2007: A Year to Remember
The year 2007 was one of the most action-packed, high-intensity years for the MJ Morning Show. It was a year of change, a year of firsts, and surely a year to remember.
In the spring, Flunkie strong-armed management in what MJ called a “power play” to increase his salary, but management wanted no part of it. That is when Flunkie picked up and left the show after spending over 15 months as MJ’s audio guy. For the first time in almost four years, “Rear of the Year” returned to the show as listeners sent in photos of their rears and everyone got to vote on them online. Both a male and a female winner were named, and they received big-screen TV’s along with cash just for having attractive butts.
Three new affiliate stations began syndicating the show in 2007 as well. Stations in Florida that broadcast to the Space Coast (Melbourne), the Treasure Coast (SE Florida), and Punta Gorda (SW Florida) now carry the show every morning. That gives the show six different radio stations on which you can hear the show, in addition to its live online streaming.
In the summer, MJ actually walked out during the show for the first time in many years after a dispute with management. He was going to give away copies of the final “Harry Potter” book to listeners, but Scholastic threatened legal action against the station, forcing management to put a kibosh on MJ’s plan. MJ said, “I quit” and left the studio, leaving listeners hanging for over a half-hour, wondering if the MJ Morning Show was history. He did return to the studio once he collected his thoughts and regained his composure. It took some time for him to get over the anger, but it seems like he still has an issue with management to this day over this issue and many others that have occurred in the past.
In the fall, MJ rolled out several more contests like “Mangle Mouth” and “Jingle Jugs.” The “Hannah Monstrosity Hang-on,” which lasted nearly one week, probably garnered the most media attention the show has ever received. He capped off the year with “Kiss MJ’s Butt for a Wii” in which five lucky listeners smooched his rear via e-mail to each win a Nintendo Wii. The fall months also saw MJ partake in two events that he will likely remember for the rest of his life. He went up on a flight with the Blue Angels and got to experience what it feels like to fly faster than the speed of sound. In addition, MJ got an extremely rare opportunity to visit the White House in Washington, D.C., and he even took a peek at the Oval (Oral as he claims) Office. Ryan Seacrust walked out in November, and Meredith became the show’s first-ever audio girl as she moved from her role as the show’s Jacksonville producer to the studio with MJ in Tampa.
The year ended with a bang – literally – as a 40-foot city bus was lowered from a crane and smashed the 12-foot Hannah Monstrosity statue to pieces. Fester was the only show member to cover the event live outside in a junkyard, while the rest of the crew watched the destruction in the studio via streaming video.
So after all of that, one has to wonder how MJ and the gang can possibly top 2007 with what they do in 2008. There are also some question marks lingering about the show’s future. MJ’s contract with Clear Channel expires on August 31 of next year. He said on the final show of 2007 that there is a possibility he will seriously explore options in other markets around the country. All of his problems with management at the station might contribute to his decision to move the show elsewhere if he gets some good offers from other companies. Whether this would mean the show would move to another city is yet to be determined. It’s also unlikely that everyone on the show would go with MJ because of the obvious difficulty for five or six people to pick up and move elsewhere. This is all complete speculation, but it wouldn’t surprise me at all if MJ decides to jump ship for another company after he fulfills the remaining eight months of his current contract.
An MJ Morning Show Classic Video
Watch the ListenUp! spoof commercial, featuring several members of the MJ Morning Show and a few interns using the hearing device. Who is that guy with the red stripe in his hair?
MJ and Michelle are rear-ended by drunk driver
When responsible people go out on the town to a bar or restaurant knowing that they will indulge in some alcohol, they usually have a designated driver to take them, or they will take a cab. MJ and Michelle opted for the second option when they recently went out to dinner with friends at Bern’s Steakhouse in Tampa. The cab took them to the restaurant with no issues. But it was on the way home when something went wrong. A 52-year-old woman who was drunk rear-ended the cab in which they were passengers at a stoplight. When cops arrived on the scene to check the woman out, she blew a 0.067, which is under the legal limit of 0.08 but is still a significant number for any person behind the wheel of a vehicle. She was also talking on a cell phone right before the accident. Just when MJ and his wife are trying to protect themselves from any potential problems on the road, the decision they made ended up costing them the hassle of having to deal with a drunk driver. Other than sore necks, they were not injured.
