Category Archives: Radio

Say it to my face

In 1994, Jim Rome wasn’t a well-known guy. Then, on his ESPN2 talk show, he interviewed NFL quarterback Jim Everett.

At the time, Rome had developed the shtick of referring to Everett as “Chris” (after the great female tennis player Chris Everett), because of Everett’s perceived aversion to taking a hit. The quarterback did not take this with good humor. And Jim Rome was soon radio’s best-known sports talk host.

Let’s bring on the Super Bowl rage!

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Casey Kasem, and a little dead dog named Snuggles

Casey Kasem,  for decades the voice of  the radio hits countdown show “American Top 40,” not to mention the voice of Shaggy on “Scooby Doo,” has a bit of a potty mouth, at least when dealing with his producers. This clip gained notoriety after the San Francisco Bay Area-based noise/art group Negativland used it as a basis for a song titled “U2,” which the band U2–and not Kasem–forced off the shelves. Warning: Not safe for work.