IMUS IN THE MORNING
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Don Imus has been called the most influential personality in radio, and some even suggest that Bill Clinton's 1992 appearances on The Imus in the Morning nationally syndicated radio show helped him carry New York in the presidential election. These days, Don Imus can also be seen doing his radio show, it's aired over cable TV channel MSNBC. View MSNBC's coverage of the I-Man for guests, audio feeds, and more.
John Donald Imus, Jr. (born July 23, 1940) is an American radio talk show host, best known for his sarcasm and harsh language. His popular radio show, Imus in the Morning, airs daily. Imus was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1989. In 2002, Talkers magazine ranked Imus as one of the greatest radio talk show hosts of all time.
Don Imus maintains three residences, one in Manhattan, another in Westport, Connecticut, and one in Ribera, New Mexico.
Don Imus was born in Riverside, California. His father was an alcoholic and his family moved around the American Southwest a great deal. In high school, he was impeached as class president for behaving like a dictator. His parents finally separated during this time.
Don Imus served in the Marine Corps from 1957–1959. According to an interview in Vanity Fair, he dropped out of school while living in Prescott, Arizona and joined the Marines, transferring from an artillery unit to play the bugle in the Drum and Bugle Corps. According to the article, Imus received an honorable discharge, despite the time when he and a buddy stole the stars off a general's jeep and put them on their own vehicle.
Don Imus subsequently had a series of unsuccessful jobs as a miner, gas station attendant, railway brakeman and aspiring rock star.
Don Imus then found his calling when he started as a radio disc jockey in 1968 at KXOA in Sacramento, California. His on-air pranks, such as calling up a restaurant and ordering 1200 hamburgers, made his show immensely popular and boosted ratings.
After a stint at WGAR-AM in Cleveland, Ohio, Don Imus moved to New York City and WNBC in 1971, where he gained a reputation as a loose cannon who often favored crude humor. During his first stint at WNBC, Don Imus recorded three record albums, two for the RCA Victor label (1200 Hamburgers to Go, including some of his more enjoyable humor from KXOA, WGAR and WNBC broadcasts, and One Sacred Chicken to Go, a primarily studio-created album centering on his satirical character, The Right Rev. Dr. Billy Sol Hargis), and one for the Bang label (This Honky's Nuts, an album of his standup comedy act at the Manhattan nightclub "Jimmy's"). In 1977, WNBC fired Imus for his cocaine and vodka habits and unprofessionalism; he had missed a hundred days of work in one year. Don Imus then went to work in Cleveland and cleaned up his act. In 1978, Imus commuted between Cleveland and New York to tape a TV talk show, Imus Plus at WNEW-TV. (The show was nationally syndicated by Metromedia, which owned WNEW at the time). Imus was reinstated in September 1979 as WNBC's morning drive time host.
From 1982 to 1985, the station also employed shock jock Howard Stern, and WNBC heavily promoted the pair in print and television ads, which often featured the slogan "If We Weren't So Bad, We Wouldn't Be That Good." Although Stern's show aired later in the day, Imus and Stern often made brief appearances on each other's shows, giving the audience an occasional glimpse of an on- and off-air rivalry that continues to this day.
Don Imus was also the utility announcer for Geraldo Rivera's monthly TV series Good Night, America, which aired as a recurring segment of ABC's Wide World of Entertainment program. Imus was also the inaugural video jockey for the launch of the VH-1 cable network in 1985.
In 1988, WNBC-AM was sold to Emmis Broadcasting, and consequently, WNBC-AM permanently signed off the air and Emmis's WFAN-AM was moved from 1050 AM to WNBC's former spot, 660 AM. Imus in the Morning remained at 660 AM among WFAN's sports programs. Imus's music and comedy bits were the staples of the program.
PHIL HENDRIE SHOW
Get a laugh from Phil's cast of characters that entertain and enrage millions of radio listeners daily. Find streaming audio of hilarious clips and listen to complete radio shows from the current week.
