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The K-Files


Welcome to this latest installment of The K-Files.

This week I will be continuing my new Special Report format with a bit of commentary on an event that is sure to shake the very foundation of Coast to Coast AM. I am talking about last week's guest hosting by announcer Ross Mitchell. Was I impressed by his deep, soothing voice? What of his hosting skills?  And, most importantly, what does this mean for Ian? Read on and find out.

You'd better get ready, 'cause here come The K-Files...

:: Special Report ::

I am a fan of Ian Punnett. Let me start off by stating that. When Ian returned to guest host Coast to Coast AM on a regular basis last year, I was among the many excited listeners eager to experience his unique style and humor. Then, more recently, when Ian was granted his own little piece of 4-hour pre-Coast airtime known as Coast to Coast Live, I was equally excited to know that I didn’t have to stay up all Saturday night next to my radio in order to enjoy a bit of Coast entertainment.  

That said, however, I haven’t had much opportunity to listen to Coast to Coast Live. Either I’m working late or enjoying another form of digital entertainment, but it seems I would most often catch the last 15 or so minutes of Punnett before Art came on. Frankly, I blame this lack of drive on Ian’s less than stellar guests. I like him as a host, but there have only been a few occasions in which I felt the need to put aside other tasks in order to listen. Though this wasn’t the case last week.  

Last week’s Coast to Coast Live was a truly memorable episode for Coast fans. For the first time, the deep-voiced announcer Ross Mitchell finally got his chance to host. Filling Ian’s spot (who got bumped up to Art’s C2C AM spot), Ross Interviewed Physicist Brooks Agnew on the topic of the Nephilim. The guest was mediocre at best, but that night’s episode wasn’t so much about the subject matter as it was giving Mitchell a shot at the big-time.

I must say that I was impressed. Quite impressed, to say the least.

I don’t want to knock Mr. Bob Berglund, the morning news guy on my Minnesota talk station AM1500, but I am quite jealous of Northern Nevada listeners. To be able to wake up to Mitchell’s voice for 4 hours each morning? That would be fantastic.

I was skeptical at first that his voice wouldn’t sound the same when live. I was unsure what kind of sound enhancement was done for his announcing tasks, but his deep, calming voice always seemed a bit too good to me. Therefore, I was quite surprised (read ‘delighted’) when he started the show with a seamless transition from announcing to hosting. His voice was just so confident and ear-friendly, I’m dumbfounded they didn’t ask him to guest host before. There are people that are simply gifted with the power of voice, and Ross Mitchell is without question one of them.

And, apparently, Ian noticed Mitchell’s undeniable talent as well. His first words when coming on about making “the worst mistake in radio” by having a replacement host that turned out to be better than him were nothing short of hilarious. Ian sounded genuinely distressed at this. He was very much showed up by the show’s announcer. Ian, I still love ya, man…but I hope you don’t feel hurt about my desire to hear a lot more from Ross.

Heck, not just Ian—I hope Art doesn’t feel hurt either, because if we can get more of Ross on the weekends, you can tell that Philippine phone company to take their time. I just hope Ross accepts future offers. Because if not, every time I hear him make C2C announcements, I will be depressingly reminded of what could have been.

:: Dead End ::


Well, that's all for this week. I trust you enjoyed your trip into this shadowy nether-realm known only as the K-Files.

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Keep your eyes peeled for the next  K-Files, arriving sometime next week. Later.

~Khyron, 2006.


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