Hi there. If I’ve sent you to this page it’s because you’re asking The Question (and I’m tired of re-typing The Answer)
First, there’s a couple misconceptions floating around that I’d like to address:
Nobody said anything!
Not true. Chris actually did a show where he talked about taking time off. I’m sorry if you missed it, but not so sorry that I’m going to look it up and podcast it…
KMJ is hiding something!
Again: Nope. Cumulus Media is a business in 21st Century America and there are rules they have to follow regarding employee privacy. The only answer you’re ever going to get from management is “Chris is on a Leave of Absence” because that’s LEGALLY all they’re allowed to say.
There’s something wrong with Chris!
For a third time: Negative. Chris is fine: Safe, Sober, & Sane. He’s taking some personal time and focusing on his family. The man will almost definitely share his story upon his return, but he’s entitled to a little privacy while he indulges in some “Chris Time.”
Also, for what it’s worth, the folks pointing out the significance of my/our continuing to call it the “Chris Daniel Show” are correct. We wouldn’t keep calling it that if it weren’t still his show.
I’m in a weird spot: my friend is okay, but our shared employer isn’t allowed to talk about an employee’s personal life. Frankly, I’m exposing myself a little here. Officially, all KMJ/Cumulus Media can say is “Chris is on leave” but I appreciate you guys caring enough to bring it up.
He and I are in touch, and I feel comfortable sharing the above details…but that’s it for now!
If anything changes (like he wins the lottery and decides to see the world) I promise you guys will hear about it, but for now I hope I’m doing an adequate job holding down the fort (because he’ll beat me if I don’t).
Thank you all – sincerely!