4:48am. The biggest decision of the morning is whether to ride the bicycle or the scooter. Later on, there will be bigger decisions like what questions to ask guests and what to tell the interns and employees to do. But as of 4:49 in the morning, it's whether to ride the scooter or the bike.
I rode the bike last night down the Little Calumet River trail with my daughter Jacks. It was a little disheartening that on a cool July evening we were the only ones on the trail. Don't get me wrong - Like most people in radio, I crave being alone. And having a stretch of trail along a river to yourself on a regular basis is pretty cool. But a lotta dough went into the trails and I'd like to see more people get off their duffs and use them.
It's a radio Wednesday. I don't know who the guests are. Let's leave that to producer Ryan. If you've been doing this morning radio stuff long enough, then you start talking and stuff comes out of your mouth. When a new guest comes in, Ryan either hands me a piece of paper or I just start talking anyhows. It's all the same. Talk talk talk talk talk.
Maybe you can see that after four hours of talking... and then another four hours of talking people into buying ads or directing people to edit stuff or paying bills or erecting a piece of studio furniture... that it might be kinda cool to have your own stretch of trail for a while.
Just a while.