Monday, April 06, 2009

Woody Show Bites The Dust



In what I am hoping is not an elaborate and extended April Fool's joke, Woody, Ravey & Tony have been fired by CBS from their morning show on 105.3 (in the SF Bay Area) for playing a 30-second teaser clip of a new Green Day song, according to Woody's twitter feed.
Greg & Menace are still apparently employed by the station, but obviously the Woody Show can no longer be, without Woody.
Woody says he can't go into further detail as to why three of them were fired and two weren't, only that it's now a legal matter. He's been interviewing with stations around the country and expects to have to move to stay in his line of work, which is typical for DJs. Meanwhile, his wife is 7 months pregnant, so he's a little pissed off about the whole ordeal.
Ravey also expects to have to move, and explains she is packing her shit up for the Salvation Army. It looks like she and Woody may be a package deal.
So as Hubs puts it, this officially gives us no reason to listen to this radio station any longer, since the music sucks major ass. If I wanted to listen to nonstop Red Hot Chile Peppers and Sublime all the farking time, then I would buy the CDs. Which I didn't. Because I don't want to.
This whole thing is rather strange to me. There is obviously something about being a morning DJ that means your employment is not guaranteed on any given day. After all, Mike Nelson was fired not so long ago from Alice's (97.3) morning show, also for mysterious reasons. Presumably, the show's mainly female listeners could not relate to him. The station brought back previously fired Vinnie to co-host with Sarah, but Vinnie openly admits he was fired because he was an addict who couldn't get his shit together.
Long story short, good luck to 105.3, cause they're gonna need it.

**Update: No Name of Sarah & No Name fame (97.3 morning show) has been hired to take over the morning show at 105.3. Read about it here.

30 comments:

  1. I really hope this is just a joke. Live 105 is the worst radio station ever. I think all the woody show fans should join together and stop listening to Live 105 completely.

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  2. although it's sad the woody show is leaving, it's also a firing that was justified. people get fired for doing the wrong things every day. if you disobey your manager at a construction company, you're history. every workplace has rules! yeah, it sucks, but woody was stupid for doing what he did and now he's paying the price. maybe next time he'll think before he acts like a moron.

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  3. Well that's true, but if I'm not mistaken most union jobs like construction get written up before they get fired. Maybe Woody has been written up a few times? Who knows. I just think it's stupid since it essentially is free marketing for Green Day's new record, and I'm sure if the band knew about this they wouldn't support it either. It's pretty much a result of evil record company/lawyer bullshit.

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  4. You should try listening to Pandora. You select the music you like. It's way more enjoyable than listening to the radio and no commercials. There's an iPhone app for it. I'm sure the hubs can hook up your iPhone to you car stereo system.

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  5. 'Fraid I'm one of those few souls who has yet to purchase an iPhone. And I've no plan to purchase one! I prefer to angrily stab at the buttons on my radio in search of something decent to listen to during my commute.

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  6. As I'm reading this post Live 105 was playing Red Hot Chili Peppers

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  7. Ha!! What a shock. Another band they overplay: Nirvana. Hello? Kurt Cobain has been dead for 15 years and there are a number of swell artists who are alive, well, and putting out decent music. Oh, how about we listen to Kings of Leon again? Sheesh.

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  8. It's the Offspring songs that make me crazy. Talk about an overplayed band, at least RHCP and Sublime are liked by most. Honestly, I give a sh*t about the Woody Show being cancelled. Should have happened right when they started. They came in and trashed S.F. and the locals almost from the start. They didn't like it here, so now they can go home.

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  9. Oh hell yeah, Offspring too. SUCK.

    Did they complain about the Bay Area? Few things are more irritating than transplants who constantly complain about our town. Good riddance, if that's the case!

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  10. "If I wanted to listen to nonstop Red Hot Chile Peppers and Sublime all the farking time, then I would buy the CDs. Which I didn't. Because I don't want to."

    WORD. The Woody Show was the only thing I listened to on Live105 anymore, and now it's not just the crappy music that's going to keep me from listening, but my opposition to their asshole tactics. Loser!

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  11. The Woody Show was the only thing I listened to on Live 105. The music programming sucks except for Soundcheck which is still all easily digestible common "indie" content. Now we get hours of Greg playing the same songs that radio stations like Live 105 were playing 10 - 20 years ago.

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  12. this is total bull... the woody show is awesome! I live in sb and the radio station down here plays that stupid green day clip dor 30 seconds every half hour!... lame!! the woody show is obviously the best thing about live 105...

