a minor announcement that Buzzr is back on WBXZ, a low-power station in Buffalo.
You might ask, what's the big deal? Well, it's not a big deal, though the station has a somewhat colorful history. WBXZ has had a tough time even staying on the (low-power) air. The station dropped Buzzr a while back, and then WBXZ went dark completely for a couple months. But now it has returned to broadcasting with the game show oldies diginet as part of the lineup.
The reason I noted the item is that it sparked The Slogan on the Buzzr Facebook page. I hate Steve Harvey. That was the reaction of one poster on the oldies board to the Buzzr announcement. This incantation has become the Cathago delenda est of the oldies boards. Almost any subject, no matter how unrelated, eventually comes back to the Horribleness Of Steve.
It even happens on this blog. Yesterday I jokingly referred to the "gazillions" of runs of Cash Cab on GSN. Full disclosure: the network will run Cash Cab "only" thirty-eight times this week. Let's be numerically correct!
A commenter complained that I never trash GSN for all of the Horrible Steve they run. I pointed out my "Heap of Feud" post last December when I did ridicule GSN, Buzzr and syndication for the heaping helpings of Family Feud they serve.
Of course, what the commenter really wanted was a dump on Harvey himself. I hate Steve Harvey. Sorry, but I think Harvey is a fine host and has done a good job of reviving Family Feud. So sue me. (And, psst, I think that Horrible Steve will even show up on Buzzr one of these days.)