I'm sorry that you
were SAKT by
KTSA. Hope they at least sent you out the door with a
comfortable pouch filled with gold nuggets…
At 34 I feel like I’ve
basically “grown-to-adulthood” while listening to
you. I’ve been an avid fan since I was 21 and started listening
to talk radio on a regular basis. After listening to other shows
and hosts, I found that I enjoyed your mannerism, respect, insight,
and honesty more than the other hosts on San Antonio radio talk
shows. I’ll be missing your straightforward analysis of
the day’s events, but, I certainly hope your “retirement” keeps
you busy and happy enough. Best wishes to you, the wife, and
the kids. Thank You For All You’ve Done
I am – was -
a long time listener to your show. I wore a headset while
I worked out and really enjoyed your program. … Since
I am of your vintage, relating to your train of thought was very
easy. Although I may not have agreed with you, I enjoyed your
take on the varied subjects. To me those who “retire” simply
quit a job they do not like and start doing another job they
enjoy. Based on this, when are you going to be broadcasting again?
Good luck to you and hope to hear you soon.
We just returned from
that trip to Europe & cruising on the Danube. Spent time in
Hungary (Budapest for 3 days), Slovakia, Austria, Germany & Czech
Republic (Prague for 3 days). Was thrilled to see that others feel
as we do concerning your "retirement". Enjoyed reading
the posted e-mails; obviously you have a GREAT fan base. Show those
corporate guys & come back on the air somewhere else on the
dial! I agree with the others that KTSA is no longer on our pre
sets. Can't understand the absence of "common sense" & decency
in today's world…
Just wanted to say
how much I enjoyed working with you at KTSA and you by far
are the best host I've ever worked with. I told you before, you
are the only one who can compete with Rush or Hanity. I loved
your show, even when I went to ‘OAI. All in all Brad, you
are a class act, a great talk host and I'm lucky to have worked
with you and to call you a friend. (former co-worker, obviously)
I went out of town for
a couple of weeks and I came back and couldn't find you. You
packed up and left no forwarding address. I listened to the station
and felt sure you must be on vacation. It eventually dawned
on me that no one was mentioning anything about any vacation.
I also noticed that the schedule seemed mixed up. I tried to
listen at various times, but of course I never found you. You
were the main reason I listened to KTSA. (I must say I like Bob
Webster's show quite a bit too). I love your personality. You
seem very fair. You have an opinion, but you let other folks
have theirs too without making them feel inferior. I hope you
keep your web site updated-- I still want to hear what you have
to say. Best wishes to you and your family- Blondie included!
It's sad to hear that
I will not be hearing you voice on the radio any more. Dave Ramsey
and you are the only reasons I listen to talk radio. I wish I owned
a radio station so I could hire you. There needs to be more balanced
shows like yours and less of the Republican propaganda shows that
are on these days. Good luck and if you do get another show please
post it so we can hear truth on the radio again. It was an honor
and a pleasure listening to your show.
see your radio station has
lost its corporate mind, letting you go and keeping the likes
of ___. It helps to be a bureaucratic suck up, as you may have
found. I miss your truthful enlightenment. Oh well another
one bites the dust. Take care.
Brad we miss you! Best
wishes for an enjoyable retirement. I still use your website to
get info like weather, gov emails, etc.
What happened to you? I
go on vacation and come back to an alien place. Brad, my name is
___ and I've listened to you on and off for many of your 16 years.
Sometimes I thought your show was just stupid, but most of the
time you were great. But I can tell you this: a stupid Brad Messer
shows beats the hell out of most things on radio today. I appreciate
you professionalism, especially in the way you're dealing with
this, but I don't have to be professional. ___ is awful and needs
so give it up. ___, not even worth commenting. I listen to WOAI
when ___ is on so I don't care. And what's with all this syndicated
crap. You talked about San Antonio & south Texas, that's why
I listened, even through the stupid stuff. Dude, you are SO missed.
Best wishes in retirement
Now that the dust
has settled, I'd just like to wish you all the very best.
And in case I forget next Feb. 7th, happy 68. I remember the
last time you were "fired". KTSA just didn't sound
right until you came back.
As you know it would
be easy to tear the radio station down that didn't renew
your contract but why do that? They're already doing a good job
of it. Local radio is slowly but surely being phased out. It's
only a matter of time that KTSA will have 24 hours of syndicated
programs. The rest of the crew at KTSA needs to face the music
-- within the next year to year and a half they will be goners
(the domino theory). I believe that the future for local talk
programs will be the internet … In fact I never called
you but here I am E mailing you. Good Luck on your adventures
I went out of town on
July 11th and when I returned on the 29th and looked for your
show on the 30th, I thought perhaps they had just reshuffled
the lineup. Now, of course, I know that you are "retired." My
two favorite radio hosts were you and Eliza Sonneland. I guess
there is no room for anyone but hardcore conservatives here.
Anyway, I wish you all the best.
Sorry to hear. Sad
to see the slow demise of local programming [which] certainly doesn't
help the public discourse. We appreciated your interest in our
guests and research. Best of luck in your retirement and please
let us know if you wind up going back on the air. (a Texas policy
I am going to miss
your wit and knowledge. I work at ___ and a great many
people out there expressed their sadness that you are off the
air. Good luck in the future.
I was gone a couple
of weeks, came back & you are not there. I would listen during
my lunch hour at work. … Enjoy retirement. I will miss your
sense of humor and comments.
I waited until the
din subsided as I know you have received many notes about
the decision on your departure. I can assure you that I empathize
deeply with you. We had a relationship in which, after my initial
shock I suppose, I realized your role and certainly appreciated
your willingness to ask the hard questions. We all worked
with what I call "threshold communications" and
I believe you always knew where the line was. It is a moving
line based on the subject, the group involved and the
impact. I think that we shared that level of professional approach
and understood, as Einstein said - we cannot solve significant
problems at the same level of thinking we were at when they
were created. The challenge was always moving to a
new level and at what speed. (a public official)
I was surprised
that you had retired. I now understand the circumstances after
reading your note on your homepage. I will truly miss listening
to you. I really enjoyed your keen insight into the SORRY administration
in office with particular reference to #2. However, if you
are happer in retirement, kudos to you. I guess I will stay
current with you via your website.
Thanks for all the years of quality, intelligent and entertaining talk
to hear that I will not be hearing you voice on the radio anymore.
Dave Ramsey and you are the only reasons I listen to talk radio.
I wish I owned a radio station so I could hire you. There need
to be more balanced shows like yours and less of the Republican
propaganda shows that are on these days. Good luck and if you
do get another show please post it so we can hear truth on
the radio again. It was an honor and a pleasure listening to
miss you! Best wishes for an enjoyable retirement. I still
use your website to get info like weather, gov emails, etc.
