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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Date: July 07, 2009 02:11PM

KristaD Wrote:
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> Kinda feel bad for Mike. I've listened to him for
> years and he seems like a genuinely good guy. Buzz
> and Rob can go pound sand though. These two have
> shown how much annoying they really are with the
> extra air time.


Anyone who has had a new wife every five years and who doesn't appear to spend any time with his kids while dating a stripper 20 years younger than himself must be "a genuinely good guy."

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Posted by: Elliot ()
Date: July 07, 2009 03:05PM

Carla was a stripper?

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Posted by: JD ()
Date: July 07, 2009 03:13PM

Sorry if this has been mentioned before (I didn't see it in the last few pages), but is there anywhere you can stream Don's show from WGMD or download copies of it?

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Date: July 07, 2009 03:14PM

Elliot Wrote:
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> Carla was a stripper?


Apparently over in Crystal City someplace.

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Posted by: Stepping Razor ()
Date: July 07, 2009 03:14PM

KristaD Wrote:
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> Kinda feel bad for Mike. I've listened to him for
> years and he seems like a genuinely good guy...

I guess you never saw him in action...
i was a contestant at a competition they had
at the studio, and mike had a short fuse.
i remember that they were going to use these remote
wireless microphones, mike went to use his, and it did not work
he rolled his eyes, threw the mike on the table like he was disgusted.
joe ardenger winced. mike shot robb a look that read,"heads are going to roll:...
the look was not directed at robb, but seemed to be a shared frustration.
robb gingerly picked up the mic... and turned it on, and handed it back to mike...
mike had simply overlooked turning the mic on....
mike then said something about 'another meeting' after the show.
you could cut the air at that moment.

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Date: July 07, 2009 03:18PM

Stepping Razor Wrote:
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> KristaD Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Kinda feel bad for Mike. I've listened to him
> for
> > years and he seems like a genuinely good guy...
>
> I guess you never saw him in action...
> i was a contestant at a competition they had
> at the studio, and mike had a short fuse.
> i remember that they were going to use these
> remote
> wireless microphones, mike went to use his, and it
> did not work
> he rolled his eyes, threw the mike on the table
> like he was disgusted.
> joe ardenger winced. mike shot robb a look that
> read,"heads are going to roll:...
> the look was not directed at robb, but seemed to
> be a shared frustration.
> robb gingerly picked up the mic... and turned it
> on, and handed it back to mike...
> mike had simply overlooked turning the mic on....
> mike then said something about 'another meeting'
> after the show.
> you could cut the air at that moment.


What. Was Rob(b) supposed to turn the fucking Mic on for him ahead of time?

The guy obviously had some major self-esteem issues. What a douche.

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Posted by: Johnny Walker ()
Date: July 07, 2009 03:25PM

JD Wrote:
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> Sorry if this has been mentioned before (I didn't
> see it in the last few pages), but is there
> anywhere you can stream Don's show from WGMD or
> download copies of it?


No due to a non-compete clause in Don's contract CBS isn't allowing streams or podcasts. I recommend you look for posts by a certain poster named "R" for more information.

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Posted by: Elliot ()
Date: July 07, 2009 03:29PM

So let's assume the MoM show is officially canned. Where do you see Mike, Rob(b), and Buzz going from here? You think they'll stay in the area and hop stations, or try a different area? They always talk so beautifully about Sacramento...

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Date: July 07, 2009 03:59PM

Elliot Wrote:
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> So let's assume the MoM show is officially canned.
> Where do you see Mike, Rob(b), and Buzz going from
> here? You think they'll stay in the area and hop
> stations, or try a different area? They always
> talk so beautifully about Sacramento...


Mike could be an AC drive-time guy just about anywhere. The problem is, will he work for what they are willing to pay him? I have to wonder.

Buzz is a decent voice over guy. As long as he isn't allowed to speak off of the script, he should land something, probably on the production side somewhere. Rob(b) is a fucking waste of space. He has no business being on the air. He could probably be a producer somewhere. Or sell carpet with Beth Ann.

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Posted by: Stepping Razor ()
Date: July 07, 2009 04:01PM

>
> What. Was Rob(b) supposed to turn the fucking Mic
> on for him ahead of time?
>
> The guy obviously had some major self-esteem
> issues. What a douche.

No Tone,
Mike assumed that Joe had not done his work properly
when in point of fact is that it was Mike that
did not realize he had to turn the mic on...
Rob(b) tried to save Mike's face by silently pointing out
that the mic was powered off...

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Posted by: Back In The USSR ()
Date: July 07, 2009 04:24PM

I think most long-time D & M listeners could sense trouble after just the first few shows. No spontaneity--just the same old formula day after day: endless boring games, political interviews that had no place on the show, stuff like that. We went from Jew to Jew or Dial a Tranny or reading Craig Wilson or fake "Charlie" interviews to the Power of 5, to the stupid Tats for Tots gag? To Robb's lame audio vault? Buzz was fine on the old show, last 45 minutes and interrupted with comment but just too much on the new show.

And he just isn't First Chair material--everyone got bumped up to a place that did not fit them. BA was a bad choice as Producer--they needed someone with an edge and that is not her. A mess all the way around. In trying to do things so differently, MOM just did things worse.

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Posted by: dapjdj ()
Date: July 07, 2009 04:27PM

WashingTone Locian Wrote:
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> Mike could be an AC drive-time guy just about
> anywhere. The problem is, will he work for what
> they are willing to pay him? I have to wonder.
>

As we all know, radio has changed forever. You've got talent who would love to have FM jobs, O&A and Ron and Fez come to mind, but right now they are lucky to have their Siri/XM gigs.

During one of the early MOM shows, I recall him saying to Rob(baye): "Don't look at me that way, I took a pay cut too!". So, I'll imply he wasn't making D&M money, but he still had he restaurant (I think) and he probably could cover ex-wife/child support payments, etc.

Will he get to that level again? I don't think the signs look good. He never generated ratings that amounted to much, and getting booted from JFK won't help because he'll get low-balled on every possible radio gig, even if everyone in radio **does** get fired, sooner or later.

MOM played it safe, kept a tired staff and took zero chances. He would have been better off with a totally new crew and a producer that wouldn't let him coast with mind-numbing interviews with grade-z authors or "celebrities".

Oh, and the "games" - Power of Whatever, Guess What I'm Thinkig - what the fuck were they doing other than wasting time?

MOM couldn't do it - he needed a producer and program director that would demand some effort.

Of course the station "team" backing MOM: Beth Ann, Chris Kinard, Michael Hughes - well, need I say more?

Failure was a certainty...

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Date: July 07, 2009 04:28PM

Back In The USSR Wrote:
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> I think most long-time D & M listeners could sense
> trouble after just the first few shows. No
> spontaneity--just the same old formula day after
> day: endless boring games, political interviews
> that had no place on the show, stuff like that.
> We went from Jew to Jew or Dial a Tranny or
> reading Craig Wilson or fake "Charlie" interviews
> to the Power of 5, to the stupid Tats for Tots
> gag? To Robb's lame audio vault? Buzz was fine
> on the old show, last 45 minutes and interrupted
> with comment but just too much on the new show.
>
> And he just isn't First Chair material--everyone
> got bumped up to a place that did not fit them.
> BA was a bad choice as Producer--they needed
> someone with an edge and that is not her. A mess
> all the way around. In trying to do things so
> differently, MOM just did things worse.

