OK, 2006 is officially the year that hell froze over.
First we have Metallica making their music available on iTunes and Napster, then Steve Dahl and Garry Meier reunite for a show yesterday, August 18.
I found reference to this on Dahl.com and couldn’t believe it. Thankfully, Dahl started publishing his daily shows as podcasts earlier in the year and I was able to download it and hear for myself this unbelievable point in radio history.
I haven’t listened to Dahl for quite some time, as most of my listening has moved over to podcasts. Even before the switch to time shifted media, I found Dahl to be a little too sedated for me. However, the Steve and Garry Show was one of the staples of growing up for me and I have to say, its so nice to hear the two of them on the air again.
There is an incredible chemistry between these two guys when you put microphones in front of them. There is something about Meier that really brings out the best in Dahl. I switch the show on every now and again, but it seems to move too slowly for me to actually “get into”. With Meier back in the mix, the show had a much quicker pace, was much more energetic, and I have to say, was damn funny. As a matter of fact, I cannot remember a time that I have laughed out loud as much listening to this show in the last ten years as I have this morning with Garry back in the mix.
With all of the hostility that has gone on over the years, you would expect things to be very uncomfortable with these two getting together. Listening though, its like the break up never happened. Each of them seemed to “drop right into place” with each other, and the shows energy was raised considerably.
There are a few things in life that just seem to be meant to be. Steve and Garry on the radio is one of those things that fall into that category, whether they like it or not. Its probably only wishful thinking, but it would be so great to see these two actually pair up again permanently. It would be an incredible boon for WCKG at this point, and I would actually consider putting that radio back in my office again during the day.
Think about it guys. The show this morning most definitely made my day today. From the looks of the Dahl.com forums, it seems I’m not the only one.
- Dahl and Meier Back on The Air Together – cbschicago.com
- ABC 7 News Coverage – YouTube
- CBS 2 News Coverage – YouTube