The Magic Morning Show With Goose and Romi - KKMG - Colorado Springs, CO
January 24, 2007
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
SET THE SCENE: You've been doing this morning thing for a while now. What keeps it fresh for you?
Goose: Just getting up and being able to entertain people. (or at least trying to) Its very ego boosting to know that people out there make an actual effort to turn on and listen to our show every morning. Its amazing that people are actually interested in what we have to say.
If not morning radio, what else?
Goose: Oh man. A traveling plastic cup sales person. Honestly the only thing I would leave this job for is a job with Travel TV. A job that lets me travel. I love to travel and can not wait to make enough money to do so on a some what regular basis.THE SHOW:The Magic Morning Show With Goose and RomiTHE STATION:KKMGTHE CITY:Colorado Springs, COTHE FORMAT:Top 40THE CAST:Goose and Romi
Give us brief rundown on each of you, your personal history, your radio bio, and what brought you together
Goose: Well Romi came to Colorado Springs to visit her sister. She entered a singing contest for the station and won. She started as an intern and has been here for four ears now. I have been all over the place. Including stops in Flint, MI, Green Bay, WI, Ft. Wayne, IN, among others. But now I am here in Colorado Springs and loving it.
What's It All About?
Describe your show your personalities and the "premise" listeners wake up to every morning.
Goose: Well Romi is married to Brett and they have this fairytale like marriage (puke sfx). I am the single party guy that will probably never find a woman to put up with him. Romi is a sassy latin female, I am the smart ass white boy. We have a very brother / sister relationship. I say something smart assy and stupid, she calls me stupid. It works out great. People rely on Romi to inform them, they rely on me to make them laugh.
Let's talk prep. Who does it?
Goose: Pretty much split down the middle. Romi prepares her Entertainment Buzz every morning. She also sets up most of the interviews. I come up with most of the crazy contests and stunts and read the daily stupid news stories.
What's the one feature, bit, or show element you feel the most confident about?
Goose: Our "Trailer Trash News Flash". It's just a bit we do everyday involving three stories about three very stupid people. Dumb Criminals things of that nature. We throw a country bed behind it and some gunshots. We get calls and people talking about it at remotes all the time.
What's the one bit or stunt you wish you never executed?
Goose: Well I can't say I wish we never did it. It worked out way better than planned. But we almost got in big trouble. Like Federal Government size trouble. My old morning show partner Van and I (WILD 96.3 in Ft. Wayne) Decided one Friday to say that due to the easy access of porn on the internet, that the federal government was going to shut down the internet for the weekend to put some firewalls in place to make it more difficult for children to access it. Well people started calling about how they needed their email and such. We got calls from around the country. People that had heard through friends of friends. One guy that ran an internet business is Florida called. He was pi**ed. Well all of the other station (radio and tv news) started to report the story. Well Vans father happens to be the President Appointed District Attorney for the northern part of Indiana. He was not pleased one bit. He threatened to do something about it. Very Orson Wells "War of the Worlds" type stuff. That is why I got into radio.
Name your most memorable radio moment. (Good or bad!)
Goose: So many. My first interview ever at 106.7 The Peak in Traverse City MI. One of the nightclubs flew in Darude (remember Sandstorm) Well I was have been a club dj for 13 years. I loved his stuff. So I was very nervous. Totally screwed up the interview. Man did that suck. But we did do a lot of shots together. That was cool. Lots of great bits and stunts. To many to name. But that's is what I love about radio. Everyday is something different. Everyday you have the chance to do something amazing.
Name your most memorable CELEB interview. (Good or bad!)
Goose: We get to interview comedians every Friday. Those are always good. I also love them because I did stand up while in college so it's great to talk to all of the guys I have seen so many times.
Quick Word Association
Goose: Grew up in Detroit, lived in Green Bay, now in Colorado. I don't even notice it anymore.
Goose: I'll tell you what. This Rosie / Trump thing is getting old. But numbers have never been higher for The View. She knows what she's doing marketing wise.
Songs in AM Drive
Goose: I like'em. They give me a break
Goose: Waste of time
Goose: GO LIONS! (2-14 yeah baby!)
Throw us a freakin' bone, name one thing about yourself or about each other, that most people don't know. Be honest.
Goose: Well Romi is...you know I could type a lot of things here because she is not here and I am doing this on my own. But I wont because I value my life, all of limbs, and my Jeep Wrangler. And she is Latino. I have learned my lesson over the past four months working with her. I have worked in Top 40 radio my whole career but I am a huge Frank Sinatra fan. In fact my dogs name is Sinatra. I'm very much into older music, Al Green, George Clinton, Miles Davis. I have an old soul.
Your two cents? If there was one piece of advice you could give, what would it be?
Goose: Man. I am not good enough at this job to give advice. I am still looking for advice. (Dave Ryan, Mojo in the Morning, Drex, and Kane please call me here at the station. We need to talk) Bust your ass! That is my advice. I remember when I was an intern I worked 40 hours a week for free while in school and having a job. Today if need be I still work twelve hour days to build a bit or whatever. Not enough people are willing to do what it takes to get it done.