- 7:00 PM - 2:00 AM, Monday -
Tuesday, May 27th - 28th, 1996:
- Whew, everything that could go
wrong did. I'm helpin out Carmen by producing
mid-week. Apparently I was supposed to be there at
6:30. Carmen was happy to tell me this. Now Bill said
Cornell McCleary was on at 7:00, and I thought I was
like 5 minutes early. Guess not. It says on the
schedule 6:30. Shit. Boy she was mad. So I had to run
the end of the Reds, and fucked everything up. I've
never done it before. Cornell is talkin' to me, and
I'm tryin' to be polite. Things are nuts. I sit down
and they ask for a station break during the Reds game.
All I hear is dead air, so I put on a commercial.
Station breaks are 15 seconds. In the 45 seconds I
went over, the Reds score their only two runs of the
game. (Sigh). Two people call and yell at me. Then
Bill calls on something unrelated, and I totally miss
another station break. I couldn't win. And Cornell
hands me a stack of 14 CD's and says here's my bumber
music, and so I'm trying to put that together. Then he
says "I got my producer Frank Cromer coming in..."
"Does Bill know about this?" "yeah." Before we move
on, let me explain how Cornell speaks. He is black,
and unfortunately every possible black ebonics
stereotype y can imagine. Has absolutely NO DICTION.
EARF instead of earth...slurs all his words, Dis and
Dat, cusses like they're commas (off-air),and
...AAAH!! It's horrible. And he's loud. And laughs
uncomfortably. You know this guy. So Frank comes
in...I knew him from my days when I worked at QFM, and
he says he's gonna announce him. On the air! Once
again I asked if Bill knew anything about this, 'cause
I knew he wasn't supposed to talk to me, and he said
Bill said I could do anything. Fine, I'm out of this.
Then after he announces him Frank just fuckin' sits in
the studio next to me and listens. Meanwhile I'm
getting his songs ready, runnin' the board, typing to
Cornell when his breaks are, how many minutes...oh and
screening all of his calls in the studio and putting
them on his screen. Finally I told Frank if he was
gonna sit there he might as well help me, and I showed
him how to screen the callers. Jesus. I had the worst
headache by this point. Then he wasn't getting any
calls around 10:00 and Frank said he'd be his guest.
They're gonna talk about Frank's Community Access
Show. What the hell. For the first time I was actually
thankful Cannon was in next. It's amazing the
difference when someone as polished as Cannon takes
the mic. My mind was totally at ease. Still had the
headache from hell though.
- 8:30 PM - 6:00 AM, Friday -
Saturday, May 31st - June 1st, 1996:
- Wow, what an awesome show. Just
fuckin' rocked. Did three hours of pre-production. A
new Lester's Family, which we now call "The Boyles"
That will be what is run on Friday's, and Lester's
commentary on Saturdays. Made a mini-Dave man mix with
some things that I found from an old aircheck, and
redid Be The Man Song 2. The show itself just rocked,
I felt good, and I have to contribute it to me staying
up all week. I kept the overnight schedule and when I
went into work, it was like the middle of the day for
me. Everything flowed. Mind Trap was awesome....topics
ranging from Real Estate Rip-Offs, to the Liberal
Media, to embarassing stories. I'm goin' in real early
tomorrow to do pre-prod, and hopefully get my DAT
- 8:00 PM - 7:00 AM, Saturday
- Sunday, June 1st - 2nd, 1996:
- Man, 4 hours of pre-production,
and I could have done 4 more. Got the majority of my
DAT done. Did Bryan's
satire of Funky Cold Medina...the songs are just
rockin'. The show was rough. Not too many calls. At
2:15 I even called people. That was kind of funny.
I called John Ricardi and he just thought that
was funny s shit because he was listening at the time.
Mind Trap was awesome again, and I wish it will never
end. Got to admit I really dig all the new songs. The
show is really starting to sound great. I've got so
many features now. But I need MOREMOREMOREMOREMORE. I
want the show to run itself. In time young Adam, in