I see your
radio station has lost its corporate mind, letting you go and
keeping the likes of ___ . It helps to be a bureaucratic suckup,
as you may have found. I miss your truthful enlightenment.
Oh well another one bites the dust.
I wanted you to know
that you are missed. You reminded me of Paul Harvey - a voice
I grew up listening to because of my dad. Once again, KTSA
shows its colors for getting rid of great talk show hosts that
brought the news to its listeners - not just a gossip forum.
It was refreshing to
listen to you instead of the narcissistic creature known as "Rush".
KTSA has made a HUGE mistake. I have not listened to the show
that replaced Jack R., nor will I. I loved your reporting style
and know that you, like me, love animals. I hope you come out
of retirement so you can once again fill the local airwaves with
your common sense approach to today's issues. A lot of people
I was out of the country
for two weeks, came back and you are "retired"? The
only redeeming voice of balance at this station! Is there another
station you are on or did you really retire? If you are on
another station, please let me know.
Brad of my 21 years
in the NAVY, and 12 years of retirement (no such thing)
and all the different radio shows I have listened to
across the country including AFR, you are the best and will
Thanks for letting
me call you "friend" even though we've never met.
Initially I was upset because I thought your time slot on KTSA
had been changed. After checking the station's website
and not seeing you in the lineup, I was really upset, but thought
maybe you had announced your retirement and I had missed that
broadcast. Now, after learning how you were treated, I am angry!
What sort of "outfit" is in charge of the station?
Don't they recognize a quality talk show host when they see
one? I agree with all the people who have sent you eloquent
emails. You were a warm, friendly, intelligent, fair voice
of reason, and it makes me very sad knowing I won't hear you
again. I'm not Irish, but that won't stop me from toasting
you with an Old Irish Blessing: May green be the grass you
walk on, May blue be the skies above you, May pure be the joys
that surround you, May true be the hearts that love you. God
bless you and yours. You have many hearts that love you!!
I've been listening
to you & your talk show ever since I moved to S.A. 7
years ago. I will miss hearing your witty commentary, I truly
loved & enjoyed your show. I sincerely wish you
and your family the best. I feel like I've lost a dear friend & I
know I'm not alone. On the upside I will probably drive safer
as I will no longer have you making me laugh so hard that
I have to pull over. God Bless you and yours. I'm Phillip, & you’re
I never thought of
you as a liberal, a la Ron Aaron, but more as a libertarian,
a la Carl Wiglesworth. Now we've lost you all. One of the most
impressive things I ever saw you do was the "Seven Minute
Countdown" when you so forcefully demonstrated how long
it took the woman's children to drown when she drove her
car into the lake with the kids in it. I will miss this type
of poignant genius. God bless and good luck!
To be honest, there
no longer is anyone on KTSA I choose to follow... you were
the last of my favorites, so I can now remove it from my
pre-set channels. It seems that the only ones remaining at
this station keep their jobs as a result of their choice
not to enter the subjects of controversy. These are those
whose opinions are so strong that they are
blinded totally to anything other than what they
think... right or wrong! The same ones who will endorse any
advertisement for a bag of change. Through what is happening
on this one radio station, I can see the demise of Talk Radio
as I once knew it... what a pity.
Although it shall
never happen again on KTSA, they did provide a method
for us to advertise our company. Thanks for endorsing
us when I advertised on KTSA... you were instrumental in helping
build our reputation. I appreciate the fact that you wouldn't
simply endorse and advertise for just anybody who would pay
you a fee. That alone is an exceptionally rare trait of personal
conviction and integrity. So I want to thank you for
your honesty and integrity... for your trustworthiness in character
as a talk show host. And... thanks for becoming a friend.
I wish you the very best future and a relaxed retirement. God
bless you and your dear wife Carole... you'll always be special
to me. Enjoy your new "pup," I know the void of a
lost pet and the pleasure of bringing another into one's life.
Oh, move down the dial a bit to 590... KLBJ isn't bad!
You have always
had more integrity than anyone on SA radio! You never got
caught up in that weight loss scam advertising of "Body
Solutions" that everyone at KTSA spewed BS about, hope
they made a lot of money. Lose weight while you sleep what
absolute BS, it's a wonder KTSA doesn't make a pack with
the Nigerian scam artists, hell they could make a lot of
money by endorsing that BS! You were always true to your
listeners and to my knowledge never endorsed any BS products.
I guess the demographics now says that KTSA has a bunch of
You are one of the
very few balanced, reasoned, rational voices in radio that
I have heard. Mostly we have idiots, screamers, and interrupters
left. Your common sense approach to issues was appreciated
and will be missed. All the Best!
I had been a regular
listener for about 12 years or since I retired from the Air
Force. I sometimes agreed with you and more often than not
disagreed with you or some of your guests, but I always respected
your ability to put forth controversial topics. Your ability
to generate conversation among my peers at the golf course
or other social meetings was greatly appreciated. Over
the last two years or so, I found myself disagreeing
with your stated or implied positions on numerous topics
but I always came back to you. Why, because you were a professional!
You will be missed.
It truly is a SAD
DAM DAY for the listening public not to have you on the radio.
I am a Texan born and raised, former ARMY man from a military
family. We might not agree all the time, however I respected
Thank you, Brad.
Although I am a conservative, I have to admit you were the
best on the air, bar none. You left at the right time as
KTSA, after so many decades, is undoubtedly near the end
of its run. You’ll definitely be missed.
Just a short note
to let you know I really enjoyed your style, humor, and digging
to get to the truth in an unabrasive way. Thanks for the memories.
Sorry to see you
go. I did not always agree with you, however, you gave good
points for thought. Will miss you dry wit..... kind of like
a bit of heaven like KMET (which is where KMET is, I think)
Just like so many
other fans, I'm sorry to see (or hear) you go. As an (anonymous)
newsguy I listen to as much local news and talk as I can and
always enjoyed your stuff and your style. And your balls to
say what you believed in -- even if it wasn't what was expected
in talk radio. I'll especially miss your sense of humor and
fairness on the radio. And the ability to be critical without
being constantly OUTRAGED! as so many other hosts are. It's
a shame they're putting on more syndicated stuff when there's
so much (crap) already out there and so little local reporting
in the talk world. And I always got some news out of your show.
Anyway, all the best and thanks for putting up with me putting
an extra mic in your face way back in the day. We'll miss you.
I will miss your
voice of reason and honest dialectic more than I can say.
