6-1-11 - Rosie's Final Show

In case you missed it...
here we go...

ROSIE DISCUSSES HER NIGHT LAST NIGHT, EMAILING NAKED PHOTOS AND CALLERS
Rosie started today's broadcast, her final Rosie Radio appearance, saying this morning's pre-show meeting felt really weird knowing it would be the last time they would all be meeting in that way.  She said a final, "It's Wednesday, all day as my Nana would say." and began the broadcast.  Janette said she's loved doing Rosie Radio and Rosie agreed that it's been a really wonderful experience for her too.  Janette thanked me and all the other listeners who have followed them so faithfully and she reminded everyone that the show isn't really ending but just morphing into something else.  Rosie Radio fans can still listen to "Best Of Rosie Radio Moments" Monday through Thursday, Janette's Show every Friday, and Rosie's OWN show on Sirius in October!  

Rosie said she went out with Sharon Gless for her birthday last night.  Tyne Daly was there too and they had dinner at Sammy's Roumanian Steakhouse.  Deirdre said that is a very famous restaurant in New York though Rosie had never heard of it.  Rosie said it was lovely and there was dancing there! And she talked about how much she loves her friends Sharon and Tyne.

Rosie also went to therapy yesterday and on the way out she heard women screaming.  Later she saw a 15 year-old girl who was all shaken up and looked like she was recently in a fight.  Rosie pulled over and offered her a ride after assuring her she was just a mom from the neighborhood.  She drove the girl to her house and talked to her about what the fight was about.  The girl said her boyfriend had recently been with the other girl, who was his ex-girlfriend.  Rosie talked with the girl and whether or not she should be involved with someone who would cheat on her with an ex and then she wondered why she feels the need to get involved in these situations!

Then when she got home she saw the naked photos of Blake Lively on Perez Hilton's website.  Rosie wondered what was happening to the youth in this country and said it made her feel really old.  Then she wondered why anyone would pose for naked pictures in the first place.  Pete looked at them and said he was pretty sure they've been photo-shopped or were faked in some way.  Then they discussed Anthony Weiner's pictures of his wiener!  The accusations are that he emailed a photo of himself to a young college-aged girl who tweeted him.  Pete said Mr. Weiner follows a lot of young attractive looking women.  Deirdre said he didn't deny the photograph but he got livid when reporters asked him about it!  Rosie found it odd that a Congressman would take such a photo but Janette said, "Humans are humans" and it doesn't matter what your job is, they are human therefore they are inherently flawed.  (though I think she actually used the words "fucked up" but I changed it to "inherently flawed".... :)  Janette said she wouldn't look at the photos because she's never recovered from seeing Dr. Laura's naked pictures!  

Rosie took a call from a listener who reminded Rosie to keep fans updated about Jeannie's husband's test results.  She went on to say she thought the photos were real and not faked.    Rosie said if she looked like Blake Lively when she was naked she would do everything naked!  She said she'd be naked right now!  

Rosie took a call from a listener who called to talk with Rosie about girls having sex at such a young age.  She said HER girls never had sex in high school because they weren't allowed to!  Rosie didn't sound that convinced.  She said Kelli's parents were also very strict yet had no idea what she was really doing and that she was sneaking out when she was younger. Rosie said parents like to believe that their daughters would never do anything bad but she doesn't know how accurate that belief always is.

One caller was so glad Rosie chose to give the girl a ride home last night.  She said such a simple act might change that girl's life forever.  Her mother discovered she was gay when she was in high school and kicked her out of the house.  It was the mother of another girl at her school who took her in and gave her the parenting and acceptance she never had from her own mother.  She and her mother are still estranged today.

Rosie said when she was about 20 years old, she picked up a young female hitchhiker in LA who was about to get in the car with a strange man.  Rosie said she scolded the girl for almost getting into the car with a man she didn't know and drove her 40 minutes to a hotel while lecturing her about being safer.  This story sparked an entire hitchhiking and stranger-danger conversation.  Rosie said she's never hitchhiked because she would be too afraid. Bobby said stranger-danger is a good rule but ROSIE never follows her own rule!  Rosie said because she's famous she feels like she's not a stranger and therefore people don't need to worry with her.  

One caller was raised Catholic and said her motto was "Lie till you die!"  Even today she doesn't admit all the things she did as a teen to her parents.  One caller said 9 times out of 10 the celebrities are in some way involved with the release of these types of photos.  Rosie wasn't sure but said if the photos of Blake were real, they're not going to ruin her career.  She said celebrities have overcome much worse scandals and survived.  

