A couple of weeks ago I did a blog post about my ‘reflectolutions’ of 2015. In the post I made reference to the fact that nearly two years after I left The Kane Show and Hot 99.5 I still get loads of emails, facebook messages, and private tweets about the ‘real’ reason for my departure. I asked you guys what you thought about it…should I talk about it and tell all or just let it go? Here’s some examples of what you had to say…
‘Sarah! Been following you for years and really loving your blog!
I think you should leave your history with 99.5 behind and focus on your present at 107.3. It’s clear that you may not have left on the best of terms with Kane but that’s not necessarily for public consumption. I understand people are curious. I am definitely am!! But radio is a small industry so why not take the high road and keep things as professional as you can? If you left because you didn’t think Kane was running things well, he wasn’t the nicest person, etc, just use that experience to be all the things he wasn’t as the boss at your new job. That’s the best way to handle the experience, in my opinion :)’
‘I agree with Tiff. I loved you on the Kane show. Since starting your own morning show, I feel like every time I listen I hear jabs and digs at 99.5. I even heard a time when you were doing your guys on tinder segment, there was a guy named Erik and Mel asked “Does he work for clear channel?”. I wish you guys could do a once-and-for-all “here’s what happened” and move on. I love that you guys do your end of show “positivity” segment, but I wish you guys would do that throughout the whole show instead of two minutes at the very end.’
So after consulting my life committee…or team Sarah as I call them I’ve made a decision. PSdotcom I think everyone should have a life committee. If you don’t already have one…these are people that have your back, have different life experiences than you, have your trust, and have no problem saying NO to you when you need it!
So…I’ve decided I’m not going to talk about it.
I was all set to put it all out there and really tell the world what happened but for what good? What purpose does it serve? To tell you what you already know? Everything you need to know about my relationship with Kane or why I really left can be answered in the fact that the 3 original cast members all left. Enough said. One of my friends…we’ll just refer to her as J gave me the best advice. She told me that over her 20+ career she had been wronged and poorly treated at a company she was at. After she left she couldn’t wait to tell anyone who would listen how awful it was but after she’d go into her story almost everyone would say things to her like…’Wow, sounds like you’re really bitter about it’ and ‘I guess you’re not over that experience.’
I’m not that person and I don’t want to be that person. My life is not about being bitter or stuck in the past. I’m moving forward. I have everything to be grateful for. A cancer free mom, a wonderful family in Maine that has supported me no matter what, a great boyfriend, and the best gift of all the Sarah, Ty, and Mel show. Working with my good friends and making history…being one of the only morning shows in the country with two female leads and names on the show! THAT is HUGE. That is what I’m about…breaking ceilings in radio and media. So that is it. No tell all…don’t get me wrong I like a little competition and a little shit talking every once and awhile but I’m choosing to take the experience of the past and better myself now.
What do you think? Do you think when you talk negatively about your past it only makes you look bitter?
Love to hear your thoughts…comment below my dear. Xo, Frase