Looks like I'm stuck with NPR from now on. Damn they're
Will greatly miss
your unique intelligent inquisitive independence and your
You will always
Dearest Brad-- Well,
I have to tell you that it has taken me over a week to get
over being mad. Now I am able to control my emotions enough
to be able to tell you that I REALLY miss you. You were the
breath of fresh air in a stuffy world. How are we going to
survive without you?? It doesn't matter if it is the war in
Iraq, the dipsticks in Austin, or just knowing who to talk
to at the National Weather Service when everyone else is relying
on Accuweather???? What will we do??? Let's face it--experience
always wins out. The new owners of KTSA have been so short-sighted.
I tried listening to the new evening show last week and there
was some good information but to choose him over you and Jack
Riccardi??? It is going to be the same thing as "money-boy"--
okay at first but then just the same old thing. Why waste your
time? Revenues guide decisions, I understand that, but syndicated
radio is not what KTSA has always been about. I hope the investors
line their pockets quickly before the interest in these "canned
broadcasts" wanes. Enough of that. I wish you, Carole,
and Blondie only the best. I hope that in your "retirement" time
that you will spend some of it writing or blogging about those
subjects that are near and dear to you. Oh, and I am so proud
of you for always taking the high road. Until I hear your wonderful
voice somewhere again--my dear friend--
I'm a nobody, but
I liked your delivery of news, weather and just plain talk.
I feel I have had closure now: I took the time to go to your
site and get my answers. a friend on the other side of your
THE ONE TALK SHOW
ON THE AIR THAT REALLLY WAS BALANCED IS GONE. YOUR INTELLIGENCE
AND WIT WILL BE MISSED. WITH ALL DUE RESPECT (name) IS
NO BRAD MESSER. GOOD LUCK IN THE FUTURE
I just had a client … She
was telling me she heard our commercial [done by (name)]
and just started to cry. She said she really misses your show
and wishes you the best. I told her I would let you know. You
are missed by all your listeners, I am asked about you all
the time. You are truly loved and certainly one of a kind.
I am truly sorry
that you are no longer at KTSA. As a listener from San Marcos/Austin
I daily looked forward to listening to you on my work computer.
You just seemed to be so at peace with yourself; very comfortable
in your own skin. When I spoke to others about you I oft
said "He seems to have figured it out". As I've
gotten older, I've begun to realize that there is so much
bad news in the world, and so little focus on good things,
that I have just about ceased listening to anything except
public radio, shows like yours, and XM radio. Be well!
I'm a mere 71 months from retirement and I can't wait.
Brad please start
doing some stuff on your web page. Its been weird not hearing
you talk about issues. So it would be great if you could do
some stuff on what’s going on. It might make us feel
a little more normal.
I really enjoyed
your program. I looked forward to it every day. My afternoons
were you and Dave Ramsey. There really isn’t any other
show that I really like. I would listen to some other stuff
because it was prior to your Show. And now I think I will
just download Dave Ramsey’s podcast. Take care, have
fun, and if you decide to get another gig please post it
on your site. Thanks again for soooo many great hours of
Sure wish someone
would force me to retire! I miss your show and your sense
of humor (wise ass attitude). I hope you and you wife
enjoy your new career…having fun.
Miss your show.
However, I am nonplussed by the fact that your fellow talk
show hosts have not even mentioned your name. Obviously,
management has told them not to. Those who spoke highly of
you, those who spoke of you as a friend— all of a sudden
don’t know you. What hypocrites. I cannot think of
any other job where someone who leaves cannot be remembered—publicly.
The paycheck trumps friendship. So much for talk radio being
the voice of the people.
I looked forward to
listening to you every day. You were head and shoulders above
anybody else they have on KTSA. I consider myself a conservative
but I just had to listen to your show. I would disagree
with you 50% of the time, but I must say I would also agree
with you 50% of the time. I liked the way you posed questions
and invited people to show you "where you were wrong". I
liked the way your show was local in approach. I sure
hope you do a little "part time" back on radio in
I am deeply saddened
and will miss hearing your interesting show. I think you
are the best host on talk radio. You interviewed me on your
show last year after I challenged the legal validity of one
of your guests’ products. That was pretty cool. You
invited a little guy like me to be on the radio and voice
my opinion. I will never forget that. KTSA has lost the best,
and they have lost a listener. Good luck to you and I hope
to hear you on another venue soon.
I have been out of
town for the past few weeks. I was really disappointed when
I came back into town and wanted to listen to the show that
I have listened to for years was no longer there. The first
thing I did was go to your website to get the story on what
had happened. Even though the site has been off and on in the
past, I knew you would have something there to explain what
was going on. Sorry to hear about the situation, you will be
missed on the airways. Best of luck to you and your family.
Enjoy the new member of your family, Blondie.
I have enjoyed your
radio show more than any of the others. I am in my car most
of each day & I always made it a point to listen to your
show. Enjoy your "retirement" but I hope to hear
your voice again on the radio some day. I love your take
on things & your sense of humor. God bless you, your
wife & new puppy.
Now that you are gone,
I can't seem to find the reason to listen to the radio station.
Sure, they have information but it is not longer balanced.
Most of the time I was along the same point of view with you
about Iraq, which is one the biggest problems this country
has but most people choose to ignore it because their life
is OK for now. Sooner or later it will come to bite our ass,
then they will understand that the government is the people
and we should take charge of our government no matter how hard
and time consuming it is. I don't want the government to take
care of me, I want the government to get out of my way and
let me prosper and pursue my happiness. Thank you for your
time, wisdom and looking out for our country, you are a patriot.
A marine, an immigrant.
to you since our arrival in the Lone Star state in 1991 (brief
hiatus to WA.state for a year). For some God Awful reason,
we now live in Sun City in Georgetown Tx. So my only travel
time was during your 2 hours so I could listen to sanity.
No inside radio could tune you in. Surprise!!! Where's Brad??
Oh.... he retired. Bull Shit says I.... Another loss from
life. I'll monitor your website to find out where and when
you will appear again...as you will..... silence is not your
to see you go, Brad. You are the last sane voice in this
poor city. The future looks somewhat dim and I shall now
stick with nothing but PBS. Good luck with the rest of your
life. If this reaches you, please respond as I have something
I would like to do for you
so much for giving us the truth over the years - not only
the truth about what's going on around us in the world
but also the truth about ourselves. Sometimes that's the
hardest truth to see or even look at. Guess we're on our
own now. You have so many friends you've never met. I'm
one of them. Wherever you go, our hearts go with you. Godspeed.
