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by Ron St. Pierre & Jen Brien, commentary
As I write this, I’m visiting with my mother. For those of you that used to listen to me on WBZ from midnight to 5am some years ago you’d know I had my mom on Thursday mornings at 12am. I called it “Moments with Mom”. We would just talk about life, things, and whatnot. She was a BIG HIT! People really loved hearing her and I LOVED being able to have that radio experience with her. We laughed out loud together and basically it was just cool. Nerdy cool.
She has fallen ill over the last 3 months and she’s changing now, as she crosses over into the age where your brain begins to play tricks on you. I see how sad she is. What a struggle daily tasks are for her, and how cruel aging can be. Today my mom hugged me for a long time and just cried and cried. It broke my heart.
As our roles swap out and the children become the parent, I want to thank my father in heaven for rescuing me from the pit of alcoholism so I could have this time with her. I love my mother so very much. I wasn’t always present; I wasn’t always available; and I wasn’t sober for a very long time. But I am now. Thank God that I am now so I can be here for her. For those of you in recovery the struggle is real. For those of you still gripped by addiction, I understand and I’m praying for you. I believe in you.
Life is not easy on this side, but these new “Moments with Mom” mean more to me than anything. Take your life back. It really is possible.
Have a great week, friends…
AWARD SHOW FALLOUT
Hot on the heels of the Academy Awards scoring the SECOND lowest audiences in its history, the Grammys followed up with ITS SECOND lowest viewership. It’s just more proof the viewing public has “had it” with the “Beautiful People” celebrating their own celebrity. The Grammys got a ton of social media pushback too after comedian Louis CK won the award for Best Comedy Album for SINCERELY LOUIS CK. Considering the fact CK admitted to masturbating in front of multiple women without consent, social media was ablaze with outrage. Too soon… too soon!
HOW CAN WE MISS YOU IF YOU WON’T GO AWAY?
Disgraced former Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia is wearing out his STAY OUT OF JAIL FREE card. Correia received the SEVENTH… count ‘em, folks… SEVENTH delay to his prison report date. Correia was supposed to report to a gated community on April 5th until Judge Douglas Woodlock approved yet another delay. The new report date is set for April 22nd. The judge wrote that Correia shouldn’t have his bail extended any longer BUT he’s giving Correia the chance to appeal that decision to the First Circuit April 11th. Correia was originally scheduled to report to prison in early December of 2021 after being sentenced to six years in prison on corruption charges.
SIZE DOES MATTER
At least that’s what four plaintiffs are hoping as they sue Burger King over the size of its Whoppers. The class action suit filed in the U.S District Court in Miami says that advertised Whoppers (as well as other BK sandwich offerings) you see are “based on false and misleading advertising concerning the size and/or the amount of ingredients contained in said menu items.” No idea what the plaintiffs are looking for as a settlement other than to prove a point. The King shall hear of this!
Ron St. Pierre is a veteran broadcaster whose career has spanned over four decades. Ron has programmed, performed on and managed WHJJ, WPRO, WWRX, 790 The Score in Providence, as well as WBZT and WKGR in West Palm Beach and WABC in New York City. Ron also anchored sports on WPRI Ch 12 in Providence. He is a member of both the Rhode Island Radio and Television and the City of Pawtucket Halls of Fame. He was born and raised in Pawtucket.
Jen Brien has over 20 years of radio broadcast experience having hosted shows on WPRO and WHJJ with Ron as well as her own shows on WRKO and WBZ in Boston, WXTK on Cape Cod and WHAM in Rochester, New York. Jen was born and raised in Woonsocket and served six years in the Army MP Canine Unit.
Hazel, Ron’s dog, makes regular appearances.
“Ron and Jen’s Great Escape” podcast, a more lighthearted look at the events happening around us, can be found on YouTube and wherever you get your podcasts, with new episodes premiering each Wednesday and listen to Ron and Jen’s Great Escape call in radio show Friday afternoons 2 til 4 on 101.1 FM, 1540 WADK and streaming everywhere on WADK.COM.
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