The show was exactly the same every single day. If you drove home at 6:10 pm, you heard the same fucking bit every day at 6:10 pm. It was horrendous.

And the audio vault was easily the worst "phone it in" thing ever. Howard Stern will play audio clips, but they are usually of something topical that happened the day before. And then, he'll rip the person apart.

Mike would play the audio from a well worn piece of YouTube, like Chocolate Rain, and laugh at it without actually adding anything. It was insufferably lame and lazy.

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Posted by: Inyomama ()
Date: July 07, 2009 05:26PM

Hi Losers! I thought I would check in to see the latest of your incorrect predictions. Let's see... it's July and the same group is still on this thread rubbing their nipples and dissecting the show that they don't listen to. Pretty amusing. Ta Ta now.

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Posted by: sy ()
Date: July 07, 2009 06:26PM

You mean the show that was just basically CANCELED for having no listeners but a handful of edge-of-the-bell-curve mouth breathers like yourself?

The Mike O'Meara Show has already had its final broadcast. We were right.

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Posted by: boredom ()
Date: July 07, 2009 06:44PM

sy Wrote:
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> You mean the show that was just basically CANCELED
> for having no listeners but a handful of
> edge-of-the-bell-curve mouth breathers like
> yourself?
>
> The Mike O'Meara Show has already had its final
> broadcast. We were right.

You can't really claim victory for the proverbial "we" after about a dozen failed predictions. This time around it was also a little more concrete given the greater number of articles on the subject.

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Posted by: How long? ()
Date: July 07, 2009 07:03PM

So what is the prediction when this thread will turn into the "Why WJFK Sports Radio Sucks"?

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Posted by: boredom ()
Date: July 07, 2009 07:47PM

How long? Wrote:
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> So what is the prediction when this thread will
> turn into the "Why WJFK Sports Radio Sucks"?

I'm sure it won't take these asshats long to come up with another 75 pages of bitching to add to this thread.

I think where the hate really comes from is the knowledge that Mike works about 4 hours a day, gets paid a small fortune even with his poor ratings, and has the easiest job in the world next to working at a bookstore.

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Posted by: sy ()
Date: July 07, 2009 08:06PM

> I think where the hate really comes from is the
> knowledge that Mike works about 4 hours a day,
> gets paid a small fortune even with his poor
> ratings, and has the easiest job in the world next
> to working at a bookstore.

(1) Well, now Mike works 0 hours a day. (2) Wrong tense: USED to get paid, and that was only during his time with Don and a couple months thereafter. (3) It was precisely because he treated it like the "easiest job in the world" that he now no longer has it.

We predicted TMOS would fail; it did.

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Posted by: mcsmack ()
Date: July 07, 2009 08:06PM

boredom Wrote:
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> How long? Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > So what is the prediction when this thread will
> > turn into the "Why WJFK Sports Radio Sucks"?
>
> I'm sure it won't take these asshats long to come
> up with another 75 pages of bitching to add to
> this thread.
>
> I think where the hate really comes from is the
> knowledge that Mike works about 4 hours a day,
> gets paid a small fortune even with his poor
> ratings, and has the easiest job in the world next
> to working at a bookstore.

Not to worry. MOM has lowered the bar to the ground for what ever WJFK has to follow. We won't be bitching cause we won't be listening dipshit.

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Posted by: Back In The USSR ()
Date: July 07, 2009 08:31PM

Hey, it would have been great if MOMS was good and succeeded. It seems that most of us on this thread were longtime fans of the old show and were just venting our disappointment at the new version. I have a lot of friends in different affiliate markets (Spokane, Portland, Sacramento) that loved the old show but thought the new show just sucked. Nothing wrong about being pissed about that and saying so--and I've got nothing personal against the guys on the MOMS--I don't give a damn if Mike is a slob or runs marathons...the bottom line was zero entertainment value especially compared to the old show. If you liked the show, go wherever you want and say so...follow your own advice and change the channel!

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Posted by: boredom ()
Date: July 07, 2009 09:37PM

sy Wrote:
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> (1) Well, now Mike works 0 hours a day. (2) Wrong
> tense: USED to get paid, and that was only during
> his time with Don and a couple months thereafter.
> (3) It was precisely because he treated it like
> the "easiest job in the world" that he now no
> longer has it.

Unless WJFK waited until the end of Mike's contract he'll still get paid. The contract will have some form of early termination penalty/fee/salary.

As for the rest, predicting that the show would be cancelled is like predicting a man who sleeps on train tracks will get run over by a train one day. It's so obvious that only a witless douche thinks it's bragworthy to "predict" it would happen.

But run with that if it makes you feel better.

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Date: July 07, 2009 09:43PM

How long? Wrote:
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> So what is the prediction when this thread will
> turn into the "Why WJFK Sports Radio Sucks"?


I guess it depends on how bad Arrington is. However, I like Chad Dukes and while I don't care for the Junkies, they are definitely in their comfort zone when they discuss sports. I doubt I will bash the sports format unless it makes no sense the way they approach it.

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Date: July 07, 2009 09:48PM

boredom Wrote:
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>
> Unless WJFK waited until the end of Mike's
> contract he'll still get paid. The contract will
> have some form of early termination
> penalty/fee/salary.

Mike's contract ended on the one-year anniversary, which I believe was mid-April. Hughes went month-to-month with Mike when he didn't fire him back in April. Whatever deal Mike had with WJFK, you can be sure that by July 20 CBS won't owe him anything.

>
> As for the rest, predicting that the show would be
> cancelled is like predicting a man who sleeps on
> train tracks will get run over by a train one day.
> It's so obvious that only a witless douche thinks
> it's bragworthy to "predict" it would happen.
>

I believe the predictions started about six months ago. Your claim might be accurate if we had been predicting the demise of D& back in the 80s. It was obvious to everyone but Mike (and you, apparently) that his days were numbered.

> But run with that if it makes you feel better.


I will.

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Posted by: boredom ()
Date: July 07, 2009 11:02PM

WashingTone Locian Wrote:
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> I believe the predictions started about six months
> ago. Your claim might be accurate if we had been
> predicting the demise of D& back in the 80s. It
> was obvious to everyone but Mike (and you,
> apparently) that his days were numbered.

The predictions started April 18 2008 and the first was made by Ronald Mexico on page 1 of this thread. Thanks for playing though.

As for the rest, evidently you can't read. It was completely obvious that his show wasn't going to last which is why "predictions" are absurd.

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Date: July 07, 2009 11:16PM

That's all Absinthe under the bridge now. Fat boy is gone because he cared too little, too late.

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Posted by: HomeLessMike ()
Date: July 08, 2009 12:07AM

tight_clothes_5.jpg
Listen up you fuckers, I ain't done! I got two bags full of MOM t-shirts and I am gonna sell these keepsakes at a profit. These T-shirts are gold Jerry, GOLD!

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Posted by: Nershaw ()
Date: July 08, 2009 04:23AM

Isn't it funny you guys brag about how you "predicted" the show would fail? Sure the show is most likely done, but it isn't due to ratings. Had TMOMS been pulled and replaced and everything else had remained intact, then well done on your prediction. But you're talking about the most non-sports show on the station being pulled because of a format switch. Besides, most of you predicted it would have been gone a long time ago and it kept going.

