Some very encouraging words have come to my attention via a tweet from MinnPost: T.D. Mischke will be heard again beginning Wednesday, March 4 via a CityPages.com webcast, weekdays from 2 to 4 p.m. Central. MinnPost.com’s David Brauer had the news on Saturday, then corrected the start date to the first week of March via Twitter.
Just before Christmas, in an email interview with David Hansen of City Pages, Mischke answered some more questions about his firing and addressed the hard realities of the times and his personal situation:
Here the picture is reduced to simple math. Since I got into radio in June of ’92 I’ve gone and got married and had a couple of kids. I’m no longer in the dreamy world of what would I like to do with my life. Bills are rolling in right now and no money is rolling in beside ‘em. Add to that the dreary economic picture and I’m in a position where writing short notes to bank tellers has to be considered an option.
Then came Kevin Hoffman’s five questions on February 19, in which Mischke described how his new webcast will originate from “The Back Room” in his home,weekday afternoons fron 2 to 4 p.m. Central time, beginning Wednesday, March 4:
I feel like I’m 25 again, like I’m reborn. Creatively I needed a change. I have renewed energy artistically. This next part of my life is looking like it’s going to be a whole hell of a lot of fun.
We’re all in the swim, in the river. Some are drowning, some are trying to walk on water. I’m curious about us all–those fighting the wake of the passing barge, those diving below the surface exploring the depths, those playing water polo while others cling to life rafts.
Heh. James Fallows calls this good news, and I sure as heck plan to be listening. Look! There’s a URL now and everything:
While you’re waiting, you might want to download Mischke’s new album of music — The Kind of Day — from Amazon.com.