When Gene invited me on to his wonderful program a year ago, I was a lowly longshot for the State Assembly, running against a popular 28-year incumbent. I stand before you today, an unemployed ex-candidate jealous of his thirty year incumbent former opponent! I lay my defeat squarely at your feet Gene and I will never forgive you!!!
Seriously though, your selfless toil and sacrifice has provided that voiceless outcast that is the Brooklyn Republican with an avenue for relief that would never have been otherwise provided, and for that WE ALL THANK YOU!!!
Since your launch a year ago, you have gone from giving a voice to a handful of struggling longshots to interviewing political and journalistic luminaries such as Marty Golden, Nicole Malliotakis and Celeste Katz. Just a week ago, you provided me with the honor of helping to interview former Lieutenant Governor Betsy McCaughey!
Thanks to you, it has been my honor to have been a small part of your program as we have gone from counting listeners in the teens to the hundreds and thousands. It has been a lot of fun and I assure you it has been my pleasure to have been allowed to participate.
Here is wishing you a hundred more years of broadcasting success!