FAVORITE ROSIE RADIO MOMENTS
James asked everyone to give him their favorite Rosie Radio moments before today's show and he gathered up the audio and the staff went around and shared their favorite moments with each other and the listeners.  Janette's favorite moment of the show was when Pete yelled, "Quantum Leap Accelorator!" during a game and the time they played Howard mentioning Janette's unlimited head offer on The Howard Stern Show.   Deirdre and Jeannie's favorite moment was the time Rosie put the contents of the Fish Oil capsule on her face during a live broadcast thinking it was Vitamin E!  Her second favorite moment was when Janette chugged a beer in 9 seconds on the air and no one could believe it!  Pete's favorite moments were getting the truckers to toot their horns.  He even remembered the day their first trucker named Deb blew her horn on air and how excited they all got.  Janette and Rosie remarked about how great it's been getting to know an entire culture of truckers they have never known.  Rosie said when she sees truckers now, she wonders what they're listening to on the radio and if they've listened to their show.  Janette said if it weren't for truckers, the stores would be empty and we would have no food!  Janette said truckers are very important and we must remember to thank them.

James' favorite moment was the day Janette referred to the lead actress in The Sound of Music as Julie Armstrong instead of Julie Andrews.  And he loved how irate Rosie got at the error!  Then Janette said something about the movie she was in as the nanny and Rosie was all fired up and yelled, "It's Mary Poppins you asshole!"  Shoshana's favorite moment was when they spray-painted Shady the squirrel during an interview with Super Nanny Jo Frost.  Janette said because of that little squirrel Pete started ShadyChat on Ustream and an entire group of people became lifelong friends!  All because of a little squirrel!   Lou's favorite moment was when the American Idiot cast sang "Wake Me Up When September Ends" in the studio.  He said it's the greatest performance in radio he's ever been a part of and he actually got teary hearing it live.     Amanda's favorite moment was the time they talked about the video of the woman who fell when she stomped the grapes!  She said they got tons of response from listeners who almost peed their pants or drove off the road they were laughing so hard.  

Rosie took a couple of callers.  One caller lost 100 pounds from walking during Rosie Radio!  He said his favorite Rosie Radio moment was when Rosie had Shirley Maclaine on.

They went to commercial break playing Bobby's favorite moment of the show when Betty Buckley sang As If We've Never Said Goodbye live in the studio!

CELL PHONES CAUSE CANCER, DRUG TESTS FOR WELFARE AND THE REAL L WORD
Janette read an article that stated that cell phones can increase your risk of cancer.  They discussed the cancer it causes called a Glioma which has a 20 year incubation period.  Janette said what's scary about that finding is that cell phones have really only been prevalent for the last 15 years so we're only now going to be seeing the health effects.  The first person she thought of was Deirdre, who lives on her cell phone for her job!  Deirdre said the study had her concerned and she was going to get a real phone in her house and use an ear phone attachment when she does use her cell phone.  Bobby didn't understand all the distress over something that may or may not happen.  He said he's not going to sleep with his cell phone next to his head now but he might star using an earpiece.  

They also discussed a recent news story that they may start drug testing welfare recipients in the state of Florida.  Deirdre is all for it but Janette, while she thinks there should be welfare reform, she believes in our right to privacy. She said it's sanctimonious to sit back and say poor people have to hold a standard that most  of us can't even meet.  Bobby said to Janette that our government makes sure we all obey the laws not just the poor people.  Janette said we should have the right to privacy and our own bodies regardless.  Rosie said oftentimes with poverty comes addiction and the desire to escape reality. She said we're all addicted to one thing or another whether that's drugs, food, porn, the Internet. But Bobby pointed out that all those things are legal while street drugs are not.  Rosie wondered where we draw the line when it comes to passing a certain standard to receive aid from the government.

Rosie then took several callers.  One caller understands the addiction but thinks welfare needs to be there to help someone get better and do better.  She said we cannot just hand out money and not expect the recipients of it to try to do better in life.  Rosie said not everyone has that same internal fortitude to get over life's obstacles. She said no one really knows why some who have suffered great challenges in life succeed and some do not.  She said it's a difficult thing to understand but we must try not to pass judgment.

Rosie took a caller who said if you work for the government of Florida you have to pass a drug test, so someone who gets money from the government should have to take a drug test too!  Rosie thought that was a good point.

One caller told Rosie how a convenience store near her home was recently busted for buying people's food stamps from them.  They estimated they cashed out 6 million dollars in 6 months in food stamp fraud!  The caller thinks there should be better oversight and possibly drug testing because she's pretty sure those people weren't selling their food stamps to go pay rent.  Rosie said there are always going to be people who try to beat the system.  She agreed that welfare perhaps needs more oversight too and compared it to Foster Care which was created to help the needs at the time but needs to be changed in order to accommodate the world we live in today.  Janette said we shouldn't get rid of all welfare because we hear of one anecdote that paints welfare in a bad light.

