Brad Messer Commentary
8:15 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 2003

Radio is a business of transition. We are always changing this or that, but mainly people. And we do it in an odd way. When a fellow worker leaves, it's almost always unmentioned.

Listeners will just realize, Y’know, I haven't heard so and so in a couple of weeks. And for reasons I never have understood even a little, stations don't announce that kind of stuff. Kind of like ignoring an elephant in a room.

If someone calls we'll say this person or that person is "no longer with us." Generally no one says "he got a better job in Dallas" or "they fired him for mooning the boss."

KTSA is losing someone again, and this time something IS gonna get said about it on the air. Our boss is retiring from radio. Going off into the boondocks to feed his bird dogs and such.

I don't even think this qualifies as a commentary topic but you know me, I don't particularly recognize all rules all the time. So from me, and just about every one of my co-workers at KTSA, farewell Rex Tackett. Or as one of your former co-workers calls you, Tex Racket.

We will miss you. I partly hope you have a fine time retired. I partly hope you get bored and miss radio and come back. However, I will have your parking spot.

Brad Messer— commentary, KTSA.


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