Breaking News: Dwight Slade to be Regular Guest on Lars
Starting this Tuesday at noon Lars Larson will share an hour a week with the legendary standup comedian Dwight Slade. Slade, pictured here on his heroic trip to entertain our troops in Afghanistan should add a rare breath of unpredictability to a show mired in the conservative cookie-cutter morass that is right wing talk radio. The biggest secret about Lars Larson is that he actually does have a sense of humor as he used to show interfacing with Dwight on KXL's old "Dave and Dwight" show. Dwight has a way of getting Lars to loosen up and put down the talking points for a minute and that can only be good for Portland radio.
Personally, I think radio executives in this town are worried that a big wrecking ball is about to come sailing through their offices, as the right wing point of view goes over a cliff like a bunch of mad buffalo with no direction but down. The pendulum is swinging and when it comes crashing through the walls of the corporate boardrooms, there had better be some programming for the rest of us. This stint on Lars' show is a clear case of trying to cover that as the right wing pro-war base continues to dwindle. But why stop there?
In other words: Dwight should have his own show and maybe later Lars could be a guest. And don't bag it after 8 months this time. Dwight's last show there could have been HUGE by now. Nationwide-Huge. You had gold and you blew it. Oh well, at least the visionaries at KXL have seen fit to have Dwight on again. It's a start, fellows.
So I think I'm actually going to check this out. Wait, Oh My God! I just promoted the Lars Larson show. The Portland Freelancer is feeling dizzy. Must lie down.