Roth: "Don't Micromanage Me"
March 9, 2006 at 6:23 AM (PT)
DAVID LEE ROTH's CBS RADIO morning show has turned into a battle between the former VAN HALEN front man and management about the direction of the show.
ROTH told listeners MONDAY that executives suggested he bring in "a ROBIN (QUIVERS) character or a standup comedian character" (in the vein of predecessor HOWARD STERN's use of JACKIE MARTLING and, later, ARTIE LANGE) and warned management "don't manage me. Don't micromanage me. Don't tell me what to do." ROTH said WFNY-F (92.3 FREE FM)/NEW YORK GM TOM CHIUSANO and VP/Programming MARK CHERNOFF had told him to "copy HOWARD" and told him to stop playing "foreign" music beds.
Don't tell me what to do
The NEW YORK POST's JOHN MAINELLI reports that midday hosts JV AND ELVIS have joined the fun with comments about ROTH reacting negatively in the hallway to CHIUSANO wanting a meeting with him. And on SIRIUS, HOWARD STERN said he heard ROTH battled with CHERNOFF over the latter using JV AND ELVIS in ROTH's place last week rather than reruns.