Susan, Carl, MadMac, Dave from Crown Point, Manny ("Merry Christmas to Atlanta"). Yes, that was funny. At about 7:30, right after I interviewed attorney general Greg Zoeller, the switcher inadvertently kicked in and a station out of Atlanta came on the air in the middle of my traffic and weather segment. Surreal. There I am doing the traffic - "Bishop Ford looks fine, so does the Chicago Skyway..." and all the sudden a woman takes over the station and starts doing the traffic for the Atlanta metro area.
That was my fault, of course, in that I'm working with the trigger sets for our new Arrakis automation system, and since it was ME then we could laugh it off. If it had been Ryan or Debbie or Angel or Chuck or someone else, then it probably wouldn't have been as funny.
Mikey G, Granola Bob, Will from the southeast side. Will said live on WJOB - "What is the reasoning that people perpetuate this lie about Santa Claus. He's a folk tale and nothing more yet we lie to our children." Yikes. Lori ("I believe in Santa Claus), Joe ("So do I"), Carl 2 ("the word is 'giving'"), Sue 2, ("it's about the birth of Christ"), Spike, Mary, etc.
Yes, I do believe that we have the best callers in America. Perhaps the saddest was Elephant. "It's my first bad Christmas in 85 years," he said. "My first without her." His wife died this year. Yikes.
Kusiak came in to do his paid show and he too was missing someone. His mom died not too long ago. "Socks and underwear, every Christmas that's what she gave me." After the show some guy in a Green Bay Packers van showed up. "I heard someone mentioned my van on the air. Here it is." Time to leave now to do it all over again.
Today, however, I won't embarrass myself by singing "Silent Night." At least not until the caffeine kicks in.