However all of the aforementioned stupidity is nothing compared to a bunch of grown men and women listening to a show daily just to bash it online later. And if you really wanted it off the air, you wouldn't have listened and given it the ratings to keep going this long.

If you don't like the show, I won't say your ignorant for not liking it. Different people have different tastes. But do you think personally attacking Mike and making fun of his show online changes anything? Nope. Just makes you look like the bigger jackasses for whining about a show you don't like.


Now I'm done. Go ahead and immaturely attack everything I just said, I know you can't resist.

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Date: July 08, 2009 09:16AM

Nershaw Wrote:
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> Isn't it funny you guys brag about how you
> "predicted" the show would fail?

No.

> Sure the show is
> most likely done, but it isn't due to ratings.

Because we all know if Mike had the #1 show in his time slot CBS would have canceled it anyway to fit with a new format. Right.

> Had
> TMOMS been pulled and replaced and everything else
> had remained intact, then well done on your
> prediction.

The whole station sucked. I don't think anyone argued to the contrary. Michael Hughes and CK are radio poison.

> But you're talking about the most
> non-sports show on the station being pulled
> because of a format switch.

The format change came about because Mike and The Junkies couldn't make a talk format work. Do you really think a Sports format will be in the Top 5 in this market? The Top 10? CBS knows a sports-oriented WJFK will be in 15th place. They are trying to reduce costs and Mike was paid too much for what he was delivering. The Junkies will be gone eventually, too, if they don't re-work their deal.

> Besides, most of you
> predicted it would have been gone a long time ago
> and it kept going.
>

Because Michael Hughes kept jumping in front of the bullet for Mike. As a result, Hughes may not have a job either.

> However all of the aforementioned stupidity is
> nothing compared to a bunch of grown men and women
> listening to a show daily just to bash it online
> later. And if you really wanted it off the air,
> you wouldn't have listened and given it the
> ratings to keep going this long.

20th place is "giving it ratings?"

>
> If you don't like the show, I won't say your
> ignorant for not liking it. Different people have
> different tastes. But do you think personally
> attacking Mike and making fun of his show online
> changes anything? Nope. Just makes you look like
> the bigger jackasses for whining about a show you
> don't like.
>
>
Different people have different taste, yes. But handing me a piece of shit and telling me it is a hamburger is not "different people have different taste." Just because idiots like you ate the shit and called it Five Guys, doesn't mean the rest of us are stupid enough to fall for it.

> Now I'm done. Go ahead and immaturely attack
> everything I just said, I know you can't resist.


Just did.

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Posted by: Rahrah ()
Date: July 08, 2009 10:23AM

Goodbye to THE Mike Omeara Show. Goodbye to TheMikeOmearaShow.Com. Goodbye to Mike Omeara Tee Shirts. Goodbye to Omearas Restaurant. Goodbye to everything Mike Omeara. Like he thought he was going to endear the masses with his insecurities and need to name everything under the sun after himself. Thank god his wife didnt give birth to boy's otherwise they'd all be named Mike Omeara. I think he thought he was on the same playing field as Donald Trump.....

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Posted by: sy ()
Date: July 08, 2009 10:35AM

Dammit, I had a bet on what would keel over and turn bloated purple first, The Mike O'Meara Show or Mike O'Meara. Looks like I lost.

Anyone wanna start taking wagers on the alkie himself now.. days, months..?

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Date: July 08, 2009 10:37AM

sy Wrote:
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>
> Anyone wanna start taking wagers on the alkie
> himself now.. days, months..?


His ego is too big for that. You should bet on how long before Karla hits the road again. I bet she won't last until the end of Summer.

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Posted by: mcsmack ()
Date: July 08, 2009 10:41AM

All I know is I really miss R

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Date: July 08, 2009 10:54AM

mcsmack Wrote:
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> All I know is I really miss R


I read somewhere that "R" left some identifying information on one of the uploads and was busted by CBS.

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Posted by: mcsmack ()
Date: July 08, 2009 11:02AM

WashingTone Locian Wrote:
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> mcsmack Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > All I know is I really miss R
>
>
> I read somewhere that "R" left some identifying
> information on one of the uploads and was busted
> by CBS.
He was a brave soldier. As I stated earlier, if CBS would spend their energy on creating good radio rather than shutting down good radio their stock wouldn't look like this
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/cbs-profit-slips-radio-interference-takes-blame

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Date: July 08, 2009 11:06AM

mcsmack Wrote:
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.
> He was a brave soldier. As I stated earlier, if
> CBS would spend their energy on creating good
> radio rather than shutting down good radio their
> stock wouldn't look like this
> http://www.marketwatch.com/story/cbs-profit-slips-
> radio-interference-takes-blame


Not having one station in the Top 10 in one of the top markets in the country will do that to you.

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Posted by: mcsmack ()
Date: July 08, 2009 11:10AM

I'm thinking about the efficacy of writing letters to WJFK sponsors highlighting my displeasure with CBS's no compete (w/ Don). I know it's contractual and all however haven't they screwed up our public airwaves enough? I say F them.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/08/2009 11:11AM by mcsmack.

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Posted by: Java Dave ()
Date: July 08, 2009 11:17AM

I'm going to step up for my man Mike once again.

Guys, you all seem to be agreeing that Mike's insecurities was the root of his show's impotence... but don't forget that it took guts on day one to accept the job after Don left.

If Mike is as insecure as you say he is, then he would have coward away like a girly man when he was offered the slot after Don left. It took courage and faith to attempt to carry the flag for us D&M fans, and I for one am glad he did. I don't think anyone knew if the show would have been successful or not - station management, Mike, even Don included.

But my point is, Mike gave it a shot. I'm sure he gave it his *best* shot. We all now know, Mike included, that perhaps Mike at his best is still not quite the right person to be sitting in the pilots seat of that format of a show, but he sure was the best at sitting in the co-pilots seat of the D&M show. Compare Mike in the co-pilot's seat with Rob sitting there in the MOM show, need I say more?

You guys are bashing, and now slaughtering Mike for not being as entertaining to *you* as Don was, but jeez, the man took a leap for us. Give him at least a little bit of credit. He sucked it up and took the risk. Buzz and Rob did the same thing behind him, sure for the job, but second, to try and keep the D&M flame alive.

TMOM show didn't work out. The show is done, but there's honor in what they did. I give them credit for trying.

Remember, it's easiest to kick a man when he's down. You guys can slaughter the man all you want, but isn't it funny that we were praising him and Don when the D&M show was #1.

Slamming Mike after the fall of the D&M show is similar to slamming Ringo for not being as successful as Paul after the fall of the Beatles. Ringo is still one of the freakin' Beatles, my man. Mike is still half of the D&M show, and we were there when they were kings.

Give Mike some credit guys, he's got bigger balls than a lot of you all do...


Java Dave, always a Don *AND MIKE* fan.

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Date: July 08, 2009 11:24AM

mcsmack Wrote:
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> I'm thinking about the efficacy of writing letters
> to WJFK sponsors highlighting my displeasure with
> CBS's no compete (w/ Don). I know it's contractual
> and all however haven't they screwed up our public
> airwaves enough? I say F them.


What sponsors?

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Date: July 08, 2009 11:31AM

The difference between Mike and Ringo Starr is that Ringo actually had a couple of hits. Mike didn't do shit.

