Yep, it’s true. My WLS career is over. I have suspected it was coming to a close for many months, but Friday it became official. The bosses were adamant that it had nothing to do with ratings or revenue generated by the show (both were good), but that they simply like the new hosts more and think they’re better for the radio station. They have been groomed for this and now is the time to make the switch. I actually think they’ll both do well.
Believe it or not, this is very good for me. And I’m not just trying to put a positive spin on a bad situation. My wife and I have believed for several years that God is calling us to ministry in Oak Park, where we live. The process of making that happen has kind of moved into overdrive in the past few months. This has led me to wonder at many points whether being a conservative talk show host would hinder that ministry. Jesus loves liberals too (yes, it’s true!) and I don’t want them to stay away from Him because of things I say on the radio. He’s just too important. Certainly more important than a radio career.
So, this is definitely the end of my time in conservative political talk radio. If you think about it seriously for just a moment, whether you’re heading to heaven or hell is a way bigger deal than a debt-ceiling debate (Don’t send me emails. I know that’s important too.) Perhaps I’ll be moved to another form of radio. Maybe I’m done on the dial altogether and will enter full-time Christian ministry. Only God knows and He tends to reveal these things slowly.
Thanks to all of you who have sent encouraging words via Facebook, Twitter, and email. It’s very humbling and I appreciate it more than words can express. Getting the chance to talk with you every weekday morning has been an unspeakable blessing for me. Keep checking back here for updates as to what God’s doing in my life and ministry. It’s going to be exciting!