I am SO disappointed with WTMJ and Charlie Sykes. I have been a listener to the show for years. Today was the first time I called in. I was excited and nervous to be chosen. The topic was about a bar b que joint in Madison, and people complaining about the smell. I told the screener that I had lived in many cities and that each had an industry that created a smell. Some good some bad. I also stated that I grew to accept the smell as I became part of the community. That I wasn't aware of it when I moved in, but grew to associate it with the neighborhood. The screener suggested that I "lead" with the fact that I didn't know about the smell til after I moved in. MY point was that I embraced it. When put on the air... I followed directions, and led with "whether the smell was there before the complainer was". I was set up. Charlie Sykes used every cheap noise play he had in his arsenal. I "lead" stupidly, with the line I was instructed to, and NEVER got another word out. I was belittled misunderstood. The experience, sadly, has left me with NO respect for a station I have followed for YEARS. I am feeling that everything said about the media may be true! SEE YA LATER TMJ!!! AND yah, maybe IT IS time for Charlie to retire!
Oct. 26, 2016, 3:17 a.m. GMT