Steve to Chaz: Thanks but no thanks

Garry Meier and Steve Dahl (2006)

Garry Meier and Steve Dahl (2006)

In the latest round of words about Steve Dahl and Garry Meier's induction in the National Radio Hall of Fame, Dahl posted an open letter Friday to Chaz Ebert on his website, Here it is:

This is my response to Chaz Ebert’s response to Robert Feder’s piece on my take on all of this Radio Hall of Fame nonsense:

Dear Chaz, thanks for the kind words and constructive thoughts. I agree with you 100% and let my anger go a long time ago. I have been clean and sober for over 18 years. Over the course of those 18 years I have tried multiple times to make amends to both Garry and his wife. They clearly are not interested in a reconciliation, and that’s unfortunate on both a personal and professional level to me. I am not the impediment.

Thursday night my youngest son, Matthew, became a father for the first time. I am now a grandfather of three. Life is too short and way too precious to waste time bickering about things that either happened or were perceived to have happened 20 years ago. You know that far better than I. That said, I have reached out to Garry in every way possible, and he is not interested in a dialog of any sort.

I won’t be attending the HOF ceremony, not because I have any animosity, but because it doesn’t seem like the venue for another failed attempt at a Steve and Garry reconciliation. We were nominated together and we should accept the award together, not as separate entities at separate tables. That won’t happen. If I have learned anything about this relationship over the past 20 years, it’s that the Meier family has no inclination to “bury the hatchet” any place other than in my skull.

I loved Roger and I love you for trying to help achieve me a rapprochement with Garry. I’m sorry that our breakup caused you, Roger, Janet and me to spend less time together. That broke my heart when I read it last night. I have done all I can do, and am now off to visit my new grandson, Jackson, at the hospital. Maybe someday he’ll be on a field trip to the Museum of Broadcast Communications, and he’ll see the display about his grandfather. At least you got them to use a better picture of me. Thanks for that.

Love, Steve