A few weeks ago the highest rated A.M. radio station in town was told by their out-of-town corporate management to cut costs, much of which involved firing a number of staffers, both air personalities and behind-the-scenes workers.
This purge occurred on a Thursday. One of the people let go was filling in for the normal early morning drive-time host, had ended his shift that day at 9:00 by telling folks "see you tomorrow", and within a few minutes was gone from the station. This not only prompted the regular host to return the next day, but also forced the station to scramble to find a fill-in host for their local spots for Saturday and Sunday.
This past Sunday the station debuted a new "local" show featuring three women, at least one of whom is a former long time Columbus radio host. I say "local" show because of that connection, although the show is a branded and syndicated show that is not necessarily local.
I had the great misfortune to tune into this show on Sunday. It was billed as "the stuff women talk about". Perhaps that should have given me a clue, but I tried it anyway. During the Ten Minutes Of My Life I Will Never Get Back And Which May Have Left Me Permanently Scarred, I heard these women talk about vodkatinis and other recipes for drinking vodka, talking about people who are always mean (including one of their grandmothers who could be talked about meanly as long as you said, "God rest her soul" several times), and some other vapid drivel which has thankfully not burrowed itself into my brain.
If this is really "what women talk about", then I am not only thankful that I am not a woman, but I am beginning to be very concerned for the state of mind of womankind in general.