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Philip Stephen Hendrie (born September 1, 1952, Arcadia, California) was the host of The Phil Hendrie Show, a comedy talk radio program that was syndicated throughout North America on Premiere Radio Networks and on XM Satellite Radio. While The Phil Hendrie Show became renowned for its unique and controversial guests, those guests were not real people at all—they were fictional characters created and voiced by Hendrie himself.
Hendrie has performed voices on the animated FOX sitcoms King of the Hill and Futurama, and in Team America: World Police. In Spring of 2006, he had a supporting role in the live-action NBC sitcom Teachers.
Hendrie was married in 1997 to radio talk show host Maria Sanchez. Their wedding was held at the Queen Mary and was broadcast live on KFI. Hendrie moved from Minneapolis and then to Miami where he further developed his show. The show then moved to KFI in Los Angeles and has since been nationally syndicated to approximately 100 radio stations. In February 2005, Hendrie was moved from his flagship station, KFI, to XTRA Sports 570 AM, a sports talk radio station also centered in Los Angeles.
In early 2006, it was announced that he would be ending The Phil Hendrie Show, feeling he'd reached the limits of what he could do in "terrestrial talk radio". Barring an appropriate offer from either of the two satellite radio companies, Hendrie expects to shift his career focus to acting. His last radio broadcast was June 23, 2006. On December 4, 2006, in a radio interview, he mentioned that he may soon be returning to radio, but the show will not include his character skits.
THE JIM ROME SHOW
Jim Rome (a.k.a. Van Smack) is the nation's top sports radio personality and legendary host of the Jim Rome Show. His nationally syndicated radio show airs on 130 stations throughout the United States and Canada.
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James "Jim" Rome (born October 14, 1964) is an American sports radio talk show host syndicated by Premiere Radio Networks, a subsidiary of Clear Channel Communications.
Broadcasting from a studio near Los Angeles, he hosts The Jim Rome Show and hosts the TV show Jim Rome Is Burning (formerly Rome Is Burning) which airs on ESPN. His past hosting jobs included sports discussion shows Talk2 (ESPN2) and The Last Word (Fox Sports Net).
Rome graduated from Calabasas (Calif.) High School in 1982 and the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1987. He has been married to wife Janet since July 19, 1997, and they have two sons, Jake (born 2001) and Logan (born 2005).
Rome started his radio career at college radio station KCSB while at UCSB, where he was Sports Director for one quarter, and at news station KTMS, also located in Santa Barbara. He eventually moved to XTRA Sports 690 in San Diego, where he started what is now known as The Jim Rome Show, or "The Jungle," with a trademark loop of the instrumental portion of Guns N' Roses "Welcome to the Jungle" booming at the lead-in to the show. The show became syndicated in 1996. It can now be heard on over 200 radio stations across the United States and Canada. In 1998, Rome released an album entitled Welcome to the Jungle, which featured memorable sound bites and music from the show.
In early 2003, Rome was interviewing friend Mark Shapiro, executive producer of programming and production at ESPN, on his radio program. Unexpectedly, the two began to discuss a possible return for Jim to ESPN, and within a few months, Jim was officially rehired to host Rome Is Burning. Jim openly attributes that interview as the impetus to his return to television.
In July of 2006, Rome announced that his nationally syndicated radio show would remain on terrestrial radio instead of going to satellite radio. The radio show is heard on 200 stations across the country, including outlets in nine of the top 10 radio markets.
DR LAURA RADIO SHOW
Dr Laura Schlessinger broadcasts to over 450 stations and 18 million listeners daily. Her show is consistently one of the top two national radio programs in America. Catch the Dr. Laura Schlessinger Program,” live noon - 3 p.m. PT, M-F, originating from studios at Premiere Radio Networks in California, that has been syndicated since June 1994.
