I just sent the following email (via my new Entercom account) to my good friend Tim Eyman, inviting him on the show:
In case you haven’t heard, 710-KIRO has just hired me as the new host on Sunday nights from 7 to 10 PM, and considering how closely intertwined our careers have been these past few years — yours in decline, mine in ascendence — I thought it would be only fitting if you would honor me as my first guest, this Sunday at 7 PM.
Now I know you might have some reservations about appearing on the air with a host who made his name by calling you names, but this is radio, and you are, after all, a media whore. Just this past Monday you told the angry throng of reporters you duplicitously drew to the Secretary of State’s office that “there’s no such thing as bad press.” So why not join me on my inaugural show and see how far we can push that maxim?
Again, please remember that this is radio Tim, radio — tens of thousands of people hearing you talk — so if there really is no such thing as bad press, what do you have to lose? And besides, we’re going to talk about you anyway, so why not be there to defend yourself?
Please let me know if you can join me Sunday night. I look forward to continuing our close working relationship.
I’ll let you know if he responds.
I spoke with Tim briefly this morning to assure him my offer is sincere. He said he’d look for my email and get back to me.