KWIN Morning Team Causing More Trouble
February 22, 2007 at 2:01 PM (PT)
CITADEL Top 40/Rhythmic KWIN & KWNN/STOCKTON-MODESTO's morning team, AMANDA KING & DOUBLE J IN THE MORNING, have caused a little ruckus with an on-air "joke" that MICHAEL JACKSON had been found dead this morning in LAS VEGAS from food poisoning. The duo came back with the joke's punchline two songs later: "He ate spoiled 12-year-old nuts." But before they could get to the punchline, listeners began calling TV and other radio stations about the singer's death. Two TV news teams showed up at the station to get to the story.
This is why my hair is turning gray...
With some listeners irate over the joke, AMANDA and DOUBLE J managed to get JACKSON family member PEACHES on the phone, and she told the KWIN morning teamers that MICHAEL often laughs at jokes made at his expense. It turns out the many of the JACKSON family members know DOUBLE J from his days on-air at KPAT/SANTA MARIA and know better than to take him too seriously.
When asked about the morning team and the stunt, KWIN & KWNN PD BIG MIKE said, "This is why my hair is turning gray and my email box is always full."