Hi Kids! I’m loving this opportunity to address a few questions that you, the Paul and Young Ron fan, might be wondering about. Perhaps I should start with the queries (stop chuckling, you’re not in fifth grade) that I often get from folks in the grocery store, and while standing in line for free government cheese. Today’s entry:
1. “What are the guys really like… are they that funny in person?”
What you see (or in their case ‘what you hear’) is the real deal. In fact, Paul is a stickler for keeping it real, in that he knows listeners can detect phoniness in a heartbeat. Before I got to know them, I thought Ron would be intimidating in person because of that authoritative voice of his (BTW, I know a lot of you agree with me that he sounds very much like the voice of “Bryan” on Family Guy… coincidentally, Ron’s tail wags just like his canine counterpart when I scratch him behind his ears.) When I got to know Ron, I realized he’s just an amiable jackass like the rest of us. I’ve never come across a man who can deliver a one-liner better. Paul is a take-charge type whose wheels are always turning. He is dedicated to keeping the show funny, current and edgy for the listeners, so we are all on our toes to do the same. As a news anchor, I am used to being the “alpha” in any given broadcast situation, so it was quite an adjustment for me to unclench and let him do the driving. Both Paul and Ron are infinitely more naturally funny than I could ever dream of being, and working with those two swinging tools is always a riot. Harmon is the “man behind the curtain” who makes it all hum along seamlessly. Though you rarely hear him on the air, his role as Executive Producer is key to the show’s success, as he is the level-headed stalwart we all count on. He is firm but fair, witty and smart, and in case he happens to be reading this,“You are sooooo good lookin’.” Nudnik and Luke are my little brothers. I love ‘em on the air and am amazed by their expertise with audio. Both of them are good, kind guys. Webby is a magician with a computer, and yes I really did perform his marriage ceremony. He and Jamie make an excellent couple. They both have a twisted sense of humor, and as most of us old married folks know, that quality is often the bedrock for a good relationship after everything else goes to hell in a hand basket.
So there you have it. Check back to my blog often as I’ll try to address behind-the-show stuff, current events, and other burning questions you may have, including questions about painful burning. In the meantime, continue to listen to Paul and Young Ron. We love ya!