Hanging out at the new, temporary WJOB studio at 7150 Indianapolis Blvd. in Hammond. Harlow's doing his show, with Geno Sferruzza producing, and Ken Davidson stopping by to chat.
30,001. That's a number for low-level celebration. That's how many listens of our podcasts that we have on our podbean site. It's really pretty surprising in that we don't promote it or really know where we're headed with it. No shit.
Ken Davidson just told me a story of someone shooting in to a house in Hessville... and the bullet went through the house, through the couch, and had lost enough velocity that when it hit the girl on the couch it didn't even break the skin. "Close to death" doesn't even cover it, if indeed that's how it went down.
Speaking of how it went down... there was more talk this morning about the death of Lauren Calvillo. Lauren was not nearly as fortunate as the girl in Hessville who had a bullet land on her neck but not go through. Lauren, as you know, was killed standing on her porch in Little Waco here in Hammond. Victim of some gang stuff, an innocent bystander trying to herd children in to the house and she didn't make it.
Anyways, it comes to me - unofficially - that this cowardass gangbanger was across the tracks using a high-powered distance rifle. Lauren never had a chance.
So there, halfway through the day in radio. It never ends, you know. We broadcast 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You're never really that far from going on the air with a breaking news story or driving down in a rainstorm to turn the station back on the air or rushing a check to the bank to make payroll. That's part of the deal. You know that going into it and you accept that and you thank your lucky stars that you can live this life in local radio.