Friday, May 15, 2009
Another host is toast
Remember Brian James, the legend, the loud and gloating voice? His work is slowly disappearing.
I just heard that WBEN-AM, the talk show station we listen to all the time, has laid off evening host Ron Dobson. Whom Howard and I liked, even though we disagreed with him politically, so I feel bad about that. Dobson was a glorious radio big-mouth and I do not know where he will go now.
Above is a picture Howard took of me receiving the news of Dobson's layoff. The news turned my hair dark, that is how bad it was!
That is our Ron Dobson pictured at left. I never knew what he looked like.
One thing I know, he will not be drowning his sorrows. Dobson, pictured at left, does not drink and he talked about that a lot. Pop is his vice. When Governor Patterson wanted to tax sugar pop, that is when you heard Dobson screaming like a trapped animal. I think he likes Pepsi. I think Pepsi is his thing. It is either Pepsi or Coke, I forget.
I am more of a Coke person myself. I love that spicy Classic Coke taste.
But back to Brian James. Before his death he had recorded this spot they used for Ron Dobson, and it was a classic.
"You know that guy who never shuts up?" he roared in that ferocious voice. "Well.. WE HIRED HIM!"
What are we going to hear at night with Ron Dobson no longer around?
Could I interest WBEN in some Leonard Pennario?