Skip to comments.Opie and Anthony may replace Diamond Dave - CBS will hire shock jocks (Desecrated St Patricks)
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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Well at least they didn't replace him with Sammy Hagar.
Its OK in CBS's book to hire people who have desecrated St. Patricks cathedral.
They must be out of their minds.
IMO, Opie and Anthony are human excrement. But I guess you shouldn't expect much more from CBS Radio than filth and fart jokes.
I'd like to see CBS radio go down the tubes.
(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.
Does this mean that O & A will no longer be on XM?
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."
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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
"I'm one of the few fans of the Roth Radio Show."
What's he like as a radio host?
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.
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."
O & A paid people to desecrate St. Patrick's Cathedral.
I doubt CBS Radio will sign them.
Fake but accurate filth and fart jokes. Courage.
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.
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:
No, SAMUEL ADAMS paid people to do that. Then they cowardly denied any knowledge of the contest.
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.
This will drive Howard Stern absolutely NUTS when these clowns get higher ratings!
The FCC is currently accepting bids and architectural drawing for their new building to be built with fines on CBS and Opie & Anthony.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I sure hope so.
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.
It's been a long slide.
This is also why I don't drink sam adams any more. They sponsored the event which led to the offense.
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.
Religious zealots and Stern-Zombies need not apply.
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.
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.
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.
Well, count me in the zealot camp.
Sometimes I think I have lived too long.
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.
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.