- 9:00 AM -
12:00 PM, Thursday, January 2nd, 1997:
- Dead tired, I
ended up staying up all night. Came in and ran Dr.
Laura. Darryl came in at 12:00 to relieve me. I was
supposed to stay until 1:00. Thats
- 7:00 PM -
7:30 AM, Friday - Saturday, January 3rd - 4th,
1997: SHOW 220
- It was supposed
to be my first evening show, but I guess not. Ahh
well. It was fun. Pretty good show, but Im
steaming at Angela. Her overall attitude has finally
gotten to me. It started when she said she needed to
tape her Angelas Stories segment for her mother.
"Can I be on the air a little more tonight?" The
fuckin audacity. Shes usually on the air
from 3:00 to 5:00, and when she isnt shes
talking to friends. It just rubbed me the wrong way.
And she did all of her normal things. Left in the
middle of the hour, didnt get my spots
sometimes. Never bothers to put my old ones away. Is
taking personal calls all of the time. Ya know. Then
she comes in and tells me that Aaron is made at me
because I yelled at him for talking to her for an hour
and a half last week. What? I said right back, that I
was very upset about it. She then told me: "...and I
apologized to you about not getting your spots..." Uh
huh, right. Her attitude is, that we are equals. Not
to be an asshole, but we arent. Not in the radio
sense. I got her that job to help me. She isnt.
Anyway, good show. I played a Boyles Cliffhanger.
Someone is leaving the cast. Sally. It should be cool.
I got pretty reamed for saying how bittersweet I
thought the Rose Bowl win was. Whiny fan. Im
happy they won, but..it just makes the Michigan game
hurt more. Unfortunately Ebonics came up as well.
Its old hat as far as Im concerned. At one
of the hours Angela came in and told me how she got in
a fight with Darryl. Apparently she called him
unprofessional, or as she puts it "the situation"
unprofessional. Her not getting her raise and all.
RAISE? PROFESSIONALISM? ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME.
Any way he screamed at her, and she said she thought
she was going to lose her job. Heres where I
come in. I could blow strikes 2 and 3 if I tell Darryl
how she acts, and doesnt do her job. Hmmm.
Ill call Darryl and ask for a meeting. I
cant deal with her any more. Leon stopped by,
and then said he would go back, reopen Dominos and
make me 2 pizzas if I played Trivia. And Mind Trap we
played. Good Pizza. Good show. Goodbye
- 10:25 AM,
Saturday, January 4th, 1997:
- Talked to
Darryl at home. He aint too happy with Angela. I
said right off the bat that I needed to talk to him
about her. He asked if it was about their fight and I
said, no she isnt doing her job, and its
time you knew about it. We talked a little more and he
tolld me a bit more about the conversation. Apparently
Angela was telling the front office Darryl was
unprofessional. Whew. Shes cooked. We have a
meeting at 3:30 on Monday.
- 8:30 PM -
6:30 AM, Saturday - Sunday, January 4th - 5th, 1997:
- Got the Boyles
done in an hour and half. Quickest, and probably the
best yet! It was very funny. Sally leaves and they
have a bit of a tribute to her playing all of the
lines she ever uttered. It doesnt take long. Ha.
A listener sent me a poem calling me a sicko (I
think it's serious) and I just ran with it
Very funny. Oh and yes Angela. Worse tonight than she
was last night. Hello! Get my spots at the top of the
hour. Put my old spots away. And try to tidy up. That
is the first thing you do. She fuckin sits on
the computer in the lounge for 10 minutes! Even after
Angelas Stories is over!!! Finally at the 3:00
hour I asked her will you please get my spots and put
the old ones away? I went to the vending machine and
back, and she still hadnt moved. I put the
fuckin spots away myself and missed cueing up
the trivia song. I looked like a stupid fuck. 3 times
I had to ask her to get my spots. And when she notices
that the spots for the new hour are the same as last
hour, she doesnt stack them back up. She leaves
them where they are and I have to find them and stack
them for the next hour. After tonight, FUCK HER.
Im going for the jugular. Sorry Angela.
Its ironic, someone called and asked if she was
new. And she told me: "Uh...no, Ive been here
for 10 months!" I said: "Yep, youre definitely
not new." Sorry honey, if I have anything to do with
it, youre done. The show was great. Enough said.