And finally, Rosie said she received an advance copy of Season 2 of The Real L Word.  She said they've kept two characters from the first season but the show itself has pretty much changed.  Rosie said she was completely shocked when she watched it and she called it "pure pornography."  She said it's pornography complete with "shaved hoo-has," people pleasuring themselves watching porn, and women using strap-on's.  She said the show scared her a little bit.  Rosie said she heard the women get paid about $500 an episode to essentially be a porn star.  She said it seemed to her like they only cast women who were willing to have sex on camera.  Rosie thought the show was manipulative, exploitative and promoting every worst stereotype about gay women.  She wondered how much Ilene Chaiken, the show's creator, had to do with this season.  Rosie called it "Dysfunction 101."

ROSIE RADIO TRIVIA GAME
ROUND ONE
Rosie: One time when they broadcasted from the fishbowl, the staff finished with a sing-a-long.  What song did they sing?  Rosie couldn't recall the answer but Janette stole it.  They sang Cabaret.
Pete:  He taught Jeannie how to sing with a private singing lesson.  He knew it was Seth Rudestsky.
Bobby: Deirdre took heat from callers when she advocated this hair treatment.  It was called the "Brazilian blowout" and he got it.
Deirdre: Rosie and Jeannie were both beside themselves the day this star called in from their youth. She couldn't remember but it was Peter Lemongello.

ROUND TWO
Rosie: Pete made this absolutely disgusting food item with pumpkin for their contest.  It was a pumpkin shake and she remembered!
Pete: Which two scored the highest ego test.  Pete guessed Rosie and Bobby but it was actually Rosie and James.
Janette: Rosie felt the brunt when Rosie Radio was canceled because of snow.  How many snow-days did they have?  Was it 7, 9, or 10?  The answer was 7 but she guessed 9.
Bobby: They had one intern.  What was her name?  It was Miko and Bobby didn't know it but Rosie did.
Deirdre: She's the guest who made the most in-studio appearances.  It was Judy Gold and she got it.

ROUND THREE
Rosie: James got into trouble for making the answers too easy in this game.  Rosie couldn't recall the game but it was "The Board Game."
Pete: She was the only guest to ever smoke in the studio.  Pete said Liza Minnelli and that was correct!
Janette: He's Blake's baseball coach who called in and made peace with Rosie.  She couldn't recall his name but it was Ron Nathanson.
Bobby:  Rosie used this gift from Howard as a footrest.  He said a Sibian which was correct!
Deirdre: Name any 3 songs that Rosie played "to death" on the air or on her laptop before a show.  She said Adele's Rolling In the Deep, Imogen Heap and Macy Gray.  

Rosie took a moment to thank Howard for the radio show.  She said if she never had done his program she might never had done Rosie Radio and now going back to television!  She said, "Thank you Howard!"

Rosie took a caller from Chicago who recommended that Rosie and Parker stop at Cedar Point, an amusement park in Ohio on their road trip!  Rosie thought that was a great idea and said she was going to a meeting immediately following the show today to figure it out!  

One caller wanted to tell Rosie she wasn't sure in the beginning that she would like Rosie on the radio but she has come to not only like her but admire her as well.  She thanked Rosie for her stance on abortion because she saw first hand what women went through in the 1960's.

Rosie took a caller who said if it wasn't for Rosie's show she wouldn't have the life she's living today. Rosie gave her the courage to come out and create a life with her girlfriend!  Today she feels free and Rosie gave her that gift.  She told Rosie she is a teacher and she's inspiring to many people.  Rosie thanked her for calling and said she hopes she can live out the rest of her years knowing she's valuable and worthy and that gay is okay.

Rosie then wished her girlfriend Tracy a Happy Birthday and played Say Hey I Love You by Michael Franti for her!  

On their way back from commercial they played the song Video Killed the Radio Star.  Rosie said that is the one thing she's not looking forward to - the fact that she now has to worry about what to wear! She said just picking out clothes to wear to the pre-show meetings is stressing her out.  Deirdre recommended Rosie bite the bullet and just hire a stylist!  Rosie thinks maybe Eileen Fisher is her answer and Janette said it would be her answer but she has to wear the clothes and not just hang them in the closet!

Rosie took a call from a listener who said she is so much more interested in politics and questioning our media now because of listening to Rosie Radio.  One caller said Rosie kept her company for two years while she was on unemployment but she was happy to say she just got a new job too!  So, she was happy Rosie was leaving so she wouldn't miss anything.  Janette reminded the caller that they will be airing "best-of Rosie Radio" Monday through Thursday and on June 10th Janette's Show will start! Janette's Show will air every Friday and Rosie's OWN show will broadcast on Sirius too.

Rosie took a call from Kristy who is a friend of Janette's on Facebook!  She is a proud member of the blogtourage!  Kristy told the staff how much she's enjoyed them over the past two years.  She called into the show once to share her story of battling cancer and Rosie sent her Suzanne Somer's book. Kristy said because of the show and that book she's changed her cancer treatment.  Kristy said she's pretty sure she's still here today because of those changes and she wanted to thank Rosie for that. Rosie thanked her for calling and sharing her story.  She said Suzanne Somers has done so much to raise awareness and she's a pretty amazing woman.  Rosie promised to tell Suzanne Kristy's story the next time she sees her.

