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  • Karraker let go at 1380

    From Randy himself...

    I was indeed let go in a budget cutting move today.

    John Helmkamp and Matt Strelo were extremely classy in the way they handled it. And, if I were in their shoes, I would have likely done the same thing (although not to myself) because it was logical from a budgetary standpoint.

    I had a great two and a half years there, and I've had more fun on the radio with Bernie in the last two years than I've ever had. Our friendship has blossomed, and he is a true friend. I told someone today, I'm not as upset by losing the money as I am not being able to talk sports with Bernie every day.

    I left on excellent terms, and I think once the economy turns around 1380 will do very, very well.

    Thanks for the compliments, and have a good weekend.

    RK
    Beat ya Molina...but you should apply

    "Can't buy what I want because it's free...
    Can't buy what I want because it's free..."
    -- Pearl Jam, from the single Corduroy

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    Randy seems like a good dude.
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    • #3
      Let Jay Randolph Jr and Rich Gould go.

      And Charlie Tuna
      Make America Great For Once.

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      • #4
        I hope he goes anywhere but 590.
        It's 106 miles to Chicago, we've got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark and we're wearing sunglasses. - Elwood

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        • #5
          bummer. I really liked his and Bernie's show. I'll still like Bernie's show, but I'll miss RK on there.
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          • #6
            How much did Randy make? Does anyone know?
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            Jeffro is a hell of a good man.

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            • #7
              Blast radius budget fallout from Steven Jackson's huge contract.
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              • #8
                RK was a yes man on the show. It was starting to get aggravating.

                On Martin's show today he mentioned that Karriker was walking around the office and needed to hurry up and get over to the Mexican place where Bernie is doing the live feed today. Whoops.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by ItsOnlyTheRiver View Post
                  RK was a yes man on the show. It was starting to get aggravating.

                  On Martin's show today he mentioned that Karriker was walking around the office and needed to hurry up and get over to the Mexican place where Bernie is doing the live feed today. Whoops.
                  I heard that when I was driving to lunch...ouch!
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                  • #10
                    I really liked those 2 ... sucks.
                    Dude. Can. Fly.

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                    • #11
                      Bernie needs a point man. By himself, not so much with the good.
                      Nature always sides with the hidden flaw.

                      We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people.

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                      • #12
                        Sorry to hear that. Randy's a really good dude. It's a rough time in media right now, especially radio. I enjoy working in the business, but I'm glad it's not my primary form of employment anymore for just this reason. You can be really good at what you do and still get let go. It definitely sucks, but I think he'll land on his feet somewhere.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by skippy05 View Post
                          Sorry to hear that. Randy's a really good dude. It's a rough time in media right now, especially radio. I enjoy working in the business, but I'm glad it's not my primary form of employment anymore for just this reason. You can be really good at what you do and still get let go. It definitely sucks, but I think he'll land on his feet somewhere.
                          I can't feel too bad for RK. He helped out Benie's show a ton, but he acknowledged that when he was at KMOX, they were partners with the teams, as opposed to offering legitimate opinion. He will forever lack credibility with me as to his opinions, when he acknowledges his opinions have been bought.
                          Nature always sides with the hidden flaw.

                          We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by raise View Post
                            I can't feel too bad for RK. He helped out Benie's show a ton, but he acknowledged that when he was at KMOX, they were partners with the teams, as opposed to offering legitimate opinion. He will forever lack credibility with me as to his opinions, when he acknowledges his opinions have been bought.
                            That's nothing new at all. If the Cardinals come in and buy your place of business, you're not going to say anything bad about them publically. It's not an easy thing to do. I've been told a number of times I have to back off some of my opinions on my show because of my position at the track. You want to be honest, but at the same time, you want to keep getting paid.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by skippy05 View Post
                              That's nothing new at all. If the Cardinals come in and buy your place of business, you're not going to say anything bad about them publically. It's not an easy thing to do. I've been told a number of times I have to back off some of my opinions on my show because of my position at the track. You want to be honest, but at the same time, you want to keep getting paid.
                              Don't get me wrong, I completely understand the trickbox he was in. At the same time, if you want me to listen to your opinion, I have to believe it is your opinion, and not the one coming down from the ones about which you are offering the opinion.

                              And yes, I understand what this sounds like coming from me.
                              Nature always sides with the hidden flaw.

                              We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people.

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