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I’m a bit late getting a post out today, but I have a good reason. I swear, I do. WAJR radio — a huge West Virginia station — asked me to come on their morning show for an interview related to the recent civil suit filing. I accepted happily. I never miss a chance to get Ryan’s story out to as many people as possible, especially when I can hit an entire state at a time.
I’m thinking they were happy with it too, since they keep me on for an entire segment (20 minutes). I haven’t listened to it yet myself (just the first minute or so), so I hope I did well by Ryan. I heard some static when I talked, so I hope it isn’t through the entire interview. Now that I think about it, perhaps it’s less annoying than my voice.
To listen, just click this link: KEN DIVINEY INTERVIEW 8-29-2011
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Natalie Polzin says
Great interview. Your integrity and the integrity of your family shines through. Joe, Andrew and I are so thankful to know you, Sue, Ryan and Kari. We love you.
Gail Doyle says
Ken ,I’m a few days behind with your posts ….Just got power back. Heard your interview on radio ond you were great in all you said for Ryan and the callousness of the other ones is really unbelievable..Ryan will always be relevant to me and thousands of others and I,m sure he’s happy and knows the love he gets from you and your family and so many . Please tell him I said hello and \will always be here for Him. Gail
I hope you play this for Ryan. It will make him happy. And, yes you will know. God Bless you.
Well done, Ken. Ryan would be so proud. You have once again lovingly served your son well. Many in your position would come across as hateful. What amazes me is that all you have been through, you don’t come across that way at all. You are simply holding those responsible for their acts accountable for the damage they have imposed on others. Simple as that and so basic….still wondering why the Delaware folks just don’t get it….maybe one day. Continuing to pray…..always.
Much love, Peggie
The Colangelis says
I listended to the interview and Ryan will always be relevant with us. He is in our thoughts and prayers each day. God bless you and your family.
Lynne Mandel says
I’m listening to your interview now, while looking at your family’s picture, and crying. Ryan would (and will) be so proud of you and how you’ve represented him and your family. Ryan will always be relevant. It’s clear he will never be forgotten. Although it may be hard for some of us to believe sometimes, there is more good than evil in this world, as evidenced by the outpouring of love to your family in the past 21 months.
SHSP in Pittsburgh,
Kathryn Beggs Howlett says
I finally sat down and listened to your interview Ken. I applaud you for your composure, your honesty and for…..well, for everything you do for your son. I don’t know what else to say….except I am here in central NY holding you close in my thoughts and prayers every day.
Great interview, the hosts showed great empathy and understanding for your situation. What a wonderful example of Morgantown citizens they are! Thanks to them for doing the interview. I was surprised how outspoken they were in voicing their own personal feelings, something seldom heard on the radio except in the sports world, kudos to them.
I listened to every single second of it. You “did good” dad. Really proud of you. <3RKD
The love lives on forevermore, and your life of devotion to your precious son is true love personified.
My heart at once aches for all the pain, and yet rejoices in knowing there is goodness, as manifested in the complete devotion you and your family give to Ryan every day. It keeps me humbled and inspired, and increases my understanding of what love is.
Bear hugs and love for you and Sue, Kari and Ryan — still here, always in spirit with you, and always in prayer…Paula
Karen T. says
Great interview, Ken. Still here and still praying. Love you guys.
Ms. Blasé says
I agree with Jen, particularly concerning the sincerity of the hosts. I was moved by the fact that they were deeply moved by your story. This was a great interview. Ryan would be proud.
I just finished listening to the entire interview. You spoke with such heart and eloquence, nobody could have listened to the interview without grasping the depths of your love for our Ryan.
As one who has been there, relying on others to help you, I would say please do not feel any guilt. It is and has been such a joy and honor for everyone who has been able to assist your family. There are so many more good people in the world than bad. When they understand the situation you were forced into by these attackers, the desire to help is profound.
The radio hosts seem genuinely concerned about Ryan’s well being and how your family is coping. I particularly appreciated the male hosts reflection on how unthinkable that these men and their families have refused to do the honorable thing. Personally, it would have been much more honorable had they not attacked Ryan in the first place.
Ryan will ALWAYS stay relevant to those in our community and beyond. We love him as our own son. We cheer over the small wins and we grieve over his pain. You will in my heart see him awake and then he can tell you the reason he was happy at times during this ordeal was because of his love for you, Sue, Kari, Duke and Tucker. We love you~
Vicky Scott says
I certainly can’t add to what Jen has written. It was a great, relevant interview full of love , fulfilling your role not only as a father but as an advocate voice for Ryan. You did good.
John Maletta says
Terrific radio interview, Ken. You did a great job telling Ryan’s story to the state of West Virginia (and now the cyber-world). Best wishes to you and your family with the civil trial.
link doesn’t seem to work in Chrome but it does work in Firefox…
Carla Liberty says
Cared Citizen: I was able to pull the interview up okay with Chrome, but I sometimes have issues too!
At any rate, just wanted to say what a powerful, moving interview, this was. Ken, you don’t have to worry; this site, and the thousands who follow Ryan’s story will keep Ryan relevant, I can assure you. You and your family are always in my heart, and forever in my prayers. Love, carla