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(WSBTV)   Atlanta Farkers have lost the most upbeat, lovable traffic reporter known to mankind. RIP Captain Herb Emory   (wsbtv.com ) divider line 37
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2014-04-13 02:42:15 AM  
I'm really, really bummed.  He was an awesome human being.
 
2014-04-13 02:43:09 AM  
Damn, there goes my last reason to listen to WSB.

RIP Cap'n Herb.
 
2014-04-13 02:44:31 AM  
Must have been great...not too often a traffic reporter gets a university named after him.

Hmm...Detour Dave is now available to DJ at bar mitzvahs, so that's at least something.
 
2014-04-13 02:47:01 AM  
I'm really sad about this. Grew up with him and his upbeat traffic reports, even before I drove. R.I.P.
 
2014-04-13 03:44:16 AM  
Yeah...Because Keith Kalland died in 2002. But this guy was sorta almost as good.
 
2014-04-13 03:56:07 AM  

clintster: Damn, there goes my last reason to listen to WSB.

RIP Cap'n Herb.


RIP Herb Emory.(Not a Captain of any sort)

On a lighter note, You still listen to We Suck and Blither?
 
2014-04-13 04:50:14 AM  
Oh man, so sad. RIP kind man.
 
2014-04-13 05:33:17 AM  
Cap'n Herb was awesome.  He will be missed.
 
2014-04-13 07:25:49 AM  
Died helping people.
A good guy.
 
2014-04-13 07:26:36 AM  

ThisIsntMe: Yeah...Because Keith Kalland died in 2002. But this guy was sorta almost as good.


What's up with traffic reporters dying of heart attacks?
 
2014-04-13 08:25:44 AM  
RIP Captain Herb, Atlanta has lost an icon...
 
2014-04-13 08:48:51 AM  
RIP Captain Herb.  Listened to you daily for almost 40 years.
 
2014-04-13 09:00:32 AM  
Lost him? He's probably still stuck in that damn snowstorm-related traffic.
 
2014-04-13 09:05:50 AM  

rev. dave: ThisIsntMe: Yeah...Because Keith Kalland died in 2002. But this guy was sorta almost as good.

What's up with traffic reporters dying of heart attacks?


Have you ever been stuck in Atlanta traffic?

RIP Capt'n Erb
 
2014-04-13 09:20:32 AM  
Captain Herb will be sorely missed. He wasn't just good traffic reporter but a great human being. My daily 3 hour commute will be really weird for long time without him.
 
2014-04-13 09:24:19 AM  
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R.I.P Captain Herb
 
2014-04-13 09:42:57 AM  

ThisIsntMe: Yeah...Because Keith Kalland died in 2002. But this guy was sorta almost as good.


I loved and hated Keith.  He was always funny, but damned if he wasn't always giving away my shortcuts.  Herb Emory was so straitlaced, he rarely told people how to cut through parking lots or residential areas.  And wasn't Herb the guy that quit flying after a hard landing, and just pretended to be up in the air?  Or am I thinking of somebody else that preceded him?
 
2014-04-13 10:05:32 AM  
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2014-04-13 10:25:36 AM  
Oh my achin' toe!
 
2014-04-13 10:31:34 AM  

ThisIsntMe: Yeah...Because Keith Kalland died in 2002. But this guy was sorta almost as good.


Sounds like being a traffic reporter in Atlanta is a sure route to an early death.  Of course, so is driving in Atlanta.
 
2014-04-13 10:35:11 AM  
Neil Boortz, who joined the program later, suggested the revamped Ga. 400/I-85 overpass be named for Emory, to which Slade and Howard swiftly agreed.

That's a good idea!  Although having an "Emory Overpass" that's not proximate to Emory University might be confusing to travelers...
 
2014-04-13 10:38:31 AM  

BravadoGT: Neil Boortz, who joined the program later, suggested the revamped Ga. 400/I-85 overpass be named for Emory, to which Slade and Howard swiftly agreed.

That's a good idea!  Although having an "Emory Overpass" that's not proximate to Emory University might be confusing to travelers...


Like having a bunch of roads and streets named 'Peachtree' isn't?
 
2014-04-13 10:41:06 AM  

coldf33t: BravadoGT: Neil Boortz, who joined the program later, suggested the revamped Ga. 400/I-85 overpass be named for Emory, to which Slade and Howard swiftly agreed.

That's a good idea!  Although having an "Emory Overpass" that's not proximate to Emory University might be confusing to travelers...

Like having a bunch of roads and streets named 'Peachtree' isn't?


Stayed @ HoJos on Peachtree
 
2014-04-13 10:47:14 AM  

sbchamp: coldf33t: BravadoGT: Neil Boortz, who joined the program later, suggested the revamped Ga. 400/I-85 overpass be named for Emory, to which Slade and Howard swiftly agreed.

That's a good idea!  Although having an "Emory Overpass" that's not proximate to Emory University might be confusing to travelers...

