September 24, 2009 @ 17:02
If you read this blog with any regularity, you're probably a radio fan and have become aware that there have been some changes made at CFRB in Toronto.
Among them is another change for veteran Bill Carroll. He moves back to mid-mornings after a couple of years of being Ted Woloshyn's replacement in the breakfast show.
I don't know why this move was made and I don't really give a damn because at the end of the day, it really doesn't matter. The powers that be at CFRB decided this was the best way to go and that's the way it's going to be, so beginning a week from Monday, John Moore (who's never done mornings before) will become the new morning man.
(Good luck with the alarm clock week after week after week Johnny boy. You have no idea.)
I like Bill Carroll. Always have and always will. Bill's a professional and whether the switch at 'RB was made because of Bill's performance or Bill's preference doesn't take away from his ability as one of the elite broadcasters in Toronto.
He's great at what he does and that's why I find it so aggravating to see what's been written on particular radio forum about Carroll over the past couple of months. It's a nasty little website that ranks slightly below a shit stain.
At this point I'll stop down and address what you're thinking. If I don't like shit stains, why do I go there? Because I'm an idiot I guess. I'm playing right into the hands of these jerk offs who are legitimized by being recognized.
Anyway, this place website really has no set of rules. If certain people are attacked, the comments are quickly removed. But if you're not part of the inner circle you're fair game for whatever anybody wants to say about you.
Over the past year, Bill Carroll has been relentlessly attacked on "the board" and most of the stuff has been petty, vindictive, and personal, spurred on through jealousy.
I guess it's one of those brotherhood things. Bill Carroll works for a competing company and at one time worked for a competing radio station. I was on MOJO Radio while he was at 'RB. But that doesn't matter because to me, he's still "one of the guys."
And what does "one of the guys mean?" It means a guy who's paid his dues, put in his hours, experienced exceptional success and knows exactly how tough that journey is.
But instead of showing Bill a little respect, he's been attacked personally.
Admittedly, we radio guys take shots at most things under the sun and we should be prepared to take what we dish, but when it becomes personal the rules change. You move from commentator to weasel.
Good luck Bill. Dive into the new job, kick some ass and enjoy your beautiful family along with everything else you've earned.
You have nothing to be ashamed of.