You go, girl!
This young lady deserves all the support she can muster.
She is stepping into the afternoon time slot left vacant by the sudden exit of Joe Painter, one of the most popular voices on "WEEU, Berks County's only locally owned radio station."
So what's up with Jo? What's the news behind the news?
Don't expect Reading Eagle Company to hang out any dirty laundry.
What goes unreported in the article is precisely why Painter packed up and left. The paper never published any retirement yarn; her name has just been scrubbed from the radio's website. Such shading is, without a doubt, an order on high from Sir Peter the Poo-Poo, lord scion of the House of Barbey, whose meddlesome management methods, piss-poor people skills, and corrosive douchebaggery led to Painter's abrupt retirement, as this blog reported exclusively.
Barbey is known around the Eagle/WEEU compounds as "the Little Prince," a reference not only to his mite stature but to his intellectual, spiritual and (perhaps) manly shortcomings. The indefatigible Charlie Adams has been lured out of retirement to plug the gaping hole at general manager created by Painter's fuck-you resignation, but that can only be a temporary fix.
Who will step into the void? Why can stomach eight hours a day of Prince Peter the Pernicious? Who's the GM in waiting?
Asked just that question, one employee could only laugh and state, "Who do you think? Barbey."