Scratching a Niche: On Traffic, with Newbie
- Blog Post by: Michael Rand
- August 5, 2011 - 3:21 PM
In radio, most new talent cut their teeth reading weather and traffic. The Star Tribune is reporting there was a lot of interest after Clarence filled in over at "On Weather." In fact, they noticed that Dan Barrerio read the blog for the first time, "not ironically." And why would he? Given that success, the editors at the Star Tribune have asked if I can take over the Traffic Blog. Of course my first question was, "there's a traffic blog?" The answer was no, of course not. They don't even want to start one, which makes this whole thing all the more confusing. Anyway, here is the first and probably last installment of "On Traffic.
Because traffic is more impossible to predict than a Nishioka walk, this advice may not be timely.
If you are planning to go to the Kentucky Motor Speedway race last month, don't. Unless you are interested in being part of the world's largest definition of 'Irony', I'd suggest staying at home and watching it on TV. See, while they have held races there before, they have not had the Sprint Cup (the big boys). Therefore, they had some traffic issues that were not expected. Meaning some fans had to sit in traffic for 4-6 hours, just to watch other cars drive around for 3 hours. Others finally made it but could not park. I put the over under on the phrase "put ‘em into the wall, dad" being uttered at 26,000. Take that Jerry Jones!
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