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(Baltimore Sun)   Morning radio DJ spills coffee on the console board. Live   (baltimoresun.com) divider line 80
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2012-07-10 03:59:44 PM
In my radio career, this has been my worst fear EVER, next to getting locked out of the studio (and the ensuing dead air.)

I feel for these guys. This sucks.
 
2012-07-10 04:00:51 PM
Also, you HAVE to know better than to keep any kind of liquid near the board. That's just dumb.
 
2012-07-10 04:23:32 PM
Well, at least he didn't say booger.
 
2012-07-10 05:18:35 PM

RadioAaron: Also, you HAVE to know better than to keep any kind of liquid near the board. That's just dumb.


Nah, just keep it in a spill proof cup or whatever, though. Also, when I did a podcast for awhile (we had very professional equiment, because my co-host and friend owned an audio studio for recording musicians)... I would keep my beer on a plastic tray. If it spilled (never did)... the liquid would go no further than the tray.
 
2012-07-10 05:53:55 PM
This was THREE MONTHS AGO and it gets green-lit? What's next, an update on Weird Al's parents?
 
2012-07-10 06:14:42 PM

FruitlandGenerics: What's next, an update on Weird Al's parents?


Did something happen to Weird Al's parents?
 
2012-07-10 06:18:03 PM

Uzzah: FruitlandGenerics: What's next, an update on Weird Al's parents?

Did something happen to Weird Al's parents?


I am praying for Weird Al's parents, I hope to God they are OK.
 
2012-07-10 06:20:23 PM
Glitch-spoken word
 
2012-07-10 06:25:39 PM
Wow, what a horrible show.. Awful fake put-on "radio-voices" and they even had the standard "hole" who adds absolutely nothing to the show.
 
2012-07-10 06:26:40 PM
Idiot.

You don't drink around mixers. Even in the booth.
 
2012-07-10 06:31:12 PM
Still, it's gotta be better than Rush Limbaugh's radio program.
 
2012-07-10 06:31:42 PM
Sue McDonald's for damages.
 
2012-07-10 06:35:45 PM

LemSkroob: Wow, what a horrible show.. Awful fake put-on "radio-voices" and they even had the standard "hole" who adds absolutely nothing to the show.


Being from Baltimore, I know Mickey and have met the others. Those are their real voices. A Baltimore accent is a hell of a thing... hon.
 
2012-07-10 06:36:49 PM

17 years (come Oct) and I've managed to never do this. But, I always keep my drink as far away from the board as possible, but still in reach. Currently, my orange Powerade (it was on sale!) is to the right of the rack, which sits to the right of the board.

Our fancy, fancy board:

www.broadcast.harris.com


The one in front of me is like S/N 5 or thereabouts...1 is on Harris' bench, and I think 2 and 3 are in France?
 
2012-07-10 06:37:54 PM
why do they need so many sliding thingies.
 
2012-07-10 06:38:21 PM

LemSkroob: Wow, what a horrible show.. Awful fake put-on "radio-voices" and they even had the standard "hole" who adds absolutely nothing to the show.


Yeah, I'm surprised the morning zoo thing is still around other than Howard Stern (who has a national following, and helped to create the genere... and is damn good at it.)
 
2012-07-10 06:40:03 PM

downstairs: (who has a national following, and helped to create the genere... and is damn good at it.)


Actually, he helped bring a large amount of national attention to the genre.

Genre
 
2012-07-10 06:40:21 PM
Why couldn't that have electrocuted him?

HATE that little retard.
 
2012-07-10 06:43:13 PM

BalugaJoe: why do they need so many sliding thingies.


They don't, the producer has all that in the control room. But they do need controls for doing things like inserting those zany 2-second "Homer doing Doh!!" clips.

Plus they probably have control over their own headphone levels.

Its been a long, long time since I've dealt with radio.

Also, not the case here, but some smaller stations don't have producers. You're all alone, you control everything. I know this is the case with our local station that plays all sorts of great, obscure music from all sorts of generes. Its volunteer. A friend of mine does a show on Mondays about real old-school jazz. He's all alone, and its up to him to even source the music.
 
2012-07-10 06:44:23 PM

23FPB23: downstairs: (who has a national following, and helped to create the genere... and is damn good at it.)

Actually, he helped bring a large amount of national attention to the genre.

Genre


Indeed. Steve and Gary were also doing it at the same time (I was a huge fan)... but never quite got the national attention.
 
