I'm not the sharpest tool at the end of the day. I spend 8 hours looking at minute details of auditing software in languages I can't read (literally - Hungarian is unlike any other European language out there) so by the end of the day I'm ready to just slide into my car and cruise home listening to the radio - no real thought required.
Half the fun of this is I like the radio announcer who's on from 2 - 6 while I'm driving home. He's got an intelligent show and has been actively working to raise the I.Q. of the listener base by a few points. There's always something going on and while I don't much care for Harley motorcycles myself, I can't help but admire the devotion he has to his ride. He's involved in the community and actively working at shining the light on the little known events that could really use people's support.
But I didn't hear him this week. No big deal - it's summer. People take vacation. But I happened across a job posting for a radio announcer in the drive home shift for this station on Monday. I was concerned, but I knew they were test driving other announcers to co-host with him so I checked their website to make sure he was still there. No mention of this guy. I dug a little deeper and found out that the station cut him loose last Friday.
Now, apart from the poor business decision I see in "letting someone go" (what a terrible euphemism for getting fired) on a Friday, I thought he was the most engaging, entertaining and thought provoking announcer this station had. He was working at expanding the topics beyond bacon, beer, boobs and bikes.
I'm absolutely gutted by this "restructuring" decision that has been made. It's balled up my routine.
But more importantly, I'll miss you Kornicky. Good luck.