The outdoors is broad enough, diverse enough, that it is important to have a multitude of voices covering it. So I was truly saddened to hear from Steve Sarley last night that last Saturday's ``Outdoor Experience'' radio show was his last on WIND (560-AM), though he hopes to bring back the show in some form within 60 days.
I've been on Sarley's show, and respect the way he went about his business. And it is a business, which explains why Sarley e-mailed, ``The bad economy killed me.''
Here's the good side, Sarley is not going away and sounds like a guy who will come back up:
I do have plans to bring the show back to life within 60 days.
I hope that I can pull it off.
It may be at a less attractive time or day of the week. It may even be "Internet only."
No matter what, I plan to make the show easily accessible at my website every week
and also by podcasting it.
I need to get some new sponsorship support to make this happen and hope I can do it.
If there are any suggestions you can make, or help you can provide me, I would appreciate it.
I worked very hard to make The Outdoors Experience the most listened-to outdoors
radio show in its broadcast range.
I know that The Outdoors Experience was a darned good show and I feel bad that the
hunting and fishing fans that were loyal to the show will have to do without it.