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Friday 6-09-23 Bill Meyer Show Guest Information

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6:20 Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich  who served as the 50th speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999.  NEWT’S BOOK MARCH TO THE MAJORITY: THE REAL STORY OF THE REPUBLICAN REVOLUTION,

Newt’s World ( Join former House Speaker, professor, historian, and futurist Newt Gingrich as he shares his lifetime of knowledge and access to the world’s most interesting minds in a new series that covers all aspects of our society.


In March to the Majority, New York Times bestselling author Newt Gingrich takes readers behind the scenes of the Republican Revolution in 1994 and the rise of the modern GOP.

The story of Gingrich’s rise from college professor, to architect of the Contract with America, to Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives is historic. There were many adventures, personalities, missteps, and victories on the road from a seemingly permanent House GOP minority to the first Republican majority in 40 years. These untold stories and inspiring lessons about the rise of modern conservatism are immensely relevant today as the United States faces profound and extraordinary challenges.


6:35 Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government. and we continue the conversation on the Trump Indictment, why impeachment of Biden MUST be on the table.

7:10 Mr. Outdoors from with today’s Outdoor Report                   

7:35 Bob Shand, Medford Ward 3 resident, and we discuss how the city may be paying more attention to public comments regarding the road dieting agenda.                    

8:15 Josephine County Commissioner Herman Baertschiger talks about the recent decision to defund the 4-H program.


Thursday 6-08-23 Bill Meyer Show Guest Information

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6:35 Kevin Keating, newly-elected Jackson County Library District board member. Last night’s kid’s “Pride” event…will this be a growing trend at the library?  

7:10 Sam Anthony, CEO/President of [your]NEWS Media Group.
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7:35 Court Boice, House District 1 state representative. We dig into the walkout, the legislation still being passed and other news.                       

8:15 Glenn Archambault, our elected Farm Services Agency representative. What’s the current state of the U.S. food supply, pricing. Snap benefits “sustainable”? And what about the blown-up Ukraine dam situation – How will that affect U.S. food supply price and availability?



Medford Library having a “Pride” event Wednesday for kids 12 and over. Gotta’ get them young at taxpayer expense?


Wednesday 6-08-23 Bill Meyer Show Guest Information

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7:10 State Senator Dennis Linthicum and the latest report on the denial of quorum walkout, negotiations for coming back and how that might look.

7:35 Eric Peters, automotive journalist at the MUST-READ

8:15 Scott Shepard from the Free Enterprise Project

The National Center for Public Policy Research (NCPPR) and its Free Enterprise Project (FEP) – shareholders in the chain store Target – served the big box retailer’s leadership with a formal demand of corporate books and records related to its reckless promotion of LGBT products. NCPPR also seeks transparency regarding Target’s radical LGBT political agenda that appears to have cost the corporation $12 billion in market value since May 2023. NCPPR is represented by the law firms of Boyden Gray & Associates and America First Legal.

NCPPR’s letter contends that, while Target’s Annual Report acknowledged their core customer base is made up of America’s “families,” it is evident that Target’s board of directors and management team have bowed to woke leftists by recklessly embracing the radical agenda of the LGBT movement. In doing so, they appear to have ignored their fiduciary responsibility to their shareholders by entering the realm of political activism.

“Target’s executives and directors must maximize the value of the company, not the visibility of their pet political positions,” said FEP Director Scott Shepard. “When a profoundly partisan, wholly unnecessary move results in billions in value being sheared from a company, the CEO’s response better not be cannot be ‘it’s the right thing for society, and it’s the great thing for our brand.’ When that happens, as it did here, Target’s CEO Brian Cornell has admitted he’s running the company into the ground on purpose for personal reasons. Shareholders must step in to stop him.”



8:35 OPEN FOR BUSINESS – Randal Lee from Advanced Air 541-772-6866


Tuesday 6-06-23 Bill Meyer Show Guest Information

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6:35 “Matt from Grants Pass” a listener with a BIG focus on state education policy digs into concerns over the Oregon Health and Education Standards. 659-1053

7:10 State representative Kim Wallan, HD6 from Medford with her update on the legislative session.

7:35 Josephine County Commissioner Herman Baertschiger – What’s Jo County’s take on the controversy over Jackson County ending the emergency partnership with Jo County.


