There is almost nothing wrong with The Musers. Let me take that back. There is nothing wrong with The Musers. If the show were on a New York station, or syndicated, or even promoted a little, The Musers would be considered a legendary, historically important show. As it is, it will be remembered forever by those of us fortunate enough to be able to tune in every day. Talent, prep, pacing, tone, yuks, not afraid to steer from time to time into the mist of intellectual anarchy. Can't beat it.
But there is something missing.
I rise on the plains at about 5:15, and by the time I feed the dog and find a handful of stale Chili-Cheese Fritos to kill off the overnight hunger, it's time for the epic Ticker by Sean Bass, formerly offered by the legendary Rich Phillips. Nice intro for a day of sports-related broadcasting, if not actual sports broadcasting.
Some days I shave, some days I don't. Some days I wear jeans, some days I put on a suit.
But every day, as I apply Jack Black Epic Moisturizing MP10 Nourishing Oil to my leathery puss, I ask myself:
What is the weather going to be today?
And why aren't the Musers telling me?
So, Junior, here's a suggestion:
Give us some weather in the morning, maybe between 6-7, with one-sentence updates throughout the morning. It doesn't have to be a composed bit every day. You don't have to do your (pretty skilled) TV weatherman imitation. Just a minute, maybe less, maybe more, depending on the circumstances, of what we can expect. You can crib off Accuweather, Weather.com, Weatherspark, Weatherbug, WeatherUnderground, NOAA forecasts. You can look at the radar and make your own forecast. You can accept weather observations from texting, tweeting, emailing, or calling P1s. You can interview professional meteorologists, academics. You can do bits; or you don't have to. You can be as unpredictable as the very weather gods themselves.
And best of all, Cat: It can be sponsored.
I like Becca and her cut-through-the-phelgm vocals, but Junior, don't let her grab the glory that should be yours when it comes to giving us the weather.
Wow, it's been a long time since I advised The Ticket on how to do radio. Felt good.
I'll be looking for my commission check. Still waiting for the one for my advice to put The Ticket on 96.7 in the frequency modulation.
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