You won’t hear an attorney say this too often, but I’ll say it today. I got lucky. About seven years ago, I simply wanted to do some advertising for my law firm on the radio. Instead, I was somehow talked into doing my own radio show. It happened real quick and I’ll admit it was real scary. We had trouble even thinking up a name for the show until my wife woke up in the middle of the night, woke me up and yelled out “Condo Craze and HOAs.” True story.
Please know that seven years later, each and every time my board lights up and I see a caller on hold, it’s as exciting for me as the very first call I received. I never know what the questions will be. I never know if I’m going to have to hit the dump button because someone starts using profanity because the Board towed their car last night or a Board member is calling to complain that nobody is paying their assessments. Each call is an adventure, a pop quiz and a chance to communicate with you in a meaningful way. I can’t tell you how much I enjoy it.
This couldn’t have happened without the help of Scott Shapiro, an associate of our law firm, who has given me too many Sundays to count. It also couldn’t have happened without Karen Curtis, who is simply as reliable, friendly and knowledgeable in the radio world as anyone out there. My brother in law and Office Manager Brian, and the rest of our staff devote nights, weekends and even leave their families to help me meet all of you throughout the state. It’s a team effort at my office.
It certainly couldn’t have continued for so long without our fantastic sponsors who make the radio show, all our seminars and everything else we do possible. Needless to say, I urge our listeners to support them whenever possible.
Of course, my family deserves a big Thank You as well, for letting daddy steal some time from them each Sunday. They know how much the show means to me and never gave me a hard time, not even for a second.
Most of all……I want to say THANK YOU to those that tune in each Sunday (now at 11 a.m.). Without our loyal listeners, this story never continues. It amazes me how many of you have told me that the Board gathers together each Sunday to listen to the show together or how many CAMs have thanked me for teaching them something new each Sunday. I actually think that there are just as many people listening to the show outside of South Florida on the internet, than there are South Floridians tuning in on the radio. It’s beyond flattering.
Well… starting Sunday at 11:00 a.m. – the Condo Craze and HOAs radio show makes a big time expansion. We won’t only be on in South Florida on 850 WFTL, but we will also be on WHOO AM 1080 in Central Florida and WIXC AM 1060 on Florida’s Space Coast and Treasure Coast. I really look forward to speaking with listeners in other areas of the state.
It is an honor and privilege to be able to now be able to speak with even more of you each Sunday and to do so in a forum that is respectable, calm and hopefully thought provoking. Each week, we will continue to try to get the message out that our theme song continues to ask: Why Can’t We Be Friends?