I was saddened
to see that you are no longer on the radio any longer. I
moved to El Paso earlier this year. I am coming home to San
Antonio in a few weeks and was looking forward to hearing
your voice. I will just have to listen to someone else. Good
luck with your retirement. I’m Tony and I’m gone.
on getting out of it! I remember well your R&R column
and your syndicated daily minute. I made sure my stations
ran it. Be well.
shocked to hear that you chose to retire, but if I were
in your shoes, I would do the same. I'd rather be fishing.
Thank you for all you have done for us. I'm a little concerned
on how our future will be without you speaking for us.
Your endorsements have propelled our company into the big
time. Everywhere we go, people recognize the name.
you the best. You are one of the greats I "borrowed" from
in trying to find a style and be big-time. Lord knows I thank
you for that. I'm glad you have a new little sweetheart in
your life. She looks like a sweetie. Six months ago welost
our little baby of 18-years. I held her in my lap while
they tried toput her down. They couldn't find the vein so
they gave her a sedative in the hip. When she went to sleep
they could aggresively search for the 'vein. ' I ended up
holding her for about 30-mins. After the sedative she kept
looking at me and fighting the sleep. When she drifted off
I was thinking that she will never wake up and
who the hell am I to say let's kill this soul? I'm
still f----- up about it. I hope your new baby has a long-long
life. And best of luck out in the normal world.
of reason, a man of integrity, an assuring sound at a time
of uncertainity. brad you might not know it but there are
many in san antonio who need to hear your voice and commentaries
to call it a complete day. without you talk radio is not
the same. we need to hear more from you. please tell us
how and in what ways we can help to keep you here and hear
your voice on the airwaves again. always your friend.
that you were released from KTSA. If it were not for the
fact that Ricci was on the air (whom I think of as listening
to my grandfather every day) you would be my favorite host.
Though I didn't always agree with you, I like how you presented
your side of an opinion. I have mine, but you make them tough
to defend. And on several occasions you, and your guests,
have altered my opinion.
Brad, I just wanted to say thank you for seven great years.
I am very sad that you are no longer with ktsa. I can't
believe what idiots those owners are over there. You can
rant better than anybody, you have the ability to really
piss people off and still make them love ya enough to keep
on listening, what a gift you have. I hope you will keep
your web sight going so we can atleast know what your up
too and if you ever get back on the radio I hope you let
us know. God Bless you Bradand thanks again.
that you are gone.... no need for me to listen to KTSA anymore...
I'll try WOAI now.... Best of Luck! ! !
be missed so very much. They are a bunch of right wing
jerks and are off of my pre sets now. Luck to ya Brad.
in the world happened? I can't believe you're not on the
air anymore! I'm lost without your great show. It was the
best of ANY of the others. When you didn't come on Wed. I
called the station and inquired what was Ricky doing in your
place. They said you had retired. Wonder why I did not believe
him and I just want to know what happened. We all love you
for your good frank comments and felt so bad that your not
there any more. I think KTSA is going to be # 1 on my "S---
know, we are all so disappointed and shocked over the matter
at hand. The choices they have made without a thought to
what WE San Antonio want is just amazing! ! I made a call
to the station and stated how dare they do such a thing
in the name of economics! Economics will certainly be their
cry when we do not purchase from those sponsors they need
to stay on the air! Anyhow, I shall put the soap box away,
just wanted to know you are appreciated and well liked
and only want the best for you and your family. Please
keep us updated as to where we may listen to you in the
future. The old cliche when one door closes another shall
open even better if only we stay positive. All the best!
! ! ! ! God Bless you and yours in all ways! ! ! ! ! !
Messer: I have enjoyed your radio show over at least the
past 15 years. Your presence caused me to listen to ktsa.
In any event, you were the most intelligent, thoughtful,
and knowledgeable talk show host here locally, as well as
nationally. I never called your show, but I listened all
the time (radio & pc). None of your coworkers can or
could hold a torch to you. It appears that intelligence gets
trumped by ignorance. KTSA is now completely covered with
pseudo intellectual idiots. I wish you and your family all
were the only honest voice on this raciest radio station,
hope to find you some where on the dial soon.
You were the only interesting person on KTSA. We are
terribly sorry that you are no longer on the air. All our
best wishes for you and your wife in whatever you do
told me of you leaving KTSA. Please know you have my respect
as a broadcaster but, more, for you as a person. Don't
allow anyone make you think less of yourself. Your the
best. I've missed you coming by my office each day to see
if you were still employed. I looked forward to it. I tell
the story of the day we were on the air together with the
lady that believed you were doing the GM voice. That was
great fun. You gave me such a touching tribute when I left
KTSA, I wish I have the venue to do the same for you. I
thought your daily commentaries were some of the best "radio" I
was ever around! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Gee, I was proud of your
I was sorry
to have read this morning in the San Antonio Express
News that you had retired from KTSA. I hope that you
are not actually retiring from radio. Brad I have been a
loyal listener of yours for many many years and I will really
miss your commentaries, your humor, and your honest opinions
on a huge varity of topics. Brad you have been a great asset
to the people of San Antonio who depend on you for good and
honest vendors, reporting the facts about a particular subject
and a dependable contact for weather and other info on your
web site. Hopefully you will be back on the air somewhere
in the near future and I will spread the word once I locate
you again. Thank you Brad for making me think, smile, and
at times cry. You are a great American, a solid broadcaster,
and a member of our armed services. Thank you again Brad
you will be truly missed by many folks in the KTSA broadcasting
wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed your program... truly
a breath of fresh air here in Texas. I thought you were
fair and considerate to your callers, which is a lot more
than I can say for most of the other "big names".
Thanks for all the interesting programs. We will miss you
very much !
hell? Are you and Carole going fishing?
I just don't understand the radio business. Because I don't
understand why they let you go. You are so good at what
you do and I always enjoyed the up to date news, information
and interviews. Some of those interviews were just flat
out great and you always let the other person have their
say without interruption. Another reason I will miss your
show is because it was so good to know that there was someone
else out there who (most of the time) thought the same
way that I do. Thanks for sharing your talent and (I'm
singing here) "Happy Trails to you, Until we meet
found out the awful news of your "retirement" from
KTSA. My two favorite "local" talk show hosts (you
and Carl Wigglesworth) have now been silenced. San Antonio
has lost a wonderful voice and unfortunately the trend
toward national syndication appears to be gaining momentum.
I predict very few local programs within 5-10 years.
my friend, Hasn’t radio become more fun than we can
stand? Hell, you deserve to retire! I am thankful
for the short time we worked together. It was truly one
of the highlights of my career.
you are gone. You were the only reason I tuned in to KTSA.