Why should we give Mike credit for trying? What else was he going to do? Who else would be dumb enough to pay him six figures to "phone it in?"

As for the insecurity thing, there are two ways people express insecurity. Either they curl up in a ball, as you claim, or they become a thin-skinned prick who attacks anyone who dares question them. That's what Mike did. He was so insecure that he willfully did the opposite of what Don had done in some bizarre attempt to show that he was just as good as Don. A secure man would have said, "Hey, this works. Why change it?"

Mike is a hugely insecure fat drunk bastard.

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Posted by: donkeytimes ()
Date: July 08, 2009 11:52AM

I am new here, but curious about the whole Mike O'Meara news. Can someone tell me, did Don and Mike have a slight falling out after Freda died?

I am late to the party, sorry for what might be an obvious question.

Thanks,
Donkeytime

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Posted by: mcsmack ()
Date: July 08, 2009 11:52AM

Java Dave Wrote:
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> I'm going to step up for my man Mike once again.

Oh Boy here we go

> > Guys, you all seem to be agreeing that Mike's
> insecurities was the root of his show's
> impotence... but don't forget that it took guts on
> day one to accept the job after Don left.

Bills for Alimony, Child Support, Failed Business Ventures, Yes.. Guts?
>
> If Mike is as insecure as you say he is, then he
> would have coward away like a girly man when he
> was offered the slot after Don left. It took
> courage and faith to attempt to carry the flag for
> us D&M fans, and I for one am glad he did. I don't
> think anyone knew if the show would have been
> successful or not - station management, Mike, even
> Don included.

Check Page #1 of this thread
>
> But my point is, Mike gave it a shot. I'm sure he
> gave it his *best* shot. We all now know, Mike
> included, that perhaps Mike at his best is still
> not quite the right person to be sitting in the
> pilots seat of that format of a show, but he sure
> was the best at sitting in the co-pilots seat of
> the D&M show. Compare Mike in the co-pilot's seat
> with Rob sitting there in the MOM show, need I say
> more?
I agree he, use to brag how he would show up moments before airtime and be able to recline w/his feet up for 4 hrs a day and draw a paycheck. He also got mad once when Don said he could do the show alone. E-member That?
>
> You guys are bashing, and now slaughtering Mike
> for not being as entertaining to *you* as Don was,
> but jeez, the man took a leap for us. Give him at
> least a little bit of credit. He sucked it up and
> took the risk. Buzz and Rob did the same thing
> behind him, sure for the job, but second, to try
> and keep the D&M flame alive.

There is more than a few instances of Mikes resentment of the old "D&M flame"as you put it. I think he tried on purpose to take his show in an entirely different direction from the old D&M. His stubbornness, bitterness and resentment towards the listeners is what did him in. Remember he warned us recently that we were listening to a "RARE dying breed" of radio.
>
> TMOM show didn't work out. The show is done, but
> there's honor in what they did. I give them credit
> for trying.

Their is no honor in failure. Mike had the best example of radio talent sitting right beside him for 20 years. He absorbed not one ounce of Dons common sense.
>
> Remember, it's easiest to kick a man when he's
> down. You guys can slaughter the man all you want,
> but isn't it funny that we were praising him and
> Don when the D&M show was #1.
>
> Slamming Mike after the fall of the D&M show is
> similar to slamming Ringo for not being as
> successful as Paul after the fall of the Beatles.
> Ringo is still one of the freakin' Beatles, my
> man. Mike is still half of the D&M show, and we
> were there when they were kings.
>
> Give Mike some credit guys, he's got bigger balls
> than a lot of you all do...

I guess you should know Dave. I mean with you and Mikes Tea Baggin' sessions and WHAT NOT
>
>
> Java Dave, always a Don *AND MIKE* fan.

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Posted by: Johnny Rotten ()
Date: July 08, 2009 11:56AM

Mike did give it "the old college try" as I'm sure most of us would for that kind of money. He sucked, Buzz was worse and Rob was the absolute worst. The show just didn't have a star. All three of those guys are sidekicks at best. Mike could still be a good sidekick again if he was paired with the right guy. Buzz and Rob are finished.

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Date: July 08, 2009 12:03PM

donkeytimes Wrote:
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> I am new here, but curious about the whole Mike
> O'Meara news. Can someone tell me, did Don and
> Mike have a slight falling out after Freda died?
>
> I am late to the party, sorry for what might be an
> obvious question.
>
> Thanks,
> Donkeytime


Mike didn't like the fact that Don got all of the sympathy and attention after Freda died. Of course, Don really dragged it out much more than would seem reasonable. But Mike showed how classless he was about the whole thing by dragging Rob(b)'s sick kid story onto the radio to somehow counter Don's Freda situation. The worst part is, Mike didn't even have the fucking website for the hospital or charity to give out live on the air. He simply didn't care about actually helping anyone but himself.

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Posted by: mcsmack ()
Date: July 08, 2009 12:04PM

Johnny Rotten Wrote:
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> Mike did give it "the old college try" as I'm sure
> most of us would for that kind of money. He
> sucked, Buzz was worse and Rob was the absolute
> worst. The show just didn't have a star. All
> three of those guys are sidekicks at best. Mike
> could still be a good sidekick again if he was
> paired with the right guy. Buzz and Rob are
> finished.



The right sidekick? Damn Right JR!! Check it out!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaB7BQ6PlHs



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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Posted by: RESton Peace ()
Date: July 08, 2009 12:05PM

I respect your opinion, Dave, but the fact is that he does not try very hard at all, despite the guts involved. The fact is that he does a drinking show once or more a week that is just lazy and unentertaining, and it degrades people's opinion of him as a professional. He can't rest on any of his past achievements... the world only cares what you've done lately (until you die). Sad fact that we all deal with every day.

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Posted by: donkeytimes ()
Date: July 08, 2009 12:13PM

Ah - thanks for the info Washingtone locain.

I recall that time as being awkward. I recall hearing Don this past winter/spring saying he and Don exchanged text messages recently after Don' wedding.

Its all interesting. Aren't Robbaye and Don good friends as well? (off air?)

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Date: July 08, 2009 12:13PM

RESton Peace Wrote:
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> I respect your opinion, Dave, but the fact is that
> he does not try very hard at all, despite the guts
> involved. The fact is that he does a drinking
> show once or more a week that is just lazy and
> unentertaining, and it degrades people's opinion
> of him as a professional. He can't rest on any of
> his past achievements... the world only cares what
> you've done lately (until you die). Sad fact that
> we all deal with every day.


I agree. There's nothing "gutsy" about riding on Don's coattails, coasting on past achievements and doing the bare minimum expected of you while you watch the clock. Mike was like Milton from Office Space. He just showed up for years collecting his paycheck without doing anything to earn it. In fact, I'm sure his firing went something like this (envision Lumbergh as Michael Hughes)...





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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Posted by: RESton Peace ()
Date: July 08, 2009 12:22PM

I don't agree with that. Mike has a talent - comedic impersonation (however poorly you may view it), and he also has a degree in his field. I don't believe he showed up and did nothing all those years, he just didn't do what he needed to do to be prepared to go on his own.

