"Cro" has the distinction of being at KFI longer than anybody else with the exception of the legendary Mike Nolan... not sure if that should be a point of pride, but there you go. Michael started as a board operator for tons of shows, including the L.A. Raiders(yes, they were on KFI), Marilyn Kagan and Phil Hendrie, where he ended up writing for many of Phil's "guests". Michael also performed and co-wrote many of the skits and parody songs played during the Bill Handel Morning Show. He was eventually thrown into the newsroom as an anchor, where he works the much envied weekend shift. His versatility (lack of social life) allows him to fill virtually any time slot on the station. That's why you might hear him any time of the day or night... or weekend... or overnight... or Christmas Day... or New Years Eve. You get the picture.
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Pardon the indulgence...
...just got off the phone on this Mother's Day and felt compelled.
I'll admit there've been some Mother's days that have gone by that don't resonate so much with me. Then there are some, like today, I am thankful for because I appreciate it's meaning just a bit more.
With the hours I work at KFI, I am fortunate to do a LOT of volunteer time at my daughters school. She's in 6th grade this year, so that will end very quickly, but it's been invaluable to me and Sydney. With all the work I do there, I've seen more than my fair share of Mom's doing their thing as Mom's do...raising the next great generation.
Between school stuff and KFI, I'm around many people who care very deeply about what it means to be a great parent, in particular, great Mom's.
At the age of 7, I was separated from my Mother geographically. It sucked as you can imagine it would. The amount of times I've been with her since are a tragic and constant reminder of why you should appreciate any time you have with loved ones.
My mother isn't perfect, duh...who's mother is? Circumstance's sometimes force people to make tough decisions and time has only confirmed how tough those decisions are. BUT, I've never questioned that the tough decisions were made with the pure heart only a parent... only a mother, can have.
So, on this day where I am grateful to appreciate mine, I thank all the Mom's I've known, from Jennifer, Lisa Ann, Heidi, Muna, Christa, Amy, Alissa, Fadia, Karla, Kimberly, the other's too many to mention in this little blog of mine...
I love you, Mom