Thursday, March 30, 2006

It's not Hammer-time anymore

Maybe the remaining members of this Fort Wayne Indiana morning show are talking about his departure, but I doubt it.

His myspace page simply states "Jack Hammer NO LONGER EMPLOYED AT X102". Based on the messages of sympathy and encouragement it's not looking like leaving was Hammer's idea.

And so it is that X102.3's morning show, the Morning X, is down a man with the departure of Jack Hammer. Looks like Laureen and JJ are on their own for now on.

Here's my crack at 3 Ft Wayne links:
Google Satellite image of Ft. Wayne
Take this survey to help them figure out how not to suck

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Shake it UP! Ferrall joins Howard 101

You can now get your Ferrall fix nationwide as Scott Ferrall joins Sirius Satellite Radio on Howard Stern's Howard 101. Loved him in Atlanta. Nice to have him in NY. Now you can have a shot with him weeknights from 8 pm to midnight (ET).

Monday, March 27, 2006

Joe Scott & Liz Wilde Fired @ K-Rock

Chris Wadsworth of Southwest Florida's News-Press reports that 96 K-Rock has fired the entire morning show of "The Joe Scott Show", and have also canceled their evening program, "The Liz Wilde Show".

In addition to Joe Scott, the Ft Myers morning show also included Nicole Wilcox, Steve Omelette Normandin and Mr. Windy himself, Charles Shaw.

The article also stated that the team from "The Liz Wilde Show", including Wilde and Mickey English, were fired from the evening program. Liz Wilde was syndicated nationally for a while, and seemed to be an enormously successful chic-shock-jock.

Sucks for them. Wonder what crap the station is going to put in their places.

Joe Scott's Website
Liz Wilde has been Wiki'd
Liz Wilde's Site

Friday, March 24, 2006

Lisa Foxx expands her empire

Watch out radio world, Lisa Foxx is going take over the airwaves!

After only 2 months since we reported she was re-hired at LA's Star 98.7 (KYSR), she is also now being heard on San Francisco's Star 101.3 (KIOI aka K101).

My bet is that the 35 year old DJ is on the fast track to syndication. Why? Her assets include having Ryan Seacrest as a best friend after co-hosting a radio show with him for more than 6 years, and over 15 years of real radio experience up and down the California coast. Oh, and she's easy on the ears, too!

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Is Dave Lenihan a big prick?

Oh my God. I am totally, totally, totally, totally, totally sorry for that.

I guess I meant to say "dumbass", not "prick".
"She's been chancellor of Stanford," Lenihan said on the air. "She's got the patent resume of somebody that has serious skill. She loves football. She's African-American, which would kind of be a big coon. A big coon. Oh my God. I am totally, totally, totally, totally, totally sorry for that."

The Big 550 talk show host said he had meant to say "coup" instead of the racial slur, according to several news reports, including and St. Louis Today.

That would be one of my biggest fears if I were a DJ. Live on the air, it would be so easy to accidentally say something you don't mean. And once the words leave your mouth, you can't go back and edit it the way I can edit my posts on this website.

Who knows what's in this guy's head, and if he really meant to call Condi a coon or even use the words "Condi" and "coon" in the same paragraph. Given the context of his entire on-air rant, is it possible an apology could have been enough, or was firing him the right thing to do? Comments, please.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Oregon Rivers

Is there a river in Portland? There is now... Bob Rivers, that is. LOL.

(That attempt at a word-play joke was about as lame as a Bob Rivers song parody.)

Anyway, The Bob Rivers Show, which is the morning team at 102.5 KZOK in Seattle, has expanded south in the state and north on the dial to Portland (Oregon, not Maine) via Mix 107.5 (KVMX).

Who loses at Mix 107.5 in Portland (besides, possibly, the listeners?):
The booted morning D.J., Tim Taylor, gets to sleep in and host afternoons on the station. That means afternoon-guy Jeff Thomas gets screwed, and has to move to the night shift at sister station K-Hits 106.7 (KLTH).
Tim's former morning partner, Carrie Owens, is SOL and probably looking for a new gig somewhere.

Here's your 3 Portland links:
Wasabi Paddling Club
MusicfestNW 2006. It's On!

Friday, March 17, 2006

Cowhead off the air in Tampa

If you quickly became a big fan of 98 Rock's Cowhead Morning Show since its debut in Tampa less than two months ago, you're in for a big disappointment. Mike Calta, AKA "Cowhead" - who used to be a producer for Bubba the Love Sponge "Don't Call Me Todd" Clem - was fired this week and his cowhead morning show was cancelled.
Full story here and here.

Here's your 3 Tampa links - Don't use them all at once:
Busch Gardens - Ahhhh
Legends Field
The Center

WTF is going on in Detroit?

First, Detroit's public radio station WDET lets go of a gem like Martin Bandyke, and now the same station's general manager and two other men are being accused of embezzlement and fraud. The incidents allegedly took place while the men were working at Wayne State's WUOM FM (91.7), according to the Detroit Free Press and the Detroit News.

I've always thought Detroit was slim shady.

Here are 3 Detroit links. Could they possibly even more scandalous than Detroit public radio? You decide:
Detroit Bazaar

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Lexington sports talk-show host fired

You won't learn this at the CT School of Broadcasting. How to get caught drunk driving:
Swerve in front of a cop in a marked police car, cutting him off and making him slam on his brakes.
Then, while he's following you, proceed to cross the center line several times.
After the police officer turns on his lights to pull you over, don't stop right away.
But when you finally do stop, get out of your car and run, even as the officer yells for you to stop.
For extra effect, it helps if you also previously pleaded guilty to DUI within the past 3 years.