- 7:21 AM,
Monday, January 6th, 1997:
- You wont
believe this. Angelas husband calls me and asks
me why I asked Leon and Aaron to produce for me this
weekend. I didnt. Angela told him that Leon
called her at the 3:00 hour and said: "Doin
anything special for your last show?" He also
(apparently) said he was lined up as my producer on
Friday. What? And that Aaron said I had asked him to
be my producer on Saturday but he couldnt work.
WHAT? I absolutely never said any of this...and
I can't imagine Leon would have called her. I
told Chris that I had no idea what he was talking
about. NONE WHATSOEVER. I said:
Darryl call you?"
- "Then as
far as Im concerned shes my producer. I
do not have the power to fire her."
- "Uh, well,
thats what I thought..."
call Leon and Aaron and see whats
- Call Leon.
Absolutely clueless. Call Aaron, didnt answer.
Call Chris back.
no one knows what youre talking about. Angela
is either lying, or.."
- "You calling
me wife a liar?!?"
- "Yup. Or
someone is impersonating Leon and Aaron. These
things were not said."
- "I think
its a pretty low down trick that you
DONT KNOW WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT! I
DIDNT DO ANYTHING!"
- So I
freakin hangup. Im dealing with dumb and
dumber here. How could Angela possibly be saying this.
I told Chris that she already got Darryl mad at her,
and now this? Shes gonna lose her job. "I know,
cause you already have your producers
lined up.." What a nimrod. Im so goddamn mad.
Aaron finally calls me half laughing because this is
so ludicrous. "No Adam, I said absolutely nothing." He
said hed call him up and tell Chris personally,
but got their voice mail. I was gonna have Leon call
but it would do no good, the only one who doesnt
know what really happened is Angelas husband.
Big Deal. Hes right. So here I am. Now I have to
get to Darryl before she does. Great. I called to see
if I could get a meeting with him earlier, but he
cant. Im going to have to stay up until
3:30 PM. Oh well. I cant believe Angela did
this. Why would she make up this many lies? Maybe I
said something under my breath about her not doing her
job that was negative that she overheard. That has to
be it. I was so pissed with her on Saturday that I may
have been loud with my mumbles, but Christ, tell your
husband that. Dont make up some stupid story
that we all know is a bunch of shit. Tell him what I
said. I have a right to be mad. YOU DONT DO YOUR
JOB. Jesus. This is nuts. If Angela gets to Darryl
too, we could end up having a meeting together and
then I get brought down to Angelas level. I
DIDNT DO ANYTHING! Christ, are you kidding me.
Well, Im pretty curious to see how this works
out. At least with Ramos he was gone in a
- 3:30 PM,
Monday, January 6th, 1997:
- Meeting #4.
I sit down with him and just say right
- "Darryl, I
really hate taking up your time with this, but
Angelas performance has gotten to the point
where I really need to talk to you."
worry about it. She quit yesterday."
- Alright. Sit
there for a second and work everything out in your
head. So when Chris called... she had already have
quit! Chris had to just have been fucking with me. He
knew all along. Maybe he really believes her. Who
knows, but its over. I was so absolutely
shocked. How shitty is that. More in a second. The
full time gig. Well, I took it. He offered $8 an hour
and then an evaluation in 90 days. With the amount
Ill get with overtime, I can make about $26,000.
Im gonna be working about 55 hours a week.
Its gonna be rough. It starts 2 weeks from
today, and I start Tuesday night. If Angela
hadnt quit it would have started in one week. I
will enjoy these last 2 weeks though. It will be tough
afterwards. Heres the scary thing: Before
I accepted it I told him that I would be working
at least 50 hours a week, which would be
Id hate to have to take you off the air. The
goal is getting full time producers for the
- That line
absolutely had me. I took the job the second he said
that. Pretty shitty huh? He also said how talented he
thought I was. He kept saying how he though I could
make a lot of money in this business. It was nice, but
that "hate-to-take-you-off-the-air" line kept haunting
me. Is he fucking kidding me? So Im more
valuable as a producer to STEVE CANNON than an on-air
talent? Fucking Christ. Talk about no recognition.
This hurts. Bad.