Mix It Up.. but, don’t let arrogance hurt your cause
I enjoy having interesting people on. I get probably 10-15 requests a day. Most books are on topics or issues that I don’t think my audience will find interesting. So, I delete and move on. I interview all sorts of people on all sorts of topics. Entertainment, politics, sports, pop culture — to name a few. I take my job seriously as an entertainer. I always have. I know you have a choice when you turn on the radio and I hope to give you a wide enough variety that my show will remain your choice. If you listen regularly, you know I enjoy when people call in who disagree with me. I am someone who only makes an opinion when I feel confident I’ve weighed the available information and have thoroughly examined the opposing view. I NEVER use the opinions of other hosts to form my own as I would hope they don’t use mine. This way my show is fresh and truly unique. With what I said about callers in mind, you also know I enjoy when an interviewee disagrees. I am not required to interview anyone. Never have been. Never will be. I do it because it gives my listeners a great perspective AND because I get to talk to some incredible guests. If you hear an interview on the show, one of two things has happened:
- I sought out the interview with someone from whom I feel the audience will enjoy hearing.
- The guest or his or her representatives reached out to me in the hopes of getting them lined up.
I have an idea, stick with people who won’t challenge you and stay on networks nobody watches. I wish him well with his book. I’ve let his reps know to take me off of their wish list of hosts on whose shows they would like Ryan to appear. First person I’ve done this with in 26 years in broadcasting. Maybe he’ll show more respect the next time he gets the shot to be on someone’s show and talk with his or her audience.
@JoeTalkShow CNN host thought I was using common sense and logic. Conservative radio host doesn’t. Interesting. http://dailysignal.com/2015/09/04/ryan-anderson-talks-kentucky-clerk-case-possible-compromises/ …