Rosie and Janette then thanked all the listeners!  Janette said without them, they would just be sitting around talking to each other!  Rosie said Rosie Radio has been a beautiful way for her to connect with the world.  She remembered her mother going into the grocery store and making all the cashiers laugh and thinking she wanted to do that when she grew up.  Rosie said when you get famous you miss that conversational human interaction and this experience has given her the chance to get it back. And for that, she's extremely grateful.  Rosie said she hopes to maintain the conversational authenticity that the radio has allowed on her new show with a presentation that remains authentic.

Rosie then thanked the staff and said "we did it" and "you kicked ass."
And Rosie closed her final show.

Dear Rosie Radio listeners,

I just wanted to thank you for coming here and reading my recap blog every day.  I, like almost all of you, have loved Rosie for years and followed her as she shared her life and her heart with all of us through her blog.  I can't even write here what she's meant to me in my life because no words would really do the feelings justice. I'll just say I've loved her, as many of you have, and at the same time I've felt extremely passionate about making sure she's represented truthfully in the media as the brilliant, quick-witted, kind-hearted, generous woman we all know and love. 

I started this as a way to keep my friends up to date with the shows they missed and realized there was a large audience out there for it.  I knew not everyone could listen to Rosie Radio every day and people would want to know what Rosie and the staff were up to.  Janette was my biggest supporter in the beginning and without her I'm not sure I would have gotten the opportunity to do this for Kid Ro Productions.  I will never know how much she pushed for me and cheered me on behind the scenes.  I am forever in her debt and she probably will never know how much I love and adore her.  Then finally on June 10th of last year, almost exactly a year ago and thanks to Timmy O'Donnell, Rosie gave me the thumbs-up to write this blog on behalf of the show.  I still click on Rosie's blog to see her updates and get a little twinge of nervousness when I see my blog linked to hers.  It is unbelievable to me to see where this all has gone and I know years from now, I will still need my friends to assure me that it really happened.  Even now I can't believe it.  It did happen, right?

What's next for me?  Well, I have my resume out to a few places and I've traded some emails with people, but I don't have anything concrete yet.  For now, I'm going to take a day off to mow the lawn on Thursday and then I'm going to get my butt up to the school to volunteer for my 5th grader who will be graduating from elementary school on June 16th.  I cannot believe my little baby, the one I sat gestating for 6 weeks on bed-rest while watching The Rosie O'Donnell Show in 1999, is going to middle school. I'm happy I now get the opportunity to cherish these last few days of elementary school with him and all the other 5th grade moms before saying goodbye to the innocence of it all. 

And this weekend? I'm headed to my hometown of Cleveland to celebrate the homecoming of my brother-in-law who just returned from his third tour in Afghanistan and Iraq.  I've known him longer than I've known my husband, since preschool actually, and I couldn't be prouder to call him my friend.  I can't wait to give him a big hug, buy him a beer and hear all about whatever it is he would like to share with me about his trip over there.   

Then?  I will bum off my friends who belong to country clubs around here and beg them to let me tag along as they go to their private pools. :)  I will be laying in the sun this summer, listening to my iPod, trying to figure out what's next.  

I am not sad.  I'm not.  I am happy I had the chance to do this and I am happy to have met so many wonderful people through this opportunity.  If you want to keep in touch with me you can follow me on Twitter at http://twitter.com/kellyw516.  I promise to let you all know what's next for me.   

And this seems to me the most fitting quote to leave here as I exit the stage door...
"How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard."  - Carol Sobieski and Thomas Meehan. Oh, and you didn't think I'd leave here without a song, did ya? 

"We won't say our goodbyes, you know it's better that way.
We won't break, we won't die, it's just a moment of change."
All We Are - One Republic

Lastly, I want to thank my friends Michele and Liz.  You don't know them as well as I do because they have done all their work behind the scenes. Literally, every day when I finish a blog I pick up the phone and call Michele and she signs in here and proofreads the blog before  publishing it.  Liz then comes home from work and reads the blog later for grammar mistakes and punctuation errors that Michele and I missed.  They did this for me for nothing.  I got my paycheck from Rosie but literally they did it for me, just because I asked them to. I can't really even say how much their support has meant to me over the past two years.  Thank you to both of them and I know  I am better today because I knew you.  

And if I had one piece of advice for readers that may feel inspired by my story it would be that your life is not a dress rehearsal.  If you have a dream, you've got to go for it because this life, the one you're living right now is all you've got .... so make it a memorable one.  

