This is a continuation of my earlier post about radio shows I
listen to and why I listen to them, because people want to know
according to surveys.
Part 1 was about The Kimmer Show and I got tired from writing
it, mainly because I was laughing so much thinking about The
So here are the remaining shows/stations I listen to these
70S ON 7-CHANNEL 7 SIRIUS/XM-ALL DAY
70s pop, aka, Yacht Rock is my favorite musical genre. It is
the musical Kodachrome of my formative years as a young
70s pop is heavily implicated in my love of radio, drumming
Whenever I listen to 70s on 7 on Sirius/XM, it’s like being on
the Ocean City, MD beach again playing wiffle ball and eating
Tastykakes, which we never actually did, but when I listen to 70s
on 7, I feel like it did happen.
70s on 7 reminds me of all the great hand jobs I got over the
years to Hall & Oates, Foreigner, and Boz Scaggs records in the
My favorite DJ on 70s on 7 is JayBeau Jones. He’s funny and
taught me a lot about how to be good on the air in the 80s. He also
kicked me off of one of his radio stations in the 90s when I said
Michael Jackson liked children too much on a Top 40 station. I was
always ahead of my time.
JayBeau was also a groomsman in my wedding. I have
photographic evidence, but it wouldn’t matter because you probably
don’t know what he looks like from 70s on 7, but just know this as
SHANNON BURKE-NEWSRADIO 106.7/M-F 9AM-NOON
Shannon Burke is solid talk radio. Good voice. Talks about
local topics I care about. Tells a good story. Good pace and
His sidekick, Kara Stockton, is a great find.
Before Shannon came to town, I filled in at 106.7 and Kara was
my on-air producer/girlfriend for a week, and she was really
great at it.
Kara sounds like a good on-air girlfriend to Shannon
My advice to female sidekicks out there is be a good on air
girlfriend. Enough of the Battle of the Sexes and the Aren’t I
a Strong Fucktoy? horseshit. Listen to Robin Quivers to get
the hang of it. Robin Quivers never gives a damn about what
the vile men around her think. She's made a fortune.
I’m not surprised Kara Stockton, and the Shannon Burke Show,
are doing well.
THE VON HAESSLER DOCTRINE-WSB AM750 FM95.5/M-F 9-11AM
People often ask me what Eric Von Haessler is really like by
virtue of having worked with him for 18 years.
I point them to a scene in a movie from 2002 called The
Greenskeeper, the worst movie ever made.
The Greenskeeper, is a comedy slasher movie starring Southside
Steve Rickman, me, Eric, John Ra Ra Ra Rocker, some local
sluts, and some Hollywood no ones.
The Greenskeeper received a 30% on Rotten Tomatoes, 2.9/10 on
IMDB, and a history making ZERO stars from the AJC.
It is a cult classic and I am proud to have been part of
Eric plays Trailer Park Eric in a scene that lasts maybe 15
seconds with zero dialogue. Our lead characters come out of
their trailer, get into their shitty car, and give a friendly wave
at their neighbor, Trailer Park Eric.
Trailer Park Eric’s response:
Nobody who sees the movie doesn’t laugh. The role Eric was
born to play. Classic.
The Von Haessler Doctrine is just that. Take that Greenskeeper
scene and expand it over 2 hours a morning and that’s the
Eric blazes his FuckYou guns at all the usual libertarian
If I were branding the show I’d actually call it Fuck You, I’m
Smarter than You…. and Your Stupid Orange President, but it’s
not a smart title. FCC regs and social norms aside, a smart title
is one that uses big words that a minority of people under 50 who
listen to radio understand.
The VHD is like listening to The Regular Guys in the left
channel only. And half of TRG is better than no TRG at all. So be
If you’re a fan of Eric and his I’m The Smartest Person style,
and you hate God, and me, you will absolutely LOVE this show!
THE HIGHWAY-CHANNEL 56/SIRIUS XM
Most of what The Highway plays are new country songs.
Lots and lots of new songs and artists that are just getting
started up the ladder.
My gal pal Breezy Boo and I use the channel to scout out new
concerts that are cheap to attend. We have an excellent track
record of picking artists that will be huge and seeing them early
for less, before they play at giant arenas in front of large,
wet crowds at confiscatory prices for the same show.
The Highway is really what your local country station, such as
Kicks or The Bull, will be playing the shit out of in 3
THE BULL AND KICKS-FM94.9 & FM101.5/ALL DAY
I tune in. They have a purpose in my life. See above. I like
the two chicks they have on there.
THE FRONT ROW-680AM, 93.7FM/9A-NOON
The Front Row is the kind of sports radio I like. More than
just sports. It's about outside the arena too. Steak Shapiro,
Sandra Golden, and every Atlanta males' man crush, Brian Finneran,
The Front Row stands out from the usual "Jew and a Jock"
format that's all over the dial. They do the "Jew, Jock, and Lady"
format. Sassy southern gal Sandra Golden is the difference maker as
the only female in Atlanta sports radio, which gives the Front Row
a depth of opinion and experience that the other shows
HOWARD STERN-CHANNEL 100/101 SIRIUS XM/ALL DAY
I’ve been saying to radio executives for YEARS, we are in an
on demand world. Listeners want shows on THEIR
If you want to compete today, you must make your radio station
more ON DEMAND. This is where some, not all, but some, look at me
as if I had just come on their tie.
“How do you do that?” they whine.
“Howard Stern does that,” I say.
The Howard Stern channels are basically live podcasts. They
play shows on a loop. You can catch a whole show in a week over
time. Maybe more.
People complain he’s on too little, but, actually, he’s on
enough. Three 5+ hour shows a week, plus a discussion of the show
show, is more than Rush Limbaugh gives a week. It’s plenty.
Effective minimum dose.
I’ve always thought Stern was a more neurotic version of
Donald Trump. They’re both builders.
They both have taken bold risks to create giant leverage. They
are both predators. And they both rarely lose.
The record clearly shows that Howard was an admirer of Trump
up until Trump decided to become president. Just like the rest of
the media. It’s fun listening to Howard struggle with the
tension the Trump presidency has brought to his life and that of
his peer group.
On one hand Stern likes and admires Trump. On the other hand,
he’s gotta put on airs if he wants to be friends with all the big
celebrities that are the Anti-Trump.
On the 3rd hand, half his listeners are the blue collars who
probably voted for Trump and they tell him when he’s full of shit.
The Trump fans rile him up like I haven’t heard since the 90s
before he got heavy therapy. Good stuff.
It’ll be interesting to listen to as Trump continues to rack
up gains for American citizens and his political future, and
Howard’s dear showbiz friends sustain karmic career casualties.
Worth the $15 a month alone.
And I thank you.