Brad Messer Commentary KTSA Thursday,
June 24, 2004
Carl and Eliza
Folks, you're sending me a lot of email about Carl and Eliza, which I am sure they would like to see. I will try to find forwarding addresses for them. (added 8 a.m. Thursday: Eliza's is HERE)
This whole situation is sad for a boiling potful of reasons. I'm not going to comment much, but here are a couple of remarks.
I love my job. I have an employment contract. As a talk host at KTSA I am the happiest I have ever been in my life. Yet, losing my job crosses my mind virtually every day exactly as it has for a majority of my years in radio.
What I'm about to say applies not to our two departed friends, but to radio in general: people's jobs sometimes evaporate for the very silliest of non-reasons, and radio pros learn to not be too surprised. We are just plug-in commodities, aware that we can be unplugged on a whim. People who don't deserve to, get tossed, right along with people who do deserve it. It goes with the territory. We all know it in our gut.
And one more thing. Please don't sucker in to the conspiracy theories about revenge by PGA Village or retribution for making negative Clinton remarks. There's nothing to that stuff.
Finally, yes, if my former colleagues relocate on the dial, I will see that you find out where.
Brad Messer, commentary, KTSA.
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