A GOOD TALK-SHOW HOST…

Walt Bodine

Walt Bodine knew his audience.

A good talk-show host will…

  • Show that they are personally interested in what the listener has to say (or many will not call in).
  • Make the guest feel comfortable.
  • Love their listeners and community.
  • Be comfortable with the conversation going in directions that they did not pre-plan.

Walt Bodine was one such individual.  He passed away today.  I had the pleasure of shooting his last live show for B-roll for the film.  This 18 second clip shows his personality.  He was a giant among talk-show hosts who learned his craft on the night shift many years ago.  See video below.

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  • Andrew

    I just heard of his passing on the news, tonight. Very sad… His contributions to the Kansas City community will be felt for a long time to come.