Air 1 Radio’s Jeremy “JB” Burgess: A Man of Exquisite Tastes

This summer I wrote a piece entitled, Why Would I Rather Listen to Belching Throat Singers Than Contemporary Christian Music?

You might think that’s a really obnoxious title for a blog post. And you’d be right. But that didn’t stop Air 1 Radio’s night-time deejay Jeremy “JB” Burgess from eloquently responding to it.

Then, a couple of weeks ago, JB bought one of my tee-shirts.

Then, this morning, he sent me this picture of himself inside Air 1 Radio’s studio, wearing said shirt.

As I gaze upon the good JB wearing my good tee, I find myself thinking, “Those are some pretty sad Christmas decorations. What is this, Charlie Brown’s radio station?”

Those are fried pork rinds JB is munching.

Mmmmm … delicious fried pork rinds. They’re like the cotton candy of pigs. They’re potato chips on the hoof. They’re the popcorn of porkers. They’re … well, let’s just stop there.

Anyway, thanks, famous deejay JB! Someday I would like to meet you in person. We’ll go on a picnic! You bring the fried pork rinds. And I’ll bring the other bag of fried pork rinds.

And together, heartily chomping away, we will make a joyous noise unto the Lord.


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  • typo queen

    THIS is why we keep you around, John. Thanks for the out-loud laughter. It’s a great way to start the day. I don’t mean with pork rinds. As I remember, they were quite tough and not salty enough. Or have they fixed that? I haven’t let myself eat one of those things for nearly fifty years.

  • typo queen

    P.S. Potato chips on the cloven-hoof.

  • leslie

    While I like the rest of your post, I do feel the need to say that I love JB’s Christmas decorations. They’re simple and heart-felt.

  • PolishBear

    The on-air studio Christmas decorations are fine. If you’ve ever worked at a radio station, you know that things are cluttered enough as it is without overdoing the Christmas decorations. A string or two of colorful Christmas light (LED for energy-efficiency, natch) make any room 100% more festive.

    As for pork rinds … I don’t like the kind that are little more than delicately pork-flavored styrofoam. I prefer the “pork skin” variation that are much crunchier. They are also known as “pork cracklings.” I prefer them to those puffy pork rinds.

    I’ve tried a smaller, harder variety that I’ve found sold locally, but those can nearly break your teeth.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, so, see, I was just kidding about the Xmas lights. It was a joke. Me, making with the funny, it was. Yes, of course the lights are fine and very lovely and festive. And I’m sure they’re entirely heartfelt also.

    PolishBear! Merry Christmas! It’s good to hear from you. I hope you and yours had and are having yet a wonderful holiday season.

  • Ric

    I think hearty chomping is but one of the joyous noises that pork rinds are responsible for.

  • Anonymous

    Mmmmmmmm! Chicharonnes. !Me gusta mucha! Fine with a little Tabasco sauce or mixed in scrambled eggs and covered with salsa as well. Exquisite indeed!

  • Shadsie

    The cotton candy of pigs…

    That line should be shared with Anthony Bourdain.

  • Cnysparky

    bahahahahahaha was his payment the pork rinds for wearing that shirt? does it come in a medium

  • Anonymous

    Yes, the shirts come in medium. And yes, I throw in a bag of pork rinds with every shirt sold.

  • Diana A.

    I’m so not into pork rinds.

  • Anonymous

    I’m not much of a fan either, actually.

  • Air1JB

    so you know…. the studio wasn’t a pleasant place to be that evening…. after the pork skins. It’s weird, it’s like a once-a-year hankerin’ I get. Gotta have them. And because I had them on Dec. 27th, 2010… it means I’m free to have them again on Jan. 1, 2011.

    Thanks for the tee, John.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for buying it, JB. U the man. (I also posted the piece about it on Crosswalk: ).

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for buying it, JB. U the man. (I also posted the piece about it on Crosswalk: ).