My Radio Days – Drugs, Darkness, and Dirty Laundry

MDMA for PTSD

MDMA for PTSD (Photo credit: ddaa)

So, I worked at a radio station run from a guy’s office, which was really his garage.  This was in a remote area of Alaska.  My address was a milepost on the road…I had no phone, plumbing or heat other than wood.  People who lived within reception distance from the “station” were living similarly rustic, isolated lives.  It’s the kind of place where every One knows every One.  Sometimes my show was a lifeline, sometimes a nudge closer to insanity.  The winter was the weirdest.  The snow…the ice…the continual dark – stressed people leaving messages, sometimes way too personal.  Deep in the drink, a caller would leave a message to a friend, or former friend, for borrowing tools to work on a snowmobile and not returning them…detailing stories of past retaliations, and threats of future actions against tool-borrower”s family, property, and dogs…or So-and-So from Gulkana “reminding” So-and-So in Talkeetna that she was nearly two months late, and what the hell was he going to do about it.

I would read bits of literature, or factoids, or manufactured truths every now and again to let some people calm down a bit and think about how insane-sounding the messages that they were calling or sending in were.  One night I read a piece about the most popular recreational drugs used in the U.S., from LSD, to inhalants, on up to marijuana…no agenda, hidden or otherwise…just the facts, ma’am.  A completely forgettable article read in the interest of public safety, or boredom –

(Some of the names these people used in phone calls or on the internet were too amusing, but people who drink out of creeks and dig outhouse pits like their privacy…so anonymity rules.  Phone calls (PH) and e-mails (EM) came simultaneously…typos theirs, not mine).

PH – “Weed is just magical, people dont see how awesome it is. Bottom line.”

PH – “Cool story bro.  Need more dragons.”

EM – Drugs affect every sole person differently, some enjoy the effects of them and some dont.  Personally though I smoke bud, take methamphetamines, amphetamines, ecstacy, pain pills, mushrooms a lot, mescaline and ketamine if I can find them, and would like to find salvie, kratom, kava, yopo seeds, and other DMT-containing drugs.  I know how to  control my usuage, and myself whenever I take nay of these.  Self-contrl plays a large role in drug usage and its the dumb asses that abuse drugs in general that have caused them to become so frowned apon in today’s society world wide.  Ignorancy is no longer a problem, stupidity is.

 

PH – “I don’t think the list is ranked so I’m not sure what you’re upset about.  Stop spreading misinformation.  Keep it real.”

 

EM – Hi, i have MdMA, Mephedrone, Cocain, marijuana, and many other for sale.  I ship worldwide and shipping is very safe,accurate and fast. Email _____@rocketmail.com for details.

 

EM – Number?

 

EM – i think drugs and James Bond movies are really bad for people.

PH – ” Your list sucks.  Ecstasy and Amphetamines are it, man, heroin and cocaine suck.  Know it !”
English: Ketamine, made in Qutemol.

English: Ketamine, made in Qutemol. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

PH – “Ketamine is the best. LSD should be number two and MDMA number one, just saying, you know?”

EM – Name?
EM – qzMBEtsi viagra dosing zuTAPsme http://www.businessname.com
EM – This helped me with my coals to the person who did this, thank you!
EM – Name?
EM – You people need help.  I love the fact that they bullshited most of these drugs except for heroin i guess . They especially made ecstasy seem as it is really that deadly . Most people died from weed then ecstasy . The only real way to die from ecstasy is heatstroke , not to drink any water and overheat mostly .PH – “Ketamine.  That’s all I have to say.  Thank you.”
EM – Name?
English: Main symptoms of Caffeine overdose (S...

English: Main symptoms of Caffeine overdose (See also Wikipedia:Caffeine#Caffeine_intoxication). References: Caffeine (Systemic). MedlinePlus (). Archived from the original on . Retrieved on . Model: Mikael Häggström. To discuss image, please see Template talk:Häggström diagrams (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

PH – “Why don’t you do some research, buddy?  Coffee will get you higher than any drug.  Hey, I listened to your list, details and all, heard the comments coming in, and I’m feeling like some of you have never actually felt the symptoms of caffeine withdrawal !  I MUST have some sort of caffeine EVERY DAY, in a higher dose than normal, or much of my day will be tending to and pampering an almost deathlike migraine that’ll I’ll have until I add a little caffeine to my diet of the day !  This is a terrible and embarrassing reality for a lot of people most of which will agree, caffeine withdrawals are much worse than nicotine or marijuana!  I had to cold turkey off alcohol, but there’s no way I’ll ever leave my coffee pot.  Withdrawal from some substances can lead to death, brain damage, or wierdness, or a life on SSI.  I don’t think they give SSI for caffeine or I would apply right now no matter how far I had to drive or how many times they…” (This went on for a while…too long)

