"When they allow a talk show host to play them like a two-dollar banjo, they demonstrate what kind of backbone they'll bring to the job later on, if we elect them. After they get elected will they continue to allow Jeff Crank to put a nickel in them and wind them up every Saturday morning?"

Barry Noreen, former columnist, Colorado Springs Gazette

"There's a lot of talent there" - Shannon Fowler

"For a guy named Crank he's pretty affable" - Russ Latino

Friday, February 7, 2020

What I Won't Do For My Listeners: Lunch With Radical Red Rudy & Socialist Steve

While I don't agree with them politically - on almost anything - I can still break bread with them and have civilized conversation.  Radical Red Rudy and Socialist Steve, two nemesis callers on the show - joined Ashlee and me for lunch!  Yes, they did get a free lunch paid for by Jeff the Capitalist.  We went to lunch the day after President Trump's SOTU address where Speaker Pelosi ripped his speech.  I went from lunch back home and watched the President be acquitted in the impeachment trial.  There was plenty to disagree about but we made the choice to act like Americans, embrace the First Amendment and be decent to one another.  If we can do it, anyone can.

So many people ask me what these two characters of the show look like.  Both men gave me permission to use their photos, so here you go:

Radical Red Rudy (left) and Socialist Steve (right) never seem to stop

Radical Red Rudy, Jeff, Socialist Steve

Producer Ashlee, Jeff, Socialist Steve, Radical Red Rudy


  1. Ashlee is the best part of this picture, just saying...lol

  2. Good pics. They look like nice people. Just pretty strange view points that dont seem to be workable for me and my family.

  3. The good old days when you could actually get close to someone with out a mask on!