not amongst the Holocaust SURVIVORS of "THE GAINFULLY EMPLOYED"!THE KING HAS LONG LEFT THE HOUSE-AND WITH "UNCLE NEIL'S" departure-so has all ability for South Floridians to laugh at themselves and each other. There is death, despair-and no jobs or humor, Humor is not found on a lap-top anywhere-it is "ALL IN THE DELIVERY....." GEORGE WAS SECOND FIDDLE TO THE MASTER-AND THERE WAS NEVER ANY DEBATE. THE DAY NEIL ROGERS QUIT-WAS THE DAY HUMOR DIED IN MIAMI.
Best AM Radio Personality Miami 2000 - George Rodriguez
Readers' Choice: Neil Rogers, WQAM-AM (560)
As the neilrogers.com Website counts down the seconds until the expiration of Uncle Neil's contract with QAM, it is time to look to the future. Neil's numerous, well-deserved vacations and seemingly even more numerous gastrointestinal ailments (insert fart noise here) have given his second banana ample opportunity to work on his own shtick. Our verdict: Whenever the Old Man steps down, Rodriguez is ready to step in. Although his delivery may be a bit too low-key, his wit, improvisational ability, and Everyman appeal make for good talk radio. He nearly always riffs on topics that strike a chord with callers: women's feet, drinking games, cops, and of course, his forays into Broward County's swingers' club scene (though, as he often points out, he hasn't actually "swung"). If no one happens to call in, that's cool. He'll just play Bauhaus's "Bela Lugosi's Dead" -- all nine minutes of it -- until someone phones and begs him to stop. Also, as a thoroughly Americanized Cuban American, he's the perfect guy to bridge the cultural chasm between Miami-Dade and Broward. So if Neil is God, and George came from Cuba as a child (unconfirmed reports say dolphins may have been involved), that would make George ... well, a worthy successor at least.