5 Spot | News | Salt Lake City | Salt Lake City Weekly

5 Spot 

X96’s Todd Nuke’Em vs. author Todd Noker

Pin It

Local author Todd Noker’s (aka X96 program director/DJ Todd Nuke’Em) 2004 satirical censorship novel Rated F was re-released nationally this month by iUniverse Star. It’s a bittersweet time, since Noker/Nuke’Em is also a devout fan of the just-canceled Everwood.


Has censorship in America peaked, or is the worst yet to come?


I think that censorship and the government minding other people’s business is still on the rise. I’m astonished at the level of eavesdropping going on in this supposedly free country.


Any idea what your next book will be about?


I’m always working on new books. One is about a polygamist cult in southern Utah'which is oddly similar to what we’re finding out about Warren Jeffs. I wrote the original draft about five years ago. The other is one that I co-authored with Zack Shutt. He’s a brilliant writer'and still a high-school student. The novel is written as a blog, entitled Blogs of Wrath; it’s a fictional piece about how the education system and law enforcement are so afraid of students in the post-9/11 and post-Columbine world. I think it makes some crucial criticisms about “the system.” For more, visit JunkFiction.com.


If your phone has been tapped, what dirt does The Man have on you?


I like to make takeout orders from China Platter in Bountiful. Does our administration have something against China? God, I hope not. My love for lemon chicken will define me as a traitor.


Which is more painful to listen to: Bush the band, or Bush the president?


I’m sick of both of them, but Gavin Rossdale seems less idiotic.


This Memorial Day weekend, how will you be mourning the passing of Everwood?


I plan to chain myself to the facade of Treat Williams’ office on Ogden’s Historic 25th Street, demanding that the CW network puts Everwood back in the lineup. Any TV show that pisses off conservative watchdog groups is a keeper, damn it!

Pin It

More by Bill Frost

  • Available Jones

    Eight great achievements by Utah Gov. Gary Herbert during eight years in office.
    • Nov 29, 2017
  • Get Happy!

    Happy! brings the weirdness to Syfy; Fuller House further erodes 'Merica.
    • Nov 29, 2017
  • Thanks for Nothin'

    Eight things you just don't want to hear from family this Thanksgiving.
    • Nov 22, 2017
  • More »

Latest in News

  • More than Heroes and Villains

    In This Land, Christopher Ketcham roams the West in search of both, and misses a lot in between.
    • Dec 4, 2019
  • Recycling Enforcers

    An inside look at who's trying to help Salt Lake City residents stay up-to-date on the recycling world's changes.
    • Nov 27, 2019
  • Bad Banners

    A year after the city launched a poll to reboot its flag, Salt Lakers are still waiting for a tattoo-worthy design.
    • Nov 20, 2019
  • More »


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Readers also liked…

  • The Bears Ears Sideshow

    Newly released documents show that locals had little voice in national monument decisions.
    • May 2, 2018
  • Trib Voices

    Former Salt Lake Tribune staffers look back—and ahead.
    • May 23, 2018

© 2019 Salt Lake City Weekly

Website powered by Foundation