Laura Catherine Schlessinger (born January 16, 1947) is an American cultural and conservative commentator, most known as host of the popular Dr. Laura radio advice call-in show. The show is nationally syndicated and runs three hours a day on weekdays.
Schlessinger is an outspoken critic of practices that she feels have become too prevalent in contemporary American culture. These include: sex outside of marriage (sometimes referred to by her as "screwing around"), living together in uncommitted cohabitation before marriage (referred to by her as "shacking up"), intentional single parenthood, re-marrying while living with children from a first marriage, daycare in lieu of a parent staying home to raise their children, the viewing of pornography, the allowing of a schedule arrangement in which neither parent is home when children arrive home from school, marrying too quickly or out of desperation, permissive parenting (also known as laissez-faire parenting), abortion, euthanasia, easy or no-fault divorce, and same-sex marriage. Her radio program often features short editorial monologues on these and other social and political topics, followed by her characteristically direct responses to callers' questions and moral dilemmas. Certain aspects of feminism are often discussed on her show (Dr. Laura was a self-claimed feminist in the 1970s).
She has also authored numerous self-help books, including the best-selling Ten Stupid Things Women Do to Mess Up Their Lives, and several religious books. The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands has been her most successful. Her books are both controversial and popular.
BOB AND TOM
Los Angeles native Bob Kevoian and Cleveland's Tom Griswold team up to form one of the most popular comedy-based morning radio shows in America syndicated from Indianapolis, Indiana. Visit BobandTom.com for live radio, audio, photos, bios, affiliates, and archived show highlights.
The BOB & TOM Show is a syndicated US radio program established by Bob Kevoian and Tom Griswold at radio station WFBQ in Indianapolis, Indiana, in 1983, and syndicated nationally since 1995. Being owned by ClearChannel Communications, a media conglomerate which owns more than a thousand radio stations, the program enjoys extensive market penetration. The program has frequently received recognition by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) as an exemplar in American radio.
The show is hosted by Bob Kevoian and Tom Griswold; they are joined by Chick McGee who acts as sports commentator as well as comic foil, and Kristi Lee, who is the news anchor. The show is a comedy variety show with significant interaction with its listeners. Each day, there are usually several guests on the show, including many comedians seeking a national fan base, but also sports and other celebrities. During the show, pre-recorded comic songs and skits are often played, including many from a large library of archived pieces.
They organize and support the Bob and Tom Radio: The Comedy Tour shows.
The Bob and Tom Show sponsors The Bob and Tom Ford Monster Truck.
HOWARD STERN SHOW
One of the most recognized radio personalities in America, and the only radio star in a motion picture based on his autobiography. Find pictures, affiliates, and more at the Unofficial Howard Stern Homepage.
Howard Allan Stern (born January 12, 1954) is an American radio and TV personality, media mogul, humorist, actor, and author. Stern hosts The Howard Stern Show four days a week (Monday-Thursday) on Howard 100, a Sirius XM Satellite Radio station. On Fridays, Stern airs archive material under the name 'Mastertape Theatre.' Replays of the show can be heard throughout the day on Howard 100 and various times on Howard 101.
The self-proclaimed "King of All Media" (a humorous reference to Michael Jackson's appellation "The King of Pop") has been dubbed a shock jock for his highly controversial use of scatological, sexual and racial humor. Stern has said that the show was never about shocking people, but primarily intended to offer his honest opinions on a gamut of issues (ranging from world affairs to problems among his own staff). Though controversial, he is one of the highest-paid radio personalities in the United States and the most fined personality in radio broadcast history.
He is best known for his national radio show, which for many years was syndicated on FM radio stations (and a few AM stations) throughout the United States until his last terrestrial radio broadcast on December 16, 2005. He began broadcasting on the subscription-based Sirius satellite radio service on January 9, 2006.
