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Opie and Anthony may replace Diamond Dave - CBS will hire shock jocks (Desecrated St Patricks)
MSNBC ^ | 4/20/2006 | AP

Posted on 04/20/2006 10:58:44 AM PDT by Rome2000

NEW YORK - No surprise: David Lee Roth's run as morning radio host is about done. Big surprise: It appears raunchy satellite radio stars Opie and Anthony will replace him on seven CBS Radio stations.

Opie and Anthony were banished from terrestrial radio in 2002 — oddly enough by their new boss, CBS Radio — after airing a live account of listeners having sex in New York's St. Patrick's Cathedral.

A deal was in the works to dump the ex-Van Halen singer's ratings-deprived program with shock jocks Greg "Opie" Hughes and Anthony Cumia, according to two people with knowledge of the deal. They spoke Thursday on condition of anonymity pending an official announcement of the agreement next week.

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TOPICS: Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: blasphemers; opieandanthony; perverts; radio; smut; unsaved

1 posted on 04/20/2006 10:58:47 AM PDT by Rome2000
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To: Rome2000

Well at least they didn't replace him with Sammy Hagar.


2 posted on 04/20/2006 10:59:28 AM PDT by dfwgator (Florida Gators - 2006 NCAA Men's Basketball Champions)
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To: Rome2000
This will not stand.

Its OK in CBS's book to hire people who have desecrated St. Patricks cathedral.

They must be out of their minds.

3 posted on 04/20/2006 11:01:13 AM PDT by Rome2000 (Peace is not an option)
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To: Rome2000
I'm one of the few fans of the Roth Radio Show.

IMO, Opie and Anthony are human excrement. But I guess you shouldn't expect much more from CBS Radio than filth and fart jokes.

4 posted on 04/20/2006 11:01:21 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (I can't complain...but sometimes I still do.)
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To: Rome2000
Opie and Anthony were banished from terrestrial radio in 2002 — oddly enough by their new boss, CBS Radio — after airing a live account of listeners having sex in New York's St. Patrick's Cathedral.

I'd like to see CBS radio go down the tubes.

5 posted on 04/20/2006 11:03:05 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta (A man's first duty is to his honor and conscience.)
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To: dfwgator

10/2/03
(AP) The government on Thursday proposed the second-biggest fine ever for indecency: $357,000 against Infinity Broadcasting for a radio segment in which a couple was said to be having sex in New York's St. Patrick's Cathedral.

The Federal Communications Commission responded to an outpouring of complaints following an August 2002 broadcast of the "Opie and Anthony" show over New York's WNEW-FM and 12 other Infinity radio stations. The nationally syndicated show was canceled a week later and DJs Greg "Opie" Hughes and Anthony Cumia were fired.


6 posted on 04/20/2006 11:03:12 AM PDT by Rome2000 (Peace is not an option)
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To: dfwgator

Does this mean that O & A will no longer be on XM?


7 posted on 04/20/2006 11:04:15 AM PDT by Space Wrangler
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

From smokinggun.com:

AUGUST 23--We don't usually agree with the Catholic League, but moronic shock jocks Opie and Anthony got just what they deserved for broadcasting last week's stunt involving the Virginia couple arrested for having sex in St. Patrick's Cathedral. Gregg "Opie" Hughes and Anthony Cumia were canned yesterday for the August 15 incident that resulted in the arrest of Brian Florence and Loretta Harper for public lewdness. Opie and Anthony flunky Paul Mercurio--who provided listeners with a running account of the St. Pat's incident--was also arrested. Florence and Harper--dubbed the "Juicy Lips" team--were one of several couples entered in the radio show's "Sex for Sam" contest, where participants were given points for having sex in public places like St. Patrick's (25 points), Trump Tower (15 points), and Central Park (10 points).

They were also awarded points for specific sex acts, with the WNEW-FM hosts gleefully reporting when couples completed a "two-point conversion" or "balloon knot," Opie and Anthony slang for anal sex. At one point, Hughes announced what the Virginia couple earned for the St. Patrick's stunt: "Oh my God, 25 points, a two-point conversion, and eternal damnation."


8 posted on 04/20/2006 11:06:21 AM PDT by Rome2000 (Peace is not an option)
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To: Rome2000

Opie & Anthony

9 posted on 04/20/2006 11:06:47 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta (A man's first duty is to his honor and conscience.)
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To: Rome2000
"Its OK in CBS's book to hire people who have desecrated St. Patricks cathedral. "

You seem confused, O & A didn't St. Patrick's Cathedral.
10 posted on 04/20/2006 11:07:09 AM PDT by tfecw (It's for the children)
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To: Space Wrangler

You can bet if they did this in a mosque they would never work in radio again instead of getting a fat contract from CBS


11 posted on 04/20/2006 11:08:09 AM PDT by Rome2000 (Peace is not an option)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

12 posted on 04/20/2006 11:09:10 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta (A man's first duty is to his honor and conscience.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

"I'm one of the few fans of the Roth Radio Show."