Meredith becomes first audio girl on the show
The revolving door of morning show members who are responsible for playing audio and sound effects continues to swing around. Ryan Seacrust recently dropped everything and abruptly left the show a few weeks ago after spending just over four months as MJ’s audio guy. The position he vacated has now been filled. Former Jacksonville producer Meredith is now a full-time member of the MJ Morning Show. She previously worked at 97.9 Kiss FM as the on-site producer to help syndicate the show every morning. She was also a night-time DJ and was the only female working on-air at that station before taking the job in MJ’s studio. All males have filled the position that Meredith now has. Former members with her new job include: Froggy 1, Froggy 2, Ryan, Lunchbox, Flunkie, and Seacrust. Let’s hope Meredith will be a nice addition to the show and a female voice of reason for certain topics. Jabberjaw and Kristi the Apprentice have worked on the show off and on, but Meredith is really the first full-time female member to have a major position on the show. She said she was born in New Jersey but moved to Miami as a baby. Since then, she’s lived in Jacksonville and St. Augustine. Once she officially moves over, Tampa will be her new home.
Ryan Seacrust is no longer a member of the MJ Morning Show. He quit the show before it went on the air the morning of Friday, November 2nd. Apparently he came to Joey B, Hurricane, and Jabberjaw before 5 AM to let them all know that he was quitting because he didn’t feel respected by anyone on the show. Ryan joined the show in June, coming from Philadelphia where he worked at Q102 FM. Joey B and Flunkie also worked at that station. MJ originally called him “Germ” but eventually settled on “Ryan Seacrust” and occasionally referred to him as “Seacrap” if he was angry with him. He obviously got this name from the American Idol host. Ryan took over Flunkie’s job and played all the audio and sound effects on the show. He also is very adept at video editing and publishing video to the Web, which is something he also did with morning show videos. His most memorable bit on the show was when he did the “Hot Sauce 2 Go” experiment where he would use vulgar words to ask for large amounts of hot sauce at various Taco Bell restaurants. You can see that video here.
At this point, MJ has not hired anyone to fill the position that Seacrust abruptly vacated. Hurricane, Jabberjaw, and Froggy are all switching off on the “sound effects island” until MJ decides on a permanent replacement.
There has been some chatter on the FORUM about Flunkie coming back. But here is a message he wrote about that possibility:
Hey gang it’s Flunkie. One of my peeps on myspace told me there was a chat on here about me. A lot of people have been talking to me asking about a return to the show. So I just wanted to reply to this whole idea about a comeback. First of all, all you guys on here rock! I love all the support and love I get from you guys. Secondly let me address Seacrust. He’s a good guy and I know what he has been going through. This position is not as easy as many people think it is. ryan is actually a vary talented radio professional and did his best at the postition. This position is not for just anyone and there is a lot to it that most don’t see. I wish him the best. Finally about a come back. Right now I’m kind of like Al Gore. I haven’t expressed an interest in the position and I haven’t been asked to fill the position. At least not by MJ. Joey B did ask me to help the show and fill in for a few days. I agreed to help Joey because he is a good friend. MJ declined the assistance though. I left the show for a reason. I was not happy. I was not happy mostly with management! There were a number of other factors but I’ll leave it at that. I am very happy were I’m at now. I will be opening up a night club soon her in Tampa! Be on the look out for that. I’m not going to rule an eventual come back but right now there aren’t any plans on either side. Oh and I’ll let you in on something else that I saw darla brought up. Yes I did put in my two weeks notice. Later that day I was fired for quiting. So yes I did quit and yes MJ did fire me. So anyway thanks again to all of you. Even the haters because you keep the name alive 🙂 If you would like to contact me you can do so at www.myspace.com/flunkiemjmorningshow or email@example.com.
When is the show going nationwide?
MJ mentioned several months ago that the morning show would be going up nationwide on one of XM Satellite Radio’s channels. He said everything was ready to go, but that the people at XM were experiencing technical problems getting the new channel up and running. Thanks to Corey, an e-mailer, for finding out some info about this. According to a program director at XM, the MJ Morning Show is expected to be added to one of XM’s talk channels some time in November. It will not air live and instead will be a few hours delayed during a midday time slot (I’m guessing this means 11 am – 3 pm ET). This means that you will be able to hear the show wherever you live in the United States, as long as you have XM. The satellite radio company also streams many of its channels online. For more info on XM, check out www.xmradio.com. This does NOT mean that the show will be going off any of its current affiliate stations. It is basically like adding another affiliate that will be available nationwide to XM subscribers.
