Monday, May 5, 2014

Post 2656 - Radio News

I am on my lunch hour. I have an mp3 player (with a built-in FM radio, natch!) tuned in to News 95.7.

I only  found out this morning, but this is Scott Simpson's last day with Rogers. He has been with the company for 20 years now, the last 8.5 years with News 95.7. He is one of the last few people who have been with the station since it went on the air in October of 2005.

I have met Scott a few times. He is a very nice person, and the radio market will be poorer for his absence from it.

Without giving too much away, Scott's wife is sick and her treatment options in Nova Scotia have been all but exhausted. There are more such options where he is going to in London, Ontario, and I wish her all the best.

I have enjoyed listening to Scott over the years. I am sorry that I won't be able to turn on my car radio and hear him any more.  But I wish him and his family all the very best, and it is my hope that I will cross paths with him again.  Scott, I wish we had had a chance to do an interview before you left. It is my loss.

On his final half hour, right now, he is asking people to call in and tell them what they would miss about Nova Scotia if they had to leave it. I would miss my family members, those who are left and are speaking to me at least. I would miss the ocean. I would miss the Annapolis Valley. And I would miss the local radio stations.

See you tomorrow.


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