In addition to radio, Stern has ventured into publishing, television, feature films, and music. He has written two books, Private Parts, which he adapted into a film, and Miss America. Stern's television endeavors include a variety show on New York City's WWOR-TV, a nightly E! show documenting his radio broadcasts, a similar CBS program that competed with Saturday Night Live for a time, "Howard On-Demand" for digital cable subscribers in various markets, and Son of the Beach, a parody of Baywatch for FX which Stern executive produced.
In 2006, Howard Stern was elected into Time Magazine's "Time 100: The People who shape our world" and was ranked #7 in Forbes Magazine's 2006 annual Celebrity 100. On February 13, 2007, Stern became engaged to his long-time girlfriend, model Beth Ostrosky.
AIR AMERICA ONLINE
Talk radio dedicated to progressive political viewpoints. Broadcasting from Washington DC, Air America's talented and opinionated on-air personalities include Al Franken, Jeanene Garofalo, Chuck D. and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. (Listen Live - Free)
Air America Radio is a full-time radio network and program syndication service in the United States. The network started programming on March 31, 2004, and features discussion and information programs with hosts reflecting liberal, and left-wing or progressive points of view. The network specializes in presentations and monologues by on-air personalities, guest interviews, calls by listeners, and news reports.
On Friday, October 13, 2006, Air America Radio filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to remain on-air while resolving issues with creditors. The network announced on January 29, 2007 that SLG Radio LLC, owned by New York real estate investor Stephen L. Green, would acquire the network, for US$4.25 million. On March 6, 2007, Green Family Media was formed and completed its purchase of Air America. Air America pioneer, Al Franken, announced on February 14, 2007 he was to leave the network in preparation to run for a seat in the United States Senate for the state of Minnesota.
Jerry Springer has been a politician, television news anchorman and hosted his own TV show. Now he's added talk radio host to his resume. Listen to Springer host a politically oriented radio talk show in Cincinnati where he once served as mayor.
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Gerald Norman "Jerry" Springer (born February 13, 1944) is British-born American celebrity, a former Democratic mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio, musician, television personality, and host of the controversial television tabloid talk show bearing his name, The Jerry Springer Show. He also hosts a talk radio program called Springer on the Radio. He'll also replace Regis Philbin as the new host of America's Got Talent.
Springer was born in East Finchley tube station, London, England. His parents were Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany. In January 1949, he emigrated to the United States, settling in Queens, New York. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Tulane University in 1965, majoring in political science. He earned a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from Northwestern University in 1968. He then became a political campaign aide to Robert Kennedy; after Kennedy's assassination, he joined the Cincinnati law firm of Frost & Jacobs, now Frost Brown Todd.
In 1970, Springer ran for Congress, but failed to unseat incumbent Republican Donald D. Chlancy, garnering 45% of the vote. He had previously spearheaded the effort to lower the voting age, and had testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee in support of ratification of the 26th Amendment.
Springer was elected to the Cincinnati city council in 1971. He was forced to resign in 1974 after admitting to hiring a prostitute. The episode was uncovered when a police raid on a Fort Wright, Kentucky "massage parlor" unearthed a check Jerry Springer had written for its "services". Jerry Springer came clean at a press conference. His honesty helped him win back his seat in 1975. In 1977, he was chosen to serve one year as mayor by the City Council. Springer was also alluded to in a number of episodes of the television series WKRP in Cincinnati, but never appeared.
In 1982, Springer sought the Democratic nomination for Governor of Ohio. As part of the campaign, Springer appeared in a TV commercial where he admits that he once paid a prostitute for sex. He used this admission as way of proving that he wasn't afraid of the truth "even if it hurts". In 2006, the video began appearing on several internet sites.
After failing to win the party's nomination, Springer put his political career on hiatus.
The Jerry Springer Show debuted on 20 September 1991. It was developed by WLWT-TV Cincinnati to replace its Phil Donahue Show. It started as a politically oriented talk show, a longer version of Springer's commentaries. Guests included Oliver North and Jesse Jackson, and topics included homelessness and gun politics.
