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Best Morning Drive-time Radio Show

In Bill Campbell's final months in office, with his policy of not talking to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution holding fast, it seemed like the only place to hear what Campbell was thinking was on Frank Ski's morning show on V-103 FM. But now, out of office since January (but not out of the AJC's crosshairs), the former mayor has found a permanent home on the airwaves, as co-host of WAOK-AM 1380's MORNING SHOW. For three hours every weekday, we hear more from Campbell than we ever did while he was in office. Listen for a few days, or even a few minutes, and a picture emerges of a man at once compassionate and contrarian, eloquent and embittered. With co-host Jean Ross, Campbell one minute educates his listeners on obscure '60s soul groups. The next he launches into a three-minute primer on the history of black politics in the Reconstruction South. And always, always, there's his abiding hatred of the AJC. Listen to his show and you'll be reminded daily why you either love him or hate him.

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