At this point I am aiming to get back to writing for the group I call "the bunch", a very dedicated group of bloggers who have the same passion as mine, the passion to communicate to a relatively small group of people. They know the type of blogger that I am and why I sometimes go into a direction which may be out of the ordinary for me. This post is aimed at informing this group. But the others who have come here in the past couple of days are more than welcome to make this blog a regular stop and I will do my best, inside my interests and abilities, to make it worth your while.
Out of the people who had lost their jobs with Clear Channel earlier this week, the one I got to know was Paul Rado. I started communicating with him when he posted one day on the message board I frequent most often. He was defending Alison, who was a recent addition to the Mike Trivisonno show. Alison had received some unfair bashing on the board and he come on the board to defend her, pretty much as a big brother type. I emailed him to confirm to myself that it was really him. He answered in the affirmative and we started emailing each other on a semi regular basis. We had finally met a few months later when he and Alison came to my place of emttployment as part of a sponsor promotion. We had a very pleasant conversation afterward and had maintainedtt contact since.
In August of 2006, I had called Triv show to defend my decision to use my "WIXYgrad" handle on the message board, that I use this as a branding. He started yelling at me while Alison tried telling him that I was a nice guy. He said that I couldn't be a nice guy because I didn't use my real name. He also told me to grow(a set) then hung up. Paul then went to the Listening Party and apologized.
We met again at a remote called "the Dog Days of Summer." I went partially to see Paul and partially because there was free food, always a good reason. That was where that photo two posts down was taken. It was there where I saw Paul display his excellent people skills.
I know it's part of America today, but I really hate to see good, hard working people lose their jobs. Especially when I've become friends with them.