Springer revamped the format of the showboat in order to garner higher ratings. The show became more and more successful as it garnered more and more lowbrow. Its guests are typically lower class, minimally-educated, blue collar people confronted on a television stage with a spouse or family member's adultery, homosexuality, prostitution, transvestism, Ku Klux Klan membership, or other such situations. These confrontations often lead to garnering profane shouting, chair-throwing, fist-fights, and removal of clothing. Though under some harsh criticism, Springer has always maintained that he has no control over the guests. If they were making up their story to get their fifteen minutes of fame, he and his producers knew nothing of it. He showed outtakes in which a lesbian couple was caught lying about their affair.
On 10 July 2002, the sons of guest Nancy Campbell-Panitz, who was murdered by her ex-husband after they appeared on an episode with his girlfriend, filed suit in Sarasota County against Springer, his producers and his distributor, claiming he created "a mood that led to murder."
In 2005 a UK version was shown on ITV1 entitled The Springer Show. It beat its talkshow rival Trisha Goddard five to one in the ratings.
THE RUSH LIMBAUGH SHOW
America's most popular conservative talk radio show host. Limbaugh broadcasts to millions of listeners every afternoon in "the battle against liberalism". Check Rush Limbaugh's official website for radio show times, streaming audio feeds, and affiliates.
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Rush Hudson Limbaugh III (born January 12, 1951) is an American radio talk show host. Born in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, he is a self-described conservative, discussing politics and current events on his program, The Rush Limbaugh Show. He has been credited with reviving AM radio in the United States, and is considered to have been a catalyst for the Republican Party's 1994 Congressional victories.
Rush Limbaugh III was born to Rush Hudson Limbaugh Jr. of Cape Girardeau, Missouri and Mildred "Millie" Limbaugh originally from Searcy, Arkansas. His father was a lawyer and a World War II fighter pilot who served in the China-Burma-India theater. The name "Rush" was chosen for his grandfather to honor the maiden name of family member Edna Rush. His family is filled with a number of lawyers including his grandfather, father and his brother David Limbaugh. His uncle, Stephen N. Limbaugh, Sr. is a Ronald Reagan appointed federal judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri and his cousin, Stephen N. Limbaugh, Jr., is Judge on the Supreme Court of Missouri. Rush Limbaugh Sr., Limbaugh's grandfather, was a Missouri prosecutor, judge, special commissioner and served on Missouri's state House of Representatives from 1930 to 1932.
Limbaugh began his career in radio as a teenager in 1967 in his hometown of Cape Girardeau, Missouri using the name Rusty Sharpe.
He attended Southeast Missouri State University, where he earned a "D" in a speech class. Limbaugh dropped out after two semesters and one summer; according to his mother. This would have normally made him eligible to be drafted for service in the Vietnam War but he was classified as "1-Y" (later reclassified "4-F") due to an undisclosed medical problem thought most likely to be a pilonidal cyst located on the base of his spine.
Limbaugh was first married on September 24, 1977 to Roxy Maxine McNeely, a sales secretary at radio station WHB in Kansas City, Missouri. They were married at the Centenary United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau. In March 1980, McNeely filed for divorce, citing "incompatibility." They were formally divorced on July 10, 1980.
In 1983, Limbaugh married Michelle Sixta, a college student and usherette at the Kansas City Royals Stadium Club. They were divorced in 1990, and she remarried the following year.
On May 27, 1994, Limbaugh married Marta Fitzgerald, a 35-year-old aerobics instructor, whom he met via the CompuServe online service. They were married at the house of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, who officiated. On June 11, 2004, when the couple separated, Limbaugh announced on the air, "Marta has consented to my request for a divorce, and we have mutually agreed to seek an amicable separation. As I said, it's a personal matter and I want to keep it that way. I don't intend to say any more about this on the air." The divorce was finalized in December 2004.
He has no children from any of his marriages.
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