A text from beyond.
Greg & I having fun on the radio, 6/19/2005.
It's been 3 1/2 years since my dear friend Greg Bittner and myself appeared as talk radio hosts. Back in June 2005 we made our debut on AM 1500 KSTP. It made enough of an impression on the program director that a couple of months later he asked us to fill in for Dave Thompson back when Dave hosted the 4-7 pm shift on Sundays.
Unfortunately, that show would be our last in the foray of talk radio. We have since lobbied for additional opportunities at KSTP and other talk stations with no success. The biggest regret we have is we felt like we left a lot on the table. We felt our performance in the second show was uneven. That sentiment was echoed by then interim PD Brad Lane, who said we came off as a little too "MPR"ish. That one stung.
Whenever Greg and I discussed that second show, we always talked about things we could have done so much better. And as it so happened, Greg was thinking about it this past Friday. It got to the point where he started beating up on himself, once again feeling the pains of regret.
A little later in the day, Greg received a text message from a number he didn't recognize. The message simply said "You rocked in your second show."
A wrong number? Perhaps. Divine reassurance? I'd like to think so.