One feature in the FORUM that lets readers participate is the "Talk About It" section of the online paper. It is a great part of the online edition. I love to read through the comments of various topics and right now, the hottest one seems to be the sale of KFGO to Jim Ingstad, the re-re-re–debut of Ed Schultz as the host of "news and views", the unceremonious dropping of Joel Heitcamp, and the moving around of the Jack and Sandy schedule. The commentators on this "talk about it" topic have very honest views regarding this change in the local radio milieu. Some are cheering the return of Ed..some are making up doggerel to express themselves, some are calling Ed things like a hotair, liberal, windbag plus others too strong to re-print or re-type. I was highly amused looking at this topic….it is already about 14 pages long with a most "free" exchange of views among the anonymous registered folks who take names to identify themselves. It really makes for freedom in expressing oneself and can be highly amusing. It is the First Amendment in all its perfection. I love to read "talk about it" especially the really hot topics and right now KFGO and Ed are HOT! Ed’s return reminds me of another radio personality who had to come crawling back to his home base a few years ago. Nationally known radio person, Garrison (nee, Gary, when he was born and before he became so urbane) Kiellor left Minnesota in an infamous temper tantrum, hissy-fit to- end- all- hissy-fits. He insulted the residents of St. Paul, Minnesotans in general, and huffed himself off to Denmark, the home of his second or third "squeeze" (he did marry her, to his credit,) but it came as a big shock to another lady with whom he had shared a domicile for years and years and was in the dark about the new lady love at the time it all came down. Denmark was not so hot after he got there(everyone did not fall all over him when they saw him) and he eventually came back to New York, that Shining City Afar Off, that he had always wanted to take by storm since he was a dreamy teenager having illusions of grandeur in an upstairs room of his parental home, reading THE NEW YORKER. New York did not get taken by storm either, and the radio show from the Big Apple, with its changed format, did not take anything by storm so eventually, GK had to come crawling back to St. Paul, Minnesota, MPR (who never abandoned him) and his original radio show format "The Prairie Home Companion". Now he has even participated in making the most boring movie ever, called (what else) "Prairie Home Companion". I saw it, cynically, since I have never appreciated a Big Arrogant Verbal Bully like GK but at least it proved that he cannot lay the Golden Egg on the Hollywood scene either. One did get to see the dim recesses of the Fitzgerald Theater, so that was interesting but the rest of it was a total loss. He was so good in the early 1980s before his fame went to his head. If I could somehow re-capture those early broadcasts…one done in the gym of North High in Fargo….and several at the Concordia Fieldhouse in Moorhead..I would be a fan once more. I used to enjoy Ed Schultz’s early Bison broadcasts too, but things changed. Ed became on on-air verbal bully, as he did on his early talk shows, as well, burning his bridges for many folks in this area. It will be (as Arte Johnson said) "verrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr—y interesting" to watch this crawl-back to the beginning of a "career", hoping to re-capture the perceived magic that has gone sooooooooooooooo flat.