As we close out 2020 and try to forget most of it thanks to Covid-19, there are some people who need to be thanked. In the day-to-day hustle and bustle, sometimes we forget to thank those people who make our blessings possible.
First, I want to thank our dealer affiliates from coast-to-coast for living up to the promises I make on the air. Without them, there would be no Car Pro Show. You guys and gals do a great job. It was a challenging year to say the least, but most came through with flying colors.
Next, there are a lot of people behind the scenes of the show who produce, direct, coach, edit, keep our website running smoothly, and the list goes on and on. Many thanks to Tom Haynes, Tom Hansen, and the staff at Acuity Strategy who make my life easier. Our Executive Producer, car reviewer and taskmaster, Amy Plemons. Also, thanks to Tom Wilson, my pro bono proofreader who helps to make me look smarter. Thanks also to Terry Box, our other car reviewer for his unique and humorous perspective.
Our producers and call screeners do an awesome job. Many thanks to Lee Riza, Duane Sedge, and Sean Chastain. I spend every Thursday with a gentleman named Todd Chambless, who produces about 50 commercials with me. Ryan Rockett is a huge asset to me lining up our dealers to do commercials and making sure the stations have the right spots.
Of course, my trusty, musty, rusty, crusty sidekick, Kevin McCarthy. I�ve had to do a few shows solo and I can tell you that five straight hours of talking can be grueling. Kevin takes a load off, thanks buddy. I had the vision back in 2001 to see the need for a radio show like ours, and he gave me the courage to make it happen. I also need to thank my long-time talk radio coach, Tommy Kramer. He has taught me so much.
I thank our radio affiliates and the people there who put us on the air every weekend. We are blessed to be on some of the top stations in the country.
I want to thank our Military, Veterans, our police and fire, EMTs, and all those out there who keep us safe and help us maintain the freedoms we enjoy, but too often take for granted.
I want to thank our listeners and newsletter subscribers, our Facebook and Twitter friends, for without all of you, there is no show. The trust and faith you put into the things I tell you is awe-inspiring.
Last, but certainly not least�my family, especially my wife Kelly who has stood with me through the loss of a child, cancer, and congestive heart failure all in the past few years.
I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and get to spend time with your loved ones. Mend riffs, cherish your time together, hold your family a little tighter and a little longer. Check on your neighbors, love your pets. Be thankful for your blessings, no matter how big or small.
Remember, too, no matter what your problems may be, somebody has it worse off.
This is not the year to wish for presents, this is the year to count your blessings!
Thank you for listening to the Car Pro Show.
December 21, 2020