Don and Mike Get "Serious" About Absence
November 8, 2005 at 4:37 PM (PT)
Why were DON AND MIKE heard in "best of" mode MONDAY? The WESTWOOD ONE talkers dropped some broad hints that the unscheduled day off had something to do with satellite radio upon their return TUESDAY afternoon (11/8).
On TUESDAY's show, after DON GERONIMO said that the day off "did not have to do with studio renovations, it did not have to do with anything of a personal nature, we had some serious things to take care of," O'MEARA, referring back to a previous topic of discussion, mused that they could put in a "doggie door" for INFINITY DC manager MICHAEL HUGHES to duck his head in. GERONIMO then asked "isn't the logo for SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO a doggie?" and repeated "I can't talk about why we weren't here yesterday. I'm serious." While newsman MIKE (BUZZ BURBANK) ELLSTON professed not to get the reference, O'MEARA, laughing, said "subtlety, thy name is DONNIE."
After the syndicated show ended, their local-only WJFK/WASHINGTON "big-ass word of the night" segment asked for listeners to "seriously" decide which name doesn't fit among "HOWARD, MEL, JEREMY, TIM," references to HOWARD STERN, MEL KARMAZIN, SIRIUS VP/Talk Programming JEREMY COLEMAN (their former OM at WJFK and WNEW/NEW YORK), and SIRIUS HOWARD 100 PD TIM SABEAN (the former OM at onetime D&M affiliate WYSP/PHILADELPHIA), the latter two of which DON AND MIKE have frequently criticized on the air.