I always thought Jan Mickelson was a lame radio talk show host on WHO 1040. Smart as a whip but always pulled back from the edge. Wouldn’t “go there”. His replacement Jeff Angelo said, “You think he’s lame? Hold my beer!” I’ll go out on a limb here, I don’t see Angelo having a show on WHO January 1, 2022. A year and a half. He brings nothing. We’re at a pivotal moment in the nation’s history, and the best he can come up the past week with is whether or not the Hawkeyes should play football this fall.
One of the most devastating pandemics since 1917. Social revolution on par with 1968. A pivotal moment in time, we are deciding this moment whether government belongs to the people, or not (the rise of Trump). An Iowa incumbent Representative loses his primary. An incumbent Iowa Senator is trailing to the Democrat challenger. And Angelo is talking football?
But what do I know? KASI in Ames had Trent Rice talk to himself for 2 hours everyday for years! [The more I think about that example with KASI, it just boggles the mind. They absolutely wasted 2 hours a day for years. They didn’t have some “special insight”. They weren’t privy to some insider knowledge, that was just dumb.] Talk radio along with the internet have been the 2 big communication stories of the past 30 years. There is big money in it. The corporate decision in so many markets to go with substandard hosts is a headscratcher.
[Like I say, I understand talk radio addiction. Spinning your wheels, in the misguided thought that things would ever improve. But listen to someone like ‘Armstrong and Getty’ in this timeslot. Don’t reward stupidity.]