Today it was announced that I am leaving my job at WHAS and taking the morning show job at 630 KHOW in Denver, Colorado. Before the press release was sent out, I was sick thinking about how many people were going to be disappointed that I was leaving. I had no idea how MANY of you would feel that way however, and I have been utterly floored by the outpouring of support and kindness via email and Facebook. This was a decision that I made in the best interest of my family to move to a city I adore. But I want to share some thoughts about this entire venture.
Part of me feels like I owe you all an explanation, but I’ve come to realize it’s because I genuinely like the people who listen to the show. I like the people here that don’t listen to the show (even though they weren’t all delightful to me in return) because nice people live in Kentucky. And I am leaving with the feeling that my work is not through, though what that means completely I’m not sure. I think I’ve had a positive impact in giving the more conservative members of this community a voice they didn’t feel comfortable expressing before. I hope I have. I hope I’ve helped people realize challenging authority can be done. I hope I made you laugh, and made you mad, and made you happy. I hope you will be kind to the next person who sits in my chair as you both feel your way through a new talk show host/listener relationship. Remember, it’s like dancing with a new partner, and I stepped on your toes a time or two before we could really cut the rug.
I’ll be here until August 9th, and I hope we can continue enjoying each other’s company until then. Let’s have some fun and leave the maudlin moping until then. Though I am excited about my new venture, I am definitely sad at the prospect of what I’m leaving behind. Other than the allergies, they suck really bad. I’m not leaving you behind, I am taking so much of you with me. Thank you for that.