Joey B and Froggy collaborate on “Wasted Life”
Now that the days of selling Crotchety Old Man CD’s are over, other morning show members have their sights set on selling their own CD’s. Since Froggy came back to the show just over a year ago, he has rolled out numerous “bands” and attempts and bands, such as The Frogawogs and Frogatronica. Because he has come up with a handful of different names for his various styles of music, he decided to create his own record label called Froggy Records (www.froggyrecords.com). He had Fester (aka. Dandruff Dan) help him out with one of the songs on his Frogawogs CD, which has been on sale for a few months now. Most recently, Froggy signed Joey B to his record label and had him record a few songs. Those songs are part of the new “Wasted Life” CD, which is basically about how Joey has wasted much of his life away by being careless, drinking too much, and doing things that other guys his age probably don’t do, like trying to buy SpongeBob Squarepants sheets for his king-size bed. The CD contains five tracks and retails for just $6, which is more than what Apple’s iTunes Music Store charges per track (99 cents per track). Melissa (aka. Gigantor) the Intern has already sold several copies of the CD’s in the radio station parking lot, but it is available by mail if you want to order a copy. Order it by sending the money to: The MJ Morning Show, 4002 Gandy Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33611, Attn: Wasted Life – Froggy / Joey B
Joey B was passed out on the couch in the morning show “green room” on Monday morning. He apparently took a huge dose of Ambien CR, a sleeping aid, the night before to try and help him get some sleep. But instead of achieving its desired effect where he could awaken after several hours of sleep, the medicine completely turned him into a zombie! He sounded drunk and, according to Froggy, like he was “on acid” when they stuck a microphone in front of his face to talk to him. Listen to the audio of how awful he sounded.
On Monday, August 20th, Chloe is six years old. Happy birthday, Chloe! It has been amazing to hear her literally grow up on the show over the years. From segments like “Make the Baby Talk” to hearing her ask questions that most little kids are curious to know the answers to, Chloe has become a member of the show. Whenever MJ calls Michelle, she usually wants to talk to her daddy. This year, she is starting elementary school as a Kindergarten student. Hopefully we’ll hear her on the show many more times and listen to her grow up even more as time goes on. I never imagined MJ as a father before he and Michelle had Chloe, but from what I’ve heard, having kids was the best thing he could have done.
Does Joey B from the show actually have his own restaurant? That is what I thought when I was recently in town, but even though It might appear that way, it is actually a place that he has nothing to do with at all. Laclede’s Landing is an area of St. Louis with cobblestone streets and old warehouses converted into restaurants, nighclubs, and offices. This is where Joey B’s On the Landing – a local pub known for its burgers, wings, pizza, and more – is located. The address is 710 North Second Street. And I’m sure they have plenty of beer on the menu, which Joey B would be happy about!
Frogatronica – “Lindsay’s Gonna Die”
Listen to the new song that Froggy wrote and recorded about how Lindsay Lohan may be on the brink of death because of her latest arrest involving both DUI and drug possession.
Harry Potter casts a spell on MJ; he says “I quit”
The morning of Friday, July 20th was probably the most emotional morning that MJ has experienced since he started doing the morning show more than 13 years ago. It all stemmed from ten of the latest Harry Potter books that he was able to get his hands on earlier in the week. MJ legally obtained the books and planned to give them away to listeners, which is something he’s done in the past with Harry Potter books. He planned to have them overnighted to ten winners so that they’d receive them on Saturday morning, after the book was officially released. However, his plan was completely nixed when Clear Channel management caved in and turned the books over to a Scholastic representative who came to the radio station and demanded that the books be given to him. With an accumulation of issues that MJ has had with management at the station over the years, particularly in the last few months, this was the straw the broke the camel’s back.
On Thursday, MJ was too distraught to do The Schnitt Show in the afternoon. He instead tried to relax, sleep, and put his cell phone in the trunk of his car all day in order to avoid any calls from management or lawyers who might be involved. He was able to muster up enough energy to host the MJ Morning Show on Friday morning. The only reason he did so was for the listeners in order to explain what happened and not leave everyone hanging.
