- 3:30 PM -
5:30 PM, Monday, April 14th, 1997:
- Meeting #11.
Great. GREAT! Only one way this could be better, a
full time on-air position. Basically I know Ill
be working with Shiek within 2 weeks. I reamed Cannon
about the sheik thing, said Im having a very
difficult time dealing with Cannon. He said "Ok,
Ill deal with it." "How? Can you give me some
idea..." "Trust me. I am on vacation next week in
Portland and will deal with it the week after." Cool.
Now, heres a scenario you may not have thought
of (whos you?): Darryl was really pissed with
Cannon. Pissed enough to fire him? Cannons done
nothing but fuck up since the time change, well? And
could it turn out that I produce Sheik and then do my
show from 11-2? That of course is the best case
scenario. What will happen? Hansel and I are switched.
And I get to be on a normal schedule!!! WOO HOO. That
sounds awesome to me. Im happy. AND HE LOVED MY
AIRCHECK. We listened to Sunday. He said I did
everything right. I stacked the show right by starting
with the monologue then taking a break, then taking
callers. I built it right and used the right defense.
It was great. He still drills home the call letters
thing. He is right, but he said Im 1000% better.
A figure of speech of course, but nice nonetheless. He
also admitted that I had done everything he asked. He
would say to do something, and Id pull it off.
Thats a great thing to have established. We came
to this after he said trust me. And I said,
havent I always? Honetly, for this log only, I
trust him as much as you can in this business. Doubt
does prevail because not only have I not seen any
improvement with my position at the station, it feels
as if its gone down. But, I do believe he
believes in me, and that Im on the verge of
something. Only time will tell. What a great
- 10:45 PM -
5:15 AM, Monday - Tuesday, April 14th - 15th,
- Came in pretty
late. Why fuckin come in any earlier? Not much
to really do. Had to run the last part of the Reds,
and made some mistakes. I was a bit rusty, but it
definitely is easier than last year. Cannons
show went REALLY quick. That was nice. Only 2 1/2
hours. Then the Sheik came in around 2:15 and we ended
up talking for the next 3 hours! What a really great
guy. I think were gonna get along. Hes got
a lot of experience. And knows almost everyone in
comedy. He was a stand-up for awhile. We talked about
everything philosophies and so on. My career and what
I should do. He said if I just keep doing what
Im doing, Ill be a millionaire. You know.
People have been telling me shit like this since I was
a kid. What am I supposed to think? I feel like
Ive been kicking butt, but Im a nothing
guy at a nothng station in a nothing town. Sheik lived
in Vegas...and Columbus? Its a joke. I learned a
lot. Hes going to be a great influence, and
hes highly intentional and full of integrity.
Doesnt have a sell-out bone in his body. Hell he
left a national sports radio show because he wanted to
talk about what he wanted! Whatever he wanted! It was
a cool night.
- 10:30 PM -
5:00 AM, Tuesday - Wednesday, April 15th - 16th,
- Boy did I lose
it tonight. GREAT STORY night. A million topics to
discuss, and should be a breeze for Cannon. Instead of
developing 1 or 2 he just went through EVERYTHING
basically to hear himself talk. 1 call in 90 minutes.
"I dont understand it...These stories are so
great!" "Cannon, you havent developed any of
them!" He actually kind of listened to me and bobbed
his head. Now on hold was a guy who was going to take
him to task for being bigotted. I said to Cannon, if
you play this guy right, you will be done for the rest
of the night. Just be opinionated. He was, and within
10 minutes the lines were filled. Basically all pity
calls, but still: PEOPLE OBVIOUSLY WANT TO CALL, you
just have to give them a reason! Jesus, why am I
telling him this? Its so FUCKIN
AGGRIVATING! If he gets killed someday, I know
Ill be the culprit because of this damn log. Heh
- 9:00 PM -
5:45 AM, Wednesday - Thursday, April 16th - 17th,
- Man, killer
night for me musically. Redid the version of Eleanor
Rigby A capella, and its fucking fantastic.
Really good. How many times have I said that before
about a song? Im usually pretty modest, but this
rocked. Cannon? Eh. Sheik? Eh... only on for 30
minutes. I also made "Eleanor
about Ellen coming out and that was cool. Same
background, just new words. Got to talk to Bradley a
bit. Its funny, he bitches about BC like I bitch
about Cannon. God his show was pathetic tonight. I
TOLD HIM AGAIN to start with the tobacco story...did
he? No. And when he finally did, thats when he
got calls! He really sucks. Oh well, OH WELL. But
Eleanor Rigby rocked. In fact, I will go listen to it
now. Heh heh.
- 10:30 PM -
5:00 AM, Thursday - Friday, April 17th - 18th,
- Everything is
starting to run together. I have no idea what happened
tonight. Its Monday, and I cant remember
what happened on Friday. Uhm...Cannons an
asshole. Ok. Mary Jo and I make fun of him every
chance we can. Did I tell you she was pregnant? She
is. Shes not been very bitchy at all. She never
really was though. Ok. Read the next entry, its
- 6:15 PM,
Saturday, April 19th, 1997:
- I was on stage
with BC at the Crew Kicker Party! It was awesome. My
grandfather called and asked if I wanted to go, and I
had no idea that WTVN was sponsoring it. It was great.
Bob actually put his arm around me and said:
"lets go..." I said a few words to the crowd,
and Bob actually laughed at what I was saying. It was
pretty cool. Ok, thats it.
- 10:35 PM -
2:15 AM, Saturday - Sunday, April 19th - 20th, 1997:
- Came in late
because I went to the Crew game...never been this
late. The show ROCKED though! I really felt like I was
on tonight. Very funny, very loose, and the show went
great. Eleanor Lesbo whooped ass on the air. I was
worried, but it turned out great. That song will
simply make my next music CD. The Bulls lost number 70
- 2 minutes before I went on the air. Pippen missed a
3 pointer at the end to seal it. I cannot believe it.
68-10 with 4 games left, and they couldnt win 2
for back to back 70 win seasons!!! They went 1-3? Wow.
They are really stumbling into the playoffs. 69-13 is
cool and all, but wow. DAMMIT THAT BLOWS. Anyway the
show was great. Pot Boy sang for us. And really, I was
just on. I sounded funny. The show was great! GIVE ME
A FUCKIN FULL TIME JOB DARRYL. GOD DAMMIT
its getting aggrivating. Im cornering him
this week. Is there a spot for me here? Ok, see ya.
Its pissin me off. WFYI 1230 is now all
talk. Maybe, just maybe...
- 7:30 PM -
11:15 PM, Sunday, April 20th, 1997:
- Definitely one
of the bad Sundays. And 2 hours, really is tough. To
take on a topic, you need to screw around the first
hour, then bring it up, HIT IT HARD the next hour, and
talk through 3. 3 is like a formula, but 2 hours is
just all wacky. Welcome to the first hour of the late
show....welcome to the last hour of the late show.
Its just wrong. Oh well. Got 20 people online at
once though! A new record for the room. Thats
cool. And back to hell I go... NO WAIT. Cannon had a
fuckin guest tonight I had no clue about again. Can
you believe that? I know hell use the lame ass
excuse: "Youre not my producer that night..."
WHICH I AM YOU DUMB SHIT. Mary Jo is gonna kill him, I
know it. Darryl screamed at him about