Out with the old and in with the new, I guess. Seems like only yesterday I was getting e-mails from angry and sad listeners upset that their favorite Kilroy and Catfish on air personalities were leaving xm radio, with the merger of Sirius/XM radio. But it’s the music that matters, and most people stayed tuned to keep listening to the good music on Willie’s Place.
Now, again, changes and shuffling, and favorite people are leaving. It’s been a great few years of music at Willie Nelson’s HonkyTonk and all the unique collection of music we heard fromWillie’s place. And it’s sad when familiar personalities move on but I don’t think we’ve heard the end of Bill Mack; he’s been entertaining us on air and supporting artists for decades. Maybe satellite radio can’t be that ideal niche radio we all hoped for but there will be good music. I was talking with Dallas Wayne of Sirius/XM, and he made a good point. I was all, ‘what about this, and what about that artist?,’ and Dallas said, “Linda, it’s not going to look the same, but that good music will find a home, or has already found a home on a channell at sirius/xm.” And that’s true. It’s about the music.
But yeah, we will miss Willie Wednesdays, when fans had a chance to call up and talk with Willie on the Bill Mack show, ask him questions, tell him a joke. That was special. But I expect Willie Nelson will finds other ways to keep in touch with us fans, like he always has.
I like what my friend Pat/Miss Tex said, “I’m hoping for some ‘the more things change; the more they stay the same.’ I like that.