This is really great news. Let's see, from the time the announcement went up in the news section (during Franks show on friday, I believe), to Rene's announcement last night, we're talking about three days there. That's absolutely phenomenal. It is really heartening to see everyone being so flexable and grown-up about all this. With all the various personalities and egos involved, it would have been so easy for each side to get entrenched in their own stance, but fortunately, this did not happen. Kudos to management for keeping the focus on what the listenership wants to hear, as well as to Gruno for making whatever pledges or concessions (and I'm sure there were some) necessary for the greater good of all involved- Gruno, Management, and audience. And huge props to PapaJ for keeping a lid on hotheaded fans like myself while he brokered a solution. If the concert promotion gig doesn't pan out, you might want to consider a career with the State department, Papa.
What a pleasure it is for a cynic like myself to see what could have degenerated very quickly into a playground brawl be handled in such an adult manner. My heart, usually two sizes too small, has grown three times and broken the magnifying glass!
And to Rene- nice work bookending your announcement last night with the Kevin Gilbert tunes. The relevance was not lost on me. You have proved yourself a real class act.
I am very happy that this has been all ironed out, and I look forward to many hours of happy listening and interaction with the good people I've met here.