It's been a while since I've done one of these, but why not? There are a bunch of incredible people on this site and since I have no FU-picking powers, I'll just do it here!
Many of you probably know about RT Radio. In case you don't, it's an awesome place where people gather every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday to listen to tunes and chat with each other. We're a lovely, friendly bunch and I love hearing everyone's picks. Some of y'all have rather interesting musical tastes and I always discover something new.
Anywho, according to a tweet he made earlier today, @Ginman has been running the group now for 3 years. That's some impressive longevity! When many would (and did) give up in the long, cold months of the site switch when chat didn't exist, Joe persisted. As soon as chat was back up and functional, RT Radio came back. With the help of admins @MauriceV and @dizzyblinker, Joe has grown the group in fun and exciting ways. Lindsay came back for a show and word on the street is they've got more awesome guests lined up.
Outside of his work with RT Radio, Joe's just a really great person. He's warm, friendly, and welcoming. He's passionate about the community and about seeing it be a healthy, thriving place. Not only is he incredibly smart, he's got a lot of ambition and creativity. He perseveres in the face of difficulty and is an overall lovely human being with a huge heart.
So, if you don't already, you really should go follow him! And also come chat with him and all the rest of us in RT Radio this week!
Give him some love in the comments and join me in thanking him for all that he does around here. Here's to you, Joe!