Scott Shannon Calls In To Opie And Anthony
February 28, 2014 at 4:46 PM (PT)
After a few years of mercilessly lampooning SCOTT SHANNON on its annual "JOCKTOBER" skewering of radio morning shows, SIRIUSXM's OPIE AND ANTHONY interviewed SHANNON on FRIDAY's show (2/28).
"I am a f'ing idiot," SHANNON, calling in to promote his new gig as morning man at CBS RADIO Classic Hits WCBS-F/NEW YORK, said as the interview started, reading from Sr. Producer ERIK NAGEL's pitch to have him come on the air and FACEBOOK posts from O&A fans on the old WPLJ SCOTT AND TODD page. OPIE told SHANNON that his friend, CLEAR CHANNEL Classic Rock WQBW (95.1 THE BREW)/ROCHESTER morning host BROTHER WEASE, made him feel guilty about ripping SHANNON over the years. "If we don't know the person," OPIE admitted, "it's a lot easier to do" to make fun of someone. SHANNON also declined to take any shots at former WPLJ partner TODD PETTINGILL after O&A noted that they sensed tension between the hosts; he even gave them a live version of the drop "I got a tree on my house!" that O&A isolated out of a SCOTT AND TODD bit and played repeatedly.
"SCOTT SHANNON just killed it for 15 minutes," OPIE declared at the close of the segment. "We are Team SCOTT SHANNON," ANTHONY CUMIA added, as OPIE marveled while recalling the SCOTT AND TODD show, "That was the same guy?!?"
Hear the entire segment here: