Sorry for the late posting today, unless you’re reading this tomorrow, then WOO! early post for you!
Busy day paying bills at the restaurant (SUPER FUN!), followed by a visit to the dentist (SUPER FUN!), where I got novocaine, bad news about a cracked root, and more novocaine and now I’m a hot drooling mess (SUPER SEXY FUN TIME!), and all of this while spending the entire day with an infected eye that is oozy and swollen (SUPER SEXY HAPPY FUN TIME!).
So all that sexy fun time meant no time for blogging.
But here we are and can we please talk about Jim Krenn?
Jim Krenn! Pulled from the DVE morning show last month without warning. And now the official word came down last week that Jim is gone for good. What remains to be seen is what his future at DVE and Clear Channel is. His agent says this was not what Jim wanted and that he was surprised when it happened and he very much wants to be on the air.
Morning show hosts elicit such varying degrees of love and hate in people. Put ten people in a conference room and go “Jim and/or Randy. Discuss.” and in the space of 30 minutes, those people will go from pleasantly disagreeing with one another to violently MMA’ing the shit out of each other.
To me, personally? Jim and Randy are both entertaining and are wonderful people who have been good and decent and caring to me and I hate that Jim was silenced without tribute.
I don’t know the story, so I can’t speak to the reasons behind his departure. I just get so tired of radio shows going all Eraser on personalities that we have come to know and love. They never get a chance to say a proper goodbye. They never get the kudos they deserve for the work they put into entertaining listeners and building an audience. Every trace of their existence is deleted. Their face gone from everything. Their name, that which we no longer speak of. Clear Channel IS the neuralyzer.
I’m not in radio, so I’m sure there are reasons for this that I’m unaware of, but it just strikes me as so cold and unfair in light of all the money these hosts make for their employers over the years.
Would it be breaking all the laws of local radio if they gave personalities a chance to say goodbye, especially the established and loved personalities? Or are they afraid Jimmy would be all, “THESE EFFERS FIRED ME AND I’M GOING TO KILL ALL THE THINGS! ALSO, F#%K! HAH! I SAID F#%K ON THE AIR! F#%K YOU! F#%K YOU! You’re okay. F#%K YOU! LATER, MOTHERF#%KERS!”
Man, that would be AWESOME.
This isn’t goodbye to Jimmy. This is “see you someplace real soon.”
P. S. DVE has a job opening for a new morning show host.
We’re looking for someone to join the ‘DVE Morning Show, bringing the funny, talking sports and entertaining Pittsburgh in their own unique way. We need someone who can interact with other players on the morning show, has great writing skills, is a team player, loves the Internet, can create great content, be quick on their feet, musically inclined, have exceptional prep/planning/strategic skills and Pittsburgh sports knowledge.
I bet you six million dollars Lukey applies using his DJ name Hizzoner Master Lil Lukey Ray Ray and his sidekick, Dread Lord Y to the Zee.