This is, allegedly, what Lexington radio sports talk-show host Tim Woodburn did this past weekend when he was arrested for DUI. In addition to being a weeknight host, Woodburn is the sports director for WVLK AM, News/Talk 590.

Woodburn quickly decided to seek alcohol treatment, and asked for a 30 day leave of absence, but was immediately fired from his job anyway. Okay, driving drunk is wrong - you could kill yourself, or worse, others. BUT, don't forget alcoholism is a disease and this guy is asking for help and is already signed up for a treatment program. Don't you think the station should give him a break? Or should he be hung-out to dry-out?

Per usual, the radio station's website is silent on the subject of their former talker, and their program schedule page is void of any reference to Woodburn.

Saturday, March 11, 2006

No Justice for Justis

If you live in Iowa City, and you listen to a radio program hosted by a 65 year old man on an AM station, you probably don't expect to hear much excitement. However, that wasn't the case if you tuned in this past Friday morning to KXIC, 800 AM in Iowa City.
At 7:30 a.m. yesterday, Roy Justis announced to listeners that he was leaving the station after thirty-seven (yes, 37 years).

According to Rachel Gallegos of the Iowa City Press-Citizen, Justis had only received one raise in the last 6 years, and it was only friggin' 3%. (I added the "friggin" part).

3 cool Iowa links:
Iowa City International Documentary Film Festival April 12-15th 2006, Englert Theather
The Yacht Club
(we could only find 2)

Friday, March 10, 2006

Mexican Radio Announcer Gunned Down

An anchorman for a Mexican radio station was shot to death early Friday by gunmen waiting for him in the bushes in front of his house in this violent border city.
Full Story

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Dallas Dynasty off the air

Today, Smooth Jazz 107.5's website says:
Tempie Lindsey's melodic voice can be heard daily between 3:00 - 7:00 pm, as she creates a smooth jazz elixir that will take Oasis listeners from their work day to evening's twilight.

Tomorrow, the KOAI site probably will not say so much, as the station that calls itself "The Oasis" has decided not to renew Tempie Lindsey's contract after her 17th year of employment with them (Radio & Records).

3 Dallas links:
Dallas Museum O' Fart That's a funny name for a museum.
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders
Dealey Plaza Cam

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Chicago is NOT their kind of town

After only a month in the afternoon slot at 103.5 Kiss FM (WKSC), and after a week of pretending to be off the air in order to drum up ratings, Tic Tak and the Freak Show have really quit the station over a contract dispute.

The Chicago radio station's website is silent on the subject, though their DJ line-up is mysteriously blank between 4 and 8 pm.

Oh well, at least you didn't have time to get used to them.
Here are 3 cool Chi-town links:
Gibsons Steakhouse
The Chicago History Files

Athena Matsikas

My heart felt like a shattered glass in an acid bath
I felt like one of those flattened ants
You find on a crazy path
I'd have stopped myself to give her time
She didn't need to ask
Was I a suicidal psychopath
She's just a girl
She's a bomb

What a great song. Go to iTunes and buy it right now. But anyWHO, if you live in Sonoma County and you're wondering what happened to your Greek Goddess of Sonoma County's Mix 104.1 (KMHX), you've come to the right place. The leading lady of afternoons is heading back to Fresno to do mornings on the New Big Country 102.7.
(She's probably going with a wad of cash in her LEI jeans!)

3 related links:
The hotel I stayed at last summer in Greece
Who was Athena in Greek Mythology?
Chaffee Zoological Gardens of Fresno

Saturday, March 04, 2006

DJs and Porn don't mix

Sorry Florida radio fans, your K-Country 93.7 morning man is off the air.
"...Bellows will not return to the airwaves for the foreseeable future."
Full story here.

Friday, March 03, 2006

Goodbye, Kitty

Are you wondering what happened to Kitty Felde, host of Talk of the City on KPCC in LA?
So are a lot of media-types. The award-winning host is out after 5 years, given one day's notice and an option to take a job as a reporter. The reason: sort of murky. Programming director Craig Curtis admits that they took advantage of the opportunity to replace her now that her producer left for another station.

Read the internal memo at one of these 3 LA sites:
LA Observed
Calendar Live
LA Voice

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Freak Fired in Chicago?

Just 30 days ago we reported to you that the Chicago Sun Times reported to us (and everyone else) that Tic Tak and the Freak Show were coming to Chicago from Detroit for afternoons on Kiss 103.5.

Did the whole show - or part of it - get fired already?

I don't live in Chicago, and I haven't seen any new news, BUT my website logs show that tons of people have searched looking for news about Freak Show on Kiss. (don't worry, I can't tell WHO searched for what... only what the search terms were). Maybe I'm reading the logs wrong, and the show just started today. But there's no mention of the show on the Kiss 103.5 website (and I don't have enough brain cells to remember if there was on 1/31 when I reported on their arrival at the station - maybe it's just not up yet?) Anyway, if you know anything about Tic Tak, The Freak Show, Etc, please post a comment, or email me at REQUESTS @ DJMOVES.COM. (let me know if you want to remain anonymous or if I could use your name or whatever. please don't spam me stupid spam machines.)

UPDATE from They ARE OUT! or, they just may be on vacation and pulling a stunt... STAY tuned!

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Off the Air America in Phoenix

Mitch in Phoenix reported this ear-witness account on The Brad Blog today:

I live here in phoenix and although we had been told that the station had been sold to a Christian-programming group we were NOT told when the last day for Air America on the air would be. So this morning instead of Charles Goyette I got some preacher............

But justjudy, fyi Phoenix is awake, alive and kicking. And having lived here for the past 5 years or so i have found that the radio stations here in town change formats more often than some people change their underwear. Air America will be back sooner than later.

3 Phoenix websites: