Today was the hardest show I have ever done. I shared the story of the passing of Lainie Brooks. It's not an easy topic to talk about, but hopefully in between the tears, you laugh a little. And maybe you'll even learn something.

The above YouTube video is only a portion of the tribute I put on the air this morning. Due to 'suit-talk', as Lainie would describe it (legal verbiage), I am only able to play a portion. There will be two replays of the full tribute on K-98.5.


  • FRI, FEB 23, 2018 at 6:15 PM-CDT
  • SAT, FEB 24, 2018 at 8:15 AM-CDT
  • Both will after the commercials play. If you are listening online, there may be a song that plays right before, it's just how the player works.

For nearly two decades, Lainie Brooks and I shared stories with the Cedar valley. On January 31, 2017, we did our last show together, because our favorite 'Little Red Head' was retiring from radio. I thought that day was hard. I wasn't even close to the story I had to share today.

Honestly, I'm having a hard time putting my thoughts down on this post, so instead of trying to fight my way through my thoughts, I will let the clip above do most of my talking.

I will simply add a quick explanation of "#LYLT". It was the acronym that Lainie Brooks would always add when she signed things. It means "Love You, Long Time". It started out as a joke. But much like the joke of people calling me 'Bucky', it stuck. And it means even more today than the first day she ever put pen to paper.

#LYLT, Red.