At 7:45 AM on Friday, MJ made a somewhat abrupt announcement that he would quit and retire from the morning show. He said it was no longer fun to do because of the way management treated him. He then said “Goodbye” to the listeners, threw his headphones down on the console, and walked out. The rest of the crew took over the show for about a half-hour, during which MJ was out in his car on the phone with Michelle. They took calls from listeners who reacted to what had just unfolded unexpectedly. MJ then returned to the studio at about 8:15 AM and was very emotional. His voice cracked several times, and Fester had to take over when MJ couldn’t speak because of what sounded like tears running down his face. He primarily attributed that to the conversation he had with his wife and not about the whole situation with management. Listeners then called in for over an hour, offering kind words of support and pleading for MJ to stay on the air and continue to do the show. He still says that he is “in limbo” about what to do and isn’t quite sure if he will continue to host the show.
On Friday afternoon, MJ did host his afternoon show and sounded like he was in a better mood. During the second hour, he took just a few minutes to briefly touch on the Harry Potter situation. He then moved on to other newsworthy topics that he felt were more important to discuss. Discuss the situation with other listeners on the forum.
***AUDIO FROM THE SHOW***
- MJ announces that he is quitting the show
- MJ returns to the studio after 30 minutes off the air
The “I Like Turtles” Remix
MJ imitates a toilet plunger
Jabberjaw interviewed comedian Carlos Mencia and had some major technical problems with the interview. Luckily we were still able to hear Carlos’ voice. Here is a clip from the interview gone bad along with a classic sound byte from the show:
- Carlos does an ID for the show
- Carlos says “Dun duh dun” (one of Flunkie’s favorite and only sound effects)
Is Thomas the Train in love with Sanjay Gupta? Well, not literally. But it might be another story for members of the MJ Morning Show with those two nicknames. A bunch of interns from the show were recently at Banana Joe’s, a bar in the Tampa area. After a night of drinking, they were all saying goodbye to each other when something wild happened. Thomas grabbed Sanjay Gupta’s (real name Dustin) head and planted a nice big kiss on his lips. Thomas revealed on the show a few weeks ago that he is gay, so there might be something steamy going on between the two. Jabberjaw and the other female interns were blown away and even a little jealous of the smooch. Sanjay claims that he is straight, that he had a girlfriend for a long time, and that the alcohol made him go off the track for just a split-second with Thomas that one night. But this incident has to make you wonder just a little.
Rachel and Joey B now have the same job
It might be hard to believe, but it’s true that Rachel the Flying Tomato and Joey B now have the same job. They are both executive producers of two different morning shows. Joey B is obviously the executive producer (and sometimes reducer) of the MJ Morning Show. But Rachel now has a new gig as the executive producer of the Nancy & Jeff Morning Show, which airs in Tampa on Mix 100.7, WMTX-FM. Kristen the Intern of American Idol fame also served as the executive producer of this show. The station is in the same Clear Channel complex where MJ and crew do their show every morning. Nancy Alexander, who used to be a feature reporter for FOX 13 and now does some TV work for Bay News 9, is the main host of the show. She and MJ have “competed” on the airwaves in Tampa for over ten years now, but it looks like MJ has the upper hand on her. Rachel is one of many former interns to be groomed by MJ and to flock to another radio show. Justin the Intern got his start at the MJ Morning Show and is now the executive producer of the Ron & Ian Show on 620 WDAE-AM. Lamosa the Intern, who now goes by Suge Avery on the air, did the same when she went to 95.7 The Beat to join the Olivia Fox Morning Show. Froggy 1 also started out as an intern with MJ and moved down to Miami where he has been a producer for the Y100 FM morning show for five years.
I wish Rachel all the best and hope that she is able to succeed in whatever path she decides to take, whether it be in radio or in something else. I will miss her reality reviews and her upbeat presence on the show for nearly four years.
Britney Spears is angry about MJ’s billboards
Several months ago, MJ worked with Clear Channel to launch a series of billboards that promote the MJ Morning Show. They have been up in both the Tampa Bay area as well as in Jacksonville, Florida. There are three different billboards that have a photo of Britney Spears with a crazy expression on her face and a bald head after she shaved off all her hair and went nuts. To the right of it is MJ making goofy and ridiculous faces to imitate Britney. Apparently she found out about the billboards and is pretty upset about them. Her attorney represents Lavely & Singer, which is the same law firm that also threatened legal action against MJ and the radio station regarding a photoshopped picture of Catherine Zeta-Jones that Hurricane posted on the website. This same law firm has issued a threat to Clear Channel and MJ’s station to have all the billboards taken down because Britney is unhappy with how she is portrayed in them. All of them were removed, and MJ isn’t too pleased with the way Clear Channel folded. This is the second time in just the last few weeks that the MJ Morning Show and Britney Spears have had issues. Jabberjaw was thrown out of one of her recent concerts in Orlando for trying to take pictures and video of her “performing” onstage.