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Posted by: dapjdj ()
Date: July 08, 2009 12:48PM

WashingTone Locian Wrote:
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>
> Mike didn't like the fact that Don got all of the
> sympathy and attention after Freda died. Of
> course, Don really dragged it out much more than
> would seem reasonable.

I also seem to recall that in the period following Frieda's passing, Don's attendance at work was on-again, off-again. There was a long period where the show was in "best of" mode and DCRTV.com was rife with mailbag rumors that the show was done.

As I gathered again from DCRTV, during the long off air periods, salaried CBS talent like Rob(baye) and then producer John Norman were drawing paychecks. Contract workers like Don and Mike weren't getting paid because they weren't working.

So, you can see an immediate source of friction. O'Meara had two wives, child support, houses and a restaurant that was sucking huge amounts of cash each month. He needed to work. Money wasn't such an issue for Don since he was the top banana as far as talent and compensation.

It's also possible O'Meara resented Don's retirement because that ended the D&M cash cow once and for all. 'Ol MOM couldn't kick back, do a couple "Charlie" or "Jack Kent Cooke" bits, be totally lazy and still make alot of money.

Or it could also be time-honored show biz jealousy and resentment, a la Martin and Lewis...

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Posted by: donkeytimes ()
Date: July 08, 2009 01:39PM

More great insight dapjdj...

All very interesting. Well, maybe with MOM out on the streets, once all contractual issues are aside D&M will reunite someday...a big comeback. Maybe they had to blow it all up - just so it could be stronger another day.

I wonder if Jack Diamond is laughing.

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Posted by: Rahrah ()
Date: July 08, 2009 02:02PM

DCRTV reporting that WJFK is announcing the flip/changes at some event next week at the Verizon Center

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Date: July 08, 2009 02:21PM

Rahrah Wrote:
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> DCRTV reporting that WJFK is announcing the
> flip/changes at some event next week at the
> Verizon Center


cbsnew.jpg

"Be the first to know?" They have to be fucking kidding, right? EVERYONE knows this is happening! What a fucking joke. CBS is really botching this big time.

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Posted by: KristaD ()
Date: July 08, 2009 02:43PM

Funny. The news that it'll turn to sports talk? Oh...that's orginal.

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Posted by: Java Dave ()
Date: July 08, 2009 03:24PM

mcsmack Wrote:
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> Bills for Alimony, Child Support, Failed Business
> Ventures, Yes.. Guts?

With all due respect, I don't know you, but *your* life is so perfect? You've made all of the right decisions when you look back at them in hind sight? Or are you a coward that never had the balls to take a risk in your life? No risk equals no failure for you, correct?

> Check Page #1 of this thread

I knew in the first week of the MOM show that it didn't have the same spark that the D&M show did, I was dissapointed (still am) like most all of the rest of us were and still are. I admit with the rest of you that the MOM show sucks. I agree with the sidekick comment above. But what I don't agree with is that Mike deserves to be slaughtered and stoned to death by all of you "Told You So" guys. You all are armchair quarterbacking on a guy that said wtf and at *least* gave it a shot.

Sure, looking in hind sight, it was the wrong decision by the management to try a remnants show in the same slot as the D&M show, but I bet you when the decision was made back then, the show's outcome was anyone's guess. It was a risky call by everyone involved, and Hughes will probably take the fall for it. But you never know until you try, right? They tried. It didn't work. So what? They all go home like they would have if they never tried in the first place. That's the way it works in this business. No hard feelings, it just didn't work out. No one needs to be dragged in the streets for not entertaining *YOU* as much as Don did. The SHAME should be on YOU for holding Mike and the gang in such high regards. You are dissapointed in the show, so Mike deserves to rot in hell? Do you also shoot the paper boy for bringing you the bad news of the day?


> There is more than a few instances of Mikes
> resentment of the old "D&M flame"as you put it. I
> think he tried on purpose to take his show in an
> entirely different direction from the old D&M. His
> stubbornness, bitterness and resentment towards
> the listeners is what did him in. Remember he
> warned us recently that we were listening to a
> "RARE dying breed" of radio.

Sure, I remember. I do remember that Mike said up front that he was taking the show and making it his own. That was all he *could* do. He wasn't going to try to imitate Don's show, he at least was smart enough to know that and steer away from it. He took the ball and ran with what he could, just being himself. Again, I admit that the show sucks, or now past tense, sucked. It has for a year now IMHO. But the man does not deserve to be strung up, ridiculed and scat upon for his attempt to entertain you.

> Their is no honor in failure.

Yes there God Damn is!! There is MUCH more honor in trying and failing, than there is in being too chicken shit to try at all. Mike is no loser. He's made some bad decisions in his life (may I remind you, Mr. Perfect, so has Don and all of the rest of us), but he doesn't deserve to be rode out of town on a rail, as he likes to say.

He tried, it didn't work. As he leaves the stage, I think he and Buzz and Rob deserve a standing ovation as our champions, as opposed to your tomatoes and garbage. It's time to move on, and time to preserve the memory of the D&M show. I hope that you all will choose to remember Mike, Buzz, and Rob for being a part of the magic of the D&M show, as opposed to what became of the MOM show. I doubt that anything, ever, will compare to what D&M had when they were together.


> I guess you should know Dave. I mean with you and
> Mikes Tea Baggin' sessions and WHAT NOT

Nice. Now you've gotta KNOW that I will not let this one go without comment.

Smack, or whatever your name is, it's obvious that your brain has not developed since kindergarten. You really DO represent who Don refers to as the 'Tiny Brains'. I'd rather teabag Mike than suck the yank of Tom Gavin as you do each day, or at least that's what your Mom and your sister has told me between slurps...

Give the guys a break man, at least they were in the competition. They were competitors, they deserve the consolation prize of our respect.

Who knows, the MOM show might die a slow and painful death over in Davey Jones' locker at Fresh 94... you all might still have something to criticize and poke fun at after all, just as Don did of Jack Dildo, or whatever his name is.


Java Dave.

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Date: July 08, 2009 03:33PM

You have to actually compete to be a competitor. Mike's show never competed in the ratings with anyone.

Andy Roddick went toe to toe with the best tennis player in the world for the longest finals match in Wimbeldon history only to lose by a hair. That's competition and that's "a loser" I respect.

The Arizona Cardinals scored a go ahead touchdown in the final minutes of the Superbowl and lost only because Santonio Holmes made a spectacular catch in the End Zone with seconds to spare. That's "a loser" I respect.

Mike was the Oakland Raiders; a self-destructing mess that was too delusional to even be a laughing stock.

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Posted by: RESton Peace ()
Date: July 08, 2009 03:48PM

WashingTone Locian Wrote:

> Andy Roddick went toe to toe with the best tennis
> player in the world for the longest finals match
> in Wimbeldon history only to lose by a hair.
> That's competition and that's "a loser" I respect.


You really seem to have toes on the mind now for some reason WTL

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Date: July 08, 2009 03:50PM

RESton Peace Wrote:
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>
>
> You really seem to have toes on the mind now for
> some reason WTL


I've got a twat on my mind.

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Posted by: Johnny Walker ()
Date: July 08, 2009 03:52PM

You don't seem to understand, Java Dave. Mike had no choice. This was the only job he could have gotten. No one else would have hired him for how much he's going to ask for. Hughes probably had little choice in the matter as well, since at the time he would have gotten a lot of backlash from D&M fans had he not given him a chance. Even so, it still almost didn't happen, if you remember from the last few weeks of D&M where Mike was getting increasingly desperate to find a gig. He didn't even show up for one show because "He just can't take it anymore" and Don played a kind of "Best of Mike" show asking for "someone" to hire him.

