This morning, local attorney and talk show host, Eric Deters made this Facebook post:No Longer on Realtalk 1160
by Eric Deters on Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 8:08am
Yesterday, I resigned as a talk show host on Realtalk 1160. Why? Jamey Schleue is the former Realtalk 1160 station manager who brought me to Realtalk 1160. He was a smart man. He told me to do my thing and left me alone. I doubled the ratings the first month. I doubled them again the second month. This spoiled me. But, why would you mess with success?
On June 15, 2012, John Yinger, the station owner told me I had doubled the ratings again! So, in a year, I doubled the ratings three times.
Jamey Schleue left the station and in came Bob Herrion. The operations manager Rob Williams who Jamey hired and used to be a production person at Clear Channel remained.
I begin thinking about a back up for me for Court trials (begin before nine) and a much needed vacation. In that process, Rob Williams ignored a series of emails I sent him. I recommended Dr. Kurtzman or Rick Robinson. The next thing I knew, Rob told me who would be my back up: Dean Mucchio. Didn’t know him. Never heard of him. Never discussed. No input from me. I was angry. When I stood up to this, the station said OK, you report to Bob Herrion, not Rob Williams. I was also asked to help sell advertising. I agreed to give leads and I did, but man, I was already doing enough! Sales calls? No way. The Bulldog is a talk show host and lawyer, not a radio salesman.
Yesterday, after my show I had to get to Boone County for Court. Bob asked me if I had a minute going out the door. I said no I had to get to Court. Later I called and texted. Bob texted me he wanted me to know going forward I would take direction from Rob Williams. I refused. I resigned. I hoped the station would reconsider and I would withdraw my resignation. They didn’t. I didn’t. As of ten minutes ago, after hearing Dean, I asked Jon if he was sure about his decision. So my run at Realtalk 1160 is over only because I resigned rather than take direction from Rob Williams a person who professionally I do not believe knows “good radio” more than me, who learned it from Willie. Sorry. That’s how I feel. After listening to the person he chose as my back up I’m proven right.
In complete candor, also after doing the show for over a year on a small station, I believe I took it as far as I could go. I have a great law practice with great clients. I expect a television deal very soon. By the way, my resignation has nothing to do with this. I can’t say more except a contract is being written by “them.” It’s a real big deal.
Remember when I left WLW over a year ago? I said I’d finish a couple books I was writing. Days later I was back on the radio. One station already has called me. I have a meeting Friday. We will see. I love radio superbity.
I really would love to be on a bigger radio station with a stronger signal. Realtalk’s signal we all know is too weak. I think television will help me get there. A smart radio company would syndicate me now.
I want to thank Jamey Schleue, Realtalk 1160’s former station manager for putting me on the air. I want to thank the station owner Jon Yinger for agreeing to and paying me! I have nothing bad to say about Realtalk except I disagree with their decision for me to have Rob Williams involved in my show. For the record, everything TC and I did was TC and me. I know BDN will leave in droves listening to Realtalk. I’m listening right now and ole Dean isn’t cutting it. However, I’m glad my replacement is lousy. Who wants their ex-spouse to do better. LOL. Morning drive was perfect for my law practice. I love TC and will miss him. The staff too, Shana and sales, Patty, great people. TC and I are still partners in Green Water and I bet we will work together again.
I’m going to let a great radio opportunity come to me. I doubled the ratings 3X in a year. That’s 6 X then when I began. Small, medium or large station. Who does that?
The newsletter will continue every day same time. I’ll have more news soon. The future for me and Bulldog Nation is very bright and exciting.
You want some irony? I write the radio promo only the night before the show usually about 8 PM.
Tuesday night I wrote the radio promo that I was going to use tomorrow. I’ve never done this. Ever. It just came to me and I wrote it down. Here it is:
When you are nearing exhaustion; when you are tired; when you do not think you can carry on; when you think you are at the end of the line, the end of you rope; what are you going to do? I'll tell you what you are going to do. Take some caffeine! Chug an energy drink! Listen to a "Feel Good Song!" Channel John Wayne. Be a Marine! Adjust. Adapt. Overcome. Be mobile, hostile and agile. Take a power nap! But for God's sake man or woman do not as Winston Churchill said never, never, never quit! (Unless you are wasting your time at a really lousy job, school or other unproductive activity which makes you horribly miserable. You can quit that.)
Now that’s funny I wrote that two days ago!