Sadly, tomorrow brings to a close a three year odyssey called “The Gang of Four,” the little radio show that could. Honestly, looking back on the last three years working with the gang, it’s a wonder not that it’s coming to an end after three years, it’s a wonder that it kept going week after week for this long. This a show, after all, that none of us get paid to do, and a lot of work goes into each and every show as we all seek to provide balanced and intelligent insight into the various issues of the day. But now the time has come to say goodbye. Sort of.
As we bring the Gang of Four to a close, I’d like to thank the boss (not The Boss), Jan Andrea Hall. It was Jan that recruited me on Municipal Election Night 2010 to offer colour commentary as the results came in. Beyond the Ballot Box, Gang of Four, The Guelph Hour, they were all Jan’s babies, and through her perseverance and dedication, she proved there was an appetite for local politics and local perspectives on local radio. Jan now is enjoying much success with her Folk Roots Radio program Saturday mornings, and as a result had to make a Sophie’s Choice kind of decision about where her energies needed to go. You never envy that kind of decision, but I still thank Jan for her leadership and the opportunity she provided for me to open my big mouth weekly.
You can read the rest of my farewells, and some news about the future of my radio contributions on Guelph Politico.