Rothmann is smart, too smart but doesn't rub it in your face. He knows all about the Middle East and politics too. He has literally thousands of detailed archives in his home and is a presidential historian. He once worked for Dick Nixon and can tell a tale or two about the guy. Rothmann has written numerous books and just penned, (along with two other authors), his latest book on Harold Stassen.
Rothmann was one of the former KGO hosts dismissed in 2011's Black Thursday. He has done a lot of fill in work on 910 but deserves a full-time gig. His style of calm, infinitely listenable dialogue is a welcome charm in today's noisefest that takes place on a daily basis in talk radio. Rothmann's sensitive, humane and informative knowledge is tantamount to a college lecture by your favorite professor only you don't have to take notes and there is no test. Beyond that, his passion is self-evident and his respect for the listener is almost too good to be true but it is. Just give a listen and you'll understand. Dignity and class can go a long way in the radio world. Rothmann gets it.
Full disclosure: Rothmann has guested on my own talkie multiple times and he's a friend. I hope the powers that be at Clearchannel do the right thing and make Rothmann a permanent host on their airwaves. The Bay Area radio audience could use a good dose of that formula.
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