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The Kimmer gets a podcast gig

Kim Peterson at a war rally in 2003 at Centennial Olympic Park. PHOTO CREDIT: Charlotte Teagle/AJC

Kim Peterson at a war rally in 2003 at Centennial Olympic Park. PHOTO CREDIT: Charlotte Teagle/AJC

Kim “The Kimmer” Peterson has not uttered his signature phrase “Semper Fi” in more than three years despite the fact his fans have been clamoring for him to come back.

Good news: the former WGST-AM afternoon host is finally back – sort of. Josh Price at the Conservative Beacon Web site has convinced the Kimmer to do a 30-minute weekly podcast on his Web site for a test ten-week run. And the Kimmer got one of his old advertising sponsors Solomon Brothers Fine Jewelry to sponsor it.

The Kimmer has been offered a couple of jobs here in Atlanta but from a financial standpoint, he didn’t think they were worth it. He’s doing this for fun, he said.

“I do miss working,” he said. “But it’s kind of hard to complain about doing nothing, too.”

Over the past three years, the Kimmer has missed the chance to talk about Obama, the health-care bill and the economic downturn which has caused his Florida condo to lose half its value since he purchased it. He’s also trying to sell his place in Massachusetts and would consider selling the Chopper as well if he got the right price. He said he’s not in bad financial shape, he’d just like to sell at least one of his properties so he can move to Arizona.

He said he’s always been a news junkie and should be up to speed when he starts the podcast April 7 at www.theconservativebeacon.net. If you want to ask the Kimmer a question, email Price at jprice@theconservativebeacon.net.

His former sidekick Wayne “No Offense” Kitchens, he said, is no longer in radio but back at Delta as a mechanic.

The Kimmer was the biggest local host at WGST until late 2006, when the station dumped him. He left Atlanta soon after. Now WGST has no local talk-show hosts at all on weekdays.

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Randall "Huricane" Bloomquist - local panhandler

March 29th, 2010
12:52 pm

whoa… look out only the KIMMER!

we miss ya cant wait to hear the new show.

tim

March 29th, 2010
12:57 pm

I cannot wait.He had some of the best radio bits.

Darthbeatle

March 29th, 2010
1:00 pm

It’s interesting to note that some of the most entertaining talent came from WGST (the list includes Boortz, Hannity, Tom Hughes, the Kimmer, and Pete Davis, to name a few). Obviously Boortz and Hannity have gone on to “greener” pastures but it would be great to get the other guys back on the radio waves. Hopefully the Kimmer podcasts are the start of a revival.

deck trickle

March 29th, 2010
1:06 pm

Steve

March 29th, 2010
1:11 pm

The link to conserative beacon doesn’t work. Does anyone know the real url?

Rodney Ho

March 29th, 2010
1:14 pm

Oops. It’s http://www.theconservativebeacon.net. Forgot the “the.”

Vietvet65

March 29th, 2010
1:15 pm

This is great !!Best news I’ve heard in a long time……THE KIMMER is back.

Brent

March 29th, 2010
1:19 pm

It’s oooonly the Kimmer! Afternoons haven’t been the same and my radio hasn’t been on 640 since the day they dumped the Kimmer and Tom Hughes. It is amazing how Clear Channel stays in business with the morons they have

Ex-WKLS

March 29th, 2010
1:19 pm

A 30-minute weekly podcast on an virtually unknown website. Yep… that’s just about right. Capitalism is all about supply and demand, right? So I’m sure “The Kimmer” will agree: the supply is there…

There’s just no demand.

JK

March 29th, 2010
1:22 pm

You’re a Great AMERICAN! Semper Fi

Brent

March 29th, 2010
1:23 pm

@Ex-WKLS

Sorry pal, you need to read the article again

No fan at all

March 29th, 2010
1:24 pm

Are you kidding me?? WELCOME back Kimmer! Have been waiting for your return to the airwaves. We missed you!

You're Killin' Me

March 29th, 2010
1:25 pm

Hurp ho! – Kimmer’s back!

T-Bone

March 29th, 2010
1:25 pm

Is Pete Davis coming back???

Tyler Durden

March 29th, 2010
1:25 pm

Wow! A self-righteous rightwing blowhard preaching to the uninformed masses ad nauseum…

Yep, nothing out there filling this market need at the moment… nothing at all.

Jim

March 29th, 2010
1:27 pm

T-Bone

March 29th, 2010
1:28 pm

Tyler there’s this thing called a dial….

JG

March 29th, 2010
1:29 pm

REEEP ROARP RAAAP HUH!

Hey little thing let me light you… cause.. if I a… so … to hand..
DAMMIT!

Jim

March 29th, 2010
1:30 pm

yes, there’s always Air America..oh, wait…sorry.
Anyway, I can just hear “Round The Bend” in my head right now. :)

How2fish

March 29th, 2010
1:32 pm

” I don’t even know what that means” it would be great for him to do another radio show buts sounds like this is a temp gig ..but hell we will take it ! Welcome back Kimmer we have missed you!

mrs.w

March 29th, 2010
1:34 pm

Tyler Durden-THE ONLY VOICE OF SANITY HERE…sick&tired of the jesus freaks…

How2fish

March 29th, 2010
1:36 pm

Tyler Durden don’t get your panties in a wad Nancy..we won’t MAKE you listen..just MAKE you buy health insurance..oh wait that’s not us! Your problem is that since we don’t agree we you we are uninformed..what a pantload of B.S…oh and by the way we are informed we’ll stay informed and we won’t sit in the corner and shut up…

KimmerFanInExile

March 29th, 2010
1:37 pm

Tyler reflects the passions shared by his Liberal cohorts – a pants-shaking FEAR of conservative radio. Y’see, Tyler, if you weren’t AFRAID of talk radio you would ignore it and it would go away, much like ‘progressive” radio did when we ignored it. But since you know your standpoints are based purely on emotion and have no logic or facts to back them up, you react to these fearful things with emotional outbursts and (ahem) sarcasm that lacks humor.