Thank you for reading.
(one more time for good luck)
and that's what you missed - kw

Kelly Weist
kellyweist516(at)yahoo.com
http://www.twitter.com/kellyw516

69 comments:

  1. aw- so, so sweet. you are welcome! who knew how things would have unfolded the day we 'met' back in 2007!?!? it has been a crazy but exciting adventure for sure.

    i thank you, kw, for spending countless hours on this blog all so a few of us (well, now thousands of us daily) could stay up to date. your dedication is unsurpassed.

    wishing the entire rosie radio staff all the best. thanks for the laughs, insight and inspiration. :)

    xoxo liz

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  2. Kelly,

    all I can say to this is THANK YOU! and "dreams come true with Rosie" You are one of the kindest people I know and I totally am happy that I got to see you have a dream come true. I am so happy that I have gotten to know you over the years and wish you much luck and love in whatever you do. I hope you come to visit me in Chicago when you come see the show.

    Always Arthur

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  3. Kelly, will these postings still be 'up' for us to click on and read about old shows? Even if they're not being updated because the show ended? Thanks again, SO SO much!

    Isn't it 'odd' (in a good way) that so many strangers can feel like friends thru this common thread! Good luck in your job search!

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  4. KELLY - The Cedar Point caller was MEEEEE... I think I was announced as Chris from Arizona! Should have said it was Gpawilli. I got a call in on the very LAST DAY!!!!

    You have done an AMAZING JOB (and Liz and Michele). Love you all!

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  5. well, i'm sitting here bawling like a baby.

    thanks so much, kelly. i didn't need that extra expenditure in Sirius because of you.

    You have been my liason to one of my favorite people on this planet and I can't thank you enough for that.

    I just followed you on twitter so i can keep up with you. i lived in WDC for 7 years and love it with every fiber of ny being. I just can't live there right now. Maybe someday. Please tweet often to keep me connected to one of the other things I love so much, the area in which you live.

    you totally rock!

    Kelly, you totally rock!

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  6. Thanks so much, If I missed the show- I knew I could catch up with your blog. Enjoy your time off!

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  7. Well said Kelly. Thank you and best wishes on your future endeavors!

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  8. Kelly! OMG! Thank you for your blog, and thank you for leaving me with a spingle!

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  9. Thank YOU Kelly! Without this I could never know the joy of hearing the Rosie show on the radio. I could not receive Sirrus at my home and this was a daily joy to read. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

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  10. Kelly thank you! thank you! thank you! I will miss this blog everyday.

    Cara

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  11. Thank you so much for taking the time to do such a fantastic blog. I've enjoyed reading every day - even the days that I listened live. I hope you enjoy all your swimming and sunning!

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  12. Thank you so much Kelly for writing such a fantastic blog and thanks Liz and Michele for all that you did too.
    Thanks for the inspiring words and video today.....so heartfelt

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  13. Thank you for doing this. You were my Rosie connection. I wish you the best of everything!

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  14. YOU, were my Rosie connection. Thank you so much. I didn't cry as I read Rosie's last show, but I did when I read your good=bye. Thank you so much again. YOU will never know what you did for me/us. I ran home from work and YOU were the first place I checked. I wish you best wishes in everything you do and I hope there is some way you could stay connected with us, YOUR fans.
    Sincerely,
    J. Charlene Genther
    Author of Badge 3483, A True Story.

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  15. Thank you for doing this blog. I didn't freak out about missing parts of stories or whole shows because I knew I could come here and catch up.
    Thanks again!

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  16. On the welfare thing-drug users (criminals, whatever) still need to eat (after all, we do feed them in prison) so not sure what the drug test has to do with anything, really. I don't think it's a right to privacy issue so as much as a right to life issue.

    Okay, so, the blog has been great! I didn't get to listen to the show too much so it was nice to know that the recap was available.

    Now, you need to go and have a fun summer girlfriend! Relax and take a break and just enjoy the sun, kids, friends, and YOU! :)

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  17. Thank you so much Kelly! You did a fantastic job and thanks to Liz and Michele for all of their help too!!

    Relax and have fun! Enjoy your summer!

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  18. Thank you for keeping me current with the Rosie so I stay at least a little current with the world. Love the topics, loved the show and totally loved the fact that you took such care in your reporting. Best to you in all you do. smooches.

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  19. The day I found the Recap blog was a very good day! I loved having the opportunity to keep up with Rosie Radio on a daily basis! I also so enjoyed your personal comments on different topics.

    I have a feeling this blog will open doors for you... more is out there for such a talented, loyal, and committed woman!

    Thank you, Kelly and best of luck to you!

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  20. Thanks so much for all the hard work you did on this. Let your readers know where you land!