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  14. Recently emailed to Live105:

    I was stunned to learn of the firing of The Woody Show. I hadn't been able to listen for the last couple of weeks and came back to find just Greg (I actually like Greg) and music, but not the alternative variety show I had enjoyed so much. This is a huge disappointment and I find that, of late, I have yet another reason not to listen to Live105 anymore. This is a sad thing because I have literally listened to your station for more than half my life. Although this is not how I intended to do so, i had meant to send your station an email anyway. I wanted to tell you that I am absolutely sick of some of the crap music that you guys have been playing - and repetitively. Coldplay is one of the moste overplayed overrated bands around, and there's no more effective way to get me to immediately change the station that to play Coldplay. Others that I'm just plain tired of are Greenday, Incubus, Sublime... I could go on. Frankly, The Woody Show was the only thing that could keep my interest for more than 20 minutes at a time. This is a sad commentary on a radio station to which I used to listen for hours on end Every Single Day.

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  15. IHOPE NOBODY LISTENS TO LIVE 105 ANYMORE. Good choice on letting the Woody Show go Live 105. Why else is anyone to listen to you anymore? Now its time to just stay on internet radio the whole day. The Woody Show was Awesome and I listened to them EVERY SINGLE DAY and like most people it was the only reason I would even keep LIVE 105 on at work. Have fun playing all your shitty music and losing all your listeners.

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  16. The new program director at Live 105 sucks. He moved Love Line to 12 Midnight? People think the show is cancelled and now people can't even call in because it's not played at the right time. No name is a terrible choice for the morning show. They never should have fired the woody show. Why do they need to play all that music in the morning, if people want to listen to music in the morning, there are a million stations that play music. Live 105 sucks!!!

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  17. The point about playing music in the morning while also having a morning radio show is a good one. If I want to listen to music I'll switch to a station that actually plays good music.

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  18. Listening to the Woody Show was often one of my highlights while driving to work in the mornings. I've tried listening to live 105 in the mornings without Woody and I can't deal with the crappy music and lack of interesting comedy. I too am not going to listen to live 105 anymore.

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  19. The news of the Woody show being taken of the air totally sucks! the new format sucks. Goodbye 105.3 short and simple.

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  20. The No Name show is terrible!! Should be No Show. BRING WOODY BACK! First Howard and now Woody. Looks like theres nothing to listen to nothing in the mornings now. Live 105 blows...

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  21. No Name is basically a DJ that's terrible.

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  22. The Woody show is the only post Howard Stern show that CBS had that was doing well. Adam Carolla and the rest of CBS' inane morning line ups across the country all failed and failed miserably.
    The Woody show was fired because Live 105 didn't want to pay the shows salary. They actually think that people will listen to Mike Nelson on mornings... you have got to be kidding. If memory serves me right Mike used to do nights on Live 105 in the early 2000's and was a loud, no content show.
    They must be desperate to save cash if they've fired the Woody show to bring in a guy who brings back Live 105 no so great glory days.
    Besides the Woody show there is little to cheer for on this station.
    The music is tired. The station is out of step with what's happening now. The people who run it obviously just need a job and are willing to compromise any meaningful content just to collect their checks.
    Good riddance! On second thought good bye Live 105. Good Riddance is another overplayed piece of crap they play by Green Day. Suck it!

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  23. The new show is really bad. I feel embarassed for those guys. No name sounds like he is always trying to sell you somethng and Greg sounds completely fake. The whole show just sounds out of step with reality. It really sucks that they kicked out Woody and friends. Big mistake. But who knows maybe no name is having an adjustment period?

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  24. Thank God these morons are off the air. I would rather listen to Frank Sinatra than those douche bags. Good riddance.

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  25. The woody show was just about the only talk radio i've ever been able to stand. And after reading all these comments, i think the consensus is clear: Live 105, you're fuckin up.

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  26. I miss the woody show...
    I've actually began listening to Alice... just because there's nothing else to listen to. And the NO NAME show just sucks cause its just nothing but music. There's nothing to 105 just love line and that's been going down.

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  27. the woody show was a hilarious, engaging and informative show, and live 105, you guys really fucked this one up. No Name blows. Bring back woody tony and ravy! I am no longer listening to live105

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  28. The Woody show sucked. I would listen in every once in a while before I got the USirius app on my iphone, nothing can compare to Howard Stern. Get Sirius it's well worth it. Not to mention now that Howards on Sirius the production value of the show is 10 times better.

    Really one of the biggest problems with the Woody show was there were to many people talking at once and there were to many people on mic. They should have used those people to produce more content for the show and have them come in every once in a while.

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  29. Moam: I'm not sure if they ever complained or criticized the Bay Area directly but I do recall them being very proud of not being like a lot of the Bay Area, that is to say quite liberal. Around the presidential election last year they would go on and on about how they weren't voting for Obama "like everyone else here is."

    They seemed to go out of their way to try and distinguish themselves from the rest of the Bay Area and to me it seemed affected, like they were trying to hard to be different.

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  30. the Woody show was entertaining at times, trite in others. and yes, they most definitely trash talked the city of San Fran on a constant basis, and the greater bay area, save for Walnut Creek because that's where Greg lived. although losing an entertaining show sucks, I'm glad they got fired, they were mean douche bags. they made fun of Jennifer Hudson when her family members were killed saying maybe all the stress would cause her to lose weight. I stopped listening after that day.

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