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Farewell to a Mentor and Friend:
RIP Lee Rodgers

Fox News Radio, by Spencer Hughes

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Posted By:dman, 2/2/2013 7:06:50 PM

I was having a really good day yesterday when it call came crashing down when I read a post on a friend and colleague’s Facebook page. We had lost a mutual friend and colleague. Lee Rodgers died early yesterday morning after many long hours of heart surgery and attempts to save his life. I immediately began to shake and then the tears flowed and flowed as I buried my face in my hands. He was not only a friend of mine and a former co-worker. Lee was instrumental in my pursuit of talk radio as a career.

With SuperBowl XLVII tomoorow, the deaths of Ed Koch and Barney, and the continuing political squabbles, keep in mind and prayer "Uncle Lee" Rodger´s passing just past midnight on Thursday. While he was never nationally syndicated - he should have been.

For those who never heard him (or forgot), check out "A Life in Radio" musings still on his blog-site www.radiorodgers.com, and listen to his famous Thanksgiving segment at http://tinyurl.com/turkey-fluffer. There will be tears in your eyes, a wry smile on your face, and understanding why Lee must be remembered always.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: cmardh, 2/2/2013 7:32:04 PM     (No. 9154962)

Radio (or KSFO) hasn´t been the same without him. Missed him dreadfully but always held open the thought he would be back. Sadly, I realize it´s really over. Too bad......we need him more than ever.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: excalgalcg, 2/2/2013 7:38:27 PM     (No. 9154968)

A previous article was posted here honoring Lee Rodgers and I posted my heartfelt reply. But I forgot to include one of his famous remarks during an election season. "Never fall for your favorite candidate because they´ll always disappoint you". He distrusted most political figures and I sure can see why. We will miss you, Lee. Godspeed.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: IdahoGal, 2/2/2013 7:42:53 PM     (No. 9154972)

I loved Lee Rodgers. I woke up to his glorious voice and take-no-prisoners attitude every morning for so many years. Rest well, Lee. Keep ´em line and we´ll see you on the other side.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: yorkiemom, 2/2/2013 8:08:16 PM     (No. 9154995)

I didn´t have the pleasure of hearing Mr. Rodgers, but his quote in #2 is absolutely true.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: peasantnumberthree, 2/2/2013 8:42:20 PM     (No. 9155029)

Lee Rodgers was a great man.

I, too, had the privilege of listening to him first at night and later in the mornings.

He had a great talent for mixing in humor with serious matters. Somehow that always made the serious matters sink in more deeply for me.

He would interview people on the air that you couldn´t hear anywhere else. Many of these people have since moved on to greatness and are now household names.

At one point, he even ignited the movement that eventually removed the then-Governor of California, Gray Davis. Davis was recalled, after serving less than one year after winning re-election in 2002.

However, I think Lee´s greatest gift to us was as an educator. I, along with many other people, learned things about the world that I never would have learned otherwise. Listening to him finally completed my move to conservatism after being a lib in my misspent youth.

He indeed will be missed.

Rest in peace, Uncle Lee.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 2/2/2013 9:02:49 PM     (No. 9155041)

Along with everyone else here, I too am brokenhearted. Living in the Marxist-Progressive SF Bay Area is a difficult challenge for people like us, but Lee was a beacon that let us know we were not alone and gave a clear, uncompromising voice to our beliefs.

It would be difficult to find anyone in broadcasting today other than Rush or Levin who comes close to the intelligent and incisive commentary that Lee provided. Lee was a true "Mr. Know-it-All" and was rarely trumped. God help you if you showed up for an interview unprepared and if you didn´t show up at all, you were beyond God´s help.

Lee first started on KGO in the evenings. Monday nights were "Fight Night" when he would take on that degenerate leftist talker, Bernie Ward. Lee would always destroy Bernie. Bernie is currently doing 7 years in Lompoc Federal Prison for child pornography. It´s a pity that Lee did not out live Bernie.

Lee vowed he would never let station management tell him what to say and if they tried he would quit and sue them for breach of contract. When the Cumulus Network bought the KSFO station from ABC and took over Lee´s show, pressure was put on Lee to tone down his anti-Islamic comments. He wouldn’t and was fired without warning immediately after he finished his show one morning. Lee characterized (to me personally) the head guy at Cumulus who fired him as a "Rug Merchant".

Lee retired after this incident, he was fed-up with the radio business. I always hoped he would come back some day or maybe sub for Rush or Levin, but it was never to be.

There is a hole in my heart, I will always miss him.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: shamrock, 2/2/2013 9:33:30 PM     (No. 9155064)

Bravo #6, I feel the same. Thank you for saying it for me. Godspeed Uncle Lee, loved you, long time.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: jond, 2/2/2013 10:32:10 PM     (No. 9155104)

The way that I remember that quote, #2 is, "Never fall in love with a politician. They´ll break your heart every time."

Either way, though, classic.

I do think it was Melanie Morgan who launched the recall of Gray (Grey) Davis.

It was from him, though, that I first learned about 9/11.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Trust No One, 2/3/2013 12:42:28 AM     (No. 9155200)

#8 has it right, thats the way he said it. I think of that especially now when so many disappoint.

Loved to listen to Lee Rodgers. I´ve missed him.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: 4Justice, 2/3/2013 1:12:42 AM     (No. 9155214)

Thank you #6. Yes, Lee was a true gem and one of a kind. He always made my mornings and (not being a morning person) motivated me to get up earlier than normal just to hear the show. I will miss him very much.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: TheTech, 2/3/2013 3:07:52 AM     (No. 9155251)

Lee and Susan were really good people. The Lee I knew off the air during one or more of his famous cruise ship parties and in business meetings was the same man. He was to radio what Johnny Carson was to late night talk shows.

Prayers to Susan for God to comfort her.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Old Army Vet, 2/3/2013 5:32:46 AM     (No. 9155290)

I never heard the man but from what people are saying about him, I wish that I had. Condolences to the family.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: FilAm, 2/3/2013 2:55:02 PM     (No. 9156063)

I always listen to him and I will never forget what he said on the eve of the election last 2008,if Obama becomes president,this country will not be recognisable anymore.It filled me with dread back then.I was hoping he was wrong but sadly it might be true.

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