2012-07-10 06:46:42 PM

FruitlandGenerics: This was THREE MONTHS AGO and it gets green-lit? What's next, an update on Weird Al's parents?


Came here to say this. Always wondered what happened when the board gets fried.
 
2012-07-10 06:48:24 PM
Twelve years in radio and I've never once spilled anything on my board.

Also, why the hell weren't they on the phone with a freaking engineer five seconds after that happened? Instead the dumbass tries to clean it himself.

//I've put the f word on nine times and let a blowjob joke get by on the air, but I never once spilled anything.
 
2012-07-10 06:48:39 PM
This really kinda of sounds pretty fake.
 
2012-07-10 07:10:56 PM

23FPB23: This really kinda of sounds pretty fake.


Nope, it happened. My brother listens to that station, and heard it happen.
 
2012-07-10 07:14:42 PM

magneticmushroom: LemSkroob: Wow, what a horrible show.. Awful fake put-on "radio-voices" and they even had the standard "hole" who adds absolutely nothing to the show.

Being from Baltimore, I know Mickey and have met the others. Those are their real voices. A Baltimore accent is a hell of a thing... hon.


Me too. My husband used to do comedy with Mickey. He's got one of the most Baltimoron accents I've ever heard, hon.

98 Rock was fun for a while. I still miss Kirk, Mark, and Lopez, though.
 
2012-07-10 07:18:52 PM

baltimoreblonde: 23FPB23: This really kinda of sounds pretty fake.

Nope, it happened. My brother listens to that station, and heard it happen.


www.droidforums.net
 
2012-07-10 07:28:14 PM

SkerriNinja: magneticmushroom: LemSkroob: Wow, what a horrible show.. Awful fake put-on "radio-voices" and they even had the standard "hole" who adds absolutely nothing to the show.

Being from Baltimore, I know Mickey and have met the others. Those are their real voices. A Baltimore accent is a hell of a thing... hon.

Me too. My husband used to do comedy with Mickey. He's got one of the most Baltimoron accents I've ever heard, hon.

98 Rock was fun for a while. I still miss Kirk, Mark, and Lopez, though.


Man it was a downer when Lopez died. Do you remember back in the day when it was Bird, Mark, and Lopez? I always wondered what happened to Bird. Every now and then, someone would call them and ask, "Hey, what happened to Bird?" and they'd promptly hang up the phone.
 
2012-07-10 07:45:47 PM
I like Dingo and the Baby.
 
2012-07-10 07:50:56 PM
This reminds me of why I no longer listen to terrestrial radio that's not NPR. I'd blow my brains out if I had to listen to unfunny "morning zoo crew" hacks like these assholes every day.
 
2012-07-10 07:53:19 PM

magneticmushroom: SkerriNinja: magneticmushroom: LemSkroob: Wow, what a horrible show.. Awful fake put-on "radio-voices" and they even had the standard "hole" who adds absolutely nothing to the show.

Being from Baltimore, I know Mickey and have met the others. Those are their real voices. A Baltimore accent is a hell of a thing... hon.

Me too. My husband used to do comedy with Mickey. He's got one of the most Baltimoron accents I've ever heard, hon.

98 Rock was fun for a while. I still miss Kirk, Mark, and Lopez, though.

Man it was a downer when Lopez died. Do you remember back in the day when it was Bird, Mark, and Lopez? I always wondered what happened to Bird. Every now and then, someone would call them and ask, "Hey, what happened to Bird?" and they'd promptly hang up the phone.


I didn't get to Baltimore until 2003. I'll ask my husband about Byrd.

I caught the tail end of KML. I was sad when Lopez died. Cancer sucks.
 
2012-07-10 07:57:33 PM
True story:

I was asked to come be a promotions guy for a radio station. I go in the following week and the boss says, "How'd you like to be on the radio instead?"
I said, "Sure, why?"
Because the guy before me was losing money on a sports game we had playing live.
Yep. "C'MON YOU &^%!! LOUSY STINKING $#@#!!!"
Yep, all live. Never saw him again.

Part 2.
I had to run the board for Mark Furhman once. (Ya, the OJ guy). Man could that guy cuss.
When we went to break, he would immediately start F-boming something which almost went over the air a few times. I hated that job. Scared me to death.
 
2012-07-10 08:00:54 PM

BalugaJoe: why do they need so many sliding thingies.