He wasn't "trying to keep the spirit of the D&M show going." He left that entirely behind him and it became all about him.

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Date: July 08, 2009 03:59PM

Johnny Walker Wrote:
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> Even so,
> it still almost didn't happen, if you remember
> from the last few weeks of D&M where Mike was
> getting increasingly desperate to find a gig. He
> didn't even show up for one show because "He just
> can't take it anymore" and Don played a kind of
> "Best of Mike" show asking for "someone" to hire
> him.
>
> He wasn't "trying to keep the spirit of the D&M
> show going." He left that entirely behind him and
> it became all about him.


Technically Michael Hughes had the "guts" to hire this loser and to stand by him for much longer than he deserved. I think Hughes is a terrible programmer, but he obviously ran some interference with the suits in New York. I think what happened, however, is that CBS took the final decision out of Hughes's hands.

Mike can find another job in DC. But it won't be for six figures and it probably won't be in drive-time, unless it is a station at the bottom of the pile somewhere with nothing to lose.

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Posted by: RESton Peace ()
Date: July 08, 2009 04:22PM

he made a good 2nd banana... I am willing to bet he goes back to his roots and joins up with jack diamond, or, does a show with Oscar Santana or some other better, but not totally at another level, talk show host.

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Date: July 08, 2009 04:25PM

RESton Peace Wrote:
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> he made a good 2nd banana... I am willing to bet
> he goes back to his roots and joins up with jack
> diamond, or, does a show with Oscar Santana or
> some other better, but not totally at another
> level, talk show host.

You know who could use a good second banana? Ballard on Big 100.3. That's one guy who really thinks he is funny and isn't.

Ponderous. Fucking Ponderous....





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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Posted by: Hogmeister ()
Date: July 08, 2009 04:36PM

Hey folks, long-time reader, first-time poster (cuz i know how much Don loved that). Can't argue that TMOM show deserves to be on the air, or that Mike put all he coulda into it. Still, I lean towards Java's perspective, and would add one thing I haven't read; the impossibility of putting on the kind of edgy show that was TD&MS. Changes in radio, courtesy of that ridiculous Janet Jackson/J. Timberc*ck stunt, precluded most of what made TD&MS fun, like the aforementioned "Dialing for Transvestites," or one of my personal faves, "The Big Lie" (anyone remember the call from a lady that had cheated on her hubby, which she revealed to him to win a television set? Priceless awkward on-air ph convo!).

Let's just cherish the memory of TD&MS instead of going postal skewering the folks at TMOMS, who failed for a number of reasons, some of which were beyond their control, imho.

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Date: July 08, 2009 04:45PM

Hogmeister-

You may recall that Don was still doing those bits like "The Big Lie" up until the time he left. While they had to scale back the raunchiness a bit, Don didn't totally gut the show the way Howard Stern had to after the "wardrobe malfunction."

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Posted by: dapjdj ()
Date: July 08, 2009 06:05PM

RESton Peace Wrote:
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> I am willing to bet
> he goes back to his roots and joins up with jack
> diamond...

WTL said yesterday MOM could probably do an Adult Contemporary (AC) drive-time gig. If he were playing music most of the hour (along with ads), he wouldn't have to "entertain" and resort to mind-numbing interviews and idiotic "games".

Right now, he'd be competing for younger talent waiting to work for much less money.

I wouldn't be surprised to see him re-surface at a low-rated FM music factory - and I don't think at this point 'ol MOM would be too picky about the gig.

Our MOM has bills to pay, and right about now Carlita is probably tapping her toe on the kitchen floor, saying: Mike, when are we going to Vegas or AC? Mike, can we go to AC or Vegas? Mike, I need a vacation and I want to go to AC or Vegas. Miiikkee!! I want....

"Java Dave". You really need to spend some "real world" time with your hero. Play a round of golf with him. Hang with him for an extended drinking session at one of his "go to" western FFX bars. Then send us an update.

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Posted by: Hogmeister ()
Date: July 08, 2009 06:38PM

Point taken, WTL. As I said, "some" of the reasons for the show's demise were out of their hands - by no stretch are they blameless.

It's just a sad day for the brand of radio we like, another punch in the gut (the last, for me @ least, being Adam Carolla's show getting axed, along w/ the entire station's lineup, in another format flip), and Adam's departure from Loveline before that (and his replacement by Striker, who makes the show unbearable, imho) for talk/comedy radio fans.

IMHO, it's just a symptom of the dumbing of America when shows like these are replaced by pop, ranchero, and sports talk formats. I get the economics involved, but let's face it - if there was sufficient demand, intelligent, irreverent shows would still have a home on radio. But alas, the dumbasses will always out-breed those w/ a clue. :-/

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Posted by: mcsmack ()
Date: July 08, 2009 08:31PM

Java Dave wrote

With all due respect, I don't know you, but *your* life is so perfect? You've made all of the right decisions when you look back at them in hind sight? Or are you a coward that never had the balls to take a risk in your life? No risk equals no failure for you, correct?

No my life isn't perfect. I own my own business however and am successful. There have been setbacks but not every day for the last 1+ years. I wouldn't be in business. I've had to change and adjust along the way to remain competitive and in demand. If I ever told my clients to lick it,eat it, shake your whatever "I'm here and am not going anywhere and your all haters!!" Why Java, I wouldn't be typing this response here! I like calculated risks when I invest. And like I've said before, guys like you should put your money where your yap is http://www.marketwatch.com/story/cbs-profit-slips-radio-interference-takes-blame

Otherwise take your diatribe of tripe to all the poor folks who lost large amounts of cache do in large part to decisions made by morons like Messrs Kinnard,Hughes and Mike O'Meara

The Tom Gavin part was funny..... Good Effort.. Still not as funny though as you being tea bagged by O'Meara..

"Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, only this time more wisely."
~ Henry Ford

and one of my favorite...

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. ~ Thomas A. Edison


Then:
~ Failure is not our only punishment for laziness: there is also the success of others ~ Jules Renard



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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Posted by: Radio Ralph ()
Date: July 08, 2009 09:23PM

WashingTone Locian Wrote:
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> mcsmack Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > All I know is I really miss R
>
>
> I read somewhere that "R" left some identifying
> information on one of the uploads and was busted
> by CBS.


Yes, a couple of comments in the 7/7 DCRTV mailbag make it plain that we shouldn't expect anymore gifts from the sainted R, or his equally benevolent brethren jj. I'm crushed of course, but overall still grateful for the two weeks' worth of radio arcadia I got to enjoy. I'd never heard DG before and I could see at once why you guys praise him here so highly. A very naturally funny man. I could listen to show 6/30 for, like, 50 repetitions before retiring it.

Thanks again, R! Your great work will not be forgotten!

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Posted by: mcsmack ()
Date: July 08, 2009 11:12PM

Heres some classical stuff in case anyone needs a fix until we find a new rabbit

http://paintyourbaldspot.com/?action=2005



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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Posted by: Radio Ralph ()
Date: July 09, 2009 01:20AM

mcsmack Wrote:
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> Heres some classical stuff in case anyone needs a
> fix until we find a new rabbit
>
> http://paintyourbaldspot.com/?action=2005


Dude, this is excellent! What a sudden, unexpected treasure! This is like going to a new clinic for a testicle exam and finding out your physician will be Dr. Megan Fox.

