Now: For better or for worse, Cunningham's still around. When contacted in the studio (since he refused to return any phone calls on his own time), he admitted that he "vaguely" remembered the article and "vaguely" remembered the photo. And he doesn't think much of CityBeat readers.
"I'm loved by thousands," Cunningham states, "and despised by a few hundred." To prove his point, he cites winning the 2001 NAB Marconi Award and says that he's "loved throughout the Midwest."
Cunningham also sees it as a mark of his popularity that he's regularly approached by fans seeking autographs -- many of them are women asking him to autograph certain parts of their anatomy. He's planning on sticking around until at least 2010 and says that "if life got any better, I'd have to be two people."
As for the those non-autograph seekers, Cunningham doesn't mince words. "The readers of CityBeat do not represent the population of Greater Cincinnati," he states broadly. "Most of your readers can go to hell."
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