Is D.J. Wilson a man or a woman? Is D.J. a churlish cynic or a lovable lout? Is D.J. the long-lost twin of St. Louis American
editor Alvin Reid? Curious readers of Wilson's weekly "Short Cuts" column in the Riverfront Times
get some clues on Mondays at 7 p.m. on Collateral Damage
, a KDHX (88.1 FM) program that made its debut July 30. Wilson bills the show as the thinking man's Donnybrook
, except that this collection of pontificators features working
journalists you don't have to see. What a wag!
Wilson's still working on the space-time continuum -- first-show caller Ald. Sharon Tyus (D-20th) tested the limits -- but guests come straight from the local talking-heads A-list, folks such as mayoral aide Jeff Rainford and Prosecuting Attorney Jennifer Joyce. Post-Dispatch
columnist Greg Freeman, himself a sort of media Renaissance man, called the show "a bit quirky and unconventional, and lots of fun." Charles Jaco, watch out!