johnsykes wrote:Absolutely and totally. There are so many of us who wouldn't make it today for one very good reason. And I'm not going to say what that reason is. I think some of you would figure it out.
All I can say is....those who want to get into the biz or are fairly new to it.....stick with your gut feeling. No one else can tell you what to do. It's up to you to make it or break it. I had one hell of a good time when I was in radio....I have some great friends across our country who were in radio with me or in opposing stations. I wouldn't have missed it for anything.
John, may I say this. I don't want to turn this in to a love-fest, but I do want to thank you for your many years of wonderful sports journalism. I was a jouneyman while you were in the Vancouver market, and may I say that I admired the way you conducted yourself both on and off the air. I was in a few press boxes over the years, and even though we didn't "hang" together, I and a lot of other members of the working media, hold you in high regard. I know this is beginning to sound like a testimonial dinner or something, but I just think it should be said. I'm hoping you're enjoying your retirement, and that we will be able to meet one day and have a beverage and talk about the times that were.