When I first started teaching, I had a long commute into the city. For a while, I enjoyed the drive and the time alone in the car. I blasted my music and sang along to it. It was nice. But after a while, my music wasn’t enough to keep me entertained on those three hours I spent in a car every day.
I soon discovered talk radio and, in particular, The John Moore Show on Newstalk 1010 CFRB.
I don’t have a long commute anymore but I still faithfully tune in his show every afternoon on the ride home nonetheless.
Today though, it is the end of an era. I know that after work, when I tune my radio to Toronto’s CFRB, I will not hear the familiar voice of Moore and his entertaining show that has kept me company for the past six years.
Instead, I am listening to John Moore right now as I type up this entry. Traditionally, I don’t listen to talk radio in the morning. I don’t find it engaging. Morning shows are too repetitive and interrupted too often for commercials. So normally, right now, I check the news quickly and then move on to some music.
But I need to change my routine today because John Moore has taken over the morning show. I’m sure a lot of his fans will follow him here. He always puts on an entertaining and intelligent show. He is one of the best radio personalities that I have ever heard.
The drive home will never be the same.