That's the good news- the other news is that it ain't happening, he says, until June 2016.
At least that's what Dori (KIROFM m-f 12-3p) told Goddess Jessicaman and listeners today, in what passes as a reflective moment on his daily, noisome, parochial bombast.
Who knows what to believe- he told listeners in January that he'd been fired the month before and had to threaten to sue to keep his grip on the midday perch.
Dori's numbers have sunk lower than Ron & Don's (3-7p) and Dave & Luke's (9a-12p). And Michael Medved's (KTTH m-f, 12-3p).
He'll be 55 by 2016; maybe he suspects his bile (which is tied to testosterone levels) will be depleted by then, and what good would he be to anyone?
In another era, and if he were a different person, he could retire and enjoy "icon" status. But he lost his self-proscribed throne as King of Seattle Talk Radio years ago. Unlike J.P. Patches whom people adore, Dori Monson won't be doing supermarket openings and hydroplane races in his dotage. Adorable he ain't.
But he might be doing more gigs like the keynote he did last year at the Men With Girls' Name annual convention in Loma Linda, CA with his rousing, oratorical poignards, "I'm NOT a Stripper." His lip-synched cover of Johnny Cash hit A Boy Named Sue was also a smashing success at the gathering. His moderating of the panel, "If you're not a girl, what are you?" will not soon be forgotten, according to MWGN President Elaine "John-boy" Kellerman.
Dori is one of the most despised men in Seattle. We're pretty sure his family loves him, his pets adore him - and the latter includes (side-kick) L'il Jake who's sold his soul in order to have the honor of licking Dori's tender parts each day on the air. (Some say Jake hasn't souled-out... he really IS Dori Junior and has always been like that -- conservative and mean. We think not... we say he's still redeemable if he only would get away from his Napoleonic radio mentor).