Well, I’ve been kind of quiet for the last week or so. Quite a bit has been going on in my world. The biggest piece of news (for me, anyway) is that I’m no longer employed at my old job. Yep, after 11 years working at the same radio station, I was downsized.
Sorry, but no sour grapes from me. I had a good run of 11 years at the same company, but because of money (or lack thereof coming into the coffers), I was “let go” — along with two of my other co-workers. Sure it stings, but I’m not going to go on a tear about how unfair the world is, or any of that stuff. Rather, I wanted to say that I worked with a lot of really wonderful people. I mean it. They were genuine, funny, hard working, and very talented. There were many good times at the company, but there were days (and weeks) that were very stressful. By far, though, my favorite “era” was when I was doing a morning show with my good friends, Carolyn and Ramzi. Carolyn was the morning show host, I was the news/traffic guy, and Ramzi was the producer. During the summer of 2005, it was, by far, some of the best moments in radio for me. We worked hard to build an audience during that spring and summer, and it paid dividends in terms of ratings. People thought we were funny, informative, and real. And that’s because we liked each other and it showed on the air.
Alas, “all good things must come to an end,” and that’s what happened in the fall. Our triumvirate was broken up for a number of reasons, but it sure was fun while it lasted.
If you’ve been reading this blog for some time now, you know that I blogged under an alias (i.e., “Py Korry”). I did it for a number of reasons, but mostly I wanted to shield my identity from my professional world. A few years ago, it was probably a good idea, but now it really doesn’t matter. If you spend just a few minutes following links, doing a Google search and the like, you would notice that “Py Korry” and “Ted Asregadoo” appear side by side an awful lot. And unless you’re really an idiot at this whole Internets thing, you can pretty much figure out what that association means.
Anyway, the long and the short of it this: “Hello! I’m Ted. Nice to meet you.”