Monday 6-05-23 Bill Meyer Show Guest Information

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7:10 Tamara Lich author of HOLD THE LINE: My Story from the Heart of the Freedom Convoy, a new book by Tamara Lich, the organizer of the 2022 truckers’ Freedom Convoy protest. To learn more about Tamara Lich’s book, visit

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Tamara Lich is the passionate organizer; loving mother and grandmother; proud Metis, proud Albertan; and defiant political prisoner, jailed for daring to criticize the government. She could face ten years in prison after the trial in September.

Rebel News is proud to announce the publication You’ve heard from the media and the convoy’s critics. Now read the truth about what really happened.

From its humble beginnings, in the winter of 2022 when Canadian truckers organized a peaceful protest against vaccine mandates that gained international attention, to its place in the eye of the political hurricane, this is the trucker rebellion as you’ve never heard it before: passionate, hopeful, at times engaging and heartbreaking, but always full of love for Canada. HOLD THE LINE provides an important history of the convoy as seen through the eyes of the woman who became the symbol of the peaceful protest – the woman who inspired the world and made Justin Trudeau blink.


7:35 Marc Thielman – with a big update on the election integrity lawsuit Thielman v. Fagan.



8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers with today’s “Where Past Meets Present” – more at


Chuck Butler: Business and Community Leader

By Dennis Powers

A graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles with a degree in business management, Chuck Butler was a partner or owned automobile franchises in Southern California. Deciding that the opportunities were even better with a centering family environment in Southern Oregon, Chuck, his wife Linda, and children moved to Ashland. In 1976, he acquired Pitchford Sales, a small Ford dealership in town on Siskiyou Boulevard (where the Stratford Inn is now). The business had a tiny Ford showroom, two lube bays, and thirteen employees.  

From that time on, he showed an abilitywhich he had to in order to survive, then thriveto determine where trends and customer taste were heading in the highly competitive Southern Oregon car and truck market. Within three years, he brought in Peugeot and Alpha Romeo lines and moved his headquarters to just outside the Ashland city limits on the complex now on Highway 99 North. He acquired an Acura franchise and in 1988 built its facilities next door.

Knowing that Medford was the center of the regional car market, his next step was to establish a used truck center in 1993; after different locations, he moved this facility in 2001 to Crater Lake Highway. By 2002, his operations in Ashland and Medford were selling 250 cars a month, nearly twenty times the 13 cars sold in his first month at Pitchford Sales.

Chuck decided that he needed to diversify his product lines to include lower-priced imports. The quality of the Korean Hyundai and Kia lines in the mid-1990s were so low with declining sales volumes that Lithia Motors later relinquished these local franchises to Butler. He decided to take the gamble that these products would be improved, feeling also that the repair business would be a solid safety net. He was right.

He opened new Kia and Hyundai dealerships, initially pairing Kia with his Acura Ashland operation and establishing Butler Hyundai in Medford. As sales grew, he relocated Kia to Crater Lake Avenue with Hyundai. Owing to positive quality and warranty changes, the sales of Kia and Hyundai outpaced those of Ford and Acura, as these import brands became equals in the import field. The severe economic decline in 2008 affected everyone’s businessand especially car dealerships. Butler’s operations continued, however, and are again flourishing.

At the same time he was running his business, he spent considerable time volunteering in the community. He has served on the boards of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Ashland Community Hospital Foundation, Oregon Cultural Trust, Southern University Foundation, and others, not to mention the San Francisco Region and Seattle Region Ford Dealers Advertising Association. He also has been in real estate development, property management, and numerous other businesses.

In late 2021, Chuck and Linda Butler announced the sale of their automotive business, effective January of 2022, to Kiefer Automotive Group of Eugene. Kiefer Automotive started in 1994 with a Mazda dealership in Eugene (its headquarters), and the company now owns 14 more dealerships between Oregon, Idaho, and California. The two families, who knew each other for years, were an excellent fit, as Kiefer has been running the Butler business (with its 120 employees) as it was then.

After a long illness, Chuck Butler died on May 21, 2023. To succeed and grow his once small business, he had to visualize markets before they occurred and then navigate with them, as other successful entrepreneurs have done in our Valley. Giving back to his community for years, Chuck Butler will be missed—but his legacy lives on. 

Sources: Greg Stiles, “Butler Expands Presence,” August 6, 2002, Mail Tribune; Greg Stiles, “Kia, Hyundai make unlikely titans,” Mail Tribune, August 26, 2011; Jamie Parfitt, “Ashland-based Butler Automotive dealerships sold to Eugene group,”, December 21, 2021; see generally, Butler Automotive Group at