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Monday, December 14, 2009

Full Blown Meltdown (Updated)

I have to admit at first I thought it was a stunt. Either they are milking it for all it's worth, or it is legit. I'm referring to the on-air hissyfit that has developed into a full blown meltdown between former Live 105.3, 93.3 The Bone and now AM1360 personalities Pugs and Kelly.

I missed the actual moment it happened during their talk show on Friday afternoon, but I was listening when they returned from break scrambling to get all the equipment up and going again. Pugs apparently lost his temper over something and called Kelly a bitch. That brought an immediate "asshole" reply from Kelly. Pugs then went into full pantie wad mode and stormed off the stage during the live broadcast from Rockfish in Dallas, tearing loose cables and toppling equipment during his exit. The event, which they heavily promoted, was to feature a live appearance from members of Broken Lizzard to promote their new movie Slammin Salmon.

The video is archived on ustream, but the tin can/kite string connection I have to the interwebs prevents me from watching. But I hear it kicks in at the 36 minute mark.

According to their Twitter feeds Pugs & Kelly will no longer be on the air as a team. They apparently have drawn a line down the middle of the studio, more or less, and will be alternating days as host until the end of the year. At that time Kelly will be hosting a new program solo.

No news on Pugs' future yet. But, I do have an opinion. He screwed the pooch.

What was the straw that broke the camel's back? Whether Tiger Woods looks more Black or Asian and the origin of MSNBC. More info at Richie Whitt's blog.


Jarhead said...

It happens closer to the 41:00 mark. The audio is terrible but you can see her mouth "asshole" at him.

They are the absolute most annoying radio team ever. Their Chicago accents make me want to drive knitting needles into my ears.

Oh well. Bye P&K.

RPM said...

They aren't the worst ever, but you're right. They are annoying. The problem is they fill a huge void since 105.3 went sports.

I honestly detest music radio. The only other options are limited. KLIF and WBAP are wingnut brainwashing feeds. KRLD is tolerable, but boring.

What's left is sports talk. The signal for The Ticket on FM is horrible and their programming isn't much better. BaD Radio is the perfect name for Bob & Dan. They stopped being interesting 5 or 6 years ago. The Hardline is pathetic. Rhynes and Cobra are dependant on playing Greggo drops for anything remotely funny. I do like Norm and, from time to time, The Musers.

If I'm forced to listen to AM, then I'm going to listen to 1360. At least they talk about something semi-interesting most of the time. Their morning programming is shit, but P&K and Big Dick Hunter are an oasis in a talk radio desert.