Y’see, Tyler, the thing about the Kimmer, and what most people miss about local Atlanta talk radio, was that he was FUNNY… but as he would say to you in light of your pathetic attempt at humor… “please, please, please… comedy is for professionals. PLEASE do not try this at home.”

brett shepherd

March 29th, 2010
1:37 pm

DAMN THE KIMMER…BRING BACK PHIL HENDRIE.

brett shepherd

March 29th, 2010
1:38 pm

DAMN THE KIMMER…BRING BACK PHIL HENDRIE. OH AND CHRIS CROCK(SP) AS WELL…

Brent

March 29th, 2010
1:38 pm

Tyler and mrs w are the same person, He’s a cross blogger

You're Killin' Me

March 29th, 2010
1:38 pm

Isn’t it ironic that we have a choice of which radio station to listen to (important, but minor in the big scheme of things) but we won’t have a choice in how our money is spent for government supplied healthcare.

Joseph

March 29th, 2010
1:39 pm

Great to know the Kimmer wil lbe back on the airwaves once more!

itpdude

March 29th, 2010
1:45 pm

Whether it is 5 pm or not, I want to hear him “hurping” to that Credence song. Man, that was great radio. . . . if I got to catch it, I’d be hurping with him the whole way.

There is very little local radio anymore. Kimmer was a real treat with Snake (Snake’s commentary on sports was wickedly funny) and the Newsmaker line, flush the lines (when it was good), etc, etc, etc. I’ll be tuning in. Kimmer was the best thing about Atlanta radio.

war eagle

March 29th, 2010
1:46 pm

It’s great to have the Kimmer back. Maybe now the liberal spend it alls will finally get it through their thick head-JIMMY CARTER Tactics failed before he was president, during his presidency and now after his presidency. What do you call someone who tries the same thing hoping for different results? OBAMA and the Democrats! With Liberty and Tax cuts for ALL!

T-Bone

March 29th, 2010
1:49 pm

What’s wrong with Jesus??

Jack Coffee

March 29th, 2010
1:51 pm

We already know what this old white man will talk about. Whatever Industry tells him….Did you know that the republicans do not have ONE member of congress who is a person of color….dating back to 2003….That is hundreds of positions…

The guy got kicked off the radio for a reason….People have a hard time listening to him with the sheets on…

kuf

March 29th, 2010
1:53 pm

darthbeatle – don’t forget the great freddie mirtz

Al

March 29th, 2010
1:54 pm

Just what we need, another faux conservative hack.

bob

March 29th, 2010
1:54 pm

hey jack – all repubs have a color

cbgb

March 29th, 2010
1:57 pm

Great news! We totally need the Kim Man back. Hopefully one of our local stations will wake up. Wayne at Delta? Interesting.

volgirl

March 29th, 2010
2:05 pm

Oh, I’m STOKED!! I have missed him!!

James Thomas

March 29th, 2010
2:06 pm

OH, Thank God he is coming back. Please bring back the celebrity impersinator. That stuff is great.

You're Killin' Me

March 29th, 2010
2:08 pm

I have a color, too. Color me ecstatic!

T-Bone

March 29th, 2010
2:10 pm

Now really if you bed wetting, scab picking, baby raping liberals can’t be the least bit happy when you see some good news you will just have to go in while the rest of us play. What is wrong with you?

GTFan

March 29th, 2010
2:12 pm

I love the Kimmer!!

Tony

March 29th, 2010
2:15 pm

I listen to his “newsmaker lines” on my iphone …makes my flights seem shorter

Tommy Maddox

March 29th, 2010
2:19 pm

Time for some KOWABUNGA!!

Sandra Rose

March 29th, 2010
2:20 pm

I LOVE the Kimmer! I was wondering what happened to him. I used to call into both Kimmer’s and Hannity’s shows when they were on WGST in the 90s. Those were the good ol’ days! =)

MrT

March 29th, 2010
2:22 pm

Hay, Jack Coffee, turn in your race card. It’s been revoked.

And here’s a tip for you – if you want to see more Republican “persons of color” as you say, in Congress, why don’t you get them to run a campaign and win it – that should do it!
Good luck finding republican “persons of color” as most seem to be Democrat.

Semper Fi, Kimmer!

Marie

March 29th, 2010
2:22 pm

I AM SO EXCITED!!!!!!! I LOVE THE KIMMER!!!!!!

Sandra Rose

March 29th, 2010
2:24 pm

I miss Fresh from the hood! I hope Kimmer brings him back too. =)

Russ

March 29th, 2010
2:26 pm

Nobody EVER got canned because they were too popular, their numbers were too good, or they made too much money for the station. Talent, Shmalent. Atlanta is a very strange radio town.

Atlanta32

March 29th, 2010
2:32 pm

Well, I guess he was better than Chris Kroc. That guy was awful…doing an Atlanta radio show and mispronouncing Maynard Jackson’s name. He’d say, “Main-yard Jackson.” HA!

KimmerFan

March 29th, 2010
2:32 pm

Atlanta radio suffered a huge loss when the Kimmer left. He was better than anyone else on the radio other than Rush. WSB should have snapped him up like they did other WGST stars like Clark Howard and Boortz. Kimmer was infinitely more entertaining than Hannity or even Boortz.