Don’t look now but things are going to get a whole lot more interesting around these parts…
That’s because Kansas City’s original shock jock Randy Miller has agreed to write for KC Confidential. That’s right, the guy who all but invented the fine art of pissing off advertisers, powerful people and getting fired for his wayward, on-air ways is back in the public eye and will be keeping an eye on all things Kansas City (and more) via the printed word.
The good news is, we don’t even need a “dump button.”
It’s been a few since Miller last roamed the local radio dial dishing out justice and injustice to his heart’s content. But make no mistake, he’s a Kansas City icon with whom few can compare.
I’d like to think that Miller’s mellowed a bit these past couple of years while he’s continued to run Brainstorm Media but that would probably be a bit naive.
A little history…
In another life, I covered Miller’s ups and down in and around the local radio scene. With enough of the “downs” that the Pitch wrote four years back while awarding Miller a “Best Of” award that, “critics, including The Kansas City Star‘s Hearne Christopher Jr., gleefully reported Miller’s fall from grace last year, when his lucrative contract with KBEQ 104.3 was not renewed after an eight-year run…
“Miller says the response has been ‘overwhelmingly positive’ and he has high hopes for the next Arbitron ratings book. ‘If they’re good, Hearne will be the least likely person in Kansas City to tell anyone,’ he says.”
The truth is – and always has been – that I did in fact “gleefully” write about Miller as often as I could because he was a local firebrand, news maker, troublemaker and more.
All of which makes him a – knock on wood – perfect match for KC Confidential.