4/24/97 - Behind-The-Scenes
Greasefanatics.. So go ahead..tear me a new one for not possting an update in a LONG time. First and foremost, it's great to see the continued support, chatter and commentary about "The Greaseman Show". Positive AND negative, we do look at it all. Hey, Grease has a THICK skin. We know there are still mega-thousands of listeners out there who are pining for the Show's return or thankful that he's still on-air making us laugh. I've worked with Grease since '82 (I did afternnon drive then while How-wierd was rocking the morning) and produced the Show since '89, and I continue to be amazed at how much he makes me laugh. I've thought about this for a long time and finally realized that Grease is a born entertainer. Hey, it's in his genes..his grandpa was in Vaudeville (sp). I'm crackin' up at the "wayward callers".."memos to Tom Leykis"..."music on the lightwswitch"..."Nino News roundups"...and so many different things these days. Did you catch the bit a few weeks ago where he was extracting gold teeth from a cadaver in his living room with paul Mc Cartney's "Junk" playing lightly in the background and his "funny little honey" cutting the crusts off his sandiches?? You want to talk..out-of-left-field hillarious!! "THIS MAN IS SICK!!" (Wrong Mr. Goldman..THIS MAN IS FUNNY!!). Grease, Joel and I will pack up the sound effects, music and vaccu-jack and fly off to FLA. The Show will come from WTLK the week of 4/28). Grease will be MC'ing the Florida Comedy Festival at the Florida Theater on Friday, May 2nd. Get your tickets..it's going to be af VERY funny night. Several big-time judges and Cable taping..don't know where or when it will air..stay tuned. You can also catch him at Papa Joe's in Neptune Beach on Tuesday, April 29th from 8 to 10PM. We know that many of you are not happy with the Audionet situation. it's kind of out of our hands. However..we work for a guy who is very much a visionary when it comes to radio so when Mel Karmazin finds a way for it to be a Company success, I'm sure you'll hear many more of your favorite shows "on-the 'Net". In the meanwhile, know that efforts are going full steam to bring us back into our old markets and many more new ones. This is a distinctly different Show and it takes a bold station to market it, stick with it and see it to success. Meanwhile...Grease enjoys the creative confines of The Westwood One Studios. Rubbing elbows or butting heads with his "Westwood Brothers"...has certainly given us more inspiration. It's a treat to nab starts on their way to satellite interviews or watch Casey Kasem do his thing in Studio D after we get off. It might be scary if we actually DO get on in Seattle..and our "wayward callers" catch on to his act!!! I hope that fills you in on a few things..if not, e-mail me directly at "firstname.lastname@example.org" and RE: Attn "Bill". Thanks for your support and patience.