Wednesday, April 23, 2008

M.P. goes to P.M.

Matt Patrick's day will start at 5 .... actually twice a day it will.

While his normal morning routine at WKDD-FM will continue to begin in the 5 a.m. hour ... he'll soon also be coming on the air weeknights at 5 p.m. on WHLO-AM with a two-hour call-in talk show. For all the specifics, click here.

I think it's a great move for the area .. and for Matt. He's been leaning towards talk-radio -- at times -- in the mornings for a while. When an issue gets under his craw -- like it did a few weeks ago when he learned married couples making $150K+ wouldn't get federal tax rebates -- Matt opens up the phone lines and the calls pour in. He's also been weighing on local politics, regional economics, and I even called in a few months back when he was blasting a Pentagon General over his comments on gays serving in the military. (photo courtesy WKDD)

Matt has always felt like the fun buddy you can hang out with and shoot pool ... where the defenses are down and you can both laugh and have a good time without having to impress each other. This move should allow him to invite callers who don't have time to dial in during the morning to still reach him and have a laugh or two.

I think it's also a good move for the region ... the 5-7 time period includes a lot of folks driving home from work (me included starting in a few weeks), and could use a competing voice to the conservative FM banter across town.

Good luck Matt ... get some sleep .. and remember it's always 5 o'clock somewhere :)

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