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Breakfast with the Smiths - Update! BWTS has a new home.; Statement from Jose Maldonado
Topic Started: Sun 2 Apr 2017, 20:43:09 (141 Views)
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Sad news for those of us who have enjoyed listening to Breakfast with the Smiths over the years.

Statement from Jose Maldonado, via facebook:

Breakfast With The Smiths - The World Of Morrissey
Jose Maldonado shared a link.
4 hrs

Hi Breakfast Champions.
Well, sadly the day I knew would eventually come is upon us. The powers that be have pulled the plug on Indie1031.com and that means that our weekly appointment at “3 convenient times” has come to an end. It’s a decision that is completely out of my hands and irreversible. I want to thank you all so much for tuning in each week and making it so much fun to play our favorite Morrissey/The Smiths songs on the air. I still don’t believe that they let me do it for 8 years. I would have been satisfied with 8 weeks. I loved hearing you guys tell me about how/why you got into Morrissey/The Smiths, meeting some of you in person at my gigs and at the Moz Army meet, making new friends that I would never have otherwise met, chatting it up with you on Twitter and over the phone. Thank you forever and from every cell of my heart. I had a blast.

I’d like to continue doing it for you, so I’ll keep looking for a new home for the radio show. If you know of anywhere, by all means, put in a good word for me and point me in their direction. I have a few ideas, but for now, they’re just ideas. Please don’t say “why don’t you just do a podcast of the show?” because the answer is, I legally can’t. The only way that could work is it would just be me talking without any of Morrissey’s beautiful songs and that just defeats the point.

I want to thank Tedd Roman who kept the stream going for the majority of our internet existence and being the one that decided our show should be on 3 times a week. I learned the most from Tedd throughout my time at Indie1031 and he challenged me to be a better broadcaster. He’s the reason we were on as long as we were.

Thanks goes also to Joe Escalante, who hosted mornings at Indie during the FM days and got me the gig here. He sold them on a guy with an extreme love and enthusiasm for Morrissey and ZERO experience as a DJ. Thank you, Joe, for being my mentor in radio and in life.

For being with me in the early years at the helm and on the mics, a heartfelt thanks to Chuck P., Nick Handman, Stuart Akin, Stef Lebaux, April Richardson and “Romeogirl”. The early learning process was difficult but always fun.

Every one of you who tweeted/phoned in requests, told your friends, and got the word out made every difficult time worth it. It was my pleasure to play your songs each week.

Last but not least, Morrissey. As I told him way back when I was 22 when I first met him in person, “every day of my life is just THAT much better because your songs are ALWAYS a part of it”.

So it’s goodbye for now as far as this incarnation of the radio show goes. I still hope to see you guys at my live DJ appearances and with the Sweet and Tender Hooligans. Tweet me, message me on Facebook ANYTIME or even call me. I’ll keep the phone number on.

Until I find us a new home, this is Jose Maldonado saying “..in my own sick way….. I’ll always stay true to you….”
Edited by mammaof3, Sun 2 Apr 2017, 20:47:15.
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Thanks, goinghome, for alerting us to this news in the references thread. I used to listen pretty faithfully, but haven't had a chance to catch the show recently. What a sad and surprising bit of news!
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I know it's over...and still I cling.

Thanks for the informative find, mammaof3, clarifying mine earlier.

Good job anyhow, Jose! Fingers crossed his show will find a new home soon. At least meanwhile we have the Real Thing, the Man Himself, at large and in spectacular view, in Mexico : )
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Good news via facebook!! :thumbs

Roberto Ferdenzi - Breakfast With The Smiths/The World of Morrissey
18 hrs ·

The new home of #BreakfastWithTheSmiths with Jose Maldonado premiering this sunday, 9th April, on The Independent FM. 9am Pacific & 5pm UK time.

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Edited by mammaof3, Sat 8 Apr 2017, 07:51:26.
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Thanks, mammaof3!

This IS good news.

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