Fr. Rob joins the show Full time!

Lino revealed his big announcement on today's show. For those not in the know, Lino said on Maureen's last day that he was praying for"someone to say yes," when it came to taking over the position of producer. It took a long time, but on Friday, July 22, in the year of our Lord 2011, Lino revealed via Facebook that he finally got the answer from God. And it was a good one, the response Lino wanted from God.

After a day of teasing the audience, under orders from his boss not to reveal the news, Lino made the announcement on Friday that Fr. Rob Keighron is a permanent addition to the Catholic Channel!

Lino mentioned that while praying, he got a really nice job offer that would have allowed him to work with friends in a different, non-Catholic radio setting. He got so frustrated that the night before his answer, he begged God to just say no, that he was tired of waiting. And then, the answer came in.

This obviously raises a huge question: What becomes of Fr. Jim Chern? We honestly have no idea what happens to Fr. Jim's normal Friday slot. Does he appear with Fr. Rob? Does Fr. Jim become a special attraction instead of a once-a-week man? We love Fr. Rob,  but we love Fr. Jim just as much, and would be heartbroken/annoyed if we didn't get to hear him on the radio anymore.

(UPDATE: Lino stated on his Facebook wall that Fr. Jim is still a part of the team, just a little busier. A huge sigh of relief!)

Hopefully we'll get an answer on this soon, along with another answer: who gets hired to do technical work? Fr. Rob may be a great guy, but he can't run a board or answer phone calls, and this would be too much to ask of Ryan. Along with Fr. Rob, we're sure to get someone else on the show, even if it's in an anonymous role.

I myself have to say that I was sour on Fr. Rob from the beginning, but I've grown to enjoy the red-haired malcontent priest from Queens. I'm excited about Fr. Rob joining the show full-time, as Lino always works best when he has someone to banter with.

This hopefully keeps the show great!

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4 Responses to Fr. Rob joins the show Full time!

  1. Eric says:

    Why the question about Jim? Are they not allowed in the same studio or something? :P

    Good news about Rob...I didn't like him at all at first, but after the "Fr. Rob Runs Hot" segment about Buster Posey, he won me over.

  2. Sharon says:

    That's great! I just hope from now on Lino will be nicer to Fr. Rob. ;) And I agree; why couldn't Fr. Jim and Fr. Rob be on at the same time?

    And to think Lino almost fired Father Rob not too long ago...

  3. Paul says:

    This is pretty good news. Fr. Rob's fairly funny. I just hope we don't get too much more of that karaoke sound bit! lol

  4. Paul says:

    This is pretty good news. Fr. Rob's fairly funny. I just hope we don't get too much more of that karaoke sound bit! lol