Thanks very much for the pointer and the resource!

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Date: July 09, 2009 06:46AM

Radio Ralph Wrote:
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> This is like going to a new clinic for a
> testicle exam and finding out your physician will
> be Dr. Megan Fox.
>


In that instance, my final words would be, "Thanks for the exam, Doctor. And sorry about your lab coat."

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Posted by: FurfaxTownie ()
Date: July 09, 2009 08:44AM

Are you all concluding that WJFK is finally making the flip based on all the talent being on vacation this week? They will return to work on monday and only find pink slips? Seems like a realistic scenario to me.

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Posted by: mcsmack ()
Date: July 09, 2009 09:15AM

Radio Ralph Wrote:
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> mcsmack Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Heres some classical stuff in case anyone needs
> a
> > fix until we find a new rabbit
> >
> > http://paintyourbaldspot.com/?action=2005
>
>
> Dude, this is excellent! What a sudden, unexpected
> treasure! This is like going to a new clinic for a
> testicle exam and finding out your physician will
> be Dr. Megan Fox.
>
> Thanks very much for the pointer and the resource!

Thanks RR, This site is worth tracking as a resource

https://twitter.com/paintyourbldspt
http://paintyourbaldspot.com/?action=showBlogComments&blog_id=11117



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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Date: July 09, 2009 09:35AM

FurfaxTownie Wrote:
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> Are you all concluding that WJFK is finally making
> the flip based on all the talent being on vacation
> this week? They will return to work on monday and
> only find pink slips? Seems like a realistic
> scenario to me.


We are concluding it based on what the Washington Post and Washington Examiner are reporting.

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Posted by: FurfaxTownie ()
Date: July 09, 2009 10:36AM

Perhaps if the powers that be at WJFK began to actually promote the station in this area, they would still have a relevant product. This area is full of transplants and goodwill does not last long. To think of adverstsing as a luxury and not necessary business expense is arrogant. Word mouth and viral only works when there is premuim on the product. The last 2 years or so, as we all know, there is has been almost nothing but garbage on air, except arguably Big O and Dukes.

If you have ever been to the station, it really is a dump. It would seem the station is void of any reinvestment on any level. It is unrealistic to think any business can continue to be profitable if you never put anything back into it.

Despite all the program flips elsewhere, i still think talk radio is viable and think as more years pass by without, will become more vialble. Eventually someone is going to pull thier head out of thier ass, use some common sense, bring the format back and make a lot of money.



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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Date: July 09, 2009 10:42AM

FurfaxTownie Wrote:
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> Perhaps if the powers that be at WJFK began to
> actually promote the station in this area, they
> would still have a relevant product.


Since CBS probably owns half the outdoor advertising in this area, and since I'm sure a decent percentage of that space isn't being used these days, you think they would. I remember when The Globe was launched, I saw billboards for it on buses and taxis everywhere (of course, it still didn't help in that case).

I think the problem is that CBS was planning to change the format from Day 1, probably even before Don left. That's what they have done in every other market. Short of Mike, by some miracle, coming in at #1, he was probably doomed from the start.

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Date: July 09, 2009 10:45AM

I'll have to say this for The Junkies, they had better step up their guest bookings in the sports format. No more of this Maryland Nighthawks shit or booking people from the DC Armor. There is no reason they shouldn't have regular interviews with top level players, management and coaches in this town. Currently it's almost a shock when they have Stan Kasten on, but I see this guy all over TV all of the time. And no back-benchers. Don't give me the third string goalie for the Caps who is on his way back to Hershey. Put some fucking effort into it. Geez!

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Posted by: FurfaxTownie ()
Date: July 09, 2009 10:48AM

But CBS is so large, i'm sure the right hand has no idea what the left is doing. Companies as large as that are not much more effecient then bloated bureaucracy.

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Posted by: Radio Ralph ()
Date: July 09, 2009 07:59PM

mcsmack Wrote:
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>
> Thanks RR, This site is worth tracking as a
> resource
>
> https://twitter.com/paintyourbldspt
> http://paintyourbaldspot.com/?action=showBlogComme
> nts&blog_id=11117


Thanks, mcsmack!

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Posted by: mcsmack ()
Date: July 09, 2009 10:35PM

Java Dave wrote:

Smack, or whatever your name is, it's obvious that your brain has not developed since kindergarten. You really DO represent who Don refers to as the 'Tiny Brains'. I'd rather teabag Mike than suck the yank of Tom Gavin as you do each day, or at least that's what your Mom and your sister has told me between slurps...

Dave its "Little Brains" not "Tiny Brains"
I know your a green horn but lets try and think a little harder please.

Thank You, McSmack

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Posted by: mcsmack ()
Date: July 09, 2009 10:54PM

I'm sure everyone has seen this so for what it's worth:

From DCRTV:


Big Rumor: Redskins To Return To JFK - 7/9 - Today's WJFK sports flip rumors. The biggie is that the Redskins could return to WJFK. We hear that CBS is talking to Redskins owner Dan Snyder, who owns sports talker WTEM, ESPN 980, about putting his team back on 106.7, where it was from 1995 to 2005. Also, we hear that WJFK's flip to sports could come next week, instead of 7/20, as predicted. Maybe Monday 7/13. We also hear that Jim Weiskopf, general sales manager of WJFK, is gone. He'll be replaced by "a guy from JLA." And we hear that Mike O'Meara's syndicated show, which is fed to several dozen stations across the country via Westwood One, will be discontinued.....



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/09/2009 10:56PM by mcsmack.

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Posted by: TMOS ()
Date: July 09, 2009 11:32PM

Anyone want to hire a washed up DJ to support me and my hooker girlfriend?

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Posted by: Big Gum Katie ()
Date: July 10, 2009 12:07AM

Did Katie learn to brush her teeth from Rob(b)? Seriously, that bitch looks like someone made dentures by shoving yellow corn into bubba gum and shoving it in her fat mouth. Your over thirty Katie, not making shit at a radio station, and annoying as all fuck. Look where that got Rob(b). Go home and eat a bullet, you loser.

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Posted by: puckett ()
Date: July 10, 2009 08:18AM

Something about this post is fishy - it reads like an incognito Beth Ann McBride missive. Especially the "out of their control, imho" part. Hopefully your last, BA!



Hogmeister Wrote:
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> Hey folks, long-time reader, first-time poster
> (cuz i know how much Don loved that). Can't argue
> that TMOM show deserves to be on the air, or that
> Mike put all he coulda into it. Still, I lean
> towards Java's perspective, and would add one
> thing I haven't read; the impossibility of putting
> on the kind of edgy show that was TD&MS. Changes
> in radio, courtesy of that ridiculous Janet
> Jackson/J. Timberc*ck stunt, precluded most of
> what made TD&MS fun, like the aforementioned
> "Dialing for Transvestites," or one of my personal
> faves, "The Big Lie" (anyone remember the call
> from a lady that had cheated on her hubby, which
> she revealed to him to win a television set?
> Priceless awkward on-air ph convo!).
>
> Let's just cherish the memory of TD&MS instead of
> going postal skewering the folks at TMOMS, who
> failed for a number of reasons, some of which were
> beyond their control, imho.

