I haven't listened to RaGE in quite a long time. Since the beginning of the year, I've had only one punch-out moment on The Hardline and haven't been inspired to switch over during commercials. Don't know what possessed me to do so today as I sat in traffic. But I briefly switched over.
Greggo's voice sounded terrible. He didn't sound addled, the content of his remarks made sense (but were not of particular interest). His voice was terribly hoarse and -- I can hardly describe how it sounded -- just beat-up somehow. A couple of times he simply could not finish sentences because his voice trailed off into crackly air. Richie and Sybil, the latter apparently having some gig at the Texas Motor Speedway where RaGE was doing a remote (although I only listened for a few minutes -- if I've got this wrong, apologies), made occasional reference to it.
Then, just before they went to break, Richie invited people at the remote to stop by and say hello to him and "punch Greggo in his other eye," or WTTE. Suggesting that Greggo had some unfortunate encounter that caused some injury to one of his eyes.
Does anyone know what, if anything, is going on with Greggo, these days? Is this another laryngitis flareup? What's the poop?
(PS: I must have heard three ads where they talk about The Fan not sucking as much as it used to, and at least one of them talked about how Hammer screwed up at The Ticket and is now not sucking at The Fan. On the one hand, it's clever to be modest in a hip kind of way. On the other hand, too many reminders of past suckitude makes overall station decisionmaking seem deeply flawed. So I dunno whether it's a risky attention-getting strategy that works (because it makes me think about The Fan), or whether it's a pathetic and failed effort at charming self-effacement (because it makes you think that sucking is their customary mode of broadcasting). On balance, I think it's very slightly cool that they admit that they formerly sucked and invite you to determine whether they still do.)
Anyway, if we have any regular RaGE listeners out there, Your Plainsman would be grateful for a report.