I have some good news, and some not so good news for you all. First, the not so good news.
I am so sorry to inform you, my loyal listeners and friends, that, as of this morning at 8:30, I am no longer employed by WTIC 1080. Over the course of four months, we were unable to reach an agreement on a new contract.
I want you to know I would never think of leaving you without saying good bye, especially in turbulent times like this, but the station made the decision to keep me off the air for the final day of my contract. So this will have to be my way of saying thank you. You are the most loyal and as the SOS says, brightest, well informed audience that any talker could have.
Please be assured that I wish this were not so, but this is still America, where the individual, and business for that matter, can decide their worth for work. On that point we could not agree.
Now the good news. Radioviceonline.com will continue without interruption, with the chat room and live video so we can continue our conversations that started here a year and a half ago. I will be live chatting tonight at 7PM and hope you will join me then as we continue to talk politics, health care, taxes, deficit … yada, yada. Ha!
PLUS, I will be on Fox 61 news tomorrow at 6AM, and there will be a web chat there at 7 AM as well. I hope you will be able to join me then. It will be great to have some friendly chatters. Details to follow.
God bless all of you. I am so blessed to have you all over the years, especially in January when it was your prayers that not only saw me through a health crisis, but has led to my remission. True. It is my prayer now that we can continue the conversation and the relationship.
Update (Steve): Jim will be on the air during the 6 a.m. ET hour on Fox61 in Hartford. At 7 a.m. ET, he’ll be doing a special live chat on the Fox61 CTNow.com Web site. The link will take you directly to the live chat.
Update 2 (Steve): I’ve now turned off the comments for this post. There were enough posts that were pretty bad (using profanity, suggesting others go sit on an IED…) that I was not going to spend the time cleaning them up. You’ll note I left up the comments suggesting Jim’s show sucked and such … I’m not putting up with those same idiots who have zero class at all and take it to the next level. It would soon get to the point where law enforcement would get contacted.
So, let’s just use the trolls as examples of lefty hate speech.
Go ahead and complain to yourself (or send an e-mail) about being censored … when you do, you prove you are clueless.