Click here to read the story about the legal threat against MJ.
Frogatronica – “Four Whores of Hollywood”
Listen to the song that Froggy recorded about Hollywood’s four whores as part of his new “Frogatronica” collection. Decide for yourself if it’s too inappropriate for young kids to hear.
My thoughts on one of the “Pick Your Plastic” winners…
One of the winners in MJ’s plastic surgery contest submitted an entry for breast augmentation. The rules for the contest state that you can send in any kind of story, real or fake, as long as it doesn’t exceed 500 words. She chose to write about how her mother battled breast cancer for many years and ultimately lost the battle to it. She then went on to say that she does some charity work with organizations that raise funds for breast cancer research. In the story, she said that the main reason she wants augmentation is to prove to everyone that she has not had a mastectomy and that it was her mother who did. The story was very well-written and believable, but when MJ called her up to let her know that she had won, he found out that it was a completely fabricated story. Because it was a legitimate entry and she followed the rules, she will win the plastic surgery. My problem with it is that she played on an emotional story (that probably touched many listeners when they heard it) just so she could win a contest. I personally feel that the winner should donate some money to a charity that is affiliated with breast cancer research. You just can’t go around making up stories like that. It obviously caught the judges’ attention, which is everyone’s goal in this contest, but I don’t think fake sob stories are the way to go at all. I thought it was great when one of the winners happened to be a woman who witnessed a shooting in a store in St. Petersburg a few years ago. She had suffered from severe depression and gained some weight, which is why she wanted liposuction. That was the best giveaway and the most deserving person to win this contest, but I think this other lady might be the least deserving of any winner they’ve had.
“Germ” / “Seacrust” hired to replace Flunkie on the show
The job on the MJ Morning Show that involves running the audio and sound effects, formerly held by Froggy 2, has been a revolving door of crew members over the last two years. After Froggy left, Ryan, Lunchbox, and Flunkie had the gig. When Flunkie strong-armed management for more money and walked out when he was told “no” in March, Froggy 2 was back in the seat. MJ then auditioned other possible replacements for the job, including Froggy’s fellow band member Big Lou. He finally setlled on a guy who he has already nicknamed “Germ” on the show. His real name is Ryan Chowansky, and he previously worked at Q102 FM in Philadelphia – also where Joey B and Flunkie worked before coming to Tampa. Another ironic thing is that this is the third Ryan who has had the job, since Lunchbox’s real name is also Ryan. All we really know about “Germ” is that he was pulled over twice for speeding and also had a warrant out for his arrest. We’ll have to see how he fits in and if he’ll bring more to the table than what Flunkie did. He already isn’t happy with his nickname, so it should be interesting to see what happens with him. Click here to see the audition video that “Germ” taped before he got the job. He mentions something about how he hopes none of the current crew members are on a low-carb diet. What could that be about?
UPDATE: It looks like MJ has setlled on the name “Seacrust” for Ryan – a play on Ryan Seacrest.
“Pick Your Plastic” Jingles
(Courtesy of Monster Mix Productions)
- Cupid’s Chokehold
- Give it to Me
- How to Save a Life
- Jeffersons Theme Song
- Money Maker
- Slammin’ Bust
- The Sweet Escape
- Where’d they Go?
- Woke Up this Morning
- Wrinkle Wrinkle Not Not
Jabberjaw participated in three editions of “Froggy’s Bag of Intrigue” in which she sticks her hand into a mystery bag while blindfolded, not knowing what’s inside. You can listen to what happened and find out what was in each of the bags:
- Froggy’s Bag of Intrigue #1
- Froggy’s Bag of Intrigue #2
- Froggy’s Bag of Intrigue #3
MJ recently talked about how helmet boxing is the latest craze among kids and teenagers. Froggy asked MJ if he would helmet-box him in the parking lot. So the question is: who do you think would win if the two battled it out? Is MJ short but sronger and in better physical shape than Froggy? Or would Froggy take care of business and have MJ on the ground like a girl in no time? You decide.
