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.