Our beloved Kevin Nelson has been gravely ill, suffering from a liver issue. And according to this story, he won’t be back anytime soon.
This, of course, is not Kevin Nelson’s wish. Kevin Nelson wants to come back, to be given a chance to rebuild his audience. But the management at CHUM just up and replaced him, giving no one, Nelson, the listeners, his loyal fans, a heads up.
They simply removed him from the website and said nothing.
What a bunch of insensitive bastards.
But that’s radio, folks. Like I’ve said in previous blogs, the radio business is like the Mob. He’s here one day, gone the next, and only a few wise guys know what happened to him. It’s as if these guys — Nelson and his sidekick Bill Parker — never existed at all. In reality, they gave the station the best 20 years of their lives.
Not to mention the fact he brought Majic 100 the highest ratings in town year after year.
Way to kick a guy when he’s down.
What a bunch of creeps.
Hopefully, Kevin will rebound from this serious illness. Hopefully, we’ll once again hear his corny jokes. In the meantime, somebody organize a flash mob in front of the Market Mall to tell Kevin how much we care about him, how much we miss him, and how well we will embrace him when he returns.
Like he told Tony Lofaro: “I’m only 51; I’m not dead.”