- 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM, Tuesday,
July 23rd, 1996:
- Met Mark "Munch" Bishop.
Its odd, his left hand is deformed into
basically two fingers. Took me aback, but by the end
of the day I forgot about it. First impression
wasnt great. Hes a REALLY energetic guy.
And it just didnt come off well to me. The show
was ok. Only an hour because of the Reds. Hes a
likeable guy, and very thankful of my help. But a
- 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Thursday,
July 25th, 1996:
- His first 2 hour show and it
went well. Had a lot of guests. I got a T-Shirt from
the new ABL, womens pro basketball. Mark is
really getting cool shit. Hes been in this
business for 20 years, and they set him up in an
apartment until he finds a house. I guess Im
just more bummed that he has a promo that gets run
every day. I want that on Fridays and Saturdays. I bet
I could get that. Either way I enjoy doing the shift,
and it allows me time to do show prep.
- 5:45 PM - 6:00 AM, Friday -
Saturday, July 26th - 27th, 1996:
(900 hours passed)
- What a crazy 12 hours. After it
was all done I looked at the clock and couldnt
believe it was actually 12 hours. Came in to run Munch
for an hour, and he did rather swell. It always seems
to me hes a novice, but his voice is so likeable
that you want him to succeed. Hell do fine. He
said something about wanting me to produce on Monday,
and maybe longer. God Id love to do that job
during the week. That would be nice. So after the show
I go in to do The Boyles....great show, finished Top
Nine List after much agony. Then on the air at
Midnight. Great show, lots of callers and then at
about 1:20 got reports of a bomb exploding at the
Olympics. Started watching the tube and filling people
in, basically lost all of my listeners. Kept updating
and finally called Perkins and he said to get Zonders
in there. Zonders wasnt there and it was Greg
Kurtz to the rescue. He came in and updated us, and
right in the middle of the Boyles at 2:30 We took live
coverage for THE REST OF THE NIGHT. Goodbye show. So
at 6:00 it was over. Live coverage actually took over
the first hour of Bobs show. I thought this was
all stupid myself. updates every 15 minutes or so is
sufficient, but we went overboard. Ah well. Ill
get to pack the show tomorrow.
- 11:00 PM - 7:00 AM, Saturday
- Sunday, July 27th - 28th, 1996:
- I want to tell you about that
whole night, but I gotta tell this one first. Joe
Bradley thought I was gay. Can you believe that. He
said he heard I was getting married. And then said:
"Youre gay..." And, really just like that, and I
looked at him like I was going along with him. "Of
course you are gay..." "Uh, no.." He was dead serious.
"You arent gay? Mike told me you were gay..."
Now Joe is a pretty sarcastic guy. A VERY sarcastic
guy, and I was patiently waiting for the punch line
and it just wasnt there. Im laughing as I
type this... Anyway I told him I had been engaged for
2 years to a woman, a very hot one as a matter of
fact...why I felt that was necessary to say I
dont know. My feelings were really disjointed.
He stood there and said "well dont I look
stupid..." Which really drove it home that he was
serious. "Does the whole station think Im gay?"
He gave me a yes look. Wow. Maybe Perkins is setting
him up. Why would they think that. I started saying to
myself "Do I look gay? Do I sound gay?" The worst
thing is is that Joe probably thought he was in touch
with the gay youth of America for the past year and
thats probably blown his mind. Goddamn this is
funny. Anyway, Mike will hear from me on Monday. The
show. Well kind of dramatic I guess. Got on the soap
box about the media coverage on the bombing and how
dispicable it was. That went for two hours. Lines were
packed. I stood up for the decision to run continuous
coverage on NEWSradio 610 WTVN for obvious reasons,
but NBC I felt went overboard. Trivia was very fun,
and 5:00 hour went quick. Jesus what is up with the
gay thing. Well find out. Went in after my shift
and did a new Late Show Opener. How 'bout that.
Great Late Show. I'm
excited. To the tune of Spiderman. It will surprise
some people I'm sure. It took me 3 hours though! I
can't believe it took that long. It's 'cause I worked
really hard on the bass lines and my ears were
starting to close up really fast. And I came to the
realization..Hey, I'm getting paid to write music. My
dream. A small scale yes, but still, I'm getting paid
to write music. Gotta dig that.
- 10:00 PM - 2:00 AM, Sunday -
Monday, July 28th - 29th, 1996:
- ZZZ... I was awake so it was
alright. Had 6 spots to do, and 3 voice over tags!
Thats nice. Did some show prep, and I was gone.
Cannon had callers on the bombing, but not even a
quarter of what I had. I realize my show was closer,
but I was also more involved in the show than I feel
he is. Oh well...