What's he like as a radio host?


13 posted on 04/20/2006 11:09:17 AM PDT by JZelle
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To: Space Wrangler

That's a good question...

I enjoy listening to them sometimes on XM...

they had only been on the radio for a couple months when the incident happened.


14 posted on 04/20/2006 11:10:55 AM PDT by MikefromOhio (aka MikeinIraq)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

From smokinggun.com:
According to the misdemeanor complaint filed against Florence and Harper, the couple was spotted having sex in a church vestibule, "rocking their pelvises back and forth." Harper, with her back to Florence, was found naked from the waist down and "her genitals were open to view by the public." For his part, Florence was spotted placing "his hands in his genital area and was touching his genital area."


15 posted on 04/20/2006 11:11:56 AM PDT by Rome2000 (Peace is not an option)
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To: tfecw

O & A paid people to desecrate St. Patrick's Cathedral.

I doubt CBS Radio will sign them.


16 posted on 04/20/2006 11:12:01 AM PDT by JerseyHighlander
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
IMO, Opie and Anthony are human excrement. But I guess you shouldn't expect much more from CBS Radio than filth and fart jokes.

Fake but accurate filth and fart jokes. Courage.

17 posted on 04/20/2006 11:12:37 AM PDT by pikachu (For every action there is an equal and opposite government program)
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To: Rome2000
For the life of me, I can't understand why an FM station in New York wouldn't just adopt a music format for the morning drive instead of having these dopes on the air to compete with all the other drive-time chatter on the radio.

I dropped K-Rock (Howard Stern's old station) from my pre-set stations in my car because I wanted to hear music -- not bullsh!t -- on these FM stations.

18 posted on 04/20/2006 11:12:47 AM PDT by Alberta's Child (Can money pay for all the days I lived awake but half asleep?)
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To: JZelle


DLR wasn`t that bad. A couple of his shows were very good.

One i`m thinking of is where he and a friend talk about old queen music and disect it musically.The specific song being 'Doing All right'.

His archive shows are here:

http://www.david.freefm.com/


19 posted on 04/20/2006 11:12:57 AM PDT by Para-Ord.45
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To: JerseyHighlander

No, SAMUEL ADAMS paid people to do that. Then they cowardly denied any knowledge of the contest.


20 posted on 04/20/2006 11:13:42 AM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm
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To: JZelle
What's he like as a radio host?

Judging from the clips I have heard, horrible. Alot of it has to do with CBS failing to give him any kind of support. They should have teamed him up with an experienced DJ at least temporarily to get him up to speed. Roth is just another vivid illustration of the problems with CBS as a whole.

21 posted on 04/20/2006 11:14:05 AM PDT by Space Wrangler
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To: Rome2000

This will drive Howard Stern absolutely NUTS when these clowns get higher ratings!


22 posted on 04/20/2006 11:14:58 AM PDT by byteback
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To: byteback

http://www.catholicleague.org/


23 posted on 04/20/2006 11:18:04 AM PDT by Rome2000 (Peace is not an option)
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To: Rome2000

The FCC is currently accepting bids and architectural drawing for their new building to be built with fines on CBS and Opie & Anthony.


24 posted on 04/20/2006 11:28:34 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (If you have a leaking pipe, you shut off the water valve before deciding on amnesty for the puddles.)
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To: byteback

Yup!


25 posted on 04/20/2006 11:31:14 AM PDT by cmsgop ( I love Scotch. .......Scotchy, Scotch, Scotch)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm
I'm glad you brought up that connection. Since the incident, Sam Adams has revamped its packaging, its marketing, and its advertising and has gone from strength to strength.

Every time I see Jim Koch in those commercials I think of that outrage committed in St. Patrick's. It appears Jim Koch has been given a pass.

26 posted on 04/20/2006 11:43:31 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: JZelle
What's he like as a radio host?

He free associates like you wouldn't believe. He's intelligent, funny, talkative and naturally inquisitive about everything.
Those who say he is boring were either brought up on Stern or have a short attention span.
For me it is all about the music and DLR has a wealth of knowledge about ALL kinds of music. I find THAT entertainment enough in the morning. I don't need fart jokes.

27 posted on 04/20/2006 11:49:18 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (I can't complain...but sometimes I still do.)
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To: Rome2000
The one incident that got O&A kicked off of Boston radio was when they reported that Mayor Menino was killed in a car accident.
His family was not amused. This was before the Cathedral incident.
28 posted on 04/20/2006 11:51:03 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (I can't complain...but sometimes I still do.)
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To: Space Wrangler

They will stay on XM, will promote the XM show on CBS, and the CBS show will basically be a cleaned up, censored, FCC safe version of the XM show.


