- 9:30 PM -
5:15 AM, Monday - Tuesday, February 17th - 18th,
- In my mailbox
was a note saying. "Tell me the hours in question from
this mornings conversation." From Darryl. What
does this mean? Who knows. I wrote out that I
hadnt written down 7 hours for Sat. Thats
it. I am really confused here. Did a new opener for
the late show. The song simply rocks. Did this
distortion thing with my voice. It was very cool.
Cannon had Kevin Eubanks as a guest, and it was
awesome. Get this: At the top of the hour I picked up
the phone and told him I did some vocal harmonies he
may be interested in. He was really cool about it.
Told me where to send it and said to put personal and
confidential on it. Is this an opportunity or what?
During the interview Kevin talked about how the
tonight show was getting into more comedy bits. Wow.
With the way things are going with Darryl, I just
might have something here. Cannons show was good
because of Eubanks, but after that...ZZZ. I have
to stay up all night for a mandatory producer's
- 12:45 PM -
2:00 PM, Tuesday, February 18th, 1997:
- What a total
waste of time. First of all, Darryl wasnt even
in on this meeting.. I ran into him and he did his
normal: "Hey buddy, how ya doin?" Like we never
talked. The meeting itself was just a waste of time.
Especially for someone who had to stay up all night to
attend it. Basically screening 101, which is worthless
as well for me since I dont screen Cannons
calls. Then I had an appointment with Rhonda about my
benefits package. Is this a waste of time as well? In
the best case scenerio where he puts me back on
hourly, I probably wouldnt have benefits at all.
What the hell is gonna happen. Fuck.
- 10:15 PM -
5:15 AM, Tuesday - Wednesday, February 18th -19th,
- I slept in as
late as I could and stumbled in went straight to my
mailbox. Nothing. While looking on BCs desk
around 11:35. I hear: "Hey buddy, how ya doin?" Almost
shit my pants it scared me so much. I wasnt
snooping, just reading some paper. Darryl was dressed
in a suit and I commented on his "Dapperness". Once
again no mention of the hours thing. (Sigh). He walks
out and I pace around, impressed by my own heart
palpitations. Jesus, was I nervous. I say fuck it and
go after him. I see him walking down the steps, and as
I approach he says: "Tuesday, isnt that No
Panties night?" Speaking of Bubba the love
sponge. "No, that would be Lesbian Tuesday..." We joke
around, and finally with Darryl on the steps going
down to his office, and me up on the bannister nearly
a floor above him I ask him whats up with my
hours. For the first time I felt in control. I was
basically towering over him. He says, "Didnt you
get in touch with the front office?" "No." "Just mark
the hours down on your time sheet and youll get
- And with that
ladies and gentlemen, its over. I almost puked
when I got in the production room and had time to
ponder it all. I was very proud as well. Most 21 year
olds would not have had the balls to do what I did. I
basically threratened to resign some of my duties, and
he upped the antie to keep me. Wow.
show? He finally listened to my suggestion when I
said: START YOUR SHOW WITH THE TOPIC, which tonight
happened to be the arena. His lines were filled all
night. Cool. Im so goddamn happy, Im even
happy for Cannon.
- 10:00 PM -
5:00 AM, Wednesday - Thursday, February 19th - 20th,
- Still reeling
from my overtime scandal, I was in a great mood.
Cannon didnt have too bad of a night, but it was
really pretty boring. It has been a slow talk week.
Running Rush as always was fun. So much to do that
time flies by. Got out of there quick to go play Mario
Kart with Leon and Dom. I am sick. Ha.
- 10:30 PM -
5:00 AM, Thursday - Friday, February 20th - 21st,
- Boring night.
Bad night for callers. It was the last night for Rush.
