Hiring Listeners: Your thoughts?

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  1. Gunnar

    Gunnar New Member Banned User

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    I personally think the beginning-of-the-end for a radio show is when they start hiring listeners.

    For example:

    1. Sal and Richard on Howard Stern (fans that won a contest).
    2. Liz and Marie (Twin-sanity).
    3. Brock

    One exception, I hope, is Rod from Bayside (RfB). I think the boy tries hard and has demonstrated some talent.

    Here are some of my suggestions for hiring N&A callers:

    1. Karen from Boston as official N&A poet and liaison to gay community.
    2. The lady, who called in once and offered to wake up her kid and slap him, as staff member for N&A child care center.
    3. Ipokesmot for N&A hotline (specialist for handling complaints from women).
    4. Hanzi as head of N&A mental health department.
    5. Tim from Cincinnati as N&A acting coach.

    G[SUB]u[/SUB]nn[SUP]a[/SUP]r,
     
  2. jyanks

    jyanks Well-Known Member

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    I liked the caller Tim from Lyndhurst last night.
     
  3. Gunnar

    Gunnar New Member Banned User

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    Really?

    Only thing I liked was how Nick said they had a bunch of callers to get to and they (the callers) should be "pithy".

    The unemployed home cooker, from a family of firemen and drunks, and that knows how to make Belgium macaroni salad, took up all the caller time.

    I can just see his sad face in the N&A kitchen, sharing his pain with Artie (i.e., bumming me out), bringing his loser friends by (who will want to get high with Artie) and who eventually borrows some serious cash from Artie with no intent of ever paying it back (except maybe in jokes).

    No thanks!

    Plus I think they only have 1 more opening for hiring a fan and that is RfB's.
     
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    jyanks Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I have a fondnss for NYC firemen from the outer boroughs. Tim can cook for me anytime.;)
     
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    jyanks Well-Known Member

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    And I don't think they should hire any more listeners. Especially, since the twins are starting to lose their appeal.
    I love Rod, but he is better off calling in & contributing that way.
    I'm one of the few callers that have never asked them for a job.
     
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    IlluminatiJones New Member

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    Some things shouldn't even be joked about.

    I remember that woman. She might have called in once before that bizarro call, but I don't think she called in after it. It's a shame, too; she had a fresh sound that would have played well on the N&A show.

    But aside from her, the show's filled up. If anything, they should screen the calls harder, making "being interesting" a top priority.............or at least "not a downer". Nobody wants to hear an unemployed fireman begging for work, or about a guy's terminal disease......................it's a comedy show! Keep it light and funny or put the phone down.

    Stop bumming us out, lame callers!
     
  7. Gunnar

    Gunnar New Member Banned User

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    I agree about screening callers for "being interesting and not a downer".

    I have one exception and that is Tim from Cincinnati.

    He is a downer (unemployed actor for 10+ years) and certainly not interesting (really who gives a shit about Cincinnati or the Reds) but I need to hear a confirmation that he is not really dead.

    Also, I would like 1 more call from Karen in Boston, especially if she goes into detail about how she connects with Nick in every facet of her life. That is a fan.

    Gunnar,
    Ready to punch the headrest when Karen calls in again
     
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    Ipokesmot Well-Known Member Banned User

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    I would most likely call them a cunt and hang up. :jj: Technical production would be preferred, I have tons of experience with sound editing and production, also I've been a PC and electrical technician for 15 years. So I guess they can fire Dan. :jj: I would do it in a heartbeat, as long as the salary covers the obscene NYC rent.
     
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    Greekfreak New Member Banned User

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    At the time of the Stern show, Richard and Sal showed more initiative in two weeks than Stuttering John in 15 years. Cuckolded marbles put the kibosh on any really risque material later on, but otherwise they were pretty good for the show.

    I've called in 6 times and I never ask for anything--I try to ask them about topical stuff, but the next time I get on I really want to remind Artie of an old K-roc story that would be great for their show. I agree the callers should know how to be a little entertaining.

    Karen from Boston I can't stand.
     
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    jyanks Well-Known Member

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    Greek, which caller are you? Or do you want to keep that secret?
     
  11. Gunnar

    Gunnar New Member Banned User

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    First, you are correct about Karen but that is why I like her to call in (every once and a while).

    Second, Stuttering John was/is/will always will be a douche. He was never a writer (I think) he just answered calls, pressed callers for stock tips, busted-ass on Gary and, in my opinion, ripped off legit comics (using his association with Howard Stern).

    Richard and Sal are great fans of the Stern show, but once they stopped getting naked, licking one another taints, doing the same Tradio calls, and 143ing, what has been their writing contributions? BTW, I only liked some of the Tradio calls and Sal's 143 mess. But now I only have time to listen to N&A (though I have been a sirus subscriber since 2005).

    Finally, at least Stuttering John has been great for Nick/Artie stories. When Artie does his Stuttering John impression I always laugh out loud.

    Gunnar,
     
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    Kobrakai NYC 3 Active Member

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    Hire anyone but Brock. He has 2 impressions from 1985, and we're still being haunted by the sound drops with him back in LA.

    Did you hear Andre the Giant have a orgasm!?! :suicide:
     
  13. ilovebacon

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    Agreed... his Spanish Rodney is funny for a minute, but the Andre the Giant falls flat because you can't understand what he's saying. At least I can't... kind of pointless to write jokes if they're unintelligible.