With the annual Festivus 'Airing of Grievances' still a few weeks away, I wanted to capitalize on the good will I'm feeling now before it all melts away.
I want to thank all of you who have jumped on the #HireChrisMack bandwagon. For the many who undoubtedly haven't had the time to email Terry Foxx, the Program Director at 93.7 The Fan (firstname.lastname@example.org), or tweet @937TheFan, and ask him to consider how I could help his radio station make the leap from 'good' to 'great,' I ask you take just a few minutes to do so at some point this week. Sure, you could be spending the holiday season with your family, or supporting a needy charity, but wouldn't it warm your heart to help a smart-ass, big-mouthed, "bridge-burning," over-opinionated sports talk show host find a job?
Thanks to everyone, from those of you in CBS, to the rest of you in the media and blogosphere, to those of you who just enjoy someone speaking honestly on the radio, for supporting me. Also, thanks to those who have suggested I knock this crusade off because all it will do is entrench Mr. Foxx even more in his "Chris Mack is clearly an unprofessional jerkface, therefore I must not hire him" position. I appreciate your concern and support as well. At this point though, if it hasn't been demonstrated what I and my listeners and followers and friends are capable of in just a few days, and what that could mean for The Fan's advertisers if given a shot on their airwaves, then I'm clearly barking up the wrong tree.
Regardless of what the future holds for me professionally, radio or otherwise, I want to thank everyone again for the support. Especially my wife, who would sometimes rather I abandon the industry that's treated me like crap for the past year. Your patience with me has been incredible, Tara.
Now go get the Festivus Pole out of the basement.