Programming Note


Based on the Gentle Readers’ responses to the poll at the end of Monday’s Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign episode, the Lickspittle Broadcasting System crew will be taking a break for most of the rest of the summer. Blogsmoke, Blognet, and YTJA should back after Labor Day, and if something special happens, there’ll be a special program.

Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign


SOUND: Skype rings twice.

PRODUCER: LBS Production Office.

JOHNNY: (Telephone filter) Hi! It’ Johnny Atsign.

PRODUCER: Johnny! Where are you?

JOHNNY: (Telephone filter) Nairobi. I’m just back from a whirlwind tour of several African capitals and some other intriguing places.

PRODUCER: Still working on the [redacted] case?

JOHNNY: (Telephone filter) Uh, huh. Mostly, I’ve been following the money.

PRODUCER: Money? In Africa? Those are some of the poorest countries in the world.

JOHNNY: (Telephone filter) Yes and no. Most of the people are poor, but the countries are rich in terms of potential development. There’s a huge competition for control of those resources going on.

PRODUCER: But what does that have to do with your case?

JOHNNY: (Telephone filter) I’m just beginning to develop a firm connection, and that’s why I called. It looks like I’ll be here for at least another week or two.

PRODUCER: So more reruns?

JOHNNY: (Telephone filter) Well, I guess so. Or the show could go on hiatus for a few weeks. Why not let the listeners choose?

PRODUCER: Yeah, why not? OK. We’ll handle it. Meanwhile, stay safe.

JOHNNY: (Telephone filter) Sure thing. See in a few weeks.

PRODUCER: Bye, Johnny.

JOHNNY: (Telephone filter) Goodbye.

ANNOUNCER: OK, folks, here’s the poll—

Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign


Johnny is still overseas following up on leads, so we’re recycling an episode that deals with another one of his investigations, one that didn’t take him quite so far afield.Johnny Atsign Logo 2ANNOUNCER: From Westminster, it’s time for—

SOUND: Cell phone rings twice.

JOHNNY: Johnny Atsign.

AARON: (Telephone Filter) Hey, Johnny, it’s Aaron. Can you meet me for lunch?

JOHNNY: Not unless you like Texas barbecue.

AARON: (Telephone Filter) I do, but what does that have to do with lunch today?

JOHNNY: I’m in San Antonio following up on leads, and I’m headed up to Austin after lunch.

AARON: (Telephone Filter) OK, lunch in Virginia isn’t gonna work. When will you be back?

JOHNNY: If things go well, I hope I can get a flight back in the morning.

ANNOUNCER: The Lickspittle Broadcasting System presents W. J. J. Hoge in the transcribed adventures of the man with the action-packed Twitter account, America’s fabulous free-lance Internet investigator …

JOHNNY: Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign!

MUSIC: Theme up to music out. Continue reading

Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign


Johnny is still out of the country, so we’re recycling this episode that charts part of one of The Bomber’s failing LOLsuits.

Johnny Atsign Logo 2ANNOUNCER: From Westminster, it’s time for—

SOUND: Cell phone rings four times.

JOHNNY: Johnny Atsign.

AARON: (Telephone Filter) Hey, Johnny, where are you?

JOHNNY: Off fishing. I told you guys that I was taking a break.

AARON: (Telephone Filter) I know, but where?

JOHNNY: It’s a secret spot. I’m near the headwaters of a river. I’m standing in in one state, and the stream is so narrow up here that I can bounce flies off the bank of the next state.

AARON: (Telephone Filter) I don’t need to know your exact location. What I want to know is how quickly you can get back.

JOHNNY: If I have things my way—several days. If it’s important, I can be back tomorrow morning.

AARON: (Telephone Filter) It’s important.

MUSIC: Theme up and under.

ANNOUNCER: The Lickspittle Broadcasting System presents W. J. J. Hoge in the transcribed adventures of the man with the action-packed Twitter account, America’s fabulous free-lance Internet investigator …

JOHNNY: Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign!

MUSIC: Theme up to music out. Continue reading

Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign


Johnny is still on an assignment overseas, so we’re presenting this vintage episode from 2015 this evening—
Johnny Atsign Logo 2

ANNOUNCER: From Westminster, it’s time for—

SOUND: Skype rings once.

JOHNNY: Johnny Atsign.

BOB BAILEY: (Telephone Filter) Hey, Johnny, it’s Bob Bailey. How ya’ doin’?

JOHNNY: Pretty well. It’s good to hear from you again. What’s up?

BOB BAILEY: (Telephone Filter) I see that you’ve been working on that matter dealing with The Grouch. Have you seen his latest court filing?

JOHNNY: It’s just popped up in my email. I haven’t opened it yet.

BOB BAILEY: (Telephone Filter) Read it, and after you stop laughing, give me a call. I may have an intriguing lead for you.

MUSIC: Theme up and under.

ANNOUNCER: The Lickspittle Broadcasting System presents W. J. J. Hoge in the transcribed adventures of the man with the action-packed Twitter account, America’s fabulous free-lance Internet investigator …

JOHNNY: Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign!

MUSIC: Theme up to music out. Continue reading

Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign


Johnny called in from [redacted], but the line quality wasn’t good enough to record an episode. Until he gets back from the third world, we’ll probably be recycling vintage episodes like this one from a couple of years ago.

Johnny Atsign Logo 2ANNOUNCER: From Westminster, it’s time for—

SOUND: Skype rings once. Telephone receiver picked up.

JOHNNY: Johnny Atsign.

BRADSHAW: (Telephone Filter) Atsign, it’s Bradshaw

JOHNNY: Hello, Lieutenant. To what do I owe the pleasure?

BRADSHAW: (Telephone Filter) I’ve got a job for you, or rather, a referral if you want it.

JOHNNY: Are you sure you called the right number?

BRADSHAW: (Telephone Filter) I hate to admit it, but, yeah, this one’s right down your alley.

JOHNNY: OK. Tell me more.

MUSIC: Theme up and under.

ANNOUNCER: The Lickspittle Broadcasting System presents W. J. J. Hoge in the transcribed adventures of the man with the action-packed Twitter account, America’s fabulous free-lance Internet investigator …

JOHNNY: Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign!

MUSIC: Theme up to music out. Continue reading