Oprah? Eddie is entertaining and Rishi adds to the fun; it's one of the best three hours of radio around. So pop some popcorn, crack open an ice-cold beverage, and listen to Eddie on Monday, well make that everyday for that matter. The show airs Monday-Friday from 2-5 p.m. AK; 3-6 p.m. PST; 6-9 p.m. EST. Sarah will be calling in on Monday sometime during the show!!! If you live in Alaska, tune your radio dial to a.m. 700 KBYR. If you're outside Alaska like me, listen online at KBYR.com. Follow me on Twitter for updates @rachellefriberg regarding this and other topics. So fellow readers, as the famous lyrics of Eddie's show theme song goes, "Let's get it started...." Amen to that!!!

I encourage you to follow Eddie @talkradiohost and Rishi @reeshman on Twitter too. They are well worthy of the follow! Make sure to tell them that I sent you their way.

(I'm a Conservative Girl with a Voice!!! Visit Conservative Girl with a Voice and become a follower. I'm on Twitter too.)

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