Oops! Jabberjaw gets kicked out of Britney concert
Britney Spears is trying to make a comeback in her career. After all of the well-publicized incidents over the last year or two, her image has gone downhill, so she’s hoping to regain some of the pop star power she once had. Jabberjaw and Thomas the Train attended Britney’s concert in Orlando at the House of Blues on Saturday night, along with four other MJ Morning Show listeners who won tickets on the show. MJ sent them in hopes of getting some secret photos of Britney “performing” onstage. Her dancing was apparently decent, but the CD she was lip-synching to skipped, revealing that she wasn’t actually singing at all. The real drama came when someone noticed Jabberjaw holding up her camera phone and snapping pictures. That is when she was yanked out of the crowd by her jaw (or maybe it was her hair), and she was thrown out of the concert. Security personnel patted people down and wanded people as they entered the concert in order to weed out anyone with any kind of camera, but Jab was smart and concealed her mom’s cell phone, along with Thomas’s phone, deep inside her boots. She only missed a few minutes of Britney’s performance, but it only lasted about 15 minutes total, so it wasn’t much of a performance after all. Jab thought she was going to be arrested. They made her delete most of the photos, but she managed to save a few.
Jabberjaw now has bruises on her arm because of being manhandled and dragged out of the club. She plans to file charges against the House of Blues because of the way she was treated.
Legally Blind Mike’s HSN Audition Tape
How many different ways can MJ say “6:02” when he opens the show every morning? Click here to find out.
MJ & BJ on “The Jenny Jones Show”
MJ & BJ appeared on “The Jenny Jones Show” in 1999 after being voted on by listeners who nominated their favorite local DJ team. Play close attention to when MJ grabs Jenny’s microphone, takes over the show, and brings out a “special guest” from backstage.
(Note: Volume is low on the video, so turn up your PC’s volume and speakers for the best possible sound)
Tragedy strikes Rachel’s family as her mother is killed
Rachel the Flying Tomato suffered a major loss in her family on Monday afternoon. Her mother was killed in an awful car accident. She was driving with her mother in the passenger seat, and they were headed to pick up her car from an auto body shop after having some lunch at a Sweet Tomatoes restaurant in Palm Harbor. The car’s bumper locked up with another car to the left, and their car went over the median and into a lane of oncoming traffic. The passenger side was facing the cars coming from right to left, and that is when a car smashed into theirs and nearly totaled it. A Bayflight helicopter brought her mother to the hospital, but they were unable to revive her. Rachel suffered a broken hand and other minor injuries, but she was relatively unhurt since she was not in the exact line of fire from oncoming traffic like her mother was. Her mother, Patricia, was 57.
Rachel was very close to her mother. She even made special breakfasts for Rachel to take in to the studio with her almost every morning, even though she is a grown woman. She mentioned her mom many times on the show and obviously cared about her greatly. They watched TV together almost every night and were like best friends. Rachel is 23 years old and has always lived at home, once again demonstrating how much she loves both of her parents. Rachel also has a younger brother, Michael, and a father, Paul. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Rachel and her family during this terrible time in her life.
If you would like to leave your condolences for Rachel and her family, please visit the MJ Morning Show Forum and look for the thread titled “Rachel’s Mother,” which Jabberjaw has posted in as well. You can also check out her Myspace profile by going here. If you are or become one her friends on there, I’m sure she wouldn’t mind hearing some thoughts from you about this tragedy. It is a horrific situation, and I strongly hope that Rachel will be able to pull through it as best as she can.
Here is the story from the St. Petersburg Times:
Passenger dies in three-vehicle wreck
PALM HARBOR – A three-vehicle accident about 1 p.m. Monday claimed the life of a 57-year-old woman, injured her daughter and stalled traffic for about an hour at U.S. 19 and Tampa Road, authorities said. Patricia Pitts died after the 2001 Honda her daughter Rachel was driving south on U.S. 19 hit another car while trying to change lanes, according to the Florida Highway Patrol and Palm Harbor Fire Rescue. Rachel E. Pitts, 23, of Tampa was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa, where she is listed in good condition, said a hospital spokesman.
Congratulations to our winner:
Ashley Wauters of Palm Harbor, FL
She is the winner of $100 from the show plus a $15 Amazon.com Gift Certificate.
Thanks to everyone who entered the contest, and again, congratulations Ashley!
I plan to do another trivia challenge or similar contest in the next few months, so check back for more details on when the next contest will be.
ROUND 4 QUESTIONS:
- Although MJ doesn’t stand for anything, BJ did. What did BJ stand for? Barry Joe
- What is the warning label’s exact quote on the bottle of lysol cleaner that Milton’s son used in the Crotchety call about Chauncey doing a science project? “Do not mix with other household chemicals such as products containing ammonia, toilet bowl cleaners, or acidic cleaners as hazardous gases may be released.”
