Talk Host Jason Lewis Goes ‘GALT’ [AUDIO] : KMMS-AM Welcomes Laura Ingraham
Last Thursday Jason Lewis, in typical Jason Lewis fashion, quit his syndicated radio program MID SHOW and walked out of the studio. Lewis who has long complained about the heavy hand of government is apparently living up to his word and is ‘GOING GALT’– a phrase derived from the iconic Ayn Rand novel “Atlas Shrugged.”
Mr. Lewis’ method of departure ignited a small ‘rift’ among his fans; Some thinking it was rather ‘unprofessional,’ and ‘left a bad taste.’ While others remarked it only underscored his idea of ‘Going Galt.’
For what it’s worth, I think Mr. Lewis’ actions Thursday evening were selfish, unprofessional and unabashedly self-serving. Wrap it in all the Ayn Rand rhetoric you care to choose, but the fact remains Jason Lewis left one medium of communication for what he currently perceives as a better long term revenue stream.
I’m not faulting Lewis for leaving for the possibility of a bigger paycheck, hey – we all do that, but don’t wrap it up in some political ideology and slap your longtime listeners in the face with it.
You, as a Listener, and I, as a Morning Show Host, both know an unspoken bond exists. You listen to KMMS-AM for many reasons, maybe it’s to hear what my ‘Morning Beverage of Choice’ is, you call to correct my pronunciation or ‘get me’ on an Issue. You tune in to hear Beck, Rush or Hannity’s take on the topics of the day… Why? It’s because of that unspoken connection and Jason Lewis used it to serve himself and not you the Listener. — Chris Griffin
Glad I got that off my chest!
NOW WELCOME LAURA INGRAHAM
Laura Ingraham comes to KMMS-AM Monday evening! She’ll take over the 7p-10p slot, while Herman Cain moves to the 10p-11p slot
Laura is the most listened-to woman in political talk radio in the United States. “The Laura Ingraham Show” is heard on hundreds of stations nationwide. Smart and entertaining, Laura is a regular Fox News contributor and the principal substitute host on The O’Reilly Factor. She is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of five books: The Hillary Trap, Shut Up & Sing, Power to the People, The Obama Diaries, and Of Thee I Zing: America’s Cultural Decline from Muffin Tops to Body Shots. A former litigator and Supreme Court law clerk, Laura is a graduate of University of Virginia School of law and Dartmouth College. She is also an avid supporter of our troops and a variety of military organizations. Laura lives in the Washington, D.C. area with her three children.
Welcome aboard Laura. I’m looking forward to the ride.