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.