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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Should njyes talk be removed from the Classic105 morning show?

Today, as Nick Odhiambo and Mwalimu Kingangi were hustling in the studio, Maina wa Kageni was at the Communications Commission of Kenya. Why? Maina was summoned by CCK and told that he had 6 months to change the format of his morning show otherwise Classic 105 FM would be shutdown!

So the important question for today is should pale pale and njyes topics be removed from the breakfast show?

My Human Opinion

Well, I had to recheck the date just to make sure that it wasn't April 1st.

Anyway, truth be told Maina's show is extremely popular because of its controversial topics. Controversy sells. (see how I carefully didn't say sex sells?)

Remove pale pale topics and rating will take a nose dive. The show will be boring. The boss will be on Maina's case. Maina will loose his job. Kingangi will actually start teaching. Classic 105 will become a classic. The list is endless.

We Kenyans are very hypocritical. We shout and complain about Maina's show yet tune-in in the privacy of our cars/homes. And don't tell me about being forced to listen to the show while in a matatu.

If you were really bothered by it then you would take active measures (and not sit passively praying to God that the driver will switch the station or that your stop comes sooner) e.g.
  • Politely ask the driver to switch the station
  • Avoid the mathrees that play Classic
  • Take the mathree earlier so that you and your kids are out by 8:00am (and you should be if you operate a 8-5 gig) so that you avoid the show. Or take the mathree after 10am, and don't tune in for the repeat in the evening.
  • Carry head/earphones (or even earplugs)
  • Call, SMS or write to refute, rebuke, reclaim or retaliate to any of the topics discussed, with your own opinion.
As for CCK, they are just doing their job. Regulating.

Maybe Maina should think of a late night show instead.

My Biblical Opinion

I'm not sure that there's a Biblical opinion. The only thing I can think of is that there is a time and place for everything under the Sun.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 A Time for Everything
 1 There is a time for everything,
   and a season for every activity under the heavens:  2 a time to be born and a time to die,
   a time to plant and a time to uproot,
 3 a time to kill and a time to heal,
   a time to tear down and a time to build,
 4 a time to weep and a time to laugh,
   a time to mourn and a time to dance,
 5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
   a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
 6 a time to search and a time to give up,
   a time to keep and a time to throw away,
 7 a time to tear and a time to mend,
   a time to be silent and a time to speak,
 8 a time to love and a time to hate,
   a time for war and a time for peace.
Taking about njyes is in itself not bad. However, where and when plays a big role. Moreover, the show never offers any solutions and many a time the topics are left open-ended. The first place the devil attacks is the family. And in the family, the first attack is on the marriage. And in the marriage the first attack is on the sexual life of the married couple. So there is need to discuss family matters. It is important for all of us and especially Christians to understand what the Bible teaches about the family, and to put it into practice in their respective homes.

Destroy the family, society crumbles.

Anywho, Maina and crew should realize that some people may be—genuinely—offended by the topics and as such issue a disclaimer every so often (say every 10 minutes). Like the one below
Listener discretion is advised. The following program contains mature subject matter and is suitable for adults only. If you are easily offended by such please switch the station-NOW ! If you are easily offended by liberal presenters with loose morals please switch the station-NOW! For the rest of you, enjoy the show.

Finally (and it could be finally literally) the main reason this blog exists is to give Maina's listeners practical solutions to the topics discussed from a Biblical point of view.

Therefore, if indeed Classic's breakfast show changes it's current format, chances are this blog as we know it will cease to exist.

But don't worry, another station or another forum will sprout forth to satisfy this niche. Because we truly need to discuss 'this'.

Traditionally, the parents and other close relatives like aunts, uncles and grandparents had the responsibility of passing life lessons to the upcoming generations. But this is sadly decreasing. That's why 'this' has to be taught and discussed in other forums.

And 'this' is not going away anytime soon.

On a different, random tangent, if you had six months to live, what would you do?——Don't answer!

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