For several weeks now, the question has swirled around me: Where will you go? What will you do? Where will the story line that led me out of WBAP lead next?
I have not said a word, partially because there were a number of options to pursue, and then once the best option was obvious, confidentiality was vital.
Well, the deal is done, and we are back on the radio together on Monday morning, June 4. For weeks I have said and written much about how special the host/listener relationship is, and I have been blessed to find people willing to show that relationship the respect it deserves.
It will be my joy on that day to walk into the studios of Salem Communications’ KSKY (AM 660) to resume what I have done for 30 years, 18 of them here in North Texas-- sharing thoughts with listeners about things we all care about.
The show will air in a spectacular time slot-- 7 to 10 a.m., meaning I will still enjoy the midmorning audience I’ve always had, in addition to meeting earlier listeners I’ve never had the pleasure of speaking with.
You know I have about a thousand things to share about this new adventure-- some sweeping and profound, others merely details of how this all came about and what it will all be like.
But there is an order to things. My new employers want to issue a release for the industry trades, and that will happen by the time the work week dawns on Tuesday. They have been gracious enough to let me hit the personal blog button to share these words today, because as briefly as we’ve known each other, they already recognized my head was about to explode.
I wanted to be here as early as possible for the people who have read my updates and my constant assertions that we would be together again, somewhere.
Now I know where that somewhere is. And even though I’ve only known these people a short while, I will tell you they are cut from very special cloth. The station as a whole, with a full schedule of shows you are probably well familiar with, deserves your support. As you join me in partnering with them, it is good to know that there is a company that will still do what it takes to nurture a full schedule of shows devoted to issues that matter, and devoted to the community where we all live and work.
Producer Susan Cloud will be joining me, so the show will hit the ground running with a familiar energy that will make our adventure even more special.
Much, much more to come, but I am beyond thrilled to be able to finally say: Vacation over, everybody. I’m going back to work.