Back in August 2011, I wrote a blog post about my departure from what was then Newstalk 1430, WXNT. Like I said then it wasn’t a local decision, but a corporate one. Well, literally a year and a half later we are back on the air on terrestrial radio here in Indianapolis, and in the most odd of ways.
On Fridays, I will be sharing the airspace with former rival, now co-host, Amos Brown on AM 1310, the light. “Afternoons with Amos” will still exist, Monday thru Thursday, except now on Fridays from 1-3 p.m., it will be “Amos & Abdul”. It’s a tie-in to the television program we do together on WHMB-TV (Thursdays at 11 p.m. & Sundays at 6 p.m); which by the way, I call Crossfire, with a tan. Amos will continue to provide his “progressive” prospective, while I will continue to defend the GOP Establishment (There, I said it so you don’t have too.)
I think it will be a great program and a great compliment to the community. It also means that when the Mayor delivers his State of the City address on March 8, the two of us will be there to offer commentary and opinion.
And here is something else to ponder, I don’t think there is another format like this anywhere in the country, either on radio, television or cable. If there is, I couldn’t find it anywhere.
Of course we both have our detractors, which is perfectly fine with me. However, I think life in this town is about to get even more interesting than ever. I hope you’ll tune in.