Before we get started, I know that there's an elephant in the room.
He's pretty tough to miss
I promise that we'll address said elephant before the conclusion of this Blog.
Now, on with the State of the Show Address.
Back in March of 2009, I was moved to the 8pm to 2am slot on WDEZ. As you've had about about a year to decide whether my show is worth listening to or not, I figured it's time to do a little checkup on my shift.
As reported in this Blog on Wednesday, January 27th, the ratings for my show are up. They're the highest this shift has had in years. I have you to thank for that. The time you give my nonsense is always appreciated.
With that being said, here are the results of the latest Terry's Bonus Point Poll. I'll comment on each result as we go:
|Do you listen to Terry Stevens on WDEZ anytime between the hours of 8pm and 2am?|
I am pleasantly surprised that the "No" answer didn't get 100%. Thank you very much for that.
|What answer best describes your feelings regarding Terry's Triple Play Keyword?|
|275||66.7%||71.9%||64.6%||I loves it!|
|34||8.3%||12.4%||6.5%||I hates it!|
|103||25%||15.7%||28.9%||I have no idea what Terry's Triple Play Keyword is.|
Terry's Triple Play Keyword has been a consistant winner. While I've been told that its difficulty can be frustrating, even the most frustrated player still loves to play it. The fact that you don't have to be a WDEZ Club Member to play along only adds to its strength. By the way, for the 25% who aren't familiar with the TTPK, you can find the rules n' such here.
|What answer best describes your feelings regarding Terry's Keyword Comedy Club?|
|285||69.2%||72.7%||67.7%||I loves it!|
|15||3.6%||5.8%||2.7%||I hates it!|
|112||27.2%||21.5%||29.6%||I have no idea what Terry's Keyword Comedy Club is.|
I was surprised that this bit scores as high as it does. I've always been a little leery of the Keyword Comedy Club. Basically, anything I do that isn't playing your favorite song is a bit of a risk, ratings-wise. Now, I'm not adverse to risk, but I am adverse to you not liking my show. Again, without you, I'm out of a gig. The Keyword Comedy Club gives you 5000 WDEZ Club Points just like a Bonus Keyword. It just takes its sweet time doing it. The good news is, according to the ratings and this poll, you don't seem to mind. The Keyword Comedy Club will stick around until you tell me to knock it off.
|What answer best describes your feelings regarding listening to an airshift hosted by Terry Stevens?|
|23||5.6%||10.7%||3.4%||How is this guy still employed?|
|49||11.9%||12.4%||11.7%||Seriously, this moron is the best DJ they can find?|
|7||1.7%||0.8%||2.1%||I would sooner shoot my radio with a 12 gauge than listen to Terry Stevens.|
|333||80.8%||76%||82.8%||He's alright, I guess.|
I caught a little bit of flak for this question from folks like Dan and Kim who e-mailed this my way:
"Why are you selling yourself short? As far as we are concerned you are the "BEST" dj... So don't sell yourself out. "Love" your triple play it makes the brain work a little bit. Love your show. Dan&Kim
And this one from Sandra:
"After completing your survey yesterday, I felt an e-mail was in order. You are the best on-air personality on radio. I really enjoy reading you blogs, like your attitude and sense of humor. I look forward to your triple play ---- it may take me some time to figure the right answer, but most of the time, with help I succeed. Your comedy club is hilarious. I like how you personalize it. Keep up the good work and thank your wonderful family for sharing you with us.
These e-mails, the ratings, the survey results, and most importantly, YOU made my week.
Back in May of 2001, my wife and I moved here from Cincinnati, Ohio to chase my dream of being a full time radio personality. Thanks to you listening to the radio when I'm on, I've been able to pursue that dream. God bless you and thank you for inviting me into your radio over these last 9 years.
"Hey, I'm still here, you know."
Oh yeah. That. For the time being, I'm on from 3pm until 8pm. A change has been made. I can't go into detail as to why the change was made. Human Resources policy and all that. Odds are, the Human Resources department at your workplace has the same policy.
Here's what I can say. I enjoyed working with him. He's the one who came up with the idea for Terry's Triple Play Keyword. I just ran with it. Change is never easy, but sometimes it's for the best. I sincerely hope that he takes advantage of the opportunities that change so often brings and I wish him all the best.
"I think that about covers it. Got any peanuts?"
Your Blog Keyword is "pachyderm". It's good for 250 WDEZ Club Points until 1700 on 2/3/10.
Your TTPK Hint for yesterday is "not weak".