13 years ago today, Glenn broadcasted from WFLA in Tampa, Florida. As he described on radio this morning, he still remembers how he felt reading the wire report that detailed what little was known about the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. During that radio program, a listener named Ron from Tampa called in to talk to Glenn about the tragedy. Today, Ron once again called in to talk to Glenn – this time, about what has changed in the last 13 years.
“This is going to be an amazing phone call,” Glenn said before handing the floor to Ron.
“Hey, you sick freak,” Ron said in reference to Glenn’s old signoff. “I'm calling to thank you, sir, for everything you've done. The last time I talked to you was 13 years today. I think we both shed a couple tears.”
On radio this morning, Glenn found himself questioning some things. His broadcast on September 11, 2001 ultimately lead to his radio program going national much sooner than expected, and he reached a much larger audience that day than he was used to at the time. He remembered praying after all was said and done about whether or not he was the “right guy” to deliver such an important message. Glenn said he was having those same doubts today.
Ron sought to reassure Glenn, however, how much of a difference he has made in people’s lives.
“It's obviously a very different show than I started listening to you with. It's gotten better,” Ron said. “And when you questioned yourself in the monologue if you were the man or not, you're the man.”
“Well, Ron, thank you so much,” Glenn concluded. “And thank you for being with us.”