Like having a bunch of roads and streets named 'Peachtree' isn't?

Stayed @ HoJos on Peachtree


I don't think that's there anymore...
 
2014-04-13 11:44:55 AM  
Well that's sad to hear.  I guess he and Mike Kavanagh can be on the air in the afterlife.
 
2014-04-13 12:02:35 PM  

TheGreatGazoo: Well that's sad to hear.  I guess he and Mike Kavanagh can be on the air in the afterlife.


With special guest Royal Marshall?
 
2014-04-13 12:09:07 PM  
Until Boortz went off the air, I streamed WSB on my 45 minute drive to work in Albuquerque. I knew nothing about the traffic I was about to encounter, but was well informed on all the messes on the weirdly named roads in and around Atlanta.

You could tell there was a lot of respect for Mr. Emory. I'm sad to hear he is gone now.
 
2014-04-13 12:45:16 PM  
I has a sad.
RIP Captain Herb. You will be missed.
 
2014-04-13 02:51:24 PM  
I liked listening to that guy. He almost made rush hour tolerable, since you always knew there was someone else stuck in an even worse jam than you were.
 
2014-04-13 05:30:04 PM  

42_42_42: I has a sad.
RIP Captain Herb. You will be missed.


For many, many, years.
 
2014-04-13 05:35:43 PM  

cherryl taggart: ThisIsntMe: Yeah...Because Keith Kalland died in 2002. But this guy was sorta almost as good.

I loved and hated Keith.  He was always funny, but damned if he wasn't always giving away my shortcuts.  Herb Emory was so straitlaced, he rarely told people how to cut through parking lots or residential areas.  And wasn't Herb the guy that quit flying after a hard landing, and just pretended to be up in the air?  Or am I thinking of somebody else that preceded him?


You may be thinking of Jason Durden, and it was a bit more than a hard landing...
 
2014-04-13 05:37:32 PM  

ThisIsntMe: Yeah...Because Keith Kalland died in 2002. But this guy was sorta almost as good.


Stick a fork in them both.

They're done gone to the carbeque in the sky.
 
2014-04-13 05:58:16 PM  
You know, WSB had a truly unique group of personalities. You had Neal Boortz, who probably pissed of more Republicans that the Democrats ever did, just because he considered Abortion a woman's issue and refused to condemn it because he wasn't a woman, thought gays were equal to anyone else, refused to say the earth is 4000 years old, and thought keeping Terry Schiavo alive would be a travesty against man and God. You had his producer Royal Marshall, who was one of the most interesting and entertaining men in radio. They still have Clark Howard, the only person who preaches saving money, not running up debt who acts like it. They lost Jamie Dupree to Sean Hannity, which is a sad thing because Hannity is a one man Douchebag parade. I think it is funny that Neal was inducted to the Radio Hall of Fame by Rush Limbaugh, as that pompous, Oxycodone eating, Viagra popping, utterly reprehensible excuse for a human being would never show half of the humanity Boortz has. Abrams is just another loss for a truly successful radio station. I do wonder if they can find more actual personalities.
 
2014-04-13 07:58:03 PM  

globalwarmingpraiser: You know, WSB had a truly unique group of personalities. You had Neal Boortz, who probably pissed of more Republicans that the Democrats ever did, just because he considered Abortion a woman's issue and refused to condemn it because he wasn't a woman, thought gays were equal to anyone else, refused to say the earth is 4000 years old, and thought keeping Terry Schiavo alive would be a travesty against man and God. You had his producer Royal Marshall, who was one of the most interesting and entertaining men in radio. They still have Clark Howard, the only person who preaches saving money, not running up debt who acts like it. They lost Jamie Dupree to Sean Hannity, which is a sad thing because Hannity is a one man Douchebag parade. I think it is funny that Neal was inducted to the Radio Hall of Fame by Rush Limbaugh, as that pompous, Oxycodone eating, Viagra popping, utterly reprehensible excuse for a human being would never show half of the humanity Boortz has. Abrams is just another loss for a truly successful radio station. I do wonder if they can find more actual personalities.


Fact checking here:  They didn't lose Jamie Dupree.  They share him w/ Hannity.  I hear him on my way to work in the morning locally...and I know he is on later locally.
 
2014-04-13 09:06:15 PM  
Facts, again. Dupree is still on WSB. Miss Royal, Mike K and Capt. Herb. They'll be missed. Except, it's still WeSuck&Blither.
 
2014-04-14 01:17:53 AM  
globalwarmingpraiser:They lost Jamie Dupree to Sean Hannity, which is a sad thing because Hannity is a one man Douchebag parade.

Jamie Dupree is still Cox Radio's man in Washington.  He's still on WSB, WDBO, and WHIO.  And with Boortz's "replacement" Herman Cain.
 
2014-04-14 01:18:51 AM  
i'm late to the party, but i enjoyed listenin to captain herb, he saved me a hassle on a few occasions by letting me know what was going on up the road.
 
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