Art Bell is on from now on. Well see how that
goes. Alright thats it. Have to come in tomorrow
to do production. Have to do a bunch to pull this
weekend off. Barring another Darrylism I have a
- 8:00 PM -
1:30 AM, Friday - Saturday, February 21st - 22nd,
- Whew. And 5 1/2
hours later, The Boyles Episode 36 is done, almost. As
I sit here thinking about it, I want to add one more
thing on the end. But otherwise, WOW. It took forever.
Lester finds out Rush cuts down on Cannons air
time so he sets out to ruin Rushs show.
I edited that call with a "Lester" Rush had and
it worked out beautifully. Don Alexander does a
newscast 4 months in the future as Rushs show
gets cancelled. Lester talks him into doin
bluegrass talk. Alright, and that would be it. It was
my "night off" and this is how I spend it.
God I love the late show.
- 5:30 PM -
2:15 AM, Saturday - Sunday, February 22nd - 23rd,
1997: SHOW 230
- What a wild
show. Had 10 people in studio including me. It was
great. Dr. Dick was OK, but Im running out of
ideas. Cant think up the good one-liners for him
anymore. Its only show 3, I felt this way after
The Boyles too. Anyway the show was wild. Once again
no callers, but so many things going on it was great.
Ive decided Im going to make Saturday
nights a big party and Sunday nights serious talk. I
may change my mind though. John invited this accordian
player to come on and for the 11:00 hour we had a
ball. We have to have more special guests like that.
It was very funny. Of course The
rocked with Rush Limbaugh. God, how fortunate was
that? Oh and I had a new Top Nine List, and Dr. Dick.
It was great. The night flew by even without callers.
When I say no calls I mean about 5 an hour.
Thats a good night for Cannon, hahaha...but not
for me. It moved though, and thats what
its supposed to do. Im afraid no one
thinks Im a real talk host though. Ill try
to whoop some ass on Sunday, but I know itll be
- 7:30 PM -
11:30 PM, Sunday, February 23rd, 1997:
- I just realized
that that was the first time Ive ever worked and
been on the air in one day. Cool. AND WHAT A FUCKIN
AWESOME SHOW!!!!! DAMN it was good. 20 calls in 2
hours. I was bummed out before the show, and then
jumped on the arena issue and used my age and the fact
that Im willing to pay for it. The sales tax
that is. I was confident enough to make it sound like
I KNEW it was the right idea, and knowledgeable enough
on the issue that I heard the arguments coming from a
mile away. Within 5 minutes the lines lit up. And for
the next hour and a half they went nuts. Then a guy
asked for The Boyles, which I play at 10:30...perfect.
A new Top 9 List, and 2 more callers to get to the top
of the hour. Ladies and gentlemen. I just had my first
perfect show. Honest to God. It was perfect. Cannon
heard the whole show and was shitting his pants. He
told me how much I had improved. I really
havent...Its just no one thinks I can do
talk anymore....Now I have the perfect 2 hour forum to
do so. One topic and let it ride. I AM PUMPED!!!! Hot
damn!!!! Yahoo!!!! Lets hope it keeps getting
- 3:15 PM,
Monday, February 24th, 1997:
- Cannon is a
fuckin prick. First of all Mary Jo cant
stand him. Which I think is funny. She bitches about
him more than I do. Apparently he keeps calling her
under the guise of a question and ends up asking her
what topics to talk about. Shes told him over
and over and over, she talks with the producers and
they talk with the talent. I guess he feels I
dont do my job. Shes livid. Its very
funny. He calls up to make me look bad and ends up
looking like a dumb ass. He said I came to him and
said her ideas were stupid! The only thing remotely
close was saying the topics suck this week.
Thats not HER topics. What a little 3rd grader.
Christ. This call was about 80% personal and 20% work
related. Im afraid shes going to leave and
Ill lose someone else whos on my side. (Sigh) Oh
well. We get along now. She used the "Someday
youll be big and syndicated and youll
laugh at having to deal with Cannon." Thats nice
to hear. I hope shes right. I just want more
hours now. Ha.