I received sad news this past weekend that one of my former colleagues at WOAI radio died. I worked with Bob Guthrie for more than two decades. He was a phenomenal newsman, a true gentleman and a giant in the industry. Bob was a renaissance man. He was well-versed and conversant in almost any subject you could name from aircraft to guns to classical music and Scotch.
We embraced and sometimes endured a lot of changes at the radio station and the industry together. Often we were on the same page and sometimes I was dragging him along with the tide, but he was always the consummate pro. I’ll remember him fondly.
Bob’s funeral is next week. It will likely be a reunion of sorts because Bob worked for more than 50 years at WOAI. This will be the third radio colleague service I’ve attended in recent months. There’s a metaphor in there somewhere.
On a lighter note – about 10 pounds total – the new dog is a done deal. Originally named Carter, he’s now Dewey – a name I selected since he was abandoned at a library. He’s fitting in nicely and, despite his small stature, is proving to have no problems keeping pace with Abby on our now twice daily walks. Yesterday we put in 11 miles.
We did have a few minor communication problems regarding direction.
This morning we logged about 7.5 miles during which Abby instructed Dewey in the proper way to intimidate deer.
Just to be consistent, here’s the usual update: I’m still plugging away on the job front. Today I actually applied for a position as a “Career Counselor.” The irony of that is not lost on me.
Posted by Michael Main