Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Tech Tuesday on the Behind The Mike Show
Syndicated radio program to offer callers LIVE on the air FREE PC Tech Support.

Behind The Mike Entertainment – 30 June 2010 -- The Behind The Mike Show presents Tech Tuesday on the program LIVE Tuesday night July 6, 2010 from 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM Eastern. Host Joel Michalec will be taking your calls TOLL FREE and will field computer technical support questions in the area of hardware, software, viruses, Trojans and more. Free Tech Support on the air; another reason why more and more people are tuning into The Behind The Mike Show. So stop by, listen or call with your questions (866) 417-4359!

About “Behind The Mike”
The Behind The Mike Show is an interactive, live talk-radio show that focuses on hot health topics and intriguing guest interviews. Host Joel Michalec explores issues in society that affect everyone and also searches the globe for the best entertainment. Callers are encouraged to call (866) 417-4359 to listen or ask questions. The stream and archives are available at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/BehindTheMike. The show is live every Sunday night at 8pm Eastern/5pm Pacific and every Tuesday night at 9pm Eastern/6pm Pacific. The show is hosted on BlogTalkRadio.

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BlogTalkRadio is a free, web-based platform which allows any user with a phone and a computer to host a live, interactive Internet broadcast. Hosts call into the service by phone, managing callers on the web-based host dashboard. Shows stream live directly from the host’s BlogTalkRadio web page with archives available for all past shows. BlogTalkRadio has been featured on ABC News, The Washington Post, Portfolio, Talkers Magazine, and TheStreet.com. The citizen broadcasting network can be found at http://www.blogtalkradio.com.

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Friday, June 25, 2010

Hang Up & Drive!

This week, the Delaware State Legislature send a bill to Governor Jack Markell (D) that would ban the use of cell phones while driving unless you have a headset or wireless device. The bill bans holding a phone to your ear while driving, texting or using the Internet. Smart!

The bill is expected to be signed into law in early July making Delaware the only the eighth such state enforcing the law. I ask, why are the other 42 states taking so long? As cited by a January 2010 study by the National Safety Council, 1.6 million crashes occur annually due to cell phone use. Did you hear that? 1.6 million!

Here is what the law will state in Delaware:

  • Within 180 days of being signed by Gov. Jack Markell, Delaware's new cell-phone law will prohibit driving and talking without a hands-free device, such as a wireless earpiece.

  • First-time violators will face a $50 fine. Subsequent offenses will increase the ticket cost by $50, but not to exceed $200.

  • No points will be assessed on a driver's license for violating the new law, and the citations will not be added to driving records.

  • The bill allows police, firefighters or other emergency first-responders to make phone calls to perform official duties.

  • The ban also does not apply to drivers using their cell phones without a hands-free device to make emergency phone calls or report an unsafe or intoxicated driver.

I have a problem with ONE little item on the list. The fourth bullet point states that police, fire and emergency personnel can make phone calls as normal to perform their duties. I have an idea; why not every ON-DUTY police, fire and emergency person WEAR a bluetooth headset! I am not falling for this. What is good for the goose NEEDS to be good for the gander. Are they so above us and the law that they can use the phone without a headset? Isn't is bad enough that EVERY cop I pass has his phone up to his/her ear while driving? I'm sorry, were they just carrying out OFFICIAL business? I don't think so.

I wonder how many police have caused such crashes only to use some lame excuse to get off from being held liable. No, I am sorry but if I have to buy a headset (which I am MORE than happy to do) then YOU have to buy a headset. Let's all be safe TOGETHER.

All U Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner

Please help a family living on the Pine Ridge reservation with heat this winter.

Weather is extreme on the Reservation. Severe winds are always a factor, winters bring bitter cold with temperatures that can reach -50*F below zero or worse.

Recent reports vary but many point out that the median income on the Pine Ridge Reservation is approximately $2,600 to $3,500 per year. The unemployment rate on Pine Ridge is said to be approximately 83-85% and can be higher during the winter months when travel is difficult or often impossible. About 97% of the population lives below Federal poverty levels.

Come join us on August 7th 2010 at our 1st annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser event.

All you can eat spaghetti, salad, roll, and beverage for only $7.00

All proceeds go towards the heating assistance fund.

Where: Port Penn Fire Hall
26 W.Market St.
Port Penn, DE 19731

When: August 7th 2010 4pm – 8pm

Bring your used, unwanted cell phone to the event and receive $1.00 off your ticket price….max off is $1.00 per ticket per person

Recycling just a million cell phones reduces greenhouse gas emissions equal to taking 1,368 cars off the road for a year.

If you are unable to attend the event and would still like to contribute you can purchase a ticket for someone who would like to attend but can’t afford to. These tickets will be placed to the side and held for an individual that may need it. You can also donate directly to the heating assistance fund from our “how to donate page” on the website.

You can also mail in your donations. Please make checks payable to:

Hearts of the Sacred Spirit
2406 Waters Edge Dr.
Newark, De. 19702

Thursday, June 24, 2010

I Am Here

Hi! I'm Joel and what I am doing here is beyond me. I have this weird impulse like I have to write another blog. I already manage blogs that are related to my radio show (see links on side) but I do not know why I have to write more. I don't even have time to do this and yet my fingers find their way across the keys of my computer and force some text. Maybe I don't even know this is happening....

I can certainly start with telling you who I am. As I said, I am Joel and I am the host of a radio show called Behind The Mike. Now on the program we do a lot of interesting interviews and subjects and sometimes I feel like I would like to write some more thoughts about stuff and nowhere to do it. I cannot mince my thoughts with my professional postings for the show....wait a minute...I think we may have figured out what I am doing here!

As far as the description of the blog, that will be a work in progress. I cannot figure it out right now. It's all part of the foggy-ness in my brain trying to recall why I am here. When I figure that out, the rest, as they say, will fall into place (or pieces).

Stay Tuned!