- In the spoof video of Kristen the Intern’s American Idol appearance, what job does the man who played Randy have at the radio station? Engineer
- What company does Milton call in the exercise bike Crotchety call? Exercise World
- Jabberjaw made a brief appearance on which Fox News Channel show that has since been cancelled? Dayside
ROUND 3 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS:
- Joey B has a friend named Drew Carey because of his resemblance to the TV personality. What is his friend’s real first name? Sean
- Dr. Childers, who MJ has worked with in the past, is what kind of doctor? Dentist
- In the Tickle Me Elmo-Wood Crotchety call, what is the final Christmas gift that Milton asks the toy store representative for to see if they have any left? Nintendo 64 game
- Hoover’s uncle works as a broadcaster for which NFL team? New Orleans Saints
- In the EmineMJ song, what does MJ say caused him to be “so screwed up”? “My nanny used to whack me with a spatula”
- In the Hearing Aid Crotchety call, Milton makes an appointment to see a hearing aid specialist for what time? 10:00 PM
- Who was the show’s audio/sound effects producer right before Flunkie joined the show? Lunchbox
ROUND 2 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS:
- What is Joey B’s favorite NHL team? New Jersey Devils
- In what year did Hoover replace Joey B as the show’s executive producer? 2001
- MJ threw out the first pitch at a Tampa Bay Devil Rays game in 2005. Which team were the Devil Rays playing that day? St. Louis Cardinals
- On which game show was MJ a contestant? Hollywood Squares
- “Blimp & Shrimp Moving” was a company owned by which two morning show members? Fester and Dave the Dwarf
- Tony Soprano was one of the characters on the show a few years ago. What was his former occupation? New York City police officer/detective
- In the Crotchety Old Man calls, Milton Fludgecow has a son named Chauncey and, on a rare occasion, mentions having a daughter. What is her name? Estelle
- What was the real name of “The Lawsuit Man”? Robert Parker
- For the first “Friday Fall Concert Series,” Froggy did his stunt in the studio. What stunt was it? Jumping through a table and breaking it in half
- Perez Hilton, who appeared on the show several times, had his own theme song. What was the name of the song? “It’s Raining Men”
I’d also like to mention that almost everyone who participated in the first round answered most of the questions correctly. I did not expect so many people to do so well, so congratulations to everyone, and thanks for entering! You can now check your answers below:
ROUND 1 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS:
- What was the name of the girl who MJ made dupe Flunkie into thinking that she was single, but she was actually married? Rebecca or Rebekah
- What are the names of MJ and Michelle’s two children? Chloe and Julian
- MJ’s son was born on a holiday. Which holiday was it? Fourth of July (Independence Day)
- What is the name of Froggy’s wife? Kim
- MJ and Michelle have two dogs. What breed are they? Jack Russell Terriers
- In August 2006, the MJ Morning Show was about to go off the air on one of its affiliate stations, but luckily stayed on after a contract extension was signed. In what city was this? Jacksonville, Florida
- “Dandruff Dan” is a Frogawogs character based on which member of the morning show? Fester
- Fester and his wife own an establishment in Tampa called Planet Beach. What kind of place is it? A tanning salon
- Why is Rachel’s nickname “The Flying Tomato”? She has red hair
- Before coming to Tampa, MJ hosted a morning show for about a year in 1993 in what Florida city? West Palm Beach, Florida
- In 2006, MJ vehemently urged Hurricane to stop using and get rid of something he owned. What was it? A motorcycle
- How much reward money did MJ give to Mitchell Hults, the hero in the Ben Ownby/Shawn Hornbeck case in Missouri? $1,000
- What is the Hiccup Chick’s name? (spelled correctly) Jennifer Mee
- What is MJ’s middle name (Todd ___ Schnitt)? Andrew
- Joey B and Flunkie worked together in Philadelphia prior to joining the show in 2006. Which station did they work at? Q102 FM
- Joey B, Hurricane, and MJ were all born in what year? 1966
- Which 2002 contest on the show involved fixing listeners’ teeth? Mangle Mouth
- Nando the Intern said he was peed on by a handicapped man in a bathroom. At what kind of place did the incident occur? A movie theater
- MJ used to be on the air on 105.3 WMAX. In what city was this station? Atlanta, Georgia .