947am on a tuesday morning after about four hours of radio. it's holy week and little traffic and the lake effect snow that was supposed to come our way stayed to the east in porter county.
i carried a much better energy today but ran out of any semblance of professionalism about 830 so had a full hour to fill with half a brain left. bernie zemen the town councilman from highland, ind., came in with absolutely no material so i had to go slapstick for a while. that worked i suppose unless you were annoyed by two region rats yukking it up and laughing at our own jokes.
hoss pavelich got memoried. he was the old, gruffy bear of a man who used to run the wicker park golf course with an iron fist... his wife's. not sure who was scarier, hoss or his bride. either one would skin you for not wearing golf shoes.
i went silly on bernie and the rest of you lissners about patty popa and her pop-up party. patty's been an advertiser for a long time and i've always had fun with her and her name. her maiden name is little, so for a long time it was patty little popa... and then chief patty little popa... and you get the picture. today we talked about her pop-up art gallery party and then bridget from highland redevelopment called in with talk of a possible partnership with purdue.... so can you see the potential.
cecil petro and paul popa at pretty patty popa's pop-up party partnered with purdue.
and... pretty patty popa provided pop, pretzels and popcorn to pacify the palette.
that last addition came from a text from colin petersen, whose fatther of course is larry petersen, who sat in the wjob news chair for 37 years and who taught me in the mid-1980s. yikes. we're all connected or even related in the calumet region.
tons of other callers. tammy called in worried that the new radio receiver that nipsco was installing would somehow turn off her air conditioner at inopportune times.... like, say, when it was 90 degrees and humid. gary called in to say that with all the charities in the world - especially 1-8-7-7 cars for kids, that we "teach our children to beg." m.x. called in to say it was tuesday so he'd take a shower.
in the world of radio it wasn't earth-shattering and it wasn't even really that funny... but it was real and that's all that matters.