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  21. Kelly, you were the perfect person for this and you did an amazing job. All those days in the hospital, I knew that I never had to worry about missing anything because you were here. It makes me happy that we have gotten to know each other in shady chat! I love you and the rest of the blogtourage! Janette has become a real friend to so many of us and we will all be cheering her on as the next chapter begins. It seems like Rosie was able to relate to all of us in an even more real way through the show. She may never comprehend that she really did change my life(in more ways than I can express), but I am thankful that I was able to get through today to at least try to let her know.
    Thank you for doing such a wonderful job here!

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  22. Thanks so much for your dedicated recaps. They were vital to me when the Sirius connection sometimes was spotty (like during the final show!) or when someone actually needed me to do work away from my desk at work between 10 & noon. Enjoy these weeks and best of luck in the future. Any chance you'll be recapping Janette's weekly show?

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  23. Thanks Kelly. I enjoyed this blog so much,I really appreciate all the work that you put into it. It was wonderful to keep up with Rosie and the gang.
    Thank you.

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  24. So much PINK INK! I do so love your voice, Kelly. I will miss it. I hope that the next chapter in your life brings you as much joy as this chapter has brought all of us.

    : ) P

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  25. Thanks so much kelly for all that you have done to keep us connected to Rosie.

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  26. I'm Google Pete's mom and I read your blog every single day. I'm grateful for the wonderful work you did. Loved the pink comments!
    Sincerely, mm

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  27. Thank you so much for doing this, it was always a highlight after a long day to read your update since I couldn't listen myself, and I'm a huge Ro fan! You did an amazing job, and I'm really going to miss it. Thanks again. <3

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  28. Hey Kelly,
    Thank you so much for your most excellent recaps!!!!! I so appreciate the time you put into your blog and of course the pink ink!!!
    You rock gurrrrl!!The best of luck in your future endeavors. Merci!
    Lori

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  29. You will be missed - Rosie will be missed!! Always looked forward to reading your blog and catching up on the daily happenings of the Rosie Show! Terrific work! Thanks!

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  30. kelly double u
    u were made
    to do this job
    with liz and michele
    who had ur back
    congrats to u all
    xoxo rosa

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  31. Thank u Kelly for your blog, without it I would have missed Rosie Radio.

    It's been a rough few weeks with Oprah gone and now Rosie. I guess next week I will have to go get a new life, lol. Will really miss all of u especially Janette - it has been a pleasure getting to know her through the blog. I hope someone arranges a blog for her one day show which I have a strong feeling will become a weely show. Sooooooooooooooo sad to see u all go, well I guess I will get back to filling out my bankruptcy paper work - Oy Vey x 1000.

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  32. I had to chuckle out loud over your "inherently flawed" comment. LOL

    As a Florida Resident - I am not shocked that this criminal Tea Party Governor is mandating drug testing for welfare recipients. I expected nothing less from the GOP. But wouldn't it be great if they used the results of those tests to get people with addiction problems treatment for their addiction which might actually help them become contributing members of society again? But I guess its just easier and cheaper to kick them while they are down. It is disgraceful.

    Kelly - I can't thank you and your crew enough for this awesome link to Rosie. It has been fantastic! I've even made a friendship connection with Lisa in Indy! Best of luck to you and your next endeavors - but not before you enjoy a fun summer! Also all the best to the Rosie Radio staff!

    Big Hugs from........

    Dennis - Fort Lauderdale

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  33. Kelly,
    Thank you so much for doing such a great job with the rosie radio recap blog. Even tho I would listen to the show everyday I still read your blog! It was so good and I loved how you would supply us with links of videos, songs, and websites. You rock! I will follow you on twitter to stay in touch!
    All the best,
    Cindy Wood
    http://twitter.com/vegancindy

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  34. Mirella from MontrealJune 1, 2011 at 8:48 PM

    THANK YOU.

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  35. Pink ink comments made me cry. So heartfelt and inspiring. I always knew you could do this. Looking forward to hearing what will be next for you. Who will be lucky enough to get you, Kelly W?

    xo

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  36. Kelly, thank you. I never missed a day reading this blog. You have real talent. I'm going to miss Rosie and you, too.

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  37. Kelly, your Pink Ink comments made my day. I was feeling "inherently flawed" with Rosie Radio ending. Really inherently flawed :-)

    Your blog has been a gift to so many of us, and your way of capturing the tone and substance of the 2 hours each day has been amazing. I came to this page 4 times today before I could write a comment. Just blown away, and don't want this all to end. Thank you for sharing the blog with us, and thank you to Michelle and Liz too. Behind every great woman are a couple of other great women cheering her on!

    So lovely to see your dreams come true.

    And thank you to Janette for recognizing your talent. Looking forward to seeing your future film director, Thomas', next movie. Maybe you will turn all this writing talent into screenwriting. Better save the FB and Twitter names of Weist Family Film Productions just in case.

