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June 1, 2009 |
Post to the Host:
I just wanted to send a message out to you about the strange way I heard parts of your show recently. I am stationed with the Illinois National Guard in Afghanistan. While on duty I noticed my radio picking up some strange interference. Then I heard the unquestionable sound of your voice. It was then I realized that somehow my communication system was picking up a broadcast of your show. Though I am not sure how this happened, it was nice to be able to listen to the parts that cut in.
Thank you for your show. It is a real treat when I get to hear it (which I guess means when my superiors are trying to contact me).
SGT Patrick J. DeGeorge
Camp Eggers, Afghanistan
This sounds like a scene from a comedy, Sergeant. An American platoon is pinned down by enemy fire on a rocky hillside and the sergeant calls for help and he gets a guy talking about eating rhubarb pie at a church picnic. When we do the show this week in LA, next week in Cincinnati we try to imagine the listening audience, and I often think of a trucker crossing Nebraska and picking the show up from three different FM stations in the course of two hours, or I think of people sitting on a back porch in Columbus, Georgia, or an old man in a walk-up apartment in Brooklyn, but I haven't yet imagined troops in Afghanistan. I will now include you in my imagined pantheon of listeners.
Good luck to you and thank you for your service to our country.