Preston & Steve®

There are hundreds of inside jokes and random characters that have made their way into Preston & Steve Show history. Ann Gorski is one a newer addition to this lineup, but her story has made a big impact on the overall scope of the show.

For a stretch, listeners were calling in  with countdowns to Ann Gorski Day, or flat out calling us out on the error. But what are the origins of Ann Gorski Day? Read on to find out.

  • How It Started:

    The story starts during the pandemic. On July 21, 2020, Preston found two envelopes inside of his briefcase addressed to Ann Gorski of Pottstown. The catch: no one knew who Ann Gorski was. The show wished her a happy birthday anyway, then Nick added what he thought might be her birthday to the calendar for 2021. Take a listen:

  • The Mix-up:

    Since the envelope was postmarked on May 4th, that date became her hypothetical birthday. Fast forward to May 4, 2021. A note popped up on Nick’s calendar to remind Preston to say happy birthday to Ann Gorski.

    Being that it had been 10 months since the calendar invite was sent, and there was no context included in the reminder, The Preston & Steve Show experienced the same confusion:

  • The Correction:

    This time Ann was listening. She called in and explained the story: Ann’s sister sent blank birthday cards to The Preston & Steve Show on May 4th, 2020. The intention was lovely: since Ann could not have a normal birthday celebration, the birthday cards would be a nice surprise.

    The show received the cards and the self addressed stamped envelopes. They signed the cards. And that was that. Literally, that was that. Ann pointed out that the cards never got sent out, even after Preston found them in his briefcase in July.

  • May the 4th = Ann Gorski Day

    Although Ann’s real birthday is June 30th, around The Preston & Steve Show, it will forever be celebrated on May 4th. #MayTheGorskiWithYou

  • May The Gorski Live On Forever:

    Over the years there have been countless calls, texts and e-mails referencing Ann Gorski, but this visit from a young listener to Camp Out For Hunger takes the cake:

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