    Alison (aka Alderella)

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  38. Hey Kelly,
    This time of year, if I'm listening to the show and I pass under an umbrella of thick trees, I'd lose the satellite connection. Dang it! But I always knew I could read the recap blog and get what I missed. Thanks so much for answering my comments and helping me make a new friend of Dennis in Florida! Can't wait to watch Rosie and read your blog afterward, in case I miss something.

    Good Luck in your job search and maybe someday we can compare tan lines! hee hee.

    Love and respect,
    Lisa in Indy

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  39. Thank you, Kelly! I'm so glad that I can keep up with you through Twitter.

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  40. Love ya girl and will miss reading your blog. Thankfully we have Twitter still!
    And if you're ever in Atl, hit me up.
    Thank you so much for writing this everyday--I can't believe I only found it a year ago.

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  41. Thanks Kelly! I'm going to miss Rosie so much. But can't wait for Janette!

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  42. Thank you so much, Kelly. I've loved reading your blog, including the tidbits in pink. Thank you!

    PS: Aren't you planning on doing a recap blog for Rosie's new show on OWN?

    Best,
    Maggie

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  43. have never heard the radio show, have read your recap everyday. thanks Kelly, it's been a great way to be part of the R-family! best wishes for a wonderful summer and cool, unexpected things in the future for you.

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  44. Kelly: Just want to thank you for all you did on this blog. I live in Nebraska and Rosie's show came on at 9 am and again at 11 am - often I could only listed to bits and pieces as I was driving from one place to another for work! So it was wonderful to pop in here and read what I missed! Good luck to you in the future, although I am sure you will hit the ground running!

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  45. 42 comments! woohoo!! : )

    Thank you so much Kelly, Liz and Michele!!!! I remember being so happy to have found this blog after I'd missed some days of the show and was able to catch up. You have connected so many fans together and I think you were the perfect people for the job!

    I'm glad to have known you all, blogtourage, and am so thankful to have shared all of this time with awesome Rosie fans.

    'Til the OWN show...? (Hopefully ;])

    -C

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  46. Thank you so very much, Kelly, for doing this blog! It was a great way to keep up with Rosie since I don't have Sirius! And, once again, let me say that I really think you should continue the blog for Rosie's OWN show (especially since I don't have OWN either...)!!! I wish you all the best! Til we meet again....
    Cindi from Colorado

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  47. Thanks Kelly!!!!!!!!! I always looked forward to reading your recap and will really miss it every day. I too have been a Rosie fan and have followed her as best I could throughout the years but I particularly liked her radio show because she was 'more personal' with the audience. I will watch her on OWN but will miss the 'real Rosie' that she is on the radio. I can't thank you enough for this recap!!

    Pat from Michigan

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  48. Thank you so much, Kelly, for your fast fingers, warm humor and pink comments. Reading your blog with my cup of tea has become part of my nightly routine and I will really miss it. I didn't have SYRIUS and I don't have OWN so I wish you could continue to Recap Rosie's TV show as well. Wishing you all the best!
    DebbieA

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  49. Thanks for everything Kelly! Whenever I couldn't listen, I knew I had your blog to fall back upon - best of luck with everything you do in the future. I will follow you on Twitter to stay in touch!
    Kim

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  50. Gosh. Just read my last Rosie Radio Recap. I was lucky for most of the two years to have sirius but often I missed and show and always came right here. I'll miss the radio show and the recap blog but look forward to Rosie on OWN network. And boy, those two proof readers are awesome. I never saw one mistake, ever. And that was a beautiful tribute Kelly, song and all. You are sooo very talented. You have no idea.

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  51. And PS Forgot to add how much I live for your "pink ink" inserts like "inherently flawed". You are quite the comedian yourself. Love your comments on each and every blog. Actually your inserts are some of the best bits.

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  52. Hi Kelly (& everyone else)-
    Thanks SO much for the Rosie Recap. It's been great catching up with her show & I appreciate all your hard work writing it!!

    Best of luck to you!
    Thanks again.

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  53. Kelly-
    Thank you so much for the Rosie Recaps! It was a great place to come to catch up on Rosie & the gang.
    I know you spent a lot of time writing all of these & I (along with loads of other people) really appreciate it.

    Best of luck to you. I know you will go onto great things!!! :)

    Thanks again!

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  54. I have sat and read pretty silently here... but I just wanted to crawl out and say THANK YOU for your hard work and dedication. You're a star.

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  55. It was so cool to check this blog to catch what I missed because I didn't want to miss a thing! Great job. Good luck to the three of you.

