I remember the morning that Mancow blocked the Bay Bridge pretty clearly. It’s hard to forget when a GM calls and leaves a breathless voicemail that said “Turn on CNN!” followed by a dial tone.
The biggest bacchanalia of a press orgy that I’ve ever seen in regards to a radio station that:
- Cost nothing.
- Did not involve the ingestion of water.
- Did not disrupt the commute of 200,000 people.
- And basically did not involve death, injury, maiming, the destruction of property, the violation of international banking laws and did not result in lawsuits, terminations, suspensions or the public pillory of a morning show.
In the Fall of 2012, weeks before the General Election, the White House reached out to Democratic operatives in battleground states and asked them to pick music stations for morning show interviews.