We were asked to write up a new “Bio” for the website and I (Charlie) was stumped as to what I could tell someone who had never listen to the show that would explain what it’s like.
Then this hit me.
Not long ago, we were getting ready to go to bed and I looked at Debbie and asked, “What is your biggest fantasy right now?” She immediately got this HUGE smile (and I must admit, I was smiling in anticipation of what her answer MIGHT be), and said, simply, “Separate vacations.” THAT, in a nutshell, is the “The Charlie and Debbie Show.” Along with the best music on the planet, some great giveaways, and of course your phone calls and interaction with our shenanigans, each afternoon for us is like sitting around and laughing with your best friends and family because that’s what you are to us.
We’ve been fortunate in our career to be awarded national awards both individually (CMA Broadcast Personalities of the Year), and as a team (ACM Major Market Station of the Year with Country 1037) for what we do. However, none of that means near as much as when we are approached by someone who says, “You made me laugh on the worst day of my life;” or, “I look forward to getting in the car each afternoon to be with you guys on the way home.”
When we say on the air, “Thank you for being with us.” We mean it. Thanks for the honor and privilege of being a part of your lives. It’s something we never take for granted and look forward to each and every afternoon.