Typically in radio, the rule is that when an on air personality leaves the station, just bring in the new guy and act like nothing happened.  Don't address it on the air.  Tell callers "I don't know what you're talking about".  Well I think that's not only unfair to our loyal listeners, but a load of horse crap.

This is a family.  YOU are our 4th man.  YOU are what completes the Blaze circle.  When part of the circle is suddenly gone, we owe you an explanation.  And to carry on like "oh well, Shawn's not here anymore" would just be f***ed. 

I am physically ill right now.  Down right sick to my stomach.  I tried to crack the mic this morning and couldn't do it.  I'll be surprised if KC will be able to at 10am.  Shawn's not only my brother but the hardest working motherf***er I've ever had the pleasure of working with.  And I'm not just talking about his amazing ability to f*** with telemarketers, I'm talking about the station being off the air at 3am and him rushing to the building (or even up the mountain!) to fix it, I'm talking about his passion for radio, his passion for bands and music and ROCK.  That dude is rock n' roll to his core.  He lives and breathes it.  He studies it.  And not just rock, he knows music.  The other day we were just kidding around about Michael (or as we call him, "Mike") Bolton, and of course Shawn goes "you know what's funny...before that 'When A Man Loves A Woman' sh**, Mike was actually in this band called blah blah...".  Dudes amazing.  To try to thank him for the dedication and awesomeness he brought to the radio station I've poured my blood, sweat and tears into is nearly impossible.

Shawn will move on to *bigger and better things*, The Blaze was only his beginning.  He will always be my bro, he will always be KC's bro, and even if you can't hear him or see him, know he is out there kicking the sh** out of life in his American Flag Speedo.

*By bigger and better things, obviously it means his panda meat business finally took off.*