Scott Shannon's retirement: a tale of two radio shows

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  1. BonDuckwald

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    So, on WPLJ in New York, Scott Shannon retired after 20+ years of The Scott and Todd Show. This was sort of a big deal and, since O&A and Howard Stern were both NY radio veterans, they each acknowledged the situation on their show.

    Opie and Anthony prepared clips of the brand new Todd Show that now occupies the morning drive slot on WPLJ. They spent over an hour hilariously ripping the horrible show to shreds. Opie and Anthony fans then took to Twitter and bombed The Todd Show hashtag with pornographic images and gore. It trended nationally through the afternoon, and the fallout was quite amusing.

    In a fascinating twist, O&A got Scott Shannon on the phone. Despite his corny morning radio career, he comes off as funnier and realer than Howard. He even acknowledges how things changed when Howard came to New York and says he couldn't keep up with that type of radio. Despite being a Stern punching bad for years, Scott seems like a much more normal, likeable person than Howard.



    Meanwhile, Howard dealt with the story by... giving the same sleepy assessment of the radio industry that he always does, which is essentially a crystallized snapshot of the business when he last understood it in 1995. With no sense of irony, Howard mentioned that Scott was an elderly wash-up who should've left the game a long time ago. The conversation petered. Gary came in and speculated that Scott Shannon may have been forced out. The conversation petered again. Bored, Howard yawned on to the next topic.

    Sorry for the stupid post - I just wanted to take a moment and draw a comparison between a radio show that tries and The Howard Stern Show.
     
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    You know Scott didn't retire right? His new show starts Monday morning directly competing with "The Todd Show"
     
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    Yeah.

    I just phrased it that way because, on The Stern Show, it was discussed in the context that he retired.
     
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    I wouldn't expect any less from that lazy bucket of shit Howard. Maybe fatso copy&pasted him the wrong info when she was doing research for her fake news.
     
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    It's so true. It's fucking unbearable and uncomfortable.
     
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    Why whatever do you guys mean? Robin beat cancer, is 100% cured and back in studio full time!


    Oh wait no that was just the lie they concocted to make her horrendous book not go completely the way Lisa G's did.
     
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    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    Who dis?
     
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    I caught my first Howard Show in a while and was shocked at the amount of dead air. The silences aren't deliberate either - it's full-on dead space... as in okay, that's all I had - is anybody else gonna say something? When Robin or Fred doesn't fill in the blanks, Howard will awkwardly bridge the gap with some filler phrase or detached snicker.

    Howard, formerly a radio industry maven, clearly doesn't listen to current talk broadcasts anymore. He isn't close to keeping up.
     
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    If 101 is playing a good classic show and you flip back and forth, it's startling. I get so tired of hearing the following when his jokes bomb or the bits fizzle out:

    "well...anyway"
    "Gary, with his big teeth"
    "Anyway"

    etc.
     
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    Agreed.
     
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    I wanna see the boat movie.

    #Team Scott
     
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    There's also a tree on his house.
     
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    It's..uhh..like a battery car.
     
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    :lol:
     
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    How Wiggy has any audience nowadays is a fuckin' mystery
     
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    I don't know what you are all talking about. According to John Hein and Gary Dell'Abate, "The shows never been better." "Howard hits it out of the park everyday!"

    If you can't believe those guys who can you believe?*









    *sarcasm in case you didn't know.
     
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    I can't even feel my own nose...
     
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