At 10pm last night, he emailed me with a guest change. We had 2 guests scheduled for the 1st hour, but they'd both been replaced with a single guest. The new guest's name was familiar to me, and I knew he had excellent radio chops, so I asked my ExecProd if both the original guests had cancelled, or if he'd made the switch because the new guest made for better radio.
He told me it was the latter.
Which prompted me to write him the following:
I really hope [The Talent] is aware of how hard you work to make the show that bears his name glisten like a diamond on black velvet.
I stand in mute awe of your dedication. Guys like you are a pleasure to work with and for.
An all-too-rare pleasure, I might add, in a modern era of slackers and half-hearted good-enoughers.
The reason I wrote that?
Because no one else would, even though he deserved to have his work recognized.
Always reward good behavior.