On my show today I mentioned that Radio Sean Ryan is probably leaving to work on another show.
Although this is disappointing because I adore Radio Sean Ryan, I understand the situation.
He has mentioned on air that he is not financially solvent working my gig (frankly, neither am I!)
And he ought to keep striving for more.
He does have a lady friend for the past 8-10 years and one would hope he’ll be financially secure enough to make an honest woman out of her! (I’m kidding!)
Anyway, after I mentioned this on the air, I received some feedback from some listeners.
Here is one email and one comment:
Listened to your show today, only to find out that this is at least the second time you’ve been disrespected (first time being the people who would not clear out of the studio to give you enough time to get ready to do your show)—— Today, to find out that Radio Sean is not going to be with you any longer, with NO NOTICE HARDLY AT ALL? Ridiculous.
Thank you for your lovely words. I appreciate the good cheer and the understanding that I move forward through all of the changes. I am viewing this as yet another opportunity. I don’t feel disrespected, rather I feel inconvenienced! But isn’t everyone inconvenienced some of the time?
Sorry to hear Shawn is leaving the show but were you REALLY SURPRISED? I mean, you went on a rant about how you wouldn’t have involved him in the show if you knew, but you hardly let him talk! It won’t make a difference who your assistant is, we’ll hardly ever hear him/her over you if you keep this format.
I’ve heard him on the other show and Shawn is great. Patrick lets him talk and is very polite,… if/when he interrupts, he apologizes and gives the person a chance to speak. For Shawn, moving to the other show is the obvious better choice regardless of compensation.
I like your show but am finding it more and more difficult to listen. I support you and wish you will take this as learning point.
Please take this opportunity to make improvements and progress. Take it as constructive criticism, pull the camera back on YOURSELF. Don’t blame the “higher ups” as you put it… they did this for a reason, figure it out and fix it. If you’re overlooked then make sure you are the spotlight by IMPROVING your show, keeping and getting more listeners.
THANK YOU ROSE!
I will figure this out. Of course. Today was the day I heard Sean’s leaving was a probability. Hadn’t known before. Now I will deal with it.
In terms of Radio Sean Ryan’s role on the show (and I’m certain he’d attest to the same)- He was hired to run the board, assist in show prep and be on air when we deemed it appropriate. I’ve loved his contributions.
I’ve never had an “assistant” and I’m pretty sure Sirius Xm won’t be hiring one for me. But yes, I will be afforded another board op who I hope will involve himself with show content and me as well!
I wish Radio Sean Ryan only a prosperous and long term career in whatever field he wants! And I believe he wants the same for me.
Thank you for your feedback!