SURPRISE! Glenn’s staff hijacks his 5pm show for a special trip down memory lane

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As you may have heard, Glenn turned the big 5-0 today. He arrived at the studio this afternoon fully prepared to deliver an epic monologue on Russian communism and the Winter Olympics, but his staff had other plans. TheBlaze team worked overtime to put together a massive surprise birthday show for Glenn. Entitled “This is your life”, Pat and Stu served as emcee for the ultimate trip down memory lane. From his sister to his first radio boss to former on air co-hosts, Glenn was joined by some of the most influential people in his life.


The guests included a wide range of people who had influenced Glenn over the years. There was former Mount Vernon (Glenn’s hometown) Mayor Bud Norris. Michael O’Shea, the former general manager of Kube Radio, was there and talked about helping Glenn get started in radio.

Other radio industry leaders stopped by the studio, including Gabe Hobbs who helped Glenn transition from working in music radio into talk radio, the format for which he is now known.

Glenn’s former co-host at Y95 Tim Hattrick, stopped by and talked about one of the weirdest commercials Glenn has ever done (see below), as did Glenn’s co-host from KC101 Vinnie Penn. Mike McGowan, who Glenn fired in his not-so-nice days, was also there and the two discussed how their reconciliation years later meant so much to Glenn.

Some of the most touching moments of the night came from people outside of Glenn’s professional life, such as the final guest John Huntsman, Sr., who praised Glenn’s philanthropy and personal donations to The Huntsman Cancer Center. Huntsman said that thanks in part to Glenn’s help, he is confidant a cure to cancer can be found.

“You’re one of my heroes,” Huntsman told him.

Glenn’s wife Tania, his children, Mary, Hannah, Raphe, and Cheyenne, his son-in-law, Tim, and granddaughter, Lorelei, also joined in on the birthday festivities. They shared their best memories, their favorite moments, and what they love most in a very touching video package.

Tania and the kids then arrived on set with the ultimate surprise of the night – a classic 1958 Chevrolet Apache.


“I have my Grandpa’s truck,” Glenn exclaimed excitedly.”I have wanted a truck like my Grandpa’s for I don’t know how long.”


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Things didn’t end there. After the cameras stopped rolling Glenn had a surprise party waiting for him in the lobby of The Mercury Studios.



All photo’s in this story were taken by TheBlaze’s Paige Perry

  • Aine

    I know it’s a sin, but I have serious “farm truck” envy! It is a real beauty, and I hope you’ll enjoy every moment of driving it. Happy 50th birthday, Glenn. May God bless you with many more years of good health, happiness, and the love of family and friends.

  • Laura Wilson


    ♚♚♚ ♚♚�♚ ♚♚♚�♚ ♚♚♚ ♚♚♚I have wanted a truck like my Grandpa’s for I don’t know how long.

  • melissa

    Happy birthday Glenn!! Thanks for all that you do!!

    • luzzjl524

      My Uncle Nathaniel recently got a nearly
      new red Chrysler 200 Sedan only from working part time off a home pc… find
      out this here J­u­m­p­9­9­9­.­ℂ­o­m

  • Revan

    You have the best family and friends in the world to give you that truck.

  • Anonymous

    Happy Birthday Glen, I hope you have Great Day, And thanks for all you do…

  • isis5551

    Happy 50th Birthday Glenn. Surrounded by wonderful friends and a beautiful family, shows you are very loved. And…..though these were happy moments, it was also a tear jerker. Oh…..and blue & white with envy for that pickup. 😉
    ~Wishing you many more days of happiness~

  • Anonymous

    Glenn, you are not 50, you are 25 for the 25th time.

    • Anonymous

      correction DJLMN, the 26th time…

  • Lisa Hinkle

    I remeber watching that comercial and listening to glenn and tim on Y95! Love the trick. Happy birthday glenn

  • mspatdev

    Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Glenn, Happy birthday to you. May you have many more. May they all be great. Thank-you for all the many things you can done in the radio and TV. They are very much appreciated.

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  • Jenn

    Happy Birthday Glenn…..God love you!

  • Carl Fudger

    Happy Birthday! May your voice, wisdom and truth ring out for many, many more years!

  • Michael T

    Glenn, Glenn, Glenn!

    When you receive a gift you are not supposed to say anything negative like complaining about the exhaust fumes. That sounded so much like what my socially awkward late father would say that I had to laugh.

    Other than that, what a nice celebration with your beautiful family — especially the kids.

  • Haley Schmitterbach

    It’s important that each of us do our part to reject the tyrant’s designs for absolute despotism:

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