To those of my friends who reside outside of the Northeast Ohio area, let me apologize in advance. The person who is called "the Voice of Cleveland" is not truly representative of all of us who live here in Northeast Ohio. We couldn't be that rude if we tried.
The voice in question is a radio personality named Mike Trivisonno. He is on from 3-7:00pm on WTAM/1100. He was also at one time a caller on a sports talk show known as Mr. Know it all. He also reminds me of a television star-Fred Flintstone.
He talks about family values in one sentence, and in the next will take the Lord's name in vain. And don't you ever call up and disagree with what he says. He feels that everybody is entitled to HIS opinion. His and no other. If he doesn't like your opinion he will tell you to kiss his (rear).He also eats while his microphone is open.
I met two of his producers last summer, Paul Rado and Alison, when they come to my place of employment for a promotion. Those two were really nice to me, and spent time talking to me after the remote was over.
Fast forward to this afternoon. Trivisonno was talking about the Listening Party forum, of which I first took on the name 74WIXYgrad. He said that those who posted there had no (guts) to use their own names. I took issue with that because I am about the most transparent one on that forum.
I called the show. I called the phone screener exactly what I wanted to say and I was put on "ignore" for about 50 minutes. I was then put on the air and told the host that I posted on the forum. Triv asked me why I didn't use my own name and I told him that I was never in the business and that WIXYgrad was a branding I use to identify myself with my blog. Paul and Alison knew who I was and told Triv that I was a really nice guy. Triv said that it didn't matter that I was a nice guy and that I should grow some (testicles) and use my own name.
There are times that I am really insulted that the folks at Clear Channel seem to think that the folks of the Cleveland Metropolitan area should be represented by a Neanderthal.