I hope you pop up somewhere else in the near future. Your
wit and general bull____ made me giggle. Please make
it known if you get a new gig. Miss you already.
your wisdom have been an inspiration to all of us that
listen to you on a regular basis. You've informed us on
so many important subjects and that in turn has made a
major impact in this area. It is because of you that so
many work toward keeping things in order. Please, never
stop that drive to inform. As always our best to you and
your bride Carole and to the new puppy love in your life.
I just found out that you are off the air and I am sorry! I have
been listening to you ever since I moved to SA and now you
are gone. What the hell is wrong with the management at KTSA?
I guess they don't care about their loyal listeners that
have been listening to GOOD people for years. Hell, I may
switch to WOAI in protest now. Anyway, I will miss you and
try and let us know what radio station you end up at... thats
if you don't stay retired that is. Take Care, ex-listener
- You don't know me but I know you very well - I was always
a devoted listener to you whenever I got the chance and
I was so - oh so close to calling your show many times
but never got up the nerve to call. I fondly remember those
funnier days when you used to talk about the little ole
lady who wanted to get you fired - I was always afraid
I would break some of my well-used bones by falling out
of my chair laughing so hard - thanks so much for those
funny days. I noticed the last few years that you got less
funny and I always guessed it was because of new station
management or owners or something like that with new restrictive
policy. Or - i thought the war maybe caused you to get
more serious the past several years. But, I find it hard
to believe you are gone for good from radio - you bring
so, so much more than all the other talk hosts - I always
ranked you number one…
the new owners are as spineless as the old ones. Always enjoyed
your take on the issues and your 'get to the point' manner
of dealing with people and issues. You will be missed. Health
and wealth loaded with blessings. for you and yours.
listened long distance (Austin) for many years. You
will be greatly missed. You were the voice of San Antonio
as far as my family was concerned. I hope you will post on
your website where you land - hopefully they will
have a webcast if it's not in the immediate area. You have
always presented a balanced, well thought point of view
in any story you presented. I want to thank you for all
of the issues you brought to the forefront - primarily
the military issues that I would not of been
aware of in my daily life. You were the unofficial watchdog
for all things unjust. I wish the best for you and your
family - Blondie will keep you busy when you aren't on
to ask, was it due to your negative position on Bush?If so,
I am really ashamed of KTSA. Do they really think that hanging
onto him and his failed policy is really the way to keep
listeners? Even in a conservative place like San Antonio,
I have to think that is a bad business plan. I am going to
have to re-evaluate my desire to listen to this station.
I have XM in my car... Anyway, I do want you to know that
you were mightily appreciated by your listeners.... appreciated
for your wit, for your clear headed thinking, for your willingness
to fly in the face of the conventional. I will miss your
show and hope you enjoy your time. I guess that at 67, it's
really not that bad a time to stop.... but I do wish it had
been on your terms. How about blogging now? You can still
keep up your voice and your audience will just read... or
you could podcast? There are lots of alternatives if you
start to get antsy. Again, thanks for all you did on air....
I did appreciate it.
isn't the first time KTSA has jacked you around... they
are removed from the preselect on all my radios... Brent
is the last one there with any brains.... best to you and
Carole. you will always be one of the few I consider
have never met you but think of you as a friend. You have
made me think of things and issues from more than one view.
I appreciate the work you have done over the years. I have
felt that KTSA has started going down hill for some time
now... This has not helped. I plan to buy an ultralight soon...
maybe we can meet some day... I wish you well.
you so much for all of your time and expertise in the radio
industry. You will be greatly missed by many. The radio
just won't seem the same without you. May you and your
wife enjoy the well- deserved retirement and congratulations
on the new puppy.
miss hearing that unique wit and humor of yours. You have
given me many things to think about over the years, many
things to laugh about like the little old lady that used
to call and leave messages for you, and the pleasure to have
heard a real American talk show host that has always treated
his guests and callers with respect. Shoot you have even
put up with me and that is not easy to do at times. Where
ever you decide to go, may your future hold many more years
of good health and happiness. Know that this one person will
never forget you. And if you do leave the US, take a look
at the Philippines.
listened to KTSA because of you. Sorry to see you go. Nothing
but a bunch of conservatives (and a redneck) left so I
am gone. Good luck and take care.
was a regular listener. You will be missed. Your show was
great and you are about the only balanced radio voice left
in central Texas, hope you land somewhere.
hear that you have “retired” from KTSA You
are a fine broadcaster, a great man and you will be missed.
been listening to you for many years here in Houston (my
truck’s radio picks up SA very well). I probably
won’t be listening to KTSA any longer now that their
premier host and sage has retired. Good luck and keep up
with your website.
luck in your retirement. Thank you for so many years of great
talk radio. Congrats on your new puppy.... here is our pup "Floyd"I
never knew what a joy golden retrievers could be.
to hear about your retirement. Although we're in the same
profession, we've only met a couple times. However, I felt
compelled to write and tell you I enjoyed listening
to your show. I especially admire your interview style.
Radio "retirement" is almost an oxymoron, therefore,
I'm hoping to catch you on the radio again soon.
one who spent many hours entertained. And whose husband's
last request was to have Brad Messer turned on. Thank you.
know you were going (did you?) We hope all things are ok
in your life. We wish you the very best. We have enjoyed
your show for many years and have always considered you
the anchor of KTSA. Our very best wishes to you and your
wife for your retirement years.
to thank you for all you done in the KTSA air waves. You
are/were a bright fresh spot in the day. Congratulation if
it was a volunteer retirement. If you make it back on the
air again please let know. All the best in the future.
to see you go, especially like this. It wasan honor to
have worked with you over the past 20months. I wish you
and your wife all the best.
sorry to hear about KTSA's move that caused you to leave
the air. I picked up 550 here in Houston for years. At KILT,
you were one of my inspirations in getting into radio. Last
year I had a daily talk show here and one of my favorite
interviews was an hour with Alex Bennett, who also used to
work at KILT (I was there years later working with Dickie
Rosenfeld in his final days, padnah). That talk show, incidentally,
was cancelled and the station is almost all national syndication.
