So today I (Marvin) was scouring the internet for my daily political fix and I ran across an article on mlive.com about Gov. Snyder’s budget proposal. The article was well written, neatly to the point and kind of funny to boot. Finding quality journalism on mlive is something of a rarity so I decided to research the author. His name is Tim Doctor and as it turns out he hosts a radio show in Grand Rapids on WJRW 1340 AM. This is his facebook picture, he and Lindsay are friends now.
Also as it turned out, his show was on the air right then. So I tuned into it online and gave it a listen for a while. After a few minutes I heard some unthinking, robot moron call in and spouted off some socialist drivel. I was incensed and decided to give the host a piece of my mind. I NEVER do this but I was really feeling it and I had also been cracking myself up all morning so I decided to go for it. I called in and told the screener what I wanted to talk about and he asked me where I was from. When I told him Boyne City he was floored that I was listening all the way up here and told me he would put me right on. 2 minutes later my receiver crackled and I was on air. I didn’t even have time to get nervous or have second thoughts. Tim Doctor was even more thrilled than his producer that I was calling from all the way up north so he grilled me on how I found out about the show. Basically, to make a long story short, he interviewed me for about 10 minutes. I went through our whole life story and he kept getting more and more pumped up. I charmed him a little bit and we had a great conversation. I asked him some questions and he asked me some more and before I knew it time was just flying by. I barely even got to be mad at the stupid robot moron who I called in to be mad at but when I finally got around to my opinion (which was scathing and brilliant and hilarious and succinct and enlightening) Tim assured me he was on my side blah blah blah. After I came unhinged and Tim responded, there was a short pause and I thought the conversation was going to be over, so I kind of said “weeeellllllll” like I was trying to get off the phone, but Tim wanted to keep going. So I rolled with it. All told, I absolutely carried the segment. I listened to the rest of his show and he referenced my call several more times. I think I have a shot a being a recurring guest on his show (I’m thinking “Marvin From Boyne City” will be my handle). I’ll call back in a couple months and give them a real charge but I am going to leave them hanging for now. I feel like they want me to call back tomorrow but I am going to pick my spots and kill them when I drop in. I’ll try to let you guys know next time I call so you can tune in and check it out.
Here are some pictures of me and the cat. Enjoy!