I’m not entirely sure why Ira Glass told a story on the Fallon website today about the time someone swore on the radio at Minnesota Public Radio.
Especially since I’ve never heard the story before in the 22 years I worked here.
That’s not to say we don’t have some stories about words that shouldn’t have gone out on the radio; I’ve just never heard that one in the passing of the MPR lore before.
(Update: Gary Eichten reports he would’ve been the host of All Things Considered back then and doesn’t recall any such incident. He acknowledges he might’ve repressed the memory, however.)
Update II: From Bill Kling, who is alleged in this story to have been the one to call. “There were probably things I called the control room about but that story isn’t one of them.”
He should’ve told the story about the guy who’s the future of news, instead.
Here’s his actual on-air interview with Fallon.