Thursday, May 25, 2006

Joe Hanson, non-pareil 

Along with Mitch, Captain Ed, PowerLine and the Fraters, we extend our condolences to the family of Smokin' Joe Hanson, first producer of NARN, who passed away earlier this week at the age of 50. A unique voice -- I loved calling in when I was traveling to hear his take on how the show was going, and as I was usually first to the station before we went to the four-hour two-volume format, I had many chances to sit with Joe in the control booth. It looked so easy and he could carry on a full conversation with you, the caller, and work the board while still listening to the show. As Mitch points out, he belonged to another time in radio. Now he belongs to the One who is fully God, and Joe will need nothing more.