And, they let us sit on the good furniture.
Beginning this week, WBHM will feature Wednesday segments with Birmingham Weekly columnist Kyle Whitmire (I promise I won't write about myself in the third person again) and Birmingham News columnist John Archibald (booo!!!).
Archibald gets the morning shift, with a segment called "Plugged." It promises a more heady agenda, focusing on hoity-toity themes. This week's segment, which you can hear here, focused on trust, whatever that is.
Meanwhile, I get the afternoon shift, talking about who's backstabbing whom at City Hall and County Commission. The first segment focused on Jefferson County's last minute attempts to avoid bankruptcy, the mayor's wrecked plans for free bus fare and his pesky problem of being sued by the SEC.
Not that this is any sort of competition, but in our first week, I totally whipped Archibald at this radio game. However, he does have a better head shot than I do, which through the wonder's of Photoshop, I've now made even better. My photo, which is at least five years old, dates from my first pathetic attempt to grow a full beard.
But neither of us topped the radio professional. Yesterday, WBHM's Tanya Ott took Mayor Larry Langford to task for his recent unpleasantness with the SEC and on-going Justice Department investigation. According to Langford, the federal investigations into him are the evil machinations of his campaign opponent Patrick Cooper and, of course, the media. It's all one great conspiracy.
I'm still waiting on my black helicopter.