    Darcie

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  56. Kelly thanks for taking the time to do this. I know you understand how I would have been so sad to miss out on the radio show and was so delighted to find someone was willing to share it with us, who could not take on the added expense. Rosie is a remarkable woman and I know anyone who really listens to her would feel the same. I love the fact that truckers who never would watch day time talk were exposed to her charms. I, like you, am a tremendous defender of Rosie to any who will listen and hated how the media tried to distort her message. As you said she is "a brilliant, quick witted, kind-hearted and generous woman" and she has the ability to draw the same kind of people to her-like you.
    She is truly authentic and has the gift of gab-I am so happy she has another opportunity to put those unique talents to good use and wish the same for you.
    I saw Rosie mesmerize Oprah with her ease in communication and knew a talk show would soon be offered on OWN-just did not know if Rosie would take it. I hope to try to be able to afford the larger cable package required where I live, to get OWN. I hope you may get the chance for those who can't afford it, to do a re-cap again of what was on the new show.
    I was diagnosed with cancer in'97 and had to retire relatively young, not many around during the day to keep me company-Her talk show was one of the bright spots of yellow in some very dark days. I was sad she left the show and then delighted to find her blog. I was happy she came on the View-but did not like how her efforts were diluted. The radio show better suited her -she needs to be the leader but a very generous one, who allows the others shine. She really has a wonderful way of uplifting you with her joy and I know many feel the same. I am so happy she is going back on TV-her calling. Her ability to teach through communication and compassion with humor, is a rare gift and should be shared. Thanks for helping us again share in the radio experience.
    Yours and Rosie's efforts are very much appreciated.

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  57. What can I say that hasn't already been said?

    Thank you so much for posting this every day. We appreciate all you have done for us. Thank You.

    Enjoy your summer!

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  58. Kelly, thank you so much for all of the love and effort you have put into this blog! I have enjoyed it so much and I wish you and your family much happiness! xoxo, Cheryl (CEAinCA)

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  59. Kelly--

    Thank you so much for your recaps. I know you know how much it meant to all of us but I felt that I needed to thank you, too. I wish the best for you in the future.

    Thanks again.

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  60. Kelly, I echo the earlier comments. Your unique personality and sense of humour has shone through each and every post. I've loved Rosie since her early standup days, and although I'm much older than you and Rosie (52!) I could sure connect with both of you, because of your purpose and drive to be truly present for your kids, and still find a way to foster your creative talents. I too, could only listen to the show sporadically, but always read your blog whether I listened or not. You managed to capture the spirit of the conversation and always left me feeling like I'd been listening during the live broadcast, but with a cool and funny friend.
    In fact you (and Rosie) inspired me to start a bit of a humour blog about my own family life with my 3 kids ... just started a few weeks ago. I'm attaching a link in the hopes that I could maybe give you a laugh, because you've sure given me so many over the past months.
    www.butenuffaboutme.wordpress.com

    Sincere thanks, and wishing you much love and happiness.
    Karen from Canada

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  61. Wow, you guys! Thank you for all your wonderful comments! It's so much to take in. I'm overcome. Love to you all! And for those that wrote emails I promise to write soon! Taking the weekend to absorb all this, thank you.

    I will miss the show too. I didn't say it in my blog because I've been mentally preparing for this day for months. But it sure did feel weird today at 10am to not be signing on to my laptop to take notes. I'll miss hearing those wonderful stories from all the staff the most, I think.

    Thanks again, ((((hugs))))

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  62. Hi Kelly - When Rosie announced she was going to do a radio show on Sirius I was so upset because I knew I would not be able to listen. I have followed Rosie faithfully during her career and, like others, have felt connected in a very real way to her. So imagine my delight when I found your recap!!

    I have never missed one recap and have enjoyed all your 'pink'comments too. I am sad the radio show is ending but am looking forward to the new show on OWN.

    Again, thanks for this recap...and am so glad that Rosie recognized its (and your)value - but isn't that exactly why we all love Rosie so much? It's just such a Rosie thing to do! Good luck in whatever comes your way - I know it will be great!

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  63. I found this blog to be my dessert on the internet. I knew where to go to read some very interesting facts and knew I would find laughter here also. I appreciated all the hard work that went into this blog. You will be missed. You also will be followed on Twitter because I want to be part of your journey into whatever you decide to do. Thanks for making my day a better one.

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  64. Hi Kelly,
    Thank you so much for doing what you did for all of us Rosie fans around the world (I'm in New Zealand). My heart feels a bit heavy now that her show is over but onwards and upwards for you and Rosie.
    All the best.
    Laura

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  65. Ah - Lovely Kelly,

    Thank you!

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  66. Any plans to recap Rosie's new show?

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  67. Kelly, thank you, thank you, thank you for posting Rosie's radio show!! I will miss the pink ink (I laughed out loud at your "inherently flawed" instead of F'd up.) ha

    Good luck in all that you do and bless you and your family. Stay in the pink,
    Lucy

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  68. Kelly, I was away and missed most of the last show. I am so grateful to you for having this blog so I can come here & catch up.

    Thank you, Liz and Michele for all your hard work. I will miss coming here & especially reading your 'pink' comments! I know this will lead to something else great for you... you were totally meant to do this job!

    love, hugs & many thanks... randi

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