Broadcasters #16


Don Imus

4 comments:

swac said...

Cheerful?

Tom Sutpen said...

I didn't understand that either.

I've heard tapes of Imus from back in his WNBC days . . . coked to the gills, or drunk, or both . . . and he didn't sound too cheerful then:

"On W-ENN-BC, dat was . . . 'Song Sung Blue' by . . . umm . . . Harry . . . Nilsson Schmilsson, baby . . . "

Vanwall said...

Rap music often sez it as bad or worse, but Imus really showed how stupid he often sounds. No loss, really, as a radio hack, but then maybe a precedent will be set to use against others of his ilk.

swac said...

Funny...I posted about Bob & Ray in the Vonnegut thread (he was a huge fan, and even wrote liner notes for them), and lately I've been listening to some of their early radio broadcasts. I guess off the cuff and witty is too much to ask for these days...