Let me just say, I can appreciate a Mike Siegel sticky. I know he was only at the helm for a few months, but this man wasn't entirely bad. I remember him getting into it with a caller who had a UFO sighting, and essentially told the guy that his story contradicted itself, and he wasn't a reliable witness. This led to other callers going at it during open lines and calling him out on his "lawyerness" and semeingly non-open minded attitude.... ohhhh, the hate. He drew it from the audience in a concentrated form, like venom from a snakebite. If that's not a reason to like the guy, what is?
However, in retrospect it's fairly obvious that the network's decision to go with the milquetoast, "open minded" Jorch wasn't in some way influenced by the audience's bad reaction to Siegel and his personality.