Kim “The Kimmer” Peterson has not uttered his signature phrase “Semper Fi” in more than three years despite the fact his fans have been clamoring for him to come back.
Good news: the former WGST-AM afternoon host is finally back – sort of. Josh Price at the Conservative Beacon Web site has convinced the Kimmer to do a 30-minute weekly podcast on his Web site for a test ten-week run. And the Kimmer got one of his old advertising sponsors Solomon Brothers Fine Jewelry to sponsor it.
The Kimmer has been offered a couple of jobs here in Atlanta but from a financial standpoint, he didn’t think they were worth it. He’s doing this for fun, he said.
“I do miss working,” he said. “But it’s kind of hard to complain about doing nothing, too.”
Over the past three years, the Kimmer has missed the chance to talk about Obama, the health-care bill and the economic downturn which has caused his Florida condo to lose half its value since he purchased it. He’s also trying to sell his place in Massachusetts and would consider selling the Chopper as well if he got the right price. He said he’s not in bad financial shape, he’d just like to sell at least one of his properties so he can move to Arizona.
He said he’s always been a news junkie and should be up to speed when he starts the podcast April 7 at www.theconservativebeacon.net. If you want to ask the Kimmer a question, email Price at firstname.lastname@example.org.
His former sidekick Wayne “No Offense” Kitchens, he said, is no longer in radio but back at Delta as a mechanic.
The Kimmer was the biggest local host at WGST until late 2006, when the station dumped him. He left Atlanta soon after. Now WGST has no local talk-show hosts at all on weekdays.