Thank you Tom

While sitting on the tarmac in Atlanta, I learned that yesterday was Program Director Tom Clendening’s last day at 710-KIRO.

I suppose you don’t bring in a new program director to leave the programming unchanged, so I have no idea what the future might hold for me at the station, but whatever happens I’ll remain eternally grateful to Tom for giving me the extraordinary opportunity I’ve had so far.

In truth, my brief radio career has been rather charmed. One generally doesn’t break into this business at a 50,000 watt legacy station in a major market. Most aspiring hosts work their way up from small stations in smaller markets, or through various on- and off-air jobs at larger stations. But understanding that a local news/talk audience is best served by hosts who are passionate and informed about local issues, Tom occasionally took a chance trying out raw, local talent like me.

If I have a long career in radio I’ll always have Tom to thank for giving me my start, and… well… if I don’t, then I’ll still have Tom to thank for the amazing run I’ve had. All one can ask for in life is the opportunity to succeed or fail on one’s own, and that’s what Tom gave me.

So thank you, Tom. I hope you land on your feet.

Comments

  1. 2

    YOS LIB BRO spews:

    THANK YOU TOM CLENDENING FOR PUTTING GOLDY ON THE AIR TO COUNTERACT THE ALMOST UNCHALLENGED ASSAULT FROM RIGHT WING PROPAGANDA ON THE RADIO WAVES IN THIS STATE.

    WINGNUTS EVERYWHERE GRITTED THEIR TEETH AND TURNED UP THEIR FAVORITE RIGHT WING NOISE (LIKE FLUSH LIMPBONE) UP LOUDER. ON NOV 7 2006, THEY BURNT THEIR EYEBALLS OUT WITH FAUX NEWS AND BLEW THEIR EARDRUMS OUT WITH LIMPBONE, MEDVED, SAVAGE-WEINER AND THE REST. WHAT HAPPENED? WHAT HAPPENED, THEY CRIED. AND THEY CRIED AND THEY CRIED AND THEY CRIED.

    WHAT HAPPENED WAS A BREAKOUT OF COMMON SENSE. THANKS TOM CLENDENING FOR DOING WHAT YOU COULD TO MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE.

  2. 3

    RightEqualsStupid spews:

    Jacob thinks that you get the best brain surgeon by picking the one with the best suit. Which explains why Jacob is so fucking stooooopid.

  3. 4

    Jeff spews:

    Goldy, I wish you the best and hope you and your show remain on the KIRO schedule.

    As for the sound of your voice, it was grating on my nerves at first but now is somewhat endearing; it’s certainly unique for radio (in a good way).

  4. 5

    YOS LIB BRO spews:

    FELLOW LIBERALS, THE FOLLOWING ANTHEM IS FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT. THE LYRICS ARE OBSCURE ENOUGH TO BE INTERPRETED AS A MAN’S LOVE/HATE LETTER TO HIS COUNTRY. THE HECKLER IN THE AUDIENCE COULD BE ONE OF OUR LOCAL WINGNUTS. I SURE DO LIKE GREG DULLI’S STYLE!!

    I LOVE IT!

    HILARIOUSLY OBNOXIOUS!

  5. 6

    Tree Frog Farmer spews:

    Good Luck to Tom. He’s made me grit my teeth, but trying you out went a long way toward making up for a’that.
    This is his second go ’round with KIRO, and he seems to have the cat’s luck in radio. . .I hope he still does.
    And the same for you Goldy. . .Good Luck, and be sure to land on your feet.

  6. 8

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Tell your new boss there’s a forest of rabbit ears out there sticking straight up, still as blades of grass in a meadow, waiting for Sunday night to roll around. And rabbits are a HUGE market for bunny slippers and Easter Egg dye kits!

  7. 13

    Tree Frog Farmer spews:

    @12 Well, have a good trip, wherever you’re going dummy. The rest of us, including Goldy will still be right here.

  8. 14

    spews:

    Union Fireman says:

    Buh Bye”

    Oh, gee, Mr. Fireman, we’re so sorry to see you go. Can we help you pack? May I hold the door for you? We wouldn’t want that door to hit you in the back, now would we?

    As for Goldy, perhaps you could go into a little-used time slot there at KIRO. How would you feel about having to work weekday mornings? I hear that the current show in that slot is struggling.

  9. 15

    spews:

    Lest hope the new recruitsa have better taste. Goldy is golden. Shires and Styble are so bad that they drive me away from the radio.

    Kiro has a great fanchise, but they blow it when they hore such no talent folks.

  10. 18

    spews:

    good luck goldy…..i really mean it.if this doesn’t work out, think of it as just another [learning] curve in the road.
    think about what you did wrong and what you did right, what you can change and what you can’t and get on with it.
    you are smart and talented….find your niche.