Archive for the ‘WPLJ’
Suburbarazzi Week in Review on RNN • 05.30.07
Yesterday on RNN, Suburbarazzi’s Chris Serico talked about Rosie O’Donnell’s “Nuclear Wednesday” and the fallout from her feud with Elisabeth Hasselbeck, as well as John Schneider’s quest to sell the General Lee and Jimmy Fink’s 1980 firing from WPLJ.
Check it out below:
1. This was the 15th year that Scott and Todd have done the WPLJ fundraiser at Blythedale. Which means that it must be, like, 20 years since Shannon was on Z100. Man, I’m getting old.
2. Who needs John Oates? The new dynamic duo is Hall and Thomas — as in Daryl Hall and Rob Thomas! Though none of the 13-year-olds probably had any idea who they were, I’d like to point out that they’re not total dinosaurs: Heck, the former has songs on Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and the latter has become the songwriter behind Taylor Hicks. Hmm, sounds like the perfect credentials for a “San Andreas Soul Patrol City” duet.
2. Speaking of dinosaurs, Cyndi Lauper looks old. Reeeeally old. And for some inexplicable reason, she’s singing Celtic Christmas tunes now. Just be careful and don’t overexert yourself, Cyndi — a girl can only have so much fun, and besides, it’s just a hospital for children.
“Rob Thomas, Cyndi Lauper, Daryl Hall, kids star at Blythedale” [Journal News]
Rob Thomas and Daryl Hall: Ricky Flores / The Journal News; Cindy Lauper: Ricky Flores / The Journal News
5 Questions (plus 4) for PLJ’s Scott Shannon • 12.20.06
Despite it being about 10 p.m. in M.R.D.J.-time (Morning Radio D.J.), PLJÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Scott Shannon was kind enough to give us a few minutes to talk about his broadcast tomorrow, live from Blythedale ChildrenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Hospital in Valhalla:
1. Tell us what you have planned for the show.
WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll be doing four hours from the hospital, which is exhausting. But it always works out fine. This is our 15th year. There will be some big acts performing and we’ll be talking to some of the kids and also staff at the hospital.
2. And youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll be auctioning off items throughout the show, right?
Yep. WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve got autographed guitars, backstage concert passes, plus a Ã¢â‚¬Å“D.J. for a dayÃ¢â‚¬? package, where the winner will actually be on air for a time, and also a lunch with Rob Thomas and his wife Marysol. [You can bid on PLJÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s website].
3. ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s awesome. How much do you think that lunch will go for?
Probably about $4,000 or $6,000.
4. Are you excited about having your Westchester neighbor, Rob Thomas [a Bedford resident], perform again?
Absolutely. He does it every year and heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a great guy. The kids love him.
5. Your show mainly targets adults. Do the kids at the hospital get your humor?
We still are geared toward adults for that show but the kids appreciate the fact that itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s on the radio and their parents can hear it.
Turn on the radio this time of year, and you’re bound to hear one of the following:
(a) Z-100 set lists that repeat Adam Sandler’s “Chanukah Song” as much as TBS replays “A Christmas Story”
K-Rock Free FM DJ Nick Di Paolo extolling the virtues of drunk driving up the Saw Mill Parkway
(c) One of our own bloggers, Robert Zeliger, getting reamed by the lunkhead listeners of the Di Paolo radio show for not appreciating Nick’s courageous pro-DWI stance
(d) A promo for Jimmy’s Great American Pancakes on 107.1 The Peak — or, if you’re listening to the restaurant’s namesake, Jimmy Fink, in the afternoons, about 800 pancake promos
Luckily, there is still one New York area DJ who hasn’t forgotten that the true meaning of the holiday: auctioning off rock n roll memorabilia to raise money for hospitalized children. We’re talking, of course, about Purchase resident and WPLJ legend Scott Shannon, who will be hosting his last “Scott & Todd Show” of the year at Blythedale Children’s Hospital in Valhalla this Thursday, 6-10 a.m.
More details after the jump.