How it started: Nomi – a former intern of mine at 103-5 KissFM in Chicago – got very serious about her idea that I should follow in the (size 10.5 like me?) shoes of Michael Strahan, as co-host on ABC’s LIVE with Kelly…so serious, that she created and tweeted this graphic:
Since I always utilize and build social media accounts for the station or show that I am on…I’m WEAK on my personal socials.
BUT, I felt like Nomi deserved to have her time and effort validated – plus, I’d clearly love the chance to return to New York, return to tv, and get to spend each day in conversations and discussions with fun and intriguing people (celebrities or not)! – so I jumped in on my Snapchat to have some fun with this idea..
Here’s the video you may have seen on my Snap Story yesterday @TyBentli
Will this really work?: Probably not, but it probably has a better chance than throwing nickels into the East River and making a wish..
I’ve had so much support from listeners and viewers of my shows over the years – in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta, Nashville, Baltimore, DC, Little Rock, Austin, St Louis, St Cloud, Phoenix, San Antonio, Ft Myers, Madison plus the national stuff. It would be AWESOME to be able to bring all of those audiences together every morning to enjoy the same stuff we’ve enjoyed for the last 18 years! Plus, we all know I love live-broadcasts that take phone calls – listeners are the reason I love my job…they throw surprise twists, hilarious references, or create the heart of moments. DAMMIT, Nomi! Now that I wrote all this, I actually REALLY want this job!
How Can YOU Help?: From what @scottykonair @kerrikasem and @bradnolan told me yesterday…its all about Retweets and Shares! Please tag a friend or 2 as you retweet this link:
BLAST IT ON TWITTER
Thank you to everyone who retweeted, reached out, and who is considering seeing Ty Bentli instead of just hearing him ;c) Love, Ty.
PS – if I missed something on that SnapChat list of “Things I Need Before I Could Co-Host LIVE”…please Tweet me. (now I’m gonna go try to get a “Manager” or whatever legitimate people have – everything I know is from Entourage or Jessie)