Well, to paraphrase an old Wisconsin saying: Good gravy, Gertie — it’s the last Radio Rumpus Room! Yep, with tonight’s show we wrapped up just a shade over 19 years of our always-evolving mistake-in-progress. It’s been a great time and we’ve made many great friends, but simply put we figured it was best to give someone else a shot at the airwaves, rather than hunkering down liked we owned the spot. Because, you know, we don’t. (The friends, we guess, we get to keep!) This was a very fun show this week, and all the more terrific with all the friends and fans who came down to participate in this final stomp. Coupled with three of our favorite bands who trotted down to play live in the studio — Cockfight, Nordic Surf, and the Fret Rattles — well, it was pretty much a perfect evening.
Be assured that we won’t be going away; we’re just considering it a lengthy break from the weekly grind (though it never felt like a grind). We both think it would be nice to come back eventually with another regularly scheduled show — one probably feeling a lot like the time-tested Radio Rumpus Room. Meanwhile we’ll be very content to fill-in and sit-in on some of our friends shows, and just keep doin’ what needs doin’ at KFAI. The station deserves your support, and we hope you’ll continue to be there for it.
Thanks again, friends. It’s been a fantastic time, and we expect to see you around!