29 posted on 04/20/2006 11:54:35 AM PDT by mak5
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To: JZelle

I only could stand to listen to Roth's show a couple of times. It's completely vapid and humorless. The guy has nothing meaningful or entertaining to say. He's in his own world telling his own "private" jokes. I'm sure Roth's a kick at dinner parties but on the morning drive, not happenin'.

Definitely not going to listen to O & A. Their stunt in St. Pat's offended me more than Howard Stern ever did.


30 posted on 04/20/2006 12:10:50 PM PDT by Daytyn71 (Today's Illegals are Tomorrow's Democrats)
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To: Space Wrangler
Does this mean that O & A will no longer be on XM?

I sure hope so.

31 posted on 04/20/2006 12:12:58 PM PDT by Petronski (I love Cyborg!)
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To: Rome2000

O & A were on with Hannity a while back. While they are filthy trash, they are also hysterical. CBS is probably bringing them back because they generate ad revenue like mad.

In all fairness to SeeBS, there really is no one else that could generate revenue like these two clowns.


32 posted on 04/20/2006 12:16:17 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (To Serve Man......It's a cookbook!)
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To: Rome2000

It's been a long slide.

33 posted on 04/20/2006 12:16:21 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: Rome2000

This is also why I don't drink sam adams any more. They sponsored the event which led to the offense.


34 posted on 04/20/2006 12:16:27 PM PDT by CJ Wolf
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
DLR is BORING because all he does is disect music and talk about his one year on the streets as an EMT. Y'know what, most of us find that not to be entertaining...evidenced by his crappy ratings.

I gave him a chance, but he is not moring radio, i.e., energetic. He is analytical over crap that most people could care less about.

35 posted on 04/20/2006 12:20:01 PM PDT by ContemptofCourt
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To: Rome2000
Yes it's true. Opie & Anthony (w/ Lil Jimmy Norton) are rude, crude, and offensive. They are also the most creative and funny guys you could listen to on a daily basis.

Religious zealots and Stern-Zombies need not apply.

Remember O&A always win in the end. To Stern: Good Luck Bro.... Image hosting by Photobucket

36 posted on 04/20/2006 12:21:04 PM PDT by Illuminatas (Being conservative means never having to say; "Don't you dare question my patriotism")
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Don't know if you caught it or not, but their interview with G. Gordon Liddy was actually very entertaining. They showed the G-man much respect, and G-man showed his lighter side. It made for good radio.


37 posted on 04/20/2006 12:35:56 PM PDT by Space Wrangler
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To: Illuminatas
Last I checked, there was this wonderful feature installed on Radios that allow people to pick the station they want to listen to. If you dont like something , you can change he station using this technology....


38 posted on 04/20/2006 2:07:18 PM PDT by stacytec (Nihilism, its whats for dinner)
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To: Rome2000

This happenned as part of a promotion for Sam Adam's beer with the president of said firm in gleeful attendance.

If Opie and Anthony have to pay, so does Sam Adam's beer which sponsored this act.


39 posted on 04/20/2006 5:01:54 PM PDT by Sam the Sham (A conservative party tough on illegal immigration could carry California in 2008)
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To: ContemptofCourt
and talk about his one year on the streets as an EMT.

In all the time I've listened to his show, I've never heard him mention his EMT stint once.
Just lucky I guess.

He is analytical over crap that most people could care less about.

I must be 'most people'. I know I could care less about him.

40 posted on 04/20/2006 6:18:36 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (I can't complain...but sometimes I still do.)
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To: Illuminatas
Are you saying that having public sex in a church and broadcasting it over the radio is only disliked by religious zealots?

Well, count me in the zealot camp.

Sometimes I think I have lived too long.

41 posted on 04/20/2006 6:26:17 PM PDT by Miss Marple (Lord, please look after Mozart Lover's and Jemian's sons and keep them strong.)
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To: Alberta's Child

I imagine that NYC is a lot like Dallas in that regard. A dial full of every kind of music you could want with a great deal of redundancy. Talk stations are just a handful that cater to the those of us who aren't all that into music. Whatever that station is in New York, it has its talk audience. If it went to music, it would most like have to compete with another local station that played the same type of music.


42 posted on 04/22/2006 9:24:33 PM PDT by Melas (What!? Read or learn something? Why would anyone do that, when they can just go on being stupid)
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To: Rome2000
It appears raunchy satellite radio stars Opie and Anthony will replace him on seven CBS Radio stations.

I guess the twelve listeners they garner each day on XM wasn't enough to keep them there.

I look for these two to go the same path as Mark and Brian. Every other word outta their's mouths had to do with sodomy until Janet Jackson and Howard Stern finally woke up the FCC. Now they have trivia games and sight-unseen marriage contests.

Opie and Anthony aren't really shock jocks per se. They're just a couple of punks that need their asses kicked.

43 posted on 04/22/2006 9:33:45 PM PDT by blake6900 (YOUR AD HERE)
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