I've said it before , I'll say it again, and I"ll probably say it in the future:
When incumbent Barb Smtih is unavailable, there is no reason whatsoever that we should have to listen to anyone other than Doyle King doing the traffic. I'm sure Jason Walker, or whoever it was this morning, is a decent chap, but if you want credible traffic it has got to be Doyle.
I mean, it's not like the guy needs a vacation.
Frankly, her e-brake value aside, I'm not sure there's a lot of reason for him not to do it when she is available. I was driving towards a traffic situation she was attempting to describe one morning, and it was so garbled and unpunctuated I couldn't tell if the Tollway was open or closed. I listened for the next traffic report and she hadn't improved.