KC Armstrong Years, some good radio.

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  1. Smiley Johnson

    Smiley Johnson Well-Known Member

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    - So I was listening to the "KC era" on youtube driving to/from the Thanksgiving holidays, I think his contributions are underrated, and his time on the show (1998-2004) is a unique marker for a Stern show in transition from Billy West's departure about two years earlier and what I think was the worst time on the show prior to 2010-present (the Private Parts Movie era), to what I deem the silver age of the show from 2001-2009.

    - KC had a knack for one thing as a producer, coming up with interesting staff quiz show questions. This was successful and taken over by Sal.

    - KC's time is marked by the appearance of Richard Christy in song parodies that still make me laugh.

    - KC's mental illness(es?) and odd beliefs made for fantastic radio; from his running away like a pussy during 9/11(need to get the 9/12/2001 show to hear that) to his opinions on about anything else, his opinions were either frighteningly violent and childish, crazy, or oddly (and rarely) insightful.

    - KC's Golden Palace gambling story is legendary, and worth listening to on its own.

    - I wont post the link, anyone here knows how to find this stuff, an 8 hr block is available on youtube.
     
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    I friended him on FB just for giggles. He's selling Wiggy memorabilia. Sad.
     
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    I miss the funny era of the show!!!

    :bigcry:

    Glad it's on Youtube.
     
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    KC was a huge turning point for the Stern show. Sucks he turned into a druggie
     
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    Any repaired or hopped up computers? I'm looking for a deal.
     
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    KC is such a crazy homo. He found woman disgusting but loved to do gay stuff with his male friends. When people would say that's gay. He would say no man it's funny.
     
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    He really brought something unique. I moved to an area that didnt get the show in 2003, and I missed the back half of 2003, and 2004-2005. When I hear shows from that time they are just radio gold to me. I cant find an easy download of those shows I missed. Hopefully Stern will retire and just put all of his shows up on the web; the day he does I'll go to June 2003 and listen through the end of 2005 and revel in what was.
     
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    Totally. The guy was more closeted than a 40 year-old leisure suit, and it just added to the humor.
     
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    KC still owes me one of his CD's that he was selling. I paid him for it and it was never released.

    I consider it my contribution to his rent.
     
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    It's amazing that dumb jock like KC would end up being responsible for the Sterm Shows golden age. Sal, Richard, phony phone calls with isolated voices - that's all him.
     
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    I told a muggle (non-THSS fan) about the Golden Palace story and he flipped out too. Absolutely epic.

    I'm currently listening to all 1995 shows during the OJ trial. That's the golden age of the show for me.
     
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    Yeah, he ripped a lot of people off with that CD nonsense. That sucks dude.
     
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    Pretty sure that gambling story was completely made up just for the on-air entertainment value. Enjoyable nonetheless I suppose.
     
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    Give him a rusty trombone! :cheer2:
     
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    Eh, I'll pass that loveliness onto you :c
     
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    I know, right?! He actually did a "Jack and Rod" style show with Wood-Yi before Richard and Sal called "Snake and The Bruiser, I heard it today for the first time today and I laughed my ass off.


    I agree, a brief breakdown of my various ages of the stern show:

    1981-85 (Washington and WNBC): Jurassic Stern. Interesting only for some die-hards; I find these shows to be mostly bad.

    1986-88 (Early WXRK): Good shows, not great, but you see the show getting better to the point at which we reach...

    1989-1995 (GOLDEN AGE OF STERN): Billy West, Channel 9, Dice, Kinneson, PPV specials, pre-recorded bits you will never hear the likes of again.

    1996-1998: (Departures, Missteps and Distractions, Private Parts): Billy West leaves, CBS show flops, Private Parts shooting turns the show into a 4 hr commercial for the movie.

    1998-2001 (Late Jackie): The show regains its footing, makes some new hires. Howard's Divorce adds energy to the show with his escapades. The show becomes raunchier visually, and unfortunately you get Howard TV during this time with bits that do poorly on the radio (one negative).

    2001-2005 (Artie Era, early SILVER AGE). I love Artie and what he added to the show. 9/11, 9/12 shows are some of the best radio ever done, Richard and Sal replace Stuttering John (a trade up).

    2006-2008 (SILVER AGE, Eclipses but does not surpass GOLDEN AGE): This era on Satellite was amazing. Makes me angry to think how the show deteriorated from thsi point.

    2008-2009 (Tarnished Silver age begins with marriage to Beth-O, staff cutbacks, 101 begins to deteriorate, ends with Artie's suicide attempt). Still great Shows, Artie's self-destruction in full swing.

    2010-present (Shit era). Interviews, Cats, 3 days per week, AGT, over-reliance on junior staff for content, Gary the Conquer, lazy, PC (where it counts). Better than no Stern? Eh, Maybe. I listen to old shows beginning in 2013; I stop caring if I miss a new show in 2012 and don't listen to replays.
     
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    What does he do these days?
     
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    I like serenading meat and the special glee he took from torturing High Pitch with a fish.

    I'm just a perch. A friendly perch. Put me down your pants you big faggot.
     
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