Afternoon’s Will Never Be The Same

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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’ve been a loyal listener of his for pretty much his entire run in the drive-home slot.

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.

2 responses to “Afternoon’s Will Never Be The Same”

  1. Hi Chase,

    Three hours in the car? Wow! It's a good thing you're closer to work now.

    One thing about talk radio is they often talk about stuff we don't normally think about – it's like exercise for the brain.

    And for us bloggers, maybe ideas for a blog post. 🙂

  2. Hi Barbara,

    I got stuck in the rush hour traffic most of the time and a one-way trip, on average, took me an hour and a half.

    I really do enjoy talk radio for all the reasons you say. Too bad that my favourite show has moved to the mornings. John Moore always had a great range of topics and an intelligent discussion about them. I didn't get a chance to listen to his replacement last night. Hopefully the new show will be okay, but it won't be the same.