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Best AM Radio Personality Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach 2008 - Jorge Rodriguez, WQAM (560)

Readers' Choice: Neil Rogers

Folks in the radio biz have been waiting – maybe that's begging – for SoFla radio stalwart Neil Rogers to retire for years. Some of them are jealous, no doubt; even more are flagrantly insane. Some wise listeners, however, are simply holding for the day when Rogers' man-at-arms, Jorge Rodriguez, will take over the show and ascend to the throne atop the airwaves. While Rodriguez may not have always been the best sidekick, over the past year ol' Jorge has solidified into a personality we'd love to listen to for a couple hours each day. Imagine Rodriguez as a character from a Kevin Smith movie: A true student of pop culture, sort of geeky but with just the right amount of grounding in reality, delivering slightly off-kilter rants about his take on religion and '80s freestyle music or just eulogizing the death of a proper Wendy's spicy chicken sandwich. In other words, Jorge allows us the space to vent about the sort of mundane, workaday topics and mere-existence philosophy that fills life in this gonzo patch of swamp we call South Florida. And while it doesn't look like Jorge will be sticking around WQAM after Uncle Neil moves out, we can only hope he lands his own show somewhere on the dial soon after.

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Matt "Mr SmoothieGod" Kennedy
Matt "Mr SmoothieGod" Kennedy

Jorge is the MAN, and we are all in awe. Neil is GOD, but maybe that means that Jorge can be our baby jesus. We LOVE you baby Jesus Jorge.

Matt "Mr SmoothieGod" Kennedy
Matt "Mr SmoothieGod" Kennedy

Jorge is the MAN, and we are all in awe. Neil is GOD, but maybe that means that Jorge can be our baby jesus. We LOVE you baby Jesus Jorge.

Suds
Suds

Oh fine. This award will probably go to his head and, like Johnny Depp, he'll wanna move to France.

Congrats Jorge!

Jay in Gainesville
Jay in Gainesville

Nice pick, Jorge is the best. Why can't we have him take the 2-4 slot? Gotta can Jerks and get Jorge in there!

Jeff
Jeff

Jorge is the voice of South Florida.

Love ya man!

Saxyroro
Saxyroro

Yaaaaaaaaay Jorgie! I'll burn one down in your honor! I'm with Lucy hanging with Jorge, you just listen. He's the best and he deserves it!!!!!! XOXOXOXOXOX

LUCY LOPEZ
LUCY LOPEZ

FINALLY! Someone gets JORGE! If you ever get the chance to meet JORGE...you will immediately want to get your passport and take a trip to JORGE LAND. It's filled with tinkerbells, sushi, lesbians, all sorts of yummy drugs and Pineapple Juice. He has a fresh bottle for me all the time!CONGRATS JORGE!!!xoxoxoxoxoxoxoOMG UR TOOO FUNNY!

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