Phone
Phone #2
Mic #1
Mic #2
Mic #3
Commercials are run on 3 separate pots. Spot #1 fires, then 2, then 3. That way if something goes wrong with a commercial, you can quickly go to the next one.
Ours also has:
CNN
FOX
Local channel
Audio from the computer
 
2012-07-10 08:05:55 PM

El Freak: This reminds me of why I no longer listen to terrestrial radio that's not NPR. I'd blow my brains out if I had to listen to unfunny "morning zoo crew" hacks like these assholes every day.


I normally hate the "morning zoo" douchebag crews, too, but I never miss an episode of "The Regular Guys" in Atlanta. It's difficult to describe, but I guess you could call it an intelligent, genuinely-funny version of the normal morning format. It rewards those who listen every day, as a lot of their jokes are long-running and reference shows from months or even years earlier. Tim Andrews, the show's producer, as well as a member of the show, is one of the best voice imitators I've ever heard (it seems like he has hundreds of celebrities down pat), as well as a tremendous improv comedian; he also makes a lot of cultural references that Farkers would love.

If you get a chance, get out their podcast - they put every one of their segments on iTunes every day. In particular, if you can find a version of "Regular Guys Squares" or "Answering Under the Influence," go for those. If you can get past Larry's constant assholishness/self-centeredness, it should quickly become one of your favorite podcasts.
 
2012-07-10 08:05:56 PM
I love these stories. Very rare I know something on Fark.

Friend of mine had the night shift. He decided to pre-record an hour so he could go smoke weed in the parking lot.
He left the mic on while he was pre-recording AND rolling his joint.
So as one song is playing, you can hear, "Ah, crap. Stems are poking through."
"Dang it, it won't stay rolled." "Man, this is gonna be some good s###".

No one called to complain.
 
2012-07-10 08:07:22 PM
Serves the Dundalk Dwarf right! What a stupid moron ! He must've just finished his lead paint breakfast before he went on the air, Hon ! Somewhere Bob Lopez is laughing at him !

And you're all correct saying that this radio "show" sucks. It is one of the most vapid, unentertaining ways to spend your morning.
 
2012-07-10 08:21:22 PM

Zombie DJ:

No one called to complain.


Because no one listens to the radio anymore.
 
2012-07-10 08:25:41 PM
Weenie and the Butt.
 
2012-07-10 08:29:09 PM
None of this shiat even comes close to the schizophrenic train-wreck that was the Kevin Matthews show in the mid-late 80's. Holy crap that guy was nuts. Funny as hell, but nuts. He'd just sit there in the booth and have conversations with himself for three or four hours.

Link

bonus: whack-ass Chicago accents


/loved the night show...
 
2012-07-10 08:38:35 PM

Grey Street: El Freak: This reminds me of why I no longer listen to terrestrial radio that's not NPR. I'd blow my brains out if I had to listen to unfunny "morning zoo crew" hacks like these assholes every day.

I normally hate the "morning zoo" douchebag crews, too, but I never miss an episode of "The Regular Guys" in Atlanta. It's difficult to describe, but I guess you could call it an intelligent, genuinely-funny version of the normal morning format. It rewards those who listen every day, as a lot of their jokes are long-running and reference shows from months or even years earlier. Tim Andrews, the show's producer, as well as a member of the show, is one of the best voice imitators I've ever heard (it seems like he has hundreds of celebrities down pat), as well as a tremendous improv comedian; he also makes a lot of cultural references that Farkers would love.

If you get a chance, get out their podcast - they put every one of their segments on iTunes every day. In particular, if you can find a version of "Regular Guys Squares" or "Answering Under the Influence," go for those. If you can get past Larry's constant assholishness/self-centeredness, it should quickly become one of your favorite podcasts.


I'll have to give it a shot. Thanks!
 
2012-07-10 09:00:06 PM
who listens to this morning radio shiat? holy fark its annoying.
 
2012-07-10 09:44:32 PM
I love morning zoo radio. It's the only place you hear the kazoo.
 
2012-07-10 09:45:25 PM
May 4, 2012



High standards on those FARK greenlights.


Keep up the good work, idiots.
 
