Wow. What a tribute to you, Eliot, what has been said about you so far and I know there is more to come. As I have read all of these comments, my mind swims with so many memories and what there is to say.
I have known Eliot for 24 1/2 years now and he basically watched AND helped me gorw up. I was 19 years old when I started working for him at KRNA as the Bookkeeper/Traffic Director/Computer Operator (yes, that really was my title). My how modern technology has changed. My 8 years of full-time there took me through a little on-air stint (as Gidget-the weather girl), doing a few remotes, getting mairried, working up to Office Manager, and having two of my three children, at which time I quit to stay home and raise them. That lasted for about 3 months and I was back working for Eliot on a part-time basis. I have been working for him in some capacity ever since.
He always encouraged me to be better, work smarter-not harder, and he gave me so many opportunities that have made me the person I am today.
I have a heavy heart when I think of things I won't be able to talk to him about but I know his spirit will always be with me.
So, my dear friend, you are famous for saying "If it hurts to do that, then don't do that". Well, it hurts to say Good-bye to you, so I won't. I'll just say "See ya later."