I will say his show was a bit hard to digest and listen for any length of time.
When he first came on, he was a fighter and manhandled callers letting them get under his skin. Still, I got the "I've Got Issues" mantra. But that wore think quickly and was a tough transition coming after the more soft spoken and intellectual Thom Hartman. He had a bit of Dr. Laura in his exchanges with trolls and shills.
Never the less, I think he still has a future as a radio orator or commentator and his monologues are well thought and reasonably researched, But he needs a skilled and no-nonsense producer and coach to corral what is otherwise a very free spirited (OK---striated) lefty who could be the liberal equivalent of Sean Hannity. He should take over for the late Alan Colmbs. I think he could soar in that 9PM-Midnight time slot.
Dick Kay retired from WMAQ because the demands of the daily TV news grind were getting to be too much for a mid-60's reporter. While a three hour daily radio show isn't as demanding as live TV news, it is a full time job if done properly. Something I don't think he wants or would have been on the air M-F a long time ago.
That said, if you have listened to him for any length of time, you can tell he's slowing down a bit more every year. That's not a knock on him. That's simply a fact advancing age.
But he does enjoy keeping a couple toes in the media water doing a once a week show (plus national fill ins).
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