2012-07-10 10:09:40 PM
When I was in radio I was married to the chief engineer so it was ingrained in my brain to not have anything anywhere near the console.
Granted our console was old and crappy so it didn't really matter and would have been a blessing but I still didn't want to friggin hear it if something happened.
/grouchy engineers
 
2012-07-10 10:41:39 PM
The first thing I was taught was to keep your beverage away from the board. The guy training me couldn't stress that enough. Difficulty: weeks before he started training me, he dumped a Coke on the board and they had to work out of the production studio for a few days.

gunther_bumpass: None of this shiat even comes close to the schizophrenic train-wreck that was the Kevin Matthews show in the mid-late 80's. Holy crap that guy was nuts. Funny as hell, but nuts. He'd just sit there in the booth and have conversations with himself for three or four hours.

Link

bonus: whack-ass Chicago accents


Kev's awesome. We ran him for a while in the early-mid '90's. Got to drink with him. He looked genuinely psychotic while doing the Jim Shorts voice.

/csb
 
2012-07-10 10:48:20 PM

magneticmushroom: SkerriNinja: magneticmushroom: LemSkroob: Wow, what a horrible show.. Awful fake put-on "radio-voices" and they even had the standard "hole" who adds absolutely nothing to the show.

Being from Baltimore, I know Mickey and have met the others. Those are their real voices. A Baltimore accent is a hell of a thing... hon.

Me too. My husband used to do comedy with Mickey. He's got one of the most Baltimoron accents I've ever heard, hon.

98 Rock was fun for a while. I still miss Kirk, Mark, and Lopez, though.

Man it was a downer when Lopez died. Do you remember back in the day when it was Bird, Mark, and Lopez? I always wondered what happened to Bird. Every now and then, someone would call them and ask, "Hey, what happened to Bird?" and they'd promptly hang up the phone.


I am going to refrain from commenting on Cucchiella out of respect for friends of mine who still work with him.

Lopez was cool. I was a "celebrity judge" for his kid's talent show not long after 9/11. He never let me live it down.

Also, everyone who worked w/Bird hated him. Everyone. Ondayko told me some horror stories about that putz.
 
2012-07-10 10:50:48 PM
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The board at my station. No liquids within about 8 feet of it right now, and for good reason.
 
2012-07-10 10:53:52 PM

23FPB23: 17 years (come Oct) and I've managed to never do this. But, I always keep my drink as far away from the board as possible, but still in reach. Currently, my orange Powerade (it was on sale!) is to the right of the rack, which sits to the right of the board.

Our fancy, fancy board:

[www.broadcast.harris.com image 550x348]

The one in front of me is like S/N 5 or thereabouts...1 is on Harris' bench, and I think 2 and 3 are in France?


I would kill to have that board. At the station I work for, I think we have had the same board since the 70's. Ours are on wooden blocks so spills go under quite nicely.
 
2012-07-10 11:13:45 PM
I guess I adore a 'Morning Zoo'-ish KC group: Aphentra's Big Fat Morning Buz on KRBZ (96.5), our only alternative station if you aren't 5 miles from Lawrence's broadcast sphere.) She's awesome: Love it when she gets Megan or Shirley Phelps on. She's so great at getting them to mock themselves...but she's never condescending - she figures her listeners are smart enough to recognize WBC's BS for the 'point and mock' derp that it is.

And their Wednesday 'War of the Roses' cheater-busting segment is awesome! Aphentra getting the best of a cheatin redneck is seriously a thing of beauty!
 
2012-07-10 11:17:27 PM
How wacky.

Radio is in an awful crisis. There's not a single jock who doesn't hate their life and constantly dreams about changing careers. The salaries are disgusting. Absolutely disgusting.
And the depressing thing is it'll never change, as there are a million dumb ass kids just burning to get in to start the cycle over again.

Find something that takes way less effort but pays way more. Radio will ask for countless unpaid over time, too much stress for the payscale, and your soul. And after that, it'll let the sales reps promise clients the moon while every other dept works to make it happen.

Gah, do I ever not regret leaving.
 
2012-07-10 11:23:49 PM

sure haven't: How wacky.

Radio is in an awful crisis. There's not a single jock who doesn't hate their life and constantly dreams about changing careers. The salaries are disgusting. Absolutely disgusting.
And the depressing thing is it'll never change, as there are a million dumb ass kids just burning to get in to start the cycle over again.

Find something that takes way less effort but pays way more. Radio will ask for countless unpaid over time, too much stress for the payscale, and your soul. And after that, it'll let the sales reps promise clients the moon while every other dept works to make it happen.

Gah, do I ever not regret leaving.


My last day in the biz in July 31st. Just got an offer to go back to market 24 after spending the last 6 months in market #298294213. I politely declined; I'm ready to move on.
 
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