Johny d's radio show is perfect for Toledo


I love listening to the radio--always have. I listen to Cigar Dave--even though I don't smoke, I listen to Frank Beckmann--even though I don't live in Detroit, and I listen to home improvement shows--even though I'm not handy.

Given the blue collar and welfare queen Toledo environment, I was always amazed that WSPD hired Brian Wilson, who had guests like Thomas Sowell and Ann Coulter. Surely, the potential audience in Toledo of people who have a clue has to be small. I guess it finally caught up with Wilson.

Wilson's replacement, Johny D, runs a show that is much more conducive to the typical Toledoan's intellect. I listen, although not for the length of time that I listened to Wilson, and I don't have an issue with Johny D; but I marvel at the number of people who call-in to talk about strip clubs, vasectomies, fat wives, and tattoos.

Maybe Johny D is a microcosm of what has happened to Toledo. The transistion from employed, church-going family men and women to less-than-stellar entitlement recipients who are more interested in talking about if people should be weighed before getting on an airplane than whether Obamacare will result in the decline of the U.S. health care system. The transition from a city that valued education and where generations of families lived to a city where college-educated students never return.

Drive the length of any of the major Toledo roads--Monroe, Reynolds, Alexis, Summit, Dorr, Hill, Airport, etc.--and you'll see a city with low or no expectations.

Yep, there's no audience for a local radio show with nationally known guests--better to stick with subjects like whether to stay with a wife who has gained weight.

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Wilson was a mumbling bloviating moron who couldn't get over his limited repetitive often boring show. Yes the only thing he could talk about was his Libertarian hogwash. Toledo could care less. Look at the ratings and you will find WSPD was missing the boat over the last five years. It seems Bain Capital, owners of ClearChannel, had an agenda to convert Toledo into a Libertarian paradise...good luck! Wilson had a limited Rolodex of book pushing provocateurs that all spoke the same language to sell their snakeoil.

JohnyD on the other hand, is now the bright star at WSPD. He does not need the Republican/Libertarian talking points to entertain for 3 hours a day. Hell he does little show prep like Fred's constant internet trolling yet produces a superior product. The man is just plain talented with a wide knowledge of varying subjects. He has a cross over likeability that isn't destroyed by politics.

Then we have Fred who alienates at least half his possible audience when he rants on with his unpopular political views. We know Fred cannot attract many local leaders and politicians as guests because of his negative partisan views.

SwampPeople is bitter his Messiah Wilson was unceremoniously shown the door with his small cardboard box of belongings. Wilson was poison for Toledo. He would constantly paint Toledo in a bad light across the country to shore up his inability/inadequacies as a fallen national talk show host. No the provocateur is gone (as he has in other markets) and we have a true entertainer that can relate to most fair minded Toledoans.

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In case you're new to Toledo (so you're that new person who came to Toledo!) and needed an example of my point about Toledoan intellect, Wolfman kindly obliged.

I rest my case.

A ratings hit ! I haven't checked that out, but whats up with the constant info promos, Honey Boo-Boo and his 31.00 dinner bill. Really !he can't do better than that. I have been hearing these commerical break promos for over two weeks..

"DTOM" {1776} " We The People" {1791}


Any statement I make is the opinion of me exercising my first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and is generally permitted.

I've noticed that Swampbubbles appears not to have "sprung forward" into daylight savings time. The times listed on the postings are 1 hour earlier than the actual posting times.

It's no big deal--and in fact--it might provide unnamed posters with alibis to the police!

I liked Wilsons' show, and most of the guests, to a point. When the yodeling and cackling started, I turned the radio off.

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