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Posted by: mcsmack ()
Date: July 10, 2009 08:33AM

Big Gum Katie Wrote:
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> Did Katie learn to brush her teeth from Rob(b)?
> Seriously, that bitch looks like someone made
> dentures by shoving yellow corn into bubba gum and
> shoving it in her fat mouth. Your over thirty
> Katie, not making shit at a radio station, and
> annoying as all fuck. Look where that got Rob(b).
> Go home and eat a bullet, you loser.

This sounds like a parting shot from BA towards Katie and Rob.

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Posted by: donkeytimes ()
Date: July 10, 2009 08:39AM

Correct me if I am wrong, is Buzz a "swinger?"

He always struck me odd. Robb(aye) is an old Queen. God, I can't wait to see where this all shakes out. Poor Joe.

Since he has been dropped from Westwood One, the party really is over.

I will miss his Bob Barker voice.

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BDK this morning
Posted by: Stepping Razor ()
Date: July 10, 2009 09:21AM

Does anyone know how long the Junkies were supposed to be on vacation? Wasn't it 2 weeks 'vacation' like MOMS? If so BDK during his movie reviews this morning may have dropped a big hint regarding the flip as he said twice,"Be sure to tune in Monday as the boys will be back live in studio"...



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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Posted by: FurfaxTownie ()
Date: July 10, 2009 10:30AM

One rumor i heard is that the junkies are reworking thier contract and will continue to be on after the flip and that they are probably the only show to do so. Now, how much a CBS contract is worth, i have no clue. It seems like radio contracts are broken all the time on behalf of the station.

All this sucks, i enjoy sports as much as the next person. However, 24/7 coverage 365 days a year is too much. Especially in July and August.

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Date: July 10, 2009 11:49AM

FurfaxTownie Wrote:
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> One rumor i heard is that the junkies are
> reworking thier contract and will continue to be
> on after the flip and that they are probably the
> only show to do so. Now, how much a CBS contract
> is worth, i have no clue. It seems like radio
> contracts are broken all the time on behalf of the
> station.
>
> All this sucks, i enjoy sports as much as the next
> person. However, 24/7 coverage 365 days a year is
> too much. Especially in July and August.



Snyder has destroyed WTEM. That's why he is looking to put the Redskins on WJFK, which actually has a signal you can hear.

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Posted by: FurfaxTownie ()
Date: July 10, 2009 12:34PM

If Snyder was really as smart as he thinks he is, he would realize how much more money there is to made by allowing people to hate him. Play into it, and run all the way to the bank with stacks and stacks of cash.

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Posted by: Radio Geek ()
Date: July 10, 2009 12:45PM

I don't think DJ's get that much unless they are huge and syndicated. The problem is that so many people are waiting to do the job dirt cheap, people practically beg for those jobs. Interns are paid close to nothing.

Mike? Were we still wrong?

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Posted by: Hogmeister ()
Date: July 10, 2009 04:18PM

Sorry to disappoint, Puckett, but I'm just a listener and fan, not BA. Not that it's iron-clad proof, but you'll find my moniker attributed to several posts on the WaPo's Redskins Insider, and I just decided to use the same one here. My post reflects my actual feelings/thoughts about the show, as did the post I posted in response to WashingToneLoc (sp?) after the one copied below.

But if it makes you feel clever to believe this is really BA, by all means, knock yourself out.

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Posted by: puckett ()
Date: July 10, 2009 08:18AM

Something about this post is fishy - it reads like an incognito Beth Ann McBride missive. Especially the "out of their control, imho" part. Hopefully your last, BA!



Hogmeister Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Hey folks, long-time reader, first-time poster
> (cuz i know how much Don loved that). Can't argue
> that TMOM show deserves to be on the air, or that
> Mike put all he coulda into it. Still, I lean
> towards Java's perspective, and would add one
> thing I haven't read; the impossibility of putting
> on the kind of edgy show that was TD&MS. Changes
> in radio, courtesy of that ridiculous Janet
> Jackson/J. Timberc*ck stunt, precluded most of
> what made TD&MS fun, like the aforementioned
> "Dialing for Transvestites," or one of my personal
> faves, "The Big Lie" (anyone remember the call
> from a lady that had cheated on her hubby, which
> she revealed to him to win a television set?
> Priceless awkward on-air ph convo!).
>
> Let's just cherish the memory of TD&MS instead of
> going postal skewering the folks at TMOMS, who
> failed for a number of reasons, some of which were
> beyond their control, imho.

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Posted by: Lady Baltimore ()
Date: July 10, 2009 04:59PM

I remember Mike saying on one of the shows (two or three weeks ago) how it bothered him to be referred to as a "sidekick."

Too bad he couldn't or wouldn't accept the fact that that was what he was good at. Not everyone is good "management material," and in the same way, not everyone is suited to be the star.

There is no shame in being a second banana if that's what you're good at -- but you have to get your ego out of the way long enough to have that kind of self-awareness.

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Date: July 10, 2009 06:04PM

Lady Baltimore Wrote:
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> I remember Mike saying on one of the shows (two or
> three weeks ago) how it bothered him to be
> referred to as a "sidekick."
>
> Too bad he couldn't or wouldn't accept the fact
> that that was what he was good at. Not everyone
> is good "management material," and in the same
> way, not everyone is suited to be the star.
>
> There is no shame in being a second banana if
> that's what you're good at -- but you have to get
> your ego out of the way long enough to have that
> kind of self-awareness.



You know how many people would have tuned in for "The Ed McMahon Show?" About the same number that tuned in for "The Mike O'Meara Show."

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Posted by: Lady Baltimore ()
Date: July 10, 2009 07:36PM

I agree, WTL. At least, Ed McMahon had enough self-awareness that he knew where his strengths were. He even used to say proudly that he was "a great second banana."

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Posted by: DGS ()
Date: July 10, 2009 10:30PM

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Date: July 10, 2009 10:58PM

It's fitting to post this one final time. Mike predicting his future...


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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Posted by: Naru Hodo ()
Date: July 11, 2009 09:56AM

Fairfax, Va.: Any more word on the rumored demise of the Mike O'Meara Show?

Paul Farhi: It appears to be toast. CBS was trying to find a role for Mike O'Meara in the new sports-talk WJFK (coming very soon), but I don't know where things stand with that, if they stand anywhere. But O'Meara's regular show doesn't fit anywhere in the new format.

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Date: July 11, 2009 01:52PM

Naru Hodo Wrote:
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> Fairfax, Va.: Any more word on the rumored demise
> of the Mike O'Meara Show?
>
> Paul Farhi: It appears to be toast. CBS was trying
> to find a role for Mike O'Meara in the new
> sports-talk WJFK (coming very soon), but I don't
> know where things stand with that, if they stand
> anywhere. But O'Meara's regular show doesn't fit
> anywhere in the new format.



The only format it would fit in is "Shows that Suck."

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Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
Posted by: HomeLess Mike ()
Date: July 11, 2009 07:57PM

Hey you fuckers! I will be back on MONDAY AT OUR NEW MIKE O'MEARA STUDIOS! I am not being fired, I am just being moved to another studio. Suck on that! Here is a pic of our new studio for proof!

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