Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Two calls from Mabel to Bob, 1986 & '87

According to the poster of this video, Mabel (a regular caller) was actually a character created by a 23-year-old man. Who knew???

Bob on WTVT evening news, Feb. 14, 1989

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

March 1994 WSUN Compilation

A sampling of Bob's shows on WSUN throughout the month of March, 1994. Bob talks to an ex-dancer about hemorrhoids; declares Snowbird Appreciation Day; wonders about the secret identities of the Moody Blues; monologues about why America is such a violent place; and other entertaining talk radio for the '90s.
Station: WSUN 620 AM  |  Time: 44:49
Courtesy of Jerry Nelson

November 11, 1999 - Decatur, Illinois

Bob takes on the Jesse Jackson controversy du jour. Seven African American students in Decatur, Illinois, were expelled from school over a fistfight, and Jackson went to Decatur to protest. Bob takes calls on the subject of the expulsion, Jackson's involvement, and the parents.

Station: WFLA 970 AM  |  Time: 12:37
Courtesy of Jerry Nelson

October 18, 1999 - Everything is Nice

An e-mailer gets Bob's goat by asking him to be more positive and upbeat about Tampa Bay and life in general. It prompts a monologue about what's really going on in that e-mail: denial and cowardice. Everybody bitches and moans every day, if nobody's listening - but in public we pretend that everything's nice. 

Station: WFLA 970 AM  |  Time: 44:24
Courtesy of Jerry Nelson

June 25, 1999 - Bob Reads the Mail

Bob runs through a sample of the e-mail he received that day, and responds on-air where appropriate.

Station: WFLA 970 AM  |  Time: 21:19
Courtesy of Jerry Nelson

March 16, 1999 - Gun Safety Survey

With gun manufacturers considering a built-in electronic safety system for their guns, Bob conducts a "sense of the audience" survey to see how many are in favor and how many opposed - and offers a free shot to anyone who participates. He soon notices that all of those callers who oppose the built-in safety, neglect to take their free shot.

Station: WFLA 970 AM  |  Time: 51:33
Courtesy of Jerry Nelson

January 9, 1998 - Sonny Bono's Funeral

The Mad Dog takes on that favorite target of his, the Catholic Church, over its decision to give singer, actor, and Congressman Sonny Bono a full-blown Catholic funeral mass - despite the fact that Bono was married four times, which should have disqualified him from the full rites. Lou is there, too.

Station: WFLA 970 AM  |  Time: 18:00
Courtesy of Jerry Nelson

January 10, 1995 - Post-Mortem Tuesday

Bob goes back over the previous day's "Free Shot Monday" show and its lack of substantive content: The most important, hard-hitting issue on people's minds was how dumb the Hooters girls were. Bob turns it into a monologue about the problems facing talk radio, and maybe facing the world in general.

Station: WSUN 620 AM  |  Time: 14:19
Courtesy of Jerry Nelson

January 9, 1995 - Free Shot Monday

Open phones, with a hefty amount of drivel and a few intelligent calls mixed in - and updates on a pie-throwing station promotion. Bob notes that most of the calls he's getting are trashing the Hooters girls, but an awful lot of what we get on this aircheck is Bob, Jeffy, and the callers teasing Sharon.

Station: WSUN 620 AM  |  Time: 14:28
Courtesy of Jerry Nelson

November 11, 1994 - Disgusting

A long call from an outraged conservative woman, on the infamous day that Bob and Ron Bennington shared a joint in the studio. This is apparently not the original - Lassiter's opening his show with a cart from an earlier broadcast. But the call itself is absolutely spectacular.

Station: WSUN 620 AM  |  Time: 22:00
Courtesy of Jerry Nelson

November 10, 1994 - Economy 101

A short call that discusses American economics and debt, especially the relationship between the economy and war.

Station: WSUN 620 AM | Time: 4:42
Courtesy of Jerry Nelson

November 9, 1994 - Eagles Bashing

Bob plays an Eagles song during his show and the board immediately fills with callers who hate the song, the band, and Bob.

Station: WSUN 620 AM  |  Time: 7:24
Courtesy of Jerry Nelson

November 8, 1994 - Rejecting God's Teachings

Bob delivers a long monologue about the followers of Christianity who reject God's teachings outright: teachings like "vengeance is mine," "Thou shalt not kill," "Thou shalt not bear false witness." It's no coincidence that this is election day, 1994, where the Republicans came roaring into power on a "restoring family values" platform. 

Station: WSUN 620 AM  |  Time: 29:39
Courtesy of Jerry Nelson

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Biblical Quiz

Bob offers up a quiz highlighting contradictions in the bible on WPLP. The featured caller also appears in ‘Go Ahead, Answer!’ call. If anyone knows who this caller was or has more recordings of him, please drop us a line.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Mr. Airstream

What better way to start off the new site but with Rocky's classic Mr. Airstream call from April 1st, 1987 on WPLP.

Welcome To Our Temporary Home

While we go about the business of building our new site, we have set this up has a place holder so we can continue to post new airchecks and keep the site moving forward.  This year has been a rough one for finding enough time to keep the site updated in a timely fashion, but we are doing our best to keep it going.  We have over 200 new shows to post for you and continue the search for more.

Thank you for your patience and continued support!