Best wishes on your next move and we, the listeners, are
gonna miss you.
enjoyed your show for years and will miss hearing your
sharp, witty comments. I absolutly love Blondie. She has
to be the most adorable golden I've ever seen. Now you
have plently of time to train her to be a great dog. Enjoy
I want you to know that I have enjoyed your work for many
years now. As I recall I once mentioning that retirement
for me has been a blessing and you should try it. The freedom
to say what you want without editorial control is worth more
than the money lost believe me. But good luck, hope you at
least run some sort of website after you get settled, you
have more to give now than ever before
can say brad is KTSA is a loser, they did the same thing
toCarl Wigglesworth and Elisa sunnyland. No matter where
you go brad, ... your listners Will follow. You'll
turn up. just keep us abreast on where Ol' Brad is at!
me a great deal to lose your voice on the radio. I moved
to S. A. in 94 and have been listening to you forever. I
moved to Houston four months ago and have still listened
to you from work online. You are really a great independent
voice. I appreciate how you have your own ideas and don't
use the typical talking points. I don't always agree with
you but I have to say when Rush moved to WOAI, I stayed with
you even though I love Rush. If you have any and you're bored,
I would love to have a signed photo to go on my wall of fame.
I hope that your leaving radio will usher in a new venue(podcast?)
for those of us who love you. Please don't just go away!
been a true pleasure listening to you during my lunch hour.
You’ve offered a very balanced program over the years,
without all the ranting and raving done by other radio
hosts. I hope you’ll now be able to devote some time
to your website and keep all your fans entertained with
your humor online
that you will not be on KTSA anymore. I can'tbelieve it.
They left the guy on there who can't remember what day itis,
and they take you off. It makes no sense. Last year, we almost
advertised with these people. Seriously. Had the big sales
work-up, all ready for the big buy, but at the last minute,
I negotiated a much better deal with the NPR affiliate. And
since wewere having an educational conference about teaching
non-violence inthe schools, that was a better fit. But I'm
still going to mail the new owners and tell them they'll
neverget one red cent, etc., etc., and the usual complaints.
I still can'tbelieve it.
been one of your Austin listeners since 2000. I do not
own a television so I obtain all my news from radio and
the Internet. The information you provided as well as the
style in which you presented it made your program my all-time
favorite radio program. Thank you for the years of entertainment
and the informative shows. You will be missed.
one sad day for me. I listened to you daily and am going
to miss you. Of all the talk show hosts, you were the most
thought provoking and intellectual. I personally will miss
you, you were a very important part of my day, EVERY DAY.
I wish you the best and hope to hear you again in San Antonio,
if not on KTSA, another local station. Thanks for all you
have contributed. I hope you are able to keep up your web
site so I can keep track of what is happening with your endeavors.
read that you have retired. As an old retired guy, I can
understand you wanting to join our ranks. I will really,
really missed you and your excellent and intelligent commentary
on our complex life. Best Wishes and many Happy Days in
read the newspaper article posted on your Site. Although
not a "regular listener" I heard your Show enough
to wish you were on the air in our area. I think the reporter
said it very well based on what I have heard over the years.
Regardless of "why" it probably is time for you
to retire (whatever in the hell that is). The "how" sounds
like it was handled coldly and poorly which seems to be
the norm in the world of entertainment. Like all of life's
changes it will take a while to grow accustomed to your "new
life. " Once you do, I have no doubt you will find
other interests and soon say; "glad that shits over. "
! What a sad day for me, learning of your retirement....
You are leaving avoid that can never be filled. It's like
losing an old friend, even tho we never met inperson. Thanks
for posting the pics of your new puppy... I wish you the
enjoyed your programs for so many years and even living
up North in Austin I always looked forward to my business
trips every couple of weeks down your way so I could catch
your program while traveling to South Texas. I know all
of the ranting or raving will do no good with the station
that let you go, but I for sure will never listen to that
station again. Best of luck and enjoy yourself in whatever
you do, you deserve it. I hope you will have time to bring
back your own website so we can tune in to that and see
how you are doing and get my daily dose of the best entertainment
and news on the web. ( love your new puppy, I had Goldens
before, maybe time to get Momma and me a new pup)Take care
and God Bless, don't let the bastards get you down!
I was so
shocked that you were gone! I so enjoyed your show as the
single voice in this town to voice a different politicial
opinion, not in lock step with the talking points of so many
others. That it happened to coincide with my views was a
plus... but it was just nice to hear the OTHER side, if only
for two hours a day. I so hope that was NOT the reason for
your "retirement"... In addition, I also enjoyed
your attention to local issues, current events, etc., and
your humor was a delight! Your weird stories, old lady voices...
:) I just wanted you to know you will be sorely missed
by myself, my husband, and countless others in this town.
I wish you and your wife the best. Enjoy your retirement,
if that's what you choose, but just know, you will be missed
daily! Keep us posted on your next adventure, whatever it
may be! Thank you Brad... you're a class act.
that's shocking news. For this FM/Public Radio listener,
yours was one of the very best voices on radio, including
sat radio. And for a political junky, yours was an important voice
of reason. Can't do much to protest from up here in Gillespie
county, but I'll certainly be one of those who boycotts
KTSA... Hope you'll keep your website updated so we know
where to find you. In the meantime, thanks for all the
good humor, wisdom, and sanity you gave us.
so sorry that you’re no longer on KTSA. I listened
to you from Austin, where most of our talk radio tends to
be conservative (weird…that’s never made sense
to me but there it is). And when I heard you talk about animals…well,
that cinched it (I’ve been involved with cat & dog
rescue groups for many years). Anyway, I just wanted to let
you know that I’ve enjoyed your show, and you’ve
made me think. We don’t do nearly enough of that these
days. May the skies be fair above you!
me from KTSA? One of my co-workers here at KSAT, Rosenda
Rios, just told me you retired! True? Well, crap. You were
BY FAR the best thing ever on KTSA. Now I will never listen.
listening to you on KTSA over the years. Your show was different,
educational, and enjoyable and you will truly be missed.
It's too bad KTSA didn't realize the asset they had in you.
a drive toward "your neck of the woods" this
morning to get sunflower seeds at the feed store in Bracken & heard
your voice on KTSA twice in about 10 minutes--------commercials
for Al Tex & for Highland Homes. There probably are
more. I'm sure they aren't paying you any "royalties" but
it was OK to 'pull the plug on you' This 'younger generation' & their
bottom line! ! ! ! Unfortunately common sense & loyalty
don't seem to be a part of today's society! We're off in
the morning for 2 weeks in Europe; cruising the Danube
with stops & tours along the way. Enjoy "retirement".
will be missed. You were one of the few that told it like
it was. The closest guy to you is Coach A. Best wishes to
you and your family in your future endeavors.
was a shock when I turned on the radio and you were gone.
The only reason I listened to KTSA was because of you.
TOTAL SHOCK. And so mad that my teeth are chattering. Man
I'm going to miss you. You were the only real asset KTSA
heard on the radio that you slot had gone to Ricky, I thought
I heard a replay yesterday or Monday so I went to your
site. It is a shame to lose you on the airwaves, your eloquence & demeanor
are a pleasure to listen to, as well as your handling of
the issues. I wish you the best & for the benefit of
all of your listeners, that you resurface on another station
soon. Congratulations on your new puppy by the way.
been an avid listener of your show and KTSA for many years.
