I say this because my favorite radio show host, Chuck Powell, has been let go from his position from The Edge 103.9 along with his cohorts: Collin Boyd, Drew “The Thrillride” Hutchinson, and Cori James. Chuck hosted the the Morning Ritual for 4 and a half years. I don’t really like listening to radio all that much because I can’t stand to listen to the same songs being played over and over during the day but after living here for only a month or so a friend told me to listen to this morning show, so I gave it a chance and that is when I started listening to Chuck. That was almost 4 years ago.
He is probably the most creative person I have ever heard on the radio. He was always coming up with new games to play such as Robert Smith or Roberts Smith, The Billboard Game (a board game on radio), 1 vs. Collin, Uncle Vinnies Vault of Useless Movie Trivia (this one is also a great thanks to Vince Morotta), and I think a big fan favorite TFL (Tabloid Fantasy League, yes he was the first one all others are just imitators) I could keep going but I won’t. He was also coming up with great bits to be part of Last Character Standing (GO LISTEN NOW!), which was a throwback to the old radio plays of the old days. Last Character Standing is at its roots a battle between 2 characters that Chuck came up with and the victor moved on to be champion until another character defeated them. He was amazing at coming up with new and fresh characters on a weekly basis. I will say that if i missed LCS on Wednesday’s my day was shot.
The one big thing about Chuck is that he could always make you laugh or smile, always. And on rare occasions he could make you cry. Or even sometimes make you laugh ’til you cry. He always made you feel good about getting through your day. I don’t know the man but I feel that listening to him daily that I know him somewhat and I know that Phoenix will miss him. I know I already do.
Chuck, thanks for all the great times. Hope to hear you soon!