EM – Unquestionably imagine that which you stated. Your favorite reason appeared to be the simplest thing to remember of. I say to you, I certainly get irked while other people think about issues that they plainly do not recognize about. You controlled to hit the nail upon the highest and outlined out the whole thing without having side-effects , folks can take a signal. Will likely be again to get more. Thank you
EM – Exercise Addiction Treatment, call _________, or http://www.__________@____.com

 

EM – so cannabis was the same as marijuana, and weed????? I never noticed that!!

 

EM – hahaha they’re so funny i use opium haha lolo ko lolo mo

 

EM – Name?

 

PH – “ALCOHOL…alcohol…ALCOHOL … alcohol …ALCOHOL ..ALCOHOOOOOOOOL !  The simplest answer to drugs problems that are killing society – ALCOHOOOOOOOOOL !  Factually safer than e, blo, lsd…are generally…factually safer…ALCOHOOOOOOL !”

 

PH – ” Alcohol’s a drug, you moron.  Every time we go fishing at Frazier’s Quarry I have to carry you, and, all your gear to the truck.  What the hell is that all about?  It’s a drug.”

 

EM – 50 grams of heroin can get you executed in China

 

EM – Hell Yeah.

 

EM – Name?

 

PH – “I pray for all of you because I don’t think you are all stupid…just lost.  I used to be with you, the intentions of weed planted in my head are how god wanted it…He put them there.  No, God doesn’t kill and destroy, the Devil does, and we as a youth have to be strong enough and fight the Devil because it will take you to places, and it can get scary.  Quick, pick up a Bible.  There is another way.”

 

EM – glad u saw what it could do.  it was the right thing 2 stop

 

EM – i a seller and user; if you are interested in my syuff you are free to contact me at this and we will get to biz and forget about all these shits; they are talking about.  they have been into it before that is why they can know about it contact details ___________@____.com 1-___-_____

EM – Is there a pie chart to find out if any of that is true?  Just wandering.
EM – Name?
 
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12 thoughts on “My Radio Days – Drugs, Darkness, and Dirty Laundry

  1. L.A. Powell says:

    Anywhere I can go online to download the original broadcasts? Need something to entertain the boredom away,
    cheers

    • coyotero2112 says:

      The internet wasn’t around then…and, it was a home operation. No record, except in my head. Memories should be created every day, and that one is always a good story, mixed in with my other strange jobs in foreign lands.
      Later…

  2. “Ignorancy is no longer a problem, stupidity is.” You are a brave man for blatantly putting up the mendacious truths.
    And caffeine ! Phewww i didn’t indulge in it as enjoyably as the rest of my friends or else I would be doing the same thing ! Most interesting read!
    Leugo,

  3. Brilliant! Back in the mists of time when I did a radio request show, I got in the habit of fading callers out tactfully into the midst of an intro before we lost our license, fascinated though I was at what they had to say. Alaska’s a law unto itself, eh?

    • coyotero2112 says:

      35 years ago, and that far away from “the world” there were some unique views of propriety and social interaction. It’s so common to hear Alaskans call the U.S. “the lower 48” like it’s a foreign country. Texans talk about secession because they like to, Alaskans talk about it because many of them see it as an option. Weird World.
      Later…

  4. mrs fringe says:

    All I can say is I hope you’ve written this into a story.
    Also, hey! Long time no hear 🙂

    • coyotero2112 says:

      I’m hear…where be you? This was just another dumb job in a line of dumb jobs…I’m thinking of pursuing that…fish farm, pron theater, grave yard, trading post, etc.
      Posting something right now…
      Later…

      • mrs fringe says:

        I’m here, I’m here, not posting as regularly, but I’m checking in (and blogging) at least a couple of times a week.

        Yup, I can relate to the dumb jobs. Of course, my current incarnation is dogwalking–the fact that this is a better one should say something :p

  5. Okay. You win. this is the funniest radio reality show since Frasier. I’m listening. Name?
    From Alaska to Costa Rica…hmmm….is there a pattern at all?

    • coyotero2112 says:

      The trapline, I think. I’m sure they’re dufunct, that was 35 years ago. Stardom is fleeting. And I had no lines.It’s gravitational pull pattern – south. Saw the earth moves at 67,000 miles per hour…true? Scary.
      Later…

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