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What is WRVA – 1140’s Big Announcement on Monday Morning? I Hope Jeff Katz is Leaving!

WRVA-1140 AM has been hinting about a big announcement that will effect a “lot of people” that is coming on Monday morning May 5, 2014 at 7:06 AM.

I have no idea what it may be, but I would hope that the new afternoon guy Phil Katz will be moving on to bluer pastures. I have tried to like the guy, I really have. He has a good radio delivery style, although he does come across as rude fairly often.

I have reached the point that I can’t listen to him for more than a couple of minutes before I either switch to another station – FM – and listen to music, or I pull up Hannity on I heart Radio out of Tidewater.

Often Katz starts out making me believe he understands whatever issue he is talking about, then he drifts off into left field. I listen to talk radio for the political content. That is pretty much it. And Katz has an underlying Boston-style Liberal streak a mile wide that he tries to hide. Following Beck and Limbaugh, a pretend Conservative with an Allen Colmes complex just before dinner is more than I can take most days.

If I wanted to listen to a pretend Conservative I would listen to Eric Cantor commercials.

I mostly listen to radio only while I am driving. Most folks that read my drivel know that I am also a musician and have a passion for music and politics – and I often mix the two. And I listen to the radio with the same philosophy. Music or politics.

I miss Doc Thompson. I may not have always agreed with him on everything, but I always knew how he stood on things. And there were very few places where we differed.

With this Katz cat, I feel like I am listening to an articulate Jekyll and Hyde. And yes, I know he used to be a cop. He reminds us of that every 3 minutes.

Did you know he used to be a cop?

So here are my preferences for 1140-WRVA’s big announcement on Monday.


  1. Bring back Doc Thompson.
  2. Find someone who is a similar replacement for Doc.
  3. Do like most stations… Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity – instead of delaying Hannity in favor of a “local” guy.
  4. Dead air – because I won’t be listening.

Now don’t get me wrong. Hannity has this unhealthy bromance with Carl Rove and other Darth Vaderesque RINO’s and just plain bad people. He gets on my last nerve at times, but not as often as Katz.

Now what I am thinking they may do is flip Katz and Jimmy Barrett. That may work for me as I rarely listen to the radio on my drive in to work. I use that time to catch up on phone calls and spend most of the commute with someone on the speakerphone. Jimmy Barrett asks good questions on his interviews and seems at least consistent in his thoughts.

My last option is to get a car mount for my new HTC-One phone and stream another station in the afternoons and just keep the radio off in the mornings should Katz pop up there.

So, what do you think will be the big event on Monday? Is Barrett going to retire? Is Doc coming back? Will they put a sock in Katz mouth? Or will WRVA open up a slot for a conservative afternoon drive host on another station?

Or is it something more unexpected like WRVA moving to FM?

Whatever the event, I just hope Katz goes away.




About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog. Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

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Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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