I was heartened to hear from Jim Eason.
I remember, once again, that we didn't agree much, politically, but that was besides the point. Eason was, first and foremost, a professional broadcaster. He understood how to conduct a radio interview, was mostly civil and showed deference toward most guests and callers. And he was damn entertaining without being obnoxious on the air. A far cry from the posers of today's blighted radio scene.
Lee Rodgers, a frequent visitor here, was much the same. I openly chided the ex-KSFO/KGO talk veteran on his frequent want to be overly cranky, but I admired his work and respected his innate ability to provide civilized discourse and thought. How refreshing, how genuine.
A far cry from the shouters and con artists today who live on false "controversy" and insist on dumbing down their limited audience, most of whom, frustrated with the transparent charade, have moved on to other forms of radio, mostly satellite or the Internet.
They have tired of the new business model where sophomoric doofuses and carnival barkers have been given the keys to the car. Only no one is watching the drive. The act has become the centerpiece of the act and the audience is too wise for that nonsense. They know all too well that you can't fool everybody.
I know a lot of you out there miss people, the real pros like Eason, Rodgers, and Rothmann, just to name a few off the top of my head.
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