Saturday, July 29, 2006

Only took a few "Dai"s for Jim Dai

Just a few weeks ago, we told you how 880 AM (KIXI) in the Seattle-Tacoma area fired all their DJs to save some money and deliver you crap in the form of a syndicated music service called the Crap of Your Life (or something like that).

Well it looks like at least one of the fired radio hosts from 880 landed on his feet. Jim Dai is now on in the mornings; tune into Smooth Jazz at 98.9 FM (KWJZ) to hear Jim with his new co-host, Gina Tuttle.

Is Jim happy to have moved from AM to FM? Is Gina related to Tom Tuttle from Tacoma? Tune in to the show to find out!

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Hurricane Whoopi

It was announced in May that Whoopi Goldberg would soon have her own syndicated radio show, beginning next month on radio stations across the country, but no stations have been disclosed.

Until today.

As the news broke today of the first major station to pick up the new Wake Up with Whoopi morning radio show, something sort of obvious occurred to me. For every new Whoopi affiliate that is announced, one-by-one, you will also hear the sound of each those stations' existing morning DJs being fired, one-by-one. Picture Whoopi flying across the country, or up the coast like a hurricane - Hurricane Whoopi (will they ever name one that? Not according to the NOAA) - overtaking stations and replacing DJs as affiliate deals are signed. Maybe it won't be total destruction. If we're all lucky, the Whoopi show will replace Jack-FM in some markets!

The first victim of Whoopi's global radio expansion? The beautiful and probably-very talented Melissa Forman, as Whoopi ascends upon WLIT in Chicago; Melissa has hosted the Melissa Forman Morning Show for 5 years on the dial at 93.9 FM in Chicago. Five years as a morning host in a tough town like Chi-town is nothing to sneeze at, but where will Melissa go now that Whoopi is here?

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Another DJ checks check her out

Hey everybody, I just noticed this comment posted somewhere else on

My name is D'Anne Burley I am a internet Radio talk Show Host who speaks her mind.

And I am doing a program tonite about the issue of the change within the radio stations to removed human beings and replace all with this shuffle which means that there will be no talk to expose corruption and or any other information that those who like to not only jam but want more personalized broadcasting approach.

The recent removal of Mancow from the role of Q101 shows the intent.

Tonight on from 6-7 pm central I will discuss this issue you and everyone else viewing this can call in on the line.

Call in line available is 1-712-432-3000 ext 441930#

Sorry folks, looks like this Internet-radio show might have been useful to know about YESTERDAY, as she discussed this topic Monday evening, but I forgot to check my email Monday because I'm a jackass. Oh well, check out anyway and give D'Anne a call. Mention enough, and maybe I'll send you a free autograph.

Toledo Mud Hens

WTF. Come on now guys, it's 2006. You can't go on the air and prank call Chinese food and sushi restaurants and make fun of the way the people that answer talk, and make racially insensitive comments. People are people, and if you do that kind of stuff, you just plain suck. You just don't do that.

That is, unless you are Josh Lucas Garber, a DJ on Tower 98-3 (WTWR 98.3 FM) in Toledo. As you might expect, Lucas has been suspended without pay (I guess that's like being temporarily fired).

In completely unrelated news, except that it involves a DJ and Toledo, a guy named Munchie is the new afternoon drive guy at KISS 95.7 in Hartford. Munchie comes to Hartford from KISS 92.5 WVKS in Toledo (hence).

When Munchie's parents came up with the name Brian Donovan, they probably thought of all the bad nicknames other kids might call him, and somehow overlooked that kids might call him "munchie". In any event, it looks like Munchie will be in Hartford for a while... he's got his own logo and a cool blog on the station's website.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Mancow, OUT (spoken to the tune of the phrase, "Seacrest, OUT")

Mancow's last day on Q101 (WKQX FM) in Chicago will be this Friday according to a press release from the station and Emmis - the greedy corporate warlord that owns the station.

Whether you love Mancow or hate him like mejeffdorchen, you have to agree that it would be better to have a real host like Muller than the Jack-FM crap they are replacing him with in Chicago (called "Shuffle").

In fact, Mike Stern, the station's Vice President of Programming, tells you on their website to "Enjoy the Summer of Shuffle".

Mr. Stern, I will not enjoy your Summer of Shit. I've got my own iPod.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Fans of Atom and Maria in Houston, You've Got a Problem

Atom Smasher and Maria Todd of Atom and Maria in the Mornings were fired from Houston's 104 KRBE after their Friday shift, their keys were confiscated and they were escorted out of the station. Sounds like they didn't see this one coming and are likely working on their resumes (or the DJ-multimedia equivalent) as we type.

A new, yet to be announced morning show is coming in to replace them on July 24th according to news reports such as this one by Andrew Guy writing for the Houston Chronicle. Atom and Maria had only replaced Sam Malone (the DJ, not the Cheers character) a year ago, who went across town to Mix 96.5 KHMX (No, I'm not really sure if the stations are across town from each other, or across the street, or in nearby suburbs.) Mix 96.5 fired Roula & Ryan of the Roula & Ryan Show to bring in Sammy. I don't care what happened to Roula and Ryan, but if you really want to tell us, go ahead and post a comment below.

Three related links:
Another Atom Smasher? Check out these funny sign generators
A previous Houston DJ story, before we were posting local links
Big Brother, alive and well in the city of Houston

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Pigging Out: Jessie and Terrance Fired from KPIG

Overnight DJs Jessie and Terrance were fired last week, and afternoon host Ramblin' Ror had his full-time job reduced to part-time, as KPIG implemented automated programming to save a few bucks despite its corporate creed:
"We're an anachronism - a throwback to the days when real DJs picked out the music, and listeners expected something more from a radio station..." (read the rest of their line of crap here)

Is the PIG on its way to becoming another JACK FM? Does anybody else smell bacon cooking?

KPIG is found at 107.5 on the dial and broadcasts out of Freedom, California, near Santa Cruz. Since Freedom only has a population of about 6,000 residents, here are 3 links related to nearby Santa Cruz:
Speaking of pigs
The Mystery Spot
34th annual Wharf to Wharf Race

Friday, July 07, 2006

Tic Tak - July 7, 2006

Tic Tak is out like Billy Martin. Again, and often.

Even though we haven't mentioned him since the last time we thought he was fired from Kiss 103.5, it seems he was either re-hired or that the firing was just a hoax, and he has apparently been fired... again.

Robert Feder, columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times, points out that it's real this time since Tic Tak (aka Mark Allen) has vanished from the station's website; but I'm not buying it, as they've gone that far before.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

That Girl in the Morning

This is the type of wacky thing you would see on Jay Leno if you stayed up that late. There is a radio show in Florida called "Those Two Girls in the Morning", but the station suddenly fired one of the Two Girls (Deena Lang)! Now the station has a show called "Those Two Girls in the Morning", but it only has one host remaining (Julie Guy).

Does she has a split personality, are they going to swap out Deena Lang with a similar sounding "girl" and hope you - the listeners - are none the wiser, or are they going to change the stupid name of the show?

Please end the suspense! If you live in the Miami-Hollywood-Ft. Lauderdale area, tune into 97.3 The Coast and let us know what the heck is going on in the morning.