What you are going to hear is a recording of a live show that Paul Roland and I did on KBOO. I engineered nearly every Thursday morning for about four years at KBOO. On Thursday morning, November 21st, 2019, due to a communication breakdown, the host didn’t show. Paul, who has a live show every Wednesday, happened to be in the station and he suggested that he go on live and asked me to join him. So we did. We took calls. I think it was the most fun I had there. I don’t miss the censorship at KBOO, but I do miss live radio and wish I had the opportunity to do it more. I think you will enjoy this.
Censored Presbyterian Minister and Radio Host John Shuck on Why He’s Leaving KBOO-Portland and His Church
Presbyterian minister John Shuck is leaving his KBOO-Portland radio show “Beloved Community” and his church position. Apparently neither the radio station nor the church can handle the truth about 9/11 and related topics. John recently wrote me:
Dear Dr. Barrett,
A number of changes have happened to me. I am no longer pastor at my church. I was judged too radical opposing wars and their lies and saying too many good things about Islam. Now I am done with KBOO too. Here is my last show that includes audio from you.
I dedicated the show to you and to Dr. Griffin, two people who have for me modeled the spirit of sacrifice for truth that I saw in Jesus and Hussain. The audio I included of you was the speech you gave at the conference in Feb 2018 about the US and Saudi empires. I never broadcast it before.
Anyway in the middle of the broadcast this past Friday morning, while you were speaking, the station staff stopped it and played Christmas music! Naughty of me to play anything by the banned Kevin Barrett. So after 20 months of the station’s inability to treat either of us like human beings, I decided it was a good time to go.
I want you to know how important you have been to me on a personal level. You model human decency in the time when the inhumane are in power. Thank you.
All the Best,