Dr. Seuss said, “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.”
So I’ve mustered my best smile to inform you I was recently given notice by KNX that they will discontinue running my radio commentaries as of October 17. Whatever business or programmatic reasons led to the decision, I want to express sincere and unequivocal gratitude to CBS and KNX for providing me this platform to talk about ethics and character for fourteen-and-a-half years. It has been an exceptional privilege to speak from my heart about things I care about. I hope it has made a difference.
For sound business reasons, I’m told, there will be no announcement on the radio, so if you know other KNX listeners, please tell them. As this newsletter is based on the radio commentaries, I haven’t decided yet whether I can or should continue the intense writing effort and justify the expense without the large radio audience. Your thoughts and suggestions are welcome.
Win a Lunch With Michael Josephson!
In celebration of the end of one of the longest-running features in American radio history, five listeners or readers will enjoy a very special private lunch with Michael in Los Angeles, and receive personal gifts, including signed books of his commentaries and a signed copy of his classic poem, “What Will Matter.”
To qualify for the luncheon and gifts (transportation not included), write 250 words or fewer on how Michael’s commentaries have had a positive impact on your life. Send your entry to email@example.com, and put “Commentary Contest” in the subject line of your e-mail. The deadline is midnight, October 17. Please stay within the word limit – it’s a matter of fairness.
We will read all submissions and select the top five. Later on, look for an announcement about a special webinar in which Michael will talk about what his connection to so many listeners has meant to him, and answer questions.