ED SCHULTZ (14 March 2013): Hope you watched the Ed Show last night on msnbc eight o’ clock eastern, good to have you with us. Tonight will be our final show in that timeslot as there will be a professional and lifestyle change for this broadcaster. Let me start it this way, how much success does a guy have to have or a person have to have in his or her career before the wolves at the backdoor finally realize all they’re doing is howling at the moon?
Something happens to someone or some change takes place in this industry and the culture is its negative. I’m speaking to not those that are tuning to see what I’m going to say about changing timeslots for the Ed Show or anything else. I’m talking to the folks that know me that have listened to this radio show for ten years and I know you’re out there and I appreciate it so much and I think you know I appreciate it. I have told this audience numerous times that I would never leave radio. Did I not do that? Have you heard me say that this show will not end, I’m going to tip over on the air, I’m gonna do it that way. That’s the way I’m going to do it. If someone else ends it there is nothing I can do about it, but I am here on this microphone. Okay so that’s what Monday through Friday. Ahh then there’s the eight o’clock show and then you add up the hours and its thirteen fourteen hour days. I’m not a spring chicken I’ve got a lot of tire left, but I am 59.
How hard do you want me to work at this? Now, if this is all about the guy with the most toys wins, I’ve kicked your ass. No offense I’m just I’m not trying I’m I’m I guess this is for some media people who haven’t even had the courtesy to call me, but have come to the conclusion that there’s some conspiracy out there or there’s something ah Ed is being forced to this that and the other. What a minute wha wha wait a minute! I have a say in this! This is the Ed Show. This is the Ed brand. I’m not going to put it where I don’t want it to be. And this is ah this is a step forward and I’m going to explain to you exactly why it’s is a step forward.
In case you don’t know what I’m talking about, we made the announcement last night that I will be leaving the eight o’ clock show on msnbc and the show will be moved to Saturday and Sunday from five to seven. And you make be thinking gosh now add those days up radio and TV and that’s seven days a week. Ah well yeah, since when have I had a hard time working? Since when have I had a hard time getting out of bed getting after it? Never! Since when have I been coy or shy about getting in the mix? Never! Now it ain’t gonna be fourteen hour days it not gonna be thirteen days it’s gonna be a different workload. There’s gonna be plenty of time off. I still got the fishing lodge, you think I’m nuts? The lifestyles don’t change for any of us.
This is a good thing and I’m gonna tell you why as we move forward here. But I’m amazed at media vultures out there who think that their gaining respect by people because they talk to someone anonymously. Politico, they’re nothing but a bunch of freaking whores down there in Washington. That’s all they are. They don’t know their ass from third base and none of their people talked to me. And you as a listener to this radio show, I want you to know that.