(Last actual photo of Mary and JT together for a show.)
That’s what I think of the recent sale of 1420 WCOJ to a Catholic radio station. Just 1 week after my 1-year anniversary with JT Morgan from WCOJ I got the phone call…
Phone rings. “Ummm… Hullo? How may I help you sir?”
“Mary, I have bad news.”
“What’s wrong? Are you not able to come to the Chili Cook-off on Sunday?”
“Ummmm…no. Well, maybe…but we aren’t going to be broadcasting live from the red carpet.”
“What? JT…that’s a bummer. Why? What’s wrong? What happened?”
“They sold the station. At midnight tonight we are going off the air.”
“I don’t know what to say JT. I’m so sorry.”
“Yeah, me too.”
“Well…wanna get drunk?”
“I have to get all my stuff out of the station tonight. Maybe another night.”
“Ok, JT. I’m so sorry.”
“Me too. I’ll talk to you soon.”
Now, I have nothing against Catholics, but I do have something against taking away a station that means so much to a community. I know it comes down to finances (as many things do), but it just breaks my heart. Not only do I not get to spend Friday mornings with JT anymore doing fun and crazy food stuff, but people all over the county won’t be able to hear their favorite voices in radio.
I know JT will move on to bigger and better things. He’s also giving me advice on a show I’m working on for the new station called “The Virgin Mary?” I’m sure the new owners will LOVE the idea.
Of course I’m kidding, but stay tuned for a new video show I’m working on where you’ll get to see some more of JT and other WC awesomeness. Coming soon…
The Final Dish:
It was a great year, JT. A great year indeed. Your voice in the morning will be missed on radios everywhere.