It was your show that kept me tuning in and I believe that
KTSA has made a huge mistake in letting you go, particularly
in what appears to be a shameful manner. I may still listen
to KTSA on occasion, but I will no longer consider it my
station. Although I have never called in to your show, it
is my opinion that you were the crown jewel of San Antonio’s
radio personalities and you always told the story like it
is, without spinning it to suit any political or other agenda.
This is truly a sad day for San Antonio. I sincerely hope
that you find happiness and joy in whatever you decide to
do and I will greatly miss hearing your show each day.
so disappointed about you not being on KTSA anymore. I
agree with Sig's recent article and your statement.
I too loved the "local stuff" that you had on
your show. Your show was what talk radio should be, a democratic forum
to stay informed and get things done on the local level.
I appreciated the journalistic perspective with which you
selected your topics and interviewed guests. I found myself
gravitating to the professionalism in your show and Jack's
(diverse as the two of you are) because you recognize news
values and push to thoroughly understand all perspectives
of an issue. There's a void in San Antonio's talk radio.
I know you are tech-savvy, and I hope you will consider
producing a podcast. I respect your work and appreciate
all of your efforts. Enjoy retirement.
am sorry to hear you are gone. I read the report on your
web site. Man, I thought my business was cold. I hate it
when corporate boys come in and treat well respected, hard
working employees like dirt. You deserved a better exit.
Let your fans know what you are up to from time to time.
has taken a giant step backward. Thanks for all the great
shows. Good luck to you and yours.
got the boot. I'll really miss you and the show. You're one
ofthe few hosts that's truly independent and a free thinker.
Most of theothers fall too much into the Fox News crowd.
want to thank you for your radio program. You and Bob Webster
were the only programs I listened to on KTSA. Now I am
down to Saturday and Sunday morning. Good luck in your “retirement”God
a shining example of how good talk radio can be. I wish you
all the best in your retirement and I am so glad to see you
got a new puppy. KTSA will never be as good and I for one
have no reason to tune in any more. Thanks for all the good
a sad day for KTSA and for San Antonio. I will miss hearing
you eventhough I didn't always agree. You made me think
and that is what it is allabout. Best of luck. If you decide
to go back on the air let us know.... wecan always download
been a fan of you and your show for a long time. I know that
the world of radio is about the bottom line, but I can’t
figure out why what I like goes down the tubes so to speak.
I guess I’m not mainstream enough. I wish you the best
in whatever you choose to do now. I just wrote KTSA an email
expressing my displeasure. The only thing I can do is change
channels, I guess. One by one, the station is going the way
of so many others and selling out to syndicated shows and
those damned snake oil infomercials.
listened to you for years driving everyday from Round Rock
Texas to San Antonio. This is a total shock that you have
retired. I don't know what i will do now. there is no way
KTSA will comeup with someone else. I will have to hunt
another channel but there definitely will not be any KTSA
sounds in my vehicle. I just can't believe it and still
don't believe it. I wish you the best and you will always
be one of my favorites.
you're off the air. You are one of my true broadcast heroes.
I know you're getting deluged with email, but I hope you
see this. I'll miss listening to you on KTSA
today of your departure from KTSA. I know that the radio
business is that way, but I don't think they realize what
an asset they lost as you departed. Thank you for helping
to get the word out on the price of Tower of the Americas
tickets to the deaf ears of City Hall and Landry's. Thank
you for the time you unknowingly kept me company in my
car as I drove across South-Central Texas with my work.
Most of all, thank you for having the courage to express
your views on the air, and the ability to articulate those
views in such a way, that I occassionally changed my own.
your show already. Thank you for your kind service to this
community. I'm not sure what I'll do now for my daily dose
of opinion radio.
I know you’ve been fired many times before and came
back but I’m worried this time partner. I’m
just scared that Radio has become so ”cutthroat” and
greedy that guys like you and Carl may be off for good.
God, I can’t believe I said that. We’re going
to miss you Brad.
I am so
disappointed about you being off the air. This is awful for
you and us, your listeners. I just hope you are able to deal
with this sudden revolting development well and may it turn
into a blessing for you and your wife. The write up in the
paper was right on. I wish you only the best. You brought
us entertainment, information and confirmation about our
viewpoints which is so sorely lacking these days and gettting
scarcer. The only thing I have to look forward to is Bill
Moyers journal now.
I am very sorry to lose you. You are a treasure to us in
South Texas and you will be missed more than if they had
fired the rest of the crew and left you alone. Best wishes
and good luck.
I travel a lot and spend a lot of time in the DC area
and in the Pacific Northwest. You have been for many years,
by far, the best talk show host on the air in the U. S. today.
I have said this many times. Was very optimistic about BMP
but now........ Trying to readjust.
miss you and your coverage of both national and LOCAL issues.
When Carl W. left the airways, I almost went into deep
depression but still had you to look forward to each day.
I laugh when I read the column that mentioned your liberal
attitude and think that in most cases, you and Dianne Rheem
(NPR) seem to present a balanced show that most times is
dificult to detect a specific bias. THANKS
made me laugh and I loved to hear you laugh. You will be
missed. Good Luck.
had occasion to listen to you. You were a true professional
and ran an interesting show. Good luck, and have a long
and happy retirement.
admired your work from afar... i worked at KLIF in the early
'70s (71-74)just as the 'good old days' were moving out and
heading to gordon's FM, KNUS... did work with mike oshea
(who hired me), paxton mills, randy robbins, rod roddy, cousin
lenny, etc.. only the best of good luck to you... much success
in the next phase of your remarkable life... sorry to say
that talent like your's isnt being developed much anymore...
but i dont have to tell you that...
very much being a regular guest. (You always respected
my delicate position to be neutral and not opine. )Congratulations
on a long career - and I wish you the best in all future
endeavors. I think Blondie will keep you busy for awhile.
With every good wish.....
! ! ! What a bunch of idiots. How could they not see how
valuable youare to this city. Wow! The more and more I stay
in this business the more Irealize that some of these people
have their head so far up their butts thatthey don't know
what makes people tick. The BMP folk haven't got a clue whatthey
have done letting you go. You are the one person that is
always mentioned when someone mentions amtalk radio in this
town.... your show.... your topics... yourpersonality....
they are a bunch of asses. But I digress, You and Ms Carole
out traveling the world.... love it. AND what a cute Blondie
you have. We have not heard the last of you... consider this
a break. We need you morethan you need us.
do I listen to?! So sorry, Brad. Thinking of you.
be missed. Your problem was that you didn’t kiss GW’s
ass enough. You were the only reason that I listened to KTSA.
