Paul Finebaum and listeners to his show nationwide were reminded late last week of just how much of an impact on someone’s life radio hosts can have.
A caller by the name of Mike in College Station, Texas called the show recently explaining his mother-in-law had passed away, but she was a huge fan of The Paul Finebaum Show. Mike found a letter the woman named Lee Ann Trammel wrote on New Year’s Eve and was emotional reading it to Finebaum live on the air.
“You personally, Paul, put me through so many good times. I was going through horrible pain,” Mike read (via Saturday Down South). “You mean the world to me. I’m looking down right now with a big smile looking at you.”
In the letter, Mrs. Trammel revealed that she wanted to make a $2,500 donation in kind to the University of Tennessee’s journalism department in Finebaum’s name because of how much he meant to her.
“Because without you, I wouldn’t have been able to get through everything I did,” the letter read. “I’ve prayed every night for you, I’ve prayed for your family. I prayed that God would give me the strength and allow me to listen to you. Just give me some comfort and try to pass on good things to your listeners, to you. And let you really know how much you mean.”
Mrs. Trammel ended the letter with a nice little jab about how Tennessee isn’t as good as Texas A&M.
“Gig ‘Em Aggies. God bless, Tennessee because of Paul Finebaum and Smokey is not as cool as Reveille, unfortunately,” she wrote.
Condolences to Mike and Mrs. Trammel’s family.
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