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"Why I Quit "BLUE MONDAY" & kboo -- Bill Rhoades

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During a period of 2009, I had to tape my BLUE MONDAY show because of health issues. On 8/11/09 I received an e-mail from Chris Merrick, stating that I had not read an underwriting announcement for Saturday Market. Any underwriting was normally put in my mailbox and I would read them. These were not! In his e-mail, he informed me that I had received an official warning and if it happened again within 12 months my show would be suspended. When I replied to his e-mail, and explained I had no knowledge of the underwriting, he replied back and said that explained part of the problem but his earlier warnings still were in place. Needless to say, this pissed me off! I was a volunteer at kboo for over 23 years. I put together my show every week from my own collection. I tried to follow all rules and required meetings e.t.c. As a volunteer I did all these things on my own time. As a volunteer I was never paid. I believe that I presented an entertaining and informative show. Over the years I have received an incredible amount of feedback both on the air and out in the world, and all of it was always positive. My show was a "Voice For The Blues" for as far as kboo reach's out. I had many national and local acts appear and featured the music of many local acts. I am writing this at this time because I am still asked "What Happened"? and also out of curiosity I looked on the "BLUE MONDAY" site and noticed that comments were still coming in as late as last month! There is something called respect and I sure didn't receive any in relation to all this. I think 23 years shows a pretty good commitment. For a station that allegedly, "gives everyone a chance", you sure dump on people when you think it's time to go! This refers to Irish, Native American, "Rockaholics" and other programing. I'm just glad I got out when I did. I cannot, do not, and will not support kboo any longer. Please feel free to put this in your monthly newsletter, hopefully around pledge drive time. ------------- BILL RHOADES

 

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