You deserve a rest. May retirement be all you want it to
It has really
been a pleasure talking with you these past many months.
The safety information you sent out to the greater San
Antonio area was important and critical and I'm very sorry
you on't get to continue it. I'm also very sorry I
won't be hearing you on KTSA any more.
don"t know you personally but in a way I do. I had always
listened to your show when I could, whenever I am in
my JD8430 tractor in the field and when I am at my shop
working on my farm equipment I always have my radio on KTSA.
I'm gladthat you always took a stand for what you believe
in not for the so called conservative right or the so called
liberal beliefs but for what is the law of
the land, for what is true and for what is just. Not just
for the way the political winds blow. I had always noticed
you took up for the little man because I know from your so
called career you have been there. Thanks a million for all
the time you gave us on the air, I'll miss you and wish you
and yours all the best. Thanks again for standing up for
myself getting more irritated at thevagaries of commercial
radio's management. To not renew the contract of oneof
the only intelligent, non-scripted, non-aligned voices
on the air wavesseems both stupid and arrogant to me. I
know it's "just business, " but itis wrong, nonetheless.
BS. I'm sorry for you and Carole, first and foremost, but
also for the talk radio listeners in San Antonio (and beyond).
You provided the balance that listeners need, not to mention
that you were dead-on on the issues.
one of the finest individuals I have ever had the pleasure
of knowing (and even working with) in this business. As
you know, I credit you as one of the key people who helped
me with my talk career by being so supportive in the early
days … Again, you are a wonderful man. Best wishes
of your retirement (in Radio Daily News) and wanted to pass
along best wishes and great respect for your wonderful career.
We've worked at/for many of the same people and stations,
just not at the same time.
been one of those rare authentic voices in talk radio.
While the vast majority of talk hosts are agenda-driven
right wing hacks, you were a breath of fresh air for your
fairness and courage to question the war and the Bush Administration
long before it became acceptable.
That last voice of sanity and the bank shot segue!
of your leaving KTSA. A pity. Having programmed with you
in the same market, and hearingthe quality of your ability
on the air, it'll be KTSA that is the "poorer" for
your departure. Radio, like Life, is very fair.... it breaks
everyone's heart. Having gone through that "heartbreak" more
than a few times, I can attest that the Sun will shine
tomorrow, and a new day will bring more opportunity. I
wish you the best.
all thought talk radio would get better with local ownership.
Good Luck Brad
in SHOCK! I am deeply saddened. I don't know the circumstances
of what is going on but you will be missed! Thank You for
everything. Hope to hear you soon.
this business is kooky when it comes to contracts, hosts,
day part changes etc. but truly I have always believed that
Brad Messer is the best show we have.
heard what happened and I wanted to tell you how sorry
I amthat we're losing such a strong, intelligent and balanced
talk show host. I also want to thank you for all that you
have taught me through the years, especially during those
first years as a reporter so long ago. I hope you know
how much I respect you.
the news and just wanted to say it was a pleasure working
with you twice in my career. I wish you all the best.
been a real pleasure to work for and with one of the best
talk show host ever. I love your passion for radio and
news. I will model my career in radio with the same passion
and intelligence that you displayed everyday and I can't
wait to perhaps hear your voice on the air again.
only had the opportunity to work with you a few times over
the years, but I’ve always enjoyed your show. Always
thought of you as a middle of the road, voice of reason in
the sea of right wingers of talk radio that seem to be everywhere
in this town. Being as you’ve been in radio for such
a long time, I’m sure you’ve prepared for this
day but I’m sure it’s still tough. Anyway, just
wanted you to know that I’m sending good thoughts your
way and I hope that you find a new gig(in this town! ) very
one of the finest people I know and I am sad that you will
not be returning to KTSA. Your show, knowledge, sense of
humor, and expertise made my job fun and I will miss you
terribly. Thank you for all that you’ve done. The
clients, my family and I personally are very grateful to
you. Thanks Brad. You do an excellent job and I wish you
the only one that made sense for me on KTSA. I feel grief.
greatly miss your unique intelligent inquisitive independence
and your unrelenting BS. How about streaming internet? Good
I am originally
from Seguin but now live in Austin. I work for a large corporation
in a vast, glass-lined and concrete hive…when I went
to KTSA’s website today with my headphones on ready
to listen to your show, I found out you were “retired. ” I
admired your ability to frame local issues with a combination
of your questioning of guests that had first-hand knowledge
of the subject and the diversity of opinion provided by your
callers. I also admired the way you kept the war in Iraq
in the forefront of your show, your daily professionalism,
and the sense of irony that you brought to many a topic.
I wish you much luck and I will miss your show a lot. To
be honest, I won’t have much reason to listen to KTSA
anymore…not out of protest, but out of the sheer fact
that there isn’t really a host that interests me now
that you have departed.
to miss you so much. I work during your time slot but often
times I take my lunch hour and drive around JUST to listen
to your program.
sent an e-mail you didn't answer. I never listened to a program
that I didn't learn something. For me you were the embodiment
of Class in talk radio. I'm not buying the retirement bit
but I'm retired myself and if you're truly enjoying yourself
than maybe some good has come of this.
given us many an hour of good and thoughtful listening,
for which we are very grateful. I am conservative and my
wife is more liberal, but we never had problems listening
to you. You were an island in a sea of ignorance. Best
of luck to you. You will be missed.
pisser. First it hurts. Then you find other things to do.
And you get over it. Then you find more things to do. And
then, you don't even care. Except, you miss the people---well,
at least some of them.
for the memories. I wasn't able to listen all the time
but I always listened when I could. I usually caught the
last 1/2 hour in my car going to lunch. I appreciated your
show very much and I hope that everything works out for
the best for you, your family and Blondie. I hope you'll
find time to keep the website updated. I wanted to thank
you most of all for being so kind to my son, Paul, he respects
you very much and enjoyed working with you more than any
other part of his job.
always enjoyed listening to you. I may not have always agreed
with you, but you were never boring. I don't understand why
KTSA made this move?I guess you can tell that I don't really
believe the voluntary retirement part, I don't know what
really happened, but I am sorry to see you leave the air.
that we won't be able to hear your show anymore. I just
want to say I really learned a lot from you, Brad. You
taught me a lot about this business and working with you
for as long as I did made me a better judge of news...
or so I think. I've always wanted to tell you thanks for
giving me a chance, for giving me the confidence and for
teaching me a lot about news. I really appreciate it.
on the radio, such as yours, are rare.