As we’re sure you know by now, “KQRS MORNING MAN TOM BARNARD” was recently inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2017.
He continues to impress with a Morning Show that has been dominating for over 30 years!
He was recently interviewed by Radio Ink about the Morning Show, the Tom Barnard Show podcast, possible syndication and more.
Radio Ink: How have you dominated on the radio in Minneapolis for so long?
Barnard: I take a completely different approach to radio than most people, especially in this market. For example, another accusation came in against Al Franken. I went on the air and said this is the sixth woman that has accused him of trying to force himself on her, but, “Ladies and gentlemen, I don’t like Al Franken and I’ve never liked him. I’ve interviewed him many times. I think he’s a flaming prick, so I can’t make a judgment call here. I can’t say if he’s guilty or not. I can’t take a stance on this.”
If I don’t take a stance, I explain why, and people really like that. Even though I can’t stand him, I’m not going on the air and ripping into him because I don’t know if he’s guilty. I assume these six women are telling the truth. It would be too easy to rip him and say we should burn him at the stake.
The show is also very pro-women. I was raised by my mother and my two older sisters. I like strong women and talk about them a lot. That is unusual, from what I understand. I grew up in a different way than 99.9 percent of people in Minnesota, and they kind of like that. It is a different perspective, I guess.
Read the entire interview at RadioInk.com