I love your idea of putting Mike Nelson on every morning! He’s an entertainer more than anything, but keeps it very topical and is an admitted conservative (to what degree, I don’t know). He might not be able to cut it during prime time, but it would be great to hear him on a short morning show. Or maybe he could replace Mischke in the 10-12 slot if he were to be moved as you suggested.
Mike is pretty good on the radio too, I’ve heard him on NARN before, very funny. I’ve also met him in person, very cool.