I woke up this afternoon with a fever of 99.9. And if I worked at an office where duties are simply redistributed to accommodate for a missing employee, I would not have gone to work today. Where I work if I’m not there, my duties just don’t get done. That wouldn’t bother me except for one hitch. Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday night at 11PM I produce a show hosted by John Loftus and John Batchelor. If I don’t come in, instead of someone else producing the show, the show would have gotten canceled for the evening, to be replaced by a canned music show or something similar. John Loftus and John Batchelor getting canned because I had a cold! For those that only register a vague name recognition and nothing else when I say Loftus and Batchelor, these are guys who a little more than a year ago had millions of listeners when they were on ABC radio.
And they would have been denied a show because I took a day off.
Now let me give you a little perspective. The network I work for isn’t known for pulling in numbers. If my boss is reading this, I never signed any privacy agreement. Last night, I monitored the internet listeners as a basis for my comparison. The Loftus Report, the name of the show, has been on the air for about four weeks. Their internet peak was seven times that of the “flagship program” that runs from 9-10PM.
The Loftus Report is a shining star of Radio and intelligence reporting. They just make sense. I went to work today not just because I like Johns Loftus and Batchelor, but also because of all the people who tune in to get the real scoop on Israel, the war on terror and the other hot topics in the intelligence community.
For those who are interested in their take on the Columbia debate, download the first segment of the September 24th show.